Cops believe missing teen may be in Dudley

Halesowen News: Missing teenager Jacob Butler

4:06pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE hunting a missing 13-year-old boy say he may be staying in the Dudley area.

Rare surgery complication led to a Stourbridge woman's death

3:51pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE woman died due to a rare complication during surgery, an inquest heard.

Dudley air cadets celebrate after winning top fieldcraft comp

Halesowen News: left to right Adam Priest, Peter Aksentis, Benjamin Chambers, Samuel Wooldridge, Rhys Morgan, Ashley Farrant, Luke Adams and James Clayton, holding their winning certificates

3:48pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DUDLEY air cadets are celebrating after winning top honours in a gruelling competition at a four-day West Mercian Wing camp.

Stourbridge artist set for London exhibition this summer

Halesowen News: Dean Melbourne

11:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE artist Dean Melbourne is hoping to create a major impression when staging a one-man exhibition of his work in London this summer.

Man walks free from court despite attacking ex and trashing her Brierley Hill home

Halesowen News: Some 406,000 out-of-court disposals were handed out in 2011, a third of all offences brought to justice

2:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN who attacked his former girlfriend twice in a week before trashing her Brierley Hill home has walked free from court.

Arson attack on derelict house in Stourbridge

Halesowen News: A firefighter at the scene. Picture by @Stourbridgefire

11:46am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BLAZE at a derelict house in Stourbridge is being treated as arson.

Hundreds turn up to audition for X Factor in Dudley

Halesowen News: X Factor hopefuls in Dudley.

11:29am Thursday 24th April 2014

HUNDREDS of hopefuls flocked to Dudley to audition for the popular TV talent show, the X Factor.

Call for action on old Stourbridge school site

Halesowen News: The old Longlands School site, from Brook Street. Buy photo: 171413M

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

RESIDENTS living near a mothballed old school and college site in Stourbridge’s Old Quarter are calling for action in the wake of latest vandal attacks.

Black Country venue boss calls for musicians to support region's big day

Halesowen News: Black Country venue boss calls for musicians to support region's big day

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BLACK Country venue owner is calling for musicians from the region to raise the roof and charity cash.

Dudley to host free music festival this weekend

8:31am Thursday 24th April 2014

DUDLEY town centre is set to be packed this weekend for a free music festival headlined by a global star.

Borough health award to be created in memory of tragic Stourbridge GP

Halesowen News: Dr Liz Pope

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BOROUGH health award is to be created in memory of tragic Stourbridge GP Dr Liz Pope in memory of her work to improve the public’s health across Dudley.

Work set to start on £5m Stourbridge college revamp

Halesowen News: (5625672)

6:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK is set to start on refurbishing the Stourbridge campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College in Hagley Road which is expected to cost within the region of £5million.

Black Country Housing Group to take over running of Kingswinford care home

Halesowen News: New Bradley Hall

5:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BLACK Country Housing Association is to take over the running of New Bradley Hall, Dudley Council confirmed this week.

Drama group set to show their skills in Dudley

Halesowen News: ON STAGE: Darlington drama students have been cast in two musical productions

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Dramaworkshop Arts School are set to display their theatrical skills at Dudley's Evolve Theatre next month.

Buffery Park funday set to be a wheely spectacular show

Halesowen News: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SKATEBOARD and cycle fans will be in for a May bank holiday treat at Dudley’s Buffery Park fun day.

Dudley disruption to continue after unexpected delays in town centre works

Halesowen News: Motorists warned to expect delays as roadworks start in Hartlepool on Monday

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DISRUPTION in Dudley while revamp work continues will now last until late summer after unforeseen delays.

MP shoots down airport tourism proposal

Halesowen News: Halfpenny Green Airport

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTH Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has branded a proposal to promote tourism by using 16-seater planes to fly wealthy visitors into Halfpenny Green Airport as completely bonkers.

Legion fundraisers celebrate St George's Day

Halesowen News: L-R - British Legion volunteer Al Dimmock, Gloria Donovan, air cadet Mia Tarrant,  aged14, and legion volunteer Don Chapman. Buy photo: 171406K

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

QUARRY Bank Royal British Legion volunteers have been out in force selling button hole roses for St George's Day to help raise cash to support the armed forces.

Lenny on hand to officially launch the new archives centre in Dudley

Halesowen News: Lenny Henry with the official Black Country flag celebrating the official opening of the Dudley Archives centre

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DUDLEY’S new archive building got the seal of approval from the borough’s latest freeman – celebrity Lenny Henry.

Brave Kelly stages fundraiser to thank charity that helped in her hour of need

Halesowen News: Kelly Mullings

11:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRAVE Kelly Mullings didn't forget the kindness shown to her by a little local Brierley Hill based charity after she was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Quarry Bank theatre to host Evening With Fawlty Towers

Halesowen News: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

10:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by The Mayhem Theatre Company in Quarry Bank.

Brierley Hill gears up for St George's Day fun

Halesowen News: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRIERLEY Hill will be bustling with activity this Saturday (April 26) when the town hosts the borough’s official St George’s Day celebrations.

Stourbridge school quiz night raises £618 for heart charity for the young

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A QUIZ night at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge raised £618.50 for a charity that aims to detect heart problems in young people.

Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels to become wedding venue

Halesowen News: Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels

5:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUPLES will be able to tie the knot at historic Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels which are to be given a new lease of life as a wedding venue.

Deborah Bonham to play at Moochers in Stourbridge

Halesowen News: Deborah Bonham

5:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEBORAH Bonham and her band will be dropping into Stourbridge bar Moochers this Friday (April 25) to perform tracks from their latest album 'Spirit' which was released last month.

Black Country band plan acoustic set with a difference to launch new single

Halesowen News: Of Kings and Captains - l-r - Dean Greatbach, Josh Lomas, Luke Wassell and Keiran Lock.

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACK Country band Of Kings and Captains will be playing an acoustic set with a difference to launch their new single.

Dudley charity shop destroyed in suspected arson attack

Halesowen News: The Extra Care Charitale trust, charity shop fire in Dudley

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after part of Dudley town centre was brought to a halt during last Saturday lunchtime when a charity shop fell victim to a suspected arson attack

Stourbridge to host pensioners' rights roadshow

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE West Midlands Pensioners Convention will be bringing its Pensioners’ Rights Roadshow to town this weekend ahead of the launch of a new Stourbridge branch.

Four Dudley thugs jailed for stripping and beating man with learning difficulties

Halesowen News: Stephen Loveridge

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Dudley thugs who stripped and beat a vulnerable young man during a terrifying ordeal have been jailed.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between April 14-17:

Black Country crook nabbed after cops spot cash falling from his pockets

Halesowen News: Trevor Hollis (5577157)

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BLACK Country pub burglar was nabbed after cops saw a wad of cash fall from his clothes.

Black Country pub burglar jailed

Halesowen News: Trevor Hollis

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SERIAL burglar who carried out raids on Black Country pubs has been put behind bars.

Cops escape serious injury after smash with drink-drive suspect

Halesowen News: An Injured police officer had to be cut free from his damaged vehicle. (Picture from West Midlands Police)

12:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COPS in Dudley had a lucky escape after a suspected drunk driver smashed into their patrol car.

Pub safety scheme launched in Kingswinford and Wordsley

Halesowen News: MINE’S A PINT: Canada has had a minimum price per unit of alcohol for decades and the UK is being urged to follow suit

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUB landlords in Kingswinford and Wordsley will now share information in a bid to crackdown on booze related crime.

Tickets to see UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Dudley now sold out

Halesowen News: Nigel Farage

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS to see UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP when he stops off in Dudley have now sold out.

Three injured after car hits bridge in Kingswinford

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN and two women were taken to hospital after a crash involving the car they were in and a bridge in Kingswinford at the weekend.

Stourton set for latest table top sale

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STOURTON Village Hall will be staging a May fair and table top sale on Saturday May 10 to help raise funds for the venue.

Stourbridge Rugby Club set to host prestigious May Lunch

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

PROMOTION chasing Stourbridge Rugby Club will put their title ambitions on hold early next month to stage their prestigious May Lunch.

Borough residents urged to share wartime memories

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

BOROUGH residents with wartime memories and photographs are urged to come forward and help commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Spring fair in Quarry Bank

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A SPRING fair, hosted by the Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Society, will take place on Saturday (April 26).

Historian to speak the language of the Black Country in Dudley

Halesowen News: MAYOR’S DIARY

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HISTORIANS will be speaking the language of the Black Country at a talk in Dudley.

Laughter yoga sessions set to raise smiles in Stourbridge park

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MAGGIE Thompson is attempting to light up a Stourbridge park early next month with her laughter yoga Sessions.

Bishop remembers missing jet tragedy in his Easter message

Halesowen News: SUPPORT: The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Rev John Inge.

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE head of the Church of England in Dudley has focused on the missing Malaysian airliner for his Easter message.

New crew member for Black Country tourist attraction team

Halesowen News: Sarah Fellows is the new heritage officer for the canal trust portal

5:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DUDLEY Canal Trust has a new crew member to boost community links as work begins on a £3m renovation.

New crew member for Black Country tourist attraction team

Halesowen News: Sarah Fellows is the new heritage officer for the canal trust portal

5:06pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DUDLEY Canal Trust has a new crew member to boost community links as work begins on a £3m renovation.

Blues festival tickets up for grabs

Halesowen News: Swampcandy.

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

TICKET sales are hotting up for the first two-day blues festival to be held in Halesowen.

Free pet checks in Brierley Hill

Halesowen News: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOG owners living in Dudley Council’s high rise flats can book their pet in for a free health check, courtesy of the PDSA.

Free pet checks in Dudley

Halesowen News: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

DOG owners living in Dudley Council’s high rise flats can book their pet in for a free health check, courtesy of the PDSA.

Mountain biker rescued after crashing in the Clent Hills

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

A fallen mountain biker has had to be rescued by ambulance workers after hitting a tree in the Clent Hills.

Stourbridge vintage fair returns

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people flock to Stourbridge's bi-monthly vintage fair and organisers hope May's event will be no exception.

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