Man allowed to keep his freedom after being caught driving stolen car

Halesowen News:

5:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man caught driving a £16,000 Vauxhall car belonging to a Brierley Hill firm just 72 hours after it had been stolen has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Wordsley councillors slam plans to build new Co-Op store on pub car park

Halesowen News:

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THREE Wordsley councillors have come together to condemn a proposal to build a new Co-Op convenience store on the Ashwood Inn car park in Sandringham Place.

Youngsters carve spooky pumpkins at Merry Hill

Halesowen News:

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS carved ghostly faces into pumpkins as they got into the Halloween spirit at Merry Hill.

Wordsley Speed Watch scheme aims to put the brakes on motorists

Halesowen News: Back l-r - resident Mike Hands and Adam McCarroll, Wordsley councillor Derrick Hemingsley. Front l-r - Reece McCarroll, aged six, and Megan McCarroll, aged two. Buy photo: 441411ET

2:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORDSLEY'S community Speed Watch scheme which aims to put the brakes on motorists who whizz past schools has been gathering pace.

Former Tory leader Jones in shock shadow cabinet return

Halesowen News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

1:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Cllr Les Jones has made a dramatic return to front bench politics in the wake of Tory defections.

Bathroom company expands into the Black Country

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BATHROOM supplies company is hoping to clean up in the Black Country when it opens its first showroom outside Yorkshire.

Pensnett pair jailed for mistakenly attacking man with iron bar

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PAIR of Pensett men mistakenly battered a man with an iron bar after smashing their way into his home.

Men jailed for attacking Kingswinford man with iron bar

Halesowen News:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO men have been jailed for settling a grievance by smashing their way into a Kingswinford man's home and viciously attacking him with an iron bar.

Zoo animals tuck into tasty treats this Halloween

Halesowen News:

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE animals at Dudley Zoo have been getting into the Halloween spirit by tucking into tasty pumpkin treats.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Halesowen News: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from tonight (Friday).

Stourbridge shopping centre to host spooky fun sessions this Saturday

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S Ryemarket shopping centre is laying on post Halloween spooky fun activities this Saturday (November 1).

Blow for Tories as borough councillors defect to Labour

Halesowen News:

5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DUDLEY’S Conservative group has been dealt a blow after two borough councillors defected to Labour claiming Tories are out of touch.

Norton nursery to celebrate 20th birthday

Halesowen News: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NORTON nursery is inviting past and present children to join in on its 20th birthday celebrations.

Work gets underway to boost parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station

Halesowen News: Cllr Mohammed Hanif, Centro’s lead member for Stourbridge, Brenda Lawrence, London Midland’s head of route for Snow Hill lines and Cllr Roger Horton, Centro’s lead member for rail and Metro get work on the new Park and Ride extension und

1:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK has got underway to create an extra 223 parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station thanks to a £900,000 Park and Ride extension.

Spooky fun in Kingswinford as ghost story writer stops off

Halesowen News: Cary Scrivens from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and Morgan Turley from Crestwood with author David Shelton. Buy photo: 431426L

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOST story author Dave Shelton brought his spooktacular tales to life when he stopped off to talk to students at a Kingswinford school.

Belbroughton churchgoers complete Bishop's faith course

Halesowen News:

12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BELBROUGHTON Christians have completed a course designed to relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

Kinver residents asked to name new retirement development

Halesowen News:

12:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VILLAGERS could win £150 by suggesting a name for a new retirement development in Kinver.

Supermarket slowdown blamed for lack of deal on Dudley eyesore

Halesowen News: Cavendish House, Dudley.

10:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

A LEADING councillor claims redevelopment of a shabby Dudley site is being slowed by the woes of the supermarket business.

Woman in hospital after Lower Gornal crash

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10:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after suffering serious leg injuries during a road crash in Lower Gornal.

Borough parents urged to protect youngsters against flu

Halesowen News: Wharfedale parents urged to take up flu spray despite controversy

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in Dudley borough are being reminded to get their youngsters vaccinated against flu.

Pedmore woman has emotional reunion with long-lost sisters

Halesowen News:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A PEDMORE pensioner who was put into care as a child has enjoyed an emotional reunion with three sisters she didn't know existed.

Clent thespians gear up for Blackadder show

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMIC theatre company cast members will be bringing to life TV comedy Blackadder Goes Forth next week.

Crews move into Kinver's £1.9m community fire station

Halesowen News:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have now moved into Kinver’s new £1.9 million community fire station.

Black Country firm announces £2.5m move to Dudley

Halesowen News:

3:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BLACK Country manufacturing company has announced a £2.5m expansion which will bring new jobs to Dudley.

Free magazines for Dudley's library users

Halesowen News:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 100 top magazines are available to read for free online through Dudley’s Council’s library service.

Tesco bosses say they were "right" to build Stourbridge superstore - one year on

Halesowen News: Tesco in Stourbridge

1:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS the town's Tesco superstore celebrates12 months of trading this week - supermarket bosses have declared it was "the right choice to come to Stourbridge".

Whistle-blower lost job after complaint about hospital patient who died at bus stop, tribunal hears

Halesowen News: Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

11:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WHISTLE-BLOWING complaint about an elderly male patient found dead at a bus stop after being left there in the early hours following his discharge from a Dudley hospital allegedly led to a security manager losing his job, a tribunal heard.

MP welcomes hospital’s graduate training programme for nurses

11:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James gave praise in Parliament to a graduate trainee programme for nursing put in place by bosses at Russells Hall Hospital.

Dudley's deputy chief set for rough night to help homeless teens

Halesowen News:

11:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy chief is set for a rough night at Christmas to help highlight the plight of homeless teenagers.

Emergency medics in action at Dudley crashes today

Halesowen News: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

10:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AMBULANCE crews have been in action at two separate incidents on roads in Dudley this morning (Wednesday October 29).

Stourbridge hairdressers get to the root of fundraising by taking part in carrot walk

Halesowen News:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge hairdressers proved a carrot crop above the rest - by dressing up as a pair of carrots and cavorting down Birmingham's busy Broad Street.

Stourbridge Football Club rallies round to help injured player

Halesowen News:

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CARING Stourbridge Football Club has been rallying around to help one of their players after he sustained an horrific injury.

Protesters rally against proposed cuts to Dudley's youth service

Halesowen News:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PROTESTERS say proposed cuts to the borough's youth services are a "shattering blow to young people" and will lead to the "total destruction" of the service.

Stourbridge teacher scoops top award

Halesowen News:

6:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE educator has been named Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School at the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Councillors plan festive sleep out to highlight plight of the borough's homeless

Halesowen News:

5:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO Stourbridge councillors are set to sleep rough this Christmas to help try and raise awareness of homeless teenagers in the area.

Belbroughton residents to be consulted over proposed multi-million water site

Halesowen News: Severn Trent Water is fined after amonia is released

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Belbroughton are being asked for their views on plans to build a multi-million pound alternative water supply site for Birmingham.

Stourbridge Hobbit fan is Middle-earth bound after winning dream trip

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3:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE film fan and blogger has won the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand to see an exclusive screening of the new Hobbit movie, visit the set of Middle-earth and meet director Peter Jackson himself.

Little Mix to switch on Merry Hill's Christmas lights

Halesowen News: Little Mix will play Westonbirt on June 20

3:19pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LITTLE Mix will bring festive cheer to Merry Hill when they switch on this year's Christmas lights.

Kingswinford man admits making indecent images of children

Halesowen News:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A KINGSWINFORD man has admitted charges involving the making, possession and distribution of nearly 14,000 sickening indecent photographs of children.

Dudley Tory candidate defends dodgy driving after internet video blunder

Halesowen News:

3:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TEENAGE Dudley Conservative candidate who promotes campaigns on road safety has been forced to defend his own dodgy driving.

Mayor joins poppy appeal launch in Brierley Hill

Halesowen News: L-R - Mayor of Dudley - Cllr Margaret Aston - launches Quarry Bank's poppy appeal at Asda, Brierley Hill, with Gloria Donovan - events manager for Quarry Bank Royal British Legion. Buy Photo: 441415ET

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Mayor of Dudley joined stalwarts from Quarry Bank Royal British Legion to launch this year's poppy appeal.

Stourbridge artist set to open her home for annual charity exhibition

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONTEMPORARY artist Pascale Bigot will be opening up her Stourbridge home once again for an annual fundraising exhibition.

Horse rider rescued after fall in Belbroughton

Halesowen News:

11:51am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A WOMAN was rescued from a muddy bridleway after she fell off her horse in Belbroughton.

Meeting announced for Netherton folk to get advice on free services

Halesowen News: MAYOR’S DIARY

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NETHERTON folk are being given the chance to find out about free services from a range of organisations.

Dudley MP backs plan for entertainment return to Hippodrome

Halesowen News: The Hippodrome in Dudley is safe at least until planners meet again to rule on its demolition

8:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DUDLEY North MP Ian Austin has thrown his weight behind a proposal to reopen the town’s Hippodrome theatre as an entertainment venue.

Volunteer custody visitors sought to visit cells across the West Midlands

Halesowen News: Press conference with detective chief superintendent Steve Jupp from West Midlands police on murders of Avatar and Carole Kolar.

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WEST Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is looking for people keen to spend time behind bars.

Russells Hall venue to host charity spooktacular

Halesowen News:

5:22pm Monday 27th October 2014

FUNDRAISERS will be able to take part in a fundraising spooktacular to support the Wellchild Children’s Charity.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

5:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between October 20 and 24:

Netherton guides calling for ex-members to join anniversary reunion

Halesowen News: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

3:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NETHERTON Guides and Brownies group is planning to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a reunion of former members.

Jilted jailbird went on Black Country crime spree after learning lover had a new man

Halesowen News: Drug addict Sean Wilson had 66 previous convictions

2:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

A JILTED jailbird returned to crime after his partner had found a new lover while he was in prison.


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