Pensnett man jailed for abusive texts to former lover

Halesowen News: Carpenter jailed over kicking old pal in the head

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PENSNETT man has been jailed for breaching a court order banning from contact with his ex-lover.

Charity dog show in Stourton

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DUDLEY based animal rescue is celebrating its second anniversary with a charity dog show.

Geoff Tristram's art exhibition still open at Himley Hall until this weekend

Halesowen News: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by Wollaston artist, cartoonist and comedy writer Geoff Tristram is on display at Himley Hall until Sunday September 7.

Lessons for wannabe Stourbridge waterbabies

Halesowen News:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PARENTS and toddlers are set to have a splashing time with a series of special lessons at Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre.

Sweet idea to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice

Halesowen News: Old favourites: Some of the sweets available

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A STOURBRIDGE barber has come up with a sweet idea to raise funds for charity.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Halesowen News: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly to stand down at next election

Halesowen News: Chris Kelly MP

10:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly has today announced he will stand down after one term in Parliament.

Black Country snappers invited to enter national competition

Halesowen News: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

House developer offering part exchange deal for Black Country site

Halesowen News: WHAT'S OCCURIN': Gavin and Stacey house up for sale (8661338)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Barratt Homes are offering a part exchange deal to homeowners in a bid to improve sales at its new Halesowen site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees reduction in number of complaints

Halesowen News:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE number of complaints received by West Midlands Ambulance Service has reduced by more than 11 per cent.

Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Halesowen News:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

RSPCA is holding out for a local hero

Halesowen News: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACK Country people have been asked to share inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

Lower Gornal man jailed for knife possession

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DUDLEY man who slashed his face with a Stanley knife in front of a group of frightened children after downing nine cans of strong lager has been jailed for six months.

Line dance classes for beginners to start in Norton


4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE folk are being asked to put their best foot forward and take up line dancing.

Revamped Sedgley golf centre to host charity open day

Halesowen News: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RECENTLY revamped golf centre in Sedgley is putting on an open day to raise funds for charity.

Man spared jail after deliberately crashing into Brierley Hill couple

Halesowen News:

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who deliberately drove his van at speed into a car carrying a Brierley Hill couple has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Hagley fish frier hopes to net top industry award

Halesowen News: James Houlston. Buy photo: 361408L

12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

HAGLEY fish and chip shop Our Plaice are close to reeling in another top award.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Halesowen News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Stourbridge firefighters make a splash with ice bucket challenge

Halesowen News:

10:38am Friday 29th August 2014

A STOURBRIDGE man reeled in firefighters to help him make a splash with his ice bucket challenge.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Halesowen News:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Sedgley youngster wins National Trust art competition

Halesowen News:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A CREATIVE Sedgley schoolboy has won a regional wildlife drawing competition organised by the National Trust.

Clent Hills Singers looking for new members

Halesowen News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CLENT Hills Singers are recruiting ahead of their Christmas concert.

Officials counting the cost after police election

Halesowen News: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OFFICIALS have been counting the cost following the election of new West Midlands Police and Crime Commisioner David Jamieson.

Brave Ben conquers Kilimanjaro

Halesowen News: Ben Boleyn at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

2:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

BEN Boleyn completed the trip of a lifetime when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Last chance to win with sporting deal at borough leisure centres

Halesowen News: People on treadmills in gym (5407295)

2:49pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE are only a few days left to take advantage of a Commonwealth Games-inspired gym offer at the borough's leisure centres.

Wordsley man faces hairy challenge to help MS charities

Halesowen News: Richard Cradock will face the razor for charity.

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A HIRSUTE Wordsley man will face the razor to raise funds for two charities that support people with multiple sclerosis.

Rural bus users urged to check timetables ahead of changes

Halesowen News: New Dales bus link established

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Hagley, Clent and Belbroughton are advised to check bus timetables ahead of a number of changes to services set to take place from Monday September 1.

Staff at Brierley Hill's ambulance control room take on ice bucket challenge

Halesowen News:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER a busy 12 hour night shift, staff at West Midland Ambulance Service’s emergency operations centre in Brierley Hill faced the ice bucket challenge.

Black Country Echoes project in Dudley

Halesowen News:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

EXHIBITIONS, events and entertainment will be on offer across the borough to celebrate the Black Country’s manufacturing creativity and innovation.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Halesowen News:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Graham's Place scoops pub of the year accolade

Halesowen News: Graham Webster. Buy photo: 351419L

5:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

POPULAR Wollaston pub Graham's Place will be raising a few celebratory glasses after being voted CAMRA's pub of the year for Stourbridge and Halesowen.

Before the courts

Halesowen News:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 18-22:

Curfew for man who trashed Dudley flat

Halesowen News:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN who trashed the Dudley flat he shared with his girlfriend when their relationship hit the rocks has been given a three month curfew.

Hagley Hall parkland restoration scheme shortlisted for heritage award

Halesowen News: (9728482)

1:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HAGLEY Hall has been nominated for an English Heritage Angel Award as a result of its restoration work in returning the 18th century estate back to its former glory.

Former council leader has no regrets after missing out on top police job

Halesowen News: Cllr Les Jones

12:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE Conservative councillor Les Jones insisted he had no regrets in standing for the role of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

Netherton man charged with Cradley Heath bus assault

Halesowen News:

11:09am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NETHERTON man has been charged with sexual assault on a bus in Cradley Heath.

Bill Oddie opens £20,000 baboons enclosure at Dudley Zoo

Halesowen News:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie has officially opened Dudley Zoo's £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Bus collides with a car in Dudley

Halesowen News:

10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DUDLEY road was closed this morning (Wednesday) after a bus collided with a car.

Big guns out on battle to save Sedgley pub

Halesowen News: UKIP Nigel Farage visits Seven Stars pub to join the campaign dedicated to saving the pub. He is pictured with protestors John Hurst and Joy Bills. 341468M

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEDGLEY people are mobilising and bringing out some big guns in a battle to save their local pub.

Stourbridge gets more free on-street car parking

Halesowen News:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOPPERS and traders in Stourbridge have been given a boost after extra free on-street car parking was created in the town centre.

Financial tips on offer at Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DUDLEY borough folk can find out ways to save money and obtain other top financial tips by attending a public meeting next week.

Stourbridge pub shows support for local breweries

Halesowen News: Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Wetherspoons pub The Chequers has been showing its support for local breweries.

Oldswinford pub raises nearly £20,000 for hospice

Halesowen News:

5:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

KIND-hearted regulars from Oldswinford pub The Crown dug deep into their pockets to raise in the region of £20,000 for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Flood prevention work to get underway in Norton

4:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WORK to create a new culvert and a storm water pool on Stourbridge Golf Club is due to get underway soon to help cut the risk of flooding for people living nearby.

Concern as Dudley Council house rent arrears top £1.4million

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOROUGH bosses have vowed to help vulnerable people after it was revealed that cash-strapped Dudley council house tenants owe more than £1.4million in unpaid rent.

Third Royal honour for Kingswinford firm

Halesowen News:

4:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

KINGSWINFORD company Mechatherm International have been celebrating after winning their third Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust to host AGM

Halesowen News:

3:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to attend its AGM on Friday September 26.

Novel idea to issue crime tips across the borough

Halesowen News:

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOOKWORMS will receive advice on crime prevention when they visit borough libraries this week, albeit in slightly hushed voices.

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