Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of Victorian Fair

Halesowen News: Sue Prossor of HSBC, Rotarian Tony Billingham and Sue Harold of HSBC in Somers Square during the Victorian Fayre.

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and storms blighted the Victorian Fair in Halesowen at the weekend.

Halesowen kids to get their skates on

2:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Halesowen are invited to get their skates on for a roller disco at Huntingtree Park.

Duo to strike a chord in Rowley Regis

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKRAINE accordionists are returning to Rowley Regis for their third annual concert to raise money for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who are still being born with serious health problems 28 years later.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Court Report - January 3, 2014

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:

Cradley cider festival success

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN inaugural cider festival in Cradley proved a crowd puller on Sunday, with entertainment by the Steve King Big Jazz Band.

Bells ring out for Britain in Bloom judge visit to Halesowen

Halesowen News: Blooming lovely: John Young, James Morris MP, Heart of England in Bloom judge Graham Redfern, Tony Billingham and Eve O'Connor in Somers Square.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE bells were ringing and the sun was shining for the visit of a Britain in Bloom judge to Halesowen.

Dudley Zoo’s Sumatran tiger chosen as face of Global Tiger Day

Halesowen News:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DUDLEY Zoo’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day.

Derelict Cradley shops "high on agenda"

Halesowen News: Cllr Pete Lowe aims to stamp out blacklisting in Dudley

1:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCIL chief has called a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to look at solutions to the dereliction of a parade of shops in Cradley.

Breaking news Black Country comedian Tommy Mundon dies aged 80

Halesowen News:

5:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

BLACK Country comedian Tommy Mundon has died at the age of 80 after a five-year battle against Parkinson’s disease.

Halesowen poet could win £1,000

Halesowen News: Positivity needed

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

INSPIRED Halesowen residents could win £1,000 by entering a national poetry competition.

Halesowen mosque minaret application refused by Dudley Council

Halesowen News: Plans for minarets and dome on formerf Halesowen Methodist church

2:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 29 foot minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque.

Metal theft in Sandwell cut by 76 per cent in a year

1:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

METAL thefts in Sandwell have dropped by 76 per cent in the last year after the introduction of tough new laws governing the selling of scrap.

Cream tea raises cash for Cradley Heath's oldest church's renovation fund

7:39am Monday 21st July 2014

A FUNDRAISING cream tea attracted over 100 people and raised £300 towards returning Cradley Heath's oldest church back to its former glory.

Golf day raises £700 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE Midlands Air Ambulance has received a £700 boost following a charity golf day organised by Black Country solicitors.

Borough parks to host free play events this summer

Halesowen News: Climbing wall

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BOROUGH parks are set to host a week of free play events for kids this summer.

Councillor invites people to have a say on the future of Dudley borough

Halesowen News: Judy Foster

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

DUDLEY Council is inviting people to have their say on the future of redevelopment in the borough.

Talented Cradley Heath pupil wins design competition

Halesowen News: Winner: Eight-year-old Laiba Tahir.

5:09pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A TALENTED Cradley Heath pupil has bagged a big prize in an art competition which will see her design printed on shopping bags.

Free meals for Cradley kids

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A WEEKLY free meal is being dished up to Cradley children at Providence Methodist Church during the summer holidays.

Oldbury Npower pair in fundraising climb

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A DUO from Npower's Oldbury base tackled the nation’s highest mountain in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Clean sweep boost for Sandwell

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 1,500 volunteers have taken part in scores of spring clean events across Sandwell.

People across the borough invited to join in the Big Butterfly Count

Halesowen News:

5:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to become garden wildlife detectives by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey this summer.

Visitors can relive the fabulous forties at the Black Country Museum

Halesowen News:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NOSTALGIC journey back to the sights and sounds of wartime Britain awaits visitors to the Black Country Living Museum this weekend.

New campaign to get youngsters fitter through exercise

Halesowen News: Enjoying exercise: Neve Doy, Sam Booker, Conor Petford, Lucy Millinson and Joe Pritchard.

8:30am Friday 18th July 2014

HEALTH chiefs have launched an initiative to get kids moving this summer after figures revealed more than two thirds of borough youngsters do not get enough exercise.

Time to Remember campaign receives new boost

Halesowen News: Time to Remember HMS Achates.

12:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE campaign for a permanent reminder in Halesowen to mark the sinking of the town's adopted warship in World War Two has received another boost.

Cradley Heath barbers shop in hair-raising charity bid

Halesowen News:

5:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HAIR-raising exploits at a Cradley Heath barbers shop netted more than £1,000 for two charities.

Family fun in Colley Gate

4:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FAMILY fun is in store at a community day at a Colley Gate church on Saturday.

Woman slapped by jealous Oldbury boyfriend

3:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A JEALOUS lover slapped his girlfriend during a drunken row because he believed she had been unfaithful, a court heard.

Public urged to stay safe during heatwave

Halesowen News: Health board heat warning as heatwave continues

2:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AMBULANCE chiefs are urging the public to stay safe during the hot and sunny weather.

Legendary charity road runner Blind Dave to run in Halesowen

Halesowen News: New honorary freeman of Sandwell Blind Dave Heeley.

1:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

LEGENDARY road runner and fundraiser Blind Dave Heeley is taking part in this year's Black Country Run in Halesowen.

New fight to prevent estate being built on Halesowen green belt

Halesowen News: Councillor Karen Shakespeare

11:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

BATTLE lines are being drawn ahead of a fight to stop a housing estate being built on Coombeswood Green Wedge.

St Clements Court holding open day next week

8:44am Thursday 17th July 2014

ST CLEMENTS Court residential complex is having an open day on Wednesday.

Loyalty card bid to boost Halesowen shops

5:27pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE introduction of a loyalty card to reward shoppers using Halesowen stores is being considered in a bid to boost flagging trade.

Rowley Regis mum dressed to win

4:39pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A GENEROUS wedding boutique boss has come to the aid of a Rowley Regis mum who is putting herself in spotlight to promote charities which are helping her seriously ill son.

Sparks fly over PM's claims

Halesowen News: Dudley leader cllr David Sparks is planning a major cabinet reshuffle after failed bid to oust him

3:56pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

OUTRAGED Dudley Council leader David Sparks blasted holes in Prime Minister David Cameron’s claims the local authority was “reasonably” funded.

Haleowen blooming thanks to people power

Halesowen News:

1:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PEOPLE power has taken over Halesowen as judgement day approaches for the town’s first Britain in Bloom bid.

New flood warning camera installed in Halesowen

Halesowen News: Halesowen resident Maureen Reeves, Illey Brook Flood Committee founder Claude Mosseri with Environment Agency project officer Jamie Sarginson and James Morris MP.

10:07am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART camera system has been installed in Halesowen to warn residents about flooding.

Botched cash machine robbery leads to Oldbury town centre shut down

Halesowen News: Officers closing off Oldbury town centre last night

9:19am Wednesday 16th July 2014

POLICE cordoned off Oldbury town centre last night after an attempted robbery of a cash machine at Barclays Bank in Church Square.

OH Festival is best ever

Halesowen News:

11:54am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people turned out to support the OH Festival in Old Hill – dubbed by organisers as the best ever.

Young violinist strikes a chord with Halesowen audience

5:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN up-and-coming young violinist proved a crowd puller for Halesowen Orchestra’s summer concert on Saturday.

Halesowen gears up for Victorian Fair

Halesowen News:

5:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FULL day of entertainment is set to strike a chord with Halesowen shoppers on Saturday (July 19) with the town’s popular Victorian Fair.

Dudley councillors reject shake-up which would cut their numbers by a third

Halesowen News:

4:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PROPOSALS for a massive shake-up which would see the number of Dudley councillors cut by a third have been rejected.

Cradley Heath pub pulling out all the stops for comedy festival

Halesowen News: Comedy legend Dave Francis prepares for the Hollybush Comedy Festival.

4:26pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN EXTRAVAGANZA of comedy is being held at the Hollybush in Cradley Heath this weekend.

Temporary West Midlands PCC appointed

Halesowen News:

4:16pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TEMPORARY police and crime commissioner has been appointed for the West Midlands, following the death of Bob Jones.

Chancellor announces Sandwell super-hospital in Rowley Regis

Halesowen News:

12:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, chose Rowley Regis Hospital to announce his approval of the long-awaited £353 million hospital in Smethwick.

Halesowen optician offers sporting prize for kids

11:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNG cricket fans in Halesowen are being given the chance to win £250 worth of sports equipment for their school and a family ticket to thel T20 England v India match at Edgbaston.

People power clears overgrown Rowley Regis churchyard

Halesowen News:

11:16am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 50 people answered the prayers of a Rowley Regis vicar and turned out to help clear his overgrown churchyard.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: FRAUD: Gareth Wyn Francis of Glanaman told friends he had cancer and required £28,000 to pay for treatment.

4:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between July 7-11:

Black Country folk have a bostin' big party to mark their special day

Halesowen News:

11:44am Monday 14th July 2014

PEOPLE across the region are spending the week celebrating their heritage with a fun-packed agenda of Black Country Day events.

Dudley Zoo celebrates borough's bostin' heritage

Halesowen News:

11:55am Monday 14th July 2014

DUDLEY Zoological Gardens is among venues across the borough hanging out the flags to celebrate the first-ever Black Country Day today (Monday July 14).

Blackheath Royal British Legion fun day

Halesowen News:

8:08am Monday 14th July 2014

BLACKHEATH Royal British Legion is holding a fun day this weekend.

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