Up to 49 jobs at risk at Phones 4u stores across the borough

Halesowen News:

6:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE jobs of up to 49 members of staff at Phones 4u outlets across the borough are at risk after administrators were called in to the stricken mobile phone retailer today (Monday).

Christina Edkins report charts missed opportunities to prevent killer walking the streets

Halesowen News:

3:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE report into the mistakes of various agencies across Birmingham, Worcestershire and the Black Country which failed to prevent paranoid schizophrenic killing Christina Edkins has made 51 recommendations.

Family of Christina's killer: "Incident could have been avoided"

Halesowen News:

12:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE family of paranoid schizophrenic Phillip Simelane, who killed Christina Edkins after a long history of disturbing behaviour, have also responded to the investigation into her death.

Christina's family react to report into shocking failings concerning her killer

Halesowen News: Sad farewell to Christina Edkins

12:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE heartbroken family of tragic Halesowen schoolgirl have responded to the report which highlighted the mistakes by various agencies concerning her killer Phillip Simelane.

Shocking report reveals litany of official mistakes leading up to Christina killing

Halesowen News: Murdered: Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins

12:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A SHOCKING investigation report into the events leading up to the murder of Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins has revealed her tragic death could have been avoided if the killer had received better mental health care.

Arson attack spells sad end for abandoned Halesowen school

Halesowen News: Over forty firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze at Holt Farm Primary School.

11:17am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ARSON attack at the derelict Holt Farm Primary School, which has been a magnet for anti-social behaviour, has destroyed most of the building.

Before the courts

Halesowen News:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between September 8 and 11:

New fire prevention scheme launched in Sandwell

7:41am Monday 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Service to raise prevent fires in homes across the borough.

Deadline for Black Country Chamber business awards nears

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

BUSINESSES have less than a week to apply for a prestigious Black Country Chamber of Commerce business award.

Coffee brewing at Halesowen chemist

Halesowen News: Support Lechlade Craft and Gift Fair

1:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

CUSTOMERS visiting a Halesowen chemist will be in for a treat of coffee and homemade cakes later this month.

Council calls for help to light up bonfire night sky

Halesowen News: The blazing bonfire

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

DUDLEY Council is calling for help from borough businesses to help light up the bonfire night sky.

Forty fire fighters tackle ablaze at abandoned school in Halesowen

Halesowen News:

8:34pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FORTY firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a disused school in Halesowen.

GPs to host public healthcare forum

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public are invited to discuss their health needs with borough GPs at an open healthcare forum.

Cradley Day with wartime theme

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BIENNIAL celebration of Cradley will feature a special display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Pets praise at Quinton church

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SERVICE of praise for all God’s creatures is being held at a Quinton church next month when it opens its doors to pet animals.

Companies urged to bring light to Dudley borough

Halesowen News: Dorothy House Hospice Care is helping people celebrate the lives of loved ones by dedicating a light to shine on a Christmas tree

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE search is on to find Black Country companies to sponsor the borough’s Christmas trees and festive decorations.

Hurst Green Park to get facelift and new security

Halesowen News: Halesowen North Councillor and Dudley Council environment supremo Cllr Hilary Bills.

4:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

HURST Green Park is to get a facelift and new security after travellers recently trespassed on the site.

Desperate thief bitten by dog evades police by scaling razor wire fence

Halesowen News:

12:56pm Friday 12th September 2014

A DESPARATE thief scaled a razor topped high wire fence after being bitten by a police dog as he evaded chasing officers in Halesowen.

Family demand answers after former Halesowen bricklayer was exposed to deadly asbestos

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE family of a former Halesowen bricklayer who died of mesothelioma want answers about where he was exposed to the deadly dust.

Halesowen businesses take up the Ice Bucket Challenge

Halesowen News: Ice cold: The volunteers take up the Ice Bucket Challenge.

10:50am Friday 12th September 2014

FIVE Halesowen companies joined together to raise cash for Acorns Children's Hospice by accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge.

St Peter's Church holding heritage day and concert this weekend

Halesowen News:

9:47am Friday 12th September 2014

St Peter’s Church in Cradley is bringing together local artists and crafters to exhibit and sell their artworks at a heritage day this weekend.

Robin 2 to host Simon and Garfunkel Story

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A BLACK Country music venue is playing host to a celebration of the music of Simon and Garfunkel this weekend.

Murder mystery night being held at Halesowen Library

Halesowen News:

3:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MURDER is going down in Halesowen next week.

Halesowen care complex holding Macmillan coffee morning

2:53pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A HALESOWEN retirement complex will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, September 26 between 10am and 12.30pm.

Campaign of hope for Halesowen meningitis victim

Halesowen News:

11:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

DEVASTATING bout of meningitis has left a Halesowen teenager paralysed from the neck down as she twice fought her way back from the brink of death.

Murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins grave plundered in Birmingham

Halesowen News: Do you recognise this person?

10:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

A DESPICABLE thief has stolen trinkets from the grave of murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins.

Halesowen girl wins theatrical award

Halesowen News:

7:50am Thursday 11th September 2014

A YOUNG Halesowen actress wowed audiences with her panto character Baby Bear – earning her a best performance award.

Authors under spotlight at Oldbury library

2:59pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BLACK Country authors will be in spotlight on Friday with an event at Oldbury library to celebrate their work.

Charity weekend planned by Halesowen Muslim group

2:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CHARITY car wash and sports day are being held at Halesowen’s Baitul Ghafoor Mosque this weekend.

Oldbury girl in writing contest win

Halesowen News: Image for The Computer Centre

2:12pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TALENTED 10-year-old Oldbury girl has been named a runner up in a national writing competition after fighting off stiff competition from children across the region.

Housing conference invite to Halesowen and Cradley residents

2:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TIME is running out for Halesowen and Cradley residents to sign up to attend the Take Control and Get Involved housing conference.

Box sessions in Halesowen

1:57pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A LADIES box fitness session has been launched in Halesowen to help aid weight loss and build confidence.

Asbestos victim's family search for Halesowen work mates

1:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HEATRBROKEN family of a former plumber who died from an asbestos-related cancer have launched an appeal to find answers about how he came to be exposed to asbestos at work in Halesowen. Richard Maxted, was 64 when he died in March 2012 after a six-month battle with mesothelioma, a cancer in the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos.

Blind Dave and Dudley Mayor supporting Great Black Country Run

Halesowen News:

1:24pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

RUNNERS in Halesowen's Great Black Country Run will be under starters orders from marathon hero Blind Dave Heeley and Dudley mayor Margaret Aston.

Minister checks car park extension on track at Rowley Regis station

1:19pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRANSPORT minister John Hayes joined MP James Morris to inspect progress on improvements at Rowley Regis station.

Coffee and Schubert at Halesowen church

12:32pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A COFFEE concert featuring Schubert classics is set to strike a chord with audiences at Halesowen’s parish church on Saturday (September 13).

Poor turnout to Halesowen Carnival meeting

Halesowen News:

12:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AFTER weeks of social media hype backing plans to revive Halesowen Carnival, there was a “disappointing” turnout to Saturday’s public meeting.

Proms in the park at Haden Hill

10:24am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A PROMS in the Park concert is being staged in the grounds of Haden Hill Park on Sunday with a varied programme ranging from jazz to brass band music.

Missing man safe and well

10:09am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MISSING Rowley Regis man who disappeared after telling his family he was going for a walk in the Clent Hills has returned home, Lyndon Ross had not been seen 1.30pm on Monday leaving his family “extremely concerned” for his welfare.

Street Watch launched in Cradley

Halesowen News:

9:49am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NATIONAL police-supported scheme to make the streets safer has been rolled out in Cradley – the first in the Dudley borough.

Call for young voices for Cradley Heath choir

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CALL is being made for new singers to help a Cradley Heath-based children’s choir hit the high notes.

Charity gala night planned in Cradley

6:34pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A THIRD annual charity variety show is being staged in Cradley by a singer whose career was halted when he was struck down by throat cancer.

Black Country historian's latest book features untold stories from the Great War

Halesowen News: Michael Pearson author of The Black Country in the Great War
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5:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A HISTORY of the Black Country during the First World War has been penned by Halesowen author Michael Pearson.

Housing group funds Blackheath library's extra day of opening

Halesowen News:

5:22pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A HOUSING group is stumping up the money to enable Blackheath Library to open an extra day each week.

Charity trek by Halesowen travel manager

4:48pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TRAVEL agency manager in Halesowen is taking a well-earned rest after walking 50 miles from Lizard Point to Land’s End to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Replacement Halesowen and Old Hill fire station opens with fun day

Halesowen News:

2:44pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO years after the controversial closure of Halesowen Fire Station, its replacement in Cradley Heath officially opened with a fun day last weekend.

Ill heath forces hospital fundraiser to quit

Halesowen News:

2:15pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DEDICATED Halesowen hospital fundraiser has been forced to quit after 14 years due worsening ill health.

Hunt launched for missing Rowley Regis man

Halesowen News:

3:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

POLICE are searching for a Rowley Regis man who went missing yesterday after telling his family he was going for a walk in the Clent Hills.

Oldbury firm in expansion move

Halesowen News:

1:51pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN industrial training company is benefitting from the upturn in the economy and is moving to bigger premises in Oldbury.

Food for thought at Cradley Heath school

Halesowen News:

1:05pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAFF and pupils at a Cradley Heath school are celebrating food, cooking and nutrition being made compulsory.


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