Raging Quinton drunk jailed after battering taxi driver to a pulp

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RAGING drunk from Quinton who battered a taxi driver in Dudley to a pulp in an attack he could not remember in the morning has been jailed for 18 months

Getaway driver in Rowley Regis robberies jailed for six years

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GETAWAY driver for two masked men who terrified staff during armed robberies at stores in Rowley Regis has been jailed for six years.

Bill Bailey All-Stars preparing for Halesowen jazz club return

12:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bill Bailey All-Stars are performing at a popular Halesowen Jazz Club this weekend.

New guide to borough's real ale pubs launched

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DUDLEY Council and the Campaign for Real Ale have teamed up to launch a guide to some of the borough's finest pubs.

Himley bonfire set to go with a bang

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SPARKS are set to fly as Himley Park prepares for its annual bonfire bonanza which takes place on Saturday November 8.

Paramedics called after player stopped breathing during Black Country rugby clash

Halesowen News:

10:04am Sunday 19th October 2014

PARAMEDICS were called to Stourbridge Rugby Club yesterday October 18) after a player stopped breathing during a match.

Black Country entertainers to take to the stage in memory of Tommy Mundon

Halesowen News: tommy mundon.jpg

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of Black Country funnyman Tommy Mundon are planning a tribute to the much-loved entertainer by staging a performance to salute his life while raising funds for Mary Stevens Hospice at the same time.

Search to find top young chef launched in Halesowen

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

LOCAL heats of the Young Chef of the Year competition are being hosted by Halesowen College next month.

Blackheath housing group wins national award

Halesowen News:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

BLACKHEATH-based social business, the Black Country Housing Group is celebrating after scooping a national award.

New ‘app’-roach to contact council

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE across the borough can now enjoy a new ‘app’-roach to contacting Dudley Council.

Halesowen theatre company appealing for new members

Halesowen News: Join the Mayhem: Joanne Lane, Tom Edwards and Mark Moran rehearsing for Last Tango in Little Grimley.

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING Halesowen comedy theatre group is desperate for new members to help tickle the ribs of audiences.

Black Country pair win mental health art competition

Halesowen News:

10:51am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO Black Country artists have won a competition by expressing how mental health has affected them.

Labour candidate claims a third of Halesowen and Rowley Regis workers are skint

Halesowen News: Labour candidate: Stephanie Peacock.

9:24am Friday 17th October 2014

A THIRD of working people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis are skint, according to Labour's parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

Final chapter beckons for three Oldbury libraries

Halesowen News:

9:22am Friday 17th October 2014

THE final chapter could be near for three libraries in Oldbury as Sandwell Council has to save £700,000 from the libraries budget in the next two years.

Sandwell Council in crisis: Police investigating allegations of corrupt land deals

Halesowen News:

9:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

CORRUPTION at Sandwell Council is being investigated by the police and external auditors after allegations of fraudulent land sales involving a cabinet member.

Old Hill church holding church fair in November

9:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

LAWRENCE Lane Methodist Church is holding a church fair on Saturday, November 1,

New Halesowen Carnival volunteers jump on board

Halesowen News:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

REPLACEMENT committee members have come forward to help revive Halesowen Carnival after the plan hit a setback when key personnel quit just weeks after their appointment.

Jimmy Tarbuck promises an evening of nostalgia at Dudley Town Hall

Halesowen News: Enjoy an evening with Jimmy Tarbuck at The Courtyard

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMIC royalty Jimmy Tarbuck will be bringing his particular brand of rapid-fire humour to Dudley Town Hall later this month with his much acclaimed one-man show.

Halesowen pub's car wash bid fails

Halesowen News:

5:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RELIEVED residents are celebrating after Dudley planners refused a second bid to set up a car wash business at a Halesowen pub.

Halesowen's lap the world challenger awaits kayak crossing

Halesowen News:

5:51pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

ROUND the world challenger Halesowen’s Sam Greatrex is stuck in Gibraltar awaiting the go-ahead to kayak across the straits to Morocco.

Halesowen Christmas lights appeal launched

Halesowen News:

5:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE annual Christmas lights appeal has been launched in Halesowen a bid to ensure the town sparkles during the festive season.

Halesowen school records stories of its war dead

Halesowen News:

4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

STAFF and former pupils of a Halesowen school who fought and died in the First World War have been remembered in a commemorative booklet.

Love-struck Oldbury couple interviewed by Reality TV star Jodie Marsh

Halesowen News: Reality TV star Jodie Marsh has a natter with Luliia Denton whilst having her nails done.

12:36pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

REALITY TV star Jodie Marsh had her nails done in Oldbury whilst interviewing a Ukrainian beautician about finding love in Sandwell.

Controversial Dudley Council saving plan gets green light

Halesowen News: Council pays out £543 in compensation

11:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

DUDLEY Council has approved controversial plans to shake up its top management structure which leaders say will save £1m.

Prime Minister praises volunteer from Halesowen's Hope Centre

Halesowen News: Shining light: Hope centre volunteer Marie Bairner

11:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A WEEK after gaining royal approval from the Queen Halesowen's Hope Centre has had one of its volunteers singled out for praise by the Prime Minister.

Old Hill fundraiser hits right note with brass band fundraiser

Halesowen News: Old Hill fundraiser Tim Wright

9:59am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHAMPION Old Hill charity fundraiser Tim Wright is celebrating after the brass band concert he organised for charity hit the right note.

Blackheath football tournment nets £1,400 for charity

Halesowen News:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHARITY five-a-side tournament in Blackheath netted £1,400 to help young cancer sufferers.

Thousands of pounds raised for Halesowen meningitis victim

Halesowen News:

2:09pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FRIENDS and well-wishers rallied to raise more than £6,500 in support of Halesowen teenager Grace Kalinski who was paralysed from the neck down following a devastating bout of meningitis.

Cradley store could be named best in the UK

12:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CONVIENCE store in Cradley is the running to be named the UK's best independent shop.

Newly weds tread the board in title roles

Halesowen News:

4:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BRIDEGROOM Adam Compton and his leading lady Liz Woodhouse are taking on lead roles for the first time in a bitter-sweet romance with a Cradley Heath theatrical company.

Sick vandalism at Rowley Regis cemetery

Halesowen News:

11:25am Tuesday 14th October 2014

AROUND 70 memorials at Rowley Regis Cemetery and Crematorium  have been wrecked with many having their precious contents strewn over the ground in a vile vandal attack.

Oldbury gets the Safer 6 campaign treatment

11:41am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BLITZ on anti-social behaviour, traffic problems, errant shopkeepers, grot-spots and unsafe homes has made Oldbury a safer and cleaner place.

A decade of raising the flag at Haden Hill Park

Halesowen News:

12:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HISTORIC Cradley Heath park has been awarded its 10th green flag marking a decade of outstanding quality.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Dudley Magistrates Court could stop dealing with criminal cases if the Ministry o fJustice gets its way

4:30pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between October 6 and 10:

Labour leader Ed Miliband in borough to promise new apprenticeships

Halesowen News: Hands on meeting: Ed Miliband with Natasha Miilward chatting to Dudley College students.

3:43pm Monday 13th October 2014

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband visited Dudley borough and promised more apprenticeships for youngsters in Halesowen and beyond.

Heartbroken family of Dana Baker gutted her grave plundered by thieves

Halesowen News:

12:34pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE heart-broken mother of tragic Dana Baker, a 16-year-old who committed suicide after being sexually abused by a karate instructor, have spoken of their pain of seeing her grave plundered in Rowley Regis Cemetery.

Halesowen taxman receives many happy returns after 50 years with accountants

Halesowen News: Senior partner Harvey Owen with Derek Grove and the staff at Nicklin LLP.

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TAXMAN was wished many happy returns after clocking up 50 years with Halesowen based accountants Nicklin LLP.

Old Hill church holding jumble sale next month

10:46am Monday 13th October 2014

LAWRENCE Lane Methodist Church is holding a jumble sale next month.

Police appealing for information over missing teenage Rowley Regis boy

Halesowen News:

8:43pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A TEENAGE boy from Rowley Regis has gone missing.

Train passengers invited to have a say on how railways are policed

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

BOROUGH rail passengers and staff are being asked to have their say on the way the region’s railways are policed.

Oldbury alley closure brings joy to residents

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS on the Oldbury/Quinton border are breathing a sigh of relief following action to tackle a problem alleyway.

Police appealing for information about missing Black Country teenager

Halesowen News:

3:28pm Saturday 11th October 2014

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenager from Cradley Heath who has been missing for two weeks.

Spooky fun on offer this Halloween at Black Country Living Museum

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THERE’LL be a few ghosts and goblins doing a spot of trick or treating at the Black Country Living Museum later this month.

Youth bus gears up for Safer 6 campaign in Rowley Regis

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A YOUTH bus is gearing up to tour Rowley Regis as part of Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign.

Seven police forces mount operation on entire length of M5

7:43am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE first ever police operation covering the entire M5 resulted in 291 people being dealt with for traffic and other offences.

Powerful Oldbury councillor steps down from committee over online allegations

Halesowen News:

5:01pm Friday 10th October 2014

POWERFUL Oldbury Councillor Mahboob Hussain has stood down as chairman of the Sandwell Council’s asset management and land disposal committee.

Uncertain future for bus services as historic coach company put up for sale

Halesowen News: Up for sale: Whittle Coaches was formed in 1929.

11:39am Friday 10th October 2014

A BUS service linking Halesowen to Hagley, Kidderminster and Stourport faces an uncertain future after Whittle Coach and Bus Ltd was put up for sale.

Oldbury film maker's documentary premiered at library

Halesowen News:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

AN Oldbury-based documentary maker has made a unique film charting the lives of Asian workers in Smethwick’s engineering industry more than 40 years ago.

Halesowen charity shop sensing victory in fundraising appeal for sensory garden

Halesowen News: Sensing victory: Nargis Shiraz, Simon Ward, Katie Bennett and Lorraine Willoughby from Halesowen's DG NHS shop.

3:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL Halesowen charity fundraiser is just £800 away from fulfilling her dream of buying a mobile sensory unit for stricken children in Russells Hall Hospital.

Bird boxes sited in Halesowen's Fingerpost Gardens

Halesowen News:

1:38pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BIRD boxes have been put up a public garden in Halesowen to encourage more wildlife into the area.


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