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Sandwell's cabinet member for highways and environment Maria Crompton with one of the new streetlights

Sandwell Council sees the light and fits new environmentally friendly streetlamps

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Kingswinford man Lee Felton, who has no previous experience, aims to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Dudley man to take on one of his biggest life challenges with 3,000 mile cross-Atlantic row

Best's Angels project leader Jo Loki with Alison Hyatt and Anne Willetts of Haden Hill House, dressed as Emily and Alice.

Haden Hill House opens brand new history exhibit exploring two 19th century residents' lives

Jake Mathers, aged eight, gets his eyes tested after complaining he could not see the white board at school.

Halesowen optician urging parents to get their child's eye sight checked before term starts

Merline Joseph

Dudley Council children's services failing to address problems despite £800 a day boss

New beginning - Hobbs Corner

Exciting plans revealed for landmark Hobbs Corner development in Halesowen

Superheroes set for a fun day at an Oldbury summer fete

Lorry blaze causes delays on the M5 near Halesowen

Lorry blaze causes delays on the M5 near Halesowen

Oldbury grandmother wins five-figure payout after contracting food poisoning on dream holiday

Dudley animal rescue charity to host dog show

Dudley animal rescue charity to host dog show

Dudley's interim director of children's services - Merlin Joseph

Councillor slams £800-a-day paid to Dudley Council's children's services boss as "obscene "

Cash-strapped Dudley Council fails to implement recommendations about child safety whilst paying director £800 a day

Talwinder Sandhu

Dudley joy rider jailed after Cradley Heath crash

Steven Gollings on the 1958 Mercury Grey Streak motorbike with the Ford Thames 400E van, which will be on display at the Classic Car and Transport Show at Himley Hall.

Classic cars set to return to Himley Hall

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Consigned to history: The Maypole, Halesowen.

Dudley Council planners call time on Halesowen's Maypole pub in favour of supermarket

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Halesowen and Cradley forums announced - residents urged to get involved

Dudley Conservative leader Cllr Patrick Harley has blasted Labour's timetable for combined authority consultation

Opposition leaders blast Dudley Council for "unacceptable" combined authority consultation

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High hopes: Scott Wilkes.

Talented Halesowen singer preparing for awesome autumn singing alongside stars

Budding bookworms breaking borrowing records in Sandwell's libraries

Dudley borough community urged to have their say at forums

Dudley borough community urged to have their say at forums

Halesowen North councillor holding surgery this weekend

Before the courts

Before the courts

Dudley North MP Ian Austin has described the Labour leadership election as a shambles

Dudley North MP Ian Austin sparks online backlash after saying he will not vote for Corbyn

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Clare Martyn bosses old and new: Derek Johnson and Clare Merriman at the Cradley Heath salon

Cradley Heath salon Clare Martyn gets new boss after decades in same family

Dudley's mental health trust hosts free forum

Dudley's mental health trust hosts free forum

Fountain House

New Fountain House owners entice 100 plus jobs to Halesowen

L-R - Tom Cruise lookalike Dan Stokes with Andy Leatherbarrow and Emma Brewin from Brierley Hill. Pic by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd

Top Gun movie fans fuel their need for speed at Merry Hill-drive-in

Winners and organisers of the Halesowen/Dudley Yemeni Community Association football tournament pictured with Dudley's Mayor and Mayoress Steve and Jayne Waltho.

Yemeni football competition branded a success for the community

Cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE will once again start proceedings at the Halesowen One Hundred.

Cycling legend Hugh Porter to start this weekend's Halesowen One Hundred sportive

The Heathens Speedway Supporters Trust logo.

Heathens Speedway Supporters Trust holding launch party and open day in Old Hill

The skies above Belle Vale looking towards Cradley Heath and Dudley

Has an eagle-eyed reader snapped a tornado funnel above Halesowen and Dudley?

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Advisers from The Prince’s Trust, BizBritain and Access2Business will be offering advice to budding entrepreneurs.

Budding borough businesspeople invited to Stourbridge advice event

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, centre, with, John Deane BEM, president of the Dudley branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, Sergeant Michael Harrison, Cadet Sgt Elliott Hudson and Keith Bloomer, chairman of the Dudley RAFA.

Special event in Dudley to mark 75 years since Battle of Britain

Councillor David Sparks is launching DudleyConnect, which will see free wifi in more council buildings than ever before.

Free wifi to be increased around Dudley borough

Man rescued after being stuck 10m up Wollescote tree

Man rescued after being stuck 10m up tree in Wollescote

Mayor of Dudley Cllr Steve Waltho with Andy Webb, head of sport and physical activity, deputy mayor Cllr Mohammed Hanif and Philip Tart, strategic director for resources and transformation.

Teams to stump up cash for Dudley Mayor's charities

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One of last year’s winning pieces of artwork by Ann-Monique.

Last chance to enter Dudley mental health art competition

CCTV released as fatal Oldbury hit-and-run investigation continues

CCTV released as fatal Oldbury hit-and-run investigation continues

Unusual performance of children's tale to be told at Stourbridge Library

Unusual performance of children's tale to be told at Stourbridge Library

Jailed Oldbury robber Michael Taylor targeted teens in Warley woods

Jailed Oldbury robber Michael Taylor targeted teens in Warley woods

Halesowen teen Mark Worrall nabbed after fingerprints found on goods from £10k raid

Halesowen teen Mark Worrall nabbed after fingerprints found on goods from £10k raid

Halesowen couple admit taking part in Stourbridge River Rooms 'disturbance'

Halesowen couple admit taking part in Stourbridge River Rooms 'disturbance'

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, having tea at Himley hall with Neil Holt, Evelyn Holt, and Mayoress of Dudley, Jayne Waltho.

Mayor of Dudley takes part in a English tea tradition in Himley

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Lenny Henry with Mayor of Dudley Cllr Steve Waltho and his wife Jayne.

Dudley's most famous son Sir Lenny Henry returns home for premiere of Danny and the Human Zoo

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson marks his first year in the role tomorrow (August 22).

Police and Crime Commissioner marks one year in office

Emma Tighe's perfect wedding was left hanging in the balance when Bake a Cake Catering Services went bust.

Devastated Sedgley bride-to-be is £500 down after Halesowen wedding company goes bust

Lee Felton and his teammates will be raising money for trafficking charity Sport For Freedom at David Lloyd in Brierley Hill this evening.

Fundraiser tonight to support Dudley charity rower

Will Black Country pupils be jumping for joy when their results are revealed - find out here

GCSE results day - all the news from across the Black Country

The Concept Plan for an enterprise zone on Halesowen's greenbelt.

Plans for Halesowen enterprise zone are not "dead in the water" - claim

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Tim Weller's floral protest on the Grange Road island last year.

Plea for u-turn over plans for sculpture on Halesowen's Grange Road island

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