West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner by-election won by Labour's David Jamieson

Halesowen News:

4:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LABOUR’S David Jamieson has been named as the new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner following a by-election that saw just 11.4 per cent of eligible voters in Dudley turn up.

Candidate bemoans the rise in renting and reduction in home-ownership in Halesowen Sandwell

Halesowen News: Labour candidate: Stephanie Peacock.

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

AFFORDABLE housing will be on the agenda at the General Election after new figures revealed the number of people privately renting homes in Dudley has doubled in the last ten years.

Author starts new writing group for Oldbury

3:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AUTHOR and poet Angela L Garratt is hosting the first meeting of a new writing group in Oldbury this week.

Farage reveals Dudley MEP Etheridge would stand down if he scores election hat-trick in 2015

Halesowen News:

4:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Sedgley-based MEP Bill Etheridge will stand aside as an MEP if he wins a seat in Westminster.

Halesowen and Sandwell pupils congratulated on GCSE success

Halesowen News: Top of the class: Ellie Mullett gained 11 A * grades.

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PUPILS across Halesowen and Sandwell were celebrating or commiserating today as the GCSE results were revealed.

Halesowen man who bottled friend over a joke spared jail

1:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD Halesowen man who hit a friend in the face with a bottle in a Stourbridge nightspot after he took offence at a "tasteless joke" has been spared jail.

Yeltz vow to improve security after devastating break-in

Halesowen News: Devastating break-in: Halesowen Town FC's ground The Grove.

12:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HEARTBROKEN Halesowen Town FC officials have begged the club's supporters to get behind them after they fell victim to a devastating break in at their Hawne Lane ground.

New season of speakers for the Halesowen History Society

12:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HALESOWEN History Society is returning next month for its new season.

Oldbury heroes sought for community awards

11:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE hunt is on for people to nominate their unsung heroes for this year’s Oldbury Community Awards.

Borough freshers urged to get meningitis vaccine before heading to university

Halesowen News: Flu jab warning for diabetics

10:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS across the borough are being urged to get vaccinated against meningitis C infection before they head to university..

Halesowen tot raises cash for charity

Halesowen News: Halesowen fundraising youngster Fin Carpenter with his parents Darren and Lucy.

10:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

A TODDLER from Halesowen class has managed to raise hundreds of pounds for a children's charity.

Dramatic footage released of police car head on crash with pensioner's car

10:25am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE police have released a dramatic video showing the moment when a 77-year-old Rowley Regis driver suffering from Alzheimers crashed into a police car whilst travelling the wrong way on the motorway.

Voters go to the polls today for West Mids police and crime commissioner election

Halesowen News: Press conference with detective chief superintendent Steve Jupp from West Midlands police on murders of Avatar and Carole Kolar.

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

VOTERS go to the polls across Dudley today (Thursday August 21) to elect a new police and crime commissioner to run West Midlands Police force.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections being held today

7:16am Thursday 21st August 2014

VOTERS go the polls today (Thursday August 21) to elect a new West Midlands police and crime commissioner to run the region’s police force.

Farage issues rallying call to voters ahead of police election

Halesowen News:

5:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP issued a rallying call to borough voters ahead of tomorrow’s police and crime commissioner election.

Blackheath Sainsbury's offering home for community groups

5:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HOMELESS community groups are being offered a free place to meet in Blackheath.

Talented musician set for epic swim for charity

3:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TALENTED musician Yvonne Marie Parsons is planning to pull out all the stops by swimming from the Isle of Wight to Bournemouth early next month.

Dudley deputy leader in line for online forum

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

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY Council is heading online for its latest community forum session which will take place on Facebook.

Rowley Regis pensioner in motorway crash drama

2:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRAVE police officers stopped a car travelling the wrong way along a motorway and being driven by a Rowley pensioner by crashing into it head-on.

Union J met their "ace" fans at Merry Hill

Halesowen News:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POP heartthrobs Union J were met by hundreds of screaming fans during a signing at Merry Hill.

Black Country Mission holding service in Cradley Heath

Halesowen News: Christian Comment (7906952)

11:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Black Country Mission is holding a Family Service on Saturday, August at 7 pm at Cradley Heath Baptist Church, Corngreaves Road.

M5 coach crash driver remains in hospital

Halesowen News:

11:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE driver of a Black Country coach which overturned on the M5 remained in hospital this morning (Wednesday).

Temporary 20mph limit to be implemented on Manor Way

11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS have been warned to slow down in Halesowen in two weeks.

Artists have two weeks left to enter mental heath art competition

Halesowen News: Previous winner: Blue Hills of Skye by William Fizzell.

8:47am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARTISTS in Halesowen and Cradley have two weeks left to enter this year’s Dawn Jones Art Prize, which invites people with experience of mental health to create artwork.

Last chance for creative borough residents to enter art competition

Halesowen News: Open day @ CICCIC- Art and Design course for adults

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CREATIVE borough residents with an experience of mental health issues have just days left to enter a competition, which encourages them to express themselves through art.

Borough bosses defend decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan

Halesowen News: (9461573)

5:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DUDLEY borough bosses have been quick to defend the decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan.

Halesowen Town FC suffer burglary and vandalism at The Grove

4:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HEARTBROKEN Halesowen Town officials have urged the club's supporters to get behind them after they fell victim to a break in at their Hawne Lane ground this week.

Dragon's Den reject from Halesowen happy to get lippy after sales soar

Halesowen News: John Richardson with his new Richi Brown lip plumper.

3:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A LIPPY Halesowen beauty product entrepreneur who gave the BBC Dragon's Den a bit of cheek before being thrown off the show is laughing now after his sales have topped £1 million a month.

Stourbridge coach carrying Black Country youngsters overturns on M5

Halesowen News:

11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COACH from Stourbridge carrying youngsters heading off for a seaside day trip has overturned on the M5.

Halesowen dancers preparing for biggest performance of their lives

Halesowen News: Lets dance! Halesowen youngsters preparing for their biggest performance yet.

11:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DANCE group from Halesowen has been selected from hundreds of acts across the UK to perform at the opening ceremony of the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games.

Halesowen Brownies have fun at 100th birthday bash

Halesowen News: Leaders Eleanor Molyneux and Victoria Rowley with Brownies Ruby Field, Niamh Randle, Daisy Ettle and Freya Moyles.

10:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BROWNIES from Halesowen marked the organisation's 100th anniversary by attending a giant camp at Beaudesert Park.

Manhunt in Dudley after teenage girl attacked near Russells Hall Hospital

Halesowen News: A health care trust worker has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with the investigation into corrupt payments to police and public officials

A MANHUNT is underway in Dudley after a teenage girl was threatened near Russells Hall Hospital.

Halesowen Britain in Bloom results to be announced next month

7:49am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESULTS of Halesowen's first attempt to win a Britain in Bloom award will be announced next month.

Fundraising day in Halesowen for tragic tot's family

Halesowen News: Ben and his grandfather Kieran Heaney.

7:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING day is being held on Sunday at Coombs Wood Sports Club in memory of a six-year-old boy who lost his life this month to a rare gene disease.

Police appealing for help after graffiti blitz in Halesowen

Halesowen News: Graffiti tags in Halesowen.

4:29pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CLAMPDOWN on graffiti artists has been launched in Halesowen after vandals have sprayed over 150 tags in the town.

Halesowen girl donates 11 inches of hair to charity

Halesowen News: Hairdresser Lisa Lawrence and Millie Fraser after the charity cut.

5:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

A HALESOWEN schoolgirl has had 11 inches of her hair cut off to donate to a wig making charity.

Before the courts

Halesowen News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

5:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 11 and 15:

Missing Halesowen woman found in Dudley

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

Missing Halesowen woman, Ruth Lewis, has been found safe by local police.

Oldbury couple preparing to prove 19 cannabis plants were for personal use

3:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A COUPLE from Oldbury who admitted producing cannabis have been given the chance to prove to a court the controlled drug was purely for their personal use.

New website plan aims to boost business in Halesowen

3:02pm Monday 18th August 2014

AN appeal has been made for website builders to come up with innovative designs to put Halesowen in the fast lane of the information super highway.

New loyalty card being mooted for Halesowen

12:51pm Monday 18th August 2014

A LOYALTY card to encourage people to shop in Halesowen is being trialled by the town's chamber of trade chairman.

Police still trying to locate missing Halesowen woman

Halesowen News:

12:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE have released a new photo of the Halesowen woman who has been missing since yesterday (Sunday).

Sandwell gets new £9 million 50-strong fleet of buses

Halesowen News: Cllr Darren Cooper of Sandwell Council, left, Peter Coates of NXWM and Cllr John McNicholas at the unveiling of the new buses outside Sandwell Council House in Oldbury.

12:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

A BRAND new fleet of 50 buses are set to hit the road in Sandwell.

Last chance to nominate unsung borough volunteer heroes

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

DUDLEY borough is bidding to honour the selfless volunteers who play such an important role in their community.

Dudley police hunt missing Halesowen woman

Halesowen News:

5:45pm Sunday 17th August 2014

WEST Midlands police have launched an investigation to locate a missing 59-year-old Halesowen woman.

Prizes up for grabs for those who snap what they love about Dudley

Halesowen News:

5:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

PEOPLE who take part in a photo competition to show just how much they love Dudley could win some great prizes.

Dudley rockers EofE to support The Vamps on autumn tour

Halesowen News:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

BLACK Country rock band, EofE have been announced they will be supporting The Vamps on their upcoming UK tour.

Firefighters battle overnight blaze in Rowley Regis

Halesowen News:

9:46am Sunday 17th August 2014

FIRE crews have been in action overnight at a blaze in a void factory in Rowley Regis.

Pensnett-based business named among most inspirational in UK

Halesowen News: Congratulations: the fun starts now!

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A PENSNETT-based business has been named among the most inspirational companies in Britain.

Teen taken to hospital after Brierley Hill crash

Halesowen News:

9:48am Saturday 16th August 2014

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after a road crash in Brierley Hill during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).




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