• New food hygiene ratings handed to Dudley establishments

    NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to Dudley’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows. The following ratings have been given to five restaurants, cafes or canteens: • Rated 5: McDonalds Restaurants Limited at Kent

  • Shock as popular former Mayor of Dudley dies

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular former Mayor of Dudley who has died after a short illness. The death of former councillor Bill Cody, who was Mayor of the borough in 1996-7, has left political colleagues across Dudley in shock. Chief executive

  • 190 homes to be built on golf course at Oldbury

    A PLAN to build 190 homes and a new primary school on a former Sandwell golf course has been approved – despite receiving 200 objections. Sandwell Council’s planning committee supported a move to build the new housing, school and a new public park

  • Former pub to be converted into huge HMO

    A CONTROVERSIAL plan to convert a former pub into a 21-bed HMO has been given the go-ahead by a Government inspector - who has overruled the council. A 300-signature petition against the bid to turn the former Hollybush pub in The Uplands, Smethwick