• Pro-Palestine campaigners hold vigil on Dudley Council steps

    PRO-Palestine campaigners took to the steps of Dudley Council House ahead of a full meeting of the authority. People at the event, described as a vigil, organised by the Dudley Palestine Solidarity Group, demanded the council joined calls for a

  • Numerous tickets issued to drivers flouting law in Halesowen

    NUMEROUS tickets have been issued by police carrying out an operation to crack down on drink drivers in Halesowen. Officers from the Halesowen Neighbourhood policing team were out today (Tuesday December 5) and issued "numerous tickets for a variety

  • Dudley Council's finances in peril, leader admits

    THE leader of Dudley Council has admitted the authority’s finances are in a ‘perilous’ situation. Responding to a question at a meeting of the full council on Monday December 4, Councillor Patrick Harley conceded cash was short and there were tough

  • Bid to convert house into children's home turned down

    A BID to convert an Oldbury house into a care home for children has been turned down amid concerns over neighbours being "disturbed" and "inconvenienced." The proposal to turn the house on Albion Street into a care home for five children aged 16

  • Driver arrested after police pursuit in Halesowen

    A driver has been arrested for multiple offences after a police pursuit ended in a crash in the West Midlands.  West Midlands Police spotted the Hyundai 130N Sportback this morning (Tuesday, December 5) after it had been stolen from an address

  • More empty homes in Dudley, as numbers rise in England

    THERE are more long-term empty homes in Dudley, new figures show, as the total numbers in England rise. Action on Empty Homes said the fact more than half a million properties are vacant or used as second homes, while more than 100,000 families

  • BBC now a threat to all local newspapers

    If the BBC was a family and lived in the house next door to you it would be the neighbour from hell.  That's the verdict of some of the most experienced local newspaper editors in the country who now regard the BBC as little more than a state-funded