WORK is expected to get underway in May or June on an ambitious A 3million revamp of Mary Stevens Hospice's day unit. Bosses at the Stourbridge charity aim to completely refurbish and modernise the centre, which was opened by Princess Diana back in 1991, to help cope with increasing demand.
Representing the UK: Kayum Ali from Spice Fusion Halesowen, Michelin Starred chef Rupert Rowley from Derbyshire and chef Abul Monsur from Chatham, Kent, AN award winning curry chef from Halesowen is preparing to cook up a storm in India for this year's Taste of Britain Curry Festival. Kayum Ali, who is executive chef at the Spice Fusion, is among five British chefs to show off his skills at the festival next month.
AN urgent appeal has been launched after a trailer containing ten wheelchairs was stolen from the back of Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre. The wheelchairs, which are worth around A 18,000, are specially adapted for children and young people with disabilities to use during sport and are a lifeline for sport and PE sessions that are organised across the borough.
STORM Doris is blowing through Halesowen and the West Midlands this morning and high winds have already blown over trees. Emergency services are tweeting about the various incidents, in Quarry Lane, Halesowen a tree has blown over and in Hagley Road West, Quinton , another tree has been uprooted.
FURIOUS councillors have slammed controversial West Midlands Ambulance Service plans to remove rapid response vehicles from fire stations in Cradley Heath and Stourbridge. He said: "We were assured at the time of the closures that ambulance vehicles would be based in this part of the Black Country and we have been let down.
WRESTLING fans are being served up two helpings of bone-crunching action in Halesowen and Rowley Regis in the coming weeks. The first bell is at 6.30pm and top of the bill is a title bout between Dante and Steven Keane, tickets cost A 8. On Saturday, March 11, reality television star Adam 'Flex' Maxted is coming to Rowley Regis for Wrestle Midlands at Rowley Learning Campus, Curral Road.
Couple 'schemed A 188,000 of life-savings from a blind World War Two hero and used the cash to buy a house' Veronica Robinson and partner Robert Homer are alleged to have fleeced A 188,000 from a Second World War hero A couple is accused of fleecing nearlyA 200,000 from a Second World War hero and buying themselves a house with his life savings. Veronica Robinson and partner Robert Homer are alleged to have persuaded the pensioner to sign a A 188,000 cheque, which was then used to buy a property in Halesowen, West Midlands.
A BLACK Country teacher and mum-of-two is getting set to make an epic journey across India in memory of her father. Pam Batta, who used to teach at Lutley Primary School in Halesowen , had been planning to tour the north of the country with her dad Tarsem Lal but tragically he died suddenly in September 2016 before they could embark on their much-anticipated trip.
BOSSES in Halesowen and Sandwell are being urged to give their staff a Fairtrade break by West Midlands MEP James Carver. The UKIP Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman is calling on bosses to stock their office kitchens and factory canteens with tea, coffee and snacks to help drive much-needed change for farmers in developing countries.
THE Bishop of Dudley and Halesowen church members will be hitting the streets on Ash Wednesday offering to say a prayer for the people they meet. The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher, will be among those collecting prayers during March 1, as will the Archdeacon of Dudley Nikki Groarke and the diocesan secretary Robert Higham.