Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs
More than 1,200 jobs have been lost at one of the UK's largest car parts suppliers after the firm went into administration.
Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal
Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club is holding the concert on Saturday, August 16 and will feature Out of the Shadows and The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Teenage jailed after dealing drugs in Lye
A TEENAGE drug dealer who left a Lye woman "petrified" when he made a gun gesture at her after she supported police when he stabbed a man in a drugs row has been jailed Jolean Gordon made a gun out of his hand and was grinning as he pretended he was pulling the trigger, leaving the woman convinced she would be killed if she made a second statement ... (more)
Bus service changes hit Halesowen
ELDERLY bus passengers will become "prisoners in their own homes" a Halesowen councillor has warned after the axing of bus routes.
Clent school recruiting team ahead of the Black Country Run
A CLENT special school is looking for sporty supporters to help boost funds by taking on the Black Country Run.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of Victorian Fair
The event in the town centre still went ahead and despite the downfall spirits were not dampened at the fair.
The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:
Christian Peters, aged 38, of Stourbridge Road, Lye, was given a 12 month community order for possessing cannabis and diamorphine in Netherton on June 3. He must pay a victim surcharge of A 60 and A 40 court costs.
Borough's healthy hubs saved from council cuts
HEALTHY hubs across the borough have been saved from council cuts after cash was found to keep the facilities running as normal.
New brew is tribute to Black Country faggot king
LYE based brewery Sadler's Ales have got into the spirit of the Black Country Festival by celebrating one of the area's most acclaimed characters.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Lloyds 'misleading' letter revealed
An example of a letter sent out to Lloyds customers by a law firm - which was actually from Lloyds Bank itself - has been published by MPs.
Dudley News: Overall winner Sylvia Sullivan with her writing competition trophy and prize. 291438L
A YOUNG author from Dudley Wood proved she has the write stuff by scooping top spot in a children's competition.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Loyalty card bid to boost Halesowen shops
THE introduction of a loyalty card to reward shoppers using Halesowen stores is being considered in a bid to boost flagging trade.
Black Country Bugle
Neighbours asked: What are you all protesting about?
THE Hadley family were surprised when they put up Black Country flags in their home to be asked by their neighbours: "What are you protesting against?" Mrs Patricia Hadley, of 10 Brandon Road, Hurst Green, Halesowen, said: "My daughter explained to them what the flags were for, and they said they hadn't heard of Black Country Day.
a State-of-the-Art camera system has been installed in Halesowen to warn residents about flooding.
Halesowen resident Maureen Reeves, Illey Brook Flood Committee founder Claude Mosseri with Environment Agency project officer Jamie Sarginson and James Morris MP.
Halesowen gears up for Victorian Fair
A FULL day of entertainment is set to strike a chord with Halesowen shoppers on Saturday with the town's popular Victorian Fair.
a Man has been jailed for making a phoney film to prove his innocence at a court case in Dudley.
Michael Masih left a number of bloopers in the dodgy DVD as he attempted to evade a careless driving conviction at the town's magistrates' court.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Herd of cows on the loose in city
A small herd of cows has been rounded up by police after the animals became loose on a city street.
a Halesowen care home is putting on a variety show in Netherton this weekend.
The music and dance club at Halas Homes have been busy rehearsing for the show at Netherton Arts Centre on Sunday between 4pm and 7pm.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Black Country friends take on Tough Guy challenge
A GROUP of Black Country friends will wade through mud and stinging nettles as they test their strength and stamina to raise funds for charity.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Church set for flower festival
AMBLECOTE Wordsley Methodist Church is about to be engulfed in a blaze of colour as parishioners prepare for a flower festival to mark their 175th year.