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.
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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.
Stourbridge teen scuba dived with Prince William
Tom Billingham, aged 17, donned his wetsuit and took the plunge at an event to mark The Duke of Cambridge taking over as president of the British Sub-Aqua Club The Halesowen College student described the recent reception at the Oasis Sports Centre, London, as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".
Hartlebury rep jailed after A 100k swindle
A COMPANY rep from Hartlebury who swindled his bosses out of A 100,000 with phone orders for fictitious firms has been jailed following a West Midlands Regional Fraud Team enquiry.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Halesowen News: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts
Meckel Sterling was running his cannabis growing operation when there were children in the house, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
YOUNG Muslims have volunteered to help tidy up an overgrown Rowley Regis churchyard.
Members of the Halesowen -based Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association answered a plea for help in the News from St Giles vicar Rev Ian Shelton.
Halesowen's festival plans scuppered
Alan Love, of the Halesowen Ukulele Group, was disappointed at the zero response, despite appeals in the News and on Facebook.
Cynthia Beamond's alleged murderer refused bail
THE mother of the 24-year-old woman accused of killing Halesowen grandmother Cynthia Beamond burst into tears this morning when her daughter was refused bail.
David Cameron gets a look at life behind the scenes at the Dudley...
Dudley News reporter Martyn Smith with editor Paul Walker, Halesowen MP James Morris and David Cameron in the newsroom Mr Cameron took a look around the Newsquest Midlands newsroom in Stourbridge which is home to the Dudley News, taking time for a chat with reporter Martyn Smith about this week's edition of the paper.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
A local take on the growth agenda
When the Prime Minister came to Halesowen College to unveil his government's growth fund, this was his answer to my question about the real significance of these latest deals.
Fiddling Halesowen mother claimed over A 30,000 in benefits
Caroline Bennett told the Department of Work and Pensions she was living alone when she had a partner who was working as a bus driver.
Inquest opened into murdered Halesowen pensioner Cynthia Beamond
MURDERED Halesowen grandmother Cynthia Beamond's body was hidden in the garage of her home by her killers, an inquest has revealed.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
PM David Cameron visits Advertiser offices
THE Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Redditch Advertiser, Bromsgrove Advertiser and Droitwich Advertiser during his whistle-stop tour of the West Midlands today.
David Cameron announces A 3m Halesowen College boost
THE Prime Minister David Cameron visited Halesowen College to announce a brand new A 3million 1,300 square metre Advanced Science, Engineering and Technology Skills Centre at Coombs Wood Business Park.
Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Halesowen News
Mr Cameron toured the Newsquest Midlands newsroom in Stourbridge taking time to talk to reporters about the stories they were currently working on.
'No stone unturned' in abuse probe
Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be "no stone unturned" by an independent inquiry into how public institutions handled allegations of child abuse, declaring it was "vital" to find out the truth of what happened and to learn lessons.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Couple accused of murdering Cynthia Beamond will not plea until October
THE couple accused of killing Halesowen pensioner Cynthia Beamond are expected to make their pleas to the charge in October.
Black Country Bugle
My father's part in top secret wartime project
Joseph Tromans and fellow heads of department at Stewarts and Lloyds, but can you name any of the other men? LAST month's 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings has revived memories of the Second World War for many readers and Bunty Parkes of Wordsley, Stourbridge, has contacted the Bugle with details of her father's involvement in one of the ... (more)
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Black Country Bugle
From Albion Station to the Front Line
THE London and North Western Railway Roll of Honour, which has been featured in the Bugle over the past few weeks, has provided us with an important record of Black Country men who worked for the railway company prior to and during the Great War, and who went on to serve for King and Country only to die as a consequence.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Two appear in court charged with murder of Halesowen pensioner
Leo Barnes and Chantelle Moran-Stokes appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court this morning charged with murder of 80-year-old Mrs Beamond.