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Oldbury woman wins Volunteer of the Year award
A WOMAN from Oldbury has been awarded a volunteer of the year award by national charity Epilepsy Action at an awards ceremony in Leeds last week.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
British Pie Week: Try Birmingham's 10 most mouthwatering pies
Our team of tasters toured the West Midlands during British Pie Week to find the most amazing pies on offer - and here are the top 10 Our team of tasters toured the West Midlands during British Pie Week to find the most scrumptious creations ever to be produced in the region.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Cost of 'supercustody' cell blocks soars by A 4m
Cash-strapped West Midlands Police had earmarked A 30.6 million for two huge 60-cell blocks, which are due to be built in Bromford Lane, Oldbury, and Holford Drive, Perry Barr Plans to build two new 'supercustody' blocks have soared in cost by more than A 4 million, it has emerged.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Oldbury roundabout puts Halesowen's to shame
Sandwell Council officers Simon Chadwick and Darren Jones with roundabout appreciation society president Kevin Beresford, Cllr Mahboob Hussain and Oldbury neighbourhood manager Parmjit Sahota.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Talented Oldbury artist showcasing work in Sandwell's new pop up art shop
A TALENTED Oldbury artist has been chosen to showcase his paintings at the new pop up art shop in Sandwell.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
CRUCIAL youth services and clubs are preparing for massive cuts in Sandwell and Dudley boroughs.
Youngsters staged a protest outside Oldbury Council House on Friday to demand Sandwell Council listen to their views before axing services.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
How Tipperary's road became longer
Many of the songs sung by soldiers fighting in World War One are still famous today.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for Four Miles
Facebook billionaire Sean Parker is the neighbor from hell AGAIN after having all the snow pushed into street causing traffic chaos so he can have high-speed internet installed at his $20m NY home Heroic aunt who performed CPR on five-month-old baby at side of Miami's busiest highway tells of horrific moment she realized the boy had stopped ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Police dogs 'attack 150 bystanders'
Police forces in the UK say police dogs are trained to high standards to respond to a variety of situations At least 150 police dog attacks on innocent people have been reported in the past three years, a BBC investigation has revealed.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Graham Young's top ten chippys
In readiness for next week's National Chip Week, GRAHAM YOUNG dips into his Cheap as Chips archive to find ten of our finest friers If there's one thing I've discovered after 438 weeks of anonymous 'chip testing'... you can't beat a great bag of chips.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Halesowen News: Boxing in the blood: Marcus Anderson-Hitchen.
A BOXING promoter whose family helped put Oldbury on the sporting map has been appointed European, Middle East and African representative of the World Boxing Foundation.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Oldbury woman hands herself in over London racial abuse issue
AN OLDBURY woman has handed herself into police after a racially fuelled altercation on the Tube in London sparked a nationwide appeal.
Seven jailed for Worcester drug deals
SEVEN people who were part of a drug dealing network have been jailed for a total of nearly 20 years for supplying class A drugs in Worcester.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Chef Mike Semple at work in the kitchens of Thornbury Castle
A THORNBURY chef will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen today when he takes part in a prestigious cooking contest.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Coroner: Troubled pupil hanged himself in a cry for help
A troubled 12-year-old Midland pupil hanged himself in a 'cry for help' after struggling at his new secondary school, an inquest heard.