Wednesday Dec 4
James Morris MP column: Why HS2 is so important for our economy
IN this month's column Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris outlines his support for the controversial HS2 rail link.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Parking problems set to be solved by new Haden Hill car park
Parking paradise: SLT's chairperson, Lois Taylor, and Haden Hill Leisure Centre manager, Stuart Winslow, open the new car park.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
'Shop-a-drink-driver' reward offered
A potential A 200 reward is on offer to people who report drink-drive offences as part of a Christmas safety campaign.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
a Soccer star kicked off 40th anniversary celebrations for a Sandwell mental health charity.
Ex-Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle joined The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, which runs services and sessions across Cradley Heath , Blackheath , Oldbury and Old Hill for the milestone occasion.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
A 20m underpass 'closed for repairs'
Councillor Maria Crompton said: "It is important all parts of the junction are of the highest standard and so the contractor must replace areas of surfacing that have not passed our tests.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Increasing demand for benefits forces Sandwell Council to hire new employees
Problems with the waiting times and efficiency of the benefits hotline were raised at the Cradley Heath and Old Hill Neighbourhood Forum.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Girl, seven, died of liver and heart failure three days after medics...
A seven-year-old girl died from heart and liver failure three days after being discharged from an Accident and Emergency department with blue lips, an inquest heard.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Multi-million pound extension opened at Rowley Regis school
Classroom boost at Rowley Hall: Oliver Forsyth, aged five, Emily Amos, aged four, Sandwell mayor Linda Horton, headteacher Nicola Stanley, governor Kita Amos, chairman Kevin Morris, head pupils Beth Winup and Alex Hadley, both aged 10. STAFF and pupils at a Rowley Regis school celebrated the official opening of an extension as part of a A 7 million ... (more)
Halesowen and Sandwell support Children in Need
SCHOOLS and businesses across Halesowen and Sandwell rallied to raise funds for this year's record breaking Children In Need appeal.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Small World News Service
Girl, 7, died of liver failiure days after bungling doctors discharged her from hospital
A seven-year-old girl died of liver failure just days after bungling doctors discharged her from hospital - even though her lips were BLUE, an inquest has heard.
Butlins holiday camp redcoat auditions at Birmingham Hippodrome
The holiday camp company's entertainment team visited Birmingham Hippodrome, where they met all-singing and all-dancing jugglers, magicians and acrobats.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Noddy Holder may get freedom of town
The proposition is to be put to the full council of the borough in a meeting at 18:00 GMT.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
What a waste of money! Black and pink themed art gallery that cost...
What a waste of money! Black and pink themed art gallery that cost 72million to build is forced to close just five years after it opened It opened in the West Midlands with a blaze of publicity, but within weeks it had been dubbed the art world's 'Pink Elephant'.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Man charged with possessing bullets
Mr Morris was arrested on Friday, in an operation that led to 12 people having to leave their homes and the evacuation of part of Bloxwich police station.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Needle attacker stabs three women
A 30-year-old woman was stabbed in the thigh in Broad Street, central Birmingham, at 03:00 GMT on 3 November.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Midlands school bans children from using 'damaging Black Country dialect'
Angry parents have complained after their children's school banned pupils from talking or writing in their 'damaging' Black Country dialect.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Plans for congestion busting Blackheath traffic plan revealed
Residents are being given the chance to see a radical new plan to cut traffic and keep buses on time at a series of exhibitions in Blackheath.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Child protection takeovers mooted
Michael Gove has said that more struggling children's services departments in England could be taken over by independent providers.
Sandwell MBC appoint Anglian to Window Term Contract
Left to Right: Paul Bichener, Anglian Building Products, Councillor Ian Jones from Sandwell MBC , Mrs Irene Jones, Tenant and John Fairweather from Anglian Building Products Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has awarded Anglian Building Products a two year term contract for the replacement of existing single glazed PVC-u windows with double ... (more)
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Sandwell Safer Six campaign targets Old Hill youngsters
YOUNGSTERS in Old Hill were greeted by a phalanx of Sandwell Safer Six team members on Friday night warning them about underage drinking.