Sandwell, England Newswire

Sandwell, England Newswire

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  1. Ex-police worker jailed for life for care home poisoning and threat to kill and eat sisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mirror.co.uk

    A special police constable who threatened to kill and eat her own step-sister and also tried to poison care home staff has been jailed for life. Melissa Swift attempted to murder three colleagues at Goldfield Court in West Browmich in July 2014, adding bottles of bleach to water jugs in a fridge.

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  2. Melissa Swift jailed for life for care home poisoning and threat to kill and eat sisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | IcLichfield

    A SPECIAL police constable who threatened to kill and eat her own step-sister and also tried to poison care home staff has been jailed for life. Melissa Swift attempted to murder three colleagues at Goldfield Court in West Browmich in July 2014, adding bottles of bleach to water jugs in a fridge.

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  3. ABC made a sequel to 'The Lexicon of Love' (listen), playing the original in full on tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Brooklynvegan

    ABC have made a sequel to their classic 1982 debut The Lexicon of Love . Martin Fry, the band's svengali, told the BBC : "I got to thinking, wouldn't it be nice to do something that follows it up and brings the story to the present day? What's happened to all those characters?" "Calling it Lexicon Of Love II was the most provocative thing about it," he says.

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  4. The Bible has been translated into EMOJIS to spread God's word to young peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mirror.co.uk

    The symbols showing facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather and animals used online and in text messages are popular among young people. The unidentified author is keen for Millennials to hear the good book's teaching in a way that will resonate with them.

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  5. Old Sandwell clock is restoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Black Country Bugle

    A timely move - John McStay, the senior project manager for Heritage Building & Conservation the contractors working on the restoration, puts the finishing touches to the clock AN HISTORIC house took a step back in time last week as a century-old clock was returned fully restored and gilded. The original clock at Lightwoods House and Park in Bearwood, Sandwell, was installed between 1902 and 1903 following the purchase of the park through public subscription.

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  6. New Mayor of Sandwell takes over from her 'best friend' as first citizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    Cllr Webb was "made mayor" at Sandwell Council on Tuesday night and made an emotional speech about what it meant to be the borough's first citizen. She said: "Both these charities do wonderfully work in the community and I am proud to have chosen them as my official charities, we hopefully will raise a lot of money for them.

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  7. Probe into councillor's 'house buy' planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Newsday

    An investigation has been launched into an allegation a senior councillor urged his authority to buy back his mother's previously council-owned home. Sandwell's former housing chief Simon Hackett is also alleged to have indecently exposed himself and asked for a parking ticket for a "relative or close associate" to be cancelled.

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  8. Scuffles, kerfuffles and a lot more besides as Sandwell cllrs' feathers get ruffled - with videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    PROTESTS, scuffles, a blogger shouting slogans through a loud hailer, egg pelting, leadership spats, and a car chase all added to a febrile atmosphere inside and outside Oldbury Council House for last night's Sandwell Council meeting. The meeting and following mayor making ball is the civic highlight of the calendar in Sandwell but it took place amid the backdrop of a bitter Labour leadership election and the publication of the explosive Wragge Report into corruption in the authority.

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  9. Sandwell College student Matthew Doleman designs logo for Jamrock Catering in West BromwichRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | IcWolverhampton

    A multimedia student from Sandwell College will see his design brought to life when it becomes a real company logo. Matthew Doleman's corporate design was selected as the best by West Bromwich -based company Jamrock Catering, and will now be used in all its branding.

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  10. Most Read: Police launch appeal after woman hit by bus in Stourbridge, plus moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | Redditch Advertiser

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a bus in Stourbridge on Friday. The 55-year-old woman was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a serious head injury on Friday, May 20 where she remains in a critical condition.

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  11. Solihull sees 20 per cent increase in abortions, sparking criticism from pro-life groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 22 | IcLichfield

    The increase is the 12th largest jump for any area in England and moves Solihull further ahead the national average for abortion rates - with 19.3 per 1,000 women, compared to 16.2 per 1,000 nationally. Across the West Midlands there was a 2.6 per cent increase in abortions in 2015, with numbers rising from 12,067 to 12,378.

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  12. Happy memories of playing in jazz band at Sandwell ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 22 | Black Country Bugle

    WITH reference to Lightwoods Park and House story on page one and page three of The Bugle . During recent months there have been a number of articles in the Black Country Bugle regarding the use of lottery funding for restoring the park and house, located at the junction of Hagley Road and Bearwood Road, Smethwick.

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  13. Brilliant boutique festivals to look forward to in Birmingham this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | IcWolverhampton

    These are the events that give people a chance to get to know their neighbours and have a bit of fun without queuing on the M6 for hours or spending a fortune to get muddy in a field! And, if we've missed your favourite off the list, then please do let us know and we'll add it in! James Arthur, Aswad and Lemar are performing at Shardfest, a two day festival taking place in Norman Chamberlain Playing Fields in Shard End on July 23 and 24. Birmingham band Musical Youth will also be there along with Reggie n Bollie, Lisa Maffia and Ashley Walters together with 30 local bands showcasing some great new talent across three stages.

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  14. MP demands Cllr Hussain stands down and asks for Government intervention in SandwellRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    HALESOWEN and Rowley Regis MP James Morris is calling for the Government intervention to prevent a repeat of the corruption detailed in the Wragge Report. Mr Morris has been demanding the publication of the reports since last year and now after reading them has called on Cllr Mahboob Hussain to stand down as an elected representative.

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  15. Whistle-blowing former councillor demands resignations as Wragge Report fallout continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    THE whistle-blowing former Sandwell Councillor who discovered the dodgy land deal which sparked the investigation into alleged corruption at Sandwell Council has demanded resignations. Mick Davies was a Labour member for decades before resigning to be an independent councillor after growing disillusioned with the leadership under Cllr Darren Cooper.

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  16. Bournville man amongst 10 men found guilty of teenage sex ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | Redditch Advertiser

    Over the last 12 weeks, a jury at Warwick Crown Court heard how two separate victims had been left traumatised by the abuse. A 39-YEAR-OLD unemployed man from Bournville is amongst 12 men to have been found guilty of historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.

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  17. The Wragge Report into alleged corruption in Sandwell Council has been publishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    He said: "The first report is the findings of an independent investigation by solicitors Gowling WLG . The second report is the legal opinion on Gowling's findings, which the council sought from Mr James Goudie QC.

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  18. Breaking The Wragge Report into alleged corruption in Sandwell Council has been publishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Redditch Advertiser

    He said: "The first report is the findings of an independent investigation by solicitors Gowling WLG . The second report is the legal opinion on Gowling's findings, which the council sought from Mr James Goudie QC.

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  19. National Labour Party steps in to ensure acting Sandwell Labour leader is on leadership ballotRead the original story

    Friday May 20 | Halesowennews.co.uk

    THE acting leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Steve Eling will be on the ballot for tonight's leadership election after a bid to remove him failed. The national Labour Party's constitutional unit ruled that Cllr Eling's nomination is valid after last night's attempt to bar him from standing due to a technicality.

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  20. Most Read: Woman found dead at scene of house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Halesowennews.co.uk

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