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Storm damage at Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre in Smethwick

23rd February 2017 - 12:07pm

Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre in Smethwick has been seriously damaged by a fallen tree in today’s high winds.

Big Spring Clean back for 2017

22nd February 2017 - 10:05am

Sandwell’s ever-popular Big Spring Clean campaign is back for 2017 – and local people and organisations are invited to get involved with litter picking, graffiti removal, planting and painting.

Allegations against Councillor Mahboob Hussain to be heard by council's standards committee

21st February 2017 - 4:29pm

Allegations of misconduct and improper behaviour made against Councillor Mahboob Hussain will be heard by Sandwell Council’s standards committee next month.

Made in Oldbury: Opening the archives

21st February 2017 - 10:03am

A history project looking to capture stories and personal memorabilia from people who worked at Oldbury manufacturing firms from 1945 until the 1960s holds a special event on Saturday 25 February.

Work starts on new Oldbury manufacturing facility for Steel & Alloy

20th February 2017 - 4:38pm

The first stage of a major new £27m manufacturing facility got under way in Oldbury with a ceremony to mark the start of construction.

Garden waste collections start in time for spring

20th February 2017 - 4:13pm

Garden waste collections in Sandwell are to get underway in time for spring gardening – starting from 27 February and will run until November 2017.

Come along to event to find council apprentices

20th February 2017 - 2:25pm

Young people interested in an apprenticeship with Sandwell Council are invited to find out more at an event next month.

£26,000 court costs for Sandwell food shop

17th February 2017 - 3:13pm

Widespread mouse infestation and other hygiene offences landed a Sandwell food shop with more than £26,000 court costs after its directors pleaded guilty to five offences.

Week of action to raise awareness of CSE

17th February 2017 - 10:22am

Commuters and young people in Sandwell will be encouraged to get to know the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE) during a week of action.

Clean-up of Black Patch Park to run into thousands

16th February 2017 - 4:06pm

The clean-up at Black Patch Park in Smethwick has begun after a group of travellers were evicted earlier this week.