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Primary school places boost welcomed

20th January 2017 - 1:12pm

Sandwell’s education boss met pupils and teachers at a Smethwick school to celebrate a £6.6 million plan to create more than 700 new primary places across the borough.

Mummy Monster comes to Thimblemill Library

20th January 2017 - 12:43pm

Bristol-based artist Liz Hart brings her new one-woman theatre show to Thimblemill Library in Smethwick next month.

Team effort to keep hospital beds available

19th January 2017 - 12:57pm

Sandwell’s social care boss has praised the round-the-clock efforts of health and council staff working hard to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.

Lamb scam - checks reveal goat meat and dishes wrongly described

19th January 2017 - 12:02pm

Checks on meat and dishes claiming to contain goat meat showed more than half were actually lamb or mutton, Sandwell Council's trading standards team has revealed.

Schools boss visits new Q3 Academy Langley

19th January 2017 - 11:39am

Sandwell’s education boss dropped into the borough’s newest school – Q3 Academy Langley – to see how pupils and staff are settling in.

Council calls for fairer state pension deal for women born in 1950s

19th January 2017 - 10:56am

Sandwell councillors have backed a motion calling for a fairer deal for women born in the 1950s affected by a reduction in the state pension age.

Midland Metro extension work welcomed

18th January 2017 - 11:56am

Sandwell councillors have welcomed work to clear land ahead of the proposed multi-million pound extension of the Midland Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill.

Council update on allegations of fraud and misconduct

18th January 2017 - 11:44am

Sandwell Council will update its Audit Committee on investigations into allegations of fraud and misconduct at a meeting on Thursday 26 January.

Join Sandwell's Holocaust commemoration event

17th January 2017 - 2:10pm

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.

Library volunteers take on the cup

17th January 2017 - 9:45am

Young volunteers at Tipton Library put their best foot forward and organised a community five-a-side football tournament.