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New 'modular' council homes to be built in Smethwick

21st January 2015 - 4:38pm

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet has given the green light to a deal which will see 41 sustainable modular homes bought off-plan from a developer, boosting the council’s housing stock.

1% rent rise for most council tenants

21st January 2015 - 4:22pm

Council rents in Sandwell are set to go up by 1% for the vast majority of tenants from April this year – as local authority chiefs look to continue investing in homes.

Careers fair attracts more than 1,000 visitors

21st January 2015 - 4:13pm

Hundreds of young people turned out for Sandwell’s largest apprenticeship, education, training and jobs fair, which took place at Sandwell College’s new Central Sixth campus.

Diana Award for Looked After Young People's Board

21st January 2015 - 3:47pm

Sandwell’s Looked After Young People’s Board is celebrating after winning a prestigious Diana Award.

Hunt is on for unsung volunteer heroes

21st January 2015 - 3:35pm

People are being urged to vote for unsung heroes who make a difference to their community in the 2015 Sandwell Volunteer Awards.

Nursery triumphs at childcare awards

20th January 2015 - 12:23pm

A Smethwick nursery is celebrating after winning the Day Nursery 2014 award at Sandwell’s annual childcare awards.

Call to raise standards in Sandwell secondary schools

19th January 2015 - 2:24pm

Concerns highlighted by Ofsted over the quality of secondary education in Sandwell’s schools, most of which are academies, have sparked a call for action to raise standards and improve GCSE results.

Still time to recycle Christmas trees

19th January 2015 - 2:19pm

You can still recycle your real Christmas tree by putting it out for collection with your garden waste bin.

21st century teen issues in spotlight for parents and carers

16th January 2015 - 5:53pm

A special event for parents and carers to highlight the issues teenagers face in the 21st century is being held in a Rowley Regis school.

Libraries banish January blues

16th January 2015 - 12:19pm

Sandwell libraries are helping ward off the January blues with a series of social events - including belly dancing - to inspire people.