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Hot weather warning to parents

25th July 2017 - 3:32pm

Public Health chiefs in Sandwell are urging parents to keep children safe and cool during warm weather.

Success for Sandwell Careers Show

25th July 2017 - 3:03pm

A highly successful Sandwell Careers Show attracted more than 500 visitors anxious to talk to local employers and training providers about apprenticeship opportunities in the borough.

Illegal cigarette haul worth £250,000 seized

25th July 2017 - 2:34pm

Sandwell trading standards officers have helped in the seizure of more than 500,000 illegal cigarettes with an estimated street value of more than £250,000.

Summer reading challenge

25th July 2017 - 12:43pm

Sandwell libraries are calling on children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

Dig archaeology week at Sandwell

24th July 2017 - 12:50pm

All things archaeological are happening at a historic Sandwell house as part of a packed school summer holiday programme.

Wednesbury Flower Show trophy comes home

21st July 2017 - 2:37pm

A silver trophy presented to lady winners in the Wednesbury Horticultural Society flower shows has come home.

Warnings for the 'careless' generation

21st July 2017 - 2:28pm

Trading standards officers are warning young people - especially those aged 18-25 years - to be on their guard against falling victim to fraud.

Residents moved from privately-owned West Bromwich apartments

21st July 2017 - 9:18am

Residents have been moved from West Bromwich apartments declared a potential fire hazard – thanks to a joint operation between Sandwell Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police. 

Apply for secondary school places in Sandwell

19th July 2017 - 4:08pm

Parents and carers in Sandwell can now apply for secondary school places if their child is due to move to high school in September 2018.

Summer Reading Challenge launched in Sandwell libraries

19th July 2017 - 1:40pm

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is now under way – with Sandwell children urged to help clever Animal Agents crack a case at their local library over the six-week school holidays.