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Sandwell streetlights to get new LED bulbs saving £140K a year

27th August 2015 - 4:49pm

More than 5,000 streetlights across Sandwell will get new LED bulbs, saving the council a further £140,000 a year on electricity bills.

Illegal tobacco not to be sniffed at

27th August 2015 - 10:05am

Trading Standards in Sandwell are now using sniffer dogs to detect illegal tobacco.

Coneygre's young stars headed for stardom

25th August 2015 - 11:01am

Three young rising stars from Coneygre Arts Centre at Tipton are set for stardom – including Esther Turner who has been supporting the Jacksons in concert.

Tots borrowing books more than doubles at Sandwell libraries

25th August 2015 - 10:18am

The number of four and five-year-olds regularly borrowing books from Sandwell libraries has more than doubled, thanks to a council scheme that introduces them to reading early in life.

Reminder to respond to your electoral registration letter

21st August 2015 - 3:01pm

If you haven't responded to your recently delivered electoral registration forms, please do soon or you will lose the chance to vote at elections.

Science fiction double book launch at Bleakhouse Library

21st August 2015 - 2:41pm

Two science fiction authors will launch their latest books at Bleakhouse Library next month.

Young people raise money for Sandwell Young Carers

20th August 2015 - 3:15pm

Young people have chosen to donate any money raised through SHAPE Events to the charity Sandwell Young Carers.

Success for apprentices on housing scheme

20th August 2015 - 1:57pm

Eight trade apprentices have been supported and trained during a programme of building more than 600 homes across West Browmich.

GCSE results for Sandwell schools

20th August 2015 - 12:37pm

Pupils at Sandwell schools were today celebrating getting top results in their GCSEs.

High-rise facelift completed on Charlemont Farm estate

20th August 2015 - 12:14pm

An £8 million facelift to four high-rise blocks in West Bromwich is now complete.