Important notice about payments (rent, council tax and other bills)

Due to essential maintenance, we won't be able to take payments over the phone or online between 12pm on Monday 16 July and 12pm on Tuesday 17 July. Cashiers desks at local offices will also be closed

Our collections


We hold a wide selection of local newspapers that can be viewed on microfilm, including:

  • Express & Star
  • Oldbury Weekly News
  • Smethwick Telephone
  • Tipton Herald
  • Wednesbury Herald
  • West Bromwich Chronicle

We do not hold full runs for all newspapers, but overall our newspapers date from 1857 to the present day.

The catalogues for these collections are not currently available on the Black Country History website. Please contact us for more information.