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Carpenters back to visit Oak House tree - 25 years after planting it!

Published on 28th July 2015

Carpenters are marking 125 years of their institution at a special event at West Bromwich’s historic Oak House Museum.

Libraries full of magic this summer

Published on 28th July 2015

Children can discover the magic of Sandwell libraries during the school holidays and meet resident clown Ronnie Crackers.

Sandwell Valley fun this summer - including new "rugby player" maize maze

Published on 24th July 2015

A popular maize maze returns to Sandwell Valley from Monday (27 July) – as part of an action-packed programme of summer activities at the country park.

Terrific training Tuesday

Published on 24th July 2015

Free jobs and training advice for young people is on tap every Tuesday at Sandwell Council House as part of a summer drive to get people into work.

Electoral registration annual canvass

Published on 24th July 2015

Residents are being urged to look out for electoral registration forms landing on their doormats.

Illegal cigarettes seized at Smethwick shop

Published on 24th July 2015

A Smethwick trader has been convicted of 18 offences of selling illegal cigarettes and illicit tobacco from his Cape Hill shop.

Jackpot winners for picture BINgo

Published on 24th July 2015

Four lucky Sandwell residents have hit the jackpot after winning Picture BINgo.

Summer holiday fun in Sandwell

Published on 24th July 2015

There's no excuse to be bored in Sandwell this summer. There's so much going on in libraries, leisure centres, museums and parks.

Jump Start your future event success

Published on 23rd July 2015

Large numbers of people attended Sandwell Connexions ‘Jump Start Your Future’ event at Oldbury Council House to seek information about apprenticeships, training opportunities and college courses.

New Green Flag record for Sandwell

Published on 22nd July 2015

More parks and green spaces than ever before will be flying the Green Flag in Sandwell this year.

Council contractors support health checks at work

Published on 21st July 2015

Contractors delivering improvement works to council homes for Sandwell Council are taking advantage of an NHS initiative delivering health checks to people at their place of work.

Pioneering virtual hospital scheme picks up award

Published on 21st July 2015

Sandwell Council has won two major industry awards for its pioneering work on the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH) project.

Free eMagazines now available from Sandwell libraries

Published on 20th July 2015

Magazine lovers can now download their favourite titles for free thanks to a new service from the council’s libraries.

Have your say on safety improvements for Cape Hill

Published on 20th July 2015

People who live in the Cape Hill area of Smethwick can give their views on plans to improve road safety.

Woman jailed for failing to pay back proceeds to crime

Published on 14th July 2015

Convicted benefit cheat Rashpal Kaur of Europa Avenue, West Bromwich has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay back almost £225,000 proceeds of crime.

Bus launch just the ticket for Black Country Festival library events

Published on 14th July 2015

A 1970s-style bus ride around Sandwell attractions proved just the ticket to launch a packed series of Black Country Festival celebrations at borough libraries.

Six weeks of summer activities for young people

Published on 14th July 2015

We're putting on a host of activities for the summer holidays in six parks across Sandwell for six weeks.

Tipton road closures for gas works

Published on 13th July 2015

Motorists are being advised about a series of road closures and delays in and around Tipton when work starts on gas pipes.

Budgie causes a stir at Newton by-election

Published on 13th July 2015

There was an unusual visitor to one of the polling stations Newton Ward last Thursday.

Wednesbury garden and flower competition opens

Published on 10th July 2015

Keen gardeners in Wednesbury are being urged to enter their gardens or flower displays in the town’s Garden and Flower Competition.

Deputy Mayor to launch summer reading challenge

Published on 10th July 2015

Young bookworms are being encouraged to take up a great summer reading challenge thanks to Sandwell libraries.

Cradley Heath road closures

Published on 8th July 2015

Essential works to gas mains in and around Cradley Heath are set to start affecting roads in the area.

Facing The Future achieves national recognition

Published on 6th July 2015

A special initiative set up by Sandwell Council to help with cuts and protect frontline services has been recognised by a national award scheme.

Cannabis crackdown - residents urged to "weed 'em out"

Published on 6th July 2015

Tipton residents are urged to help 'weed out' people they suspect of running cannabis factories in their neighbourhood as part of a new crackdown.

Mayor to open new gym at Sandwell Valley volleyball tournament

Published on 3rd July 2015

Sandwell’s Mayor will officially open one of the largest outdoor gym equipment areas in the country in West Bromwich on Saturday 4 July, when Sandwell Valley hosts a major volleyball tournament.

Sandwell’s tribute to Adrian Evans and other victims of Tunisian killings

Published on 3rd July 2015

Sandwell paid a heartfelt tribute to victims of the Tunisian killings – and showed its determination to unite against terrorism.

New phone numbers for key council services

Published on 30th June 2015

Phone numbers for several key Sandwell Council services will be changing from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July).

Major step forward for £5million West Smethwick Park improvements

Published on 30th June 2015

West Smethwick Park has come a step closer to a major makeover, after plans for the park scooped £337,350 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

First birthday for museum's barns

Published on 26th June 2015

The Oak House Museum in West Bromwich will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the barns visitor centre on Sunday July 5 with a free family and community fun day.

Slim your bin challenge success

Published on 26th June 2015

National Recycling Week was a big success at New Square, West Bromwich on Thursday 25 June.