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New mayor and leader elected

Published on 24th May 2016

Sandwell Council has elected its new mayor and leader.

Anglo Saxon antics at Wednesbury Museum this half-term

Published on 24th May 2016

All things Anglo-Saxon are lined up at Wednesbury Museum for some half-term fun linked to the Staffordshire Hoard.

'Shelf help' for young people at your local library

Published on 24th May 2016

Young people in Sandwell can now access help with health issues under a new scheme being launched in libraries.

Half-term fun at Oak House Museum

Published on 24th May 2016

Oak House Museum in West Bromwich has an adventure-themed week with fun for all the family this half-term.

FREE pitches for car booters and traders at this Sunday's Oldbury Market

Published on 23rd May 2016

Car boot and market pitches are free at this Sunday's Oldbury Market on the Council House car park (29 May).

Haden Hill activities for half-term

Published on 23rd May 2016

There's fun for all the family this half-term with activities at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath.

Woolly Week at Sandwell Park Farm

Published on 23rd May 2016

Youngsters visiting Sandwell Park Farm in West Bromwich during the half-term school holiday will get the chance to take part in 'Woolly Week' activities.

Volleyball tournament at Sandwell Valley

Published on 23rd May 2016

The 37th annual Sandwell Volleyball Tournament is set to attract players from across the country to the event at Sandwell Valley on Saturday 2 July.

Safety trailer launches to help "Weed 'em out!"

Published on 20th May 2016

A ‘safety trailer’ to take the anti-drugs message on the road around Sandwell has been unveiled.

Publication of reports into land sales and other matters

Published on 20th May 2016

Sandwell Council is today publishing two reports, commissioned by the authority, into various allegations about land sales and other matters.

Black Country Day at Manor House Museum

Published on 19th May 2016

A wacky dog show, mini Olympics and a visit from Paw Patrol are among the fun lined up to celebrate Black Country Day in Sandwell.

Illicit tobacco trade targeted in trading standards operation

Published on 19th May 2016

Sandwell trading standards officers seized 33,750 cigarettes and 1.9kg of hand-rolling tobacco worth more than £15,800 in retail value as part of a national illicit tobacco operation.

Super sewing classes at Manor House Museum

Published on 19th May 2016

Fans of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee can make their own summer dresses in a series of stitching classes at a Sandwell historic house.

Mayor hails young artists in Queen's 90th birthday poster competition

Published on 18th May 2016

More than 400 children entered the Mayor of Sandwell’s competition to design a poster for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Step back in time at Lightwoods Park and House

Published on 17th May 2016

Lightwoods House has taken a step back in time with the return of the century-old clock to the front of the house fully restored and gilded.

Enjoy the seaside - at Manor House Museum!

Published on 17th May 2016

Take yourself on a short trip to the seaside – to a Sandwell historic house and its beach for some half-term holiday fun.

New Sandwell festival plans

Published on 17th May 2016

Sandwell Council is on the hunt to find an outdoor events partner to help put on a month-long summer festival at Sandwell Valley.

New exhibition at Sandwell Arts Café

Published on 16th May 2016

Sandwell Arts Café hosts an open evening on Tuesday 17 May for local people to get the chance to meet artist Mahtab Hussain and see his latest exhibition.

Outdoor performance of Hamlet at The Manor House

Published on 16th May 2016

Fans of the bard can celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary when Sandwell’s historic Manor House museum hosts an outdoor performance of Hamlet.

Nostalgia rooms offer trip back in time at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery

Published on 9th May 2016

A new permanent display to take visitors back in time to their homes of the '50s, '60s and '70s has opened at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Social entrepreneurs urged to apply for funding award

Published on 9th May 2016

Budding social entrepreneurs in Sandwell are being urged to apply for an award which could see them win free business premises for a year plus financial help to kick-start their business ideas.

First market and car boot sale in Oldbury this Sunday

Published on 6th May 2016

Oldbury's first car boot sale and market launches this Sunday, 8 May.

Forge Lane and Park Lane West Bromwich back open for the weekend

Published on 5th May 2016

Forge Lane and Park Lane in West Bromwich will reopen to through traffic at 6pm tomorrow (Friday 6 May) for the weekend.

Langley swimming centre to reopen on Monday

Published on 4th May 2016

Langley swimming centre will reopen to the public on Monday (May 9) morning. It will be business as usual with both pools open from 9am.

Public urged to report car cruising as crackdown continues

Published on 4th May 2016

People who spot incidents of street racing in the Black Country are being urged to report them to the police as a region-wide crackdown on 'car cruising' continues.

Sandwell and Birmingham Mela back this summer

Published on 3rd May 2016

Around 85,000 people will head to Victoria Park, Smethwick, on 16-17 July for the annual Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2016 to witness world famous Bollywood singer, Mika Singh.

Gung Ho! bounces into Sandwell Valley with 5km challenge

Published on 3rd May 2016

A giant bouncy assault course will appear at Sandwell Valley when it hosts a Gung Ho! 5km run for sporty thrill-seekers.

Seized fake clothing donated to charity

Published on 27th April 2016

More than £5,000 worth of clothing and donated food will be handed over to local charities, thanks to the work of Sandwell Council Trading Standards, The Albion Foundation and charity His Church.

Hop project hops into Sandwell

Published on 26th April 2016

Hip-Hop about hop picking, water colours inspired by inner city graffiti and quilted beer label designs for fictional feminist ales.

Emotional tribute to late council leader Councillor Darren Cooper

Published on 22nd April 2016

Hundreds of people attended an emotional civic memorial event today to celebrate the life of the late Sandwell Council Leader, Darren Cooper.