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Sandwell becomes first council to offer digital autopsies at no extra cost to bereaved families

Published on 27th October 2014

Sandwell Council will be the first local authority in the country to offer digital autopsies at no extra cost to bereaved local families.

Safer six campaign success in Rowley Regis

Published on 28th October 2014

The results are now in for Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign’s third week, which had a special focus on Rowley Regis.

Charities received £35k from former Mayor's fundraising appeal

Published on 27th October 2014

More than £35,000 raised by Councillor Linda Horton during her year as Sandwell Mayor has been given to two local charities.

Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to Hateley Heath and Stone Cross

Published on 27th October 2014

A group of local residents in Hateley Heath and Stone Cross have planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs to brighten up the area.

War hero remembered with new street sign

Published on 24th October 2014

A West Bromwich street has a new sign to properly honour a First World War Victoria Cross medal winner after whom the road is named.

Federation of small business award for Sandwell

Published on 24th October 2014

Sandwell Council has won a prestigious business award.

Sandwell Arts Cafe opens its door

Published on 24th October 2014

Free art events, exhibitions and activities are on the menu at a new café in Sandwell.

Town centre housing scheme wins top award

Published on 24th October 2014

The first phase of the new Urban 180 development at Overend Street, West Bromwich, has won another prestigious excellence award.

Local First World War heroes exhibition

Published on 23rd October 2014

Stories of soldiers from Sandwell’s six towns who fought in the First World War have gone on show at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Funding boost for hedgerow restoration at Forge Farm

Published on 23rd October 2014

Sandwell Council is celebrating a £61,715 funding boost from SITA Trust for hedgerow restoration at Forge Farm at Sandwell Valley.

Remembrance events in Sandwell libraries

Published on 23rd October 2014

A host of displays, events and activities are being held in Sandwell libraries during November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Safer 6 campaign at Codsall Coppice Nature Reserve

Published on 23rd October 2014

Part of a nature reserve in Cradley Heath received a spruce-up during a Safer 6 campaign project.

New arts café now open at Central Sixth

Published on 22nd October 2014

Free art events, exhibitions and activities are on the menu at a new café in Sandwell.

Bonfire Night in Sandwell 2014 - and we need pallets!

Published on 21st October 2014

There's fun for all the family at free bonfire and fireworks events in West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Smethwick this year.

Safer 6 event in West Bromwich town centre

Published on 21st October 2014

Come along to a Safer 6 campaign event in West Bromwich town centre on Monday 27 October outside Kings Square shopping centre.

Week Two results are in for Safer 6 campaign

Published on 21st October 2014

The results are now in for Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign’s second week, which had a special focus on Tipton.

World War Two Arctic convoy veterans honoured

Published on 20th October 2014

Black Country veterans who risked their lives in Arctic convoys to Russia in the Second World War have been presented with prestigious medals by a Russian Minister and the Mayor of Sandwell.

IVF treatment in Sandwell

Published on 17th October 2014

Sandwell councillors have won a battle to maintain a vital IVF treatment service for women with fertility problems – and ensure that local women are able to get two cycles of treatment.

New street sign for war hero to be unveiled

Published on 17th October 2014

A West Bromwich street is to have a new sign installed on Friday 24 October to properly honour a First World War Victoria Cross medal winner after whom the road is named.

Remembrance services for Sandwell 2014

Published on 17th October 2014

Remembrance services will be held across Sandwell to remember the fallen from the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

London to "dump" benefit claimants in Sandwell

Published on 17th October 2014

London boroughs are already planning to place council tax benefit claimants in Sandwell – just weeks after a High Court judge ruled the council’s two-year residency policy unlawful.

Dogs Trust microchipping sessions for Safer 6

Published on 17th October 2014

Dogs can be microchipped for free at upcoming events during Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign thanks to a joint initiative between the council and Dogs Trust.

Landlords urged to attend conference

Published on 16th October 2014

Landlords in Sandwell have been urged to attend a special conference to get the latest information on private housing from representatives of two Government departments.

Dedication of war remembrance island at Tipton cemetery

Published on 15th October 2014

A Friends group, local pupils and members of the Royal British Legion have worked together to help Sandwell Council to create a new remembrance area in Tipton Cemetery.

Work starts at crematorium in first for Sandwell

Published on 15th October 2014

Work has started on a new £338,000 venue at Sandwell Valley Crematorium where mourners will be able to hold wakes and gatherings.

Library consultation gets underway

Published on 15th October 2014

Sandwell Council is urging people to have their say on proposed changes to the running of five of the borough's libraries.

Pools close for essential maintenance work at Tipton leisure centre

Published on 15th October 2014

The pools at Tipton Leisure Centre will close on 2 November to allow for essential maintenance work to be carried out.

Sod turning ceremony at Wednesbury leisure centre

Published on 15th October 2014

Work is continuing at full steam at the new £7m Wednesbury Leisure Centre on High Bullen Road in readiness for the opening in 2015.

Appeal following "despicable" cemetery attack

Published on 13th October 2014

Around 70 memorials at a Sandwell cemetery have been wrecked with many having their precious contents strewn over the ground in a vile vandal attack.

Duke opens Oak House Barns and visitor centre

Published on 13th October 2014

HRH The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened the newly transformed historic barns at the Oak House Museum at West Bromwich.