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Thousands of Sandwell students get their exam results

Published on 15th August 2019

More than three thousand (3,400) students who live or study in Sandwell have had their exam results today.

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Historic orangery restored to former glory

Published on 20th August 2019

The Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Suzanne Hartwell and her consort Geoff Deakin attended the official opening of the Ingestre Orangery in Staffordshire.

Major Sikh parade through Oldbury and Smethwick this weekend

Published on 20th August 2019

Road closures will be in place in Oldbury and Smethwick this weekend for a Sikh parade to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Plans to expand Bristnall Hall Academy

Published on 19th August 2019

Plans are under-way to increase the number of pupils at a popular Oldbury secondary school.

Family fun day to launch iTrust Sandwell project

Published on 19th August 2019

Families with children at two Sandwell schools are invited to a fun day next week to find out more about a project supporting young people as they start Year 7.

Surplus council buildings could be earmarked for housing

Published on 19th August 2019

New council homes are set to be created if plans to convert council buildings which are no longer in use are given the go-ahead.

Drug-related deaths fall in Sandwell

Published on 15th August 2019

Deaths related to drug misuse are still falling in Sandwell – bucking a rising national trend.

Young bookworm Poppy Robinson is celebrating after reading an incredible 200+ library books in just 10 weeks.

Bookworm Poppy wins party for reading more than 200 books

Published on 15th August 2019

Young bookworm Poppy Robinson is celebrating after reading an incredible 200+ library books in just 10 weeks.

Councillors join the Breakthru sessions at Wednesbury Library

Breakthru sessions promote health and wellbeing

Published on 15th August 2019

A project to improve the health and wellbeing of South Asian women in Wednesbury has been given a £4,800 boost by Sandwell Council. 

Cricket-loving young people in the Old Hill area of Rowley Regis have been given a £2,000 grant boost – to encourage more to take up the ever-increasingly popular sport.

Cricket club scoops grants for kids sessions

Published on 14th August 2019

Cricket-loving young people in the Old Hill area of Rowley Regis have been given a £2,000 grant boost – to encourage more to take up the ever-increasingly popular sport.

Help for young people getting exam results

Published on 12th August 2019

Young people in Sandwell who are due to get exam results can get expert advice on what to do next.

A group of Jesuit Novices from countries across Western Europe have visited Smethwick to learn about inter-faith engagement and meet religious groups in the town.

Jesuits visit Smethwick to learn about interfaith engagement

Published on 12th August 2019

A group of Jesuit Novices from countries across Western Europe have visited Smethwick to learn about inter-faith engagement and meet religious groups in the town.

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Warning issued on nuisance motorbikes

Published on 12th August 2019

Off-road motorcyclists are being warned that their bikes could be seized if they ride illegally on Sandwell's estates and green spaces.

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Fire station fun day to launch 10th annual Safer 6 campaign

Published on 12th August 2019

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign launches next month (September) – promoting safety, crime prevention and healthy living across the six towns.

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Doctor Who-themed fun as new facilities open at Langley Library

Published on 12th August 2019

Families enjoyed a Doctor Who-themed event at Langley Library following the official opening of new facilities for people with disabilities.

Lane closures on A456 Hagley Road West near Bearwood due to collapsed sewer

Published on 12th August 2019

Two lanes are closed on the A456 Hagley Road West near Lightwoods Park due to a collapsed sewer.

Live music continues at Sandwell libraries

Published on 8th August 2019

After the success of the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside jazz festival, Sandwell Libraries Summer of Jazz is continuing with a series of music events in libraries during the next three months.

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Residents urged to fill in electoral canvass form

Published on 5th August 2019

Households across Sandwell will soon receive a form checking the information on the electoral register for people living at their address is correct.

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Volunteers help improve area behind Lions of the Great War statue

Published on 2nd August 2019

Volunteers have begun cleaning up an area behind the Lions of the Great War statue in Smethwick.

Leader of Sandwell Council Yvonne Davies on her bike along Sandwell's canals

Council Leader urges Sandwell to get active this summer

Published on 2nd August 2019

Sandwell Council’s Leader is urging people to get on their bikes – and their feet – this summer and get active.

Celebrating children's activities at Sandwell libraries

Children’s and family activities in libraries during school holidays

Published on 1st August 2019

More than 100 activity sessions are being hosted for children and families across Sandwell thanks to a special grant from the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.

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Housing services achieve national domestic abuse accreditation

Published on 1st August 2019

Sandwell Council's housing team's work on domestic abuse has been recognised with a national accreditation.

Plans for Wednesbury historic centre gather pace

Published on 1st August 2019

Sandwell Council planners have developed a plan to restore the historic centre of Wednesbury as part of a government scheme.

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Artist praises council for helping her to put on exhibition

Published on 1st August 2019

International Rangoli artist Ranbir Kaur has thanked Sandwell Council for awarding her a town grant to help her put on a special exhibition at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Six million cigarettes found in West Midlands by trading standards

Published on 1st August 2019

More than six million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized last year by local authority trading standards services across the West Midlands region.

New conservation sites planned

Published on 1st August 2019

Sandwell Council is stepping up its efforts to provide more nature conservation sites across the borough in a bid to protect the local environment for people and wildlife. 

New homes for former industrial estate in Cradley Heath

Published on 1st August 2019

A 135-home development is to be built on a former Cradley Heath industrial estate.

New council homes set to be built in West Bromwich

Published on 31st July 2019

Sandwell Council is planning to build five much-needed new council houses on two sites in West Bromwich as part of its ongoing plans to provide more affordable homes for local people.

Fizz Free at Perryfields Primary

Sugar Smart Sandwell invites residents and businesses to get involved

Published on 31st July 2019

Schools celebrated their 'Fizz Free' efforts this school year and are all set for Sugar Smart Sandwell in September – with businesses and community groups also invited to get involved.

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Her Holiness meets leader and mayor

Published on 30th July 2019

Her Holiness, Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj, the spiritual head of the world-wide Sant Nirankari Mission, has paid a goodwill visit to meet civic leaders in Sandwell.