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Latest news

St George's flag

St George's Day fun in Sandwell

Published on 19th April 2017

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate St George's Day in Sandwell.

Anne Willetts and Alison Hyatt get ready for the Home Front event

Homefront day at Cradley Heath

Published on 24th April 2017

Staff at Haden Hill House Museum and Old Hall in Cradley Heath are getting ready to travel back 70 years into the house’s history with a celebration of life on the Homefront in the Second World War on Bank Holiday Monday (1 May).

3,000 people more active in Sandwell

Published on 21st April 2017

Sandwell's public health team is celebrating another successful year of its Community Activity Network Delivery Officers (CANDOs), with big increases in the number of people getting active.

Enjoy Shakespeare in Sandwell

Published on 21st April 2017

An all-male cast is performing Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor when it stops off in Sandwell as part of a national tour.

Grassroots community arts festival

Grassroots community arts festival in Cradley Heath

Published on 21st April 2017

Cradley Heath Creative is staging its third community arts festival on Saturday 13 May.

Oldbury Writing Group launches World War Two anthology

Published on 21st April 2017

A collection of poems and short stories inspired by World War ll and written by the Oldbury Writing Group is being launched this Saturday, 22 April at Oldbury Library.

Sandwell Council's Bal Dhillon accepts the award from the Tipton branch of the Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion recognises council's armed forces work

Published on 20th April 2017

Work by Sandwell Council to support the armed forces has led to a top award from the Royal British Legion.

Primary school place offers

Published on 18th April 2017

More than 4,000 children have secured a place in their parents’ preferred primary school in Sandwell.

Presenting Easter eggs at West Bromwich indoor market

Market traders and customers donate nearly 400 Easter eggs for children and families

Published on 13th April 2017

Kind-hearted traders and shoppers at West Bromwich market collected 376 Easter eggs for poorly children in hospital and families affected by domestic abuse.

Auditions for annual talent show announced

Published on 12th April 2017

Young performers are being urged take part in a series of auditions to claim a place in a popular Sandwell talent show.

DIY fun at Manor House

Published on 12th April 2017

Top tips on making beauty products, furnishings and decorations are on hand in new monthly DIY sessions at a Sandwell museum.

Bank holiday Boer War reenactment

Published on 12th April 2017

Visitors can travel back to Victorian times with a living history day full of bangs, crashes and military action at a Sandwell museum.

Stay and Play

Stay and play at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 12th April 2017

Young children are being encouraged to stay and play at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Home Made in Smethwick - touring exhibition

Published on 12th April 2017

A touring photographic exhibition of Smethwick people and the food they cook is coming to Tipton Library.

Travellers Angela Avenue

Unauthorised encampment removed from Rowley Regis field

Published on 11th April 2017

Sandwell Council has again removed an unauthorised encampment from council land in less than 24 hours.

Nature reserve needs your help

Published on 10th April 2017

Nature lovers, who can spare a few hours, are being urged to join volunteers and spruce up a Sandwell beauty spot.

Reception children modelling their hats (from left to right) Riley Harman, Erin Walters, Ralph Rushton, Lily Adderley

Easter hat parade at Great Barr infant school

Published on 6th April 2017

The children and staff of Hamstead Infant School, Great Barr have been enjoying the run up to Easter by taking part in all sorts of egg-cellent activities.

Promoting the Bloomin' Lovely Trail

Bloomin' Lovely art trail for Sandwell

Published on 6th April 2017

Artists are being asked to get involved in a Sandwell summer arts exhibition trail to showcase how bloomin' lovely wildlife, flowers and nature in the borough are.

Sunday car boot and market is back in Oldbury

Published on 6th April 2017

A regular Sunday car boot and market has returned to the West Bromwich Street car park in Oldbury.

Business community and council and partner representatives

What's good for health is good for business

Published on 5th April 2017

Businesses in Sandwell attended an event to discuss how they and the council can best work together to improve the health of their employees and customers.

Sow we grow together at Bleakhouse Library

Published on 5th April 2017

Bookworms have turned earthworms to create a community kitchen garden at a Sandwell library.

GAP centre's exciting projects to get community creative

Published on 4th April 2017

A Sandwell-based community group is planning three exciting projects to help local people enjoy a range of art-inspired activities, after receiving a grant from a Creative Black Country.

Drop in for alcohol awareness event

Published on 4th April 2017

Professional advice about the dangers of alcohol is on hand at a friendly drop-in event at Sandwell Council House.

Spring and Easter holiday fun at Sandwell libraries

Published on 3rd April 2017

From mini beasts to magic shows, film clubs to messy craft sessions, there is plenty to do at your local Sandwell library this April.

Kind-hearted West Bromwich traders' egg appeal

Published on 3rd April 2017

Generous traders and customers at West Bromwich indoor market are collecting Easter eggs for poorly children in hospital and families affected by domestic abuse.

Sandwell in line for Royal British Legion award

Published on 3rd April 2017

Work by Sandwell Council to support the armed forces is in line for a top award from the Royal British Legion.

Spring at museums

New season starts at Sandwell's museums

Published on 28th March 2017

Sandwell museums open their doors to visitors again from Saturday 1 April, with a great programme of events, exhibitions, family activities and school holiday fun throughout the year.

Bill Savage VC

Display marks 75th anniversary of Smethwick war hero's bravery

Published on 28th March 2017

A special display to mark the 75th anniversary of a major World War Two operation has been set up at Smethwick Library to commemorate the event and a brave local serviceman awarded the Victoria Cross.

Spring into Easter at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 27th March 2017

An Easter bunny trail, ugly duckling day and wildlife-themed day are all lined up at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Rushpal Dhaliwall, Tipton Senior Neighbourhood Office Manager; Claire Day, Tipton Neighbourhood Officer with Councillor Ann Jarvis and Councillor Richard Marshall, Cabinet Member for Leisure enjoying the new pathway.

Hidden treasures at Sheepwash Nature Reserve

Published on 22nd March 2017

Improvements to Sheepwash Nature Reserve in Tipton mean visitors of all ages can enjoy and use more of the 'hidden treasures' it has to offer.