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Sam Banner, Amy Dunn and Cameron Edmondson celebrate their A-Level results at Ormiston Forge Fcademy

A Level celebrations at Sandwell schools

Published on 18th August 2016

Sandwell students are today celebrating their A level results – with the council’s leader praising them for all their hard work and achievements.

Top marks for Sandwell Valley on Trip Advisor

Published on 23rd August 2016

Sandwell’s family-friendly country park and farm have been given a big thumbs up by visitors posting on popular social media site Trip Advisor.

Sandwell celebrates heritage open days

Published on 23rd August 2016

Amazing historic buildings in Sandwell will be sharing some of their secrets and stories when they open their doors to the public as part of national Heritage Open Days.

Come and dance Mayor's charity salsa night

Published on 23rd August 2016

The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb is hosting a fund-raising salsa night in October to raise money for charties Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children and Carers Sandwell.

Elise is ready to take on europe

Published on 23rd August 2016

Tividale’s 12-year-old tennis prodigy, Elise Dennis is proving such a big hit on the domestic tennis circuit, that she’s setting her sights further afield.

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Giant bank holiday Monday market at Sandwell Valley

Published on 22nd August 2016

Sandwell Valley will be bustling with a huge market this August Bank Holiday Monday.

Landlord fined again for serious disrepair

Published on 19th August 2016

A Sandwell landlord has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £6,700 after being found guilty for a second time of allowing a Rowley Regis house to remain in serious disrepair.

Sandwell success in fraud crackdown

Published on 19th August 2016

Sandwell Council is stepping up its fight against tenancy and right-to-buy fraud after it has been revealed that investigations by its counter-fraud team have saved the council millions of pounds.

Leading actor revealed in movie filmed at Manor House

Published on 15th August 2016

The star of the film The House of Screaming Death filmed in part at the Manor House at West Bromwich has been revealed as top actor Ian McNeice.


Waste removal warning for residents

Published on 15th August 2016

Residents having work done on their homes and gardens this summer are being reminded to check anyone they employ has a waste carrier licence.

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Don't lose your right to vote

Published on 15th August 2016

Sandwell residents are urged to look out for a form in the post to check they’re registered to vote in elections and referendums.

Connexions advice service for A Level and GCSE results students

Published on 15th August 2016

A team of expert advisers will be on hand to discuss with Sandwell students the implications of their examination results over the next couple of weeks.

Playing field kept for community use

Published on 12th August 2016

Land used as a playing field close to the M5 at West Bromwich will not be sold for commercial development after senior councillors have decided to keep it for community use.

Council crackdown on fly-tipping in Smethwick

Published on 11th August 2016

Sandwell Council is warning fly-tippers to expect to be caught - after cameras using ANPR technology were installed at a dumping hotspot in Smethwick.

Smethwick temporary road closure

Published on 11th August 2016

Motorists are being warned about a temporary road closure and diversions in Smethwick for sewer works.

Giant bees create a buzz around Sandwell

Published on 10th August 2016

This weekend’s Sandwell Arts Festival is set to become a hive of activity as a swarm of bees fly into Sandwell Arts Café to buzz out an unusual symphony in ‘bee minor' across West Bromwich.

Nelson House to look ship shape again

Published on 10th August 2016

A £2.5 million facelift is under way to transform a tired-looking 1960s tower block in Tipton.

Memory Matters sessions launched

Published on 9th August 2016

People in Sandwell who are worried about their own memory problems – or those of other people – are invited to a new monthly drop-in session.

More than 1.4 million illegal cigarettes seized in tobacco raids

Published on 9th August 2016

More than 1.4 million counterfeit and illicit cigarettes have been seized by specialist tobacco sniffer dogs in a campaign across 14 local trading standards areas across Central England.

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Work begins next week on £700k Bearwood junction

Published on 9th August 2016

Work to improve a busy Bearwood junction starts on Monday (15 August).

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Birchley Island plans to be considered

Published on 9th August 2016

Plans to cut congestion at Birchley Island in Oldbury are being put forward to the West Midlands Combined Authority to secure funding.

£51million employment boost for young adults

Published on 8th August 2016

We're very proud to be part of Black Country Impact - a £51million project to help young adults from across the Black Country into work.

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Top 30 things to do in Sandwell this summer!

Published on 5th August 2016

Hundreds of different activities are happening all over Sandwell to keep kids and families occupied during the summer holidays.

Have your say on new bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on 4th August 2016

People have six weeks – from 1 August to 9 September – to have their say about a move to bring in a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in West Bromwich Central and Princes End, Tipton.

Online recruitment contract renewed

Published on 4th August 2016

Sandwell Council has signed a new three-year contract with the public sector recruitment website We Manage Jobs (WMJobs) to advertise its vacancies.

Stalls still up for grabs at Sandwell Valley events

Published on 3rd August 2016

Traders are being urged to get in touch and take up market stalls still available at three great Sandwell summer events.

Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Julie Webb and Cabinet Member for children's services Councillor Simon Hackett with Safl award winners

Adult learners' achievements celebrated

Published on 3rd August 2016

Learners, their tutors and volunteers have been recognised for their achievements and commitment to adult learning in Sandwell.

More than 180 untaxed vehicles lifted in crackdown

Published on 3rd August 2016

Almost 200 untaxed vehicles have been lifted within the last year in the latest Sandwell Council crackdown on nuisance cars.

Red line routes lined-up

Published on 2nd August 2016

The potential for more red line restrictions on Sandwell roads has been given the green light now national highway regulations have been relaxed.

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Step forward for £5million transformation of West Smethwick Park

Published on 2nd August 2016

The bid to transform West Smethwick Park with a £5million restoration scheme has come a step closer.