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Campaign urges summer food safety

Published on 23rd June 2017

Sandwell's environmental health chiefs are urging people to think more about food safety as we head in to the season for barbecues and picnics.

Sandwell foster carers awarded MBEs

Published on 23rd June 2017

A Tipton couple have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and handed MBEs.

People taking part in a colour run

A burst of colour added to annual youth festival

Published on 22nd June 2017

Sandwell Council's SHAPE Team are getting everything in place for this year's Youth Festival to be held on Saturday 22 July.

'Celebrate Sandwell' at free community event

Published on 22nd June 2017

'Celebrate Sandwell' at a fun free event organised by the local community at West Bromwich Town Hall on Friday 30 June.

Apprenticeship event at Sandwell Council House

Apprenticeships up for grabs at Sandwell Council

Published on 22nd June 2017

Anyone interested in an apprenticeship with Sandwell Council is invited to find out more at an event next month.

Albion legend Bomber Brown at Smethwick library

Published on 21st June 2017

Albion legend Tony “Bomber” Brown will kick-start Black Country Festival events at Smethwick library early next month.

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First bricks laid for new supported housing scheme

Published on 21st June 2017

The first bricks have been laid on the site of a £9.6 million supported housing scheme in West Bromwich.

Free swimming at Sandwell leisure centres

Published on 20th June 2017

Sandwell residents under 16 and over 60 can register for free swimming at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.

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Scam warning after elderly man almost loses £20k

Published on 20th June 2017

Sandwell residents are being warned to be on their guard for scams after an elderly man nearly lost £20,000.

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Advice to keep cool during hot weather

Published on 20th June 2017

Public health chiefs in Sandwell have issued advice to help people keep cool during the current hot weather.

Bearwood Road allotment holders in new BBC TV advert

Smethwick allotment holders star in new BBC TV advert

Published on 20th June 2017

Allotment holders from Smethwick are appearing on TV screens across the country, after being chosen to star in one of the BBC’s newest adverts.

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Biggest ever artist line-up for Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2017

Published on 19th June 2017

Thousands of visitors will head to Victoria Park, Smethwick, on 1-2 July for the Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2017.

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Celebrate 125th anniversary of Galton Valley pumping station

Published on 19th June 2017

Staff and volunteers at Galton Valley Pumping station in Smethwick will celebrate the building's 125th anniversary with a free family and community fun day next month.

An ‘Outstanding’ hat trick for Sandwell Academy

Published on 19th June 2017

Sandwell Academy is celebrating once again after being graded as ‘Outstanding’ in their most recent Ofsted inspection.

Kira Fleck and Kevin Rowland, who have both been awarded MBEs

Sandwell Council staff awarded MBEs in Queen's birthday honours

Published on 16th June 2017

Two members of staff at Sandwell Council are thrilled to have been awarded MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles are appearing at Thimblemill Library

From Nashville to Smethwick - country band coming to Thimblemill library

Published on 16th June 2017

It may not be one of the classic rock ‘n’ roll journeys, but American alt. country act Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles are heading for Thimblemill Library for one of the most intimate gigs of their UK tour in June.

All set for the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival

Joy of jazz as Sandwell joins international festival

Published on 16th June 2017

Top musicians will be sharing the joy of jazz in Sandwell as the borough teams up with a major international festival.

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Follow those bears! The Big Sleuth comes to Sandwell

Published on 16th June 2017

Sandwell is getting ready to welcome The Big Sleuth – a public art trail bringing bear-illiant bears to Sandwell, Birmingham and beyond.   

Fitness advice for men to combat obesity

Published on 15th June 2017

Public health experts in Sandwell are urging men to do something about their ‘belly fat’ as part of this week’s national Men’s Health Week.

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Pupils design new signs for road safety campaign in Great Barr

Published on 15th June 2017

Children have picked up their pens and pencils in a bid to improve road safety outside their Great Barr school.

Councillor Ann Shackleton with Alan Wilkins at Creative Arts studio in Oldbury

Check out award-winning creations at Creative Arts

Published on 14th June 2017

Sandwell’s adult social care chief is encouraging people to check out materials produced by the council’s award-winning Creative Arts team.

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Reassurance for Sandwell residents after tragic London towerblock fire

Published on 14th June 2017

Sandwell Council is reassuring residents that its 55 high rise blocks are safe, following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London overnight.

Temporary closure of Smethwick swimming pools

Published on 14th June 2017

Pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will close next month to allow essential maintenance work to take place.

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Council website wins top rating for fourth year running

Published on 14th June 2017

Our website has been named among the best in the country.

Scenes from an unauthorised encampment at Black Patch Park Smethwick in October 2016 which included the Cassidys along with other families.

Court injunction bans unauthorised encampments across Sandwell

Published on 13th June 2017

Sandwell Council, supported by West Midlands Police, has secured an injunction banning a travelling family from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Sandwell.

Sandwell's answer to Britain's Got Talent

Published on 13th June 2017

For those already missing Britain's Got Talent, Sandwell Council's SHAPE Team have the answer.

Sandwell libraries take part in Empathy Day 13 June 2017

Published on 12th June 2017

Sandwell libraries are taking part in a new scheme using books to promote empathy - the ability to understand and share the feelings of others - as part of Empathy Day on Tuesday 13 June.

Big Spring Clean in Sandwell praises volunteers

Published on 2nd June 2017

The Big Spring Clean in Sandwell is in full swing all thanks to keen volunteers wanting to make a difference to their local areas.

Children dressed in their pyjamas with (L- R) parents Tammy, Tracey, Danielle next to Sam Lavendar from Sandwell Libraries with parents Kirsty and Bev

Pyjama party at Rowley Regis pre-school nursery

Published on 26th May 2017

Sandwell libraries teamed up with Cornerstone Nursery in Rowley Regis to organise a pyjama party for parents and pre-school age children.

Check out award-winning creative arts at open day

Published on 23rd May 2017

Award-winning art featuring ceramic flowers and woolly creations goes on show at an Oldbury studio’s open day.