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Sandwell Valley among top inspiring parks nationwide

Published on 17th November 2014

Sandwell Valley has clinched a unique national award, putting it among the top nine inspirational parks and green spaces in Britain.

Making a career in the media - Arts Café event

Published on 28th November 2014

Visitors to Sandwell Arts Café can get first-hand advice on making it in the media industry from Asian pioneers including broadcaster Nihal and music legend Apache Indian.

Safer 6 results for Smethwick are announced

Published on 28th November 2014

The results are in for Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign's final week, which had a special focus on Smethwick.

Calling all veteran Snow Champions - collect your free sack of salt

Published on 28th November 2014

Veteran Snow Champions willing to go the extra mile this winter can collect a free 10kg sack of salt to help out if it snows.

Christmas at Sandwell Valley

Published on 27th November 2014

People can enjoy a traditional Christmas fair, including a band, carol singers and seasonal gifts when Sandwell Park Farm hosts its festive weekend.

Appeal for Christmas decorations

Published on 27th November 2014

Sandwell community organisers are appealing for help to build and decorate a grotto for Santa.

Elvis 'Priestly' at Old Hill Christmas lights switch-on

Published on 27th November 2014

It will be a 'Blue Christmas' when Elvis rocks up at Old Hill for the town's lights switch-on.

Sandwell civic Christmas carol concert

Published on 20th November 2014

Tickets are on sale for Sandwell's annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert which will be hosted by the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Derek Rowley.

Sandwell Valley maze eaten by animals

Published on 20th November 2014

Large specialist farm equipment normally seen in the countryside was in action at a visitor attraction in West Bromwich.

CCTV camera boost will help keep crime down in Sandwell

Published on 20th November 2014

An update to the technology of CCTV cameras in Sandwell will help to cut anti-social behaviour and crime.

West Bromwich Safer 6 results are in!

Published on 18th November 2014

Here are the results for Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign's fifth week, which had a special focus on West Bromwich.

Make a date in your garden for 2015

Published on 18th November 2014

New garden waste calendars will be delivered to Sandwell residents later this month (NOV).

Metro Plaza officially opened

Published on 18th November 2014

The Metro Plaza scheme which gives commuters and shoppers a much-improved entrance and safer links to West Bromwich town centre has been officially opened.

100 litter busting businesses sign pledge

Published on 18th November 2014

More than 100 Smethwick businesses have pledged to join the fight on litter and keep the areas around their premises clean and tidy.

Top award for Sandwell social worker

Published on 18th November 2014

A Sandwell Council social worker is celebrating after scooping a national award for supporting her colleagues with their professional learning and development.

Green light for 145 new homes in Sandwell

Published on 18th November 2014

Sandwell Council has entered into a unique development partnership with Kier Partnership Homes to build 145 new homes in Sandwell, including 36 new council homes.

Adoption agency wins national praise

Published on 18th November 2014

An adoption agency covering Sandwell is among the best in the country for using new media to boost enquiries, according to the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF).

Oldbury Christmas lights switch-on - Thursday 27 November

Published on 18th November 2014

Santa will join Sandwell's deputy mayor in a fun-filled family Christmas lights switch-on in Oldbury.

Tiddles the tiger is a roaring success

Published on 18th November 2014

Tiddles the tiger has become a roaring success in his new home in West Bromwich - literally.

Unveiling of Midlands' first digital autopsy centre in West Bromwich

Published on 17th November 2014

The Mayor of Sandwell has officially unveiled the Midlands’ first digital autopsy centre at Sandwell Valley Crematorium in West Bromwich.

Results in for Wednesbury Safer 6 week

Published on 13th November 2014

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

Council staff take on Mount Kilimanjaro - in Oldbury!

Published on 11th November 2014

Dozens of Sandwell Council staff are preparing to scale mighty Mount Kilimanjaro - in Oldbury.

WW2 Arctic Convoy veterans honoured with medals

Published on 11th November 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.

Safer 6 campaign success in Rowley Regis

Published on 11th November 2014

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

Safer 6 campaign at Codsall Coppice Nature Reserve

Published on 11th November 2014

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

Ofsted praises "good" council nursery

Published on 11th November 2014

The nursery run by Sandwell Council at its headquarters at Oldbury has been praised for the high quality and standards of early years provision it provides for local children.

Radical plans to boost homes in Sandwell given green light

Published on 10th November 2014

Ambitious and radical plans to deliver hundreds of new homes to fulfil the borough’s housing needs over the next decade have been unveiled by Sandwell housing chiefs.

Trading standards step up fight against scammers

Published on 10th November 2014

Sandwell Trading Standards is stepping up efforts to protect people from scammers by working with local shops offering money transfer services.

Sandwell landlords required to carry out 'Right to Rent' checks

Published on 10th November 2014

Landlords are being urged to find out more about new legislation which could see them face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without first checking their 'right to rent'.

Bulb planting to give splash of colour to Hateley Heath and Stone Cross

Published on 10th November 2014

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