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Councillor Simon Hackett and Sir Mark Grundy on the site where the new school will be built

Work to start on new secondary school in West Bromwich

Published on 19th July 2018

Building work will start this summer on a new secondary school in West Bromwich.

Celebrating school holiday activities with the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries

Friends boost school holiday activities at Sandwell libraries

Published on 19th July 2018

Children and families can enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sandwell libraries during the school holidays thanks to support from The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.

£1million+ summer investment in Sandwell roads

Published on 18th July 2018

Roads the equivalent size of almost 50 football pitches will be resurfaced in Sandwell over the summer.

Enjoying a picnic

Celebrate National Play Day at Sandwell Families Big Picnic

Published on 18th July 2018

Go Play Sandwell and the Sandwell Families Big Picnic are back once again to celebrate National Play Day and all the family are invited to come along and enjoy a vast variety of entertainment.

Meadows school change of name

School celebrates change of name

Published on 18th July 2018

Pupils and staff got together with friends to enjoy a special Caribbean fun day to celebrate the re-naming of their Oldbury school.

Green Flag award

Green flag success for Sandwell's parks and green spaces

Published on 17th July 2018

Ten parks and green spaces in Sandwell have been recognised by the Green Flag Scheme as among the very best in the country.

Les Zauto Stompers de Paris

International jazz at Sandwell Arts Café

Published on 17th July 2018

International musicians will be delighting audiences at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival.

Lady sings the blues

Sandwell's libraries and museums take centre stage for Jazz Festival

Published on 16th July 2018

Sandwell's libraries and museums are taking centre stage at this month's Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival, which gets under way this Friday (20 July).

Promoting Beat the Burglar sessions in Friar Park

Sandwell Beat the Burglar scheme launches in Friar Park

Published on 13th July 2018

Beat the Burglar sessions are being rolled out across Sandwell to help residents protect their homes and property.

Secrets to success: Sandwell's top 50 fastest growing businesses for 2018 are revealed

Published on 13th July 2018

For the fourth year Sandwell Council has published details of the borough’s 50 fastest growing businesses.

Aerial view of manor

Antiques at the Manor House Museum

Published on 13th July 2018

Visitors to the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich are being treated to something different this weekend as an Antiques and Collectables fair descends on this fabulous 13th century building, once the medieval Manor House for West Bromwich.

Promoting the Summer Reading Challenge at Glebefields Library

Sandwell children set for Summer Reading Challenge and mischief making!

Published on 12th July 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Sandwell libraries – and this year children can hunt for buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers!

Friends of Central Library

New friends group launched at Central Library

Published on 9th July 2018

A new Friends of Central Library has been set up in West Bromwich in a bid to raise more money for special occasions - and to highlight the multitude of services provided at the library.

Black country flag

Bostin events lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Festival

Published on 9th July 2018

The Black Country Festival is already in full swing, and there’s lots of bostin fun lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Day on Saturday (14 July).

St Michael's

Schools praised for anti-bullying work

Published on 9th July 2018

Sandwell schools have been standing up to bullying with everything from rap to designing T-shirts.

Hamstead Primary

Speeding drivers taken to court by Hamstead pupils

Published on 6th July 2018

Drivers caught speeding outside a Great Barr school were shamed into slowing down – by being hauled in front of a court of schoolchildren.

Wartime postcard

Sandwell Archives First World War exhibitions throughout July

Published on 5th July 2018

Find out about the contributions made by local people and industries in the First World War at a series of weekly exhibitions at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick.

Future of digital autopsy facility secured

Published on 5th July 2018

The future of a digital autopsy service used to investigate deaths across the Black Country has been secured.

Leisure chief's heatwave water and fire safety warning

Published on 4th July 2018

Sandwell’s leisure chief has issued a warning to parents and families, urging them to be vigilant and aware of the dangers of swimming in the borough’s pools, lakes and canals during the current heatwave.

Jubilee Park travellers

Caravans moved off Tipton park within hours

Published on 4th July 2018

An unauthorised encampment has again been moved on from a Tipton park in a matter of hours, thanks to powers held by Sandwell Council and the police.

School nurse ambassador project

School nurse ambassadors celebrated

Published on 4th July 2018

Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).

Sandwell building projects win regional awards

Published on 4th July 2018

Two Sandwell construction projects won top prizes at the West Midlands Regional Building Excellence Awards for high quality housing developments.

Frozen dolls

Pair jailed for selling dangerous fake goods on line

Published on 4th July 2018

Sandwell trading standards bosses have welcomed two ten-month jail terms handed out to a couple who sold counterfeit goods, including fake Disney dolls, which contained a toxic chemical more than 2,000 times the permitted level.

Crackdown on alcohol and tobacco sales to minors

Published on 28th June 2018

Sandwell's trading standards team is continuing its on-going crackdown on local shops which sell alcohol and tobacco products to minors, that is people under the age of 18.

Beth Barnsley

National teaching award for Smethwick teacher

Published on 28th June 2018

Smethwick assistant headteacher Bethany Barnsley has clinched a top award for her teaching – at the very school she went to as a child.

St Michael's students with Cllr Hackett and Kerry Whitehouse

Students spread kindness across Rowley Regis

Published on 26th June 2018

Students at a Rowley Regis School have been carrying out acts of kindness across the community to brighten people's day.

Mathew Lake

Jail sentence for dangerous Sandwell car cruiser

Published on 22nd June 2018

A Tipton man has been jailed after breaching the Black Country-wide car cruising injunction order by racing in Sandwell’s streets.

Hanging baskets

Hanging baskets brighten up town centre

Published on 20th June 2018

The busy West Bromwich shopping centre has been given a colourful summer boost with the introduction of a beautiful collection of hanging baskets.

Council backs Clean Air Day

Published on 20th June 2018

Sandwell Council is backing the national campaign to reduce air pollution across the country by highlighting the work that it being done in the borough to improve the quality of air.

Launch of new guidance on engaging with the public

Published on 20th June 2018

Sandwell Council is setting out a new vision for communicating with residents.