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Civic reception for 'Goldbury' star Jodie Stimpson

Published on 25th July 2014

A Civic Reception is planned for Oldbury born Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Jodie Stimpson.

New Maize Maze now open at Forge Mil Farm in Sandwell Valley

Published on 1st August 2014

Visitors to Forge Mill Farm in West Bromwich are in for an amazing time - with the opening of a new maize maze.

See ‘The Celebration’ come to life this weekend.

Published on 1st August 2014

The Celebration statue will come to life again this weekend as part of the Sandwell Arts Festival.

Ofsted thumbs up for children's centres

Published on 29th July 2014

A group of children's centres in Sandwell were given a thumbs up by Ofsted after an inspection.

Register to vote for the new police and crime commissioner

Published on 29th July 2014

People in Sandwell are being urged to ensure they are on the electoral register if they want to vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner.

Closer working between Sandwell Council and business

Published on 24th July 2014

Sandwell Council and business leaders are taking co-operation to new heights to create jobs and investment for the borough.

The Celebration comes to life

Published on 24th July 2014

Plans to immortalise three West Bromwich Albion legends have been brought to life.

New splash pad to open at Dartmouth Park

Published on 24th July 2014

A new £150,000 splash pad is to open at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

Apprenticeships up for grabs

Published on 23rd July 2014

Sandwell Council is offering young people the chance to ‘earn while they learn’ when it launches a new apprenticeships scheme next month.

£350k traffic safety scheme for West Bromwich High Street

Published on 22nd July 2014

A £350,000 traffic scheme is set to improve safety and cut speeding in West Bromwich High Street.

Commemoration of the start of World War One

Published on 22nd July 2014

Libraries and other council-owned buildings in Sandwell will be taking part in a nationwide ‘Lights Out’ event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War on Monday, 4 August.

Job guarantee for young people

Published on 21st July 2014

Sandwell Council is blazing a trail in the fight against youth unemployment by guaranteeing young people a paid job or training for at least six months.

Crackdown on unlicensed scrap metal dealers

Published on 21st July 2014

Seven out of 13 scrap metal dealer sites visited in Sandwell were found to be operating illegally in a crackdown by the council and police.

Hot jazz in cool libraries this summer

Published on 18th July 2014

With free live music and a host of fun events, Sandwell Council is looking to create a relaxed vibe in its libraries this summer.

Entrepeneur follows his dream

Published on 17th July 2014

A young entrepreneur is following his dream of becoming his own boss – with a helping hand from Sandwell Council.

Find out about fostering every Friday

Published on 17th July 2014

We're holding Friday drop-in sessions for people to find out more about fostering.

Big Spring Clean attracts more than 1,500 volunteers

Published on 17th July 2014

The 2014 Big Spring Clean is in full swing.

Millions announced for Smethwick regeneration

Published on 17th July 2014

A massive £11 million makeover to improve 270 Smethwick homes at three tower blocks has been announced by Sandwell Council.

Look out for others during predicted heatwave

Published on 17th July 2014

Sandwell people are urged to check on their family and neighbours to ensure frail, elderly or sick people are not seriously affected by the predicted heatwave.

Shops banned from selling alcohol after fake booze find

Published on 16th July 2014

Two Sandwell stores have been banned from selling alcohol after trading standards officers seized almost 200 bottles of counterfeit booze.

MASH wins national praise

Published on 15th July 2014

A Sandwell centre to co-ordinate efforts to keep children safe was singled out for praise in a national awards scheme.

Council Leader welcomes hospital announcement

Published on 14th July 2014

Sandwell Council’s Leader Councillor Darren Cooper today welcomed news a super hospital in Smethwick has been given a green light.

Sandwell flies the flag for Black Country Day

Published on 11th July 2014

Sandwell is flying the flag for Black Country Day on Monday 14 July.

Free family festival at Brickhouse

Published on 9th July 2014

A car boot sale, funfair and talent show will bring free family fun to Rowley Regis at the Brickhouse Festival on Saturday 19 July.

Free family fun at Blackheath Festival, Saturday 26 July

Published on 8th July 2014

Families are invited to a free fun day out at the Blackheath Festival on Saturday 26 July.

Biggest change to voter registration in a generation

Published on 8th July 2014

Sandwell residents are being urged to look out for letters reminding them about important changes to the electoral register.

Sandwell bucks falling council tax collection trend

Published on 8th July 2014

Sandwell Council has bucked a national trend which has seen other local authorities across the country struggle to collect council tax.

Don't myth out on libraries book challenge

Published on 2nd July 2014

Young bookworms are being encouraged to take up a great summer reading challenge thanks to Sandwell Libraries.

Sandwell planners officially the best

Published on 1st July 2014

Planners at Sandwell Council are celebrating after being named the best local planning authority in the country.

£1.25m bid to boost West Brom

Published on 10th July 2014

Sandwell Council is working with business in West Bromwich to help secure more than £1 million to boost the town centre.