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Illegal tobacco not to be sniffed at

Published on 27th August 2015

Trading Standards in Sandwell are now using sniffer dogs to detect illegal tobacco.

Sandwell streetlights to get new LED bulbs saving £140K a year

Published on 27th August 2015

More than 5,000 streetlights across Sandwell will get new LED bulbs, saving the council a further £140,000 a year on electricity bills.

Coneygre's young stars headed for stardom

Published on 25th August 2015

Three young rising stars from Coneygre Arts Centre at Tipton are set for stardom – including Esther Turner who has been supporting the Jacksons in concert.

Tots borrowing books more than doubles at Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th August 2015

The number of four and five-year-olds regularly borrowing books from Sandwell libraries has more than doubled, thanks to a council scheme that introduces them to reading early in life.

Reminder to respond to your electoral registration letter

Published on 21st August 2015

If you haven't responded to your recently delivered electoral registration forms, please do soon or you will lose the chance to vote at elections.

Science fiction double book launch at Bleakhouse Library

Published on 21st August 2015

Two science fiction authors will launch their latest books at Bleakhouse Library next month.

Success for apprentices on housing scheme

Published on 20th August 2015

Eight trade apprentices have been supported and trained during a programme of building more than 600 homes across West Browmich.

GCSE results for Sandwell schools

Published on 20th August 2015

Pupils at Sandwell schools were today celebrating getting top results in their GCSEs.

High-rise facelift completed on Charlemont Farm estate

Published on 20th August 2015

An £8 million facelift to four high-rise blocks in West Bromwich is now complete.

£2.5million facelift for West Bromwich tower block

Published on 20th August 2015

A West Bromwich tower block is set to get a £2.5million facelift – the 34th block of flats to be refurbished in Sandwell in just 10 years.

Entrepreneurs helping the community

Published on 18th August 2015

Budding entrepreneurs are turning ideas into reality thanks to funding from a council-backed scheme.

Crime author talk at library

Published on 14th August 2015

Would-be authors can get expert advice on writing when crime writer Tom Bryson gives at talk at a Sandwell library.

A Level results success

Published on 13th August 2015

Students in Sandwell are celebrating getting their A Level results - with some schools and academies recording their best-ever grades.

Huge outdoor gym now open at Sandwell Valley

Published on 12th August 2015

A new £120,000 fitness area has opened at Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromwich – the largest free outdoor gym in the country.

Saxophonist scales high notes to launch Sandwell Arts Festival

Published on 12th August 2015

Community regeneration specialist Keepmoat hosted the launch of the 2015 Sandwell Arts Festival by lending its site to an unusual opening ceremony.

Campaign against home security rogues

Published on 10th August 2015

Trading Standards officers in Sandwell have joined a Midland-wide campaign to stamp out rogue traders in the home security market.

Community Offer helps 1,400 people

Published on 10th August 2015

A pilot scheme to transform health and care services has been so successful, it's being rolled out across Sandwell.

Tipton Road East closed due to work on new water main

Published on 7th August 2015

Motorists are being warned of a road closure in Tipton which is expected to cause delays in the surrounding area.

Have your say on future care

Published on 6th August 2015

With a growing population, we are planning how to best help people with care and support needs in the future.

Summer fun at Sandwell parks

Published on 4th August 2015

Summer in the parks are proving to be a hit with local residents of Sandwell with a host of fun activities on offer across six parks in six towns.

Imported puppies warning

Published on 4th August 2015

Environmental health officers are trying to trace up to 15 puppies thought to be illegally imported from Poland and sold from a Tividale address.

Soulheaven exhibition at Sandwell Arts Café

Published on 3rd August 2015

Fans of Northern Soul can scoot down to a Sandwell photography exhibition starting on 20 August and sound out the music which inspired the 1970s iconic dance scene.

Sandwell Arts Festival 2015 programme unveiled

Published on 3rd August 2015

The streets will come alive with dance, music, theatre and fun for all at this year's Sandwell Arts Festival.

Libraries full of magic this summer

Published on 28th July 2015

Children can discover the magic of Sandwell libraries during the school holidays and meet resident clown Ronnie Crackers.

Sandwell Valley fun this summer - including new "rugby player" maize maze

Published on 24th July 2015

A popular maize maze returns to Sandwell Valley from Monday (27 July) – as part of an action-packed programme of summer activities at the country park.

Terrific training Tuesday

Published on 24th July 2015

Free jobs and training advice for young people is on tap every Tuesday at Sandwell Council House as part of a summer drive to get people into work.

Electoral registration annual canvass

Published on 24th July 2015

Residents are being urged to look out for electoral registration forms landing on their doormats.

Illegal cigarettes seized at Smethwick shop

Published on 24th July 2015

A Smethwick trader has been convicted of 18 offences of selling illegal cigarettes and illicit tobacco from his Cape Hill shop.

Jackpot winners for picture BINgo

Published on 24th July 2015

Four lucky Sandwell residents have hit the jackpot after winning Picture BINgo.

Summer holiday fun in Sandwell

Published on 24th July 2015

There's no excuse to be bored in Sandwell this summer. There's so much going on in libraries, leisure centres, museums and parks.