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Week Two results are in for Safer 6 campaign

Published on 21st October 2014

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

Bonfire Night in Sandwell 2014 - and we need pallets!

Published on 21st October 2014

There's fun for all the family at free bonfire and fireworks events in West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Smethwick this year.

Safer 6 event in West Bromwich town centre

Published on 21st October 2014

Come along to a Safer 6 campaign event in West Bromwich town centre on Monday 27 October outside Kings Square shopping centre.

World War Two Arctic convoy veterans honoured

Published on 20th October 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.

IVF treatment in Sandwell

Published on 17th October 2014

Sandwell councillors have won a battle to maintain a vital IVF treatment service for women with fertility problems – and ensure that local women are able to get two cycles of treatment.

New street sign for war hero to be unveiled

Published on 17th October 2014

A West Bromwich street is to have a new sign installed on Friday 24 October to properly honour a First World War Victoria Cross medal winner after whom the road is named.

Remembrance services for Sandwell 2014

Published on 17th October 2014

Remembrance services will be held across Sandwell to remember the fallen from the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

London to "dump" benefit claimants in Sandwell

Published on 17th October 2014

London boroughs are already planning to place council tax benefit claimants in Sandwell – just weeks after a High Court judge ruled the council’s two-year residency policy unlawful.

Dogs Trust microchipping sessions for Safer 6

Published on 17th October 2014

Dogs can be microchipped for free at upcoming events during Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign thanks to a joint initiative between the council and Dogs Trust.

Landlords urged to attend conference

Published on 16th October 2014

Landlords in Sandwell have been urged to attend a special conference to get the latest information on private housing from representatives of two Government departments.

Dedication of war remembrance island at Tipton cemetery

Published on 15th October 2014

A Friends group, local pupils and members of the Royal British Legion have worked together to help Sandwell Council to create a new remembrance area in Tipton Cemetery.

Work starts at crematorium in first for Sandwell

Published on 15th October 2014

Work has started on a new £338,000 venue at Sandwell Valley Crematorium where mourners will be able to hold wakes and gatherings.

Library consultation gets underway

Published on 15th October 2014

Sandwell Council is urging people to have their say on proposed changes to the running of five of the borough's libraries.

Pools close for essential maintenance work at Tipton leisure centre

Published on 15th October 2014

The pools at Tipton Leisure Centre will close on 2 November to allow for essential maintenance work to be carried out.

Sod turning ceremony at Wednesbury leisure centre

Published on 15th October 2014

Work is continuing at full steam at the new £7m Wednesbury Leisure Centre on High Bullen Road in readiness for the opening in 2015.

Appeal following "despicable" cemetery attack

Published on 13th October 2014

Around 70 memorials at a Sandwell cemetery have been wrecked with many having their precious contents strewn over the ground in a vile vandal attack.

Duke opens Oak House Barns and visitor centre

Published on 13th October 2014

HRH The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened the newly transformed historic barns at the Oak House Museum at West Bromwich.

Wednesbury 'same sex' couple renew vows

Published on 13th October 2014

A husband and wife - dubbed Britain’s first same-sex couple - celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in style by going back to the registry office courtesy of Sandwell Council.

'Meet the hospital bidders' event a big success

Published on 13th October 2014

A huge free networking event at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich has been hailed a big success.

Results are in for Week One of Safer 6 campaign!

Published on 10th October 2014

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

Sandwell community offer launched

Published on 10th October 2014

A innovative project which aims to transform health and care services in Sandwell by forging a new partnership with local voluntary and community groups is being launched (Friday 10 October).

Safer 6 clean-up paves way for alleyway gates

Published on 9th October 2014

Residents in Old Warley are breathing a big sigh of relief following action to tackle a problem alleyway.

Film premiere for Black History Month

Published on 9th October 2014

A unique film charting the lives of Asian workers in Smethwick’s engineering industry more than 40 years ago is being premiered.

Work starts on Galton Road traffic lights - delays expected

Published on 9th October 2014

Drivers are being warned of possible delays while new traffic lights are installed at a junction on a major road in Bearwood.

Youth bus on tour for Safer 6

Published on 9th October 2014

The Youth Bus has got into gear and is touring Sandwell as part of the borough's Safer 6 campaign.

Mayor launches new project to tackle underage drinking

Published on 9th October 2014

A new scheme to tackle underage drinking has been launched in Sandwell with backing from local licensees and retailers.

Sniffer dogs find counterfeit and smuggled tobacco

Published on 7th October 2014

Sniffer dogs found counterfeit and smuggled tobacco worth more than £38,000 in a crackdown in Sandwell.

Trading standards warning over care calls

Published on 7th October 2014

Trading Standards have issued an alert after complaints from people cold called about paying in the future for residential care.

Ward pledge consultation continues

Published on 6th October 2014

Sandwell Council is urging people to have their say on what issues matter to them in their area and how they can be improved.

WW2 veterans to receive medals for convoy service

Published on 6th October 2014

Sandwell’s Mayor will join the Russian Ambassador and diplomats at a unique medal presentation in West Bromwich for war veterans.