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Travel back in time with our half-term activities at Sandwell museums

Published on 21st May 2018

There are a wide variety of affordable activities lined up at Sandwell's museums for the half-term holidays – including a trip to the seaside, dinosaur fun, movies, puzzles, trails and crafts.

Manor House Museum

Shakespeare in Sandwell - A Winter's Tale for Bank Holiday Monday

Published on 22nd May 2018

The Festival Players roll into town once again on Bank Holiday Monday (28 May) to bring live theatre to the grounds of the beautiful Manor House Museum.

Roy Evans – Network Rail, Cobi, Brandon, Georgiana, Sienna, Karanjit, Chris Edwards – Network rail

Forest school officially opened in Oldbury school

Published on 21st May 2018

Two lucky pupils and their families are on their way to RAF Cosford Air Show after winning an art competition organised by Network Rail.

Plan to free up dormant trust funds approved

Published on 21st May 2018

Sandwell Council's cabinet has approved a plan to release over £250,000, held in more than 20 dormant trust funds, to support projects giving children and young people the best possible start in life.

Council homes plan for Smethwick backed by cabinet

Published on 21st May 2018

Sandwell Council's cabinet has backed plans for 26 new council homes to be built on disused land in Smethwick.

Cheque presentation following Wednesbury Community Awards

Mayor's charities benefit from Wednesbury Communty Awards success

Published on 21st May 2018

The Mayor of Sandwell has thanked everyone who attended the Wednesbury Community Awards event for raising more than £350 for his charities.

Sandwell Mayor with David Bowen from DPD opening the new play area

New play area for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Published on 18th May 2018

A West Bromwich school has raised funds to build a new play area specially designed for children with special education needs and disabilities.

Free swimming at Wednesbury Leisure Centre

Free swims helping keep older people healthy and active

Published on 18th May 2018

People aged 60-plus in Sandwell can swim for free all year round under a popular Sandwell Council scheme.

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Sandwell’s big family picnic is back

Published on 18th May 2018

Families are invited to a fantastic and free day out at the Sandwell Families Big Picnic this half-term.

Hole in Mamby Street

Five foot deep hole opens up in Tipton street

Published on 16th May 2018

A five foot deep hole has been filled with more than 13 tonnes of concrete after it opened up in a Tipton street.

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Furniture company ordered to pay nearly £300,000 after man's legs are crushed in a machine

Published on 15th May 2018

A furniture company has been ordered to pay nearly £300,000 after a warehouse worker’s legs were crushed in a compactor at a Wednesbury factory.

Big Spring Clean event with Old Park Primary School

Still time to get involved in Big Spring Clean

Published on 11th May 2018

Volunteers have already collected more than 300 bags of litter in Sandwell's Big Spring Clean campaign – and there's still plenty of time to get involved.

Dormant trust funds set to help children and young people

Published on 10th May 2018

Sandwell Council is set to release over £250,000, held in more than 20 dormant trust funds, to support projects giving children and young people the best possible start in life.

West Smethwick Park lake

Work set to begin on £5.2million transformation of West Smethwick Park

Published on 10th May 2018

Work will begin this summer to transform West Smethwick Park as part of a £5.2million project.

Former councillor ordered to pay almost £140,000 over failed judicial review

Published on 9th May 2018

A former councillor has been ordered to pay costs of almost £140,000 after an unsuccessful legal battle against Sandwell Council ended up at the High Court.

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Book celebrates residential centre turning 60

Published on 9th May 2018

Sandra Meredith and Frank Batchelor are marking 60 years of Sandwell's residential centre, Plas Gwynant, with the launch of a book documenting its history.

Town plans to benefit all Sandwell people

Published on 8th May 2018

Dedicated plans are being drawn up for each of Sandwell’s six towns to keep improving public services and the quality of life for residents and businesses.

Warning on rogue traders and bogus callers

Published on 8th May 2018

Sandwell Council’s trading standards team is warning residents to be on their guard against rogue traders and bogus callers.

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Still time to enter Sandwell's Hidden Treasures competition

Published on 4th May 2018

There's still plenty of time for local artists to enter Sandwell's Hidden Treasures competition.

Warning issued on off-road motorbike nuisance

Published on 4th May 2018

Police and council teams in Sandwell are targeting nuisance being caused by off-road motorbikes this spring.

Spring at Manor House Museum

Published on 30th April 2018

Spring is here and staff at the Manor House Museum in West Bromwich are getting ready for a host of events and activities for all ages.

Peppa pig at Lightwoods Park

Peppa Pig and George visit Lightwoods Park

Published on 27th April 2018

Peppa Pig and her brother George visited Lightwoods Park in Bearwood to splash around in muddy puddles while raising money for Save The Children.

Travellers moved on from Lightwoods Park in Bearwood

Published on 26th April 2018

Council and police officers have again acted quickly to move on an unauthorised encampment from Lightwoods Park in Bearwood.

Talks about challenges of modern day living hailed a success

Published on 20th April 2018

Discussion sessions about the challenges and dangers of modern life between parents and children at a Rowley Regis school have been hailed a big success.

Sandwell councillors back resolution on standards

Published on 18th April 2018

Councillors have unanimously called for stronger powers to deal with elected members who abuse their position.

Building excellence recognised at prestigious awards

Published on 18th April 2018

Building projects and building professionals working in Sandwell have been recognised at a prestigious awards scheme after being nominated by Sandwell Council's Building Control team.

Highest percentage get top choice school place

Published on 16th April 2018

Almost 90 per cent of parents have been offered a place at their first choice of primary school - the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.

BorrowBox comes to Sandwell libraries

Published on 13th April 2018

Users of Sandwell libraries can now take advantage of BorrowBox, a brand new service offering the best in eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Artist impression of what the new school could look like

New secondary school in West Bromwich

Published on 12th April 2018

A new 750 place secondary school in West Bromwich has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education.

Powers used against unauthorised encampment in Smethwick

Published on 11th April 2018

Council and police officers have again used powers to ban unauthorised encampments from the borough after a group set up camp on Galton Bridge station’s car park.