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Holocaust Memorial Day candle

Join Sandwell's Holocaust commemoration event

Published on 17th January 2017

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.

Councillor Simon Hackett at St Matthew's CE Primary School, Smethwick

Primary school places boost welcomed

Published on 20th January 2017

Sandwell’s education boss met pupils and teachers at a Smethwick school to celebrate a £6.6 million plan to create more than 700 new primary places across the borough.

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Mummy Monster comes to Thimblemill Library

Published on 20th January 2017

Bristol-based artist Liz Hart brings her new one-woman theatre show to Thimblemill Library in Smethwick next month.

Cllr Hackett and Miss Winchurch with children from the school

Team effort to keep hospital beds available

Published on 19th January 2017

Sandwell’s social care boss has praised the round-the-clock efforts of health and council staff working hard to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.

Lamb scam - checks reveal goat meat and dishes wrongly described

Published on 19th January 2017

Checks on meat and dishes claiming to contain goat meat showed more than half were actually lamb or mutton, Sandwell Council's trading standards team has revealed.

Councillor Simon Hackett meets pupils at the new Q3 Academy Langley in Oldbury

Schools boss visits new Q3 Academy Langley

Published on 19th January 2017

Sandwell’s education boss dropped into the borough’s newest school – Q3 Academy Langley – to see how pupils and staff are settling in.

Councillors join representatives from WASPI following the council's pensions motion

Council calls for fairer state pension deal for women born in 1950s

Published on 19th January 2017

Sandwell councillors have backed a motion calling for a fairer deal for women born in the 1950s affected by a reduction in the state pension age.

Midland Metro extension work welcomed

Published on 18th January 2017

Sandwell councillors have welcomed work to clear land ahead of the proposed multi-million pound extension of the Midland Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill.

Council update on allegations of fraud and misconduct

Published on 18th January 2017

Sandwell Council will update its Audit Committee on investigations into allegations of fraud and misconduct at a meeting on Thursday 26 January.

Daniel with the cup

Library volunteers take on the cup

Published on 17th January 2017

Young volunteers at Tipton Library put their best foot forward and organised a community five-a-side football tournament.

Event to remember West Bromwich Victoria Cross hero

Published on 16th January 2017

A memorial stone is being unveiled in West Bromwich to honour a First World War hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross medal – exactly 100 years to the day since he was involved in heroic action. 

Launching the road safety campaign at St Margaret's CofE Primary school

Road safety campaign launched at Great Barr school

Published on 16th January 2017

Pupils have launched a campaign to produce signs and banners to help keep children and adults safe on the road outside their Great Barr school.

National Obesity Awareness Week – get free advice from Healthy Sandwell

Published on 12th January 2017

More than 70 per cent of adults in Sandwell are either overweight or obese, health experts have revealed.

Council chiefs back school expansions

Published on 12th January 2017

Education bosses have backed £6.6 million investment in Sandwell primary schools to create more than 700 new places to meet demand.

The Manor House today

Lottery bid for Manor House Museum

Published on 12th January 2017

Ambitious plans to invest more than £2.5 million to restore and enhance a landmark Sandwell property have won approval from councillors.

Cut your energy bills in 2017

Published on 11th January 2017

Sandwell residents who have made a New Year resolution to review their finances are urged not to miss out on a cash-saving energy scheme which could save them money on their fuel bills.

Banish Blue Monday with Sandwell libraries

Published on 11th January 2017

Banish Blue Monday and book into a Sandwell library to make the most of a week-long list of activities to lift the spirits.

Careers event for teenagers in West Bromwich

Published on 10th January 2017

Teenagers aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in West Bromwich.

Sandwell libraries proving just the ticket

Published on 9th January 2017

An army of volunteers and a packed programme of activities have put Sandwell libraries among the best in the country according to recent figures.

Dog lovers warned after illegally imported puppy put in quarantine

Published on 6th January 2017

An illegally imported French Bulldog puppy is in quarantine after a vet discovered it had not been vaccinated against rabies.

Getting set for Gifted and Talented launch

Gifted and talented in 2017

Published on 6th January 2017

It’s going to be a big year for Sandwell’s top young athletes, who are gearing up for a busy year in 2017.

Gordon Phillips MBE, the former principal of The Meadows Sports College in Oldbury

MBE for former Sandwell school principal

Published on 4th January 2017

A recently retired Sandwell special school principal has been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

E-cigs crackdown

Published on 3rd January 2017

Trading standards are advising retailers to be vigilant and responsible when selling e-cigs and liquid nicotine, applying the same checks as to the sale of any other age-restricted products.

Ground-breaking for new care home in Rowley Regis

Work to start on new care home in Rowley Regis

Published on 23rd December 2016

Work is starting on the construction of a £6 million new care home in Rowley Regis as part of an agreement between Sandwell Community Caring Trust and Sandwell Council.

At Holly Grange, Smethwick

Social care boss on fact-finding visit to extra care homes

Published on 23rd December 2016

Sandwell's social care chief has launched a fact-finding tour of the borough's extra care housing as the council looks to develop further schemes over the next few years.

Christmas sing-song at Stoney Lane Day Centre

Christmas cheer at disability day centre

Published on 23rd December 2016

People with disabilities treated Sandwell’s social care chief to a performance of Christmas songs when she visited a day centre in West Bromwich.

Christmas hamper raffle at Rowley Regis Local

Christmas hamper raffle raises cash for Action Heart

Published on 21st December 2016

Council staff have helped raise £200 for charity Action Heart with a Christmas hamper raffle.

Council takes action on fire-damaged pub

Published on 20th December 2016

Sandwell Council is to take urgent action to improve safety around a fire-ravaged former public house at Oldbury which is in a dangerous condition after a number of blazes.

Guilty fly-tipper hit with £1,100 costs and fines

Published on 20th December 2016

A 40-year-old man who illegally dumped two sofas in Sandwell has been made to pay more than £1,000 in court fines and costs.

Make 2017 your new start with careers event

Published on 20th December 2016

Teenagers aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in the New Year in West Bromwich.