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BINgo food waste recycling scheme launches

Published on 17th September 2014

Sandwell residents will be full of bingo lingo when a new food recycling scheme hits the streets with top prizes for the most used brown bins.

Book your electric blanket test

Published on 19th September 2014

Sandwell residents can sleep safely in their beds thanks to free electric blanket checks lined up by trading standards officers.

Mayor visits Community Week at Glebefields

Published on 15th September 2014

Parents and pupils at a Tipton school celebrated all things community during a week-long event promoting good citizenship and neighbourliness.

Tenants urged to check gas appliances

Published on 15th September 2014

Council tenants in Sandwell are being reminded about their annual gas safety inspection as part of Gas Safety Week - (15-22 September).

Library cards for primary school starters

Published on 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is seeking to encourage a lifelong love of reading by giving library cards to more than 4,000 primary school starters this year.

Library cards for primary school starters

Published on 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is seeking to encourage a lifelong love of reading by giving library cards to more than 4,000 primary school starters this year.

'Goldbury' salutes Commonwealth Games heroes

Published on 15th September 2014

Oldbury turned 'Goldbury' for the day when hundreds of people turned out to celebrate and cheer on Sandwell’s Commonwealth Games stars.

Vote for Sandwell's green spaces in national poll

Published on 15th September 2014

Vote by 30 September for Sandwell green spaces in a national online vote to find the best park of the year.

Late Alderman honoured at walkway renaming

Published on 12th September 2014

The late Sandwell Alderman Fred Perry MBE will be honoured when a Great Bridge walkway is renamed in his honour.

Work starts to transform Rowley Regis Crematorium Chapel

Published on 12th September 2014

Work is starting on the £1.3m modernisation at a crematorium in the Black Country ready for the New Year.

Fire safety campaign targets low-rise tenants

Published on 12th September 2014

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Serviceto raise fire safety awareness among its tenants and leaseholders who live in the borough's 5,000 low-rise properties.

Benefit fraudster must pay - or go to jail

Published on 11th September 2014

Benefit fraudster Rashpal Kaur has been ordered to repay Sandwell Council almost £225,000 within six months - or face up to 32 months in prison.

Sandwell Valley history tour

Published on 11th September 2014

Visitors to Sandwell Valley are being offered the chance to find out more about the park's history in a special tour on Sunday 21 September.

Behind the scenes at Sandwell museums

Published on 10th September 2014

People are being offered a chance to see some amazing sights when they go behind the scenes at Sandwell's museums.

Another medallist lined up for 'Goldbury' civic reception

Published on 10th September 2014

Bronze medal-winning wrestler Chinu XXX is the latest Commonwealth Games star confirmed to attend this weekend's Goldbury Civic Reception.

Libraries host local authors day

Published on 8th September 2014

Local authors are being put in the spotlight at a Sandwell Libraries event celebrating their work.

New teams support Sandwell families

Published on 8th September 2014

A new support service for young people and families has been launched in Sandwell’s six towns.

New leisure centre back on track

Published on 8th September 2014

Plans for a multi-million pounds new leisure centre and swimming pool in Wednesbury are back on track after a fire at the sports hall.

Sniffer dogs uncover illicit tobacco

Published on 8th September 2014

Sniffer dogs found counterfeit and smuggled tobacco worth more than £40,000 in a crackdown in Sandwell.

Oldbury turns 'Goldbury' for Commonwealth stars

Published on 3rd September 2014

People are being urged to turn out in force and celebrate Sandwell’s Commonwealth Games stars when they attend a civic reception – in ‘Goldbury’.

A play with its finger on the pulse

Published on 28th August 2014

Thimblemill Library becomes a theatre.

BBC One daytime show, The Housing Enforcers, heads to Sandwell.

Published on 28th August 2014

Brand new BBC One daytime show, The Housing Enforcers, featuring Matt Allwright heads to Sandwell.

New camera car taking to Sandwell's streets to improve road safety

Published on 28th August 2014

A new ‘camera car’ will be taking to the streets of Sandwell to help tackle illegal parking and improve road safety, especially outside schools and on school routes.

Sandwell SATs improvements double the national average

Published on 28th August 2014

Key Stage 2 SATs results released today (Thursday) show more Sandwell children than ever before have reached expected levels in reading, writing and maths.

Sandwell businesses urged to go for gold

Published on 27th August 2014

Businesses in Sandwell could be eligible for up to £16,000 in grant funding to support their growth – but they should act swiftly.

West Midlands SMES invited to exhibit at huge hospital networking day

Published on 27th August 2014

On Thursday 9 October health sector chiefs, procurement leaders and senior design teams from some of the UK’s largest construction firms will converge on West Bromwich for ‘Meet the hospital bidders’.

Young people flock to Sandwell Guarantee jobs and apprenticeships event

Published on 22nd August 2014

Dozens of young people flocked to a jobs and apprenticeships fair organised by Sandwell Council to tackle youth unemployment.

Education boss praises GCSE pupils' hard work

Published on 21st August 2014

A Sandwell school was today celebrating after notching up improved GCSE results for the fourth year running.

Nominate Oldbury community heroes

Published on 21st August 2014

The hunt is on for people to nominate their unsung heroes for this year’s Oldbury Community Awards.

Traffic light plan for Bearwood junction

Published on 20th August 2014

A junction on a major road in Bearwood is set to get traffic lights, after 21 people were injured in crashes over the past five years.