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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.

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 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.

Wednesbury amateur dramatics group looking for new members

Published on 21st August 2014

Amateur dramatic group The Wednesbury Civic Players are looking for more members.

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.

New bid to tackle irresponsible private landlords

Published on 19th August 2014

Council chiefs in Sandwell have pledged to step up action against irresponsible private landlords who allow their homes to fall into disrepair.

New road sign to honour WW1 Victoria Cross winner

Published on 19th August 2014

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

A Level celebrations in Sandwell

Published on 14th August 2014

Students in Sandwell are celebrating today after notching up an “impressive” crop of A level results.

Gold medal star Jodie set for civic reception

Published on 11th August 2014

Oldbury-born Commonwealth Games star Jodie Stimpson will be honoured by Sandwell Council at a Civic Reception next month.

Warning on pension fraud

Published on 11th August 2014

Sandwell Trading Standards are warning residents about “Pension Liberation Fraud”.

Plans signed for new £1.2million digital autopsy centre in Sandwell

Published on 5th August 2014

Plans for a revolutionary £1.2m Digital Autopsy centre at Sandwell Valley Crematorium in West Bromwich have been signed.

Sandwell's green spaces celebrate Green Flag success

Published on 4th August 2014

Sandwell has been awarded 12 Green Flags – including one for a park in each of the six towns of the borough.

New Maize Maze now open at Forge Mill Farm in Sandwell Valley

Published on 1st August 2014

Visitors to Forge Mill Farm in West Bromwich are in for an amazing time - with the opening of a new maize maze.

Ofsted thumbs up for children's centres

Published on 29th July 2014

A group of children's centres in Sandwell were given a thumbs up by Ofsted after an inspection.

Civic reception for 'Goldbury' star Jodie Stimpson

Published on 25th July 2014

A Civic Reception is planned for Oldbury born Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Jodie Stimpson.

Closer working between Sandwell Council and business

Published on 24th July 2014

Sandwell Council and business leaders are taking co-operation to new heights to create jobs and investment for the borough.

The Celebration comes to life

Published on 24th July 2014

Plans to immortalise three West Bromwich Albion legends have been brought to life.

New splash pad to open at Dartmouth Park

Published on 24th July 2014

A new £150,000 splash pad is to open at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

Apprenticeships up for grabs

Published on 23rd July 2014

Sandwell Council is offering young people the chance to ‘earn while they learn’ when it launches a new apprenticeships scheme next month.

£350k traffic safety scheme for West Bromwich High Street

Published on 22nd July 2014

A £350,000 traffic scheme is set to improve safety and cut speeding in West Bromwich High Street.

Job guarantee for young people

Published on 21st July 2014

Sandwell Council is blazing a trail in the fight against youth unemployment by guaranteeing young people a paid job or training for at least six months.

Crackdown on unlicensed scrap metal dealers

Published on 21st July 2014

Seven out of 13 scrap metal dealer sites visited in Sandwell were found to be operating illegally in a crackdown by the council and police.

Entrepeneur follows his dream

Published on 17th July 2014

A young entrepreneur is following his dream of becoming his own boss – with a helping hand from Sandwell Council.

Find out about fostering every Friday

Published on 17th July 2014

We're holding Friday drop-in sessions for people to find out more about fostering.