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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 10th December 2018

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

Warning over council tax cold calling scams

Published on 13th December 2018

Residents are being warned not to give out their bank details over the phone following reports of council tax cold calling scams.

Councillor Costigan, and Councillor Hackett with children, the cook and headteacher from All Saints Primary

School food set to be even better in Sandwell schools

Published on 12th December 2018

School meal providers in Sandwell have pledged to go further than the government's School Food Standards.

Rogue trader fined for tricking vulnerable woman

Published on 10th December 2018

A rogue trader who saw an opportunity to take advantage of a vulnerable woman has been prosecuted by Sandwell trading standards.

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Wednesbury's Jaydon is a tumbling world champion

Published on 10th December 2018

Wednesbury tumbling sensation Jaydon Paddock is head over heels with success – after becoming a World Champion in Russia.

Sandwell supports new campaign to tackle loan sharks

Published on 10th December 2018

Sandwell Trading Standards officers are supporting a new campaign to tackle loan sharks launched by the national Illegal Money Lending Team.

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‘Something magical' this Christmas for vulnerable people

Published on 7th December 2018

Socially-isolated people will get to enjoy a magical Christmas concert from The People’s Orchestra for free thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

Tipton memories project launch

Dementia project helps to capture memories

Published on 7th December 2018

A project aiming to capture the memories of people experiencing Dementia and their families in Tipton has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.

Cllr Shirley Hosell with Christmas characters

Christmas joy for Yew Tree

Published on 6th December 2018

A Friends group in the Yew Tree area have been given a special grant to ”bring the magic of Christmas” to local people.

New primary school for Smethwick

Published on 6th December 2018

Planners have given the green light for a brand new primary free school in Smethwick – due to open in September 2019.

Safer 6 roadshow in Wednesbury town centre

Safer 6: Nuisance motorbikes and dumped rubbish targeted in Wednesbury

Published on 6th December 2018

Tackling nuisance motorbikes and clearing tonnes of dumped rubbish were top of the list during a week of Safer 6 campaign action in Wednesbury.

Mayor Joy Edis accepting mince pies from Asda Great Bridge

Mince pies served up for Mayor's carol concert

Published on 6th December 2018

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor's upcoming Christmas Carol Concert this Saturday, 8 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Enjoy Christmas through the ages at Sandwell's historic houses

Published on 5th December 2018

Visitors to two of Sandwell’s historic houses can enjoy a real taste of Christmas down through the ages at two special festive candlelit events.

Safer 6 group in West Bromwich

Safer 6: Clean-ups and crime prevention in West Bromwich

Published on 4th December 2018

Clean-ups saw 2.3 tonnes of waste cleared and more than 100 bags of litter collected as Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign hit the streets of West Bromwich.

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Pickup a real Christmas tree at Sandwell Valley

Published on 3rd December 2018

Visitors to Sandwell Valley can pick up a real Christmas tree for just £20.

Tips on how to buy online

Published on 30th November 2018

Sandwell Council is backing a national campaign to highlight possible problems of buying goods online in the busiest shopping time of the year.

CCTV at Mesty Croft playing fields

CCTV to help tackle off-road bike nuisance

Published on 29th November 2018

Sandwell Council and police officers are working to reduce 'noisy and dangerous' off-road motorbike nuisance on playing fields in the Wednesbury area.

Home testing kits for STIs available in Sandwell

Published on 29th November 2018

Sexual health services in Sandwell have been redesigned, making it quicker and easier for people to access support and look after their sexual health.

Mince pies served up for Mayor's Christmas carol concert

Published on 29th November 2018

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor's upcoming Christmas Carol Concert next Saturday, 8 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Councillor Elaine Costigan and Mark Beesley from trading standards with seized items

Safer 6 raids lead to illicit tobacco seizures

Published on 29th November 2018

Illicit tobacco and cigarettes with a street value of more than £40,000 were seized from shops in Sandwell during raids carried out by trading standards and police.

Gnawed chocolate at Koi's restaurant, Tipton

Tipton restaurant hit with £18K+ fine for rat infestation

Published on 28th November 2018

The boss of a Tipton buffet restaurant where food was kept in a rat-infested shipping container has narrowly avoided being jailed and been ordered to pay nearly £20,000.

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Democracy workshop provides inspiration

Published on 28th November 2018

Sandwell Council hosted a special inspiration and democracy workshop for a group of 20 women from Birmingham and Bradford.

Councillors visit the team at Sandwell Visually Impaired

Grant boost for Sandwell Visually Impaired

Published on 28th November 2018

A Sandwell organisation which offers much-needed services to visually impaired people in the borough has been awarded a council grant to buy computer equipment to improve its work.

A Kingswinford man who is battling a rare vascular condition is taking on the 2019 London Marathon for charity.

Sandwell Council employee takes on London Marathon in aid of rare conditions

Published on 27th November 2018

A Kingswinford man who is battling a rare vascular condition is taking on the 2019 London Marathon for charity.

Winning photo of Sheepwash by Angela Gibson

Snowy Sheepwash scene wins Tipton photo competition

Published on 27th November 2018

Congratulations to Angela Gibson, the winner of the Tipton photo competition with her lovely winter landscape at Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve.

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Residents have their say on aquatics centre site plans

Published on 26th November 2018

Residents living near the site of the proposed Smethwick aquatic centre have had their say on the plans.

Santa at the Valley

Visit Santa at the Valley

Published on 26th November 2018

Christmas fun is coming to Sandwell Valley this December.

The Heartbeats Choir

Oldbury children release charity Christmas single

Published on 26th November 2018

Children and staff from Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury are hoping to reach the Christmas charts with a charity single, O Holy Night.

Arron and Harvey in Rome

Rowley Regis martial arts world champions

Published on 26th November 2018

Two members of a Sandwell martial arts group have won gold medals at the World Championships in Rome.

Safer 6 group in Oldbury

Oldbury Safer 6 – keeping young people safe

Published on 26th November 2018

Projects to keep young people safe were at the top of the list as Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign swung into action in Oldbury.