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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.

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.

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.

Come along to the Sandwell Show this August Bank Holiday weekend

Published on 15th August 2014

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Sandwell Community Show over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

Big Spring Clean attracts more than 1,500 volunteers

Published on 17th July 2014

The 2014 Big Spring Clean is in full swing.

Millions announced for Smethwick regeneration

Published on 17th July 2014

A massive £11 million makeover to improve 270 Smethwick homes at three tower blocks has been announced by Sandwell Council.

Look out for others during predicted heatwave

Published on 17th July 2014

Sandwell people are urged to check on their family and neighbours to ensure frail, elderly or sick people are not seriously affected by the predicted heatwave.

Shops banned from selling alcohol after fake booze find

Published on 16th July 2014

Two Sandwell stores have been banned from selling alcohol after trading standards officers seized almost 200 bottles of counterfeit booze.

MASH wins national praise

Published on 15th July 2014

A Sandwell centre to co-ordinate efforts to keep children safe was singled out for praise in a national awards scheme.