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Illegal tobacco not to be sniffed at

Published on 27th August 2015

Trading Standards in Sandwell are now using sniffer dogs to detect illegal tobacco.

Sandwell streetlights to get new LED bulbs saving £140K a year

Published on 27th August 2015

More than 5,000 streetlights across Sandwell will get new LED bulbs, saving the council a further £140,000 a year on electricity bills.

Coneygre's young stars headed for stardom

Published on 25th August 2015

Three young rising stars from Coneygre Arts Centre at Tipton are set for stardom – including Esther Turner who has been supporting the Jacksons in concert.

Tots borrowing books more than doubles at Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th August 2015

The number of four and five-year-olds regularly borrowing books from Sandwell libraries has more than doubled, thanks to a council scheme that introduces them to reading early in life.

Reminder to respond to your electoral registration letter

Published on 21st August 2015

If you haven't responded to your recently delivered electoral registration forms, please do soon or you will lose the chance to vote at elections.

Science fiction double book launch at Bleakhouse Library

Published on 21st August 2015

Two science fiction authors will launch their latest books at Bleakhouse Library next month.

Young people raise money for Sandwell Young Carers

Published on 20th August 2015

Young people have chosen to donate any money raised through SHAPE Events to the charity Sandwell Young Carers.

Success for apprentices on housing scheme

Published on 20th August 2015

Eight trade apprentices have been supported and trained during a programme of building more than 600 homes across West Browmich.

GCSE results for Sandwell schools

Published on 20th August 2015

Pupils at Sandwell schools were today celebrating getting top results in their GCSEs.

High-rise facelift completed on Charlemont Farm estate

Published on 20th August 2015

An £8 million facelift to four high-rise blocks in West Bromwich is now complete.

£2.5million facelift for West Bromwich tower block

Published on 20th August 2015

A West Bromwich tower block is set to get a £2.5million facelift – the 34th block of flats to be refurbished in Sandwell in just 10 years.

Careers advisers on hand for students getting exam results

Published on 19th August 2015

GCSE and A level students can get free expert help on their next steps from a team of Sandwell careers advisers.

Giants' parade - a spectacular finale to Sandwell Arts Festival 2015

Published on 19th August 2015

This year's Sandwell Arts Festival 2015 ends with a spectacular finale this weekend.

Entrepreneurs helping the community

Published on 18th August 2015

Budding entrepreneurs are turning ideas into reality thanks to funding from a council-backed scheme.

Crime author talk at library

Published on 14th August 2015

Would-be authors can get expert advice on writing when crime writer Tom Bryson gives at talk at a Sandwell library.

A Level results success

Published on 13th August 2015

Students in Sandwell are celebrating getting their A Level results - with some schools and academies recording their best-ever grades.

Huge outdoor gym now open at Sandwell Valley

Published on 12th August 2015

A new £120,000 fitness area has opened at Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromwich – the largest free outdoor gym in the country.

Saxophonist scales high notes to launch Sandwell Arts Festival

Published on 12th August 2015

Community regeneration specialist Keepmoat hosted the launch of the 2015 Sandwell Arts Festival by lending its site to an unusual opening ceremony.

Free Bank Holiday fun for all at Sandwell Show

Published on 10th August 2015

The Sandwell Show is back for 2015 – with a host of free fun and entertainment for all the family.

Campaign against home security rogues

Published on 10th August 2015

Trading Standards officers in Sandwell have joined a Midland-wide campaign to stamp out rogue traders in the home security market.

Community Offer helps 1,400 people

Published on 10th August 2015

A pilot scheme to transform health and care services has been so successful, it's being rolled out across Sandwell.

Tipton Road East closed due to work on new water main

Published on 7th August 2015

Motorists are being warned of a road closure in Tipton which is expected to cause delays in the surrounding area.

Have your say on future care

Published on 6th August 2015

With a growing population, we are planning how to best help people with care and support needs in the future.

Summer fun at Sandwell parks

Published on 4th August 2015

Summer in the parks are proving to be a hit with local residents of Sandwell with a host of fun activities on offer across six parks in six towns.

Barking mad fun at libraries

Published on 4th August 2015

Sandwell libraries are hosting a summer series of storytelling sessions by national animal charity The Dogs Trust.

Imported puppies warning

Published on 4th August 2015

Environmental health officers are trying to trace up to 15 puppies thought to be illegally imported from Poland and sold from a Tividale address.

Soulheaven exhibition at Sandwell Arts Café

Published on 3rd August 2015

Fans of Northern Soul can scoot down to a Sandwell photography exhibition starting on 20 August and sound out the music which inspired the 1970s iconic dance scene.

Sandwell Arts Festival 2015 programme unveiled

Published on 3rd August 2015

The streets will come alive with dance, music, theatre and fun for all at this year's Sandwell Arts Festival.

Flock to see falconer at your local library

Published on 3rd August 2015

Children can meet beautiful birds of prey up close when a falconer hosts his 'Hawks and More' roadshow at Sandwell libraries.

New Wednesbury leisure centre nearing completion

Published on 30th July 2015

Construction work at the new £8.1 million Wednesbury Leisure Centre is nearing its completion stage with the roof now in place.