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TV's The Housing Enforcers comes to Sandwell

Published on 12th May 2015

BBC daytime show The Housing Enforcers featuring Matt Allwright, the champion of consumer rights, is heading to Sandwell.

Jobs and apprenticeships advice for young people

Published on 21st May 2015

Free drop-in jobs and advice sessions for young people in Wednesbury and Tipton have been set up.

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy now rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Published on 19th May 2015

Delighted staff and students at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy in Oldbury are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.

CCTV camera car - more than 2,000 fines issued

Published on 19th May 2015

Sandwell's new 'camera car' is helping tackle dangerous parking – fining more than 2,000 motorists in its first seven months.

Half-term at Sandwell's museums

Published on 19th May 2015

Sandwell's museums service has lined up a feast of activities and fun to keep families entertained over the coming Bank Holiday week.

Question time at Q3 Academy

Published on 19th May 2015

The students at Q3 Academy, Great Barr have been busy learning all about the democratic process and the recent general election.

Frank Chapman Centre host open house at Coopers Mill Cottage

Published on 19th May 2015

The Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre in Bewdley which is run by Sandwell Council is reopening the much loved and historic Coopers Mill Cottage later this month.

Extreme stunt show at Sandwell Valley

Published on 18th May 2015

Thrill-seekers can keep their feet firmly on the ground while enjoying the perils of extreme stunts when an action-packed show comes to Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Holiday fun at libraries

Published on 18th May 2015

Free fun family events from story-telling to Xbox gaming are lined up this half-term at Sandwell’s libraries.

Acclaimed storyteller Peter Chand at Bleakhouse Library

Published on 15th May 2015

Acclaimed storyteller Peter Chand is appearing at Bleakhouse Library presenting Dark Tales, a performance storytelling event on Saturday 30 May.

Shakespeare comes to Sandwell's Manor House Museum

Published on 12th May 2015

Fans of the Bard can see two Shakespeare plays when Sandwell’s historic Manor House Museum hosts the summer open air productions.

'Rogue gardeners' warning from trading standards

Published on 6th May 2015

Trading standards officers in Sandwell have issued a 'rogue traders' warning about gardening and landscaping workers who do sub-standard work or charge very high prices.

Free arts events for all ages

Published on 6th May 2015

A series of free arts and cultural events are being held at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich.

Get live results of the general and local elections in Sandwell

Published on 5th May 2015

The results of the general and local elections in Sandwell will be shared live on Twitter, Facebook and here on the council website.

Mums-to-be urged to get whooping cough vaccine

Published on 1st May 2015

Women who are pregnant in Sandwell are being encouraged to protect themselves and their unborn babies against the risk of whooping cough.

Sandwell Arts Festival 2015 dates for your diary

Published on 29th April 2015

This summer’s Sandwell Arts Festival will culminate with a dance and procession celebrating West Bromwich-born Hollywood film icon Madeleine Carroll.

Phoenix Collegiate rises to challenge - now rated "good"

Published on 24th April 2015

A West Bromwich secondary school has now been rated “good” by Ofsted – less than two years after inspectors said it needed to improve.

Volunteers to be recognised at awards event

Published on 23rd April 2015

Volunteer Centre Sandwell will be hosting the Sandwell Volunteer Awards on Friday 5 June 2015 at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Events to celebrate Jubilee Arts 'Unseen Sandwell' archive

Published on 23rd April 2015

Come along to three events to celebrate a new exhibition showing Sandwell life from the 1970s to 1990s.

Social entrepreneurs urged to apply for funding awards

Published on 23rd April 2015

Bright sparks with ideas for social enterprise in Sandwell can apply for awards up to £5,000 to get their business off the ground.

Sandwell to mark VE Day 70th anniversary

Published on 22nd April 2015

Sandwell is to mark Victory in Europe Day and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Creative writing workshops at Sandwell Arts Cafe

Published on 22nd April 2015

Multilinguals can put pen to paper in a series of creative writing workshops being held in West Bromwich.

App to keep businesses ahead of the game on regulation

Published on 21st April 2015

A Sandwell trading standards boss has welcomed a new digital app to help businesses to stay on top of regulatory developments and to keep on the right side of the law.

Appeal for Manor House memories

Published on 16th April 2015

Staff at the Manor House Museum in West Bromwich are appealing for people to come forward with their recent memories of the popular attraction.

Unseen Sandwell photo archive launches this week

Published on 15th April 2015

A unique exhibition of photographs showing Sandwell life from the 1970s to 1990s goes on display at Sandwell Arts Café on Thursday 16 April.

Sandwell libraries mark World Book Night

Published on 15th April 2015

Book lovers can celebrate this year's World Book Night at Sandwell libraries which are hosting a series of events.

Top marks for residential centre

Published on 1st April 2015

Sandwell’s action-packed outdoor residential education centre has been given top marks for safety and learning outside the classroom.

Council seals new jobs deal

Published on 1st April 2015

Council chiefs in Sandwell are making a ‘jobs promise’ to staff as part of a trailblazing new deal – no compulsory redundancies for the next two years.

Winners of West Bromwich Community Recogition Awards

Published on 1st April 2015

West Bromwich has celebrated the efforts of community heroes at a special awards event.

West Bromwich businesses back improvement plan

Published on 1st April 2015

West Bromwich is now officially a BID (Business Improvement District) - securing a resounding 88% ‘Yes’ vote from the town’s retailers and businesses.