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Jail sentence for dangerous Sandwell car cruiser

Published on 22nd June 2018

A Tipton man has been jailed after breaching the Black Country-wide car cruising injunction order by racing in Sandwell’s streets.

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Hanging baskets brighten up town centre

Published on 20th June 2018

The busy West Bromwich shopping centre has been given a colourful summer boost with the introduction of a beautiful collection of hanging baskets.

Council backs Clean Air Day

Published on 20th June 2018

Sandwell Council is backing the national campaign to reduce air pollution across the country by highlighting the work that it being done in the borough to improve the quality of air.

Midsummer music in Haden Hill Park

Published on 20th June 2018

Staff and volunteers at Haden Hill House Museum are getting ready for a special midsummer celebration of music in the park this weekend.

Launch of new guidance on engaging with the public

Published on 20th June 2018

Sandwell Council is setting out a new vision for communicating with residents.

Clay model of statue

Statue to recognise 'Lions of the Great War' and mark centenary of First World War Armistice

Published on 20th June 2018

A 10-foot high bronze statue of a First World War Sikh soldier is planned for Smethwick High Street to commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict.

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New forest school for Bristnall Hall Academy

Published on 19th June 2018

A new forest school has been opened at Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury.

Lady Sings The Blues

West Brom homecoming for jazz legend Val

Published on 18th June 2018

It will be a true homecoming for jazz legend Val Wiseman when she performs her Lady Sings The Blues tribute to Billie Holiday at Central Library in July.

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Sandwell to mark end of First World War centenary

Published on 15th June 2018

Plans are taking shape in Sandwell to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Reassurance over Tipton Christmas events

Published on 15th June 2018

People in Tipton are being reassured that there will be a Christmas lights switch on and other festive events in the town this year.

Score one for recycling this World Cup season

Published on 15th June 2018

Sandwell Council is urging football fans to give recycling a boost during the upcoming World Cup which kicked off this week in Russia.

Unauthorised encampment moved on from playing fields

Published on 14th June 2018

Sandwell Council and West Midlands Police have yet again moved on an unauthorised encampment within hours of it arriving in Sandwell.

Shire horses

Names needed for new Shire horses at Forge Mill Farm

Published on 12th June 2018

Forge Mill Farm at Sandwell Valley Country Park has welcomed two rare new additions – a duo of young Shire horses.

Mela

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2018 at Victoria Park, Smethwick

Published on 12th June 2018

Thousands of visitors will head to Victoria Park, Smethwick, on 14 to 15 July for the ZEE Sandwell & Birmingham Mela.

Get creative with cartoons and caricatures

Published on 11th June 2018

Visitors to an exhibition at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery to showcase drawings, letters and interviews by Charlie Grigg who drew for the Beano can get the chance to draw some cartoons and caricatures themselves.

Lightwoods app launch

New guided tour app for Lightwoods Park

Published on 11th June 2018

Visitors can now take a guided tour of Lightwoods Park using their smartphones or tablets – thanks to an audio guide app.

Time unauthorised encampments spend in Sandwell cut by 95%

Published on 11th June 2018

A crackdown on unauthorised encampments in Sandwell has seen the time that travelling groups spend in the borough – and the cost of dealing with them - cut by 95%.

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Serious concerns to be raised with government over Midland Metro Hospital delays

Published on 8th June 2018

The Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board is writing to the Government to express its serious concerns about ongoing delays to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital development in Smethwick.

Crackdown on unscrupulous second-hand car dealers

Published on 7th June 2018

Potential second-hand car buyers are being urged to make sure that any vehicles they test-drive from a dealer have a valid MOT certificate.

National Food Safety Week - the people who protect your plate

Published on 7th June 2018

We love our food, there’s simply no denying it. In fact, as a nation, we spent over £203 billion on food and drink last year alone. But the safety of our food is often something we take for granted.

Students with Cllr Hackett and Cllr Trow

Students look to the future as part of Sandwell Vision 2030

Published on 7th June 2018

Students and staff at an Oldbury school have been giving their views on how Sandwell will look in the year 2030.

Scenes from an unauthorised encampment at Black Patch Park Smethwick in October 2016 which included the Cassidys along with other families.

Council and police successfully extend Cassidy injunction

Published on 5th June 2018

A travelling family have been banned from setting up unauthorised encampments in Sandwell for five years – while the head of the family is now banned from the whole borough for a decade.

Fun for all the family at Armed Forces Day event

Published on 5th June 2018

People are invited to show their support for Britain's armed forces community at a special event in West Bromwich.

Don't miss a trick - be scam aware

Published on 4th June 2018

Citizens Advice and Trading Standards are joining forces to give people in Sandwell the knowledge to spot scams.

Bill Archer when he became mayor in 2005

Tributes for Alderman Archer

Published on 4th June 2018

Tributes have been paid to former councillor and mayor of Sandwell Alderman Bill Archer who passed away over the weekend aged 91.

Baskets to brighten up town

Published on 1st June 2018

Businesses in West Bromwich are to put some colour into the cheeks of the High Street – by putting in 40 hanging baskets through the shopping centre.

Major step forward on Birchley Island

Published on 1st June 2018

Sandwell Council is set to approve a major step in plans for a £26 million new 'hamburger-style' traffic system at Birchley Island in Oldbury to relieve congestion problems at one of the busiest junctions in the borough.

Come and walk with Pete the dinosaur

Published on 31st May 2018

Staff and volunteers at the Manor House Museum are getting ready to travel back in time over 70 million years this weekend to the Jurassic period with a Dinosaur Take Over family fun day.

Court bid to extend injunction on traveller family

Published on 30th May 2018

Sandwell Council is seeking to extend an injunction banning a traveller family from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Sandwell.

Zero tolerance policy launched on verbal and physical abuse of staff

Published on 30th May 2018

A tough new zero tolerance policy is being launched by Sandwell Council and its waste partner Serco in a bid to reduce the increasing number of verbal or physical assaults by members of the public.