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Safer 6 campaign is back – with fire station fun day launch 

21 Sep 18

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – promoting safety, crime prevention and healthy living across the six towns.


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Exciting stage for Smethwick’s Lions of the Great War statue 

20 Sep 18

The sculpting of a statue of a First World War Sikh soldier has entered an exciting stage, as work begins to cast the landmark monument in bronze.


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Healthy eating award for Oldbury workers’ canteen 

20 Sep 18

A canteen used by workers repairing the M5 viaduct has clinched a gold award for serving healthy choices.


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Get advice if you’re buying a used car 

19 Sep 18

Residents are being reminded of their rights when buying a used car – with a week of advice coming up with Sandwell Council’s trading standards team.


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Conference celebrating safeguarding adults 

19 Sep 18

A conference celebrating the work of organisations who protect adults with care and support needs comes to Smethwick next month (October).


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Careers advice in Wednesbury and West Bromwich 

18 Sep 18

Young people age 16 to 29 are invited to come to careers advice sessions to get free advice from experts.


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New project to help tackle litter 

17 Sep 18

A new community volunteer project has been launched to help tackle litter in Sandwell.


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Environmental health team promotes Gas Safety Week 

17 Sep 18

Sandwell Council’s environmental health officers are warning about the dangers of faulty oven ignition switches as part of Gas Safety Week.


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Apply for school places now 

17 Sep 18

Parents and carers can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school or reception in September 2019.


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Two unauthorised encampments moved on from Sandwell 

14 Sep 18

Council and police officers moved on two unauthorised encampments in Sandwell yesterday (Thursday) – within five hours of them arriving.


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Roald Dahl Day celebrated in Sandwell 

13 Sep 18

Children from St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School in Oldbury have been treated to a special performance to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September.


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Proposal to double capacity at primary school in Smethwick 

12 Sep 18

Plans to double the capacity of a primary school in Smethwick are set to be discussed by Sandwell Council’s cabinet next week (Wednesday 19 September).


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Cycle links to stations proposed 

12 Sep 18

Sandwell Council has unveiled plans to improve cycling links to local railways and tram stations across the borough.


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Free healthy lifestyle sessions for children 

12 Sep 18

Sandwell’s School Nursing Service is offering free healthy lifestyle drop-in sessions for young people.


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Sandwell wins praise from Government over dealing with unauthorised encampments 

11 Sep 18

Sandwell Council has won praise from the Government for dealing with unauthorised encampments.


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Advice service helps hundred of young people after exams 

11 Sep 18

Hundreds of young people are on their way to a better future after their exams, thanks to Sandwell Council’s Connexions service.


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Vote now for your favourite Sandwell ‘hidden treasure’ 

10 Sep 18

Vote now for your favourite piece of art in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition.


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Re-enactment at Haden Hill to remember Great War soldiers 

10 Sep 18

A special re-enactment display is to be held at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath to mark 100 years ago since the end of the First World War.


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Medieval mayhem at the Manor House 

7 Sep 18

Sandwell museums staff are preparing to welcome Buckingham’s Retinue historical interpretation group to West Bromwich to bring to life the Wars of the Roses.


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New memorial bench marks WW1 centenary in Wednesbury 

6 Sep 18

The people of Wednesbury are remembering 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War – with a new commemorative bench in the centre of the town.


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Sandwell’s talented young people impress ITV’s ‘The Voice Kids’ 

5 Sep 18

Producers from the popular ITV series The Voice Kids rolled into Sandwell for a showcase of talented youngsters from the SHAPE Your Talent contest.


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Landlords reminded of change to HMO licensing 

4 Sep 18

Landlords are being reminded that the law affecting houses of multiple of occupation changes next month (1 October).


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Kids to get fruit at swimming 

3 Sep 18

Children attending Sandwell’s free swimming sessions are being offered fruit to help them achieve their five a day targets and promote healthier snack options.


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Vote for your favourite Sandwell green space 

3 Sep 18

Residents can vote for their favourite green space in a national poll – with 10 Sandwell sites in the running.


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Have you responded to our letter about being registered to vote? 

30 Aug 18

Sandwell residents are being reminded not to lose their right to vote – by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to the council.


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Sandwell pupils get top GCSE results 

23 Aug 18

Young people across Sandwell have been getting their GCSE results today.


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Be part of our poppy mosaic poster project to remember First World War heroes 

23 Aug 18

Would you like to be part of a mosaic image of a poppy showing people from Sandwell remembering lives lost in the First World War…


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Beat the Burglar sessions in Wednesbury North 

23 Aug 18

Sessions are being held in Wednesbury North ward on Saturday 8 September to help people protect their homes and property.


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Great Bridge youngsters grow their own 

22 Aug 18

Children in Great Bridge have been getting the chance to enjoy growing some vegetables and flowers at a special project in Farley Park.


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Life’s A Beach show back in Sandwell! 

17 Aug 18

A special show featuring three caravans and drawing on the stories of visits by Black Country folk to Skegness will be performed at four venues in Sandwell.


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Memorial bench for Ryan Lester 

17 Aug 18

A memorial bench has been placed in memory of a 25 year-old Wednesbury man who died of a rare form of cancer – paid for by money raised by his friends and family in a range of fund-raising activities.


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Get back in the saddle at new Lightwoods cycling club 

17 Aug 18

Want to learn to ride a bike or get back into cycling? A new community cycling club based at Lightwoods Park in Bearwood is looking for budding cyclists and volunteers to run sessions.


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Students celebrate A Level success in Sandwell 

16 Aug 18

Young people across Sandwell have been getting their A Level and vocational qualification results with many of them achieving top grades in their chosen subjects.


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Support for Sandwell young people getting exam results 

15 Aug 18

Young people in Sandwell who are due to get exam results this summer can get expert advice on what to do next.


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Summer fun at Sandwell museums 

14 Aug 18

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays – ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities.


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Warning on Measles 

14 Aug 18

Health bosses at Sandwell council are urging young adults to check whether they have had their MMR vaccine following a recent outbreak of disease across the country.


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Parade and service to honour Smethwick war hero 

14 Aug 18

A parade and service will be held in Smethwick for First World War Victoria Cross recipient Sergeant Harold Colley – 100 years to the day since his heroic sacrifice on the Western Front.


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Success for new Wednesbury car boot sale 

13 Aug 18

Wednesbury’s first Saturday car boot has been hailed a success.


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School holiday entertainment in full swing at Sandwell libraries 

10 Aug 18

Children and young people are enjoying a packed programme of hundreds of super summer activities, with much more still to come throughout the rest of the school holidays.


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Adult Social Care wins RoSPA president’s award 

9 Aug 18

Sandwell Council’s Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing (ASCHW) service has achieved a prestigious President’s Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).


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Parents urged to apply for free childcare 

8 Aug 18

Working parents and carers of three and four-year-olds in Sandwell are being urged to claim 30 hours of free childcare.


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Community fun day at Victoria Park, Tipton 

7 Aug 18

There’s a fabulous free family fun day for all the community at Victoria Park, Tipton, on Sunday 12 August.


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New Saturday car boot sale comes to Wednesbury 

6 Aug 18

A new Saturday car boot sale comes to Wednesbury starting this weekend (11 August).


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Don’t lose your right to vote – look out for your voter registration letter 

3 Aug 18

Sandwell residents are being warned not to lose their right to vote – by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to the council as soon as possible.


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Vote for your favourite Hidden Treasures 

1 Aug 18

Art lovers can vote for their favourite exhibits in the borough’s Hidden Treasures competition at Sandwell’s museums.


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Join our 100 Years Garden Party at the Manor House 

31 Jul 18

A special English garden party will be held in West Bromwich on Sunday (5 August) to commemorate 100 years since the first women won the right to vote and the end of the First World War.


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New chair appointed to Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board 

30 Jul 18

The key partnership board that leads on safeguarding adults in Sandwell has appointed a new chair person.


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Council win awards for help to small businesses 

30 Jul 18

Sandwell Council has won two awards at the Federation of Small Businesses’ Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority ‘Small Business Friendly Awards’ 2018.


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Catch the Youth Bus this summer 

30 Jul 18

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus and climbing wall will making visits across Sandwell.


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Crafts, entertainment and Wednesbury In Bloom this Saturday 

30 Jul 18

Explore craft stalls, enjoy entertainment and celebrate the winners of Wednesbury In Bloom at a special event on Saturday (4 August).







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