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£1million+ summer investment in Sandwell roads 

18 Jul 18

Roads the equivalent size of almost 50 football pitches will be resurfaced in Sandwell over the summer.


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Celebrate National Play Day at Sandwell Families Big Picnic 

18 Jul 18

Go Play Sandwell and the Sandwell Families Big Picnic are back once again to celebrate National Play Day and all the family are invited to come along and enjoy a vast variety of entertainment.


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Bandstand jazz at Lightwoods Park this Friday 

18 Jul 18

The newly-restored bandstand at Lightwoods Park will play host to a very popular band from Hungary on Friday (20 July) as part of the Birmingham, Solihull Sandwell Jazz Festival.


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School celebrates change of name 

18 Jul 18

Pupils and staff got together with friends to enjoy a special Caribbean fun day to celebrate the re-naming of their Oldbury school.


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Green flag success for Sandwell’s parks and green spaces 

17 Jul 18

Ten parks and green spaces in Sandwell have been recognised by the Green Flag Scheme as among the very best in the country.


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International jazz at Sandwell Arts Café 

17 Jul 18

International musicians will be delighting audiences at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival.


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Sandwell’s libraries and museums take centre stage for Jazz Festival 

16 Jul 18

Sandwell’s libraries and museums are taking centre stage at this month’s Birmingham, Solihull Sandwell Jazz Festival, which gets under way this Friday (20 July).


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Sandwell Beat the Burglar scheme launches in Friar Park 

13 Jul 18

Beat the Burglar sessions are being rolled out across Sandwell to help residents protect their homes and property.


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Secrets to success: Sandwell’s top 50 fastest growing businesses for 2018 are revealed 

13 Jul 18

For the fourth year Sandwell Council has published details of the borough’s 50 fastest growing businesses.


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Antiques at the Manor House Museum 

13 Jul 18

Visitors to the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich are being treated to something different this weekend as an Antiques and Collectables fair descends on this fabulous 13th century building, once the medieval Manor House for…


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Sandwell children set for Summer Reading Challenge and mischief making! 

12 Jul 18

The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Sandwell libraries – and this year children can hunt for buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers…


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New friends group launched at Central Library 

9 Jul 18

A new Friends of Central Library has been set up in West Bromwich in a bid to raise more money for special occasions – and to highlight the multitude of services provided at the library.


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Bostin events lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Festival 

9 Jul 18

The Black Country Festival is already in full swing, and there’s lots of bostin fun lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Day on Saturday (14 July).


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Schools praised for anti-bullying work 

9 Jul 18

Sandwell schools have been standing up to bullying with everything from rap to designing T-shirts.


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Open day at Lightwoods House this weekend 

9 Jul 18

Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be open to the public this Saturday 14 July.


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Speeding drivers taken to court by Hamstead pupils 

6 Jul 18

Drivers caught speeding outside a Great Barr school were shamed into slowing down – by being hauled in front of a court of schoolchildren.


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Teenagers invited to careers event 

6 Jul 18

Teenagers aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in Oldbury to help them decide what they want to do after school and college.


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Sandwell Archives First World War exhibitions throughout July 

5 Jul 18

Find out about the contributions made by local people and industries in the First World War at a series of weekly exhibitions at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick.


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Future of digital autopsy facility secured 

5 Jul 18

The future of a digital autopsy service used to investigate deaths across the Black Country has been secured.


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Leisure chief’s heatwave water and fire safety warning 

4 Jul 18

Sandwell’s leisure chief has issued a warning to parents and families, urging them to be vigilant and aware of the dangers of swimming in the borough’s pools, lakes and canals during the current heatwave.


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Caravans moved off Tipton park within hours 

4 Jul 18

An unauthorised encampment has again been moved on from a Tipton park in a matter of hours, thanks to powers held by Sandwell Council and the police.


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School nurse ambassadors celebrated 

4 Jul 18

Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).


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Sandwell building projects win regional awards 

4 Jul 18

Two Sandwell construction projects won top prizes at the West Midlands Regional Building Excellence Awards for high quality housing developments.


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Pair jailed for selling dangerous fake goods on line 

4 Jul 18

Sandwell trading standards bosses have welcomed two ten-month jail terms handed out to a couple who sold counterfeit goods, including fake Disney dolls, which contained a toxic chemical more than 2,000 times the permitted level.


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New wedding bower unveiling at Haden Hill this Sunday (8 July) 

3 Jul 18

A new sculpture to honour people who fought to preserve Haden Hill House and Haden Old Hall in Cradley Heath will be officially opened on Sunday (8 July) at a special event with live music.


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Youth festival lands at Sandwell Valley on 14 July 

3 Jul 18

Sandwell’s annual youth festival comes to Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday 14 July.


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Crackdown on alcohol and tobacco sales to minors 

28 Jun 18

Sandwell’s trading standards team is continuing its on-going crackdown on local shops which sell alcohol and tobacco products to minors, that is people under the age of 18.


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National teaching award for Smethwick teacher 

28 Jun 18

Smethwick assistant headteacher Bethany Barnsley has clinched a top award for her teaching – at the very school she went to as a child.


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Calling all Year 11 parents – open day this weekend 

27 Jun 18

Parents are invited to a Parents Open Day this weekend to help inform families of the options available for students leaving school.


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Students spread kindness across Rowley Regis 

26 Jun 18

Students at a Rowley Regis School have been carrying out acts of kindness across the community to brighten people’s day.


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Reunion to celebrate 90 years at Oldbury School 

26 Jun 18

Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury is opening its doors to former pupils, staff and governors to celebrate its 90 year anniversary.


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Celebrate Sandwell and find out about community groups this Friday 

25 Jun 18

Come along to the Celebrate Sandwell event in West Bromwich this Friday (29 June) to find out what community groups and organisations have to offer you and your family.


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Join us at Armed Forces Day event at Dartmouth Park 

25 Jun 18

People from across Sandwell and beyond are invited to show their support for Britain’s armed forces community at a special event in West Bromwich.


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Jail sentence for dangerous Sandwell car cruiser 

22 Jun 18

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 

20 Jun 18

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


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Council backs Clean Air Day 

20 Jun 18

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.


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Midsummer music in Haden Hill Park 

20 Jun 18

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


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Launch of new guidance on engaging with the public 

20 Jun 18

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


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

20 Jun 18

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 

19 Jun 18

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


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West Brom homecoming for jazz legend Val 

18 Jun 18

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 

15 Jun 18

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


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Reassurance over Tipton Christmas events 

15 Jun 18

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


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Score one for recycling this World Cup season 

15 Jun 18

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


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Unauthorised encampment moved on from playing fields 

14 Jun 18

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


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Names needed for new Shire horses at Forge Mill Farm 

12 Jun 18

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


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Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2018 at Victoria Park, Smethwick 

12 Jun 18

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


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Get creative with cartoons and caricatures 

11 Jun 18

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.


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New guided tour app for Lightwoods Park 

11 Jun 18

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


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Time unauthorised encampments spend in Sandwell cut by 95% 

11 Jun 18

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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