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Keep Antibiotics Working campaign launched 

17 Nov 17

Public Health England has launched a major new campaign in Sandwell to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ to help get the message over to the public.


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Finance advice sessions a success 

16 Nov 17

Sessions aimed at helping people look after their money have been held across Sandwell to mark National Financial Capability Week.


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We want your Manor House memories 

15 Nov 17

Sandwell museums are inviting the local community to take part in a project based on the Manor House building in West Bromwich.


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Christmas at the Valley is back 

15 Nov 17

Christmas at the Valley is back and set to be even better than last year – with loads of fun for families including a Christmas circus.


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Warning on unlicensed charity collectors 

14 Nov 17

Generous residents are being warned against giving money to unlicensed charity collectors.


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Safer 6 successes in West Bromwich 

14 Nov 17

The results are in for the fourth week of Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign, which had a special focus on West Bromwich.


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Anti-bullying workshops for hundreds of Sandwell children 

14 Nov 17

As part of Anti-bullying Week (Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November) Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme and West Midlands Police will be delivering workshops to children in schools.


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Blue badge scam warning 

14 Nov 17

Disabled people are being warned of a scam that claims to help them get Blue Badge parking passes.


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Advice sessions for Alcohol Awareness Week 

14 Nov 17

National Alcohol Awareness Week is under way, with advice sessions in Sandwell to help raise awareness of harmful drinking levels.


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The Black Country has appointed new Assistant Coroners  

13 Nov 17

Assistant coroners were sworn in at an official ceremony at the Coroners Court in Jack Judge House, Oldbury.


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Plans announced for new pedestrian links to Bescot 

13 Nov 17

Sandwell Council has announced plans for a new walking scheme to improve the existing public rights of way in the Bescot area.


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Building works on track at new school in Oldbury 

13 Nov 17

Building works at an Oldbury school are on track and expected to be fully completed by September 2019.


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Housing team on TV with Matt Allwright 

10 Nov 17

Members of Sandwell Council’s Housing Quality Team are appearing on the BBC One programme The Housing Enforcers every day next week.


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Snow Champions are back for the seventh year – request some salt now 

10 Nov 17

Thousands of community-minded Snow Champions will be keeping Sandwell moving for the seventh year this winter.


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We Are Brontë at Thimblemill Library 

10 Nov 17

Comedy and theatre lovers have the chance to enjoy a much-praised We Are Brontë performance in Smethwick on 19 November.


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Cabinet set to approve anti-slavery policy 

10 Nov 17

Sandwell Council is set to make a new anti-slavery pledge to help protect people who are vulnerable to violence and exploitation.


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Facing the Future programme shortlisted finalist for top national award 

10 Nov 17

Sandwell Council’s Facing the Future programme has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Business Transformation category in the 2018 LGC Awards.


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Sandwell Council shortlisted for award 

9 Nov 17

Sandwell Council’s Business Growth team has been shortlisted in the Business Transformation category at next year’s Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.


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Business Growth Team shortlisted for award 

9 Nov 17

Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team has been shortlisted in the Business Transformation category at next year’s Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.


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Garden in Oldbury school transformed by volunteers from Network Rail 

8 Nov 17

A special school in Oldbury is thrilled to be benefiting from volunteers from Network Rail who have transformed their school grounds.


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Dudley Uber driver arrested after safety checks 

8 Nov 17

Safety checks on taxis in Sandwell led to a Dudley Uber driver being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs last week.


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Advice sessions to help you save money 

8 Nov 17

A series of sessions to provide Sandwell people with advice on saving money will be held for National Financial Capability Week.


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Taxi driver prosecuted for fraud 

8 Nov 17

A taxi driver caught working in Birmingham after applying for a taxi licence in Sandwell has received a suspended sentence and community service.


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Court action for anti-social motorcyclist 

7 Nov 17

An anti-social motorcyclist from Wednesbury has received a suspended prison sentence after being caught on council CCTV cameras riding a motorbike and doing ‘wheelies’ in breach of an injunction.


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Young people’s ideas sought at Britannia Park 

7 Nov 17

Young people have been consulted about their ideas to improve the facilities in Britannia Park in Rowley Regis.


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Sally and Vicki bring Small Mountain Tour to Smethwick 

7 Nov 17

Two very special artists who have supported some of the biggest names in showbiz bring their music to an event at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, on Thursday 9 November.


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Question Time-style session for gardeners at Central Library 

7 Nov 17

Central Library in West Bromwich hosts a very special Gardeners’ Question Time-style session on Wednesday 8 November with Alys Fowler chairing the panel.


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Safer 6 scores success in Tipton 

7 Nov 17

The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign’s third week, which had a special focus on Tipton.


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Tickets on sale for 128th annual Christmas carol concert 

6 Nov 17

Sandwell residents are being invited to join in the Christmas spirit and raise money for this year’s mayoral charities at a concert being hosted by Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE.


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Lightwoods House and Park award 

3 Nov 17

Sandwell Council’s building control team has won a top award in the West Midlands Building Excellence Awards for its work on Lightwoods House and Park project.


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Whiteheath school gets grant boost for breakfast clubs 

3 Nov 17

Pupils at a Sandwell school has received a special £1,000 Kelloggs grant to help to increase breakfast club services.


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Tobacco worth £70,000 seized in Oldbury and West Bromwich 

3 Nov 17

Tobacco has been seized from four shops in West Bromwich and Oldbury as part of a crackdown on the sales of illegal tobacco.


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£400 fly-tipping fine for dumped tyres and mattress 

3 Nov 17

Sandwell has issued its latest £400 fly-tipping fine after tyres and a mattress were dumped on land in West Bromwich.


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Apprentice wins first Darren Cooper Award 

2 Nov 17

Sandwell Council apprentice Callum Hixon, age 17 has been awarded the very first Darren Cooper Award at the annual Sandwell College Business Awards event.


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Car park plan agreed for The Regis in Old Hill 

30 Oct 17

Sandwell Council is to lease a car park to an Old Hill conference and banqueting suite – in a bid to help the business and its customers.


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New BetterOff website to help people manage their money 

26 Oct 17

A new website is helping people in Sandwell to manage their money.


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Demolition begins at gas showroom in West Bromwich 

26 Oct 17

Sandwell Council has started work to demolish the West Bromwich Gas Showroom – sections of which will move to the Black Country Living Museum.


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Great Barr Shops found selling to underage children 

25 Oct 17

As part of this year’s Safer 6 Campaign, Sandwell Council’s Trading Standards team recently carried out an undercover alcohol test purchase operation in the Great Barr area.


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New council homes handed over in Tipton 

25 Oct 17

Families in Tipton are now settling into their new homes as the keys to the latest council houses are handed over.


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Council pledges support to businesses dealing with unauthorised encampments 

25 Oct 17

Sandwell Council has pledged to support businesses when unauthorised encampments set up on private land.


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Christmas lights switch-ons announced 

25 Oct 17

Christmas lights switch-on events in Sandwell have been announced.


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Pools re-open at Smethwick Swimming Centre 

24 Oct 17

The pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will re-open on Wednesday (25 October) from 5pm.


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Sites for potential new homes in Friar Park to be revealed 

24 Oct 17

Residents are invited to come along to view plans for proposed new housing developments in Friar Park.


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Thirtieth £400 fine issued for fly-tipping 

24 Oct 17

Sandwell Council has issued its 30th fine for fly-tipping in less than five months after a huge amount of rubbish was dumped in Smethwick.


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Have you had your flu jab? 

24 Oct 17

People in Sandwell who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free flu vaccination, ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.


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Remembrance services and parades in Sandwell 

24 Oct 17

Remembrance Sunday services and parades will be taking place across Sandwell on 12 November.


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Nominations open for West Bromwich Community Awards 

23 Oct 17

Nominations are open for the West Bromwich Community Awards – a chance to celebrate local heroes who have gone the extra mile for the town.


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Celebrating Black History Month in West Bromwich 

23 Oct 17

The Mayor of Sandwell will be among special guests at an event in West Bromwich this Friday (27 October) to celebrate Black History Month.


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Time is running out to apply for secondary school places 

23 Oct 17

The deadline for applying for a school place for children starting secondary school in Sandwell next year is  fast approaching.


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Safer 6 campaign highlights in Oldbury 

20 Oct 17

The results are in for Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign’s second week, which had a special focus on Oldbury.







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