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Good form will attract players – Pulis 

5 Dec

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis hopes their early-season form can help him attract new players in January.


Great Barr School shut by gas leak 

5 Dec

Great Barr school was shut today after a gas leak over the weekend left some classrooms without heating.


‘No plans’ for free M6 Toll road, says government 

4 Dec

The government says it has 'no plans' to spend about £1bn on buying the M6 Toll road in order to make it free for users.


West Bromwich Albion v Watford 

2 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Watford.


Man jailed for West Bromwich car crash that killed 12-year-old Amar Atwal 

2 Dec

A man who killed a 12-year-old boy after he crashed into the side of a car at a junction is jailed for six years.


DfE orders review of children’s services at ‘inadequate’ council 

30 Nov

The government has ordered a review to determine whether Kirklees council should be stripped of its responsibility for services following a highly-critical inspection report.


Great Barr based Perry Beeches Academy slips to inadequate Ofsted rating 

28 Nov

Poor leadership, a dysfunctional governing body, pupils vulnerable to online radicalisation, serious financial failings and haphazard identification of students with special needs.


Man Charged Over Kidnap and Death of Birmingham Teen 

12 Nov

A Birmingham man has been charged with the kidnap and manslaughter of Tipton teen Kaydel Williams.


Drug dealers jailed for throwing heroin from car in M6 police chase 

11 Nov

Two drug dealers who flung heroin out of their car on to a motorway as they fled from police are jailed.


Tributes to boy, 12, killed by bus in Wednesbury 

11 Nov

Tributes are paid to a "brave" schoolboy, 12, who died after being hit by a bus in Wednesbury.


Heroin thrown on to motorway during 130mph M6 police chase 

11 Nov

Drug dealers create a cloud of heroin on a motorway by throwing it from a car travelling at 130mph while chased by police.


Damning Ofsted report on troubled Ace Academy in Tipton 

10 Nov

A troubled academy is still underachieving two years after plunging into special measures, Ofsted has ruled.


Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion 

4 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.


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West Bromwich Albion »

Da kyar ne Sakho ya sake buga wasa a kakar bana 

23 Mar

Da wuya idan dan kwallon West Ham United, Diafra Sakho zai dawo buga wa kungiyar wasanni a bana, bayan da yake yin jinyar raunin da ya yi a bayansa tun cikin Nuwamba.


Olsson Leaves West Brom For Sweden 

23 Mar

Olsson Leaves West Brom For Sweden Vitalfootball:WBA:23/03/2017 16:35:00 West Bromwich Albion have today confirmed that centre half Jonas Olsson has mutually terminated his contract to take up an offer with Swedish side Djurgarden IF.


Nathan Judah’s West Brom update – March 23 

23 Mar

Nathan Judah gives his latest West Brom update.


PFA Head A Rabbit In Headlights On Dementia 

23 Mar

PFA Head A Rabbit In Headlights On Dementia Vitalfootball:WBA:23/03/2017 14:11:00 Gordon Taylor of the Professional Footballers Association came over in a BBC interview earlier this week as an absolute 'pleb' when talking to Jeff Astle...


Fletch – West Brom Silenced Critics 

23 Mar

Fletch - West Brom Silenced Critics Vitalfootball:WBA:23/03/2017 14:09:00 West Bromwich Albion skipper Darren Fletcher has admitted that 'on the beach' comments had certainly riled the team up and they were glad to have shut the &#...


Read Jonas Olsson’s open letter to West Brom fans 

23 Mar

Jonas Olsson is leaving the Baggies and returning to Swedish football after nearly nine years at the club, and the long-serving defender has penned an open letter to the fans which you can read below.


West Brom’s Olsson to return to Sweden 

23 Mar

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson joins Swedish side Djurgarden IF after having his contract at The Hawthorns cancelled.


Jonas Olsson promises to return to West Brom for ‘proper farewell’ 

23 Mar

Jonas Olsson has promised Albion fans he will return to The Hawthorns to say a 'proper farewell'.


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Sport »

Presentation Evenings 

23 Mar

Don't Forget.


Birmingham v Cradley speedway postponed 

22 Mar

Tonight's West Midland's trophy meeting between Birmingham and Cradley has been postponed.


Hammers boss Wyton demands more follow Malvern defeat 

22 Mar

CRADLEY Town boss Andy Wyton confirmed his players were playing for their futures this week following their 3-2 defeat against fourth placed Malvern Town.


REPORT-U12s finish 3rd in Staffs County Tournament tday at Lichfield HC 

20 Mar

Well done.


REPORT-U8s finish Champions in Staffs County Tournament at Lichfield HC 

20 Mar

Well done under 8 and 10's...


Staffordshire Tournament Report. Wednesbury under 8’s Champions 

20 Mar

Well done under 8 and 10's...


Dwyer ready for Heathens debut 

20 Mar

CRADLEY launch their home National League campaign with one of their Perry Barr meetings next Wednesday.


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Comment »

The Amazing Disappearing Khatun! 

21 Mar

This is a strange tale even by "Sadwell" standards.


Music at the ‘Mill 

20 Mar

With the very talented Ruth Theodore...


SMBC Block Report on “Innocent” Hackett! 

17 Mar

The Leader of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") Council, Steve Eling, promised some time ago that he would be attempting to ensure that the out of control bent paid service under joke "Chief Executive" Jan Britton would stop paying fast and loose with the law...


Sandwell Parks Scandal Latest! 

17 Mar

The Skidder raised serious issues concerning the goings-on at Sandwell Parks Department with both the Council and bent West Midlands Police.


A UK First – “The Corruptour” – Book Now! 

16 Mar

Book now for the UK's first ever "Corruptour"! The minibus is booked and the Skidder will take you on a magical tour of southern "Sadwell" with a fun commentary on the locations of corruption, cronyism and incompetence that have been such a part of ...


The Russians are coming…. 

16 Mar

Thimblemill Library are launching a lending service for Russian books in particular but would like Polish and other central/eastern European books.


Thanks Audit Committee – But No Thanks! 

13 Mar

The Audit Committee of scandal-ridden Sandwell Council recently resolved to invite the writer to appear before it.


Breaking News – Civil War in Sandwell Labour! 

1 Mar

The simmering feud between the Eling and Jones factions in the "Sadwell" Labour Group burst into the open last night.


Hussain Family Loot Rolls In! 

1 Mar

The Hussain Family occasionally like to display their wealth and power with do's at Akbar's Restaurant in Birmingham.


Open Mic at The Mill 

27 Feb

The first time that I visited the Open Mic at the Mill I didn’t know what to expect.


Hussain – More WM Police Corruption? 

25 Feb

This blog has pointed out time and time again that West Midlands Police have been corruptly protecting Labour Sandwell Council in general and Cllr Mahboob Hussain in particular (who enjoys "special protection" for allegedly rendering certain "...


On the mARTch 

21 Feb

A month-long roadshow of workshops and sessions to get artists of all ages being creative and talking about the future of the arts is coming to Sandwell.


Learn Spanish…. 

15 Feb

Spanish lessons at the 'Mill...


Tell us what you want from leisure services 

13 Feb

Over the past five years, Sandwell Council has invested millions of pounds in the upgrade and renewal of sport and leisure buildings in the borough.


Work in progress… 

4 Feb

Lightwoods House is nearing completion, and Richard Marshall has been inside for a sneak preview...


Bringing Bears to Bear-wood 

3 Feb

Remember the Birmingham Big Hoot Owl Trail last year, (starring our own Caroline Jariwala)….


“Lol” – Cooper Lied to the C*ck-Suckers! 

1 Feb

Over at the Joseph Goebbels Institute in Wolverhampton (aka The Express and Star) the editor, Harrison, and some of his staff spent years with their tongues metaphorically rimming the anus of the late Smethwick Scumbag, Cllr "lol" Darren Cooper.


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Features »

Wajibkah Parpol Dikukuhkan menjadi PKP? 

23 Mar

Berbeda denga Pajak Penghasilan (PPh), pengenaan kewajiban PPN ditentukan oleh faktor objektif.


Vinci UK Foundation – Deadline: 31st March 2017 

23 Mar

VINCI recognises that its sustainable economic success is linked to an ambitious social commitment.


Parpol sebagai Wajib Pajak Badan 

23 Mar

Sebagaimana diketahui, Parpol merupakan organisasi politik yang dibentuk atas dasar kesamaan kehendak dan cita-cita.


Improving your charity’s digital storytelling 

22 Mar

Do you use ‘digital’ to communicate your message? A website, Facebook, Twitter etc? Producing fresh and engaging content can feel like hard work sometimes.


Menjadi Wajib Pajak Setia 

22 Mar

Banyak orang berandai-andai ingin jadi orang kaya.


Easter Junior Golf Camp, Free places now booking 

22 Mar

We are now taking bookings for the CANDO funded golf camp during the Easter holiday.


Classmates will hear of Pardoe link 

22 Mar

ON March 27 a group of old school friends will gather at the Old Swan Inn in Netherton to hear how one of them was related to the renowned Pardoe family who gave their name to Ma Pardoe's brewery.


Teddy Grays film for one day only 

22 Mar

THERE will be a rare opportunity to see renowned photographer Martin Parr's film about Teddy Gray's sweet factory on April 27.


Albion v Wolves – the complete history of the Black Country… 

22 Mar

WOLVES League Champions againFOUR years after winning the Football League championship for the very first time, Wolves captured the top prize again in 1957-58, having a convincing five point margin over runners-up Preston North End when the last ball...


I saved the Tipton Slasher’s clock from being thrown away 

22 Mar

WILLIAM PERRY, the Tipton Slasher, may be the most famous son of the Black Country but very few of his personal possessions have survived to the present day.


Oldbury Viaduct Major Renewal Scheme 

21 Mar

Regular users of the M5, between junctions 1 and 2 particularly, may already be aware of the impending major renewal works that are scheduled to begin after Easter 2017.


The Spring Budget – implications for the Sector. 

21 Mar

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Budget last week (8th March 2017).


The Children’s Health Fund – Deadline: 7th April 2017 

21 Mar

The Children’s Health Fund recognises the importance of encouraging children and young people to drink more water in order to improve their overall health and development.


How should I respond to sub-Christian mottos like “Good Disagreement” and “Radical Inclusion” 

21 Mar

What follows is taken from my letter to Holy Trinity Church in our April magazine in response to the mottos “Good disagreement” and “radical inclusion” which are being banded about in Church of England circles at present.


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Business »

We need inquiry into council’s Lidl plan mistake says MP 

22 Mar

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe wants inquiry to prevent repeat of error in which wrong advice was given to planning committee leading to permission being granted for controversial Lidl store...


Birmingham colleges snubbed in new apprenticeship push 

20 Mar

Trio of colleges fail to make new key government register which will connect employers with training providers running schemes for apprentices...


£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Birmingham Airport underlines its importance to region’s transport infrastructure 

16 Mar

Birmingham Airport has underlined its importance to the region and its transport infrastructure by announcing two years of continuous record monthly passenger growth.


Jaguar unleashes new EV onto the roads of the UK 

16 Mar

Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle the Jaguar I-Pace onto the streets of the UK for the first time.


London Midland backs tech firms to boost train journeys 

16 Mar

Rail operator is supporting ten start-up companies to create new technology products which will improve passengers' journeys...


Neville in rethink over controversial £200m St Michael’s scheme 

15 Mar

Football star turned property mogul Gary Neville has asked Manchester City Council to hold off making a decision over the controversial £200m St Michaels scheme.


Leading Midlands property figure dies 

14 Mar

One of the Midlands most experienced commercial property figures has died.


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999 »

Safer 6 Is Back 

23 Sep

Safer 6 Campaign is Back for Autumn 2015 Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign is back again for 2015 – Six weeks of targeted action and community safety work across the boroughs six towns.


Schools quiz 2015 

13 Jul

Pupils from a Sandwell school are celebrating, after taking first place in the final of the West Midlands Fire Service Schools’ Safety Challenge 2015.


Poland here we come! 

7 Jul

Members of Wednesbury Young Firefighters Association are set to head off to Poland to represent the UK in the 2015 CTIF (International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire) competition.


A sound partnership! 

22 Jun

A Birmingham community group is set to be heard loud and clear, after receiving a second-hand PA system from West Midlands Fire Service.


Battering Ram Cam – Crime blitz continues across Sandwell 

1 May

Battering Ram Cam - Crime blitz continues across Sandwell This week saw another series of early morning raids across Sandwell as part of #SpringSafer6.


Oldbury Fire 

29 Apr

At 1.17pm today (Wed 29 April) we received a 999 call reporting a large fire at a plastics factory on Tat Bank Road in the Langley area of Oldbury.


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LocalGov »

CLASP school data – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 

23 Mar

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by G Reed on 23 March 2017 .


Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

23 Mar

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Charlotte Bradley on 23 March 2017 .


Wednesbury Celebrates (No 4) 

23 Mar

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Julian Saunders on 23 March 2017 .


Hidden treasures at Sheepwash Nature Reserve 

22 Mar

Improvements to Sheepwash Nature Reserve in Tipton mean visitors of all ages can enjoy and use more of the 'hidden treasures' it has to offer.


Cabinet backs new boost to promote good community relations 

22 Mar

Council chiefs have backed a new three-year deal with Rights and Equality Sandwell to help promote good community relations and tackle hate crime and discrimination.


Residential centres price freeze 

22 Mar

The cost of sending Sandwell children on residential courses is to remain the same for the third year in a row.


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