West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis hopes their early-season form can help him attract new players in January.
Great Barr school was shut today after a gas leak over the weekend left some classrooms without heating.
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.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Watford.
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.
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.
Poor leadership, a dysfunctional governing body, pupils vulnerable to online radicalisation, serious financial failings and haphazard identification of students with special needs.
A Birmingham man has been charged with the kidnap and manslaughter of Tipton teen Kaydel Williams.
Two drug dealers who flung heroin out of their car on to a motorway as they fled from police are jailed.
Tributes are paid to a "brave" schoolboy, 12, who died after being hit by a bus in Wednesbury.
Drug dealers create a cloud of heroin on a motorway by throwing it from a car travelling at 130mph while chased by police.
A troubled academy is still underachieving two years after plunging into special measures, Ofsted has ruled.
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American viewers are going to be treated to a new documentary mini-series all about Albion, commissioned by the NBC TV network.
Saudi Arabia-bound Mark Clattenburg has been named referee for Albion's home match with Bournemouth this weekend.
Mark Clattenburg will referee a Premier League game this weekend, despite agreeing to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia.
Matt Wilson gives his latest West Brom update.
Albion youngster Tyler Roberts continues to impress on loan at Shrewsbury Town, and it hasn't gone unnoticed at the Baggies.
Tony Pulis says Albion haven’t achieved anything yet this season and has urged his players to keep their feet on the ground.
‘Inspire’ Staff – Education and Engagement team Salary Range – £16,000 – £19,000 Contract – one year in the first instance (Please note that this position is not a football or sports coaching job vacancy) The Albion Foundation (...
Training remains as tough as ever under Tony Pulis, skipper Darren Fletcher has confirmed, as the gaffer refuses to rest on his laurels.
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SANDWELL Action boosted their hopes of a place in the knockout stages of the new Beacon Sunday League Clinton Cup when pulling off a 3-0 home success over Shere Punjab this week.
FRIENDS, family and more than a few Hawthorns legends gathered last week to pay tribute to former Albion forward Brian Whitehouse, who died on January 16.
Cradley Heathens fixtures for 2017 have been revealed, detailing all of the team's clashes for the upcoming season.
TIVIDALE boss Dave King says he's working hard to help his side recapture their pre-festive form.
March Colour Belt Grading Thursday 16th March 2017 – 6.45pm start (please arrive 15 minutes early) The hall can be accessed from 6.30pm Oldbury TAGB The Portway Lifestyle Centre Newbury Lane Oldbury B69 1HE New starters need to provide...
BATTLE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP, 1953-4Continued from last weekDURING March, Albion qualified for the FA Cup final by knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the competition 3-0 in the sixth round before edging past Third Division (N) side Port Vale ...
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.
Lightwoods House is nearing completion, and Richard Marshall has been inside for a sneak preview...
Remember the Birmingham Big Hoot Owl Trail last year, (starring our own Caroline Jariwala)….
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.
Even by Sandwell standards this is f*cking unbelievable! Once again The Skidder has led the way in exposing the murky doings of Jan Britton's bent paid service at Sandwell Labour Council - in this case the Parks Department.
A message from the police: We have been made aware of a crime where criminals are approaching people stating that they have a winning lottery ticket but they cannot cash it in as they are here in the UK illegally, they then ask for help to cash it in.
A major new revelation about the Rouf mansion scandal came out from Sandwell Council last week but Cllr Rouf continues to avoid scrutiny! I have written no less that six posts on the scandal of the Rouf mansion plus others referring to it but matters...
I will be posting in detail about the matters arising out of all the new fraud and corruption allegations coming to the surface from the disastrous Cooper/Britton years but at least it looks like Mahboob Hussain's bag man Cllr Andrews/Bloxham/Kerton/...
This year's Sandwell Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day will take place on Sunday, 29th January at 10.15am at the Highfields Memorial Gardens, High Street West Bromwich.
As ever, it has been Adam Smith and The Halesowen News who have blazed the trail in the local media with the latest fraud and corruption allegations engulfing the Labour rotten borough of Sandwell.
National Express are consulting on changes to bus services which would impact on some routes in Bearwood.
This Saturday at Thimblemill Library, the spectacular Nashville band The Wild Ponies will be strutting their stuff.
It's been another explosive week in Sandwell as further fraud allegations rock the corrupt Labour Council.
I will, of course, be blogging soon about today's major developments in the stinking cesspit that is Sandwell Council.
I quite like my Facebook chum Cllr Bob Piper even if he is a foaming-at-the-mouth acolyte of the absurd Corbyn.
Marriage in the Church of England is a complex legal thing.
Funders and commissioners are increasingly looking at the social impact resulting from their investment, and the social value created by schemes they support .
Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Partnership will be hosting a community event and their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 15 Mach 2017.
Get your favourite National Lottery funded project the recognition it deserves.
The Black Country was forged at the hands of men and women from all walks of life who had honed their skills to the highest levels.
Facebook is continuing to invest in digital skills development by joining forces with Enterprise Nation to support female entrepreneurs across the country.
The Healthy Sandwell Micro-Grant Fund is still open for applications – and the maximum grant amount available has just been increased…to £500.
Whilst we were at our daughter last week, we too the opportunity to explore around East Lothian and the nooks and crannies along the coast of the Firth of Forth.
Thursday was another poor weather day but we decided to take a risk and drive to the Muir of Dinnet and hope the weather wasn't too bad to stop up us going for a walk.
Tuesday (day 3) proved to be a bad weather day, it rained all day and was very murky, and very difficult to see anything, this was about the best, as we stayed very local and drove around the area and explored the Linn of Dee, although on our travels...
Most years we head up to the Highlands for a week in late January or early February, in fact the only year we have missed since 2009 is 2015 when we went to the Orkneys instead.
Sandwell-based Complete Kidz is celebrating its recent success of attaining Gold accreditation from the CAA – becoming the first community interest company (CIC) in the UK to achieve this important accreditation.
With 2017 now in full swing, voluntary sector trustees up and down the country will be thinking about what their board could do better, and what they, as an individual trustee, can do differently.
Plans to build a discount supermarket next to a giant Asda store on the outskirts of Birmingham have been rejected by councillors.
Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.
A Coventry sports team has secured a new sponsorship deal from one of the citys best known businesses.
West Midlands companies looking to boost their exports by trading with businesses in the United States are set to energise the region and bring it to the attention of global investors.
The company was told that its plans for the site next to the Asda store on Queslett Road would add to the already bad traffic in the area and lead to the loss of woodland.
Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers...
Tata Steel workers including hundreds in the West Midlands have agreed to take a cut in their pensions in order to try and secure the future of the business, which has been sold to new...
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine Heineken\'s £402.7m takeover of Punch Taverns to see if it will result in "a substantial lessening of competition".
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.
Pupils from a Sandwell school are celebrating, after taking first place in the final of the West Midlands Fire Service Schools’ Safety Challenge 2015.
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 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 This week saw another series of early morning raids across Sandwell as part of #SpringSafer6.
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.
The first stage of a major new £27m manufacturing facility got under way in Oldbury with a ceremony to mark the start of construction.
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Robert Claridge on 20 February 2017 .
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Jenny Pennington on 20 February 2017 .
Garden waste collections in Sandwell are to get underway in time for spring gardening – starting from 27 February and will run until November 2017.
Young people interested in an apprenticeship with Sandwell Council are invited to find out more at an event next month.
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Sue on 20 February 2017 .
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