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West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough 

26 Aug

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

Wednesbury children’s activities contract axed over crime checks 

26 Aug

A contract to provide summer activities for children is cancelled as staff do not have the proper criminal records checks, a council says.

West Brom need five new players – Pulis 

12 Aug

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis says they need to sign "five players" if they are to have a successful season.

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion 

12 Aug

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

West Brom accept Villa’s Chester bid 

11 Aug

West Bromwich Albion accept Aston Villa's bid for Wales defender James Chester, reports BBC WM.

Chinese investors to buy West Brom 

5 Aug

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace agrees a deal to sell the club to a Chinese investment group led by entrepreneur Guochuan Lai.

Five Dead In Industrial Accident in Birmingham 

7 Jul

Emergency services were called to Hawkeswood Metal in Aston Church Road at 8.45am to reports that a wall had collapsed.

Guns Village School: Parents upset at proposed name change 

29 Jun

Guns Village School wants to change its name over link to weapons - but some parents say the title is historic.

Guns Village Primary name change row: Petition launched by parents 

28 Jun

A petition has been launched by parents to stop Guns Village Primary School in West Bromwich changing its name.

Should pupils be allowed to go on holiday in term? Sandwell Council considers rule change 

27 Jun

Council bosses will open talks with schools across Sandwell to debate children going on holiday during term time.

‘Endlessly kind’ student dies in crash 

5 Jun

A 19-year-old student dies after being hit by a car in Sandwell, as another man is arrested on suspicion of driving while on drugs.

Campaign to save Bearwood’s Coffee Junction 

1 Jun

A community cafe in Smethwick that helps youngsters with learning disabilities get into work could close in July, it has been claimed.

Probe into councillor’s ‘house buy’ plan 

25 May

An investigation is launched into an allegation a senior Sandwell councillor urged his authority to buy back his mother's previously council-owned home.

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West Bromwich Albion »

Stats: Liverpool v WBA 

22 Oct

Stats: Liverpool v WBA Vitalfootball:WBA:22/10/2016 22:03:00 All the stats from Liverpool (2) vs (1) WBA, Anfield, 22/10/16 Att: 53,218...

Tony Pulis rues West Brom’s first-half errors in Liverpool loss 

22 Oct

Tony Pulis was left ruing his side's first half mistakes at Anfield today that left Albion 'staring down a barrel' and facing an uphill task.

Jurgen Klopp bemoans ‘lucky’ West Brom Goal 

22 Oct

Jurgen Klopp has described Gareth McAuley's late consolation goal at Anfield as 'lucky', but he did praise Chris Brunt's delivery.

Liverpool 2 West Brom 1 – Report and pictures 

22 Oct

Liverpool survived a late scare at Anfield today to go second in the table as Albion's four-match unbeaten run came to end.

Liverpool v West Brom – LIVE 

22 Oct


Tony Pulis: West Brom’s Saido Berahino is worth fighting for 

22 Oct

Boss Tony Pulis claims Saido Berahino is “worth fighting for” after confirming the striker will not return for Albion until he is back in shape.

Points Warning Over Disabled Access? 

22 Oct

Points Warning Over Disabled Access? Vitalfootball:WBA:22/10/2016 00:04:00 Calls for Premier League clubs to finally get their seating arrangements in order for disabled fans across the country have continued this week...

Follow West Brom Live On Twitter 

22 Oct

Follow West Brom Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:WBA:21/10/2016 23:30:00 Liverpool are at Anfield with West Bromwich Albion the visitors today, this will be a 5.30pm kick-off.

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Sport »

Boxing world in shock as Oldbury’s Cunningham is a no-go for Ogogo 

23 Oct

THE boxing world was in shock tonight after Oldbury boxer Craig Cunningham pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year.

Oldbury’s Craig Cunningham defeats Anthony Agogo 

22 Oct

OLDBURY boxer Craig Cunningham pulled off an upset by forcing an eighth round stoppage against former Olympian Anthony Agogo at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena tonight.

Warley & DistrictSunday League 

19 Oct

APD Challenge Cup Preliminary Round 2Wednesbury CD 4--10 SPY BNJS ResWhite Swan 3--5 Three D FCLapal 0--9 Academy BoysBritannia Inn 5--3 Forest FalconsShere Punjab 5--3 Yeltz BarGeorge Warley 1--6 Edgbaston PrioryNetherton Rangers 5--1 AFC...

Gore: Dudley Sports must regroup 

18 Oct

DUDLEY Sports’ winless run extended to nine games with defeat at rivals Cradley Town last Saturday.

Tividale off the bottom with second win of the season 

17 Oct

TIVIDALE lifted themselves off the bottom of the Midland Football League Premier Division with victory at Quorn last Saturday.

Orders due for West Mids Kit 

17 Oct

If you want any of the below items please order and pay through your instructor NOW to guarantee pre-Xmas delivery! Suit £45 Tracksuit £45 T-Shirt £17 Training Bottoms £25 Cap £10 Bag £27 Hoody/Zip Hoody £30 The post Orders due for West Mids...

Wednesbury Under 8’s Vs Edgbaston H.C 

17 Oct

The future looks bright for the clubs youngsters.

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Comment »

Abbey Labour Film Club presents 

21 Oct

Film maker Michael Moore says he has had enough of the US invading other countries and stealing their natural resources…he wants the US to go to other countries and steal their good ideas and superior lifestyle choices.

Let there be cake! 

18 Oct

For one day only We Are Bearwood are re-opening Coffee Junction for a conversation café where we will be giving free drinks and cakes in exchange for a bit of your time and your stories of Bearwood, both real and imagined.

Warley Woods voted one of the best ten parks in Britain 

18 Oct

One of Simon Lea's beautiful photographs of the park Warley Woods has been voted one of the most popular public parks in Britain from those parks awarded Green Flag status.

Sterling Albion 

16 Oct

Samuel Johnson`s assertion that patriotism is this last refuge of a scoundrel only works if the scoundrel is clever enough to manipulate prejudice and ignorance to manufacture a state of false patriotism and, therefore, extreme international danger...

What Melanie Did Next? 

15 Oct

I don't like to deal in rumours but it is a great shame that so many folk in Sandwell "do a Watson" when asked perfectly reasonable questions.

Shooting The Messenger – SMBC Make Legal Threats! 

14 Oct

I have tonight received the following letter by hand-delivery from SMBC which is not marked as being sent on a private and confidential basis: It will probably come as no surprise that SMBC make no comment with regard to the substantive allegation ...

Cllr Simon Hackett – Part 1 

14 Oct

An open letter to Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Vulnerable Children with copies to Cllr Steve Eling, Jan Britton (for what that is worth) and The Albion Foundation.

New café offers free cuppa and a cake… 

13 Oct

The new Serenity Café opens next Monday, (just up from the Bear pub) and the owner, Jake, tells me that all customers calling in on the opening day will be welcomed with a free cup of tea or coffee, and a piece of cake.

Pamper Party for CARES 

6 Oct

On Friday, 14 October 2016 CARES is holding a fundraising Pamper Party at the Victoria Centre, Suffrage Street, Smethwick B66 3QB (close to Asda, Cape Hill).

Vicarage Views 

6 Oct

The lovely sunny autumn days have inspired me to get out and about around the Vicarage with the camera on my mobile phone.

Scarrott Axed – and Names Named! 

6 Oct

Mahboob Hussain not only enjoys the protection of West Midlands Police (!!!!) but also (STILL) has a large number of staff at Jan Britton's bent Sandwell Council in his thrall.

Vicarage Recipes: Bean and Bacon Lunch Bowl 

3 Oct

It’s turned rather chilly this week.

Picturing the Word 

2 Oct

Recently I have started combining two tech blessings – the YouBible app and my mobile phone’s camera, using YouBible’s nifty ‘image’ menu that appears if you underline a verse.

Bud’s Run gets Olympic boost 

2 Oct

A Birmingham 5K charity fun run has been given an Olympic-sized boost by a gold medal winning British hockey player.

Jumble Trail (Part Deux) 

2 Oct

Some of the people who had a garden stall washed out yesterday are giving it another go today.

The Tempest…. 

1 Oct

Thick as Thieves theatre have clocked up thousands of miles travelling round the UK performing in open-air Shakespeare productions.

Parish Beauty 

28 Sep

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged and too much has happened to write about: much joy, much sadness and many glimpses of beauty.

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Croatia & Bosnia 

22 Oct

We have just come back from a two non-birding holiday to Croatia and Montenegro.

Sandwell race raises thousands for Sport Relief 

22 Oct

BACK in March, the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in Sandwell saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport Relief.

Oldbury Academy Christmas Market 2016 

21 Oct

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Christmas Market, on Friday 9th December 2016 from 5pm-8pm.

Year 11 Revision Sessions – October Half Term 

20 Oct

Please CLICK HERE to view the October Half Term revision timetable.

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) BRIDGES Project 

20 Oct

BITA Pathways is a registered Charity based in Birmingham, supporting people experiencing mental ill health.

16 – 25? Fast forward your Future with The Accelerate Programme 

20 Oct

Landau is a registered West Bromwich based charity centered on providing supportive opportunities primarily to individuals who are disadvantaged or disabled, or not in education, employment or training.

‘Life After Levels’ Presentation To Parents 

20 Oct

Dear Parent/Carer Please CLICK HERE to view the presentationdelivered to parents at the KS4 Parent Evening on Wednesday 19th October to support with 'Life After Levels'.

Appointment Of new Chair of Trustees for Murray Hall Community Trust 

20 Oct

Bob Lloyd has served on the Board of Murray Hall Community Trust for many years but has now taken the decision to step down.

Conversation Café – Let There Be Cake! 

19 Oct

For one day only ‘We Are Bearwood’ are re-opening Coffee Junction for a conversation café where we will be giving free drinks and cakes in exchange for a bit of your time and your stories of Bearwood, both real and imagined.

Free Charity-Funding Lunch Clubs To Help Families in Sandwell 

19 Oct

A series of free holiday lunch clubs are being held in Sandwell at the end of term and during  the October half term as part of a major charity drive to help families in the area eat better and improve their health.

The Terrence Higgins Trust Seeks Venues to Offer HIV Testing 

19 Oct

The Terrence Higgins Trust is based at Pure Offices in Broadwell Road, Oldbury B69 4BY, where a drop in service is available.

New Pledge on Hate Crime to Increase Reporting 

19 Oct

A drive to make sure people recognise hate crime and know how to report it is under way in Sandwell.

Employability Workshops at Central Sixth 

19 Oct

Sandwell Adult Family learning are pleased to announce they will be running Employability Workshops at Central Sixth, New Square, New Street, West Bromwich.

Sandwell Valley Parking Charges Start Next Month 

19 Oct

Motorists are being advised about new car parking charges which will come into effect at Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich next month.

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Business »

GKN offloads German division in £177m deal 

21 Oct

Stromag will become part of US drivetrain group Altra Industrial Motion...

Breaking News: Manufacturing group disposes of German subsidiary in £177m deal 

21 Oct

WEST Midlands engineering group GKN has sold a German subsidiary in a deal worth almost £177m.

Retail park sale fuels speculation on further Jaguar Land Rover expansion 

20 Oct

A BIRMINGHAM retail park close to the site of the Jaguar plant at Castle Bromwich is being offered for sale as part of a £260m portfolio, according to reports.

600 jobs to go at Travis Perkins 

19 Oct

Builders' merchant behind Toolstation and Wickes brands says future trading is difficult to predict as it eyes more than 30 branches for closure...

300 manufacturing jobs set for the West Midlands with new factory development 

19 Oct

AROUND 300 new manufacturing jobs could be created in the West Midlands with construction of a new multi-million-pound development close to the site of Jaguar Land Rovers engine plant set to be...

Blueprint to deliver 5,000 new inner-city homes launched 

19 Oct

The Greater Icknield and Smethwick Housing Growth Prospectus will drive 400 million development over five key brownfield sites in Birmingham and Smethwick...

Winter chaos warning for Birmingham Airport with baggage handling firm set to pull out 

19 Oct

Trade union Unite calls for swift resolution after baggage handling firm Aviator announces it will withdraw staff from airport at the end of next month...

Financial Appointments: West Brom; Tipton & Coseley; Wesleyan 

18 Oct

THE West Bromwich Building Society has announced a senior appointment as it looks to progress to the next stage of its growth.

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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 »

Activity and advice roadshow for unemployed teenagers 

21 Oct

Unemployed teenagers can get career advice and support at a fun roadshow in Oldbury and Wednesbury next week.

Sandwell forges friendship and business links with Chinese delegation 

21 Oct

For the second year running, Sandwell Council has welcomed a delegation of Chinese officials, in order to forge international friendship and business links.

Organisational Structure chart for adult and children Services 

21 Oct

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to frank rufus on 21 October 2016 .

Safer 6 Week Two sees crackdown on speeding, untaxed vehicles and dog mess 

20 Oct

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

Remembrance Sunday parades and services in Sandwell 

19 Oct

Remembrance Sunday parades and services will be held in all of Sandwell’s six towns this November.

Vote for Smethwick allotment site in £12,000 improvement bid 

18 Oct

Keen gardeners and school children at a Sandwell allotment site are urging shoppers to back their efforts to raise £12,000 to help improve their plots and the local environment.

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