Emergency services were called to Hawkeswood Metal in Aston Church Road at 8.45am to reports that a wall had collapsed.
Guns Village School wants to change its name over link to weapons - but some parents say the title is historic.
A petition has been launched by parents to stop Guns Village Primary School in West Bromwich changing its name.
Council bosses will open talks with schools across Sandwell to debate children going on holiday during term time.
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.
A community cafe in Smethwick that helps youngsters with learning disabilities get into work could close in July, it has been claimed.
An investigation is launched into an allegation a senior Sandwell councillor urged his authority to buy back his mother's previously council-owned home.
Torbay council’s ‘inadequate’-rated children’s services department has had a commissioner and expert advisers appointed by the Department for Education (DfE).
George Salter Academy put in special measures as staff ‘unaware’ of how to protect pupils from extremismExpress & Star 10 May
A West Bromwich school has been placed in special measures by Ofsted - with staff labelled as being 'unaware' of safeguarding pupils from 'extremism or radicalisation'.
Speeding traffic outside a Wednesbury school is being monitored after a petition signed by 200 parents and staff was handed in to the council.
A school in Tipton has warned parents their children will not be allowed out during break time if they continue to attend with ‘unacceptable’ hairstyles.
The M5 motorway closes for an air ambulance to land and treat a man who was freed from his overturned car.
British Gas announces plans to close an office in Oldbury with the loss of more than 680 jobs.
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West Brom were held to a turgid goalless draw by League Two Plymouth Argyle today in an uneventful game at Home Park.
League Two side Mansfield Town sign West Bromwich Albion defender Kyle Howkins on a six-month loan deal.
Albion's coaching staff have ‘no idea’ if Saido Berahino is leaving the club, as Stoke warned the Baggies they have other irons in the fire.
Boss Roberto Di Matteo is confident Albion-target Ciaran Clark will stay with Villa.
Albion boss Tony Pulis plans to start a strong side against former club Plymouth Argyle in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly.
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DETERMINED Danny Cox still believes his Old Hill players can keep clear of relegation this season.
CRADLEY Town could prove one of the major players in this season's West Midlands League campaign following the arrival of Andy Wyton who becomes joint manager with existing boss Mark Jones.
I have commented before on allegedly cash-strapped Sandwell Labour Council running two chauffeur-driven limos - mostly about the egomaniacal former "leader's" use of them.
If you think things cannot become anymore bizarre in Jan Britton's Sandwell Circus prepare yourself to be amazed...
Major improvements are coming to a busy junction in Bearwood as part of a £700,000 scheme.
The new unelected Remain Prime Minister has now been appointed by the party board and all over the UK Brexit voters see no change in the direction of the UK's governance.
A curious bout of trade union-advised "sickness" has broken out in the Parks Department of Jan Britton's dismal "Sadwell" Council as yet another scandal breaks under his alleged "leadership".
Another absolute stunner from Simon Lea: “Between the shadows! With the sun popping out between clouds it led to patchy areas of sunlight in the woods.
It won't be as big as last week's picnic, but on Sunday, from 12.30pm There's a charity boot camp in Warley Woods! We're told they have had some fab donations for raffle prizes from local businesses.
The Warley Woods Picnic in the Park gets better every year, and yesterday thousands have a great day in the sun.
What a disgraceful CON, in a last ditch attempt to deceive the party members and con people of this country, we hear there are calls for the leadership to be halted and Teresa May appointed as leader.
The local spin doctors and bullsh*tters are always banging on about what a great multi-cultural, young and vibrant city Birmingham is and it seems to me to that the great ethnic diversity and youth of the wider city region (Greater Birmingham or what...
All over the UK following a world shattering referendum result our Government was given clear direct democratic instruction “LEAVE THE EU”, yet inside one week the very remain politicians in the Tory party helped by Labour are now ignoring your ...
Saturday night at the 'Mill you can get in the mood for the picnic with the fabulous Dynamix and Ukelele Union...
We went with our good friends Tim Wendy to Charlecote Park yesterday, mainly for a catch up and walk, but of course even at this time of year there are birds about, in fact much better than our last visit a couple of weeks ago.
We are half way through nine days in Sydney and it has exceeded most of our high expectations.
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From magic shows and mask making to mini-beasts and Roald Dahl-inspired activities, Sandwell’s libraries will be full of fun for children over the summer holidays.
Sandwell Arts Festival is set to become a hive of activity during the 13 14 August, as a swarm of Bees fly in to the Arts Cafe at Sandwell Central Sixth to buzz out an unusual symphony in ‘Bee’ minor across West Bromwich.
Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are carrying out a review with mothers and families to improve the community midwifery care in your local area.
Almost half of business people admit to missing out on valuable information when attempting to record notes on a digital advice, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab Have you ever written a letter and conversed with a colleague at the same time? Or ...
The Big Lottery Fund awarded more than £400m less to social projects in 2015/16 than in the previous year, its annual report and accounts show .
I’m sure if you hear the phrase ‘Cyber Crime’ it immediately conjures up an image of a lonely adolescent in their bedroom, glued to a computer screen and trying to break into the USA’s defence systems (does anyone remember the 1983 movie ‘...
OSCAR Sandwell Centre Manager attended the 2016 Sickle Cell Society (SCS) AGM and Patient/Carer Educational Seminar on Saturday 23rd July held in London.
The Cabinet Office has launched an £80 million ‘Life Chances Fund’ to support Social Impact Bonds (SIB) to help transform people’s lives.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for charitable organisations carrying out projects related to social welfare, especially those involving children and young adults.
The Screwfix Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2013.
COMPETITION authorities have ruled LloydsPharmacy must dispose of stores in 12 areas around the country to be able to complete its takeover of Sainsbury\'s pharmacies.
NATIONAL EXPRESS is to continue to seek out international opportunities after being "particularly pleased" with the performance of its North American acquisitions.
PUB company Mitchells & Butler has taken a glass half-full approach to tough conditions, pointing to the "good progress" it has made in key areas.
BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT\'S largest carrier Flybe has increased its top line performance on the back of more routes, but the tough market conditions are having an impact on other key figures.
Staff hold banners aloft calling for respect for their rights as trade union prepares to meet management...
A DEVELOPMENT on a former Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) site which will include 150,000 sq ft of office space has been given the go-ahead.
GKN is planning to reduce its fixed costs by £30m in order to "increase momentum going into 2017".
40 firefighters were called to tackle a "severe factory fire" in Tividale yesterday.7 fire engines and a hydraulic platform were required to tackle the blaze at the industrial estate.
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.
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to N'chicka Khyne-Sam on 29 July 2016 .
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Rebecca Hughes on 29 July 2016 .
Sandwell's regeneration boss has hit out at plans to reduce the number of London-bound trains stopping at Sandwell and Dudley station under a new franchise.
A successful double-glazing window programme which has seen thousands of council tenants benefit from warmer homes has been extended by Sandwell Council.
If you’re looking for advice on how to cope with the rising costs of everyday living, Sandwell Council has launched a webpage with top tips to help make your money stretch further.
Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Connie Burbidge on 29 July 2016 .
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