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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.


Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect’s house 

23 Apr

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect's house Dramatic footage of the moment police in the Black Country broke down the booby-trapped door of a suspected drug dealer.


WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids 

21 Apr

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids Seven people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Birmingham and the Black Country in a blitz on criminals in Sandwell.


Black Country brolly robbers in action 

17 Apr

Black Country brolly robbers in action Footage showing a group of Black Country robbers who used umbrellas to mask their entrance into a Farmfoods shop in Tipton.


Pair jailed after death of Smethwick woman 

17 Apr

Pair jailed after death of Smethwick woman A teenager has today been jailed for 12 years for murdering a 47-year-old Smethwick woman.


WBA support police appeal to find hit and run driver 

2 Apr

WBA support police appeal to find hit and run driver Adam Jones, from Wednesbury, died when he was hit by a blue Volkswagen Bora as he crossed the junction of Beacon View Road and Walsall Road in West Bromwich with his bike just after 7.30pm...


Industrial Action 

18 Feb

Update issued at 12.10pm Wednesday 25 February Since the 24-hour strike by firefighters started at 7am today, we have attended two incidents: 07:30 Sutton Coldfield: false alarm 11:27 Aston: false alarm We have 23 fire engines, one Brigade...


Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich 

11 Feb

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man waiting for a bus in West Bromwich.


Robbers locked up for nearly 25 years 

20 Jan

Robbers locked up for nearly 25 years Footage of two robbers forcing their way into a home in Tipton in order to steal the householder's chain from her neck.


An interesting day 

16 Jan

Many thanks to Jan Britton, Chief Executive at Sandwell Council, for letting us share his latest staff blog.


Smethwick factory blaze monitored from above 

4 Jan

Smethwick factory blaze monitored from above At the beginning of December the NPAS helicopter was tasked to provide updates for the fire service on a huge fire in Smethwick.


CCTV released after assault in Wednesbury 

29 Dec

CCTV released after assault in Wednesbury We have issued CCTV footage of a man and a girl we would like to trace after a man was assaulted in Wednesbury.


Police appeal after car number plates stolen – Cradley Heath railway station 

19 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after front and rear number plates were stolen from a car parked at Cradley Heath railway station car park on Monday, 1 December 2014.


Police appeal after car number plates stolen – Cradley Heath railway station 

19 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after front and rear number plates were stolen from a car parked at Cradley Heath railway station car park on Monday, 1 December 2014.


Police release CCTV stills after phone snatch – Smethwick Galton Bridge 

8 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a mobile phone from a woman at Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station.


Police release CCTV stills after phone snatch – Smethwick Galton Bridge 

8 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a mobile phone from a woman at Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station.


A look at our high rise training facility (long version) 

13 Nov

A look at our high rise training facility (long version) Our high rise training building, in Oldbury, is a unique training facility used by our firefighters to simulate realistic scenarios of fires that may take place in high rise buildings...


A big thank you from Office Team 

13 Nov

A big thank you from Office Team You may remember that in June 2013, a Chinese lantern caused a fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick, Birmingham.


Car chase across the Black Country 

17 Oct

Car chase across the Black Country Dramatic footage shows 20-year-old Martin Doherty from Flintshire and four passengers being pursued through Dudley and Tipton after failing to stop for police in December 2012.


CCTV: Attempted car theft in Wednesbury 

30 Sep

CCTV: Attempted car theft in Wednesbury Visit our website for more information at http://www.


Safer 6 is back! 

22 Sep

Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign is back for 2014 – six weeks of targeted action and community safety work across the borough’s six towns.


Tenants’ safety boost 

15 Sep

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Service to raise fire safety awareness among its tenants and leaseholders who live in the borough's 5,000 low-rise properties.


Station’s official opening 

3 Sep

The West Midlands’ newest community fire station is set to be officially opened this weekend, during a ceremony attended by serving and retired firefighters.


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


The battlefield hero who policed the West Midlands with a wooden leg 

4 Aug

The battlefield hero who policed the West Midlands with a wooden leg Oldbury PC Frank Peters was just one of many brave bobbies who wasted no time enlisting against the German Empire at the outbreak of World War One.


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Transition State 1: Thank you 

25 Nov

Monday the 28th November is a big change for us as we move to the new operating model.


Pair charged with murder of Wolverhampton toddler 

24 Nov

A mum and stepfather are set to appear in court today accused of beating their toddler son to death at a house in Wolverhampton.


I’m Really Sorry, but! … 

23 Nov

I’m not trying to get on anyone’s nerves here, I’m really not.


Police crackdown on distracted drivers using a phone at the wheel  

21 Nov

Reckless motorists who put lives at risk by using a mobile phone at the wheel have been targeted by motorway police.


Man appears is court following major drugs seizure 

21 Nov

A man has appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences after police seized suspected heroin and cocaine worth more than three quarters of a million pounds in Walsall last week.


A messy, complex and dangerous business 

18 Nov

I have spent a great deal of time talking in the blog about change.


Third family member charged in Black Country murder case  

17 Nov

A third member of the same family has been charged in connection with the death of a Black Country man killed on his own doorstep.


Motor firm family arrested over car scam plot 

17 Nov

Five members of a Black Country family car business have been arrested on suspicion of running an eBay sales scam and ripping off customers.


What *Are* You Doing?! 

16 Nov

Imagine this: someone rings the police to express concern for a friend or relative’s mental wellbeing, asking the police to ‘check on them’ to see that they’re OK.


Man jailed after Walsall pensioner beaten in his own home   

12 Nov

A man has been jailed for nine years and four months after leaving a Walsall pensioner with severe facial injuries and robbing him of just nine pounds, a watch and a tie pin.


Walsall pensioner dies in collision with lorry 

12 Nov

A Walsall man has died after being struck by a lorry on Pleck Road, Walsall yesterday (Friday 11 November).


Man who died in Minworth collision named 

6 Nov

A pedestrian who died in a Sutton Coldfield collision on Thursday (3 November) has been named as Pelsall man Jamie Taylor.


Appeal following home invasion burglary in Walsall 

4 Nov

Officers are urgently appealing for witnesses after a house on Lord Street in Walsall was broken into on Tuesday (1 November).


Man charged in connection with Brownhills stabbings  

1 Nov

A man has been charged with a series of offences in connection with a double stabbing in Brownhills on Sunday (30 October).


Plans on track to create future-proof force 

1 Nov

Two new custody suites, digital interview recording equipment, refurbishment of Bloxwich police station and police headquarters, and body worn video cameras for officers are just some of the changes already implemented in a multi-million pound...


Knife attack suspect arrested after double stabbing and robbery  

31 Oct

A man remains in police custody this morning on suspicion of carrying out a double stabbing and a knifepoint shop robbery during a 10-minute crime spree in Walsall yesterday (30 Oct).


Two stabbed in Brownhills 

31 Oct

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Brownhills on Sunday afternoon (30 October).


Police Leadership 

25 Oct

I heard the Health Secretary Jeremy HUNT deliver a speech at today’s Crisis Care Concordat Summit in London, the first major speech he’s delivered on mental health, we were told.


AWOL from Scotland 

21 Oct

It seems that it’s been the week for Scottish mental health patients to journey to England, in a variety of legal situations that have subsequently confused the life out of police and mental health professionals alike.


Approved Professional Practice 

20 Oct

The College of Policing has now completed the production of new guidelines on mental health for the police service in England and Wales and this blog is a part of the College’s efforts to communicate this publication to the public as ...


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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.


Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect’s house 

23 Apr

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect's house Dramatic footage of the moment police in the Black Country broke down the booby-trapped door of a suspected drug dealer.


WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids 

21 Apr

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids Seven people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Birmingham and the Black Country in a blitz on criminals in Sandwell.


Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.


Heron Foods robbery appeal 

20 Apr

Heron Foods robbery appeal We're looking for a robber, in a distinctive jumper, who lay in wait for a shop assistant at a Weoley Castle food store on 5 March before emptying the shop's safe.


Black Country brolly robbers in action 

17 Apr

Black Country brolly robbers in action Footage showing a group of Black Country robbers who used umbrellas to mask their entrance into a Farmfoods shop in Tipton.


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Remembering loved ones with Dudley Christmas decorations 

6 Dec

ON THE run up to Dudley town centre's Christmas Fayre people can buy charity Christmas memory wish tags to hang on the town's tree.


Pregnant stab victim gives FIRST interview after horrific Sutton… 

2 Dec

A COURAGEOUS Sutton Coldfield mum who has fought back from life-threatening injuries to both herself and her then unborn daughter has spoken for the first time about her terrifying ordeal, the 'incredible people of Sutton Coldfield', the 'amazing' ...


​Cyclists knocked unconscious after colliding at junction of… 

22 Nov

TWO cyclists have suffered head injuries after colliding in Walsall this afternoon (Tuesday, November 22).


Air ambulance lands at Deanery Primary and Hill West Primary… 

15 Nov

TWO medical emergencies, one involving a young girl, led to an air ambulance landing at Sutton Coldfield schools twice in two days.


Driver trapped for 45 minutes after car and van collide along Pershore Road 

15 Nov

A driver was trapped for 45 minutes following a collision with a van this morning that resulted in three patients for ambulance crews to treat.


Man collapses in Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield as air ambulance… 

15 Nov

A MAN has collapsed in a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot leading to medical crews being scrambled to the scene.


Air ambulance called after man suffers head injury at Lichfield… 

14 Nov

A MAN was taken to hospital earlier today after suffering a head injury at a Tamworth industrial estate.


Local Nisa retailers raise funds for Air Ambulance 

4 Nov

Fundraising pledge to medical charity.


​Boat blaze at Barton Marina near Lichfield sinks one craft and… 

21 Oct

DRAMATIC scenes at Barton Marina near Lichfield this afternoon as a fire engulfed three boats in flames.


Man treated for cardiac arrested and airlifted from Harlaston,… 

14 Oct

AN elderly man was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Thursday) after suffering a cardiac arrest near Tamworth.


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