THE history of Oldbury Carnival is peppered with individual memories and anecdotes of those who regularly attended them, the procession having been repeated over many decades until interest in such socially historic events such as these waned in ...
Many of you will have heard the phases Sustainability and Transformation footprints or Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), and may well be involved in the work around STPs already.
West Bromwich Albion FC are delighted to announce the Club will host Delhi Dynamos in an international friendly at The Hawthorns.
Students at Oldbury Academy are celebrating following the publication of the 2016 GCSE results.
WE WONDER how many blushing birdes arrived at their weddings in this car, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala.
I WORKED at furniture makers Pel in Oldbury from 1952 until approximately 1961.
This is the first day the Robbies have put our collective feet up since leaving the UK.
Tell us what you do We provide tennis for anyone in Wednesbury who wants to play.
Day Hospice services are an important part of End of Life Care and should support patients to live as well as possible in their last months of life.
I wrote this post offline on day 60, but we have either not had the time or reliable wi-fi since then (even now I can’t upload pictures!) We’re taking an afternoon rest in Taman Negara after a sweaty jungle trek and canopy walk which we finished ...
If there is someone that you think deserves to be commended for their outstanding contributions in the community, or for their inspirational impact as a role model to others in their community then please nominate! We have nominations open for the ...
We hope you found last week’s five top tips to planning your event interesting and useful? Here are another five top tips for you to consider in your event planning.
Artist Jon Williams of Eastnor Pottery has been commissioned by Creative Black Country to make 24 giant ceramic bees to accompany a stunning ceramic garden.
The project began with potraits comissioned of regulars from the Prince of Wales Pub in West Bromwcih and now includes work of local artists creating portarits, watercolours, mosaics, moving images, special pub signage and even a stained glass window.
Sandwell Adult and Family learning are pleased to announce their new prospectus Courses Guide, from September 2016, is now available on their website .
Tiranga celebrates the rich Indian heritage and culture present in the UK today.
Has your community group done some amazing patient, service user or carer engagement work that’s improved healthcare services? If so we want you to tell us about it.
THESE photographs represent a snapshot in time: Tipton in 1938, from a souvenir booklet which was printed to celebrate the granting of the Royal Charter to establish the town as a Municipal Borough.
SCVO will be holding their Annual General Meeting 2016 on Thursday 20th October 2016.
Trustees, senior management, employees, volunteers, or anyone working with children or vulnerable adults within a charitable or not for profit organisation in Sandwell are invited to a free Safeguarding seminar.
GCSE results will be available to students on Thursday 25th August from 8am-10.30am.
Students at Oldbury Academy are celebrating their best ever vocational results with the average grade being a Distinction*, showing our students make outstanding progress.
SWEDA, supported by Children in Need, are currently offering free advice, guidance, mentoring and training to young people aged 16 -18 throughout the Black Country as part of the Positively Young Project.
Thousands turned out to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activity in west bromwich which included a dance piece with a red telephone box, a brand new puppet show inspired by Shakespeare and 24 giant terracotta buzzing bees.
The gates at Lightwoods Hill car park will remain closed until around noon on Friday 19th to allow for testing of the automatic gate system.
Home-Start Dudley is an established local charity committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of five.
Individual giving is the largest source of fundraising income for charities.
Thanks to a correspondent who has solved another little mystery...
Hold on to your hats, pants and socks because they will be blown off with this one! The new regime under Steve Eling is now having to cope with the fallout from the disastrous Cooper/Britton regime and costs are being cut and cash scrimped from all ...
Simon Lea's Misty summer woods… Taken this morning up in the woods.
A message from Julia Morris… Unfortunately Rounder’s at Lightwoods Park is cancelled for this evening but will be back on next week – hope to see you there...
Loony Labour Sandwell Council have spent a small fortune - still to be confirmed but subject to a Freedom of Information Request - on the pathetic "Wragge Report" into a few selected land sales by the corrupt Borough..
Thick scumbag Darren Cooper hated "the arts" and was only too happy to work with Mahboob Hussain to destroy The Public.
I am indebted to the new Cabinet Member for Leisure, Richard Marshall, for replying in detail concerning the Sandwell Great Train Robbery.
An extensive programme of work is due to start on the Bearwood Road/Sandon Road/Three Shires Oak Road junction next Monday.
How I ever missed this story I shall never know but, once again, I am indebted to local residents for their input into this community newsletter.
The three characteristics of the Cooper/Britton regime at Labour Sandwell Council were corruption, cronyism and incompetence.
All over the UK good and true Conservatives are worried that the “Remain” team inside this new cabinet will NOT deliver our Exit to Britain's best advantage.
Regulars may be aware of my filming efforts via "Periscope" after the last Council meeting (including the classic when ex-Mayor Derek Rowley threatened to kick me "in the bollocks").
The Cooper/Britton years were notorious for poor governance (and worse) and one of the hallmarks was no or no adequate consultation on important issues - often, under Britton's administrative "leadership" "lol", also illegally - see, for example, the...
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.
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