GLEBEFIELDS Library in St Mark's Road, Tipton, will be hosting its first local history day on Saturday February 4, from 10.30am-1pm.
The European Union has announced plans to cut down on cookie banners that web users ‘find annoying’.
Infamous Community Arts has been developing a workshop to help demystify and bring clarity to understanding and writing those dread documents – Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
The Brasshouse Community Centre, managed by North Smethwick Development Trust, is a hub for the local community and provides a great range of services.
Fundraise by shopping online using Club Cashback – The Club Cashback Scheme is a partnership between the Foundation and Club Website to support local clubs, raise much needed funds, and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game.
We would like to let you know about Beat the Street which is coming back to Sandwell in February 2017! This is a 7-week mass participation challenge across Sandwell.
Do you need to hire a venue in Bearwood/Harborne? Did you know that Lordswood Academies Trust have a range of rooms for hire for all occasions.
On Friday we took the opportunity of some nice weather to go to Eymore Wood, unbelievably we haven't been over there since August 2014, so it was long overdue.
We have been keeping an eye on Twitter and the Bird Forums to see if any Waxwings turn up close to us and while there have been some nearby sightings we have resisted motoring off to try and find them on the basis that they wouldn't be there when we ...
LET’S TALK is an inclusive, discursive participatory workshop taking place in Sheffield for LGBT+ HUB and BELIEF and/or RELIGION HUB members to learn more about one another and talk.
BLACK COUNTRY clubs enjoyed mixed success earlier this month in the third round of the FA Cup.
This Saturday (21st) we will be home to our second large cross country event of the season.
I AM writing with regard to the piece in the Bugle's edition of last week (January 11) on Tividale, and St Michael's Church.
THIS month, on January 3, Father Tim Burke reached the grand old age of 93, and is still engaged as a working parish priest at the Holy Cross Church in West Bromwich.
SCVO is pleased to feature groups which have recently signed up to become members.
Sport England are putting tackling inactivity right at the heart of their new strategy Towards an Active Nation – which means over the next four years, the are going to triple the amount they invest in helping inactive people become active.
The Code for Sports Governance, launched on 31 October 2016 by UK Sport and Sport England, sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from April 2017 from sports organisations which seek funding ...
The Foundation for Social Improvement is delivering training for small charities in Solihull on 1st February, offering full day and half day courses on key fundraising skills and governance topics.
On Thursday we went to Kinver again for a good walk along the canal and river before a lovely late lunch and a cheeky pint of ale at the Vine.
BANKS'S, that most famous of Black Country brewers, are best known for their bitter and mild, but on one grand occasion nearly 36 years ago, they knocked up a Special Brew.
Sports Structures are busy recruiting participants for their Coaching Communities programme beginning on the 23 January in Sandwell, for people who are aged 25 and over who are currently unemployed or economically inactive.
SCVO is pleased to announce its fourth ‘Funding Network’ event, which will be held at Hawthorns House on the morning of Wednesday, 8th February 2017 between 10 am and 12 noon .
Charities could help more people if they embraced new technology such as cloud computing and machine learning, an event at Microsoft has heard.
The Institute of Fundraising has launched a new Suppliers Forum designed to bring the IoF’s corporate supporter members together to share ideas and discuss sector-wide challenges.
The Clothworkers’ Foundation awards capital grants to charities which work in one of their programme areas (alcohol and substance misuse, disabled people, disadvantaged minority communities, disadvantaged young people, domestic and sexual violence...
The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities and does not support applications from individuals.
Rowley Community Activity Network are in the process of setting up a ‘Friends of Britannia Park Group’ in Blackheath.
One of the Black Country’s leading charities is celebrating its 20th birthday in style by passing an important milestone in its history.
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.
During the road closure because of resurfacing in St Mary's Road, (see previous post) the number 48 bus will be diverted via Three Shires Oak Road...
An army of volunteers and a packed programme of activities have put Sandwell libraries among the best in the country according to recent figures.
There is plenty of new material in this post but I'm afraid I do have to rehearse some issues from this blog for it all to make sense.
We saw in the last post that Darren Cooper and Jan Britton routinely used huge, secret, payments to buy the silence of departing employees from Labour fiefdom, Sandwell Council, and that this policy is continuing to the detriment of long-suffering ...
Before I start on the meat of this post may I apologise for my lack of activity recently but I have been a little unwell.
Build your car, then sit in it to watch the movie….
Pete Williams a founder member of Dexys Midnight Runners has recently finished 32 dates as special guest to The Proclaimers, and is now coming home to Bearwood this weekend.
Unlike the late Smethwick Scumbag, Darren Cooper, it is not usually my style to refer to the family of councillors and bent staff in the Sandwell Council cesspit but it is necessary here as Tom Watson's poodle, Cllr Simon Hackett, does feature in ...
I have to start this post with a caveat that some of the content may not be true! Regulars will know that there have been attempts by the comrades to pass me false information in the hope that I will then blog it and they can discredit me - a tactic ...
Yes you can! If you're going to the Craft Muthas 2nd Christmas Fair (Saturday, Bearwood Baptist Church in Rawlings Road from 10am) you will have the opportunity to buy one of Simon Lea's fantastic prints, framed and in a range of sizes, to hang on ...
The promise of a wonderful festive evening with carols, music and readings.
…”an ice-pick in the brain of all who saw it” was how one critic responded to Cathy Come Home.
…and a big shout out for the Ukulele kids choir for leading the singing, and Global Wines for supplying the warming mulled wine.
Tom Watson's boy and Sandwell Cabinet flop Simon "Two Homes" Hackett has been subject to an investigation in respect of alleged bullying of Council employees.
This year we have replaced the rather tired looking lights we have had previously with something a tad brighter.
As the run-up to Christmas picks up pace, this Saturday Bearwood is buzzing.
We know that there is a bent copper (or coppers) within the higher echelons of West Midlands Police protecting Sandwell Labour.
Shock and horror as alleged provider of "special services" to West Midlands Police and disgraced Councillor Mahboob Hussain played a leading role in Oldbury's Remembrance Sunday commemorations today.
The Yanks may have elected a clown but in Sandwell, Labour still have the whole bloody circus in control.
BREAKING NEWS - this blog has previously established that Richard Jones - son of Labour Councillors (the proven liar) Ian Jones and Olwen Jones and the brother of Cllr Stephen Jones - was directly involved in the bent bid to Sport England (supported ...
Not one, but two fabulous Craft Fairs this year…and with food and drink too...
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