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Sandwell councillor Richard Marshall quits cabinet role 

6 Nov

Labour's Richard Marshall allegedly made sexually offensive comments about colleagues in a Whatsapp chat.


Huddersfield Town 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 

4 Nov

David Wagner says his reign as Huddersfield manager has been "something unbelievable" after seeing his 10 men beat West Brom.


Ambulance in crash outside Sandwell hospital 

14 Sep

An ambulance en route to a 999 call has been involved in a collision with a car outside Sandwell hospital.


West Bromwich ‘fire risk’ flats leaseholders in court 

17 Aug

Up to 80 residents were moved from Metro Court after Sandwell Council issued a closure notice.


Bus lane camera nets £1m in six months for Sandwell Council 

13 Jul

The camera in West Bromwich is already among England's most lucrative.


Man jailed for ‘one punch’ killing in Great Barr 

23 May

The victim "never regained consciousness" and died nearly three years after the attack, police said.


Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion 

19 May

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


Craig Gardner: Birmingham sign West Brom midfielder for undisclosed fee 

11 May

Midfielder Craig Gardner signs a three-year deal at Birmingham City following a loan spell from West Bromwich Albion.


West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea 

11 May

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


Good form will attract players – Pulis 

5 Dec

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis hopes their early-season form can help him attract new players in January.


Great Barr School shut by gas leak 

5 Dec

Great Barr school was shut today after a gas leak over the weekend left some classrooms without heating.


‘No plans’ for free M6 Toll road, says government 

4 Dec

The government says it has 'no plans' to spend about £1bn on buying the M6 Toll road in order to make it free for users.


West Bromwich Albion v Watford 

2 Dec

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


Man jailed for West Bromwich car crash that killed 12-year-old Amar Atwal 

2 Dec

A man who killed a 12-year-old boy after he crashed into the side of a car at a junction is jailed for six years.


DfE orders review of children’s services at ‘inadequate’ council 

30 Nov

The government has ordered a review to determine whether Kirklees council should be stripped of its responsibility for services following a highly-critical inspection report.


Great Barr based Perry Beeches Academy slips to inadequate Ofsted rating 

28 Nov

Poor leadership, a dysfunctional governing body, pupils vulnerable to online radicalisation, serious financial failings and haphazard identification of students with special needs.


Man Charged Over Kidnap and Death of Birmingham Teen 

12 Nov

A Birmingham man has been charged with the kidnap and manslaughter of Tipton teen Kaydel Williams.


Drug dealers jailed for throwing heroin from car in M6 police chase 

11 Nov

Two drug dealers who flung heroin out of their car on to a motorway as they fled from police are jailed.


Tributes to boy, 12, killed by bus in Wednesbury 

11 Nov

Tributes are paid to a "brave" schoolboy, 12, who died after being hit by a bus in Wednesbury.


Heroin thrown on to motorway during 130mph M6 police chase 

11 Nov

Drug dealers create a cloud of heroin on a motorway by throwing it from a car travelling at 130mph while chased by police.


Damning Ofsted report on troubled Ace Academy in Tipton 

10 Nov

A troubled academy is still underachieving two years after plunging into special measures, Ofsted has ruled.


Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion 

4 Nov

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


Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion 

21 Oct

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


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.


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