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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.

Guns Village School: Parents upset at proposed name change 

29 Jun

Guns Village School wants to change its name over link to weapons - but some parents say the title is historic.

Guns Village Primary name change row: Petition launched by parents 

28 Jun

A petition has been launched by parents to stop Guns Village Primary School in West Bromwich changing its name.

Should pupils be allowed to go on holiday in term? Sandwell Council considers rule change 

27 Jun

Council bosses will open talks with schools across Sandwell to debate children going on holiday during term time.

‘Endlessly kind’ student dies in crash 

5 Jun

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.

Campaign to save Bearwood’s Coffee Junction 

1 Jun

A community cafe in Smethwick that helps youngsters with learning disabilities get into work could close in July, it has been claimed.

Probe into councillor’s ‘house buy’ plan 

25 May

An investigation is launched into an allegation a senior Sandwell councillor urged his authority to buy back his mother's previously council-owned home.

Commissioner appointed in children’s services to improve ‘ineffective’ leadership 

13 May

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 extremism 

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'.

Traffic monitoring for Sandwell school after parents’ petition 

30 Apr

Speeding traffic outside a Wednesbury school is being monitored after a petition signed by 200 parents and staff was handed in to the council.

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