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Work to start on new secondary school in West Bromwich 

19 Jul 18

Building work will start this summer on a new secondary school in West Bromwich.


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Friends boost school holiday activities at Sandwell libraries 

19 Jul 18

Children and families can enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sandwell libraries during the school holidays thanks to support from The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.


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£1million+ summer investment in Sandwell roads 

18 Jul 18

Roads the equivalent size of almost 50 football pitches will be resurfaced in Sandwell over the summer.


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Celebrate National Play Day at Sandwell Families Big Picnic 

18 Jul 18

Go Play Sandwell and the Sandwell Families Big Picnic are back once again to celebrate National Play Day and all the family are invited to come along and enjoy a vast variety of entertainment.


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Bandstand jazz at Lightwoods Park this Friday 

18 Jul 18

The newly-restored bandstand at Lightwoods Park will play host to a very popular band from Hungary on Friday (20 July) as part of the Birmingham, Solihull Sandwell Jazz Festival.


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School celebrates change of name 

18 Jul 18

Pupils and staff got together with friends to enjoy a special Caribbean fun day to celebrate the re-naming of their Oldbury school.


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Green flag success for Sandwell’s parks and green spaces 

17 Jul 18

Ten parks and green spaces in Sandwell have been recognised by the Green Flag Scheme as among the very best in the country.


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International jazz at Sandwell Arts Café 

17 Jul 18

International musicians will be delighting audiences at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival.


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Sandwell’s libraries and museums take centre stage for Jazz Festival 

16 Jul 18

Sandwell’s libraries and museums are taking centre stage at this month’s Birmingham, Solihull Sandwell Jazz Festival, which gets under way this Friday (20 July).


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Sandwell Beat the Burglar scheme launches in Friar Park 

13 Jul 18

Beat the Burglar sessions are being rolled out across Sandwell to help residents protect their homes and property.


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Secrets to success: Sandwell’s top 50 fastest growing businesses for 2018 are revealed 

13 Jul 18

For the fourth year Sandwell Council has published details of the borough’s 50 fastest growing businesses.


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Antiques at the Manor House Museum 

13 Jul 18

Visitors to the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich are being treated to something different this weekend as an Antiques and Collectables fair descends on this fabulous 13th century building, once the medieval Manor House for…


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Sandwell children set for Summer Reading Challenge and mischief making! 

12 Jul 18

The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Sandwell libraries – and this year children can hunt for buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers…


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New friends group launched at Central Library 

9 Jul 18

A new Friends of Central Library has been set up in West Bromwich in a bid to raise more money for special occasions – and to highlight the multitude of services provided at the library.


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Bostin events lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Festival 

9 Jul 18

The Black Country Festival is already in full swing, and there’s lots of bostin fun lined up at Sandwell libraries for Black Country Day on Saturday (14 July).


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Schools praised for anti-bullying work 

9 Jul 18

Sandwell schools have been standing up to bullying with everything from rap to designing T-shirts.


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Open day at Lightwoods House this weekend 

9 Jul 18

Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be open to the public this Saturday 14 July.


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Speeding drivers taken to court by Hamstead pupils 

6 Jul 18

Drivers caught speeding outside a Great Barr school were shamed into slowing down – by being hauled in front of a court of schoolchildren.


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Teenagers invited to careers event 

6 Jul 18

Teenagers aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in Oldbury to help them decide what they want to do after school and college.


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Sandwell Archives First World War exhibitions throughout July 

5 Jul 18

Find out about the contributions made by local people and industries in the First World War at a series of weekly exhibitions at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick.


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Future of digital autopsy facility secured 

5 Jul 18

The future of a digital autopsy service used to investigate deaths across the Black Country has been secured.


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Leisure chief’s heatwave water and fire safety warning 

4 Jul 18

Sandwell’s leisure chief has issued a warning to parents and families, urging them to be vigilant and aware of the dangers of swimming in the borough’s pools, lakes and canals during the current heatwave.


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Caravans moved off Tipton park within hours 

4 Jul 18

An unauthorised encampment has again been moved on from a Tipton park in a matter of hours, thanks to powers held by Sandwell Council and the police.


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School nurse ambassadors celebrated 

4 Jul 18

Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).


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Sandwell building projects win regional awards 

4 Jul 18

Two Sandwell construction projects won top prizes at the West Midlands Regional Building Excellence Awards for high quality housing developments.