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Update following burst water main in Wednesbury 

26 Apr 18

Sandwell Council is helping the emergency services, South Staffs Water and local residents following a burst water main in Wednesbury.


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Travellers moved on from Lightwoods Park in Bearwood 

26 Apr 18

Council and police officers have again acted quickly to move on an unauthorised encampment from Lightwoods Park in Bearwood.


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Fabulous 40s for May Day at Haden Hill House and Park 

25 Apr 18

Celebrate VE Day with the special Fabulous 40s event at Haden Hill House and Park in Cradley Heath on May Day (Monday 7 May).


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Talks about challenges of modern day living hailed a success 

20 Apr 18

Discussion sessions about the challenges and dangers of modern life between parents and children at a Rowley Regis school have been hailed a big success.


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Sandwell councillors back resolution on standards 

18 Apr 18

Councillors have unanimously called for stronger powers to deal with elected members who abuse their position.


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Building excellence recognised at prestigious awards 

18 Apr 18

Building projects and building professionals working in Sandwell have been recognised at a prestigious awards scheme after being nominated by Sandwell Council’s Building Control team.


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St George’s Day fun in Sandwell 

17 Apr 18

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate St George’s Day – and Shakespeare Day –  in Sandwell.


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Wedding fair returns to Lightwoods House this weekend 

16 Apr 18

A wedding fair returns to Lightwoods House this weekend after being postponed by snow in March.


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Highest percentage get top choice school place 

16 Apr 18

Almost 90 per cent of parents have been offered a place at their first choice of primary school – the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.


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BorrowBox comes to Sandwell libraries 

13 Apr 18

Users of Sandwell libraries can now take advantage of BorrowBox, a brand new service offering the best in eBooks and eAudiobooks.


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New secondary school in West Bromwich 

12 Apr 18

A new 750 place secondary school in West Bromwich has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education.


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Powers used against unauthorised encampment in Smethwick 

11 Apr 18

Council and police officers have again used powers to ban unauthorised encampments from the borough after a group set up camp on Galton Bridge station’s car park.


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Review praises Sandwell’s adult safeguarding work 

11 Apr 18

Sandwell Council’s safeguarding work to protect and care for vulnerable adults has been praised in a report by top experts in the field.


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Fly-tippers caught “pink-handed” by trail of paint leading to their back gate 

11 Apr 18

A trail of pink paint led Sandwell Council officers to the door of fly-tippers in Smethwick.


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CCTV installed after fly-tipping cleared at Forge Lane 

10 Apr 18

Two tonnes of rubbish has been collected from the Sandwell side of Forge Lane in West Bromwich after extensive fly-tipping was cleared from the side of the road.


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Standards committee to publish annual report 

9 Apr 18

The annual report of the committee dealing with standards matters at Sandwell Council will be published tomorrow (Tuesday).


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Lifesaving bin crew nominated for award 

6 Apr 18

A recycling bin collection team who saved the life of a resident who suffered a stroke are shortlisted in this year’s National Recycling Awards.


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Successful Department for Education visit praises special needs support 

6 Apr 18

Significant progress has been made to ensure children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are getting the right support.


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Award for council taxi licensing team 

5 Apr 18

Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing team has picked up an award from West Midlands Police.


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Road closure this weekend to clear fly-tipping 

5 Apr 18

Forge Lane in West Bromwich will be closed this Sunday (8 April) while extensive fly-tipping is cleared from the side of the road.


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More than 50 fly-tippers fined as crackdown continues 

3 Apr 18

Sandwell Council has now issued more than 50 £400 fines to fly-tippers after a new enforcement team started patrols.


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Lightwoods nursery children take on Muddy Puddle Walk 

29 Mar 18

Tiny tots are getting ready to take on muddy puddles at a special Peppa Pig sponsored walk next month.


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Easter eggs for children in poverty 

29 Mar 18

Generous market traders and their customers have donated 142 Easter eggs for children living in poverty.


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Charlie Grigg exhibition to launch at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery 

29 Mar 18

A special exhibition celebrating the work of Sandwell-born cartoon artist Charlie ‘Chas’ Grigg as an illustrator for The Beano and The Dandy is to be launched in Wednesbury.


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Easter fun at Sandwell libraries 

28 Mar 18

From minibeasts to magic shows, film clubs to messy craft sessions, there is plenty to do at Sandwell libraries this Easter.