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Connexions event declared a success 

23 Jan 18

More than 500 teenagers seeking work and careers advice went along to Sandwell Connexions’ New Year, New Start event at Central Sixth in West Bromwich over the weekend.


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“Eyes of the world” on Sandwell as Commonwealth Games aquatics centre plans unveiled 

23 Jan 18

Exciting plans for the Commonwealth Games 2022 aquatics centre in Sandwell – including an Olympic-sized swimming pool – are announced today.


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Official opening of Lightwoods House following £5.2million restoration 

22 Jan 18

The official opening of Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be celebrated this week.


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Join us at Holocaust Memorial commemoration 

19 Jan 18

A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp will be speaking at a special Holocaust commemoration event in Sandwell to remember the millions of victims of genocide.


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Launch of new alcohol and drug support service 

18 Jan 18

A newly-merged alcohol and drug service for Sandwell will launch on 1 February.


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Taxi driver found guilty of refusing to take blind man and his Guide Dog 

18 Jan 18

A taxi driver has been found guilty of refusing to drive a visually impaired man and his Guide Dog into Birmingham.


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Apprentices kickstart their careers on £32million Smethwick housing development 

17 Jan 18

Apprentices are building homes of the future in Smethwick working as plumbing and electrical apprentices.


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Money advice with BetterOff Sandwell 

17 Jan 18

People looking to manage their money better, avoid debt and look for jobs in 2018 are urged to check out the new BetterOff Sandwell website.


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Tributes paid to Cyrille Regis and long-serving community leaders 

17 Jan 18

Tributes were paid at the full council meeting last night to Cyrille Regis MBE – West Bromwich Albion legend and Freeman of Sandwell.


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Fun football sessions coming soon 

15 Jan 18

Plans have been announced for more fun football sessions across Sandwell in 2018 to help people get more active.


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Improvements planned for Wednesbury’s historic centre 

15 Jan 18

Sandwell Council is working on a scheme to conserve Wednesbury’s Market Place area which is one of the Black Country’s most recognisable historic locations.


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Make a new start this New Year 

12 Jan 18

Connexions Sandwell are hosting their annual New Year, New Start event to help young people aged between 14 and 19 and looking for work, training or further education.


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Check out support to help tackle obesity 

11 Jan 18

It’s National Obesity Awareness Week – and there’s now a dedicated website to help people in Sandwell get free support and advice on losing weight.


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Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell 

11 Jan 18

Sandwell is marking Human Trafficking Awareness Day today with a high-profile conference to raise awareness and drive forward joint work to protect victims.


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Sandwell councillor found to have breached code of conduct 

10 Jan 18

A Sandwell councillor accused of improper involvement in the sale of public toilets to someone he knew getting his family’s parking tickets reduced or cancelled breached the members’ code of conduct…


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Welcome for extension to car cruising ban 

10 Jan 18

Sandwell Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to extend a ground-breaking injunction banning car cruising in the Black Country for a further three years.


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Living Memory project launched to record photo collections and life stories 

10 Jan 18

A major new project based around photography collections and life stories from the Black Country has been awarded an £85,200 National Lottery grant.


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Volunteers invited to help at Sandwell libraries 

10 Jan 18

Sandwell people looking for a new challenge this year are invited to sign up as volunteers at their local library.


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Banish Blue Monday at your local library 

9 Jan 18

Sandwell libraries are serving up a feast of activities for anyone who may need a bit of cheering up around Blue Monday, supposedly the most miserable day of the year.


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Holocaust Memorial commemoration event in Sandwell 

9 Jan 18

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.


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Weigh2GO at Sandwell libraries 

9 Jan 18

A new, free way to help people to monitor their weight has been introduced at Sandwell libraries.


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Get fit with cycleathon at Central Library 

8 Jan 18

People can banish the winter blues and get fitter by joining in cycleathon sessions at Sandwell Central Library this month (January).


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Drop-in event for businesses and community organisations to get involved in town plans 

8 Jan 18

Local businesses and community organisations in Sandwell are invited to share their ideas and comments about town plans across the borough’s six towns.


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Community clean-up at scholl and cemetery 

4 Jan 18

Litter Watch volunteers have been praised for their efforts to clean up an area in Smethwick.


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Community clean-up at school and cemetery 

4 Jan 18

Litter Watch volunteers have been praised for their efforts to clean up an area in Smethwick.