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Join us at Armed Forces Day event at Dartmouth Park 

25 Jun 18

People from across Sandwell and beyond are invited to show their support for Britain’s armed forces community at a special event in West Bromwich.


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Jail sentence for dangerous Sandwell car cruiser 

22 Jun 18

A Tipton man has been jailed after breaching the Black Country-wide car cruising injunction order by racing in Sandwell’s streets.


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Hanging baskets brighten up town centre 

20 Jun 18

The busy West Bromwich shopping centre has been given a colourful summer boost with the introduction of a beautiful collection of hanging baskets.


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Council backs Clean Air Day 

20 Jun 18

Sandwell Council is backing the national campaign to reduce air pollution across the country by highlighting the work that it being done in the borough to improve the quality of air.


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Midsummer music in Haden Hill Park 

20 Jun 18

Staff and volunteers at Haden Hill House Museum are getting ready for a special midsummer celebration of music in the park this weekend.


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Launch of new guidance on engaging with the public 

20 Jun 18

Sandwell Council is setting out a new vision for communicating with residents.


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Statue to recognise ‘Lions of the Great War’ and mark centenary of First World War Armistice 

20 Jun 18

A 10-foot high bronze statue of a First World War Sikh soldier is planned for Smethwick High Street to commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict.


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New forest school for Bristnall Hall Academy 

19 Jun 18

A new forest school has been opened at Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury.


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West Brom homecoming for jazz legend Val 

18 Jun 18

It will be a true homecoming for jazz legend Val Wiseman when she performs her Lady Sings The Blues tribute to Billie Holiday at Central Library in July.


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Sandwell to mark end of First World War centenary 

15 Jun 18

Plans are taking shape in Sandwell to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.


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Reassurance over Tipton Christmas events 

15 Jun 18

People in Tipton are being reassured that there will be a Christmas lights switch on and other festive events in the town this year.


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Score one for recycling this World Cup season 

15 Jun 18

Sandwell Council is urging football fans to give recycling a boost during the upcoming World Cup which kicked off this week in Russia.


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Unauthorised encampment moved on from playing fields 

14 Jun 18

Sandwell Council and West Midlands Police have yet again moved on an unauthorised encampment within hours of it arriving in Sandwell.


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Names needed for new Shire horses at Forge Mill Farm 

12 Jun 18

Forge Mill Farm at Sandwell Valley Country Park has welcomed two rare new additions – a duo of young Shire horses.


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Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2018 at Victoria Park, Smethwick 

12 Jun 18

Thousands of visitors will head to Victoria Park, Smethwick, on 14 to 15 July for the ZEE Sandwell Birmingham Mela.


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Get creative with cartoons and caricatures 

11 Jun 18

Visitors to an exhibition at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery to showcase drawings, letters and interviews by Charlie Grigg who drew for the Beano can get the chance to draw some cartoons and caricatures themselves.


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New guided tour app for Lightwoods Park 

11 Jun 18

Visitors can now take a guided tour of Lightwoods Park using their smartphones or tablets – thanks to an audio guide app.


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Time unauthorised encampments spend in Sandwell cut by 95% 

11 Jun 18

A crackdown on unauthorised encampments in Sandwell has seen the time that travelling groups spend in the borough – and the cost of dealing with them – cut by 95%.


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Serious concerns to be raised with government over Midland Metro Hospital delays 

8 Jun 18

The Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board is writing to the Government to express its serious concerns about ongoing delays to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital development in Smethwick.


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Crackdown on unscrupulous second-hand car dealers 

7 Jun 18

Potential second-hand car buyers are being urged to make sure that any vehicles they test-drive from a dealer have a valid MOT certificate.


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National Food Safety Week – the people who protect your plate 

7 Jun 18

We love our food, there’s simply no denying it.


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Students look to the future as part of Sandwell Vision 2030 

7 Jun 18

Students and staff at an Oldbury school have been giving their views on how Sandwell will look in the year 2030.


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Council and police successfully extend Cassidy injunction 

5 Jun 18

A travelling family have been banned from setting up unauthorised encampments in Sandwell for five years – while the head of the family is now banned from the whole borough for a decade.


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Fun for all the family at Armed Forces Day event 

5 Jun 18

People are invited to show their support for Britain’s armed forces community at a special event in West Bromwich.


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Don’t miss a trick – be scam aware 

4 Jun 18

Citizens Advice and Trading Standards are joining forces to give people in Sandwell the knowledge to spot scams.