A national director for government watchdog Ofsted has written personally to Dudley Council bosses offering congratulations following its recent inspection.
People are being reminded to check when council services are running over the Christmas period.
Two problem tenants in Dudley have received injunctions for their anti-social behaviour.
A new campaign is being launched in Dudley to encourage people to talk about suicide and raise awareness of support services available to them.
Forty years ago, Raymond Briggs’ beautifully illustrated book The Snowman transported children into the winter wonderland of a boy and his snowy companion.
Over £24,000 has been raised by generous donors for Birmingham Hippodrome to expand their Relaxed Performances.
A four-year-old girl from Walsall has picked, wrapped and delivered Christmas presents for her two favourite animals at Dudley Zoo.
West Midlands-based property development company, ALB Black Country Properties, have brightened up the festive season for children receiving treatment at the sensory unit at Russells Hall Hospital.
A shop in Dudley town centre has been shut down for three months after a trading standards investigation found it was selling illegal and counterfeit cigarettes.
Members of Dudley Council’s ruling cabinet donned hi-vis vests and armed themselves with litter pickers before carrying out a clean-up around Pensnett.
Dudley Council’s regeneration chief has hailed plans for a multi-million pound regeneration scheme as a “step in the right direction” in transforming transport links across the borough.
The vision for a Police Museum at the old Lock Up has moved one step closer to reality with the appointment of a design team.
As many people across the country were busy putting up their Christmas decorations this weekend, the same was happening at West Midland Safari Park, but for the enjoyment of the animals, rather than the guests!
Local authorities across the West Midlands are working together with partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors in the 'West Midlands Homelessness Taskforce'.
Bus passengers can charge their mobile phones for free while waiting for a bus, after new Fonebox charging units were installed at ten stations in the West Midlands.
A project aiming to capture the memories of people experiencing Dementia and their families in Tipton has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.
West Midlands Metro has delivered an early treat for shoppers hunting bargains in the Boxing Day sales by announcing extra services and a great deal on festive fares.
Local Mental Health charity, Dudley MIND, have taken the tough decision to cease operating their 'Food for Thought' cafe in Stourbridge, to safeguard their core service and service users.
Stourbridge FC are inviting applications for the next intake of students for their academy set-up, run in conjunction with Dudley College.
Residents are reminded that the tip in Stourbridge will be accepting rubbish and recycling over the Christmas period.
More than £85,000 has been given to projects and activities over the past three months to benefit communities across the borough.
TV comic Jimmy Carr has announced a third date for his tour show at Dudley Town Hall, it was revealed today.
More than £20 million is being pumped into the UK’s thriving creative industries to help inspire and attract new talent, scale up existing businesses, boost skills and provide education.
A fourth man has been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Dudley on Tuesday night.
Campaigners hopes have been left in tatters after Dudley Council's cabinet voted to allow 'Dudley Driverless Vehicles Consortium' to take over the Dudley Hippodrome site - a move which will see the theatre building demolished.
Residents campigning to stop a developer building nine houses on part of Saltwells nature reserve are celebrating after the plnning application was refused by Dudley Council.
Pets at Bromsgrove Blue Cross rehoming centre won’t be growling this festive season as their bowls will be filled with a hearty Christmas dinner.
The Mayor of Dudley is backing this year’s Operation Santa, calling for people to donate gifts and toys to families in need this Christmas.
West Midlands Metro has become the first public transport service in the UK to allow passengers to buy and save a ticket on their smartphone using Google Pay.
Visitors to Sandwell Valley can pick up a real Christmas tree for just £20.
Dudley residents are being invited to attend a safe & sound board meeting and speak directly to the people who are accountable for community safety.
Police in Dudley have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed last night.
Police are appealing for information after a dog walker and one of his pets were injured following a hit-and-run collision in Coseley.
There’s the chance to find out more about the history of two popular parks this week, thanks to two National Lottery funded events.
A triathlete from the Black Country is being backed by Dudley Council in her bid for glory on the European stage.
Sandwell Council is backing a national campaign to highlight possible problems of buying goods online in the busiest shopping time of the year.
Police in Dudley are appealing to the public for help finding a male after a teenage girl was inappropriately touched as she waited for a bus.
Dudley MP Ian Austin is calling for action to help homeowners who are being ripped-off by maintenance fees on new-build developments.
Experience a special treat this Christmas with indulgent afternoon tea at Himley Hall.
This is the first glimpse of how Dudley’s new multi-million pound bus and tram interchange could look.
Asiatic black bear, Inca, enjoyed a thoroughly lazy Sunday yesterday as she began her annual spell of semi-hibernation.
A new car park has opened in Pensnett following the completion of a £6.3 million road improvement scheme.
Sandwell Council and police officers are working to reduce 'noisy and dangerous' off-road motorbike nuisance on playing fields in the Wednesbury area.
A snow leopard has died after getting out of its enclosure at Dudley Zoo.
Fans have been treated to a special glimpse behind the scenes at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's magical pantomime.
Projects to keep young people safe were at the top of the list as Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign swung into action in Oldbury.
West Midlands Police has thanked a footballer for helping officers tackle a crime suspect who made the schoolboy error of trying to flee through a five-a-side centre.
Children and staff from Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury are hoping to reach the Christmas charts with their charity single, 'O Holy Night'.
The boss of a Tipton buffet restaurant where food was kept in a rat-infested shipping container has narrowly avoided being jailed and been ordered to pay nearly £20,000.
Three ambulance services have announced plans to form an alliance that could have a real impact on patient care.
Halesowen Town Football Club have announced their new managerial duo after the departure of John Hill last week.
Resident reindeer, Jet, is all fired up for her festive role of greeting young visitors to our magical Winter Wonderland grotto.
More than £32,000 could soon be invested to create a new play area in Pensnett.
With an estimated £3.1 million pounds lost to financial scammers every year in Dudley borough alone, two Dudley councillors have vowed to put an end to this as the borough’s first SCAMbassadors.
A Black Country church is planning a new community centre for the people of Oldbury.
Shoppers are being urged to support independent borough businesses by spending their money locally on Small Business Saturday this weekend.
Staff at Birmingham Hippodrome are celebrating after the theatre received two accolades at this year's 'Birmingham Awards'.
A woman is in a very serious condition after being injured in a hit and run collision in Halesowen on Friday night.
The University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Living Museum have launched a new education partnership to provide enhanced learning opportunities for communities across the Black Country.
Birmingham Airport has reported its highest ever recorded passenger figures for the month of October 2018.
Bus operator National Express West Midlands is testing its first fully-electric bus on the streets of Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry in a move welcomed by Transport for West Midlands.
An Islamic tutor has been jailed for sexually abusing two girls during home study sessions at their Black Country home as West Midlands Police urges anyone else who’s suffered at his hands to break their silence and seek support.
A 20 year-old man’s been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in Bartley Green on Sunday.