Wates Construction has been confirmed as the main contractor for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good overall following a recent inspection from the Care Quality Commission.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man lost his life in a collision earlier this morning in Halesowen.
A woman who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau will be visiting Dudley to speak at the town’s annual Holocaust Commemoration on Friday 24th January.
A West Midlands Police officer who jumped into a freezing cold canal to rescue a woman who'd fallen in has been given two awards.
New data published today by Alzheimer’s Society reveals the strain on the NHS of people with dementia unnecessarily ending up in hospitals, which the charity blames on the collapsing social care system.
Sandwell council refused to let a vulnerable mother have her representative present at an important meeting and made serious and unsubstantiated allegations about both of them during an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
The West Midlands CARE Team is set to improve its operational activities, after receiving its first £30,000 instalment out of £150,000 from the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal.
Zoo bosses are chuffed with the best yearly visitor figures for three decades, in a year which saw 311,303 people flocking through the turnstiles.
A former West Midlands Police officer would have been dismissed at a misconduct hearing yesterday, had he not already resigned from the force.
People will be able to quiz top level community leaders from Dudley borough in a live Question Time style internet broadcast.
Sandwell Council is providing residents with an update on construction work taking place on the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
A major plan to boost security across Dudley borough is gathering pace as the roll-out of a £1.7million new CCTV system nears completion.
The Deputy Mayor of Dudley is backing a show being put on by local artists in the borough to raise cash for Russells Hall Hospital.
Staff were seen removing posters from around the store today as it's believed a rescue deal has been agreed to keep the branch open for another 12 months.
Police are appealing for help after a robbery at Dudley Bus Station.
The 15,000 capacity venue on King Edwards Road in Birmingham will be renamed 'Utilita Arena Birmingham' after announcing a new partnership with energy provider.
Labour members of a Dudley Council Committee have called in the decision made by the Tory controlled Council to provide a Traveller transit facility in Coseley.
To support advanced patient care in the region, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has unveiled new medical equipment kit bags funded by the HELP Appeal, which are proving to aid clinicians on scene.
Seven people in Halesowen are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is offering West Midlands supporters free hot chocolate this January, to help fuel its lifesaving service.
Community groups and enthusiastic individuals can benefit from a funding and skill sharing event being held in the borough next month.
People can report issues to Dudley Council quicker by using the council smartphone app.
People are being asked to nominate unsung heroes in the borough for a Civic Award.
A housing fraudster who sublet his council property has been handed a six month prison sentence suspended for two years and a bill of more than £7,000.
A former Mayor of Sandwell and one of the most dedicated local councillors has been nominated for the honour of Freeman of the Borough.
Budding princesses and princes of Dudley borough are set to enjoy more magic in 2020, as Himley Hall and Park promises the return of a popular children’s event.
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has released rehearsal photos for for the brand new in-house production of Alan Bennett’s 'The History Boys' which runs at the venue from 7th – 22nd February 2020.
Doreen Tipton has joined health professionals to urge patients across the Black Country to get their free flu jabs to protect themselves and those around them.
Police are appealing for help after a man was stabbed during a robbery in Brierley Hill on Monday night.
Bus services around the Black Country are set to change at the end of this month.
Police in Brierley Hill are appealing for the public's help after a man was stabbed during a robbery in the town on the night of Monday 13 January.
David Stevens has been appointed as Chief Executive of Sandwell Council.
A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after emergency services rushed to Netherton reservoir.
Student, Adam Islam, is inspiring his peers after taking up rock-climbing following the amputation of his left leg.
Reggie, the Linne’s two-toed sloth, has proved to be the most popular animal of 2019 at Dudley Zoo and Castle, overtaking the usual firm favourites.
A woman who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau will be visiting Dudley to speak at the town’s annual Holocaust Commemoration on Friday January 24th.
The Severn Valley Railway is starting its Jubilee year with a new General Manager at the helm.
A careers event will be held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury on Tuesday 4 February, showcasing the wide range of jobs and apprenticeships available in Sandwell.
A drive to get the people of the West Midlands more active, fitter and healthier is being spearheaded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Crafty kids can enjoy a wide range of activities in Dudley museums over the coming months.
A bus driver has been recognised for helping us tackle an abusive passenger.
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has confirmed that comedian, Aaron James, will return for a second consecutive season to play Buttons in their own production of Cinderella.
Two pedestrians have been treated for serious injuries and taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a collision with a van this afternoon.
People who want to get the new decade off to a healthy start can still take advantage of a special membership offer at Dudley borough leisure centres.
The national advisory public body for theatres has called on Dudley Council to reconsider their decision to bulldoze Dudley Hippodrome.
Police in Brierley Hill want to trace two men after a pair of Rolex watches, worth almost £40,000, were stolen from a flat at The Waterfront.
Boris Johnson has told the House of Commons that the ‘bell is tolling’ for the operator who has been criticised after increased delays and cancellations.
Local experts from the West Midlands are being encouraged to apply for a position on the new Regional Board for Tourism.
Council staff volunteers who worked through Christmas week to help rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness in Sandwell have been praised for their sterling efforts.
The family of a cyclist who died nearly three weeks after a collision in Tipton have paid tribute to him.
Dudley Council’s Labour Opposition has called for a review of how money provided by developers is allocated to projects in the borough.
Lyra McKee, the young Northern Ireland journalist fatally shot during rioting in Derry in April 2019, has been posthumously awarded a Master of Arts degree in Online Journalism by Birmingham City University.
Dudley’s Labour opposition have described the report to cabinet regarding the former Hippodrome site as ‘veiled in secrecy’
A body of man has been found at a reservoir in the Black Country.
A youth football team are celebrating their latest win – a sponsorship deal with a leading Black Country firm.
intu has begun a multi-million-pound makeover of the outside of intu Merry Hill in the latest phase of the popular destination’s ongoing transformation.
Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Opera House have launched Opera Nation, a free programme to develop the next generation of opera singers.
Police are appealing for information after masked robbers threatened a Wolverhampton shop worker with an axe and hammer before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.
Sir Lenny Henry, a former zoo employee, showed Alan Yentob around the 40-acre site, as part of "Imagine: Lenny Henry: Young, Gifted and Black" which aired on Thursday night and followed his sudden rise to fame as a teenager.
Police are re-appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in the Tipton area of Sandwell on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at around 4.50pm.
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is joining forces with William Hanson, the UK’s leading etiquette expert, on 30th January to help professionals learn tips to get ahead in business.
Dudley Council has been awarded nearly £175,000 to draw up a bid for a slice of a multi-billion pound government fund to improve town centres.
A 20 year-old man’s been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in Bartley Green on Sunday.