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Hagley WW2 pilot who crashed in Holland is honoured with memorial

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Monday 2nd March 2015

THE niece of a Second World War RAF hero who “saved” a Dutch village made a poignant visit to the scene of his death to see a new memorial created in his honour.

Charity's cuppa’ campaign backed by building society

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

THROUGHOUT this week, borough branches of Dudley Building Society will be putting the kettle on in support of Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa’ campaign.

Concert to fundraise for local causes

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

MEMBERS of Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company are putting on a concert to raise money two local causes.

Cash granted to community life savers

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 1st March 2015

LIFESAVERS from the Black Country are getting help in their quest for safety after being awarded community funding.

Learn basic internet skills at Stourbridge Library

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

PEOPLE of Stourbridge are being invited to a free drop-in event to help them make the most of using the internet.

First curry forum to mix politics with Pasanda

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THE country’s first ever council meeting to be held in a curry house is open to Dudley borough residents.

Missing Stourbridge woman found

Evesham Journal: Press conference with detective chief superintendent Steve Jupp from West Midlands police on murders of Avatar and Carole Kolar.

9:29am Thursday 26th February 2015

A MISSING Stourbridge woman has been found safe and well.

Tenants and residents association meetings for March

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

A SERIES of tenants and residents association meetings (TRAs) are being held across Dudley Borough during March.

Community choir to hold spring concert

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A BLACK Country community choir will be holding its latest concert next weekend.

Civic Hall doors open to new users

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 28th February 2015

THE doors of Brierley Hill Civic Hall are being thrown open to all members of the community that want to be involved in getting new events and activities up and running.

Borough talk goes behind the scenes of Peaky Blinders

Evesham Journal: GANGLAND: Irish actor Cillian Murphy who stars in the BBC series Peaky Blinders

1:00pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A PEEK behind the stories of television series Peaky Blinders will be taking place at Dudley borough archives centre.

Mum to hold fashion show in daughter's memory

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A BLACK Country mum is marking what would have been her daughter’s 4th birthday by hosting a charity fundraising event.

Hospice to benefit from an evening with Edwina

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

MARY Stevens Hospice is hosting an evening with former MP and TV personality Edwina Currie to raise funds for its cancer care work.

Man seriously injured in Dudley stabbing

Evesham Journal:

9:23am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A MAN is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the head on a Dudley doorstep last night (Tuesday February 24).

Council house rent rates frozen for first time in decade

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

COUNCIL house rents across Dudley borough are being frozen for the first time in a decade.

Merry Hill evacuated after fire

Evesham Journal: Merry Hill shopping centre

1:52pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A SECTION of Merry Hill shopping centre has been evacuated in the last hour due to a fire.

Stourbridge manufacturer celebrates record year

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A STOURBRIDGE manufacturing firm is celebrating a record year after smashing the £3.2million barrier in just six years.

Tributes paid to former Mayoress of Dudley

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid by council leaders to a former Mayoress of Dudley who died last month, aged 65.

Lottery scams con elderly Black Country woman out of thousands

Evesham Journal:

12:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

AN ELDERLY Pedmore woman was conned out of tens of thousands of pounds after being caught up in postal lottery scams.

Nominate a Stourbridge good cause for charity funding

Evesham Journal: TSB plans to open more branches

9:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

THE Stourbridge branch of TSB is asking the public to nominate a local cause to become its charity partner for 2015.

Wollaston pupil steps out in front of 82,000 people at Twickenham to showcase new school kit

Evesham Journal:

2:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A WOLLASTON pupil had a Valentine’s Day to remember after appearing in front of 82,000 people on the pitch at Twickenham.

First tenant moves in to new £1.5m Kingswinford development

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A NEWLY built £1.5million industrial development in Kingswinford has welcomed its first tenant.

Lye volunteer is champion of public transport passengers

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A VOLUNTEER from Lye has been named Passenger Champion of the Year by public transport coordinator Centro.

Kinver twinners to take Mer trip

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

KINVER and Stourbridge residents are being invited on a week-long coach trip to central France as part of the village’s twinning association biennial visit.

Kinver people get chance to go 'behind the scenes' at new fire station

Evesham Journal:

4:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

KINVER residents are being invited to take a look around their new £1.9m community fire station as part of a special celebration event.

Long standing car dealership duo celebrated

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

A PAIR of staff members from a Stourbridge car dealership have celebrated an impressive 80 years of service between them.

Motorists face seven weeks of delays as gas pipes replaced in Stourbridge

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015

WORK to replace gas pipes in Stourbridge looks set to cause months of disruption on the roads.

Dudley firefighters to stage 24-hour strike next week

Evesham Journal: FLASH BACK: FBU members demonstrate in Middlesbrough town centre earlier this year Picture: STUART BOULTON

9:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

FIREFIGHTERS across the borough will be striking for 24 hours from 7am on Wednesday (February 25).

Friday morning's traffic and travel news

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7:01am Friday 20th February 2015

THE best morning journey of the week is upon us as we look forward to the weekend.

Fundraise for hospice at family camp and activity weekend

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Sunday 22nd February 2015

RESIDENTS are being urged to put down the smart phones and shut the lids on laptops and join Compton Hospice at its summer fundraising event in Kinver.

Record fair to launch in Stourbridge

Evesham Journal: Record and CD fair announced

9:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

VINYL will be making a comeback in Stourbridge next month thanks to an offshoot of Kiki and Honey’s popular vintage and retro fair.

Have your say on borough's sexual health services

Evesham Journal: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

5:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

BOROUGH residents can help shape how sexual health services develop throughout Dudley by being part of a consultation.

Police front desks close from next week as a cuts hit

Evesham Journal:

2:18pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

WEST Midlands Police will be closing the front desks at both Stourbridge and Halesowen police stations on February 28 in a bid to save cash.

High heel hike raises money for Miss Birmingham bid

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A RECEPTION with the lord of the manor is not something you would expect to receive after a 3.6 mile hike in high heels.

Working with elephants is a dream come true for award winner Megan

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

A STOURBRIDGE animal lover picked up a prestigious award recently for her work as a volunteer elephant handler.

Pupils check for speeding drivers

Evesham Journal:

4:00pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

PUPILS at a Kingswinford primary school have spent a day helping to check the speed of passing motorists.

Wednesday morning's traffic and travel news

Evesham Journal:

7:03am Wednesday 18th February 2015

GOOD morning. Unfortunately it's now time to put the pancakes down and get back to work.

Police special from Stourbridge guilty of expenses fraud

Evesham Journal: Press conference with detective chief superintendent Steve Jupp from West Midlands police on murders of Avatar and Carole Kolar.

2:53pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A VOLUNTARY police officer from Stourbridge has been found guilty of fiddling his expenses while working for West Midlands Police.

Tuesday morning's traffic and travel news

Evesham Journal: Traffic jams are commonplace in Shipley Airedale Road in Bradford

7:03am Tuesday 17th February 2015

AFTER spending ten minutes scraping ice off my car windscreen this morning, I expected the worst from our roads, but so far the traffic around the West Midlands is not too bad.

Skills minister praises Brierley Hill training firm

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills has praised the work of a Brierley Hill-based security training firm.

Stourbridge firefighter rewarded for 30 years service

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A BLACK Country firefighter who recently hung up his hose has been rewarded for three decades of service to West Midlands Fire Service.

Nominees announced for Mayor's award

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Monday 16th February 2015

NOMINATIONS for a prestigious Dudley borough award, as part of the Mayor’s Civic Awards, have been unveiled today.

Scooter destroyed by fire

Evesham Journal:

9:29am Monday 16th February 2015

STOURBRIDGE firefighters responded to a 999 call on Sunday morning alerting them to a scooter which was alight.

MP opens solicitors new Kinver office

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Monday 16th February 2015

A WEST Midlands based solicitors firm has opened its new office in Kinver High Street.

Primary school children celebrate Chinese New Year

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

CHINESE New Year celebrations were a roaring success at a Stourbridge primary school with children taking part in a variety of fun activities.

Stourbridge Springwatch presenter to talk about value of bird song

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A STOURBRIDGE naturalist is taking part in an evening of nature, literature, music and art next month.

Church members to gather Ash Wednesday prayers

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Monday 16th February 2015

MEMBERS of Stourbridge churches will be hitting the town centre on Ash Wednesday, offering to say a prayer for the people they meet.

Man charged with drink driving following lamppost crash

Evesham Journal:

9:23am Friday 13th February 2015

A MAN from Lye has been charged following a car crash in the early hours of this morning.

Residents urged to use the right NHS service during half-term

Evesham Journal: Picture courtesy of Press Association.

12:00pm Saturday 14th February 2015

BOROUGH residents are being encouraged to chose the right NHS service should they suffer a minor illness or injury this half-term.

Dudley Port roads reopen as man removed from bridge

Evesham Journal:

4:10pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

ROAD closures have been removed in Dudley Port following an incident involving a man sitting on a bridge.

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