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Antique expert's celebrity lecture to benefit Stourbridge Rotary Club charities

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A NIGHT of sparkling entertainment is on offer at Stourbridge Town Hall next month when a celebrity auctioneer presents his ‘Diamond Divas’ lecture.

Wordsley special school presented with new minibus

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Thursday 21st May 2015

PUPILS and staff at a Wordsley special school are delighted after being presented with a brand new minibus.

Historic Winston Churchill bust returns to Stourbridge for glass festival

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Sunday 24th May 2015

A CLASSIC mould of a Sir Winston Churchill bust is returning to Stourbridge as part of the International Festival of Glass.

Kinver pub opens car park to short stay shoppers

Evesham Journal: Playground and car park in Astwood Bank closed for a day's maintenance

3:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A KINVER pub has introduced free parking on its premises to allow convenient access to the village for shoppers.

Primary pupils to battle for Dudley maths champ title

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

BOROUGH primary school pupils are currently preparing for an ultimate mathematics challenge which takes place next month.

Stourbridge man appointed director at investor firm

Evesham Journal:

4:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A STOURBRIDGE man and business finance specialist has been appointed as a director of national investor firm Seneca Partners.

Stourbridge singing duo advance to national competition's semi-final

Evesham Journal:

12:30pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A TEENAGE musical duo from Stourbridge have made it one step closer to taking the crown at a national singing competition.

Wordsley residents meet with developers over convenience store plans for pub car park

Evesham Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015

RESIDENTS protesting against controversial plans to build a convenience store on a Wordsley pub car park have met with the project developers.

Brierley Hill firm go Denim for Dementia

Evesham Journal:

4:50pm Thursday 21st May 2015

STAFF at a Brierley Hill law firm will be getting a dressing down today (May 21) as they celebrate Denim for Dementia Day.

Renowned Hungarian artists to display work at Stourbridge's International Festival of Glass

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Sunday 24th May 2015

WORK by contemporary Hungarian glass artists will be on display at Broadfield House Glass Museum next week as part of the International Festival of Glass.

Volunteer knitters needed for Wordsley charity project

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Friday 22nd May 2015

A WORDSLEY fundraiser is hoping to sew up a large charity donation by creating patchwork blankets.

Brierley Hill property management firm gains industry accreditation

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A BRIERLEY Hill property firm has been awarded with an industry standard accreditation.

Youth groups join forces to regenerate Wordsley park

Evesham Journal:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A NUMBER of community and youth groups are joining forces to help regenerate Wordsley's King George V Park.

Groups will be forever blowing bubbles at International Festival of Glass

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

BLOWING scores of glass bubbles and creating the perfect sphere will be the aim of one International Festival of Glass project.

Guild of Glass Engravers exhibition to feature at Festival of Glass

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Wednesday 20th May 2015

MEMBERS of the Guild of Glass Engravers will be opening their latest exhibition at the Red House Glass Cone next week as part of the International Festival of Glass.

Fostering Friday sessions to encourage Dudley carers

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

NEW drop in sessions for people who want to know more about becoming a foster carer are being launched by Dudley Council’s fostering service.

Showbiz News: Bonham Carter backs Countdown To Zero, Electro Velvet hopeful of Eurovision success and Simon Pegg criticises 'dumbing down' of cinema

Evesham Journal: Helena Bonham Carter leads Countdown To Zero child deaths campaign

8:30am Tuesday 19th May 2015

HELENA Bonham Carter is among the celebrities backing Countdown To Zero child deaths as part of Save the Children’s new campaign.

VIDEO: Man caught on CCTV kicking dog in the head 'like a football' - News from our sister papers

Evesham Journal: The RSPCA says cats stuck in trees should be left for 24 hours

8:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

RSPCA inspectors are investigating CCTV footage which shows a dog owner viciously kicking his pet in the head "like a football".

Stourbridge Folk Festival returns this week

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Tuesday 19th May 2015

TOP names of the Midlands folk scene will be performing live on stage this week as part of Stourbridge Folk Festival 2015.

Stourton couple awarded for 'valuable' work with vulnerable children

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

THE Rotary Club of Stourbridge has presented their 2015 Palfrey Award to the founders of a Stourton residential centre.

Kingswinford man fined for Kinver flytipping

Evesham Journal:

3:20pm Monday 18th May 2015

A PARTY-lover who failed to ensure he disposed of rubbish legally has faced a hefty fine.

Sir Ian McKellen visits a Hagley school to discuss LGBT rights

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

LEGENDARY actor and human rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen gave students at a Hagley school an afternoon they will never forget with his recent visit.

Woman cut free from three-car Lye collision

Evesham Journal:

11:22am Monday 18th May 2015

A WOMAN had to be cut free from her vehicle after a three-car collision in Lye on Saturday.

Borough school pupils have a lesson in energy saving

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

PRIMARY school pupils from across Dudley borough have had the chance to become smart scientists for a day as they leant about saving energy.

Wordsley speed watch group continues to grow

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Monday 18th May 2015

A COMMUNITY speed watch group is continuing in its quest to monitor the speeding streets of Wordsley and keep racing motorists off the roads.

Sunfield ask community to support fundraising Sunshine Week campaign

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 20th May 2015

STAFF at a residential special school in Clent are asking the community to take part in their summer fundraising campaign.

Various access points to Mary Stevens Park to be closed this weekend

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

VISITORS to Stourbridge’s Mary Stevens Park are being reminded that restoration work is still taking place on the site.

Hundreds of Dudley NHS jobs lost

Evesham Journal:

1:30pm Friday 15th May 2015

HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost from Dudley’s NHS trust as the group attempts to make £7.5 million of savings.

Showbiz News: BB King dies at 89, Grimmy dismisses X Factor 'speculation' and Dappy backs Norman Lamb for Lib Dem leader

Evesham Journal: Blues legend BB King dead at 89

8:30am Friday 15th May 2015

BLUES legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his lawyer has said.

Sports roundup: Old Halesonians claim cup success, Harriers defender signs new deal, and WATCH our weekend cricket preview

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Friday 15th May 2015

HERE are some of the top sports stories from across our Black Country and North Worcestershire papers.

Black Country park to hold free military fitness session

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

STOURBRIDGE people are being invited to improve their lifestyle by taking part in a free military fitness session in Stevens Park.

Spice Girl launches Stourbridge spectacle competition

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Friday 15th May 2015

FORMER Spice Girl and Heart Radio DJ Emma Bunton has teamed up with a Stourbridge opticians to launch a new spectacle wearers competition.

Fun for all the family at this year's International Festival of Glass

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 16th May 2015

PLENTY of family fun will be on offer later this month when the International Festival of Glass rolls into Stourbridge.

Sandwell police dawn raids put 10 in court

Evesham Journal:

8:40am Thursday 14th May 2015

A MAN from Oldbury and a man from Rowley Regis were two of ten people arrested in dawn raids in the Black Country yesterday (Tuesday, May 12).

Showbiz News: Louis Walsh 'quit' X Factor, Claudia Winkleman tells of daughter's fire horror and Kim Kardashian told to cut down on water consumption

Evesham Journal: Louis Walsh: I wasn't sacked from The X Factor, I'm just not hanging around

8:30am Thursday 14th May 2015

LOUIS Walsh is tipping Robbie Williams to take his seat on The X Factor judging panel.

Driver questioned after hitting 11 parked cars - News from our sister papers

Evesham Journal: GETTING BETTER: A packed car park at Castlepoint Shopping Centre

8:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

A DRIVER has been questioned by police after a vehicle collided with 11 parked cars in a shopping centre car park.

Light showers throughout the day - Thursday's weather forecast

Evesham Journal: Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast.

7:30am Thursday 14th May 2015

AFTER a clear few days to start the week, rain is returning to most parts of the Black Country and North Worcestershire today.

Thursday morning's traffic and travel news

Evesham Journal:

7:06am Thursday 14th May 2015

GOOD morning. We are here to provide any information on incidents that might crop up throughout the rush hour period this morning on our Black Country and North Worcestershire roads.

New dementia support group launches in Kinver

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

A NEW support group for people with dementia is being launched in Kinver by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Hagley accountant nominated for industry award

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Monday 18th May 2015

A HAGLEY accountant has been nominated for a prestigious industry award.

Duo complete mammoth cycling challenge for Mary Stevens Hospice

Evesham Journal:

12:30pm Friday 15th May 2015

A PAIR of Stourbridge fundraisers have completed a mammoth cycling challenge that took them the length of the country.

Brierley Hill firefighters take home West Midlands skill challenge title

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Friday 15th May 2015

FIREFIGHTERS from across the country joined to compete in a skills challenge last weekend, which saw Brierley Hill Red Watch take home top place in the West Midlands.

Stourbridge artist selected for place at British Glass Biennale

Evesham Journal:

12:30pm Thursday 14th May 2015

A STOURBRIDGE glass artist is one of 77 people to have been selected for a coveted place in the 2015 British Glass Biennale.

Blues festival returns to Stourbridge this weekend

Evesham Journal:

1:30pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

MUSIC fans will be getting the blues this weekend when a host of top acts hit the stage in Stourbridge.

Showbiz News: Rupert Everett joins The Musketeers, Britains Got Talent loves dogs and three million tune into Benefits Street

Evesham Journal: Rupert Everett on board for The Musketeers

8:30am Wednesday 13th May 2015

RUPERT Everett is joining the cast of swashbuckling BBC drama The Musketeers as a corrupt politician.

Sports roundup: Barca beat Bayern on aggregate, Pietersen launches 'furious' attack on ECB and George North 'looking positive' on recovery

Evesham Journal: The Champions League trophy

8:00am Wednesday 13th May 2015

HERE is a roundup of the top sport news from yesterday.

Clear spells throughout the day - Wednesday's weather forecast

Evesham Journal: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

7:30am Wednesday 13th May 2015

AFTER a clear start to the day, the rest of Wednesday should see sunny spells breaking through the clouds in most parts of the Black Country and North Worcestershire.

Wednesday morning's traffic and travel news

Evesham Journal: Gridlock......Temporary traffic lights on London Road near the new Waitrose development site, brought the whole of Worcester City to a standstill on Wednesday morning. Pic Jonathan Barry 18.3.15  1215842601 (20958481)

7:07am Wednesday 13th May 2015

GOOD morning. We are here to provide any information on incidents that might crop up throughout the rush hour period this morning on our Black Country and North Worcestershire roads.

Van driver absconds from three vehicle Kingswinford crash

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

THE driver of a van which has been involved in a three car crash in Kingswinford this afternoon has absconded from the scene.

Dudley's knowledge of dementia to be raised during awareness week

Evesham Journal: The Alzheimer's Society will visit Stockton and Darlington

3:30pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

BOROUGH residents are being invited to visit one of Dudley’s dementia gateways to chat about the sings, symptoms and treatment of the condition – over a cup of coffee.

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