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Dudley Council rubber stamps budget cuts in bid to save £20m

Evesham Journal:

6:00pm Tuesday 1st December 2015

DUDLEY Council last night rubber stamped plans to make drastic cuts to save £20 million from its budget over the next three years.

Councillors go head-to-head over "unnecessary" pub protection motion

Evesham Journal: Paul Brothwood is urging a council rethink on bollards in Kingswinford

12:36pm Tuesday 1st December 2015

COUNCILLORS have complained that a motion passed by Dudley Council at their meeting last night (November 30) was unnecessary after the same issue was agreed upon last year.

Appeal for driver who witnessed fatal Amblecote crash

Evesham Journal:

1:09pm Monday 30th November 2015

THE driver of a 4x4 who stopped at the scene of a fatal Stourbridge crash last night (November 29) is being urged to come forward by police.

Honour for dedicated RNLI Stourbridge volunteer

Evesham Journal:

9:30am Tuesday 1st December 2015

A STOURBRIDGE educational volunteer has been honoured by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) after years of unpaid work with the charity.

Strictly star Brendan Cole excited to be back in the Black Country with solo tour

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Monday 30th November 2015

ONE of Strictly Come Dancing’s veteran professionals is hoping to give audiences a night to remember when he brings his solo tour to the Black Country.

60 litres of spilled diesel contained from River Severn in Bewdley

Evesham Journal:

5:31pm Saturday 28th November 2015

ABOUT 60 litres of diesel has been contained by the Environment Protection Unit in Bewdley after a leaking generator spilled liquid into the River Severn.

Fire at Frankley service station causes motorway disruption

Evesham Journal:

4:42pm Saturday 28th November 2015

MAJOR disruption was caused to the M5 northbound this morning (November 28) after the outbreak of a serious fire at Frankley services.

UPDATE: Car crashes through salon window

Evesham Journal:

8:54am Sunday 29th November 2015

A CAR has crashed through the front of a Wordsley salon giving customers and staff a close shave.

Bedroom fire in Catshill

Evesham Journal:

8:35am Saturday 28th November 2015

A FIRE in a bedroom of a property in Catshill yesterday (November 27) had to be extinguished by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

Car on fire in Redditch

Evesham Journal:

8:30am Saturday 28th November 2015

A VEHICLE which was on fire in Redditch in the early hours of this morning (November 28) has been dealt with by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

Beacon expands operations with takeover of Thomas Pocklington Resource Centre

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 30th November 2015

ONE of the biggest charities in Dudley is expanding its services into Stourbridge after taking on another organisation’s operations.

Retired cop Alfred honoured for taking on post office raiders

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

A RETIRED police officer who stopped masked raiders in their tracks has been honoured by the country’s most senior cops.

Apprenticeship evening being hosted by MP

Evesham Journal: Margot James MP

11:30am Monday 30th November 2015

YOUNG people looking for a chance to increase their skills throughout Dudley are being invited to an event at Stourbridge College.

£1.2m chapel restoration nears completion

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 28th November 2015

BRIDES-to-be will soon be able to say yes to a new Stourbridge wedding venue as £1.2 million restoration work on a landmark building nears completion.

Dudley town centre to celebrate Festival of Spice and Light this evening

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Friday 27th November 2015

ALL the people of Dudley are being invited to celebrate the special Festival of Spice and Light this evening (November 27).

Community invited to celebrate at primary school's Christmas fair


1:30pm Friday 27th November 2015

OLDWINFORD CE Primary School are holding their Christmas fair this Saturday (November 28).

Popular Stourbridge boozer put up for sale

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Friday 27th November 2015

A POPULAR Stourbridge pub faces an uncertain future after it was put up for sale.

Showbiz News: Adele smashes sales record, BBC Three moves online in February, plus more

Evesham Journal: Adele smashes Oasis's sales record as 25 proves a winner

8:30am Friday 27th November 2015

ADELE has overtaken Oasis’s 18-year sales record with her latest album 25, as she claimed a new UK chart victory.

Around the UK: Pensioner walked into sea after wife's dementia became 'too much to bear'

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Friday 27th November 2015

A PENSIONER struggling to come to terms with his wife's worsening dementia killed himself by walking into the sea at Mudeford Quay - a place they used to visit together, reports the Bournemouth Daily Echo.

Most Read: Woman weeps in court as man who raped 30 years ago is finally jailed, plus more

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Friday 27th November 2015

HERE are some of the stories which you might have missed from across our sister papers in the Black Country and North Worcestershire.

Morning clouds turning to rain

Evesham Journal: Glasgow shopping in the rain - why many bargain-hunters are online. Picture: Nick Ponty

7:30am Friday 27th November 2015

FOLLOWING a wintry week of cold temperatures across most parts of the Black Country and North Worcestershire, it will end much of the same.

Traffic News: Lane closed on the M40 and road closures causing delays

Evesham Journal: Traffic nightmare on Farnworth Road in Penketh threatens businesses

7:09am Friday 27th November 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.

Young Irish dancers take home world championship titles

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Tuesday 1st December 2015

PUPILS at an Irish dancing school which has a base in Amblecote are celebrating after taking home gold in the world championship in Ireland.

Kingswinford school gains prestigious ICT mark

Evesham Journal:

10:30am Monday 30th November 2015

CHILDREN at a Kingswinford primary school are at the forefront of using technology to enhance their work after being awarded the prestigious ICT Mark.

£4k raised by Quarry Bank schoolchildren during cancer awareness week

Evesham Journal:

10:30am Friday 27th November 2015

MORE than £4,000 has been raised by Mount Pleasant Primary School in Quarry Bank as part of this year’s ‘Youth Against Cancer Week’.

Wall Heath gets lit up for Christmas

Evesham Journal: Santa is set to take to the streets of Droitwich once again this Christmas, thanks to the town's Lions Club and Rotary Club

2:00pm Friday 27th November 2015

WALL Heath village people will be out in force this Sunday (November 29) as they get in the festive spirit at the Christmas light up event.

The hunt begins to find the borough's best young people

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Sunday 29th November 2015

NOMINATIONS are now open for next year’s Dudley Youth Awards which aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the borough’s youth.

The latest TRA meetings for November

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Saturday 28th November 2015

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

Vote for Maidensbridge Primary School in Christmas stars competition

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Thursday 26th November 2015

THERE’S only two days left for Maidensbridge Primary School to make it into the final of the Free Radio Christmas Stars competition.

Black Country couple look back on 30 years as foster carers

Evesham Journal:

1:00pm Sunday 29th November 2015

A KINGSWINFORD foster couple who have been caring for children for more than 30 years were recently celebrated for their work.

Two car crash causes rush hour traffic mayhem

Evesham Journal: Council spent £100k on compensation for school accidents

9:46am Thursday 26th November 2015

A CRASH between two cars caused traffic chaos this morning as drivers were travelling into and away from Stourbridge.

Dogs to get National Express support this Christmas

Evesham Journal:

2:00pm Thursday 26th November 2015

BIG hearted bus driver David Gerrard has been busy raising money for Birmingham Dogs Home again this Christmas.

Stourbridge gears up for Christmas lights switch-on

Evesham Journal: Stourbridge Dance Academy Theatre Group. Buy photo: 491417LB

12:30pm Thursday 26th November 2015

STOURBRIDGE will be full of festive fun and seasonal shopping when the town hosts its Christmas lights switch-on.

Fundraisers get muddy on Wolf Run for special cause

Evesham Journal:

1:30pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

A GROUP of colleagues from a Clent special school ended up a bit muddy after taking on the Wolf Run challenge.

Watch: Stourbridge community club honoured with royal visit

Evesham Journal:

10:30am Wednesday 25th November 2015

A STOURBRIDGE community group received a very special visit from Sophie, Countess of Wessex, this afternoon, who awarded them with the highest accolade a voluntary group can receive.

Become a befriender to give back to the community

Evesham Journal: There is a befriending scheme in the district for people with early onset dementia

3:00pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

IF becoming a volunteer is on the list of New Year’s resolutions, then look no further than joining the Dudley borough befriending scheme.

£500k set aside for Dudley community housing groups

Evesham Journal:

4:00pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

A NEW community initiative is proving to be a success after a pot of money has been allocated to help housing related projects throughout Dudley borough.

Stourbridge pupils battle it out for national maths final place

Evesham Journal:

12:30pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

CHILDREN from two Stourbridge primary schools will be taking on the top young minds of the Midlands tomorrow (November 25).

Dudley's waste collection calendars will soon be through your door

Evesham Journal: A bin lorry collection round through the streets of Newport (2905304)

2:00pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

ALL households in Dudley will soon have the council’s waste collection calendars delivered through their doors in time for the new year.

Age Concern brings Christmas to Stourbridge

Evesham Journal: Santa's Grotto in Merton

3:00pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

CHRISTMAS will soon be coming to Stourbridge as the town’s Age Concern group invite the community to their annual fair.

Mental illness explored at Brierley Hill support event

Evesham Journal:

9:30am Tuesday 24th November 2015

ANYONE who has had an experience of mental illness is being invited to a free ‘power of peer support’ event.

Brierley Hill gets set for Christmas

Evesham Journal: Day full of festive fun at lights switch-on in Burgess Hill

1:30pm Monday 23rd November 2015

A HOST of festive activities have been organised by Brierley Hill residents to follow this weekend’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Supermarket praises Poppy Appeal donors

Evesham Journal:

3:30pm Monday 23rd November 2015

SUPERMARKET customers at two Black Country stores have been praised for helping to raise more than £10,700 during this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Moustaches art exhibition to help cancer cause

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Monday 23rd November 2015

AFTER losing two family members to cancer this year, a Stourbridge artist is putting his craft to good use in their honour.

Showbiz News: Jennifer Lawrence got 'really, really drunk' before Chris Pratt sex scene, plus more

Evesham Journal: Jennifer Lawrence got 'really, really drunk' before her sex scene with Chris Pratt

8:00am Friday 20th November 2015

JENNIFER Lawrence has admitted she got “really, really drunk” before filming her first sex scene with Jurassic World star Chris Pratt for their new movie.

Around the UK: Toddler who crawled under family car killed as grandad moved it

Evesham Journal: Inquest opens for 19-year-old found hanging in Marlbrook garden

8:30am Friday 20th November 2015

A TODDLER reaching for his skateboard underneath the family car was killed when his grandfather moved the vehicle, a coroner has heard.

WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice on their way today

Evesham Journal:

7:30am Friday 20th November 2015

TODAY may see the first freezing temperatures and glimpses of snow in a long time across most parts of the Black Country and North Worcestershire.

Travel News: Traffic build-up due to road closures

Evesham Journal:

7:08am Friday 20th November 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.

Hagley school celebrates achievement award hat-trick

Evesham Journal: Haybridge High School NACE Challenge Award

1:30pm Friday 20th November 2015

CELEBRATIONS are ringing out at a Hagley school after it has been able to achieve a hat-trick of prestigious awards.

Get in the festive spirit with a community Christmas carol sing-a-long

Evesham Journal: Christmas Craft Fair and Carols by Laser Light

3:30pm Friday 20th November 2015

GET your singing voices ready as Wollescote Park gets set to host a Christmas carol sing-a-long.

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