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Judge remprimands Sandwell Council over irrational and unfair policy
STRAPPED Sandwell Council has been reprimanded by a judge after banning council tax support to residents who have not lived in the borough for two years.
Black Country Bugle
A Black Country carnival in full swing
DIGGING deep into the Bugle's picture archives the accompanying photographs have been resurrected from obscurity and published with the pride of the Black Country in mind.
Chancellor announces Sandwell super-hospital in Rowley Regis
THE Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, chose Rowley Regis Hospital to announce his approval of the long-awaited A 353 million hospital in Smethwick.
Osborne approves A 353m PFI hospital
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced approval for the 670-bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital to be built on land in Smethwick.
Swerving driver saved by trucker
He moved in front of the car, forcing it to stop, avoiding what emergency services have described as "possibly a fatal collision".
Family fun day in Blackheath
Children and young people are invited to take part in the talent show during the afternoon of the event on Saturday July 26. There will also be a fun fair, live bands and children's activities and stalls in the High Street, from 1pm until 6pm.
Black Country Bugle
Royal approval for Black Country Day
Black Country Gaz is joined by Brendon Perry from Comets Performance Ensemble, Barbara Hartill, Graham Jordan and Eiddwen Lowe from Fanga Drum 'n' Dance and James Stevens from the Empty Can Tipton Libraries manager Robert Hazel wrote to the Head of State to tell her of the celebrations set to take place on July 14, and enclosed a Black Country flag ... (more)
Quarry Bank mum calls for action after near-misses on school run
A QUARRY Bank mum has called for a busy junction to be made safer for pedestrians after experiencing two near-misses while taking her children to school.
Picture perfect for Stafford man Geoff who has helped to pen a book on 3D photography
WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE? It was spent largely during the Second World War when times were hard, probably more austere than it has been for the past five years, but I remember it being a happy one, though we were not a well-off family so we had to make do, which teaches you some good lessons in life.
Environment Agency funds A 1.4 million anti-flood measures in Cradley
The Environment Agency has sanctioned the funding for a new culvert to be built in the embankment of Mousesweet Brook.