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Before the courts
Martin Adrian Heath, aged 43, of High Street, Brierley Hill, was sent to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, for stealing a Vax steam cleaner, worth A 49.99, from B&M, Dudley, on June 23. He was given a four month curfew and for the duration must remain at his home address between 7pm and 6am.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Stourbridge News: The National Childbirth Trust is a nationwide support network for new parents
The annual awards are presented by the UK's largest charity for parents to honour volunteers who give their time and skills to support mums and dads in their communities.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Stourbridge News: Artist's impression of the Clean Power recycling centre proposed for Brierley Hill
Action group SNOW* says 707 residents have aired concerns over plans by Clean Power Ltd to build a state-of-the-art indoor emergency conversion centre on old railway sidings off Moor Street.
New heritage ranger appointed at Stourbridge park
The 28-year-old from Amblecote will be based in the park full-time from next Tuesday when she will be responsible for delivering a programme of activities and events over the next three years.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal
Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club is holding the concert on Saturday, August 16 and will feature Out of the Shadows and The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Stourbridge News: Owners of killer dogs may face life behind bars
A BRIERLEY Hill teenager carried out a "revenge" burglary after a man he punched and kicked at a party notified police.
Stourbridge News: Coroner's court could be axed in Southend
AN elderly Kingswinford man sustained a fatal head injury when he fell while he was being assisted to the bathroom, an inquest was told.
Soccer mad Stourbridge pub staff to take on rivals for charity
SOCCER mad staff from Stourbridge pub Lloyds Bar will be taking on rivals from fellow Wetherspoon pubs next month to raise much needed funds for company charity CLIC Sargent.
Generous shoppers donated 230 to Brierley Hill Samaritans
Six volunteers from the charity, which helps people in distress, manage to collect A 230 from generous shoppers in Stourbridge town centre on July 12. Graham Bristow, the branch's publicity officer, wished to thank those who donated and added: "The money will help us to continue to maintain telephone contact with our callers.
Dudley News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch
FORMER Dudley Council leader Les Jones is to stand for the vacant position of West Midlands police and crime commissioner next month.
Stourbridge News: Tributes pour in for Tommy Mundon - the king of Black Country comedy
ENTERTAINERS from across the Black Country have spoken of their shock and sadness at the death of comedian Tommy Mundon.
Black Country Bugle
Sanatorium regime was work, rest and no play
Picture from the Bugle archives taken at Prestwood in the 1950s, showing the open-fronted wards allowing maximum access to fresh air THOUGH a few isolated cases have made an unwelcome appearance in recent years, the menace of tuberculosis, which caused so many to suffer terribly and for months or years at a time, is no longer the threat it once ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Serial Stourbridge shoplifter spared jail
In his latest stealing spree, Sean Fitzgerald took goods from stores in Stourbridge, Wordsley and Kingswinford, said Nicholas Burn, prosecuting.
The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:
Christian Peters, aged 38, of Stourbridge Road, Lye, was given a 12 month community order for possessing cannabis and diamorphine in Netherton on June 3. He must pay a victim surcharge of A 60 and A 40 court costs.
Stourbridge MP welcomes law change on inhalers in schools
SCHOOLS across the borough will soon be permitted to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Stourbridge's MP.
Borough's healthy hubs saved from council cuts
HEALTHY hubs across the borough have been saved from council cuts after cash was found to keep the facilities running as normal.
Laurel and Hardy fans invited to attend Stourbridge screenings
THE Stourbridge branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society is inviting fans of the comedy duo to attend its monthly meetings.
Black Country Bugle
Special Cradley service to remember outbreak of WW1
The memorial in the hall of Cradley Church of England School with the names of former scholars who died in the war I AM leading a special centenary commemoration service at Overend Methodist Mission Banner's Lane on the eve of the anniversary of the outbreak of the war, Sunday, August 3 at 6pm.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Black Country Bugle
Edwardian postcards of actresses Mabel Love (left) and Jessie Bateman
WE may think the cult of celebrity is a recent thing but as students of history know, very little is ever new.