Screen Review

Forget “Poldark”, don’t bother with “Bake Off”, the latest drama to hit our screens is “Down Town”. It’s the story of Sandwell’s seventy socialist councillors and a man from UKIP.  

Traveller Consultation

At the announcement of the recruitment of 1000 more police officers to West Midlands police force, a journalist asked the chief constable if recruitment of burka wearers would be considered.


The recent proposals of the independent Boundary Commission are designed to implement legislation passed 5 years ago for the reduction of the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

£35 Government Boost for Midlands Motor Industry


The government is contributing £35 million towards the creation of a new auto industry park.

 The 59 acre site near Coventry, designated the Whitley South Infrastructure Project, will start to house automotive companies from the beginning of 2017.

New Secondary School in Langley

Last week saw the opening of the Q3 Academy in Langley. The first new secondary school in Sandwell for over a decade. The scheme was approved by the government Department of Education in February 2015 and stage one of the project was completed within budget and on time.

Wragge Rumbles On



The effect of the highly critical Wragge report continues to impact at Sandwell MBC.