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  Community-spirited people are being urged to find out about a host of volunteering opportunities in Sandwell and make a difference. Sandwell Volunteer Centre is championing national Make A Difference Day on Tuesday 17 October which puts people and volunteer opportunities together. The centre has joined forces with more than 40 community groups, voluntary organisations […]

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  Students from Bristnall Hall Academy are proud to unveil their new defibrillator after raising funds to have it installed. Young people from the academy in Oldbury raised nearly £500 by packing bags at a nearby Asda in Oldbury as well as organising cakes sales and collections around the school.           […]

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Launch Of Higher Apprenticeships Programme at Sandwell Council

Sandwell Council has launched a higher apprenticeship programme to attract ambitious and bright young people who plan a career in local government. The Higher Apprenticeship Programme will allow participants to complete an apprenticeship whilst studying for a recognised and accredited qualification. The council has advertised the positions and successful applicants will join the council’s Resources […]

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Sandwell Safer 6 Campaign to Launch with Fire Station Open Day

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – and launches with an action-packed open day for all the family at Haden Cross Community Fire Station on Saturday 23 September. The Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign, now in its eighth year, runs for six weeks and includes a focus week for each of the six towns. Safer […]

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Wednesbury Young People’s Artwork at Prestigious Gallery

Young people from Sandwell have been busy during the summer creating contemporary artwork to go on display in Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Children from BLAST Youth Club in Wednesbury took part in a series of workshops working in partnership with Ikon Gallery and the Sidney Nolan Trust. The workshops involved young people working with artists to […]

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Warning About The Dangers of Laughing Gas

Bosses at Sandwell Council are warning of the dangers of using nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas.  Councillors have been receiving an increasing number of reports of the empty canisters left behind by people using the substance.  Councillor Elaine Costigan, cabinet member for public health and protection said: “I’ve received a number of […]

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