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16 August

Drug-related deaths fall in Sandwell

Deaths related to drug misuse are still falling in Sandwell – bucking a rising national trend. National figures released today (Thursday 15 August) show Sandwell has the lowest rate of drug-related deaths in the West Midlands and is also well below the national average. Councillor Farut Shaeen, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for living healthy lives,...

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    15 August

    Breakthru sessions promote health and wellbeing

    A project to improve the health and wellbeing of South Asian women in Wednesbury has been given a £4,800 boost by Sandwell Council.  The council has awarded Breakthru CIC’s Aman Group a town grant to help it to put on sessions for 150 South Asian women aged 40 to 90. The sessions, which include gentle exercise,...

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      15 August

      Cricket club scoops grants for kids sessions

      Cricket-loving young people in the Old Hill area of Rowley Regis have been given a £2,000 grant boost – to encourage more to take up the ever-increasingly popular sport. Sandwell Council’s Town Grants team has awarded the junior section of Old Hill Cricket Club a grant to provide more equipment and first aid kits for...

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        5 August

        Council Leader urges Sandwell to get active this summer

        Sandwell Council’s Leader is urging people to get on their bikes – and their feet – this summer and get active. Leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Yvonne Davies said one of her priorities was to get Sandwell moving to help people improve their health and wellbeing “I’m also keen to get people out on our...

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          30 July

          Sugar Smart Sandwell invites residents and businesses to get involved

          Schools celebrated their ‘Fizz Free’ efforts this school year and are all set for Sugar Smart Sandwell in September – with businesses and community groups also invited to get involved. Sixty schools actively took part in the Sandwell Fizz Free February campaign which focused on sugar reduction. The campaign messages were ‘keep your teeth, save...

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