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9 January

Amateur photographers invited to enter West Smethwick Park calendar competition

Amateur photographers are being invited to get out their cameras for a competition to mark the 125th anniversary of West Smethwick Park. Photos of the park throughout 2020 – the 125th year since it opened in 1895 – will be turned into a 2021 calendar. The photography competition will have three rounds through the year,...

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    16 October

    Still time to sign up for Holly’s Race in Tipton this weekend

    There’s still time to register to take part in a fun run in aid of Save The Children in Tipton this weekend. Holly’s Race, which takes place at Victoria Park in Tipton on Saturday (19 October), has been organised thanks to local eight-year-old Holly Icke. Holly wrote the Council a letter describing her wish to...

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      3 October

      National recognition for scheme helping dependent drinkers

      A scheme helping dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has been nominated for another top national award. The Blue Light Project works with drinkers who have struggled to engage with alcohol dependence treatment and instead can place a demand on emergency NHS services or the police. The project – which has...

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        20 September

        Safer 6 roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick

        Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is now in full swing – and there are information roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick in the coming days for people to get safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice. Each of Sandwell’s six towns has a focus week during the six-week Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign. Following a busy week...

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          13 September

          Caring Tipton girl teams up with council to stage fun run following social media search

          A caring Tipton girl who was tracked down on social media after her letter touched the hearts of council bosses is planning a fun run in aid of Save The Children. This summer, Holly Icke, aged eight, wrote a letter describing her wish to host a sponsored run to help disadvantaged children. Her letter –...

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