Breaking News

A fly-tipper landed a £430 court bill after being caught red handed on CCTV dumping rubbish in Halesowen.

James Kirkwood was spotted on CCTV dumping the rubbish on land off Beecher Road East.

CCTV footage showed the 51-year-old leaving black bags and household waste in March this year. The rubbish was also traced back to his address.

Shoppers will receive a pre-Christmas boost in Dudley borough.

The council has confirmed that it will offer free parking throughout the day on Saturday December 5, 12 and 19, in all of its car parks.

It’s hoped the decision will boost trade in Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge as well as smaller centres such as Sedgley and Kingswinford.

It is also hoped it will give a boost to the national Small Business Saturday on Saturday 5 December, which celebrates local businesses and encourages people to shop in their home towns and villages.

Excitement is building at the Black Country Living Museum as the venue prepares itself for the return of hit drama Peaky Blinders.

Props have been parachuted into the Dudley museum ahead of the imminent start of filming for the third series of the hit BBC Two show. Cillian Murphy will appear again as Tommy Shelby, head of the family and leader of the notorious Birmingham gang known as the Peaky Blinders.

Dudley MP Ian Austin has joined a new Parliamentary group on sight loss to promote the work of the Beacon Centre for the Blind.

The Eye Health and Visual Impairment All-Party Parliamentary Group works to inform MPs about treatment and support for people suffering from sight loss and blindness.

Austin has joined the group to help promote the Beacon Centre for the Blind in Sedgley that provides specialist services and support for people with visual impairment.