Perryfields High School had to borrow a million pounds from Sandwell council to create 28 new classrooms
A statue has been unveiled to commemorate a strike by 800 women chain makers credited by improving many working lives
A monument to commemorate the women chainmakers' strike of 1910 will be unveiled today in Sandwell.
Members of the Royal British Legion club in Wednesbury were today counting the cost after a lorry ploughed through a wall, destroying a large part of the building.
The lorry was travelling along High Bullen when it veered off the road a smashed into the building.
Today, a large hole can be seen in the side of the club, with the inside reduced to rubble.
The members area, as well as the kitchen, were among the rooms destroyed in the crash.
Around 15 people were inside the club at the time. The lorry driver was declared dead at the scene, but nobody else was injured.
This was the scene when a milk lorry veered off the road and ploughed into the side of a Royal British Legion club in Sandwell.
The driver of the lorry died at the scene, but nobody else was injured.
Emergency services were called to the scene around 8pm yesterday after the lorry smashed into the side of the club, at the junction of High Bullen and Church Hill, Wednesbury.
Around 15 people were inside at the time.
A driver had a lucky escape when she smashed into the central reservation of the M5 motorway, destroying her car.
Several lanes of the motorway were closed until late afternoon as emergency repair works were carried out on the barrier following the crash, which happened shortly before 9.25am on Boxing Day.
There were long delays for motorists throughout the day as the works were carried out.
The front of the car was so badly damaged that the engine had been thrown out of the vehicle in the crash, and was found several feet away on the opposite carriageway.
The 24-year-old woman was taken to Sandwell Hospital with minor injuries to her chest and face. Nobody else was injured in the crash.
All lanes are now open again on the M5 motorway after a major smash earlier today forced closures as emergency repairs were carried out on the central reservation.
#M5 J2-J1 The carriageway is now fully open in both directions, following an earlier accident. Delays remain southbound in the area.
Long delays have been reported in the area, which are expected to clear now the lanes are open again.
The northbound side of the M5 between J2 and J1 has reopened following a crash earlier today.
Two lanes of the southbound carriageway remain closed.
#M5 J2-J1 The northbound carriageway has re-opened. Southbound lanes 2 & 3 remain closed, following an earlier accident. Delays in the area.
Motorists are being warned of heavy traffic and delays on the M5 motorway this afternoon as repair work to the central barrier continues.
One lane is closed on the northbound carriageway and two on the southbound carriageway after a crash and oil spillage earlier today.
Repair works are now underway to mend the damage caused by the crash, which happened at around 9.30am between J2 for Oldbury and J3 for West Bromwich.
Traffic on the southbound carriageway is stretching back to the M6 at J10 for Wolverhampton and Walsall.
Two lanes are closed southbound and one northbound on the M5 motorway in Sandwell after a crash earlier today.
Barrier repairs are now underway between J2 A4123 (Oldbury / Birmingham) and J1 (West Bromwich / Birmingham).
A woman has been charged after a pensioner and his two small Yorkies were savaged in an attack in Sandwell.
The 72-year-old was walking his two Yorkshire terriers along Field Road, Tipton, at around 4pm on December 4 when they were set upon by two dogs.
He suffered cuts to his hands, while one of his pets had to be put down due to internal bleeding. The other dog is recovering from multiple bite wounds.
Mariana Stewart, aged 19, of Field Road, was charged with possessing a fighting dog an allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control. She has been granted police bail to appear at Sandwell Magistrates Court on December 23.
Masked raiders armed with crowbars and a sledgehammer threatened a petrol station worker before emptying the tills.
Three men stormed the Tesco filling station in Congregation Way, West Bromwich, and smashed shelves and displays before escaping with cash as well as hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes.
Det Sgt Toby Davis said the female sales worker was on the late shift at around 11pm on Saturday when the robbery happened, and was threatened as the robbers got behind the till.
– DS Toby Davis, West Midlands Police
They were in and out in just a few minutes, stealing as many cigarettes as they could carry.
We know they left the scene in an Audi A1 which was white with a black roof.
It is fairly distinctive and we urge people who saw it in the area of West Bromwich on Saturday night to call us as their information could prove vital in piecing together events and who is responsible for the crime.
The A4099 Halesowen Street in Rowley Regis, Sandwell, remains closed this morning due to a burst water main at Horner Way, just outside The Britannia.
The water main burst yesterday, and the road is expected to remain shut until tomorrow afternoon.