GORNAL LIBRARY OPEN LONGER
Additional opening incl. Saturday afternoons!
REDHALL REUNION! 25/10/2008
Redhall boys & girls from late fifties invited to event..
ELLOWES' OFSTED SUCCESS
Ellowes judged a 'good school'
UNDERHILL roots request
Help Deborah\'s family history search..
BATES family research plea
Help Peter\'s quest for family research leads..
REDHALL 76 NAMES TO FACES
Anthony identifies some school friends on our recently published pics..
WOOD (Noah, 1890's) - any info?
Family research query from Ruth..
DUDLEY World War 1 - can you help?
What was the H.P.F?..
MORPHUS surname? Roots request
Alan looks for Black Country family connections..
ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD SLAMMED
Renewed criticism of St. Peter's churchyard..
OLD POST OFFICE PHOTO QUERY
when was our Gornal photo taken?
COMMONS CONGRATS FOR RUITON CHURCH
225 years old and still going strong!
ST. JOHNS VICAR STREET BAND?
..Remember Adrian Ward? Any photos?
help Reg Ward to find any late 1970s images that may show his brother Adrian..
LEFT ELLOWES IN 1985?
Get in touch with your old school pals..
LEFT ELLOWES SCHOOL AROUND 1981?
Corrine and Juliana are on the lookout for staff and pupils from those post-punk pre-Smiths days..
BE PREPARED! Help Gornal Scouts
Male and female Scout leaders required..
JEWS LANE HISTORY QUERY
Why is Jews Lane so named?
REMEMBER THE PORK SHOP?
Martin is looking for information on his grandad's shop in Louise Street
STRUGGLING MAN info wanted
Can you assist Phil with his research into this old local?
Kim's Search for Ellowes' Chums
If you remember Kim Ponder, why not get in touch?
BLACK COUNTRY TALENT AT THE LAMP
..poetry, music etc. Sunday 7/9/2008
Free admisssion to this ever popular event
SUMMER FAYRE IN COSELEY
Stalls including Tombola, skittles etc. - admission FREE!
DUDLEY ELECTIONS 1st MAY 2008
Candidates seeking local vote..
MP - LOCAL BUSINESS YOUTH HELP PLEA
MP wants local businesses to invest in positive activity for Dudley youngsters..
DUDLEY KIDS PANEL SOUGHT
..help Council spend £338000!
Dudley Council’s youth service is recruiting 13-19 year olds ..
GORNAL STAR SEARCH
..in memory of Raj Singh
Talent show remembers popular youth worker..
SOUL CHARITY NIGHT FOR OSCAR
With DJ's Mick Stevens, Jamie Carr and special guest Smooth Radio's Mike Hollis..
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM YAMPY
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..
STROKE ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP
United Reformed Church in Trinity Road, Dudley plays host..
DUDLEY XMAS LIGHTS CEREMONY
Festive fun is set to fill the streets of Dudley’s town centre ..
CLAIM YOUR BABY BOND says Dudley MP
1144 local families are missing out on cash boost for their new-born kids..
GIVE A GORNAL HORSE A HOME
Horse for loan due to work commitments..
CRISPIN CHARITY CYCLE EFFORT
travelling the length of the land, without going anywhere!
EMILY IN BEAUTY FINALS
Gornal girl Emily Hilton reaches finals of Miss Limo..
DUDLEY NORTH MP IN GOVERNMENT
Key role working with and advising Gordon Brown..
ELLOWES MUSIC FESTIVAL
a marathon festival of music and dance.
HIMLEY ARTS FESTIVAL
family entertainment at Himley Hall and Park ..
Civic Sunday in Dudley
The Mayor of Dudley will hold his civic service on Sunday July 1 at St James the Great Church in Lower Gornal.
COTWALL END WALK PROGRAMME
Hour long walk takes participants through the reserve..
CHARITY SOUL & MOTOWN NIGHT
fundraiser for the Acorns Childrens Charity..
NEXT PM PRAISES ELLOWES ENTERPRISE
A letter of congratulation from the Prime Minister designate ..
COMMUNITY PRIDE AWARDS
Council on the look out for exciting projects, which help make Dudley cleaner and greener borough..
WANTED ! BLACK COUNTRY ACTORS
AC Theatre Company are looking for local talent..
HIT THE DUDLEY TRAIL!
..Annual borough walk Sunday 6/5/07
The 27th Dudley Trail invites local residents and visitors to enjoy a gentle or brisk walk through the borough on Sunday 6 May.
REV STEVE GOES YAMPY FOR CHARITY!
..Sinai Desert trek raises funds for Saltmine
Charity walk for creative kids..
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
..Beacon Centre 11th April 2007
Latest advances at special event..
ELLOWES CHARITY TALENT NIGHT
6th form show for a worthy cause..
YOUTH PROJECT AWARD CASH
Apply for a special award, organised by a children’s charity..
ROOM TO RENT (Lower Gornal)
Liz wants to share local 3 bed semi..
VALENTINES DISCO 16/2/07
Proceeds to Get-a-Head Charity..
Hospital logo competition winners
Two pupils of a Gornal school excelled in a recent competition to devise a logo for a local hospital's baby unit..
PROMOTION FOR LOCAL MP
It's "Austin's Power" - yeah baby!
LAST ORDERS at the Straits House
The battle is lost and The Straits House pub is closing..
TERRY PRATCHETT\'S WYRD SISTERS
New NAC Theatre Company production..
ABSEIL FOR CHARITY
Beacon Centre appeals for adventurous types
Beacon Centre for the Blind is looking for adventurous people to abseil down Wolverhampton and Dudley Brewery..
SPORTSMARK SUCCESS FOR ELLOWES
Gornal school wins sports accolade..
XMAS WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE
Dudley Council collection plans over the festive period ..
GORNAL GIFTS FOR BLAIR & BROWN
MP Ian Austin will be giving Tony Blair and Gordon Brown special gifts this Christmas..
EMILY KEEPS ON RUNNING
Emily helps Dudley Girls to team athletics victory..
Wooden Pallets Appeal
..can you help Black Country Scouts & Guides?
Local youth group desperate for camp fire wood..
SUPPORT PINKPARTY APPEAL!
Baggeridge band/disco 19th November
Boogie on down to the Baggeridge Club..
MORE! OLIVER at ELLOWES
Ellowes latest musical production..
MP BACKS ‘BABY BOOM’ RETIREMENT RIGHTS
Dudley campaign group formed..
HIMLEY BONFIRE 2006
Spectacular fireworks display to the sound of music..
GORNAL POLICE SURGERY DATES
Meet your local police team..
KENT ST. AUTUMN FAYRE 7/10/06
Gornal Scouts fundraising fayre..
STRAITS HOUSE LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK
Not happy with development plans for this historic building?
GORNAL ATHLETIC new season details
Fixtures, season tickets, contacts etc..
GORNAL CARETAKERS TOP AWARD
Ellowes caretakers honoured..
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE SURGERY
..20th July 2006
Raise your community concerns at Ellowes Hall School meeting..
LOST PARROT CAN YOU HELP?
Help reunite Emma with her missing pet..
YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS SUCCESS
Excellent SAT results for Gornal school..
RESIDENTS \'OPEN HOUSE\' MEETING
Residents of Upper and Lower Gornal are invited to attend the next open house meeting on Wednesday 5th July 2006.
DO THE SPORT RELIEF MILE!
Raise money for the needy around the world by being sponsored to complete a mass-participation mile..
LEARNING ACTIVITIES TASTER
..Monday 26th June 2006
Open Morning at Lower Gornal Youth Centre..
NATURE CRUSADER RETIRES
Brian Jones has been at the helm of the environment education system since he joined the council nearly 20 years ago..
ARTS AWARD FOR GORNAL SCHOOL
Ellowes School receives national award for commitment to developing their arts ..
BEAUTY COURSE at Youth Centre
Learn about make up techniques, beauty tips and self care..
LOCAL PARKS FUNDING MEETINGS
Have your say on future plans..
ELLOWES CHARITY EFFORT
County Air Ambulance Trust benefits from school fundraising..
ELLOWES SCHOOL PROM 2006
Students celebrate at the Kingfisher..
LAURA IS BRITISH DANCE CHAMP
Laura Hollies is crowned British Juvenile Dance Champion
CONSERVATIVES WIN GORNAL WARDS
..strong BNP Showing
Labour stalwarts fail to retake their seats..
GORNAL SCHOOL GOES GREEN
6kW wind turbine for the Environment Zone at Roberts Primary School..
GOT A GREAT GARDEN?
A plethora of trophies and prizes up for grabs ..
VOTE 7am to 10pm on May 4
First time a 7am start has been used for local elections ..
A NIGHT OF CANT and CAG
..Black Country talent, 28th April 2006
Anti-war theme promises to make us loff and think..
STRAITS HOUSE DOOMED?
Council officers are recommending Committee members to approve the closure, despite receiving hundreds of signatures on a petition opposing the plan.
PARK ROAD SHOPS DECISION
Development of residential bungalows planned..
FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR BRAVE JACK
Help send 5 year old Jack Whitehouse and his family on a trip to Disneyland Paris..
ELLOWES 6th FORM PRAISED
Thumbs up from the Inspector of Schools..
MOBILE MAST.. FOR A GOOD CAUSE?
Telecomms company proposes church repair..
Bronze in Melbourne
RYAN's COMMONWEALTH SUCCESS
Local gymnast win bronze in Melbourne..
JORDAN VISITORS TO ELLOWES
International collaboration project between the Islamic College in Amman and Ellowes Hall..
SANDYFIELDS CARE HOME PLAN
Dudley Council considering planning application to turn local private residences into a care home...
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
Agenda includes police sector status..
STRAITS HOUSE BATTLE IS ON !
Planning application resubmitted..
RYAN TO COACH ELLOWES KIDS
..star gymnast heads for Melbourne games
Ex Ellowes pupil Ryan Bradley has been selected to represent Great Britain at the next Commonwealth Games..
POACHERS POCKET/FORGE REFURB
The pub will revert to its original name after a 3 month refurbishment programme..
ELLOWES SPORT FUNDRAISER
A marvellous night\'s entertainment at the Dormston Mill Theatre ..
CHARITY SIXTIES NIGHT
K.R.Y.S. Band plus disco, with all proceeds to Cancer Support..
VALE ST. COMMUNITY NEWS
..Upper Gornal Recreation Centre details
Vice Chair and Judo organiser Alan Hackett gets in touch..
NEW COUNCIL PAYMENT CENTRE
Banking Hall services to move to Dudley Council Plus..
WHERE'S THE GOOD INTENT GONE?
Gornal pub shuts its doors once again..
OFSTED PRAISE FOR NURSERY
Gornal's Kiddies Kingdom praised by Ofsted inspectors in a glowing report..
NED WILLIAMS BOOK LAUNCH
"More Black Country Chapels" at Upper Gornal Methodist..
BEACON CENTRE\'S SEARCH FOR A STAR
Cash prizes are up for grabs!
Merry Xmas 2005!
Seasons Greetings to you all!..
COUNCIL CALL CENTRE open all hours
Dudley Council’s housing call centre will be open throughout the Christmas period..
DARBY & JOAN CAR PARK PLEA
Calls for a Car Park in Abbey Street to deter nuisance and damage..
NORTH DUDLEY area committee meets
Primary School Review on the agenda..
WIND POWER FUNDING BOOST
Green energy could become a reality at a Gornal based environment project..
WIN CARPENTERS CELEBRATION TICKETS!!
Dudley Concert Hall, 26th November, 8pm
Win tickets for this fantastic musical production at Dudley Concert Hall..
BRING & BUY AT GORNAL LIBRARY
Money raised at this sale will be donated to The White House Cancer Support Group ..
ELLOWES SUPPORT CENTRE OPENS
New Student Support Centre for Ellowes Hall Sports College..
BEACON CENTRE XMAS EVENTS
Seasonal charity efforts to raise cash for this worthgwhile cause..
GOT ANY GHOSTLY GORNAL TALES?
Carolyn Taylor is looking for your Lower Gornal ghostly encounters..
One of the biggest and best annual fireworks displays in the country..
CANT & CAG AT THE LAMP
"The sound of the region in spake & song"..
RAINY DAYS GONE for Gornal Girls FC
Gornal Girls FC are on Cloud 9 after a Sedgley Nursery provided funds for team rain jackets..
PAMELA GIBBS (nee CARTWRIGHT)
Message to friends from Carole
ELLOWES JUNIOR SWIM LESSONS
Teach your child to swim this autumn..
MP's MILKING BANK MAST FIGHT
Ian Austin is backing residents at Milking Bank who are fighting against plans for a mobile phone mast..
GET FIT FOR XMAS!
Sign up for one of the many activities on offer at Dudley leisure centres.
ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Current courses on offer in the Dudley North area
SEARCH FOR YOUNG SINGERS
Matthew Jones Productions are searching for children of all ages and abilities to audition for a show at Dudley Concert Hall..
GORNAL YOUTH AWARD WINNERS!
Ellowes Hall School in Gornal provided three of the nominees honoured in this prestigious ceremony..
LOWER GORNAL LADIES NEWS
Coffee morning on 30/9/05 helped Macmillan Cancer Relief..
CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CLUB LAUNCHED
Castle & Crystal credit union signed up several new members at the launch of a new Christmas savings club in Upper Gornal..
ELLOWES SCHOOL ON SONG
Praise for exam results, and an enthusiastic recent performance by the school choir..
FRIENDS OF COTWALL END AGM
Everyone is welcome at Baggeridge Social Club on The Straits, with free admittance and interesting presentation on badgers.
HIMLEY PETROL STATION Plans
Former service station is set for demolition..
HEAD BOY AND GIRL FOR ELLOWES
Matthew Bird and Jessica Hughes have been named new Head Boy and Head Girl of Ellowes Hall School in Gornal.
INFAMY! STRAITS HOUSE PUB THREAT
Despite earlier denials, a planning application has now been received to convert the Straits House into apartments and build on its land..
COUNCIL'S HURRICANE SUPPORT
Dudley Council hurricane issues support details..
RUITON MILL - 25 years of progress??
Yampy isn't impressed with 25 years of progress on the 'Ruiton Mill'..
BAGGERIDGE FOLK FEST Sep 2-4
Annual folk festival at Baggeridge starts Friday 2/9/05..
ELLOWES HALL GCSE SUCCESS
Ellowes Hall's huge exam improvement
VOLUNTEER WORK IN DUDLEY
Can you help Dudley CVS to help othesr?
GORNAL NURSERY invests in IT
Computer whizz kids of the future will be able to hone their skills following a £15,000 re-vamp at a Gornal nursery.
FAMILY FUN IN DUDLEY
Stilt walkers, fire eaters and clowns will be out in force for a family fun day organised by Castle & Crystal Credit Union..
FREE YAMPY CLASSIFIEDS!
Revamped Classifieds section is looking lonely so why not clear out your garage or attic?
JOLLY CRISPIN's top beer award
Clarence St. pub wins West Midlands Pub of The Year.
MP's HEDGE FEE BATTLE
Dudley North MP IAN AUSTIN is calling on the council to cut the £405 fee charged – just to make a complaint about high hedges..
FIVE WAYS robbery attempt
We hear that the Stars News Shop at Five Ways has been subject to an attempted robbery..
The Blackcountryman on CD
The latest CD from Mick Pearson, editor of the Black Country Society Magazine, is a real gem..
DEPUTY MAYOR MEETS JUNIOR SAVERS
Deputy mayor, Councillor John Woodall met with junior savers from Castle & Crystal credit union this week..
Karl's Dual Wedding Day Role!
Dual wedding day role for Karl Weaver..
YOUTH AWARDS nominations
Nominations are flooding in for the second annual Dudley Youth Awards Ceremony..
DUDLEY HEALTH DIVIDE - MP ACTS
Austin calls for Commons debate on health equalities..
ROBERTS SCHOOL wind power plan
Roberts Primary School's renewable energy ambitions..
COTWALL speed limit campaign
Dudley North MP Ian Austin is calling on council bosses to introduce lower speed limits on Cotwall End Road between Sedgley and Gornal..
ELLOWES ECO INITIATIVE
A-level students from Dudley Council’s Ellowes Hall School have given sixth form a new lease of life by launching an ‘Eco Schools’ project..
DYING to live in Dudley North?
Dudley North people live on average eight years less than residents in Dudley South..
Matt seeks work placement
Yampy has been contacted by young Matt Laughlin, with an urgent plea.
HEALTH RECRUITMENT DRIVE
..July 14th,15th, 18th 2005
Recruitment open days for health records work
ELLOWES LOTTERY WINDFALL
Ellowes Hall School has been awarded over £75,000 from the Big Lottery Fund,..
Gornal Power Cut Chaos
24 hour power cut in Upper Gornal..
BORN TO HANNAH JIVE?
Dance lessons from former world champ Hannah Smith..
CHARITY TABLE TOP SALE
..The Brook pub, Sunday 3rd
Sunday 3rd July at The Brook Inn..
MP SURGERIES this weekend!
Friday 1st July/Sat 2nd.
The new MP for Dudley North IAN AUSTIN will be holding surgeries for constituents this weekend, on Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July.
AREA COMMITTEE meets 29th June
Robert Street School hosts the North Dudley meeting..
HIMLEY FAMILY WEEKEND
- 2nd/3rd JULY
Dudley Youth Music Live.. and Shakespeare too!
GIVE UP SMOKING in Dudley
If you need help to quit smoking, local assistance is available..
POLICE STATION OPEN DAY
Sedgley police station throws open its doors 23rd July 2005..
- Local police lack resources
A local story of police indifference through lack of resources..
COTWALL walk - Sunday 19th
Dudley Council is inviting walking enthusiasts to stretch their legs and enjoy a guided tour around Cotwall End Valley Local Nature Reserve..
MP welcomes schools cash
£3.3 million cash boost announced for Dudley schools..
Ellowes Hall School Prom 2005 Gallery
Here are some pictures of party-goers ready to attend the school prom, held once again at The Kingfisher, Wall Heath on the 19th May..
MP SURGERY DETAILS
Ian Austin's local surgeries..
JOB HELP in Upper Gornal
A new programme is being launched in Gornal to support and mentor people looking for new work opportunities..
NEW MP's Maiden Speech
New MP for Dudley North Ian Austin namechecks us in his debut House of Commons speech last night..
Newly elected MP for Dudley North Ian Austin is wasting no time in making himself available to constituents..
COTWALL END Meeting
Friends of the Valley meeting 18/5/05
Sheltered Housing Vacancies
Church View in Lower Gornal caters for older retired people aged 60 or over..
CARE HOMES MEETING 12/5/05
Action meeting at Gornal Conservative Club
Calling MAURICE ARNOLD!
A Yampy reader is trying to trace a Maurice Arnold - can you help?
SUPER HEROES Broadway bash
Gornal band The Not So Super Heroes on the comeback trail Sunday 8th May at the Broadway, Stourbridge.
LABOUR HOLD DUDLEY NORTH
Ian Austin wins Dudley North for Labour
GORNAL GENEROSITY praised
Gornal people helped raise more than £600 for cancer research..
ARE WE A CHAV TOWN?
Do they mean us? Gornal nemd on 'chav' watche's website..r
10 OUT OF 10 for effort!
Lee runs it for charity
Woodsetton jogger in fundraising form for Russells Hall
CATCH GEMZ live
Gornal's fantastic girl harmony group are in action during April and May..
ON SALE - Black Country Videos
The Black Country Shop now sells a range of local interest videos..
RETURN of the Super Heroes
The Not So Super Heroes latest gig is at The Broadway Stourbridge 23/4/05..
CARE HOMES ACTION MEETING
Gornal, Coseley and Penn action groups join forces..
THE CROWN'S A JEWEL!
Sounds like we wrote off the Crown in Holloway Street too soon..
COTWALL END - exotic future
The old Nature Reserve is set to become home to some of the most exotic rescued animals in the country
DUDLEY part of Brum shock!
Is Dudley is set to become part of a Greater Brum..
(report date 1/4/05)
ACTION GROUP fights care home plan
Residents form campaigning group to combat plans to set up a care home for troubled teenagers in a Gornal street..
AREA COMMITTEE meets
Have your say next Wednesday..
LABOUR chooses candidate
Ian Austin has been chosen to fight the Dudley North seat for Labour following Ross Cranston's retirement..
STRAITS HOUSE partys on!
Great St. Patricks event to scoff at rumours of closure..
COUNCIL HOUSING decision!
Dudley Council decide to retain control of housing service following Use Your Voice coonsultation..
YOUTH CLUB set on fire
Gornal Youth Club blaze - toys and sports kit ruined.
ELLOWES BAND SHOWCASE
Ellowes Hall School shows off its musical talent at the Rock Cafe
CRISPIN wins top award
Julie and Stuart at the Jolly Crispin have been voted Pub of the Year by Dudley CAMRA..
REGISTER TO VOTE!
MP reminds us to make sure we have our say in May..
GORNAL BANDS at Rock Cafe
Ellowes Band Showcase Night Thursday 3rd March 2005..
CONGRATULATIONS WILLIAM & NISA!
Diamond Wedding Anniversary for Upper Gornal pair..
CRANSTON STEPS DOWN as our MP
Ross Cranston is not standing in the forthcoming General Election
STRAITS HOUSE update
What will be the fate of this fine old Gornal building?
Save the STRAITS HOUSE!
Will this historic building be demolished?
LABOUR CLUB unsung hero
MP presents award to John Bagley..
COUNCIL's heating promise
Every Council-owned home in Dudley that wants it will have central heating within 2 years, it was announced today..
BOYS/GIRLS Brigade reunion
Were you a member OF 1st GORNAL BOYS BRIGADE / GIRLS BRIGADE or FIVE WAYS METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL?
PAUL's brave fight ends
Paul Hickman loses his long battle against motor neurone disease..
AREA COMMITTEE meet (26/1)
Your chance to vent your views to our Councillors..
STRAITS PRIMARY Open Evening
If your child is due to start school why not go along on the 27th January 2005..
Dibdale Crash - Council to act at last?
Another off road incident at the accident blackspot..
NEW YEAR ROADWORKS
Summer Lane disruptions planned..
REMEMBER Alsatian attack story?
If you remember this event you may be able to help..
Himley Hall at Xmas
A winter wonderland event 12th-14th December 2003
GOVERNMENT PRAISE for Environment Zone
Government officials in London have praised the Dudley Environment Zone, based at Roberts Primary School in Lower Gornal.
Good Intent Looking Good!
Upper Gornal pub gets re-fit
COWBOY BUILDERS warning
Dudley Council caution against rogue builders
WINTER WARMTH grants
Our MP Ross Cranston is urging certain groups of people to apply for funds to keep warm this winter
TANYA wins training plaudits
Tanya Sparrow shows what can be achieved through ambition, determination and good training..
SPARE TIME for volunteer work?
Dudley Hospitals are looking for people who can make a difference..
Fireworks at Himley Hall
Biggest ever bonfire night from Dudley Council..
Fireworks at Himley Hall
Biggest ever bonfire spectacle, set to a stunning musical soundtrack..
Make Charity Will Says MP
Ross Cranston, Labour MP for Dudley North, urges local people to take advantage of this November’s Will Aid..
MP Expense Claim Stats
Official figures showing the expense claims of our politicians have just been released..
AREA COMMITTEE to meet 2/11/04
Parkes Hall Study Centre, Parkes Hall Rd. Woodsetton at 6.30pm on Thursday 2/11/04.
MP asks for fireworks feedback
Ross Cranston, Labour MP for Dudley North, today called on Dudley residents to let him know whether tough new laws to crack down on fireworks abuse are working.
Bulls Head Brawl - Witness Appeal
Police are appealing to local people to come forward with information about a tragic incident at the Bulls Head pub
Dudley Borough Direct
A new card to help council tenants across Dudley was launched today.
Wren’s Nest photographic competition
Photographers are being urged to snap to it and get involved in a competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve..
Friends of the Environment Zone
Local residents have put their weight behind new plans to make the Dudley Environment Zone a centre of excellence for environmental and sustainable development.
Are You a Friend of Cotwall End?
A Cotwall End Valley group is being formed..
Area Committee Meeting - 16th September 2004
..at Wallbrook Primary School, off Bradleys Lane Coseley
Emma Jayne at the Old Bulls Head
Award-winning Black Country self-contained vocalist Emma Jayne will be returning to Gornal's own Old Bulls Head..
Invest in the Black Country
Ross Cranston, MP for Dudley North, today pledged his support for the Black Country by investing in the Black Country Reinvestment Society.
A letter has been sent to a small number of Dudley Council tenants this week regarding lettings policy to Council properties.
The latest message from the Use Your Voice, Make Your Choice consultation process
Housing Panel Meeting
..at The Lodge Wellington Rd. Dudley
It's that car parking issue again..
New Street residents are fuming following a recent article in the Dudley News about the never ending battle for a car park in Gornal village.
Post Office Closure Program Hits Dudley Hard
Decision upheld, despite the efforts and petitions of local residents..
Could you be a magistrate?
Contrary to popular perception, almost anyone with the right personal qualities can become a Justice of the Peace, or magistrate
Get Organised to Improve our Open Spaces
Dudley Council has £3.4 million pounds to give away - but we risk losing our share through apathy..
Dudley Garden Competition
Calling all green-fingered Council tenants! Dudley’s annual Garden Competition has been launched..
YOUTH AWARDS - entries sought
Proud of a youngster? Closing date is 30/7/04
Oval Youngsters have Their Say
Upper Gornal kids present their views to Councillors..
AREA COMMITTEE to meet 13/7/04
Straits School hosts the first meeting since the recent elections..
NEW WEBSITE:Gornal's Environment Zone
www.ezonemag.net launched today.
WE'RE YAMPY - OFFICIALLY!
Application to register Yampy as a trade mark confirmed.
SUMMER XS STARS at Himley Hall
Summer XS festival at Himley Hall
GORNAL LADIES - new group launch
Lower Gornal ladies launch
SILVER SURFER'S DAY
Over 50's computer course.
Malcolm finds love with Yampy
Surrey based Gornal ex-pat has located a long lost pal.
LOCAL KIDS audition opportunity
Budding child star in the family?
CLLR MILLWARD IN CHARGE OF COUNCIL KITTY
Anne Millward lands key council role
GORNAL AUTHOR'S NEW EDITION
Richard the Second
GORNAL FUN DAY review
Gornal community funday review.
EURO 2004 - GORNAL MAN IN COURT
Gornal man deported from Euro 2004
Dudley Housing Meetings
Look out for a couple of important meetings this month.
ELECTION; TORY CLEANSWEEP IN GORNAL
Local election results 2004
MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE IN DUDLEY
Midsummer magic at Dudley Castle
SUMMER JAZZ AT THE CASTLE
Jazzin' it up in Dudley Castle
An easier way to contact Dudley Council
MOTOWN MEMORIES AT THE LAKES CLUB
Lakes Club Plays out to Motown Magic
BUSY SUMMER FOR GORNAL BAND
A busy summer for Gornal band Not So Super Heroes.
REMEMBER THE BALL FAMILY?
Do you remember the Ball family?
VIC'S CLUB REUNION
Fund raising reunion night success
GORNAL CUBS IN 1959
Gornal cub scouts on parade
POST-16 GRANT SCHEME STARTS
'Earn while you learn' comes to Dudley
CRITTERS CRISIS CONTINUES
Critters Farm future still in doubt.
NEW ANTI-SOCIAL EXCLUSION SCHEME
Local shops to benefit from exslusion scheme
Use your voice.
Dudley adult education website
Gornal Library Supports Brave Emily
Coffe morning 16/4/04 to help Emily Hart
Dudley council get their education award
Older people - claim your benefits!
GEMZ talent show success
Local girl group heads for London semi finals of national competition
BOROUGH FESTIVAL plans announced
Council looks forward to a bigger and better summer celebration
Dudley Borough Summer Festival..
GORNAL YOUTH FUND SUCCESS
Priority Neighbourhood Manager helps to secure welcome youth grant for Oval area of Gornal
Gornal Youth Council Success
Celebrations after grant win.
Parent Slams Supply Teaching Standards
Area Committee hears complaints from the audience about GCSE science tuition.
Saltmine's Spring Fayre
At Robert St. SChool on the 27/3/04
MP Promotes Cycle Safety
Ross Cranston and David Coulthard explain importance of helmets
Dudley Tops Housing League
..for collecting rent and making repairs
Your Vote Counts
Register by 13/4/04 for Council & Euro elections in June.
School's Book Quiz
Gornal hosts a borough wide competition
Ellowes/Vics Youth Club Reunion
Motown memories night to raise money for Mary Stevens and to remember Barrie Wooliscroft.
Veterans Return Fund
Ross Cranston MP urges WW2 veterans to claim for help regarding D Day 60th anniversary celebrations etc.
Environment Zone Reprieve
People Power has helped to save the Dudley Environment Zone at Robert St. Shool.
World Book Day Events
Gornal author chosen as part of a month-long celebration.
Local ATC Celebrate Anniversary
Service held to commemorate squadron inauguration more than 60 years ago.
Mum's the Word
Bookworms can serve up a treat for Mothers Day in this competition run by Dudley Libraries
EVE LANE LIGHTS overspend
Council admits £135K excess
Gornal pub recovers from car accident
SCHOOL BUS CUTS OUTCRY
MP slams Council cost savings plans
Critters Farm Row
Conflict of interest concerns raised.
Car Park Gloom
Cllr. Caunt says it is 'pointless' to plan for a Gornal car park till Redhall School future is decided.
NOVEL SUCCESS for Richard
Gornal born author Richard Neath is delighted with sales of his first book, 'A Fall of Stone'.
ENVIRONMENT ZONE temporary reprieve
Councillor Fraser MacNamara gives it another 6 months
MP 's TUITION FEES VOTE
Dudley North MP Ross Cranston voted with the Government on this vital issue - here's why.
AREA COMMITTEE MEETING
Have your say! Wednesday 4th February at Parkes Hall.
Upper Gornal pub's owners celebrate two years in charge
ELLOWES HALL SCHOOL praised
MP welcomes announcement of specialist status for Gornal school.
NEVER MIND The Buzzards!
Steve Jones send in more feathered facts following Andy Cashmore and Paul & Sam's recent sightings of birds of prey in Gornal.
PRIORS MILL ideas wanted
Council look for suggestions regarding the future role of Priors Mill park.
IMMORTALISED IN VERSE
An indication of the esteem in which Express and Star editor Adrian Faber is held by his colleagues.
BEACON CENTRE seeks volunteers
The Sedgley charity has a number of voluntary positions suitable for people with some spare time and a commitment to the local community
New traffic control system may need time to bed in, says Council
MINERS COMPENSATION SCHEME
Deadline approaching for Black Country Miners and theirfamilies affected by lung disease and/or Vibration White Finger.
Cotwall End's Nature Centre faces closure after Council refuses it further funds.
Last Respects to Mick Owen
Popular Gornal Accountant Michael Owen laid to rest last Monday (12/01/04)
EMMA JAYNE at the Old Bulls Head
Black Country singing sensation Emma Jayne hits Gornal on Saturday 17th January 2004.
Prize Draw for Council Tenants
Tenants who pay their rent on time are in with a chance of winning £100
Mick Owen 1948-2003
Sad news of the death of well known Gornal accountant Michael Owen.
Regional Assembly Thumbs Down
Our MP Ross Cranston reports that local people do not seem to be in favour of a regional assembly.
Christingle at St. Peters
Christmas Eve event to help young victims of bullies
Gornal cemetary ransacked for Christmas evergreens
Gornal Library Events
Kids colouring competition, plus link to details of homework and storytime activities.
Mark Misses Out
Black Country singing sensation Mark Rhodes finished second in ITV's Pop Idol. But was it a fair fight?
North Dudley Area Committee
At the Queen Victoria School Sedgley on the 2nd December 2003.
Neighbourhood Watch in Upper Gornal
Council, police and residents initiative to improve safety and confidence in the Oval area.
Christmas at Critters
The former Cotwall End Nature Reserve tells us about its Yuletide activities