Author Archives: Bob

You’re not alone…

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Fred Jeffs – the sweetshop murder

In the days before COVID (remember them) Black Country Touring theatre company put on an event at Thimblemill library about an unsolved murder in Quinton in the 1950s. It’s a true story and the series is presented by the great … Continue reading

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Help for households struggling financially this winter in Sandwell

A grant scheme has been launched by Sandwell Council to help households who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of £1.4 million has been made available to Sandwell Council from the government to help those most affected … Continue reading

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Financial advice sessions for women

If you are a woman in need of help sorting out your finances, please snap this up! 3 x FREE one-to-one sessions for 5 women with Marsha Russell – originally from round these parts, yay! We’re teaming up with Marsha’s … Continue reading

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Presents for Bearwood

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Lockdown…Part 2

Key messages • COVID-19 rates are very high. Hospital admissions and deaths are increasing rapidly. • Stay Home. Do not leave your home unless it is absolutely essential to do so. • Do not have visitors to your home except … Continue reading

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Light up Bearwood

Light Up Bearwood and Beyond is in place of our annual Procession of Light and provides an opportunity for folks to still show solidarity with refugees from their own homes by creating a light picture in their windows. There are … Continue reading

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A useful site…

This site enables people to zoom in on an interactive map to see what the Covid-19 figures are, right down to almost Ward level. https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map?fbclid=IwAR20fJxrke1ZZU2xr1ccBwnfTknNgxinUuDfW9ac2WbN3_cMFJsvIjRprdI

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Coronavirus outbreak at Bearwood GP surgery

Sandwell Council, Public Health England (Midlands) and Sandwell & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group have been notified of a coronavirus outbreak at Bearwood Road Surgery, Smethwick. To date, three positive COVID-19 cases have emerged among the practice’s non-clinical staff.  It … Continue reading

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Beware of Covid Scammers

We’ve been made aware by West Midlands Police of scammers posing as NHS Test and Trace staff. The scam involves a phone call claiming you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.You are then asked … Continue reading

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