News in Brief – 18/12 – 24/12

This week’s News in Brief round-up covers ten stories from 18th December to 24th December 2017.

A homeless man who murdered two members of a Stourbridge family had his “unduly lenient” sentence increased by the Court of Appeal. Read more >>

Dudley residents have just weeks left to voice their opinion on plans to increase council tax by up to almost 5%. Read more >>

One of the world’s leading industrial supply firms named Stourbridge based Mary Stevens Hospice as their charity of the year for 2018. Read more >> 

A former Dudley man who was wanted by police for sexual assaults on children has been jailed after being found sleeping rough in Cardiff. Read more >> 

Birmingham’s successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games prompted Dudley Council to push for a speeding up of plans to bring trams to the borough. Read more >>

25 years after bursting onto the music scene, the multi-award winning voice of M People will be heading to Dudley Town Hall as part of a national tour. Read more >> 

Generous staff and shoppers at the Amblecote branch of Sainsbury’s donated five trolleys full of toys to an award-winning adventure playground in Dudley. Read more >>

People across Dudley were being encouraged to make the most of local pharmacies this Christmas to help ease the pressure on GPs. Read more >>

Two friends from Halesowen were given a helping hand by a local taxi firm as the pair did their bit to support a nearby homeless shelter. Read more >> 

Dudley residents will be able to voice their views on local issues at the next round of Community Forums which were announced by the council. Read more >> 

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