Scott Garrington, 51, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and perverting the course of justice A Wollaston man has been charged with the murder of John Jones who was shot in Stourbridge. Mr Jones suffered a gunshot wound and died at the scene in Caslon Crescent on February 25.
DETECTIVES investigating the killing of John Jones in Stourbridge have charged another man with murder. Mr Jones, aged 36, suffered a gunshot wound at his home and died at the scene in Caslon Crescent, Norton, on February 25. His younger brother Seb was also injured after being stabbed and was discharged from hospital after treatment.
TEAM-MATES of popular footballer Ryan Passey who was stabbed to death in a Stourbridge nightspot have celebrated a hat trick of success in his memory. Stourbridge Athletic FC was formed by Ryan his best friend Jordan Poole and Jordan’s dad Mark Poole in 2009 and they climbed the leagues rapidly - narrowly missing out on winning the Premier League title in previous seasons.
RAIL services between Kidderminster and Stourbridge may be delayed this afternoon (Monday) due to trespassers on the line. West Midlands Railway has reported the problem affecting trains running between Birmingham Snow Hill and Worcester. On its Twitter feed, the railway company said: "Due to trespassers on the railway between Kidderminster and Stourbridge Junction trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines."
Lane one of four is currently closed on a stretch of the motorway, while a Bristol bus service has been diverted One lane is closed on the M5 in Worcestershire this morning (Sunday, May 22) following a collision. According to traffic reporting site Inrix, one of four southbound lanes is currently closed between junction 4 A38 Halesowen Road (Bromsgrove/Stourbridge) and junction 5 A38 (Droitwich/Wychbold).
STOURBRIDGE Repair Cafe continues to thrive at its new venue, members say. Volunteers able to turn their hands to all manner of repairs meet at St Thomas's Church Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, on the fourth Saturday of each month. The next repair café will operate on Saturday May 28, from 10am to 2pm, with the last item for repair taken at 1.30pm.
'We are in survival mode' says chippy owner as fryers face crisis and fish and chips rise to more than £10 a portion
, who runs Merchants in Halesowen, Stourbridge and Bewdley, says that rising costs across his entire business is putting the pressure on A fish and chip shop owner who has been forced to put prices up due to rising costs says that his business is in 'survival mode'.
NON-LEAGUE clubs around the area will have been interested to hear the news that Bromsgrove Sporting and Nathan Hayward have parted ways following the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign. Hayward, 30, was voted player of the season by the Sporting supporters at the end of season awards and also won the golden boot with 16 in all competitions.
A leading surgeon whose pioneering work is saving bowel cancer patients from invasive surgery is calling on people across the region to get on their bikes for a great cause. Simon Bach’s research has already spared scores of cancer patients from the trauma of major surgery and managing a colostomy bag for the rest of their lives.
The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape following an incident in Wordsley, Stourbridge. The female victim was sexually assaulted in a wooded area close to Bells Lane, police said. The attack took place at around 2.15pm on Saturday, May 14.
THE sun brought the crowds out to Stourbridge’s Bark in the Park dog show at the weekend. The popular, family-friendly fun day made a return to Wollescote Park on Saturday May 14 for the first time since the Covid pandemic hit. Hundreds of people and dogs turned out to the event, which included stalls selling treats for pooches and home-made cake for humans plus an array of charity stalls.
THE leader of Dudley Council has praised a Stourbridge business specialising in handmade unique and boutique guitars. Councillor Patrick Harley stopped off on Monday to visit ‘James’ Home of Tone - an independent business which offers guitar services including replacement and upgraded wiring kits. The visit was a part of the authority’s Made in Dudley campaign, which shines a light on the borough’s successful and locally grown businesses.
WEATHER forecasters have issued a thunderstorms warning for this afternoon (Monday May 16). The Met Office has said storms are likely to develop over the West Midlands before moving northwards and they are likely to bring heavy rain in places, with 20mm of rain possible in one to two hours, plus a risk of hail.
THE Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has extended the hours of operation into the night for one of its critical care cars to help meet increasing demand. The charity, which is headquartered in Lye, Stourbridge, has changed its operational hours so that its lifesaving southern critical car will now run until 2am, allowing the team to attend a greater number of critical emergencies.
Thief appeared asleep in dock at Worcester court A TIRED thief who a took a car without permission and committed a series of frauds using a stolen bank card slept it off in the dock. Jonathan Cartwright, who at one stage appeared to be fast asleep as he lay sprawled across the seats in the dock, admitted a string of offences including taking a car in Malvern without the owner's consent when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Thursday.
A DAY of music at a popular Stourbridge venue comes of age next weekend as it returns live to raise money for Black Country Foodbank. The 18th Katiesfest will take place at Katie Fitzgerald’s, Enville Street, on Sunday May 22, from 1pm. The last two years have seen the event run online due to the Covid pandemic but it’s now set to return to physical form.
STOURBRIDGE Navigation Trust’s popular open weekend is to return later this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic hit. The trust has been unable to host the much-loved two-day event along the Stourbridge Arm Canal for the last two years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A woman was taken to hospital today after she was hit by a car while on her mobility scooter in Stourbridge. The collision occurred at the junction of Bath Road and Enville Street at around 11.30am this morning. She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was conveyed to hospital for further assessment.
A WOMAN riding a mobility scooter was hurt in a collision with a car in Stourbridge. It happened at the junction of Bath Road and Enville Street around 11.30 am today (Thursday, May 12). The rider of the mobility scooter, a woman, was taken to Russell’s Hall Hospital for further assessment.