Tag "Sandwell"

Fuel theft on the rise again

Thousands of drivers across the West Midlands drove off without paying for their petrol over the past year, new figures reveal.

Has Hitler row damaged UKIP?

UKIP's Bill Etheridge

UKIP’s Bill Etheridge learned a rather valuable lesson this week about public speaking - that it’s generally a bad idea to say anything that could be construed as positive about Adolf Hitler.

Court battle over bedroom tax and benefits

Sandwell residents are going to court to fight a Government ruling on disability benefits and the 'bedroom tax' that could pave the way for appeals across the country.

Unemployment still falling in the West Midlands

Jobcentre Plus

Unemployment in the West Midlands fell by 3,000 to 210,000 between April and June, says the Office for National Statistics. That is down 61,000, or 22.6 per cent, over the last 12 months.

I'm working too much, says £232k West Midlands Ambulance boss

Chief executive officer of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Anthony Marsh, at the opening of the new St John Ambulance HQ in Market St, Hednesford

"I'm working far too many hours to be perfectly honest with you." That is the claim of the £232,000-a-year West Midlands Ambulance Service boss, Anthony Marsh whose salary has come under fire since he took over responsibility for a second trust.