£5 million bailout for Sandwell's children's care service
An extra £5 million is to be ploughed into coping with the record numbers of children in care in Sandwell.
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Sandwell is comparatively young, having only been established in 1974, when it brought together the six towns of West Bromwich, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton and Wednesbury. Its picturesque parkland, Sandwell Valley, is one of its most loved landmarks.