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Why do Aldi staff scan your shopping so fast? 

23 Mar 17

IF you are an Aldi shopper in Walsall you may have noticed that checkout staff go SUPER fast in comparison to other supermarkets but have you ever wondered why?Social media has been awash with shoppers complaining about the speed with which their …


Saddlers
WALSALL FC: Southend United defeat leaves Saddlers boss using… 

23 Mar 17

SADDLERS boss Jon Whitney is using Walsall’s spring break to get a head start on his squad-building for next season.


News
‘Superhero’ Walsall nurse retires after nearly 40 years’ service 

23 Mar 17

A ‘SUPERHERO’ nurse who has clocked up nearly 40 years of service in the borough of Walsall has hung up her uniform one last time.


News
Tributes to police officer killed in terror attack outside… 

23 Mar 17

TRIBUTES to the police officer killed in yesterday’s tragic terror attack have been left outside a police station in Walsall.


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Walsall MP in lock down after terror attack by Houses of… 

22 Mar 17

A TERRORIST attack in Westminster has led to one woman dying, parliament being suspended and MPs kept in lock down.


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​Burglary suspect from Walsall released on bail 

22 Mar 17

A WALSALL man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle has been released on police bail.


News
​Missing Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton found 

22 Mar 17

A HOSPITAL patient who went missing from Walsall Manor yesterday (Tuesday, March 22) has been found, police have confirmed.


News
​Teen injured in horror crash near M6 junction 10 in Walsall 

22 Mar 17

A TEENAGER was hurt in a horror crash between a van and a lorry near Walsall last night (Tuesday, March 22).


News
​Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton goes missing 

21 Mar 17

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a missing hospital patient in Walsall.


News
​Empty shop rate in Walsall one of the WORST in Britain 

21 Mar 17

MORE than a fifth of shops in Walsall are standing empty – one of the worst rates in Britain.


News
Walsall man arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar 17

A BURGLARY suspect from Walsall has been arrested after a series of dawn raids this morning (Monday, March 20).


News
​Body of missing Walsall man Andrew Cooper found 

20 Mar 17

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing Walsall man, it has been confirmed.


News
Pensioner John Place from Walsall jailed for killing three-year-o… 

20 Mar 17

A PENSIONER driver whose vision was severely impaired has been jailed for killing a young girl as she walked over a pedestrian crossing.


News
​Walsall widow’s devastation as beloved puppy is killed by moped 

20 Mar 17

MOPED thugs have left a Walsall widow heartbroken after killing her beloved puppy.


Blog
Tamworth Arts Club all set to perform Peter Pan 

20 Mar 17

PETER Pan is the latest rip roaring musical adventure from popular local theatre group, Tamworth Arts Club.


News
Great Barr schoolgirl from Walsall has long locks chopped off to… 

20 Mar 17

A THOUGHTFUL Great Barr student from Walsall has proved she is a cut above the rest by having 40cm of her long locks chopped off to donate to cancersufferers.


News
Walsall’s Jason Jones is into the semi finals of The Voice! 

18 Mar 17

Brownhills RAC call centre worker Jason Jones is into the semi-finals of ITV talent show The Voice!The 32-year-old father of one once again wowed the judges and the audience with his singing, this time performing his version of The Weekend’s Scard Of…


News
Charity set up in memory of former Walsall teacher Cheran Brach 

17 Mar 17

A POPULAR former Walsall teacher’s ‘dream’ to help school pupils is set to continue with the creation of a charity in her name.


News
​Mystery surrounds masked men after children left terrified in… 

17 Mar 17

MYSTERY is surrounding the strange appearance of masked men in the area last night (Thursday, March 12).


News
Nurses save elderly man’s life after he has heart attack at… 

17 Mar 17

QUICK-THINKING nurses have been praised for saving the life of an elderly Walsall man after he suffered a heart attack at his GP surgery.


News
​Police hunt wanted Walsall men Wyatt Anthony Nash, Ashley… 

17 Mar 17

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing three wanted men from Walsall.


Saddlers
​Celtic FC defender Eoghan O’Connell out injured for Walsall for… 

17 Mar 17

ON LOAN Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell is set to miss up to three weeks of football with a hamstring injury.


News
​Drug dealing suspects arrested at M6 junction 9 near Walsall 

17 Mar 17

THREE drug dealing suspects have been arrested after police found what is believed to be Class A drugs in a car on the M6 near Walsall.


Blog
WIN tickets to see Olly Murs live at the Genting Arena 

16 Mar 17

YES, he’s back! Pop’s cheekiest chappy, Mr Olly Murs, is bringing his 2017 tour to Birmingham this March! The tour will support the pop sensation’s eagerly anticipated 5th album ’24 HRS’, released last November, which features airplay hits ‘You Don’t…


News
Assault and robbery suspect from Walsall wanted by police 

16 Mar 17

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in finding a wanted Walsall man.


News
​Police appeal for help in finding missing Walsall teenager… 

16 Mar 17

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing Walsall teenager.


News
ANOTHER car stolen from Walsall driveway 

16 Mar 17

POLICE are warning residents to be vigilant after ANOTHER car was stolen in a Walsall burglary.


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​Residents "scared to leave their house" after Walsall… 

16 Mar 17

TERRIFIED residents have told us they are too scared to leave their homes after a stabbing incident in Walsall.


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Huge fire in Walsall garden in Church Street, Bloxwich 

16 Mar 17

A HUGE fire broke out in a Walsall garden with firefighters rushing to the scene last night (Wednesday, March 15).


Saddlers
WALSALL FC: Is it time for Saddlers to look to future after… 

16 Mar 17

WALSALL 0 FLEETWOOD TOWN 1Skybet League OneLIMBO.


News
Man stabbed in Walsall ‘disorder’ in Camden Street, Caldmore 

15 Mar 17

A MAN suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed in a disorder in Walsall.


News
​Police cordon off area in Walsall 

15 Mar 17

POLICE have this afternoon (Wednesday, March 15) taped off an area in Walsall.


Saddlers
​Celtic FC ace Eoghan O’Connell suffers injury blow in Walsall vs… 

15 Mar 17

ON-LOAN Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell suffered an injury blow in last night’s clash between Walsall and Fleetwood.


News
Walsall Council chief executive Paul Sheehan to step down 

15 Mar 17

WALSALL Council’s chief executive is to step down, it has been confirmed.


News
​Man arrested after stolen safe recovered in Walsall 

15 Mar 17

A SUSPECTED stolen safe has been recovered in Walsall with a man being arrested.


Saddlers
WALSALL FC: Saddlers 0 Fleetwood Town 1 – Bolger header end… 

14 Mar 17

Walsall 0 Fleetwood Town 1Skybet League OneWALSALL’S six-game winning streak came to an end and so might their slim play-off hopes as they lost out to automatic promotion hopefuls Fleetwood.


News
​Bungling Asda Darlaston robber in Walsall loses jail sentence… 

14 Mar 17

A BUNGLING robber who had to abandon 9,000 worth of cigarettes because the swag bag was too heavy has failed to convince top judges his sentence was too tough.


News
​Sawn-off shotgun pair Yasir Nassir and Kuldipsingh Atwal from… 

14 Mar 17

TWO men from Walsall have been jailed after police found sawn-off shotguns under the seats of a car.


News
Thousands of homes suffer power cut in Streetly, Kingstanding and… 

14 Mar 17

A POWER cut left thousands of homes without electricity in north Birmingham and Walsall.


News
Claims care firm workers ‘sold topless sex chats’ in Walsall… 

13 Mar 17

AN investigation into claims staff at a Walsall care firm sold topless sex chats from their office has been launched.


News
‘Miss him dearly’ – Streetly Academy remember Sean Purchase… 

13 Mar 17

A SCHOOL has paid its respects to a pupil who tragically died after being knocked off his bike in a Kingstanding road collision.


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Armed police raid flat in Collingwood Drive, Great Barr; SHOTGUN… 

13 Mar 17

ARMED police officers stormed an address in Great Barr finding gun ammunition before arresting two men.


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Terrified kittens abandoned in Walsall 

13 Mar 17

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two terrified kittens were dumped in a Walsall nature reserve.


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Shocking footage of crash which killed Walsall schoolboy and Man… 

13 Mar 17

THE heartbroken mum of a Walsall schoolboy who died in a car crash while not wearing a seat belt is bravely campaigning to encourage everyone to wear their belts.


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Car hits tree in Walsall 

13 Mar 17

EMERGENCY services rushed to the scene after a car hit a tree in Walsall this weekend.


News
​FOUR people taken to hospital after Walsall smash in Lower… 

13 Mar 17

FOUR people were rushed to hospital after a crash in Walsall involving a taxi yesterday (Sunday, March 12).


News
£1 million investment to improve junction of the A5 and… 

10 Mar 17

MORE than a million pounds is set to be invested into improving a busy junction in Walsall in the Government’s efforts to tackle congestion.


News
Luxury cars stolen from driveway in Walsall 

10 Mar 17

POLICE have issued a warning to people in Walsall after two cars were stolen from a driveway in the borough.


Sport
HORSE RACING: Cheltenham Festival preview – Native River can… 

10 Mar 17

Advertiser tipster Steve Sharma takes a look at next week’s Cheltenham Festival…


News
Air ambulance lands in Green Lane, Walsall Wood after woman falls… 

10 Mar 17

THE air ambulance landed in Walsall after a woman was injured when falling from a horse.







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