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Britain’s Got Talent star Connie Talbot sings touching tribute to… 

27 May 17

A TV talent show star from Sutton Coldfield has recorded an emotional tribute to a former teacher who recently passed away.


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Deaf Walsall schoolboy has new lease of life thanks to ‘magic… 

26 May 17

HE has bravely battled a host of serious health complications over the years but now thanks to his ‘magic ear’ a brave six-year-old from Walsall is going from strength-to-strength.


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​New £30,000 information pod to open at Walsall Manor 

26 May 17

A BRAND new state-of-the-art cancer information pod has been commissioned to provide ‘vital’ support and advice at Walsall Manor.


News
Collapsed woman trapped behind door in Walsall 

26 May 17

AN elderly woman was trapped behind a door after she collapsed in the early hours of this morning (Friday, May 26).


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Details of proposed Public Spaces Protection Order in Walsall… 

26 May 17

FURTHER details regarding the potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Walsall have been released amid initial consultation confusion.


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Heartless thief caught stealing from Walsall community shop… 

26 May 17

THIS is the despicable moment a heartless thief steals from a shop aimed to stimulate dementia sufferers in Walsall, robbing the owner of all of her contacts.


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Fundraising campaign launched for fire-hit sports club in Walsall 

26 May 17

A SPORTS club in Walsall which was devastated by a huge fire is appealing for donations to help repair its ground.


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​Van driver Neel Balu from Walsall jailed for killing Zoe Shapiro… 

25 May 17

A VAN driver from Walsall who knocked down and killed a teenage girl on her way to school has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.


Blog
REVIEW: The Wedding Singer the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham 

25 May 17

FORGET Romeo and Juliet, the Wedding Singer is a romantic tale of Robbie and Julia who both overcome romantic misfortunes to find their ‘happily ever after’.


News
Banking hall to close in Walsall 

25 May 17

A METHOD of paying in council tax and business rates will be closed to the people of Walsall as part of the council’s savings.


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Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May 17

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


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Multi-vehicle crash causes huge traffic delays between junctions… 

24 May 17

HEAVY delays are building on the M6 near Walsall this afternoon (Wednesday, May 24).


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Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May 17

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an ‘ongoing operation’ today.


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​Man suffers burns in recycling plant fire in Willenhall Road,… 

23 May 17

A MAN has suffered burns as well as multiple cuts, bruises and wounds after a number of lithium batteries exploded at a recycling plant in Walsall earlier today.


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Huge fire closes Willenhall Road in Darlaston, Walsall 

23 May 17

A HUGE fire has closed a road in Walsall.


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McDonalds and Travelodge part of multi-million pound plans for… 

23 May 17

PLANS for a huge multi-million pound development aiming to transform Walsall town centre have been revealed to the Advertiser.


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Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May 17

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


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Tributes to Nicholas Mowl who died in crash near M6 junction 8 in… 

22 May 17

EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a ‘wonderful’ son and uncle who died in a crash near Great Barr and Walsall.


News
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton… 

22 May 17

HER Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a personal message thanking a Walsall hospice for everything that it does.


Football
FOOTBALL: Former Stoke City FC and Burnley FC £1m man takes… 

22 May 17

Ex-Stoke City, Burnley and Southampton defender Wayne Thomas has taken over from John Allen as manager of Rushall Olympic.


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​Walsall man Steven Porton jailed for dangerous driving after… 

19 May 17

A MAN from Walsall has been jailed for dangerous driving after a crash which killed another man.


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Travellers at Holland Park in Brownhills, Walsall 

19 May 17

TRAVELLERS have turned up at a beauty spot in Walsall, it has emerged.


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​Tragic Walsall teen Adam Jones’ death: Driver Tyrone Sadler… 

19 May 17

THE driver who was cleared of causing the death of a Walsall teenager has refused to answer any questions at an inquest.


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‘Ambitious’ Grace Academy Darlaston in Walsall is making… 

19 May 17

IMPROVEMENTS have been acknowledged at an ‘ambitious’ Walsall school which is now aiming to be top of the class.


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Speeding driver Stephan Russell banned for causing crash which… 

18 May 17

A SPEEDING driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing a crash which resulted in the tragic death of a much-loved teenage cyclist.


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Traffic chaos after M6 accident pile-up – four lorries and a car 

18 May 17

THERE were miles of tail-backs on the M6 and heavy traffic near Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Great Barr and surrounding roads after a multiple vehicle accident on the M6.


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Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May 17

A BURGLARY has taken place at a house in Sutton Coldfield with police appealing for witnesses.


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Heartless minibus theft leaves stricken young Walsall family… 

17 May 17

A FAMILY in Walsall have been left devastated after their minibus was stolen off their driveway.


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Man ‘shooting pigeons’ reason behind armed police presence… 

17 May 17

OFFICERS have revealed the reason behind heavy police presence in Pheasey this week.


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​Handbag theft suspect arrested in Walsall 

17 May 17

A SUSPECT has been arrested in connection with a spate of handbag thefts in Walsall however police have released her without charge.


Saddlers
Liverpool FC legend praises club’s Fair Play record 

17 May 17

CRESSWELL Wanderers FC under-7s recently won the Fair Play award at the prestigious ESF Festival of Football at Butlins Minehead.


News
Pedestrian ‘critical’ after being hit by a lorry in Little Aston… 

17 May 17

A PEDESTRIAN is described as ‘critical’ after a crash in Walsall early this morning (May 17).


Blog
Opera Boys to bring ‘powerhouse of vocal harmony’ to Lichfield… 

17 May 17

CLASSICAL Crossover vocal harmony group The Opera Boys are coming to the Lichfield Garrick on May 20.


News
Car sought over ‘dangerous driving’ in Broadway West, Walsall 

16 May 17

POLICE are asking for the public’s help in tracing a car after an incident of dangerous driving in Walsall.


News
Armed police swoop between Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr after… 

16 May 17

ARMED police were deployed to a farmer’s field on the Streetly-Pheasey border following reports of a man carrying a shotgun.


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Armed police swoop between Sutton Coldfield and Great Barr after… 

16 May 17

ARMED police were deployed to a farmer’s field on the Streetly-Pheasey border following reports of a man carrying a shotgun.


News
M6 closures as experts carry out controlled explosion of World… 

16 May 17

A HUGE section of the M6 is set to be closed while a controlled explosion of an unexploded World War Two shell is carried out.


News
​’Mindless’ vandals cause thousands of pounds worth of damage at… 

16 May 17

MINDLESS vandals have struck in Walsall, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.


News
Police hunt on-the-run carjacker who struck in Tamworth and… 

15 May 17

OFFICERS are hunting a violent carjacker who has escaped from an open prison where he was serving an eight-year sentence for stealing luxury cars from Tamworth and Walsall.


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Wanted man Adam Bodycote jailed for Walsall car thefts after… 

13 May 17

A WANTED man who went on the run has been jailed after posing as a prospective car buyer to steal vehicles during test drives in Walsall,Adam Bodycote, 28, from Beech Road in Wednesbury, targeted motorists who had listed cars with online sales sites …


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Special reading bench unveiled at Walsall library 

12 May 17

EYE-CATCHING and beautiful is how the latest addition to Walsall Central Library has been described.


News
Overnight burglary at Walsall home in York Avenue 

12 May 17

NEIGHBOURS are being warned after an overnight burglary took place in Walsall early this morning (Friday, May 12).


News
Ofsted inspectors pelted with food at Walsall’s Willenhall E-ACT… 

12 May 17

INSPECTORS were pelted with food and bumped into in corridors while assessing a Walsall school.


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Hazel Goodyear killed in Stubbers Green Walsall crash after… 

12 May 17

A MUCH-LOVED Walsall grandmother tragically died when an epilepsy sufferer hit her car head-on after having a seizure at the wheel, an inquest has heard.


News
Pub crawl raises money for young hospital patients in Walsall 

11 May 17

CHEERS! Fantastic fancy dress fundraisers have united to raise money for young hospital patients through a pub crawl.


News
​Bogus worker on the loose in Pheasey 

11 May 17

A BOGUS workman is on the loose after conning a pensioner in Pheasey.


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​ANOTHER handbag theft in Walsall as woman pushed to floor 

11 May 17

ANOTHER handbag theft has taken place in Walsall after police issued a warning over a huge spate which had taken place last month.


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More celebs announced as extra stand opened for charity Walsall… 

11 May 17

THOUSANDS have already got their tickets for this weekend’s star-studded Walsall charity football match and there is still time to buy yours with the club opening another stand to satisfy the massive demand.


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Victims shaken after spate of Walsall handbag thefts 

10 May 17

VICTIMS have been left shaken after a spate of handbag thefts in Walsall.


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Pensioner trapped after suffering fall in Oaklands Way, Pelsall,… 

10 May 17

EMERGENCY services have helped free a pensioner after she fell and got her foot trapped behind a radiator.







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