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Blog comment
Bill Madeley Councillor, Mayor OBE RIP 

26 Jan 16

Today, 26 January 2016, I attended the funeral of Bill Madeley MBE, Councillor for Bentley and Darlaston North for 40 years from 1971 to 2012.


News
New Walsall mayor lays down the gauntlet to make borough tidier… 

3 Jun 15

THE new Mayor of Walsall says she will work hard towards making the borough a cleaner place to live.


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

8 Nov 14

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 Darlaston Methodist Church Hall…


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

12 Sep 14

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 Darlaston Town Hall…


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

12 Sep 14

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 Bentley Leisure Pavillion…


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

20 Jul 14

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 Conference Room…


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

5 Jul 14

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 Darlaston Town Hall…


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

23 Mar 14

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 Darlaston Town Hall…


Blog comment
Full List of Labour candidates for Walsall Council 

2 Feb 14

A couple of people have asked who is standing for Labour in this election and this is the current list.


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

19 Jan 14

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 Darlaston Town Hall…


Council
Have your say at meeting in Darlaston 

13 Sep 13

Residents in the Darlaston North/ Bentley and Darlaston South areas area are invited to the next Community Meeting which is being held on Monday September 16.


Meeting
Meeting – Darlaston North/Bentley/Darlaston South Area Panel 

22 Jun 13

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Darlaston Town Hall…


News feature
Bridge replacement to shut road for 18 months 

4 Apr 13

PART of Bentley Road South in Walsall is to be closed for 18 months while a railway bridge is replaced.


News
Walsall roadwork delays to last 18 months 

2 Apr 13

Drivers will face delays for up to 18 months as a £26 million road improvement scheme gets under way in Walsall.


News
Zinc worth £50k taken in Walsall 

13 Feb 13

Zinc worth £50,000 has been stolen after a trailer was taken from an industrial estate in Bentley.


News
Crews tackle fire at Walsall house 

5 Jan 13

Firefighters were called out to a Walsall home after a faulty fan heater caught fire.


News
CCTV: Walsall burglar throws stones to smash window before breaking in 

4 Jan 13

Footage shows man police want to speak to about a number of break-ins, one of which left a pet dog dead…


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Pet dog found dead in canal…patio ‘stone pitcher’ wanted for questioning 

4 Jan 13

A BLUNDERING burglar spent almost 10 minutes trying to break into a Walsall home by repeatedly hurling stones and pebbles at a patio door…


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Stone throwing ‘patio pitcher’ caught on camera 

4 Jan 13

Stone throwing 'patio pitcher' caught on camera A BLUNDERING burglar spent almost 10 minutes trying to break into a Walsall home by repeatedly hurling stones and pebbles at a patio door till it smashed.


Blog
Police investigating flashing incidents 

10 Dec 12

Police have confirmed that theyare investigating two indecent exposures which have happened in Birchills and Beechdale recently.


Blog
Boot sale will raise cash for roof repairs 

29 Nov 12

THE Church of God of Prophecy in Bentley will be raising funds for a new roof at a special car boot sale next month.


Non-league football
U12s Cup QTR Final – Bentley Youth Colts 1 v Wyrley Jaguars 3 

4 Nov 12

The Jaguars were on the road again for the quarter final of the Bilston Challenge Cup against an unbeaten Bentley Youth Colts who have been scoring goals for fun this season and top the Bilston Junior Football League.


For Hardy,England and Wyrley Bear!!! Match reports 23/09/2012 

2 Oct 12

The lions started off with a friendly with the now very familiar Bentley Community. Bentley were quick out of the blocks against an experimental side with Aaron “the bends” Clee coming in the defence and George ” Judith Charmers…


Bentley Community and Wednesfield 16/09/2012 

25 Sep 12

Having met Bentley twice during the summer in tournaments and been the victors on both occasions, the Lions were keen to get this game underway! And within 24 seconds they had the ball in the net, after some neat play from the kick off the…


Question Time Fights Local Crime 

17 Sep 12

Darlaston and Bentley residents can help shape community safety at a special event this week to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour.


Pollution sneyd brook river Tame Alumwell, 3rd September 

3 Sep 12

The photo shows orange coloured water coming out drainage pipe side of Alumwell Business and Enterprise College playing fields in to sneyd brook before entering into the rive Tame by the M6 Motorway and along side Bentley Mill Way this is not…


Chance to quiz Safer Walsall Partnership Panel 

31 Aug 12

Residents from Darlaston and Bentley areas are being invited to quiz a panel made up of representatives from Safer Walsall Partnership about key community safety issues in their area.


August 29th – In complete contrast to the day before, I… 

30 Aug 12

August 29th – In complete contrast to the day before, I travelled to Darlaston in a rainstorm. Wet and miserable, I slid through the streets of Walsall. Fed up of the traffic, at Bridgman Street, I dropped onto the canal towpath for peace and quiet. Near Bentley Bridge, I suddenly noticed these flowers…


Flytipping, 29th August 

29 Aug 12

Mattress on grass Cairn Drive of Churchill Road entrance on right hand side. (Bentley) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cairn Drive, Bentley Report on FixMyStreet


Business
Rank Group relaunches Walsall G Casino 

28 Feb 11

The G Casino Walsall was re-launched last week after a £1.5m investment into the business…


News
Starring role for top Bentley model in new British feature film 

Helen Draycott 10 Feb 11

Walsall’s very own Mr England is set to make his acting debut on the silver-screen after landing his first-ever movie role…


News
Spate of mobile phone thefts across Walsall

14 Jan 11

Police in Walsall are warning youngsters to protect their property after six mobile phone thefts and robberies were reported across the borough on Wednesday; in Walsall town centre, Willenhall, Darlaston and Bentley…


News
Man robbed at knifepoint in Bentley

11 Jan 11

Walsall police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed at knifepoint in the early hours of Monday morning…


Business PR
Walsall’s Hartshorne trucks get thoroughbred treatment 

7 Jan 11

Walsall-based truck dealer Hartshorne has supplied two Volvo trucks to one of the country’s leading specialists in luxury horseboxes…


News
Bentley car thief avoids jail despite £36k haul 

10 Dec 10

A prolific car thief from Bentley who confessed to stealing more than £36,000 worth of vehicles and other goods has walked away with a community order…


Business
Bentley casino ready to recruit new staff 

19 Nov 10

A casino in Walsall undergoing a £1.5 million transformation is holding open interviews next week as part of its recruitment drive for new staff…


News
Smethwick and Darlaston arson attacks “linked” 

4 Nov 10

Damage of around £1 million was caused when arsonists struck at European Metal Recycling in Smethwick – days after a similar attack at its sister factory in Darlaston…


News
Arson attack at Darlaston recycling plant 

28 Oct 10

Arsonists set fire to machinery at a recycling plant in the Black Country, causing a severe blaze that had to be tackled by more than 70 firefighters…


Business
Walsall casino gets big revamp 

27 Oct 10

A casino in Bentley is to get a new restaurant, gaming equipment and poker areas as part of a refurbishment that will create new jobs…


News
Willenhall families fears over polluted gardens 

21 Oct 10

Worried families on a contaminated housing estate in Willenhall today spoke of their concerns after it was revealed 46 more gardens contain potentially dangerous metals, tars and chemicals…


News
M6 overnight closures around Walsall this weekend 

30 Sep 10

A five-mile stretch of the M6 motorway will be closed overnight this weekend…


News
Walsall crash couple’s delight as lost dogs returned 

28 Sep 10

A delighted couple have been reunited with the dogs they thought they had lost forever after their pets bolted following a crash on the M6 at Junction 10…


News
End in sight for work on M6 lanes 

17 Sep 10

Narrow lanes along a busy section of the M6 will return to normal next month after almost 10 months, highways bosses predicted today…


Business
Bentley casino revamp on the cards to widen appeal 

25 Aug 10

A £1.5 million revamp of a Walsall casino will feature a new banqueting area, bar, card rooms and a perfomance stage. Grosvenor Casino in Bentley Mill Way, will also be rebranded as a G Casino – one of just 10 in the country…


Business
Walsall’s Hartshorne steams in to meet haulier’s demands 

20 Aug 10

Walsall-based truck dealer, the Hartshorne Group has supplied a giant Volvo tractor unit and trailer to a Midland heavy haulage company which has an interesting sideline in vintage steam engines…


News
Travellers on the move in Walsall as council closes in 

13 Aug 10

Travellers have moved from the site of a Bentley hotel – but another group have set up camp at a park a few miles away in Brownhills…


News
New WHG homes soon to open in Bentley 

12 Aug 10

A £16million scheme to build 130 new homes on derelict sites in Bentley is moving into its final phase. The four-storey Parsons House is being built in Churchill Road in place of the former Old Hall pub. The old pub was bulldozed in 2007 after a fire…


News
Travellers leave a puppy tied to tree in Wednesfield 

12 Aug 10

Travellers who set up camp on playing fields in the Midlands have have left – leaving a trail of mess and a sick puppy behind. But the convoy of caravans is believed to have today set up camp on land next to Junction 10 of the M6…


Business
Walsall’s Event Hire in £1m expansion 

10 Aug 10

A Walsall-based equipment hire firm has invested £1m in a major expansion scheme to help it meet increasing demand for its services…


News
Bentley teacher prepares for new challenge in Swaziland 

29 Jul 10

It’s been a week of mixed emotions for one teacher from Walsall, who has said goodbye to her pupils and colleagues and is now preparing for a whole new challenge in a different country…







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