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Express & Star 7 Mar 13
Numbers of deer on Cannock Chase could be dramatically reduced – if new proposals are implemented.
FixMyStreetFixMyStreet: Birmingham 28 Feb 13
Road repair required, 28th February
Large potholes in centre of road.
Express & Star 27 Feb 13
A family of three has admitted cruelty to four horses in the Black Country in what the RSPCA has described as “a serious case of equine neglect”.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 20 Feb 13
Chimp artwork donated
Artwork created by a Dudley Zoo chimpanzee has been donated to DZG by the family who purchased it at auction nearly 50 years ago.
FixMyStreet: Walsall 19 Feb 13
Street Light not working, also an issue with foxes in area Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Hollands Place, Bloxwich Report on FixMyStreet…
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 13 Feb 13
Hail’s a sorry sight
Male reindeer, Hail, is looking decidedly sorry for himself at the moment as he sports a single antler.
Blog featureMiddle Man 12 Feb 13
Other than the abdication/resignation of the much (wrongly) maligned Pope Benedict XVI (even Middle Man can change his mind), two news stories have dominated the UK news in the last few days: Horsemeat in everything Call for a cull on urban foxes following a supposed attack on a month-old baby in …
Daily Mail 6 Feb 13
Lance Hebditch (pictured), 35, and Jean Gibbons, 59, and abused animals at a house in Wolverhampton, where inspectors found piles of faeces, dirty water, rotting food and little bedding.
Express & Star 5 Feb 13
Two people who ran a charity pet rescue service in Wolverhampton kept the animals in “filthy” and “disgusting” conditions a court heard.
Express & Star 30 Jan 13
A mother of two today spoke of her relief after her beloved pets were rescued from her burning Black Country home.
Birmingham Mail 29 Jan 13
Firefighters confronted by exotic menagerie at blaze in Moxley, Walsall…
Express & Star 29 Jan 13
A fire broke out an exotic animal park in Wolverhampton as the owner burnt rubbish while clearing the site in the wake of its closure.
FixMyStreetFixMyStreet: Dudley 24 Jan 13
No binbag collection, 24th January
Why have there been no bin colection now for two days foxes are shreding the bags Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bassnage Road, Hasbury Report on FixMyStreet…
365 days of biking 23 Jan 13
January 22nd – One of the more revealing things about snowy weather is that you can see the trails of your local wildlife.
BlogThe Reremouse 19 Jan 13
Snowed in this morning and discovered to my dismay that we had run out of milk! As that would mean no cups of tea, my hubby I decided to brave the elements and walk to the shop (via a diversion to see if we could find any evidence of the activity of one of our three neighbourhood foxes!).
999Inspector Guilfoyle 7 Jan 13
In the film ‘Stand by Me’ (which I saw again yesterday, for the first time in years), there’s a scene where a young lad out camping with his friends sees a deer early one morning.
Express & Star 7 Jan 13
A blaze at a Staffordshire cattery killed all but two cats staying there at the time, it was confirmed today.
Staffordshire Newsletter 7 Jan 13
FOLLOWING a devastating fire which claimed the lives of 23 cats the owners of Pinetrees Cattery near Penkridge have spoken of their pain and grief.
Staffordshire Newsletter 4 Jan 13
SIX cats have died in a devastating fire that engulfed a cattery near Cannock this morning.
The Sentinel 4 Jan 13
An electrical fault started a fire that killed several cats at a Cannock cattery today (January 4), firefighters have said.
Express & Star 4 Jan 13
At least two cats have died following a large blaze at a cattery in Cannock today.
BBC News 4 Jan 13
Some cats are killed in a fire at a cattery in Staffordshire.
Birmingham Mail 4 Jan 13
Dozens of firefighters called out to early morning incident…
Birmingham Mail 4 Jan 13
Fire destroys outdoor pens at Pinetrees in Huntington…
Birmingham Mail 3 Jan 13
Volunteer targeted as Staffordshire Rural Policing Liaison Group tackle Cannock Chase deer rustlers…
BBC News 3 Jan 13
A grey seal is spotted in Worcestershire in what experts say is a “rare” sighting so far upstream.
BlogBrownhillsBob 23 Dec 12
Today, we went up on Cannock Chase again, and I make no apologies for another feature on the deer.
Dudley News 22 Dec 12
YOUNG visitors to Dudley Zoo have chance to learn all about Santa’s very own reindeer during the school holidays.
BBC News 19 Dec 12
Fears for deer as Christmas approaches…
Express & Star 19 Dec 12
An investigation has been launched after the remains of deer were found on Cannock Chase.
BlogBrownhillsBob 16 Dec 12
A sunny, winter’s Saturday afternoon on Cannock Chase.
FixMyStreet 1 Dec 12
2 or more men with approximately 5 dogs are hunting foxes on the land behind the poachers pocket on Cole Hall Lane.
Midlands Business News 29 Nov 12
Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre has unveiled its Christmas retail campaign created by its marketing agency Rees Bradley Hepburn.
The Sun 27 Nov 12
FOUR rare cubs were among eight born at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcs, and sent to entertainment firm Amazing Animals of Chipping Norton, Oxon, aged six months…
365 days of biking 19 Nov 12
November 18th – My second attempt to find badgers.
365 days of biking 12 Nov 12
November 11th – An afternoon on Cannock Chase, with mixed results.
ITV Central 8 Nov 12
Thousands of pets in the West Midlands are in danger of becoming more aggressive, overweight and prone to illness than ever before.
Express & Star 27 Oct 12
A brother and sister who kept 16 pets in squalid conditions have been told they cannot keep animals again. Lawrence and Shirley Anne Griffin’s dog Rocky was found lying on the living room floor covered in its own mess by RSPCA officers.
BrownhillsBob 23 Oct 12
This is just a quick note to warn people given to exploring the open spaces of the area that the deer population are getting amorous. It’s rutting time for our large brown friends, and that means one thing: the heaths around Brownhills, Clayhanger, Pelsall and Chasewater in particular are likely to…
OutdoorsHammerwich Wildlife 16 Oct 12
For TB in English cattle is an increasing problem with 26,000 infected animals in 2011 costing £90 million in compensation, which is around £3,400 for every cow. The Environment Secretary has said research shows culling will reduce bovine TB by 12-16% if undertaken for many years over a large area…
Sedgleyscene 8 Oct 12
Trainee keeper Alex Randle with the book about Dudley Zoo’s animal collection in the 1950s. An old book discovered in the attic as she prepared to move house brought back fond memories of Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) for Mrs Lynette Collins of Sedgley recently. Among the yellowing pages of…
FixMyStreet 2 Oct 12
Residents of 31 d puuting bin bags out very early and blocking the pavement.they are also overflowing because they dont bother tying the bags causing rubbish to be strewn around the street and this is leading to cats and foxes leaving mess…
Express & Star 2 Oct 12
These pictures capture the moment firefighters carried out the dramatic rescue of a horse from a murky canal.
Express & Star 21 Sep 12
A former soldier is braving a daily threat of violence to run an animal shelter in Afghanistan.
Dudley News 12 Sep 12
FED-UP Sedgley residents are calling for action aS their communal garden is regularly being ripped up by badgers.
Express & Star 22 Feb 11
An Aldridge couple have been banned from keeping animals for five years after they failed to seek treatment for their flea-infested pets…
Express & Star 18 Feb 11
A four-year-old boy was left with bite marks to his face after being mauled by a dog at a house in Willenhall. He is believed to have been playing at a friend’s home…
Walsall Advertiser 17 Feb 11
Efforts are being made to help crack down on nuisance horses being left to graze illegally on local authority land…
Express & Star 14 Feb 11
Animal lovers in a Wednesfield street have raised an alert after their pets died from a mystery poisoning…
Clayhanger Marsh Log 30 Jan 11
It is Sunday morning and the Diver is still there at 10.00 – still an excellent bird but now a part of the site’s history which I hope will remain to be enjoyed by everyone for a while to come…