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Students’ artwork holds pride of place at New Art Gallery Walsall 

21 Sep

TALENTEDschoolchildren have joined the ranks of acclaimed artists such as Damien Hirst and Jacob Epstein, as their work is now professionally exhibited at the New Art Gallery Walsall.


GALLERY 3: Walsall Run 2014 at Walsall Arboretum 

21 Sep

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GALLERY 2: Walsall Run 2014 at Walsall Arboretum 

21 Sep

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GALLERY 1: Walsall Run 2014 at Walsall Arboretum 

21 Sep

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Talented Walsall musicians reach regional finals of Open Mic UK 

21 Sep

TWO musical maestros from Walsall are celebrating after making it through to the regional finals of a national competition.


Walsall Run 2014 launches at Walsall Arboretum 

21 Sep

HUNDREDS of runners are limbering up ready to participate in an Advertiser-backed charity event.


Walsall dad to run half marathon in baby costume for Help Amber… 

21 Sep

A GENEROUS father-of-three will tackle two long-distance charity runs dressed as a baby in aid of a Pelsall youngster's appeal.


Student nurses at Walsall Manor Hospital celebrated at Sister… 

20 Sep

PROMISING student nurses at Walsall Manor Hospital were celebrated at an awards ceremony marking the next step of their career.


Family take on Walsall Run for brave Emily 

20 Sep

THE family of a young Walsall girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy will be taking part in this weekend's Walsall Run in a bid to raise money towards a tricycle that will suit her needs.


Macmillan GP facilitator ‘will help improve cancer care’ in… 

20 Sep

QUALITY care and support will be offered to cancer patients in Walsall, say charity bosses, as a new GP facilitator has been created in the borough.


Balloon release marks opening of Walsall school’s £3m… 

20 Sep

THE ribbon was cut on a 3 million building that will enable a Walsall school to increase its admission numbers.


Biker killed in Cannock car crash 

20 Sep

A woman was killed today when her motorbike collided with a car in Cannock.


Brownhills hit and run tragedy driver ‘told police she’d hit deer’ 

20 Sep

A hit and run driver who knocked down a 24-year-old man who died from his injuries told police she hit a deer, magistrates heard.


Walsall residents must pay back £2.5m social care debts 

20 Sep

MILLIONS of pounds in unpaid social care bills which have built up over the last three years will have to be paid back by Walsall residents.


Horse killed and children injured in Walsall crash 

20 Sep

A horse died and three children were injured when a car and a cart being pulled by the animal collided in Walsall.


Walsall Arboretum’s artist in residence to host exciting weekend… 

19 Sep

ART lovers from Walsall will be able to get involved in an exciting event at the borough's premier park this weekend.


Midland MPs demand fairer funding deal for England 

19 Sep

Public spending at £10,152-per-person for people in Scotland and just £8,498 in West Midlands is wrong, say politicians...


Clampdown on dangerous Walsall drivers who use mobile phones… 

19 Sep

EVERY single time I see someone driving while on their phone it is a knife twisting in my stomach and a pounding in my chest.


Four men jailed for series of burglaries across Great Barr 

19 Sep

A gang of burglars have been jailed for a series of break-ins - including the home of one woman with multiple sclerosis.


Great Barr burglary gang snared by CCTV footage and phone records 

19 Sep

Men used text messages to pinpoint targets but were caught and jailed after detectives identified group from camera images...


Walsall schools to get a cut of £1.7 million education… 

19 Sep

MORE than a dozen Walsall schools will undergo vital improvement work thanks to a slice of 1.7 million funding.


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When the engines roared at Wharf Lane 

21 Sep

There's an interesting sale currently up on eBay - I'd go for it myself, but suspect the film that's up for sale would probably be better going into the hands of enthusiasts of motorbike scrambling.


Walsall 10K 

21 Sep

New Personal Best in the Walsall 10K this morning.


Plan for 200 new homes in central Brownhills approved 

21 Sep

Way back in April this year, I first noted the consultation and plan to finally redevelop the wasteland in Brownhills that was once Silver Court Gardens, the notorious tenement maisonette estate that was demolished in 2004, into over 100 dwellings.


Paint it black 

20 Sep

There has been huge interest in the post I published last week on the subject of the rare and rather beautiful black swan spotted at Chasewater last Wednesday by The Swan Lady, Irene Hodges.


Walsall Wood FC v Dunkirk FC away this afternoon! 

20 Sep

Saturday 20th September 2014 Walsall Wood travel to Nottingham - Walsall Wood v.


Cycling Cross Country 

20 Sep

I'm going to do something foolish for charity.


Serious accident between car and horse drawn cart near Stonnall 

19 Sep

West Midlands Ambulance Service issued the following statement a few minutes ago.


Residents Say No to Crematorium 

19 Sep

Jacki Anscombe, Joyce James, Cllr Patti Lane and Pauline Kenn show their opposition.


Shire Oak to be refurbished 

19 Sep

Looks like the Shire Oak is just about to be refurbished after a couple of years in the doldrums.


This week’s Lib Dem Surgeries – Willenhall North 

19 Sep

Willenhall North Lib Dem Focus Team members Cllr Ian Shires and Carol Fletcher continue to provide their regular Advice Surgeries.


Labour’s plan to close Willenhall Police Station 

19 Sep

News is emerging that Willenhall Police Station has been earmarked for closure under plans drawn up by the Police Crime Commisioner for the West Midlands, Labour’s David Jamieson in order to raise £500,000 and cut £170,000 a year in ...


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Scarecrow Festival Weather. 

21 Sep

After yesterday’s day of cloud and drizzle today is going to be one of complete contrast.


A year on. 

20 Sep

Today will be a bit of a cooler day with temperatures very similar to those we encountered a year ago.


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Features »

Some Daimler Buses 

20 Sep

Some pictures of Daimler Buses for both West Bromwich and Birmingham Corporation’s Buses.


Duple:Simms and the Daimler engine (Part 1) 

20 Sep

Simms and the Daimler engine the History Engineer Frederick Richard Simms was supervising construction of an aerial cableway of Simms own design for the Bremen Exhibition in 1889 when he saw tiny railcars powered by Gottlieb Daimler’s motors.


Farewell old friend. 

20 Sep

I’m off to Snobs in a bit.


The Future Is Yes 

20 Sep

“We’ve done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.


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20 Sep

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Dudley’s Simon Snorkel joins heritage celebration 

20 Sep

A DUDLEY engineering firm, famous for their 'Simon Snorkel' fire and rescue vehicle in the 1950s, will unveil a statue to coincide with a display of Black Country vehicles as part of the borough's celebration of the area's manufacturing heritage.


The Great Debate 

19 Sep

The Great Debate The BIG VOTE is over! Scotland have voted to stay in the union of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, whichever you wish to call it! However! Now that they have made their decision, shouldn’t we get a vote on whether or not we ...


Love On The Lichfield Line 1981 

19 Sep

It has come to light that in about 1980 a group called 'Orphan' recorded a song called 'Love on the Lichfield Line' - the track was recorded in a Pelsall Recording Studio, so the 'Lichfield Line' referred to could actually be the South Staffs! If you...


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HIGHLIGHTS: GILLINGHAM 0 WALSALL 0 

21 Sep

Yesterday afternoon, Walsall Football Club made the trip to Kent to take on Gillingham in the latest of the Saddlers Sky Bet League One fixtures.


SMITH ENCOURAGED BY DECENT PERFORMANCE 

20 Sep

Following Saturday afternoon's Sky Bet League One draw between Walsall and hosts Gillingham, Saddlers manager Dean Smith spoke to the club's official website, and noted the encouraging performance put in by his players.


STATS: GILLINGHAM 0 WALSALL 0 

20 Sep

Earlier this evening Walsall travelled to Kent to take on Gillingham in the latest Sky Bet League One fixture of the season.


Gillingham 0 Walsall 0 

20 Sep

Walsall rebounded from their Rochdale hammering by picking up a deserved point at Gillingham.


Dean Smith pleased with ‘solid’ Walsall draw 

20 Sep

Manager Dean Smith was pleased with a “solid” Walsall performance after they drew 0-0 at Gillingham.


Walsall loan swoop isn’t on Dean Smith’s radar 

20 Sep

Dean Smith today insisted Walsall won’t plunder the loan market unless their injury situation deepens.


All of the Saturday match action – LIVE 

20 Sep

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Meerkats tame the Puma’s 

21 Sep

Before I delve into the match report I’d like to convey my thanks to the Steve Willis and his parents plus the above and beyond assistance from Chris Nicholls.


Wyrley Panthers U7s 

21 Sep

Following our two wins last week, two defeats today.


Wyrley Junior Tigers U11’s V Wyrley Junior Panthers U11’s 

21 Sep

Wyrley Junior Tigers 2 Wyrley Junior Panthers 6 21 st September 2014 Venue: – Leamore Park Panthe’s Team – No 1 Kyle the goal keeper, No 5 Callum, No 7 JK, No 3 Dan in defence.


24/09/14 Dudley Town vs Willenhall Town – WMRL ko 7.45 

20 Sep

The Lockmen visit the Dell on Wednesday to take on the Robins, with both teams needing the points.


Welcome our U8s Kittens 

20 Sep

Pictured below the latest crop of super Wyrley Girls’ players – please welcome our U8s Kittens! Played their first games today – won both – goals for 14 against 0! Wow...


Boys Development Centre 

20 Sep

We had 19 keen young footballers at the Club’s Boys’ Development Centre today at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre astro turf.


IT`S AARON AT THE DOUBLE 

20 Sep

PICS UP TO FOURTH SPOT...


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Business »

MG’s newest designer showcases talents at London Design Week 

19 Sep

An MG3 concept display car, featuring a trio of new graphics created by designer Louise Thorburn, was on show at Superbrands...


Make your money work harder 

19 Sep

This month, our personal finance columnist, Mitch Hopkinson, looks at ways in which people can make their money work harder for them, at a time when record low interest rates mean keeping large deposits of cash is no longer a viable option...


Mixed month for manufacturing as concerns grow over export order levels 

18 Sep

UK manufacturing had a mixed month in September, with production continuing to rise steadily but order books deteriorating, a new study has found.


Black Country LEP chair appointed Pro-Chancellor for The University of Wolverhampton 

18 Sep

A LEADING Black Country industrialist has been appointed as a Pro-Chancellor for The University of Wolverhampton.


AES continue to grow with exports into emerging markets 

18 Sep

Stratford-upon-Avon based Assembled Electronic Solutions is proud to announce a 31% growth in total revenue over the last 12 months after expanding it’s design team.


Three Places Left on WMG’s new SME Leadership Programme 

18 Sep

Back in July, WMG launched a new Innovation Business Leadership Programme, sponsored by Santander specifically for 20 leaders and senior managers in fast growing and innovative SME organisations.17 senior managers are now signed up to the programme...


City Briefs: Punch Taverns; F W Thorpe; Marston’s 

18 Sep

Punch Taverns nearing the end of restructuring fightSECURE noteholders of Staffordshire pubco Punch Taverns have given their consent to the companys plans to restructure its debt arrangements.


Trascend closes the door on Walsall acquisition deal 

17 Sep

BIRMINGHAM-based corporate finance firm Transcend has advised Allegion on the sale of its UK doors businesses to an affiliate of Alcyon Financial, a financial investment firm.


Walsall ‘buzzing’ as complex takes shape 

17 Sep

'Vibrant, buzzing and exciting' is how Walsall's regeneration chief has described the town and borough, following the announcement of another big name to sign up to the area.


Further lettings secured at Gateway Retail Park 

17 Sep

TREBOR Developments and Hortons Estate have secured TK Maxx and Burger King as tenants for their Gateway Retail Park joint venture in Cannock.


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Outdoors »

September 18th – From the Indian, back to the Indian summer…. 

19 Sep

September 18th - From the Indian, back to the Indian summer.


September 18th – Ah, Walsall. In how many ways to I love thee? I… 

19 Sep

September 18th - Ah, Walsall.


September 17th – Recently on Facebook there was some concern… 

19 Sep

September 17th - Recently on Facebook there was some concern over a swan that was found dead in Pelsall.


September 17th – The Indian summer continues. It’s very… 

19 Sep

September 17th - The Indian summer continues.


Park Hall Conservation Volunteer Day 

18 Sep

Date / Time Start date: Wed, 08/10/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 15/10/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 29/10/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 05/11/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 12/11/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Wed, 19/11/2014...


Autumn Wildlife at Moorcroft Wood 

18 Sep

Date / Time Start date: Sat, 04/10/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Summary: Join the Friends of Moorcroft Wood and the Wildlife Trust on a walk looking at the changes that Autumn brings to the reserve and searching for the Fungus species that appear at this ...


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Talented Walsall musicians reach regional finals of Open Mic UK 

21 Sep

TWO musical maestros from Walsall are celebrating after making it through to the regional finals of a national competition.


Shop the AW14 Collection for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

18 Sep

Next month will be Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again you can help raise funds for charity by simply popping to the shops and spending some hard-earned cash! Breakthrough Breast Cancer have unveiled their AW14 collection for Breast Cancer ...


Imaam Vacancy 

17 Sep

Religious Worker Aisha mosque and Islamic Centre – UK Islamic Mission • Salary based on experience • Location Walsall, West Midlands • Job Type Contract • Category Advice, Information, Teaching • Sectors : Faith-based • Job Reference ...


Minecraft-maker Mojang bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn 

16 Sep

Microsoft has announced that they will buy Minecraft creator Mojang for a purchase a price of $2.5 billion (1.5).


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 official trailer 

16 Sep

With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1set to hit cinema screens just months away, take a look at the official UK trailer for thethirdinstalment that has just beenreleased.


Selling Out 

15 Sep

The whole Minecraft being bought by Microsoft thing is stirring up a lot of anger and stupidity towards pretty much everyone involved.


One Year On 

14 Sep

A year tomorrow Alex was born.


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David Jamieson makes his acceptance speech 

17 Sep

David Jamieson makes his acceptance speech West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson speaks after the result of the election is announced on 22 August 2014.


David Jamieson takes the Police and Crime Commissioner oath of office 

17 Sep

David Jamieson takes the Police and Crime Commissioner oath of office Before they can take office, all Police and Crime Commissioners must take an oath of office that is set out in law.


Walsall drug raids in Pleck 

10 Sep

Walsall drug raids in Pleck Police swooped on two addresses in the Pleck area of Walsall on 9 September in a clampdown on drug dealing and prostitution.


I won’t share you… 

2 Sep

Want to avoid compromising photos of yourself popping up on the interweb? Tips below! There are lots of things that us normal people don’t have in common with Hollywood celebrities.


Election day… 

22 Aug

Welcome to David Jamieson, our new Police and Crime Commissioner.


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LocalGov »

Meeting – North Walsall Area Panel 

20 Sep

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre...


Meeting – Schools Forum 

20 Sep

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 Blakenall Village Centre...


Meeting – Council 

19 Sep

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 Council Chamber...


Nominate your unsung heroes online 

19 Sep

Residents are being reminded that they can make nominations for the Mayor’s Civic Awards online.


Geoff’s eye health plea comes from the heart 

19 Sep

When father-of-three Geoff Hack says: "I would rather someone chop my arm off than lose my sight" he's being far from flippant.


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