A man who lured a friend with learning difficulties to his home before brutally raping and battering her to death with a hammer has been found guilty of murder.
COUNCILLOR Kath Phillips has been granted the prestigious role of becoming the new mayor of Walsall.
A HEART-WARMING campaign to help a Walsall youngster with cerebral palsy be like his friends and ride a bike has been launched by his loving mother.
THREE Walsall residents convicted of Syria-related terrorism offences have been jailed.
A WALSALL teenager has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after two young boys were allegedly threatened with a knife.
A WALSALL woman who has two uteruses and polycystic ovaries and was told to consider IVF to realise her dream of becoming a mum has given birth.
AROUND 20 caravans arrived in Walsall at the weekend, sparking uncertainty among local residents.
CONCERNS over the safety of both patients and staff have led to a damming inspection report for a mental health trust which serves more than a quarter of a million patients in Walsall.
A DRIVER left the scene of a Walsall accident before the emergency services arrived after a car hit a parked vehicle last night.
A NEW sergeant has outlined his priorities for policing the streets of Bloxwich with a focus on anti-social behaviour and off road motorbikes.
Thousands of Walsall schoolchildren took part in a national campaign to encourage pupils to walk to school this week.
A NOTICE requiring improvements to be made to an eyesore former pub site has been served on the landowners.
A WOMAN who had not been seen since leaving her Walsall home over a month ago has been found after an extensive search by West Midlands Police.
Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.
A WALSALL theft suspect has appeared before court accused of a series of crimes in Willenhall in April and May.
WALSALL FC has today (Thursday, May 19) paid tribute to a very happy fan and former steward who died suddenly last week.
A WALSALL woman who has two uteruses and polycystic ovaries and was told to consider IVF to realise her dream of becoming a mum has fallen pregnant naturally and is expecting the arrival of her child soon.
A LGION d'honneur recipient from Walsall has once again been honoured by the country he helped liberate in World War Two.
CALLOUS thieves stole a child's slide a from Walsall garden prompting police to appeal for witnesses of the incident.
WHEN little William Elson was born at Walsall Manor Hospital's Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) his family weren't the only ones celebrating.
A MOUSE-INFESTED takeaway ordered to close by environmental health officers has been fined.
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“To be or not to be!” 2 Bedroom Terraced House, Harrison Street, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 6.00%.Walsall Property Blog 24 May
A two bedroom terraced house in the Bloxwich area of Walsall, WS3.
For those who don’t know, there will be a few road closures over he coming weeks in Brownhills with the continuing works.
Well, once again, the eyesore we know as Raven’s Court has been left unsecured with fly tipping back.
Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May 2016), that's close by, free and absolutely fascinating...
After a busy evening of making a new Mayor of Walsall and a new Deputy Mayor of Walsall, adjourning the meeting of full council to the Mayor`s parlour for the ceremonial opening of the municipal drinks cabinet has to be a very good idea...
Busy week ahead as we prepare for fresh opportunities in the new Council Year.
On Friday 20th May 2016, I launched the next phase of the electrification of the railway between Walsall and Rugeley which is being upgraded and electrified by Network Rail.
Yet again I'm indebted to local rail expert and historian Ian Pell, who's brought his considerable expertise to the question of the Chester Road railway bridge on Brownhills Common, and raised an interesting question about the nature of the bridge ...
Also busy with the research at the moment is long-time contributor to the blog Andy Dennis, who’s been applying himself to the question of what occupations Brownhills residents had in 1861, and how that compares to today.
A two bedroom terraced house in the Birchills area of Walsall, WS2.
- Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Aldridge, Walsall 20/12/2015
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A 1928 Dennis van.
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Today will see high surface pressure settled over our area throughout the day.
Despite the clouding over yesterday afternoon the rain stayed away from our area although only 20 miles away to the south of us rain disrupted play at the Edgbaston cricket ground.
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It's been positively tropical here in sunny Walsall over the last few days.
The paperback edition of my forthcoming book, Women In Black: The Creepy Companions of the Mysterious M.
In a new article, Loren Coleman details the sudden death of former Megadeth drummer, Nick Menza, who had a deep interest in the UFO subject.
As part of our fundraising activities this year, we have decided to hold Big Board Game Day in aid of the NSPCC to raise much … Continue reading School ...
Well, kind of! This past weekend I was lecturing at the Indiana MUFON Conference, on my 2015 book Men in Black .
That's the subject of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe , and which starts as follows...
This past week well really past three weeks have been some of the toughest since my Grandfather dies some 34 years ago.
Wakefield Released By Bournemouth Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/05/2016 18:57:00 Walsall trialist Josh Wakefield is released by parent club Bournemouth.
Whitney Odds On For Walsall Hot Seat Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/05/2016 18:53:00 Interim boss odds are slashed during the past day of betting (SkyBet...
English Football League sponsor Sky Bet have released the latest odds for who will be the Walsall manager for their opening game of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign.
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Josh Wakefield, who spent a portion of last season on-loan at Walsall, has been named among the Cherries 'released' list as they prepare for the 2016/17 Barclays Premier League campaign.
Jon Whitney has the overwhelming support of fans to become the next permanent Walsall boss, according to the Express Star’s survey.
Walsall fans have given their unequivocal support to how their club is being run in the Express Star’s end of season survey.
Walsall's Interim Head Coach Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press as he and Chairman Jeff Bonser continue to discuss his future role at the club, and has insisted that if he does remain at the club, supporters can expect some steel to...
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The Staffordshire Football Association aims to ensure the long term future of the game by providing the best possible environment and infrastructure where football will flourish in the County for all backgrounds and abilities.
Sat 28/5 Kick Off 3pm - Saracens v Exeter Sun 29/5 Kick Off 3pm - England v Wales...
In light of the changes and as part of Staffordshire FA’s planning process for the new Coach Education Programme, we are really keen to hear your views on how the programme is formed across the County.
The Club is looking for 2 enthusiastic managers to take on new teams at U8s girls and U10s girls next season.
Staffordshire FA are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a FEMALE ONLY Referee Course at a discounted price...
Holding a 3-0 advantage from the first leg, Barnsley eradicated any potential nerves by notching an early goal at the Banks’s Stadium through Adam Hammill before on-loan Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher doubled the night’...
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- WHITNEY INSPIRED BY LIVERPOOL'S 'MIRACLE OF ISTANBUL'
- WHITNEY: WE'LL GIVE IT A GO
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- #ONTHEROAD WINNER RECEIVES HIS PRIZE
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- CHAMBERS: WE CAN'T AFFORD TO FEEL SORRY FOR OURSELVES
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- Leytonstone tube attack: Man denies attempted murder
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- EU referendum debate with Victoria Derbyshire: When is it and who will be on the panel?
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- EU referendum: Momentum movement campaigners drafted in to rally support for Remain vote
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FLYBE has added more French flavour to its routes from Birmingham Airport, adding three destinations to its summer programme.
THE share price of engineering group Chamberlin dropped to a six-year low this morning after announcing results "affected by tougher trading conditions and currency".
HALFORDS has agreed to pay at least £18.4m to buy two cycling brands as it deepens its involvement in the cycling market.
CRAWSHAWS GROUP, the expanding butchers chain, is to create 20 jobs after it invested £250,000 in a new West Bromwich site.
PUB operator JD Wetherspoon plan to sell 45 of its pubs as part of a review of its estate.
THE tour operator which only last month announced it would start flights to China from Birmingham Airport this summer has now pulled out.
Tour operator Caissa Touristic withdraws from planned weekly schedule to Beijing and Shanghai for 'unknown reasons...
THE demands of Jaguar Land Rover on its supply chain has prompted a further West Midlands components manufacturer to expand capacity.
A REBOUND in the food and drink sector has helped to boost manufacturing output growth, latest figures from the CBI have shown.
Lights, camera, action as Jaguar prepares for stardomJAGUARS latest offering, the new F-Pace SUV appears to have captured the publics imagination well before its official UK debut this w...
Linley Wood 1430 - 1520 sunny, 17c : fairly quiet, a few Swifts & Swallows, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Jackdaw 2, LBb Gull 4 over, Chaffinch etc.
With nowt happening! One singing Reed Warbler, one singing Lesser Whitethroat, two singing Willow Warblers and an Oystercatcher ( not in a pear tree )! Star birds today were ...
0910-1050 fairly sunny, breezy, 14c (full list) : Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, Swift/Swallow/Sand Martin/House Martin 50+, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 3, LR Plover, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, GS Woodpecker, ...
1820 - 1900 sunny, 16c : Swift 12+, Swallow 10, House Martin 2, Lapwing, Mute Swan 4 + 5 cygnets, GC Grebe 4, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, LBb Gull 18, Herring Gull 3.
Just a quick update on how my bird list is going – I’ve managed, over the last few weeks, to break the 100 barrier (phew!) and now have my sights on 120 as my next goal.
but not much happening (well quite a lot really but nothing you wouldn't expect from the breeding season).
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FULL casting has now been announced The Sound of Music which will arrive at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in October.
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Two men and a woman from Walsall who were convicted of Syria related terrorism offences, have been jailed at court today (Monday 23 May).
Twelve men have been convicted of historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.
Police in Walsall believe missing woman Ruth Smith could be in Blackpool.
A hypnotherapist has been charged with two counts of possession of class A, two counts of possession of class C and one count of supplying Class C controlled drugs.
Police in Walsall believe the local community could hold the key to finding a woman who has been missing for almost four weeks, as officers grow desperately concerned for her welfare.
Great family fun can be had at this year's summer events in Walsall...
Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Walsall will attend the borough's first-ever Business Week from 6 June...
I am getting increasingly angry with the councils reluctance to actually listen consult and listen to its residents regarding this matter.
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Benjamin on 23 May 2016 .
Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Walsall will attend the borough's first-ever Business Week from 6 June...