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Walsall cemetery campaigners to continue fight after planning… 

30 Jul

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for an 8,000 space cemetery in Walsall say they may have won the battle but they have not yet won the war after a planning inspector dismissed an appeal made by the applicant.


​Meow Chat explained 

30 Jul

You've probably heard of Meow Chat this week after it suddenly increased in popularity, despite being around for a while.


Cash for crash fraudster jailed for staging accident 

30 Jul

A fraudster has been jailed after attempting to swindle £250,000 out of an insurance company by staging a car accident.


Motorcyclist left paralysed gets £500,000 compensation payout 

30 Jul

A pensioner who was left paralysed in a motorcycle accident in Staffordshire will finally be able to move into a suitable home of his own after a senior judge awarded him at least £500,000 in compensation.


Amanda Hawkins disappearance: Tests on body prove inconclusive 

30 Jul

A post mortem carried out on a body discovered in a field in Staffordshire has proved inconclusive, police have said.


Walsall markets in £110,000 profit boost 

30 Jul

A profit of almost £110,000 was made from markets in Walsall - with the main town centre offering covering losses at the other council run pitches, latest figures have revealed.


Former stars show support for Darlaston Town FC 

30 Jul

Former stars of Wolves and West Brom will turn out for a fundraising match in aid of a historic team that was pulled from the league.


Walsall parks and countryside spots scoop Green Flag Award 

30 Jul

PARKS and countryside sites across Walsall are among those that have been recognised as the best in the country.


Walsall College supports new £55,000 scheme to tackle rise… 

29 Jul

A NEW 55,000 scheme which is designed to prevent the rise of gang culture has received the backing of Walsall College.


School proms 2014 – more photos of the big event 

29 Jul

Photos from the end-of-year celebrations at schools in Shirley, Castle Vale, Solihull, Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Walsall and more...


In bid to reassure public, Sutton Coldfield and Erdington… 

29 Jul

SuttonColdfield and Erdington firefighters took part in hazardous substance training yesterday (Monday July 28).


Buildings due for demolition to make way for £400m Walsall… 

29 Jul

DERELICT buildings in Walsall town centre are facing the bulldozers this week as land is cleared to make way for the 400 million Gigaport scheme.


Veteran racer killed in Silverstone classic car race 

29 Jul

A veteran racing driver from Staffordshire has been killed in crash during a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack.


More Black Country roadworks start tomorrow 

29 Jul

Drivers will face up to two months of roadworks in Willenhall with two major schemes due to be carried out around the corner from each other.


Merry Hill bus changes spell upheaval for users 

29 Jul

Bus passengers are facing upheaval after changes to around a dozen services including routes to a hospital and Merry Hill shopping centre.


Nasal flu vaccine offered in Walsall schools 

29 Jul

Pupils across Walsall will be offered a nasal flu vaccine in school this autumn as part of a pilot scheme.


Two in court over Willenhall garage knife robbery 

29 Jul

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a petrol garage.


We’re staying put, say Stafford Hospital protesters 

29 Jul

Campaigners who set up camp at Stafford Hospital more than a week ago say they intend to stay until services are saved.


Cuddly toy stolen from unlocked car in Walsall as multiple crimes… 

29 Jul

CRUEL thieves sunk to a new low - after snatching a cuddly toyfrom a parked car in Walsall.


Personal trainer to the stars Cain Leathem kept shotgun in his garage 

29 Jul

Police called to Druids Heath home of former RAF man after row with wife as Isle of Wight festival...


Be warned: Our guide to the top 28 scams 

28 Jul

Microsoft Computer' scam: You receive a telephone call, claiming to be from 'Microsoft' or 'Windows', suggesting there is a problem with your computer.


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Comment »

You can’t bank on it 

30 Jul

There has been a fair amount of dismay and disbelief locally in response to the decision of Barclays Bank to close their branch in Brownhills, which will apparently cease trading on Friday, 24th October 2014.


Preach it, brother. 

30 Jul

When I think of an inheritance it goes beyond the estate a person leaves.


More Black Country roadworks start tomorrow 

30 Jul

PUBLISHED by Express and Star:: July 29, 2014 12:59 pm Drivers will face up to two months of roadworks in Willenhall with two major schemes due to be carried out around the corner from each other.


Walsall College supports new £55,000 scheme to tackle rise in gang culture 

30 Jul

Published by   Walsall Advertiser    |    Posted: July 29, 2014 Walsall College has supported a new scheme to tackle the rise in gang culture across Europe.


AUTHENTIC: How to do frontline social media: Morgan Bowers (a podcast, a video and a blog) 

30 Jul

With social media dedicated frontline people can brilliantly provide a human face to champion the work an organisation is doing.


Sober in the morning 

30 Jul

When a leader of the opposition feels that it is necessary to give speeches and interviews to apologise for being physically unattractive, the tipping point between reality and abject absurdity has been reached...


Holland Park fun day today – get down there with the kids! 

30 Jul

Summer holidays - kids already driving you mad - today, Wednesday 30th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills ...


Dirty Boy 

29 Jul

I’ve gone on here before about how web filtering is wrong and doesn’t work properly , and how the bigger the scale, the harder it is.


Running in circles 

29 Jul

last Saturday I ran the Parkrun 5K in my fastest ever time.


Walsall Wood hold Sporting Khalsa to a draw 

29 Jul

It was a surprisingly intemperate 'friendly' at the Aspray Arena in Willenhall last Saturday (26th July 2014) when home side Sporting Khalsa held our boys Walsall Wood to a 1-1 draw, in what sounds like a distinctly unsporting match.


Team Mates’ Memorial Match For Tim Oliver 

29 Jul

A memorial match for former Walsall Health skipper Tim Oliver will take place on Sunday August 24.


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Low pressure visitor 

30 Jul

Today has started off a little cloudy but we can expect to see some fragmentation in the cloud base that will allow for some brighter spells.


In the middle 

29 Jul

Yesterday, in our area, we avoided the extreme weather conditions that some areas received in the south east of England and today we will sit (almost) in the middle of the UK’s temperature extremes.


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Features »

Walsall markets in £110,000 profit boost 

30 Jul

A profit of almost £110,000 was made from markets in Walsall – with the main town centre offering covering losses at the other council run pitches, latest figures have revealed.


Tots Bots Easyfits Comparison Video 

30 Jul

I rarely do video posts anymore but I will soon change that! Please forgive my god awful “erm”-ing I will work on that over time.


A New Homes For Sale on Walsall Road, Willenhall 

30 Jul

Wonderful Homes is proud to present Aldermans Place, a superb collection of 3 & 4 bedroom new homes for sale located in a most convenient area of Willenhall.


Chasewater Railway 

30 Jul

The Chasewater Railway in Brownhills runs a steam train service every weekend and on bank holidays, and a diesel service on Thursdays throughout July and August.


Brownhills Bob!!!! 

29 Jul

Maybe with this cut out of the Boy from Ralph Ferries Old Lorry picture, someone may be able to recognise him Filed under: Brownhills Motor Sales , History , My Life , Transport...


Life a Century Ago (1901) 

29 Jul

Life a Century Ago (1901) (From the New York World – January 1, 1901) One hundred years ago a man could not take a ride on a steamboat.


The 20th Century Woman (1901) 

29 Jul

The 20th Century Woman (1901) (From the New York World – January 1, 1901) By Harriet Hubbard Ayer Hail to the woman of the 20th century! In her highest expressions she takes her place in the evolution of the world, and her rightful claim to ...


Musical Week Summer Workshop 

29 Jul

Put on a musical in one week! Get the script! Learn it! And Put on a muscial! All in one week! Activity Week – 11th August – 15th August Musical Week Summer Workshop YETGA Theatre School Units 18-20 Victoria Buildings Stringes lane ...


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Walsall FC »

Chambers Revealed As Captain 

30 Jul

Chambers Revealed As Captain Vitalfootball:Walsall:30/07/2014 12:08:00 Captain Chambers for 2014/15 season...


WALSALL REVEAL NEW CLUB CAPTAIN 

30 Jul

Walsall Football Club have today confirmed their new captain ahead of the 2014/15 Sky Bet League One season.


LATEST: WALSALL CONFIRM COOK INJURY 

30 Jul

Earlier this morning Walsall Football Club confirmed the news that summer signing Jordan Cook has suffered a 'tiny' hairline fracture to the ankle, an injury which he picked up earlier in the summer versus Torquay United.


IN BRIEF: FANS FOCUS SCHEDULED 

30 Jul

Walsall Football Club have announced plans to host another 'Fans Focus Group' at Banks's Stadium.


Walsall v Leicester City – friendly preview 

30 Jul

Walsall face a stern pre-season test this evening as Premier League Leicester visit the Banks's Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).


Memory Lane – Leicester friendlies 

30 Jul

Walsall have hosted Leicester City several times over the years for friendly fixtures with the first being in January 1958.


Walsall’s Jordan Cook out for six weeks 

30 Jul

Walsall were today dealt a blow as new-boy Jordan Cook was ruled out for around six weeks with a fractured ankle.


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Sport »

Chasetown FC beaten 3-0 by youthful Cardiff City side 

30 Jul

Experience in front of goal was the difference between the two sides as the Championship side opened their new stand at the Cardiff City Stadium.


Staffordshire FA & Stoke City Celebrate Respect 

30 Jul

Stoke City’s Premier League home game against Leicester City on Saturday 13th September will celebrate the success of The FA’s Respect programme.


Peace Games this Sunday 

29 Jul

This Sunday.


PRE-SEASON BUILD-UP CONTINUES TONIGHT 

29 Jul

LANDLORDS TAKE ON THE TENANTS...


Staffordshire Ability Counts League re-achieves Charter Standard status 

29 Jul

The Staffordshire Ability Counts League has successfully met all of the criteria required to renew their FA Charter Standard League status for the next three years.


Chasetown FC confirm midfielder’s exit 

29 Jul

Joe Halsall.


Big turn out for Cradley legend Billy Hamill 

29 Jul

Legendary speedway ace Billy Hamill was overwhelmed by the massive turnout for his return to the Black Country.


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Business »

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent 

30 Jul

New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period...


Strong pound and US polar winter drive down H1 revenues for National Express 

30 Jul

A STRONG pound combined with a freak winter in the United States has helped dent the first half performance of Birmingham-based transport group National Express.


London buses in GKN F1 fuel use 

30 Jul

Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital...


New lightweight Jaguar XE set to deliver 75mpg economy 

30 Jul

The latest announcement is part of a drip-feed of detail on the compact saloon in the run-up to its official unveiling in London on September 8...


Jaguar Land Rover buys £100 million classic car collection to preserve it for the nation 

29 Jul

The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur, James Hull...


British manufacturers hiring more staff – ‘From The Manufacturer Magazine’ 

29 Jul

Britain's factories are employing new staff at the fastest rate in more than 40 years amid rising orders but manufacturers are increasingly concerned that geopolitical tensions will weigh on business, the CBI said.


Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry – ‘From the Birmingham Post’ 

29 Jul

Chinese manufacturer Detank has announced plans to open a new UK headquarters in the Midlands.


£35m order is JCB’s biggest of the year – ‘From the Express and Star’ 

29 Jul

Midland's digger giant JCB has secured a fresh order for more than 1,000 machines from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies in a deal worth £35 million.


Shirley partners plan resi-led scheme on former PowerGen site 

29 Jul

SOLIHULL Council, Shirley Advance and Asda have signed an initial undertaking to work together to bring forward a masterplan for the redevelopment of the former PowerGen site in Shirley.


St Modwen gets approval for large mixed-use scheme in Derbyshire 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen is to deliver a primary school and contribute £1.5m towards secondary education in Hilton, South Derbyshire, as part of its plans for a mixed-use scheme on a brown...


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Outdoors »

July 29th – Goscote Valley cycleway, on a summer afternoon. This… 

29 Jul

July 29th - Goscote Valley cycleway, on a summer afternoon.


July 27th – Brownhills High Street. Next time you hear someone… 

27 Jul

July 27th - Brownhills High Street.


July 27th – After a day of unexpected but nice things – a meal… 

27 Jul

July 27th - After a day of unexpected but nice things - a meal out, some good family time, a bit of productive bike spannering - I slid out on a finely-tuned steed to enjoy the cooler air that had come in during the day.


July 23rd – Riding back home this evening, something shiny in… 

24 Jul

July 23rd - Riding back home this evening, something shiny in the road caught my eye - lying on the edge of Green Lane in Shelfield, the debris from something that really shouldn’t happen.


July 23rd – in the Goscote Valley on my way to work, as the day… 

23 Jul

July 23rd - in the Goscote Valley on my way to work, as the day started to warm up, I was drawn to a continual crackling sound.


21st July – It’s been a lovely day, but the ride home was… 

22 Jul

21st July - It’s been a lovely day, but the ride home was hard.


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Family Fun Day Raises £6,200 

30 Jul

Following the success of a family fun day held to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice, organisers are already promising it will return next year.


Rust Screenshots 

29 Jul

Thought it would be fun to put together a bunch of Rust screenshots I have lying around..


Boost for house building in the Midlands as Matrix secures £20m 

29 Jul

House building in the Midlands is to be given a welcome boost after a housing partnership secured 20million worth of Government investment to build almost 1,000 new homes.


IN PICTURES: Pelsall Music Live at Pelsall Common 

28 Jul

Gallery created by Walsall Advertiser...


Eid ul Fitr Monday 28th July 2014 

28 Jul

It has been confirmed that the Muslim ummah shall be celebrating Eid Ul Fitr on Monday 28th July 2014, Insha Allaah.


Eid Ul Fitr Monday 28th July 2014 

27 Jul

It has been confirmed that the Muslim ummah shall be celebrating Eid Ul Fitr on Monday 28th July 2014, Insha Allaah.


​Fifty Shades of Grey full official trailer 

24 Jul

The full Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has just been released which is likely to whet the appetite of millions of fans.


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999 »

There goes my gun… 

18 Jul

We’re holding a firearms amnesty between July 19th and August 2nd 2014 during which people can turn over weapons without fear of being prosecuted for gun possession.


News Update 11 July 

11 Jul

I made the mistake of having a few days off and came back to a mountain of work so my Facebook posts have been a little thin this week!  Here is a selection of what I have been able to upload.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


News Update 27 June 

27 Jun

It’s been another busy and varied week, with posts ranging from a West Midlands Police survey that may affect the future of front offices to a new Crimestoppers campaign and the visit of a supersonic car to Walsall.


News Update 13 June. 

13 Jun

It’s Friday the 13th but fingers crossed, knock on wood I’m OK so far!  No update last week as I ran out of time so loads to fit in this week! Posted Friday 13 June.


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LocalGov »

Enjoy a super Saturday at Bloxwich Carnival 

30 Jul

A super Saturday is on the cards for visitors to Bloxwich this weekend as the town's annual carnival comes to life.


Pot hole / sunken road surface, 29th July 

29 Jul

Hi there is quite a big pothole / dip in the road surface here that is very uncomfortable to drive over and must be dangerous for cyclists.


Properties to be cleared for Gigaport investment 

29 Jul

Properties in Hatherton Street are being cleared to pave the way for potential investment in Walsall's Gigaport development...


Walsall to commemorate the First World War 

29 Jul

With its Mayoress a casualty of the Zeppelin bombings and Victoria Cross awards for two borough servicemen, Walsall has plenty of memories to mark the centenary of World War One.


Traineeship opportunities at WACC 

28 Jul

Young people aged 16-24 can find out about Traineeships at an Open Day at Walsall Adult & Community College next month...


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