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Fork life driver, 18, crushed beneath machinery at Willenhall firm 

31 Oct

An 18-year-old fork lift driver was airlifted to hospital after being crushed under a piece of machinery at a Willenhall business.


Six people injured in three car Walsall crash 

31 Oct

Three cars collided in Lichfield Road in Shelfield, Walsall, last night (October 30...


Six injured in Walsall crash 

31 Oct

Six people were injured when three cars collided in Walsall.


Fork lift driver, 18, crushed beneath machinery at Willenhall firm 

31 Oct

An 18-year-old fork lift driver was airlifted to hospital after being crushed under a piece of machinery at a Willenhall business.


Cancer survivor speaks of heartbreak after dog ‘stolen’ from… 

30 Oct

A DEVASTATED Walsall dog owner who has battled cancer has spoken of his grief after his beloved pet was suspected stolen from his back garden.


Bloxwich’s Rosie Davies bike appeal raises £600 in few hours 

30 Oct

Brave seven-year-old had both legs amputated but can now ride skateboard...


Which chocolates and sweets do you miss the most? (Poll) 

30 Oct

With Cadbury announcing that they will no longer produce their traditional chocolate coins we all see around Christmas, we're wondering what other chocolates and sweets we miss.


Walsall man who could not accept relationship was over is jailed 

30 Oct

A LOVESICK Walsall man who raided his former partner's home and scrawled graffiti on her bedroom wall, urging her to wait for him has been jailed for more than three years.


Halloween weather: What’s the forecast for going out trick or… 

30 Oct

Check out our map to find out what the weather's going to be like where you live over the Halloween weekend...


Walsall Council leader blames Downing Street and previous Tory… 

30 Oct

THE leader of Walsall Council says the finger of blame over plans to make massive multi-million pound cuts should point at central government and the authority's previous administration.


Walsall residents urged to have their say as public consultation… 

30 Oct

PUBLIC consultation on proposals described as the most horrific cuts to ever hit Walsall Council launches today (Thursday).


Row breaks out over £86 million cuts at Walsall Council 

30 Oct

A political row broke out as Walsall Council approved draft plans to cut £86 million from its budget over the next four years.


Seven Walsall food premises closed due to ‘risk to public health’ concerns after 1,000 checked by hygiene officers 

30 Oct

Around 1,000 food premises have been inspected in Walsall over the last 12 months to ensure they meet hygiene standards.


WATCH: Brave Bloxwich girl who had legs amputated loves riding her skateboard 

29 Oct

Plucky Rosie Davies, from Bloxwich, near Walsall, loves playing games, enjoys swimming, and dreams of having a bike for Christmas.


Man charged over M6 death crash 

29 Oct

A Birmingham man is charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a crash on the M6.


Campaigners fear parking charges in Walsall district centres will… 

29 Oct

PLANS to introduce pay and display parking charges for the first time in Walsall's district centres will "kill off" towns, worried campaigners fear.


West Midland firefighter strike to start on Friday 

29 Oct

West Midlands Fire Service chief accuses Government of ''reckless behaviour'' ahead of four day strike...


Thousands of A&E patients at Walsall Manor Hospital not… 

29 Oct

THOUSANDS of patients admitted to AE at Walsall Manor Hospital are not being treated or discharged within a national four-hour target, it has emerged.


Kitten found dumped on Walsall roadside in search of a loving… 

29 Oct

AN eight-week-old kitten found abandoned on a Walsall roadside could have been dumped because of her health conditions, an animal charity said.


Street artist JPS donates rare signed prints to help fund Walsall… 

29 Oct

A RENOWNED street artist has donated five rare signed prints to raise funds for a Walsall event.


Walsall Council cutbacks to hit street cleaning 

29 Oct

Streets will be swept just once a month in Walsall under the latest council cutbacks revealed.


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Serious road accident in Shelfield last night 

31 Oct

Last night (Thursday 30th October 2014) there was a serious road traffic collision on the Lichfield Road in Shelfield in which six people were hurt - I'm getting lots of enquiries about this, and the following press release was issued by West ...


Urgent – motorbike just stolen from Walsall Wood 

30 Oct

Hey people - please be on the lookout for a stolen Honda NSC50R Repsol motorbike, taken in this evening between 9 and 10pm from Quantock Close, just off Occupation Road, Walsall Wood.


January 1990 – Call for flood investigation… 

30 Oct

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette - I present issue 4 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1990 for you to peruse and download.


Liberal Democrat’s regular weekly surgeries in Willenhall North 

30 Oct

With the onset of the darker nights Willenhall Liberal Democrats have revamped their regular weekly advice surgeries as follows: Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road.


Protect Your Stuff From The Vehicle Burglars 

30 Oct

Vehicle crime is a hot topic here at Walsall Police at the moment, mainly because we’ve seen an increase in vehicle-related crime in many areas of the borough and are focusing a lot of attention on reducing it.


£381,579 boost for children in Walsall – Thanks to Lib Dems in Government 

30 Oct

£381,579 boost for children in Walsall – Thanks to Lib Dems in Government Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Walsall are set for a £381,579 cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.


‘Tis the day after Cabinet, not a creature is stiring, not even a mouse 

30 Oct

‘ twas the night before Cabinet, when all through the Council House not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.


Bonfire and fireworks in Brownhills this Saturday! 

30 Oct

Just a quick reminder that Brownhills Bonfire is at Holland Park this Saturday evening (1st November 2014) - the fire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks kick off at 8pm.


Woodmen dull Continental Star 

30 Oct

On Tuesday evening (28th October 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Continental Star at home, and a remarkably tense, high scoring game ensued.


Swamp Thing 

30 Oct

Sometimes, usually in the wee small hours I feel a little bit sad when I consider what this country has become...


A son of The Wood 

29 Oct

I've finally bought my own copy of Clive Roberts' book ' Snippets of History In and around Walsall Wood' which I review here today - I must say the 79 page £8 book is a cracker - and it's available right now.


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  • The Locksmith's House, Willenhall 14/09/2013

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    One of three of my images to be included in the 2014 Willenhall Heritage Trust calendar.

    This is 54 New Road, Willenhall near Walsall, former home and workshop to the Hodson family.

    Once an integral


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Halloween weather. 

31 Oct

Today starts off mild with the air temperature at 06:30 hours already above 15c.


10c warmer 

30 Oct

Today will see the wind derivation eventually return towards the warmer southerly direction (SE-SW arc) and we can expect to see a day with some mild air temperatures.


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Our 2015 Charity Calendar is out! LIMITED EDITION 

31 Oct

After the huge success of our 2014 charity calendar, we bring you our 2015!! They will be limited editions and last year sold out very quickly so place your orders asap.


Keep Willenhall Free Petition adding up! – Say NO to Parking Charges 

31 Oct

After several days of collecting signatures in person and online we have now reached our first target of 1000, in fact 1066!! #KeepWillenhallFree We have left several petitions around the shops of Willenhall, so if you have not signed the petition, ...


Walsall Arboretum parkrun, Event number 136 – 25th October 2014 

31 Oct

This week there were 208 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests.


The Vegetable Growing Year: Jobs to do in November 

31 Oct

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder.


Walsall Born Player 72. Roger Smith 

31 Oct

Roger Smith Personal information Full name Roger William Smith Date of birth 19 February 1945 (age 69) Place of birth Tamworth, England Playing position Right-winger Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Players 71. Sam Smith 

31 Oct

Sam Smith Personal information Full name Samuel James Smith Date of birth 7 September 1909 Place of birth Pelsall, England Date of death November 1994 (aged 85) Place of death England Playing position Centre forward Senior career Years...


Cloth Nappies for Under 7lbs 

31 Oct

Recently a couple of fellow bloggers have had babies that were born at a lower than what is considered average birth weight and they have been very interested in using cloth nappies.


Staffordshire News – Shugborough Yew Tree 

31 Oct

Staffordshire News   Shugborough Yew Tree Shugborough’s Great Yew (the widest tree in Europe) has been shortlisted in the final ten of England’s Tree of the Year.


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YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE THE PAINT POT CHALLENGE 

31 Oct

Walsall Football Club supporters will be given a unique opportunity to join the club’s players for a footballing challenge – thanks to Johnstone’s Paint.


PAPER TALK: SMITH DELIGHTED BY UNIFIED SQUAD 

31 Oct

Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One trip to Notts County, and has discussed his team's need to find some consistent form and begin to move up the table.


Sports Desk Live – October 31 

31 Oct

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Boss Dean Smith delighted by Walsall’s unity 

31 Oct

Manager Dean Smith has expressed delight at the way his players stuck together through Walsall’s disappointing run.


It’s a family affair for Walsall’s Tom Bradshaw 

31 Oct

Whether he’s playing at Walsall or deep in the Alps, striker Tom Bradshaw knows he can count on family support.


Notts County v Walsall 

30 Oct

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Notts County and Walsall.


BLOG: NO BRANDY, BUT SPIRIT STILL NEEDED 

30 Oct

In the latest of his regular columns, Hillary Street-Ender takes a look at this weekend's Sky Bet League One trip to Notts County, including a look back at last season's 5-1 demolition of the Magpies.


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Wyrley Pumpkin! 

31 Oct

Wyrley pumpkin carved by Michelle Painter of our Under 7s Panthers...


ANOTHER NEWCOMER JOINS THE PICS 

31 Oct

FORMER SADDLER IN LINE FOR DEBUT...


ARE YOU A GOLDLINE WINNER THIS WEEK 

31 Oct

CHECK OUT THE LATEST GOLDLINE RESULTS...


Star at the FA Cup draw 

31 Oct

General Manager, Lincoln Moses, was a guest at St George’s Park for the first FA Cup draw to be done outside of London.


Sporting4life community tournament 

31 Oct

Continental Star play their part in the Sporting4life community tournament held at The Sports Hub, Holford Drive on Thursday;  Continental Star U14s reach the final of the U15s tournament.


Familiar foes await Chasetown FC in FA Trophy 

31 Oct

Chasetown FC face familiar foes as they embark on FA Trophy action this weekend.


Lichfield City FC hoping to avoid cup slip-up 

31 Oct

Lichfield City FC will hope to avoid a banana skin as they entertain Boldmere Sports & Social in the Les James Challenge Cup.


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The Queen officially opens Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre 

31 Oct

JAGUAR Land Rover has officially commemorated the opening of its new £500m engine manufacturing plant near Wolverhampton at a ceremony by HM The Queen.


Special Report: JLR Engine Manufacturing Centre, a “seminal moment” 

30 Oct

THE opening of its new state-of-the-art £500m engine plant near Wolverhampton has been described by Jaguar land Rover as a seminal moment for the business as well it should.


The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up 

30 Oct

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.


The sorry legacy of MG Rover’s Phoenix Four 

30 Oct

John Towers, Peter Beale, Nick Stephenson and John Edwards became the unacceptable face of capitalism with the closure of MG Rover nearly ten years ago after racking up debts of more than £1 billion.


Unions on offensive in Jaguar Land Rover pay dispute 

30 Oct

JLR bosses accused of investing millions around the world on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce...


Union on offensive in Jaguar Land Rover pay dispute 

30 Oct

JLR bosses accused of investing millions around the world on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce...


Birmingham plastics manufacturer on form with innovation award 

30 Oct

Earlier this month a wealth of manufacturers from across the Midlands got together to celebrate the very best of industry achievement from the last 12 months.


Queen opens Jaguar Land Rover’s new i54 engine plant 

30 Oct

Her Majesty's visit comes at difficult time for the company as it continues negotiations with trade unions over pay dispute...


National Express looks for new opportunities to drive the business forward 

30 Oct

BIRMINGHAM-based transport group, National Express, has said it plans to build on a strong third quarter by identifying new opportunities for the business.


Former MG Rover chief’s letter sparks call for payout 

30 Oct

John Towers, one of the notorious Phoenix Four, told former workers the entire assets of subsidiary MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before he pocketed £1m...


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Outdoors »

October 30th – If you’re planning to go for a walk or… 

31 Oct

October 30th - If you’re planning to go for a walk or ride, and part of the route involves getting from the canal to Bentley Mill Way in Walsall, the access steps between the two off the aqueduct are now fenced off and inaccessible, as part of the ...


October 30th – The morning commute was marked by the wildlife I… 

31 Oct

October 30th - The morning commute was marked by the wildlife I encountered on the way.


October 29th – Just near the Post Office on Victoria Road,… 

30 Oct

October 29th - Just near the Post Office on Victoria Road, Darlaston, stands the War Memorial.


October 29th – On the edge of Darlaston’s industrial area… 

30 Oct

October 29th - On the edge of Darlaston’s industrial area between Bentley Bridge and the town centre, there sit this curious pair of cottages, on the corner of Gladstone Street and Station Street.


October 28th – Autumn seems to be lasting forever this year. The… 

29 Oct

October 28th - Autumn seems to be lasting forever this year.


October 27th – Ah, Mr. Calico… we meet again. This male… 

28 Oct

October 27th - Ah, Mr.


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VIDEO: Ten must see versions of Let It Go from Frozen 

28 Oct

The award winning song has hardly been out of earshot since the film Frozen was first release in November 2013 so here we've put together ten videos of the infamous Let It Go song.


Discovering RMK (we know) 

28 Oct

One thing I have learnt from venturing into the beauty world is that there are so many cosmetics and skincare brands out there.


147 premises in Walsall that have failed food hygiene inspections… 

28 Oct

A total of 147 restaurants, pubs and other premises preparing food in Walsall have failed to meet minimum food hygiene standards in 2014 so far.


CUT YOUR STRESS 

27 Oct

  Cut Your Stress: Top Tips from Michelle to the People of Aldridge & Sutton Coldfield   Feeling stressed in today’s society is pretty much inevitable but I hope our services continue to help people.


Rolf Harris made didgeridoo in prison 

27 Oct

Paedophile Rolf Harris has carved his own didgeridoo whilst in jail, it has been reported.


New community police hub opens in Caldmore 

27 Oct

A new police community hub is to open in Caldmore, allowing police to have a base right in the heart of the community.


The Darkness star Justin Hawkins strips off for Walsall mums’… 

25 Oct

ROCK legend Justin Hawkins has praised the enthusiasm of two Bentley mothers, who have created a nude calendar to raise vital funds for a cancer charity.


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Protect Your Stuff From The Vehicle Burglars 

30 Oct

Vehicle crime is a hot topic here at Walsall Police at the moment, mainly because we’ve seen an increase in vehicle-related crime in many areas of the borough and are focusing a lot of attention on reducing it.


West Midlands Ambulance Service | 4025 | Emergency Ambulance | Citroen Relay | On shout in Worcester 

7 Oct

West Midlands Ambulance Service | 4025 | Emergency Ambulance | Citroen Relay | On shout in Worcester West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) | 4025 (BN60 WNB) | Emergency Ambulance | Citroen Relay | On shout from Croft Rd to Dolday and up The...


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.


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Plenty of pallets for borough bonfires 

31 Oct

Delighted park rangers have been overwhelmed by borough businesses and residents for rallying round and answering their plea for pallets.


Vehicle Fleet Information 

30 Oct

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Michael Murphy on 30 October 2014 .


More household rubbish, 30th October 

30 Oct

After removal of three piece suite yesterday now more rubbish has appeared including a door Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coppice Lane, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...


Refugees and Migrants (Search and Rescue Operation) | Oral Answers to Questions – Electoral Commission Committee | Commons debates 

30 Oct

Everyone condemns the criminal gangs and everyone would like to see people discouraged from coming to Europe for obvious reasons, but is the Minister aware that this policy will be summed up in three words, namely: let them drown...


Decisions made at October Cabinet meeting 

29 Oct

Walsall Council’s cabinet met on Wednesday 29 October.


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