Black Country news and blogs Sunday 30 April 2017
Careimages website hosting sponsor

Walsall news »

Fire crews tackle Walsall factory blaze in Wednesbury Road,… 

28 Apr

A FACTORY blaze in Walsall was sparked after a machine caught fire.

Religion nightclub in Walsall dedicates night to people with… 

28 Apr

EVERYBODY should experience what they want to in life, no matter what! were the passionate words from Walsall DJ Jamie Firman, following the huge success of a night dedicated to people with learning difficulties.

Walsall teen arrested over attempted car thefts 

27 Apr

A WOMAN from Walsall has been arrested over attempted car thefts.

Conman who fleeced Walsall pensioners out of thousands has… 

27 Apr

A RUTHLESS conman who fleeced Walsall pensioners out of thousands while posing as a rat catcher has had his jail term backed by senior judges today.

Lakis Greek Kitchen in Walsall reopens with diners set to support… 

27 Apr

THE doors will once again be flung open to residents from across Walsall and Great Barr with Lakis Greek Kitchen announcing its fourth season.

​The Only Way is Essex star Arg comes to Walsall 

27 Apr

The Only Way is Essex star Arg came to Walsall today (Thursday) in preparation for a blockbuster charity football match in aid of two worthy causes.

How Bloxwich Academy in Walsall plans to get out of special… 

27 Apr

PROUD Bloxwich Academy head teacher Andy Seager, who himself is a local lad born and bred in Bloxwich, is masterminding the transformation of the school.

Missing Katie Hadley last seen in Streetly, Sutton Coldfield in… 

26 Apr

A WOMAN who went missing from an address in Sutton Coldfield has been found.

Bogus builders target woman from, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield in… 

26 Apr

A BOGUS builder warning has been issued after a dodgy duo attempted to dupe a resident in Streetly.

Appeal to give ‘loving father’ Kyle Bullock from Walsall the… 

26 Apr

THE brave best friend of a young man who tragically died after a crash in Walsall has launched an emotional campaign to give him the send off he deserves.

Man suffers smoke inhalation in Walsall fire in Lime Lane,… 

26 Apr

A MAN suffered smoke inhalation after a fire in Walsall.

Axe attack in Walsall leaves grandfather with fifteen stitches in… 

26 Apr

A GRANDFATHER from Walsall was hit over the head with an axe as he tried to defend his home from being burgled in a terrifying assault.

​Murder investigation after man dies in crash caused by jealous… 

26 Apr

A DAD who was left paralysed after a crash caused by a Walsall man has sadly died.

Search for family of Walsall Manor patient John Elkes 

25 Apr

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is searching for the family of one of its patients.

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour at McDonald’s in… 

25 Apr

POLICE have warned that ongoing anti-social behaviour at a popular restaurant in Walsall will not be tolerated.

Woman trapped after Walsall crash in Shelley Road, Willenhall 

25 Apr

A WOMAN was trapped in her car after a two-vehicle smash in Walsall yesterday (Monday, April 24).

Urgent appeal to find Katie Hadley from Streetly, Sutton… 

25 Apr

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Sutton Coldfield woman with police concerned for her wellbeing.

Tributes to Salvatore Bongiovi who died after being hit by car… 

24 Apr

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'loving' grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Walsall.

Walsall school ‘taking effective action towards the removal of… 

24 Apr

INSPECTORS have acknowledged improvements at a struggling Walsall school and said it is 'taking effective action towards the removal of special measures'.

Shocking footage shows Tamworth teen defending himself from… 

24 Apr

HORRIFIC video footage shows the moment a Tamworth teen had to defend himself using Mixed Martial Arts after he was attacked by thuggish father who launched a torrent of abuse during a playground row.

​Car flips over FOUR times in Walsall Wood crash at the junction… 

24 Apr

THIS was the scene after a car crashed into a bollard and rolled FOUR times in a Walsall crash.

More Walsall news

Comment »

Incident of distraction crime and bogus callers increasing – a warning from West Midlands Police 

30 Apr

A headsup, folks - seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area, and Aldridge Neighbourhood Team have, in the last few days, issued an important warning.

Interested in the old local buses? 

30 Apr

Just a quick headsup for the local history and transport enthusiasts out there who may be interested in the story of the iconic Harper Brothers bus company, whose green buses were a common sight around these parts up until the mid 1970s.

Woodmen in Westfields wipeout, whilst reserve team turnover Tipton 

30 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (29th October 2017), Walsall Wood F.

Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 3 Bed Terraced House, Telford Road, Walsall, WS2. With Yields Of 6.82%. 

30 Apr

A traditional three bedroom terraced house in the Beechdale area of Walsall, WS2.

Un petit d`un petit 

30 Apr

The debt of gratitude owed by the entire nation to the current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is as incalculable as it is profound...

What’s up, Cock? 

29 Apr

Here's a great one for a Bank Holiday weekend from local history author and history whizz Clive Roberts - and we're interested to wee what readers think about it.

Great live music at The Chase Inn tonight! 

29 Apr

The folks from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills has been in touch to let me know that there's live music on again at the popular Brownhills pub this evening (Saturday 29th April 2017), with female-fronted rock act Capo 4 live tonight from 8:00pm...

Walsall Wood FC v Westfields FC: Away match today! 

29 Apr

Walsall Wood away at Hereford's Westfields this afternoon: Can the Woodmen pull a win out of the bag and stave off relegation? Continue reading...

It’s good to repair (and share!) – a great event this afternoon near Lichfield 

29 Apr

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with a new project - Lichfield Repair and Share - which starts today (Saturday, 29th April 2017) at Woodhouse Farm, just north of ...

Silver Street Church historical display – on now! 

28 Apr

Just a quick post while I'm tied up with other stuff - the young David Evans has been to the display of memorabilia and photos at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills, to celebrate the iconic building's 50th Anniversary.

Sad News – Pheasey CAB to close 

28 Apr

Sorry to say this, last year Walsall CAB was under threat from Tory cuts but the Lab council then managed a stay of execution for a lot of it’s services.

More Comment

  • 25194

     on flickr 15 Jul 13
    The Daw End Branch an extension of the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Walsall Wood, Walsall, West Midlands.

    The extension was created after an act received Royal Assent in 1774 to extend the canal to

Yourweather Walsall

Best this morning (WS7 weather report 30-4-2017) 

30 Apr

It is a bright, if slightly breezy, start to the day but the air temperature at 08:30 hours is already touching double figures.

May day bank holiday weekend weather (WS7 weather report 29-4-2017) 

29 Apr

It is another mild start to the day and for those of you that may be planning a walk, ride or game of cricket then the weather gods are generally on your side.

Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in TheYamYam

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required

Features »

The Me and Mine Project {April 2017} 

30 Apr

We started the month on the countdown to Easter and Olly was really pleased that he got two whole weeks off school.

Scandalous Behaviour – The History Of Hanbury Hall 

28 Apr

Fire up the camper! With less than a month until the festival season kicks off it was time to give Gilbert his first run of the year and, with the Easter Holidays over the kids safely back at school, a National Trust visit was well overdue.

Spending Easter with my Holibob Bear | Review and Giveaway 

28 Apr

*A collaborative review Just before the Easter holidays, we had a little guest arrive in the post to join us and I couldn’t wait to introduce Olly to him.

Summer Term! 

27 Apr

Welcome back to all at Delves Junior for the Summer Term.

Colour Run 2017 

27 Apr

Our Sixth Form Students have been out again raising money for their three charities: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Macmillan and the Michael Lewis Foundation.

UFOs in 1967: The U.K. Wave 

26 Apr

A new article from me on a 1967 UFO wave...

UFOs: Fatal & Audible 

26 Apr

Available from May 2 is a new audible edition of my book, Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind ...

New Term Tonight! 

25 Apr

We’re back! Our new term starts tonight – look forward to seeing our existing members and hope to see some new faces too! 7.15pm at Pelsall Community Centre...

More Features

Walsall FC »

AUDIO | Whitney Disappointed as Walsall Suffer Final Day Defeat 

30 Apr

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WMfollowing Sunday afternoon's League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons, and has discussed his disappointment as the Saddlers finished their campaign with a defeat,going on to claim that some of...

MATCH REPORT | Walsall 1 Milton Keynes Dons 4 

30 Apr

Walsall played their final fixture of the 2016/17 League One campaign on Sunday afternoon as they played host to Milton Keynes Dons at Banks's Stadium.

Jason McCarthy Named as 2016/17 Player of the Season 

30 Apr

Walsall's on-loan Southampton defender Jason McCarthy has capped off a successful season by being named the 2016/17 Player of the Season, just moments after he completed his 52nd game in a row.

2016/17 End of Season Awards… and the Winners Are 

30 Apr

Following the news that Walsall FC had opted to cancel this season's 'End of Season Awards' on logistical grounds, this season's trophies were handed out after Sunday afternoon's League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons.

Walsall 1 MK Dons 4 – Report and pictures 

30 Apr

Walsall ended the 2016/17 season in hugely disappointing fashion as they thrashed by MK Dons at the Banks’s Stadium.

Walsall v MK Dons team sheets 

30 Apr

Walsall v MK Dons team sheets Vitalfootball:Walsall:30/04/2017 11:06:00 Team sheets for the Saddlers final fixture of the season.

WALSALL FC: Saddlers 1 MK Dons 4 – Walsall walloped on woeful… 

30 Apr

Walsall 1 Milton Keynes Dons 4Skybet League OneWALSALL'S poor end to the season concluded with an awful performance as they were humbled 4-1 at home by MK Dons.

More Walsall FC

Sport »


28 Apr

The Walsall Senior Cup Final will be taking place at the Bank's Stadium on Tuesday 2nd May 2017, where Stafford Rangers will take on Walsall.


28 Apr

Stoke City u23’s were triumphant against Chasetown in the Staffordshire Senior Cup final after a nail-biting affair at Vale Park which required a penalty shoot-out to split the two sides.


28 Apr

Staffordshire based Referee, Matthew Jones, has been selected as Assistant Referee at this years FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium.


27 Apr

Marston Road was again the venue as Newcastle Town and Wolverhampton Casuals met in a re-peat of the 2013/2014 final which was won by the Stoke-on_Trent based side.

CEOP Button added to website 

27 Apr

To support The FA’s stance on safeguarding our children, the club has added a CEOP button to this site.

Mental Wellbeing Team launched!! 

27 Apr

The Club is extremely delighted to launch it’s Mental Wellbeing Team, managed by Adam Collins, an NHS professional.

Last Match Win Needed for Villa 

27 Apr

Studley v Pelsall Villa Saturday 29th April 2017 Kick-off 3pm The Beehive Abbeyfields Drive Studley B80 7BF...

More Sport

Walsall FC News

Map of Walsall
Aldridge Central & South Aldridge North & Walsall Wood Birchills Leamore Blakenall Bloxwich East Bloxwich West Brownhills Darlaston South Paddock Palfrey Pelsall Pheasey Park Farm Pleck Rushall Shelfield Short Heath St Matthew's Streetly Willenhall South Bentley & Darlaston North Willenhall North Image Map

Business »

Digby Jones: The West Midlands needs a business leader, not a politician, as mayor 

27 Apr

Former CBI Director General Lord Jones of Birmingham reveals who he is backing to be mayor of Birmingham in the election on May 4...

£1.2m investment proves a perfect 50th birthday present for Alucast 

27 Apr

One of the West Midlands leading aluminium casting foundries is celebrating its 50th birthday in style after announcing plans for a new £1.2m technical centre and machine shop.

Apprenticeship Opportunities At adi Group 

26 Apr

Apprenticeships are a big part of adi Group’s talent stream and we are a proud member of The 5% Club.

Virgin Trains teams up with French operator for HS2 bid 

25 Apr

SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services...

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl 

24 Apr

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building...

adi Group Backs Responsible Business Week 2017 

21 Apr

adi Group is among hundreds of companies taking part in Responsible Business Week, (24–28 April), the high-profile annual campaign to raise public awareness of business as a force for good in society.

Debenhams places ten stores at risk in major review 

20 Apr

Company also plans to shut 11 warehouses but stops short of naming specific shops which are threatened...

Birmingham Airport passes 12m passenger mark 

19 Apr

Record numbers pass through terminal which has seen a 14.3 per cent increase over the past 12 months...

I M Kelly Automotive welcome new opportunities at breakfast event 

19 Apr

The latest sell-out Made in the Midlands breakfast event was hosted by developer and manufacturer of leather and textile interior trim components, I M Kelly Automotive in Coventry, West Midlands.

New rail apps aim to keep London Midland passengers on track 

19 Apr

Rail operator working with Birmingham tech companies to develop innovations and ideas which are set to improve passengers' journeys...

More Business

Outdoors »

April 29th – I’d been out for a ride late in the afternoon and… 

30 Apr

April 29th - I’d been out for a ride late in the afternoon and returned when night had fallen.

Saturday 29th April 2017 

29 Apr

0930 - 1130 cloudy, 10c : Common Sandpiper, LR Plover 2, Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 2, Whitethroat, Blackcap 2m, Willow Warbler 2, Chiffchaff, Swallow 12, House Martin 4, Sand Martin 10, GC Grebe 4, Mallard ducklings 8, Reed Bunting 4, Pied Wagtail 4, ...

Friday evening update 

28 Apr

Thanks to Kev Clements who visited this evening.

Friday Morning on the Chase 

28 Apr

A nice walk around Seven Springs today with Steve Hill , loads of activity going on as you would expect at the time of year but nothing of huge significance.

Biggest Blockers – First feedback 

28 Apr

Well I am glad that someone is reading yesterdays introductory posting about Staffordshire blockers, but I have to confess that my first response has given me something of a quandary! Late last night I received a one word text message from Gareth ...

Thursday 27th April 2017 

27 Apr

1015 - 1130 rainy, cold, 7c : LR Plover 3, Lapwing 2, Swallows & Martins 50+, Greylag 2, GC Grebe 4, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Jay, Kestrel.

More Outdoors

More blogs »


29 Apr

A long long time ago we used Jenkins.

Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 2017 

25 Apr

THE third Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival is fast approaching with the line-up confirmed and programmes hot off the press.

Tickets for new Lady Gaga tour date on sale 

6 Apr

LADY Gaga's Joanne World Tour one of this year's biggest events keeps getting hotter and hotter with sold out shows and additional dates added in response to extremely high demand throughout North America and Europe.

Jason Donovan to bring new tour to Birmingham 

3 Apr

FROM Neighbours to a chart-topping music career, Jason Donovan has consistently captured the hearts of his adopted country and entertained us all along the way.

Haywire at the Lichfield Garrick 

31 Mar

AFTER their record-breaking performance of Dad's Army in January, The Lichfield Players will be back on the Lichfield Garrick studio stage next month with their next production of Haywire by BAFTA award winner Eric Chappell, whose extensive list of ...

Gareth Gates to star in Jack and the Beanstalk panto 

29 Mar

WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre has revealed the first names to star in the 2017/18 pantomime.

Made in Dagenham show at Lichfield Garrick 

27 Mar

SUTTON Coldfield Musical Theatre will be bringing a slice of London to the Lichfield Garrick when the curtains go up on its latest production.

More More blogs

999 »

Tributes paid to grandfather who died in Walsall crash 

24 Apr

Tributes have been paid to a ’loving’ 80 year-old grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Walsall.

Urgent appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

22 Apr

URGENT APPEAL: Did you see this car in Walsall on Wednesday 19 April? Police have released an image of a Mercedes car that was involved in a collision in Walsall where a man lost his life, in a bid for witnesses to come forward.

Man arrested following suspected hit and run in Walsall 

20 Apr

A man has been arrested following a suspected hit and run in Walsall that left a pensioner with serious head injuries.

Pensioner injured in hit and run – Mercedes sought  

19 Apr

Police are urgently trying to trace a convertible Mercedes that is believed to have been involved in a hit and run collision earlier today.

Heartless thieves swipe pensioner’s wedding album and late wife’s ring 

15 Apr

Police have launched an urgent plea for information after thieves targeted an 80-year-old man in a distraction burglary in Streetly.

More 999

LocalGov »

Vehicle has been set alight, 30th April 

30 Apr

Vehicle is a toyota 4x4 irish vrm.

Driverw parkee in the MIDDLE of the pavement so pushchairs and wheelchairs cannot get past, 29th April 

29 Apr

Once again there's a multitude of cars on the pavement.

Missing manhole cover, uncovered hole for 8wks+, 28th April 

28 Apr

This manhole cover has been missing for 8wks+ It is in restricting access to garages and is extremely dangerous, an accident waiting to happen.

New film to keep fostered siblings together 

28 Apr

Walsall Council is one of 12 local authorities to have helped produce a film that tells the story of a brother and sister in foster care who want to stay together...

Public Spaces Protection Order Walsall Town Centre 

28 Apr

Walsall Council is inviting local people to take part in a consultation on a potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to create a safer and cleaner environment in Walsall.

More LocalGov

West Midlands Police - wanted

South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map

Facebook Walsall

This page took 0.97920 seconds to generate and made 301 db queries.