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Hero Walsall pensioner drowns saving girls from the sea 

5 Jul

Victim was named online as Dick Guest...


Family of Tamworth mum killed in Tunisian terror attack to be… 

5 Jul

The family of a Tamworth woman killed in the Tunisia terror attack are to be consulted on where a new national memorial to the dead will be placed.


Summer to remember for Walsall swimmer as he takes on extreme… 

5 Jul

A WALSALL swimmer is making it a summer to remember, and celebrating hitting 47, by taking on seven extreme fitness challenges in four weeks for charity.


Thirteen more of your amazing lightning pictures from the big storm 

5 Jul

Another round of new images from our readers - and see the inside Walsall house struck by bolt from the skies...


Fifty firefighters at West Bromwich warehouse fire which was seen for miles around 

5 Jul

Massive blaze could be seen from near Birmingham city centre...


Charities receive share of £23k following year-long Mayor… 

5 Jul

FOUR Walsall charities are reaping the rewards of a year-long fund-raising campaign after receiving a share of more than 23,000.


Hero Walsall pensioner dies saving girls from sea 

5 Jul

A hero Walsall pensioner has died trying to save the lives of two teenage girls in trouble in the sea.


Walsall widow delighted with garden revamp by Alan Titchmarsh 

5 Jul

THE widow of a popular Walsall Council worker received the surprise of her life when her garden received a much-needed makeover as part of a television series.


First glimpse inside futuristic £11m Walsall Hub 

5 Jul

It is a multi-million complex which will support budding entrepreneurs and sport and fitness fans all under one roof.


Comment: We must not bow down to terrorism 

5 Jul

As the people of the West Midlands paid their respects, the sun blazed as brightly in Walsall and Oldbury as it did on the beach in Tunisia that day.


Driver with half a million illegal cigarettes on M6 spared immediate jail term 

5 Jul

A man who was caught driving a van on a Black Country motorway, containing an illicit cargo of over half a million cigarettes, has been handed a suspended sentence.


Walsall Royal Marine Commando is killed in road tragedy aged just 23 

4 Jul

Andy Dawes was described as 'one of the best' after his death in a crash...


Mammoth walk from Walsall FC to Wembley raises £7.6k for… 

4 Jul

A CHARITY in Walsall will be able to offer further support to visually impaired people after a dedicated supporter raised 7,600 for them by carrying out a mammoth walk.


Diamond couple from Streetly enjoy nostalgia day to mark 60th… 

4 Jul

A 'TRIP down memory lane' was taken by a Sutton Coldfield couple celebrating a sparkling wedding anniversary this week.


Diamond couple from Streetly enjoy nostalgia day to mark 60th… 

4 Jul

A 'TRIP down memory lane' was taken by a Sutton Coldfield couple celebrating a sparkling wedding anniversary this week.


“So proud” of my family… Conor Fulford pays tribute 

4 Jul

THE SON of Sue Davey has spoken of his pride in his family and how they have dealt with the death of his murdered mother, whose body was repatriated from Tunisia yesterday.


Dedicated workers will help improve care for dementia patients… 

4 Jul

DEDICATED support workers have been appointed in Walsall to help improve dementia care and end-of-life care for people living in care homes across the town.


IN PICTURES: Minute’s silence at Banks’s Stadium for Walsall FC… 

4 Jul

Gallery created by Walsall Advertiser...


Council U-turn after vulnerable Walsall residents threaten to… 

4 Jul

BOSSES at Walsall Council have reversed a decision to make thousands of disabled and frail people pay for their community alarm service after hundreds threatened to withdraw.


Lightning strikes Walsall house sparking blaze 

4 Jul

A house was damaged after a lightning strike in Walsall this morning.


Firefighters called to Walsall house blaze caused by lightning… 

4 Jul

A FAMILY returned to their Walsall home to find their bathroom and roof damaged after the house was hit by a lightning strike.


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Valerie raises the case for Birmingham Airport 

5 Jul

I raised the future of Birmingham Airport at the Statement by the Transport Secretary on the report of the Airport Commission on Wednesday 1 July 2015.


Valerie is appointed to the Speaker’s Panel of Chairs 

5 Jul

I am honoured to have been appointed by Mr Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP to the Panel of Chairs.


Explosive stuff 

5 Jul

There's a discussion currently ongoing in the background between contributors the the Brownhills blog about our area during wartime, and the kind of effect the Second World War had on Brownhills and the wider area as a whole - we're interested ...


September 1995 – Walsall Wood FC up in flames! 

5 Jul

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette - I present issue 72 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1995 for you to peruse and download - I've had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.


That didn’t go to plan… or did it? 

5 Jul

I realise this is a bit off piste for the Brownhills Blog, but we have interests in Lichfield, so I think it's appropriate - a few weeks ago Peter 'Pedro' Cutler spotted the following clipping in the newspaper archives.


It`s in the post 

5 Jul

There comes a time when you realise that a bad debt is never going to be paid and the only options available are to either litigate or forget about it...


Pictures from the 2015Waslall Wood Family fit ‘n’ fun day 

4 Jul

Sadly, I was busy and couldn't make it to the Walsall Wood family fit 'n' fun day at Oak Park, but thankfully, reader and certified Walsall Wood Mon™ the young David Evans was on hand to see what all the fuss was about - he caught the event as it ...


Work begins on securing the former Meadow House site 

4 Jul

Good to see work has started on securing the Meadow House site following the granting of planning permission a couple of weeks ago.


Rosie’s walk and festival tomorrow! 

4 Jul

To continue the rash of parish notices, tomorrow (Sunday 5th July 2015) sees the Rosie's Charity Walk and Festival in aid of the wonderful Rosie's Helping Hands Charity - I'm sure readers know the story of how the charity started, and now in the ...


Get your live music fix at the Chase Inn this weekend! 

4 Jul

The revival of the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills continues apace - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too - this Saturday (4th July 2015) at 7:30pm you can catch Electric Soup with ...


Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow 

4 Jul

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here - but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it's the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield.


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In Contrast To Yesterday 

5 Jul

Yesterday saw a market take place around Lichfield Cathedral and the Cars In the Park event in Beacon Park.


Pelsall Carival and Cars In The Park Weather 

4 Jul

Today sees two major events in our region today namely Pelsall Carnival and Cars In The Park.


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Features »

Walsall player 401. Aaron Anthony Lescott 

5 Jul

Aaron Anthony Lescott (born 2 December 1978 in Birmingham, West Midlands) is an English professional footballer who was last known to be playing as a defender for Halesowen Town.


Planner pages for next week 

5 Jul

This is my planner decorating for next week.


Walsall player 400. Paul Lemon 

4 Jul

Paul Lemon (born 3 June 1966 in Middlesbrough, England) is a former English footballer who played for Sunderland as a midfielder.


Walsall player 399. Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow 

4 Jul

Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow (born Letherbarrow) (16 January 1870 – 26 December 1940) was an English professional footballer born in Banbury who played in the Football League for Rotherham Town, Walsall Town Swifts and Small Heath.


First Timers and Record Breakers – 4 July 2015 

4 Jul

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Rick HALFORD 25:22 Balraj JHAMAT 33:20 Sam GARBETT 26:50 Kevin MATTHEWS 34:29 Joshua MARKHAM 26:57 Christina BUNBURY 34:30 Ben PERKINS 27:36 Kavita VARMA 35:06 Sapphire JEFFERS ...


Do not adjust your set. 

4 Jul

Magical things are happening in Wolverhampton.


Walsall brewing up a taste for Birmningham jazz festival 

4 Jul

A WALSALL micro brewery is bringing a taste of the Black Country to visitors and musicians at the 31st Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival.


Perspectives: Matthew 9:1-8 

3 Jul

One of the great things about being around young children is their perspective on the world is often very different to our own.


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Walsall FC »

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Sunday, 5th July 2015 

5 Jul

In case you missed it, here is a brief round-up of the Walsall Football Club news we covered on Sunday, 5th July 2015.


THE TRUST: 2015/16 Membership Drive – Latest Details 

5 Jul

The Walsall Football Supporters' Trust have announced details of their 2015/16 membership drive, as the organisation prepare for the coming campaign.


Government to Fund Memorial to Victims of Terrorism 

5 Jul

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK Government will fund a permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre, and other Terrorist attacks overseas.


WALSALL to WEMBLEY: Graeme Makes £7,600 Donation 

5 Jul

Earlier this year Walsall supporter Graeme Brookes embarked on a 138 mile walk from ' Walsall to Wembley ' in aid of the Walsall Society for the Blind and in memory of his grandfather Ronald.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saturday, 4th July 

4 Jul

As we near the end of Saturday, 4th July, here is a brief round up of the Walsall Football Club news that we have covered today.


League Donates to Fund in Memory of Joel Richards 

4 Jul

The Football League have today revealed that they have made a donation on the behalf of the league, it's 72 clubs and their supporters to Alex Shaw's ' GoFundMe ' fundraising page, which was set up in memory of Alex's friend...


Mammoth walk from Walsall FC to Wembley raises £7.6k for… 

4 Jul

A CHARITY in Walsall will be able to offer further support to visually impaired people after a dedicated supporter raised 7,600 for them by carrying out a mammoth walk.


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Thank you volunteers!! 

5 Jul

Many thanks to the players, managers and parents who spent their Sunday morning painting pitch barriers, topping up drainage channels, emptying dog bins, emptying rubbish bins, picking up litter across the whole site and topping up gravel walkways...


JORDAN RE-JOINS THE PICS 

4 Jul

STYLISH MIDFIELDER RETURNS TO DALES LANE...


Fight night at Walsall Town Hall – LIVE 

4 Jul

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ARE YOU A GOLDLINE WINNER THIS WEEK 

3 Jul

CHECK OUT THE LATEST GOLDLINE RESULTS...


Development Centre Party 

3 Jul

On Sunday 19th of July we are having The Development Centres first party at the Clubhouse at Long Lane.


HOME TROPHY TIE FOR THE PICS 

3 Jul

But Away tie for the youngsters in the FA Youth Cup...


Whole Game System Downtime 

3 Jul

The Whole Game System will be unavailable for use between 18:00 and 21:00 on Monday 6th July.


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Business »

Strike action at Pilkington Automotive called off 

3 Jul

Trade union and management agree to enter ACAS Conciliation discussions over the current pay proposal amid claims of discrepancies between two sites...


Jaguar gives best glimpse yet of F-Pace crossover 

3 Jul

A prototype version of it will be supporting Team Sky at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht this Saturday...


Pilkington staff strike over pay dispute 

3 Jul

Workers at Kings Norton factory claim they are being paid £3,000 a year less than colleagues in Redditch doing the same job...


Pilkington staff strike over pay dispute 

3 Jul

Workers at Kings Norton factory claim they are being paid £3,000 a year less than colleagues in Redditch doing the same job...


St Modwen closes in on £12m St Matthew’s Quarter scheme 

2 Jul

THE start of work on a £12m retail and leisure development in Walsall has moved a step closer with the developer acquiring the final parts of the site from the borough council.


Motoring: Jaguar uses Tour de France to showcase new vehicle 

2 Jul

JAGUAR is giving a global debut to its latest new product by utilising one of the worlds most high profile sporting events.


City Briefs: Halfords; LightwaveRF; Ricardo; Carillion 

2 Jul

New CFO for HalfordsREDDITCH-based Halfords has announced the appointment of Jonny Mason as Chief Financial Officer.


Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to produce vehicles in Austria 

2 Jul

The partnership has been described as one that will “complement” UK production rather than signalling a move away from the company’s core UK manufacturing base...


BREAKING NEWS: Jaguar Land Rover announces new overseas production deal 

2 Jul

JAGUAR LAND ROVER has signed a new deal that will see it produce future vehicles at a plant in Austria, the company confirmed today.


Rical Multiforms: New General Manager Appointed 

1 Jul

Rical Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sean Waite as General Manager of Multiforms the Cradley Heath based division of the Rical Group.


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Outdoors »

July 4th – Fully loaded with shopping, I pottered back, becoming… 

5 Jul

July 4th - Fully loaded with shopping, I pottered back, becoming slower and slower as my energy dropped.


July 4th – Independence day, but sadly not from work. To my… 

5 Jul

July 4th - Independence day, but sadly not from work.


Do not adjust your set. 

4 Jul

Magical things are happening in Wolverhampton.


ohshylo: “Okay–I’m really starting to rethink my decision of coming here? How did they even get my… 

3 Jul

ohshylo : “Okay–I’m really starting to rethink my decision of coming here? How did they even get my number? I’m not even a local.


like-silver: ❝Y’know moping around in here isn’t going to help anyone…❞    “Uh–I don’t… 

3 Jul

like-silver : ❝Y’know moping around in here isn’t going to help anyone…❞    “ U hI don’t know what you’re talking about, but I’m not moping..


delicaitlyn: “— What do you think happens now?” “Your guess is a good as mine— Who knew a… 

3 Jul

delicaitlyn : “— What do you think happens now?” “ Y our guess is a good as mine Who knew a small town like this could have so much drama.


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Laylatul Qadr Night Programme Saturday 11th July 

5 Jul

The post Laylatul Qadr Night Programme Saturday 11th July appeared first on Aisha Mosque Islamic Centre .


Minions (U) – film review and trailer 

4 Jul

YOU can have too much of a good thing.


Teacher Vacancies 

1 Jul

Teacher Vacancies We are currently recruiting new teachers for our Madrassah.


Watch as Houses of Parliament destroyed in London Has Fallen film… 

1 Jul

A TEASER trailer has been released for the 2016 film London Has Fallen - showing the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey being destroyed in a massive explosions.


Survey results highlight increased demand on Acorns services 

1 Jul

An annual survey by Acorns Children’s Hospice has highlighted the increased demand for specialist palliative care services from families of local life limited and life threatened children.


Acorns Shop in Kings Heath gets a Makeover 

29 Jun

The Acorns Children’s Hospice shop in Kings Heath will be closing this Friday 3 July while it undergoes a makeover.


Family In Canoe For Boo Fundraising Challenge 

29 Jun

Parents from Solihull are hoping to complete an “epic adventure” when they canoe for 100 miles in aid of the charity that supported them through the death of their daughter.


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999 »

International rescue! 

4 Jun

Six West Midlands firefighters are heading to Germany this Sunday, to take part in an international extrication challenge.


Pop-Ups and Phishing 

2 Jun

Still on the scam trail I’m afraid… BEWARE THE POP-UP SCAMMER    This week I’ve been contacted by a neighbourhood watch member who has been conned by bogus computer repairers.


Extrication challenge 

11 May

Hundreds of people headed for Walsall Community Fire Station on Saturday (9 May) for its ever-popular open day – and to watch firefighters compete in a skills challenge.


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17 Apr

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Preying on the Vulnerable: More Scams. 

10 Apr

Just like my last post, this one is all about scams – they seem to be the big thing at the moment.


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LocalGov »

Collapsed trench across roadway, 5th July 

5 Jul

Someone has dug a trench across the road at some pint and the fill has collapsed or compressed so there is a trough across the width of the road.


Rubbish 207 darlaston road, 5th July 

5 Jul

There is a mouldy sofa left rotting outside the house for over 6 months, maybe infested Can someone come to remove it please Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 235 Darlaston Road, Walsall Report...


Vacant Properties 

4 Jul

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Steve Hermon on 4 July 2015 .


Gypsys camping on playground, 4th July 

4 Jul

It appears the gate has been left unlocked and gypsys have moved onto this park.


Traffic light facing the wrong direction, 3rd July 

3 Jul

The traffic light opposite the A454 East bound from Wolverhampton on the junction 10 Island is facing towards the North and so cannot be seen by the traffic from the appropriate direction, it may have been deliberately turned around.


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