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RSPCA appeal after German Shepherd abandoned in Walsall cemetery 

17 Apr

A GERMAN Shepherd was found tied to a tree in a Walsall cemetery with a deep cut to its neck.


Major plans to build hundreds of homes approved by Walsall… 

17 Apr

HUNDREDS of homes are set to be built in Walsall after a batch of major planning applications were given the seal of approval.


Police hunting thief who stole rare pigeon clock from Bloxwich… 

17 Apr

A RARE clock has been snatched from a shed at a Bloxwich address.


Hollywood heartthrob Tom Hardy joins Sutton director Steven… 

17 Apr

HOLLYWOOD star Tom Hardy has been spotted mixing with top Sutton director and writer Steven Knight at a film premiere this week.


Are the owners of Brownhill’s shopping centre to blame for the… 

17 Apr

Planning officers have warned the owners of Brownhills shopping centre that if they don't take action against fly-tipping, graffiti and insecure openings they could face court action and fines.


Inquest opens on boy hit by lorry in Brownhills 

17 Apr

An inquest has opened on a boy who was hit by a lorry while crossing a busy road on his way home from school.


Boost for Noddy Holder fans hoping to see civic award 

17 Apr

A ceremony presenting Slade star Noddy Holder with the freedom of Walsall will be transmitted live in rooms throughout the town’s council house after fears were raised fans would not be able to see it.


Man drove car into his kitchen 

17 Apr

A woman was taken to hospital after her husband drove his car into the kitchen.


Walsall Binspector blitz sees contamination halve 

17 Apr

The number of ‘contaminated’ bins in a Black Country borough has almost halved since a controversial recycling crackdown was launched, figures have revealed.


£180,000 Walsall skate park bid gathering pace 

17 Apr

A campaign for a new indoor skate park in Walsall is gathering pace with organisers saying they have secured sponsors and identified a site in the town centre.


Customers’ backing for post office move 

17 Apr

A post office, which moved into a new home last month, is already being inundated with customers and support from the community, according to local councillors.


Sex in the Suburbs: The rise of lapdancing bars on the high street 

17 Apr

They used to be the haunts for suited and booted businessman to flaunt their wealth.


More red tape has tightened control on strip clubs 

17 Apr

From 2003 licensing laws meant strip clubs in England and Wales came under the same umbrella as pubs, cafes and bars.


Ban is reduced for death crash driver 

17 Apr

A forklift truck driver who caused a horror road smash that killed a workmate has had his driving ban cut by judges to help him get work and support his family.


£2.3m Black Country water supply system is on stream 

17 Apr

A multi-million pound scheme to improve emergency water supplies to homes and businesses is now in place as part of a pioneering project.


Tragedy as man’s body is pulled from Walsall Arboretum lake 

17 Apr

TRAGEDY struck Walsall Arboretum yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) as a man's body was recovered from the lake following a major police search.


Walsall Council urge Ravenscourt Shopping Precinct owners to… 

17 Apr

OWNERS of a Brownhills shopping centre have been instructed to take action on the site or face court action.


Darlaston Town FC will play again after reaching £10,000… 

17 Apr

AVID supporters were set to be told that a 10,000 target to revive an historic football club had been reached, as the Advertiser went to press last night.


Bloxwich man reunited with sister he never knew he had 

17 Apr

THEY had spent years of their lives completely unaware that the other even existed.


VIDEO: Congestion easing scheme opens on M6 

16 Apr

Journey times on one of the busiest sections of motorway in the country are expected to improve after the completion of a Highways Agency scheme.


Boy, 15, bailed by police after man stabbed at Willenhall… 

16 Apr

A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy has been bailed in connection with a stabbing at a Walsall park.


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Through the looking glass 

17 Apr

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense...


Darlaston Town FC Statement 

17 Apr

On Thursday 17th April 2014, the Chairman of Darlaston Town Football Club, Neil Chambers, released a statement on the future plans for the Club.


Healthwatch event in Pelsall – Saturday 26th April 

17 Apr

Pelsall’s Village Centre is hosting an event organised by Healthwatch Walsall on Saturday 26th April.


Boy Racer Scheme Wins Support of Police Commissioner 

17 Apr

Darlaston South Councillor, Dough James; West Midlands Police Commissioner, Bob Jones and community activist, Wendy Collins.


New Craft and Farmers Market coming soon to Chasewater 

17 Apr

Thanks to the wonderful Linda Mason for the tipoff - it seems that starting in a few weeks - on Sunday, 4th May 2014 - there's to be a new Craft and Farmers Market staged as a regular event at Chasewater.


Openretch 

16 Apr

Can anyone tell me how BT’s line providing division, Openretch Openreach survive? The company I work for provides network services to varying people and organisations, and this means dealing with telecoms providers, and that almost certainly ...


Woodmen wiped out by Gornal 

16 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15th April 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Gornal Athletic at home, and despite a hard fought match, the home team couldn't triumph.


ELECT SOCIAL: your handy cut-and-paste social media purdah guidelines 

16 Apr

There’s this funny period in the run-up to an election which sees local government comms team change behaviour.


Get them before they’re gone! 

16 Apr

Here's a message from Walsall Local History Centre, specifically for readers of the Brownhills Blog - I'm always banging on about getting copies of local history books while they're still around, and now's your chance to bag copies of three of Stuart...


A Quiet revolution is going on within our communities with the help of the Liberal Democrats… 

15 Apr

Walsall Council met yesterday evening (Monday) for the last full council meeting before the local elections on Thursday 22nd May.


Please sign the petition requesting pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak 

15 Apr

Since the tragic, awful death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak last Thursday, 10th April 2014, many Brownhills folk and parents of kids attending Shire Oak from further afield have not only paid tribute to Jack, but also ...


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The change commences 

17 Apr

Today sees the beginning of a change to our weather pattern towards a period of more cloud and unsettled weather.


A bright start to the day. Cloud build through the morning to leave a cloudy afternoon, mild 14 c. 

17 Apr

The weather forecast for the Cannock Chase and surrounding area for Thursday 17th April and outlook for Good Friday.


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Features »

Review: Skip Hop Versa – The back to work changing bag 

18 Apr

The trouble with some changing bags is that they very much look like changing bags which isn’t always ideal when you’re at work trying to be the professional HR bod that I am, for example.


Crackin’ Easter deals from Jet2* 

17 Apr

If you’ve enjoyed the Easter holidays a little bit too much and need another break away to look forward too, there’s some eggscellent deals coming up over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend with Jet2.


The Joys Of Second-hand Shopping 

17 Apr

The exciting thing about being a dedicated second-hand shopper is that your home and wardrobe are constantly evolving.


Steve’s Allotment Episode 6 – Tour of the allotment 

17 Apr

I haven’t done a tour of the plot for a while, so on Sunday I took the opportunity to do a little filming and to show you around.


Policing the Paranormal 

17 Apr

Think the MIB only take an interest in UFOs? It's time to think again.


A simple box 

17 Apr

I made this simple box to fit a small Yankee Candle.


Save Our Oceans – Recycle 

17 Apr

As part of my ongoing blog posts to help 5 Gyres clear our oceans I’ll be blogging with various ways to help reduce the waste and give tips and ideas.


Review: Millionaire Genie at 888 Ladies 

16 Apr

Did you know I used to work in a Bingo Hall during my last year at university over 9 years ago? I did, it was an interesting job and as part time jobs go, it was a good laugh.


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FAMILY FUN DAY COMING UP 

17 Apr

Walsall Football Club will be hosting another of their popular 'Family Fun Day's this coming Monday as the Saddlers play host to Gillingham in Sky Bet League One.


LALKOVIC SET FOR FITNESS TEST 

17 Apr

Walsall's on-loan Chelsea winger Milan Lalkovic has returned from a brief spell of treatment with his parent club to be assessed at the Saddlers Essington training ground ahead of tomorrow's trip to Carlisle.


BANKS’S STADIUM TO HOST FA CUP FINAL 

17 Apr

Walsall Football Club's Banks's Stadium has been selected to host the final of the Birmingham FA's Women's County Cup.


Carlisle United v Walsall 

17 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's League One game between Carlisle United and Walsall (15:00 BST).


FL125 POLL: WALSALL’S RESULTS REVEALED 

17 Apr

As part of The Football League's 125th Anniversary celebrations, supporters from all league clubs were asked to vote for their Greatest Manager, Player, Captain, Season and Match.


125 Years Football League – Walsall Greats 

17 Apr

125 Years Football League - Walsall Greats Vitalfootball:Walsall:17/04/2014 11:27:00 Football League compile list of Walsall's greatest moments as chosen by the fans.


DEENEY LINKED WITH PREMIER LEAGUE SWITCH 

17 Apr

Walsall Football Club could be in-line for a fairly large financial boost as former striker Troy Deeney is linked with a move to the Premier League.


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Sport »

Staffordshire Colts Cup FInal 

17 Apr

Willenhall Colts V Stoke Colts Staffordshire Cup Final 26/4/14 Kick Off 1pm...


EASTER SUNDAY ALL DAY EVENT AT DALES HEART IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WALSALL HEART CARE CHARITY 

17 Apr

LIVE BAND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY...


Lichfield City FC set for Easter double-header against Coventry Copsewood 

17 Apr

Lichfield City FC travel to Coventry Copsewood knowing that victory could lift them two places in the table.


Tai Woffinden set to play in Jody Craddock’s testimonial game at Molineux 

17 Apr

World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is set to swap his racing suit for football boots next month.


Doog’s biggest fan seeks rare programme from Darlaston FA Cup… 

17 Apr

RECENT publicity about the re-emergence of Darlaston Town has reached as far as Liverpool.


Harris’s late brace earns Walsall Wood a point against Tipton 

17 Apr

WALSALL WOOD 2 TIPTON TOWN 2 Midland Alliance HARRY Harris scored twice in the last 12 minutes to earn Wood a point at home to Tipton on Saturday.


Joyce seeks calendar shake-up after more world qualifying woe 

17 Apr

WALSALL snooker star Mark Joyce has called on the game's bosses to take a serious look at the congested calendar after failing to get 'the monkey off his back' at the World Championship qualifiers.


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Business »

Excellent 95% Audit Awarded For Easter 

17 Apr

Not only are Jenks and Cattell Engineering happy to be enjoying the Easterbreak, but are also proud to announce yet another excellent audit within the factory and shop floor based in Willenhall, Wolverhampton.


MG debuts electric vehicle concept to assess European demand 

17 Apr

BIRMINGHAM-based carmaker MG UK has developed a new electric vehicle concept to help determine European demand for such a car.


Severn Trent to re-submit business plan after watchdog demands more information on Birmingham supply plan 

17 Apr

MIDLAND utility Severn Trent Water is to resubmit its business plan to industry regulator Ofwat after the watchdog demanded to know more about its future supply plans for Birmingham.


Engineering college boost for skills shortage 

17 Apr

The University of Warwick is proposing a new college backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Aero Engine Controls and Arup, which have had difficulty recruiting staff with the right abilities...


Bournville lags behind rivals, Cadbury boss admits 

17 Apr

But the £75 million investment announced by American owners Mondelez International in January can pave the way for a ‘world-class’ future for the plant for another 100 years, says the man at the helm...


Birmingham Airport sees 4.5% increase in passengers during March 

16 Apr

PASSENGER numbers at Birmingham Airport increased by 4.5% in March, compared with the same period last year.


Get on Board – Supply Chain Opportunities in the Rail Industry 

16 Apr

The advent of HS2 and the continuing investment in high speed rail is generating significant opportunitiesfor businesses.


Jaguar Land Rover unveils concept for the new Discovery model range 

16 Apr

LAND Rover has revealed how its next generation Discovery model range will send the off-road brand in a new direction.


GTG Training awarded ‘Training Provider of the Year’ at IMI annual Skillmiles awards 

15 Apr

We are delighted to announce that GTG Training has been named as 'Training Provider of the Year' at the annual IMI Skillmiles awards.


Lifestyle: Motoring – Mercedes SL; Barn Find Auction; Range Rover 

15 Apr

FOR those that like their open-top motoring with a bit more poke, Mercedes has announced a series of power hikes to its SL-Class range.


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Outdoors »

April 17th – The minutiae of drainage engineering are wonderful…. 

18 Apr

April 17th - The minutiae of drainage engineering are wonderful.


Riddian Bridge, Rushall Canal on Flickr.#Canal #Walsall #Bridge 

16 Apr

Riddian Bridge, Rushall Canal on Flickr.


April 16th – It’s all about flowers at the moment. I was… 

16 Apr

April 16th - It’s all about flowers at the moment.


Blue Skies Reflected In Clear Water, Park Lime Pits on Flickr. 

16 Apr

Blue Skies Reflected In Clear Water, Park Lime Pits on Flickr.


15th April – I noted when passing this evening that the field of… 

16 Apr

15th April - I noted when passing this evening that the field of oilseed rape at Grange Farm, on the Walsall Wood - Shelfield border was nearly fully in flower.


Pammene giganteana–now known as the early oak piercer 

15 Apr

This micro-moth is on the National Scarce List B and is new to south-east Staffordshire.


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Easter opening hours 

17 Apr

The Customer First contact centre which deals with enquires from all members of the Accord Group (except Fry Housing Trust) will be closed on Friday, 18 April and Monday, 21 April .


Jacqueline Wilson chats to us ahead of Hetty Feather show in… 

17 Apr

Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 35 million books in the UK alone.


The UK’s Top Takeaways Are Near You! 

15 Apr

Advertisement Feature Remember those nights when you had to sort through a sad stack of old takeaway menus to find something - anything - for supper? Well those days of disappointing dinners are well and truly over now hungryhouse.


A (Final) Update on Tony Anthony 

11 Apr

It is now 9 months since we learned that International Evangelist Tony Anthony’s testimony had been investigated by the Evangelical Alliance and found to be untrue.


Job seekers just a click away from vacancies with housing organisation 

11 Apr

Job seekers will find searching for work at one of the Midlands largest housing associations easier from today thanks to the launch of a brand new careers portal.


Serializing Shit 

10 Apr

So I was looking at serialization yesterday.


Dogs are heroes! 

10 Apr

Dogs are well-known to be man’s best friend, and their ability to calm and soothe children at a local hospice is just another display of why they make such great pals.


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News Update 11 April 2014. 

11 Apr

My Facebook page has been red-hot this week.


On your own… 

10 Apr

Time to update your operating system? Support for Windows 3.1 ended years ago, XP has now gone the same way.


How low are you willing to go? 

4 Apr

Stolen in a recent charity shop burglary, can you help with enquiries? The below press release was issued by our Corporate Communications department recently following a burglary at the St Giles Hospice Shop in Walsall Town Centre, I...


News Update 4 April 2014 

4 Apr

Last week I had a new Facebook page set up for work use and have found that I’ve been posting to it regularly (largely because it’s so easy to make a quick comment).


He’s going to take me to that little room… 

3 Apr

As Wiley will tell you, previous arrests might see you turned away from the USA or Canada if you’re not prepared (Image from Clozone) Unlike three hundred years ago when to get to the USA or Canada would require a six month sea voyage...


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Fostering Agency Stats 

17 Apr

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Nicola Ryder on 17 April 2014.


Source of funds for fine reduction. 

17 Apr

Request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Pharmassay Int'l Ltd.


Come for tea, stay for a career in social work 

17 Apr

Walsall Children's Services are inviting social workers to hear about what it's like to be a social worker in the borough and to apply for one of various vacancies in children's services.


Fostering Agency Stats 

16 Apr

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Nicola Ryder on 16 April 2014.


Source of funds for fine reduction. 

16 Apr

Internal review request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Pharmassay Int'l Ltd.


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