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Walsall’s Jason Jones eliminated from The Voice 

25 Mar

JASON Jones has been eliminated from The Voice at the semi final stage.


Hundreds of new homes and jobs in Walsall created by multi-millio… 

24 Mar

MILLIONS of pounds will be invested into a major clean-up operation which will see hundreds of new homes and thousands of jobs created in Walsall.


​Cannabis factory found in in Lothians Road, Pelsall, Walsall 

24 Mar

A CANNABIS factory discovery in Walsall has seen a man arrested.


Elderly rescued after Willenhall home blaze in Hilton Road near… 

24 Mar

TWO old-aged pensioners had to be rescued from a serious home blaze in Walsall with firefighters treating the incident as an attempt of arson.


Awareness campaign sees hundreds fined for not wearing seatbelt… 

24 Mar

MORE than 200 motorists have been fined for not wearing their seatbelt as part of a mum's campaign encouraging everyone to wear their belts.


Special measures medical practice in Walsall faces closure if… 

24 Mar

AN inadequate medical practice in Walsall has been placed in special measures and told to improve or face closure.


Why do Aldi staff scan your shopping so fast? 

23 Mar

IF you are an Aldi shopper in Walsall you may have noticed that checkout staff go SUPER fast in comparison to other supermarkets but have you ever wondered why?Social media has been awash with shoppers complaining about the speed with which their ...


‘Superhero’ Walsall nurse retires after nearly 40 years’ service 

23 Mar

A 'SUPERHERO' nurse who has clocked up nearly 40 years of service in the borough of Walsall has hung up her uniform one last time.


Tributes to police officer killed in terror attack outside… 

23 Mar

TRIBUTES to the police officer killed in yesterday's tragic terror attack have been left outside a police station in Walsall.


Walsall MP in lock down after terror attack by Houses of… 

22 Mar

A TERRORIST attack in Westminster has led to one woman dying, parliament being suspended and MPs kept in lock down.


​Burglary suspect from Walsall released on bail 

22 Mar

A WALSALL man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle has been released on police bail.


​Missing Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton found 

22 Mar

A HOSPITAL patient who went missing from Walsall Manor yesterday (Tuesday, March 22) has been found, police have confirmed.


​Teen injured in horror crash near M6 junction 10 in Walsall 

22 Mar

A TEENAGER was hurt in a horror crash between a van and a lorry near Walsall last night (Tuesday, March 22).


​Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton goes missing 

21 Mar

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a missing hospital patient in Walsall.


​Empty shop rate in Walsall one of the WORST in Britain 

21 Mar

MORE than a fifth of shops in Walsall are standing empty - one of the worst rates in Britain.


Walsall man arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar

A BURGLARY suspect from Walsall has been arrested after a series of dawn raids this morning (Monday, March 20).


​Body of missing Walsall man Andrew Cooper found 

20 Mar

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing Walsall man, it has been confirmed.


Pensioner John Place from Walsall jailed for killing three-year-o… 

20 Mar

A PENSIONER driver whose vision was severely impaired has been jailed for killing a young girl as she walked over a pedestrian crossing.


​Walsall widow’s devastation as beloved puppy is killed by moped 

20 Mar

MOPED thugs have left a Walsall widow heartbroken after killing her beloved puppy.


Great Barr schoolgirl from Walsall has long locks chopped off to… 

20 Mar

A THOUGHTFUL Great Barr student from Walsall has proved she is a cut above the rest by having 40cm of her long locks chopped off to donate to cancersufferers.


Walsall’s Jason Jones is into the semi finals of The Voice! 

18 Mar

Brownhills RAC call centre worker Jason Jones is into the semi-finals of ITV talent show The Voice!The 32-year-old father of one once again wowed the judges and the audience with his singing, this time performing his version of The Weekend's Scard Of...


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Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bedroom End Terraced House, Epping Close, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 6.60%. 

25 Mar

A two bedroom terraced end terraced house in the north Walsall area, WS3.


Distraction theft at Morrisons car park, Aldridge – be careful, folks. 

25 Mar

People are being warned to be on their guard after a distraction theft incident in the car park of Morrisons in Aldridge on Friday, 17th March 2017 in which a debit card was stolen from a car while the driver was being asked for directions, and ...


Get your music fix at the Chase Inn tonight… 

25 Mar

The live music and good times at Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills continues - and this week there's a packed schedule with live music this evening, Saturday 25th March 2017 from brilliant rock band 'Livewire', starting 9pm.


Walsall Wood away to Coleshill this afternoon 

25 Mar

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away at Coleshill this today! Continue reading...


In the soup at Chasewater – this Saturday! 

24 Mar

Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.


Advanced warnings of road works in the Short Heath area 

24 Mar

There are some works being carried out on behalf of the council on the following roads Coppice Lane, (at canal bridge) Knightsbridge, Short Heath – Carriageway patching works from the 06/04/2017 to 07/054/17 between 0930 – 1600.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – March 2017 public meeting this Monday! 

24 Mar

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (27th March 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly...


Improved access to public transport is key to Willenhall Revival says Beverley Nielsen 

24 Mar

Willenhall liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority is set to start a number of extensions to Midland Metro.


Walsall Wood sail slay Shepshed 

24 Mar

On Tuesday evening last (21st March 2017), Walsall Wood FC faced Shepshed Dynamo at home, and the Woodmen proved themselves superior to the visitors in what proved to be a tight, hard fought match, resulting in Wood's first win in a long time.


LONDON ATTACK: six tweets that show how the public sector comms stepped-up 

23 Mar

When a terror attack struck London the people who ran towards it were members of the public sector.


New Invention Community come together to create a HIVE of activity 

23 Mar

Back in October last year Walsall Council had only sufficient funding to keep one library open and that was the Central Library next to the Council House in Walsall town centre thanks to continuing austerity measures from Mrs May’s Tories at ...


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BST and Mother’s Day Weather (WS7 weather report 26-3-2017) 

26 Mar

Firstly, if you haven’t done already, you have to put the clocks forward one hour as today is the start of British Summer Time.


It is get outside weather (WS7 weather report 25-3-2017) 

25 Mar

The air pressure starts off high this morning and although it will reduce a few points (from around 1033mb at 08:00 to around 1028mb later in the afternoon) the surface pressure will remain sufficiently high to block any low pressure system.


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Features »

#SlimmingSunday (Week 4 – 2017) 

26 Mar

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


Do you recognise yourself among this post-war Grammar School… 

25 Mar

QUEEN MARY'S Grammar School in Walsall has a long, proud history and quite a few Old Boys who went on to make their mark in the wider world.


Profiling The U.K.’s Phantom Social Workers 

24 Mar

In a new article, I take a look at the creepy and disturbing phenomenon of the U.


Year 3 Roman Day 

24 Mar

Yesterday, year 3 experienced what life would be like as a Roman civilian.


Curtain Couture – Backyard Swagger 

24 Mar

Yesterday a sun-bleached curtain, today a psychedelic maxi skirt.


Red Nose Day 2017 

24 Mar

Barr Beacon staff and pupils have been taking part in ‘something funny for money’ in aid of Red Nose Day 2017.


Help Your Child with Maths’ Morning Year 3 

24 Mar

Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite you to our Maths Parent Workshop on Tuesday 28th March 2017.


Truckfest Peterborough, revving into action in April 

24 Mar

*An awareness post Family day outs can come in all shapes and sizes.


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Whitney happy with two week break 

26 Mar

Whitney happy with two week break Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/03/2017 00:41:00 Walsall manager Jon Whintey is looking for the positives after the Saddlers enforced two week break.


Makris Starts on the Bench as Cyprus Take on Estonia 

25 Mar

On Saturday afternoon Walsall striker Andreas Makris was named on the bench as Cyprus took on Estonia in their latest Word Cup Qualification Group H match.


YOUTH ALLIANCE | Fleetwood Town 1 Walsall 2 

25 Mar

Graham Biggs and his Walsall Under 18s were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travelled North to take on Fleetwood Town Under 18s in the EFL Youth Alliance (North West).


Roberts – “I’d Like to Get Back in the First-Team as Soon as Possible” 

25 Mar

Walsall defender Kory Roberts, who recently put pen-to-paper on a new contract which will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2019, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his desire to break into the first-team.


Florent Cuvelier targeting Walsall promotion following extension 

25 Mar

Florent Cuvelier is targeting promotion to the Championship after agreeing a one-year contract extension with Walsall.


Walsall Football Club in action to beat trespassers and vandals 

25 Mar

Travellers, vandals and trespassers have forced Walsall Football Club to ask for a new driveway for members of the Saddlers Club.


Joe Masi’s Walsall update – March 24th 

24 Mar

Joe Masi offers all the latest Walsall news in his video update.


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Minute’s silence for late president 

25 Mar

Chasetown's fans, players and officials were mourning the passing of their president Brian Baker on Saturday before returning to action in the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League.


STAFFORDSHIRE FA PITCH IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP 

24 Mar

Staffordshire FA, in partnership with Stoke City Football Club and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), are pleased to confirm details of our next pitch improvement workshop, which will take place on Thursday 6 April 2017, 6.30pm – 9.00pm...


CEREBRAL PALSY THE FOCUS THIS WEEKEND AS FA DISABILITY KICKS OFF 

24 Mar

The FA Disability Cup begins in earnest this Sunday with the opening round focusing on Cerebral Palsy football.


Littleton V Pelsall Villa 

24 Mar

Saturday 25th March...


BE A PART OF OUR BIGGEST COACHING ROADSHOW EVENT IN 2017 

23 Mar

The Staffordshire FA Coaching Roadshow continues in May as Wyrley Juniors FC host a Constraints Led Practices CPD session with a number of The FA's County Coach Developers.


SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP 

23 Mar

Tonight, Thursday 23rd March 2017, sees our County Cup Final Roadshow travel to Stafford Rangers FC as The Staffordshire Knot take on Victoria in the prestigious Sunday Challenge Cup Final.


LICHFIELD CITY RESERVES 1 – V – 7 TUNSTALL TOWN 

23 Mar

Monday evening saw the Challenge Cup Final take place at Brocton FC and a mesmerising display from Tunstall Town saw them romp home with the trophy.


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Record year for Shaylor Group 

24 Mar

Construction contractor says it now expects revenue to surpass the 150 million barrier after securing its place on several frameworks...


We need inquiry into council’s Lidl plan mistake says MP 

22 Mar

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe wants inquiry to prevent repeat of error in which wrong advice was given to planning committee leading to permission being granted for controversial Lidl store...


WMG and NatWest to host innovation-themed manufacturing event 

20 Mar

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has teamed up with its business partner, NatWest, to host a special manufacturing event at the bank's prestigious Manufacturing Hub located at Wolverhampton Business Park on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11...


Aston University leads the way in degree apprenticeships 

20 Mar

Aston University identified as a leader in degree apprenticeshipsAston University first in country to offer degree apprenticeship programmesFirst degree apprentices will graduate from Aston University in July 2017Aston University has been ...


£1bn Black Country manufacturing strategy looks to lure investors 

17 Mar

Investment opportunities in a ground breaking High Value Manufacturing City development have been highlighted by the Black Country LEP at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Birmingham Airport underlines its importance to region’s transport infrastructure 

16 Mar

Birmingham Airport has underlined its importance to the region and its transport infrastructure by announcing two years of continuous record monthly passenger growth.


Jaguar unleashes new EV onto the roads of the UK 

16 Mar

Jaguar has unleashed its first electric vehicle the Jaguar I-Pace onto the streets of the UK for the first time.


Manufacturing Conference 2017 Wednesday 22nd March at 9:00 am – 2:30 pm 

16 Mar

Manufacturing Conference on Wednesday 22 March 20179:30am to 2:30pmDid you know, by 2020, there’ll be a shortfall of 200,000 qualified engineers in the UK?In response to this, at the University of Wolverhampton, we have invested £10 million...


London Midland backs tech firms to boost train journeys 

16 Mar

Rail operator is supporting ten start-up companies to create new technology products which will improve passengers' journeys...


Neville in rethink over controversial £200m St Michael’s scheme 

15 Mar

Football star turned property mogul Gary Neville has asked Manchester City Council to hold off making a decision over the controversial £200m St Michaels scheme.


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Diplomacy and the difficult business of delicately putting people right 

26 Mar

The Real Deal First let me put my thoughts in order.


Saturday News #2 

25 Mar

Thanks to Tony Stackhouse for alerting me to the fact that there are currently two Little Egret on site, favouring the less accessible parts of the Ford Brook this afternoon.


Saturday News 

25 Mar

Photo: Phil Ward Well me and fate, we sort of did a compromise! The window of high pressure opened but the mass influx of migrants didn't happen.


Friday 24th March 2017 

24 Mar

0915 - 1115 sunny breaks, cold NE wind, 8c : Little Egret 2, Oystercatcher 3, Heron, Cormorant 11, Tufted 40, Goosander 4, GC Grebe 6, Common Gull, Coot 31, Moorhen 6, Pied Wagtail 3, Lesser Redpoll 25 at Alders, Chiffchaff 3, Song Thrush in song, ...


A last minute Twitch – worth £4.50 of anyones money! 

23 Mar

Sometimes the celestial wheel turns in just the right way and the spirit guides that look after birders go that extra mile to put the universe in balance for them.


I know I said I wouldn’t, but I did! 

23 Mar

Wellll - it was a nice afternoon ( if a bit blustery ).


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Walsall’s Jason Jones eliminated from The Voice 

25 Mar

JASON Jones has been eliminated from The Voice at the semi final stage.


Tamworth Assembly Rooms ON TOUR: Spring season announced 

24 Mar

AN EXCITING four-night celebration of theatre gets under way next week with the 2017 Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival, featuring a series of one-act plays by the region's best amateur dramatic groups.


Tamworth Arts Club all set to perform Peter Pan 

20 Mar

PETER Pan is the latest rip roaring musical adventure from popular local theatre group, Tamworth Arts Club.


WIN tickets to see Olly Murs live at the Genting Arena 

16 Mar

YES, he's back! Pop's cheekiest chappy, Mr Olly Murs, is bringing his 2017 tour to Birmingham this March! The tour will support the pop sensation's eagerly anticipated 5th album '24 HRS', released last November, which features airplay hits 'You Don't...


REVIEW: Billy Elliot the Musical at Birmingham Hippodrome 

9 Mar

BILLY Elliot the Musical is a snapshot in time.


Shane Richie returns to the Belgrade Theatre 

9 Mar

SHANE Richie is set to return to the Belgrade Theatre to star as Peter James' famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in Not Dead Enough.


REVIEW: Shirley Valentine at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre 

8 Mar

THERE is only one woman on stage for the whole of this Willy Russell comedy, but by the time the audience leave the theatre they know a great deal about ten others and are probably laughing all the way home.


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Cop’s chocs keep victims sweet 

26 Mar

A police station tuck shop is providing a much needed pick-me-up for victims of crime.


Man to appear in court charged with distraction burglaries 

25 Mar

A man has been charged with three distraction burglaries in Great Barr and Witton following a police appeal for information.


Alana (8) helps raise police spirits with chocolate delivery 

23 Mar

A schoolgirl brought tears to the eyes of police in Sandwell when she presented officers with chocolates bought with her spending money – in the hope they’d raise spirits after the Westminster terror attack.


Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.


Police appeal over Witton distraction burglaries 

21 Mar

Police are appealing for help in identifying a white man who is involved in a series of distraction burglaries across Great Barr and Witton.


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LocalGov »

Potholes, 25th March 

25 Mar

Road in a bad way..


2 foot pothole in speed camera area/near side, 24th March 

24 Mar

2 foot pothole in speed camera area/near side going towards Lichfield Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 116 Watling Street, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...


CLASP school data – Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council 

24 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to G Reed on 24 March 2017 .


CLASP school data – Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council 

23 Mar

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by G Reed on 23 March 2017 .


Flood blocked drain, 22nd March 

22 Mar

Flooded for past week now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bridgeman Street, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


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