TWELVE months on from her life-changing operation the difference is clear for all to see.
A YOUNG motorist died when his car crashed into a lamppost in Streetly after suffering a suspected heart attack behind the wheel.
Staff at Walsall Central Library will be turning back time as they hold a special birthday celebration next week.
A LOVED-UP Streetly couple have waltzed their way to marriage bliss after hitting a magical marriage milestone last week (July 14).
A WALSALL schoolboy who was jailed for a remarkably sophisticated fake insurance fraud has had his sentence reduced by appeal judges.
A DAY of celebration and reflection will take place in memory of a Walsall FC fan killed in the Tunisia terror attack as a legacy fund is launched in his name.
In a two-year battle with cancer inspirational Claire Peters courageously documented her story with online videos.
RAIL services to and from Birmingham from Lichfield and Walsall are affected this morning due to signalling problems between Aston and New Street station.
A STREETLY-based taxi company has been praised for saving the life of a hedgehog after it was brutally attacked by a dog in Erdington.
THREE beauty spots in Walsall have been recognised as some of the very best in the UK after receiving prestigious Green Flag Awards.
POLICE 'urgently need to trace' a Walsall man who has now been missing for well over two weeks.
A DRUG drive suspect from Walsall has been arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs and weapons offences.
TRANSPORT police are appealing for information after a smoke bomb was let off following a Walsall football match this week.
'MUCH needed' improvements will be made to a Walsall school in a six-figure summer makeover over the coming months.
UNACCEPTABLE standards have seen inspectors close down two Walsall care homes.
THE opening dates for two eagerly anticipated Walsall leisure centres have been revealed after the keys were handed over by contractors this week.
TWO men were handcuffed at gunpoint after reports of shots being fired in Walsall prompting a police warning of the dangers of carrying replica guns.
A HOUSE fire which has been described as 'severe' by West Midlands Fire Service was caused by overloaded sockets.
A POPULAR head teacher has retired after more than two decades of service in Walsall.
WALSALL Healthcare NHS Trust are trying to locate the family of one of its patients.
A POPULAR Walsall community centre has welcomed a name change and says the re-branding is part of a fresh new start for the venue.
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It was with a very heavy heart that I announced the sad passing of local lad and noted musical talent Roger Mosedale this week - Roger had many, many friends and was well known, and the reaction to the tragic news was very marked indeed.
I notice that this Sunday, 24th July 2016, there's a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway byMabel's Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.
The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too - and there's a great Vinyl Disco on this weekend.
Andy Roper from Walsall Wood Football Club has been in touch to let me know that they're having a maintenance weekend at Oak Park today and tomorrow (Saturday 23 July -Sunday 24 July 206), from 12-5pm each day.
Brownhills Community Association have been busy, and recently got in touch to point out that they have a great new arts and performance space in the refurbished former school hall which is now called The Lamp.
It's my sad and solemn duty to report to readers of the blog that local lad and friend to many regulars on this blog, Roger Mosedale sadly passed away in St.
A quiet start to the football season at Oak Park last Saturday (16th July 2016) as the lads from the Wood faced the mighty Chasetown in a pre-season friendly that sadly, didn't go the Woodmen's way.
A two bedroom terraced house in the Palfrey area of Walsall, WS1.
Just infrom Walsall Council: Walsall Active Living Centres opening date announced The eagerly awaited opening date for both Oak Park and Bloxwich Active Living Centres became reality this week when the keys for both centres were handed over by ...
This is very unusual, but I think is somewhat important – this request was posted by the Communication Team at Walsall Manor Hospital Tuesday (19th July 2016) and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any … Continue reading...
It's always nice to get a bit of new Chasewater history to share with you readers and this curious image from friend of the blog and canal historian Andy Matthews is no exception.
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Walking underneath Coal Pool Bridge on the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands.
When built the canal ran from Wolverhampton to Huddlesford Junction near Lichfield, with a
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There is plenty of cloud cover around first thing this morning and the radar images clearly show a band of rain cloud moving across the UK from the W.
Today sees the first day, for many, of the school holidays and the weather will be joining in with the “celebration” by being generally warm and pleasant.
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*Collaborative post with Auto Europe Having recently returned from a fantastic weeks holiday in Fuerteventura, we have serious holiday blues.
WALSALL Leather Museum is hosting an exhibition based on a former Willenhall clothing and haberdashery shop, which will run until mid-November.
PELSALL Ladies Choir gave their annual Charity Concert in Pelsall Methodist Church on Saturday, July 9, which raised 786 in aid of Amber Porterfield.
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Doug Ithier (born 20 July 1974) is an Australian footballer who played for Perth Glory, Walsall, and throughout Asiaincluding Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and China.
Clayton Ince (born 12 July 1972) is a Trinidadian football goalkeeper who had lengthy spells in the English Football League at Crewe Alexandra and Walsall.
Back in early June, my little family and I went on a fabulous holiday to one of the Canary Islands.
There are free activities, games and sports every Thursday evening at Walsall Arboretum, 6pm – 8 pm, all welcome.
On Saturday afternoon, Jon Whitney's Walsall played host to Derby County in the latest pre-season clash ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Goals from Darren Bent and Tom Ince saw Derby run out 2-0 winners in a pre-season friendly against Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday afternoon's pre-season clash with Derby County, and has discussed his belief that, following impressive performances versus Solihull Moors and Birmingham City, midfielder...
The versatility of midfielder Florent Cuvelier will be a valuable asset for Walsall in the new season, boss Jon Whitney believes.
Deliveries of the new Walsall FC kit and training gear have been delayed until mid-August.
Saddlers manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and discussed his belief that Walsall supporters have a key role to play in the development of youngsters.
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Pics come back from first-minute deficit...
Please Note Kidderminster will be closed for the next two weeks.
The town of Walsall has offered vastly different experiences for the challengers to the Midlands super lightweight title tomorrow.
Newcastle Borough Council currently have a number of Sports Coaching vacancies available.
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- COMMUNITY PROGRAMME VACANCIES
- 2016/17 KIT UPDATE
- PAY ON THE DAY FOR DERBY COUNTY FRIENDLY
- ACADEMY UPDATE
- HAVE YOUR SAY WITH THE EFL SUPPORTERS SURVEY
- WALSALL'S PADDOCK VOWS TO EMULATE GETHIN AND BRING BELT HOME
- WHITNEY ENCOURAGED BY SADDLERS DISPLAY
- PRE-SEASON: WALSALL 1-1 BIRMINGHAM
- OPEN TRAINING SESSION ON 1ST AUGUST
- SUPPORTER INFORMATION: FOOD AND DRINK
- SADDLERS SIGN SIMEON JACKSON
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- ST FRANCIS GROUP ANNOUNCED AS NEW STAND SPONSORS
- TOM BRADSHAW JOINS BARNSLEY
- TICKET INFORMATION: OLDHAM (A)
- CLUB STATEMENT: TOM BRADSHAW
- VASSELL JOINS CHESTER ON LOAN
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Engineering services company, adi Group, has raised over £3,000 to help hearts in the Midlands.
The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast networking event hosted by Threeway Pressings, Tipton saw 100 representatives of the Midlands manufacturing sector visit their premises.
On Friday 24th June 2016, the UK electorate cast its vote to leave the EU.
JLR Head of Community Relations Les Ratcliffe speaks out as firm sponsores Company of the Year category at BPBA 2016...
Head of West Midlands franchise operator says company wants to be more passenger friendly as it introduces 'shopping list' of changes in run up to franchise award...
A brand new metrology sub-contract inspection centre within Silverstone Park which will see SMEs across the region able to compete on the national stage for the very first time has been officially opened byChris Heaton-HarrisMPThe Member of...
INDUSTRIAL group GKN is cutting 40% of its workforce in Telford after failing to fill the gap left by a Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) contract that had come to an end.251 jobs are being lost, which the unio...
BJS Distribution, the specialist two-man delivery service which counts the Cotswold Company and designer furniture brand Made as customers, has expanded to a second site in Wednesbury to support its g...
A HOST of companies were celebrated at the inaugural Nachural Summer Business Ball and Awards dinner at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
A FACILITIES management business is to relocate 18 miles across the West Midlands, moving up to 120 jobs to Redditch.
July 21st - It’s been a great week of commuting so far.
NO - its not evidence of my new salad diet! Well done to Mrs Chaz who succeeded where I failed, by finding the evidence of our Leaf Cutter Bee's activity.
1230 - 1330 sunny & fine, 24c : Common Sandpiper 2, Lapwing 37, Oystercatcher, Common Tern, LBb / Herring Gull 25, Bh Gull 100+, GC Grebe, Heron 2, Cormorant, Mute Swan 2 + 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Willow Warbler still in song, Chiffchaff 3, Swallow 3, ...
Leaf Cutter Bees - are they noteworthy? I had another view of one in my garden last night and lo and behold I receive a text from Dave Bate today to say that he has found one in his garden too! Have we just been overlooking these or is this something...
July 19th - I’ve been largely ambivalent about the odd project to resurface the canal towpath between Walsall Town Wharf and the Bentley Mill Way aqueduct.
July 18th - I like this a lot.
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IF there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Filmmaker Paul Feig.
HORSES, show jumping and a full day of fun are just some of the highlights expected at this year's Canwell Show.
A STRONG narrative is normally the way forward to impressing me when it comes to playing a game, so too are stunning visuals.
GUYS and Dolls is coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre later this month.
POPULAR comic Joe Pasquale will be performing at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre next month.
A FESTIVAL celebrating South Asian arts will be returning to the Belgrade Theatre and promises to be bigger than ever.
Staffordshire gamer Dylan Waldron has his say on the hit app Pokemon GO.
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Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was dragged into wasteland and mugged in Castle Vale.
Officers have released a new image of a man they want to trace following a petrol bomb attack on a Walsall butchers shop on 27 June – Do you recognise him? Detectives investigating the attack previously released CCTV footage of a man igniting...
The trial has begun at the Old Bailey in London of four men from Walsall accused of Syria-related terrorism charges.
West Midlands Police officers have completed a move into Walsall Civic Centre as part of an innovative partnership approach.
Ten men have been sentenced today (Wednesday 6 July) for committing historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Elliot Bailey on 21 July 2016 .
This road was first laid approximately fifty years ago , it has never been resurfaced since, the pavements have been dug up by various utility services and then patched up so many times that it is now dangerous for elderly people like myself...
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to phil spring on 20 July 2016 .
The paths are slabbed and most have lifted or cracked and very uneven.
The eagerly awaited opening date for both Oak Park and Bloxwich Active Living Centres became reality this week when the keys for both centres were handed over by contractors.