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Robber jailed for knuckle buster attack in Walsall 

25 Feb

A ROBBER who 'viciously attacked' a shop worker with a knuckle duster in Walsall has been jailed after social media helped police bring him to justice.


Drake comes to Walsall 

25 Feb

INTERNATIONAL superstar Drake was incredibly spotted in a Walsall supermarket last night (Friday).


Vulnerable 14-year-old Param Poonia believed to be missing in… 

25 Feb

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a missing 14-year-old believed to be in Walsall.


Jack’s bicycle journey around old Walsall 

25 Feb

THERE can be few individuals who have made such a major contribution to the active recording of the history of their hometown as amateur photographer and local historian Frederick 'Jack' Haddock.


Walsall man charged with stealing vehicle in Atherstone 

24 Feb

A MAN from Walsall has been arrested and charged with stealing a vehicle from the Atherstone area.


Gun fired at car in Walsall 

24 Feb

POLICE are investigating reports a gun was fired at a car in Walsall.


​Dangerous driving arrest after teen hurt in Walsall crash 

24 Feb

A TEENAGER was one of two hurt in a two-car Walsall crash which saw a man arrested.


Man stabbed in Birchfield Way in the Delves, Walsall 

23 Feb

A MAN has been stabbed in Walsall.


​Pensioner ‘blown off her feet’ in Walsall by Storm Doris 

23 Feb

A PENSIONER was 'blown off her feet' in the high winds of Storm Doris earlier today (Thursday, February 23).


​Tree blown into house in Walsall as Storm Doris causes chaos 

23 Feb

A TREE has fallen into a house in Walsall this morning (February 23) as Storm Doris causes chaos across the borough.


Hunt to find serial Walsall conman 

23 Feb

POLICE have issued a warning to residents after a bogus caller struck on several occasions in Walsall.


​Woman seen drinking wine AND on her phone while driving in… 

22 Feb

A WOMAN has shockingly been seen driving while drinking a bottle of wine and using her phone in Walsall.


"Forgotten" Syrian refugees to receive aid from Walsall… 

22 Feb

KIND-HEARTED Walsall charity workers are heading to Greece to hand out presents to "forgotten young Syrian refugees this weekend.


‘Worst I’ve seen’ – disgrace as black bags dumped at… 

21 Feb

BUNDLES of black rubbish bags have been dumped at a notorious fly-tipping hotspot with a local resident calling it the worst he's ever seen.


Travellers move on to ANOTHER Walsall car park, this time… 

21 Feb

TRAVELLERS have moved on to another car park in Walsall.


WEATHER WARNING: Dangerous storm set to bring damage and… 

21 Feb

AMBER ALERT: Very strong winds between 70 to 80mph are being predicted as Storm 'Doris' heads for the West Midlands - with warnings it could mean injuries and DANGER TO LIFE.


Driver of crash which killed young Walsall man Ryan Coney ‘lost… 

21 Feb

POLICE say a crash which tragically killed a young Walsall man could have happened because of the driver losing control, an inquest heard.


Work on multi-million pound new Walsall Manor unit to start soon… 

20 Feb

BUILDING work on a new multi million pound Walsall Manor unit is set to start soon after funding from the NHS was released.


England cricketer Joe Root comes to the University of Wolverhampt… 

20 Feb

ASPIRING young Walsall cricketers were bowled over after meeting the new England Test captain Joe Root this week.


Sewage outbreak in Walsall caused by fishing rod 

20 Feb

A FISHING rod caused a stink in Walsall after it forced a sewer to overflow.


Tributes to West Bromwich Albion fan and Walsall schoolboy Joshua… 

20 Feb

HEARTBREAKING tributes have been paid to a Walsall schoolboy found unconscious in his bedroom.


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Imagine 

27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...


The Portman Collection – part four: Netball, and some outdoor studies 

26 Feb

In the fourth serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next five photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here - This time, I am including the ...


Knitting and Nitty Nora: a wartime schooling in Brownhills 

26 Feb

The local history has been a bit patchy of late, thanks to a bit of a rash of news stories and the fact that I've been working very long hours - but I have a real treat today that's come in from David Evans written by longstanding contributor and ...


Walsall Wood football: Reserves shine, first team still looking for victory 

26 Feb

It's now late February and the mixed fortunes at Oak Park continue - the first team still have yet to bag a win in 2017, and came back from Quorn with a score draw to show; but the reserve team continue their stonking run of good form, beating ...


Aldridge Firefighters deal with unsafe aerial in Walsall Wood 

25 Feb

A few people have asked why Vigo Road in Walsall Wood was shut late this afternoon (Saturday, 25th February 2017) - this was due to firefighters making a rooftop aerial safe on the maisonettes there, presumably following damage from the recent storm.


Get stuck in the bog… 

25 Feb

For those of you into conservation and the local environment, there's this event going on at Norton Bog (that's north Chasewater) this Sunday, 26th February 2017 - the Friends of Norton Bog are a great group and you can find out more about them at ...


Walsall Wood FC away to Quorn this afternoon! 

25 Feb

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC away at Quorn this afternoon! Continue reading...


Today’s buy To Let Deal, 2 bed Semi, Bentley Drive, Walsall, WS2. With Yields Of 5.48%. 

24 Feb

A 2 bedroom semi detached house on Bentley Drive, Walsall, WS2.


Walsall Council Budget – New Invention Library, 

24 Feb

Back in October last year Walsall Council only had sufficient funding to keep one library open and that was the Central Library next to the Council House in Walsall.


Labour/LibDem Budget gets council consent 

24 Feb

The Labour/Liberal Democrat Coalition succeeded in getting their four-year Budget Plan through at last night’s special Budget council meeting though storm Doris almost plunged the Council into chaos as one Labour Councillor was stranded in the East...


Walsall Council Budget – Update 

24 Feb

Published by danielbarker on 24 February, 2017 If it had been a sporting contest, there would now be allegations about match-fixing.


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  • Knitted Poppies, Pelsall 07/11/2015

     on flickr 7 Nov 15
    For this year’s season of remembrance the people of Pelsall have adorned the village clock with around one thousand five hundred knitted poppies.

    The poppies were created for the local Royal British


Yourweather Walsall


WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall, Aldridge and Pelsall 27-2-2017 

27 Feb

Sadly, I can not bring any early morning cheer as the air pressure (at the time of my observations) was steadily reducing and rain was lightly falling.


Rain for the sixth consecutive day. (WS7weather report 26-2-2017) 

26 Feb

It is going to be another breezy and, during the later parts of the afternoon, rainy day.


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Features »

10 things that made me smile | February 2017 

27 Feb

February has been a really lovely month for us all.


Meal Planning Monday 27th February 2017 

27 Feb

We skipped Meal Planning Monday last week as it was half term for us but it’s now back to school and back to work and routine awaits.


Winston Churchill The Wilderness Years by Sir Martin Gilbert 

26 Feb

This book is one I do enjoy reading it especially as it’s more or less the script for the TV series made in the early 80’s.


First Timers and Record Breakers – 25 February 2017 

26 Feb

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Matthew KELLY 22:39 Craig DUBBERLEY 35:44 Kevin SUMNER 23:33 Kinga GASIOROWSKA 35:46 Paul O'ROURKE 26:28 Bethan DOWNIE 36:22 Joshua ANDERSON 28:28 Kate DOWNIE 36:28 Steven HUNT ...


Row Z 

26 Feb

And that’s where we were! In the proverbial Row Z in the Steve Bull Stand to watch Wolverhampton Wanderers lose to The Blues 1-2 .


BRIO Railway Starter Set and Starter Track Set | review 

26 Feb

I‘ve written before that Olly is a huge BRIO trains fan and our Friday afternoons wouldn’t be the same without a complicated railway being laid out on our play room floor.


Our Meal Out 1st March 

26 Feb

Hi members, as promised here are the links to menus for our meal out this Wednesday – we’ve booked from 7/7.30pm.


Keeping eyewear on trend with Perfect Glasses 

26 Feb

*Post written by Shilts If you are a family who depend upon digital devices like we do, it is no great surprise when one or more members of that family require a pair of perfect glasses to function.


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AFC Wimbledon v Walsall 

26 Feb

AFC Wimbledon v Walsall Vitalfootball:Walsall:26/02/2017 16:42:00 The Saddlers' search for a first away victory of 2017 continued as they were beat 1-0 by AFC Wimbledon.


AFC Wimbledon 1 Walsall 0 – Find your face in the crowd 

25 Feb

Take a look at our selection of fan pictures from Walsall's loss to AFC Wimbledon.


AUDIO | Whitney Disappointed as Dons ‘Smash & Grab’ 

25 Feb

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon's League One defeat to AFC Wimbledon, which saw the Saddlers' defeated for the second time in nine games, and has discussed his desire to bounce back against...


Jon Whitney upbeat despite Walsall loss 

25 Feb

Walsall boss Jon Whitney refused to be too downbeat despite seeing his side slip to a 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon.


MATCH REPORT | AFC Wimbledon 1 Walsall 0 

25 Feb

On Saturday afternoon Jon Whitney's Walsall travelled to Kingsmeadow and took on AFC Wimbledon in the latest Sky Bet League One fixture of the season.


AFC Wimbledon 1 Walsall 0 – Report and pictures 

25 Feb

Walsall slipped to defeat on their first ever visit to the Kingsmeadow Stadium as AFC Wimbledon ran out 1-0 winners in London.


AFC Wimbledon vs Walsall – LIVE 

25 Feb

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Wyrley Juniors Warriors U-8 match report 26/2/17 

26 Feb

Today at Goals Willenhall, Wyrley Warriors fielded a full squad and played two tournament games.


Star player in CONCACAF cup 

25 Feb

 Romario Martin is the latest Continental Star player to represent the tiny island of St Kitts Nevis.


1st Team Match Day Saturday 25th February 

24 Feb

Pelsall Villa v Cadbury Athletic The Bush Ground Pelsall...


Club awarded an FA mini soccer centre for girls 

23 Feb

The Club has been chosen by The FA as one of its FA minisoccer centres for girls aged 5 to 10.


Safe Haven 

23 Feb

Continental Star played a leading role in the recent sleep over at The Sports Hub, Holford drive.


Planning Application goes in for Harrisons 

23 Feb

The Club is delighted to announce that our Architects have submitted the Planning Application for Harrisons Ground today.


Villa out of PP League Cup 

22 Feb

Alvechurch 4 Pelsall Villa 1...


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Business »

West Midlands Mayoral candidate launches crowdfunding campaign 

27 Feb

The Liberal Democrat candidate in the race to become the first West Midlands Mayor has launched a crowdfunding campaign to boost her campaign resources.


Roadworks threaten months of disruption at Birmingham Airport 

24 Feb

Passengers heading into Birmingham Airport from today (Monday) are set to face months of disruption as a new programme of roadworks begins.


£10m support programme launched to boost manufacturing SMEs 

23 Feb

SME manufacturers in the West Midlands are in line to benefit from a £10m support initiative.


National Express pulls the plug on UK rail industry 

23 Feb

Birmingham-based public transport group National Express is turning its back on the UK rail sector in favour of more lucrative investment opportunities abroad.


New Range Rover needs to be a winner 

22 Feb

Prof David Bailey says latest car from Jaguar Land Rover is entering a sector dominated by big German marques...


Jaguar Land Rover set to launch all-new Range Rover model 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover has teased the launch of its latest new product, a mid-range Range Rover, in what is seen as another major boost for the West Midlands motor industry.


Canadian fund plans to reduce stake in Birmingham Airport 

22 Feb

The private sector investor in Birmingham Airport is looking to sell a minority stake to take advantage of its current attractiveness.


Revealed: First look at new Range Rover 

22 Feb

Jaguar Land Rover gives a glimpse of latest addition to the Range Rover family ahead of big unveiling next week...


City council pleads for investors to bolster Innovation Birmingham 

21 Feb

Birmingham City Council is hunting for a new investor to ensure the pioneering work conducted at Innovation Birmingham Campus can continue.


Controversial business rate changes will boost Midlands economy, insists Sajid Javid 

20 Feb

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid insists tax changes will benefit Midlands employers as Government faces rebellion over impact on the south...


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Outdoors »

Sunday 26th February 2017 

26 Feb

1530 - 1630 blustery showers, 8c : Linnet, Goldfinch 35, Greenfinch, Redwing 3, Common Gull 2, Herring Gull 8, GC Grebe 2, Goosander 3, Pochard 2, Teal 6, Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan 4, Lapwing 50, Oystercatcher 2, etc.


Last Update of Winter 

26 Feb

Yep - its nearly over ( for administrative purposes at least )! The official start of Spring is on Wednesday and I am unlikely to get over the Marsh again before that ( got a lot on this week )! A definite sign of the seasons change was the first ...


February 25th – An unusual Saturday morning that saw me at work… 

26 Feb

February 25th - An unusual Saturday morning that saw me at work in Darlaston, and the commute there had been very hard, as it had been solidly against the wind.


Saturday 25th February 2017 

25 Feb

1500 - 1530 rainy, 8c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 61, Cormorant 4, Heron, M.


The Cupboard Under The Stairs! 

24 Feb

A more esoteric aspect of birding adjective: esoteric intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialised knowledge or interest.


Wrong Again! 

24 Feb

Storm Doris ( from a birding point of view ) has disappeared with a whimper.


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Cult classic Trainspotting to be brought to Nuneaton stage 

20 Feb

A CULT classic will be brought to life on a Nuneaton stage by a company renowned for pushing the theatrical boundaries.


Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie at New Alexandra Theatre in… 

15 Feb

LOVE was well and truly in the air on Valentine's night as little Millie Dillmount, played by Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton, eventually found her man, albeit not the one she first hoped for.


Jack Whitehall’s new show ‘At Large’ at Birmingham’s Genting… 

13 Feb

THIS year sees one of the UK's brightest comedic talents return to the stand-up stage as Jack Whitehall announced an extension to his biggest ever tour.


Prepare to scream for the Dreamboys 

3 Feb

PREPARE to scream for The Dreamboys in what promises to be their sexiest show to date when it arrives at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry later this year.


PREVIEW: Wonderland at New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham 

3 Feb

FOLLOWING sold out international seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland comes to Birmingham next week, as part of its UK and European premire.


Visit My Mosque Sunday 5th February 

29 Jan

The post Visit My Mosque Sunday 5th February appeared first on Aisha Mosque Islamic Centre .


Birmingham date for Kaiser Chiefs 

19 Jan

FRESH from a run of sold-out summer shows and a headline slot at this year's V Festival, Kaiser Chiefs have announced a brand new single Hole in my Soul and their first UK arena tour in two years in support of the forthcoming album Stay Together.


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Residents and police praised for actions in Walsall blaze 

26 Feb

The neighbours of a Walsall couple, whose home was gutted by fire, have been praised for their bravery and compassion.


Wanted man arrested after 5-hour rooftop standoff 

25 Feb

A wanted man has been arrested by West Midlands Police following a five-hour rooftop standoff during which officers were pelted with tiles.


Family’s online appeal helps police catch knuckle duster thug  

25 Feb

A robber who hit a shop worker in the face with a knuckle duster has been jailed for six years - after social media helped West Midlands Police bring him to justice.


Brave bobby receives award after helping children from burning bus 

20 Feb

A brave West Midlands Police officer who helped evacuate schoolchildren after their bus burst into flames has received an award.


Teens arrested in early morning raids 

16 Feb

Stab vests, knives, drugs and a suspected stolen motor bike were among the haul in early morning raids across Birmingham today (Thursday 16 February).


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LocalGov »

Flytippinh, 26th February 

26 Feb

Fly tipping in the lane just of Sneyd Lane opposite Vernon Way right in the middle of the lane restricting vehicle access.


Illegal parking, 26th February 

26 Feb

Cars parked in bicycle lane obstructing acsess Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 62 Pinson Road, Willenhall Report on FixMyStreet...


Council (Demand) Tax – collected and enforced using Trusts not Contracts 

25 Feb

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Lorna Taylor on 25 February 2017 .


Draincover Sinking, 24th February 

24 Feb

Drain cover sinking causing a horrible pothole straight off the island exit...


Pothole getting large and deep, 23rd February 

23 Feb

A Small Pothole has opened up and is getting quite deep within the junction area.


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