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HSBC bank in Willenhall, Walsall to close 

24 Jan

A HSBC branch in Walsall is one of 62 set to close, it has been revealed.


Inadequate Edgar Stammers Primary Academy in Walsall ‘fails to… 

24 Jan

TEACHING is 'inadequate' and fails to meet the needs of pupils at a Walsall school, inspectors have ruled in a damning Ofsted report.


Conman steals hundreds from elderly Pheasey couple 

24 Jan

POLICE are hunting a bogus workman who stole hundreds of pounds from an unsuspecting elderly couple in Pheasey.


WEATHER WARNING: Freezing fog 

23 Jan

A WEATHER alert has been issued warning of dense, freezing fog.


Plans to expand Walsall Manor’s Emergency Department 

23 Jan

PLANS to expand Walsall Manor Hospital's Emergency Department to cater for an additional 8,000 patients a year have been revealed.


Poundland in Willenhall, Walsall fined after mouse droppings… 

20 Jan

A WALSALL-BASED discount retailer has been fined after mouse activity was found in one of its stores.


​Fire at Southcart Books and Comics in Walsall 

20 Jan

A FIRE broke out at the back of a Walsall shop.


​"Bridges not walls" vow Walsall campaigners on day of… 

20 Jan

CAMPAIGNERS walked through Walsall carrying a banner saying 'bridges not walls' today (Friday, January 20) on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America.


Voyeurism arrest over Tesco Brownhills incident involving teenage… 

20 Jan

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after an appeal to trace a suspect was put out by West Midlands Police.


​Teen one of three injured in head-on Walsall crash near to the… 

20 Jan

THREE patients were treated by paramedics after a head-on two car collision in Walsall last night (Thursday, January 19).


Distraction burglar suspect sought after 95-year-old left… 

20 Jan

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a distraction burglar suspect who allegedly struck near Walsall.


Husband Azad Singh charged with murder of wife Kulwinder Kaur at… 

20 Jan

POLICE investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.


​Police appeal for help after man ‘seen acting suspiciously’… 

19 Jan

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of someone they want to speak to after a man was 'seen acting suspiciously' around a teenage girl.


Dog who was thrown out of car in Walsall is on the mend 

19 Jan

THE poor dog who was thrown out of a moving car in Walsall is on the mend and now has a name, the Advertiser can reveal.


Walsall man Irfan Sanni jailed for deliberately driving car at… 

19 Jan

A WALSALL man who deliberately drove his car at police officers trying to stop him on suspicion of drug offences has been jailed.


​Burst gas main closes Lichfield Street Morrisons in Walsall and… 

19 Jan

A BURST WATER main has forced a busy supermarket in Walsall to close this morning (Thursday, January 19).


​Police hunt assault suspect Sam Downes who could be in Walsall 

18 Jan

POLICE are hunting an assault suspect who they believe could be in Walsall.


Walsall paramedic abused while trying to help patient 

18 Jan

A WALSALL paramedic has spoken of the shocking moment he was abused while trying to help a patient.


​Walsall Manor Emergency Department ‘extremely busy’ and under… 

18 Jan

WE are extremely busy and are once again urging people to avoid ED unless they have life-threatening or serious conditions, is the plea from Walsall Manor's Emergency Department.


Walsall student tops UK after bagging out-of-this-world Royal… 

18 Jan

MEET 16-year-old brainbox Ayeisha Cox, a student at Castle Business and Enterprise College, who topped the entire COUNTRY this week after receiving a Royal Geographical Society excellence award.


​Murder arrest after woman’s body found in Gomer Street in… 

18 Jan

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday, January 18).


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Predictions for Walsall Property 2017 

24 Jan

January 2017 is almost over and finally I feel like the dust has settled allowing me the opportunity to catch my breath to reflect on the past year.


The rise and rise of self publishing 

24 Jan

OK, I’ll admit to a little self interest here, but bear with me.


Still looking for Andrew Cooper: a former Walsall man missing form Stourport 

24 Jan

I make no apologies for running this again - please keep an eye out for the above chap, Andrew Cooper who's still missing from his home in Stourport as he has been since Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Andrew is a gentleman from Walsall originally and ...


Why Ukip’s tax bill killed my calculator. 

23 Jan

Thank God for cheap Japanese electronics because I’m lousy at maths.


On Our Own by 2020! 

23 Jan

By 2020 Walsall Council will be getting virtually no support from the Government.


Class photos 

22 Jan

This is a taster of a truly remarkable piece of local history David Evans has been granted access to by it's owner, Tony Portman - we have a collection of photos of life at Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s.


Subaru car stolen from Aldridge – keep an eye out folks 

22 Jan

Diane Mansell, of Aldridge Village Partnership has asked that readers could please be on the lookout for this somewhat distinctive Subaru car (registration K23DHN) which was stolen from Aldridge last night (21st January 2017).


Making Sperm 

22 Jan

He's learning, I'm learning, everybody's learning.


Arrests made following Brownhills burglary 

22 Jan

Interesting news just released from West Midlands Police via WMNow: Continue reading...


Oak Park misery continues as Mikes master Wood 

22 Jan

The faith of the faithful at Oak Park is being severely tested at the moment as the Woodmen seem to be enduring a losing streak, this time to long-term combatants The Mikes yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21st January 2017).


Playing for a Freeman of Walsall 

21 Jan

Originally posted on Dischord : Yesterday we had the great pleasure of playing a gig at Walsall’s New Art Gallery.


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    An autumnal view of one of the last remaining cobbled streets in Walsall, looking towards St Matthew’s Church.


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Misty on my travels (WS7weather report 24-1-2017) 

24 Jan

A grass frost once again greets us as we wake up this morning and the air temperature at 06:30 hours was just below freezing point at -0.5c.


Coolest part of the day (WS7weather report 23-1-2017) 

23 Jan

It is a slightly misty start to the day as I make my observations (approximately 06:35 hours).


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Features »

Later Start Tonight 

24 Jan

Hi members, please arrive slightly later tonight at 7.15pm to allow sufficient time for the car park to be vacated prior to our arrival.


Press Pass with the Albion Foundation 

24 Jan

Two groups of students were invited to flex their journalistic muscles during two different West Bromwich Albion games.


Encouraging learning with Education Quizzes 

24 Jan

*This is a collaborative post My nearly-four year old son is a quick learner.


First Timers and Record Breakers – 21 January 2017 

23 Jan

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Hum GURUNG 18:33 Jessica FORKNALL 36:57 Ravi THAPA 19:39 Tim POWELL 37:54 Ryan MCCARTHY 23:36 Victoria CARTER 38:38 James REAMES 25:32 Jackie WILKINSON 39:17 Stuart RAWLINGS 25:...


Meal Planning Monday 23rd January 2017 

23 Jan

Another Monday, another Meal Planning post.


{The Ordinary Moments 17} #3 Friday afternoons 

22 Jan

Fridays are my absolute favourite day of the week.


Creating Website Type App – Google Chrome Windows 

21 Jan

This is a quick tip on how to make a website a web type app within Windows using Google Chrome Browser.


My Fathers Brass Belt Buckle Collection 

21 Jan

As regular reader will know my late father collected all sorts of items, one was belt buckles.


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Walsall FC »

Nathan Judah’s Walsall update – Jan 24th 

24 Jan

Nathan Judah offers all the latest Walsall news in his video update.


O’Connor – Dangerous Saddlers Are Becoming a Team 

24 Jan

Walsall defender James O'Connor has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Bury, and has discussed his belief that the team, which was almost completely overhauled...


Comment: Big moment in the progress of Walsall 

24 Jan

After almost 60 years covering the Saddlers, journalist Paul Marston put down his notepad and pen in the summer to enjoy a long-awaited retirement.


Celtic FC defender is a ‘winner’ who players respect already,… 

24 Jan

CELTIC defender Eoghan O'Connell has brought a 'winning mentality' to Walsall within just two weeks of joining, says Saddlers boss Jon Whitney.


James O’Connor: Walsall becoming a team 

24 Jan

James O'Connor believes Walsall’s impressive victories over Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers shows the team has now gelled.


O’Connell In Team Of The Week (24/1/17) 

23 Jan

O'Connell In Team Of The Week (24/1/17) Vitalfootball:Walsall:23/01/2017 21:59:00 Walsall are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.


Joe Masi’s Walsall update – Jan 23rd 

23 Jan

Joe Masi offers all the latest from the Banks's Stadium.


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Sport »

Pelsall Villa Website Updated 

24 Jan

Take a look around interesting new sections of the club website as well as catching up on the latest results.


Four Trophies in One Season! 

23 Jan

Looking back at the Pelsall Villa team that lifted three cups in 1 season.


U15s require players. 

23 Jan

Our U15s Boys team is looking for a couple of reliable players to complete its squad.


LEEK TO HOST YOUNG LIONS 

23 Jan

England Under-16s will host Spain at Leek Town next month as preparation for next year’s UEFA European U17 Championship on home soil begins.


It’s not the People’s Cup. It’s mine. 

23 Jan

Find the top corner alongside 35,000 people that choose to sign up, lace up and take part in the finest amateur knock-out tournament.


Pelsall Villa U14s Win on the Road 

23 Jan

MJPL Success for U14s...


1st Team Win Again 

23 Jan

League success for Villa...


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Walsall FC News


Map of Walsall
Aldridge Central & South Aldridge North & Walsall Wood Birchills Leamore Blakenall Bloxwich East Bloxwich West Brownhills Darlaston South Paddock Palfrey Pelsall Pheasey Park Farm Pleck Rushall Shelfield Short Heath St Matthew's Streetly Willenhall South Bentley & Darlaston North Willenhall North Image Map



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Supply chain management degree course among best in world 

24 Jan

MSc distinctive as brings together expertise from business and engineeringProgramme accredited by many prestigious associationsGraduates have global employability thanks to course’s unique designAston University is currently ranked in the ...


Alleged fraud cases rise by 330% in the Midlands 

23 Jan

THE value of alleged fraud reaching the Midlands courts increased by 330% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new study.


Conferencing firm predicts slower growth post Brexit 

23 Jan

A CONFERENCING business with a large facility in Warwickshire believes its growth prospects will be reduced as a result of the post-Brexit economy.


Retailer fined £152,000 after mice found in Birmingham stores 

23 Jan

Discount retailer Poundland must pay £152,000 after mice were found at two stores in Birmingham city centre.


Persimmon to build 116 new homes on derelict playing fields 

23 Jan

Housebuilder says its project on former Avery site in Edgbaston will be completed by the end of 2017...


Airline codeshare agreement set to boost services from Birmingham Airport 

21 Jan

SERVICES at Birmingham Airport have been boosted by a new codesharing agreement between airlines Flybe and Finnair.


Manufacturers bear the brunt as insolvencies rise 

21 Jan

INSOLVENCIES rose in the Midlands last year, ending a six-year downward trend, with the manufacturing industry the worst affected.


London Midland conductors balloted on strike action 

21 Jan

LONDON MIDLAND train conductors are to be balloted on strike action over the introduction of security contractors on its trains.


JLR crush accident leaves victim ‘unable to dance’ 

20 Jan

900,000 is first stage in 'drawing a line' under accident as factory worker seeks compensation for leg amputation following 2015 factory crush...


Jaguar Land Rover pioneers VR to enhance car buying experience 

20 Jan

JAGUAR Land Rover is pioneering a new way of buying cars across its global network through Virtual Reality.


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Outdoors »

Tuesday update 

24 Jan

A little bit of summer on the Marsh today, Ray Fellows managed to find an overwintering Chiffchaff along the mineral line this afternoon.


Are canals the common factor? 

23 Jan

Big thank you to Steve Hill for a morning out.


Monday 23rd January 2017 

23 Jan

1000 - 1130 weak sun, misty, 4c : Goldcrest, Goldfinch 6, Chaffinch m, Redwing 4, Goosander 11, Teal 14, Wigeon 6, Tufted 28, Cormorant 4, M.


January 21st – An experiment with long-exposure photography was… 

23 Jan

January 21st - An experiment with long-exposure photography was fun with these thirty second exposures.


Sunday 22nd January 2017 

22 Jan

1200 - 1230 overcast after frost, 2c : Common Gull 5, Lapwing 61, Wigeon 9, Teal 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 2, Bullfinch f, Goldfinch 6, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard.


Sunday Update 

22 Jan

It's very embarrassing but...


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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.


Willow Bird Sculptures for Adults 

14 Jan

Learn to weave a bird sculpture for your house or garden with expert basket maker Sue Kirk.


Brassed Off dates announced at Wolverhampton Grand 

12 Jan

A CLASSIC comedy drama will be the first major show produced in-house at a popular Wolverhampton theatre for more than 40 years.


Evita is set to hit the stage at Wolverhampton Grand 

9 Jan

EVITA is set to thrill audiences across Wolverhampton as the show is coming to the city later this year.


Unity 2017 Changelist 

3 Jan

We do a thing in Rust’s subreddit where we get people to post their ideal changelog.


REVIEW: Dick Whittington pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome 

22 Dec

IT'S EVERYTHING you could expect from a pantomime and more! Dick Whittington has laughs, magic, innuendo, silliness, stunts and tricks and you'll be laughing out loud through the whole of the show.


Dick Whittington promises to be an ‘unmissable’ pantomime treat 

19 Dec

OUTRAGEOUS costumes, some amazing special effects and lots of laughs that's what to expect from this year's pantomime at the Birmingham Hippodrome.


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Man to appear in court charged with sexual assault 

21 Jan

A 35-year-old man will appear in court this morning (Saturday) after a woman was sexually assaulted in Wolverhampton.


Husband charged with murder of wife in Willenhall 

20 Jan

Police investigating  the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.


Father charged with murder of his two children 

18 Jan

A father has been charged with the murder of his two children almost three months after they were found dead at their family home in Hamstead.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder as woman’s body found in flat 

18 Jan

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday 18 January).


Appeal following a robbery in Walsall where thousands of pounds worth of goods were stolen 

14 Jan

Can you help? We’re appealing for information after approximately £350k worth of alcohol was stolen from a freight yard in Walsall.


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LocalGov »

Branches overhanging road hitting high vehicles, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Branches overhanging road hitting high vehicles, this is impacted by the fact that there are islands which make vehicles pass close to the kerb.


Broken manhole, 23rd January 

23 Jan

The manhole cover makes a loud noise as cars go over it , the whole frame is moving as you step on it so it could collapse in any time.


Loads of bags of rubbish dumped, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Flhtipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Skip Lane, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly Tipping, 22nd January 

22 Jan

Neighbours keeping dumping rubbish near by the side of our house, along the garden fence.


Japanese knotweed, 20th January 

20 Jan

Japanese knotweed has not been treated this year despite many reports which is enabling it to spread ever closer to the housing on Reedswood Estate.


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