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Car driver flees scene after Erdington crash 

25 Nov

A CAR crashed into railings in Erdington with the driver leaving the scene before the emergency services arrived.

​Egg-throwing yobs in Walsall lead to increased police patrols 

25 Nov

SECURITY has been stepped up at a country park in Walsall after youths were spotted lighting fires and throwing eggs at passing cars.

Crime reporting tool to launch in Walsall 

25 Nov

A CRIME reporting tool that will make known criminals 'think twice' is being launched in Walsall.

New Italian restaurant to open in Walsall 

25 Nov

AN Italian restaurant that 'will bring sunshine to a lovely place' is set to open in Walsall next month.

Father who drowned trying to save his daughter may have been pulled under by sinkholes 

25 Nov

A father from Walsall who tragically drowned while trying to save his daughter could have been sucked under water by sinkholes in the river bed, an inquest heard.

Report calls for improved railway facilities to boost tourism in Lichfield 

25 Nov

Improved rail services and facilities will be crucial to the future of Lichfield’s tourism industry, according to a new report.

​Money launderer from Walsall jailed 

25 Nov

A WALSALL man has been jailed for his role in laundering more than 35 million through UK banks and money service businesses.

Counterfeit goods seized at Walsall market 

24 Nov

A LARGE haul of counterfeit goods was seized at a market in Walsall recently.

Clear up disgraceful pub rubble, says Walsall MP 

24 Nov

Calls have been made to clean up the site of a former Walsall pub which is now piled high with rubbish.

​Rape victim makes desperate plea to find Walsall sex attacker 

24 Nov

THE BRAVE victim of a 'horrific' sexual assault in Walsall has waived her anonymity to appeal for information which may lead to the arrest of her attacker.

A town to be proud of after £1.5m Willenhall revamp 

24 Nov

The £1.5 million regeneration scheme to breathe new life into Willenhall has been completed.

​Last chance to sign up for Acorns Lantern Walk in Walsall 

24 Nov

ONE of the biggest and brightest fund raising events of the year in Walsall is fast approaching and charity bosses are urging people to sign up now.

Terror cops urge Walsall public to be their ‘eyes and ears’ 

24 Nov

Police are calling on the public in Walsall to help them tackle terrorism following the Paris attacks.

Caught on camera: Rare statues worth £1,200 stolen in Aldridge garden centre raid 

24 Nov

Rare statues worth a total of £1,200 were taken during a raid on a family-run garden centre in Aldridge.

Kiddisave customers told they may not get their money back 

24 Nov

Families left out of pocket after the sudden closure of a children's shop in Walsall have been warned they may not get their money back.

​Money raised from sale of stolen items put back into Walsall… 

23 Nov

A group of performers from Walsall have a spring in their step thanks to money raised from the sale of suspected stolen items being put back into the community.

Walsall pubs to get makeovers in £1m investment 

23 Nov

FOUR 'iconic' Walsall pubs are being given a makeover as part of a 1 million investment into the borough.

Social Worker – Walsall Up to £39k per annum 

23 Nov


Quick-thinking girl saves Sutton Coldfield family from kitchen… 

23 Nov

A YOUNGSTER from Sutton Coldfield helped alert the fire brigade as a blaze threatened to take hold at her home.

IN PICTURES and VIDEO: 100 firefighters protest against proposed cuts to West Midlands Fire Service 

23 Nov

More than one hundred firefighters and control staff turned out to protest against proposed cuts to West Midlands Fire Service.

‘Career criminal’ from Walsall jailed for steroid smuggling… 

23 Nov

A 'CAREER criminal' inmate who plotted with a prison officer to smuggle in steroids has been jailed.

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Nottingham Drive Shops….. 

25 Nov

One of the problems with doing a daily Blog/Facebook/Twitter update for local residents other Councillors see what you are doing and claim stuff for themselves.

Inconsiderate Parking 

25 Nov

If I have one major bug bear it is inconsiderate people and the example I will show is perfect.

Tram Train could be answer to putting Willenhall Train Station back on the agenda… 

25 Nov

When the 5W’s Tram Link was first muted back in the 1980’s Willenhall Lib Dems put forward the idea of the TramTrain as a viable alternative.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – November public meeting this Thursday 

25 Nov

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (Thursday 26th November 2015) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...

A chance to tell the Tories what you think about their proposal to close your Library 

24 Nov

Your chance to tell Walsall Council what you think of their idea to close New Invention Library at a drop in session today between 11.30 am and 1.00 pm in the Library at The Square, Lichfield Road.

Beware: Indecent exposure incident at Clayhanger 

24 Nov

Worryingly, the incidents of indecent exposure locally seem to be ongoing, as I note social media reports yesterday (Monday 23rd November 2015) of an incident near Northfields Way in Clayhanger.

Battling my Nemesis – The Alternator 

23 Nov

This evening has seen the latest episode int he soap opera that is my serial ownership of cars.

Network of Death Cult 

23 Nov

In these uncertain and dangerous times, it seems churlish to point out that even before the term was coined and the condition categorised, governments have operated from a position of paranoid schizophrenia...

Carte before the horse 

22 Nov

Above is a map section from the Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 1947 publication epoch - it was revised officially in 1938, and shows some map lag - but that aside, this week I noticed something very, very interesting and a little bit peculiar.

Life’s a Holbeach as Woodmen tame Tigers 

22 Nov

Yesterday (21st November 2015) Walsall Wood FC entertained Finlanders Holbeach United, and after some great football, Wood emerged the victors with an impressive 4-1 scoreline.

Rosie’s Christmas Gift Fair on today! 

22 Nov

Here's a very late one just in courtesy of Linda Mason: Rosie's There's a Christmas Gif Fair on today in Aldridge, in aid of Rosie's Helping Hands Charity - It takes place from 11pm to 4pm at Aldridge Compass Suites.

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See the “stream” 

25 Nov

So far today (at approximately 06:30 hours)  we have received 1.8mm of rain and the radar images are showing that there are some further small clusters of rain cloud heading our way.

Warmer than yesterday. 

24 Nov

The jet stream has now moved much closer to the UK and, in fact will be running across our island during the next 24 hours.

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Walsall player 517. Stuart Rimmer 

25 Nov

Stuart Rimmer (born 12 October 1964, in Southport) is an English former footballer who is Chester City’s record goal-scorer.

Walsall player 516. Howard Riley 

25 Nov

Howard Riley (born 18 August 1938) is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Barrow, Leicester City and Walsall.

Christmas Break 

25 Nov

The last meetings of the year will be Derby 9th December and Walsall 11th December.

From Wedding Dress to Heirloom Bear | Keepsakes From My Sewing Room 

25 Nov

My wedding dress had been hanging in the back of my wardrobe ever since the day after I got married.

Carpenter maintain the excellent attendance 

25 Nov

Carpenter House won the attendance trophy last academic year and are currently leading the attendance this year with 96.39%.

Carpenter Benefit from behaviour Knock outs 

25 Nov

Some students who have demonstrated some challenging behaviours around school in Carpenter House have been attending lunch clubs in PE to channel their behaviour in a positive aspect.

Rangoli Pattern Competition 

25 Nov

Following on from Year 7’s special Diwali-themed Spanish lesson, Year 7 students were all invited to take part in a Rangoli pattern competition.

Angus McClean knocked me unconscious when I went to Wolves aged 8 

25 Nov

REGARDING the photograph in The Bugle (November 4 edition) entitled Wolves stars of the 1940s I have very good reason to remember Angus McClean whom, if my memory serves me right, was a defender for the team.

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Stats: Swindon v Walsall 

25 Nov

Stats: Swindon v Walsall Vitalfootball:Walsall:25/11/2015 18:04:00 All the stats from Swindon (2) vs (1) Walsall, County Ground, 24.11.15 Att: 6,385...

Smith Feels Defeat Was Criminal 

25 Nov

Smith Feels Defeat Was Criminal Vitalfootball:Walsall:25/11/2015 17:48:00 Boss was thinking of phoning the police as he felt yesterday's defeat was criminal.

Manchester United Join Rico Race? 

25 Nov

According to media reports, Manchester United have joined the race for Walsall's left-back Rico Henry, as the Birmingham-born defender continues to pique the interest of several top-flight sides.

Watch highlights of Swindon 2 Walsall 1 

25 Nov

Watch the best of the action from the County Ground where Swindon scored a late winner to beat Walsall 2-1.

Watch: Matt Maher’s 60-second Walsall update – November 25 

25 Nov

Matt Maher discusses the latest Saddlers news after a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Swindon Town.

Swindon 2 Walsall FC 1 in pictures 

25 Nov

Gallery created by Walsall Advertiser...

Swindon 2 Walsall 1 – Fan pictures 

25 Nov

Check out our fan gallery from the County Ground last night as Walsall lose on their travels for the first time in League One this season.

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Pelsall Villa 3-4 Heath Hayes 

25 Nov

Villa second best in thriller...

Tournament Dates 2016 – June 11/12 and July 9/10 2016 

24 Nov

The Club has announced the dates for our 2016 Tournament: – June 11th – U6 and U8 boys.

Staffordshire FA launch new app with Boud Digital! 

24 Nov

After weeks of planning and inputting data Staffordshire FA are happy to announce that their new Android and Apple app is now available to download...

Pics next away game in December 

24 Nov

Seats Available...

FA People’s Cup returns for 2016 

24 Nov

The FA’s mass participation football tournament, The FA People’s Cup will return in January following its rip-roaring success in 2015.

Christmas campaign for scholars! 

23 Nov

EVO-STIK Northern Premier League Trafford are backing a Christmas campaign to deliver presents to under-underprivileged children in their community.

Walsall Wood brush aside Holbeach to set up FA Vase clash with… 

23 Nov

WALSALL WOOD 4 HOLBEACH UNITED 1FA Vase Second RoundWOOD'S first foray into the Vase this season saw them comfortably dispatch high-flying United Counties League visitors Holbeach to advance a step closer to Wembley.

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Autumn Statement – the manufacturers’ response 

25 Nov

MANUFACTURING body EEF has largely welcomed measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement.

BREAKING NEWS: Autumn Statement – Chancellor lays out plans on housing, jobs, apprenticeships and infrastructure 

25 Nov

THE Government will build thousands more new homes, invest in roads and create one million jobs over the next five years, Chancellor George Osborne pledged in the Autumn Statement.

LUTZ project seals SMMT Award win for RDM Group 

25 Nov

A Coventry manufacturing specialist is celebrating after winning one of the automotive sector’s most prestigious honours.

Profit warning issued by Chamberlin 

24 Nov

SPECIALIST foundry and engineering group Chamberlin warned shareholders at its AGM yesterday to expect to see subdued performance from the first three months of its financial year.

Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant 

24 Nov

The car giant said the move will create hundreds of new jobs at the plant at i54 in South Staffordshire...

M&B resumes dividend following earnings growth 

24 Nov

BIRMINGHAM pubco Mitchells & Butlers will pay a dividend to shareholders after bringing in a positive set of full year results.

JLR to double the size of its engine plant 

24 Nov

JAGUAR Land Rover is to invest £450m to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) near Wolverhampton.

Decisive action needed on housing, says KPMG 

23 Nov

OFFICIAL figures show that just 910 new homes were started in the West Midlands in the three months to September.

Birmingham firms sign up to schools scheme to plug skills gap 

23 Nov

Balfour Beatty, Birmingham Airport, Pinsent Masons and Royal Bank of Scotland sign up to scheme...

EEF welcomes third consecutive year of increased UK R&D spend 

20 Nov

MANUFACTURING organisation EEF has welcomed new ONS figures showing that business expenditure on research and development (R&D) increased by more than 5% over 2014.

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*Scarce Species Alert* 

25 Nov

Yes it is - REALLY! Kev Clements was over this lunchtime and was rewarded with the fourth site record of Barnacle Goose .

Wednesday 25th November 2015 

25 Nov

1400 - 1500 overcast 9c : Goosander 2, Teal 4, Shoveler 4, Tufted 19, Moorhen 22, Coot 10, Cormorant 2, Lapwing 50+ at brickworks field, Buzzard 2, GBb Gull 10, LBb Gull / Herring Gull 200+, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull 120+, Pied Wagtail 2, ...

November 25th – Spotted on a damp Darlaston canal towpath just… 

25 Nov

November 25th - Spotted on a damp Darlaston canal towpath just after daybreak, this tiny toadstool.

Home to Roost 

25 Nov

I’ve recently been on an Advanced Bat Roost Survey course , which was brilliant, and has resulted in yet another shift in my vision.

Tuesday 24th November 2015 

24 Nov

1015 - 1115 overcast, 7c : Gulls as yesterday, Shoveler 6, Teal 6, Tufted 13, Mallard 31, Cormorant 2, Moorhen 8, Coot 12, Pied Wagtail, Jay, Jackdaw 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Blackbird f, Wren, Robin, Starling 25, Great Tit etc.

November 23rd – It was a bitterly cold morning – or at least, it… 

24 Nov

November 23rd - It was a bitterly cold morning - or at least, it seemed like one after the unseasonal warmth of recent weeks.

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Walsall becomes a dementia-friendly town 

19 Nov

People in Walsall with dementia can now be assured of excellent support and treatment after a number of local organisations have been awarded dementia friendly community status.

The Hoff to star in new musical Last Night A DJ Saved My Life 

18 Nov

TV star David Hoff (formerly Hasselhoff) has arrived on stage in Wolverhampton as part of the world premiere of a brand new musical Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

Clothes Show returns to Birmingham NEC 

18 Nov

FASHION and beauty experts will descend on Birmingham when The Clothes Show returns to the city's NEC next month.

Stalkers and Abuse – Part 4 

15 Nov

So I decided to tackle Andrew head on.

Stalkers and Abuse – Part 3 

14 Nov

You can read part 2 here .

Accord Group encourages customers to put rent first….please 

13 Nov

Thousands of social housing tenants are being asked to put their rent first in the lead up to Christmas in a campaign being launched next week (Monday 16th November).

REVIEW: Kevin Bridges – Barclaycard Arena 

11 Nov

Observational comedy is often considered a little too safe by many people, but Kevin Bridges demonstrated that there was nothing safe about his new tour, 'A Whole Different Story'.

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Facewatch launches in Walsall 

24 Nov

In Walsall the police and council have secured funding to help 46 businesses benefit from a crime reporting tool that will allow them to upload images of suspected shoplifters to an app that can be seen by shoppers, other businesses and the...

Police search for missing Walsall man 

17 Nov

Police in Walsall are becoming concerned for a man who has been missing from home since the weekend.

Motorway cops and passers-by awarded for efforts at fatal M6 crash scene 

16 Nov

?Two motorway police officers and two members of the public have been honoured for their efforts in trying to save the life of a man who collapsed at the wheel of his car in Staffordshire.

Armed robbers jailed for violent robberies across Birmingham and Staffordshire 

11 Nov

A trio of robbers who committed violent attacks on homes and businesses across the West Midlands have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Arrests made over series of Walsall robberies 

3 Nov

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of robberies in the Park Hall area of Walsall.

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Surfacing is badly rutted on roundabout, 25th November 

25 Nov

The surfacing has large open cracks on the roundabout when entering it from Brownhills high street - On a bike this means you have to swerve to go around them which potentially puts you into conflict with the traffic who are generally looking...

Audit Commission Corporate Governance report dated 2002 , Walsall council 

25 Nov

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by G.

Sunken manhole cover by bus stop, 25th November 

25 Nov

Cover has sunk right next to bus stop heading away from the island - Dangerous on a bike as you have to swerve to avoid it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 17 Mellish Road, Walsall Report on ...

Dog Care Day at Kings Hill Park 

25 Nov

The Friends of Darlaston South Parks have organised a free dog welfare day on Sunday 29 November at Kings Hill Park Darlaston from 10am – 3pm.

Damaged manhole cover, noisy and dangerous, 25th November 

25 Nov

A manhole cover is loose and making a dreadful noise when vehicles drive over it.

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