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Grieving father’s outrage as Barr Beacon School kick son out… 

24 Jun

A MOURNING father has hit out at a school in Walsall after the headteacher kicked his 12-year-old son out for spending time with his dying grandad.

Drugs ring jailed for 20 years after police find £300k… 

24 Jun

A DRUGS gang has been jailed for more than 20 years after their dealer operation was busted in Walsall by West Midlands Police.

Four injured following two-car collision in Walsall Road, Great… 

24 Jun

FOUR men have been injured following a serious collision between a taxi and a car in Great Wyrley.

EU Referendum: FINAL RESULTS: UK votes to leave the European… 

24 Jun

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin in a historic moment which saw millions of people across the country taking to the polls.

‘Think of your kids’ – Willenhall mother and daughter nominated for award after talking down man from motorway bridge 

23 Jun

“I sat down next to him and said ‘think of your kids, they will grow up without a dad, and think of me, I’ll have to watch you jump - I’ll have to live with that.

Southend sign Walsall’s Demetriou 

23 Jun

Southend United sign Cyprus right-back Jason Demetriou after he rejected a new contract at League One rivals Walsall.

‘Think of your kids’ – Walsall mum and daughter up for… 

23 Jun

A HEROIC mother and daughter who saved a man's life after he threatened to jump from a motorway bridge in Walsall have been nominated for a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Outstanding Citizens award.

EU Referendum: Should we stay or should we go? Time to decide 

23 Jun

THE EU referendum is being held today (Thursday, June 23) to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.

Warning issued after Walsall Gumtree phone scam 

22 Jun

OFFICERS have released CCTV images of a man they are trying to trace following three burglaries in Birmingham and one in Walsall.

Walsall sign Cuvelier on one-year deal 

21 Jun

Walsall re-sign former on-loan midfielder Florent Cuvelier on a one-year deal following his release by Sheffield United.

Latest food hygiene reports for Wasall shops, bars, restaurants… 

21 Jun

These are some of the latest food hygiene reports published by the Food Standards Agency.

“Inspirational” Walsall teacher given Pearson Lifetime Achievemen… 

21 Jun

AN inspirational Walsall teacher is to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for his years of service in the borough.

Two released following attempted Walsall child abduction 

20 Jun

POLICE have released two people without charge after an attempted child abduction in Walsall.

Concerned residents secure King Arthur pub in Walsall as Asset of… 

18 Jun

A POPULAR pub in Walsall has been secured as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) in a bid to protect it.

Memorial statue unveiled in honour of Walsall writer Jerome… 

18 Jun

A MEMORIAL statue in honour of Walsall's famous author Jerome K.

​Missing Walsall man Nicholas Stewart Edmunds "may be… 

18 Jun

POLICE say a man who has been missing for more than a month may be sleeping rough and have urged anyone with possible sightings of him to come forward.

​Assault arrest after Yates’s attack in Walsall 

18 Jun

POLICE investigating an assault at a Walsall bar have arrested a man in connection with the attack.

​Walsall Pride to host Orlando massacre vigil 

18 Jun

A TOWN centre vigil is to take place tonight (Saturday, June 18) organised by Walsall Pride.

Walsall Gala Baths re-open after £1m improvements 

18 Jun

THE re-modelled Walsall Gala Baths have officially re-opened this morning (Saturday, June 18).

​Man ‘critical’ after Yates’s attack in Walsall 

17 Jun

A MAN is critically ill in hospital after being attacked in a Walsall bar last night (June 16).

Walsall councillor pays tribute to Jo Cox MP 

17 Jun

A WALSALL councillor has joined the tributes to Jo Cox MP, describing her as a wonderful person who did so much.

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EU Referendum – 67.9% of Walsall Voters Vote With Their Feet… 

24 Jun

As most of the polls suggested a Remain Vote, it came as a surprise to most people, including the City.

Can you help Diane make Brownhills bloom? 

24 Jun

Once more, Diane Mansell from Brownhills Town Centre Partnership has been in touch, and asked me to point out that volunteers are needed for another planting event to prepare the remaining planters for the Brownhills Britain in Bloom entry this ...

1 Bedroom House, Wareham Close, Walsall, WS3 With Yields Of 7.42%. 

24 Jun

A one bedroom on a popular part of the Coalpool area in Walsall.

Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 2016 – this weekend! 

24 Jun

Fed up of politics and grim news - well, there's something fun instead this week as it's the 2016 Lichfield Jazz and Blues festival from today (Friday 24th June 2016) until Sunday (26th June 2016).

Clayhanger Community Sumer Tidy this Saturday! 

24 Jun

I see from the excellent Madwblog that there's a Community Spring Clean event going on in Clayhanger this Saturday morning (25th June 2016) from 8:30 to 10:20am and all are welcome - kit and gloves provided! Continue reading...

A Personal Win 

22 Jun

I’m writing this on the eve of the EU referendum.

Endowed like a Dame 

22 Jun

An interesting thing reaches me from top local historian Bill Mayo, via David Evans - a study of the long-gone Norton Canes Endowed, or Dame School, which was demolished in the early 1950s, but seems to have been one of the earliest local schools.

Making hay whilst the sun shines 

21 Jun

Council owned grassland to the west of the borough was benefitting from a much needed short back and sides as Walsall Council’s mowing teams took advantage of some much needed summer sun and descended on Willenhall in a bid to cut back the backlog...

Has the Walsall Property Market bubble finally burst?! 

21 Jun

A number of landlords, first time buyers and investors have approached me recently, asking about the Walsall property market.

2016 Brownhills Canalside Festival – this Sunday! 

21 Jun

I note the creative advertising modification team have been out again this year, getting Brownhills Canal Festival noticed on social media - and any publicity is good, as the image above has been shared hundreds of times now since it was posted ...

3 Bedroom Terraced House, Villiers Street, Walsall, WS1. With Yields Of 6.25%. 

20 Jun

A 3 bedroom terraced house on Villiers street, Walsall, WS1.

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    The Wyrley and Essington Canal (known locally as "the Curly Wyrley") in Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands.

    When built the canal ran from Wolverhampton to Huddlesford Junction near Lichfield

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24 June 2016 weather 

24 Jun

It is a partly cloudy start to the day but we will see some brighter spells shine through from time to time.

Referendum day weather 

23 Jun

It is a very humid start to this EU Referendum day but the good news is that if you are planning to walk to your local polling station then you should be able to do so without the need of your umbrella.

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Walsall player 116. George Andrews 

24 Jun

Personal information Date of birth 23 April 1942 (age 74) Place of birth Dudley, England Playing position Striker Senior career Years                    Team                              Apps      (Gls) 1960–1961...

Walsall player 115. Alan Baker 

24 Jun

Alan Baker (born 22 June 1944) was an English football player.

Walsall player 114.William Adams 

24 Jun

Personal information Full name William Edward Adams Place of birth Smethwick, England Playing position Defender Senior career Years                   Team                                        Apps...

Great Session Last Night 

24 Jun

Big thanks to our members for a great recording session last night, thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to hear the finished product...

Royal Navy – GCSE Food Visit 

24 Jun

On the 24 th June the Royal Navy delivered a practical demonstration to Year 10 GCSE Food Technology pupils and cooked a Thai Chicken Curry which smelt and tasted amazing!   The Royal Navy shared a vast amount of information on careers in the Navy ...

RAF Brize Norton 

24 Jun

Year 12 students visited RAF Brize Norton on Tuesday 21st June.

Avoiding Armed Conflict 

24 Jun

Having an interest in the English Civil War (1642–1651), I think I have got a vague sense of what it was like to live in England back then as the past four months hasn’t been a great experience and has exposed a really divided country, as it was ...

NUTMEG AW16 Clothing for Kids 

24 Jun

At the end of May, we were invited down to London by the team at NUTMEG to see their latest collection of kids clothing for Autumn Winter.

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Minutes Silence – Remembering Joel, Ade And Patrick 

24 Jun

Minutes Silence - Remembering Joel, Ade And Patrick Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/06/2016 16:17:00 Please join us on Monday at 12 noon as we remember our fallen Saddlers - Joel, Adrian and Patrick.

National Minute’s Silence to Mark Anniversary of Tunisia Terror Attacks 

24 Jun

The Government have announced that there will be a national one minute silence in government buildings across the UK and in British Embassies overseas at 12noon on Monday, 27th June, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist...

Walsall Sign Colchester Defender Joe Edwards 

24 Jun

Walsall Sign Colchester Defender Joe Edwards Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/06/2016 15:26:00 Walsall sign Colchesters players player of the year Joe Edwards on a two year deal.

Walsall sign ex-Colchester man Edwards 

24 Jun

Midfielder Joe Edwards will join League One side Walsall when his Colchester United contract expires on 1 July.

Edwards – “I’m Delighted to be Here. It’s a Fantastic Club” 

24 Jun

Walsall's newest recruit, Colchester United's Joe Edwards, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his delight as he comes to terms on a two-year deal with the Banks's Stadium side.

Colchester United’s Joe Edwards to Join The Saddlers 

24 Jun

As Jon Whitney and his backroom team continue to prepare for the upcoming Sky Bet League One campaign, Walsall Football Club have today announced their fourth summer signing with Colchester United defender/midfielder Joe Edwards agreeing terms...

Walsall sign Joe Edwards from Colchester 

24 Jun

Walsall have completed their fourth signing of the summer after snapping up Joe Edwards from Colchester.

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24 Jun


Staffordshire FA Youth Council Recruitment 2016/2017 

24 Jun

Staffordshire FA are now accepting applications to be part of the Staffordshire FA Youth Council for the 2016/ 2017 season.

Fight fans can still get their fix on July 9! 

24 Jun

Tyson Fury versus Wladimir Klitschko may have been delayed but the show is still on at Walsall Town Hall that same evening.

Liam Etheridge as good as gold for Pleck 

24 Jun

Liam Etheridge was as good as gold for Pleck Boxing Club as he brought home the West Midlands’ only top honours from the Haringey Box Cup.

Inspirational FA Girls Football Festival hits St. George’s Park 

23 Jun

On Friday 10th June Staffordshire FA in partnership with The FA held The FA Girls Festival in Association with Continental Tyres.

Exciting opportunity for West Mids juniors! 

23 Jun

We have been personally contacted by ITV to ask if we would like to send anyone along to these Auditions.

Change to Monday class times 

20 Jun

A reminder that monday evening training times have changed starting tonight 20/06/16.

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Manufacturers react to Britain leaving the European Union 

24 Jun

It is official, after months of campaigning from the likes of Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Michael Gove, the British public have voted in favour of Britain leaving the European Union.

Poundland rejects proposal for a takeover 

24 Jun

STEINHOFF, the South African company considering a takeover of Poundland, has said the board of the Willenhall company has rejected its proposal.

EU referendum: ‘Unity and calm’ needed following PM resignation 

24 Jun

Chamber of commerce chief says there will be breathing space for business community despite 'period of uncertainty' after David Cameron announces he is stepping down...

New Romania routes from Birmingham Airport 

24 Jun

Eastern European carrier launches three times weekly flights to Romania's second largest city...

New WMG Academy primed to combat manufacturing skills shortage 

23 Jun

THE collaborative approach designed to combat the West Midlands escalating skills gap has been highlighted with the official launch of the regions latest engineering academy.

Motoring: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato; Jaguar F-Pace; Rolls-Royce Black Badge 

23 Jun

LUXURY sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has set the pulses racing once again by announcing a limited series production of its exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

Birmingham with a lot ‘Toulouse’ as airline launches new service 

22 Jun

SHORT haul services at Birmingham Airport have been further boosted following a decision by its largest airline to launch a new route.

Top JLR supplier confronts skills crisis by launching its own academy 

22 Jun

A LEADING supplier to Jaguar Land Rover has confronted its skills gap by setting up its own in-house training academy.

‘In or out’ distraction can’t hide the Midlands stock shortage 

22 Jun

By Charles DAuncey, director at Harris LambThe whole commercial property landscape has the potential to be altered over the next 48 hours as the controversial Brexit debate finally comes to a h...

Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.

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June 23rd – On the canal at Darlaston, a flower I’m assuming is… 

24 Jun

June 23rd - On the canal at Darlaston, a flower I’m assuming is some kind of wild rose, although the flower itself looks a bit like a large blackberry bloom.

Thursday 23rd June 2016 

23 Jun

1230 - 1330 cloudy, 21c : Common Tern, Lapwing 7, GC Grebe 2, Mute Swan pair + 2y, Swift 6, Swallow 5, House Martin 2, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat 3, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Skylark, Reed Bunting, Linnet pair, Green Woodpecker.

June 21st – It may be the solstice, but the mating behaviour… 

21 Jun

June 21st - It may be the solstice, but the mating behaviour continues on the canal.

Tuesday 21st June 2016 

21 Jun

Park Lime Pits meadow 1020 - 1045 sunny 20c : Whitethroat 2, Bullfinch, Heron, Moorhen, Also seen - Red Admiral, Common Blue 2, Large Skipper 3, Speckled Wood 3, Latticed Heath.

Monday 20th June 2016 

21 Jun

Linley Wood 1400 - 1445 sunny, 17c : GS Woodpecker, Jay 2, Coal Tit, Bullfinch 3, Jackdaw 4, Swift 5, Buzzard 2, Heron over, LBb Gull 4 over.

June 20th – One for the occasional series on the silliness of… 

21 Jun

June 20th - One for the occasional series on the silliness of advertising billboards.

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Call of Duty XP championship set to be another popular event 

24 Jun

THE date and venue for this year's Call of Duty World League Championship has now been revealed.

Tuesday Leathercraft Drop-In Sessions 

22 Jun

A weekly drop-in leathercraft session for families.

Call of Duty World League to visit Gfinity Arena in London 

22 Jun

THE Call of Duty World League will visit London's Gfinity Arena next month for the first time.

David MacGregor – A Night Of World Jazz Guitar 

22 Jun

Guests will have the chance to hear a mixture of jazz, blues, original, classical and world music at an evening with guitarist David MacGregor at the Lichfield Garrick on June 25.

Coronation Street legend to feature in iconic show at the Alex 

22 Jun

CORONATION Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments, which is heading to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre next year.

Broadway musical 42nd Street heads to Belgrade Theatre 

22 Jun

ONE of musical theatre's greatest ever shows takes to the stage this June at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre.

The Best Thing brings masked theatre to Lichfield Garrick 

20 Jun

THE UK's leading full mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre, will perform a swinging sixties story of unconditional love at the Lichfield Garrick this July.

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Drugs ring jailed for 20 years after WMP smashes dealer operation  

24 Jun

A drugs gang has been jailed for more than 20 years after their dealer operation was busted by West Midlands Police.

Police appeal and issue warning over Gumtree scam 

22 Jun

Officers have released CCTV footage and images of a man they are trying to trace following three burglaries in Birmingham and one in Walsall.

Police arrest man following Walsall wine bar attack 

18 Jun

Police investigating an assault at a Walsall bar last week, have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Man critically ill after single punch in Walsall  

17 Jun

A man is critically ill in hospital after being floored by a single punch in a Walsall bar last night (16 June) and police have released images of the prime suspect.

M6 driver caught eating porridge at the wheel 

14 Jun

Almost 300 motorists were caught by motorway cops during a week-long campaign tackling distracted driving and mobile phone use behind the wheel.

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Fostering information. 

24 Jun

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by T Taylor on 24 June 2016 .

Ball games on road and pavements, 24th June 

24 Jun

Children as young as 2 years plus are on the road and street playing with siblings they are unsupervised causing criminal damage to cars and even anti social behaviour when approached they have a no care attitude to other people property such...

Contracting for Goods and Services 

24 Jun

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to phil spring on 24 June 2016 .

Fun at Goscote Greenacres family music festival 

24 Jun

Walsall residents will have the chance to continue the summer music festival vibe for free on 17 July between 1 -5pm when Goscote Greenacres hold their annual family fun day.

Final phase of road improvement scheme is opened 

24 Jun

The opening of Bentley Mill Way marks the completion of a £26m highways improvement scheme started in 2013 that has brought together infrastructure improvements to four sites.

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