CHILDREN who are caught skipping school will be stopped by a patrol vehicle and asked to return under new plans to cut truancy in Walsall.
Walsall Manor Hospital has been fined more than £850,000 in under a year for the delays patients faced waiting in AE and with arriving ambulance crews, latest figures have revealed.
Firefighters were called to a car which burst into flames in a field in a suspected arson.
Tributes have been paid to former Walsall FC manager, Dave Mackay, who has passed away at the age of 80.
There are severe delays on the M6 southbound this morning after two fuel spillages resulted in the carriageway being closed.
Cold, with frost and wintry in places, but what's the weather going to be like where you live or work over the next five days? Click the map above to find out.
Constable David Mitchison shoved man so hard he cracked his head on pavement and needed hospital treatment, court told...
As Birmingham councillors hold their annual budget meeting it appears that the lessons of the past are being learned elsewhere...
POLICE investigating a serious assault in Leeds city centre that left a man in a serious but stable condition in hospitalhave arrested a man from Walsall.
A TEENAGER from Walsall who tricked young girls into posing naked over the internet with the promise of modelling contracts has been warned he is facing time behind bars.
A man charged with attempted murder after his girlfriend fell from the balcony of a tower block in Walsall appeared in court today.
MOUSE droppings were discovered in food storage areas of a bakery in Walsall, forcing its temporary closure.
Detectives investigating how a woman fell from the balcony of a tower block in Walsall on Friday (February 27) have charged a man.
A HUGELY successful project that offers support to elderly residents across Walsall will continue after more than 300,000 funding was secured.
YOUNG Walsall candidates are 'campaigning it out' throughout the borough to gain one of four elected seats and the chance to represent Walsall on both a local and a national level.
Michael Riggon, 52, to appear at court after woman, 28, suffered serious injuries in Caldmore incident...
SWEDISH students swapped Scandinavia for the Black Country as they took part in a work experience scheme in Walsall.
A LIVE music event featuring local bands has raised over 2,000 for a Sutton Coldfield charity.
A LIVE music event featuring local bands has raised over 2,000 for a Sutton Coldfield charity.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman fell from the balcony of a tower block in Walsall.
FOUR thousand spaces have gone already for the popular Advertiser-backed Great Midlands Fun Run.
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Still on Roads, Lib Dem Campaigner Carol Fletcher has reported in the deep potholes in Jones Road either side of its junction with Heath Road on the Beacon Estate.
Roads across New Invention and Short Heath are beginning to show the ravages of winter and Walsall Council needs to act now or pay the price “Cannock Road on the approach to the “Amery” island is a point in case” said ...
If PR sat down and gave some PR advice to PR it would be that the term ‘PR’ was broken.
I often get lots of short questions or observations that aren't, despite my best efforts, big enough to make one post out of; so here are a selection of recent ones which aren't connected to each other, but I'm thinking readers may be able to help ...
The really big problem with attempting to convey a really big idea is the necessity to form a really meaningless sound bite or, in this increasingly digital age, a stupid hash tag...
Last week, I posted a promotional ad for local lad Andy Penn's fundraiser, which took place last Friday at the Shoulder of Mutton to raise funds to support his skydive for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
We continued our pier-bothering this weekend: another short break saw us down the M40, M25, A23 and A27 to Worthing .
I had an interesting email from reader and top local history technician Andy Dennis a couple of weeks ago that expands on a recent topic beautifully: that of William Roberts and his empire.
A lovely bit of ephemera relating to Deakins' Central Stores and Jonah Deakin has been sent in by the wonderfully generous Gillian Gaiser, who donated her wonderful writing about the Deakin family to the blog, published last weekend.
What was cobbled up between Labour and Tories at Thursday’s Council Budget meeting only secures Libraries till the May elections.
Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires and local activist Carol Fletcher have continued to question Labour’s commitment to local communities following the recent budget cuts to the service cobbled together in an unholy alliance between Labour and the...
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OUR thanks go to the Willenhall History Society for supplying these photographs which show changes to one of the town's best known landmarks, the Yale Works in Wood Street.
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Walsall Football Club's first-choice goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell has spoken to the press ahead of Tuesday evening's Sky Bet League 1 clash with Yeovil Town, and has insisted that the Saddlers' progression to the Johnstone...
Walsall Football Club midfielder Sam Mantom , who has missed out on the vast majority of this season's action with a knee injury, has now returned to training after many months of treatment.
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Former Walsall Football Club manager David 'Dave' Mackay has passed away at the age of 80.
On Saturday morning Walsall Football Club's Under 18s side played host to Morecambe Under 18s in the latest Football League Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.
The Walsall Football Supporters' Trust's special beer, which will be produced to commemorate the Saddlers' progression to the final of this season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final, is available for pre-order, with 170 bottles...
Over 60,000 Tickets Sold So Far For JPT Final Vitalfootball:Walsall:02/03/2015 15:38:00 Final between Walsall and Bristol City will be largest JPT final for five years...
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Nicky Turton breaks the deadlock for Chasetown.
Lichfield City FC ended the run of poor form with a dramatic 1-0 win over Bolehall Swifts.
Burntwood RUFC finally got the better of Edwardians for the first time in six attempts over the last three seasons.
Warburton suffered a knee injury in the 20-13 victory over France in Paris on Saturday, and it had been feared that he would miss the game at the Millennium Stadium on 14 March.
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England Women will face China in April in their last home match before this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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- CHAMBERS READY FOR BATTLE
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Flights from Beijing will bring thousands of Chinese tourists to the region, as Birmingham Airport uses Shakespeare to promote itself in the Far East...
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Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his last Budget of the Parliament on 18 March, less than two months before the date of the general election.
NEWSPAPER publisher Trinity Mirror - owner of the Birmingham Post & Mail and the Coventry Telegraph - has reported a fall in revenue but a slight increase in profit.
Cadbury's US owners cull jobs just weeks after announcing a £75 million production investment in Birmingham...
March 1st - I noted with some curiosity that earlier that day, the worst potholes and uneven patches in Brownhills High Street had been fixed by the council.
March 1st - On a distinctly un-springlike day, I headed into Pelsall in the morning, and came back along the canal via Nest Common.
In my eternal quest to Detox my life (you’ve seen me ditch my shower curtain and hack my air fresheners ), I’ve discovered the really enjoyable art of making body scrubs from coconut oil, and of course I’ve found a way to ...
Happy St Davids Day to any of you Gallic-wotsits with Welsh heritage, have a Leek if you need one ( and we all need a Leek occasionally eh )? I went over today expecting to see the sky full of Swallows, two Ring Ouzel chasing Wheatears across the ...
February 28th - Meanwhile, back in Brownhills, Silver Court Gardens, the site of the tenement estate that was razed to the ground a decade ago is seeing the start of operations to construct new housing.
February 28th - Another grey, dull day, with a worsening wind.
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A Rowley Regis mum hopes to be dancing for joy when she takes part in an event to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
A local mum is marking what would have been her daughter’s 4th birthday by hosting a fundraising event for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
A children’s charity is celebrating after joining forces with Worcester Warriors to raise over £7,000.
Ocean Colour Scene, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, February 21st, 2015, reviewed by Scott CampbellOcean Colour Scene celebrated their 25th Anniversary in true Britpop style, as they played a special homecoming gig at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.
LIFE is pain cocooned within extended periods of contentment and the mundane.
A nine year old boy received a surprise visit from a pair of Aston Villa FC players during a recent stay at Acorns Children’s Hospice.
SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 21 TUESDAY,FEBRUARY 24Ocean Colour Scene have reached their landmark 25thanniversary, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, local lads Steve Cradock, Simon Fowler and Oscar Harrison will play two very ...
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Shopper Beryl Bailey (pictured, right) clearly LOVES a good offer - and that’s just what she was getting ahead of Valentine’s Day, from Watch Commander Tony Bucknall! Tony and crew were down at ASDA in Wolverhampton, spreading the word about...
CCTV shows Walsall man setting blaze in attempt to kill ex-lover A spurned lover is facing 16 years behind bars after setting light to his ex-partner's Walsall home.
The NYPD have recently undertaken a form of industrial action – is this ever something that’s acceptable for police officers to do? (Image from NYPD Drills) There are lots and lots of things that us police can do.
Appeal after CCTV captures two thieves stealing a womans purse in Walsall Moving footage of two thieves who steal a woman's purse from a Walsall store in the West Midlands has been released.
For the last 6 days our telephone lines have been down.
Huge hole in the road! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 185 Great Bridge Road, Bilston Report on FixMyStreet...
There are several pot holes all along Broadstone Avenue, which are getting bigger by the day! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 44 Broadstone Avenue, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...
There are some bad pot holes here, been there a few weeks now and are getting bigger.
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 2 March 2015 .