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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.

​Teens injured after taxi crash at junction of Wolverhampton Road… 

20 Feb

TWO teenagers were injured after a taxi and car crashed in Walsall last weekend.

Thousands of litres of suspect alcohol seized in raids across the… 

17 Feb

THOUSANDS of litres of suspected illicit alcohol have been seized in raids across the West Midlands and the North West including in Walsall, Great Barr and Erdington.

​Teens arrested after early morning Walsall raid 

17 Feb

FIVE teenagers have been arrested after early morning raids across the West Midlands including Walsall.

House fire in Clare Road, Walsall caused by tumble dryer fault 

17 Feb

A HOUSE fire in Walsall this morning (Friday, February 17) was caused by a tumble dryer fault, firefighters have confirmed.

How much is council tax going up in your area? Search your… 

17 Feb

YOU can now see how much your council tax is set to rise this year with our COUNCIL TAX CALCULATOR.

JCB forklift catches fire in Walsall 

16 Feb

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a JCB forklift on fire in Walsall yesterday (Thursday, February 15).

Arson feared after burnt-out vehicle is dumped near Barr Beacon 

16 Feb

FIREFIGHTERS believe a car was deliberately torched on a country lane off Barr Beacon with police now launching an investigation.

Autistic teenager suffers horrific injuries in Walsall street… 

16 Feb

AN autistic teenager who suffered horrific facial injuries in a suspected robbery has said she is now too frightened to go outside.

Petition calls for safety measures at ‘vile’ Walsall junction… 

16 Feb

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a petition calling for increased safety measures at a 'vile and dangerous crossing' after a baby suffered serious injuries when hit by a car.

Mother and son from Walsall arrested over claims she faked her… 

15 Feb

A WALSALL teenager and his mum have been arrested for allegedly faking her death.

Baby girl ‘seriously injured’ after being hit by car in Pinfold… 

15 Feb

A BABY girl has been 'seriously injured' after being hit by a car in Walsall, paramedics have confirmed.

Toddler hit by car in Pinfold Street, Darlaston, Walsall 

15 Feb

A TODDLER has been rushed to hospital with multiple injuries after a collision with a car in WalsallThe youngster has suffered facial, shoulder and arm injuries after being hit with a car in Pinfold Street, Darlaston at around 10am this morning (...

New sexual health clinic officially opens in Walsall 

14 Feb

A NEW sexual health clinic in Walsall has been officially opened.

Hussnains Convenience Shop in Rough Hay, Darlaston ‘targeted by… 

14 Feb

A WALSALL shop is being 'targeted by a gang', a local councillor has claimed.

Good samaritan helps woman ‘unable to move’ in freezing water in… 

14 Feb

AN appeal to help find a good samaritan who came to the aid of a woman 'lying in agony in freezing water' has been launched.

Crash leaves car trapped between lorry and kerb in Walsall 

14 Feb

THESE dramatic pictures show the incredible moment a car became trapped between the kerb and a lorry after a crash.

​Gun fired at Walsall home in Alexandra Road, Delves 

14 Feb

A GUN was fired at a Walsall home, police have confirmed to the Advertiser.

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Historic England refuse Great Barr Hall planning application 

20 Feb

It is not widely known but Historic England submitted a further response to Walsall Council on 29 November 2016, about the Great Barr Hall and parkland planning application.

The Portman Collection – part three: Final forms, and on with the sport 

19 Feb

In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next three 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 ...

A message of thanks from the Shed 

19 Feb

Just a quick note to than friends of the blog Steve Hames from SJH Computing and Ray Johnson who helped Aldridge Shed project with donated computer hardware following their recent request for help, which I publicised here on the blog.

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again… 

19 Feb

Never argue with an idiot.

Update on recent Chasewater Dam works from Andy Dennis 

19 Feb

There's ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I'm indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who's kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what's going on.

Woodmen fight Coventry United for a well-earned draw 

19 Feb

Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 18th February 2017), and much to the relief of the hard-pressed faithful, they Woodmen pulled off a hard-fought draw.

Fake news 

19 Feb

Dateline: Saturday 18th August 2017 Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has caused further controversy just two days into office by signing a series of executive orders distancing the United Kingdom from formal agreements made by his ...

Market Forces 

18 Feb

If you think that doesn't sound like much, you're right.

The Madness of King Trump 

18 Feb

The past few weeks has seen some in the United States openly wondering if the lunatics are running the asylum.

Gorgeous locks! 

18 Feb

Just a quick note to point out that this weekend (18-19th February 2017) there's a rather unique vent at Fradley Junction between Lichfield and Alrewas, where you can tour lock 17 which is currently drained, undergoing maintenance.

Great live music at The Chase Inn this evening, bargain drinks from 7-9pm! 

18 Feb

The staff from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills have been in touch to let me know that there's live music on again this evening at the popular Brownhills pub.

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How warm? (WS7weather report 20-2-2017) 

20 Feb

It will be a very mild air temperature that greets you as you make your journey to work and those of you that are on half term holiday will certainly have a warmer than normal first day of your February half termholiday.

Lock 17 visit weather? (WS7weather report 19-2-2017) 

19 Feb

Today is going to be another mild day but it will be generally cloudier than yesterday.

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How to get your work selected for an Open Exhibition 

20 Feb

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be selecting for Open All Media at RBSA, it was my fist time and I was on a panel with 4 very experienced artists.

Basque Pork – Essington style. 

20 Feb

I’m not a foodie but I do like cooking and of course eating the results.

A weekend away with the Toyota C-HR 

20 Feb

Last weekend we had the pleasure of test driving the new Toyota C-HR, a beautiful beast of a hybrid car that simply wowed me.

Going back to Edinburgh 

20 Feb

Back in December 2004, Greg and I celebrated Hogmanay on Princes Street in Edinburgh.

From The Estuary of the Wolf to The Villlage of the Cow – Travels To Goa & Beyond 

19 Feb

Ten hours and some 411 kilometres later the Malabar Express pulled into Mangalore Central.

Streetly Members – Important Message 

19 Feb

Dear Streetly Members, please head over to the Streetly Members Page for an important message.

To Fly. To Serve. My Arse! 

18 Feb

@ To Fly.

Dragon Lands At Delves!!! 

17 Feb

Did you hear about the commotion caused by the dragon during the last holidays? Year 3 were able to capture this on camera and this is what they wrote...

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Roger Hynd 1942-2017 

20 Feb

We are sad to learn that former Walsall, Rangers, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City centre-half Roger Hynd has passed away at the age of 75, following a long battle with cancer.

Nathan Judah’s Walsall update – Feb 20 

20 Feb

Nathan Judah brings you the latest Walsall update...

Saddlers Announce Half-Term Signing Session 

20 Feb

Walsall FC have announced details of a signing session which will take place from 2:00pm in 'The Club Shop' at Banks's Stadium on Thursday, 23rd February, with several first-team players scheduled to attend.

TICKETS | v Charlton Athletic (A) 

20 Feb

Walsall Football Club have confirmed the ticket information for the Saddlers' Sky Bet League One clash with Charlton Athletic, which is due to take place at The Valley on Saturday, 11th March.

Walsall v Peterborough United highlights 

20 Feb

Walsall v Peterborough United highlights Vitalfootball:Walsall:20/02/2017 11:08:00 Highlights from the Saddlers' 2-0 victory over Peterborough United at the weekend...

Oztumer Eyeing Play-Off Push 

20 Feb

Walsall midfielder Erhun Oztumer has spoken to the local press following Saturday afternoon's League One victory over Peterborough United, and has insisted that the Saddlers, who have lost just one of their last eight league games, can continue...

Walsall wizard Erhun Oztumer hopes Saddlers can ‘sneak’ into play-offs 

20 Feb

Walsall wizard Erhun Oztumer says the Saddlers’ home form will scare their opponents and could be enough to sneak them into the play-offs.

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The FA & McDonald’s looking for Community Football Day venues 

20 Feb

The FA is working with its Official Community Partner McDonald’s to celebrate grassroots football and create opportunities to play for all across England.

Lennox Clarke still undefeated after hard fought victory 

20 Feb

Lennox Clarke made it 15 professional victories as he defeated the resilient Bartlomiej Grafka in what was his toughest test to date at Walsall FC on Friday evening writes James Eley.

Lions Prove Too Good for Injury Hit Walsall 

19 Feb

Walsall 9 Stourbridge Lions 30...

Big Win for Villa! 

19 Feb

Pelsall Villa 4 Southam Utd 0...

Match day at The Bush 

18 Feb

Pelsall Villa v Southam Utd...

Teams for players with mental health difficulties. 

16 Feb

The Club is proud to have 2 disability teams and is in talks to establish deaf and blind teams – football for all is our philosophy, If there is a demand we feel we ought to establish a team specifically for those with mental health ...

Players wanted. 

16 Feb

The Club has spaces in the following age groups: – Boys Development Centre – for boys aged 4, 5 and 6.

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Brexit and UK car manufacturing: Industry expert David Bailey gives inaugural lecture 

20 Feb

Leading UK car industry expert and media commentator talks Brexit and the implications for industrial policy in his inaugural lecture for Aston University.

Tata Steel invests £4m in Black Country factory 

20 Feb

Steel group has created new high-tech robotic welding line at its service centre in Wednesfield...

Councillors fail to buy into new supermarket scheme 

17 Feb

Plans to build a discount supermarket next to a giant Asda store on the outskirts of Birmingham have been rejected by councillors.

Wasps out to sting the opposition after securing new JLR deal 

17 Feb

A Coventry sports team has secured a new sponsorship deal from one of the citys best known businesses.

GALM Europe launches with Daimler, PSA Group, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, JLR & more 

17 Feb

RAPRA are once again proud to be supporting the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe Summit 2017 on the 25th - 27th April 2017, Birmingham, UK  GALM - The largest automotive lightweighting conference series in the world is returning...

Signalling change to meet the rail skill-gap 

17 Feb

The UK rail industry is rapidly growing.

Performing arts students prepare to stage National Theatre play 

17 Feb

Performing Arts students from Walsall College are to showcase their talents to the public with a performance of a National Theatre play entitled FOMO.

US airline pledges continued support for Birmingham Airport 

17 Feb

West Midlands companies looking to boost their exports by trading with businesses in the United States are set to energise the region and bring it to the attention of global investors.

Aldi Great Barr store plan rejected 

17 Feb

The company was told that its plans for the site next to the Asda store on Queslett Road would add to the already bad traffic in the area and lead to the loss of woodland.

Inflation set to out-pace manufacturing pay deals 

16 Feb

Average pay settlements in the manufacturing sector have gone up, while salary freezes have gone down, new research has shown.

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Monday 20th February 2017 

20 Feb

1330 - 1400 cloudy, 13c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 52, Wigeon 6, Pochard 4, Tufted 28, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 8.

Finally – 100 ! 

20 Feb

I was determined to get my hundredth species for 2017 before the end of February so today I did an unusual anti-clockwise circuit of the marsh, taking in the devastated surfaces at the north end in my pursuit of a 'Tick'.

Are they gone for good? 

19 Feb

After doing a full circuit yesterday I decided to turn my attention to one of our more elusive species and spent an hour up on Clayhanger Common and around O'Grady's Pool in the hope of finding one of our remaining Willow Tit .

February 17th – On the way home, just on the cusp of darkness… 

19 Feb

February 17th - On the way home, just on the cusp of darkness and in the middle of bustling, humming Pleck, snatched in the traffic, a great sunset.

A full circuit on Saturday 

18 Feb

Yep - did the whole lot today and although Spring has not yet arrived there is every indication that from the birds point of view, winter is more or less over.

Ten days until Spring 

18 Feb

Just a quick update at 11.00 - there have been visits to the North Common this morning ( Per.

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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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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).

Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.

Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.

Appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

12 Feb

Police are appealing for information after a man died when a car hit a wall in Pelsall last night (Saturday 11 February).

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Large pothole on brow of hill, 20th February 

20 Feb

This pothole has been her for a few weeks and is becoming larger and deeper with the traffic.

Multi big pot holes in street hazard!, 19th February 

19 Feb

I have reported this road every year for the past few, and it keeps getting bodged up every year it needs resurfacing , there is a number of large potholes there now and its getting a joke , repair it properly !!!!!! Nearest road to the pin...

Primary exclusions in Walsall 

19 Feb

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Kristofor karolski on 19 February 2017 .

A lot of potholes, 18th February 

18 Feb

There is a lot of holes on this road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Highway, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...

Parking, 18th February 

18 Feb

There is a lot of cars and vans parked in lichfield road both sides causing some times an obstruction to the users of this busy road day /night Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 164 Lichfield ...

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