FIREFIGHTERS are used to coming to the aid of those in need across our borough but they had their own drama at Walsall fire station yesterday (Monday).
A SPECIAL school in Walsall is the latest in the borough to officially become an academy under the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT).
POLICE are hunting a callous con artist who posed as a gas man to trick his way into a pensioner's home before stealing her purse and bus pass in an appalling distraction burglary.
THICK and freezing fog will be reducing visibility down to LESS THAN 100 metres tonight, weather forecasters are warning.
A NEW railway station could be coming to Walsall if a bid for funding is accepted.
A MAN was taken to hospital after a car collided with a lamp post in Walsall over the weekend.
The site of a former bakery that was once Walsall’s biggest employer will have 80 homes built on it.
FOUR courageous cops who kept their cool when dealing with an armed hostage situation have received a top honour for their bravery.
Former Walsall striker Troy Deeney, whose career was disrupted when he was jailed for affray, has told of how he turned away from crime to get his life back on track.
The M54 ground to a halt today when a vehicle caught fire and a van broke down near Wolverhampton.
A TAXI driver has been jailed for causing the death of a young Walsall school boy in a collision last year.
POLICE have launched an investigation after a teenager was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Walsall.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident near Lichfield that left a police officer in hospital – and another suspect is now being sought.
A SEVERE fire ripped through a corrugated garage in Walsall completely destroying a car.
A HUGE protest will take place in the centre of Walsall today (December 1) against a perfect storm threatening the town.
WALSALL is officially home to burger kings and queens after being named the second-most unhealthiest place to live in the UK.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with injuries consistent with fighting with badgers was found in Walsall.
AN abandoned car was completely destroyed by fire in Walsall.
A POLICE officer was still being treated for serious injuries this morning after a horrific incident near Tamworth and Lichfield - in which involved a police chase and carjacking on the A5.
A policeman has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while pursuing a suspect near Lichfield.
A POLICE officer has suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a vehicle while pursuing a 'suspicious' lorry driver on foot near Sutton Coldfield.
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It is going to be a strange day today, weather wise, which due to the high air pressure, low wind speed and increasing air temperature (due to a wind shift to the SSW) will bring us an increasing risk of fog and mist as the morning (and afternoon ...
It is another cold and frosty start to the day with air temperatures still below freezing point at 06:30 hours.
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Come and watch Beacon’s stage come to life in Beacon’s Got Talent 2016.
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With Christmas just a few short weeks away, my focus shifts from buying and wrapping presents to making plans for how we’ll be spending time with our families this Christmas.
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Winger Josh Ginnelly is adamant he is yet to hit his peak for Walsall.
Joseph Masi returns to bring you the latest gossip and goings-on at the Saddlers including a chat with young star Josh Ginnelly who is finding his feet at the Banks'.
Josh Ginnelly admits he is experiencing a steep learning curve at Walsall – but the winger insists he is enjoying every minute.
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On Saturday afternoon Jon Whitney's Saddlers will travel North as they visit Highbury Stadium, the home of Fleetwood Town, for the latest Sky Bet League One fixture of the season.
Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Fleetwood Town, and has backed his side to move up the table, before discussing his belief that his work for the team is more important...
This evening's edition of Saddlers TV, which will air on 'Made in Birmingham' at 7:30pm, will see club Media Officer Dale Moon interview newly appointed First-Team Coach Ian Sharps and on-loan Scunthorpe United defender Scott Laird.
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Bloxwich’s Luke Paddock was all over his late replacement opponent “like a nasty rash” on Friday night but still had to settle for a points whitewash.
Walsall Wood’s Hamzah Ahmed will join his West Midlands compatriots in the semi-finals of the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs Championships.
Bloxwich’s Luke Paddock is determined to find more punch power than his record suggests when he returns to the ring tomorrow night.
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A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.
A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.
The latest Made in the Midlands breakfast morning was hosted by Dudley College, who aim to help young people find a job, train for a career, prepare for university by helping them to develop the right skills and knowledge to prepare them.
AN accident between a car and a lorry has brought massive disruption to the West Midlands motorway network and threatens to delay people heading to Birmingham Airport.
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December 1st - Unusual to see cats about more than fleetingly in the cold, dark evenings, but passing through north Walsall I was accosted by this lithe, shiny coated cat who mewed at me softly.
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A mum and stepfather are set to appear in court today accused of beating their toddler son to death at a house in Wolverhampton.
Reckless motorists who put lives at risk by using a mobile phone at the wheel have been targeted by motorway police.
A man has appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences after police seized suspected heroin and cocaine worth more than three quarters of a million pounds in Walsall last week.
A third member of the same family has been charged in connection with the death of a Black Country man killed on his own doorstep.
Five members of a Black Country family car business have been arrested on suspicion of running an eBay sales scam and ripping off customers.
Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Chris Bartram on 6 December 2016 .
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to A Thurstan on 5 December 2016 .
Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by A Thurstan on 4 December 2016 .
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Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by phil spring on 1 December 2016 .