CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for an 8,000 space cemetery in Walsall say they may have won the battle but they have not yet won the war after a planning inspector dismissed an appeal made by the applicant.
You've probably heard of Meow Chat this week after it suddenly increased in popularity, despite being around for a while.
A fraudster has been jailed after attempting to swindle £250,000 out of an insurance company by staging a car accident.
A pensioner who was left paralysed in a motorcycle accident in Staffordshire will finally be able to move into a suitable home of his own after a senior judge awarded him at least £500,000 in compensation.
A post mortem carried out on a body discovered in a field in Staffordshire has proved inconclusive, police have said.
A profit of almost £110,000 was made from markets in Walsall - with the main town centre offering covering losses at the other council run pitches, latest figures have revealed.
Former stars of Wolves and West Brom will turn out for a fundraising match in aid of a historic team that was pulled from the league.
PARKS and countryside sites across Walsall are among those that have been recognised as the best in the country.
A NEW 55,000 scheme which is designed to prevent the rise of gang culture has received the backing of Walsall College.
Photos from the end-of-year celebrations at schools in Shirley, Castle Vale, Solihull, Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Walsall and more...
SuttonColdfield and Erdington firefighters took part in hazardous substance training yesterday (Monday July 28).
DERELICT buildings in Walsall town centre are facing the bulldozers this week as land is cleared to make way for the 400 million Gigaport scheme.
A veteran racing driver from Staffordshire has been killed in crash during a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack.
Drivers will face up to two months of roadworks in Willenhall with two major schemes due to be carried out around the corner from each other.
Bus passengers are facing upheaval after changes to around a dozen services including routes to a hospital and Merry Hill shopping centre.
Pupils across Walsall will be offered a nasal flu vaccine in school this autumn as part of a pilot scheme.
Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a petrol garage.
Campaigners who set up camp at Stafford Hospital more than a week ago say they intend to stay until services are saved.
CRUEL thieves sunk to a new low - after snatching a cuddly toyfrom a parked car in Walsall.
Police called to Druids Heath home of former RAF man after row with wife as Isle of Wight festival...
Microsoft Computer' scam: You receive a telephone call, claiming to be from 'Microsoft' or 'Windows', suggesting there is a problem with your computer.
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There has been a fair amount of dismay and disbelief locally in response to the decision of Barclays Bank to close their branch in Brownhills, which will apparently cease trading on Friday, 24th October 2014.
When I think of an inheritance it goes beyond the estate a person leaves.
PUBLISHED by Express and Star:: July 29, 2014 12:59 pm Drivers will face up to two months of roadworks in Willenhall with two major schemes due to be carried out around the corner from each other.
Published by Walsall Advertiser | Posted: July 29, 2014 Walsall College has supported a new scheme to tackle the rise in gang culture across Europe.
With social media dedicated frontline people can brilliantly provide a human face to champion the work an organisation is doing.
When a leader of the opposition feels that it is necessary to give speeches and interviews to apologise for being physically unattractive, the tipping point between reality and abject absurdity has been reached...
Summer holidays - kids already driving you mad - today, Wednesday 30th July 2014, between 10:30am and 4:00pm there will be an opportunity to get them off that games console and out into the fresh air with a summer fun event at the popular Brownhills ...
I’ve gone on here before about how web filtering is wrong and doesn’t work properly , and how the bigger the scale, the harder it is.
last Saturday I ran the Parkrun 5K in my fastest ever time.
It was a surprisingly intemperate 'friendly' at the Aspray Arena in Willenhall last Saturday (26th July 2014) when home side Sporting Khalsa held our boys Walsall Wood to a 1-1 draw, in what sounds like a distinctly unsporting match.
A memorial match for former Walsall Health skipper Tim Oliver will take place on Sunday August 24.
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Today has started off a little cloudy but we can expect to see some fragmentation in the cloud base that will allow for some brighter spells.
Yesterday, in our area, we avoided the extreme weather conditions that some areas received in the south east of England and today we will sit (almost) in the middle of the UK’s temperature extremes.
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A profit of almost £110,000 was made from markets in Walsall – with the main town centre offering covering losses at the other council run pitches, latest figures have revealed.
I rarely do video posts anymore but I will soon change that! Please forgive my god awful “erm”-ing I will work on that over time.
Wonderful Homes is proud to present Aldermans Place, a superb collection of 3 & 4 bedroom new homes for sale located in a most convenient area of Willenhall.
The Chasewater Railway in Brownhills runs a steam train service every weekend and on bank holidays, and a diesel service on Thursdays throughout July and August.
Maybe with this cut out of the Boy from Ralph Ferries Old Lorry picture, someone may be able to recognise him Filed under: Brownhills Motor Sales , History , My Life , Transport...
Life a Century Ago (1901) (From the New York World – January 1, 1901) One hundred years ago a man could not take a ride on a steamboat.
The 20th Century Woman (1901) (From the New York World – January 1, 1901) By Harriet Hubbard Ayer Hail to the woman of the 20th century! In her highest expressions she takes her place in the evolution of the world, and her rightful claim to ...
Put on a musical in one week! Get the script! Learn it! And Put on a muscial! All in one week! Activity Week – 11th August – 15th August Musical Week Summer Workshop YETGA Theatre School Units 18-20 Victoria Buildings Stringes lane ...
Chambers Revealed As Captain Vitalfootball:Walsall:30/07/2014 12:08:00 Captain Chambers for 2014/15 season...
Walsall Football Club have today confirmed their new captain ahead of the 2014/15 Sky Bet League One season.
Earlier this morning Walsall Football Club confirmed the news that summer signing Jordan Cook has suffered a 'tiny' hairline fracture to the ankle, an injury which he picked up earlier in the summer versus Torquay United.
Walsall Football Club have announced plans to host another 'Fans Focus Group' at Banks's Stadium.
Walsall face a stern pre-season test this evening as Premier League Leicester visit the Banks's Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).
Walsall have hosted Leicester City several times over the years for friendly fixtures with the first being in January 1958.
Walsall were today dealt a blow as new-boy Jordan Cook was ruled out for around six weeks with a fractured ankle.
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Experience in front of goal was the difference between the two sides as the Championship side opened their new stand at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Stoke City’s Premier League home game against Leicester City on Saturday 13th September will celebrate the success of The FA’s Respect programme.
The Staffordshire Ability Counts League has successfully met all of the criteria required to renew their FA Charter Standard League status for the next three years.
Legendary speedway ace Billy Hamill was overwhelmed by the massive turnout for his return to the Black Country.
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- Woman with 'Skywalker' as middle name has passport application rejected by Home Office
- Police officers who tackled suspect in monkey and zebra onesies commended for bravery
- Police investigated over 'using crowbar to kill injured deer'
- Investigation into why man, 32, died after being restrained by police in Sussex
- News of the World charges: Former deputy editor Neil Wallis 'devastated' by hacking allegation
- Azelle Rodney shooting: Former police marksman 'E7' charged with murder of robbery suspect
- Alfie Sullock death: Babysitter who killed girlfriend’s child receives nine year jail sentence
- House of Lords criticises right-to-be-forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle'
- House of Lords criticize right to be forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle'
- Circus troupe denied Santander bank account as burlesque acts deemed ‘moral problem’
New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period...
A STRONG pound combined with a freak winter in the United States has helped dent the first half performance of Birmingham-based transport group National Express.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital...
The latest announcement is part of a drip-feed of detail on the compact saloon in the run-up to its official unveiling in London on September 8...
The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur, James Hull...
Britain's factories are employing new staff at the fastest rate in more than 40 years amid rising orders but manufacturers are increasingly concerned that geopolitical tensions will weigh on business, the CBI said.
Chinese manufacturer Detank has announced plans to open a new UK headquarters in the Midlands.
Midland's digger giant JCB has secured a fresh order for more than 1,000 machines from one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies in a deal worth £35 million.
SOLIHULL Council, Shirley Advance and Asda have signed an initial undertaking to work together to bring forward a masterplan for the redevelopment of the former PowerGen site in Shirley.
BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen is to deliver a primary school and contribute £1.5m towards secondary education in Hilton, South Derbyshire, as part of its plans for a mixed-use scheme on a brown...
July 29th - Goscote Valley cycleway, on a summer afternoon.
July 27th - Brownhills High Street.
July 27th - After a day of unexpected but nice things - a meal out, some good family time, a bit of productive bike spannering - I slid out on a finely-tuned steed to enjoy the cooler air that had come in during the day.
July 23rd - Riding back home this evening, something shiny in the road caught my eye - lying on the edge of Green Lane in Shelfield, the debris from something that really shouldn’t happen.
July 23rd - in the Goscote Valley on my way to work, as the day started to warm up, I was drawn to a continual crackling sound.
21st July - It’s been a lovely day, but the ride home was hard.
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Following the success of a family fun day held to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice, organisers are already promising it will return next year.
Thought it would be fun to put together a bunch of Rust screenshots I have lying around..
House building in the Midlands is to be given a welcome boost after a housing partnership secured 20million worth of Government investment to build almost 1,000 new homes.
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It has been confirmed that the Muslim ummah shall be celebrating Eid Ul Fitr on Monday 28th July 2014, Insha Allaah.
It has been confirmed that the Muslim ummah shall be celebrating Eid Ul Fitr on Monday 28th July 2014, Insha Allaah.
The full Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has just been released which is likely to whet the appetite of millions of fans.
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We’re holding a firearms amnesty between July 19th and August 2nd 2014 during which people can turn over weapons without fear of being prosecuted for gun possession.
I made the mistake of having a few days off and came back to a mountain of work so my Facebook posts have been a little thin this week! Here is a selection of what I have been able to upload.
Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.
It’s been another busy and varied week, with posts ranging from a West Midlands Police survey that may affect the future of front offices to a new Crimestoppers campaign and the visit of a supersonic car to Walsall.
It’s Friday the 13th but fingers crossed, knock on wood I’m OK so far! No update last week as I ran out of time so loads to fit in this week! Posted Friday 13 June.
A super Saturday is on the cards for visitors to Bloxwich this weekend as the town's annual carnival comes to life.
Hi there is quite a big pothole / dip in the road surface here that is very uncomfortable to drive over and must be dangerous for cyclists.
Properties in Hatherton Street are being cleared to pave the way for potential investment in Walsall's Gigaport development...
With its Mayoress a casualty of the Zeppelin bombings and Victoria Cross awards for two borough servicemen, Walsall has plenty of memories to mark the centenary of World War One.
Young people aged 16-24 can find out about Traineeships at an Open Day at Walsall Adult & Community College next month...