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Steven Beards found guilty of raping and murdering disabled… 

24 May

A man who lured a friend with learning difficulties to his home before brutally raping and battering her to death with a hammer has been found guilty of murder.


Councillor Kath Phillips becomes the new mayor of Walsall 

24 May

COUNCILLOR Kath Phillips has been granted the prestigious role of becoming the new mayor of Walsall.


​Campaign to fund bike dream of Walsall youngster with cerebral… 

24 May

A HEART-WARMING campaign to help a Walsall youngster with cerebral palsy be like his friends and ride a bike has been launched by his loving mother.


​Walsall trio jailed for Syria-related terrorism offences 

23 May

THREE Walsall residents convicted of Syria-related terrorism offences have been jailed.


​Robbery arrest for Walsall teen after boys allegedly threatened… 

23 May

A WALSALL teenager has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after two young boys were allegedly threatened with a knife.


Walsall woman with two uteruses gives birth 

23 May

A WALSALL woman who has two uteruses and polycystic ovaries and was told to consider IVF to realise her dream of becoming a mum has given birth.


Travellers on Delves Common, Walsall – council treating… 

23 May

AROUND 20 caravans arrived in Walsall at the weekend, sparking uncertainty among local residents.


Safety concerns at Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 

23 May

CONCERNS over the safety of both patients and staff have led to a damming inspection report for a mental health trust which serves more than a quarter of a million patients in Walsall.


Driver flees Walsall accident in Hawes Road in Palfrey after car… 

21 May

A DRIVER left the scene of a Walsall accident before the emergency services arrived after a car hit a parked vehicle last night.


Theft, anti-social behaviour and off road motorbikes priorities… 

21 May

A NEW sergeant has outlined his priorities for policing the streets of Bloxwich with a focus on anti-social behaviour and off road motorbikes.


Walsall schoolchildren take part in Walk to School Week 

21 May

Thousands of Walsall schoolchildren took part in a national campaign to encourage pupils to walk to school this week.


Owners of derelict Eagle Pub in Bloxwich in Walsall told to… 

21 May

A NOTICE requiring improvements to be made to an eyesore former pub site has been served on the landowners.


Missing Walsall woman found 

20 May

A WOMAN who had not been seen since leaving her Walsall home over a month ago has been found after an extensive search by West Midlands Police.


Weekend weather and Met Office forecast for next week 

20 May

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


​Walsall shop burglar suspect charged with multiple offences 

19 May

A WALSALL theft suspect has appeared before court accused of a series of crimes in Willenhall in April and May.


​Walsall FC pay tribute to Saddlers fan who died suddenly 

19 May

WALSALL FC has today (Thursday, May 19) paid tribute to a very happy fan and former steward who died suddenly last week.


​Walsall woman with two uteruses falls pregnant naturally despite… 

19 May

A WALSALL woman who has two uteruses and polycystic ovaries and was told to consider IVF to realise her dream of becoming a mum has fallen pregnant naturally and is expecting the arrival of her child soon.


Walsall D-Day hero Arthur Utley honoured once again by France 

19 May

A LGION d'honneur recipient from Walsall has once again been honoured by the country he helped liberate in World War Two.


​Thieves steal child’s slide in Walsall 

18 May

CALLOUS thieves stole a child's slide a from Walsall garden prompting police to appeal for witnesses of the incident.


Celebrations as 1,000th baby born at Walsall Manor’s Midwifery… 

18 May

WHEN little William Elson was born at Walsall Manor Hospital's Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) his family weren't the only ones celebrating.


​Mouse-infested Walsall takeaway fined 

18 May

A MOUSE-INFESTED takeaway ordered to close by environmental health officers has been fined.


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“To be or not to be!” 2 Bedroom Terraced House, Harrison Street, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 6.00%. 

24 May

A two bedroom terraced house in the Bloxwich area of Walsall, WS3.


A5 Road Works 

24 May

For those who don’t know, there will be a few road closures over he coming weeks in Brownhills with the continuing works.


Ravens Court Again 

24 May

Well, once again, the eyesore we know as Raven’s Court has been left unsecured with fly tipping back.


New Hall Mill open next Bank Holiday Monday! 

24 May

Theres a lovely thing to visit locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30th May 2016), that's close by, free and absolutely fascinating...


Lazy 

24 May

After a busy evening of making a new Mayor of Walsall and a new Deputy Mayor of Walsall, adjourning the meeting of full council to the Mayor`s parlour for the ceremonial opening of the municipal drinks cabinet has to be a very good idea...


The Birmingham Book Burnings 

23 May

Birmingham is rightly proud of its new library .


Busy week ahead for Lib Dems 

23 May

Busy week ahead as we prepare for fresh opportunities in the new Council Year.


Valerie launches Cannock Line Electrification and Route Upgrade 

22 May

On Friday 20th May 2016, I launched the next phase of the electrification of the railway between Walsall and Rugeley which is being upgraded and electrified by Network Rail.


Up and under 

22 May

Yet again I'm indebted to local rail expert and historian Ian Pell, who's brought his considerable expertise to the question of the Chester Road railway bridge on Brownhills Common, and raised an interesting question about the nature of the bridge ...


Gainful employment 

22 May

Also busy with the research at the moment is long-time contributor to the blog Andy Dennis, who’s been applying himself to the question of what occupations Brownhills residents had in 1861, and how that compares to today.


2 Bedroom Terraced House, Lewis Street, Walsall, WS2. With Yields Of 6.30%. 

22 May

A two bedroom terraced house in the Birchills area of Walsall, WS2.


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A bright start to a May day 

24 May

Today will see high surface pressure settled over our area throughout the day.


A bright start to the 23rd 

23 May

Despite the clouding over yesterday afternoon the rain stayed away from our area although only 20 miles away to the south of us rain disrupted play at the Edgbaston cricket ground.


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Features »

Take Me Out Into The Green Garden 

24 May

It's been positively tropical here in sunny Walsall over the last few days.


Women In Black – Pre-Order Now Available 

24 May

The paperback edition of my forthcoming book, Women In Black: The Creepy Companions of the Mysterious M.


Nick Menza RIP 

24 May

In a new article, Loren Coleman details the sudden death of former Megadeth drummer, Nick Menza, who had a deep interest in the UFO subject.


School Council supports the NSPCC. 

24 May

                                                              As part of our fundraising activities this year,  we have decided to hold Big Board Game Day in aid of the NSPCC to raise much … Continue reading School ...


Men in Black – In Indianapolis 

23 May

Well, kind of! This past weekend I was lecturing at the Indiana MUFON Conference, on my 2015 book Men in Black .


Profiling Morgawr, The Sea Serpent 

23 May

Here's how it begins...


A Wave Of UFOs In 1909 

23 May

That's the subject of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe , and which starts as follows...


The week from Hell 

23 May

This past week well really past three weeks have been some of the toughest since my Grandfather dies some 34 years ago.


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Walsall FC »

Wakefield Released By Bournemouth 

24 May

Wakefield Released By Bournemouth Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/05/2016 18:57:00 Walsall trialist Josh Wakefield is released by parent club Bournemouth.


Whitney Odds On For Walsall Hot Seat 

24 May

Whitney Odds On For Walsall Hot Seat Vitalfootball:Walsall:24/05/2016 18:53:00 Interim boss odds are slashed during the past day of betting (SkyBet...


Who Will Manage Walsall at the Start of Next Season? | The Latest Odds 

24 May

English Football League sponsor Sky Bet have released the latest odds for who will be the Walsall manager for their opening game of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign.


Josh Wakefield Released by Bournemouth 

24 May

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Josh Wakefield, who spent a portion of last season on-loan at Walsall, has been named among the Cherries 'released' list as they prepare for the 2016/17 Barclays Premier League campaign.


Fans’ Survey: We want Jon Whitney as next Walsall boss 

24 May

Jon Whitney has the overwhelming support of fans to become the next permanent Walsall boss, according to the Express Star’s survey.


Fans’ Survey: ‘We’re behind you!’ Fans back Walsall FC’s direction 

24 May

Walsall fans have given their unequivocal support to how their club is being run in the Express Star’s end of season survey.


Whitney Wants to Add ‘Steel’ to the Saddlers Squad 

23 May

Walsall's Interim Head Coach Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press as he and Chairman Jeff Bonser continue to discuss his future role at the club, and has insisted that if he does remain at the club, supporters can expect some steel to...


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Sport »

Job Vacancy: Football Development Co-ordinator (Voluntary Placement) 

24 May

The Staffordshire Football Association aims to ensure the long term future of the game by providing the best possible environment and infrastructure where football will flourish in the County for all backgrounds and abilities.


Aviva Final & Eng v Wales 

24 May

Sat 28/5 Kick Off 3pm - Saracens v Exeter Sun 29/5 Kick Off 3pm - England v Wales...


Coach Education Survey 2016/17 

23 May

In light of the changes and as part of Staffordshire FA’s planning process for the new Coach Education Programme, we are really keen to hear your views on how the programme is formed across the County.


Girls teams’ managers wanted! 

22 May

The Club is looking for 2 enthusiastic managers to take on new teams at U8s girls and U10s girls next season.


ARE YOU A GOLDLINER WINNER? 

21 May

CHECK OUT THE LATEST GOLDLINE RESULTS...


Female Only Referee Course 

20 May

Staffordshire FA are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a FEMALE ONLY Referee Course at a discounted price...


Barnsley Beat Walsall To Book Wembley Date 

20 May

Holding a 3-0 advantage from the first leg, Barnsley eradicated any potential nerves by notching an early goal at the Banks’s Stadium through Adam Hammill before on-loan Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher doubled the night’...


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Business »

Bon voyage as Flybe adds routes from Birmingham 

24 May

FLYBE has added more French flavour to its routes from Birmingham Airport, adding three destinations to its summer programme.


Engineering group’s share price drops to six-year low 

24 May

THE share price of engineering group Chamberlin dropped to a six-year low this morning after announcing results "affected by tougher trading conditions and currency".


Halfords pays £18m to pull Wheelies 

24 May

HALFORDS has agreed to pay at least £18.4m to buy two cycling brands as it deepens its involvement in the cycling market.


Crawshaws set to beef up in West Bromwich as expansion continues 

23 May

CRAWSHAWS GROUP, the expanding butchers chain, is to create 20 jobs after it invested £250,000 in a new West Bromwich site.


West Midlands pubs part of Wetherspoon’s planned disposal 

23 May

PUB operator JD Wetherspoon plan to sell 45 of its pubs as part of a review of its estate.


Major blow for airport as operator pulls out of big summer launch 

20 May

THE tour operator which only last month announced it would start flights to China from Birmingham Airport this summer has now pulled out.


Direct scheduled flights to China from Birmingham Airport scrapped 

20 May

Tour operator Caissa Touristic withdraws from planned weekly schedule to Beijing and Shanghai for 'unknown reasons...


Ricor expands with new site. 

20 May

THE demands of Jaguar Land Rover on its supply chain has prompted a further West Midlands components manufacturer to expand capacity.


Food and drink rebound boosts output growth 

20 May

A REBOUND in the food and drink sector has helped to boost manufacturing output growth, latest figures from the CBI have shown.


Motoring: Jaguar F-Pace; 2017 BMW M Perfomance; Mini 

20 May

Lights, camera, action as Jaguar prepares for stardomJAGUARS latest offering, the new F-Pace SUV appears to have captured the publics imagination well before its official UK debut this w...


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Outdoors »

Tuesday 24th May 2016 

24 May

Linley Wood 1430 - 1520 sunny, 17c : fairly quiet, a few Swifts & Swallows, GS Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Jackdaw 2, LBb Gull 4 over, Chaffinch etc.


Another lovely day 

24 May

With nowt happening! One singing Reed Warbler, one singing Lesser Whitethroat, two singing Willow Warblers and an Oystercatcher ( not in a pear tree )! Star birds today were ...


Monday 23rd May 2016 

23 May

0910-1050 fairly sunny, breezy, 14c (full list) : Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, Swift/Swallow/Sand Martin/House Martin 50+, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 3, LR Plover, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, GS Woodpecker, ...


Sunday 22nd May 2016 

22 May

1820 - 1900 sunny, 16c : Swift 12+, Swallow 10, House Martin 2, Lapwing, Mute Swan 4 + 5 cygnets, GC Grebe 4, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, LBb Gull 18, Herring Gull 3.


The 100 

22 May

Just a quick update on how my bird list is going – I’ve managed, over the last few weeks, to break the 100 barrier (phew!) and now have my sights on 120 as my next goal.


A glorious Sunday walk… 

22 May

but not much happening (well quite a lot really but nothing you wouldn't expect from the breeding season).


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Who will be the face of FIFA 17 cover 

23 May

THIS season's football fixtures are coming to an end this month, with the Euro 2016 championships arriving in June - but some footy fans are already looking to the next edition in the FIFA video game franchise.


Casting revealed for The Sound of Music at Wolverhampton Grand 

23 May

FULL casting has now been announced The Sound of Music which will arrive at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in October.


Britain’s Got Talent duo to gig at Slade Rooms 

23 May

BRITAIN'S Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody AKA BAM, will be performing at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton in October.


Tuesday Tots – ID me 

21 May

Tuesday Tots - ID me Don't Miss...


Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC has arrived 

19 May

THERE'S something fishy about the latest DLC for BAFTA Best Game 2016 Fallout 4, which is available as of today (May 19).


Batman: Return to Arkham announced for PS4 and Xbox One 

18 May

A REMASTERED bundle of Batman: Arkham games has been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries Sewing Launch Event 

18 May

Join us for the launch of this exciting community project.


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Walsall group sentenced for terror offences 

23 May

Two men and a woman from Walsall who were convicted of Syria related terrorism offences, have been jailed at court today (Monday 23 May).


Ten men guilty of teenage sex ring 

20 May

Twelve men have been convicted of historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.


Missing Aldridge woman could be in Blackpool  

17 May

Police in Walsall believe missing woman Ruth Smith could be in Blackpool.


Walsall hypnotherapist charged with drug offences 

13 May

A hypnotherapist has been charged with two counts of possession of class A, two counts of possession of class C and one count of supplying Class C controlled drugs.


Community could hold key to finding missing Aldridge woman  

9 May

Police in Walsall believe the local community could hold the key to finding a woman who has been missing for almost four weeks, as officers grow desperately concerned for her welfare.


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LocalGov »

Party in Bloxwich Park 

24 May

Great family fun can be had at this year's summer events in Walsall...


Countdown to Walsall’s first ever Business Week 

24 May

Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Walsall will attend the borough's first-ever Business Week from 6 June...


Stop putting speed bumps in!!!!, 24th May 

24 May

I am getting increasingly angry with the councils reluctance to actually listen consult and listen to its residents regarding this matter.


Parking Meter Locations 

23 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Benjamin on 23 May 2016 .


Countdown to Walsall’s first ever Business Week 

23 May

Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Walsall will attend the borough's first-ever Business Week from 6 June...


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