Black Country news and blogs Saturday 1 August 2015
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor


Walsall news »

Walsall Manor Hospital has huge demand in emergency patients 

31 Jul

WALSALL Manor Hospital has experienced huge increases in demand over the last year with a surge in emergency patients.


Bin Stores Shortlisted for ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ 2015 

31 Jul

An innovative refurbishment project carried out by social housing provider Friendship Care and Housing (Friendship) has been shortlisted for the 24Housing Awards 2015 ‘Innovation of the Year’ category.


Walsall tenants employed to boost kerb appeal of properties 

31 Jul

Walsalls mayor, Cllr Angela Underhill, visited a new whg scheme which is improving the kerb appeal of its properties, and boosting employment opportunities for its residents.


Bentley Flying Spur worth £140,000 pulled over for having no insurance 

31 Jul

Executive car seized by Walsall road policing team...


Weekend weather: Is a heatwave heading for the UK? Five day… 

31 Jul

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UKWeather map The table of forecasts below is based on averages for all of the 340 weather stations based within Staffordshire and North ...


Key land in Walsall offered to waste firms 

31 Jul

The former site of a historic brass firm and land next to Showcase Cinemas could be turned into waste treatment and recycling plants, it has emerged.


Family fears that bodies of Tunisia terror attack victims could… 

30 Jul

Concerns that the first time the family could see the dead body of their mother killed in the Tunisia terror attack will be on national television have been allayed by the broadcaster.


Walsall Manor Hospital worker assaulted by patients so many times… 

30 Jul

It's soul destroying when all you're trying to do is help people and they attack you.


Walsall Manor Hospital worker assaulted by patients so many times… 

30 Jul

It's soul destroying when all you're trying to do is help people and they attack you.


Walsall church a landmark of the town’s skyline since ancient times 

30 Jul

Inside Walsall#27;s Grade II* Listed church you will find the oldest man-made structure in the town of Walsall, as well as other hidden gems.


Concerns for missing Walsall man with mental health issues and… 

30 Jul

CONCERNS are growing for the welfare of a Walsall man who has been missing since Monday (July 27).


Elderly bus users angry after service stopped 

30 Jul

Elderly bus users have been left fuming after a service in Walsall that used to stop right outside their homes was pulled.


Expansion plans for Walsall’s train stations would bring faster rail links to city 

30 Jul

Two train stations in Walsall will be expanded and improved, under plans unveiled today.


Walsall youngster closer to dream of walking unaided after US… 

30 Jul

A BRAVE youngster from Walsall whose dream is to walk unaided may be closer to her aspirations after an operation in America this week.


Walsall nursing home is not always safe, say inspectors 

29 Jul

A NURSING home in Walsall is not always safe, according to inspectors.


Teenage pregnancies – Redditch and Walsall are among highest numbers in UK 

29 Jul

New figures show that two Midlands towns are among the top ten in the country for teenage pregnancies.


Teenage pregnancies – two Midland towns have the highest numbers 

29 Jul

Redditch and Walsall are among top ten UK towns for teenage pregnancies...


Walsall factory fire being treated as ‘suspicious’ 

29 Jul

A FACTORY fire that broke out in Walsall last weekend is being treated as 'suspicious', police have confirmed.


Budding chefs step up to the plate 

29 Jul

Children in Liverpool are getting a taste of healthy eating and practical food skills thanks to housing association Riverside and its specialist contractor Sustainable Group (UK).


Walsall Primark opening date confirmed 

29 Jul

THE official opening date for the store of a new discount fashion retailer that is coming to Walsall has been confirmed.


‘Forget West Bromwich Albion – it was our quality that shone… 

29 Jul

Young midfielder Reece Flanagan felt Walsall put down a marker for the League One season ahead by outplaying illustrious local rivals West Bromwich Albion.


More Walsall news


Comment »

Please help find Tiger the tabby cat! 

31 Jul

Here's an urgent appeal for a lost cat that's come in from Kelly-Anne Hircock‎ on Facebook, who's lost her beloved cat, Tiger from the Lindon Close area of Brownhills.


Cockfest starts today! 

31 Jul

Here's a really, really great thing happening this weekend at Newtown, Brownhills from today (31st July 2015) - a two day festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity featuring music and fun in memory of a much-loved local man ...


Don’t bank on it 

30 Jul

Many of you have asked me for updates on the situation with Ravens Court, the decaying, derelict shopping precinct that lies deserted in the centre of Brownhills - you'll remember that way back in November 2014, Walsall Council issued an ultimatum to...


A leaping Lord 

30 Jul

The most shocking aspect of the allegedly outrageous behaviour of my noble Lord Sewel is that some people are actually shocked that a peer of the realm could conduct himself in such a shocking fashion...


Catch San Brett live on the radio tonight – live from Brownhills! 

29 Jul

Just a quick post to highlight that friend of the blog and queen of the Brownhills Full English San Brett will be live on 2ndcityradio.


Opening of new Parliament Education Centre 

29 Jul

I was delighted to attend the opening of the new Parliament Education Centre by Professor Brian Cox on Wednesday 15 July 2015 and was the set up at the instigation of Mr Speaker the Rt Hon John Bercow MP.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July public meeting this Thursday 

29 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday (30th July 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the ...


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (Statutory Requirement) Bill 2015-16 

29 Jul

I am a sponsor of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (Statutory Requirement) Bill 2015-16 which received its First Reading on 15 July 2015.


James Bridge Site – Gasholders Letter from National Grid 

29 Jul

I have received a letter from National Grid regarding work to dismantle gasholders on the James Bridge site near to Darlaston Road which I have set out below: “ We want to let you know that we have started to dismantle one of the gas holders at...


CAN do? 

28 Jul

I’ve written before about CANbus, and electronics in cars.


Upcoming changes to train services 

28 Jul

We have been informed of the following news about changes to train services…..


More Comment








  • Wake Boarding, Chasewater, Brownhills 22/06/2014

     on flickr 22 Jun 14
    Water sports have long been an attraction at Chasewater, including in the 1970s the hosting of the British Powerboat Grand Prix featuring OZ class powerboats that could out accelerate the F1 cars of


Yourweather Walsall


A chilly start 

31 Jul

As we forecast yesterday the air pressure has risen to around the 1020mb mark and this will bring us a day of dry weather today.


A full days play? 

30 Jul

The surface air pressure in our area is now at classified as “high” at around 1016mb.


Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in TheYamYam

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Subject/area:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required

Features »

Beechdale project entered into competition. 

31 Jul

Original Story from 24dash.


Review and Giveaway: Twirlywoos Soft Toys 

31 Jul

At BritmumsLive back in June, I got to meet the Twirlywoos.


Me and Mine July 2015 

31 Jul

Me and Mine July 2015 This month we have enjoyed seeing a bit more of our homeland.


Summer Holiday Playscheme 

31 Jul

The Joseph Leckie Community Association Summer play scheme continues each week until 14th August.


Old family pictures 5. Rosemary Tiles. 

30 Jul

Elijah Williams B 1859, receiving an award.


Walsall player 436. Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris 

30 Jul

Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris (8 February 1949 – 16 February 2015) was an English footballer who played for Walsall, Shrewsbury Town, Bangor City, Port Vale, Kidderminster Harriers, and Brisbane Lions (Australia).


A Government Secret In Plain Sight 

30 Jul

That's the title of my new Mysterious Universe article , which starts like this...


End of term tonight! 

30 Jul

Cant believe how quick this term has gone! Look forward to seeing all our members tonight for nibbles and a sing along to our newest songs :) P.


More Features


Walsall FC »

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Friday, 31st July 2015 

31 Jul

In case you missed it, here is a brief round-up of the Walsall Football Club news we covered on Friday, 31st July 2015.


Saddlers TV Set to Debut on Big Centre TV 

31 Jul

Walsall manager Dean Smith and club captain Adam Chambers will kick off a brand new Saddlers-dedicated football chat show on Big Centre TV tonight.


Smith Pleased to Have Fully-Fit Mantom Back in Action 

31 Jul

With just over one-week until the start of the 2015/16 Football League campaign, Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the local media and discussed Sam Mantom, insisting that this will be a big season for the midfield man.


Smith Relaxed Ahead of 2015/16 Campaign 

31 Jul

With just over one-week until the start of the 2015/16 Football League campaign, Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the local media, and discussed his fairly quiet summer, before taking a look at the team's recent acquisitions.


Relaxed Smith happy at summer’s work 

31 Jul

Walsall boss Dean Smith is happy with his squad and planning a promotion tilt, after a relatively stress-free summer.


TICKETS: v Southend United (A) | Saturday, 15th August 

31 Jul

On Saturday, 15th August Walsall Football Club will travel to Roots Hall to take on newly promoted Southend United, in what will be the Saddlers' first away league trip of the campaign.


Walsall Lowly Ranked For Home Record 

31 Jul

Walsall Lowly Ranked For Home Record Vitalfootball:Walsall:31/07/2015 14:04:00 Walsall have 68th best home league record in England...


More Walsall FC


Sport »

AFFILIATION NUMBERS FOR 2015/2016 

31 Jul

Wyrley Men Q-STA0248 Wyrley Ladies Q-STA0249 Wyrley Juniors Q-STA0250 Wyrley Junior Girls Q-STA0251...


 

31 Jul

Fantastic Finn races along road to redemption...


Ashes Verdict – Penkridge Cricket Club 

30 Jul

Penkridge's Richard James says he has been surprised over Australia's lack of application batting-wise during the third Test at Edgbaston.


NEW BIG SCREEN 

30 Jul

NOW THAT'S A BIG SCREEN...


 

30 Jul

Sam got Len Woodhall his British title wish...


Tile Choice sponsor Dragons! 

29 Jul

Our Under 10s Dragons boys team had a great surprise when they received a banner from their kit sponsors Tile Choice – pictured below.


Under 10’s Looking For Players !! 

29 Jul

Calling All Year 5 Boys...


More Sport


Business »

New software opens up £1m opportunity for Alucast 

31 Jul

The acquisition of new casting simulation software is set to unlock over £1m of new opportunities for a leading Black Country manufacturer.


Software deal set to unlock £1m of new orders for Black Country manufacturer 

30 Jul

THE acquisition of new casting simulation software is set to unlock over £1m of new opportunities for a Black Country manufacturer.


Business and professional services sector driving growth – CBI 

30 Jul

THE UKs rate of economic growth strengthened in the three months to July, with business and professional services the driving force, the latest CBI growth indicator has concluded.


Snow way Jaguar is taking chances on new F-Pace 

30 Jul

JAGUAR has been putting one of its most anticipated new products through its extreme climate testing.


Entrepreneurial Spark start-ups rewarded 

30 Jul

The gongs are organised by the business Hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, and partner KPMG ...


Overseas operations helping to support expansion for National Express 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based public transport group, National Express, has said it will continue to benefit from its strong overseas operations.


M&B warns cost base will be hit by national living wage requirements 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM pubco M&B has warned shareholders the introduction of the new national living wage could seriously impact performance from 2016 onwards.


NEW: LloydsPharmacy owner to acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacies in £125m deal 

29 Jul

THE owner of Coventry-based LloydsPharmacy is set to acquire Sainsbury\'s pharmacy business for £125m.


Strong H1 puts National Express on the road to full year success 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based public transport group, National Express, has said it made strong progress during the first half and remains on course to meet full year expectations.


Top Banana secures Whitbread client win 

29 Jul

Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi ...


More Business


Outdoors »

Silver-washed Fritillary 

31 Jul

Two unusual butterflies seen in the garden at nearby Rushall this afternoon were White-letter Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary.


Friday 31st July 2015 

31 Jul

0950 - 1130 sunny, to 20c : Cormorant 3, Greylag, Mute Swan 2, Heron 2, GC Grebe, Moorhen, Coot 15 incl young, Canada's 150+, Mallard 50+, Tufted 2, Lapwing 26, Oystercatcher, LBB/Herring gull 80+, YL Gull, BH Gull 70, Rook 2, C Crow 3, Jackdaw 5, ...


Happy Friday! (and a word about the NHS) 

31 Jul

Hospital treatment done, I feel like somebody has hit me across the back with a plank today so my problems are literally behind me at the moment! As usual not a pleasant experience but one that was made easier to bare by the staff at Walsall Manor ...


lidiaanikolaev: “please don’t let me fall asleep.”    “Should I ask why?” 

30 Jul

lidiaanikolaev : “please don’t let me fall asleep.


mcdisoncarmikael:      “Turn that smile upside down or it’ll be on the back of your fucking… 

30 Jul

mcdisoncarmikael :      “ T urn that smile upside down or it’ll be on the back of your fucking head .


Hapa Zome Happiness 

29 Jul

Let me warn you right now.


More Outdoors


More blogs »

Arabic Language Class Starting Soon 

30 Jul

For more details about our new courses please click here .


Tamworth Shop Calls for Help to Turn Back the Clock 

30 Jul

Keep Calm and Carry on donating is the message as a Tamworth charity shop looks to turn back time.


Private Garden Wonderland Opens its Doors for a Good Cause 

30 Jul

Owners of a private garden wonderland are opening their doors to the public to raise funds for local life-limited children.


Customer Conference 2015 

28 Jul

With 50 days to go we have officially opened the registration to this years Accord Group Customer conference.


The Tale of Speccy and Sporty 

26 Jul

Young Speccy and Sporty Became firm friends for life.


LINES, ON THE BODY OF A GERMAN BROOM GIRL 

25 Jul

LINES, ON THE BODY OF A GERMAN BROOM GIRL, WHICH WAS FOUND A FEW YEARS AGO, UNDER A HEDGE, NEAR BESCOTT HALL, IN THE VICINITY OF WALSALL.


Graham Fitch Recital 2015 

24 Jul

When: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 from 20:00 to 21:30 (BST) Where: The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus Magdalene Rd WS1 Walsall United Kingdom Hosted By: The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton Register for this ...


More More blogs


999 »

Double time for Black Country drug trafficker 

27 Jul

A Walsall man has received prison sentences totalling 17 years following two separate investigations into drug and money laundering offences.


Man charged with knife attack at ex-partner’s home 

25 Jul

A Walsall man has been charged over a knife attack on another man he found at the home of his ex-partner.


Custody Watch: Arrests illustrate mixed bag of police work 

25 Jul

A total of 91 police cells are currently occupied across the West Midlands by people arrested on suspicion of offences ranging from audacious shop frauds to drug driving and witness intimidation.


Bravery gong for boy (14) who took on bus thugs 

24 Jul

A schoolboy who ran to the aid of a bus driver and prevented him being seriously hurt by three thugs has picked up an award for his bravery.


Appeal following armed robbery at Bloxwich food store 

16 Jul

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect following an armed robbery at a Bloxwich store.


More 999


LocalGov »

Mayor's trip to Wembley 

31 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to martinjohnson on 31 July 2015 .


Cost of attending award ceremonies 

31 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to P.


Payments to councillors for representations on outside bodies. 

30 Jul

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to P.


Suing social services 

29 Jul

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Bob BIbby on 29 July 2015 .


Payments to councillors for representations on outside bodies. 

29 Jul

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by P.


More LocalGov


West Midlands Police - wanted





South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map

Facebook Walsall



This page took 1.33990 seconds to generate and made 248 db queries.