FIREFIGHTERS from Walsall were called to deal with a rather different incident to their everyday tasks after a dog was spotted stuck on a window ledge in the borough.
A WITNESS appeal has been launched after a man was left in a critical condition with 'multiple serious injuries' following an accident in Sutton Coldfield.
WEST Midlands Police were called to assist firefighters from Walsall after a suspected arson attack left a car completely gutted by fire.
A crash on the M5 is blocking two lanes and causing delays of around half an hour.
A MAN has been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Streetly this morning.
A MAN has been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Streetly.
This was the scene in Walsall last night as firefighters battled a blazing car.
Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.
West Midlands PCC David Jamieson has called for decisions about the M6 toll to be made in the region, not in London.
A registered sex offender has been jailed for 18 years after admitting further historic sex offences.
A REGISTERED sex offender from Walsall has been jailed for 18 years after admitting further historic sex offences.
ILLEGAL tobacco with a street value of around 227,000 has been found by trading standards during a Black Country wide raid on shops including some stores in Walsall.
POLICE officers in Liverpool are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Donna Marie Sheridan, who may be in Walsall.
A DRUNKEN taxi passenger from Walsall who assaulted a cabbie and smashed up his car with a hammer after being asked to clean up his own vomit has been locked up for more than two years.
Concern is growing for a missing Liverpool teenager who may be in Walsall.
Susan Whiting murder: Mother breaks down in tears as jury told of the last time she saw her daughterExpress & Star 28 Apr
A Walsall mother broke down in tears as she told a murder jury of the last time she had seen her daughter alive.
MOTORWAY users on the M6 in the West Midlands are being advised of likely delays this morning (Thursday).
Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing Walsall woman who has not been seen for nearly two weeks.
A man accused of raping and murdering a 20-year-old Walsall student lied to police about seeing her the day before she was found dead, a court heard.
WE really need to find her.
THREE people from Walsall along with two others have been jailed for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, theft and criminal damage after six dead sheep were found in a vehicle they were travelling in.
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Following the sad closure of Aldridge Manor Youth Club, local activist Paul Sharpe has been beavering away to try and continue the club in some form in a new venue - I posted his appeal for help here a couple of months ago.
Just a quick heads up that this Saturday (rather than the usual Sunday...
Back last Monday evening(25th April 2016), Walsall Wood played the latest of their recent marathon match run, when they visited Stourport Swifts at Walshes Meadow, and came home with a respectable draw.
We've talked about Harpers busses here on the blog a lot over the years - many of us have fond memories of catching these distinctive green double deckers and coaches to popular local destinations, like Birmingham, Lichfield and Cannock.
Bus users are patiently awaiting the outcome of ongoing talks with National Express West Midlands (NXWN) about their controversial proposals for revised bus services across Willenhall.
This is a very important appeal from West Midlands Police in Walsall, who are currently very concerned for the welfare of Aldridge resident Ruth Anne Smith, who has been missing since Friday, 15th April 2016.
Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (28th April 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...
I was asked the other day Why should people vote for the Lib Dems at the Local Elections on 5th May? A thought provoking question.
A traditional two bedroom terraced house in the centre of Caldmore, a popular area of Walsall.
A short while ago it was my sad duty to report the passing of Mr.
At Justice questions on Tuesday 26 April, I was called to ask the Minister a question.
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Northywood Bridge, (also known and Homer’s Bridge), on the Daw End Branch, an extension of the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands.
The extension was created after an act
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It is with some bright sunshine that we start the day and brighter spells will be a frequent visitor throughout the day.
It was cold earlier this morning with the thermometer reaching a low of -0.1c at 04:20 hours.
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While researching today, I came across this obituary (in THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS) to one of our greatest Saddlers, which may interest followers of the Saddlers I do hope so.
Major Orton and me went to this on Wednesday night – a cancelled gig from last year as Dave Cousins was ill or had an accident.
This is my card for this month's swap in our Pootlers Team.
Another week has come and gone, we’re nearly into May already! How fast is this year flying by? I remember when I was younger, my Mom would always say that time goes too quick and I didn’t really understand what she meant but as a Mummy myself ...
A SPRINGTIME Miscellany by Willenhall Singers (formerly Willenhall Musical Society) will he held at Portobello Methodist Church, Willenhall, on Saturday (April 30) at 7.30pm.
THESE photographs are from the collection of Black Country amateur theatre memorabilia, kindly loaned to us by Eric Page of Wallbrook, Coseley.
Henry Alfred Beck Date of birth 21 February 1901 Place of birth Walsall Wood, England Date of death 1979 Playing position Centre half, Right half, Left half Senior career Years Team...
Date of birth August 1868 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death Deceased Playing position Right back Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 1887–1889 Walsall Swifts 1889–1890 Walsall Town Swifts 1890–1893 Small Heath 60 (0) 1893–1895 ...
Walsall's Interim Head Coach Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Monday afternoon's Sky Bet League 1 clash with Fleetwood Town, and has called upon his side to treat the game like a cup Semi-Final, insisting; "It’s about building...
Joe Masi gives his latest Walsall update...
Walsall Football Club have today confirmed that tickets for the 2015/16 End of Season Awards, which will take place at Banks's Stadium just hours after the final game of the season which is away to Port Vale, have now SOLD OUT.
In the latest of the Saddlers' behind the scenes videos, Walsall's First-Team Physio Marc Czuczman becomes the latest Saddler to sit down with Multimedia Officer Dale Moon and share his top five tracks of all time.
Winger Anthony Forde has praised the role boss Jon Whitney has played in Walsall’s push for automatic promotion.
Boss Jon Whitney admits he will be keeping a close eye when promotion rivals Burton and Gillingham clash tomorrow.
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As part of The FA Girls’ Football Week, the Club arranged free after school coaching to 12 girls at Coppice High School on Wednesday of this week.
The Club organised a Y3/Y4 Schools tournament yesterday, with 5 teams from Tameside, St Peter’s, St John’s and Moat Hall taking part.
The Boys Development Centre – sponsored by FCL Global Limited – is back on the 3G at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre every Saturday morning 10:30 to 12:00 with effect from tomorrow.
Classes are running as normal this bank holiday weekend.
Wednesday 27th April 2016 saw the 124th Senior Challenge Cup Final take place when Rushall Olympic claimed their second title in three years as they saw off Kidsgrove Athletic in a 4 v 1 victory at Port Vale.
The Staffordshire FA can confirm that the Walsall Senior Cup Final between Lichfield City and Rushall Olympic will now take place at Chasetown FC on Monday 9th May 2016.
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LLOYDS Pharmacy owner Celesio may have to sell some stores in 13 areas including Sutton Coldfield in order to complete its purchase of 277 Sainsbury\'s pharmacy stores.
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Early morning, sunny, cold NW : Common Sandpiper 6, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Gadwall m.
1500 - 1530 showers, 7c : Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 5, Willow Warbler, Swallow 50+, Sand Martin 40+, House Martin 6, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull 54, Herring Gull 9, Heron, GC Grebe 4, Mute Swan pair, Mallard with 5 ducklings, Buzzard.
A mid-morning visit on a day which I thought could produce an early Swift.
1130, sunny but only 4c : little of interest, Com Sand, Lapwing 2, Oystercatcher, Heron, GC Grebe 4, Swallows & Sand Martins 10, House Martin 2, Willow Warbler, House Sparrow! Also a Small Tortoiseshell braving the chill.
April 27th - When I left home just after dawn there was a heavy frost; I left Darlaston later in the morning for Telford in bright sunshine, which really highlighted the blossom on roadside trees.
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IF you've had the pleasure of watching The Dark Room live or online, you'll probably still be reciting 'Darren, you awake to find yourself in a Dark Room!' in your head like most of us.
GEARS of War has returned, sort of, as gamers currently indulge in the beta for the fifth title in the franchise.
EVERYTHING is set for a spectacular weekend of free entertainment in Lichfield city centre over the May Day bank holiday weekend.
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LICHFIELD Arts closes its spring concert season at Lichfield Guildhall in May with three events.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was seriously injured during a collision in Streetly this morning (Friday 29 April).
A drunken taxi passenger who assaulted a cabbie and smashed up his car with a hammer after being asked to clean up his own vomit has been locked up for more than two years.
A registered sex offender has been jailed for 18 years after admitting further historic sex offences.
Members of a Coventry drugs ring have been jailed for more than 30 years - after their illegal empire was crushed by West Midlands Police.
Police are urging anyone who has seen or has information about missing Ruth Anne Smith to get in touch.
The road surface is breaking up and potholes are forming on the slip road down to the main road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Ramp, Willenhall Report on FixMyStreet...
Don’t miss out on the last chance to have your say on the Local Plans for Walsall in the Site Allocation Document.
As part of the national celebration of lifelong learning Walsall Libraries are holding a series of free events throughout the borough offering opportunities to learn skills.
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Mark Griffiths on 27 April 2016 .
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ken Upton on 27 April 2016 .