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Child injured as bus collides with car in Walsall causing road… 

2 Sep

A BUS has collided with a car, causing traffic chaos in Walsall.


A5 shut in Cannock as chemical tanker overturns near M6 Toll 

2 Sep

A chemical tanker overturned in Cannock today, forcing the closure of a stretch of the A5 near the M6 Toll and triggering major delays.


Thieves steal bike from petrol station while Sutton Coldfield… 

2 Sep

CALLOUS thieves stole a Sutton Coldfield cycling lover's beloved bicycle at a petrol station while he waited for his change.


Thieves steal bike from Walsall petrol station while owner waited… 

2 Sep

CALLOUS thieves stole a cycling lover's beloved bicycle at a Walsall petrol station while he waited for his change.


Broken down lorry blocks M6 Junction 10 carriageway in Walsall 

2 Sep

A BROKEN down HGV lorry is blocking a motorway lane in Walsall.


Willenhall pervert hands police own child abuse photos 

2 Sep

A man gave police a hard drive and memory stick containing thousands of indecent pictures of young boys after discovering that officers had raided his home.


Arson suspected as 50 bales of hay set on fire in Walsall 

2 Sep

A BLAZE that set approximately 50 bales of hay alight in Walsall is believed to be arson, the fire service has confirmed.


Weather forecast: Looking ahead to the weekend 

2 Sep

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


Police ‘concerned for welfare’ of missing Walsall teen 

2 Sep

POLICE say they are 'concerned for the welfare' of a missing Walsall teenager.


£80 per second: Bloxwich fly-tipper fined 

2 Sep

A man who was filmed dumping household waste at a site plagued by fly-tipping has been banned from driving and ordered to pay more than £1,700.


University of Wolverhampton praises medal-winning former graduate… 

1 Sep

A LOCAL university has praised a Walsall graduate who won a World Athletics Championships medal in Beijing.


​Missing Walsall worker found in London 

1 Sep

A MAN who had been declared missing after last being spotted at work in Walsall has been found in London, West Midlands Police have confirmed.


Walsall fly tipper caught dumping beds and mattresses fined and… 

1 Sep

A FLY TIPPER who was caught on camera dumping household waste has been banned from driving and ordered to pay over 1,500.


M6 slip road row: Second protest over closed junction is planned 

1 Sep

A second protest is being planned calling for an entry slip road to a motorway junction to be reopened.


Unhygienic Walsall care home ‘compromises people’s privacy and… 

1 Sep

AN UNHYGIENIC Walsall care home that 'compromises people's privacy and dignity' has been placed into special measures by inspectors.


Birmingham City Council spent £1.5 million clearing up fly-tipping 

1 Sep

Cash-strapped authority reveals massive cost of dumped rubbish...


Tips to open every day to tackle fly-tipping menace 

1 Sep

Tips could soon be open all week in Walsall due a rise in fly-tipping across the borough.


Hundreds evacuated from Ikea near Walsall 

31 Aug

Hundreds of Bank Holiday shoppers were evacuated from Ikea near Walsall after the store reported 'technical issues'.


Hundreds of Bank Holiday shoppers evacuated from Ikea Wednesbury 

31 Aug

Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from Ikea in Wednesbury today after steam from the kitchen set off an alarm.


Loving Walsall mother abseils down Art Gallery to thank Walsall… 

31 Aug

A LOVING mother whose twins were born at Walsall Manor took part in a daring charity challenge to show her gratitude to the hospital.


Long lost Walsall brothers reunite for charity gigs 

31 Aug

A PAIR of long lost brothers with a love for music reunited last week after years apart to perform at venues across Walsall.


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Warning – Ogley Road partially closed at High Street junction from next Monday 

2 Sep

This is important folks - from next Monday (7th September 2015) Ogley Road at it's junction with High Street, Brownhills just by the old Warreners Arms will be partially closed for gas main works.


Rare bike stolen from Aldridge – please keep an eye out 

2 Sep

Can I please ask readers to be on the lookout for the above Santa Cruz Nomad bike, stolen from the Shell petrol station on Northgate at around 5:45pm on Thursday, 20th August 2015? 2 Continue reading →...


Tory run Walsall Council’s Rubbish Service 

1 Sep

During August Walsall Council has been carrying out a consultation about how you would want your fortnightly rubbish collection to be run.


Second Quad Bike Confiscated – Rough Wood 

1 Sep

The Police confiscated a second quad bike in Rough Wood Bank Holiday Monday afternoon following complaints from residents.


Saddle up 

1 Sep

It is foolish to wish your life away but, on current form, I wish this coming Wednesday was September 23rd when the mighty Chelsea Football Club travel to Walsall...


Wood battle hard, but draw with Mikes 

1 Sep

It was a wet and dull Bank holiday Monday, but the football was bright and entertaining as Boldmere St.


No Dice funding under way 

31 Aug

We're doing much better than I had expected but have a fair way to go.


New Hall Mill – A Grand Day Out 

31 Aug

On the advice of Brownhills Bob I took the tribe to see New Hall Mill this morning.


Update from the Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team… 

31 Aug

Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team dropped into the Lib Dem Thursday Advice Surgery for our regular update meeting……..


On the subject of highway weeds….. 

31 Aug

Talking with residents on both the Broadway Estate and Coppice Farm the topic of conversation turned to weeds in gutters and along pavements.


New Hall Mill open right now – come and get crafty! 

31 Aug

New Hall Mill is open again this Monday for their Arts and Crafts Day and I can heartily recommend the place - It's fascinating and I had a great time there on Spring Bank Holiday Monday - not enough people know about this wonderful building.


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    The Daw End Branch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal in Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands. The extension was created after an act received Royal Assent in 1774 to extend the canal to the Hay Head Limeworks


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Back to school weather 

2 Sep

Today sees many schools open their doors to pupils for the new academic year.


First day Of The Meteorological Autumn 2015 – Weather 

1 Sep

Today, 1 September 2015,  sees the first day of the meteorological autumn although the astronomical autumn (the day of the equinox) is not until the 23 September.


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Features »

CA Activities: Match Day Parking! 

2 Sep

Parking for Walsall FC Home Matches 2015 Parking for Walsall FC Home Matches 2015 Kick off 3.00pm Sat 5th September v Bury – OPEN Sat 12th September v Doncaster – OPEN Sat 26th September v Crewe- OPEN Sat 10th October v Burton – OPEN Sat ...


Our Dog Abby 

2 Sep

Photo of our dog Abby on walk over chasewater water this morning.


Cervical Cancer screening at home with GynaeCheck 

2 Sep

It’s a very sad fact that unfortunately in the UK each year, over 3,100 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer.


Fantastic launch at Pelsall! 

1 Sep

What a brilliant launch at Pelsall tonight – massive well done to everyone that turned up and had a go you did a great job and sound really strong already! Big thanks also to our Streetly choir members for coming along and helping out you ...


Review: Slimming World Veggie Deluxe recipe book 

1 Sep

As many of you know I’ve been following the Slimming World plan for just over a year now using the food optimising techniques day in and day out to help me with my weight loss.


SECTS and TENTS – Glastonbury Festival 2015 

1 Sep

The second part in my ‘Word Games’ series for Shangri-La at Glastonbury this year employed the wonderful simulated factory-shutters – or lenticular, to give it its loosely technical term.


Government Files on Alien Abductees? 

1 Sep

That's my new Mysterious Universe article...


Distraction Tactics 

1 Sep

Its only been two weeks since our last festival but selecting stock, loading Gilbert packing for a week away feels like a daunting task.


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MIDLAND YOUTH CUP | Saddlers in Action Tonight 

2 Sep

Walsall Football Club's Under 18s side will be in Midland Youth Cup action as they take on Burton Albion in Round 1 of the 2015/16 running of the competition.


PICTURES: Morecambe 2 Walsall 0 – Saddlers shocked in JPT exit 

2 Sep

Gallery created by Walsall Advertiser...


Walsall v Bury – Head To Head 

2 Sep

Walsall v Bury - Head To Head Vitalfootball:Walsall:02/09/2015 09:43:00 All the facts of our meetings with Bury over recent years...


Match Officials v Bury (H) 

2 Sep

Match Officials v Bury (H) Vitalfootball:Walsall:02/09/2015 09:22:00 Match officials have been announced for this Saturday's home game against Bury.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH | Mantom Among Nominees 

2 Sep

Walsall midfielder Sam Mantom has been named among the nominees for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month for August following a successful start to the 2015/16 campaign.


Stats: Morecambe v Walsall 

2 Sep

Stats: Morecambe v Walsall Vitalfootball:Walsall:02/09/2015 09:13:00 All the stats from Morecambe (2) vs (0) Walsall, Globe Arena, 01.09.15 Att: 1,332 (332 Saddlers...


MANAGER OF THE MONTH | Dean Smith Among Nominees 

2 Sep

Walsall manager Dean Smith has today been named among the nominees for the Football League's 'Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month' for August.


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Dudley demolish dreadful Darlaston 

2 Sep

TEAM DUDLEY 5DARLASTON TOWN 0DARLASTON suffered their first defeat in 9 games with a dismal first half display at The Dell.


Warley & DistrictSunday League 

2 Sep

Results for Sunday August 30PremierO.


TRAVEL UPDATE 

1 Sep

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Two Bank Holiday draws for Rushall from Stourbridge and… 

1 Sep

STOURBRIDGE 2 RUSHALL OLYMPIC 2Evo-Stik Northern League Premier DivisionJACK Duggan's 89th minute equaliser at Stourbridge on Bank Holiday Monday ensured a third draw in the last four league games for Rushall.


International Futsal Friendly – England v Poland 

1 Sep

Tickets for England's the upcoming Futsal International against Poland are now on sale.


Rushall Olympic 2-2 Stourbridge 

1 Sep

Late Duggan goal rescues a point...


Changes to Discipline Procedures 2015/2016 

1 Sep

From Season 2015-16, discipline penalty points will cease to exist and instead will be replaced with Respect sanctions and poor discipline record sanctions across all levels of football.


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Business »

Poor weather helps to puncture Halfords’ cycling performance 

2 Sep

INCLEMENT weather has been given as one of the reasons that Halfords cycling division performed so poorly over the last two months.


Land Rover unveils ‘Transparent Trailer’ technology 

2 Sep

A transparent view would allow the driver to clearly see vehicles coming up behind and improve visibility whilst manoeuvring ...


Walsall manufacturer Boltight snapped up by Swedish firm 

1 Sep

MANUFACTURER Boltight has been sold to Swedish firm Nord-Lock Group for an undisclosed sum.


Lifestyle: Motoring – Jaguar F-Pace; Aston Martin Vantage GT12; MINI Surf 

1 Sep

WITH the Frankfurt Motor Show just a fortnight away, the eyes of the motoring world are shifting focus and trying to identify which cars are likely to have the biggest impact.


Longbridge Innovation Centre to be refurbished following flurry of activity 

1 Sep

DEVELOPER St Modwen is to refurbish its Innovation Centre building in Birminghams Longbridge in response to a high level of demand from occupiers.


Punch Taverns slashes more than £500m off its debts in a year 

1 Sep

BURTON-upon-Trent based pubco Punch Taverns has revealed that it has cut its net debt by £513m in a year.


Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans 

1 Sep

The Warwickshire-based sports car-maker has revealed plans to create an additional ten apprenticeships as part of its Second Century Plan ...


Global economic woes prompt manufacturers to maintain vigilance 

28 Aug

MANUFACTURERS are increasing their vigilance in key markets in light of growing risks and uncertainty in the global economy, according to a new survey.


Availability of long-term growth capital threatens MSB expansion plans 

28 Aug

GAPS in the funding ladder could be preventing medium-sized businesses in the West Midlands from realising their growth ambitions, according to a new report.


Land Rover tackles Rugby World Cup logistics with supply of 450 vehicles 

27 Aug

LAND ROVER has delivered a fleet of 450 vehicles to support the Rugby World Cup 2015, which starts next month.


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Outdoors »

like-silver: ❝What gave it away…❞     “I know that face from a mile off– Plus it wasn’t… 

2 Sep

like-silver : ❝What gave it away…❞     “ I know that face from a mile off Plus it wasn’t hard to guess.


Wednesday 2nd September 2015 

2 Sep

1030 - 1230 generally cloudy, 16c : Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail 6, Swallow 12, House Martin 5, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Hobby 2, Buzzard 4, Green Woodpecker 2, Greylag 2, Heron 3, Mute Swan 2+cyg.


daenerystalbot:“Never mind, I can’t find it.”          “— Okay?” 

2 Sep

daenerystalbot : “N ever mind, I can’t find it.


colbyxdeltoro:Colby sat against the far wall, doing what? Not even she was sure what she was doing,… 

2 Sep

colbyxdeltoro : Colby sat against the far wall, doing what? Not even she was sure what she was doing, but she was enjoying the show nonetheless.


Things going quiet? 

2 Sep

A text from Gareth this morning to say that a lot of stuff has cleared out of the Marsh.


Tuesday 1st September 2015 

1 Sep

0930 - 1130 generally overcast after torrential overnight rain, 15c.


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Yoga & Surfing 

2 Sep

I have just had a wonderful two weeks under canvas in Cornwall and Devon.


Courageous Claire completes 200-mile trek in memory of cousin 

1 Sep

A dedicated fundraiser was inspired to complete a gruelling 200-mile trek in just two weeks in memory of one of the ‘bravest’ people she knew.


Julian Clary announces new 2016 show The Joy of Mincing 

1 Sep

JULIAN Clary is marking a milestone 30 years as a camp comedian with a brand-new touring show called The Joy of Mincing.


Stereophonics announce tour dates in December 2015 

1 Sep

AFTER their brilliant performance at T in the Park and a headline slot at V Festival, Stereophonics have announced 10 UK tour dates this December including a show at The Genting Arena on December 11.


Straight Outta Compton – film review and trailer 

1 Sep

WHENEVER Hollywood immortalises pages from history at 24 frames per second, it's wise to treat each lustrous dramatisation with a pinch of salt.


“Incredible Service” Makes Impression on Mayor of Stourport 

28 Aug

The vital work of a local charity was highlighted as the Mayor of Stourport-on-Severn paid a recent visit to Acorns Children’s Hospice.


Full House at Children’s Hospice Fundraising Event 

28 Aug

A long-standing fundraiser has raised an impressive £933.49 for Acorns Children’s Hospice thanks to a bingo night.


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Man arrested after car ‘stung’ on M6 exit 

27 Aug

Police have arrested a man after a stolen vehicle was ‘stung’ in Great Barr this morning (27 August).


Police search for man missing from work in Walsall 

26 Aug

Police in Walsall are searching for missing man Robert Elwell.


Two people charged with murder of Bloxwich woman Susan Whiting 

21 Aug

Detectives investigating the death of Susan Whiting have charged a man and a woman with her murder.


Police searching for missing Walsall woman find body 

19 Aug

Detectives searching for missing Walsall woman Susan Whiting have found a body at a house in Walsall.


Missing from Walsall: Susan Whiting 

18 Aug

Walsall Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing disabled woman.


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Fly Tip Van Man Fined and Banned 

2 Sep

A man who fly tipped household waste and was caught on camera has been banned from driving and ordered to pay £1,762.59.


Car constanly blocking pavement, 1st September 

1 Sep

This car constantly clocks this part of the pavement Report on FixMyStreet...


Car constantly blocking foot path, 1st September 

1 Sep

This car constantly blocks this foot path during the day.


Open junction box, 1st September 

1 Sep

Open junction box, been like this for months Report on FixMyStreet...


Lorries constantly parking on this junction, 1st September 

1 Sep

Lorries constantly causing narrowing of foot path by parking half on this foot path.


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