Julie Battisson, 44, set the blaze as she tried to rouse her sleeping 19-year-old daughter...
AN MP has backed the concerns of local environmentalists who are fighting plans for a development of 14 large houses in a gated development in Walsall.
Sir Bob Kerslake believes more people from the West Midlands deserve Honour gongs...
POTENTIAL participants for a long-standing charity run in Walsall have just weeks left to enter the good cause.
A drunken woman who started a fire outside her daughter’s flat to wake her after she was locked out, has lost an appeal against her jail sentence.
Pupils in Walsall achieved record results in this year's SATS, education chiefs have revealed.
Plans to close a town centre’s iconic baths and replace it with a new pool and multi-storey car park have been scrapped.
HUNDREDS of Walsall College students will have access to free meals when a new scheme launches next month.
Detectives investigating the double tragedy believe the pair fell onto railway tracks after getting involved in a row...
MORE than 1,000 visitors escaped the rain to make the most of an indoor family fun day at Walsall Leather Museum.
COLLEAGUES at Walsall Manor Hospital gathered this week to mark the 20th anniversary of its maternity department.
AN eagle-eyed Walsall police officer has reunited a television auctioneer with his laptop after it was stolen during a train journey.
Daniel Sallmon was off-duty when he beat his victim during an argument while he was out in Plymouth in Devon...
A CONSTRUCTION worker from Darlaston is "lucky to be alive" after a four kilogram metal wheel fell seven metres and struck his head.
The second man who died after being found injured on railway tracks at Birmingham New Street Station has been named as Hitesh Dhirajlal from West Bromwich.
AGE will be no barrier for a dedicated Walsall fund-raiser who will be tackling a half marathon to raise funds for disabled and terminally ill children.
Walsall schoolpupils achieved their best ever results in this year's national curriculum tests - known as SATS - 'delighted' education chiefs have revealed.
Family pay tribute to Hitesh Dhirajlal, 31, from West Bromwich, who was found fatally injured on tracks...
A FORMER senior social worker at Walsall Council has been suspended after failing to act on concerns about injuries and neglect regarding children with disabilities.
A newgroup that will support parents and carers of children with autism is set to launch in Great Barr next month.
Major delays after car and lorry collide in roadworks between J12 and J11a on southbound carriageway...
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In September, some of the brightest minds in public sector comms will come to Birmingham for our rather fine #commsforchange14 event.
Some time ago, when Brownhills local Councillor Barbara Cassidy very generously donated some excellent images for publication on the blog, there was an extra item David Evans was allowed to handle and photograph, which is a rather astonishing and ...
So now ‘Rotherham’ is doomed to enter the lexican of towns long shadowed by failure.
I'm interested in contact details for a local lady called Brenda Pitt who was very possibly married to John Thomas - I think Brenda was a Brownhills resident originally, but may also have lived in Rushall and/or Aldridge.
It's always a pleasure and delight to feature contributions from Walsall Wood history experts John and Paul Anslow - yesterday they sent me an absolutely remarkable group photo following the wedding of Walter Yates from Walsall Wood to Annie Baker of...
Before a large crowd of supporters and a coach load of away fans, Walsall Wood FC bravely, but ultimately unsuccessfully fought Stafford Rangers on Saturday afternoon (30th August 2014), to be eventually beaten 3-0.
Jasmin Fisher has been in touch to ask if I'd let readers know about the above event - a Charity Cricket Game and Barbecue being held at Aldridge Cricket Club at 1:30pm today, Sunday 31st August 2014.
Terri Fallon Nicholls from Lichfield Road in Shire Oak has been in touch today regarding the fact that her shed, and that of a near neighbour were burgled in the early hours of Saturday, 30th August 2014.
Saturday 30th August 2014 - home match Walsall Wood v Stafford Rangers - Come cheer the lads along in this vital FA Cup match.
John Morris has been in touch with me about this great event tomorrow at the Collingwood Centre.
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The rain cloud that I spoke about yesterday in now fairly well fragmented and although there is still a 40% risk of some drizzle or light rain this morning the risk is greatly reduced from what was on radar forecast yesterday.
Today, according to the Met office, is the last day of summer but is it? If we go by the equinox then Autumn starts on the 23 September whilst Phenologists decide the seasons by the “movements” in nature.
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Children return to school on Tuesday morning at 8.55 after the Summer holiday.
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Crash!Bang!Wallop! has all the things kids love!!! This is the Midlands biggest most thrilling indoor fun centre for children, an indoor adventure wonderland where children can spend hours of adventure and exploration.
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Jordan Preece 22:22 Michael Pallatina 36:09 Joseph Davies 23:57 Lorraine Hodson 36:35 Tim Bakewell 24:49 Adam Hackett 37:47 Mark Green 24:55 Dipty Rathod 39:41 Erica Johnstone 28...
This post ain't very rock and roll but I'm so excited about my new toy I just had to share.
The first two rounds of The FA Women's Cup were drawn at Wembley Stadium on Friday afternoon, as 64 clubs enter the competition at the Preliminary Round stage.
Walsall supporters are invited to attend a Fun Day that is taking place at Bronze Cricket Club in Great Barr on Sunday, 7th September, in memory of Bert Chambers, the father of Saddlers duo Adam and James, who sadly passed away last year.
Yesterday afternoon, Walsall Football Club travelled to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One, below are the highlights.
On Saturday afternoon Walsall Football Club travelled to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United, regular contributor Berian Lowe was in attendance, and shares his views below.
Earlier today Walsall Football Club travelled to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One.
Scunthorpe United 2-1 Walsall Vitalfootball:Walsall:30/08/2014 21:17:00 The Saddlers winless start to the season continued with a disappointing defeat at Glanford Park.
Walsall manager Dean Smith has this evening spoken to the club's official website to reflect on Saturday afternoon's disappointing 2-1 away defeat to previously winless Scunthorpe United.
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Walsall's Daniel Breeze today claimed he has no regrets about turning pro as he prepares for his second paid bout at Aston Villa Football Club's Holte Suite.
Natty Howell had the world at his feet as a teenager - now the former footballer is hoping a future will come from his fists.
RICHARD SNEEKES DISCUSSES THE RECENT 0-0 HOME DRAW WITH SKELMERSDALE AND HOW HE WILL TRY AND IMPROVE THE PICS' IN THE FINAL THIRD OF THE PITCH...
What a fantastic day for our Wyrley Panthers under 8′s team this afternoon, the Panthers team played some wonderful football against truly excellent football teams.
The Lockmen entertain Ellesmere Rangers at Long Lane Park on Tuesday night.
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- EVENT IN MEMORY OF BERT CHAMBERS
- SMITH REFLECTS ON IRON SET-BACK
- FLANAGAN HUNGRY FOR MORE
- LIVE COMMENTARY ON SADDLERS PLAYER
- SADDLERFEST FAMILY FUN DAY!
- THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT
- BOSS TALK v SCUNTHORPE, 30/8/14
- GREAVES HERE IN DECEMBER
- TAYLOR BURSTING WITH BELIEF
- SMITH ON PALACE DEFEAT
- BOSS GETS HIS MAN-SET
- MANSET EXCITED BY SADDLERS MOVE
- MANSET SIGNS
- SADDLERS LOSE TO GAYLE FORCE TREBLE
- SIX OF THE BEST FOR YOUNGSTERS
- DIGITAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE NOW
- BOSS TALK v PALACE (CAPITAL ONE CUP 2), 26/8/14
- DOWNING UPBEAT
- ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
- CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
- ‘More energy’ will win Labour election
- Exclusive: South Downs and New Forest national parks under threat from Tory donor’s electricity pipeline
- Scottish independence: Academics fear a university brain drain of country's best scientists
- Exclusive: Tory Eurosceptics to defy Cameron with manifesto pledges in next year's general election
- British witches demand justice for the Bideford Three executed 300 years ago
- Young people ‘attracted to Isis by its brutality’, says German security chief
- Ahmadiyya Muslims: British convention of a religious minority persecuted abroad spreads a message of love and peace
- Gout and rickets on the rise: Public health expert warns of rise in Tudor-era diseases
- Two killed in Ecclerigg after fireworks shed blaze
- Michael Fallon defends Government action against ‘very real’ terrorist threats
The special Mark 2 by Callum Jaguar saloon - an 18-month project - was unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth...
MIDLANDS utility Severn Trent is to assess new proposals from industry watchdog Ofwat on increases to household water bills.
A UNIQUE Jaguar Mark 2 redesigned by Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum, and re-engineered by Shropshire-based Classic Motor Cars has been unveiled at the opening of the restorers new headquarte...
UK homeowners are facing the worrying prospect of higher mortgage repayments when interest rates rise and research conducted by comparethemarket.
CONSTRUCTION firm Balfour Beatty has been appointed to a multi-million pound Wolverhampton regeneration scheme just a week after it scrapped plans for a merger with city-based rival Carillion...
DATA centre software specialist Concurrent Thinking and transport logistics specialist STVA have taken space at St Modwens Longbridge Technology Park in Birmingham.
FOUR former Cobbetts partners have succeeded in blocking a payment to the collapsed law firm\'s secured creditor with a threat of legal action.
AN ad in which TNT Post compared itself to Royal Mail has been banned for implying that it offered the same service and similar prices as its competitor.
ARE British drivers falling out of love with one of the motor industrys enduring classics the convertible? New research tends to indicate that it might which I venture to say ma...
PEOPLE may revert to hiding their cash "under the mattress" amid fears that their money is not safe if controversial plans enabling the taxman to seize money directly from accounts are implemented, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has...
August 31st - It was a gorgeous afternoon - sunny, warm, with only a light wind.
August 30th - From the top of Shire Oak heading into Rushall, I stopped to admire the view, as I often do.
August 30th - I don’t go to Shire Oak Park nearly enough.
August 30th - This has me flummoxed, and quite, quite furious to be honest.
August 28th - A bit of a strange day.
August 27th - Just on the canal bank between the Black Cock Bridge and Walsall Wood Bridge, a crab apple tree with lots of good fruit.
- Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli
- Obama under fire over foreign policy
- Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land
- Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly
- Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group
- Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli
- N Korea fires short-range projectile into sea
- Germany offers military aid against IS group
- Who is behind Pakistan's political unrest?
- Sweden 'investigates' possible Ebola case
- Call for Houthi civil disobedience in Yemen
A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Debenhams store in the Bullring to check out the Elizabeth Arden counter.
THOSE Summer Nights may be rolling on by but it won't stop 30 young performers from perfecting their hand jives and dusting off their leather jackets ahead of their performance of Grease this weekend.
This week in Great British Bake Off the remaining nine bakers tackled desserts!First up was self-saucing puddings, with most opting for a liquid centre.
I love films and so when I first heard about Picnic Cinema coming to Cannock Chase I was rather excited! As it was held over the August Bank Holiday weekend there were three films to choose from and I went for the post-apocalyptic zombie flick 28 ...
Kate Bush returned to the stage last night after a 35 year gap.
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Welcome to David Jamieson, our new Police and Crime Commissioner.
Brave traffic police bring wrong way M6 motorist to a safe stop Dramatic footage shows the moment brave police officers prevented a serious collision on the M6 toll after a car travelled the wrong way on the northbound carriageway towards oncoming...
Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.
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.
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