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Walsall FC: Fans celebrate after Saddlers seal Wembley trip 

27 Jan

Supporters hail 'biggest night in club's history' as Walsall book first trip to Wembley after seeing off Preston for place in Johnstone's Paint Trophy final...


How’s this for a fish cake? Quinton trucker-turned-baker dazzles NEC contest with stunning creation 

27 Jan

Tiers of joy as Glen Beardsmore wins top honour in Salon Culinaire contest...


Burglars target Walsall gaming store after smashing through roof 

27 Jan

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of stock was snatched from a Walsall gaming store by burglars who forced their way in through its roof.


Council in green waste charge U-turn 

27 Jan

Walsall Council drops plans to charge for garden waste collections after 70% of survey respondents said they would not pay for the service.


LIVE: Walsall v Preston – 90 minutes from Wembley 

27 Jan

ExpressandStar.


Youngest and most vulnerable pupils to be supported at Walsall… 

27 Jan

A 10,000 cash boost has paved the way for a Walsall school to create a nurture group, which will help their youngest and most vulnerable pupils.


More than £1.5m of proposed cuts removed from Walsall… 

27 Jan

PLANS to charge for garden waste collection and slash grants to community associations will not go ahead after more than 1.5 million of proposed cuts was removed from Walsall Council's budget this week.


350 new homes for Walsall estate 

27 Jan

Around 350 new homes will be built on Walsall's rundown Goscote estate in two years' time, it has emerged.


Walsall petrol station slashes its prices further 

27 Jan

Petrol prices came down even further at a forecourt in Walsall, with cars queuing at the pumps.


Thieves net £5k haul after hole-in-roof raid on Walsall shop 

27 Jan

Burglars cut a hole through the roof of a new gaming shop in the Black Country and stole thousands of pounds worth of goods.


Keen parents head back to the classroom as free courses launched… 

27 Jan

PARENTS have snapped up the chance to go back to school and learn new skills following the introduction of free adult learning courses at a Walsall academy.


Sleet and snow forecast to replace rain tomorrow, say the Met… 

27 Jan

As parts of the U.


Pelsall mum’s heartache after brief reunion with son who was abducted by his dad 

26 Jan

Rowena McEniff still in search for seven-year-old Zach, who is on an Interpol missing person's list...


Walsall woman charged over alleged online scam 

26 Jan

A woman has been charged over a reported online scam where people paid deposits for holidays that did not exist.


Respected Walsall charity calls it a day after 40 years of… 

26 Jan

IT has raised more than 70,000 for the benefit of kidney patients, paying for specialist equipment to assist them during their stay in hospital.


Walsall railway bridge rebuild begins in £30m line electrification 

26 Jan

Work on a replacement bridge to allow for the £30 million electrification of a rail line through Walsall was starting today – after a three month delay to investigate mineshafts.


Walsall brothers jailed for 10 years after ‘savage’ attack in… 

26 Jan

TWO Walsall brothers who brutally attacked a man with whom they had been involved in a "long standing feud" with have both been jailed for 10 years.


Railway bridge work in Walsall town centre hampered by nine-month… 

26 Jan

WORK to rebuild a railway bridge in Walsall town centre has been rescheduled until later this year after engineers discovered its structure was different to original plans.


Brothers jailed for brutal attack on sleeping householder who was kicked and punched 50 times 

26 Jan

Robert and Scott Williams sent to prison for ten years each...


Elderly woman suffers suspected broken hip in Bloxwich collision 

26 Jan

AN elderly woman was taken to hospital after she was knocked down by a car in Bloxwich.


Fatal blaze which killed wheelchair-bound housing officer was accident, rules coroner 

26 Jan

The death of a former housing officer in a fire at his home near Walsall has been ruled an accident by a coroner.


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Proposed “School Safety Zone” Cannock Road – site visit 

27 Jan

Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Shires was on site in Cannock Road this morning with Highways officers to look in detail at the proposals for the School Safety Zone outside the New Invention Infants and Junior Schools which are currently out for ...


Council Cuts announced 

27 Jan

Walsall council under Labour rule have today announced the final budget to be presented to the full council at the end of February.


Update on work being done on behalf of Severn Trent to renew water mains in Short Heath. 

27 Jan

Received this email today giving an update of the work being done on behalf of Severn Trent to renew water mains in Short Heath.


Lib Dems welcome Labour U-turn on North Willenhall Health Trail 

27 Jan

A major Health Trail project linking green spaces across New Invention and Short Heath appears to be back on track following pressure by Willenhall Liberal Democrats.


Manchester angel 

27 Jan

Last Saturday, I featured the curious puzzle of Victor Haines and Manchester House, an item that was raised by David Evans sending me an image of a Brownhills business featured in the family history research kindly shared by Mavis Woodhouse.


Minor alterations to Dental Surgery – Oaken Drive 

26 Jan

What is planned at the Dental Practice in Oaken Drive is mainly internal with provision for a disabled persons access to toilet.


Former Brown Jug pub – fly tipping 

26 Jan

The so called “security fencing” around the former Brown Jug pub site in Sandbeds Road has been broken down yet again.


Mill Road violent assault: Brothers sentenced to 10 years each 

26 Jan

Readers may recall that last July, there was a violent assault when two men burst into a house in Mill Road, Brownhills, and violently attacked the householder - the two attackers have just been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the attack.


A busy week follows another busy weekend for the Lib Dem Focus Team 

26 Jan

After another busy weekend with the Lib Dem Focus Teams across New Invention and Short Heath comes another busy week for Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Shires.


Dead men tell no tales 

26 Jan

”The grave`s a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.


Early days in Foxes Row 

25 Jan

In the sea of technical chaos I've been bobbing in in the last few days, I have somehow managed to find time to edit up the beginning of a new series of memories of life in Brownhills.


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On the turn 

27 Jan

High air pressure dominates across our area for the majority of the day but during the very late evening and through the early hours we will see a complex low pressure system moving in from the N that we bring with it cool weather, increased wind ...


Early rain 

26 Jan

Today sees some early rain falling in our area.


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Walsall player 186. Brett Ashley Mark Angell 

27 Jan

Brett Ashley Mark Angell (born 20 August 1968) is an English association football coach and former player, now coaching in New Zealand.


Transformator, Belgium 

27 Jan

Located within a prefabricated concrete bunker in the ‘Cable Gallery’ of a 100 year old electric power station, I built and painted a wooden chamber 2m high and 3m long.


I’m An Influential Gamer Girl! 

27 Jan

I’ve played games for years.


Walsall player 185. Colin Anderson 

27 Jan

Colin Anderson (born 26 April 1962) is an English former professional footballer, predominantly playing on left side of defence or midfield.


Beth Shalom Holocaust Education Centre 

27 Jan

On Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 3rd March year 9 pupils have the fantastic opportunity to visit Beth Shalom Holocaust Education Centre.


Gretchen, Plaited and Follow-on Borders 

27 Jan

Another brilliant day with the Middle Earth Weavers on Sunday, as we visited Chasewater for the next in our series of intermediate basketry workshops.


Healthy foods swaps with Waitrose 

27 Jan

With the new year in full swing and in the month where lots of families up and down the UK make resolutions of change, Waitrose challenged me to see if I could make some healthy food swaps to make our family diet healthier without changing it ...


20 hot properties up for sale in and around Birmingham and the… 

27 Jan

Here are some of the most expensive properties available in and around Black Country Bugle.


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WALSALL TO MAKE HISTORIC WEMBLEY STADIUM TRIP 

27 Jan

On Tuesday evening Walsall Football Club created a piece of history as they defeated fellow Sky Bet League 1 side Preston North End over two legs of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Northern Area Final.


Match Report: Walsall 0 Preston 0 – Walsall win 2-0 on aggregate 

27 Jan

JOB done.


STATS: WALSALL 0 PRESTON NORTH END 0 

27 Jan

Earlier this evening Walsall Football Club played host to Preston North End in the Second Leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Northern Area Final.


Half-time report: Walsall 0 Preston North End 0 

27 Jan

IT'S so far, so good for Walsall as they remain on course for their first-ever trip to Wembley.


Walsall v Preston North End team news: Beckford out for… 

27 Jan

Walsall have made just one change for the second leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final as they stand on the brink of a first-ever Wembley appearance in the club's history.


LIVE: Walsall v Preston – 90 minutes from Wembley 

27 Jan

ExpressandStar.


PICTURES & VIDEO: Walsall fans dreaming of Wembley 

27 Jan

Expressandstar.


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Register for the first ever FA People’s Cup 

27 Jan

The FA and the BBC have joined together to launch The FA People’s Cup.


Please donate your Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. 

27 Jan

The Club is again collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers.


Walsall RFC hold on to narrow lead at Leek 

27 Jan

LEEK 20WALSALL RFC 22Midlands One WestWALSALL survived some injury-time drama to hang on to their narrow advantage and secure a win in this rearranged Midlands One West fixture.


Book a place on The FA Youth Award Module 1 

27 Jan

The FA Youth Award Module One – Developing the Environment represents a new approach to coaching and is essential for anyone involved in the junior game, at any level.


Scholars land former Lambs boss 

26 Jan

Chasetown...


Burntwood RUFC brought down to earth with a bump after quarter final loss 

26 Jan

Woodrush 43 Burntwood 5 Midlands Senior Vase – Quarter Final Their Midlands Vase quarter final tie at Woodrush proved something of a reality check for Burntwood RUFC following their five match winning streak against league opposition.


Goal in each half condemns Chasetown FC to defeat at Coalville 

26 Jan

Alex Dean makes it 2-0.


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New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...


Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover’s Solihull plant 

27 Jan

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover...


Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover’s Solihull plant 

27 Jan

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover...


Jaguar Land Rover supplier secures £1.5m funding deal 

26 Jan

A PRECISION engineering firm supplying Jaguar Land Rover has received a £1.5m investment from the Business Growth Fund to support its growth.


Bruntwood confirms purchase of key Birmingham city office building 

26 Jan

BRUNTWOOD, the family-owned property developer and investor, has confirmed its purchase of the former head office of KPMG in Birmingham.


Engineering Apprenticeship Breakfast Meeting 

26 Jan

Are you looking to take on Engineering Apprentices in 2015? Great news for local Engineering firms.


Runway expansion survey could be seriously flawed says Birmingham Airport 

26 Jan

NEW research on the effect of runway expansion on the UKs principal regions may be seriously flawed, Birmingham Airport has said.


Training courses for February 2015 

26 Jan

Black Country high value manufacturing (HVM) companies can benefit from subsidised training support through bite-size courses taking place in February 2015 (subject to availability).


Birmingham’s Brandauer – reshoring and multi-skilling 

23 Jan

It is good to be able to update our 2012 news from Brandauer , the presswork and stamping specialist, now located in Bridge Street West, Aston/Newtown, which is celebrating a major reshoring achievement, wresting an order from a US company...


NDT grows to be industry leader 

23 Jan

Formed in 2006, NDT Midlands Limited has grown rapidly from a small independent testing business set up in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, to becoming one of the UK’s premier non-destructive testing facilities.


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Outdoors »

“Say -99″ 

27 Jan

I was tempted to call this posting " The turn of the screw " as that is what I have effectively done today! This morning I had a nice ride out with Ray and Tony and if everything had worked out right I would now be on 104 for the year and would have ...


Gretchen, Plaited and Follow-on Borders 

27 Jan

Another brilliant day with the Middle Earth Weavers on Sunday, as we visited Chasewater for the next in our series of intermediate basketry workshops.


January 26th – In the centre of Darlaston, at the other end of… 

27 Jan

January 26th - In the centre of Darlaston, at the other end of the day, one of the last of a breed.


January 26th – Passing through Kings Hill in Darlaston whilst… 

27 Jan

January 26th - Passing through Kings Hill in Darlaston whilst nipping into Wednesbury, I noted that the former Servis factory site - nothing but a pile of rubble for a few years now - was subject of a planning application for 250 homes.


The Hedgehog Hosprickal 

26 Jan

I had a fantastic opportunity today to visit the West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue.


‘All aboard the Skylark’ (A chance would be a fine thing!) 

26 Jan

Our V.


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Steal her Style- Maisie Williams at the SAG Awards 2015 

26 Jan

Hello! Hope everyone has been having a good year so far- we’ve been quiet on the blogging front but we have had lots to be getting on with, but there’s lots of exciting things that have caught my eye which I’ll hopefully get to blog...


Acorns Issues ‘Bring Your A-Game’ Challenge 

26 Jan

With research showing that by the end of January, half of all New Year’s resolutions have been broken; Acorns Children’s Hospice is offering an exciting and more achievable alternative.


Apprentice Star is ‘hired’ for Dancing Fundraiser 

23 Jan

A star of the latest series of BBC’s The Apprentice will be swapping the boardroom for the dancefloor in support of the latest fundraising event from local charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.


Acorns Singers Hunt For Male Voices Ready For New Year Challenge 

21 Jan

Acorns Children’s Hospice’s very own vocal harmony group have issued an appeal for men in good voice to take on a new challenge for 2015.


CoMA West Midlands – All-Comers Day 

18 Jan

When: Saturday, 28 February 2015 from 10:00 to 18:00 (GMT) 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 ...


A Night of Dirty Dancing at Tamworth Assembly Rooms 

17 Jan

FANS of Dirty Dancing are in for the time of their lives when an all-new, spectacular stage show featuring everyone's favourite hits from the dance phenomenon arrives in town.


Budding Dancers Can Take To The Floor In Charity Challenge 

15 Jan

Acorns Children’s Hospice is seeking pairs or groups of all abilities and styles to take to the floor and help raise over £20,000 with an exciting new dance competition.


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CCTV shows Walsall man setting blaze in attempt to kill ex-lover 

6 Jan

CCTV shows Walsall man setting blaze in attempt to kill ex-lover A spurned lover is facing 16 years behind bars after setting light to his ex-partner's Walsall home.


Don’t stop… 

4 Jan

The NYPD have recently undertaken a form of industrial action – is this ever something that’s acceptable for police officers to do? (Image from NYPD Drills) There are lots and lots of things that us police can do.


Seasonal safety 

5 Dec

Update issued at 12pm, Tuesday 9th December.


Appeal after CCTV captures two thieves stealing a woman’s purse in Walsall 

4 Dec

Appeal after CCTV captures two thieves stealing a womans purse in Walsall Moving footage of two thieves who steal a woman's purse from a Walsall store in the West Midlands has been released.


Beware the Twelve Online Frauds of Christmas 

2 Dec

This advice from West Midlands Police is so relevant I’m reproducing it in it’s entirety (well why re-invent the wheel).


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Community team that supports people with a learning disability 

27 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Jonathan Caleb-Landy on 27 January 2015 .


Lazy Hill Road, 27th January 

27 Jan

Pothole at bus stop.


Parking on footpath purposely blocking access, 27th January 

27 Jan

My neighbour finds it funny to block access on the footpath by parking his car on the corner close to his bushes and turning his wheel so I have to walk my 3 year old on the road to get round the corner...


Cabinet to propose changes to the draft budget 

27 Jan

Walsall Council bosses will be recommending the changes of over £1million of savings after feedback from the public to the budget consultation.


Broken glass on small pavement, 26th January 

26 Jan

Every other week there is broken glass on pavement of Wallows Lane at the bus shelter outside of Morrison's.


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