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Man trapped after car overturns in Walsall 

3 Aug

The driver of a car had to be cut free from his vehicle after it came to rest on its roof following a collision with a parked car in Walsall on Saturday.


‘£5 each in Walsall': Man who saw ecstasy tablets thrown from car tried to sell them on Facebook 

3 Aug

A man who saw class A drugs thrown from a car being chased by police later tried to sell them over Facebook, a court heard.


Man cut free as car overturns in Bloxwich 

2 Aug

A driver was cut free from his overturned car after a smash in Walsall.


Police ‘failing’ staff attacked by patients, say health bosses 

2 Aug

Hospital workers in Walsall were attacked more than 150 times in a year – but police are not doing enough to protect them, health bosses have claimed.


Meet team behind 1,600 miles of road keeping our highways congestion free 

2 Aug

From a single nerve centre off the M5, a dedicated team of Highways England operators monitor more than 1,600 miles of road.


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (12A) – film review and… 

1 Aug

CALL it testosterone-fuelled recklessness, hubris or feeling the need...


Walsall Wood Aikido Club to hold free summer school 

1 Aug

A non-profit sports club is holding a free summer school next month.


Walsall Wood Aikido Club to hold free summer school 

1 Aug

A non-profit sports club is holding a free summer school next month.


Walsall paramedics to undergo charity triathlon test 

1 Aug

A TRIO of Walsall paramedics will be undergoing a gruelling charity challenge next month.


Police arrest two after £800k worth of cannabis plants… 

1 Aug

TWO men have been arrested after more than 1,000 cannabis plants were found inside an industrial unit in Willenhall.


Fire crews tackle blaze in Walsall railway sleeper wall 

1 Aug

FIVE fire engines were called to tackle a blaze in a railway sleeper wall in Walsall.


It’s the Italian Job at Walsall Manor Hospital as extra nurses taken on 

1 Aug

Italian nurses have been taken on at a Black Country hospital following a new recruitment drive – with all new staff due to be in place in September.


25 firefighters tackle Walsall factory blaze 

1 Aug

Around 25 firefighters tackled a blaze close to a factory in the Black Country in the early hours of today.


PICTURES: Bloxwich Carnival goes down a treat 

1 Aug

The sun shone as hundreds turned out today for the annual Bloxwich Carnival.


Trio of talented Walsall stonemasons get national awards 

1 Aug

A TRIO of talented Walsall-based stonemasons have won national awards, recognising them as some of the most-skilled memorial craftsmen in the UK.


Cannabis plants worth £1 million found by police 

1 Aug

More than 1,300 cannabis plants have been discovered in Willenhall – believed to be worth around £1 million.


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 ...


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Littleton Colliery 1912, another Battle of Orgreave? 

2 Aug

One of the more contentious issues in the history and folklore of mining communities is that of strikes and protest - we all know they happened, but for some historical retailers and gatekeepers the actuality has always been a wee bit too raw, rough ...


The forgotten Coventry bombing that blew a Walsall Wood bricklayer off his feet 

2 Aug

An additional piece followed the original article I featured by John and Paul Anslow last week, on the subject of Walsall Wood and Pelsall wartime air raids - this one is about an IRA attack in Coventry right before the war that appears to have been ...


Walsall Wood trounce Ellesmere Rangers 6-0! 

2 Aug

Sorry to say Bill Shaw is still convalescing from his recent illness and was unable to attend yesterday's (1st August 2015) away match at Ellesmere Rangers, which by all accounts was a bit of a stinker.


Hakuna Matata 

2 Aug

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification...


November 1995 – Grandad’s a hero (and here’s when the story ends) 

1 Aug

Completing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette - I present the final issue - number 74 - of the long lost freesheet, from November 1995 for you to peruse and download - I've had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here ...


Angie Parton: ice cream queen remembered 

1 Aug

Jill Waters asked a great question in the Pelsall group on Facebook and sparked some wonderful debate and memories about a lost Pelsallian ice cream seller who made wonderful treats remembered to this day by the kids she served.


Walsall Wood away to Ellesmere Rangers at Beech Grove this afternoon, plus news from Bill Shaw 

1 Aug

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away to Ellesmere at Beech Grove this afternoon! w Continue reading →...


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...


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From the Malvern Hills 

3 Aug

First thing this morning we start the day with some bright spells breaking through the partially cloudy sky (5/8 cloud coverage).


A return to “normal” 

2 Aug

Today sees us return to “normal” temperatures for the time of year with our top temperature today reaching around 22-23c.


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Features »

Make a bookmark at the Leather Centre 

3 Aug

Each Tuesday during the summer holidays Walsall Leather Museum will be offering a different leathercraft drop-in activity for children.


Willenhall Gran got maid’s job in Toronto in 1914 

3 Aug

I AM seeking any living descendants of Samuel Green (born 1.9.1853) who lived at 117 Victoria Street in Willenhall in the early 20th century.


Walsall player 438 Graham Moseley 

2 Aug

Graham Moseley (born 16 November 1953 in Manchester) is a retired English professional footballer who played in the 1983 FA Cup Final with Brighton Hove Albion.


My Essential Android Apps Part1 

2 Aug

This is part one of list of android apps I couldn’t do without on either my tablet or phone, these are more productivity apps, will give a list of my favourite android games on another article.


A long way from home…. 

2 Aug

Well that was a long way.


First Timers and Record Breakers – 1 August 2015 

2 Aug

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Daniel WILLIAMS 17:57 Mark ARNOLD 28:51 Sundeep UBHI 20:57 Stephen WOOLLEY 29:08 John LACEY 22:42 Jahangir HUSSAIN 29:27 Andrew NELSON 23:39 Amelia SMALL 30:38 Kelly MASTERS 24:...


#Pub 29: The Three Crowns, Willenhall 

2 Aug

We rated this pub as a 4/5 despite the real ale turning out sour which was a shame as I really like this pub.


#Pub 28: The Falcon, Willenhall 

2 Aug

Now this pub is a bit of a legend mainly due to it’s reputation for real ale and it didn’t disappoint.


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THE TRUST: Legends Victorious as Funds Raised 

3 Aug

On Sunday afternoon the Walsall Football Supporters' Trust 's Legends side took on Neil Baldwin FC in a match in aid of the ' Smile for Joel ' campaign that is hoping to raise money in memory of Walsall supporter Joel Richards...


TWITTER: Bakayoko Positive Ahead of 2015/16 Campaign 

2 Aug

Young Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko has taken to social media and expressed his belief that it is only a matter of time for him as he looks to make his mark during the coming campaign.


INJURY UPDATE: Matt Preston Picks Up a Knock 

2 Aug

Following Saturday afternoon's pre-season clash between Walsall and Luton Town, Saddlers manager Dean Smith spoke to the club's official website and revealed that young centre-back Matt Preston picked up a knock during the 1-0 win...


HIGHLIGHTS: Luton Town 0 Walsall 1 

2 Aug

On Saturday afternoon Walsall Football Club travelled to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town in the Saddlers' final pre-season match ahead of the 2015/16 Football League campaign.


Smith Talks About Pazo/Thompson 

1 Aug

Smith Talks About Pazo/Thompson Vitalfootball:Walsall:01/08/2015 21:54:00 Smith felt Pazo 'did ok' and admits he hasn't spoken to Thompson since Thursday.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saturday, 1st August 2015 

1 Aug

In case you missed it, here is a brief round-up of the Walsall Football Club news we covered on Saturday, 1st August 2015.


Smith Discusses Trialist Adrián Pazó Alonso 

1 Aug

Following Saturday afternoon's pre-season victory over Luton Town, Walsall manager Dean Smith spoke to the local press and discussed Spanish central-defender Adrián Pazó Alonso, who recently joined the club for a trial spell.


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PICS SWOOP FOR BENBOW 

2 Aug

Rushall Olympic FC are pleased to announce the signing of prolific striker, Luke Benbow.


There will be no training at, West Brom and Oldbury following dates 

2 Aug

There will be no training at, West Brom and Oldbury following dates West Brom Leisure Centre closed: Monday 24th August Monday 31st August The Portway Lifestyle Centre closed: Thursday 27th August Holy Trinity Church Hall closed Friday 28th...


Charity skydive in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

2 Aug

Hello everyone, one of our Oldbury TAGB members Kairit Tamsalu is doing a charity skydive in aid of Birmingham  Children’s Hospital.


NO GOALS AT THE LANE 

1 Aug

PICS HOLD TAMWORTH...


Pics First Two Away Games Of The Season 

1 Aug

SEATS AVAILABLE...


 

1 Aug

Midlands title rivals on the ball at Walsall...


PICS CONTINUE PRE-SEASON 

1 Aug

UNBEATEN LAMBS SET FOR DALES LANE...


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Business »

 

1 Aug

WATCH: Poundland back home for shop 600...


Centro hosts transport conference 

1 Aug

Centro held its second annual West Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference at Etc Venues on Corporation Street.


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.


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Outdoors »

July 31st – Early morning, just after dawn, Mill Green in… 

2 Aug

July 31st - Early morning, just after dawn, Mill Green in Aldridge.


Bat box checks – with a twist! 

2 Aug

9am on a Sunday morning and I am 15 feet up a ladder poking a long camera tube into a bat box.


Signs of change? 

2 Aug

Finally got my courage up to go for a walk this morning and it was an interesting experience.


Gluten Free Apocalypse 

1 Aug

*I’m fully aware that this is not a food blog, but I can tentatively claim that this is actually a botany blog post, because it is about grass.


Saturday 1st August 2015 

1 Aug

0930 strong SW wind : Great Spotted Woodpecker, Oystercatcher, Cormorant 3, Heron, Herring Gull 7, LBB Gull 71, BH Gull 75, Jackdaw 3, Tufted 2, Swallow 5, Dunnock.


Back of the Net 

1 Aug

On Thursday I met up with Denise David from the Herefordshire Mammal Group , John from the Shropshire Bat Group , members of BrumBats and the Sutton Park Rangers for an evening bat survey using mist nets and harp traps.


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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (12A) – film review and… 

1 Aug

CALL it testosterone-fuelled recklessness, hubris or feeling the need...


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.


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CCTV: Man sought after Wolverhampton Mosque damaged 

2 Aug

CCTV images of a man suspected of hurling bricks and bottles at a Wolverhampton Mosque have been released by police.


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.


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LocalGov »

Use of wrong lane., 2nd August 

2 Aug

The right hand lane at this junction/lights is being used as a lane to skip traffic in the left hand lane who are going straight on to Walsall etc.


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 .


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