WALSALL Council's children's services chief has announced that she is stepping down from her role.
UROLOGICAL cancer patients in Walsall will be further supported in receiving the highest standard of care and support thanks to the creation of a new role by a national charity.
A BRAVE Walsall youngster born with a condition that has left one of his legs shorter than the other will take part in a charity race in aid of a hospital that has cared for him.
Voters believe that the UK should remain within the European Union, although many in favour of a membership referendum taking place.
A £65 million overhaul of the gridlocked M6 would be lost if Ed Miliband becomes Prime Minister with SNP backing, George Osborne warned as he visited the region.
More than 25,000 Walsall voters could be affected by ‘confusing’ postal vote envelopes that would see their cast votes being sent back to them.
Motorists were delayed following a two-car crash on the M54 in Shropshire this afternoon.
Nearly half of the country's drivers convicted for road racing offences are from city...
FORMER Slade star Noddy Holder remembers the first time he performed in front of an audience like it was yesterday.
An extra £500,000 is to be ploughed into easing pressure on a Black Country hospital this year.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says Conservatives are to blame for a sharp rise in the number of patients forced to wait hours for treatment...
POLICE want to speak to this man after a train guard was threatened at Perry Barr rail station after travelling on a Walsall train.
A COST-CUTTING move that has led to a Walsall tip being closed for two days a week has caused traffic nightmare, a councillor has claimed.
A TRADITIONAL event in Walsall town centre was halted after a dog attacked a female performer.
A Burntwood woman who only took up running to lose weight in 2013 will take on the London Marathon this weekend.
Almost £60,000 of improvements are set to be made to a busy road in Walsall.
A RESTAURANT in Walsall that was forced to close its doors after mouse droppings were discovered in food preparation and storage areas has reopened.
THREE life-saving police officers who rescued four people from a blazing building in Walsall have been handed top awards in recognition of their bravery.
Voters believe taxes for those earning above 150,000 should be raised, although many consider cutting government spending as the best way to improve the economy, a nationwide survey finds.
A SAILING club that gives disabled people the skills to navigate the water has been handed a lifeline after moving into a new home in Walsall for the first time in 15 years.
Today's sun is likely to give way to more unsettled weather with the risk of rain as well as hail and thunder.
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This is an interesting bit of ephemera I was first made aware of last year by the wonderful Sir Gerald of Reece who has one of these, and I'd really like (as would he) to know more about it.
Storm clouds gather over Aldridge Comm Last night we attended a Hustings for Aldridge Brownhills.
Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw on Thursday evening (23rd April 2015), as a weary team conceded a hard-fought defeat to Coleshill Town FC.
You might think that voters and politicians have a fractious, on – off relationship; one in which one side continually complains, ‘They’re only after one thing and when they’ve got it, you never see them again.
Your chance to watch Walsall Wood battle Heath Hayes at Oak Park this afternoon (25th April 2015)...
Chaos – mayhem – blackmail – a marriage made in merry Hell – the full extent of an electorate recklessly abusing democracy by rejecting a failed and corrupt government will become clear in about thirteen days...
I recently took the opportunity to ride my bike down to the Music City Bikeway! I got some awesome GPS data on the way to hack around with too...
Here's a great thing from Russell Smith, the human dynamo behind the very successful Aldridge Community Cinema project - Russell has organised a hustings for the Aldridge-Brownhills parliamentary constituency, where candidates to be our next MP have ...
Labour Budget cuts are starting to show through already.
Mandie Taplin posted an urgent request on Facebook yesterday evening (23rd April 2015) - have you found some keys with 2 USB drives on them in Shire Oak? Continue reading →...
Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette - I present issue 55 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1994 for you to peruse and download - I've had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
- 1988 Ford Fiesta Ghia, Pelsall 13/09/2014
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Today sees low air pressure now becoming firmly embedded in our area but it is very mild although the breeze is brisk.
Today sees, for the first day for quite a while, a low air pressure system move into our area.
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IN OUR edition of March 12, on page 20, we featured a photograph from around 1950, taken at Bloxwich Carnival and reproduced again here.
Parents will have received text messages today from school advising of a change of number to our system.
This week there were 248 runners, of whom 18 were running their first parkrun and 8 were first time tourists.
There's a new review from me at Mysterious Universe of the new book from Marie D.
One of our pupils will soon be the cover star of a number of forthcoming books, including the re-released editions of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
Spring is definitely upon us and Summer is just around the corner which means cricket season is beginning.
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As the Saddlers head towards the end of the 2014/15 Sky Bet League 1 campaign, midfielder Sam Mantom, who has missed the vast majority of the season through a knee injury, has spoken to the local press and discussed his plans for a summer of...
Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the press following Saturday afternoon's Sky Bet League 1 victory over Oldham Athletic, and has praised top-scorer Tom Bradshaw, who bagged his 19th and 20th Saddlers goals during match.
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Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the club's official website following Saturday afternoon's Sky Bet League 1 victory over Oldham Athletic, and has insisted that he hopes Richard O'Donnell will agree to a new deal, but had...
Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the club's official website following Saturday afternoon's Sky Bet League 1 victory over Oldham Athletic, and has insisted that his side were worthy winners.
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- TEAM TALK v SWINDON (A), 21/4/15
- London Marathon 2015: The race where Mona Lisa goes neck-and-neck with a T.rex
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- NHS hit by stealth cuts of £2bn as tariffs received for medical procedures are reduced
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Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.
BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a planning application for 12 more warehousing and trade counter units at its Albion Gateway scheme following strong levels of interest in the first phase...
Current markets in Walsall are poised to remain under council control - despite moves to relaunch the Darlaston pitch under private operators.
AFTER a turbulent year characterised by a long running restructuring, Staffordshire pubco Punch Taverns has revealed it has shaved more than £50m off its bet debt levels.
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No I am not talking about his failed attempts at fishing this week, but today Ray claimed another zero day on the marsh - despite having the first Hobby of the year for the site! Apparently he has seen two or three elsewhere so it didn't count! Some ...
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Star bird today not a migrant but a very obliging male Peregrine over the pit mound.
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There’s a lot of craziness about paid mods, a lot of people who don’t know how they feel.
Acorns Children’s Hospice has been acknowledged for its work in meeting the diverse cultural and religious needs of the children and families it supports with a national award.
Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle will lead the comedy shenanigans alongside Essex boy Russell Kane at this summer's V Festival.
Acorns Children’s Hospice is offering a treat for train-lovers with a one-off, three-day sale at its Tamworth shop next week.
A dedicated Malvern mum is gearing up for one of the most famous and gruelling races in the world in memory of her best friend’s daughter.
Runners from electricity provider Western Power Distribution are helping to put the spark into a fundraising event that will this year mark its ten year anniversary.
Hello! I decided that as the weather has finally changed for the better and thoughts turn to sandals and dresses rather than boots and jumper, I would do a little post with a few things that I think will make a great addition to your wardrobe this ...
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Just like my last post, this one is all about scams – they seem to be the big thing at the moment.
WBA support police appeal to find hit and run driver Adam Jones, from Wednesbury, died when he was hit by a blue Volkswagen Bora as he crossed the junction of Beacon View Road and Walsall Road in West Bromwich with his bike just after 7.30pm...
In this blog I’m talking about scams – a crime type which, unlike many others, seems to be on the way up.
My first blog in ages has been prompted by two events in a few days.
2 years and an accident is waiting to happen Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Broadheath Drive, Shelfield Report on FixMyStreet...
Because there is litter everywhere on the street I contacted 'Walsall Clean and Green'.
There are potholes here covering the full width of the road, right in the centre of the junction.
The traffic lights at this junction only have 1 green lamp working out of 4, traveling towards Scott Arms.
There is currently a problem with the telephone system for calls to the waste management and pest control switchboard.