A POLICE officer who sparked a major terror alert by falsely claiming a Walsall businessman was involved in a plot to kidnap a cop has had his unduly lenient jail sentence increased.
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of grooming, police have confirmed.
A CAR driver was cut free after his vehicle left the motorway and hit a tree following a collision with a lorry this morning (September 29).
A MAN was pulled from Walsall Canal yesterday (September 29) in cardiac arrest.
POLICE are appealing for information after a house in Walsall was targeted by burglars last month.
A DRUNK thug jailed for his part in a terrifying brawl after a row outside a Walsall nightclub has had his sentence reduced by senior judges.
A popular departing member of school staff will be deeply missed but remembered with "great fondness.
LITTLE Bowie Rix has Bohring-opitz syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has left him unable to walk or communicate.
PLAY areas, a skate park, a football pitch, paths and towpaths are just some of the facilities scheduled for a 1 million project at the heart of a new 400 home development where people can be proud to live, work and play.
LAUNDRY left on a cooker at a home in Walsall caused a blaze and ten firefighters to be called to the scene.
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a young cat's headless body was found in a Walsall garden.
REMEMBER remember the 5th November as Walsall's town centre fireworks displays are set to go off with a bang.
A TEA light caused a TV to set on fire in a Walsall home while the owner slept last weekend.
A 'SEVERE' fire at a property in Sutton Coldfield's 'millionaires' row' saw more than 40 firefighters attend the incident.
A BULGARIAN mother-of-two has made legal claims for sex discrimination and unfairdismissal against a Walsall firm after complaining she was forgotten during a takeover whilst on maternity leave.
A YOUNG man was cut free from a car and rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash near Walsall last weekend.
WALSALL has been voted the WORST place in the region to eat by environmental health consultants.
A FOUNDATION raising money to fund defibrillators and provide CPR training and screening to non-league footballers has been set up in memory of a former Walsall footballer who died after collapsing on the pitch.
UNIVERSITY students in Walsall are set to rub shoulders with an Olympic medal-winning star after he enrolled on a Degree course.
A MAN from Great Barr has been jailed for six years after a shotgun was seized during an ongoing crackdown on illegal weapons by police.
A WALSALL MP has called for a debate to take place on NHS funding after raising concerns about her local Clinical Commissioning Group having to make more than 20 million worth of savings.
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There was a time when hard work, integrity, honesty, diligence and morality were considered as rewards in themselves for any duty, task or employment but in an age when hypocrisy and negligence are essential requirements on the job description for ...
I notice there are two Macmillan coffee events taking place in Brownhills and Clayhnager over the next couple of days - all day today (Friday, 30th September 2016) at Chasewater Railway Cafe at Brownhills West Station, and tomorrow afternoon at ...
I originally posted this one on 22/04/2016 and even though it has only reduced by £1000 since then, it’s worth mentioning because of it’s top-notch spec.
The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music too - and tonight, Thursday 29th September 2016, the pub has it's first Acoustic Night.
You may recall a couple of years ago that the operator of the former Shire Oak Quarry site, JPE, was mooting the proposal to extend the site they're currently landfilling at Shire Oak, to extract virgin material pusihing back restoration of the site ...
You'll remember a few days ago I cautioned local folk - especially dog walkers - to beware of the deer at the moment as the rut was getting underway, and they'd be a whole lot less tolerant as the hormones did their thing - well, I wasn't wrong - as ...
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Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (29th September 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...
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Just a quick headsup to those interested in Walsall Wood history and who are free this Wednesday afternoon (28th September 2016) - there's a talk featuring the Brownhills Blog's favourite Wood Mon™ and top contributor, the young David Evans.
You'll all know that this blog is all about community and the things that bring us all together - be it a bit of current affairs, history, discussion or appeals for help: well, Clayhanger Community Centre provides an excellent service to the ...
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Bus exhibits from 1964 and 1967.
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As we briefly discussed in yesterday’s post 2.4 millimeters of rain has fallen in our area during the early hours of today.
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This week there were 349 runners, of whom 42 were running their first parkrun and 13 were first time tourists.
Last Sunday I had the immense privilege of seeing the restored Flying Scotsman at the Pacific Power event at the Severn Valley Railway with Major Orton.
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*This is a collaborative post Throughout my childhood, spending time with my grandparents was really important.
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Joe Masi gives his latest Walsall update.
He’s enjoyed a whirlwind few months that have seen him make his full Walsall debut and score his first professional goal.
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Walsall’s game at Sheffield United next month has been postponed due to international call-ups.
Which Manager Has Spent The Most? Vitalfootball:Walsall:28/09/2016 23:08:00 The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins.
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During the hours of 14.00 - 16.30 on Thursday 29th October, and 10.30 - 14.00 on Friday 30th October, the Staffordshire FA Offices will be closed for staff training.
The Club is taking part in the national Restart a Heart Campaign on October 18th at the clubhouse.
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We are pleased to announce the fifth member of our 100 club – a group of businesses and individuals who, for £100, will have their business or personal details pinned to this page and on our website for 4 days.
Tuesday 4th October will see the introduction of a NEW 7 a-side League at Staffordshire University.
The Club is delighted to announce a new U10s Boys team.
Fans wanting to cheer on England’s Under-21s against Bosnia & Herzegovina next month can now do so for just £1.
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Star-studded event at Packington Hall saw record-breaking Lego bridge used to show off new Land Rover Discovery model...
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Subcon Laser Cutting Ltd have been selected as one of the three companies to be nominated as finalists in the Coventry Warwickshire business awards “Excellence in Science and Technology” category.
RAIL passengers will benefit from improvements on the Cross Country network, rail minister Paul Maynard has said, after announcing a new contract for Arriva Cross Country.
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Chiloe Wigeon - One of the regulars had not seen this South American Species so here it is Well, I have not had my eye on the ball with regard to the putative American Wigeon at Stubbers Green.
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September 27th - It was clear when I left work that there was going to be a good sunset, and it reached it’s peak just as I hit Brownhills.
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Field nr Ibstock brickworks 0800 : American Wigeon still present with other Wigeons on floods (KMC).
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IN an industry where millions are being spent on creating video games of blockbuster movie quality, it's a rat race for indie developers to rise above the rest and get their product noticed.
A DEMO version of Dragon Quest Builders is now available for players to try ahead of the game's launch next month.
IT WAS fun, it was loud and it was colourful.
BEING a 90s child, I have fond memories of days well spent at my grandparents on the Sega Mega Drive playing all kinds of platform genre games well, days well spent in my eyes anyway.
PROGRESSING from one successful indie game project to another is tough in this day and age, but one developer seems to have had no problem in doing so.
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A prolific Coventry crook has been jailed for more than five years after police linked him to house and van break-ins through blood found on broken glass.
Two people have been jailed for more than eight years after a shotgun was seized by West Midlands Police during an on-going crackdown on illegal weapons.
An athlete has admitted attempted murder and assault after an unprovoked attack on staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham earlier this year.
A teenage cyclist who died in a collision in Streetly on Friday (16 September) has been named as Daniel Horton.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist in Pelsall last night.
Statistics on Free Bus Pass given to Pupils from WS4 1 and WS4 2 PostCode Area attending St.Francis of Assissi Technology CollegeFOI request: Walsall MBC 29 Sep
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to B Mathew on 29 September 2016 .
Walsall Council applied for and obtained an injunction from the County Court on Friday 23 September that restrains anyone from engaging in anti-social behaviour anywhere in the borough.
This morning traffic was once again crawling along this road at a walking pace.
An old bath has been dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 324 Skip Lane, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...
Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Francesca Sandiford on 28 September 2016 .