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Deaf Walsall schoolboy has new lease of life thanks to ‘magic… 

26 May

HE has bravely battled a host of serious health complications over the years but now thanks to his 'magic ear' a brave six-year-old from Walsall is going from strength-to-strength.


​New £30,000 information pod to open at Walsall Manor 

26 May

A BRAND new state-of-the-art cancer information pod has been commissioned to provide 'vital' support and advice at Walsall Manor.


Collapsed woman trapped behind door in Walsall 

26 May

AN elderly woman was trapped behind a door after she collapsed in the early hours of this morning (Friday, May 26).


Details of proposed Public Spaces Protection Order in Walsall… 

26 May

FURTHER details regarding the potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Walsall have been released amid initial consultation confusion.


Heartless thief caught stealing from Walsall community shop… 

26 May

THIS is the despicable moment a heartless thief steals from a shop aimed to stimulate dementia sufferers in Walsall, robbing the owner of all of her contacts.


Fundraising campaign launched for fire-hit sports club in Walsall 

26 May

A SPORTS club in Walsall which was devastated by a huge fire is appealing for donations to help repair its ground.


​Van driver Neel Balu from Walsall jailed for killing Zoe Shapiro… 

25 May

A VAN driver from Walsall who knocked down and killed a teenage girl on her way to school has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.


Banking hall to close in Walsall 

25 May

A METHOD of paying in council tax and business rates will be closed to the people of Walsall as part of the council's savings.


Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


Multi-vehicle crash causes huge traffic delays between junctions… 

24 May

HEAVY delays are building on the M6 near Walsall this afternoon (Wednesday, May 24).


Police storm Streetly home in early morning raid 

24 May

POLICE officers from the National Crime Agency swooped on an address in Streetly in Sutton Coldfield as part of an 'ongoing operation' today.


​Man suffers burns in recycling plant fire in Willenhall Road,… 

23 May

A MAN has suffered burns as well as multiple cuts, bruises and wounds after a number of lithium batteries exploded at a recycling plant in Walsall earlier today.


Huge fire closes Willenhall Road in Darlaston, Walsall 

23 May

A HUGE fire has closed a road in Walsall.


McDonalds and Travelodge part of multi-million pound plans for… 

23 May

PLANS for a huge multi-million pound development aiming to transform Walsall town centre have been revealed to the Advertiser.


Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft in Hardwick Road and… 

22 May

THREE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of car theft after the police helicopter was called to help local them.


Tributes to Nicholas Mowl who died in crash near M6 junction 8 in… 

22 May

EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a 'wonderful' son and uncle who died in a crash near Great Barr and Walsall.


Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton… 

22 May

HER Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a personal message thanking a Walsall hospice for everything that it does.


​Walsall man Steven Porton jailed for dangerous driving after… 

19 May

A MAN from Walsall has been jailed for dangerous driving after a crash which killed another man.


Travellers at Holland Park in Brownhills, Walsall 

19 May

TRAVELLERS have turned up at a beauty spot in Walsall, it has emerged.


​Tragic Walsall teen Adam Jones’ death: Driver Tyrone Sadler… 

19 May

THE driver who was cleared of causing the death of a Walsall teenager has refused to answer any questions at an inquest.


‘Ambitious’ Grace Academy Darlaston in Walsall is making… 

19 May

IMPROVEMENTS have been acknowledged at an 'ambitious' Walsall school which is now aiming to be top of the class.


Speeding driver Stephan Russell banned for causing crash which… 

18 May

A SPEEDING driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing a crash which resulted in the tragic death of a much-loved teenage cyclist.


Speeding driver Stephan Russell banned for causing crash which… 

18 May

A SPEEDING driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel after causing a crash which resulted in the tragic death of a much-loved teenage cyclist.


Traffic chaos after M6 accident pile-up – four lorries and a car 

18 May

THERE were miles of tail-backs on the M6 and heavy traffic near Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Great Barr and surrounding roads after a multiple vehicle accident on the M6.


Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May

A BURGLARY has taken place at a Sutton Coldfield house with police appealing for witnesses.


Hunt to find Frankburn Road, Streetly house burglar 

18 May

A BURGLARY has taken place at a house in Sutton Coldfield with police appealing for witnesses.


Heartless minibus theft leaves stricken young Walsall family… 

17 May

A FAMILY in Walsall have been left devastated after their minibus was stolen off their driveway.


Man ‘shooting pigeons’ reason behind armed police presence… 

17 May

OFFICERS have revealed the reason behind heavy police presence in Pheasey this week.


​Handbag theft suspect arrested in Walsall 

17 May

A SUSPECT has been arrested in connection with a spate of handbag thefts in Walsall however police have released her without charge.


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News features »

Slug population explosion: How to deal with garden pest 

11 Jul

Wet summer weather has boosted slug populations even further, Hannah Stephenson discovers.


Housing market remains ‘fundamentally strong’ despite EU vote 

11 Jul

FIGURES from the nation's top housebuilder and the country's leading property website have revealed the underlying strength of the housing market, despite the gloomy predictions of some following the Brexit vote last month.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Modern three-bed detached in Tamworth… 

11 Jul

THERE'S an opportunity to acquire a recently-built detached house which is ideal for commuters, with great access to the M42 and A5.


OVERSEAS PROPERTY: What is the Costa Brexit for Brits? 

11 Jul

HOW will the UK's decision to leave the European Union affect the prospects of those looking to buy a property in countries like Spain? The head of Spain's leading property website believes there will be little change.


Fine selection of new Walmley homes now on the market 

11 Jul

THERE'S a fine selection of homes now on sale at Walmley Croft, Taylor Wimpey's new development in Walmley.


INTERIORS: Consider all options before buying tiling 

11 Jul

With so many different tiles on the market it's easy to find a look you can like and can afford - but make sure you consider all the options before you buy.


IN THE GARDEN: How to share your garden with your dog 

27 Jun

THE award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has three dogs two Spaniels, Honey and Arthur and a Japanese Chin called Nina none of whom have yet trashed his beautiful garden in the Cotswolds.


INTERIORS: Summer’s the time to choose colours that pack a punch 

27 Jun

EVEN if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights.


Sharp fall in buy-to-let lending across UK 

27 Jun

BUY-TO-LET lending for house purchase plunged by 85 per cent month-on-month in April as a stamp duty hike took effect, banks and building societies have reported.


Property of the Week: Cul-de-sac plot for modern Mile Oak… 

27 Jun

THIS modern, detached house offering great potential to be extended, subject to permissions, is for sale with no onward chain through agents Hunters.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: A detached in Dordon that’s simply stunning 

20 Jun

THIS stunning, modern detached home on a private gated development is for sale with Taylor Cole Estate Agents.


NEW HOMES: Show homes open to view at new Tamworth development 

20 Jun

Potential purchasers can now enjoy a close look at two stunning new show homes in Tamworth.


Exclusive properties on the way near Lichfield 

20 Jun

A COLLECTION of six, four-bedroom detached homes with an exclusive secure gated approach is being built in Alrewas.


Number of affordable homes in Cannock Chase being increased, says… 

20 Jun

Cannock Chase Council has been working closely with house builders and housing providers to increase the affordable housing supply across the district.


INTERIORS: Men muscle in to create impressive temples of style 

20 Jun

MOVE over decor divas men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style.


ENERGY WATCH: Coal bows to solar power 

20 Jun

SOLAR power provided more electricity than coal last month the first time it has passed the milestone.


Minister claims a Brexit fall in house prices would ‘not help… 

14 Jun

ANY FALL in house prices after a Brexit would not help those struggling to get on to the property ladder, the housing minister has cautioned.


Mortages soar with Help to Buy scheme 

14 Jun

THE number of mortgages available to people with just a five per cent deposit has soared FIVE-FOLD since the Help to Buy scheme was introduced.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Impressive, four-bedroom detached in Wood… 

14 Jun

AN IMPRESSIVE and exceptionally spacious detached home in a village setting is for sale with agents Mark Evans Co.


Dine outside in style this summer 

14 Jun

IT'S the time of year when we Brits prepare to demonstrate our bravery, as we brace ourselves no matter what the weather throws at us to dine all fresco.


Voting to leave EU could lead to house price fall 

8 Jun

A VOTE to leave the EU could trigger a five per cent to 10 per cent fall in house sales, a report suggests.


Mortgage approvals fell to lowest level after stamp duty hike 

8 Jun

THE number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers plunged to its lowest levels in more than a year in April as a stamp duty hike took hold, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) has reported.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Price reduction for detached Tamworth home 

8 Jun

THIS unique and spacious five/six bedroom detached home is for sale at a reduced price with agents Green Co.


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