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HSBC bank in Willenhall, Walsall to close 

24 Jan

A HSBC branch in Walsall is one of 62 set to close, it has been revealed.


Inadequate Edgar Stammers Primary Academy in Walsall ‘fails to… 

24 Jan

TEACHING is 'inadequate' and fails to meet the needs of pupils at a Walsall school, inspectors have ruled in a damning Ofsted report.


Conman steals hundreds from elderly Pheasey couple 

24 Jan

POLICE are hunting a bogus workman who stole hundreds of pounds from an unsuspecting elderly couple in Pheasey.


WEATHER WARNING: Freezing fog 

23 Jan

A WEATHER alert has been issued warning of dense, freezing fog.


Plans to expand Walsall Manor’s Emergency Department 

23 Jan

PLANS to expand Walsall Manor Hospital's Emergency Department to cater for an additional 8,000 patients a year have been revealed.


Poundland in Willenhall, Walsall fined after mouse droppings… 

20 Jan

A WALSALL-BASED discount retailer has been fined after mouse activity was found in one of its stores.


​Fire at Southcart Books and Comics in Walsall 

20 Jan

A FIRE broke out at the back of a Walsall shop.


​"Bridges not walls" vow Walsall campaigners on day of… 

20 Jan

CAMPAIGNERS walked through Walsall carrying a banner saying 'bridges not walls' today (Friday, January 20) on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America.


Voyeurism arrest over Tesco Brownhills incident involving teenage… 

20 Jan

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after an appeal to trace a suspect was put out by West Midlands Police.


​Teen one of three injured in head-on Walsall crash near to the… 

20 Jan

THREE patients were treated by paramedics after a head-on two car collision in Walsall last night (Thursday, January 19).


Distraction burglar suspect sought after 95-year-old left… 

20 Jan

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a distraction burglar suspect who allegedly struck near Walsall.


Husband Azad Singh charged with murder of wife Kulwinder Kaur at… 

20 Jan

POLICE investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.


​Police appeal for help after man ‘seen acting suspiciously’… 

19 Jan

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of someone they want to speak to after a man was 'seen acting suspiciously' around a teenage girl.


Dog who was thrown out of car in Walsall is on the mend 

19 Jan

THE poor dog who was thrown out of a moving car in Walsall is on the mend and now has a name, the Advertiser can reveal.


Walsall man Irfan Sanni jailed for deliberately driving car at… 

19 Jan

A WALSALL man who deliberately drove his car at police officers trying to stop him on suspicion of drug offences has been jailed.


​Burst gas main closes Lichfield Street Morrisons in Walsall and… 

19 Jan

A BURST WATER main has forced a busy supermarket in Walsall to close this morning (Thursday, January 19).


​Police hunt assault suspect Sam Downes who could be in Walsall 

18 Jan

POLICE are hunting an assault suspect who they believe could be in Walsall.


Walsall paramedic abused while trying to help patient 

18 Jan

A WALSALL paramedic has spoken of the shocking moment he was abused while trying to help a patient.


​Walsall Manor Emergency Department ‘extremely busy’ and under… 

18 Jan

WE are extremely busy and are once again urging people to avoid ED unless they have life-threatening or serious conditions, is the plea from Walsall Manor's Emergency Department.


Walsall student tops UK after bagging out-of-this-world Royal… 

18 Jan

MEET 16-year-old brainbox Ayeisha Cox, a student at Castle Business and Enterprise College, who topped the entire COUNTRY this week after receiving a Royal Geographical Society excellence award.


​Murder arrest after woman’s body found in Gomer Street in… 

18 Jan

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday, January 18).


Croft Surgery at Willenhall Medical Centre rated as outstanding… 

18 Jan

A GP practice providing an exemplary service in Walsall has been praised by inspectors.


​Drunk couple attacked youths with pram carrying baby in Walsall 

17 Jan

A DRUNK couple attacked a group of teenagers by using a PRAM carrying a baby as a battering ram in Walsall.


​Man died in West Bromwich Road, Walsall after ‘losing control’… 

17 Jan

A MOTORIST died in Walsall after he 'lost control' of the car and crashed into garden walls and driveways, an inquest heard.


​Future of closure-threatened New Art Gallery Walsall debated in… 

17 Jan

THE future of the closure-threatened New Art Gallery was debated in Parliament this week.


Police appeal for help in finding missing Walsall teen Benjamin… 

16 Jan

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenager who has not been seen for four days.


​Spate of burglaries sees increase in police patrols in Alumwell,… 

16 Jan

POLICE patrols have been increased in Walsall after a spate of recent burglaries.


​Heartless thieves steal church trailer used to take out disabled… 

16 Jan

A CHURCH'S trailer which is used to take out its disabled members has been stolen by heartless thieves in Walsall.


EastEnders and The Only Way is Essex stars to take part in… 

16 Jan

WALSALL FC will play host to a star studded line up of celebrities as they take part in a charity football match to help local causes.


Inquest into deaths of Walsall FC fans killed in Tunisia terror… 

16 Jan

THE inquest into the deaths of three Walsall FC fans tragically killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack begin this week.


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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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