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Foundation calling for football funding created in memory of… 

24 Sep

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.


Olympic medal winner and Rio 2016 gymnast captain Kristian Thomas… 

24 Sep

UNIVERSITY students in Walsall are set to rub shoulders with an Olympic medal-winning star after he enrolled on a Degree course.


Great Barr man jailed after shotgun is seized in car park deal 

24 Sep

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.


Walsall CCG cuts leave MP demanding debate on NHS funding 

24 Sep

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.


Streetly Lawn Tennis Club to welcome Davis Cup on UK legacy tour 

24 Sep

A TENNIS club in Streetly has netted an amazing opportunity to show off the sport's most prestigious team trophy.


Crime soars by third in one part of Willenhall 

23 Sep

The number of reported crimes in a Black Country ward shot up by nearly a third in a year, according to new figures.


Walsall woman who helped run family’s global drugs empire jailed 

22 Sep

A Walsall woman who helped administrate a family-run drugs gang has been jailed for her involvement in the multimillion pound operation.


Popular Walsall Manor Ward Clerk retires 

22 Sep

THERE were tears and a lot of laughter this week as a much-loved Ward Clerk hung up her lanyard for the last time.


M6 closures between junctions 9 and 10 in Walsall as car and… 

22 Sep

A LORRY and car have collided on the M6 in Walsall causing lane closures.


Walsall teenager Brodie Meredith named Most Caring Young Person… 

22 Sep

"I AM so lucky to have such a kind and compassionate daughter; her empathy and her love shines out of her.


​New CCTV image released in Walsall armed robbery appeal at… 

21 Sep

POLICE have re-launched an appeal over an armed robbery in Walsall.


​’Health risk’ warning after spate of dumped gas canisters in… 

21 Sep

POLICE have issued a warning after a spate of dumped gas canisters in Walsall.


Tributes left at scene of fatal Sutton Coldfield crash which… 

20 Sep

HEARTBREAKING tributes have been left at the scene of a fatal Sutton Coldfield collision which tragically claimed a teenage cyclist's life.


Tributes left at scene of fatal Walsall crash which claimed… 

20 Sep

HEARTBREAKING tributes have been left at the scene of a fatal collision which tragically claimed a teenage cyclist's life.


Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy schoolboys come to aid of… 

20 Sep

FIVE Walsall schoolboys have been praised for coming to the aid of a collapsed man.


‘Brothel’ claim at Streetly Lane, Four Oaks home as bizarre… 

20 Sep

A ROW has erupted over plans to turn a Sutton Coldfield home in to a 'late night' tearoom with neighbours claiming the property is being used as a 'brothel'.


​Motorists stopped for watching films whilst driving on M6… 

20 Sep

TWO motorists were pulled over by police after being spotted watching films whilst driving today (Tuesday, September 20).


Teen cyclist Daniel Horton dies after Walsall collision in… 

20 Sep

A TEENAGE cyclist has tragically died after a collision in Walsall, it has been confirmed.


Teen cyclist Daniel Horton dies after Sutton Coldfield collision… 

20 Sep

A TEENAGE cyclist has died after a collision in Sutton Coldfield, it has been confirmed.


Missing Walsall schoolgirl Abigail Taylor found 

20 Sep

A MISSING Walsall schoolgirl has been found, police have confirmed.


Walsall one of ‘worst performing towns’ for empty shops 

20 Sep

WALSALL is one of the worst performing towns when it comes to empty shops, new figures have revealed.


Jeremy Kyle films at Walsall Fire Station 

19 Sep

THE DNA test results are in and it has been confirmed that it was definitely the real Jeremy Kyle filming at Walsall Fire Station this weekend!Crews were filmed for an ITV programme which is set to hit the screens early next year.


​Arson suspected as large fire in Walsall spreads to telegraph… 

19 Sep

A LARGE fire which spread from the rear of a property to a telegraph pole, sheds and trees is believed to have been started deliberately.


Tributes to Walsall father-of-two Tom Hodgson found at at… 

19 Sep

TRIBUTES have been paid to a passionate father-of-two from Walsall whose body was found at sea.


Motorcyclist dies after collision with delivery van in Hall Lane… 

18 Sep

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist in Walsall last night (Saturday, September 18).


​Body found at Breakwater Beach, Brixham, Devon in search for… 

17 Sep

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing Walsall man, it has been confirmed.


Teenager in ‘critical condition’ after Walsall crash in Chester… 

17 Sep

A TEENAGE cyclist is in 'critical' condition with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Walsall.


​Teenager in ‘critical condition’ after Sutton Coldfield crash in… 

17 Sep

A TEENAGE cyclist is in 'critical' condition with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Sutton Coldfield.


Fault causes car fire on M6 Toll near Bassetts Pole as motorist… 

17 Sep

FIRE crews responded to a car engulfed in flames resulting in the closure to parts of the M6 Toll near Bassetts Pole.


Former Rushall player Daniel Wilkinson to be remembered at Hull… 

17 Sep

SUPPORTERS at today's Premier League match between Hull City and Arsenal will participate in a minute's applause in memory of a former non-league Walsall footballer who tragically died last week.


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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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