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Tributes to Walsall war veteran Fred Harvey 

29 Aug

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Walsall war veteran who fought for his country on D-Day.


Walsall youngster one of only 20 to suffer from rare disease 

29 Aug

A CUTE seven-year-old girl from Walsall is one of just 20 people in the WORLD suffering from a disease which is so rare that it took doctors three years to diagnose her.


​Walsall schools unveil book benches in library trail 

27 Aug

COLOURFUL new book benches are now on display at Walsall Central Library for youngsters to sit and read on as part of a West Midlands-wide trail.


New Subway opens in Walsall creating new jobs 

27 Aug

A BRAND new Subway store has officially opened in Walsall.


Work begins on new multi-million pound Walsall Manor specialist… 

27 Aug

WORK has begun on a new multi-million pound specialist unit at Walsall Manor Hospital and the Advertiser was treated to a behind-the-scenes look.


​Men stabbed in Barlow Road, Wednesbury near Walsall 

26 Aug

TWO men have been stabbed near Walsall.


​Walsall mum’s awareness campaign after daughter is born with no… 

26 Aug

I HAVE never told my story before.


GCSE results 2016: Queen Mary’s High School in Walsall 

26 Aug

99 per cent of Queen Mary's High School achieved five A* - C grades and the same figure achieved five A* - C grades with English and maths.


Travellers return to Delves Common in Walsall AGAIN 

25 Aug

TRAVELLERS have returned to a hotspot in Walsall AGAIN.


GCSE results 2016: ​Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall 

25 Aug

AN impressive total of 100 per cent of all pupils at Queen Mary's Grammar School got five A*-C grades while 78.2 per cent of all grades were A* or A, only 0.2 per cent off the school's all-time record.


GCSE results in Walsall improve for third year in a row 

25 Aug

STUDENTS and teachers in Walsall are celebrating an improvement in GCSE results for the third year in a row.


Classy kleftikos back on the menu as Great Barr favourite Lakis… 

25 Aug

A POP-UP Greek taverna which has been a big hit among Great Barr residents over the past few years is to officially reopen its doors on Saturday (August 27).


GCSE results 2016: ​​Brownhills School in Walsall 

25 Aug

Brownhills School students and staff are delighted with 80 per cent gaining A*-C in English language and 72 per cent A*-C in maths.


GCSE results 2016: ​Grace Academy Darlaston in Walsall 

25 Aug

The majority of Grace Academy Darlaston students achieved grade C or above in English and maths, with both subjects achieving above national average progress.61 per cent of students achieved A* to A grades in at least one subject, an increase of 26 ...


GCSE results 2016: West Walsall E-Act Academy 

25 Aug

WEST Walsall E-Act Academy's A*C percentage for English and maths is the best the academy has achieved with 40 per cent.


GCSE results 2016: ​​Pool Hayes Academy in Walsall 

25 Aug

Pool Hayes Academy is celebrating its best ever GCSE results with 57 per cent of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs including English and maths.


GCSE results 2016: ​Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy in… 

25 Aug

Key academic subjects at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy such as English, biology, physics, chemistry, French and Spanish have all seen significant increases in the number of higher grades awarded, as have business, ICT, media and drama.


GCSE results 2016: ​Willenhall E-Act Academy in Walsall 

25 Aug

Willenhall E-Act Academy students, staff and parents are celebrating achieving the best GCSE results in the school's recent history.


GCSE results 2016: ​Hydesville Tower School in Walsall 

25 Aug

A fantastic 96 per cent of Hydesville Tower School pupils have achieved five or more A*-C GCSE grades.


GCSE results 2016: ​Streetly Academy in Walsall 

25 Aug

GCSE students at Streetly Academy have performed well with 69 per cent achieving the headline figure of A*-C in English and maths, up 4 per cent on last year's results.


GCSE results 2016: ​​St Thomas More Catholic School in Walsall 

25 Aug

St Thomas More Catholic School has received some outstanding results with the percentage of students gaining A* to C grades 81 per cent in German, 77 English literature, 90.5 D.


GCSE results 2016: Barr Beacon School in Walsall 

25 Aug

Barr Beacon School is celebrating with 79 per cent of pupils achieving C grades or above in both English and maths.


GCSE results 2016: ​Shire Oak Academy in Walsall 

25 Aug

Students at Shire Oak Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results this morning.


GCSE results 2016: ​Aldridge School in Walsall 

25 Aug

Aldridge School is celebrating a huge increase in A* grades overall, particularly in maths and sciences.


GCSE results 2016: Bloxwich Academy in Walsall 

25 Aug

BLOXWICH Academy has seen a significant improvement in GCSE results this year.12 months ago, Bloxwich Academy was known as Mirus Academy and, prior to that, Frank F Harrison School.


M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 10a in Walsall… 

24 Aug

THERE will be a complete closure of the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 10a in Walsall tonight (Wednesday, August 24).


Body found just off St Annes Road in Willenhall 

24 Aug

A BODY has been found in Willenhall today (Wednesday, August 24), police have confirmed.


‘Outstanding’ Walsall surgery praised for treating patients with… 

24 Aug

A WALSALL surgery has been praised by inspectors for treating its patients with "compassion, dignity and respect.


​Tributes left at scene of fatal Walsall crash in Birmingham Road… 

24 Aug

TOUCHING tributes have been left at the scene of a Walsall crash which claimed a four-month-old baby girl's life.


M6 fatal crash victim in Walsall named as Anthony Marston as… 

23 Aug

THE M6 fatal crash victim in Walsall has been named as father-of-two Anthony Marston.


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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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