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Fire engine CRASHES in Walsall 

6 Dec

FIREFIGHTERS are used to coming to the aid of those in need across our borough but they had their own drama at Walsall fire station yesterday (Monday).


Walsall school Phoenix Primary EBS School becomes Phoenix Academy 

6 Dec

A SPECIAL school in Walsall is the latest in the borough to officially become an academy under the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT).


Callous conman steals from pensioner in in Bilston Lane in… 

5 Dec

POLICE are hunting a callous con artist who posed as a gas man to trick his way into a pensioner's home before stealing her purse and bus pass in an appalling distraction burglary.


WEATHER WARNING: Severe fog 

5 Dec

THICK and freezing fog will be reducing visibility down to LESS THAN 100 metres tonight, weather forecasters are warning.


New railway station for Willenhall in Walsall? 

5 Dec

A NEW railway station could be coming to Walsall if a bid for funding is accepted.


Car crashes into lamp post between Mouse Hill and Hall Lane in… 

5 Dec

A MAN was taken to hospital after a car collided with a lamp post in Walsall over the weekend.


80 homes heading to old Harvestime Bakery site 

3 Dec

The site of a former bakery that was once Walsall’s biggest employer will have 80 homes built on it.


Brave bobbies commended after armed hostage standoff in Walsall 

3 Dec

FOUR courageous cops who kept their cool when dealing with an armed hostage situation have received a top honour for their bravery.


Ex-Walsall striker Troy Deeney opens up on turning away from crime 

3 Dec

Former Walsall striker Troy Deeney, whose career was disrupted when he was jailed for affray, has told of how he turned away from crime to get his life back on track.


M54 delays: Lorry blaze blocks westbound motorway 

3 Dec

The M54 ground to a halt today when a vehicle caught fire and a van broke down near Wolverhampton.


Speeding taxi driver jailed over death of Walsall schoolboy Amar… 

2 Dec

A TAXI driver has been jailed for causing the death of a young Walsall school boy in a collision last year.


Teen stabbed during Walsall attempted robbery in Wednesbury Road,… 

2 Dec

POLICE have launched an investigation after a teenager was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Walsall.


Man arrested as police search for second suspect after officer is injured near Lichfield 

1 Dec

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident near Lichfield that left a police officer in hospital – and another suspect is now being sought.


Car destroyed as blaze rips through garage on Odell Road, Leamore… 

1 Dec

A SEVERE fire ripped through a corrugated garage in Walsall completely destroying a car.


‘Army of residents has arisen’ – heated protest planned… 

1 Dec

A HUGE protest will take place in the centre of Walsall today (December 1) against a perfect storm threatening the town.


Fitness fans look away – Walsall is second-most UNHEALTHY… 

30 Nov

WALSALL is officially home to burger kings and queens after being named the second-most unhealthiest place to live in the UK.


Elf the dog with ‘horrific’ fighting and badger-baiting injuries… 

30 Nov

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with injuries consistent with fighting with badgers was found in Walsall.


Huge car blaze in Walsall – police deployed to Aldridge… 

30 Nov

AN abandoned car was completely destroyed by fire in Walsall.


LATEST: Police attack and carjacking horror – officer seriously… 

30 Nov

A POLICE officer was still being treated for serious injuries this morning after a horrific incident near Tamworth and Lichfield - in which involved a police chase and carjacking on the A5.


Police officer seriously injured after pursuit on the A5 near Lichfield 

30 Nov

A policeman has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while pursuing a suspect near Lichfield.


Cop ‘seriously injured’ after pursuing violent carjacking HGV… 

29 Nov

A POLICE officer has suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a vehicle while pursuing a 'suspicious' lorry driver on foot near Sutton Coldfield.


Walsall College rated as one of the BEST in the country –… 

29 Nov

WALSALL College has been rated joint-third in a league table of colleges published by FE Week, a publication focused on delivering the latest further education and skills news.


Bargain fashion retailer PEP&CO opens new store at Crown… 

29 Nov

A NEW high street fashion retailer has opened its doors in Walsall today creating 10 jobs in the process.


Slacky Lane and Goscot Road in Walsall closed for major sewer… 

29 Nov

A WELL-USED country lane in Walsall has, from Tuesday (November 29), closed for urgent sewer repairs.


Woman hospitalised after Broadway West crash in Walsall 

29 Nov

A YOUNG woman was taken to hospital after a crash in Walsall during rush hour.


London Midland clamp down on fare dodgers – 200 prosecuted… 

28 Nov

A STAGGERING amount of rail users were stung by London Midland for not purchasing tickets during a week-long patrol between Walsall and Rugeley.


Willenhall fashion guru worth £30m at loggerheads with… 

28 Nov

A WILLENHALL teacher who built a 30m fashion empire from the family garage is battling an order to share his millions with his ex-wife, over a decade after they split.


Devoted Walsall teddy bears front Heathrow Airport’s heartfelt… 

28 Nov

WALSALL has made millions smile this Christmas thanks to two inseparable teddy bears.


Prince of Wales pub in Willenhall evacuated after fire broke out… 

26 Nov

THE PRINCE of Wales pub in Willenhall was evacuated for two hours yesterday evening (Friday, November 25) after a small fire broke out in its cellar.


​Walsall paramedics at Willenhall hub to feature on national TV… 

25 Nov

WALSALL paramedics are the stars of a national TV series which is set to be screened from next 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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