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Why do Aldi staff scan your shopping so fast? 

23 Mar

IF you are an Aldi shopper in Walsall you may have noticed that checkout staff go SUPER fast in comparison to other supermarkets but have you ever wondered why?Social media has been awash with shoppers complaining about the speed with which their ...


‘Superhero’ Walsall nurse retires after nearly 40 years’ service 

23 Mar

A 'SUPERHERO' nurse who has clocked up nearly 40 years of service in the borough of Walsall has hung up her uniform one last time.


Tributes to police officer killed in terror attack outside… 

23 Mar

TRIBUTES to the police officer killed in yesterday's tragic terror attack have been left outside a police station in Walsall.


Walsall MP in lock down after terror attack by Houses of… 

22 Mar

A TERRORIST attack in Westminster has led to one woman dying, parliament being suspended and MPs kept in lock down.


​Burglary suspect from Walsall released on bail 

22 Mar

A WALSALL man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle has been released on police bail.


​Missing Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton found 

22 Mar

A HOSPITAL patient who went missing from Walsall Manor yesterday (Tuesday, March 22) has been found, police have confirmed.


​Teen injured in horror crash near M6 junction 10 in Walsall 

22 Mar

A TEENAGER was hurt in a horror crash between a van and a lorry near Walsall last night (Tuesday, March 22).


​Walsall Manor patient Ben Boulton goes missing 

21 Mar

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a missing hospital patient in Walsall.


​Empty shop rate in Walsall one of the WORST in Britain 

21 Mar

MORE than a fifth of shops in Walsall are standing empty - one of the worst rates in Britain.


Walsall man arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar

A BURGLARY suspect from Walsall has been arrested after a series of dawn raids this morning (Monday, March 20).


​Body of missing Walsall man Andrew Cooper found 

20 Mar

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


Pensioner John Place from Walsall jailed for killing three-year-o… 

20 Mar

A PENSIONER driver whose vision was severely impaired has been jailed for killing a young girl as she walked over a pedestrian crossing.


​Walsall widow’s devastation as beloved puppy is killed by moped 

20 Mar

MOPED thugs have left a Walsall widow heartbroken after killing her beloved puppy.


Great Barr schoolgirl from Walsall has long locks chopped off to… 

20 Mar

A THOUGHTFUL Great Barr student from Walsall has proved she is a cut above the rest by having 40cm of her long locks chopped off to donate to cancersufferers.


Walsall’s Jason Jones is into the semi finals of The Voice! 

18 Mar

Brownhills RAC call centre worker Jason Jones is into the semi-finals of ITV talent show The Voice!The 32-year-old father of one once again wowed the judges and the audience with his singing, this time performing his version of The Weekend's Scard Of...


Charity set up in memory of former Walsall teacher Cheran Brach 

17 Mar

A POPULAR former Walsall teacher's 'dream' to help school pupils is set to continue with the creation of a charity in her name.


​Mystery surrounds masked men after children left terrified in… 

17 Mar

MYSTERY is surrounding the strange appearance of masked men in the area last night (Thursday, March 12).


Nurses save elderly man’s life after he has heart attack at… 

17 Mar

QUICK-THINKING nurses have been praised for saving the life of an elderly Walsall man after he suffered a heart attack at his GP surgery.


​Police hunt wanted Walsall men Wyatt Anthony Nash, Ashley… 

17 Mar

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing three wanted men from Walsall.


​Drug dealing suspects arrested at M6 junction 9 near Walsall 

17 Mar

THREE drug dealing suspects have been arrested after police found what is believed to be Class A drugs in a car on the M6 near Walsall.


WIN tickets to see Olly Murs live at the Genting Arena 

16 Mar

YES, he's back! Pop's cheekiest chappy, Mr Olly Murs, is bringing his 2017 tour to Birmingham this March! The tour will support the pop sensation's eagerly anticipated 5th album '24 HRS', released last November, which features airplay hits 'You Don't...


Assault and robbery suspect from Walsall wanted by police 

16 Mar

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in finding a wanted Walsall man.


​Police appeal for help in finding missing Walsall teenager… 

16 Mar

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing Walsall teenager.


ANOTHER car stolen from Walsall driveway 

16 Mar

POLICE are warning residents to be vigilant after ANOTHER car was stolen in a Walsall burglary.


​Residents "scared to leave their house" after Walsall… 

16 Mar

TERRIFIED residents have told us they are too scared to leave their homes after a stabbing incident in Walsall.


Huge fire in Walsall garden in Church Street, Bloxwich 

16 Mar

A HUGE fire broke out in a Walsall garden with firefighters rushing to the scene last night (Wednesday, March 15).


Man stabbed in Walsall ‘disorder’ in Camden Street, Caldmore 

15 Mar

A MAN suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed in a disorder in Walsall.


​Police cordon off area in Walsall 

15 Mar

POLICE have this afternoon (Wednesday, March 15) taped off an area in Walsall.


Walsall Council chief executive Paul Sheehan to step down 

15 Mar

WALSALL Council's chief executive is to step down, it has been confirmed.


​Man arrested after stolen safe recovered in Walsall 

15 Mar

A SUSPECTED stolen safe has been recovered in Walsall with a man being arrested.


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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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