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Cinema blaze is treated as ‘suspicious’ 

20 Sep 18

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said about 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the ‘severe’ blaze in the early hours of Tuesday(19…


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Trees felled as high winds hit 

19 Sep 18

The storm’s high winds felled trees in Willenhall, Stafford, Wolverhampton and Great Barr, as well as in gardens, car parks and train lines across the West Midlands…


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Old police HQ being used as playground 

17 Sep 18

Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons, commander at Walsall Police, has said youngsters are putting themselves in danger by entering the dilapidated building on Green Lane…


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Walsall 1-4 Doncaster Rovers 

15 Sep 18

Doncaster come from behind to claim a thumping win at Walsall, emphatically ending the hosts’ unbeaten league start.


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Walsall tower set to become new homes 

14 Jun 18

Nottingham-based Tameway (Midlands) is planning to convert Tameway Tower, on Bridge Street, Walsall into 143 flats…


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Erhun Oztumer: Bolton Wanderers sign Walsall midfielder on a two-year deal 

13 Jun 18

Bolton Wanderers sign midfielder Erhun Oztumer on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Walsall.


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Labour set to remain in power in Walsall 

15 May 18

The party has four less seats than the Tories after this month’s local elections, but is set to remain in power after Labour group leader Sean Coughlan secured the support of two independent councillors and two Lib Dem councillors…


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Cat freed from tiny cavity 

15 May 18

The West Midlands Fire Service crews were called to assist RSPCA officers in Mill Lane, Willenhall, at around 4…


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Farmer takes sheep into Walsall school for food campaign 

11 May 18

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has been encouraging students to ask about their food’s origin.


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Police presence in Burntwood will not be hit by sale of Chasetown Police Station, says Crime Commissioner 

11 May 18

The presence of officers in Burntwood will not be hit by the sale of Chasetown Police Station, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said.


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Machete thug is locked up 

19 Apr 18

Szyman Palucki was in Walsall town centre with friends – one of whom was celebrating her 18th birthday – when deliberately targeted by a gang of thugs, a judge heard…


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Violent crime doubles in Walsall 

19 Apr 18

The second half of 2017 saw a rise in crime in the borough, as serious incidents doubled compared to 2013…


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Mylee funeral donation box 

15 Apr 18

People are welcome to pop in to the reception of William Mitchell Funerals in High Street, Aldridge, to donate money between the opening hours of 8…


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Walsall 2-3 AFC Wimbledon 

14 Apr 18

Wimbledon complete a stunning comeback with a stoppage-time penalty to win at relegation rivals Walsall.


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M6 stretch is region’s worst 

14 Apr 18

Only 51…


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Carpetright to close more stores 

12 Apr 18

The company has unveiled plans to shut another 81 shops – including at Merry Hill shopping centre, Stafford, Walsall and Lichfield – under a sweeping restructure which will see 300 job roles lost…


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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Walsall 

11 Apr 18

Oldham and Walsall ease their relegation fears with an entertaining draw at Boundary Park which all but relegates Bury from League One.


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PM makes Sikh pastries on Walsall visit 

11 Apr 18

The PM dropped in to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in West Bromwich Street today on a visit to the Black Country and Birmingham…


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Walsall level crossing death: Closure extended until October 

11 Apr 18

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Athersmith died when she was hit by a train in Walsall.


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Men jailed for hiding £250k of cannabis 

29 Mar 18

Tariq Khwaja’s and Venelin Mihaylov have both been locked up after police dogs found the cannabis in Khwaja’s car after the pair were stopped by officers on the M6 near Stafford…


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More changes to Lichfield and Burntwood services after bus subsidies are cut 

28 Mar 18

Another bus company has confirmed that services to and from Lichfield and Burntwood will be changed after cuts to subsidies.


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MP: Watson must return money 

3 Mar 18

David Winnick, who served as MP for Walsall North for 38 years until last year’s General Election, said Labour should have no association with Mosley’s money…


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Two cannabis factories discovered 

2 Mar 18

West Midlands Police recovered a sack of cannabis after a routine stop check on a van in Kirkstall Crescent, Bloxwich…


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Anne James death: Murder arrest over Walsall attack 

2 Mar 18

A neighbour found 74-year-old Anne James collapsed at her home with suspected knife injuries.


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Elderly woman found dead at Walsall home 

1 Mar 18

A murder investigation has been launched after a great-grandmother was found dead at her home in Walsall…


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Walsall murder probe as woman, 74, dies from knife injuries 

1 Mar 18

Anne James, described by her family as “amazing”, died in “a shocking, violent attack”.


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Walsall man jailed for sending ‘Islamic State’ video link 

1 Mar 18

Christopher Soares sent a link to a 29-minute Islamic State group instructional video.


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Joe Edwards: Walsall midfielder ruled out for the season 

28 Feb 18

Walsall midfielder Joe Edwards will miss at least the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments.


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Peterborough United 2-1 Walsall 

27 Feb 18

Peterborough win for the first time in eight games as they defeat Walsall in wintry conditions at the ABAX Stadium.


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Police bust cannabis farm in leafy Handsworth Wood 

22 Feb 18

Around 100 plants were found in a property in Cornwall Road…


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Grieving dad failed by mental health trust sent text saying: ‘I’m sorry, I love you all’ before killing himself 

22 Feb 18

Brandon McDonalds body was discovered in a woodland last September…


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Serial sex beast living on ‘Millionaire’s Row’ jailed for 18 months for attacks on women 

22 Feb 18

Benjamin Clarke, 42, of Walsall Road, Little Aston, was also placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.


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Sex attacker from Sutton Coldfield jailed for assaulting five women 

22 Feb 18

Benjamin Clarke from Walsall Road in Little Aston assaulted the women over a two-year-period…


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Chilling moment ‘weird guy’ tried to break into young woman’s car 

22 Feb 18

Demi Hatfield, 23, was stationary on Wednesbury Road, Walsall…


Sport
Newcastle United and England ace Kieron Dyer praised after revealing this harrowing story 

22 Feb 18

The winger has recently released a new book which contains this story…


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Birmingham City digest: Stockdale remorse, unhappy homecoming, Cotterill’s thoughts, Lakin’s deal 

22 Feb 18

All the news and views from BCFC…


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Ex-Newcastle United and England ace Kieron Dyer praised for revealing this harrowing story 

21 Feb 18

The winger has recently released a new book which contains this story…


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Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend including X Factor Live 2018 

21 Feb 18

Not far away in Solihull and Walsall, there are also special family friendly activities going on this weekend…


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Massive cannabis factory found in Kitts Green Road 

21 Feb 18

Police say; ‘Wow, what a result…


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Councillor on patrol: “We want Handsworth Wood to be a no-go area for criminals” 

21 Feb 18

Cllr Narinder Kooner wants to make her Ward a ‘no-go’ area for criminals with more visible patrols…


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The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders: They didn’t have razor blades in their caps – but Birmingham’s real gangsters were just as brutal 

20 Feb 18

Birmingham historian Carl Chinn says the city’s gangs of the 1920s and the real Billy Kimber were stylish, cunning and ruthless…


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First image of Darren Hammond who lived inside house for weeks after concealing his mum’s dead body 

20 Feb 18

The 41-year-old has been jailed for 12 years for manslaughter of Beryl Hammond…


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Crime-hit Sutton Coldfield residents demand changes to ‘ludicrous’ way they’re policed 

20 Feb 18

Streetly sits across different policing areas, which residents say has led to an increased rate of burglaries and car crimes…


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Motorcyclist hit by lorry near Lichfield 

20 Feb 18

Incident happened in Croxall outside Oakley farm…


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The Entertainer is giving away vouchers worth up to £100 at reopening of Solihull store 

20 Feb 18

LEGO Batman and Robin will be at grand reopening – and there’s chance to win a trolley dash for free toys…


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Darren Hammond who ‘killed his mother and left her to rot’ is jailed for 12 years for her manslaughter 

20 Feb 18

Beryl Hammond’s badly decomposed body found at her home in Sutton Coldfield…


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Clash roadie who was ‘assaulted by police’ wins public apology 

20 Feb 18

Donville Lorenzo, 65, said he was pushed down the stairs and racially and physically abused…


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Body of murder victim was discovered by husband and step-children 

20 Feb 18

Sarabjit Dhanda, 38, was last seen alive by her company director husband Gurpreet on Friday morning…


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Waitress denies murdering Toby Carvery chef Philip Rolph who she stabbed in the heart 

19 Feb 18

Georgina Henshaw has admitted stabbing 65-year-old Philip Rolph but denies his murder, a jury has been told…


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Disgraced paedophile Matthew Falder could be stripped of his qualifications by University of Cambridge 

19 Feb 18

Judge Philip Parker QC called him warped and sadistic for preying on 46 victims, male and female, including teenagers…






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