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Diabetes Support Group Opens In Walsall

A new virtual peer support group for people affected by diabetes in Walsall will take place online every couple of months. Set up by Healthwatch Walsall and Diabetes UK, the group will feature specialists offering advice and support on the condition, as well as giving those with diabetes the chance to share their stories and […]

Walsall Town Show Reveals Rocking Line-Up

Organised by Pat Collins funfair, the Walsall Town Show is back in August at the Arboretum Extension on Broadway North with a packed line-up of fun for all the family.   What date is the Walsall Town Show? The Walsall Town Show is open between August 20-22 and runs from noon until 9pm each day. […]

Birmingham 2022 Tickets – West Midlands Ballot

Residents of the West Midlands can now apply for tickets to attend events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. From boxing and hockey to athletics and cycling, the Commonwealth Games features 19 different sports and takes place between 28 July and 8 August, 2022. With 286 sessions of sports during the games spread across multiple […]

Suspect Arrested Following Cyclist Death In Walsall

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a cyclist in Walsall yesterday, 13 July. Incident happened at the traffic lights by Morrisons The female victim in her 60s was attempting to use a crossing on Lower Rushall Street when she was hit by a VW Polo. […]

New Walsall Community Hub Opened By Boxing Legend

A new Walsall Community hub set up by the Midlands Langar Sava Society (MLSS) opened its doors this week following a grand opening ceremony by former professional boxer, John Fury. Situated on Bloxwich Road, the Community and Wellbeing hub features a state-of-the-art gym, a music studio, and areas for workout classes and social meet-ups. The […]

BBC Gardeners’ World Live Hits Birmingham NEC

Win tickets for a special edition of BBC Gardeners’ World Live which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham this August, 2021. Over four fabulous days, from 26 to 29 August, a one-off edited version of BBC Gardeners’ World Live returns to Birmingham’s NEC with a selection of favourite outdoor features from the much-loved […]

Walsall Council Savings Target Highest In the UK

An investigation by the BBC Shared Data Unit reveals that Walsall Council is planning to cut £28.9m (22%) of its annual net budget in the 2021/2022 financial year, the highest proportional cut of any council in the UK. £13.55m of the savings are expected to be cut from adult social care services. The £28.9m figure […]

Aldridge Tattoo Studio Announces Charity Event

BW Tattoo Studios in Aldridge, Walsall is hosting a charity event on Sunday 15 August with all proceeds going towards The James Brindley Foundation and the fight against knife crime and youth violence. Talented tattoo artists at the local studio are busy designing custom tattoos that reflect the cause with money raised going towards the […]

Pressure Mounts For Bank Holiday Following Euro 2021 Final

A petition to Parliament for Monday 12 July to be declared a bank holiday has now reached over 300,000 signatures. With England facing Italy at Wembley in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, fans are piling the pressure on Boris Johnson for a day off to celebrate or commiserate the day after the anticipated match, which sees […]

Cat Food Recall Following Hundreds Of Pet Deaths

Cat owners are being asked to check whether the food they are feeding their pets is on the recall list following a spate of deaths liked to a rare illness. Pancytopenia, which vets say can be linked to a cat’s diet, has been sweeping the country. ITV News reports that hundreds of cats have died […]

Open-Air Walsall Family Events Ready To Start Up Again From 19 July

Pending a decision about national COVID-19 restrictions, open-air family events and activities in Walsall are set to start up again from 19 July. Splash pads at Walsall Arboretum, King George V playing fields and Willenhall Memorial Park are planned to open from July 22 from 11-5pm each day. The Saturday morning park run at Walsall […]

80 Afghan Nationals To Be Housed In Walsall For Supporting British Troops

Walsall Council will be offering homes to Afghan national families who have supported British troops overseas with interpretation and translation skills. As part of the UK Afghan Locally Employed Staff (LES) Relocation scheme, which aims to relocate Afghan nationals who provided support to British troops, 80 Afghans will be re-housed in the borough. Councillor Adrian […]

Princess Diana Statue Unveiled On Her 60th Birthday

A new statue of Princess Diana was unveiled today on what would have been her 60th birthday. Taking pride of place in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, the statue was commissioned four years ago by Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The private event to reveal the statue also marked the […]

Search For Milk Carton Boys Continues 25 Years Later

25 years after David Spencer (11) and Patrick Warren (13) disappeared on Boxing Day 1996 in Solihull, local residents have taken the matter into their own hands and began searching for the boys following a fresh tip-off. Led by Lee O’ Toole, brother of David Spencer, a group of men have begun digging five miles […]

Walsall Businesses Invited To Clean Up With Litter Picking Equipment

Walsall Council has launched a litter charter aimed at encouraging local businesses to keep their shop fronts litter-free. Simon Betteridge of Betteridge Butchers in Bentley is the first to sign up In return for pledging to the Litter Charter, businesses will be given litter picking equipment to help them tidy up. Other benefits of participation […]

M6 Junction 10 Closure Postponed

The planned closure of M6 Junction 10 which was due to take place on Friday, 2 July has been postponed. M6 Junction 10 when it’s complete In an effort to reduce congestion, and part of the West Midlands Strategic Transport plan, the closure of the busy junction was due to take place this weekend, but […]

New Walsall Tattoo Studio Adds A Modern Twist

Offering tattoos and piercings from professionally trained artists, BW Tattoo Studios in Aldridge has recently expanded on the success of its popular Lichfield branch, despite the challenges that lockdown brought for many local businesses. 2 Rookery Lane, Aldridge, WS9 8NN Now the owner of two premium tattoo parlours, with the Aldridge tattoo parlour only opening […]

Great Barr Gang Assault – Seven Youths Wanted For Questioning

Police have released images of seven youths they’d like to speak to in connection with an assault in Great Barr in early June. The assault happened at approximately 7pm on June 2 when a man, in his 40s, was kicked and punched in an attack that took place in Raymont Close, near to Great Barr […]

Car Crushing Video Hopes To Deter Fly Tippers In Walsall

Walsall Council has released a video of a car (seized due to its involvement in fly-tipping) being crushed to emphasis the repercussions for local residents who dump their rubbish illegally. Walsall Council Leader, Councillor Mike Bird was present at the scrapyard to witness the crushing of a Vauxhall Zafira, which was used to dump 38 […]

Eggless Cakeshop In Great Barr Offers Tasty Prizes

The Eggless Cakeshop on Dyas Avenue in Great Barr has been rustling up tasty treats for local residents since 2019. Eggless Cake Shop – 207, Dyas Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 1HN The idea to offer a wide selection of homemade cakes to cater for specific dietary requirements was the brainchild of a Walsall-based entrepreneur. […]