Win Tickets For BBC Gardener’s World Live – 2022

Join BBC Gardener’s World Live for a fun-packed four days of gardening goodness at the Birmingham NEC between 16-19 June, 2022. What’s On At BBC Gardener’s World Live 2022? Celebrating its 30th year at the popular Birmingham venue, the event will feature an array of aspiring show gardens, inspiring tips and advice from green-fingered experts […]

M6 Junction 10 Closed All Weekend For Bridge Demolition

Junction 10 of the M6 in Walsall will be closed in both directions this weekend for the demolition of the old South bridge. The busy carriageway will be shut from 8pm on Friday 20 May until 6am on Monday 23 May. The M6 Junction 9 Northbound slip road will also be closed and diversion have […]

Heartfelt Leaving Message From Walsall Pub Licensee Highlights Industry Struggles

A Walsall pub licensee has offered an eye-browsing raising insight into the plight of pubs up and down the country. With less people venturing out due to COVID restrictions over the last couple of years, it’s been tough enough for licensees. However, even with customers back in pubs, they are now facing high energy prices […]

Ninja Warrior UK In Walsall To Be Opened By Sky Sports’ Legend

The new Walsall branch of Ninja Warrior UK opens its doors on Friday, May 27 with a special guest on hand to welcome in its first customers. Based on the TV show, Ninja Warrior UK is situated on the Crown Wharf Retail Park in Walsall and features 22,000 square feet of obstacles designed for fitness […]

Walsall College Hosting 1920’s Ball With Live Music And Six-Course Meal

A Great Gatsby-themed ball is taking place at Walsall College’s Wisemore Campus to help raise funds for the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Well Wishers charity. Organised by two Walsall College students, Megan Bell and Mun Yew, the event includes a six-course meal, music and a live auction. Promising to capture all the glitter and atmosphere […]

Black Country Museum Set For Bostin’ Jubilee Bash

The Black Country Living Museum is promising visitors a right royal treat during May half-term with a Bostin’ Jubilee Bash. Taking place between 28 May-5 June, visitors are encouraged to wear red, white and blue outfits for a historic celebration of the monarchy. This includes a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, […]

“Real Change Is Coming To Walsall Town Centre” says Deputy Leader

A master plan for the regeneration of Walsall is well underway and – starting this week – residents will be asked their opinions on the changes and to gather more ideas to improve the town centre. Face-to-face interviews with residents will be taking place with researchers between 17 May and 9 June in the town […]

Sister Act Review – Prince Of Wales Theatre

The following review is based on the performance of Sister Act at The Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock, on Friday 13 May, 2022. Full of belly-laughs, poignant moments and show-stopping numbers, Sister Act, performed by the Aldridge Musical Comedy Society (AMCS) at the Prince of Wales Theatre, was a feel-good treat that thoroughly deserved […]

Aldridge Shop Linked To Teenage Postcode Wars Could Lose License

A convenience store in Aldridge could face sanctions after being linked to violent disorder, drugs and underage sales. The 1st Stop on Walsall Road, Aldridge has been closed since March after an order was submitted by Black Country Magistrates’ Court. This week, the Walsall licensing and safety committee are considering further sanctions once the premises […]

Walsall Hotel Named One Of The Best In the UK

A hotel in Walsall has claimed the accolade of being one of the best 25 hotels in TripAdvisor’s 20th annual Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best Awards. Standing alongside the likes of many top London hotels, including Claridge’s, Fairlawns Hotel & Spa in Aldridge was placed 25th in the category of “Top Hotels in the […]

Former Bloxwich School Goes Up For Auction

A former school in Bloxwich, which was declined for listed status earlier this year, is now up for auction. The building has stood on the same spot on Essex Street for 120-years and was formerly the North Walsall Junior and Infant school before being used as a local history centre for a number of years. […]

Queen’s Baton Relay Coming To Walsall

Walsall will play a part in the official Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Baton Relay takes place across the country for 29 days before it arrives at the opening ceremony at the Alexandra Stadium on 28 July, 2022. The relay will arrive in […]

Shine A Light Festivals Announced Across The Black Country

A series of special events and festivals are being held in each of Sandwell’s six towns in the lead up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to showcase the rich culture of the local community. Starting in May and running through until July, free public events will be held at various open spaces, heritage sites […]

Litter Watch Supporting Men’s Mental Health With Gardening Sessions

Funded by Sandwell-based charity SCVO, Litter Watch has launched a brand-new project aimed at unemployed men. Based at a West Bromwich allotment, the award-winning local charity is supporting men’s mental health and inviting anyone interested to de-stress in a friendly environment and learn more about gardening. Sessions start on Tuesday 17 May, 2022 and you […]

Walsall Council Election Results – 2022

With the polls closing at 10pm last night (5 May), the count is currently taking place for this year’s local elections at the Civic Centre, and the results are in. The Conservative Party has gained one seat and Labour has lost one seat. Overall result: Conservative 38 (+1), Labour 21 (-1) and Ind 1 (+0). […]

Walsall Elections 2022 – All Candidates

The latest Walsall elections take place on Thursday 5 May with 21 seats being contested on Walsall Council. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm with the final count taking place a the Civic Centre. There is one seat available in each of the wards with the Willenhall South seat to be contested […]

Bentley Butcher Scoops Hero Of The Month Award

Simon Betteridge of Betteridge Butchers in Bentley has scooped a Hero of the Month award from the UK Litter Picking Group. As one of the 722 registered litter pickers in the area, Simon has been recognised for the effort he’s made in the local community after being the first person to pledge to the council’s […]

Nature Photo Challenge Begins In Birmingham And The Black Country

An annual competition between cities and regions from all over the globe launches this week, challenging residents to take snaps of nature in order to discover the world’s wildest city. Taking part in the 2022 City Nature Challenge is the region of Birmingham and the Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) which finished fourth […]

Could You Support Walsall Outreach?

A Walsall voluntary organisation says it could help far more vulnerable people in the borough if it had more volunteers and supporters. Maz Surti, co-founder of Walsall Outreach, talks to Jayne Howarth about its work. Volunteers making deliveries A Walsall voluntary organisation is hoping to attract more sponsors and volunteers so it can expand its […]

10 Young Apprenticeship Positions Available At Market-Leading Birmingham Company

10 apprenticeships for Birmingham-based students are being offered by photochemical etching business, Precision Micro. The positions are open for school leavers aged 16-21 to join the company at their Erdington-based branch at Fort Dunlop for a four-year apprentice where they’ll learn a host of new skillts, including marketing, technical and business skills, as well as […]