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Healthy Curries And Afternoon Teas At Westwood’s Kitchen

Aldridge-based Westwood’s Kitchen has grown from strength to strength since its opening in June 2020, providing a delivery and collection service of homemade food that has been quickly revered by locals and plastered with five star reviews. During a period of uncertainty for many of our local businesses, Westwood’s Kitchen is a real success story. […]

Cannock Designer Shopping Outlet Opens April

Update: The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet will officially open on Monday 12 April at 10am to the public. A new designer shopping outlet based in Cannock is set to generate approximately 1,000 local jobs. The £160m McArthurGlen Outlet is planned to open this Spring and will feature over 80 stores offering dozens of designer brands, including […]

Easter Bank Holiday Events – 2021

Despite many indoor attractions, zoos and theme parks not opening until 12 April, there are still plenty of Easter Bank Holiday activities to enjoy outside in 2021. Image by Rebekka D from Pixabay If you’re looking for a day out with the kids, then check out some of the Easter trails taking place locally. Family […]

Let Everyone Know You Are Open For Business

Copy deadline is 9 April for May 2021 printed editions. Let local people know you are open and working. We will be delivering our May editions of The Pioneer Magazines and Great Barr Gazette to 42,000 homes. Our magazines are hand delivered free to local people in Walsall and the surrounding areas. People read our […]

Popular Aldridge Tea Room Bounces Back

Uncertainty and economic hardship have struck the hearts of our local businesses over the last 12 months, but many are getting ready to bounce back, including local Aldridge deli, Wilsons Tea Room. Known for its popular breakfasts, fresh afternoon teas and large variety of homemade hot and cold food and beverages, Wilsons Tea Room has […]

Local Pubs With Beer Gardens Opening – 12 April

Looking forward to the pubs re-opening? With Covid restrictions easing from April 12, and many local pubs with beer gardens in the West Midlands planning to serve their customers outdoors, find out which local venues are opening. We’ve been paying close to attention to which pubs are opening in Walsall and the surrounding areas from […]

Helping Local Businesses To Bounce Back

Pioneer Magazines has supported local Walsall and Great Barr businesses since 2005 by providing affordable advertising that reaches 48,000 local homes. From electricians and plasterers to takeaways and beauty salons, we’ve built up long-lasting relationships with our local companies over many years, going above and beyond to ensure that our community use local services and […]

Apartments Planned For Iconic Walsall Building

Globe House in Bradford Place may be converted into studio apartments if a proposal to Walsall Council by its owners goes ahead. The Grade II listed, three-storey building was formerly the Institute of Science & Art and was built in 1888 before it was bought by Globe Properties Ltd in 2004. In more recent years, […]

1947 Pheasey Magazine Resurfaces

A magazine sent to the tenants of the Pheasey Estate in 1947 has resurfaced after many years, offering a fascinating insight into what was happening in the community shortly after the end of the Second World War. An original copy of the magazine was scanned and sent to us by a man from Wales called […]

Travellers’ Site Planned For Unused Pleck Plot

Walsall Council has submitted planning for a new transit site for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community. The planning application, which is being considered for approval, confirms that the new site would be situated on an unused area of land at the junction of Pleck Road and Darlaston Road. The land is owned by Walsall […]

Aldridge Student Gets Walsall FC Surprise

A hard-working pupil at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic College in Aldridge has received a special reward for his efforts at school and at home during lockdown. Year 7 student, Jack Patterson, was praised by his English teacher Mr. Mobberley, who organised a surprise from his favourite football team. Jack was sent a personalised shirt, […]

West Midlands Knitters Bag Police Praise

Avid stitchers from Perry Barr and across the city have bagged thousands of thank-yous from police officers for providing a useful piece of kit. West Midlands police officer showing off his kit bag Volunteers from Blue Line Stitchers, set up by Jo Spear, from West Midlands Police’s custody suite in Perry Barr, along with the […]

Ambitious £25m Plan For Walsall And Bloxwich Revealed

Proposals for Walsall and Bloxwich town centres are being discussed by Walsall Council to inject up to £25m into a variety of initiatives. Key figures from the education, public and private sectors, as well as local organisations, have worked alongside Walsall Council and advisory boards from Bloxwich and Walsall to outline two Town Investment Plans. […]

New Walsall Developments Get Green Light

Walsall Council’s planning committee has approved plans to build 263 homes on the former Elkington Works/Cerro EMS site in Blakenall, which has lain derelict for more than a decade. New homes to be built on derelict space next to Goscote lane Taylor Wimpey will build 263 homes on the 22-acre brownfield site in Goscote Lane, […]

2021 Women’s Tour Is Coming To Walsall

The 2021 Women’s Tour is coming to Walsall. The international women’s cycle race was postponed last year due to COVID-19.  Organisers, the SweetSpot Group, also postponed the 2021 race for the summer, but have now laid out plans for the sporting event to take place between 4-9 October, 2021, subject to approval by cycling’s governing […]

Captain Tom Moore Song Is A Touching Tribute

A Staffordshire singer-songwriter has penned a song in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore who died in February this year. Jessica Sherry from Perton and her friend Peter Jones from Telford – also known as Double Strings – teamed up to honour the memory of the fundraising ex-British Army officer. Speaking to WCR FM, Jessica […]

New Walsall Pregnancy Support Service Launches

A dedicated midwifery team has been launched in Pelsall, which will give pregnant women and their families more personalised care. The Continuity of Carer service, at Pelsall Village Centre, will comprise a team that will support mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy, at birth and into the early stages of parenthood. Daren Fradgley, director of integration for […]

Cycle Spring 2021 Event Added To May Calendar

Booking for Cycle Spring 2021, the yearly St. Giles Hospice fundraising event, is now open and organisers are confident that the event will still go ahead as planned. Due to take place on Sunday 23 May, 2021, the COVID compliant Cycle Spring event encourages new riders and old to choose from one of three cycle […]

Birmingham 2022 Catering Contracts – Suppliers Needed

Birmingham 2020 Commonwealth Games organisers are now inviting suppliers to tender for £5 million worth of catering contracts. Those successful companies will be providing food and drink to thousands of attendees at next summer’s games across multiple locations, including: Alexander Stadium, Sandwell Aquatics Centre, West Park, Sutton Park, Smithfield, St Nicholas Park, Victoria Park, Cannock […]

Get Free Books Delivered By Walsall Libraries

Walsall libraries are offering a free service to local residents. The Ring and Read home delivery service allows library members to loan books and have them delivered. The following libraries are taking part in the scheme: Aldridge District Library Bloxwich District Library Brownhills District Library Lichfield Street Hub Streetly Community Library Willenhall District Library To […]