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Archive for May 2011

Church chuffed at railway show success

Chris Hill operates his father John’s fictionalised ‘Sneyd Sidings’ layout, full little local touches and names redolent of old Bloxwich (Pix: S.Williams) This year’s Bloxwich Model Railway Show took place last Saturday 14 May, and was a great success, judging both by the crowds attending and the substantial number of remarkably detailed working layouts on … Continue reading

Walsall Recyclers trash Binmen in footie dust-up

The victorious Walsall Recyclers and their match trophy (Pix: Stuart Williams)Walsall football fans had an exciting alternative to the Stoke vs Man. City battle, on home ground, Saturday last at 2pm, when the borough’s Binmen challenged their colleagues the Recyclers to a charity football match in Bloxwich aimed at raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. … Continue reading

Heavy Metal returns to Bloxwich

Disarm Goliath on stage at Bookmark Bloxwich (Pix: Stuart Williams) From the 1950s, Bloxwich and Walsall were firmly on the rock-and-roll route for new bands on their way up.  Noddy Holder of Slade and Rob Halford of Judas Priest Fame both went to school and began their rise to fame here.  We are at the … Continue reading

Have Mayor – will travel!

Alex Murray prepares for a Mayoral haircut at Chatabox in Leamore (Pix: Walsall Council) Walsall’s ubiquitous and always energetic Mayor, Councillor Gary Clarke, went into overdrive this week, spending two days flying across the borough from Bloxwich, Leamore, Blakenall and Coalpool to Aldridge and Walsall to work for businesses and schools while fundraising for charity. … Continue reading

Leamore death mystery man named

Police and fire services at the scene of the tragic incident in Leamore (Pix: Stuart Williams) POLICE in Walsall have today named a man whose body was found at a fire in Bloxwich Road, Leamore. Gary Ford of Bloxwich, 32, was discovered when police and fire-fighters were called to the blaze on open ground (formerly The Butler’s Arms) … Continue reading

Election 2011

Welcome to The Bloxidge Tallygraph’s page focusing on the forthcoming local council elections, and the national AV referendum on the voting system for MPs, which both took place on 5 May 2011, with results announced on 6 May. Here you will find information on our local Bloxwich East,  Bloxwich West, Blakenall and Birchills-Leamore ward  candidates, … Continue reading

Labour fight back in the Foreign

The clunking fist strikes back! News coming in this lunchtime has revealed a massively successful fight-back in the old ‘Foreign Ward’ by Walsall Labour Party candidates against their entrenched opponents in yesterday’s Walsall Council elections. Bloxwich East was the hardest-fought ward in Bloxwich and district, with Shaun Fitzpatrick for Labour on 1205 votes narrowly defeating long-serving Tory Councillor Les Beeley with 1191 to … Continue reading

Leamore death mystery

Police and fire services at yesterday’s tragic incident in Leamore (Pic: Stuart Williams) SEE ALSO UPDATE BELOW For the second time in recent months, the centre of Leamore has been cordoned off due to a fire.  Sadly, on this occasion, the incident appears to have also involved a mysterious death. Yesterday evening, at around 6pm … Continue reading

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