Archive for December 2011

Leamore scam builder jailed

On Thursday, rogue builder, Ronald Wright (53), of Oak Crescent, Leamore, Walsall, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment at Leamington Court Centre following a lengthy investigation by the Central England Trading Standards Scambuster Team.

Plea to help manage demand for A&E

According to the National Health Service, research shows that one in three of all people who go to A&E (Accident and Emergency departments) at hospitals could be treated elsewhere in the community.

Bloxwich woman charged with distraction burglaries

Police are reminding people to remain vigilant to distraction burglars over the Christmas period after seeing a woman charged for two offences.

Festive Felicitations from The Bloxwich Telegraph

EDITORIAL It is my usual practice at this time of year to ramble on at length about what has gone before, and to look to a better future.  But despite the fact that I would rather spend Christmas in a positive frame of mind, I have found that difficult this time because there are so many negative … Continue reading

Labour victory in Birchills-Leamore by-election

The results of the Walsall Council by-election for the Birchills-Leamore Ward which took place yesterday (Thursday) at Walsall Town Hall are now in. And despite an exceptionally low turnout of less than 16% of the ward electorate, probably due to the controversial late seasonal calling of the election, the Labour Party’s candidate Tina Jukes is celebrating … Continue reading

Criminals get Christmas card with a difference

West Midlands Police is distributing Christmas cards to repeat offenders encouraging them to stay away from crime over the festive period. Prolific priority offenders (PPOs) are people who are known to commit large volumes of crime across the force area.  Local offender manager teams closely supervise PPOs in the community on a day to day … Continue reading

Drink Safely this Christmas

Most people like a drink over the Christmas and New Year period, the trick is knowing how much is too much. The Black Country Cluster has put together some top tips on safe drinking and what to do if you’ve had one too many over the festive season.

Keep Warm, Keep Well

Keep Warm, Keep Well is the message to Black Country residents this winter as the cold weather sets in. The Black Country Cluster of PCTs has put together a range of leaflets filled with top tips on how to avoid getting a cold, how to heat your home effectively and efficiently as well as information … Continue reading

Police re-appeal for info about fifth homophobic assault suspect

Police in Walsall have re-issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homophobic assault which happened last month. Three people have already been arrested following the first appeal two weeks ago in connection with the attack which happened on Saturday 26 November at around 2:30am at the Lion … Continue reading

Santa sleighs Bloxwich Rotary’s Christmas collection record

Members of the Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix are jubilant this Christmas after completing a record-breaking round of Santa tours of Bloxwich and district. Over the course of six nights, around fourteen hours, the hard-working and ever-enthusiastic charitable organisation took Father Christmas in his sleigh to around 4,500 homes around Bloxwich, seeing hundreds of children … Continue reading


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