Archive for February 2012

Thief legs it with Bloxwich diamond

Bloxwich police are appealing for information following a theft of a diamond ring worth over £3,000, from a local jewellers. The theft occurred at Andrews Jewellery in High Street, Bloxwich at approximately 2pm on Tuesday 31 January. A man, described as white, approximately 5ft 8in tall, medium build with dark short hair wearing a black … Continue reading

Bulls Head at Bloxwich to rise Phoenix-like from ashes

One of Bloxwich’s best-known watering holes, which closed in the summer of 2007 amid reports of violent incidents, and which was later targeted by vandals and arsonists in November 2010 leaving the upstairs and roof burnt out, now looks set at long last to spring back into life as a JD Wetherspoon’s pub. The mock-Tudor styled … Continue reading

Walsall Labour petitions against NHS bill

Labour councillors and supporters were out in force again in Bloxwich on Saturday, this time campaigning against the UK government’s proposed ‘reform’ of the National Health Service, as pictures kindly sent in by George Makin clearly show. Supported by respected Walsall North Labour MP David Winnick, local Labour councillors Ian Robertson (Blakenall),  Julie Fitzpatrick (Bloxwich … Continue reading

Retired sheriff brings musical posse to Bookmark Bloxwich!

  Country and Western fans should mosey on down to Bloxwich next month to catch Knoxville Highway on stage. Retired Bloxwich police officer Bob Gessey will be coming back to his old stomping ground with his posse of Black Country cowboys on Saturday 3 March to perform at Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre in Elmore Row. The … Continue reading

Staffordshire Police appeal to trace missing 20-year-old

UPDATE:  According to BBC Midlands Today a body has been found in woodland in Fradley, Staffs. Police believe it to be that of 21 yr old Thomas Haddock who went missing last week. More information will be posted when it is released by Staffordshire Police. Meanwhile please see the earlier story below. Posted 21 Feb 2012: … Continue reading

Police looking for missing person Louise Green of Willenhall

Police in Walsall are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of vulnerable 24-year-old, Louise Green, who went missing from Devon Road, Willenhall overnight on Wednesday (15 February). She was last seen by her grandmother wearing cream and black leggings, black boots, a long black skirt, black top and khaki parka coat with a fur-trimmed hood. … Continue reading

Appeal for info following Birchills burglary

Police in Walsall are appealing for information after distinctive items were stolen in a burglary in Birchills.

Deputy Mayor welcomes former Bloxwich metalworker to Harden Hall

Walsall’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Graham Wilkes has returned to new care home Harden Hall just two weeks after attending the official opening of the home, to personally welcome its first resident, Mrs Louis Cross. And Ideal Care Homes’ Managing Director, Mark Greaves, joined ninety-two year old Mrs Cross and her daughter Sandra Holford for a … Continue reading

NHS invites residents to PPG meetings

NHS Walsall has issued an invitation to local residents to take part in their Patient Participation Groups.  Officials are keen to encourage patients of General Practitioners to make their views on health services known by taking up these new opportunities to communicate with their neighbourhood practice. Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) have been set up to … Continue reading

Children invited to make bunting in Blakenall and beyond

Creative children are being invited to get busy with bunting over the next few weeks as Walsall gets the flags out to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year. Bunting making sessions are being held at libraries throughout the borough during February, March and April. Sessions are being held this week at on Friday 17 February … Continue reading


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