Archive for November 2012

SSAFA forces charity Christmas concert this Saturday

A hard-working charity which supports both current and former armed services personnel is all set to hold a festive fundraiser tomorrow (Saturday) and is inviting kind-hearted people to join them for an enjoyable night out. The very active West Midlands North Branch (Walsall District) of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help, … Continue reading

EDITORIAL Forever autumn: what future for our green spaces?

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old And darker days are drawing near The winter winds will be much colder Now you’re not here Today is Sunday, and the weather, surprisingly given conditions of late, was lovely, crisp, clear and sunny, with a sparkling light fit to shine deep into our souls. … Continue reading

It’s Sparkle not Splutter as Christmas in Bloxwich starts with a bang!

Saturday saw the third annual Sparkle into a Bloxwich Christmas spectacular take over the village centre, and despite the dismal weather in the afternoon, this annual kick-start to the festive season still managed to sparkle instead of splutter! The event was organised by Bloxwich Business Partnership – local businesses and organisations working with Walsall Council … Continue reading

Rare unity on Walsall Council as members condemn benefit cuts

In a rare sign of political unity in Walsall this week,  a motion by the Walsall Council Labour Group condemning cuts by the coalition government to both council tax benefit and housing benefit has won the support of Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors, according to a press release from the Group. The amended motion was … Continue reading

New Bloxwich Labour councillor makes education her priority

Bloxwich West’s newest Labour councillor, Patti Lane, will make education her priority after a closely fought by-election which she won with over 50 percent of the vote. The retired primary school teacher out-polled Conservative, UKIP and Liberal Democrat candidates with a majority of 266, increasing the party’s share of the vote and overall majority. She won … Continue reading

Countryside cuts protesters lobby Walsall Council meeting

A successful protest was held outside Walsall Council House this evening by the Save Walsall’s Green Spaces and Countryside Services Group, who lobbied Councillors as they arrived for a scheduled Full Council meeting. The Group, recently formed on Facebook by concerned local residents to celebrate, support and protect Walsall’s green spaces, which are under threat from … Continue reading

Knoxville Highway is rolling into town again!

Country and Western fans will be high-tailing it down to Bloxwich next month to catch up with ‘Knoxville Highway’ – as the band roars back into town like a mighty freight train! Former Bloxwich police officer Bob Gessey is all set to bring his talented posse of Black Country cowboys – and gals – back … Continue reading

Leamore school links to northern mining village

Leamore Primary School are saying that they are delighted to have a new partner school in the North East of England – High Spen Primary. The popular school in Bloxwich Road, Leamore already have international links, with partner schools overseas, but it was recently thought that it would be a good idea to link up … Continue reading

Chance to discover more about your family tree at Walsall centre

Have you been researching your family and want to find more sources in which they may be recorded? If so, or if you just want to find out more about where to look for family members, then Walsall Local History Centre has a workshop coming up which will be just right for you.

Reely good news as disabled anglers hook cash from cops

A cash gift of £500 from Walsall Police is set to be a “reel” boost for disabled anglers and nature lovers at Goscote Greenacres.


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