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An old cricketer left the crease – come remember Tim Oliver tomorrow

Here’s a great thing for bank holiday weekend – Walsall folk and those with an interest in local politics will recall the tragic loss of Walsall Labour Group Leader Councillor Tim Oliver, who sadly passed away in May following a protracted illness.timmy-o Continue reading

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Burntwood Mining Memorial – unveiling today!

Burntwood’s long awaited mining memorial will be unveiled with a carnival atmosphere at Sankey’s Corner at 2pm Saturday – there will be a pig roast, bouncy castle and other attractions, and a decent afternoon out is in prospect.
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Pictures from Woodstock

The news of the WalsallWoodstock festival taking place last Bank Holiday caught me by surprise – I’d seen no publicity for the event, and it was only a good mate mentioning it on Facebook that drew it to my attention – Thankfully, I publicised the event in time for some readers to attend, and reader Clive Roberts went along and had a great time
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When Chasewater became Monaco… and what of the Dolric?

I’ve had a great and fascinating email from Mark Morgon-Shaw, which I’m just going to throw out to readers – this is, I have to say, local history dynamite.
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In the shade

Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler has come upon an interesting football related query after finding something unexpected whilst looking for articles of Brownhills soccer teams as I requested in my post last Sunday.\images Continue reading

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Tesco sends a message to Brownhills: you’re not worth it

I will elaborate on this later, but in case you haven't noticed, the Express & Star is reporting an announcement from Tesco that the plans for a new store in Brownhills are officially dead. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/05/22/jobs-blow-as-tesco-scraps-expansion-of-brownhills-store/ This is exactly what I've … Continue reading

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Photo puzzle – can you help?

Here’s an interesting query from Laura Masters at Walsall Housing Group which I’m hoping readers may be able to help with.
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