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Making a splash!

You readers really are a remarkable bunch – last Friday, I featured a couple of images posted on social media by Chris Leggett of the Express & Star, as part of their bid to gain funding to digitise and open to the public their photo archive – a huge treasury of newspaper images that current exist in print form only.

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The parachutist, the helicopter and the Brownhills daredevil

Last year, I asked readers to show support for the Express & Star in their bid to gain funding to digitise and open to the public their photo archive – a huge treasury of newspaper images that current exist in print form only. 27555892 Continue reading

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Police helicopter helps search for suspected car thieves in Walsall Wood

I’ve just spotted this press release from West Midlands Police about an operation in Walsall Wood in the wee small hours of this morning (24th October 2013).
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Missing Walsall Wood kids found safe and well

Residents of the Northern Wastes who were at home this afternoon will have no doubt noticed the West Midlands Police helicopter hovering over the southern end of our patch.
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Police helicopter in Brownhills?

Along with the rest of the town, I noticed the West Midlands Police helicopter hovering over Brownhills late this afternoon (Staurday, 25th August, 2012). Out and about at the time, as I rounded the bend in the canal, I happened … Continue reading

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Police helicopter over Brownhills last night?

I’m getting lots of folks looking for why the local rozzers were playing with their whirlybird around midnight last night (11th April 2012). Here’s why: 2330hrs..brownhills area report of persons on factory roofs….two persons detained by ground units…good work by … Continue reading

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Armed robbery last night in Brownhills?

Apparently, there was a robbery incident in Brownhills last night. Anyone got any information, please? Brownhillsbob at googlemail dot com. Thanks. Added 1:25pm: It was a raid on the commercial scrap yard at Springhill, between Barracks Lane and Lichfield Road. … Continue reading

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