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Please help find Tiger the tabby cat!

Here’s an urgent appeal for a lost cat that’s come in from Kelly-Anne Hircock‎ on Facebook, who’s lost her beloved cat, Tiger from the Lindon Close area of Brownhills.
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Don’t bank on it

Many of you have asked me for updates on the situation with Ravens Court, the decaying, derelict shopping precinct that lies deserted in the centre of Brownhills – you’ll remember that way back in November 2014, Walsall Council issued an ultimatum to the owners that if they didn’t submit a planning application within six months, they’d initiate legal proceedings to force the landlords to tidy it up.

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Live music at The Chase Inn, Brownhills this weekend!

The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength – there’s not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too – and there’s a couple of great acts on this weekend.
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The Old Hednesford Pit Disaster: a question of Merrit

Incisive and tenacious historian Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler has been quietly continuing his investigations into the Old Hednesford Colliery Disaster, the 1911 accident that was brought to our attention when Reg ‘Are Reg’ Fullelove donated a poem he’d come to have in his collection to the blog.

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Fancy doing some volunteering at the Scrap Barn?

Fancy doing some voluntary work for the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre – friend of the blog and top Phoenix Hospital Radio DJ Lucy Wood has dropped me a line to let me know that they have some great positions available.

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Road accident on M6 Toll island this evening

I’ve had a load of enquiries about an accident tonight up by the M6 toll slip road island just off the A5195 and Ogley Hay Road north of the A5 between Chasetown and Hammerwich – as luck would have it, there’s a fairly full report on the West Midlands Ambulance Service newsfeed which I post in full below.

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Get down with the ancestors – Wall Open Day this Sunday!

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore donned one of her many hats (and a toga-style ganzey) this week when she wrote to tell me that this Sunday, 19th July 2015, it’s the annual open day at Wall village and Roman site, just up the A5 between Lichfield and Shenstone.

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