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Signatures still required on pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak petition

I’m running this request again for signatures to the online petition for pedestrian crossings in Shire Oak following the sad death of Jack Garrington – if you haven’t signed, please do.

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Please sign the petition requesting pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak

Since the tragic, awful death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak last Thursday, 10th April 2014, many Brownhills folk and parents of kids attending Shire Oak from further afield have not only paid tribute to Jack, but also want to join together to improve road safety in the area.

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Pedestrian Crossings for Shire Oak – a campaign in memory of Jack Garrington

Following the tragic, heart-rending death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak on Thursday, Brownhills has been in a state of shock – many locals have paid tribute to the young lad, floral tributes have been laid at the scene and it’s fair to say that a perceptible air of sadness has prevailed locally.
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Child dies in Brownhills Road accident – police statement

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been a serious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills – sadly, the 12 year old involved has died at the scene.
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Road accident in Brownhills now

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been aserious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills.

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Urgent: Walsall pensioner missing from home

Please – take a look at the photo below – 89 year old dementia sufferer Jaan Pedajas went missing from his home near Barr Beacon sometime after 11:30am today, Thursday 27th March 2014.
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Brownhills mugging: further information now available

Further to yesterday’s post about a rather unpleasant knifepoint mugging of a school pupil on the Black Path in Brownhills last Monday, the ever on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser now has a great report available with loads of additional information. Click here … Continue reading

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Brownhills School pupil mugged at knifepoint yesterday

I’ve just had a text forwarded to me apparently sent from Brownhills School today (Tuesday, 25th March 2014).

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Suspected arson attack in Brownhills last night

The Express & Star is this morning carrying a story about a suspected arson attack at a ground floor flat in Lindon Road, Brownhills – not sure exactly where, as the only maisonettes I can think of up there are on Brownhills Road, up by Streets Corner.

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Burglary in Shire Oak – be on your guard

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Be vigilant: Nasty burglary in Brownhills last Sunday

Worrying news reaches me from Howdles Lane, Brownhills, up on the A5 – Karen Higgins has dropped me a line to say her home was burgled in the early hours of Sunday Morning, 9th Feruary 2014.

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Police appeal for witnesses to fatal road collision in Walsall Wood

This sad news released just now from Walsall Police – sadly, the gentleman involved in the accident this morning in Walsall Wood has died.
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OAP fighting for life after Walsall Wood car accident

There’s been a nasty accident in Walsall Wood this morning, when an elderly gentleman was hit by a car in the High Street – the 86 year old is currently fighting for life after the incident just before 6am.
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Controlled explosions in Burntwood today

Blimey, it’s all happening today – it seems some unexploded wartime grenades were found near Chasewater Industrial Estate, Burntwood (Known as the LCP) in the last 24 hours, which were subsequently destroyed in a controlled explosion.
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Police make statement on Walsall Wood incidents

I know there’s currently a lot of rumour and speculation locally on social media about a series of incidents in Walsall Wood, last night, Monday, 30th December 2013 – a few people have been asking what went on – so here’s an official statement and a request for witnesses or other information from West Midlands Police.
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Thefts from local vehicles: West Midlands Police issue statement

Following the recent car break-in at Shire Oak Close, I asked West Midlands Police for a statement – communications officer Nicky Biddlestone was good enough to supply one, and I present it here
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A Brownhills drinking den is raided – in 1921

Here’s an odd snippet I found in the newspaper archives whilst looking for something completely different, which as anyone who’s ever researched any local history will tell you, is generally the way all the best stuff is found.
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Another car break-in at Shire Oak: take care folks

Oh dear – it seems the there’s been another theft from a car up at Shire Oak Close, opposite the Shire Oak Pub – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Thursday, 21st November 2013)

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Police car crash in Brownhills this morning

There was a car accident this morning on the Pelsall Road, Brownhills, just on the east side of Highbridge near the Council Depot – formerly the Edward Rose Plant.
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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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Urgent appeal – Brownhills camera theft – can you help?

On Monday, 30th September 2013 a walk-in theft occurred at Brownhills Activity centre in Brownhills – that’s the old Annexe, or Central Boys School, the home of Brownhills Community Association.
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Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

Sad news spotted on Twitter and Facebook this evening – it seems a motorcyclist in his twenties died at the scene following a collision with a lorry near the Rising Sun island on the A5, Brownhills.

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Motorbike accident in Brownhills?

From reports on Twitter and Facebook, it seems there’s been a nasty accident in Brownhills near the Anchor Bridge Junction tonight (30th September 2013), between a car and a motorbike.
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House burgled, car stolen in Shire Oak

There’s been another house burglary at Shire Oak in the last few days – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Monday, 5th August 2013):
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Driven up the pole

Look, you lot, this isn’t big and it isn’t clever – this morning, I spotted the following tweet in my timeline, from PC Simon Bytheway, the local Neighbourhood Police Officer for Brownhills, who operates out of Brownhills Police Station, opposite the Hussey Arms…police flag cropped Continue reading

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Stolen caravan alert!

Today, I had my attention drawn to a very sad theft appeal on Twitter – I’m always ready to post appeals of this kind, so please keep an eye out. Dave, the owner, must be heartbroken.
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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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Walsall Mosque incident: Authorities appeal for information

FAITH LEADERS, police and council officials have come together to reassure local people following the discovery of a suspicious item at a mosque in Walsall yesterday.
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Burglary in Shire Oak: Please be on your guard

It seems the spate of local burglaries and vehicle break-ins continues – Debbie Oliver from the Shire Oak group on Facebook yesterday (Thursday, 13th June 2013) posted a warning.
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Urgent: Spate of thefts and burglaries in Brownhills

I have an urgent message for Brownhills residents from Nicky Biddlestone, Communications Officer at Walsall Police.
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Walsall Wood indecent exposure incident

It seems the flashers, undeterred by the recent cold weather, are at it again. Sadly, I missed this press release last week, as I wasn’t following the right feed (now corrected). This is a worrying incident in Walsall Wood which really needs resolving before anything worse happens.

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The curious incident of the crash in the night-time

Does anyone know what crashed up on the Rising Sun Island, Brownhills West, presumably on the night/morning of 23-24th February 2013?
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Another bomb scare in Brownhills?

There’s been another bomb scare in Brownhills this morning. Thankfully, yet again it was a hoax…

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Police incident this afternoon

It seems there was a hoax bomb alert in Brownhills this afternoon. Contrary to rumour, nobody is hurt and the incident wasn’t caused by a suicide.

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Be vigilant, folks – attempted burglary in Brownhills

In the small hours of Monday 14th January 2013, some miscreant attempted to force the back door of a property in Narrow Lane, Brownhills. The property was occupied, and the intruded ran off when the upstairs lights were switched on.
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Indecent exposure on Pelsall Wood Common

Jayne Howarth has posted the following on her excellent Common People blog for Pelsall. One would imagine it was too cold for such crimes after the spate last summer, but all one can hope is that the offending scrote gets frostbite in his tackle.
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Selfish idiots

Readers will be well aware that on Christmas Day this year, there was a very nasty crash on the M6 between junctions 14 and 15. This crash caused the death of two young children and an adult travelling in the car. This resulted in the understandable closure of the motorway for some time.
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Get sociable with Walsall Police!

Here’s an interesting release from Walsall Police, which in the light of recent posts here, may be interesting to readers, particularly the live web chat with Superintendent Keith Fraser, my social media interaction with whom I’ve written about previously.
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Living by numbers

A really great post has been brought to my attention on a blog I wasn’t previously following, and I’d like to share it with readers here. There are two current bugbears at the moment causing me irritation that anyone who follows me on Twatter will be aware of. The first is the woeful, shambolic nature of the local railway, and it’s use of performance figures. The second is the use of statistics by Walsall Police Superintendent Keith Fraser.
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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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Brownhills Police Safety House open to the public this Monday

I received this press release from West Midlands Police, advertising an opening event at their Community Safety House in Brownhills. I thought it was important to share the details with readers here, who may wish to attend, or know more … Continue reading

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Information sought on Shire Oak car vandalism incident

I was contacted yesterday by reader Mitch Battison, who relayed news of a nasty act of vandalism on the Chester road at Shire Oak on Friday, the 20th April 2012. It seems that at 10:33pm, a white BMW 1 series … 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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Some folk want shooting

Wildlife lover and friend of the Brownhills Blog Sarah Brooks has been in touch and asked me to feature this grizzly and shocking find on the blog. I’m glad to do so, as the mindless, destructive scum who shoot wildlife … Continue reading

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To protect and profit – a great new piece by TheFabMrJ

Rich Johnstone is rapidly emerging as one of the primary voices in local blogging. He writes infrequently, but usually in a calm, directed anger with a precision that’s deeply impressive. He is latest work, about the ridiculous privatisation of the … Continue reading

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Illegal offroading tackled on Brownhills Common

Thanks to the wonderful Kate Goodall at Walsall Council, I’m finally able to heap my praise on the people who’s been gradually improving the anti-vehicle barriers on the old railway line at Engine Lane, Brownhills. That area of the common … 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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Charges brought in Daisy Myring Murder enquiry

This morning, I asked Jo Hunt, Press Officer with West Midlands Police for a statement on the charges brought in the Daisy Myring murder investigation currently ongoing in Brownhills. Jo has very kindly obtained a statement for Brownhills Blog readers … Continue reading

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Grandson makes emotional appeal in murder investigation

West Midlands Police have this morning (7th June 2011) issued another statement on the ongoing investigation into the awful murder of Albion Road pensioner Daisy Myring. It’s critical that we nail these people. So far, police have had little information … Continue reading

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Police send letter to residents in Albion Road and surrounds

Gina Lycett of West Midlands Police has asked me to republish a letter the force has sent to residents in the Albion Road/Hussey Estate area this afternoon. Following a rather speculative report in the Daily Mail, many residents seem to … Continue reading

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