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Ice cream, miners, silent cinema and the Jones Boys. What do you know?

An absolutely fantastic enquiry came in a couple of weeks ago (see how far I am behind? Sorry) from Sue Clarke in Hilton, Cambridgeshire which blends a number of disparate topics covered here including ice cream, old cycle shops, local music and cinema.
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Woodmen enter new era with draw at Loughborough

Saturday afternoon (3rd December 2016), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Loughborough University away, and they came home with a respectable draw after some entertaining football.
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House fire in Walsall Wood yesterday evening

Sad to report a house fire occurred yesterday evening (Saturday, 3rd December 2016) – apparently in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood.

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Suspicious activity in Brownhills: Be on your guard

A strange one reaches me via a reader on Facebook – it seems there’s been an odd trio of people operating in Lichfield Road, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 3rd December 2016), and in the current climate it seems best to be safe and warn readers to be aware.

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Aldridge Christmas Tree Festival – on all weekend!

Continuing the burst of Christmas events (Where the devil did Christmas come from all of a sudden?) there’s a wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at Aldridge Methodist Church running today (Saturday 3rd December 2016) right up until 6pm tonight, and from 12-4pm tomorrow.
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Enjoy live music at The Chase Inn 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 tonight (Saturday 26th November 2016) there’s top local pub rock band The Guvnors.

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Walsall Wood away to Loughborough this afternoon!

Your chance to catch walsall Wood FC away at Loughborough this afternoon!
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