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Man turns himself in following police appeal earlier today

Police in Walsall have released the following statement in relation to a man they wished to identify earlier in connection with a robbery at Ward’s Store, Shire Oak. They said: Good news! A man has turned himself in to police … Continue reading

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Police seek man following knifepoint betting shop robbery in Brownhills

This morning (Saturday, 13th October 2018) police in Walsall issued the above image of a man they’d like to speak to after the Paddy Power betting shop in Brownhills High Street was robbed at knifepoint on Monday 10th September 2018. … Continue reading

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Police seek identity of two men following theft from shopper in Aldi, Brownhills

This lunchtime, police in Walsall have issued the above images from CCTV in the Aldi store in Brownhills showing a couple of men they would like to trace after a theft from a shopper there on Thursday 5th April 2018. … Continue reading

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Police hunt man following armed robbery at Card Factory store, Brownhills

In a remarkable instance of coincidental timing, Walsall Police late this afternoon (Monday, 12th December 2016) published an appeal for witnesses over an armed robbery at the Card Factory shortchanged on the corner of Ravens Court in High Street Brownhills, that took place on Sunday 4th December.

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Caters: a Brownhills business remembered

Following the sad announcement of the passing of Michael Cater, formerly of the FW Cater electrical shop in Brownhills, I had a couple of lovely contributions in memory of this wonderful, but lost Brownhills business. Continue reading

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Funeral arrangements for Michael Cater

I have been contacted by Vicky Woolston who has informed me of some very sad news: the passing of Michael Cater, who ran a very longstanding electrical and audio store in Brownhills for years – Caters.

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Police hunt man following attempted knifepoint robbery at Card Factory store, Brownhills

There has been a nasty attempted robbery in Brownhills town centre at lunchtime today (Friday, 15th May 2015), and West Midlands Police have issued the following statement and appeal for witnesses…
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Retail unit required in Brownhills – can you help?

Hi folks – you all know I like to support local businesses here on the blog – there’s not much I can add to this one, but the enquiry came in last week – can anyone help John Davies find a place with a nice flexible lease for his project?
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How does your garden grow? Community event tomorrow!

Bonita Clayton from Brownhills Community Association has been in touch, asking me to let you all know that tomorrow, Saturday 5th April 2014, there will be a special event at the Activities Centre, to celebrate the annual reopening of the Brownhills Community Association Gardening Club.

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A gentleman in his Sunday best

It’s always good to hear from Richard Starbuck, who’s an old friend of the Brownhills Blog – Richard, you may recall if you’ve been here since the beginning, reminded me of Starbucks Butchers with an excellent picture of the family shop, that stood roundabout where The Coffee House is today.
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Follow that elephant!

I thought I’d continue today with the third article in the series I started a couple of weeks ago, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.
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I carried the line-prop!

I thought I’d continue today with another article in the series I started last week, chronicling the memories of Walsall Wood lady Audrey Proffitt, carefully and faithfully transcribed by reader and Walsall Wood correspondent David Evans.

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Nailed it

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Weaving the Canes

Alan Harvey has dug deep in his own collection and sent me this wonderful, disparate collection of images and other ephemera relating to Norton Canes, which I hope will spark discussion amongst the readership.
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Mystery shopper

Here’s a quick one – The ever-fascinating Brownhills George has made yet more additions to his Panoramio gallery, one of them being this image.
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Knaves Court, Brownhills – a new heart for the community

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Chris Smith, who works at the new Housing 21 extra-care facility Knaves Court – the impressive, recently opened building near the Anchor Bridge. Chris works in the restaurant, and asked me If … Continue reading

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