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Walsall tower set to become new homes 

14 Jun

Nottingham-based Tameway (Midlands) is planning to convert Tameway Tower, on Bridge Street, Walsall into 143 flats...

Erhun Oztumer: Bolton Wanderers sign Walsall midfielder on a two-year deal 

13 Jun

Bolton Wanderers sign midfielder Erhun Oztumer on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Walsall.

Labour set to remain in power in Walsall 

15 May

The party has four less seats than the Tories after this month's local elections, but is set to remain in power after Labour group leader Sean Coughlan secured the support of two independent councillors and two Lib Dem councillors...

Cat freed from tiny cavity 

15 May

The West Midlands Fire Service crews were called to assist RSPCA officers in Mill Lane, Willenhall, at around 4...

Farmer takes sheep into Walsall school for food campaign 

11 May

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has been encouraging students to ask about their food's origin.

Police presence in Burntwood will not be hit by sale of Chasetown Police Station, says Crime Commissioner 

11 May

The presence of officers in Burntwood will not be hit by the sale of Chasetown Police Station, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said.

Machete thug is locked up 

19 Apr

Szyman Palucki was in Walsall town centre with friends – one of whom was celebrating her 18th birthday – when deliberately targeted by a gang of thugs, a judge heard...

Violent crime doubles in Walsall 

19 Apr

The second half of 2017 saw a rise in crime in the borough, as serious incidents doubled compared to 2013...

Mylee funeral donation box 

15 Apr

People are welcome to pop in to the reception of William Mitchell Funerals in High Street, Aldridge, to donate money between the opening hours of 8...

Walsall 2-3 AFC Wimbledon 

14 Apr

Wimbledon complete a stunning comeback with a stoppage-time penalty to win at relegation rivals Walsall.

M6 stretch is region’s worst 

14 Apr

Only 51...

Carpetright to close more stores 

12 Apr

The company has unveiled plans to shut another 81 shops - including at Merry Hill shopping centre, Stafford, Walsall and Lichfield - under a sweeping restructure which will see 300 job roles lost...

Oldham Athletic 1-1 Walsall 

11 Apr

Oldham and Walsall ease their relegation fears with an entertaining draw at Boundary Park which all but relegates Bury from League One.

PM makes Sikh pastries on Walsall visit 

11 Apr

The PM dropped in to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in West Bromwich Street today on a visit to the Black Country and Birmingham...

Walsall level crossing death: Closure extended until October 

11 Apr

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Athersmith died when she was hit by a train in Walsall.

Men jailed for hiding £250k of cannabis 

29 Mar

Tariq Khwaja's and Venelin Mihaylov have both been locked up after police dogs found the cannabis in Khwaja's car after the pair were stopped by officers on the M6 near Stafford...

More changes to Lichfield and Burntwood services after bus subsidies are cut 

28 Mar

Another bus company has confirmed that services to and from Lichfield and Burntwood will be changed after cuts to subsidies.

MP: Watson must return money 

3 Mar

David Winnick, who served as MP for Walsall North for 38 years until last year's General Election, said Labour should have no association with Mosley's money...

Two cannabis factories discovered 

2 Mar

West Midlands Police recovered a sack of cannabis after a routine stop check on a van in Kirkstall Crescent, Bloxwich...

Anne James death: Murder arrest over Walsall attack 

2 Mar

A neighbour found 74-year-old Anne James collapsed at her home with suspected knife injuries.

Elderly woman found dead at Walsall home 

1 Mar

A murder investigation has been launched after a great-grandmother was found dead at her home in Walsall...

Walsall murder probe as woman, 74, dies from knife injuries 

1 Mar

Anne James, described by her family as "amazing", died in "a shocking, violent attack".

Walsall man jailed for sending ‘Islamic State’ video link 

1 Mar

Christopher Soares sent a link to a 29-minute Islamic State group instructional video.

Joe Edwards: Walsall midfielder ruled out for the season 

28 Feb

Walsall midfielder Joe Edwards will miss at least the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments.

Peterborough United 2-1 Walsall 

27 Feb

Peterborough win for the first time in eight games as they defeat Walsall in wintry conditions at the ABAX Stadium.

Police bust cannabis farm in leafy Handsworth Wood 

22 Feb

Around 100 plants were found in a property in Cornwall Road...

Grieving dad failed by mental health trust sent text saying: ‘I’m sorry, I love you all’ before killing himself 

22 Feb

Brandon McDonalds body was discovered in a woodland last September...

Serial sex beast living on ‘Millionaire’s Row’ jailed for 18 months for attacks on women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke, 42, of Walsall Road, Little Aston, was also placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

Sex attacker from Sutton Coldfield jailed for assaulting five women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke from Walsall Road in Little Aston assaulted the women over a two-year-period...

Chilling moment ‘weird guy’ tried to break into young woman’s car 

22 Feb

Demi Hatfield, 23, was stationary on Wednesbury Road, Walsall...

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Couple spend just £700 transforming rooms inside this gorgeous 7-bedroom house 

20 Feb

Here's howthey did it...

This stunning three bedroom detached home is up for grabs for just £1 

19 Feb

Birmingham home worth 315,000 and situated opposite woodland up for grabs...

Young adults are finding it harder to buy their own home in the West Midlands 

16 Feb

Home ownership is down in the West Midlands, and while the problem is worse in London a new study shows our region is not immune...

Landmark 21-storey tower which will ‘overshadow St Chad’s Cathedral’ 

16 Feb

New tower will transform the city's historic Gun Quarter area say planners...

See inside one of the worst care homes in Walsall now up for sale 

8 Feb

The Orchard Manor was forced to close down after a damning CQC report...

The secret to success in buying Birmingham city centre property 

7 Feb

An estate agents guide to buying a property in the city centre...

New apartment complex planned for derelict Edgbaston site 

5 Feb

Developers planning to build 301 units on site whose manufacturing history dates back to the 1850s...

Why you’re more likely to find a flat in Birmingham if you’re a woman 

4 Feb

Only 22 wrote they would prefer a male tenant.

See inside this castle complete with moat which is up for sale 

3 Feb

Caverswall Castle, close to the Staffordshire Moorlands, is on sale for a cool 5 million.

£57m boost for six major West Midlands housing developments 

2 Feb

Government money to provide roads, flood defences and other measures to kickstart construction of more than 6,000 homes...

Londoners eyeing city centre apartment scheme 

1 Feb

HS2, HSBC and possible move by Channel 4 continues to drive interest in city centre residential market...

These are the nine most expensive homes sold in the Midlands in 2017 

30 Jan

Latest figures released by the Land Registry show that eight properties sold for 2 million or more last year - compared to just two in 2016...

Former Selly Oak Hospital nurses home to be converted into flats 

25 Jan

Plans to transform 111 year old building revealed...

House sales fall through for these reasons – see how you can prevent it 

23 Jan

There are a number of reasons for a sale to fall through, from gazundering to conveyancing woes.

Best places for families to live in Birmingham 

23 Jan

The Birmingham Mail has looked at a range of factors to determine the best places for families in Birmingham.

4 stunning country houses for sale near Birmingham 

19 Jan

Looking to escape the city for a countryside home? We look at some country houses for sale in our neighbouring green space.

7 three-bedroom houses on the market in Birmingham for under £150,000 – all near great schools 

19 Jan

Houses near good and outstanding Ofsted rated schools don't have to cost a fortune.

Watch: Here’s the new 25-storey tower which will be built on Digbeth High Street 

19 Jan

The striking tower is part of the wider Lunar Rise scheme to build 517 apartments on the former Renault car dealership...

Green light for Seven Capital’s apartment plans 

16 Jan

Former office block which was once at the centre of a store wars battle will be converted into 85 apartments...

Green light for Seven Capital’s apartment plans 

16 Jan

Former office block which was once at the centre of a store wars battle will be converted into 85 apartments...

What property could £250,000 buy you right now in Birmingham? 

14 Jan

If you're looking for a new property in or around the city, then you'll find huge differences in what's available to you, depending on where you're looking.

What property could £250,000 buy you right now in Birmingham? 

14 Jan

If you're looking for a new property in or around the city, then you'll find huge differences in what's available to you, depending on where you're looking.

Black Country mansion that resembles The White House is on the market for £4.25 MILLION 

14 Jan

Pedmore Halls mighty pillars and near symmetrical proportions mimic The White House, and the six bedroom house stands guard over the sprawling Stourbridge countryside.

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UK news

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