Brazen thieves rifled through a pensioner's mail for her bank card and PIN number before withdrawing hundreds of pounds from her account.
Enjoy some Christmas cheer....half way through the year thanks to West Midlands band Slade. Frontman Noddy Holder will be honoured today.
Top Ten Noddy Nuggets as the West Midlands honours Slade Frontman Noddy Holder
Slade frontman Noddy Holder has been awarded the Freedom of Walsall this evening.
It is an honour presented to people who have made a special contribution to their local area.
Many fans were watching the ceremony on a big screen put up in the town hall.
Slade Frontman Noddy (Neville) Holder will be awarded the Freedom of Walsall today.
It's an honour presented to people who have made a special contribution to their local area.
A big screen's being put up in the town hall so people can watch the ceremony.
A 221 year old horse saddle making business based in Walsall has gone into administration. Jabez Cliff Limited was known for its Barnsby brand.
The company held a Royal Warrant and made saddles for The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and The Household Cavalry.
The company's 26 staff have been made redundant and the business has closed. The administrators say they hope the Barnsby brand name can be sold and will be carried on.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked in a pub in Walsall over the weekend.
Police were called to Staffordshire Knot pub on Pinfold Street in Darlaston early on Sunday morning.
A 45-year-old who is believed to have been punched and kicked in the head several times, was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition.
Two men aged 25 and 50 were arrested and remain in custody.
There is queueing traffic and long delays on the A454 eastbound towards the M6 J10 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall), not helped by long queues on the southbound M6 caused by roadworks at J10.
Tributes have been paid to Walsall Council's Labour group leader, Tim Oliver, who has died at the age of 56.
Councillor Sean Loughlan from the Walsall Labour group said Mr Oliver, who was Director of Palfrey Community Association and councillor for the Birchills and Leamore ward for 18 years, passed away at his home this morning after 'a long and painful battle with cancer'.
Mr Loughlan added: "My friend was a socialist, conviction politician and community activist. Up to his last days he never stopped striving for the causes he held dear.
"Even though he was seriously ill, he still shaped the Labour Party’s manifesto for the May elections and continued working to safeguard Palfrey Community Association’s future.
"He believed that politics was not about oneself but about others. He thought that securing the best deal for ordinary people was a duty not a choice. He was committed to safeguarding the vulnerable and making sure that those less well off didn’t get left behind or forgotten."
A family of blue tits have found an unlikely new nesting place- in a cigarette bin at a hotel near Walsall!
The birds have opted for the ash-filled bin over hedgerows around the Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge.
The tiny birds have been keeping guests fascinated as they fly in and out of the ash tray, but smokers are less impressed.
After the tits arrived, hotel management immediately took the bin out of action.
Hotel deputy manager Neil Wyatt said:
“The bin is only waist high, so we were very surprised the blue tits chose it for a home.We first noticed they were flying in and out two weeks ago. Since then, they’ve been very busy.
“They’ve been taking food inside, so we know there’s young in there.It’s just a case of waiting for them to come out – hopefully, without a nicotine addiction.”