“Black Country UTC has decided to close the school at the end of the academic year. We are working closely with the trust and the local council to ensure the minimum disruption.”
The first of several meetings has taken place with pupils and parents at the Black Country University Technical College in Bloxwich which has announced it will close this year.
The council and school say they'll continue to ensure the hundreds of students continue with their education.
Tara Lister, who has a child at the school, says she is still concerned after the meeting.
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Delays, queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to accident on M6 Southbound between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J9 A461 (Wednesbury), congestion to J10a M54. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 15 minutes.
Two men were seriously injured in a crash on the A34 in Walsall yesterday.
The 21-year-old driver of a white Volkswagen Polo is currently in a critical condition with multiple injuries.
His car was involved in a collision with a white truck at around 12.35pm.
The front seat passenger of the Polo also received numerous injuries in the crash and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction when the crash happened near Church Road, on the inbound carriageway.
A woman, who was a back seat passenger in the car, remains in hospital where she is currently receiving treatment for minor injuries.
Three people injured in the crash, which happened at around 12.35pm, have been taken to hospital – one man has a serious leg injury.
ROAD CLOSED A34 Walsall Rd is closed nr junction with Church Rd following a serious collision between a car and a lorry.
Road inbound into the city likely to be shut for the next couple of hours - traffic at a standstill, so pls avoid the area.
CCTV has been released after two men carried out a vicious attack on another man as he was playing pool in a pub.
It happened on Sunday 8 February inside the Fiery Holes Pub in Great Bridge Road, Moxley.
A 38-year-old man was playing pool with his friend, when a young child tried to join in and play. When the child was told it wasn’t his turn, he told his father, who along with another man came over and assaulted him.
They punched him the face, smashed pint glasses over his head and threw pool balls and a bar stool at him.
The man suffered a deep cut to his forehead, a black eye and bruising to his head and body.
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A 13-year-old boy was knocked unconscious this morning, after his bike crashed into a car.
It happened at 7.45am on the A34 Upper Green Lane in Walsall.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and an air ambulance to the scene. The helicopter had to land in the car park of the nearby Harvester restaurant.
When paramedics arrived, they found the child unconscious after his bicycle crashed into a car. After treatment from doctors, the teenager regained consciousness, but he had suffered suspected hip injuries. He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital - the Air Ambulance Doctor accompanied him in the land ambulance.
The woman who had been driving the car was not injured but she was checked over for shock. She was discharged at the scene.
CCTV images of a group of men have been released after a Walsall newsagent was burgled.
It's believed the group distracted the shopkeeper at L S Bains in Lord Street, while others were able to break into the living quarters and steal cash.
Police officers have been trawling the CCTV and have now released images of four men they would like to speak to.
Fortunately no-one was hurt during the burglary but these men need to be caught. They may still be in the Walsall area and we would urge anyone with any knowledge to call me or one of the team.