The presenter said farewell to viewers on the 6pm ITV Central news A beloved broadcast Midlands legend has presented his final show tonight, July 4, after almost 50 years on our screens. News heavyweight Bob Warman is a familiar face as one of the main anchors on ITV News Central after first presenting regional news in the area in 1973.
A teenager arrested in northwest England last week has been charged with possession of explosives and terrorism offences. Vaughn Conrad John Dolphin, 19, who lives in Walsall in central England, was arrested on 27 June and will appear at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face the charges, West Midlands Police said.
Vaughn Conrad John Dolphin is also charged with with two counts of sharing online material that could encourage acts of terrorism A Black Country teenager has been charged with eight terrorism offences after he was arrested in Cheshire. Vaughn Conrad John Dolphin, from Aldridge in Walsall, has also been charged with two explosive offences, cops have said.
Wolverhampton Council are seeking an injunction at the High Court Four boroughs across the Black Country are coming together to seek a ban on street racing. Councils in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall have announced plans to apply for a new High Court injunction which will forbid the practise in each area.
Work is well underway to completely transform the much-loved Acorns Children’s Hospice’s Black Country centre. Rooms and corridors have been stripped at the Walstead Road facility in Walsall after phase one of the major refurbishment began. The work is part of the Room to Grow Appeal, which was launched in February, and aims to raise £750,000 to upgrade facilities and modernise the hospice.
Councils in the Black Country are teaming up with police to apply for a new High Court injunction to ban "street racing" in the region. Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall councils, working in partnership with West Midlands Police, will return to the High Court later this year to seek a ban on car cruising across the four boroughs.
Acorns Children's Hospital faced the threat of closure in 2019 due to financial problems Work is well underway to completely transform the much-loved Acorns Children's Hospice's Black Country centre. Rooms and corridors have been stripped at the Walstead Road facility in Walsall after phase-one of the major refurbishment began.
Walsall goalkeeping coach has left the Saddlers to rejoin former employers Birmingham City. Maik Taylor Taylor, who had been at Bescot since the summer of 2019, spent a major chunk of his playing career with the Blues. The Northern Irishman made more than 240 appearances for the club in a seven-year spell, helping them win two promotions to the Premier League and also being part of their 2011 League Cup-winning squad.
Employees in the West Midlands are increasingly switching to electric cars as they look to go green and save money in tax. Unprecedented demand is being seen by Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to small and medium-sized businesses. It has launched a partnership with Total Motion, a major UK fleet management and leasing provider which offers salary sacrifice car schemes via trading company Pink Salary Exchange.
Court cases heard before magistrates in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton A stalker who slept in his victim's garden and broke into her Quinton home has appeared before the courts. Esam Hajean, from Wolverhampton, harassed the woman for more than a year. The victim's ordeal started in January 2021 and continued until February this year.
Government planning reforms could leave the Black Country thousands of homes short of its housing target, the West Midlands Mayor has warned. Andy Street said he was "very concerned" over plans to scrap the 'duty to cooperate' as part of Michael Gove's Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.
Former Walsall man Darren Byfield has tipped 'wholehearted' veteran to offer valuable guidance to the younger players in Michael Flynn's squad. Peter Clarke Clarke, 40, is one of the 12 new players to have joined the Saddlers in this window. The centre-half was part of the League Two team of the season thanks to his performances for Tranmere Rovers last term, and Byfield feels he will also play an important role off the pitch.
One of the region’s longest-serving TV stars will stand down today after nearly half a century on our screens. Bob Warman, presenter for ITV’s Central’s flagship evening news programme, announced he was calling it a day after 49 years back in April.
Checkmate! A Walsall pensioner has been named as the first ever female president of the Midland Counties Chess Union. Eunice Dolan only started playing the game in 2009 and set up Bloxwich Chess Academy. She said: "The MCCU has been going for 125 years and I am the first female president.
Stamford have made their first signing ahead of the new Northern Premier League campaign after securing the services of attacker Will Mellors-Blair. Mellors-Blair is a former Manchester United youngster who is returning to action after taking a year out of the game. He has previously played for Walsall, Solihull and King's Lynn and has been a long-term target of manager Graham Drury.
“Disgusting” fly-tippers have struck on Walsall land which was cleared up by dedicated volunteers just a few weeks ago. Blakenall councillor Izzy Hussain has called for strong action to be taken against the perpetrators who left a number of items of furniture and wood on Mill Street, near its junction with North Street.
Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was found in a canal. Emergency services were called to the site behind an industrial estate in Brickyard Road, Aldridge, Walsall at about 16:40 BST on Friday. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was recovered from the water but confirmed dead at the scene.
Former Walsall striker Darren Byfield believes ‘winner’ Michael Flynn will get the team firing – just as the Welshman did as a player. Flynn is gearing up for his first full season in charge of the Saddlers and has been busy building a new-look squad, having made 12 signings so far this summer.