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Buildings to be demolished under Wednesbury regeneration plan

The refurbishment of a shopping precinct and empty land in Wednesbury has been approved by councillors and is expected to to take nearly two years to complete. The Carrington Road and School Road areas of Friar Park have experienced considerable anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping in recent years. But now phase four of a regeneration plan is due to start, with the remaining units to be knocked down.

expressandstar.com ,  16 hours ago 0
Buildings to be demolished under Wednesbury regeneration plan

The ambitious refurbishments in Friar Park have been agreed

The Carrington Road and School Road areas of Friar Park, in Wednesbury, are expected to undergo refurbishments Ambitious refurbishments at a shopping precinct and empty land in Friar Park have been approved by Sandwell council and are expected to take nearly two years to complete. The Carrington Road and School Road areas of Friar Park, in Wednesbury, have experienced considerable anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  1 day ago 0
The ambitious refurbishments in Friar Park have been agreed

Appeal to replace disabled man's stolen Christmas lights

A community has launched a fundraiser to replace Christmas lights stolen from the home of a severely disabled man. Thieves stripped the decorations from the house in Wednesbury, West Midlands, on 19 November. Karen Davis, the mother of Callum, 21, said she was shocked when she found them missing and said her son struggled to understand why they had disappeared.

bbc.com ,  8 days ago 1
Appeal to replace disabled man's stolen Christmas lights

Spooky look inside 100-year-old clock tower in Wednesbury that you never seen before

A rare look inside the ancient and iconic clock tower. It has been standing for more than 100 years - but you've probably never seen inside it. Now it has been opened up as repair and restoration works will begin on a historic clock tower in Wednesbury.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  13 days ago 1
Spooky look inside 100-year-old clock tower in Wednesbury that you never seen before

Warning as burglary gang targets pensioners across the Black Country

Police are hunting a burglary gang which has been threatening pensioners with violence in raids across the Black Country. The same group is thought to be behind at least five break-ins at the homes of elderly residents in the Oldbury, Wednesbury, Smethwick and West Bromwich areas. Each incident has involved threats of violence and cash and jewellery being stolen - including one incident where a woman in her 90s had her father's war medals stolen on Remembrance weekend.

expressandstar.com ,  13 days ago 0
Warning as burglary gang targets pensioners across the Black Country

Four-week Metro closure 'only an estimate' as anger over suspension grows

Tram passengers could face Metro misery until well in to the new year. At the West Midlands Passenger Delivery Committee yesterday the sheer scale of the problem which led to the Metro being suspended on Saturday was revealed. Interim managing director of Transport for West Midlands Anne Shaw confirmed the four-week figure given when services will resume was just an estimate.

expressandstar.com ,  15 days ago 5
Four-week Metro closure 'only an estimate' as anger over suspension grows

80 future homes on former arson school in Wednesbury approved

Plans set to go ahead despite objections from a local football team Up to 80 new homes are set to be built on the grounds of a former Wednesbury school despite concerns about congestion and noise. At a planning committee meeting on November 10, Sandwell council granted permission to the applicant, subject to further approval, for the development of housing on the former Phoenix Collegiate school site.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  16 days ago 0
80 future homes on former arson school in Wednesbury approved

Angry Mercedes motorist knocked bus driver unconscious

Rikki Morris carried out the 'sustained' attack An angry Mercedes driver knocked a bus driver unconscious in a sustained attack, a court has heard. Rikki Morris, 32, of Broadwaters Road, Wednesbury, stood trial at North Staffordshire Justice Centre and was found guilty of damaging the glass pane of a bus passenger door worth £106.10 in Lichfield on August 14, 2020.

staffordshire-live.co.uk ,  18 days ago 63
Angry Mercedes motorist knocked bus driver unconscious

Plants destroyed as Wednesbury cannabis farm is busted by police

Two people have been arrested after a cannabis farm was found by police. The set up in Wednesbury was dismantled and 35 plants destroyed. Wednesbury Town Police celebrated the raid on social media. They tweeted: “Two under arrest, one cannabis set up dismantled, 35 plants destroyed.

expressandstar.com ,  21 days ago 1
Plants destroyed as Wednesbury cannabis farm is busted by police

Carmaking recast: West Midlands finds new role in electric vehicle industry

Some firms reinvent themselves in the battery era, but others struggle as work moves abroad Corners of the Alucast factory in the Black Country would be familiar to metalworkers several centuries ago. Workers pour molten aluminium at 720C into steel moulds. The cooling metal is then quickly pressed into shape before being sanded down into parts for gas-guzzling British sports cars.

theguardian.com ,  22 days ago 9
Carmaking recast: West Midlands finds new role in electric vehicle industry

Coventry IKEA building set to hold massive house music event

The event will be a series of "corridors and curated themed rooms", as well as live music performances, that will take people back to Coventry's cultural and music revolution from 1985 to 1993. A massive house music event is being held at the former site of Coventry IKEA.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  23 days ago 4
Coventry IKEA building set to hold massive house music event

Girl, 12, suffering with headaches is now bedbound with rare brain tumour

Amelia developed multiple infections, and damage to her brain from the tumour caused her to lose mobility in her left side A 12-year-old girl who was suffering from headaches and became sensitive to lights and loud noises was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. Anita Bogusz first noticed that something was not right with her daughter Amelia in October last year.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  25 days ago 6
Girl, 12, suffering with headaches is now bedbound with rare brain tumour

More than 80 homes to be built on old school site in Wednesbury despite concerns

More than 80 new homes are set to be built on the grounds of a former Wednesbury school despite concerns about congestion and noise. A proposal has been put forward to build 84 homes on the old playing fields of the Phoenix Collegiate School, with developers arguing they would provide much-needed housing for Sandwell.

expressandstar.com ,  27 days ago 0
More than 80 homes to be built on old school site in Wednesbury despite concerns

Schoolgirl thought to be suffering with 'virus' diagnosed with rare brain tumour

A MUM is appealing for help after her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. Anita Bogusz, 45, who lives in Wednesbury in the West Midlands, noticed Amelia was not well in October last year when she started getting headaches. She also became sensitive to light and loud noise.

express.co.uk ,  28 days ago 23
Schoolgirl thought to be suffering with 'virus' diagnosed with rare brain tumour

84 homes for arson school site in Wednesbury but traffic could be a problem

The homes have been earmarked to be built on the former playing fields of Phoenix Collegiate School Dozens of new homes are set to be built on the grounds of a former Wednesbury school despite concerns about congestion and noise. A proposal has been put forward to build 84 homes on the old playing fields of the Phoenix Collegiate School, with developers arguing they would provide much-needed housing for Sandwell.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  28 days ago 0
84 homes for arson school site in Wednesbury but traffic could be a problem

Wednesbury schoolgirl suffering with 'virus' now bedridden with rare brain tumour

Her heartbroken mum is pleading for help after Amelia has ben left needing 24-hour care A heartbroken mum is asking for help after her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. Anita Bogusz, who lives in Wednesbury, first noticed that something was not right with Amelia in October last year.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  28 days ago 0
Wednesbury schoolgirl suffering with 'virus' now bedridden with rare brain tumour

Watch as city drugs gang caught red-handed after 'burglary of £100k cannabis factory'

Four men from Birmingham and one from Wednesbury were jailed for conspiracy to supply class B cannabis after a cannabis factory was targeted in Oxford A Birmingham drugs gang have been jailed after they caught red-handed following a 'burglary of £100k cannabis factory' 75-miles away from the city. Thames Valley Police were alerted by a witness reporting a suspected break-in at a residential address, which was being used to grow cannabis.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  1 month ago 365
Watch as city drugs gang caught red-handed after 'burglary of £100k cannabis factory'

Greedy restaurant owners forced to pay back £600,000 after tax scam

Four greedy Black Country fraudsters who ran swanky Indian restaurants have been ordered to pay back more than £600,000 from a fraud that saw them hide sales to evade tax. Mohammed Sharif Uddin, 51, Mizanur Rahman, 47, Sadiqur Rahman, 48, all of Wednesbury, along with Abul Kamal, 44, of West Bromwich, were jailed for a total of 10 years in 2018 and disqualified from acting as directors for a total of 24 years.

expressandstar.com ,  1 month ago 355
Greedy restaurant owners forced to pay back £600,000 after tax scam

'It's a family area' - Fury at plans for HMO conversion in Wednesbury

The planning application has sparked a lot of opposition, with a strongly-backed petition and objections lodged with the planning authority Controversial plans to create a HMO in a 'family area' have been lodged with a council - sparking dozens of objections and a petition signed by hundreds. Proposals for an address in Park Hill in Friar Park, Wednesbury, could see its first and second floors converted into seven single bedrooms as part of a house in multiple occupancy (HMO).

birminghammail.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
'It's a family area' - Fury at plans for HMO conversion in Wednesbury