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Follow the yellow brick road as the iconic Wizard of Oz takes to stage at The REP. 

8 Aug 18

Follow the yellow brick road this winter, as the iconic Wizard of Oz takes to stage at The REP.

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Sun, sand and Santa! 

7 Aug 18

It might be the height of summer but Dudley Zoo is in hot pursuit of Santa! From our very own beach Ow Bin Ya Sands, DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood has started the search for a Father Christmas to join our Winter Wonderland grotto – in return …

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29 Jul 18

Not really done a great deal of birding over the last 7 months with adopting a rescue Bulldog concentrating on turning the garden into a proper wildlife garden, only really been out with the camera a handful of times with a few visits to Hams Hall …

Last chance to get the ‘HEAT on’ with loft and cavity insulation 

25 Jul 18

TAMWORTH residents are being encouraged to start preparing for winter now by following advice from the Home Energy Advice Tamworth (HEAT) to find out what benefits and discounts you may be eligible for – and possibly get your home insulated for …

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Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood – Tree Leaf Identification 

24 Jul 18

Date / Time Start date: Sun, 09/09/2018 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm Have you ever wondered around your local park and wondered what the trees were that were making your walk so beautiful? Or did you attend our Winter tree identification walk and now wondering…

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Summer Wildlife Walk 

13 Jul 18

Date / Time Start date: Thu, 16/08/2018 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm British summer time is here and nature new and old is making the most of the last bit of warmth and sunshine before winter creeps in.

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Getting Your Home Ready For Autumn 

6 Jul 18

It may seem strange to be talking about getting your home ready for Autumn and Winter when the sun is shining and we are in the middle of a heatwave, but like most things in life, we often need to plan and think ahead in order to be prepared.

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Staying Cool in Hot Weather 

21 Jun 18

‘We’re having a heatwave, we’re having a heatwave…’ I cant remember what musical this comes from but it seems we are in for great weather in the next week or so.

Water running across the pavement into the gutter from the garden of No 115. Nearest drain is blocked so water running along the street., 18th June 

18 Jun 18

This seems to be a recurring problem It was fixed last winter.

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Blog Post: Top 5 butterflies to spot this month 

1 Jun 18

We’re all of a flutter! It feels like it’s been both summer and winter these last few weeks, with blazing temperatures on one day and relentless rain the next – not to mention the thunderstorms and rather astonishing displays of lightning! But …

Several potholes and breakup of tarmac, 27th May 

27 May 18

Since winter time the road surface has deteriorated badly Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 583 Old Lode Lane, Solihull Report on FixMyStreet…

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The work goes on 

16 May 18

In spite of all the bad blood down at the Council House in Walsall, back in Willenhall North and Short Heath your Lib Dem Focus Team has carried on doing what we always do; Ward walks to identify issues such as stretches of our roads suffering from …

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RSPCA Animal Centre in Frankley Green needs YOUR help! 

15 May 18

The RSPCA is appealing for donations of blankets, newspapers and scratching posts to help keep the animals in the care of the Newbrook Farm Animal Centre in Frankley Green comfy and cosy.

May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so… 

13 May 18

May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so well, so just a short circuit of Brownhills for a couple of errands.

May 4th – I’ve noticed over the ;past few days that engineers… 

5 May 18

May 4th – I’ve noticed over the ;past few days that engineers have been examining a lot of local roads since the cold, wet winter left many in a parlous state.

May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in… 

3 May 18

May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in central Walsall was beautiful.

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5 DIY ideas for your backyard this summer 

2 May 18

Over the winter months, our backyards often become the forgotten piece of our homes.

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Birmingham Elections: How the parties plan to solve the city’s housing issues and homelessness 

1 May 18

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Heathens ready to return to action 

30 Apr 18

CRADLEY Heathens are back in action next week – after surviving a close shave in the winter.

2 potholes on the left side of the toad, near the curb, one small diameter but very deep, one further on a few metres before the bend, large diameter VERY deep., 30th April 

30 Apr 18

These potholes have worsened dramatically due to the poor winter weather.

Monday weather: Winter is back as Britain braced for cold, heavy rain, strong winds and possibly SNOW 

29 Apr 18

Birmingham set to be hit by deluge as bad weather front moves in…

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Change Of Weather! 

23 Apr 18

Lovely sunny weather for delivering this morning and afternoon, and then a sudden change of weather for canvassing this evening and we were back in winter coats! A very warm reception on the doorsteps though…

” mattress dumped on field, 20th April 

20 Apr 18

Have previously reported 1 mattress before winter but not through this site.

County council promises to spend additional £5million to tackle pothole problems 

19 Apr 18

Highways bosses have launched a campaign to fix an extra 11,000 potholes.

Winter Break ‘Agreed in Principle’ For 2020 

18 Apr 18

The Football Association council were briefed on Wednesday afternoon and given updates on the progress of talks which were prompted by FA chief executive Martin Glenn almost two years earlier, and if agreed, one round of Premier League matches…