Click below for a round-up of this week’s local news headlines…
Mother is jailed for copper boiler theft
Express & Star – 28th October 2009
A mother-of-two has been jailed for 18 weeks after ripping a copper boiler and pipes out of the Ashmore Park flat she was facing eviction from.
Please let me stay, says 106-year-old resident of threatened Midland care home
Birmingham Post – 29th October 2009
At the age of 106, Wednesfield born Louisa Watts is the UKâ€™s fourth oldest woman and faces being evicted from the Midland care home she knows and loves because of a cuts package drawn up by the local authority.
Gang rape suspect stands trial
Express & Star – 29th October 2009
A man accused of taking part in the gang rape of a teenage girl in the grounds of the Jennie Lee Centre in Wednesfield has gone on trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Missing Willenhall teenager – Police appeal
The Yam Yam – 30th October 2009
Concerns are growing for a missing teenager from Willenhall, who hasnâ€™t been seen since Monday. Gemma Parsons, aged 18, was last seen by her boyfriend at an address on Walsall Street at around 9pm on Monday 26 October.
Penalty miss costs Ledbury (Wednesfield FC match report)
Hereford Times – 30th October 2009
SCOTT Roberts missed a second-half penalty for Ledbury in this scrappy West Midlands League Premier Division match. Wednesfield’s goalkeeper was sent off for bringing down Anton Thompson and then, after a delay, the stand-in stopper saved Robertsâ€™ spot-kick.
Black Country man jailed for robbing two vicarages and churches
Birmingham Mail – October 31st 2009
A Black Country man who repaid the generosity of two Church of England priests by robbing them has been jailed for 21 months. Christopher Phillips, 28, had been given food and support by the vicars before raiding their vicarages and churches in Wednesfield and Wolverhampton.
Battling Brummie packs power punch
Express & Star – 31st October 2009
Wednesfield Bomber Steve Saville discovered size matters in Liverpool. Saville, the Midlands Area lightweight champion from Wolverhampton, jumped up two weight divisions last night to face red-hot prospect Frankie Gavin.