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Wolves
Wolves v Blues – five talking points 

14 Mar 16

Wolves and Blues drew a blank at Molineux for the second season running in the West Midlands derby.


Baggies
Albion mourn late former striker Dave Walsh 

14 Mar 16

West Bromwich Albion have announced the death of former striker Dave Walsh at the age of 92.


News
IN PICTURES: Tractor’s trailer full of compost overturns in Perton 

14 Mar 16

A tractor’s trailer full of compost has overturned in Perton, partially blocking a road.


News
Teens among six bailed following Wolves v Birmingham disorder 

14 Mar 16

Two teenagers are among six people who have been bailed following a ‘small disorder’ after yesterday’s derby between Wolves and Birmingham.


Wolves
Watch highlights of Wolves 0 Birmingham 0 

14 Mar 16

Watch highlights as Wolves play out a goalless stalemate at home to Birmingham City in the Championship’s only West Midlands derby.


Saddlers
Video: James O’Connor signs new Walsall deal 

14 Mar 16

Defender James O’Connor has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with Walsall.


Baggies
Saido Berahino got his act together for Mum 

14 Mar 16

West Brom striker Saido Berahino got his act together when he realised how much his Twitter meltdown and six-month spell on the sidelines affected his mum.


Wolves
Blast from the past: Wolves’ 1980 Cup win 

14 Mar 16

It proved to be one of the most famous matches in Wolves’ 138-year history.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney took advice for Walsall job 

14 Mar 16

Interim boss Jon Whitney revealed he consulted with a number of high-profile managers before accepting the Walsall job.


Wolves
Danny Batth proud of Wolves’ shut out 

14 Mar 16

Captain Danny Batth was proud after a young Wolves defence ground out a clean sheet at home to Birmingham City.


Baggies
James McClean working hard for Albion recall 

14 Mar 16

Winger James McClean is exactly the type of character West Brom want in their ranks, according to Baggies assistant boss Dave Kemp.


News
Craig Birch’s 60-second Wolves update – Mar 14 

14 Mar 16

Digital sports journalist Craig Birch discusses the latest coming out of the Wolves camp after a goalless stalemate at home to Birmingham City.


Wolves
Wolves 0 Blues 0 – Fan pictures 

14 Mar 16

Check out our fan gallery of Wolves supporters attending yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham City at Molineux.


News
Travellers camp up at Darlaston park 

14 Mar 16

Travellers have set up camp on a Darlaston community park, sparking fears that residents will avoid the facility.


News
M6 Toll could be free during delays 

14 Mar 16

The M6 Toll could be made free during major incidents to alleviate traffic on the M6.


Wolves
Six arrests at Wolves v Birmingham derby 

13 Mar 16

Six people were arrested after Wolves’ 0-0 draw with local rivals Birmingham City at Molineux on Sunday.


Wolves
Kenny Jackett defends Joe Mason decision 

13 Mar 16

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett defended his decision to leave out Joe Mason after his team drew a blank against Blues.


Wolves
Kenny Jackett satisfied with derby point 

13 Mar 16

Kenny Jackett was satisfied with a derby draw as his team withstood a second half onslaught to claim a point against Blues.


Wolves
WATCH: Wolves blogger Graham Large and Tim Spiers on derby draw 

13 Mar 16

Wolves blogger Graham Large and Tim Spiers spoke to Nathan Judah following the 0-0 draw with Birmingham City.


Wolves
Wolves 0 Birmingham City 0 – Report and pictures 

13 Mar 16

A blood and thunder derby, full of chances and tasty challenges – and in the end a 0-0 stalemate.


Saddlers
Watch highlights of Chesterfield v Walsall 

13 Mar 16

Watch the match highlights as Jon Whitney began his reign as Walsall’s interim boss in dream fashion as the Saddlers thrashed 10-man Chesterfield.


Saddlers
Chesterfield 1 Walsall 4 – Fan pictures 

13 Mar 16

Check out our picture gallery of supporters at the Proact Stadium as Jon Whitney began his reign as Walsall’s interim boss in dream fashion yesterday.


Wolves
Wolves v Birmingham City (1.15pm) – LIVE 

13 Mar 16

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News
Easter trains set for major disruption as Wolverhampton to Birmingham line closes 

13 Mar 16

Rail users are being warned of major disruption as the line between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street closes for six days over Easter.


News
Missing Walsall man found safe and well 

13 Mar 16

A man who went missing from Walsall has been found safe and well.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney: Walsall enjoyed their football 

12 Mar 16

Interim boss Jon Whitney was delighted to see Walsall’s players enjoy their football again following the thrashing of League One rivals Chesterfield today.


Saddlers
Chesterfield 1 Walsall 4 – Report 

12 Mar 16

Jon Whitney began his reign as Walsall’s interim boss in dream fashion as the Saddlers thrashed 10-man Chesterfield 4-1, writes Joe Masi at the Proact Stadium.


Saddlers
Chesterfield 1 Walsall 4 – Report and pictures 

12 Mar 16

Jon Whitney began his reign as Walsall’s interim boss in dream fashion as the Saddlers thrashed 10-man Chesterfield 4-1, writes Joe Masi at the Proact Stadium.


News
Police worried for missing Walsall man 

12 Mar 16

Police are searching for a 38-year-old man who has gone missing from Walsall.


Saddlers
Chesterfield v Walsall in League One – LIVE 

12 Mar 16

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Wolves
Wolves v Birmingham: No city pubs for Blues fans 

12 Mar 16

Blues fans heading to Molineux for the match against Wolves tomorrow will be unable to attend pubs in the city ahead of kick-off.


News
At last! Walsall’s St Matthews revamp begins 

12 Mar 16

The next phase of a £12 million shopping and leisure development hoping to breathe new life into Walsall town centre has begun.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney urges Walsall fans to set sights high 

12 Mar 16

Interim boss Jon Whitney believes Walsall fans shouldn’t be content with their lofty league position and must continue to set their sights higher.


Wolves
Carl Ikeme: Wolves players must realise potential 

12 Mar 16

Carl Ikeme has certainly seized his opportunity having won his place back in the Wolves side.


News
Walsall school site to be sold for housing 

12 Mar 16

Around 60 homes will be built on the site of a former school in Walsall, with council bosses saying there is a desperate need for social housing.


Wolves
Kenny Jackett wants new leaders ahead of uncertain summer 

12 Mar 16

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett admits summer spending is a ‘grey area’ – and has challenged his young players to come through and lead the club.


Baggies
Albion blog: Red don’t Mata, as the stripes go marching on! 

12 Mar 16

Another game, another sizeable scalp to add to the collection.


Wolves
Wolves blog: Kenny Jackett is the Championship’s ‘tinkerman’ 

12 Mar 16

There’s one tally this season that is remarkably higher for Wolves than their two previous campaigns, writes Wolves blogger Graham Large.


News
‘I’ll wash them myself’: Councillor blasts Walsall Council’s filthy signs 

12 Mar 16

Dirty and damaged street signs are contributing to a lack of community pride in a town, according to a councillor.


News
Local business leaders head to MIPIM for world’s biggest property showcase 

12 Mar 16

Business and civic leaders from the Black Country and Birmingham are set to make a big splash when they turn up at one of the world’s largest property trade fairs on the French Riviera.


Wolves
Matt Doherty wakes up to national call 

11 Mar 16

It’s probably the last thing you expect to happen when you’re settling down for an afternoon nap.


Wolves
Tim Spiers’ 60-second Wolves update – March 11 

11 Mar 16

Tim Spiers gives his latest Wolves update ahead of the derby with Birmingham City…


Baggies
Matt Wilson’s 60-second Albion update – March 11 

11 Mar 16

Matt Wilson gives the latest Albion news coming out the Hawthorns…


Saddlers
Joe Masi’s 60-second Walsall update – March 11 

11 Mar 16

Joe Masi gives his latest Walsall update and previews the trip to Chesterfield…


Wolves
Kenny Jackett: Rajiv van La Parra’s Huddersfield loan move expected today 

11 Mar 16

Rajiv van La Parra’s move to Huddersfield is expected to be completed today, Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed.


Wolves
Matt Doherty receives first Republic of Ireland call-up 

11 Mar 16

Wolves defender Matt Doherty has been called up to the Republic of Ireland’s senior squad for the first time.


Baggies
McManaman, Evans, and Dawson all set for Albion return 

11 Mar 16

Callum McManaman, Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson are all expected to be fit for West Brom’s next game against Norwich on Saturday March 19.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney determined to seize big Walsall chance 

11 Mar 16

Jon Whitney admits he is determined to seize his chance in management after being appointed Walsall’s interim boss.


Wolves
Wolves Comment: Youth is the new Molineux agenda 

11 Mar 16

You can come up with statistics to prove anything.


Baggies
Stats say Albion’s Craig Dawson is Roy’s Hodgson’s England answer 

11 Mar 16

Based on the Premier League’s official ratings, Craig Dawson should be playing for England.


Wolves
Connor Hunte: The latest Wolves pup to be given a chance 

11 Mar 16

Wolves certainly aren’t a club that can be accused of not giving youth a chance.


Baggies
James Chester hails variety of victories 

11 Mar 16

James Chester admits that it’s not always fun grinding out results and understands fans want to be entertained.


News
WATCH LIVE: Day two of Crufts 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC 

11 Mar 16

Today marks the second day of Crufts 2016 – and thousands of pooches and proud owners will again be descending on Birmingham’s NEC for a series of displays and contests.


Wolves
Kenny Jackett: Steve Morgan will only sell to trustworthy new owner 

11 Mar 16

Steve Morgan will only sell Wolves to someone he ‘trusts’, boss Kenny Jackett believes.


Wolves
‘Mistakes – I’ve made a few,’ admits Kenny Jackett 

11 Mar 16

Kenny Jackett admits there are things he could have done better this season.


Baggies
Albion using free weekend for summer scouting missions 

11 Mar 16

West Brom’s coaches are using their free weekend to scout new players for the summer as they continue to shorten their long list of potential targets.


Saddlers
Jon Whitney promises Saddlers passion 

11 Mar 16

Interim boss Jon Whitney has promised Walsall fans they will see a passionate team that’s ready for battle in tomorrow’s clash with Chesterfield.


Sport
Martin Gethin solves a long-standing problem 

11 Mar 16

Walsall’s Martin Gethin has finally got to the bottom of an ear problem that has plagued his career in recent years.


Sport
Jason Welborn spurred on by mum’s memory 

11 Mar 16

Rowley Regis’ Jason Welborn has an extra incentive for his quest to claim that elusive British title going forward.


News
Willenhall puppy theft: Teen admits stealing seven-week-old bulldogs 

11 Mar 16

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to the ‘devastating’ theft of two seven-week-old bulldog puppies.