A Role Model and Community Figure Nazir Awan Loses Battle To Coronavirus

Nazir Awan was known as “a role model and leading community figure”, a father, grandfather and businessman who lost his battle with COVID-19 tragically died on Wednesday 9 April. Nazir Awan was the chief executive of Awan International and well...

Man Charged With Murder After Woman Told Relatives She Was Going For A Run

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who disappeared after telling her family she was 'going jogging'. Zobaidah Salangy, 28, told relatives she was going for a run on Sunday, March 29 and did not...

Hotel Refuses to Refund Bride To Be

During this lockdown the government has banned all weddings but for one bride to be she is in "battle" with a hotel that refuses to refund and has asked her to pay £6,000 towards the cancelled ceremony. Shantelle Panchal, 24,...

City Businessman Dies After Recovery From COVID-19

A city businessman, activist and father of three has died suddenly, after appearing to recover from coronavirus. Jawad Iqbal Dad, 50, from Colesill Road, Hodge Hill,  was described as "one of the most humble and sincere of individuals". He died suddenly...

A Loving Father and Bus Driver Who Died From Coronavirus

A bus driver who drove the number eight bus through Alum Rock and a loving father-of-three died from coronavirus on Sunday 5 April. Mohammed Nehman was described as a ‘loving, caring and bright person’. His younger brother Arbab Ali said: “He...

Walsall Nurse and Mother Dies After Battling With Coronavirus

Walsall nurse and mother-of-three with Coronavirus has died aged 36 in the early hours of this morning. Areema Nasreen was on a ventilator in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 at Walsall Manor Hospital where she worked. In a moving tribute to...

COVID-19: The Death Toll Has Risen to 2,352

The latest increase in deaths has risen by another 50 per cent in 24 hours - after 563 people died in a single day. The total number of patients who have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus has...

Making home working and home learning work for you

You’ve just completed your first week as the headteacher, classroom teacher, caretaker and lunchtime supervisor of your very own home school, all while juggling your own work responsibilities. Sarah Mullin, Deputy Head and author of What They Didn't Teach...

Heartbroken Family Share Loss of Father-of-Five Who Caught COVID-19

Heartbroken relatives of a Walsall man who caught the coronavirus have spoken of their loss. Mumtaz Ahmad, 64 years-old died at Walsall Manor Hospital March 28. A funeral service attended by only around 10 of his closest family, took place at...

Charity Deliver Food To Staff At Heartlands Hospital

Volunteers from Alum Rock Community Forum and the national One Nation Charity deliver food for staff, at Heartlands Hospital  courtesy of local businesses. Variety of food such as pizza, curry, samosas and pakoras are piled up to be shared out among...

Family Appealing For Witnesses Following A Collison In Alum Rock

Devastated family of a 62-year-old grandmother who died following a collision in Alum Rock have appealed for information. Sultan Bi was struck by a Toyota Corolla Verso on the car park near to Azad Supermarket, Alum Rock Road, on the morning...

Grieving Son Urges Public After Dad Passes Away With Coronavirus

A grieving son is urging the public to 'open their eyes' and listen to government warnings, after his dad passed away in hospital with coronavirus less than 24 hours from being diagnosed. Afsar Hussain, aged 86, passed away in the...