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Winter weather continuing to take a toll across Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

The winter weather is continuing to cause problems across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Burntwood building firm hoping £230,000 section 106 payment will boost local communities 

6 Dec

A Burntwood building firm says it hopes a £230,000 payment will support community initiatives.

Horses on loose in road 

2 Dec

The animals are loose in the Cannock area...

Police name man, 71, who died in Staffordshire road accident 

29 Nov

Maurice was rushed to hospital after the accident in Cannock but died of his injuries...

Whittington schoolgirl creates design for St Giles Hospice’s charity Christmas card 

29 Nov

A talented Lichfield schoolgirl has created new designs for a local charity’s Christmas fundraising project.

Prisoner fighting for move to open prison 

28 Nov

Vigrass was handed a life sentence in 2002 for seriously injuring a Cannock bouncer...

£1.4m five bed property is filled with features 

24 Nov

This charming former mill in Longdon provides stunning accommodation with plenty of character.

Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.

Cannock disability benefits cheat filmed fitting tyres 

17 Nov

Michael Tindall, who falsely claimed over £53,000 over seven years, was given a suspended sentence.

Pupils wearing trainers at Staffordshire school told to work in gym 

1 Nov

Around 120 pupils at the Hart School, in Rugeley, were taken out of classes because of a "no trainers" rule.

Organisations in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to apply for share of £6million funding pot 

1 Nov

Organisations across Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to apply for a share of more than £6million of funding.

Burntwood men jailed for their part in bid to supply a kilo of cocaine 

27 Oct

Men from Burntwood have been jailed for their part in a bid to supply a kilogram of cocaine.

Not-for-profit trust chosen as preferred bidder for contract to run leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood 

24 Oct

A not-for-profit trust has been chosen as the preferred bidder to run leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood.

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Winter weather continuing to take a toll across Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

The winter weather is continuing to cause problems across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Buxton Home Fixture Postponed 

9 Dec

Today’s scheduled home fixture against Buxton has been postponed due to a snow covered frozen pitch.

Pitch Inspection To Take Place Ahead Of Buxton Fixture 

8 Dec

Following a downpour of snow and more expected in the next 24 hours a pitch inspection will take place at 10am on Saturday, 9 December , to determine if our home fixture against Buxton can go ahead as planned.

Mungo Bone XMAS Pursuit Race 2017 

7 Dec

The 2017 Mungo Bone handicap race(s) will take place on Saturday 23rd December.

19th 100 Club member – Alvaston Loft Conversions Limited! 

6 Dec

We are really pleased that our 19th 100 Club member is Alvaston Loft ConversionsLimited! Alvaston Loft Conversions Ltd have been established since 1963, and specialise in loft conversions and extensions for domestic customers across Staffordshire...

Solihull Moors 1-3 Hednesford Town 

6 Dec

Hednesford Town claimed the scalp of National League side Solihull Moors in the Second Round of the Birmingham Senior Cup thanks to a first half hat-trick from James Lawrie.

Match Preview: Solihull Moors (A) 

5 Dec

The Pitmen take a break from league action this evening when we make the relatively short journey to Solihull Moors for our Second Round Birmingham Senior Cup tie.

Match Reports Saturday 2nd December. Report No. 14 

4 Dec

Cannock L2s 7 – 1 Worcester    Cannock ladies 2s played a friendly against Worcester to finish the first half of their season.

Graham Loan Deal Extended 

3 Dec

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to confirm that Jordan Graham’s loan deal has been extended into a third month from Mansfield Town.

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Gritting crews working round the clock 

11 Dec

Having been working round the clock since Friday to tackle sub-zero temperatures and snow, our gritting crews are continuing their work to keep the roads clear.

Senior Managers’ Conference, and a thanks to our highways teams 

11 Dec

We had our Senior Managers’ Conference last week.

Creature feature 

8 Dec

Here's one to check out if you're up at Chasewater in the week, or maybe this Sunday at the Christmas Fair - a great looking exhibition by local Artist Lesley 'Will' Littleton, which runs at the Innovation Centre until December 21st 2017, open from ...

2017 Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade at Chasewater this Sunday! 

7 Dec

There's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday (10th December 2017) -  there's the Annual Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.

The Digital Revolution 

4 Dec

We seem to be making real progress on the Smart Staffordshire work, in which the county council is working with our universities, businesses and the Staffordshire public sector.

Any road up? 

4 Dec

I've been busy with real-world work most of this weekend, so apologies for the reduced power in transmission, but here's the first of two interesting articles I've had in from Ian James, both regarding the history and physical geography of Chasewater.

Reggie Bear needs your help! 

30 Nov

Christmas is usually a special time for families and something that children very much look forward to.

On the shore 

29 Nov

While I'm busy, a couple of great postcard images reach me from Dean Rogers in the Norton Canes History Group - these are of Norton Pool around 1910 and seem to have been taken at the same time.

The Budget and what it means for Staffordshire 

29 Nov

Last week we had the Chancellor’s Budget with Pledges to invest more in the NHS this winter, a drive to increase house building and extra investment in education and skills, Alongside this was increases in personal tax allowances for people, and ...

The Woodmen fell Coppice residents 

20 Nov

On Saturday afternoon, Walsall Wood FC took the short stroll up the road to Five Ways at Heath Hayes to comfortably beat Heath Hayes, continuing the Woodmen's somewhat astonishing performance so far this season.

Walsall Wood away to Heath Hays at the Coppice this afternoon! 

18 Nov

Come and watch stellar Walsall Wood play at Heath Hayes this afternoon! Continue reading...

Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses celebrated at awards 

17 Nov

Tourism plays a vital role in our overall economy and on Wednesday over 40 of our top tourism businesses gathered for the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

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A Gift Of Love From Chapelle Jewellery 

11 Dec

Still trying to track down that perfect gift for the love of your life? Maybe you are looking for something special for your mom, sister, auntie or best friend? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you may just find the answer to what ...

Shopping For Seasonal Bargains 

8 Dec

Tis the season to be jolly, but did you know it is also the season to grab a late bargain? Yes Christmas may only be a couple of weeks away, but December is fast becoming the month to get a bargain.

Peter Pan – Christmas In Neverland Is Coming Soon To The Arena Birmingham 

8 Dec

The World ’ s Biggest Pantomime is back in Birmingham for a host of new Christmas shows this December.

A Cosy Home For Christmas 

7 Dec

I am a real sucker for the Channel 5 Christmas B movies, the sort that star people like Hayley Duff and Nicolette Sheridan and are set in places where they have crisp, deep snow, acres of Christmas lights and the biggest trees you ever did see.

A Guide To Christmas Occasion Dressing 

7 Dec

Christmas calls for the best your wardrobe has to offer.

Your Luxurious Bathroom – Finishing Touches 

6 Dec

On Monday I wrote a post about how even the smallest bathroom could be transformed into a luxurious space with the addition of a few choice pieces of furniture.

101 Dalmatians at the Rep Birmingham – Just Wonderful 

6 Dec

How a 101 Dalmatians would play as a stage show, particularly one based more on the Dodie Smith book rather than the Disney version was a question that I had been asking, particularly after watching a rehearsal session early last month .

Creating A Tranquil Bathroom Space 

4 Dec

We’ve all seen those dream bathrooms in the movies and television, the spaces where you could happily while the hours away relaxing in hot soapy suds, thinking about absolutely nothing.

Christmas At The Botanical Gardens 

4 Dec

Last Thursday was possibly the coldest night of Winter so far, but it was also a night full of magical sparkle and beautiful lights.

More Football Gift Ideas This Christmas 

4 Dec

Following on from my last football gift post today I am bringing you some more gift ideas for those who think that football is the most important thing in the world.

Reviewed: Alice In Wonderland At The Old Rep 

2 Dec

A press day on a Saturday afternoon – it must be nearly Christmas.

November Outfits Post 

1 Dec

My penultimate outfit round up of 2017 is a selection of looks that make up the second half of a very busy November.

Birmingham’s Most Beautiful Grotto Opens At House Of Fraser 

1 Dec

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and, if you have small people in your home, then a trip to see Santa in his grotto is a must.

Channel Meghan Markle This Christmas Party Season 

30 Nov

I have a new style crush.

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This is when the Bicester-style outlet village 30 minutes from Birmingham will open 

6 Dec

The latest news on the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Village in Cannock...

Rugeley Power Station plan to create 4,500 jobs and build 1,800 homes 

3 Aug

Developer says defunct power station site could become 'Europe's Silicon Valley...

M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...

Riding school saddles up for growth after new funding deal 

9 Mar

A Staffordshire riding school is set for expansion after securing a new funding deal.

New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...

Power provider Aggreko set to turn up the heat on Winter Olympics 

4 Jan

PORTABLE power and air conditioning group, Aggreko has been awarded a major supply contract for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Wolverhampton pub creates 65 new jobs after £1m revamp 

22 Dec

A WOLVERHAMPTON pub has undergone a million pound plus investment, creating 65 new jobs in the process.

Wheels firm on a roll after new acquisition 

19 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE firm supplying wheels and tyres to the caravan, trailer and commercial markets has grown with the acquisition of a firm in Yorkshire.

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Tree Branches, 9th December 

9 Dec

Hobart Road: A number of large tree branches left on the grassed area under the tree next to the cream garage.

S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – B previous date set 

7 Dec

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Doug Paulley on 7 December 2017 .

Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Data Quality, Q4 2017) 

6 Dec

Internal review request sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Gavin Chait on 6 December 2017 .

Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Data Quality, Q4 2017) 

5 Dec

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Gavin Chait on 5 December 2017 .

Supported People Funding 

28 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Olivia Taylor on 28 November 2017 .

Supported People Funding 

22 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Olivia Taylor on 22 November 2017 .

Dog poo in path, 19th November 

19 Nov

Large amount of filled dog poo bags split and left on path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Penkridge Bank, Cannock Report on FixMyStreet...

Supported People Funding 

17 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Olivia Taylor on 17 November 2017 .

Supported People Funding 

15 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Olivia Taylor on 15 November 2017 .

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Firefighters tackle factory fire in Cannock 

16 Aug

Over 30 firefighters are tackling a fire at a factory in Norton Canes near Cannock.

Road Safety Awareness for Rugeley School Children 

8 May

School children from Rugeley are being offered a unique opportunity to learn about road safety.

Cannock firefighter speaks out about the impact of fatal incidents 

11 Apr

A Cannock firefighter has spoke of the traumatic impact attending a fire death can have on the crew and how the images they see will never leave them.

Rugeley fire station is officially opened 

11 Apr

Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Rugeley Community Fire Station last night (Monday).

Sprinkler system minimises damage at Amazon 

14 Nov

Firefighters have praised Amazon for installing a potentially life-saving sprinkler system which helped to supress a blaze at its Rugeley site.

Brownies present crews with potentially life-saving O2 masks for pets 

26 Oct

Kind-hearted Brownies have presented firefighters in Cannock with specially designed oxygen masks to treat pets suffering smoke inhalation.

Latest update on Oak Farm fire 

21 Sep

Following the Tactical Assessment Meeting (TAM) this morning, the burning stack at Oak Farm in Slitting Mill will now be capped with soil as agreed by the multi-agency partnership.

Public meeting held with residents regarding Oak Farm fire 

21 Sep

A public meeting took place at Rugeley Fire Station last night to reassure residents about the fire at Oak Farm.

Air quality monitoring equipment to be deployed 

21 Sep

Cannock Chase Council’s Environmental Health Team are to deploy equipment to monitor the air quality in the immediate area of the fire at Oak Farm, Slitting Mill.

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