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Lichfield MP calls for more to be done after Burntwood woman and guide dog are refused a taxi 

26 May

Lichfield’s MP has called for more to be done to stop taxi drivers refusing passengers with guide dogs.

Staffordshire Police track convicted rapist to Brazil 

25 May

Staffordshire Police have tracked down a convicted rapist in South America - three years after he fled the country.

Raids across four Staffordshire towns in crackdown on illegal… 

24 May

Trading Standards seized more than 100,000 cigarettes and 30 kilograms of illicit tobacco in amassive operation across the UK - including four towns across Staffordshire.

Have you seen missing Cannock man Alan Holmes? 

24 May

Police have asked the public to help find a 49-year-old man missing from his home since the weekend.

Chasewater Ironman event set to give local economy a £2.4million boost 

24 May

Organisers of the Staffordshire Ironman event will provide another multi-million pound boost to the local economy.

Rugeley Power Station to close in June 

21 May

Rugeley Power Station will close at the end of June with the loss of 120 jobs, its owner has announced.

Lichfield man jailed for his part in string of robberies and burglaries 

19 May

A Lichfield man is among a gang jailed for a series of robberies and burglaries.

Work begins on garden in memory of Lichfield five-year-old Violet Mornington 

17 May

The parents of a Fradley girl who died after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder have seen work begin on a garden in her memory.

Housing vital for the future of the West Midlands economy 

17 May

Two West Midlands think-tanks have joined forces to raise the profile of housing issues in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), consisting of constituent local authorities Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and ...

Trains delayed after vehicle hits bridge in Staffordshire 

17 May

Trains are currently facing delays after a vehicle hit a bridge.

Firefighters battle grass fires across Staffordshire 

14 May

Firefighters have been battling three separate grass fires across Staffordshire this afternoon.

Chasewater event to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund 

13 May

An event to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund is taking place at Chasewater.

Crash man upside down for 45 minutes 

13 May

A passenger in a van is left hanging upside down by his seatbelt after a collision with a car in Cannock.

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Midfielder Becomes Latest Addition to Playing Squad 

27 May

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce another new arrival at Keys Park after Simeon Maye confirmed his intentions to sign for the club from Redditch United.

Hednesford Town sign striker Tristian Dunkley 

27 May

Hednesford Town have announced the signing of Worcester City forward Tristian Dunkley.

Forward Arrives at Keys Park 

27 May

Liam McDonald has today confirmed he has added a new forward to his playing squad with Hednesford Town being delighted to welcome Tristian Dunkley to Keys Park on a one year deal.

Lions Under 14s Players Wanted!! 

26 May

Lions Under 14s for 2016/17 season are looking for an experienced Goalkeeper and players for the new season.

Boys Development Centre Cancelled 

26 May

Boys Development Centre is cancelled for Saturday May 28th due to coaches being on courses and holidays!! We will be back on Saturday June 4th at the new time of 09:30 to 11:00 am, and will be sorting out teams for the Wyrley Tournament which...

Francis Agrees New Deal With The Pitmen 

25 May

Defender Francino Francis has today signed a new deal for the forthcoming 2016/17 campaign as manager Liam McDonald continues to build his Hednesford Town squad.

Your Help Is Required – It’s Working Party Time! 

25 May

The close season may only be a few weeks old, but the time has come to commence what have now become our annual working party nights at Keys Park.

Domination Middle Race, Shoal Hill 

24 May

Thanks, Ray, for tonights fun courses.

New Striker Signs on the Dotted Line at Keys Park 

24 May

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to confirm that Gurjit Singh has today agreed a one-year deal with the Pitmen.

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Walsall Kits part2. 

26 May

Here is the second part of the post on Walsall Kits.

Walsall Kits 

26 May


Walsall player 71. Sammy Smith 

25 May

Sam Smith Personal information Full name Samuel James Smith Date of birth 7 September 1909 Place of birth Pelsall, England Date of death November 1994 (aged 85) Place of death England Playing position Centre forward Senior career Years...

Walsall player 70. Harry Smith 

25 May

Full name Harry Smith Date of birth 1885 Place of birth Cannock, Staffs, England Date of death Unknown Playing position Left back Senior career Years                                             Team...

Walsall player 69. Ray Shaw 

25 May

Full name Raymond Shaw Date of birth 18 May 1913 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death August 1980 (aged 67) Playing position Wing half Youth career –                                Walsall Senior career Years...

Walsall player 68. Netan Nico Sansara 

24 May

Full name Netan Nico Sansara Date of birth 3 August 1989 (age 25) Place of birth Walsall, England Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Playing position Defender Club information Current team Fredrikstad FK Senior career Years...

Walsall player 67. Charles Radford 

24 May

Full name Charles Radford Date of birth 19 March 1900 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death 14 July 1924 (aged 24) Place of death Wolverhampton, England Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Playing position Full-back Youth career Walsall Schoolboys ...

Walsall player 66.Ted Price 

24 May

Full name Edward Price Date of birth 13 June 1883 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death 29 December 1967 (aged 84) Place of death Isleworth, England Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) Playing position Goalkeeper Senior career Years...

Walsall player 65. Derek ‘Doc’ Pace 

22 May

Derek ‘Doc’ Pace Personal information Full name Derek Pace Date of birth 11 March 1932 Place of birth Bloxwich, England Date of death 17 October 1989 (aged 57) Playing position Striker Youth career Walsall Schoolboys Bloxwich Scouts Bloxwich ...

Walsall player 64. Richard Taundry 

22 May

Richard Taundry Personal information Full name Richard Daniel Taundry Date of birth 15 February 1989 (age 27) Place of birth Walsall, England Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Playing position Defender / Midfielder Club information Current team  Leamington ...

Walsall player 63. Joe Pointon 

22 May

Joe Pointon Personal information Full name Joseph Pointon Date of birth 1905 Place of birth Leek, Staffordshire, England Date of death 1939 (aged 33–34) Place of death Leek, Staffordshire, England Playing position Forward Youth career Leek ...

Walsall player 62.Trevor Meath 

20 May

Trevor Meath Personal information Full name Trevor John Meath Date of birth 20 March 1944 (age 72) Place of birth Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England Playing position Midfielder Senior career Years...

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Features »

Father’s Day ideas from Mainline Menswear 

27 May

With Father’s Day now less than a month away, I am going to be giving you some ideas for gifts for that very special man in your life.

Three Unusual Holiday ideas 

27 May

With just one half term left before the annual six week school holidays, a lot of our thoughts are turning towards our Summer holidays.

HP Instant Ink replacement service – convenience for your printer 

27 May

There really is nothing worse that having important documents that you need to print off and then finding that your printer is out of ink.

Saving for Joe’s future 

26 May

I sometimes find it hard to remember the days ‘BJ’, that is, before Joe.

8 Frugal Living Tips For Mums and Dads 

26 May

The difference between frugal living and being a cheapskate is something you can see when you look in the fridge.

Enjoying a perfect Father’s Day 

26 May

Today I am turning the blog over to my husband Peter, who has been invited by Health and Safety training experts SHEilds to talk about what makes a perfect Father’s Day.

Jackie the Musical thrills audiences at the New Alexandra Theatre 

25 May

As a child of the 1980s, Saturday meant just one thing, getting my latest copy of Jackie.

Seasonal Style at the Botanical Gardens 

25 May

Last week I was a guest of Barques PR at a gorgeous afternoon of food, fizz and seasonal fashion.

The Waterpik Water Flosser 

23 May

Tooth and mouth hygiene has moved on a lot in recent times, the days when flossing meant pulling a thin piece of string through the teeth has long since past.

AmFar Gala at the Cannes Film Festival 

23 May

Even amongst the glitz and glitter of the Cannes Film festival, the AmFar gala is very special, the most glamorous occasion of them all.

May 21st – On my way back via Chasewater, I spotted the huge… 

23 May

May 21st - On my way back via Chasewater, I spotted the huge Canada goose family near Catshill Junction; remarkably, 12 of the 13 chicks survive, with mum and dad being a good bit more protective and aggressive than formerly - one suspects the loss ...

May 21st – Up on Cannock Chase, I went looking for a fire tower… 

23 May

May 21st - Up on Cannock Chase, I went looking for a fire tower I’d heard had been rebuilt.

Outfit post – April 

21 May

Yes, I know it is almost the end of May, but outfit posts are always something that I forget, and then suddenly remember, usually at four in the morning.

Your 5 at the Bullring 

21 May

Last Saturday saw the Bullring , Birmingham host ‘Your 5’, a fashion and beauty event that promised to help you revitalise your wardrobe, or update your beauty regime, in 5 easy steps.

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Business »

Rugeley Power Station to close next month 

23 May

Around 150 jobs will be lost after French owner ploughs on with plan to shut the West Midlands' last functioning power station...

Jobs at risk as power station to stop operating next month 

23 May

RUGELEY Power Station in Staffordshire will stop generating power next month, following through on a warning its parent company gave in February.

Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.

Transport leaders hold talks with M6 Toll operator of the road’s emergency use 

23 Mar

TRANSPORT leaders have held talks with the operator of the M6 Toll over ways of making better use of the regions motorway network.

Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...

Housing development to help support almost 400 jobs 

23 Feb

A HOUSING development is set to bring investment and a jobs boost to Cannock.

VIDEO: M6 Toll driver clocked doing almost 150mph during police pursuit 

19 Feb

A DRIVER who tried to outrun police in a near 150mph chase along the M6 Toll has narrowly avoided jail.

M6 Toll must be integral part of the UK’s motorway network say business leaders 

12 Feb

THE M6 Toll must become an integral part of the UKs motorway network, business leaders in Greater Birmingham have said.

M6 Toll up for sale for £2 billion 

12 Feb

Pay-as-you-drive route has failed to attract enough drivers since 2003 opening...

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LocalGov »

Search for Cannock Chase’s hidden history 

27 May

Thousands of years of history could be uncovered in a new project at one of Staffordshire's natural treasures.

People urged to get cycling over May Bank Holiday 

27 May

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike and discover the benefits of cycling.

Cash Support to Get Creative in Local Communities 

27 May

Artist residencies in care homes, theatre in rural locations, art café's and music festivals are just some of the projects now in motion thanks to local funding for the arts.

Trading Standards continue work to stamp out legal highs 

26 May

Trading Standards officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will continue to monitor premises selling so-called legal highs in light of new legislation.

The Great War and life on the homefront in Staffordshire explored in new touring exhibition 

26 May

Mothers' tales of sons joining the Western Front, farmers staying behind to support the war effort and the work of thousands of women in munitions factories are just some of the stories being told in a new exhibition travelling the county.

Rates retention and appeals 

26 May

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by R Gilmore on 26 May 2016 .

Market organisers on board to ensure goods are the Real Deal in Staffordshire 

25 May

Car boot sale and market organisers in Staffordshire are being asked to join a national campaign to ensure goods sold at their event are legitimate and that visitors aren't ripped off.

Illicit tobacco seized in four Staffordshire towns during four-day operation 

25 May

Illicit tobacco was seized from four Staffordshire towns over four-days with support from detection dogs as part of a national operation.

Road re-opens as part of job boosting business development 

25 May

A major Staffordshire highway scheme which will support a business development creating up to 2,200 jobs reaches another milestone this week with the opening of a newly aligned road.

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Last few places on Cannock driving course up for grabs 

22 Mar

The last few places on a young drivers’ course are up for grabs.

Driving test centre to be launched at Cannock 

22 Feb

Budding motorists will be on the road to success when a new driving test centre is launched at Cannock Community Fire Station on February 24.

Course in Cannock drives home road safety messages 

11 Feb

A hard-hitting course will drive home potentially life-saving messages to young motorists in Cannock...

Get Started programme is a success 

25 Jan

Thirteen young people from Cannock have completed the third Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Volunteers Christmas lunch is huge success 

17 Dec

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Tesco and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley to bring some Christmas cheer to a group of hardworking volunteers today.

Staffordshire firefighters help with major incident 

7 Dec

A five-strong crew from Rugeley travelled to the area on Saturday evening with the High Volume Pump (HVP) which is capable of moving large amounts of water.

Walk winners clock up miles for community safety 

22 Oct

Members of the public who walked Rugeley Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile on October 1 were crowned winners of the community prize yesterday, after clocking up a staggering 272 miles around the course.

Cannock firefighters clean up for charity 

21 Sep

Firefighters from Cannock will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday September 26.

Rugeley firefighters scrub up for charity 

18 Sep

Firefighters from Rugeley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, September 19.

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