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Rugeley police officer shooting: Gunman transferred to psychiatric unit 

21 Oct

Officer was injured while  investigating reports of a disturbance at an address in Wat Tyler Close...


Staffordshire Police officer shot in the eye in Rugeley 

20 Oct

A POLICE officer has been shot in the eye by a man armed with an air rifle in Rugeley.


Staffordshire police officer shot in the eye during 999 call in Rugeley 

20 Oct

It happened in Wat Tyler Close, Rugeley, at 7.30pm yesterday...


Firefighters tackling forklift truck blaze inside a property in… 

17 Oct

Fire crews are currently tackling a forklift truck blaze at a property in Stafford.


Cannock Chase Black Eyed Child: EXCLUSIVE ‘first photo’ 

16 Oct

The first ever image of the global phenomenon has been snapped close to Birches Valley visitors centre by Christine Hamlett...


Cheslyn Hay gardener bitten by snake as he worked on allotment 

16 Oct

Mick Astbury was at his allotment in Cheslyn Hay, near Walsall, when he was bitten by an adder which climbed up his trousers.


Has this Stoke-on-Trent mum captured the black-eyed child of… 

15 Oct

WITH Halloween fast approaching, The Sentinel recently reported on the notorious 'black-eyed child' of Cannock Chase - a ghostly sighting that has been spotted numerous times at the Staffordshire beauty sport.


Abbots Bromley students make donations to local food bank 

15 Oct

The Revd Vivienne Flanaghan with staff and pupils from Abbots Bromley School.


900 new homes on way to Hednesford 

14 Oct

More than 900 new homes have been earmarked for Hednesford after plans for a huge development including a new school, shops and road were expanded - leaving residents fearing the area cannot cope.


Amazon creates 1,000 new jobs – bringing new positions to Staffordshire 

14 Oct

Online retail giant Amazon is creating 1,000 jobs across the UK – including a substantial number in Staffordshire – as business continues to boom.


£300m to be spent in Staffordshire hospitals overhaul – double the amount originally planned 

14 Oct

More than £300million will be spent on overhauling hospital services in Staffordshire - double the amount originally planned, it has been announced.


Cannock restaurant’s crocodile inferno curry beats comedian Omid Djalili in Hot And Dangerous TV series 

13 Oct

World's hottest curry at the Dilshad featured in funnyman's new television documentary...


Amazon to create 1,000 new UK jobs 

13 Oct

Internet retailer Amazon is to create new permanent jobs in the UK at its Rugeley distribution centres.


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Sport »

We came, we scored and we nearly chucked it away!!!! 

19 Oct

Stoke Town Ladies 3 v Wyrley Meerkats 5 ‘Its a funny old game’ ain’t it! If a game was worthy of the cliché ‘A game of 2 halves’ this were to be it! The Meerkat troupe headed North to meet our northern rivals Stoke...


Penkridge Night-O Results 

19 Oct

Last Thursday saw the first night-O of the winter season.


Wyrley Juniors United weekend match report 19_10_2014 

19 Oct

Match Report:- Wyrley Juniors United U14’s Season 2014-15 Lichfield League Division 1.


Week 7, Tremendous Pumas unlucky 

19 Oct

Today in week 6 we kicked off at 9.30 at Cheslyn hay leisure centre against Sutton Utd Pumas in the second week of the tournament.


Wyrley Junior Panthers U11’s V Continental Star U11’s 

19 Oct

Wyrley Junior Panthers 5 Continental Star 3 19 th October 2014 Venue: – Bentley West Man of the Match:- No 42 Andy Continental Stars today put pressure on the Panther’s with a first half of high octane football.


Hednesford Town 1 – 1 Bradford PA 

19 Oct

Hednesford Town were unable to make it three wins on the bounce at home in all competitions after being pegged back during the second half in a game where both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.


Match Preview: Bradford PA (H) 

17 Oct

Hednesford Town welcome old foes Bradford Park Avenue to Keys Park tomorrow afternoon with confidence beginning to grow in a squad who have turned in two quality performances in the past seven days, and, despite all the worries about a lack...


Follow us on Twitter! 

16 Oct

The Club has nearly 1200 followers on Twitter! Are you a follower of the biggest club in Staffordshire? Follow us on @wyrleyjuniors...


Hednesford Town 2 – 1 Tamworth (aet) 

15 Oct

Pitmen Prevail Against Tamworth As Glover Scores Extra Time Winner … Hednesford Town negotiated a tough test against fellow Vanarama Conference North outfit Tamworth and gained revenge for their semi-final defeat in the same Birmingham...


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Walsall Born WalsallPlayer 45 Harry Wait Snr 46. Harry Wait Jnr 

20 Oct

Harry Wait Born Darlaston 1892 died 1974 Now here was a great man, as far as Walsall football Club are concerned! A Man who there is very little information about..


Walsall Born Walsall Player 44. Brian Taylor 

20 Oct

Brian (Joseph) Taylor Date of birth 24 March 1937 (age 77) Place of birth Walsall, England Playing position Winger Youth career 1952–1954 Walsall Senior career     Years                                             Team...


Cabbies and bus drivers receive free ‘health MOT’ 

20 Oct

Cabbies in the District got a free ‘MOT’ health check in Cannock and Rugeley at a recent event.


7-18 yr olds invited to half term theatre workshop with X-factor coach 

20 Oct

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 – 18 year olds can come along and spend the day taking part in drama and music based workshops, supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions.


Residents urged to get free Flu jab 

20 Oct

Residents living in Cannock Chase District are being advised to have the seasonal flu vaccination as part of Public Health England’s ‘Flu Kills’ campaign.


First blog post from the ‘hot-seat’ 

20 Oct

So this is my first blog post as Chief Executive and I’ll be blogging regularly to keep you up to date with my thoughts, findings and experiences.


Building your new transport network… in 1974 

19 Oct

I’m hoping some of the bus and rail enthusiasts can help with this one – a few weeks ago I picked up a 40 year old bus route map for Walsall, Aldridge Lichfield, Brownhills and Cannock, and it’s an interesting … Continue ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 43. Kevin Summerfield 

19 Oct

Kevin Summerfield Born Walsall 7 January 1959 School Alma Street and Joseph Leckie Youth football Walsall Town Boys West Bromwich Albion Senior Football 1977-82 West Bromwich Albion 9 4 1982-83 Birmingham City 5 1 1983-84 Walsall 54 17 1984 Cardiff ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 42. Lee Sinnott 

19 Oct

Lee Sinnott Born Aldridge12 July 1965 (or Pelsall) depending which source you believe Team Games Goals Rushall Olympic 1982-83 Walsall 40 2 1983-87 Watford 95 2 1987-91 Bradford City 213 6 1991-93 Crystal Palace 55 0 1993-94 Bradford City 34 1 1994-...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 40. Mark Jones 

17 Oct

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Walsall Born Walsall Player 41. William Law. 

17 Oct

William Law Date of birth 1882 Place of birth Walsall, England Playing position Outside left Youth career Rushall Olympic Senior career* Years                        Team                            Apps...


Chasewater: here’s why the water is low 

17 Oct

Lately, lots of people have been contacting me asking why the water level is so low at Chasewater, and many – including the champion of the waterfowl, Swan Lady Irene Hodges – have been very concerned about the impact of … Continue ...


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Features »

Retro glamour with added feathers 

20 Oct

I don’t mind admitting that I am truly excited about an event I am going to be attending tomorrow night.


Classic Streamliners – The Soo Line’s Sleek GM’s Electro-Motive Division F3 

20 Oct

Classic Streamliners The Soo Line’s Sleek General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division F3 Streamlined Diesel Locomotive Builder’s portrait of a Soo Line EMD F3 diesel locomotive.


Holly & Beau Brolly Review 

20 Oct

Autumn is renowned as the season when an umbrella is a handbag essential that needs to be carried every day.


Next shoes ‘point’ the way this season 

20 Oct

This season, it seems it may be time to turn your back on those cute, round toed shoes.


The perfect Place for an Autumn Picnic 

19 Oct

Summer is the season for picnics, but the fun doesn’t have to end then.


Sainted bee 

19 Oct

The urge to leave graffiti seems to be a strong one - even if the subject matter appears to be incomprehensible, like this one (...


Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1990s – December 1993 Including Littleton Colliery 

18 Oct

Steam Railways in Preservation In the 1990s Including Littleton Colliery December 1993 Work begins on the removal of the shuttering at the ‘Bahamas’ Locomotive Society’s new purpose built workshops at Ingrow on the Keighley Worth Valley ...


Stylish Workwear from Daxon 

18 Oct

When it comes to finding work wear that is practical and stylish, that can take you from a meeting to drinks in the bar, where is the first place you look? I’m guessing that not many of you would be saying Daxon right now, but in actual fact ...


Some Early Lines – Old Railway Companies – Stratford & Moreton Railway – Stratford-upon-Avon Railway 

17 Oct

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Stratford Moreton Railway   Tramway bridge over the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon Photograph of the bridge over the River Avon in Stratford-on-Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


Staffordshire against slavery 

17 Oct

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Lupus Awareness Month 

17 Oct

There are diseases that are very high profile.


Sk:n helps you find your future face 

16 Oct

Have you ever wondered what you would be like if you were transported 50 years into the future? Do you think about what life will be like for a person with your lifestyle, attitudes, hobbies and interests living in the year 2064? If you have answered...


Canal News – October 19 & 23, 2014 

16 Oct

Canal News October 19 23 2014 Anglesey Branch, Wyrley Essington Canal Family fun event at Fradley Junction 19 Oct 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Address Fradley Junction Staffordshire DE13 7DN Come and have a fun time with the family at Fradley ...


Great crested newt 

16 Oct

Posted from a garden in Switzerland.


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Business »

Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Jobs boost for Staffs as Amazon announces workforce expansion plans 

14 Oct

ONLINE retail giant Amazon has said it is to create another 1,000 jobs at its eight fulfilment centres in the UK, including its base at Rugeley.


Briggs secures £250,000 contract with Car Parts Industries 

2 Oct

CANNOCK-based Briggs Equipment has won a new contract worth £250,000 to supply materials handling equipment to remanufacturer of automotive parts Car Parts Industries (CPI).


Staffordshire accountancy firms merge to support growth 

26 Sep

TWO chartered accountancy firms in Staffordshire are to merge in order to strengthen their business offering to the region.


Further lettings secured at Gateway Retail Park 

17 Sep

TREBOR Developments and Hortons Estate have secured TK Maxx and Burger King as tenants for their Gateway Retail Park joint venture in Cannock.


Osborne announces new jobs in Cannock visit 

4 Sep

More than 900 jobs are being created by hardware and DIY retailer Screwfix, it was revealed today as George Osborne visited the West Midlands.


Sports Direct store to open in Cannock 

25 Aug

A new discount sports store is opening on a retail park in Cannock, creating 16 jobs.


Vehicle hire firm with Midlands branches to offer customer service NVQs 

19 Aug

NORTHGATE Vehicle Hire, which has branches in Kidderminster, Cannock, Birmingham and Stoke, has announced plans to upskill its employees by offering an NVQ course in customer service to anyone who joins the company.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


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LocalGov »

Funding programme tailor made to help airfield lighting company 

20 Oct

A world market-leading company is relocating to Rugeley after receiving funding from the region’s leading business support programme.


Residents encouraged to get FREE flu jab 

20 Oct

Residents living in Cannock Chase District are being advised to have the seasonal flu vaccination as part of Public Health England’s ‘Flu Kills’ campaign.


Street clean, 19th October 

19 Oct

The street requires some attention from the local authorities.


Theatre Workshop with X-Factor Coach 

15 Oct

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 - 18 year olds can visit the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock and take part in drama and music based workshops supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions...


Theatre Workshop with X-Factor Coach 

15 Oct

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 - 18 year olds can come along and spend the day taking part in drama and music based workshops, supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions.


Free ‘MOT’ health checks for cabbies and bus drivers 

10 Oct

Cabbies in the District got a free ‘MOT’ health check in Cannock and Rugeley at a recent event.


Firms in Cannock District urged to beat funding deadline 

9 Oct

Businesses in the Cannock District are being encouraged to beat a deadline if they want to secure grant funding from a leading business support programme.


Cabinet’s response to Staffordshire County Council’s libraries consultation 

7 Oct

Formal response of the Leader and Cabinet of Cannock Chase Council to the public consultation on the proposals to reshape library provision...


Business Support Programme scoops award for collaborative working 

3 Oct

Cannock Chase Council are pleased to announce that one of the region’s leading business support programmes has scooped an award for being the most “collaborative” programme in the West Midlands.


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Officer injured in the line of duty 

20 Oct

We received a call from colleagues in the ambulance service at around 7.30 pm on Sunday 19 October requesting assistance under the Mental Health Act at an address on Wat Tyler Close in Rugeley.


Euro Forces Reunite Against Cross-Border Crime 

20 Oct

Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.


New Act Encourages Partnership Working on ASB 

17 Oct

New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.


County advocates join anti-cyberbullying campaign 

16 Oct

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


Gearing Up to Drive Down Car Key Burglary 

9 Oct

Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards 

9 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.


Staffordshire Police Chiefs hold online chats 

6 Oct

Staffordshire Police Local Policing Team (LPT) Commanders are set to provide residents with a chance to engage with them using the latest technology over the coming year.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards, Friday 10 October 

3 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place next week at the County Showground.


Force Action Plan HMIC Domestic Abuse Inspection 

1 Oct

Following an inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) of how the police deal with Domestic Abuse, all forces have been required to produce a high level public facing action plan.


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