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Open day at Chase Terrace Community Fire Station 

3 Jul

A fire engine People will be able to get up close and personal with the new Chase Terrace Community Fire Station.

Man fights for life after his heart was restarted following M6 crash 

2 Jul

Victim had been cut free from his vehicle after horrific rush-hour collision near Hilton Park Services when he went into cardiac arrest...

Motorist drives wrong way on M-way 

1 Jul

A suspected drink-driver is arrested after a car crashes through toll barriers and heads the wrong way on the M6 Toll before being stopped in Staffordshire.

Cannock police halt drink driving suspect speeding wrong way down M6 

1 Jul

Motorist in Ford Ka was eventually stopped by officers following chase near junction 11...

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant opens summer fayre in Longdon 

30 Jun

Michael Fabricant cuts the ribbon on the summer fayre in Longdon Lichfield’s MP was the guest of honour as he opened a the Longdon Villages and St James Primary School Summer Fayre.

Donation boosts Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust’s restoration projects 

25 Jun

Efforts to restore local canals have been boosted by a four-figure donation.

Lichfield Heritage Towpath Trail to become part of the Heart of England Way 

23 Jun

Lichfield’s Heritage Towpath Trail is to become part of the Heart of England Way.

Firefighters to rescue of animals in distress in Cannock and Sutton Park 

22 Jun

Horse in burning horsebox and cow stuck in water saved by fire service in busy weekend...

Why Hollywood chose Birmingham for film set, according to She Who Brings Gifts producer 

20 Jun

Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine have been filming in and around Birmingham all month...

Good causes urged to apply for charity funding from M6 Toll owners 

19 Jun

Local good causes could be in for a boost after the owners of the M6 Toll started the search for three chosen charities.

When Boney met his Waterloo 

18 Jun

The bloody Battle of Waterloo put an end to a struggle for power on the continent that had raged for over a decade.

Is this bungling crook Britain’s worst burglar? 

18 Jun

Patrick Rafferty's hopeless night of crime in Wolverhampton was caught on CCTV and left him with £20, two bottles of bourbon, and old laptop and six years in jail...

Chasewater will not be sold, county councillor vows 

17 Jun

Chasewater will not be sold, a county councillor has vowed.

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Sport »

Development Centre Party 

3 Jul

On Sunday 19th of July we are having The Development Centres first party at the Clubhouse at Long Lane.

2015/16 Fixtures Released 

3 Jul

Hednesford Town will begin their 2015/16 Vanarama National League North campaign with a home game against Stalybridge Celtic at Keys Park on Saturday 8th August .

Fixtures: Pitmen at home on opening day 

3 Jul

Hednesford Town also get their season underway at home as they welcome Manchester side Stalybridge Celtic to Keys Park.

Chris Slater agrees to extend Chasetown FC stay 

2 Jul

Long-serving Chasetown FC defender Chris Slater is set to stretch his record number of appearances after committing his future to the club.

Domination Classic Results 

1 Jul

Apologies for forgetting the printer paper for the results of the Domination Classic race, but well done to everyone who battled the terrain and found .

Obeng ready to zoom into Keys Park 

1 Jul

We are now in a position to announce that Hednesford Town Football Club have pounced to sign striker Ahmed Obeng.

Pitmen swoop to bring in two more 

1 Jul

Rob Smith has added two more new faces to his squad following the arrival of defender Kyle Morrison and striker Luke Benbow at Keys Park.

National League Statement: Fixture Release 

30 Jun

The National League had planned to release its fixtures this coming Friday 3rd July at 12noon.

Your Help is Still Required 

30 Jun

As the end of the close season draws to an end we are still seeking help to spruce up our Keys Park Stadium ready for next season.

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Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge pt1 

3 Jul

Pennocrucium settlement site and Watling St (WA Baker 21/7/70) The choice in covering a Roman site for this dissertation was probably inevitable: not only am I from Italian extract, but I was born within a stones throw of the Roman site at Wall (...

June 2015 Newsletter 

2 Jul

The Society supported the ‘ Walk for Health’ group on their ‘Festival walk’ during the month.

Walsall player 398. Michael Antonio Leary 

2 Jul

Michael Antonio Leary (born 17 April 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Spalding United as a midfielder.

Walsall player 397. Jamie Lawrence 

2 Jul

Jamie Lawrence (born 8 March 1970) is a football coach and former professional player.

Walsall player 396. Martin Lane 

1 Jul

Martin Lane (born 12 April 1961) is an English former footballer who played mainly as a full-back.

Walsall player 395. John ‘Jack’ Landells 

1 Jul

John ‘Jack’ Landells (11 November 1904– unknown) was an English association footballer who played as a forward.

How sports are helping showcase the county’s investment potential 

30 Jun

It’s been another busy week for us with yet another major event for the county.

Walsall player 394. Oliver James “Olly” Lancashire 

29 Jun

Oliver James “Olly” Lancashire (born 13 December 1988) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for English League One club Rochdale as a centre back.

Walsall player 393. Christopher James Lambert 

29 Jun

Christopher James Lambert (born 14 September 1973 in Henley-on-Thames) is an English former professional association footballer, most famous for playing for Reading.

Devolution – getting the best deal for Staffordshire 

29 Jun

Devolution seems to be occupying many people’s minds at the moment.

Walsall Player 392. William Knight 

27 Jun

William Knight was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Southampton in the years prior to World War I.

Walsall Player 391. FRANK KLETZENBAUER 

27 Jun

FRANK KLETZENBAUER Frank Kletzenbauer was a professional footballer.

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Features »

Claireabella at Toxic Fox – Perfect Beach Accessories 

2 Jul

When you are thinking about your Summer holidays, packing light is always at the forefront of your mind.

Synvisc, drug for osteoarthritis 

2 Jul

Even though people like to present old age as the golden age, it is a scientific fact that our body stops losing its function when it reaches certain point.

Rebels’ bullet holes 

27 Jun

The doors to the tower at St.

All about – Working Holidays in the UK 

26 Jun

For many students, a working holiday abroad during Summer holidays, or taking a longer working holiday as part of a gap year, are a right of passage – a really important part of growing up and becoming independent.

Six great ways to accessorise this Summer 

26 Jun

I love summer.

Teapot sheds light in Middleport 

24 Jun

It looks at first like a magically suspended teapot, shedding rather science-fiction-style rays of luminescence.

Festival Fever – No Thanks! 

24 Jun

When it comes to festivals, it is safe to say I am now firmly on the side of 6 out of 10 magazine and their stance in the article ´Why festivals aren´t for me´.

Top Tips for Accessorising your outfits this Summer 

24 Jun

Looking your best this summer isn’t just about finding the perfect dress or shorts and top combo.

Boohoo embrace the 70s with Kimonos and flares 

24 Jun

When we look back at the summer of 2015 in fashion terms, we will remember it as the year the 70s had a revival.

GLENN HUGHES Returning To UK For Autumn 2015 Solo Tour 

23 Jun

With recent announcements of live shows in South America and Europe in August, September and October, GLENN HUGHES , the legendary 'Voice of Rock', is extending his 2015 Solo Tour with new shows in the UK , spanning mid October into November.

All about Nutmeg pensions 

23 Jun

When you are in your twenties, thinking about securing your old age with a pension seems to be such a long time ahead.

June 21st – At Stonywell, between Farewell and Longdon Green, my… 

22 Jun

June 21st - At Stonywell, between Farewell and Longdon Green, my attention was snagged by a bright red flash as I sped past.

Blithfield opens up 

21 Jun

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall...

Mick Doman’s last train ride 

21 Jun

Chasewater Railway Mick Doman’s last train ride The Chasewater Railway Museum Sunday Staff – 2010 (Mick, Godfrey John) Dave Doman brought his father’s ashes to Chasewater Railway for one last journey on a steam locomotive.

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Business »

Northgate announces chairman change 

30 Jun

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate has announced that Bob Mackenzie will be retiring from his role of chairman at the Company\'s AGM in September.

St Modwen refurbishes Cannock business park 

26 Jun

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen is investing in a programme of refurbishment at its Watling Street Business Park in Cannock.

Aggreko rings the changes in search of greater efficiency 

22 Jun

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has announced changes to its organisational structure which it believes will improve its operational efficiency.

Rugeley maintenance business snapped up by northern rival 

19 Jun

SPRAYBOOTH Maintenance Services, based in Rugeley, has been bought by Lancashires Beta Group for an undisclosed amount.

M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.

Cannock conwoman pays back £85k she embezzled from firm 

21 May

A Cannock based business which was conned out of more than £85,000 by a former worker has finally been repaid all of the money following an eight-year wait.


2 May

Former Blockbuster store in Cannock to become charity shop...


27 Apr

Ex on the Beach star opens mum's salon in Cannock...


23 Apr

Revamped Cannock McDonald's to bring 20 new jobs...

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LocalGov »

IER drop off numbers by ward level for Cannock Chase Council 

3 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Elisabeth Pop on 3 July 2015 .

Insurance claims management arrangements 

3 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Sudhir Basquiat on 3 July 2015 .

Health and Wellbeing services for young people set to be transformed 

3 Jul

Health and Wellbeing provision for school aged children and young people is set to be transformed under plans by Staffordshire County Council.

Support services for carers made simpler and more effective 

3 Jul

Support services for carers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being made simpler and more effective to better help them and their families.

ERP/Finance Systems 

1 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Katie Green on 1 July 2015 .

Get wise to scams during national awareness month 

1 Jul

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams and not be rushed into making hasty decisions as part of a national awareness month.

Tree, 30th June 

30 Jun

Very old tree at 34 Johnson Road Cannock being cut down by resident.

Parent parking obstruction between etchinghill and John bamford school, 30th June 

30 Jun

Daffodil walk, Thistle close,Church lane...

New Council Housing in Rug 

29 Jun

Cannock Chase Council has started building 21 new much-needed affordable homes at Green Lane, Rugeley.

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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

Four arrested after suspicious incident near Cannock ATM 

10 Jun

At around 10.20am on Tuesday 9 June a woman reported experiencing issues at the ATM at the One Stop shop in Rose Hill.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

Can you help us locate stolen bike? 

2 Jun

Officers from Cannock Chase Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a bicycle in Rugeley.

First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.

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