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Body found in secure yard after ‘appearing to fall from roof’ 

19 Aug

A man's body has been found in a secure yard after appearing to fall off the top of the building.

New members appointed to Staffordshire County Council cabinet 

17 Aug

Newly-elected members have been appointed to the cabinet at Staffordshire County Council.

Petrol station worker threatened by masked men with hammer 

15 Aug

A petrol station worker was threatened by masked men wielding a hammer during an early morning raid.

Police searching for two men who robbed Burntwood petrol station 

15 Aug

Police are trying to find two men who robbed a Burntwood petrol station.

The six Staffordshire drug dealers jailed for a total of 28 years 

12 Aug

These are the six men jailed yesterday after selling hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine on the streets of South Staffordshire.

Burntwood trio among gang jailed after drug dealer overdosed on his own cocaine 

11 Aug

Three men from Burntwood have been jailed for drugs offences.

Plans for seven new homes to be built on land in Burntwood 

8 Aug

Plans have been drawn up to build seven new homes on land in Burntwood.

Former Staffordshire Police HQ sold for £15 million to… 

7 Aug

More than 10 million will be used to support policing across the county after a constabulary's former HQ was flogged to developers.

IPCC investigating claim Staffordshire Police spilled baby’s… 

7 Aug

An investigation has been launched after a Staffordshire mum claimed police left the ashes of her dead child scattered across a bedroom.

Dashcam video captures M6 Toll wrong-way driver 

3 Aug

A driver is filmed going the wrong way on the M6 Toll moments before crashing into two vehicles.

‘No show’ Cannock Chase District councillor removed from seat 

1 Aug

The councillor did not attend meetings for six months, while receiving nearly £3,000 in allowances.

Personally Speaking: Jack Brereton: "Time for the world to… 

31 Jul

Dawn on the morning of June 9, in the surroundings of the sports hall at Fenton Manor, was a momentous point in time both for me and for Stoke-on-Trent: I was announced as the winner in the election for Stoke-on-Trent South, becoming our city's first...

Benefits fraudster Linda Hoey avoided £15K in M6 toll charges 

28 Jul

She claimed she could barely walk but investigators found photographs of Linda Hoey scuba diving and snorkelling.

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Forward arrives at Keys Park 

19 Aug

Hednesford Town can this morning confirm the arrival of forward Devarn Green at Keys Park.

Match Preview: Shaw Lane AFC (A) 

18 Aug

Hednesford Town face their second away fixture in a week when Neil Tooth’s side head up to Yorkshire to face Shaw Lane AFC on Saturday.

Cricket club fleeced after break-in 

17 Aug

A storage unit at Armitage Cricket Club, which has been going since the 1970s, was raided on Friday night and was only discovered by passing dog walkers who noticed the door left open the following morning.

Matlock Town 3-2 Hednesford Town 

16 Aug

Hednesford Town were left on the wrong end of a five goal thriller in Derbyshire on Tuesday evening after Matlock Town claimed all three points thanks to a winner ten minutes from time.

Striker Departs Keys Park 

16 Aug

Hednesford Town Football Club can today confirm that Ryan Wynter has departed from Keys Park.

Woods reveals tragic loss of baby 

15 Aug

Woods, who hails from Norton Canes and began his footballing career at Walsall released a statement regarding the news through the Brentford FC website, the team he currently plays for.

Match Preview: Matlock Town (A) 

15 Aug

Hednesford Town return to action this evening as we head to Matlock Town in our first league away game of the new season.

Club Night 2017-18 

14 Aug

Cannock Men's Hockey Club would like to wish a warm welcome all old, new and current members to their opening club night on Tuesday 5th September 2017.

Hednesford Town 1-1 Ashton United 

13 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to settle for a point from their opening game of the new season as they were held to a draw against Ashton United at Keys Park.

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Your chance to meet a Great War historian! NOTE IMPORTANT UPDATE PLEASE 

19 Aug

Here's one I'm awfully late with, but you still have chance to catch the wonderful war historian Andrew Thornton at the Cannock Chase Military History Weekend tomorrow (Sunday 20th August) and this afternoon if you're exceedingly quick to get up to ...

Hot to trot 

18 Aug

I'm not going to beat around the bush, a remarkable piece of local history right out of the blue courtesy of Twitter pal Ben Graham who drew my attention to it an hour ago - those interested in the local history of trotting, Chasewater Stadium and ...

Dignity in Care 

14 Aug

I spent the best part of a day with the carers who look after our most vulnerable people at the annual Dignity Awards, held this year in Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

UK Corporate Games to return to the county 

11 Aug

Sports and leisure has always played an important role in society and a strong offer has the ability to generate visitors, jobs and prosperity for an area.

New Deputy Leader for the Council 

9 Aug

As some of you may already be aware, Ian Parry took the decision to step down from the Cabinet and Deputy Leader in July to focus on a new role with the Centre for Public Scrutiny.

Chasewater Railway – Annual Charities Day this Sunday! 

2 Aug

Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a local preserved industrial railway is this Sunday (6th August 2017) staging it's Annual Charities Day, when the railway will be operating with steam trains, and there will be charity stalls and activities ...

SLT Away Day; Providing a better health and care system 

31 Jul

The Cabinet and the Senior Leadership Team had our long-awaited Away Day last Monday to consider the direction of Staffordshire County Council over the coming 4 years.

The Grove Colliery – remembering a lost pit 

29 Jul

Last year I featured a very popular set of images from a place I genuinely didn't realise still existed: The Grove Colliery, the remnants of which - the house and offices situated just off Lime Lane, between Pelsall, Brownhills, Norton and Great ...

Improving children’s services 

26 Jul

I attended a working dinner this week with a group of local authority leaders on the subject of improving children’s services.

Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway this Sunday! 

22 Jul

I notice that this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, there's a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Mabel's Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.

Supporting people living with dementia and those caring for them 

21 Jul

Dementia is a subject that many of us don’t talk about, but is something that can have a devastating impact on not only individuals, but on their family and friends too.

Exciting times for our county town 

17 Jul

You will have heard me talking about growing the county’s economy before, attracting more better paid jobs that put more money into people’s pockets to spend in our town centres in their leisure time remains a key priority for the county council.

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GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation 

17 Aug

Andy Hughes of Soapbox 65 Marketing has provided a pdf document which gives an overview of the new legislation which essentially will affect all businesses when it becomes law next year Please click to download...

Back To School With Claire’s 

17 Aug

Even though it only seems like yesterday since we were celebrating school being out for Summer, the reality is there are only two weeks left of the current school holiday and then the kids will be back to school again.

Luscious Locks: How to Protect Your Hair When You Straighten It Every Day 

17 Aug

Does your go-to hairdo require straightening every day? A lot of women (and men, too) prefer hairstyles that entail a bit of maintenance.

August 15th – I spun up The Parade and over to Burntwood on the… 

16 Aug

August 15th - I spun up The Parade and over to Burntwood on the errand, then returned via Chasewater and the canal.

SENSSE Go! Mini Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator 

16 Aug

There was once a time when holidays and traveling meant that our skincare routine took a bit of a backseat.

Popping The Question? Choose A Loose Diamond For The Ring 

15 Aug

Image Perl Photography via Flickr If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, no doubt you have a budget in mind and want to save money wherever you can.

Choosing the perfect wedding ring 

14 Aug

You’re already engaged, and you can’t wait to finally marry your husband-to-be, but one thing is missing – the perfect wedding ring.

Making Additional Storage Space In Your Loft 

13 Aug

When it comes to our homes, it seems that the one thing we can never have enough of is storage space.

Songmics Beauty Box Review And Competition 

11 Aug

Songmics Inc is a top 50 seller on Amazon UK and are experts when it comes to organising your beauty products.

Work+Play at Malmaison – A Girly Night In 

10 Aug

Last week I was invited to enjoy a girly night of food, pampering and cocktails at the very stylish Malmaison .

Dealing With Mobility Problems In The Home 

9 Aug

My dad is 63.

Extended Offer to Members 

9 Aug

Howard Thomas is keen that Gone Fishing members and their families do not miss out on the exceptionally low interest rates which are available at the moment.

The Difference between Japanese Pachinko and Slots 

9 Aug

Before discussing the difference between Japanese pachinko and slot machines, you should first get to know what pachinko is all about.

Fashion At The Wednesbury Museum And Art Gallery 

8 Aug

It’s always lovely when a fashion exhibition pops up virtually on your doorstep.

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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.

Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...

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Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

16 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Mr Wilde on 16 August 2017 .

Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

16 Aug

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Mr Wilde on 16 August 2017 .

Low hanging tree, 15th August 

15 Aug

Low hanging tee on corner with Badger Close Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Harebell Close, Heath Hayes Report on FixMyStreet...

Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

14 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Mr Wilde on 14 August 2017 .


14 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to R Malhotra on 14 August 2017 .

Trees overhanging road, 8th August 

8 Aug

Trees are overhanging the road and causing a hazard as cars can't see traffic on the joining road when turning.

Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

2 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Liam Edge on 2 August 2017 .

Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

2 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Liam Edge on 2 August 2017 .

Fleet Information 

31 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Iain Irvin on 31 July 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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