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Lichfield business earns ambulance service award for installing defibrillators in Burntwood 

21 Mar

A Lichfield-based business has won an award for its work installing defibrillators in Burntwood.

Foodbank in Burntwood boosted by £1,000 donation 

20 Mar

A local foodbank has been boosted by a £1,000 donation.

Burntwood charity hoping to get more youngsters sailing and windsurfing at Chasewater 

13 Mar

A Burntwood sailing charity is aiming to double the number of young people it gets on the water during 2o18.

Chance for people to get in the saddle as series of free cycle rides around Lichfield returns 

12 Mar

A programme of free bike rides around Lichfield is returning.

Rugeley rubbish fire extinguished after almost 18 months 

8 Mar

Firefighters have been monitoring the huge pile of waste since September 2016.

Canal volunteers beat the Beast from the East to move 230 tonne concrete tunnel into place in Lichfield 

7 Mar

Volunteers working on the restoration of the Lichfield Canal overcame the worst the elements could throw at them to move over 230 tonnes of concrete tunnel into position at Darnford Moors.

Man wanted after missing Cannock girl, 17, seen getting into van 

5 Mar

Jessica Roe, 17, is believed to have got into a van with 45-year-old Stuart Lymer.

First school closures in Lichfield confirmed as snow continues to fall 

1 Mar

Six schools in Lichfield have decided to close due to the poor weather.

Protecting yourself against compassion fatigue: key tips 

26 Feb

This article comprises of tips taken from a guide on Community Care Inform Children about burnout, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, written by social worker Lori Goosen.

Guided walk to showcase efforts to restore Lichfield Canal 

19 Feb

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be on show during a guided walk.

Teen jailed after driving at 90mph on A500 and smashing into petrol station wall 

4 Feb

Marcus Capewell banned from roads for three years after driving dangerously in Stoke-on-Trent and Cannock...

Longdon becomes eighth area in Lichfield and Burntwood to draw up Neighbourhood Plan 

2 Feb

Longdon has become the eight area across Lichfield and Burntwood to formally submit a Neighbourhood Plan.

Rugeley rubbish fire to be put out after 16 months 

1 Feb

Firefighters say the blaze, involving 1,000 tonnes of waste, can now be "safely extinguished".

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Sport »

Warrington Town 4-1 Hednesford Town – 1 

21 Mar

Hednesford Town fell to defeat against automatic promotion hopefuls Warrington Town thanks to three goals from two former Pitmen players.

Old spectacles wanted! 

20 Mar

The Club collects no longer used spectacles that it hands on to Kelchers Optometrists in Great Wyrley.

Club signs up to Amazon fundraising 

20 Mar

The Club has signed up to Smile Amazon – an online shopping means of raising funds for the club without spending an extra.

New Forward Signs 

20 Mar

This morning we have completed the signing of Anthony Dwyer from AFC Telford United – and he is available for selection in this evening against Warrington Town.

Match Preview: Warrington Town (A) 

20 Mar

After getting back to winning ways on Saturday, the Pitmen look to build on those three points when we head to promotion hopefuls Warrington Town this evening.


19 Mar

Wyrley Meerkats U15s – Champions of  Staffs Girls Ladies League 2017/18 – PILE ON...

Hednesford Town 3-2 Marine 

19 Mar

Hednesford Town came from behind to pick up all three points and gain some revenge for the defeat at Marine last weekend.

Weekend Match Reports 17th March 2018. Report No. 23 

18 Mar

Cannock L1s 0 - 3 Trojans    Cannock 1s hosted trojans who are top of the league on goal difference so knew they would be in for a tough battle.

Football for All – more players wanted. 

18 Mar

The Club has the following in place : – A Boys Development Centre (for boys aged 4 to 6 starting their football journey) that was created 22 years ago.

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Comment »

It’s a diesel takeover – this weekend! 

22 Mar

Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it's annual Diesel Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 24-25th March 2018.

Currebt Squad 16 Justin Shaibu 

21 Mar

Justin Kwabena Shaibu  (born 28 October 1997) is a Danish professional footballer  who plays for Walsall on Loan from Brentford.

Still time to volunteer at this year’s UK Corporate Games 

21 Mar

If you love your sports and would like to join in the action at Europe’s biggest sports event for business then now’s your chance.

The importance of diverse teams 

19 Mar

I’ve been reflecting on decision making and diversity this week, and would value any feedback from readers.

Showcasing Staffordshire’s investment potential and the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 

16 Mar

This week representatives from the County Council and our Local Enterprise Partnership are at a global property exhibition called MIPIM in Cannes, France.

Current Squad. 15 Liam Kinsella. 

14 Mar

Liam Mark Kinsella (born 23 February 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a full back or midfielder for League One side Walsall.

Current Squad. 11 Keiron Morris. 

14 Mar

Kieron Morris (born 3 June 1994) is an English footballer who plays for Walsall.

Bearing up under the strain 

13 Mar

So, I decided to go and take a look at the nicely refurbished Ogley Junction Bridge , and hopefully cross it and get to Chasewater, extending my recent short rides .

Current Squad 13 Liam Roberts. 

13 Mar

Liam Joseph Roberts  (born 24 November 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper .

Get into something Hobbit forming… 

13 Mar

There's a really great exhibition happening right now and continuing until 21st April 2018 at Chasewater Innovation Centre - Tolkien in Staffordshire, which is on at the Innovation Centre from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Current Squad 10 Erhun Oztumer 

12 Mar

Erhun Aksel Oztumer  (born 29 May 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays in midfield for League one Walsall.

Identifying our values and making them work 

12 Mar

You will remember my talking about formalising a new set of values in the organisation as part of our Workforce Strategy.

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Features »

Why every party needs a selfie frame corner 

22 Mar

Are you looking for fun party entertainment that can keep all guests entertained for hours? If you’re after something fun and cheap that your party-goers will have a laugh with all night long, why not get in on the selfie frame trend? With funny ...

How to make a success of home-working 

22 Mar

It may be something you’ve been longing to do, or circumstances may have made it necessary.

Love: Not Just A Young Person’s Game 

21 Mar

It does sometimes feel that when we talk about love, and finding love, we automatically think of people in the first flush of youth.

Evita at 40 – Still Sublime. 

21 Mar

The iconic musical Evita came back to Birmingham last night, and showed why it is still a ,musical by which all others are measured.


20 Mar

As mentioned in my previous blog about Dudley Tunnel, its very being was due mainly to the vast quantity of Limestone that Dudley, Wrens Nest and Mons hills are made of.

3 Slimming Alternatives to Traditional Pizza 

20 Mar

If you’re trying to make standard pizza healthier, you’ve got to begin with blotting off as much grease off the top layer of cheese as you can.

Cute Places for a Mini-Break in the USA 

20 Mar

Sometimes the best mini breaks take place on home turf, and where better to explore than the many eclectic cities in America? With its world famous bridges, towers and statues, our country is home to some of the most iconic landmarks on Earth, not to...

5 Tips to finding a good dentist in New Jersey 

20 Mar

Have you had a bad experience with your current dentist? Would you like to find another dentist in New Jersey? Or, could you be looking for a good family dentist while in New Jersey? Whatever your answers to the above questions, there are many ...

March 18th – I thought Saturday had been grim. I had no idea… 

20 Mar

March 18th - I thought Saturday had been grim.

Easter Gift Ideas – No Chocolate Necessary 

19 Mar

Even though it feels that Winter has suddenly reapppeared (did it ever really go), we are, in fact, just a week away from Good Friday and the coming of Easter.

Why You Should Add An Ensuite Bathroom 

19 Mar

If you start to look at home improvements as soon as Spring comes around, then you may be looking at ways to make your home more comfortable, or more saleable.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a College Away from Home 

19 Mar

The college application process is hard, but deciding which college you will go to can be even harder.

The Rise Of Craft Chocolate 

18 Mar

When it comes to our national food and drink story, one thing seems clear, quality is becoming more and more important.

March 16th – I had to nip up to Burntwood after an early return… 

17 Mar

March 16th - I had to nip up to Burntwood after an early return from work, and I took a muddy, wet canal towpath up to Chasewater.

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Business »

Good news from four West Midlands manufacturers: first, RSD Pressings of Cannock 

16 Mar

C H Howe Limited was originally founded in 1940 as manufacturers of metal toggle fasteners to the metal box industry and in particular ammunition boxes during the Second World War.

Amazon to create 400 jobs in Rugby 

29 Jan

Rugby will be the fourth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands, alongside warehouses in Coalville, Daventry and Rugeley...

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.

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LocalGov »

Rehousing Out of Area 

13 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to David Adams on 13 March 2018 .

Car parked outside our property, dropping cigarette ends out of his window, 12th March 

12 Mar

There is a car which parks outside our home, the occupant sits in the front seat and after smoking his cigarettes he drops them out of his car window.

Missing sign, 9th March 

9 Mar

Gorse Lane, Brereton.

Route 74 passenger numbers 

27 Feb

Response by Staffordshire County Council to Mark Smith on 27 February 2018 .

Excessive Litter, 21st February 

21 Feb

Excessive litter along Broadhurst Green, Cannock Chase, between Pye Green Road and Broadhurst Green Road crossroads.

Allotment: Name; Location; Area; Statutory Status 

21 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to darylalden on 21 February 2018 .

Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform 

21 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Daniella Bradley on 21 February 2018 .

Parking Permit Costs 

20 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Hayley Burrows on 20 February 2018 .

Large Chiller Unit, 19th February 

19 Feb

A large chiller / freezer unit has been dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wyrley Lane, Pelsall Report on FixMyStreet...

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Reminder to keep mirrors away from windows after care home fire 

1 Feb

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents not to leave mirrors near windows after a fire at a care home in Rugeley.

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.

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