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First images released of proposed £3.1million Burntwood housing development 

9 Oct

The first images of a proposed new £3.1million supported living housing development in Burntwood have been released.


Burntwood scout group boosted by £1,000 Amazon donation 

5 Oct

A Burntwood scout group has been given £1,000 to help them to go exploring.


New £3.1m Burntwood housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home 

5 Oct

Plans have been drawn up for a new £3.1million housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home in Burntwood.


Snorkelling benefits cheat sentenced for ‘barefaced lies’ 

25 Sep

Linda Hoey used an exaggerated disability to avoid £15,690 in M6 Toll fees.


Readers call for Andy and Louise to return after Signal1’s ‘epic fail’ 

24 Sep

One of their replacements, Jennie Longdon, left the station this week...


Signal1 DJ Jennie Longdon has left the breakfast show – just months after replacing Louise 

24 Sep

Station bosses have confirmed she has left the show...


Pigeon flies from Yorkshire to set up new nest in Rugeley 

21 Sep

Tango was disccovered on the doorstep of a vets - and refused to go home...


Chance to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

18 Sep

Entries are open for the 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race.


Charity set up in memory of Great Haywood woman teams up with Amazon 

12 Sep

Little Laura will work with the Rugeley company on a range of fundraising projects...


Gang jailed for £15,000 raid on security guard delivering money to Barclays bank in Burntwood 

25 Aug

Three brothers are among five men jailed for their part in burglaries across the Midlands, including a raid on a security guard delivering cash to a bank in Burntwood.


Firefighters rescue horse stuck in five foot ditch 

21 Aug

Firefighters worked for almost three hours to successfully rescue a horse which had become stuck in a ditch.


Smallthorne teenager hailed a hero after helping to talk her… 

21 Aug

A teenager has been hailed as a 'little angel' and a 'hero' after she talked her troubled brother down from a bridge.


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.


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Sport »

Hednesford Town 2-0 Rushall Olympic 

18 Oct

Hednesford Town returned to winning ways at Keys Park after moving into the next round of the Integero League Cup following victory over Rushall Olympic.


Match Preview: Rushall Olympic (H) 

17 Oct

The Pitmen return home this evening as our attention turns towards the Integro League Cup when Rushall Olympic visit Keys Park.


Burntwood RUFC go top with victory over neighbours Cannock 

17 Oct

Burntwood RUFC finished in emphatic style to pull clear of Cannock and go top of M3WN.


McDonald returns as new Pics boss 

16 Oct

Former Solihull Moors, Hednesford Town and Redditch United boss Liam McDonald is the new manager of EVO-STIK League Rushall Olympic.


Match Reports Weekend 14th/15th October. Report No. 7 

15 Oct

Cannock M1s 3 - 3 Durham University      Men's 1s travelled to Durham University in upbeat mood following two wins in a row.


Shoal Hill Results 2017 

15 Oct

Results Here Splitsbrowser Analysis Here Winsplits Analysis Here Routegadget Here – Draw or upload your route...


In pictures: Burntwood RUFC v Cannock 

15 Oct

Burntwood RUFC’s bright start to the season continued with a victory over neighbours Cannock – and photographer Joanne Gough captured the match action on camera...


Hednesford Town 1-1 Workington AFC 

15 Oct

A goal in the first minute of second half stoppage time from Chekaine Steele saw Hednesford Town deservedly claim a share of the points against Workington at Keys Park.


Cougars found at top of Snowdon!!! 

14 Oct

Well done to Sham, Donna, Theresa and Nic from our Ladies Cougars Veterans team, who climbed Snowdon today to raise funds for the club.


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Comment »

Pearls for Tears. 

18 Oct

Princess Margaret in 1951.


National Adoption Week 

17 Oct

This week it’s National Adoption Week and with almost seven out of 10 children waiting for adoptive families from sibling groups, there’s a real need to help find them loving homes.


And now to something close to all our hearts, good food and drink 

11 Oct

This Friday some of the best food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head at the Taste of Staffordshire GOOD FOOD AWARDS.


Chasewater Railway Coal Train event this weekend 

7 Oct

Sorry again for the late notice but I note Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant.


Unlocking the power of the crowd 

5 Oct

Supporting communities to be at the heart of local initiatives is the future of local government, and the way that we’ll continue to improve the lives of people in Staffordshire.


The Local Government Challenge, and a Connecting Us Survey reminder 

2 Oct

We had two teams participating in Local Government Challenge this week, run by the West Midlands Employers (WME) of whom we are a member.


Fancy joining work parties at Chasewater? They start today and run through October 

2 Oct

A quick appeal here for folk to join work parties at Chasewater starting today (Monday 2nd October 2017) helping the rangers clear the raised beds around the innovation centre and south shore that have become such a mess.


Stuck in a rut – beware, folks – the deer are getting horny…. 

28 Sep

This is just a quick note to warn people given to exploring the open spaces of the area that over the next 8-10 weeks or so the deer population will be getting amorous - it's rutting time for our large brown friends, and that means one thing: the ...


Appeal underway to keep Leekfrith Torcs in Staffordshire 

28 Sep

Back in February, people worldwide were amazed at the story of how two friends struck gold in a field in Leek.


Join the Friends of Chasewater for a coffee this Friday! 

26 Sep

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore has been in touch to say that her new Friends of Chasewater group have a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Innovation Centre this Friday morning between 10am and 1pm.


Connecting Us Survey and Burton Gateways update 

25 Sep

The Connecting Us Survey is just about to go live, and I would like to take the opportunity to encourage you to make sure that your voice is heard.


Get ale and hearty at Chasewater this weekend! 

23 Sep

Noted ale arse The Stymaster has been in touch to let me know that from 12 noon until 5pm today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday 23/24th September 2017), Beowulf Brewery in the craft units by Chasewater is having an open day.


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Features »

Comeback Fashion Trends 

18 Oct

If you don’t think your mother is the trendiest person you know, then we have bigger problems on the horizon than you might think, or you might be under a bewitching spell in which the women who gave you life isn’t cooler than millennial pink...


Pearls for Tears. 

18 Oct

Princess Margaret in 1951.


Halloween Fashion From New Look 

18 Oct

In the car this morning, as I once again tried to avoid sleep walking through the school run, a song came on the radio that immediately made me smile.


My taste of Thailand 

18 Oct

If there is one place that I truly love in the world, it has to be Thailand.


Reviewed: The Hampton Cornflower Blue Grab Bag from Yoshi Bags 

17 Oct

Yoshi Lichfield should really be called the home of the bag.


Bath or Shower – which do you prefer? 

17 Oct

It’s an age old question that can start arguments, divide families, and generally go unanswered.


What colour shirts do women prefer? 

16 Oct

When choosing a shirt to impress, a few questions might cross a man’s mind: does it match with the trousers? Is the material of a good quality? Is it suitable for the dress code? But something else that men should be asking is – what does this ...


5 Tips to vacationing with pets in the Lake District 

16 Oct

Whether you have children or not, it is not uncommon for a dog, cat, or other pet to become a member of the family.


Toothpaste Confidential 

13 Oct

Toothpaste sales worldwide are literally a billion pound industry with supermarket shelves stacked high with every conceivable option.


Fashion Friday: Latest Collaborations and Limited Editions 

13 Oct

This season has seen a whole host of limited collection pieces and designer collaborations that have made the High Street a very exciting place to be.


Ophion obscuratus ichneumon wasp 

12 Oct

First record in Staffs since 1973.


Fun ways for you and your child to stay fit this Autumn 

12 Oct

As Winter starts to draw in, and the days get colder, it would be very easy to opt for the choice made by bears and just hibernate until Spring comes around again.


How to transform your child’s room into a princess paradise 

12 Oct

Every princess needs a palace, but sometimes they have to just settle for a bedroom.


Travel Needs Sorted With Cabin Zero 

11 Oct

For many people, the joys of traveling and experiencing new places are slightly tempered by the luggage situation.


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Business »

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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LocalGov »

Fishermen leaving rubbish & excretement, 16th October 

16 Oct

Men fishing left rubbish and toilet roll all over the nature reserve, use area as a toilet when camping - absolutely disgusting.


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

12 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Gwyn Worth on 12 October 2017 .


Yet again more rubbish dumped, 11th October 

11 Oct

Constant issue of rubbish being dumped outside from the residents of the council flats.


Parking Charge Notices 

11 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Calnan on 11 October 2017 .


Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

10 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to A R Shaw on 10 October 2017 .


Fly tipping, 8th October 

8 Oct

Anglesey nature reserve Hednesford 3 bags of waste dumped in the undergrowth, just off th path Report on FixMyStreet...


Cheque book schools 

6 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Ryan on 6 October 2017 .


Parking Charge Notices 

5 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Calnan on 5 October 2017 .


Cheque book schools 

4 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Ryan on 4 October 2017 .


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999 »

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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    This is a reconstructed hut from one of the Great War military training camps that existed on Cannock Chase.

    During the Great War two training camps were built on the Chase, these being Brocton Camp


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