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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".


Burntwood councillor insists joined up thinking was crucial to unlocking new £15million retail development 

31 Jan

A Burntwood councillor says getting key parties around the table has helped a new retail development come to fruition.


Jail for pair who ripped necklaces from women in Lichfield and Burntwood 

29 Jan

Two men who ripped jewellery from women in the street in Lichfield and Burntwood have been jailed.


Work set to begin on new £15million retail development in Burntwood 

25 Jan

Work is due to being on a new £15million retail development in Burntwood.


Man performs sex act at Staffordshire fishing pool 

25 Jan

The man fled after police were called to the fishing pool on Cannock Chase...


Workers brave the shave to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

23 Jan

A Whittington-based charity has been boosted after a team of work colleagues raised £4,000 by shaving their heads.


Volunteers urged to help trust continue work to restore the Lichfield Canal 

22 Jan

Lichfield’s canal restoration trust is looking for more volunteers after making huge progress in the last year.


Woman’s body found in woods in Staffordshire 

20 Jan

Police found the body in Cannock this morning...


Police concerned for missing 57-year-old woman 

17 Jan

Sandra, from Stafford, was last seen boarding a bus towards Cannock...


A5 closed following accident near M6 

15 Jan

The road is likely to remain closed for several hours after the accident near Cannock...


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Sport »

Hednesford Town 0-2 Warrington Town 

25 Feb

A goal in each half from Warrington Town saw the ten men of Hednesford Town condemned to defeat against the promotion chasing visitors.


Mums Play Football Centre 

23 Feb

The Club’s Mums Play Football Centre takes places every Friday night 7 til 8 at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre astro turf.


Match Preview: Warrington Town (H) 

23 Feb

Tomorrow sees The Pitmen returning home as we host Warrington Town at Keys Park knowing that we can ill afford anymore slip-ups if we are to make a break into the top five come the end of the season.


Fans given chance to choose Evo-Stik NPL Player of the Year 

22 Feb

The race to unveil the next Evo-Stik NPL Show Fans Player of the Year and the Northern Premier League’s top fifty managers of all time is underway.


Main Club Awards presented. 

20 Feb

The Club presented its Annual Main Awards last night at the clubhouse.


WCH Club Champions 

19 Feb

The club champs this year was split into two, with the juniors decided at the Brindley event on 4th Feb and the adults at Wrekin’s .


Weekend Match Reports Weekend 17th February 2018. Report No. 20 

19 Feb

Cannock L1s 0 – 1 Swansea    Ladies 1s played at home to Swansea as they continued to fight to stay in the league.


Stalybridge Celtic 2-2 Hednesford Town 

18 Feb

A goal in second half stoppage time from Hednesford Town captain Tom Thorley earned the Pitmen a share of the points against a Stalybridge Celtic side who had produced a late fightback of their own.


Match Preview: Stalybridge Celtic (A) 

16 Feb

Hednesford Town return to league action tomorrow as we make the trip north to take on Stalybridge Celtic.


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Comment »

Current Squad. 6. Nicky Devlin 

25 Feb

Nicholas “Nicky” Devlin  (born 17 October 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right-sided full back for  League One side  Walsall.


A feast of wire 

24 Feb

Local rail buff Simon Swain has been busy of late covering the momentous and important Chase Line Electrification Project, which is seeing the rail line between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley electrified for hopefully faster and more reliable ...


Current Squad. 5 Jon Guthrie 

20 Feb

Jonathan Neil “Jon” Guthrie  (born 29 July 1992) is an English footballer, who plays as a  defender for League One club Walsall.


Budget plans given green light at Full Council 

20 Feb

This month we had our First Full Council meeting of the year where we approved a number of important pieces of work including our four-year strategic plan, our budget for 2018/19 and an additional £5m investment in fixing potholes.


Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


Current Squad G Dobson 

19 Feb

George David Dobson  (born 15 November 1997) is an English  footballer who plays in Midfield for Walsall.


Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb

I've been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who's been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


A Saint Jimmy riddle… 

17 Feb

Had a good one in from old friend of the blog Bruce Littley a week or so and it's a very good question: Bruce has found a set of buildings on the Hednesford/Brownhills Road between Brownhills West and Norton Canes called St James Buildings, that ...


Current Squad 3. Luke Leahy 

15 Feb

Luke Leahy  (born 19 November 1992) is an English  footballer, who can play as a  defender or  midfielder for Walsall.


Ambitious plans for i54 South Staffordshire Expansion to go on show 

15 Feb

We all recognise the importance of creating more better paid jobs and growing our economy for the benefit of everyone living in Staffordshire.


Visit to our gritting vehicle fleet and future STP projects 

12 Feb

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this week back on the shop floor of our Fleetcare operation, getting to understand the challenges of maintaining and repairing our vehicle fleet.


Launching our Dignity in Care Awards 2018 – Celebrating carers who go the extra mile 

12 Feb

Last week I blogged about our latest campaign to encourage more people to consider a career in care.


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Features »

A Voyage of Discovery Awaits at Fashion Events 

23 Feb

If you love fashion, you’ll almost certainly love shopping, and you have a wide choice of outlets available.


Home and Interior Focus: Fabulous Bathrooms 

23 Feb

With Spring just around the corner, our thoughts may start to turn to home improvements.


Self-Esteem: It’s A Big Deal 

22 Feb

Wherever you are in the game of life, your self-esteem is a big deal, and when you’ve just had a baby, you can find yourself at an all time low.


How to Keep Your Immune System Firing on All Cylinders This Winter 

22 Feb

Despite what we’d all like to think, many of us are still some way off consistent sunny days and balmy summer temperatures.


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Foodies 

21 Feb

Mother’s Day comes a little early this year, Sunday 11th of March to be precise, so now is definitely the time to be thinking about what to get for that very special lady in your life.


A Guide To The School Run 

21 Feb

Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.


The 4 Cs – The Essence of a Diamond Engagement Ring 

20 Feb

If you are looking to invest in a diamond engagement ring, but know very little about these precious stones, this article was written with you in mind.


Neon Rose Leopard Print Top From Brand Attic 

20 Feb

I love discovering new brands to wear, and if that brand is also affordable and stylish, then that is a winner all the way.


February 18th – One of the stranger legacies of the M6 Toll… 

20 Feb

February 18th - One of the stranger legacies of the M6 Toll motorway coming through the area has been the drainage and pollution control lagoons that dot the countryside at intervals along it’s route.


Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining your Summer House 

20 Feb

If you are fortunate enough to own a summer house, there are certain tasks that must be carried out in the spring, as the cold winter disappears and you look forward to a lovely long summer in your summer house.


February 17th – Out just as the sun went down on an errand in… 

19 Feb

February 17th - Out just as the sun went down on an errand in Burntwood, hoping to catch a decent sunset as I returned via Chasewater, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.


February 16th – At last, a long ride and a day that felt like… 

19 Feb

February 16th - At last, a long ride and a day that felt like spring! This is what my heart has been hoping for.


Making Savings On Your Spring Purchases 

19 Feb

We are firmly ensconced in February.


Spring Steals: Creating A Cool Capsule Wardrobe 

19 Feb

It may still be wet, dark and miserable, but if you’re a fan of fashion, you may have noticed that shops and magazines are full of the joys of spring.


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Business »

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.


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.


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LocalGov »

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...


Concrete fence post dumped in car park, 17th February 

17 Feb

Car park behind houses on Hobart Road.


Parking Permit Costs 

16 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Hayley Burrows on 16 February 2018 .


Allotment: Name; Location; Area; Statutory Status 

1 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to darylalden on 1 February 2018 .


Route 74 passenger numbers 

28 Jan

Request sent to Staffordshire County Council by Mark Smith on 28 January 2018 .


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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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