Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 29 May 2015

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First drug driving conviction for Staffordshire Police 

27 May

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

Van crashes through motorway toll 

27 May

A driver is arrested after a van crashes through barriers on the M6 Toll motorway.

Call for volunteers to help competitors take on Ironman race 

27 May

People are being urged to help out as a major Ironman event comes to Burntwood.

Police investigate claims child abuse gang abused kids on Cannock Chase in 1980s and 90s 

26 May

Esther Baker, 32, alleges she and others were victims of paedophile ring at Staffordshire beauty spot...

Staffordshire Police to probe claims officers stood guard while… 

26 May

Staffordshire Police are investigating claims that a woman was raped as a young girl while officers stood guard.

Warning Lichfield can’t ignore combined authority debate 

25 May

The future governance of Lichfield and Burntwood could fall under a new combined authority, according to the leader of Lichfield District Council.

Doreen Tipton: I’ll fight Katie Hopkins and Charlotte Church 

23 May

Lazy Cow prepared to slug it out in the boxing ring with rivals...

Call for more shared council services for Lichfield and Burntwood 

20 May

Taxpayers in Lichfield and Burntwood will only get value for money if local councils continue to share services, the leader of Lichfield District Council has said.

Man in court over car theft in Stafford 

19 May

A MAN is due in court today charged with stealing a garden statue.

Mum found dead moth in baby’s custard 

17 May

A mum was left disgusted when she found a dead moth in a pot of Ambrosia custard her baby son was eating.

Foal rescued from Caldon Canal after horses escape from Milton… 

17 May

A FOAL was rescued after falling into a canal this morning.

Staffordshire mum finds ‘dead moth’ in a pot of custard 

16 May

Sickened shopper Kirstie Taylor believes she has found the remains of a moth in a pot of custard.

Teacher struck off over sex with ‘vulnerable’ pupil aged 16 

15 May

Michael Woodhouse told the girl 'I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you...

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Sport »

Pre-Season Campaign Update 

27 May

We are now in a position to confirm our latest friendly fixture ahead of the start of the 2015/16 Vanarama National League North campaign.

Club on the lookout for Match Day volunteers 

27 May

The football season may have ended only a few weeks ago, but the Football Club are already hard at work planning for the 2015/16 season.

Call for volunteers to help competitors take on Ironman race 

27 May

People are being urged to help out as a major Ironman event comes to Burntwood.

Hednesford Town sign goalkeeper Dave Parton 

27 May

Hednesford Town have signed goalkeeper Dave Parton from Conference Premier Altrincham, with a view to him taking the number one shirt left by Dan Crane.

One in one out at Keys Park 

26 May

We can now confirm that the club have completed the signing of goalkeeper Dave Parton, who was most recently with Altrincham.

Captain’s Weekly News – 26th May 

26 May

Slightly belated Captain’s news from Ray…Captains News 26 May 15...

Wyrley Boys Development Centre 

23 May

The Club’s Boys’ Development Centre – sponsored by FCL Global – is going from strength to strength, with 27 boys attending today with quite a few on holiday too.

Craddock Returns To Keys Park 

22 May

The latest player to sign up for the 2015/16 season is midfielder Josh Craddock , who returns for his second spell at Keys Park.

Admission and Season Ticket Prices Frozen For 2015/16 Season 

21 May

The club are pleased to announce that matchday and Season Ticket prices for matches at Keys Park have been frozen ahead of the 2015/16 National League North season which kicks off on Saturday 8 August.

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Comment »

Walsall player 358 Lee Daniel Holmes 

27 May

Lee Daniel Holmes (born 2 April 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a left winger for Exeter City on loan fromPreston North End.

Police hunt for missing Walsall girl Alice Tierney 

26 May

If you see this missing young woman, please tell the police.

Walsall player 357. Arthur Hollins 

26 May

Arthur Hollins was an English professional footballer who played at centre-forward for Southampton between 1914 and 1915.

Walsall player 356. David Gary Holdsworth 

25 May

David Gary Holdsworth (born 8 November 1968) is an English former professional footballer turned manager.

Walsall player 355. Edwin “Eddie” John Holding 

24 May

Edwin “Eddie” John Holding (15 October 1930 – 9 February 2014) was an English footballer and manager.

Walsall player 354. Dean Thomas John Holden 

23 May

Dean Thomas John Holden (born 15 September 1979) is an English football player, currently First Team Coach at Oldham Athletic.

BEECHDALE- Three Men In A Boat. 

22 May


Still time for businesses to enter the UK Corporate Games taking place in Staffordshire 

22 May

You may already be aware that between 25-28 June, Europe’s largest multisport festival for businesses and organisations is coming to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Walsall player 353. Ken Hodgkisson 

21 May

Ken Hodgkisson (born 12 March 1933 in West Bromwich, England) is an English footballer who played primarily for Walsall.

Getting out and meeting new people 

21 May

It’s been a fascinating two and a half weeks since arriving.

Had to publish this! 

20 May

This afternoon I had decided that the wallpaper up the stairs and landing, would have to be changed after all the work I have been doing in the Living room.

Walsall player 352. John Hodge 

20 May

John Hodge (born 1 April 1969 in Ormskirk, England) is a right winger who earned cult status at Gillingham.

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Features »

How to Protect & Clean Leather Sofas 

28 May

Leather sofas can be an incredible centre piece for your living room: they add an irresistible element of luxury to any environment.

Sienna Miller – Queen of Cannes 

28 May

The Cannes film festival finished on Sunday, and I have to say I really enjoyed the glamorous fashion that had been on display this year.

Internet Safety – Internet Matters 

27 May

Looking back, it seemed that when I was a little girl ‘safety’ was a word that was mainly applied to crossing the road, stranger danger and kids being in the kitchen.

Rudyard fisherman 

27 May

I don't understand angling.

Get the celebrity look with Alexa Chung, Lilah Parsons and Lydia Bright 

27 May

It seems like an age since I have posted a celebrity looks piece, so I am now addressing the balance by featuring some of my favourite celebrity styles that you can find currently on the High Street, or online.

Shoezone review – Haute Hippie festival style 

26 May

I first became a fan of Shoezone when Joe was small.

Wicked Uncle solves those Children’s party dilemmas 

25 May

It all started when Joe was five.

Up there, in my beautiful… 

24 May

Bank holiday weekend - which means that hot-air balloons are out in force in our skies.

What I wear – April Looks 

24 May

Today I am taking a look back at some of the outfits I wore during the month of April.

Truprint offer something a little different for choosy dads 

24 May

Father’s day is now just a month away, and so this is the perfect time to think about what you are going to get for that very special person in your life.

Essential Items You Need In Your Capsule Wardrobe 

22 May

Creating a capsule wardrobe can be tricky if you’re not sure where to start.

John Lewis Beach Safari edit 

22 May

When it comes to colours and trends that sum up Summer perfectly, the colours, tones and patterns of safari style are pretty hard to beat.

Are you ready for an allotment? 

21 May

The BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge might not have quite reached the same dizzying height of popularity as The British Bake Off but it did manage to land a second series, showing we Brits have an appetite for gardening as well as cakes and biscuits.

A quick post about delicious food 

21 May

I have to admit it, right here in print, I am not the world’s most fantastic cook.

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Business »

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...


14 Apr

Multi-million pound Cannock Gateway taking shape...

Aggreko scores at World Cup but sees profits dip 

5 Mar

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has revealed that its profit before tax dipped by 13% in the year ending December 31.

St Modwen buys South Staffordshire industrial park 

3 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen has bought an industrial estate in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.

Toolmaker targets growth after new funding deal 

2 Mar

A STAFFORDSHIRE toolmaker has furthered its growth ambitions after purchasing two new pieces of equipment.

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal 

27 Feb

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK...

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LocalGov »

New health manual aims to help the stress of farming 

28 May

A manual designed to help farmers look after their health and combat the high rates of stress in the profession has been launched in Staffordshire...

Support for people with a learning disability on General Election 2015 

26 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Vijay Patel on 26 May 2015 .

CCTV monitoring and running costs 

26 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Tom Burnett on 26 May 2015 .

Railways – Industrial Action 

21 May

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May...

New App launches making council services available on the move 

20 May

People looking to access council services whilst on the move can now do so on a brand new App.

Hednesford Park 

19 May

Hednesford Park car park will be closed on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May.

Correspondence with Natural England regards Chasewater duck pond 

15 May

Response by Staffordshire County Council to Mr Carroll on 15 May 2015 .

I’ve lost about two stone from walking! 

14 May

A Stafford man who swapped driving for walking to get to work has landed a prize from Staffordshire County Council.

Join the Chicken Challenge and let’s halve Campylobacter food poisoning 

14 May

Cannock Chase Council is supporting the Food Standards Agency (FSA) chicken challenge during Food Safety Week which runs from the 18th to 22nd May 2015.

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First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

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

Rideby5 free rider assessment 

21 May

As motorbikes are dusted off to ride in the summer months, Staffordshire Police are urging riders to hone their skills to keep them safe.

Victim of conwoman gets recompense 

18 May

A man whose company was embezzled of more than £85,000 has received a cheque in compensation.

Staffordshire Police Open Day – Sunday 28 June 

15 May

Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s event, Staffordshire Police are once again hosting an Open Day to give local people the chance to take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters.

Eight arrested in Cannock raids 

14 May

Eight people have been arrested across Cannock and the surrounding area this morning (Thurs) on suspicion of supplying illegal drugs.

Ten arrested in Cannock raids 

14 May

A total of 10 people are now in custody following this morning’s Operation Nemesis arrests by Staffordshire Police.

Appeal to trace family of Cannock man 

12 May

Her Majesty’s Coroner’s Office in Stoke-on-Trent is appealing for help to trace the family of a Cannock man who has died.

Burntwood Purse Theft 

12 May

Officers from Lichfield District Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a purse in Burntwood.

Can you help us find these suspected fraudsters? 

7 May

We’ve issued this CCTV image as part of an investigation into a parcel delivery type scam in the Burton area.

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