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Figures reveal Staffordshire Ironman race gave local economy a £1million boost 

28 Aug

New figures have revealed that the inaugral Staffordshire Ironman race pumped more than £1million into the local economy.

Man charged with manslaughter after Carl Tindall, discovered in street with head injuries, dies 

28 Aug

Jamie Sleigh, 35, will appear before magistrates...

Man charged with manslaughter following death of Carl Tindall in… 

27 Aug

A man has been charged with the manslaughter of Carl Tindall, 35, who was found with serious head injuries on a street in Stafford.

Mum’s warning after baby dies in nappy sack tragedy 

27 Aug

Little Maison Amison was found lying in cot with bag over his face...

Cross-party group to discuss future of Chasewater Country Park 

27 Aug

A cross-party group of county councillors will have their say on the future of Chasewater Country Park.

M6 lane closed after high-speed police chase 

26 Aug

Two arrested over pursuit near Cannock...

GCSE results 2015: Alsager School 

25 Aug

ALSAGER SCHOOLJ Alcock 10(6); C Alkins 12(12); A Allen 12(12); W Ashton 11(11); C Astley 12(12); T Avis 12(11); D Bailey 9(4); M Bailey 9(3); E Bancroft 11(11); C Barber 10(8); L Barnes 12(12); M Baty 10(10); K Bebbington 12(12); J Beckett 11(9); R ...

GCSE results 2015: Endon High School 

25 Aug

ENDON HIGH SCHOOLL Adams 10(10); L Alcock 11(11); S Bairstow-Morris 9(8); D Baskeyfield 11(11); M Beardmore 11(11); J Beaumont 12(12); E Beech 8(4); W Beech 11(11); R Bennett 11(10); J Bennion 11(5); O Best 12(9); B Beswick 10(10); E Bevington 12(12...

Cannock’s Tobey “IronMan” Shaw is Facebook sensation – thanks to an ironing board 

23 Aug

Teenager snapped with board perched on his bike as he cycled to visit girlfriend...

New website launched for Seeds of Hope mental health project 

21 Aug

The new Seeds of Hope website An initiative aimed at giving people with a mental health condition a route back into employment has launched a new website.

Charities receive cheques for £10,000 from M6 Toll operators 

19 Aug

Three charities have been handed £10,000 by the operators of the M6 Toll.

Plan to convert former medical centre in Burntwood into apartments approved 

18 Aug

Plans to convert a former doctor’s surgery in Burntwood have been approved.

A-level results: South Cheshire College 

18 Aug

SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGEN Ahmed BS,FS,MSt; A Alton E Lang,GP,H; S Andersen GP,Ps,So; J Arundel BS,C,Ph; I Backs B,C; K Baker B,C,Ps; J Ball E Lang,H,Ps; K Bamford B,G; L Barker BS,Ph*,UM; W Beacon BS,BS*,Ec,M; E Beech Dra,EL,E Lang; S Begum E Lang,Ps,...

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National League Clubs To Pay Respects to Air Disaster Victims 

28 Aug

Hednesford Town will join their fellow Vanarama National League Clubs as they hold a minute’s silence this Saturday August 29th prior to kick off against FC United of Manchester as a mark of respect to all those who lost their lives in...

Figures reveal Staffordshire Ironman race gave local economy a £1million boost 

28 Aug

New figures have revealed that the inaugral Staffordshire Ironman race pumped more than £1million into the local economy.

FC United of Manchester (H) 

28 Aug

For the first time in almost five years Hednesford Town go into a league game without either Rob Smith or Larry Chambers after the management duo, along with coach Steve Wynn, left to join AFC Telford United on Thursday.

Club Statement – Management team depart Keys Park 

27 Aug

It is with regret that we have to announce that the management team of Rob Smith and Larry Chambers have today departed Hednesford Town Football Club in order to take up the vacant managerial position at AFC Telford United.

Smith and Chambers leave Hednesford 

27 Aug

Hednesford Town manager Rob Smith and his assistant Larry Chambers today left the club to take charge of National League North rivals AFC Telford United.

BT Sport BIG Weekend Coming Up‏ 

26 Aug

There is a BIG weekend coming up for fans of The Vanarama National League as BT Sport not only start their new featured Highlights Show, they also screen their first full LIVE match of this season.

Date announced for Staffordshire Senior Cup tie 

25 Aug

We can now confirm that our Staffordshire Senior Cup 1 st Round tie against Chasetown will take place at Keys Park on Tuesday 6 th October 2015.

Volunteers required for FC United game 

25 Aug

This weekend sees us hosting FC United of Manchester at Keys Park, with a larger than average crowd once again expected to be in attendance.

North Ferriby 1 Hednesford Town 1 

24 Aug

A goal six minutes from time denied Hednesford Town their first three-point haul on the road this season.

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Walsall player 459. Scott Ollerenshaw 

27 Aug

Scott Ollerenshaw (born 9 February 1968) is a former Australian football (soccer) player, best known for his appearances for his country’s national side in the late 1980s.

Walsall player 458. Richard Florence O’Kelly 

27 Aug

Richard Florence O’Kelly (born 8 January 1957) is an English former footballer turned manager; who is Dean Smith’s assistant manager at League One side Walsall.

Walsall player 457. James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe 

26 Aug

James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe (born 2 April 1957) is an English former professional footballer.

Walsall player 456. Joshua Adam O’Keefe 

24 Aug

Joshua Adam O’Keefe (born 22 December 1988) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Altrincham.

Walsall player 455. Adolphus Ofodile 

23 Aug

Adolphus Ofodile (born December 15, 1979) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward.

Walsall player 454. Richard Mark O’Donnell 

23 Aug

Richard Mark O’Donnell (born 12 September 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League One side Wigan Athletic.

Creating a Brighter Future for Staffordshire children 

21 Aug

The culmination of years of work and the waiting was finally over this week for Staffordshire students who have been busy collecting their results for both GCSE and A Level studies.

Walsall player. 453. James Francis Edward O’Connor 

20 Aug

James Francis Edward O’Connor (born 20 November 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Walsall.

Walsall player 452 Michael Terence O’Brien 

19 Aug

Michael Terence O’Brien (10 August 1893 – 21 September 1940), commonly referred to as Mick O’Brien, was an Irish footballer and coach whose career took him to at least seventeen different clubs.

Walsall player. 451. Stefan Trevor Oakes 

18 Aug

Stefan Trevor Oakes (born 6 September 1978) is an English former professional footballer, who notably represented Leicester City in the Premier League during a career which began in 1998 and ended in 2013.

WALSALL PLAYER 450. Andrew Mark “Andy” Oakes 

16 Aug

Andrew Mark “Andy” Oakes (born 11 January 1977) is an English former football goalkeeper.

Harrison’s Fallen: Ernest Thomas and the Wyrley Outrages 

16 Aug

E Thomas, registered as a member of Harrison’s Club from 1910 Read the updated story of Great Wyrley and Harrison’s WWI fallen soldier, Ernest Thomas.

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Tips to help Nocturnal Mums to better sleep 

28 Aug

When you become a parent, it suddenly becomes hard to remember what a good night’s sleep, a full eight hours, actually felt like.

Dominated by beer 

27 Aug

If ever a town was dominated by one industry, it's Burton by beer.

Feel the Need for Speed with Top Gun at the Drive In 

27 Aug

Top Gun is one of the most iconic films of the 1980s.

IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Angie Dress 

26 Aug

When it comes to my style, tea dresses reign supreme.

Strada launches a new kids menu 

26 Aug

I often take my six year old Joe into Birmingham, either to visit museums, or currently to hunt for owls.

The Brides Trail launch at the Grosvenor Casino 

26 Aug

I have been to lots of launches in my time as a blogger.

How to choose the right ballet wear for your kids 

25 Aug

If you have a budding ballerina or ballerino in your family, you’ll know that a ballet costume is more than just a cute outfit for pirouetting around the living room in.

Ecton’s Folly 

24 Aug

This extraordinary house is known locally as 'The Folly' - being built in the 1930s by the rather eccentric Arthur Ratcliffe, who was MP for Leek at the time.

Making your bedroom a perfect place 

24 Aug

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.

ASOS Autumn Preview – My wishlist 

24 Aug

Next up in my preview of the new Autumn season is ASOS.

August 23rd – Caught in heavy rains at Cannock Chase, I headed… 

24 Aug

August 23rd - Caught in heavy rains at Cannock Chase, I headed for the nearest shelter which happened to be the cafe, Springslade Lodge.

August 22nd – A day of unexpected jobs and delayed activity, I… 

24 Aug

August 22nd - A day of unexpected jobs and delayed activity, I finally got out at dusk and span on an errand to Burntwood, so naturally, despite the oncoming storm, I headed up through Chasewater.

Living ‘The Good Life’ with Stacks of Flavour 

23 Aug

When I was growing up, one of the TV programmes that I loved to watch was reruns of ‘The Good Life’.

Introducing Babythingz 

22 Aug

When you have a baby, particularly if it is your first child, you suddenly become very aware that they require a lot of ‘things’.

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New chief executive for Warwickshire care charity 

3 Aug

A WARWICKSHIRE charity, which cares for people with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntingtons Disease, has appointed a new chief executive.

Briggs Equipment cracks on with new North West facility 

23 Jul

CANNOCK materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is investing in a new, purpose-built regional facility in Haydock, Merseyside.

Northgate announces chairman change 

30 Jun

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate has announced that Bob Mackenzie will be retiring from his role of chairman at the Company\'s AGM in September.

St Modwen refurbishes Cannock business park 

26 Jun

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen is investing in a programme of refurbishment at its Watling Street Business Park in Cannock.

Aggreko rings the changes in search of greater efficiency 

22 Jun

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has announced changes to its organisational structure which it believes will improve its operational efficiency.

Rugeley maintenance business snapped up by northern rival 

19 Jun

SPRAYBOOTH Maintenance Services, based in Rugeley, has been bought by Lancashires Beta Group for an undisclosed amount.

M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.

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...

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Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215 

27 Aug

Request to Cannock Chase District Council by Peter C.

Overgrown hedges, 27th August 

27 Aug

The hedge has been overgrown now for months on the footpath tht leads up to and the back of the st josephs school,kids have to walk to school via this root and its awfull,also theres green wire fencing hanging onto the footpath that is a trip...

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215 

27 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Peter C.

Key stage 2 successes for Staffordshire pupils 

27 Aug

Primary school children in Staffordshire have yet again made improvements at Key Stage 2, with initial results showing an increase in reading, writing and maths.

Pheasant way Heath hayes illegally parked car, 27th August 

27 Aug

A silver landrover discovery is being parked on public grass outside the property by driving over a footpath .

Property Preservation Request 

25 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Imy Edwards on 25 August 2015 .

Hednesford skate plaza 

25 Aug

Comments welcomed on design proposals for skate park...

Shugborough’s ‘well-bred’ goats turn to gardening 

24 Aug

Shugborough, the UK's only complete working historic estate, has set a herd of rare Bagot goats to work on the internationally recognised East Walled Garden.

Children’s, 24th August 

24 Aug

The childrens park at staidium could do with toilets for the children this is a great park but needs toilets and monitoring as some kids are starting to abuse it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps...

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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

Four arrested after suspicious incident near Cannock ATM 

10 Jun

At around 10.20am on Tuesday 9 June a woman reported experiencing issues at the ATM at the One Stop shop in Rose Hill.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

Can you help us locate stolen bike? 

2 Jun

Officers from Cannock Chase Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a bicycle in Rugeley.

First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

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

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