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Donation provides Community First Responders with free M6 Toll travel 

2 Feb

Free passes for the M6 Toll have been handed out to Community First Responders.

Chasewater to host 2016 Sport Relief Mile fundraiser 

28 Jan

People are being urged to take part in a fundraising event at Chasewater Country Park.

​Blaze rips through trailer park 

24 Jan

AT LEAST 10 caravans have been destroyed and five more damaged after a fire at a business premises between Congleton and Sandbach in the early hours.

Big Issue: Would nationalising the M6 Toll see more drivers use… 

22 Jan

With motorway traffic continuing to be a problem, calls have been made to take drastic action to encourage more drivers to use the M6 Toll Tom Burnett reports MOTORWAY traffic is the bugbear of the modern commuter not least gridlock on the M6.

Warnings after mirrors cause house fires 

18 Jan

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety warning in the wake of two blazes involving mirrors in the past two days.

Indie rock giants Kaiser Chiefs are heading for the woods 

18 Jan

Indie rock giants Kaiser Chiefs have confirmed plans to play two major gigs at open-air venues within easy reach of North Staffordshire.

Warning to Burntwood residents after bogus caller cons elderly woman in Norton Canes 

13 Jan

People in Burntwood are being urged to be vigilant after a bogus caller conned an elderly woman out of money in nearby Norton Canes.

Lucky escape for elderly man after electric blanket fire 

12 Jan

A man in his nineties has had a lucky escape after a faulty electric blanket caught fire in his home today.

Elderly man lucky to be alive after electric blanket fire 

12 Jan

A man in his nineties has had a lucky escape after a faulty electric blanket caught fire in his home today.

Michael Fabricant leads tributes following death of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust chairman Brian Kingshott 

10 Jan

The city’s MP has paid tribute to the chairman of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust following his death.

265 care jobs available within 20 miles of Stoke-on-Trent 

6 Jan

There are 265 care jobs available within 20 miles of Stoke-on-Trent.

LATEST: More information after man hit by train 

29 Dec

POLICE are yet to formally identify a man who was struck by a train.

A50 still closed after ‘serious collision’ 

23 Dec

POLICE are currently dealing with a serious collision on the A50.

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One in one out at Keys Park 

5 Feb

Hednesford Town are delighted to announce that striker Tom Peers has returned for a third spell at Keys Park after joining on loan for a month.

Match Preview: Stockport County (A) 

5 Feb

The Pitmen play Stockport County for the first time in the league this season, when they travel to Edgeley Park on Saturday.

Floyd Mayweather Jnr switched to Cannock 

5 Feb

Guests have been promised a “more intimate experience” when boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jnr comes to Cannock next Friday.

Fitzwater loan extended as fellow West Bromwich Albion man also arrives at Keys Park 

4 Feb

Defender Jack Fitzwater has today extended his stay at Keys Park for a further month.

Lee Sharpe finally coming back ‘home’ 

4 Feb

Black Country man Lee Sharpe will finally come back 'home' later this month for an evening at Hednesford Town Football Club.

Wyrley Junior Warriors U 7’s, Match Report 31/01/16, Venue – Sporting Khalsa 

1 Feb

The Warriors had a depleted squad today with Cole Lewis missing due to illness, get well soon boys! It was a mixed performance with games against Walsall Phoenix Dragons and Bloxwich Rangers Eagles at Sporting Khalsa.

New Newsletter Launched 

1 Feb

You can find the first edition of your Newsletter below.

31/1/16 – Match Report – Wyrley Wanderers v’s Silverdale Harriers U14 

31 Jan

Result – Wanderers 5 – Harriers 0 So after another week off due to the weather the Wanderers were back in action today at home to Silverdale Harriers.

Result leaves Chasetown Scholars U14s one win away from the title 

31 Jan

Chasetown Scholars U14s moved within one win of claiming the title with a 5-0 victory over Cannock Town Boys.

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Comment »

Cabinet support proposals for a balanced budget 

5 Feb

You will know I have written before about supporting the elderly, protecting children at risk and investing in jobs, roads and training and skills and they will all remain our focus for 2016 and beyond.

Learning from partners 

1 Feb

This has been a good week getting into the business, with some unusual perspectives which have proved helpful to me.

January 2016 Newsletter 

31 Jan

Mac Joseph Even though it was a very cold morning,  the January coffee morning was very well attended, Mac Joseph gave a very interesting presentation and talk about ‘Birmingham, ‘Then and Now’.

Walsall player 528. Tommy Roe 

29 Jan

• Thomas William ‘Tommy’ Roe (8 December 1900 – 1972) was an English professional footballer who played for Esperley Rovers, Willington Athletic, Durham City, Northfleet United, Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest, Luton Town, Walsall and ...

Walsall player 527. Dani Rodrigues 

29 Jan

Daniel ‘Dani’ Ferreira Rodrigues (born 3 March 1980) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a winger.

Walsall player • Tommy Robinson (footballer) 526 

29 Jan

• Thomas Edward Robinson (11 February 1909 – 1982) was an English professional footballer born in Coalville, Leicestershire, who scored 37 goals in 121 appearances in the Football League playing as an inside left for Birmingham, Blackpool, ...

Staffordshire Day 

29 Jan

May Day was traditionally a celebration of spring and this year is going to have a different flavour as we also celebrate our first ever Staffordshire Day on Sunday May 1, and everyone should join in this traditional English celebration with a ...

Unemployment figures hit a record low for the county 

27 Jan

Yet again, more positive news for the county with the number of job seekers’ allowance claimants in December at just 0.7 per cent of the population.

Great Wyrley’s World War One Roll of Honour: The Errors on the Gates 

24 Jan

The opening of the Gt Wyrley Memorial Garden on Saturday 8 April 1922.

Hello world! 

20 Jan

Welcome to WordPress.

Gritting teams in action to help keep the county on the move 

19 Jan

It has been a busy and challenging time for our gritting teams who have been out in force to help keep the county on the move over the last week.

Managing performance 

18 Jan

I have just one theme for this week, which is the excellent work being done by the Insight team in terms of performance management, and how it will affect everybody across the organisation.

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Features »

Online bingo – Entertainment at home 

5 Feb

Playing online bingo has benefits that only a player who plays the game regularly will be able to experience.

Make a start on your Spring wardrobe 

5 Feb

February is the shortest month and sees the end of Winter, and therefore it is the month in which our thoughts start to turn to Spring.

Reviewed – ‘bloglife’ necklace 

4 Feb

One of the most supportive blogger groups around is UKBloggers.

Outfit post – January looks. 

3 Feb

I generally hate January, it is a dull, miserable, cold and dark month that is such a disappointment after the bright lights and fun of Christmas.

Werburgh, a home-grown saint 

2 Feb

It's the feast-day of Saint Werburgh on February 3rd, so spare a thought for her this week.

January 31st – Returning via Chasewater, the wind was building… 

1 Feb

January 31st - Returning via Chasewater, the wind was building up and conditions were choppy.

SAG Awards 2016 – Best Dresses 

1 Feb

When I first started watching the live red carpet coverage of the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) awards last night, I have to say I was both disappointed and frustrated.

Brewers Fayre launch range of activities for half term fun 

30 Jan

It’s coming very close to the first half term holiday of 2016, and with family fun and dining in mind Brewers Fayre have put together a range of child friendly activities.

Enigmatic pediment 

29 Jan

There is no indication on this building, in Uttoxeter’s main square, Market Place, as to who once owned it in times past.

Traditional Kitchens with a modern touch 

29 Jan

“My family and I cook at home almost every day together.

Red Carpet Style at House of Fraser 

29 Jan

Saturday will see the next big event on the awards season calendar, when the Screen Actors Guild awards take place.

Posters and Prints 4 Low Cost Wall Decorating Ideas For Mums 

28 Jan

Regardless of how colourful the home is, it will be even better if the walls around it are transformed from a dull, bland appearance to one with a more artistic feel.

Kingsbury RSPB at the end of January 

28 Jan

Female pheasant, scrape with lapwings, Little egret, Shoveler, mix of Wigeon, Shoveler and Coot, and a white dead nettle which is supposed to flower in March.

Vintage 50s style…without the mothballs 

28 Jan

As a lover of vintage clothes, I love nothing more than a trawl around Charity and second hand shops, jumble sales and car boot sales, in order to uncover an original bargain.

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Business »

Hednesford print firm snapped up by Yorkshire rival 

26 Jan

SR Print Management, based in Hednesford, has been acquired by Yorkshires Hague Print for an undisclosed sum.

Green light for catering firm’s 100,000 sq ft HQ in Cannock 

7 Jan

PLANS for a large-scale development at a Staffordshire business park have been approved.

Review of 2015 – December: JLR eyes Silverstone, designer outlet village and new IT jobs 

4 Jan

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover was eyeing an ambitious project to buy racing circuit Silverstone, the Government awarded permission to build a major outlet village in Cannock and an IT firm announced it was bringing 400 jobs to the city&...

Government green light for ‘Bicester Village of the West Midlands’ 

22 Dec

PROPOSALS to create a designer outlet village in Cannock - already being dubbed the \'Bicester Village of the Midlands\' - have been given the all clear by the Government.

Aggreko pulls out of Olympic bidding over contract arrangements 

18 Dec

PORTABLE power provider Aggreko has announced it has withdrawn from the bidding process for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Euro Car Parts looking forward to Lakeside life 

14 Dec

CAR parts supplier Euro Car Parts has taken a 10,000 sq ft unit at Goold Estates Lakeside Business Park in Cannock.

Cannock designer outlet village clears local planning hurdle 

26 Nov

CANNOCK Chase District Council has granted planning approval for a designer outlet village in Cannock that could create up to 1,200 jobs.

‘Make M6 Toll free’ plea from combined authority bosses 

19 Nov

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham...

Parcel delivery group looks to recruit 100 new jobs 

19 Oct

CANNOCK-based parcel delivery group, APC Overnight is set to expand further with the creation of 100 new jobs.

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LocalGov »

Prizes announced for young poets competition 

5 Feb

The prizes for an under 16s county-wide poetry competition have just been announced.

Poor property maintenance, 5th February 

5 Feb

This hedgerow overhangs the footpath by about one third.

Damaged Road Sign, 5th February 

5 Feb

This road sign has been damaged for a number of years and is located near to the entrance to the estate.

Social care protected as county council cabinet agree balanced budget 

5 Feb

Supporting the elderly, protecting children at risk and investing in jobs, roads and training and skills are the key goals - as the county council's cabinet agrees a balanced budget for Staffordshire residents.

Blocked storm drain, 4th February 

4 Feb

Storm drain blocked due to roads surfacing several months ago Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Etching Hill Road, Rugeley Report on FixMyStreet...

Damaged wall, 4th February 

4 Feb

Small wall on Market St, near to car park has been damaged...

New exhibition commemorating the Great War to tour Staffordshire 

3 Feb

A new multi-media exhibition to commemorate the Great War and life on the Home Front in Staffordshire is set to tour the county.

Staffordshire’s three and four year-olds to get 30 hours free childcare in Government trial 

2 Feb

Staffordshire's three and four year-olds to get 30 hours free childcare in Government trial.

Still time to vote for favourite teen fiction 

2 Feb

Staffordshire's lead for libraries is urging the county's teenage book lovers not to miss out on nominating their favourite reads for a major award shortlist.

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Get Started programme is a success 

25 Jan

Thirteen young people from Cannock have completed the third Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Volunteers Christmas lunch is huge success 

17 Dec

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Tesco and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley to bring some Christmas cheer to a group of hardworking volunteers today.

Staffordshire firefighters help with major incident 

7 Dec

A five-strong crew from Rugeley travelled to the area on Saturday evening with the High Volume Pump (HVP) which is capable of moving large amounts of water.

Walk winners clock up miles for community safety 

22 Oct

Members of the public who walked Rugeley Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile on October 1 were crowned winners of the community prize yesterday, after clocking up a staggering 272 miles around the course.

Cannock firefighters clean up for charity 

21 Sep

Firefighters from Cannock will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday September 26.

Rugeley firefighters scrub up for charity 

18 Sep

Firefighters from Rugeley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, September 19.

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.

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18 Jun

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