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Raymond Morris: Calls to stop using public money to pay for prisoners’ funeral flowers 

31 Jan

Retired police officer "horrified" at Ministry of Justice guidelines allowing prisons to buy wreaths for inmates who die in custody...


Stoke-on-Trent College pupils perform at Dance 015 at Hanley’s… 

28 Jan

AMBITIOUS dancer Jess Brereton led a troupe of teenage performers at a prestigious showcase.


Separate incidents force lane closures on M6 in Staffordshire 

28 Jan

Two separate incidents have forced lane closure on the M6 southbound in Staffordshire.


Hundreds sign petition to save Burntwood children’s centres 

26 Jan

Almost 500 people have signed an online petition to prevent both of Burntwood’s children centres from being closed.


Slender Man spotted in Staffordshire 

25 Jan

Cannock Chase is now said to be home to the ghostly Slender Man.


Solihull millionaire rescued by Lee Westwood tells how he thanked the golf hero 

25 Jan

Colin Davies, called Black Country JR, rose from window cleaner to millionaire...


Man freed from car after crash in Cannock 

25 Jan

A carcrashed into a mechanical digger and dumper truckin Cannock this morning.


Raymond Morris: Taxpayer funds funeral of Cannock Chase child killer 

24 Jan

Anger after Ministry of Justice used public funds to cremate evil paedophile who died in May 2013 - and even bought flowers...


Spooky Slender Men spotted in Cannock 

24 Jan

New paranormal probe into frightening figures seen in the Midlands...


Elderly couple rescued from brook after being stranded in water for FIVE hours 

24 Jan

Pensioners treated in hospital after freezing ordeal in Great Wyrley...


Elderly couple rescued from brook after being stranded in water for FIVE hours 

24 Jan

Pensioners treated in hospital after freezing ordeal in Great Wyrley...


Call to make the M6 Toll free during roadworks which have crippled city 

23 Jan

Councillors say it would ease congestion...


Lee Westwood: ‘I’m no Baywatch hero’ says golfer who saved Solihull tycoon from downing 

21 Jan

Former world No 1 plays down comparisons to TV hero David Hasselhoff following Barbados beach drama...


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Sport »

Colwyn Bay 0 – 3 Hednesford Town 

1 Feb

Ten men Town triumph in the Bay … Hednesford Town followed up on a midweek victory over Gloucester City with another impressive win over league strugglers Colwyn Bay.


Match Preview: Colwyn Bay (A) 

30 Jan

Smith Points To Experience As Pitmen Slowly Build Promotion Push… Hednesford Town boss Rob Smith has spoken of his enjoyment at watching his side slowly build a run of form that, much like in previous years, could see the Pitmen have...


Barton Night-O Results 

30 Jan

Neil Lawford organised last night’s night-O in Barton-under-Needwood.


Pitmen Supporters Given Chance To Take In Walsall Game At Wembley 

30 Jan

Following Walsall Football Club’s progression into the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and with the connections between the two sides, we have decided to run a coach and apply for tickets in order to support a fellow Midland side at...


Vanarama Big Day Out 

29 Jan

The Vanarama Conference is to break new ground this season in the marketing of their showcase event known officially as the ‘Vanarama Conference Promotion Final’, to be staged at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Sunday 17th May...


Cannock Crowned Boys U18s National Indoor Champions 2015 

29 Jan

Cannock Boys under 18s went into the weekends EH National Indoor Finals as Midlands Champions.


Wyrley Tigers U10′s Match Report – 25/01/15 

28 Jan

Wyrley Tigers U10 v Sporting Khalsa 1-1 Before the game started we knew it was going to be difficult but the boys came out heads high and fought valiantly.


Charity of the Year – Voting closes on Saturday 

28 Jan

Just a reminder that you only have until the end of the month to cast your vote for the WCH Charity of the Year 2015.


Hednesford Town 3 – 1 Gloucester City 

28 Jan

Hednesford Town made it three home wins on the trot at Keys Park following this victory over Gloucester City, which saw the Pitmen move back into the top five of the Conference North.


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Comment »

Walsall player 200. Fred Barber. 

31 Jan

Frederick “Fred” Barber (born 26 August 1963) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper and made nearly 400 Football League appearances.


Interview with Fred by Dave Flett of The Press. Yorkshire. 

31 Jan

YORK City’s new goalkeeping coach and assistant manager Fred Barber is putting Michael Ingham through the same training regime that transformed Jussi Jaaskelainen from unknown Scandinavian into his country’s top goalkeeper.


Walsall player 199. Anthony “Tony” Barras 

31 Jan

Anthony “Tony” Barras (born 29 March 1971) is an English footballer who plays for New Mills as a defender.


Walsall player 198. Thomas “Tommy” Barber 

31 Jan

A short post this one.


Walsall plkayer 197. David Kwame “Dave” Barnett 

31 Jan

David Kwame “Dave” Barnett (born 16 April 1967) is an English former football player and coach who played as a defender in the Football League for Colchester United, Walsall, Barnet, Birmingham City, Port Vale and Lincoln City.


Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Theodore Crescens Bason – The Oswestry Officer 

31 Jan

Cannock Advertiser reports Bason’s death, May 1918 (Cannock Library) After having the fortune of finding so much information on Harry Griffiths, I was again to return to the frustrations of not being able to find a war record for my next chosen...


Walsall player 196. John Benjamin “Jack” Barnes 

30 Jan

John Benjamin “Jack” Barnes (28 April 1908 – 1 April 2008) was an English footballer who played as an outside left for several Football League clubs, as well as for non-League side Atherstone Town.


Walsall player 195. Dale Conrad Banton 

30 Jan

Dale Conrad Banton (born 15 May 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.


Walsall player 194. John David “Dave” Bamber 

30 Jan

John David “Dave” Bamber (born 1 February 1959) is an English former professional footballer.


Walsall player 193. Stephen John “Steve” Baines 

29 Jan

Stephen John “Steve” Baines (born 23 June 1954) is an English former footballer and later a referee in the Football League.


Walsall player 192. Amos Baddeley 

29 Jan

Amos Baddeley (1887 – 1946) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackpool and Stoke.


Walsall player 191. Lee Terence Ayres 

29 Jan

Lee Terence Ayres (born 28 August 1982) is a professional English footballer who I cannot find as to where he is NOW! The last I could find is that in 2011 he was on the books of Worcester City.


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Features »

Outfit post – January Review 

1 Feb

I always think January is a strange month, the long comedown after the excitement of Christmas.


Surprising sandstone 

31 Jan

Hollington Stone (a form of sandstone used in the construction of churches among other buildings) actually comes from quarries in a village called ...


Proof Slender Man Wasn’t Created Online 

30 Jan

No doubt some of you will be eagerly awaiting an update on the Cannock Chase sightings that have been piling up during the last few weeks.


Lasan – A jewel in Birmingham’s food crown 

30 Jan

It makes me totally ashamed, as a foodie, to admit that, until yesterday, I had never tried the fragrant delights of Lasan, the restaurant judged by Gordon Ramsey to be the best local restaurant in the UK.


Once were Greats 

29 Jan

Times change.


What to Wear: Casinos 

28 Jan

When the safe, yet repetitive tedium of work and home becomes all too much, the urge to throw on your glad rags, order a taxi and head to the bright lights of town is enormous.


Sophie Ellis Bextor is the face of Phase Eight 

28 Jan

If ever there was a match made in fashion heaven, it is the teaming up of the gorgeous and stylish Sophie Ellis Bextor with the home of feminine fashion Phase Eight.


Tea vicar? In the graveyard 

27 Jan

People are strange.


Beautiful Jewellery from Glitz Blizzard 

27 Jan

Finding out about new and unusual jewellery companies is definitely on of the plus points of writing a blog.


Pets Pyjamas – Everything for your furry friend 

27 Jan

It will be half term in a couple of weeks, and I must admit to being very excited about this fact.


Everything You Need To Know About The Slender Man at Cannock Chase 

26 Jan

credit Dear Paranormal Pals, There has been a media storm during the last couple of days concerning some more strange sightings from the Cannock Chase area.


The SAG Awards 2015 – The Key Looks 

26 Jan

I sat up late last night, with the TV switched to the E! Channel, ready for ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ coming direct from the SAG Awards.


Valentine’s Gift Ideas from Toxicfox 

26 Jan

As we move towards the end of January, we start to think about Valentine’s Day, and choosing that perfect gift for our loved one.


January 24th – A lost day to technical battles with the computer… 

26 Jan

January 24th - A lost day to technical battles with the computer and other silliness.


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Business »

22,000 sq ft letting for St Modwen at Staffs business park 

28 Jan

DEVELOPER St Modwen has secured a letting at its Watling Street Business Park site near Cannock.


APC Overnight to hold second recruitment day for former City Link employees 

13 Jan

PARCEL delivery company APC Overnight is set to host a second recruitment open day for former City Link employees.


Aggreko powers on with contract wins in South America and Africa 

7 Jan

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has signed a two year contract in Argentina and extended an existing contract in the Ivory Coast.


Boss buys Boeing 737 airliner for new GMP Design office 

5 Jan

Neil Morten, head of Rugeley-based GMP Design, has bought the plane to create an innovative new office for his business to grow into...


Cannock courier APC stages recruitment event for former City Link staff 

5 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE parcels delivery group, APC Overnight, will today host a recruitment day to try and find work for some of the hundreds of workers made redundant following the collapse over Christmas of...


Top posts of 2014 

4 Jan

BI Composites of Cannock and Halesowen Linecross of Oakham Parry People Movers and building products based in Cradley Heath ‘Reshoring’: Coventry’s RDM Automotive and other Midland businesses .


Weston takes the reins as Aggreko CEO 

2 Jan

THE long wait for portable power supplier Aggrekos new chief executive officer to start work is over.


Direct Workforce expands into larger Cannock offices 

18 Nov

RECRUITMENT firm Direct Workforce has branched out into larger offices in Cannock.


Strong pound continues to impact performance for Aggreko 

14 Nov

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has said it business continues to be impacted by the strong pound despite strong trading over the past quarter.


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LocalGov »

Dog fouling, 31st January 

31 Jan

Regular dog fouling by large dog on grass and on path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Chaseley Avenue, Cannock Report on FixMyStreet...


£35 million of housing investment in Cannock Chase District 

30 Jan

Cannock Chase Council’s Cabinet have agreed a proposed three year Housing Capital programme which will result in £35.28 million being spent on housing in the District.


Local schools given the opportunity to view designs on stadium play areas 

30 Jan

Cannock Chase Council and contractor Wicksteed Playgrounds visit local schools, to seek views and comments on stadium play area designs.


Community solar investment scheme nears deadline 

30 Jan

Chase Community Solar (CCS) supported by Cannock Chase Council, is the first scheme in the UK funded by a community share offer.


£0.8M investment into Cannock Chase District 

30 Jan

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnerships have agreed to an expansion to its growth deal which will see a £0.8m investment into the Cannock Chase area.


Cabinet recommend Council tax and Council house rent freeze 

30 Jan

Cannock Chase Councils’ Cabinet at its meeting last night recommended to freeze Council Tax for the second successive year.


Gritting teams work through the night as heavy snow falls in north Staffordshire 

30 Jan

Staffordshire's gritting teams have been working through the night and into today as heavy snow fell in the north of the county.


Cars blocking driveways, 30th January 

30 Jan

During school opening and closing hours, cars are routinely blocking the driveways to people's homes.


Street Name Sign, 30th January 

30 Jan

The Victory Close street name fell off months and months ago has not been replaced.


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Businesses get the chance to see Staffordshire Police go glove to glove in charity boxing match 

22 Jan

Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.


Theft of cigarettes in Burntwood 

19 Jan

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at an off-licence in Burntwood...


Children’s online safety campaign welcomed 

15 Jan

An NSPCC public education campaign that aims to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to help their children has been endorsed by Staffordshire Police.


The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team thank you 

13 Jan

The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported them during months of training, the event of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (covering 900 miles in nine days) and donating money...


Protect yourself against courier fraud: 

9 Jan

We have received reports of two incidents of courier fraud in the Amington area of Tamworth this evening.


A460 Lodge Lane to reopen shortly following collision between a Car and Lorry 

7 Jan

Police and Ambulance services are currently dealing with a road traffic collision on the A460 Lodge Lane near Cannock.


Police arrest two for burglary in Cannock 

5 Jan

Two youths from Cannock, aged 16 and 20, have been arrested for a burglary at an address in Cannock.


Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


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