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Call for volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood to help out at 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

21 May

Volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to lend a hand at the Staffordshire Ironman event.

Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.

New campaign targets young motorcyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood 

4 May

Young bikers across Lichfield and Burntwood are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on roads across Staffordshire.

Local Elections 2018: Labour hold Cannock Chase 

4 May

Labour retains Cannock Chase and the Conservatives keep a Tamworth majority.

Man arrested after cars are broken into in Armitage 

3 May

A man has been arrested after four cars were broken into in Armitage.

Signs go up after case of Alabama Rot is uncovered in Lichfield 

3 May

Signs in Lichfield are warning dog owners in Lichfield to take extra care following a reported case of Alabama Rot.

Man tends a stranger’s war grave in Cannock for 25 years 

26 Apr

A man has been keeping a war grave tidy for more than 25 years after seeing it near a relative's plot.

Chance for dogs and owners to go walkies at Chasewater to raise money for Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund 

25 Apr

Pooches and their owners are being invited to go walkies at Chasewater Country Park to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund.

Time running out for competitors to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

25 Apr

Time is running out for people to sign up to take on the Staffordshire Ironman challenge.

Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case is reported in Lichfield 

24 Apr

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after a case of Alabama Rot was reported in Lichfield.

Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.

Council approves new supported living and affordable housing development in Burntwood 

11 Apr

Proposals for a new supported housing scheme in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee.

Cannock man jailed for attack on nephew 

10 Apr

Victim Craig Pitts still suffers with reduced movement in his arm six months after being stabbed.

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Curley Signs New Deal – Two New Faces Arrive 

23 May

Hednesford Town Football Club can confirm that defender Matt Curley has agreed a new deal for the 2018/19 campaign – with manager Rob Smith also bolstering his squad with the signing of Sam Griffiths and Josh Craddock from Stafford Rangers...

Players wanted for U18s girls 18/19 season 

23 May

COMMITTED PLAYERS WANTED! Wyrley Wanderers U18 Ladies finished 3 RD in the Shropshire/Staffordshire U18 League last season.

Jones Jnr a knockout with fans 

22 May

The six-time world champion across four weight divisions delved into tales from his career, which spanned almost three decades, at Bar Sport in Cannock...

Club Update 

19 May

Following our recent announcement that the management team of Rob Smith and Larry Chambers have committed themselves to the club for the forthcoming season, we wanted to bring you somewhat of an update.

Management Team Agree Deal for Forthcoming Season 

17 May

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to confirm that the management team of Rob Smith and Larry Chambers have agreed new deals for the 2018/19 campaign.

Hednesford Town Football Club On Lookout For New Owners 

12 May

Hednesford Town Football Club Chairman , Steve Price , has this weekend confirmed his intention to put The Pitmen up for sale in order to try and find new investors to take the club forward.

Gazza talks school days 

12 May

That was the welcome England legend Gazza got as he walked on stage at The Premier Suite at Bar Sport in Cannock...

Pitmen to move to Southern League Central 

10 May

Hednesford Town have today been informed that following a Leagues Committee meeting the Club Allocations for Step 1 to 4 of the non-league system for the 2018/19 season have been confirmed – with the Pitmen being placed in the new Southern...

Hednesford Town 1-2 Stourbridge 

9 May

It was to be late heartbreak for Hednesford Town as a goal in second half stoppage time saw the Pitmen suffer defeat against Stourbridge in the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

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Huge welcome to England squad as they arrive in Staffordshire 

22 May

With just less than a month to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, it was great to be able to welcome the England squad to St George’s Park were they kick off their training.

The relationship between the private and public sectors 

21 May

I was invited to speak this week at a dinner of the New Local Government Network, one of the leading think tanks in our sector.

Urgent! Please look out for these stolen motorbikes 

20 May

Images posted on Facebook by Stacey Woodfull Hey folks – please be on the lookout for these stolen motorbikes/quads, taken last night Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th May 2018 from Brownhills West and a separate incident in Norton East Road, Norton Canes...

Chasewater from above 

17 May

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.

Meetings, and the common issues facing county councils 

14 May

I spent a day and a half with the other County Council Chief Executives last week at their Spring Seminar.

Successful campaign to Mitigate Impact of HS2 on the county 

11 May

Last month I was in London in front of the HS2 Select Committee campaigning for measures to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on the county.

The Gender Pay Gap, Equality and Diversity, and Learning at Work Week 

9 May

I was thinking about our Gender Pay Analysis and what we should do about addressing it, and would appreciate some feedback from readers.

Summer’s on its way and tourism is booming 

3 May

With the summer just around the corner and tourism emerging as one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, it’s good to see that we’re also reaping some of the rewards here in Staffordshire.

Lots to do at the Chase Sailing Club open day this bank holiday Monday 

1 May

An interesting event is taking place next weekend, Bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that’s the one on the north shore) will be holding their annual open day for people to come and check out what they do.

All set for Staffordshire Day 

30 Apr

With only a day to go now, we’re all set and incredibly excited for our third Staffordshire Day taking place tomorrow.

Current Squad. 36 Mitch Candlin. 

27 Apr

Mitchel James Candlin (born 8 June 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL League 1 side Walsall.

Current Squad. 35 Hayles-Docherty 

27 Apr

Tobias Martin Hayles-Docherty (born 30 January 1999) is an English professional footballer, who plays in Midfield for  EFL League 1 side Walsall Hayles-Docherty came through the youth team to first make the first team bench in April 2017.

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Features »

How To Enjoy Your Summer On A Budget 

22 May

You can still enjoy your summer despite being on a budget, it just means you’ll have to get creative here and there.

The Royal Wedding – Meghan Makes A Beautiful Bride 

19 May

It was the most wonderful of royal weddings.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 

18 May

Are you like me and always find Father’s Day a tough one to choose a gift for? I never seem to know what to get for my dad, and he is frankly no help in that department when I ask him.

Married life after the big day — what are the costs that lie ahead? 

17 May

With a certain royal wedding taking place this Saturday there is currently a  lot of hype in about weddings, and all the planning and work that goes into making them perfect! But whilst Meghan and Harry won’t ever have to worry about their ...

Getting Set For Summer With Gudrun Sjoden 

16 May

I’m having a fan girl moment for Gudrun Sjoden once again.

Some Mothers Do Ave Em – Hilarious Fun 

16 May

Frank Spencer was one of the the most beloved characters from 1970s television, a time often called the golden age of British comedy.

Body After Baby: How to Deal & Embrace Your Newfound Curves 

15 May

Photo by Kyle Nieber on Unsplash For moms, it is common knowledge that a woman’s body goes through immense changes during pregnancy.

When You Need To Talk Tax 

15 May

Most people would prefer to never have to talk about any matters relating to tax.

Transform Your Bedroom From Fab To Drab! 

14 May

Summer is just around the corner, and with that in mind, I’m looking at a few Summer resolutions, which you can spruce up your home as June rolls around.

Take Me To The Beach 

14 May

The glorious weekend weather has definitely got me Summer dreaming, so today I am bringing some of my beach essentials to Fashion-mommy.

Making The World A Better Place – The Joe Takeover 

13 May

My son Joe has been doing a very special project at school all about making the world a better place.

Snorkelling Plans For Cyprus 

12 May

You know when a special event is getting closer  and closer and you are quite literally counting down the days? Well that is exactly how I am feeling at the moment.

Tips On How To Throw The Perfect Kid’s Birthday Party! 

11 May

Photo by kazuend on Unsplash Today’s parents feel an obligation to make their child’s birthday party a major event.

Have You Joined Lucky Checkout? 

11 May

In our current climate, we all like something that is free.

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Three Staffordshire buildings honoured at the RICS Awards 2018 

3 May

Three of Staffordshire’s newest and most innovative projects have been honoured at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards.

Good news from four West Midlands manufacturers: first, RSD Pressings of Cannock 

16 Mar

C H Howe Limited was originally founded in 1940 as manufacturers of metal toggle fasteners to the metal box industry and in particular ammunition boxes during the Second World War.

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...

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LocalGov »

Database of services 

11 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Tay Jiva on 11 May 2018 .

Database of services 

9 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Tay Jiva on 9 May 2018 .

Car not moved from car park since start of Feb 2018, 22nd April 

22 Apr

Red Toyota has been parked across 2 parking spaces on small carpark since start of Feb 2018.

The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

11 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 11 April 2018 .

The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

9 Apr

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Celia on 9 April 2018 .

On the car park of Devon green, 8th April 

8 Apr

Red Volkswagen polo, been park there no MOT and tax, no insurance.

The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

6 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 6 April 2018 .

The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

6 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Celia on 6 April 2018 .

IT Infrastructure 

27 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Daniel Shaw on 27 March 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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