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Historic Burntwood pumping station to open its doors to the public 

19 Aug

An historic pumping station in Burntwood will be open for public tours next month.


Councillors to hear what students think about Burntwood as part of neighbourhood plan discussions 

16 Aug

Councillors in Burntwood will discuss proposals for a neighbourhood plan tonight.


Driver arrested after cannabis worth £100,000 is found in van on the M6 Toll near Burntwood 

10 Aug

A man has been arrested after cannabis worth £100,000 was found in a vehicle near Burntwood.


Labour members use tour of Burntwood with Lichfield District Council’s chief executive to highlight challenges town faces 

10 Aug

Labour councillors have taken the chief executive of Lichfield District Council on a tour of Burntwood in a bid to highlight some of the challenges the town faces.


Chase Terrace beaver group are happy campers after surprise donation of equipment 

10 Aug

A Burntwood scouting group are happy campers after a donation of new equipment.


Firefighters battled lorry fire on the M6 in Staffordshire 

4 Aug

Firefighters dealt with a lorry fire on the motorway this morning.


Family’s relief after coroner concludes ‘Disco Dave’ Clayton… 

29 Jul

POPULAR DJ Dave Clayton died at hospital following an overdose of painkillers just a day after being reported missing.


Two teenage girls steal money from 83-year-old Cannock man… 

25 Jul

Two teenage girls stole money from a pensioner outside a supermarket - before escaping in a BMW.


Police are having technical difficulties with 999 and 101 calls 

21 Jul

There have been problems with Staffordshire Police's 999 and 101 call systems today.


Police appeal for information after man found dead at Cannock… 

21 Jul

Police are appealing for help in piecing together the last movements of a man whose body was found at a Staffordshire beauty spot earlier this week.


Social work diary: ‘I’m in a surreal version of Supermarket Sweep’ 

20 Jul

Monday There have been a series of office moves over the weekend so this morning there is perhaps inevitable chaos and lots of scrambling with crates, phones and IT systems.


Rare sightings of lunar hornet moth in Staffordshire? 

20 Jul

SIGHTINGS of a moth which resembles a giant hornet have been made across the county.


Traffic Alert: three lanes of M6 northbound closed for emergency… 

18 Jul

Highways officials have warned drivers using the northbound M6 through Staffordshire that three lanes of the motorway remain closed while resurfacing takes place following an accident earlier today.


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Sport »

Want to have lunch with football superstar Pele? 

24 Aug

Brazilian football legend Pele has urged people to come and see him in Cannock later this year.


‘I Am Team GB’ 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town Football Club and Hednesford Town FC Supporters Association are proud to be supporting ‘I Am Team GB’ in conjunction with Cannock Chase MP, Amanda Milling.


Pitmen do it the hard way 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to come from behind for the third time already this season as they picked up a point with a 1-1 home draw against unbeaten Marine.


Hednesford Town 1-1 Marine AFC 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to come from behind for the third time already this season as they picked up a point against an unbeaten Marine side – with the Pitmen also being reduced to ten men for the second game in succession.


School Games Selection Success! 

22 Aug

Cannock Hockey Club are proud to announce that four of our young stars have been selected to play in the School Games being held at Loughborough University between September 1st and 4th.


Match Preview: Marine AFC (H) 

22 Aug

After suffering their first loss of the season on Saturday the Pitmen will be looking to get back to winning ways this evening when Marine visit Keys Park.


Stourbridge Home Fixture Rearranged 

22 Aug

When the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixtures were released in July, a game was scheduled for Christmas Eve – with ourselves due to face Stourbridge at Keys Park on Saturday December 24th.


Help Required To Keep Keys Park Pitch Pristine 

21 Aug

No-one could have failed to notice the quality of our Keys Park pitch.


Ashton United 2– 0 Hednesford Town 

21 Aug

Hednesford Town’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end against Ashton United in what would be an ultimately and forgettable afternoon in the Manchester rain.


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Comment »

Highways and Amey 

22 Aug

Philip Atkins and I met Andy Milner this week.


Staffs County Council: ‘Chasewater now clear of blue-green algae’ 

15 Aug

Following several enquiries from readers who were concerned about the situation with blue-green algae bloom at Chasewater, today (15th August 2016) I've sought a statement from Staffordshire County Council who operate the park - and they say the ...


The Staffordshire Hoard seven years on 

15 Aug

About this time seven years ago, our archaeologists were busy digging out the largest ever haul of Anglo-Saxon treasures known in Britain.


Staffordshire goes for gold 

13 Aug

Who would of thought it, but one week into the Olympics and Staffordshire had already won both of Team GB’s gold medals.


Cheslyn Hay Weekly News -7th March 2016 

9 Aug

7th August 2016 EVENTS This month’s Chat n Char is on Thursday 11th August at 10.00am in the Main Hall of the Salem but unfortunately Roger has been in hospital for a few days and he is still recuperating but his ‘reserve team’ are organising ...


Walsall player 167. Mathieu Manset 

8 Aug

Mathieu Manset (born 5 August 1989) is a French footballer who plays as a centre forward, who is currently playing for Consolat Marseille Manset was born in Metz and started his career in his native France with Le Havre AC.


EFL Managers for 2016-17 

8 Aug

1 Paul Tisdale Exeter City 06/06 League Two 2 Karl Robinson Milton Keynes Dons 05/10 League One 3 Paul Hurst Grimsby Town 03/11 League Two 4 Jim Bentley Morecambe 05/11 League Two 5 Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra 11/11 League Two 6 Gareth Ainsworth ...


Gold in Rio 

8 Aug

What a great way to start the week, waking up to Team GB’s first Olympic gold medal won by Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty, who smashed his own world record in the process.


Badgers cull Woodmen 

7 Aug

Yesterday (Saturday 6th August 2016) saw Walsall Wood take a scenic trip over Cannock Chase to Brocton, where despite a good fight, the Badgers beat the Wood lads 2-1.


Three museums day this Sunday – linking Cannock Chase with Chasewater and Aldridge! 

6 Aug

There's a great thing happening this Sunday (7th August 2016) when a bus service operated by classic vehicles will operate between Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge, Chasewater Railway and the Museum of Cannock Chase.


The Craft Barn at Chasewater needs your help! 

4 Aug

That there Lucy Wood from the Saxon Hill Craft Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre has written to let me know that they're currently seeking businesses that may have waste materials they'd be able to supply to the project instead of throwing ...


Walsall player 166. Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano 

3 Aug

Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano (born 11 October 1969), simply known as Marcelo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.


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Features »

Elizabeth Arden All Over Miracle Oil. 

23 Aug

Many products make the claim to be ‘miracle products’, particularly when it comes to beauty.


Learn How Finding an Expert Jeweller Can Help Save Your Money 

23 Aug

Finding the perfect engagement ring for one’s fiancé is something deeply satisfying for both the giver and receiver.


July Outfit Post 

22 Aug

Today I’m looking back at the outfits I wore in July.


Building links with SEO and PR companies 

21 Aug

One of the most important things you can establish as a blogger is good and positive links with SEO and PR companies.


How to Deal with Incontinence Whilst Pregnant 

18 Aug

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it is also nine months of changes.


Bifold doors – more tips for creating your dream house 

18 Aug

With mortgages requiring heavy deposits in support, and with the fluctuation of house prices, many people are today opting to stay put and turn their own home into a dream home .


Afternoon tea week at Caffe Concerto 

18 Aug

Last week was Afternoon tea week, seven days designated to enjoying all the ‘dolce’ delights you can find on that traditionally most English of all sweet and creamy courses.


Interior Options – Roof Lanterns 

17 Aug

One of the key things that makes our homes more attractive is the use of light.


Why you should consider cruising. 

17 Aug

One of my favourite ways to holiday is cruising.


Review – Chi Kitchen Birmingham 

16 Aug

Chi Kitchen is a food journey through South East Asia.


Must See Movies 2016 

15 Aug

Who doesn’t enjoy a trip to the movies? Despite the fact that we have televisions that are almost the size of small movie screens in our homes, a trip to the cinema is still something to enjoy, whether you are doing this as a family, on a date ...


August 14th – And no series of wildlife pics would be complete… 

14 Aug

August 14th - And no series of wildlife pics would be complete without the bunnies.


August 14th – A fast paced run-out to Middleton Hall, via… 

14 Aug

August 14th - A fast paced run-out to Middleton Hall, via Chasewater and Fazeley was very pleasant on a warm but overcast afternoon.


#FanDayFriday The Premier League is back! 

14 Aug

A few days late again, but another very busy few days, means that my #FanDayFriday post is once again coming to you on Sunday.


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Business »

Aggreko turns up the heat in North America with new acquisition 

9 Aug

PORTABLE power group Aggreko has expanded its presence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector with the acquisition of a firm in the United States.


Market turbulence sees H1 profits dip for Aggreko 

3 Aug

TURBULENCE in key markets such as North America has had a major impact on the first half performance of portable power provider Aggreko.


Car retailer moves into new Midlands headquarters 

13 Jul

ONLINE car retailer wewantanycar.


Staffordshire steel entrepreneur grows portfoilo with new deal 

1 Jul

A STAFFORDSHIRE steel entrepreneur has expanded his portfoilo with the acquisition of a Yorkshire business in a deal that saves the jobs of 50 people.


Traffic Alert: Floods bring motorway misery for second week in succession 

14 Jun

HEAVY storms are causing major problems for drivers using the M5 and M6 in Birmingham and the Black Country.


Power Minerals prepares for new dawn 

8 Jun

Sutton Coldfield ash reseller is eyeing new markets as closure of Rugeley Power Station signals end to coal-fired operations in West Midlands...


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Rugeley Power Station to close next month 

23 May

Around 150 jobs will be lost after French owner ploughs on with plan to shut the West Midlands' last functioning power station...


Jobs at risk as power station to stop operating next month 

23 May

RUGELEY Power Station in Staffordshire will stop generating power next month, following through on a warning its parent company gave in February.


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LocalGov »

Parked builders vans obscuring view of junction, 22nd August 

22 Aug

Large vans parking on footpath in Jerome road obscuring view of junction with Brownhills road.


Social Media Policy 

21 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J White on 21 August 2016 .


EV charge points 

20 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to John West on 20 August 2016 .


FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

19 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 19 August 2016 .


ICT Infrastructure 

15 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Terry Williams on 15 August 2016 .


ICT Infrastructure 

12 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Terry Williams on 12 August 2016 .


Request for a list of buildings and energy bills. 

3 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to S L Morris on 3 August 2016 .


Fallen tree, 1st August 

1 Aug

Large fallen tree adjacent to footpath.


Bullying in Cannock Chase District Council 

21 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Yabootoyou on 21 July 2016 .


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999 »

Last few places on Cannock driving course up for grabs 

22 Mar

The last few places on a young drivers’ course are up for grabs.


Driving test centre to be launched at Cannock 

22 Feb

Budding motorists will be on the road to success when a new driving test centre is launched at Cannock Community Fire Station on February 24.


Course in Cannock drives home road safety messages 

11 Feb

A hard-hitting course will drive home potentially life-saving messages to young motorists in Cannock...


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.


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