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Police trying to reunite stolen goods with owners in Lichfield and Burntwood 

17 Jan

Some of the items police have recovered Police are urging anyone who may have had items stolen in recent months to get in touch.

David Suchet CBE launches £1million appeal to help build new Lichfield Canal tunnel 

17 Jan

A project to restore a stretch of canal in Lichfield has launched a £1million appeal.

Tunisia survivor: ‘This is it, we’re going to die’ 

16 Jan

A holidaymaker from Cannock, Staffordshire who survived the Tunisia beach massacre in 2015 has spoken out about the terrifying moment she hid from the gunman.

Hednesford Park seeks names for new ‘woodland’ animals 

11 Jan

An owl, a woodpecker and a squirrel are among favourite woodland animals which have been carved from felled trees.

Cohen Bramall: Arsenal sign non-league left-back 

10 Jan

Arsenal confirm the signing of left-back Cohen Bramall, who joins from non-league side Hednesford Town.

Non-league footballer moves from Hednesford Town to Arsenal 

5 Jan

Non-league footballer Cohen Bramall has earned a dream move from Hednesford Town to Arsenal.

Cohen Bramall: Arsenal to sign left-back from non-league Hednesford Town 

5 Jan

Hednesford Town left-back Cohen Bramall is to move from non-league to Premier League, by joining Arsenal in a £40,000 deal.

Teenage passenger killed in Cannock car crash named 

3 Jan

An 18-year-old passenger who died when the car he was travelling in crashed into trees in Cannock is named by police.

Police name 18-year-old killed in crash on the B5012 in Cannock… 

3 Jan

Police have named an 18-year-old man who died in a car crash on New Year's Day.

Teenage passenger killed in Cannock car crash 

2 Jan

An 18-year-old man dies when the car he is travelling in crashes into trees in Cannock.

Police appeal for witnesses after teen killed in road smash 

2 Jan

Staffordshire Police have made an appeal for witnesses after a teenager was killed in a road smash.

Paranormal investigator takes on the Werewolf of Cannock Chase 

29 Dec

Could a werewolf do for Staffordshire what the Loch Ness Monster has done for Scotland?Paranormal investigator Damon Simms thinks so.

Firefighters from Crewe, Congleton and Holmes Chapel cut two free… 

20 Dec

Two people were freed from their car by firefighters following an accident earlier this evening.

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Weekend Report No. 16 

19 Jan

Cannock 6th Team and Cannock Badgers both had their games cancelled due to the weather this weekend.

Ilkeston Match Postponed 

17 Jan

Tonight’s scheduled Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture at Ilkeston has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Match Preview: Ilkeston (A) 

17 Jan

We head to Ilkeston for the second time this season after the original game was controversially abandoned with just four minutes to go back in September.

Former Hednesford Town youngster Cohen Bramall makes winning start at Arsenal 

17 Jan

Cohen Bramall stepped on to a pitch in an Arsenal shirt for the first time last night as he made his debut for the club’s under-23s in their Premier League 2 clash at Southampton.

Buxton Fixture Rearranged 

16 Jan

We have today been informed that our Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture against Buxton, which was postponed on Saturday due to a snow covered pitch, will now take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

A Further Squad Update 

16 Jan

Despite our fixture at Buxton falling to the weather, it has been another busy weekend at Keys Park on the playing front.

Wyrley Juniors Warriors U-8 match report 15/1/17 

15 Jan

A rainy and cold morning at Cheslyn Hay did not dampen the spirit of the Warriors today.

Function Room 

15 Jan

Another lovely testimonial – this time from a hirer of the clubhouse function room who hired the room last night.

Boys Development Centre 

14 Jan

The following lovely comment has just been received from the mum of a boy who atttended our Boys Development Centre for the first time today – “My son attended your football development Centre session this morning and I just wanted...

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How Staffordshire helped shape Tolkien’s Middle-earth 

16 Jan

Most will agree that JRR Tolkien is one of the world’s most successful writers whose books are read the world over and became blockbuster films, but less known about is the huge influence that our wonderful county had on him.

Future plans for Stafford’s Beaconside site and keeping people active 

16 Jan

Philip Atkins and I met with Kai Liu on Friday.

£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs 

11 Jan

This week we saw the announcement of the ‘Keele Deal’ which aims to create Seven hundred jobs and help support over 1,000 businesses.

Looking forward to a busy year 

9 Jan

Firstly, and most importantly, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Lights, camera, action as foster carers take centre stage in New Year campaign 

6 Jan

The start of a new year is also the perfect time to try something different or take on a new challenge.

Chilly Out 

5 Jan

I realise it’s winter, but tonight’s cold snap surprised me: I got changed, got gloves on, and got the bike out, and then when setting off had a surprise: the front gear mechanism literally would not move, and investigation found that it was ...

Congratulations to Staffordshire residents recognised in New Year’s Honours list 

3 Jan

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and a happy new year.

Do you know Ernie Lawrence, please? 

1 Jan

Hey everyone - I've been contacted by reader Spencer Cartright through Facebook, who's looking for a gentleman called Ernie Lawrence, who used to live in Brownhills, but possibly now lives in Cannock.

Old Heath Hayes – another remarkable work 

29 Dec

The wonderful and kind local historian Robert Selvey has kindly donated another local history classic to the blog archive for readers to enjoy, and this one's a cracker - it's Heath Hayes History, the companion 'Green Book' title to the 'Old ...

2016: A Golden Year for Staffordshire 

28 Dec

2016 has been a fabulous year for Staffordshire and it’s only when we stop and take stock that you realise how much work has been done in the last 12 months to help residents and just how much there is to celebrate about the county’s past and ...

Marking the map 

26 Dec

Whilst shopping in Rugeley just before Christmas, I found a map for sale for a trivial £2 - 1:25000 series OS, it was a rolled sheet for display rather than a folded, conventional edition.

Budget sets out record spending on elderly care 

23 Dec

Over the last few months we’ve been working hard on our budget at the county council which sets out our spending plans for the next five years.

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Jewellery Ideas for Valentine’s Day 

19 Jan

Earlier this week I started to look at gift ideas for Valentine’s day with a look at gifts that would work for the special man in your life.

Ideas for your man for Valentine’s Day 

18 Jan

In the general tradition of years literally flying by, we are now less than a month away from Valentine’s Day .

Celeb Trend Report – Vaping 

17 Jan

It might be hard for young people living in our enlightened times to believe, but, once upon a time, smoking was the height of cool.

Stylish Television – Father Brown 

17 Jan

Working from home can often mean you develop some guilty pleasures when it comes to your television viewing habits.

January 16th – As I neared the crest of Shire Oak hill, it was… 

17 Jan

January 16th - As I neared the crest of Shire Oak hill, it was murky and drizzly and the kind of night you really don’t want to be out in.

Dashboard Advice for New Drivers 

16 Jan

So you’ve just got your driving license and have thrown away those ‘L’ plates with glee.

January 15th – One of those horrible, headache-grey wet winter… 

16 Jan

January 15th - One of those horrible, headache-grey wet winter days when it never really seems to get light and never stops raining.

New Year New You – Start with some classic films. 

16 Jan

‘ January is such a dark, drab and depressing month.

Long sleeved shift dresses at Wallis 

15 Jan

Long sleeved shift dress styles are a great addition to your Winter Wardrobe.

Creative Office Spaces can improve productivity 

12 Jan

For anyone who works full time in an office environment, your office space is very important.

Preparing for the Chill with Esprit 

12 Jan


The Independent Pharmacy – Advice, Medicine and toiletries 

11 Jan

The start of 2017 has been a particularly bleak chapter in the story of our beloved NHS.

Gaslight opens at the New Alex Theatre 

11 Jan

A Victorian melodrama that was actually written in 1939 and has been filmed at least three times doesn’t necessarily sound like the most obvious play for a revival, But Gaslight is absolutely riviting, with excellent performances from the three ...

Mothers and Personal Loans- Money Management Tips 

11 Jan

Managing your finances effectively is a critical skill regardless of whether you are married or a single mother.

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Power provider Aggreko set to turn up the heat on Winter Olympics 

4 Jan

PORTABLE power and air conditioning group, Aggreko has been awarded a major supply contract for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Wolverhampton pub creates 65 new jobs after £1m revamp 

22 Dec

A WOLVERHAMPTON pub has undergone a million pound plus investment, creating 65 new jobs in the process.

Wheels firm on a roll after new acquisition 

19 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE firm supplying wheels and tyres to the caravan, trailer and commercial markets has grown with the acquisition of a firm in Yorkshire.

Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...

Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.

As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.

Police investigate fire at Amazon warehouse 

14 Nov

STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE are investigating a fire that started in the early hours of Sunday morning at Amazon\'s warehouse in Rugeley.

M6 Toll improves performance but losses still top £18m 

1 Oct

CONTINUING roadworks on the M6 have helped to improve the financial performance of the M6 Toll but the pay-to-drive motorway still racked up losses of more than £18m in its last financial year...

Online giant to create 4,500 temporary jobs 

30 Sep

AMAZON is to create 4,500 temporary jobs at its Rugeley site, quadupling the number of people working there in the run-up to Christmas.

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Information about the organisations information technology team and infrastructure equipment 

19 Jan

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Julie Cornish on 19 January 2017 .

Payments Received for S106 Agreements 

16 Jan

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to keith myatt on 16 January 2017 .

Overgrown trees obscuring bus stop sign, 10th January 

10 Jan

The bus drivers cant see the bus stop flag and are driving past it.

Over flowing bins lots of rubbish, 8th January 

8 Jan

Bins over flowing with rubbish and waste Report on FixMyStreet...

Cannock Chase District Council Tax – Bankruptcy instead of enforcing Charging Orders 

5 Jan

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Deb Williams on 5 January 2017 .

2 black bin bags dumped, 27th December 

27 Dec

2 bin bags dumped in ditch (on Wolseley House side)...

Trailer wheel dumped, 27th December 

27 Dec

In ditch near birches valley rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley Report on FixMyStreet...

A black bin liner full of rubbish – including indenty of householder, 19th December 

19 Dec

It's not the quantity - it's the principle...

Broken glass on the pavement outside number 13 Queen Street, 14th December 

14 Dec

The broken glass has been scattered on the pavement for around 3 weeks now and is very dangerous.

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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.

Air quality monitoring equipment to be deployed 

21 Sep

Cannock Chase Council’s Environmental Health Team are to deploy equipment to monitor the air quality in the immediate area of the fire at Oak Farm, Slitting Mill.

Update on the fire at Oak Farm, Slitting Mill 

19 Sep

Staffordshire Fire Rescue Service (SFRS) have engaged a national expert in waste fires to support the ongoing situation at Oak Tree Farm.

Fire at Oak Tree Farm Slitting Mill Rugeley 

15 Sep

Staffordshire Fire Rescue Service is endeavouring to deal with the ongoing situation at Oak Tree Farm in Slitting Mill, by constant monitoring in conjunction with the Environment Agency and working closely with Cannock Chase Council.

Firefighters dealing with blaze at Rugeley farm 

6 Sep

Firefighters are continuing to deal with a fire today at a farm in Slitting Mill, Rugeley.

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.

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