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Son kept dead father in armchair – for four months 

27 Nov

A man lived alongside his dead father for four months until a neighbour spotted his skeleton in the living room chair, an inquest heard.

New manager insists Lichfield Business Improvement District can bring “real change” 

26 Nov

The new manager of the Lichfield Business Improvement District (BID) insists the initiative can “deliver real change” to the city.

Grieving pet owner given wrong ashes as dog lay in freezer 

19 Nov

A STAFFORDSHIRE woman is due compensation after the ashes she received were not those of her dead dog.

John Woodhouse: Right place for a hot tub is not a nightclub 

19 Nov

IT'S a while since I've been in a nightclub.

Have you seen this missing man? 

17 Nov

THE FAMILY of a man missing are asking for help as they are worried for his safety.

Police make fresh appeal to find missing Burntwood man 

16 Nov

Police have made a fresh appeal to locate a missing Burntwood man.

I want to complain – there are too many leaves in the park… 

13 Nov

In terms of odd complaints it's one of the best we've heard for a whileAs autumn gathers pace an environmental group has lodged an official objection to the number of leaves on the ground in a Staffordshire town's park.

Enforcement officers patrol streets close to city hospital 

11 Nov

TRAFFIC wardens regularly patrol neighbourhoods close to a hospital to tackle bad parking.

Woman charged with attempted murder after incident in Burntwood 

10 Nov

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after an incident in Burntwood.

Councillor warns cars parked at Burntwood junction will lead to a serious accident 

9 Nov

A Burntwood councillor has demanded action after warning that problem parking will lead to a serious accident.

Woman arrested after Burntwood man is airlifted to hospital with stab wounds 

9 Nov

A 77-year-old Burntwood man has been airlifted to hospital after being stabbed.

Man, 77, airlifted after stabbing 

8 Nov

Police have arrested a woman in Chasewater Country Park after a 77-year-old Burntwood man was airlifted to hospital with stab wounds.

Appeal for help to trace missing Burntwood man 

6 Nov

Police are trying to trace a missing Burntwood man.

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Burntwood RUFC sunk by second half Loughborough show 

1 Dec

Burntwood RUFC competed well in the first half of their Midlands KO Cup clash against Loughborough, but found the conditions too tough to handle in a second period dominated by the leaders of Midlands 3 East North.

Scott Smith incapacitated 

30 Nov

Following a serious football injury yesterday afternoon, our club Press Officer, Scott Smith has undergone extensive surgery overnight, in hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, which is understood to have been successful.

Why do players play? 

30 Nov

According to the University of Notre Dame’s Centre for Ethical Education, research shows: – ” that kids play sports for the following reasons: · To have fun (always #1) · To do something I am good at · To improve my skills · To...

29/11/15 – Match Report – Wyrley Wanderers v’s Great Barr Harriers 

29 Nov

Result – Wanderers 4 – Harriers 1; After a good performance, but disappointing result last week the Wanderers welcomed Great Barr Harriers to a wet and very windy Willenhall Academy.

Wyrley Junior Warriors U7’s match report 29/11/15 

29 Nov

On a wet and very windy Sunday morning at Cheslyn Hay, Wyrley Juniors Warriors faced two games against Old Wulfrunians and Sedgley Scorpions West.

Leamington 4-2 Hednesford Town 

29 Nov

Leamington Stronger in Second Half As Pitmen Dumped Out of Trophy Hednesford Town relinquished their involvement in the FA Trophy for the 2015/16 season at the first hurdle as Southern Premier League high-flyers Leamington scored three second...

Night-O Results – Barton 

27 Nov

After an excellent race last night in Barton under Needwood we have a new leader in Tom.

Match Preview: Leamington (A) 

27 Nov

Thoughts on the league campaign can be put to one side this weekend for the Pitmen as the FA Trophy takes precedence with a trip to Leamington on the cards.

FA Trophy Fixture Update 

26 Nov

As you will no doubt be aware by now Leamington defeated Rushall Olympic 3-2 on Tuesday evening after extra-time.

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Walsall Managers. 

30 Nov

Tge events of the last few hours, have made me bring forward (by a few months) the list of managers of the club, from which I shall put together some items for the blog.

November 2015 Newsletter 

30 Nov

A main feature of the Society Great War project was completed on 11 th November when the digitised cemetery burial records were handed over to the Parish Council.

Walsall player 518. Paul Simon Ritchie 

27 Nov

Paul Simon Ritchie (born 21 August 1975) is a Scottish football player and coach.

Using our time well 

27 Nov

It’s been another very busy week, but it’s got me thinking more about our time and diary management.

Walsall player 517. Stuart Rimmer 

25 Nov

Stuart Rimmer (born 12 October 1964, in Southport) is an English former footballer who is Chester City’s record goal-scorer.

Walsall player 516. Howard Riley 

25 Nov

Howard Riley (born 18 August 1938) is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Barrow, Leicester City and Walsall.

Gritting crews in action for the first time 

24 Nov

Liberty Park Lichfield is one of our exciting projects being developed along with Liberty Property Trust and its partner Stoford Developments.

Great Place to Live 

23 Nov

This week started early, on Sunday, with the beginning of the County Councils’ Network, which, as the name implies, is a membership organisation that represents English County Councils.

Walsall player 515. Michael Barrington Ricketts 

22 Nov

Michael Barrington Ricketts (born 4 December 1978) is a former English football player.

Walsall player 514. Anthony Willis “Tony” Richards 

20 Nov

Anthony Willis “Tony” Richards (6 March 1934 – 4 March 2010) was an English footballer who played as a forward.

County continues with a balanced economy and increasing opportunities 

20 Nov

Near full employment with the latest Jobseekers Allowance claimant figure now continuing at 0.8 per cent, (an all-time low) is further evidence that we have an economy that is balanced with increasing new opportunities.

Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Hezekiah Henry Jones 

17 Nov

Hezekiah Henry ‘Harry’ Jones, aged 18/19.

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Features »

Gift Guide – 10 Unusual Gift Ideas 

1 Dec

Some people are very easy to buy for at Christmas.

A Beefeater Christmas – Not a Turkey in sight 

1 Dec

As much as I love turkey (and I really do) it comes to the point when you really feel like you’d be happy never to see another one ever again.

How to Find Prom Dresses that Both You and Mom Love 

1 Dec

While Prom is often advertised as the biggest night in a teen girl’s life, it is almost a rite of passage and you don’t want to wear a dress that sends mixed messages.

November 29th – An early afternoon loop up to Chasewater of a… 

1 Dec

November 29th - An early afternoon loop up to Chasewater of a warm but blowy day caught me in the rain once more.

Megableu games – Review and Competition 

30 Nov

Following on from the Megableu games review that arrived just in time for Halloween, we recently received three further games from Megableu to play with and enjoy.

PNP Santa – Festive fun for all the family 

30 Nov

Every child loves a message from Santa, whether this be a personalised letter or a visit to a grotto .

#OOTD – The Birmingham Awards 

29 Nov

On Friday I had the most exciting of evenings.

The Nutcracker brings Christmas Magic to Birmingham 

29 Nov

A visit to see ‘The Nutcracker’ always signifies the start of my Christmas.

Getting festive with Ocean 

27 Nov

We have a bit of a tradition in our house.

Style Focus – Adele 

26 Nov

I don’t mind admitting that I’m a little obsessed with Adele at the moment.

Create a Perfect space in your loft 

26 Nov

Many people have loft conversions on their properties these days, whether it be to create extra bedrooms for an extended family, an home office, an extra upstairs bathroom, even a space for a truculent teenager to exist in without having to see and ...

Santa sends a letter from the Lapland Mailroom 

25 Nov

By now your child has probably sat down to write a letter to Santa, highlighting all those fabulous presents that they hope to receive this year.

Gudrun Sjoden and the perfect Christmas Day Dress 

25 Nov

Certain colours have certain connotations.

Christmas Break 

25 Nov

The last meetings of the year will be Derby 9th December and Walsall 11th December.

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Business »

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.

Cannock retail park sold for £7.5m 

19 Oct

PROPERTY owner LondonMetric has sold its Watling Retail Park in Cannock for £7.5m to an unanmed UK institution.

M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

Telford & Wrekin makes overtures to West Midlands Combined Authority 

1 Oct

ANOTHER West Midlands council has come forward and stated its intention to join the regions new combined authority.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

West Midlands Combined Authority in M6 Toll move 

24 Sep

A NEW combined local authority for the West Midlands could call for the M6 Toll to be made free to use.

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Poor car parking, 1st December 

1 Dec

Cars parked on pavement generally early mornings Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 New Penkridge Road, Cannock Report on FixMyStreet...

Staffordshire supports Small Business Saturday 

1 Dec

Staffordshire people are being urged to support small businesses that are playing an invaluable part in the county's continued economic growth.

Superfast broadband is delivered to UK’s highest village 

1 Dec

A Staffordshire community, famed for being the highest village in the UK, is celebrating another high point.

County Council Vows To Get Best Deal For Staffordshire – As HS2 Route Confirmed 

30 Nov

Staffordshire County Council today vowed to secure the best deal for the county – as HS2 route to Crewe is confirmed by George Osborne.

Dog fouling, 26th November 

26 Nov

Dog fouling in this area is getting out of hand Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Main Road Brereton, Brereton Report on FixMyStreet...

Rural job boost cash for Staffordshire 

26 Nov

Millions of pounds in grants are available to boost businesses and create jobs in rural Staffordshire.

Advice for online sales shoppers on Black Friday and through year’s busiest period 

26 Nov

People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams.

Vehicles on Rugeley Town, 24th November 

24 Nov

Rugeley Town centre is a pedestrianised area.

Stafford communities get connected with launch of new bus service 

24 Nov

Residents of two communities near Stafford will benefit from improved connections into the town from next Monday with the launch of a new bus service.

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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.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

Four arrested after suspicious incident near Cannock ATM 

10 Jun

At around 10.20am on Tuesday 9 June a woman reported experiencing issues at the ATM at the One Stop shop in Rose Hill.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

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