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Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire live traffic updates – Friday 27… 

27 Feb

A50 - One lane is closed eastboundin Meir Heath at the A50 junction, because of a broken down lorry.


Armed police called to Cannock after reports of man carrying gun 

27 Feb

Man was detained and 'taken to a place of safety' following alert in town centre...


Book looks at murders in Staffordshire pubs 

26 Feb

MURDERS at pubs across the county have been included in a new book.


Midland MPs back amendment outlawing abortion on basis of gender 

24 Feb

But motion is defeated in Commons by 91 votes...


Chance for Burntwood residents to have their say on the future of the town 

23 Feb

The future of Burntwood will be up for discussion at an event in the town this week.


Driver taken to hospital after car crashes into a tree in Longdon 

21 Feb

Ambulance staff say a man is lucky to be alive after his car crashed into a tree near Lichfield.


Cannock Premier Suites row as council accused of ‘relishing’ closure bid because it hosted Tory bash 

18 Feb

Aidan Burley steps into wrangle over future of well-known venue...


Two Cannock home buyers become YouTube stars 

17 Feb

Cannock couple become YouTube stars after being helped to buy a new home.


Man asks Karl Pilkington to record video wedding proposal. Karl DID it! Watch it here 

16 Feb

Lee Brickley asked the star of An Idiot Abroad to film him a proposal video to help him pop the question - and he actually did it...


VIDEO: Runaway goat finds weekend home at Keele University 

15 Feb

STUDENTS living in halls are often accused of 'living like animals' but one group took it literally after spending the weekend looking after a runaway goat.


Fifty Shades of Grey: Bob Warman gets Birmingham blushing again 

13 Feb

Midlands newsreading legend offers a second helping of Brum-inspired naughty narration from the hit erotic novel...


Nine held and £18 million worth of drugs seized in Midland swoops 

13 Feb

Men arrested in big Midland drugs swoop...


Blinded policeman has operation to replace damaged eye 

12 Feb

Sgt Jon King was shot in the face while on duty assisting ambulance staff in Rugeley...


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Sport »

Little Dragons show their big teeth! 

1 Mar

Evening sports fans from around the Black Country and the posher areas too! What a feast of quality, full throttle football we were privileged to witness from the little Dragons! A change of Soccer Centre’s meant that the parents had...


Wyrley Juniors United match report 1_3_2015 

1 Mar

Match Report:- Wyrley Juniors United U14’s Season 2014-15 Shield Group A Wyrley Juniors United 3 v Lichfield AFC 3 For the second week running the game was played in awful conditions, the pitch to be fair wasn’t too bad but a high wind and...


Captain’s Weekly News – 1st March 

1 Mar

This week’s news from Captain Ray.


Bradford (Park Avenue) 1 – 0 Hednesford Town 

1 Mar

Pitmen plunder to defeat at Bradford … It would certainly be an afternoon to forget for everyone involved with Hednesford Town as they fell to their first league defeat in seven games and also saw manager Rob Smith dismissed, along with...


Midland Champs webcam footage 

27 Feb

Andis Celinskis of DVO has uploaded a webcam video of his run at the Midland Champs.


Match Preview: Bradford (Park Avenue) (A) 

27 Feb

Smith Hails Team Spirit As Pitmen Race Towards Play-offs … Hednesford Town boss Rob Smith has signposted the main reason behind the incredible run of form which has lifted his unfancied Pitmen side to third place in the Vanarama Conference...


First Parents’ meeting a great success! 

26 Feb

A big thank you to the 25 parents who turned up  last night for the first Parents Representative meeting at the clubhouse.


Bill Brown Passes 

25 Feb

He was a lifelong member and supporter of Cannock Hockey Club , even though his main roll was that of an umpire rather than player.


North Ferriby United 0-2 Hednesford Town 

25 Feb

Hednesford Town produced an excellent second half performance as they claimed all three points against a North Ferriby United side that have traditionally been a bogey team for the Pitmen.


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Walsall player 272. Ishmel Demontagnac 

1 Mar

Ishmel Demontagnac (born 15 June 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a winger is currently playing for Thurrock.


Walsall player 271. Troy Matthew Deeney 

1 Mar

Troy Matthew Deeney (born 29 June 1988) is an English footballer who plays for Watford.


Walsall player 270. Alfred “Alf” Dean 

1 Mar

Alfred “Alf” Dean (2 January 1877 – 1 January 1959) was an English professional association football player in the years prior to the First World War.


Walsall player 269. Alan Deakin 

1 Mar

Alan Deakin (born 27 November 1941 in Balsall Heath, Birmingham) was an English footballer during the 1960s.


Walsall player 268. David Lowell Davis 

28 Feb

David Lowell Davis (born 20 February 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Birmingham City.


Walsall player 267. John Davies 

28 Feb

John Davies was an English professional footballer who played for Portsmouth, Scunthorpe United and Walsall.


February 2015 Newsletter 

28 Feb

We are pleased to confirm that Bob Quarmby has joined the Society Management Committee.


Walsall player 266 Benjamin James “Ben” Davies 

27 Feb

Benjamin James “Ben” Davies (born 27 May 1981) is an English footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Sheffield United.


Walsall player 265. Andrew John Davies 

27 Feb

Andrew John Davies (born 17 December 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bradford City.


Chasewater Railway Winter Steam Gala this weekend 

27 Feb

I note Chasewater Railway have a Winter Steam Gala this weekend (28th February - 1st March 2015), with special guest engines and a much busier running timetable than normal.


Walsall player 264. Karl Darlow 

26 Feb

Karl Darlow (born 8 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Newcastle United, as a goalkeeper.


Walsall player. 263 Scott Dann 

26 Feb

Scott Dann (born 14 February 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays forCrystal Palace as a centre back.


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Features »

Raised By Wolves – Wolverhampton Cineworld Preview 

1 Mar

On Tuesday I took part in a very special coach trip , with Caitlin and Caroline Moran and the cast of ‘Raised by Wolves’, their new television series that is coming to Channel 4 very soon.


Reviewed – Planet Emerald Lace Dress 

27 Feb

I have to admit, that at this moment, I am in the middle of a green phase.


Raised By Wolves – A coach trip with Caitlin Moran 

26 Feb

* Warning – this post is about a coach trip with Caitlin and Caroline Moran, it may contain chat about periods, sex and Wolverhampton – you have been warned.


Best looks from The Brits 

26 Feb

The Brit Awards offers the cream of the British music industry the chance to get dressed up and generally let their hair down whilst enjoying the copious amounts of hospitality (ahem!) on offer.


How to make your make-up last all day – Urban Decay masterclass 

25 Feb

Kirsty Lo is a Birmingham celebrity.


Watching the trains go by 

24 Feb

The West Coast Main Rail Line runs through Staffordshire, with frequent services up and down.


The Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix – Just record breaking! 

24 Feb

Saturday 21st February 2015 will be a date that will forever be embedded in my memory.


Oscars 2015 – My favourite looks 

23 Feb

The most glittering night on the Awards calendar came and went with a whimper last night.


February 22nd – The weather was vile. Windy, with rain and snow… 

23 Feb

February 22nd - The weather was vile.


Check out the kids selection at House of Fraser 

22 Feb

When I think about House of Fraser, a great place to buy quality children’s clothes isn’t the image that immediately springs to mind.


Almost a fairy tale castle 

22 Feb

The Victorian pumping station at Wombourne (now empty, disused and decaying) looks even more like a Sleeping Beauty-style enclosed castle, now it is behind its screen of winter-leafless trees.


Anarchy in Burton 

20 Feb

The crossed A inside a circle - the Anarchy sign, beloved of 1977-style rebellious 'punk' youth - seems to have lost some of the terror it could once inspire.


It’s the weekend – so what to do? 

20 Feb

I love that Friday feeling when you know the weekend is finally here.


How to make the best use of your space 

19 Feb

We’d all like the luxury of having ample space at home.


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Business »

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal 

27 Feb

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK...


£1m funding enables Goodfish to snap up firm 

26 Feb

TOOLMAKING and injection moulding company Goodfish has acquired complementary business Powell & Harber after securing £1m in debt and equity investment from Finance Birmingham.


Healthcare firm charts growth after new funding deal 

6 Feb

A CANNOCK-based firm that provides services to healthcare professionals throughout the country is charting growth after securing a new funding deal.


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 .


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LocalGov »

Cannock Chase Council receives £390,039 lottery investment to improve facilities 

27 Feb

Cannock Chase Council is set improve the quality and experience of sport in their area thanks to £390,039 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund.


Abandoned car, 27th February 

27 Feb

Abandoned car (HK03XUV) with damage to drivers side door on Johnson Road Cannock.


Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies | Opposition Day – [18th Allotted Day] | Commons debates 

25 Feb

And the best looking.


Mill Green Designer Outlet Village 

24 Feb

Development Planning Application details for proposed Mill Green Designer Outlet Village Eastern Way, Cannock...


Safer Neighbourhood Panels 

24 Feb

Would you be interested in taking part in a discussion around forming a Safer Neighbourhood Panel...


Briefing session for candidates and agents (UK Parliamentary; District and Parish/Town Councils) 

23 Feb

Cannock Chase Council is holding a briefing session for candidates and agents in May’s elections.


St Luke 900 celebrates Heritage Lottery Grant 

20 Feb

St Luke 900 has received a Heritage lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant it was announced today.


Cannock Council set to adopt Community Infrastructure Levy for future developments 

19 Feb

Cannock Chase Council is set to adopt a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule on future developments in the District following approval by an independent inspector.


Local nightspot facing closure over unpaid rates 

13 Feb

A local night club is facing closure today after failing to pay business rates of over £40,000.


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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A5 at Gailey 

23 Feb

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the A5 near to Gailey Island in Staffordshire...


Midlands gang jailed for armed robberies 

17 Feb

Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...


Stoke-on-Trent man arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism 

17 Feb

A 29-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.


Nine arrested in 70 kilo drugs seizure 

13 Feb

Nine men were arrested and in excess of £18m worth of class A and class B drugs were seized in two separate operations on Wednesday 12 February.


Is Valentine’s just another day? 

6 Feb

Happy talk and romantic plans in the run-up to Valentine’s Day is but a wishful thought for some.


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...


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