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Rugeley rubbish fire: Asbestos found 

21 Sep

Asbestos found at an ongoing rubbish fire in Staffordshire.


Expert advising on Rugeley woodchip farm blaze 

17 Sep

Firefighters battling a woodchip blaze in Staffordshire call in an expert to help them.


Chasewater model boating lake to be filled in after duck poo causes build up of silt 

16 Sep

Problems caused by duck poo will see the model boating lake at Chasewater filled in.


Plan for 12 new homes on land alongside Chase Terrace Primary School 

16 Sep

Land next to Chase Terrace Primary School could be used for a new housing development.


Rugeley residents angry over 10-day wood fire 

15 Sep

Residents say they are angry they have to keep their doors and windows shut 10 days after 1,000 tonnes of waste caught fire on farmland in Staffordshire.


Reports of accidents on M6 and A50 as well as oil spill on… 

3 Sep

​We've received reports of a number of traffic issues affecting motorists this afternoon.


Chance to apply for spot in the 2017 Ironman Staffordshire race 

31 Aug

The registration window for places in the 2017 Staffordshire Ironman race has opened.


Full steam ahead for Chasewater Railway’s late summer gala weekend 

30 Aug

Chasewater Railway.


Bacteria warning at Chasewater Reservoir 

28 Aug

Visitors to a Staffordshire reservoir are warned not to swim because of potentially harmful bacteria.


Mother speaks out after being asked to go into disabled toilet in… 

24 Aug

A PUB has apologised after a member of staff asked a young mother to go into the toilet to breastfeed her baby.


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.


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Sport »

Nantwich Town 1-1 Hednesford Town 

25 Sep

The Pitmen, not for the first time this season, had to come back from conceding an early goal in order to rescue something from the game, a fact that will be of some concern to manager, Liam McDonald.


Easter 4 orienteering 

24 Sep

Brought to you by the same team who organise the excellent OO Cup and Bubo Cup is an alternative to JK, Easter4.


Baswich Night-O Results 

23 Sep

Thursday saw the start of winter training, and the continuation of the 2016 night-O league.


Match Preview: Nantwich Town (A) 

23 Sep

After a frustrating evening on Tuesday at Ilkeston, the Pitmen return to action with another away trip this weekend when they travel to Nantwich Town.


Pitmen Start U18 Youth Academy Team 

22 Sep

As part of the ever expanding development of the youth set-up at Hednesford Town Football Club, we are pleased to confirm that from this season we shall also be entering an U18 side into the newly formed NPL Football Academy.


Fantasy Hockey Returns 

21 Sep

Our thanks to Richard Parker and Chris Darnley for bringing back our Fantasy Hockey League for the 2016-17 Season.


Lefty Back in the Wright Place! 

21 Sep

Cannock Hockey Club are excited to announce the appointment of David Wright as Youth Development Co-ordinator.


Club News – Some Updates 

21 Sep

Ilkeston Away Fixture Following the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s fixture at Ilkeston due to floodlight failure we are now awaiting an official decision from Evo-Stik Premier League officials as to what the outcome will be.


Burntwood RUFC rack up another win after seeing off Cannock challenge 

21 Sep

Burntwood RUFC’s bright start to the season continued with a 31-25 victory at local rivals Cannock.


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Comment »

Stuck in a rut – dog walkers and ramblers beware! 

25 Sep

This is just a quick note to warn people given to exploring the open spaces of the area that over the next 8-10 weeks or so the deer population will be getting amorous - it's rutting time for our large brown friends, and that means one thing: the ...


Walsall player 173. Tom Bennett 

23 Sep

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Walsall player 172. Joe Bambrick 

23 Sep

• Joseph Gardiner Absolom “Joe” Bambrick, (3 November 1905 – 13 October 1983), was an Irish footballer who played for Chelsea, Walsall, Glentoran, and Linfield.


Walsall player 171. Chris Baird 

23 Sep

Christopher Patrick “Chris” Baird (born 25 February 1982) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Premier League side West Bromwich Albion and the Northern Ireland national football team.


Walsall player 170. Keith Andrews 

22 Sep

Full name Keith Joseph Andrews Date of birth 13 September 1980 (age 36) Place of birth Dublin, Ireland Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Playing position Defensive midfielder Number 5 Club information Current team Watford (on loan from Bolton ...


Walsall player 169. Evan Abraham 

22 Sep

Evan Abraham is the first player from  a batch of players, for who there are not a lot of information, so not a lot of things can be said .


Walsall player 168. Roberto Martínez 

22 Sep

Walsall  player 168.


Opportunity for groups to run the remaining four community libraries 

21 Sep

We’re now inviting organisations to come forward and take over the running of Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Loggerheads and Talke libraries.


Being prepared 

19 Sep

We’ve got Exercise AURORA next week, our contingency exercise which takes place every two years.


Big Air wakeboard competition today at Chasewater 

17 Sep

There's a great event taking place this weekend at the Chase Watersports Centre at Chasewater - Big Air 2016.


Urgent request! Volunteer marshals needed for charity run at Chasewater this Sunday 

16 Sep

Friend of the blog Susan Croxford has been in touch to ask if I could issue an appeal for people to volunteer to help Marshall the H2O Events Chasewater Kidney 4 Life Run which takes place this coming Sunday September 18th 2016 for the Kidney 4 life ...


Growing optimism amongst Staffordshire businesses 

15 Sep

We’ve had some more good news this month with the latest unemployment claimant count for the county now at 1%, proving that there is great optimism amongst Staffordshire’s businesses about future growth, profitability and taking on new staff.


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Features »

September 24th – Heading for Chasewater from Brownhills along… 

25 Sep

September 24th - Heading for Chasewater from Brownhills along the canal, my recovery ride was slow and plodding, but if it had not been, I might not have looked right down the Spot Path on Clayhanger Common and seen the old dog fox annoyed at my ...


Why You Should Pay Closer Attention to Your Fingernails 

24 Sep

There are a handful of surface signs that something is going wrong with your body; if your hair starts falling out, your skin gets red and flaky, or your eyes become discolored, you know you should see your doctor right away.


Important Facts you need to know about Elisa test 

24 Sep

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself just how important you consider your health? How crucial your health is? If so, then you must be aware of the discomfort that comes along with feeling unwell.


Style in the City – what to wear in New York 

23 Sep

Of all the wonderful cities in the world, it is New York that I truly wish to visit.


6 Must-Have Essentials for the Autumn Clutch Bag 

22 Sep

Autumn is almost here.


Happy 1st Birthday Nosh & Quaff 

21 Sep

Last week saw one of Birmingham’s most popular and unusual restaurants celebrate it’s 1st birthday.


Autumn Trend – Plise and Pleats 

21 Sep

When you take a look at the key Autumn trends for 2016, pleats and plise seem to just jump out at you – they are everywhere! From fluid style 70s metallics and crinkling, to more elegant chiffon styles that could also work for day wear, the two ‘...


Female Beauty and Dental Care Guide 

21 Sep

Looking and feeling beautiful are key ingredients for a fulfilling life.


Sourcing a garage through ‘Book My Garage’ 

19 Sep

Today it seems we do everything on line.


Style Focus – Renee Zellweger 

19 Sep

Bridget Jones is back, and that means a welcome return to the wonderful Renee Zellweger.


NRS Healthcare – Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness 

18 Sep

I lost my nan to an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s.


Book written by Karen Kirby of greenshoot HR. 

18 Sep

Karen Kirby, greenshoot HR has written a short book on performance management.


September 17th – The sunset was gorgeous at Chasewater, the calm… 

18 Sep

September 17th - The sunset was gorgeous at Chasewater, the calm before the chaos.


September 17th – A bad day in lots of ways, but a sunset ride to… 

18 Sep

September 17th - A bad day in lots of ways, but a sunset ride to sort the head out worked wonders.


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Business »

Jaguar Land Rover supplier boosts capacity with £1.3m funding deal 

8 Sep

A STAFFORDSHIRE automotive components manufacturer is set to increase annual turnover by 30% after securing a £1.3m funding deal.


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...


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LocalGov »

On the track that leads from Stile Cop Road to Surrey Close and Cornwall close, a quantity of builders debris has been left it two large Nylon Bags. Also a quantity of fencing Netting and Poles., 22nd September 

22 Sep

At the location described two Large Nylon building aggregate bags full of debris have been deposited.


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

19 Sep

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Luke Jacobs on 19 September 2016 .


Dumped freezer outside my property. This at the side of my property by access to private car parking, 18th September 

18 Sep

This has been here for a few weeks now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Princess Street, Chadsmoor Report on FixMyStreet...


Canalside pavement / Hedgerow Armitage Road at The Lindens. Somebody has deposited a very large carrierbag full of Magazines in the hedgerow close to the pavement at the location., 17th September 

17 Sep

A bag of Magazines has been dumped into the hedgerow at the specified location Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): The Lindens & Armitage Road, Rugeley Report on FixMyStreet...


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

15 Sep

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Luke Jacobs on 15 September 2016 .


EV charge points 

13 Sep

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to John West on 13 September 2016 .


Social Media Policy 

8 Sep

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J White on 8 September 2016 .


Wheelie bins obstructing Meadowbrook Close sign and causing eyesore and obstruction, 31st August 

31 Aug

Wheelie bins outside apartments no's 24 to 31 NEVER put their wheelie bins back.


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

30 Aug

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 30 August 2016 .


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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.


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...


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