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New employment project for people with sight loss to launch in Lichfield after charity wins £144,000 of funding 

25 May

A project that helps those living with sight loss in Lichfield to find work will be launched after a charity was awarded £144,000.

Can you help police find missing man Alan? 

23 May

Police are appealing to the public to help find missing man Alan Holmes.

Staffordshire drug gang jailed for total of 51 years 

18 May

Eight men have been jailed for more than half a century for conspiring to supply cocaine and crack cocaine in Staffordshire.

Where is my polling station in Stoke-on-Trent South in the… 

14 May

A total of 40 candidates are contesting the nine seats in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in the General Election on June 8.

General Election: Conservative Party reveals who will be standing… 

6 May

City councillor Jack Brereton has today been selected to represent the Tories in next month's General Election.

Fugitive child rapist who fled Staffordshire jailed after police… 

5 May

A child rapist who spent four years as a fugitive in Brazil where he got married and fathered a baby has been jailed today.

Police name biker killed in crash with car on A5 at Weston-under-… 

3 May

Police have named a biker who died in a crash on Bank Holiday Monday.

7/7 ‘hero’ Paul Dadge to fight Cannock Chase seat in election 

3 May

Paul Dadge said he was "extremely proud" when announcing the news to his Twitter followers.

Norton Canes motorcyclist killed in crash with car 

2 May

Witnesses to the crash on Bank Holiday Monday are urged to contact police.

Cannock man jailed after accident in Great Wyrley killed woman 

28 Apr

A 32-year-old man has been jailed after for causing the death of a 79-year-old woman and seriously injuring her daughter in an accident.

Rapist extradited from Brazil to appear at Wolverhampton Crown… 

28 Apr

A 45-year-old who fled to Brazil after raping a 12-year-old girl in Staffordshire is due to appear in court next week after being extradited to the UK.

£4.7m scheme to tackle congestion at Joiners Square… 

28 Apr

Council leaders have warned motorists to expect 'short-term pain' when one of Stoke-on-Trent's busiest junctions is revamped.

WW1: How the training camp at Cannock Chase helped to win the war 

27 Apr

Cannock Chase may have been hundreds of miles away from the Western Front of the First World War but it came to play a big role in developing Allied tactics, as historians Richard Pursehouse and Lee Dent, of the Chase Project, explain...

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Domination Short Race Results 

23 May

Well done Holly Stodgell for her first effort at event planning – a fab course for the Domination Short Race.

Goalkeeper added to Pitmen squad 

22 May

Hednesford Town can today confirm the arrival of goalkeeper James Wren to Keys Park.

Defender returns to Keys Park 

20 May

In what has turned out to be a busy day for Hednesford Town Football Club we can now confirm the signing of defender Jimmy Mutton.

Playing squad retained list announced 

20 May

Following the announcement of Tom Thorley signing a new deal we can now confirm the Hednesford Town playing squad retained list.

Tom Thorley signs new deal to stay at Keys Park 

20 May

Hednesford Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Tom Thorley has agreed a new contract with the club.

World Orienteering Day 2017 – Lichfield, Beacon Park 

19 May

Come at try orienteering for free in Beacon Park Lichfield on Wednesday 24 May – 6 to 7 pm Starts from the pay and .

Cannock Summer 7s 

18 May

The new Cannock Summer 7s is taking place at Cannock HC on Saturday 22nd July.

Full Pre-Season Fixture Line-up Confirmed 

16 May

We can now confirm our full pre-season fixture line-up following the arrangement of a fixture on our one remaining free Saturday.

Pre-Season Fixture Line-up Announced 

13 May

Hednesford Town will face a mixture of local Midlands teams and Football League opposition after the full pre-season fixture schedule was today revealed.

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Welcoming new county councillors 

26 May

This week we had our first Full Council meeting since the election in May and welcomed 31 new members to the Chamber.

Urgent – Millie the dog stolen from Brownhills West – can you help? 

22 May

I note from local social media that a pug cross dog, Millie was stolen this evening, Monday 22nd May 2017 from Hednesford Road, Brownhills - I would ask that anyone seeing the dog, or who knows who may have her, contact the local police, K9 Search or...

Learning at Work Week; Stafford Office Moves 

22 May

Last week was Learning at Work Week, and it was a real pleasure to join a group of colleagues undertaking a 2 hour session on project and change management.

In the soup again… at Chasewater this Saturday! 

18 May

This Saturday, 20th May 2017 sees the second Chasewater Soup micro funding event, run by, among others, Kate cardigan from Lichfield Lore.

Countdown on for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 

18 May

It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our last IRONMAN, but it’s back for the third time and there’s now less than a month to go.

Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

16 May

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...

NHS IT Ransomware; The Trusted Executive 

15 May

The ransomware attack on NHS IT systems dominated media coverage over the weekend and really brought home the importance of cyber security for an organisation like ours.

Making a difference in local communities 

12 May

There are lots of people in our communities going out of their way to make a real difference within their local neighbourhoods and following the County Council’s local elections on 4 May, 62 councillors were chosen by the people to represent them.

My election experience as Returning Officer 

8 May

The highlight this week was undoubtedly the county council election on Thursday, and the results day on Friday.

Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

3 May

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...

Comparing the challenges of the public and private sector 

2 May

I spent a day last week in my Colonel Commandant role in the Army.

Big Ideas Need Attention to Detail Too 

24 Apr

I spent a very useful couple of hours in Northfield Village in Stafford with Philip Atkins and Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council.

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Features »

Have Fun this Bank Holiday Weekend 

26 May

The weekend is here, the sun is shining, and we have the added bonus that it is a Bank Holiday, which means the kids have broke up from school and the rest of us get that extra day.

Increase You Home Security With Ring Stick Up Outdoor HD Security Camera 

25 May

In our current climate we take the security of our homes and families ever more seriously.

Father’s Day Sorted with GiftsOnline4U 

24 May

Can you believe it is almost June? The year has once again slipped by, almost without us noticing, and now we are almost at the mid point, and, with the coming of June, we once again have Father’s Day to look forward to.

The Woman in Black – Deliciously Spooky 

24 May

A virtually bare stage of a Victorian Theatre.

A few holiday Essentials 

24 May

Holiday season is already in full swing, and with half term next week, more people will be jetting off to enjoy the sun.

Imelda May at Birmingham Symphony Hall 

23 May

She has the most incredible voice, which is capable of singing anything, from blues tinged numbers, Nashville inspired melodies to belting grunge style rock numbers, and last night Imelda May wowed Birmingham once again with a combination of her ...

Make Groupon a Regular Part of a Financial Life 

23 May

It’s easy to approach your personal finances just like people have for dozens of years: save, pay off debt, invest, etc.

Make Up Solutions with QVS Beauty 

22 May

A wise old saying goes that ‘a workman is only as good as his tools’, and for me the same is true when it comes to cosmetics.

Had a car accident? How to make a claim. 

22 May

We have all had those cold calls where we are asked that question – ‘have you had an accident in the last five years, did you know you could make a claim?’ For most of us these are a nuisance, but the truth is, if you have an accident that is ...

The Iconic World of Cartier 

22 May

When it comes to naming the most iconic jewellery and watch brand of them all, there is only one name that springs to mind.

Review – Tiger Frames from Perfect Glasses 

21 May

A few weeks ago I wrote about Perfect Glasses , a great destination to find a wide range of prescription glasses and sunglasses at affordable, discount prices.

Pippa Middleton Gets Married 

20 May

She became world famous at her big sister’s wedding, but today Pippa Middleton showed that she could be an incredibly beautiful bride in her own right when she married James Matthews in a lovely ceremony in St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

The top festival fashion trends for 2017 

20 May

It is that time of year again, music festival time.

Reviewed – Tommy at the Birmingham Rep 

19 May

The musical Tommy arrived at the Birmingham Rep last night, in a new production by the inclusive theatre project Ramps on the Moon.

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Riding school saddles up for growth after new funding deal 

9 Mar

A Staffordshire riding school is set for expansion after securing a new funding deal.

New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...

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.

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LocalGov »

Zombie Outbreak 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Michael Hardcastle on 4 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Doug Paulley on 4 May 2017 .

Zombie Outbreak 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Michael Hardcastle on 4 May 2017 .

Back to back parking on the junction of the Westbourne Avenue and the A34, 30th April 

30 Apr

Back to back parking on the junction of the Westbourne Avenue and the A34 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Westbourne Avenue, Chadsmoor Report on FixMyStreet...

Latest Contract Register request 

25 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to sue on 25 April 2017 .

Latest Contract Register request 

25 Apr

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by sue on 25 April 2017 .

Latest Contract Register request 

25 Apr

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by sue on 25 April 2017 .

Latest Contract Register request 

24 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to sue on 24 April 2017 .

Vehicle Fleet 

24 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Tony Brown on 24 April 2017 .

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Road Safety Awareness for Rugeley School Children 

8 May

School children from Rugeley are being offered a unique opportunity to learn about road safety.

Cannock firefighter speaks out about the impact of fatal incidents 

11 Apr

A Cannock firefighter has spoke of the traumatic impact attending a fire death can have on the crew and how the images they see will never leave them.

Rugeley fire station is officially opened 

11 Apr

Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Rugeley Community Fire Station last night (Monday).

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.

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