Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 20 April 2014
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Scarlet fever advice issued to Staffordshire schools and… 

18 Apr

SCHOOLS and nurseries in Staffordshire are to be given fresh advice on tackling Scarlet fever in a bid to curb a growing number of cases.

Staffordshire teen with knife obsession locked up for killing pet sheep 

18 Apr

A teenager with an obsession with knives who killed his family’s pet sheep because it kept ramming into him has been put behind bars and banned for life from keeping animals.

Fury at extra days for Cannock outdoor market 

18 Apr

Traders have attacked a decision to allow an outdoor market to run for an extra two days this Easter Bank Holiday.

Crash mats and flip flops to help Staffordshire revellers sober up 

18 Apr

Drunken revellers will be given a ‘crash mat’ to sober up on and flip flops if they are struggling to walk in their shoes under a new police drive to make nights out safer.

Sex in the Suburbs: The rise of lapdancing bars on the high street 

17 Apr

They used to be the haunts for suited and booted businessman to flaunt their wealth.

Hope is given in Cannock Ivy House fight 

17 Apr

Fresh hope has been given to Cannock’s historic Ivy House after a decision over whether to demolish it was delayed.

Cannock father booted in face during horror attack 

16 Apr

A bus driver suffered horrendous facial injuries when he was ‘booted in the face’ outside a chip shop in front of his family.

Nine out of ten parents get first choice primary school place 

16 Apr

Nine out of ten parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school.

Family’s grief over stabbing 

15 Apr

The family of a man stabbed to death in the street 200 yards from his home in Staffordshire today spoke of their pain.

Staffordshire car key break-ins hit 2,000 a year 

15 Apr

Thousands of car key burglaries are being carried out across Staffordshire each year, a top police chief has warned.

Sex in the Suburbs: Sordid side of beauty spots 

15 Apr

‘There's Stuart and Sue, Warren who used to come in a Transit van, a couple whose nicknames are Rum and Coke’.

Sex in the Suburbs: Dogging ‘as normal as amateur dramatics’ claims voyeur website 

15 Apr

By day they are car parks, footpaths, fields and beauty spots – by night the meeting place for the kinky practice known as dogging.

Connan McLeod stabbing: Daniel Allot in court charged with murder 

14 Apr

A 26-YEAR-OLD man will be back in court tomorrow charged with murder.

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Sport »

Worcester City Arrangements 

20 Apr

To assist with crowd management we have decided to segregate our final home league fixture of the season against Worcester City on Easter Monday, 3pm kick off.

JK 2014 

19 Apr

Sprint and day 2 maps below.

Annual Presentation Evening – Friday 16th May 

17 Apr

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Presentation Evening will take place on Friday 16 th May, 8.00pm start .

Tamworth FC 5-2 Hednesford Town 

16 Apr

Hednesford Town relinquished their Birmingham Senior Cup title as local rivals Tamworth looked far stronger in the second half with Ben Richards-Everton in defence and Kevin Thornton in midfield particularly impressive.

Stafford Town lionesses U11′s 0 v Wyrley Meerkats U11′s 2 

16 Apr

The Meerkats signed of their league campaign with a well deserved win over the lionesses.

MTBO CAMP – Micro Hoke 

16 Apr

The last day of MTBO camp is a non competitive ultra long event, similar in style to a British trailquest but with fixed order and free order sections.

Match Preview: Tamworth FC (A – BSC) 

15 Apr

Hednesford Town go into tonight’s Birmingham Senior Cup semi final against local rivals Tamworth not only as holders but possibly slight favourites as both clubs look to be going in different directions this season.

MTBO Camp Cup – Middle Race 2 

14 Apr

The last formal race of the MTBO Camp Cup 2014 was another middle race, again on classic Baltic sand dune forest terrain.

Arrangements for Tamworth 

14 Apr

We’ve been informed that our game against Tamworth in the semi final of the Birmingham Senior Cup on Tuesday 15th April 2014 will be segregated.

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Police Dog Buster gifted to Staffordshire and Shropshire Hospitals 

19 Apr

Patients and National Heath Service (NHS) staff are set to benefit from a new drugs search dog provided and trained by Staffordshire Police.

Recruitment drive for Fire Service Volunteers underway 

19 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of volunteers it has across the county.

‘Living symphonies’ coming to Cannock Chase 

19 Apr

From 26 July – 1 August, there will be an exciting new way to experience Cannock Chase Forest, through Living Symphonies, a sound walk exploring the forest’s “thriving activity of wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions” ...

New Craft and Farmers Market coming soon to Chasewater 

17 Apr

Thanks to the wonderful Linda Mason for the tipoff - it seems that starting in a few weeks - on Sunday, 4th May 2014 - there's to be a new Craft and Farmers Market staged as a regular event at Chasewater.

GPs urge patients to use 111 service 

15 Apr

Doctors in Cannock Chase are advising the public to consider picking up the phone and dialing 111 to find the fastest route to the right care if they need to access non-urgent health services over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Fight continues to save Ivy House 

15 Apr

The Planning Control Committee meet on Wednesday 16th to decide the fate of Ivy House in Cannock.

Easter Markets host fun and games 

15 Apr

Cannock Chase Council is working closely with market traders in Cannock and Rugeley to encourage people to support their local market this Easter.

Cannock Easter Art Competition Winners Announced 

15 Apr

Sixteen lucky youngsters have been awarded a goody bag after winning an Easter eggs-travaganza art competition.

5 Day Weather by WS11 Weather 

15 Apr

Here’s the latest 5 day weather forecast, provided by Steve Hopley at WS11 Weather.

Rugeley Rugby Club aim for Double 

15 Apr

Rugeley Rugby Club are setting their sights on a double cup victory with a Cup Final appearance.

My Performance Conversation 

14 Apr

Being a Chief Executive is job full of variety, although appearing in a video probably isn’t one of the most obvious responsibilities.

Fire on New Penkridge Road destroys van 

13 Apr

A fierce vehicle fire on Saturday the 12th April was dealt with by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue in conjunction with South Staffs and Cannock Police.

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Features »

Unexpected 400 year old sight 

20 Apr

This amazing, and largely unremarked, house near Eccleshall dates back to the sixteenth century - though it was extensively restored in the late nineteenth century.

Great preserver 

18 Apr

jar upon jar of 'colours' used in the pottery industry from a hundred years ago.

Some Local Railways this Easter 

17 Apr

Some Local Railways this Easter Don’t forget – Chasewater Railway details on the ‘Home’ page! Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Sunny day at Wirksworth Station Easter Weekend Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th, Mon 21st April 2014 Our ...

Hednesford Park News – Easter Treasure Hunt Tuesday 22nd April 2014 

17 Apr

Hednesford Park News Easter Treasure Hunt Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Please accept our SINCERE apologies for not updating the Easter Treasure Hunt Details for over the Easter Holidays.

Getting your body ready for the summer 

17 Apr

Summer is rapidly approaching and we all know what that means; it’s time for bikinis, beachside barbecues and lots of outdoor time.

Bingo 888 presents Millionaire Genie 

16 Apr

When I was asked if I was interested in reviewing one of the latest games from Bingo 888, I must admit that my interest was piqued.

Seven Popular Ways to Accessorize Your Formal Dress 

16 Apr

Attending a formal event can be a stressful endeavor.

Canal News – Five Attractions for Easter 

16 Apr

Canal News Five attractions for Easter Floating Market, Birmingham Floating market at Alvecote 18 – 21 Apr 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Make your way to Alvecote on the Coventry Canal to and enjoy browsing around a market with a difference.

Prom Packages 2014 

16 Apr

Special Offer on School Prom Packages! Spray Tan with File Polish £20 Spray Tan OPI Gelcolor £32 Spray Tan Gel Extensions £42 Add a toe paint on to any of the above offers for £4 Call 01543 877 877 to book! The post Prom Packages 2014 appeared...

Plus Size Body Confidence 

16 Apr

A glance at any magazine, TV or film tells us that when it comes to the accepted form of feminine beauty, it comes in a size 10 with long legs, pert breasts, flawless skin and shiny hair.

Just missed it at the Floral Hall 

16 Apr

With photography, you often wonder what 'might have been'.

Pammene giganteana–now known as the early oak piercer 

15 Apr

This micro-moth is on the National Scarce List B and is new to south-east Staffordshire.

Making our own Easter Eggs…a bit of a disaster 

14 Apr

Some women deserve the term ‘Domestic Goddess.

Queens of Coachella 

14 Apr

Coachella is here! Yes, the festival that is a triumph of good weather is happening as I write this, which means we are getting our first real view of festival style for 2014.

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Business »

Cannock council appoints developer for £20m Moss Road scheme 

1 Apr

CANNOCK Chase Council has appointed Keepmoat Homes to build the first council houses in the district for 25 years as part of its regeneration strategy for the Moss Road Estate in Chadsmoor.

Two new recruits for St Modwen at Watling Street 

4 Mar

DEVELOPER St Modwen has announced two new lettings at its Watling Street Business Park near Cannock.

Traffic company signals move back to Burntwood 

4 Mar

A FIRM that provides highway traffic controls and signals works is going back to Burntwood to expand its business after seven  years in Cannock.

Rugeley pub revamp to bring jobs 

3 Mar

Scores of new jobs will be created as a pub undergoes a revamp.

Revenue down at Ultra as US defence market challenges persist 

3 Mar

DEFENCE sector supplier Ultra Electronics, which has operations in Birmingham and Rugeley, has seen its revenue dip by around £15m.

Ultra buys US sonar specialist for up to £52m 

19 Feb

DEFENCE sector supplier Ultra Electronics, which has operations in Birmingham and Rugeley, has bought a specialist sonar firm based in Virginia in the US for an initial cash consideration of $70m...

Top search last week: BI Composites of Cannock and Halesowen & Linecross of Oakham 

14 Feb

Readers from nine countries – unusually including Cyprus, Argentina, Chile and Mexico – focussed on the news about BI Composites of Cannock Halesowen , a manufacturer of moulded components made from composite materials.

150 jobs on way at Cannock business park 

12 Feb

A total of 150 new jobs will be created when a business park in Cannock is expanded, it was revealed today.

Vehicle hire firm recognised for health and safety 

7 Feb

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate, which has branches in Kidderminster, Cannock, Stoke-On-Trent, Birminghamand Telford, has had its commitment to health and safety recognised.

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LocalGov »

Licenced Betting Offices in Cannock Chase 2007-13 

18 Apr

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Richard Richardson on 18 April 2014.

Licenced Betting Offices in Cannock Chase 2007-13 

17 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Richard Richardson on 17 April 2014.

Children help to transform graffiti-hit bus shelters 

17 Apr

Schoolchildren received certificates from the Chairman of Cannock Chase Council to thank them for helping to spruce up two bus shelters outside their school that had been defaced with offensive graffiti.

Knowledge Tests CCDC PHVHCV 

15 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Edward Hewkin on 15 April 2014.

Fun activities in the markets this Easter 

14 Apr

Cannock Chase Council is working closely with market traders in Cannock and Rugeley to encourage people to support their local market this Easter.

Winners of Easter art competition announced 

14 Apr

Sixteen lucky youngsters have been awarded a goody bag after winning an Easter eggstravaganza art competition.

Local people needed for residents’ panel 

14 Apr

Cannock Chase Council is looking for local people with something to say about their community to join a residents’ panel.

Knowledge Tests CCDC PHVHCV 

11 Apr

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Edward Hewkin on 11 April 2014.

Knowledge Tests CCDC PHVHCV 

11 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Edward Hewkin on 11 April 2014.

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Man arrested after Hednesford cars damaged 

10 Apr

Officers have arrested a man after a spate of vehicle damage in Hednesford.

Criminals pay back £1.3 million 

9 Apr

Confiscation orders to the tune of £1.3m have hit criminals in the pocket thanks to Staffordshire Police.

Family of man seriously injured in Cannock assault issue statement 

9 Apr

The mother of a man seriously injured in an assault in Cannock a month ago has spoken of her pain as detectives renew their appeal for help.

Three convicted in fraud case 

8 Apr

Three men have being found guilty of fraud following their involvement in a former Rugeley-based hot tub distribution business.

Special weekend 

3 Apr

Special Constables will be out in force across Staffordshire to mark National Specials Weekend.

Run to Remember – the last leg 

26 Mar

The father of a female officer shot and killed in the line of duty will be supporting Team Staffs in Lichfield on the last leg of the Run to Remember.

Police appeal for help to catch brazen car thief in Cannock 

26 Mar

Police are appealing for information about an Audi A5 stolen from the Cannock area.

Warwickshire and Staffordshire Horse Watch Groups work together to tackle rug thefts 

25 Mar

Warwickshire Horse Watch and Staffordshire Horse Watch have teamed up to help horse owners protect their horse’s rugs against theft.

Renewed appeal after serious assault in Cannock 

13 Mar

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Cannock have issued a plea to possible witnesses.

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Morning this is the weather forecast for Easter Day, Sunday 20th April for the Cannock Chase area.

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