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Roadworks lifted for Christmas across the Midlands 

22 Dec

Festive boost begins tomorrow in bid to keep traffic moving during festive season...


Stone teenager who took his own life ‘had relationship troubles’ 

18 Dec

TEENAGER Phil James was 'said to have beentroubled by relationship problems' before he took his own life.


Darren Hunt senior: Armed robber was on early release from jail before revenge rampage in Birmingham and Solihull 

18 Dec

Ministry of Justice defends early release of Chelmsley Wood career criminal...


Darren Hunt senior: Armed robber was on early release from jail before revenge rampage in Birmingham and Solihull 

18 Dec

Ministry of Justice defends early release of Chelmsley Wood career criminal...


Darren Hunt senior: Armed robber was on early release from jail before revenge rampage in Birmingham and Solihull 

18 Dec

Ministry of Justice defends early release of Chelmsley Wood career criminal...


Chelmsley Wood armed robber and son in revenge rampage across Birmingham and Solihull after car was firebombed 

17 Dec

Gang led by Darren Hunt senior kidnapped innocent teen and smashed their way into houses in search for rival family members...


Man who died after suspected hit-and-run accident is named 

7 Dec

Police question 18-year-old after body found in Rugeley...


Rugeley suspected hit-and-run: Man quizzed over death 

7 Dec

Victim found dead on a footpath in Western Springs Road, at the junction of Church Street...


Update: 18-year-old arrested in connection with discovery of body… 

7 Dec

Police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the death of man in Rugeley.


Police investigate suspicious death after body of man, 29, found… 

6 Dec

POLICE have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a man found on a footpath in Rugeley this morning.


James Bond in Spectre: Midland links to movie greats 

4 Dec

We celebrate the release of Spectre with a list of West Midlands connections to the world's favourite superspy...


Grant aid scheme dishes out £10,000 to Burntwood community groups 

2 Dec

Community groups in Burntwood have been awarded a share of more than £10,000 in funding.


Centre to host lantern workshops ahead of Burntwood Christmas parade 

26 Nov

Workshops in Burntwood will help people get ready for the town’s annual lantern parade.


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Sport »

Wednesfield FC U11’s V Wyrley Junior Panthers U11’s 

21 Dec

Wednesfield FC 1 Wyrley Junior Panthers 2 21 st December 2014 Venue: – Aldridge Airport Man Of The Match:- No 3 Daniel Panther’s played a formidable team today who were very well organised and their passing game was effective, they really...


Hednesford Town 2 – 1 Gainsborough Trinity 

21 Dec

Glover’s Winner Ensures Pitmen Go Into Christmas On High … Danny Glover eventually managed to force home Hednesford Town’s winner in the second half as a stubborn Gainsborough Trinity side put up a tough fight throughout the game...


U16s Lions donate more presents! 

20 Dec

Last weekend our U16s Lions boys held a charity match to raise monies for our Birmingham Children Hospital appeal.


Mungo Bone Results 

20 Dec

The annual Mungo Bone Handicap Race took place today.


Rugeley Night-O and 2014 Series Finale 

19 Dec

The final race in the 2014 night-O series was held in Rugeley organised by Kelvin followed by an excellent Christmas meal at the Stag’s Leap.


Player News 

19 Dec

This morning we have completed the signing of highly rated young midfielder, Jack Thomas, from Mansfield Town FC on a months loan.


Kittens Cake! 

19 Dec

Pictured below, a cake made for our Wyrley Girls U8s Kittens Christmas party! Too good to eat...


Young Stag Joins On Loan 

19 Dec

Rob Smith has signed 18-year old midfielder Jack Thomas on a one month loan from Mansfield Town.


Wyrley donate presents to hospital. 

18 Dec

Following the recent club appeal for Christmas presents for the renal unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Matt Love (manager of our Under 12s Panthers) and his son Alfie delivered them to the hospital yesterday.


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Comment »

Walsall player 72. Ronald “Ron” Hewitt 

22 Dec

• Ronald “Ron” Hewitt (21 June 1928, Flint, Flintshire – 23 September 2001) was a Wales international football player.


Walsall player 71. Mark David Hawthorne 

22 Dec

Mark David Hawthorne (born 31 October 1973) is a Scottish former professional footballer.


Great Wyrley’s Fallen: John Gossage and Dying With Dai 

22 Dec

Jack’s entry written for the roll of honour in 1917.


Walsall player 70. Jonathan Harkness 

21 Dec

Jonathan Harkness (born November 18, 1985) is a Northern Irish footballer who currently plays as a left fullback for Donegal Celtic.


Walsall player 69. Andy Halliday 

21 Dec

Andrew “Andy” Halliday (born 11 October 1991) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Bradford City, on loan from Middlesbrough, as a left winger.


Walsall player 68. Albert Groves 

20 Dec

Albert Groves (1886 – 1960) was a Welsh footballer and manager.


Walsall player 67. Rene Patrick Gilmartin 

20 Dec

Rene Patrick Gilmartin (born 31 May 1987) is an Irish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship side Watford.


Walsall player 66. Doug Fraser 

19 Dec

Doug Fraser (born 8 December 1941 in Aberdeen) was a Scottish football full-back.


Walsall player 65. Anthony Forde 

19 Dec

Anthony Forde (born 16 November 1993) is an Irish footballer who plays as a wide midfielder for English League One side Walsall.


Walsall player 64. Wayne Duncan Evans 

19 Dec

Wayne Duncan Evans (born 25 August 1971) in Abermule, Wales, is a retired Welsh professional footballer who played as a defender for Walsall and Rochdale in the Football League.


This is my final blog before Christmas and my theme, in light of the season, is children. 

19 Dec

Over the past week I have spent some time with Deborah Ramsdale and her team to talk about looked after children, and I have also been out to see John Maddox and Clive Cartman-Frost  to have a look around our MASH (Mutli Agency Safeguarding Hub).


Walsall player 63. Hugh Evans 

18 Dec

Hugh Evans (born 12 December 1919) is a Welsh former professional footballer who scored 22 goals in 76 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Bournemouth Boscombe Athletic, Walsall and Watford.


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Features »

Toffee knot 

22 Dec

Toffee - believe it or not - is a Stoke-on-Trent delicacy.


Chrissie Hynde – Queen of Christmas 

22 Dec

Whilst you’ve been enjoying all those fabulous, festive classics, have you noticed just how male dominated the Christmas hits we play every single year are? From the Black Country glam rock of Slade and Wizzard, to the cosy jumpers of Shakin ...


Febreze – The Sweet Smell of Christmas 

21 Dec

Christmas – it’s a feast of smells isn’t it.


Mick Doman – RIP – No ‘Santa Specials’ headboard today. 

21 Dec

Mick Doman – RIP No ‘Santa Specials’ headboard today – as a mark of respect for Mick, a wreath was carried instead.


December 20th – I came back up through Longdon and Farewell as I… 

20 Dec

December 20th - I came back up through Longdon and Farewell as I always do.


December 20th – Today, today was great. I had a Christmas errand… 

20 Dec

December 20th - Today, today was great.


Winter solstice, all at low ebb 

20 Dec

It's the winter solstice tomorrow - the shortest day of the year.


Travelling With Children: Tips and Tricks 

19 Dec

Going abroad on holiday is often an event that is looked forward to for the entire year.


December 18th – the weather got progressively worse, and on my… 

18 Dec

December 18th - the weather got progressively worse, and on my return I crossed the Alan Woollatt memorial bridge over the A38 at Thickbroom.


December 18th – a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to… 

18 Dec

December 18th - a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to Whittington.


Making Merry with No Headache, Scotland’s New Beer Trend 

18 Dec

‘Tis the season once again, and for many people, Christmas parties mean one thing: drinking.


Eyeless mannequins 

18 Dec

Spooky stories are part of the Christmas spirit, but sometimes even Christmas shopping can be spooky.


Five ways to turn your bedroom from drab to fab! 

18 Dec

The New Year is just around the corner, and with that in mind, we’re all looking for a few New Year’s resolutions, whether it’s getting ourselves in shape or giving our homes a makeover.


Christmas fashion inspiration from the Celebs 

17 Dec

It seems an age since I’ve done one of my favourite sort of posts, a celebrity style one, and so I’ve decided that, as we are moving towards the end of another year, I would focus on some of my favourite celeb looks from the Winter so far.


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Business »

Direct Workforce expands into larger Cannock offices 

18 Nov

RECRUITMENT firm Direct Workforce has branched out into larger offices in Cannock.


Strong pound continues to impact performance for Aggreko 

14 Nov

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has said it business continues to be impacted by the strong pound despite strong trading over the past quarter.


Manufacturing boss hits back at automation ‘threat’ 

12 Nov

THE boss of a West Midlands manufacturing firm hit back at a recent report that claims automation could threaten a third of UK jobs.


The only way is Essex for Bar Sport 

31 Oct

STAFFORDSHIRE sports bar chain, Bar Sport, has expanded its operations with the opening of a new franchise.


Alumasc planning to sell engineering products arm 

30 Oct

BUILDING and engineering products group Alumasc, which has an operation in Cannock, has reported revenues are up by 5% on a year on year basis.


Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal in Hanley 

24 Oct

Mini-cab firms are to be given a one-year trial where they will be able to use some bus lanes in Hanley.


Briggs invests £10.5m in short-term solutions 

22 Oct

CANNOCK-based materials handling firm Briggs Equipment is investing £10.5m in its short-term rental fleet.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Jobs boost for Staffs as Amazon announces workforce expansion plans 

14 Oct

ONLINE retail giant Amazon has said it is to create another 1,000 jobs at its eight fulfilment centres in the UK, including its base at Rugeley.


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LocalGov »

Information re PCI DSS compliance for securing credit card data 

22 Dec

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to KSmith on 22 December 2014 .


Winners of Christmas card competition announced! 

19 Dec

Sixteen lucky youngsters from the District have been awarded with gift vouchers after winning a Christmas card art competition.


Rugeley miner’s memorial is taking shape 

19 Dec

Back in March Cannock Council announced that artist Andy De Comyn had been commissioned to produce four sculptured figures.


Cannock Council to adopt new ASB powers 

19 Dec

Cannock Chase Council’s Cabinet agreed at its meeting last night how it would adopt the new tools contained in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act in the District.


Parking, 18th December 

18 Dec

Parking at the junction of Chalfont Avenue, Wolverhampton Road and Chalfont Court is becoming a problem.


Buy something useful this Christmas, with Staffordshire Cares 

18 Dec

People struggling to find that perfect Christmas present for loved ones can find a whole host of practical present ideas on Staffordshire Cares.


Get your turkey ready for ‘National Defrost Your Turkey Day’ 

18 Dec

To help people stay safe during this festive season Cannock Council will be supporting National Defrost Your Turkey Day...


Applications to financial assistance scheme closed after scores of businesses receive support 

18 Dec

Award-winning financial assistance scheme has drawn to a close.


Rugeley couple quit 50 year smoking habit 

18 Dec

A couple from Rugeley who have been smoking for over 50 years have successfully kicked their habit with the help of the NHS stop smoking clinic.


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999 »

Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


Stop and Think, Limit your alcohol, Limit the consequences 

10 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to increase officer patrols in selected areas to help keep night-time revellers and businesses safe and reassured during the festive period.


Did you see altercation in Hednesford? 

9 Dec

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed an altercation on A460 Rugeley Road in Hednesford on Thursday 4 December.


Family pay tribute 

7 Dec

The family of Joseph Hunt, who died following an incident in Western Springs Road, Rugeley, yesterday morning (Sat) have released the following photograph of Joseph.


Serious incident in Rugeley – Can you help? 

6 Dec

We are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old man was discovered with serious head injuries in Rugeley in the early hours of this morning, Saturday.


Staffordshire Police launch hard hitting video to tackle drink driving 

1 Dec

Staffordshire Police have launched a hard-hitting video to tackle the problem of drink driving.


Staffordshire Police support National CT Awareness Week by targeting Staffordshire businesses 

28 Nov

Staffordshire Police have been involved in activities all through the course of this week in providing information to support businesses to help their understanding of potential terrorist threats and how best to take action to keep safe.


Criminal damage in Rugeley – CCTV appeal 

27 Nov

Officers from Cannock Chase Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with criminal damage in Rugeley.


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    This is my youngest Miles near to RAF Hednesford. Miles is football mad, and is hardly ever seen without a ball at his feet.


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