Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 26 March 2017
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Tories accused of shedding “crocodile tears” over housing plan for Green Belt land in Burntwood 

21 Mar

Conservative councillors in Burntwood have been criticised for failing to fully fight plans to build on Green Belt land.

Keen sportsman died from condition caused by prescription drugs 

21 Mar

Talented tennis player Robert Thomas died from a condition linked to prescription drugs.

Lichfield man charged with causing death by dangerous driving 

20 Mar

A 21-year-old man from Lichfield has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Staffordshire Police ask CPS to consider Tory election expenses… 

15 Mar

Staffordshire Police is one of 12 forces which have asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charges relating to general election expenses.

Figures reveal councillor attendance record at Lichfield District Council 

15 Mar

The attendance record of elected members of Lichfield District Council has been revealed.

Town crier to take centre stage at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s spring show 

13 Mar

The city’s town crier will be part of a group performing at the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s spring show.

Body found on Cannock Chase believed to belong to Carl Wood from… 

11 Mar

Police believe a body which was found this morning is that of a 54-year-old missing man.

Gareth Rowton jailed for life for murder of housemate in Cannock 

10 Mar

David Stanton died from his injuries following an attack in an alleyway in 2012.

Two Staffordshire men charged in connection to human trafficking… 

10 Mar

Two Staffordshire men have been charged in connection with a national human trafficking inquiry involving a nail bar.

Cannock man jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court for murdering… 

10 Mar

A 35-year-old man is today starting a life sentence after murdering his housemate following a dispute.

People urged to help give Lichfield City station a green-fingered makeover 

8 Mar

Organisations and individuals are being urged to help Lichfield City station bloom.

Police release CCTV of man who was last seen in Cheadle seven… 

8 Mar

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has not been seen for a week.

‘Boring. Yawn, yawn!’ YOUR verdict on new Signal 1 breakfast show 

6 Mar

Sentinel readers have panned Signal 1's new breakfast show.

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Warrington Town 1–0 Hednesford Town 

26 Mar

Hednesford Town fell to a narrow defeat against play-off chasing Warrington Town in a game with little goalmouth action.

Spring Summer Training 2017 

25 Mar

Our long running spring and summer series of runs, training and events including the coveted domination series competition kicks off on Tuesday 28th March .

WCH prize winners 

24 Mar

The annual club prize giving took place at the recent club party and dinner.

Latest Player News 

24 Mar

Three new players have been signed by the Club before the Thursday 5.00pm deadline yesterday.

Replica Shirt Sale 

24 Mar

As we draw towards the end of the current campaign all Hednesford Town replica shirt prices have been reduced.

Match Preview: Warrington Town (A) 

24 Mar

The Pitmen prepare to return to Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division action this weekend as we hit the road to Warrington Town.

Club collecting Spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas 

22 Mar

The Club is collecting unwanted spectacles that will be forwarded to Vision Aid Overseas ( a charity that sends them to the underprivileged in Africa) via our good friends Kelchers Optometrists.

Halesowen Town Fixture Rearranged 

21 Mar

Our home league fixture against Halesowen Town which was postponed on Monday, 20th March, due to a waterlogged pitch has been rearranged for Wednesday 5th April.

Staffordshire Senior Cup semi-final arranged 

20 Mar

We can today confirm that our Staffordshire Senior Cup semi-final against Chasetown will take place at Keys Park on Tuesday 11th April 2017, 7.45pm kick-off.

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In the soup at Chasewater – this Saturday! 

24 Mar

Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.

Backing Stoke-on-Trent‘s bid for City of Culture 2021 

24 Mar

I’ve often spoken about how Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years.

Stationary travellers 

23 Mar

There is a good deal of concern at the moment in Brownhills West about a planning consultation currently being undertaken by Cannock Chase District Council, regarding many aspects of local development, but in this case about future provision for ...

Supporting our armed forces and their families 

22 Mar

Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.

Where does the water go? Find out this Sunday! 

21 Mar

An interesting history walk is taking place this Sunday, 26th March 2017 at Chasewater, entitled 'Where does the water go?' which takes a look at how the dam infrastructure functions, and some of the industrial history of Anglesey Basin and surrounds.

Chasewater Railway 2017 Industrial Gala this weekend! 

18 Mar

Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it's annual Industrial Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18-19th March 2017.

The issues around building houses in Staffordshire 

13 Mar

I spoke at a conference on the subject of development in Staffordshire this week.

Woodmen battle Badgers for a draw 

12 Mar

Yesterday (Saturday 11th March 2017) saw Walsall Wood take a scenic trip over Cannock Chase to Brocton, where despite a good fight, the Badgers held the lads to a one-all draw.

Working through the Chancellor’s Budget 

9 Mar

This week we had the Chancellor’s Budget and while we work through the detail and what it means for Staffordshire, there appears to be support for small businesses, money for skills training, help for  those in need, and more childcare to help ...

Creating a more agile and confident organisation 

6 Mar

This week we had the first Senior Managers’ Conference for almost exactly a year.

Chasewater Railway 2017 season starts today! 

5 Mar

I've noticed that Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is re-starting passenger services this weekend after the winter shutdown.

Your chance to find out about our local deer this Saturday… 

3 Mar

I don't know much about this one, but just a quick heads up: there's a talk entitled 'The Deer of Cannock Chase' on at Chasewater Innovation Centre at 2:00pm Saturday, 4th March 2017.

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Features »

5 Reasons Why it is Important to Make Your Garden Personal to You 

25 Mar

The garden should be a place you enjoy.

Reasons Why The Bowflex Max Trainer Is Such a Great Option For Quick At Home Workouts 

25 Mar

If you are looking for a Bowflex Max Trainer , you are making a wise choice.

How the Nutrisystem Program Can Help You Lose Weight After Pregnancy 

24 Mar

Are you carrying around extra weight after childbirth and want to find a way to get rid of it? Do you wish that you could find a system that will work well for you without you having to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen making complicated meals ...

Interior dreams focus – bathtubs 

24 Mar

Question – where do you go in your home when you really want to relax? For me, the answer is always the bathtub.

The Return of the Bumbag 

23 Mar

There are some fashion trends that shine brightly for a while and then disappear forever.

November Rain Ponchos – Made for the British Weather 

23 Mar

If there is one thing we are guaranteed in Britain, whether it is Winter of Summertime, it is that we will have some rain.

Gangsta Granny – Live on Stage at the Wolverhampton Grand 

23 Mar

David Walliams is a literary genius when it comes to children’s literature.

Win with Ellie Beans Prints 

22 Mar

Going to a wedding this year and want to give a gift that is personal, beautiful and heartfelt? I think I may have found the perfect gift that would delight anyone romantic at heart.

Spring fashion Ideas 

21 Mar

With the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere occurring on Monday (10.28 to be exact), we are now officially in Springtime.

Everything Between ‘Yes’ And ‘I Do’ 

21 Mar

Pexels Your wedding needs to be so many different things .

An evening with Mary Berry at Birmingham Town Hall 

20 Mar

Mary Berry is the grand dame of British cookery.

6 fashionable shoes for flat feet in 2017 

19 Mar

Flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus, is a deformation of one or both feet wherein the longitudinal arch of the sole of the foot has sagged off or flattened out.

March 18th – I popped up to a wind-blasted Chasewater, which is… 

19 Mar

March 18th - I popped up to a wind-blasted Chasewater, which is still a mud-bath.

Ruffles and Frills – Romantic Fashion 

17 Mar

One of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2017 is the frill/ruffle effect.

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Business »

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 »

Workforce Management 

24 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 24 March 2017 .

Workforce Management 

22 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 22 March 2017 .

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Van parked on corner of junction, 18th March 

18 Mar

View when entering and exiting cul de sac obstructed.

Households affected by the household benefit cap 

15 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 15 March 2017 .

Households affected by the household benefit cap 

14 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 14 March 2017 .

Households affected by the household benefit cap 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Jenny Pennington on 14 March 2017 .

Dog foul left outside my house on the pavement., 12th March 

12 Mar

Three 'lots' of dog foul have been deposited outside my house along the wall.

Works van parked half on kerb, 6th March 

6 Mar

Works van parked half on kerb.

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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.

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.

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    A boulder transported to Staffordshire from Scotland in the last ice age. The boulder, which is now a local landmark, was placed on this spot in the 1950’s. The concrete base looks a little out of keeping

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