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Staffordshire Police appeal for help in tracing missing Stafford… 

9 Dec

Police are trying to find a 53-year-old man who has been missing for almost two months.


‘No plans’ for free M6 Toll road, says government 

4 Dec

The government says it has 'no plans' to spend about £1bn on buying the M6 Toll road in order to make it free for users.


West Midlands rail services delayed after person hit by train 

2 Dec

Rail services running through the West Midlands are experiencing severe delays after a person was hit by a train.


Lucky escape for homeowners after sunlight reflected off a mirror causes curtains to smoulder 

28 Nov

Homeowners living near Lichfield had a lucky escape after sunlight reflecting off a mirror caused nearby curtains to smoulder.


Retired company director from Rugeley died after morning cigar… 

26 Nov

Pensioner Roy Lawton was killed after falling asleep while smoking a cigar causing his dressing gown to catch fire.


Motorist drove wrong way up M6 Toll in Staffordshire in foggy… 

25 Nov

An uninsured motorist has been jailed after driving the wrong way along a motorway for eight miles in foggy conditions.


VIDEO: Shocking footage released of high-speed chase on M6… 

22 Nov

Police have released shocking footage of a high-speed pursuit on the M6 through North Staffordshire which ended with four robbers being arrested.


Staffordshire Police appeal for help in finding missing boy Adam… 

18 Nov

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a boy who went missing in Stafford two weeks ago.


Family of immigrants found in the back of a truck near Cannock 

18 Nov

An eight-month pregnant woman was among six immigrants found in the back of truck travelling from France.


Mourners pay tribute to well-known motorcycle expert Frank… 

16 Nov

Mourners have gathered to pay tribute to one of the city's 'legendary' motorcycle parts dealers.


Second man bailed over fire at Amazon warehouse in Rugeley 

15 Nov

A second man arrested in connection with a fire at one of Amazon's main UK distribution centres is released on bail.


Court rules Whittington property built without planning permission must be demolished 

14 Nov

A house built without planning permission in Whittington must be demolished, a court has ruled.


Two arrests over fire at Amazon warehouse in Rugeley 

14 Nov

Two people are arrested after a fire at one of Amazon's main UK distribution centres, police confirm.


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Sport »

Night-O Results – Heath Hayes 

9 Dec

Thanks to Cath for organising last night’s night-O in the new area, Heath Hayes.


Match Preview: Warrington Town (H) 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town return to league action at Keys Park on Saturday when Warrington Town visit for the first ever time in a competitive fixture.


Dunkley Moves Out On Loan 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town striker Tristian Dunkley has today joined fellow Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town on loan.


Striker Arrives at Keys Park 

8 Dec

Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has made a move to bolster his attacking line-up by signing the experienced Spencer Weir-Daley.


Christmas Cheer at Keys Park Carol Concert 

8 Dec

Christmas carols and tales from a former professional footballer were the order of the night at Keys Park as the now annual Carol Concert took place at Hednesford Town Football Club in front of a capacity audience.


Hednesford Town 1-0 Uttoxeter Town 

7 Dec

After a hectic couple of weeks for The Pitmen, this Staffs Senior Cup game against Uttoxeter Town FC, currently sitting mid-table in The Midland League, Division 1, was ready to go on a sticky Keys Park pitch.


McNaught Becomes Latest New Arrival at Keys Park 

7 Dec

Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has bolstered his squad further with the signing of box-to-box midfielder Stuart McNaught .


Match Preview: Uttoexter Town (H) 

6 Dec

Hednesford Town return home this evening as they face Uttoexter Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup, with a 7.45pm kick-off at Keys Park.


Meet the Manager Evening 

5 Dec

On Thursday 8th December we have arranged one of the popular ‘Meet the Manager’ evenings at Keys Park where supporters can come along and meet Paul Casey and ask him questions about his plans.


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Comment »

2016 Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade at Chasewater this Sunday! 

10 Dec

There's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday (11th December 2016) - there's the Annual Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.


A50 improvements will benefit the whole county 

7 Dec

Next week will see work start on another important phase on the major project to improve the A50 which will benefit businesses and commuters across the county.


The technological possibilities in post-Brexit Staffordshire 

7 Dec

On Monday, Cabinet members and I met with other public sector leaders from across the county, to discuss what next for post-Brexit Staffordshire, taking the work that we have been doing over the summer and autumn one step further.


Nostalgia vs History: The Walsall Co-op, 1938 

28 Nov

Acc1268/3/3/1 – Marjorie’s notification of a job interview as a Tobacconist’s Assistant with the Walsall Co-op.


Reaction to the Autumn Statement 

28 Nov

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was the external highlight of the week.


Receiving my OBE 

22 Nov

On Friday, I had the great pleasure of meeting Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for the investiture of my OBE which I was awarded back in June for services to local government in Staffordshire.


Looking at some of the great things we do 

21 Nov

I spent part of last Thursday in Cannock, visiting Staffordshire University Academy, the West Chadsmoor Community Centre and CESS, a community group in Rugeley.


Staffordshire welcomes Prince Harry for Armistice Day 

16 Nov

Staffordshire welcomed a royal visitor this week as Prince Harry visited the National Memorial Arboretum for our Armistice Day services on Friday.


The case for doing things differently with healthcare in Staffordshire 

15 Nov

You might have seen national news coverage yesterday about NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and concerns over ‘secrecy’ about what’s in them.


Driven to Dispair: The Dark Side of the Cannock Chase Camps (part 1) 

10 Nov

Anonymous grave markers, now divorced from their graves, at the Burntwood Asylum graveyard.


Winter is here but the gritters are ready 

9 Nov

Winter has definitely arrived.


Thinking about the long term in an ever changing world 

7 Nov

I remember a friend in the early 1980’s joking that in his job, he didn’t look out of the window in the morning, or he wouldn’t have anything to look forward to in the afternoon.


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Features »

PNP Santa – Keeping the Christmas Magic Alive 

10 Dec

Kids seem to grow up so quickly these days, so keeping that Christmas magic alive becomes harder and harder, and that makes it all the more important to do just that.


Financially Savvy for 2017 

8 Dec

With Brexit edging ever closer, the credit crunch still in full flow, and money becoming increasingly tight, 2017 may well be the year when many people have to, once again, tighten their belts when it comes to family finance.


Visit London this Winter. 

8 Dec

It’s our capital city, and no-one would argue that it is also one of the most magnificent cities in the world.


Preparation for Your Family Road Trip 

8 Dec

If you’ve never been on a family road trip before, you probably aren’t aware of what’s to come.


Budget Friendly Beauty Gifts 

7 Dec

So Christmas Eve is just 17 days away, and those shopping days are counting down fast.


December 4th – A bitterly cold day, but it was sunny and bright… 

7 Dec

December 4th - A bitterly cold day, but it was sunny and bright and I felt Cannock Chase calling me - so I wrapped up warm and went for it.


Gift Ideas for the (hairy) men in your life 

6 Dec

If there has been  trend in men’s fashion over the past couple of years, it has definitely been related to the emergence of beards as a real fashion statement.


Chi Kitchen have a new Christmas Menu 

6 Dec

Chi Kitchen has revealed a very special festive menu that has all the elements of your traditional Christmas choices, but delivers them with a Pan Asian twist.


How to stay fashionable and stress free by settling debts through consolidation 

6 Dec

A topic that is often hotly discussed is how to stay fashionable without burning a hole in your pocket.


Pebble Grey: Bathroom Mirrors with lights 

5 Dec

A well designed bathroom will always need a good mirror, one that works well for shaving, applying make up, looking carefully at skin and pores, and even checking out those skin blemishes and problems in finer detail.


5 Kitchen Gadgets That Need To Be Found In Every Kitchen 

5 Dec

Regardless of how much time you spend at work each day, you shouldn’t skip meals or eat unhealthily as this will affect your health in the future.


Managing Home Renovation Scope and Budget 

5 Dec

A great time in the life of a home owner is when all the bills are paid and all the new improvements are done and paid for.


Stocking Fillers from Tegen Hair Accessories 

4 Dec

You may be just getting those last few Christmas presents, or may be only just starting and already fretting over what to buy, so I am going to be spending the next week pointing you in the direction of some gift ideas, and I’m starting with some ...


Finding shoes and trainers with a wider fit. 

4 Dec

There can be many reasons that you need to find shoes with a wider fit.


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Business »

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.


M6 Toll improves performance but losses still top £18m 

1 Oct

CONTINUING roadworks on the M6 have helped to improve the financial performance of the M6 Toll but the pay-to-drive motorway still racked up losses of more than £18m in its last financial year...


Online giant to create 4,500 temporary jobs 

30 Sep

AMAZON is to create 4,500 temporary jobs at its Rugeley site, quadupling the number of people working there in the run-up to Christmas.


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.


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LocalGov »

Cannock Chase District Council Tax – Bankruptcy instead of enforcing Charging Orders 

30 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Deb Williams on 30 November 2016 .


Dog fouling directly outside entrance to our houses, 23rd November 

23 Nov

Dog poo out issue 115 Newhall St (my house) since Monday despite several requests to clear it to the council since Monday.


Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage 

16 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jennifer Holly on 16 November 2016 .


Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage 

16 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jennifer Holly on 16 November 2016 .


Cannock – Vehicle Provision 

16 Nov

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Pat James on 16 November 2016 .


Cannock – Vehicle Provision 

16 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Pat James on 16 November 2016 .


Cannock – Vehicle Provision 

15 Nov

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Pat James on 15 November 2016 .


Mattress in road, 13th November 

13 Nov

Single mattress in road.


This car double parks everyday., 8th November 

8 Nov

This car obstructs the footpath by parking half on the road and half on the path every day at approx 3pm makes it difficult for mums with young children and pushchairs plus anyone in a wheel chair so close to zig zag markings and school top...


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999 »

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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