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Russian visitors’ praise for Cube’s innovative district heating system 

23 Jun

CUBE Housing Associations innovative district heating system in Glasgow has attracted international attention.


Leader of Lichfield District Council says Friarsgate shows Local Growth Fund is reaching areas beyond Birmingham 

23 Jun

The leader of Lichfield District Council has welcomed the distribution of money from a regional scheme to areas outside of Birmingham.


Staffordshire Police appeal for man called Clive to come forward… 

21 Jun

Police are keen to speak to a man called Clive - who they believe has lost his tools.


Call for teams to take part in Burntwood push kart derby 

21 Jun

Teams in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get creative and build a vehicle to take part in a push kart derby.


Tesco stores to reduce hours in Staffordshire and Cheshire 

20 Jun

A major supermarket chain is set to cut trading hours at a number of its 24-hour stores across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


All aboard for coal train weekend at Chasewater Railway 

15 Jun

People are being invited to a coal train weekend at Chasewater Railway.


12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital 

13 Jun

A 12-year-old boy has been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital after a collision with a car.


Competitors brave the elements as thousands take part in 2016 Staffordshire Ironman race 

13 Jun

Competitors and spectators didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits as the Ironman race visited Lichfield and Burntwood.


Staffordshire Police issue warning over iTunes vouchers scam 

8 Jun

Fraudsters have been trying to scam people - by demanding payment in iTunes vouchers.


James Brindley’s 300th birthday celebrated by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust volunteers 

6 Jun

The spirit of the 18th Century was recreated at Speakers’ Corner in Lichfield in a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Brindley.


Chasewater Railway honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 

2 Jun

Members of Chasewater Railway have been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


VIDEO: Are these the top 20 most haunted places in Staffordshire? 

31 May

Paranormal investigator Damon Simms, writer of our popular Supernatural Staffordshire column, chooses his 20 spookiest locations from across The Sentinel's patch Does the tale of Molly Leigh, the so-called witch of Burslem, scare the living daylights...


Lichfield MP calls for more to be done after Burntwood woman and guide dog are refused a taxi 

26 May

Lichfield’s MP has called for more to be done to stop taxi drivers refusing passengers with guide dogs.


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Striker Paul Sullivan to stay at Chasetown FC for another season 

24 Jun

Chasetown FC have been handed a boost after Paul Sullivan agreed to stay at the club for the coming season.


Jukola 2016 

23 Jun

Jukola is a Fin phenomenon in orienteering – held since the late 1940s it has become one of the largest orienteering events in the world, this year attracting around 18,000 competitors.


Stan Mugisha and Michael Williams to leave Chasetown FC 

23 Jun

Chasetown FC have confirmed the departure of two players.


Wright Opts to Join the Pitmen 

22 Jun

Liam McDonald has today swooped to bring in another new face to his Hednesford Town squad ahead of the start of pre-season, with the signing of defender Lewis Wright.


Milford Hall triumph on a ‘tricky wicket’ 

22 Jun

Milford Hall skipper Chris Milward is upbeat after managing to win on a ‘tricky wicket’ at Cannock in the Staffs Clubs Championship.


Peel Pursuit 

21 Jun

  A new Peel Pursuit course saw a new name on the trophy – well done Dave Brown who was first over the line, from .


Hednesford Town sign Michael Williams 

21 Jun

Hednesford Town have announced the signing of Montserrat international Michael Williams.


Defender Arrives at Keys Park 

21 Jun

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce defender Michael Williams as the latest new player to arrive at Keys Park.


Holidays on Heb 

20 Jun

We have been meaning to go to the Outer Hebrides for years, the sheer distance and logistics of ferries kept putting it off but this year we planned early and headed north.


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Walsall player 116. George Andrews 

24 Jun

Personal information Date of birth 23 April 1942 (age 74) Place of birth Dudley, England Playing position Striker Senior career Years                    Team                              Apps      (Gls) 1960–1961...


Walsall player 115. Alan Baker 

24 Jun

Alan Baker (born 22 June 1944) was an English football player.


Walsall player 114.William Adams 

24 Jun

Personal information Full name William Edward Adams Place of birth Smethwick, England Playing position Defender Senior career Years                   Team                                        Apps...


Staffordshire, the cycling county 

24 Jun

Cycling seems to be the craze at the moment in Staffordshire.


Walsall player 113. John Woodward 

23 Jun

 John Woodward Personal information Full name John Woodward Date of birth 16 January 1947 (age 69) Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England Playing position Forward Senior career Years                   Team...


Walsall player 112. Gary Williams 

23 Jun

 Gary Williams Personal information Full name Gary Williams Date of birth June 17, 1960 (age 56) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England picture card by Paninni Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Playing position Defender Senior career Years...


Walsall player 111. Derek Statham 

23 Jun

Personal information Full name Derek James Statham Date of birth 24 March 1959 (age 57) Place of birth Wolverhampton, Englan d Playing position Full-back picture card by Paninni Youth West Bromwich Albion Senior career Years...


Walsall player 110. Ian Paul 

22 Jun

 Ian Paul Personal information Date of birth 23 January 1961 (age 55) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England Playing position Midfielder Youth career Walsall Senior career Years              Team                        ...


Walsall player 109. Adrian Littlejohn 

22 Jun

Personal information Full name Adrian Sylvester Littlejohn Date of birth 26 September 1970 (age 46) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Playing position Midfielder / Forward Youth career 1988–1989 West Bromwich Albion S ...


Walsall player 108. Ashley Hemmings 

22 Jun

Personal information Full name Ashley Josiah Hemmings Date of birth 3 March 1991 (age 25) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Playing position Forward / Winger Club information Current team Mansfield Number 23 Youth career...


Endowed like a Dame 

22 Jun

An interesting thing reaches me from top local historian Bill Mayo, via David Evans - a study of the long-gone Norton Canes Endowed, or Dame School, which was demolished in the early 1950s, but seems to have been one of the earliest local schools.


Spending control update 

20 Jun

You will know, I hope by now, that I prefer to be upfront and honest with the organisation – I’ve always found that it works best.


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Features »

The Euro’s by Numbers 

23 Jun

The knockout stages are completed, with some teams already packing their bags and heading home with their brief dreams of lifting the trophy over.


Understanding the Importance of Anointing Oil and Mothers as Role Models 

23 Jun

The term anointed refers to being sacred, dedicated to serving God, gracious, gifted, divinely ordained and set apart among other attributes.


Bathroom luxury and comfort from Premier Bathrooms 

22 Jun

One of my favourite ways to relax and wind down is to take a hot bath.


Octer – The online marketplace 

16 Jun

I love shopping.


A Guide for Moms and Dads – Summer Campers’ Essentials 

16 Jun

Summer camp can be a tough time for parents.


Pocket Microscope from Interplay 

16 Jun

Interplay Toys have a great range of toys in their ‘My Living World’ collection that are brilliant if you have a budding scientist or biologist in your midst.


Fine art rabbits 

15 Jun

The Staffordshire University Fine Art Show for its final-year students should be a glorious romp of creativity; and fizzing with original ideas.


Rose Willett Designs – The Blossoms Collection 

15 Jun

Rose Willett is fast becoming the go-to designer when it comes to beautiful bridal headbands and jewellery.


Make sure you have breakdown cover this Summer 

15 Jun

Summer is here and in the next few weeks people will be taking their annual holidays and schools will be breaking up.


Get the Celebrity look with Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo and terry terry 

14 Jun

My latest celebrity style post has a real taste of summer about it, as it features the hottest new celebrity loved sunglasses from Quay Australia, and the Kendall +Kylie for Topshop beach collection, which was launched last month and is already ...


Dream Kitchens with Harvey Jones 

14 Jun

In general, I love my home.


The Rocky Horror Show is a naughty delight 

14 Jun

The ultimate in cult musicals ‘came’ to Wolverhampton last night, bringing its unique brand of wicked naughtiness to the Grand Theatre.


Garden tips for small spaces 

13 Jun

I have recently developed a love for gardening , and consider myself very lucky to have a large garden space, big enough for a double patio, and a large lawn area for Joe.


2016 Tony Awards – The best dressed 

13 Jun

The Tony Awards are the night when achievement on Broadway is celebrated, and the 2016 ceremony had more than it’s fair share of Hollywood glamour.


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Business »

Traffic Alert: Floods bring motorway misery for second week in succession 

14 Jun

HEAVY storms are causing major problems for drivers using the M5 and M6 in Birmingham and the Black Country.


Power Minerals prepares for new dawn 

8 Jun

Sutton Coldfield ash reseller is eyeing new markets as closure of Rugeley Power Station signals end to coal-fired operations in West Midlands...


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Rugeley Power Station to close next month 

23 May

Around 150 jobs will be lost after French owner ploughs on with plan to shut the West Midlands' last functioning power station...


Jobs at risk as power station to stop operating next month 

23 May

RUGELEY Power Station in Staffordshire will stop generating power next month, following through on a warning its parent company gave in February.


Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.


Transport leaders hold talks with M6 Toll operator of the road’s emergency use 

23 Mar

TRANSPORT leaders have held talks with the operator of the M6 Toll over ways of making better use of the regions motorway network.


Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...


Housing development to help support almost 400 jobs 

23 Feb

A HOUSING development is set to bring investment and a jobs boost to Cannock.


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LocalGov »

Returning Officers Communications, Candidate Briefings, Warnings & Police Complaints – 2015 General Election 

24 Jun

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Joel M Benjamin on 24 June 2016 .


New Staffordshire Newsroom is now live – www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk 

24 Jun

This page is no longer being updated with news stories.


Still time for county teens to vote for their top reads 

24 Jun

Now in its twelfth year, the countywide initiative invites youngsters aged between 11 and 14 to nominate their favourite reads for the Young Teen Fiction shortlist .


Aspiring young writers invited to apply for top poetry competition 

24 Jun

For the fourth year running, the county council and the city council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, who will hold the post for a year.


Call for budding Staffordshire poets to celebrate where they live 

24 Jun

Bert Flitcroft, Staffordshire's Poet Laureate, is inviting the county's residents to create a 'picture in words' about their own locality.


Flytipping of rubble and brick strewn right across road, 19th June 

19 Jun

Have just attempted to drive down Wyrley Lane to encounter significant flytipping of hardcore rubble and whole bricks along an extensive section of the road.


Dog fouling on grass verge outside my house, 17th June 

17 Jun

Recently, I would say for the last week or so a large dog has been doing it's mess on the grass verge outside my house.


Summer development projects set to get under way with county unemployment now lowest regionally 

15 Jun

More development projects to boost business growth in Staffordshire will start next week with county unemployment levels now the lowest regionally.


Community team work helps pave the way for new fibre broadband technology in Burton 

15 Jun

Hundreds more households and businesses in Burton are now able to access faster fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT.


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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.


Driving test centre to be launched at Cannock 

22 Feb

Budding motorists will be on the road to success when a new driving test centre is launched at Cannock Community Fire Station on February 24.


Course in Cannock drives home road safety messages 

11 Feb

A hard-hitting course will drive home potentially life-saving messages to young motorists in Cannock...


Get Started programme is a success 

25 Jan

Thirteen young people from Cannock have completed the third Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Volunteers Christmas lunch is huge success 

17 Dec

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Tesco and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley to bring some Christmas cheer to a group of hardworking volunteers today.


Staffordshire firefighters help with major incident 

7 Dec

A five-strong crew from Rugeley travelled to the area on Saturday evening with the High Volume Pump (HVP) which is capable of moving large amounts of water.


Walk winners clock up miles for community safety 

22 Oct

Members of the public who walked Rugeley Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile on October 1 were crowned winners of the community prize yesterday, after clocking up a staggering 272 miles around the course.


Cannock firefighters clean up for charity 

21 Sep

Firefighters from Cannock will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday September 26.


Rugeley firefighters scrub up for charity 

18 Sep

Firefighters from Rugeley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, September 19.


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