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Firefighters battle Yoxall barn blaze through the night 

20 Oct

Firefighters have spent the night battling a blaze at a barn in Yoxall.

Two charged over street robberies targeting elderly women in Lichfield and Burntwood 

17 Oct

Two men have been charged with a string of robberies in areas including Lichfield and Burntwood.

Inmate charged with murder over attack in Cannock in 2012 

17 Oct

A man is charged with murder after his former housemate died from his injuries following an attack in an alleyway.

Man charged with murder following assault in Cannock in 2012 

17 Oct

A 35-year-old prisoner has been charged with the murder of his housemateGareth Rowton, aged 35, is currently serving an 11.5 year sentence for the wounding of David Stanton on 9 November 2012.

Five new lifesaving defibrillators installed across Lichfield and Burntwood 

14 Oct

Five lifesaving defibrillators have been installed in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Pensioner charged with Barton-under-Needwood kidnap and indecent assault remanded in custody 

8 Oct

A 72-year-old charged with kidnap and indecent assault has been remanded in custody.

Man charged with kidnap and indecent assault after Barton-under-Needwood incident 

7 Oct

A man has been charged with kidnap and indecent assault following an incident Barton-under-Needwood in 2001.

Appeal to find courier van witness to Lichfield street robbery 

6 Oct

A key witness to a daylight street robbery in Lichfield is being sought by police.

Stoke-on-Trent man dies in M6 lorry crash 

5 Oct

A lorry driver from Stoke-on-Trent has died following a crash on the M6.

Victory for Burntwood campaigners as replacement bus service is announced 

29 Sep

Campaigners are celebrating after an agreement was reached to replace a bus service which was due to be axed.

Two men charged with dealing heroin and cocaine in Stafford town… 

27 Sep

TWO suspected drugs dealers have been charged following a police operation.

Rugeley rubbish fire: Asbestos found 

21 Sep

Asbestos found at an ongoing rubbish fire in Staffordshire.

Expert advising on Rugeley woodchip farm blaze 

17 Sep

Firefighters battling a woodchip blaze in Staffordshire call in an expert to help them.

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Skelmersdale United 1–3 Hednesford Town 

23 Oct

Hednesford Town returned to winning ways in the league after defeating bottom of the table Skelmersdale United, despite having to play for more than 20 minutes with ten men after striker Tristian Dunkley was harshly dismissed.

Match Preview: Skelmersdale United (A) 

21 Oct

The Pitmen hit the road for the second time this week when they make the trip up to Uretek Stadium, the home of Skelmersdale United.

Rugeley-born Gareth Jennings appointed Stoke City academy director 

20 Oct

Rugeley-born Gareth Jennings has been appointed Stoke City academy director after leaving his role with Leicester City.

Barwell 2-0 Hednesford Town 

20 Oct

The Pitmen, with a surprisingly lacklustre performance, fell victim to two late goals against a well organised Barwell side, a result that will have Liam McDonald and his coaching staff looking carefully at both the tactics employed and performances...

Club supports Heartstart Campaign 

19 Oct

The Club provided amazing support to the British Heart Foundation Heartstart campaign by organising free training to it young people – training that could save a life! Training was tailored to the age group, with the older ones covering...

Hednesford Town fall to defeat against Barwell 

19 Oct

Two goals in the final 10 minutes from Barwell saw Hednesford Town fall to their second consecutive league defeat in a game of few chances.

Club supports Poppy Appeal 

18 Oct

The Club will be laying wreathes at Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay and Essington Rembrance Services this year.

Match Preview: Barwell (A) 

18 Oct

Liam McDonald ‘s side make a return to action this evening as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday’s defeat against Blyth Spartans when they head to Barwell.

Weekend Report No6 

17 Oct

It's Three Points and Four Goals for Cannock  Cannock 4 – 1 Preston  Rufus and Swinny discussing the finer points of...

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An uncommon flight over Chasewater and Brownhills 

23 Oct

Drone whizz, top photographer and former Brownhills lad Steve Martin has been kind enough once more to send me not one, but two batches of images this weekend of familiar places around the local area, photographed from an aerial point of view - this ...

Way forward for integrated health and social care services in Staffordshire 

21 Oct

Good integrated health and social care services are essential if people are to be able to remain in their own homes and keep their independence.

Tourism’s booming in Staffordshire 

20 Oct

At a real risk of repeating myself,  I’m always reminding people what a great place Staffordshire is to live and work in and to visit.

Walsall player 182. Alex Christie 

19 Oct

• Alexander Gray “Alex” Christie (27 June 1896 – 22 May 1981) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a half back for various clubs in the 1920s, spending most of his career in the Football League Third Division North with ...

Walsall player 181. Lewis Campbell 

19 Oct

Lewis Campbell (born April 1864; date of death unknown) was a Scottish footballer.

Walsall player 180. Eddie Cameron. 

19 Oct

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Walsall player 179. Willie Callaghan 

18 Oct

• Willie Callaghan (born 23 March 1967) is a Scottish former professional association football player, who played for Dunfermline Athletic, Walsall, Cowdenbeath, Clyde, Albion Rovers, Montrose, Meadowbank Thistle, Livingston andPartick Thistle in ...

Walsall player 178. Craig Burley 

18 Oct

Craig William Burley (born 24 September 1971 in Ayr) is a television pundit and Scottish former professional association footballer who played as a midfielder from 1989 until 2004.

Walsall player 177. Tom Brownlee 

18 Oct

Thomas C ‘Tom’ Brownlee (born 21 May 1935 in Carnwath, Scotland) was a Scottish professional footballer.

One fleeting image 

17 Oct

Even his daughters are all in their ninth decade of life.

Taking care of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children 

17 Oct

The subject of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) has kept us busy this weekend.

Chasewater now apparently clear of blue-green algae 

11 Oct

Good news at last for dog-walkers and users of Chasewater in general who may let dogs swim in the water - the alert for blue green algae that was found in the lake back in August has now cleared, and the lake is now safe for your pets, according to ...

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Features »

Increase Your Style Quotient With Designer Handbags 

22 Oct

There is such a luscious array of goodies out there when it comes to fashion.

Happy 1st Birthday TH Baker in Grand Central 

20 Oct

Last month saw the first birthday of Grand Central Birmingham, and one of its main retailers, the jewellers TH Baker , held a very special first birthday party at their store.

Being prepared for your child being ill 

19 Oct

We all think very carefully about what we would do if we, or our partner, was seriously ill and had to lose time from work.

Sorting your home security for Christmas 

19 Oct

You’re already starting to get excited.

Look perfect on the beach with a perfect swimming outfit 

19 Oct

If you pay attention to what you wear you know you have to be perfectly attired everywhere you go.

Travel Tips for Short and Long Distance Trips 

18 Oct

People travel often between different cities and countries.

One fleeting image 

17 Oct

Even his daughters are all in their ninth decade of life.

An Audience with Jo Malone at Birmingham Town Hall 

17 Oct

Jo Malone is a fragrance legend, the woman who founded both the Jo Malone brand and Jo Loves, scents that define key moments in so many women’s lives.

The weird and wonderful world of Iceland 

17 Oct

Earlier in the year I wrote about my bucket list destination of Iceland .

An Ankle Boots Wishlist 

14 Oct

This week has been a bit of a milestone when it comes to the weather.

Get the Celebrity look with Victoria Beckham, Kylie Jenner and Soru Jewellery 

14 Oct

This week’s Friday fashion feature is a focus on celebrity style.

M&S Picks for the party season 

13 Oct

It seems strange when we look back on Marks and Spencer from the 1980s and 1990s.

6 Steps to a Healthier You 

13 Oct

If someone questions you about how healthy you are, can you give him or her the right answer? The truth is probably not with the reason being you are not sure if you are healthy on the inside.

Beauty and Health- Natural Beauty from a Healthy Lifestyle 

12 Oct

Becoming a naturally beautiful and healthy individual requires gradual lifestyle changes.

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Business »

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.

Car retailer moves into new Midlands headquarters 

13 Jul

ONLINE car retailer wewantanycar.

Staffordshire steel entrepreneur grows portfoilo with new deal 

1 Jul

A STAFFORDSHIRE steel entrepreneur has expanded his portfoilo with the acquisition of a Yorkshire business in a deal that saves the jobs of 50 people.

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...

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LocalGov »

FOI regarding homelessness budget 

13 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Aneirin Howard on 13 October 2016 .

Homeowner mortgage arrears 

11 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Maria on 11 October 2016 .

Overflowing rubbish bins and grass badly cut, 10th October 

10 Oct

The rubbish bins in the play area have not been emptied for several weeks, and the litter is now overflowing and blowing in the surrounding areas.

Homeowner mortgage arrears 

6 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Maria on 6 October 2016 .

Old mattress left on canal bridge leather mill Lane Rugeley., 30th September 

30 Sep

This mattress abandoned between 29 and 30 Sept 2016.

On the track that leads from Stile Cop Road to Surrey Close and Cornwall close, a quantity of builders debris has been left it two large Nylon Bags. Also a quantity of fencing Netting and Poles., 22nd September 

22 Sep

At the location described two Large Nylon building aggregate bags full of debris have been deposited.

Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

19 Sep

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Luke Jacobs on 19 September 2016 .

Dumped freezer outside my property. This at the side of my property by access to private car parking, 18th September 

18 Sep

This has been here for a few weeks now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Princess Street, Chadsmoor Report on FixMyStreet...

Canalside pavement / Hedgerow Armitage Road at The Lindens. Somebody has deposited a very large carrierbag full of Magazines in the hedgerow close to the pavement at the location., 17th September 

17 Sep

A bag of Magazines has been dumped into the hedgerow at the specified location Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): The Lindens & Armitage Road, Rugeley Report on FixMyStreet...

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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.

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...

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