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Employee airlifted to hospital after crushing foot at work 

23 Apr

Man injured in accident at industrial premises in Power Station Road, Rugeley...

M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.

Crews tackle early morning shed fire in Stafford 

19 Apr

FIRE investigators are working to establish the cause of a shed fire in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal project boosted by donation 

15 Apr

A project to reopen the route of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal has been boosted by a £50,000 donation.

Lichfield District Council candidates confirmed ahead of local election 

14 Apr

The runners and riders for this year’s local elections have been released.

Chance for young actors and directors to join Lichfield Festival project 

13 Apr

Would-be actors and directors are being invited to take part in a new Lichfield Festival project.

Missing teenager found in Burntwood 

8 Apr

A missing teenager has been found in Burntwood.

Lazy Cow Doreen Tipton’s election column: A giant catflap will solve all Britain’s immigration problems 

5 Apr

MPs' mass debate proves politics needs a real woman's touch according to Black Country YouTube star...

Easter getaway as 50,000 holidaymakers fly out of Birmingham to escape the rain 

3 Apr

But rail commuters face Bank Holiday weekend of misery as repair works bring gridlock to network...

New Lichfield police cadet unit plans boosted by £2,500 donation 

2 Apr

Plans for a new police cadet unit in Lichfield have been boosted by a £2,500 donation.

General Election 2015: No I don’t want your anti-immigration mug, says Labour candidate 

31 Mar

Labour candidate rejects party's anti-immigration stance while Tory candidate makes embarrassing spelling gaffe in poster campaign, in our election round-up...

Work starts on £11M project to cut tenants’ fuel bills and upgrade homes 

31 Mar

Three communities in Glasgow will benefit from a massive 11million investment to make homes more energy efficient.

Election round-up: Labour take us for mugs over immigration 

30 Mar

The General Election campaign has officially begun.

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Shoal Hill (YBT) results 

26 Apr

Results available here YBT results here more later...

Brackley Town 1 – 0 Hednesford Town 

26 Apr

It was another afternoon to forget for the Hednesford Town management, players and supporters alike as the season fizzled out to a disappointing end at Brackley Town.

2015 Club Party 

25 Apr

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Match Preview: Brackley Town 

24 Apr

Smith Looks for Change but Only After Final Game … Hednesford Town boss Rob Smith has spoken of his desire to bring in new faces ahead of the 2015/16 campaign but also stressed that, in fairness to other teams in the league with something...

Stafford Sprint-O Training results 

22 Apr

Bob Dredge organised this week’s Sprint-O training in Victoria Park, Stafford: “I hope you all enjoyed the tremendous weather we laid on for the first .

Over 40’s make Trophy Final 

21 Apr

Our O40's team have made it through to the national trophy final at 5pm on 3rd May at Lee Valley Hockey and tennis centre where they will take on Henley HC.

What a weekend, what a season and what a team! 

20 Apr

If I was to be to asked to sum up the Dragons season in one word it would have to be ‘outstanding’.

Season finale for the Meerkats 

20 Apr

Wyrley Meerkats 5 v Lea Hall 2 Saturday saw the last scheduled fixture of the season and the Meerkats wanted to go out on a high.

Captain’s Weekly News – 19th April 

19 Apr

Captain Ray’s weekly news (with added links) is here…Captains News 19 Apr 15...

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Defibrillator for Cannock town centre 

26 Apr

Yesterday president elect Ian was on hand to officiate in the cutting the ribbon at the unveiling of the Defibrillator for Cannock town centre As you know the club donated £1240 towards the cost of providing a defib for cannock Working in ...

Walsall Wood finish season in style by beating Heath Hayes 

26 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (25th April 2015) saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park for the last game of the season - and the Woodmen didn't disappoint, demolishing their opponents.

Watch Walsall Wood play Heath Hayes at Oak Park this afternoon! 

25 Apr

Your chance to watch Walsall Wood battle Heath Hayes at Oak Park this afternoon (25th April 2015)...

The first week back after Easter 

23 Apr

I have had a really interesting first full week back in the office after my holiday.

Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Alfred Whitehouse 

20 Apr

Alfred Whitehouse (Cannock Library) I thought it was time to return to the Great Wyrley fallen and the name I chose was that of EA Whitehouse.

How Casserole Club is helping reduce loneliness amongst older people in Staffordshire 

20 Apr

A Staffordshire community meal sharing project is encouraging people to think about their older neighbours and their loneliness and isolation.

Open Mike 

19 Apr

Yesterday, whilst mooching on Panoramio for an image of Chasewater (sometimes it's the best way to find my own photos, oddly enough) I came upon a gallery by a reader and contributor the the blog, Mike Leonard - it's remarkable.

Chasewater Spring Fair this Sunday! 

18 Apr

Just a quick heads up that this Sunday (19th April 2015), there's to be a Spring Fair at Chasewater - I don't know much about it but there will be craft stalls, food, amusements and all the usual type things there.

Great Wyrley and Churchbridge Pub Photo Updates 

14 Apr

I had the good fortune, as the Archivist at the Walsall Local History Centre, to bump into Stuart Attwood a few months back.

Your chance to find out about our local deer… 

14 Apr

I don't know much about this one, but just a quick heads up: there's a talk entitled 'The Deer of South Staffordshire' on at Chasewater Innovation Centre at 11:00am tomorrow morning, Wednesday 15th April 2015.

Sensory Integration Project 2015 funded by Rotary International 

13 Apr

Sensory Integration Project 2015 sponsored by Cannock, Burntwood, BAD kreuznach Nahetal and Brie Pontault Rotary Clubs.

Sandra`s school of dance and Cannock Rotary club; flash mob in Victoria Square, Birmingham. 

13 Apr

The post Sandra`s school of dance and Cannock Rotary club; flash mob in Victoria Square, Birmingham.

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A theatre Outfit from High Street Outlet 

26 Apr

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend the press preview of The Bodyguard at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Cast your clout! 

24 Apr

The phrase "n'er cast a clout till May be out" is usually interpreted as "don't cast off your winter clothes (clout) till the month of May is over".

Roger Taylor joins the Careless Memories launch 

24 Apr

Following on from last week’s press and VIP launch , last night saw the official opening of Denis O’Regan’s Careless Memories exhibition of Duran Duran photographs.

Interior Design 2015 

24 Apr

If you’re looking for some decoration inspiration, a great place to start is looking at this year’s design trends.

Clarks Originals – still a style classic 

24 Apr

When it comes to a shoe that is also a design classic, you would have to look a long way to beat the Clarks Desert boots .

By George… 

23 Apr

Pub signs are an art form: and I rate this pub-sign at Alrewas.

Fashionista Tips for Moms 

23 Apr

As a mommy, you know that you have to take care of a number of tasks.

Alexandra Burke is electrifying in The Bodyguard 

23 Apr

An electrifying central performance by Alexandra Burke, and fabulous support from the whole ensemble had the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre audience on its feet last night, as The Bodyguard showed why it is one of the best of all modern musicals.

Festival fashion with a difference from Coachella 

22 Apr

Coachella is that festival that will all wish we could go to.

Squeezed church sculpture 

21 Apr

In Blore Ray church , there is this extraordinary sculpture group.

The Alice Boutique invites you down the rabbit hole 

21 Apr

It is no exaggeration to say that Alice in Wonderland is having a bit of a moment.

April 19th – I still wasn’t feeling great, and added to which I… 

20 Apr

April 19th - I still wasn’t feeling great, and added to which I was having trouble with the computer, so I slid out on a changeable, but mostly sunny afternoon for a scoot over to Chasewater, Lichfield, Wall, Chesterfield and back home.

April 19th – Sometimes it’s necessary to point out the less… 

20 Apr

April 19th - Sometimes it’s necessary to point out the less pleasant side of nature.

SHOCKING VIDEO: New Black Eyed Children Sighting at Cannock Chase 2015 

20 Apr

The Express and Star has just published a new article that features a video sighting of the black eyed child on Cannock Chase.

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23 Apr

Revamped Cannock McDonald's to bring 20 new jobs...


14 Apr

Multi-million pound Cannock Gateway taking shape...

Aggreko scores at World Cup but sees profits dip 

5 Mar

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has revealed that its profit before tax dipped by 13% in the year ending December 31.

St Modwen buys South Staffordshire industrial park 

3 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen has bought an industrial estate in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.

Toolmaker targets growth after new funding deal 

2 Mar

A STAFFORDSHIRE toolmaker has furthered its growth ambitions after purchasing two new pieces of equipment.

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal 

27 Feb

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK...

£1m funding enables Goodfish to snap up firm 

26 Feb

TOOLMAKING and injection moulding company Goodfish has acquired complementary business Powell & Harber after securing £1m in debt and equity investment from Finance Birmingham.

Healthcare firm charts growth after new funding deal 

6 Feb

A CANNOCK-based firm that provides services to healthcare professionals throughout the country is charting growth after securing a new funding deal.

22,000 sq ft letting for St Modwen at Staffs business park 

28 Jan

DEVELOPER St Modwen has secured a letting at its Watling Street Business Park site near Cannock.

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Abandoned hotorhome, 25th April 

25 Apr

Motorhome in a bad sate of disrepair has been left in the council parking area off school road (opposite swallow close) for around 6 years.

Illegally parked cars, 24th April 

24 Apr

There are cars double parked along the path which,combined with overgrown trees, mean that the path is generally inaccessible to wheelchair or pushchair users- but on occasion there has been no space whatsoever for any pedestrians.

Overgrown trees make path inaccessible, 24th April 

24 Apr

There are trees which overhang the public footpath to such a degree that they make it inaccessible to walk down.

Partners launch online safety campaign – ‘Share Aware’ 

22 Apr

Cannock Chase Council is helping keep children safe online by supporting the NSPCC ‘Share Aware’ campaign and rolling it out across Cannock Chase District.

List of Roads 

20 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to James Carter on 20 April 2015 .

Four Winters at War….their story 

17 Apr

The stage is set for a musical play, to commemorate World War 1 at Birches Valley Concert Venue this June, as Cannock Chase Arts Council presents Four Winters at War.

Cannock Council plans to provide more convenient car parking for hospital patients 

17 Apr

Cannock Chase Council and Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are working together to provide more convenient car parking for patients using Cannock Hospital.

List of Roads 

15 Apr

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to James Carter on 15 April 2015 .

Extra support for three and four year olds 

14 Apr

Thousands of Staffordshire's three and four year olds are set to get extra help and support.

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Cannock motorists please check your vehicle 

21 Apr

Officers have recovered a number of suspected stolen sat navs and are keen to trace their rightful owners.

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire 

1 Apr

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS) is an innovative concept in the world of tackling business crime and is at the forefront of the fight against crime and disorder affecting businesses in Staffordshire across the...

Can you help us catch man who carried out vicious assault in Cannock? 

23 Mar

Police are appealing for help to catch an offender who carried out a violent assault on a man in Cannock.

Cannock residents – do you recognise these suspected stolen items? 

23 Mar

We're trying to trace the owners of a Black & Decker angle grinder and a Lynx jet wash which were recovered during an investigation into burglaries in the Cannock area.

West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.

Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.

Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.

Trio jailed after high value car thefts 

13 Mar

Three men have been jailed for a total of 14 years after their plot to steal high value cars in the south of Staffordshire was foiled by police.

Three men arrested on suspicion of burglary in Hednesford 

13 Mar

Three men were arrested on suspicion of burglary following an incident in Hednesford.

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