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Pet sheep ‘executed’ in attack on Rugeley farm 

20 Jul

Trevor Street, the sheep's owner, said the family's farm is being repeatedly targeted.


Warning to drivers after spate of vehicle thefts across Lichfield 

17 Jul

Drivers in Lichfield are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of crimes in Lichfield.


Chasewater sailor to see work appear in calendar after winning photography competition 

11 Jul

An amateur photographer from a Burntwood sailing club will see his work appear in a national sailing calendar.


Firefighters put out grass fire on Hednesford Hills 

5 Jul

The grassland fire on Hednesford Hills was started accidentally, firefighters believe.


M6 Toll bosses ‘urged’ to rethink price rise 

30 Jun

A letter signed by council leaders calls for the road owners to rethink the 10% increase in prices.


Operator of M6 Toll confirms that price of using the road is increasing 

29 Jun

The cost of using the M6 Toll is going up, the road’s operator has confirmed.


County council approves plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Lichfield and Burntwood 

21 Jun

Walking and cycling routes in Lichfield and Burntwood are set to be improved as part of a £38million project.


Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.


Hundreds turn out to cheer on 2018 Staffordshire Ironman competitors 

11 Jun

Hundreds of people across Lichfield and Burntwood turned out to cheer on competitors in the Staffordshire Ironman event.


Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.


Police hunt bogus buyer stealing cars after arranging test drives in Lichfield 

6 Jun

Police are hunting a man who has stolen cars in Lichfield after saying he was taking them on a test drive.


Sailing club in Burntwood bids to get more women out on the water 

1 Jun

A Burntwood sailing group is looking to persuade more women to take to the water.


Inquiry into man’s death after Cannock cell custody 

31 May

Ian Dyche was found unresponsive in his cell the morning after his arrest, a police watchdog says.


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Sport »

Match Preview: Rugby Town (H) 

20 Jul

This weekend sees the Pitmen return to home action as we prepare to host Rugby Town at Keys Park in our latest pre-season fixture.


Defender Makes Keys Park Return 

20 Jul

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to announce that defender Callam Mendez-Jones has returned to Keys Park after he agreed a new deal with the club last night.


Tennis charity launches more sites 

20 Jul

Tennis For Free, which already has sites in Hednesford, Lichfield and Sandwell, is launching at four sites in Walsall and one in Great Barr...


Strong Chasetown FC line-up gets the better of Heath Hayes in latest pre-season clash 

18 Jul

A strong Chasetown FC line-up secured a comfortable pre-season victory over Heath Hayes.


In pictures: Heath Hayes v Chasetown FC 

18 Jul

Chasetown FC’s pre-season campaign continued with a comfortable 4-0 win over Heath Hayes – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera...


Additional Pre-Season Fixture Added + News 

18 Jul

We can now confirm that we have this week added a further pre-season fixture to our line-up.


Match Preview: AFC Wulfrunians (A) 

17 Jul

The Pitmen return to action this evening in our latest pre-season fixture as we renew acquaintances with old friends AFC Wulfrunians.


Hednesford Town 0-0 Mansfield Town 

15 Jul

Hednesford Town played out an entertaining goalless draw with Football League Two side Mansfield Town in the first home pre-season fixture of the summer.


Two Further Pre-Season Fixtures Added 

13 Jul

Hednesford Town Football Club have this week added two further pre-season fixtures to their summer calendar.


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Comment »

Learnings from LGA Conference 

16 Jul

The Local Government Association Conference (LGA) in Birmingham last week was, as always, an opportunity to learn and to understand what is going on across the country in our sector.


County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.


Enjoying the hot weather and staying safe 

11 Jul

I’m sure most people have been enjoying the hot weather over the past few weeks and with it expected to continue, we’ve issued some advice on making the most of it and staying safe.


Showcasing £70m regional partnership to support local businesses 

2 Jul

Last week we got the chance to showcase exciting plans to support over 1,000 innovative businesses as part of a regional collaboration to Small Business Minister, Andrew Griffiths MP The New Keele Deal is enabling businesses to access Keele ...


Congratulations to Matt Biggs, and an update on Network Staffordshire 

2 Jul

I couldn’t begin this week’s entry with any other subject than to congratulate Matt Biggs on being recognised at a national level as local government’s Rising Star of the Year.


Foster Carers Thanked at Long Service Awards 

27 Jun

Earlier this month, over 100 foster carers and members of the fostering team gathered for our Fostering long service awards to celebrate the amazing work that our army of foster carers do every day.


Major engineering works in Burton 

25 Jun

People who live or work in Burton will be interested to hear that our major engineering project to future proof Burton Bridge is now underway and on schedule.


Leading and managing change 

25 Jun

I went to a number of events last week which centred on leading and managing change, and they have set me thinking.


Welcoming back the UK Corporate Games 

21 Jun

While we’re incredibly proud that Staffordshire was able to play its role in helping the England squad in their pre World Cup training at St.


Do please be deer aware! 

19 Jun

Whist out and about on Sunday 17th June 2018, I came upon deer at Chasewater and at Cannock Chase who were either heavily pregnant or who had young fawns – cute as they are, this is a time to give the new mums and babies plenty of respectful, quiet...


Conducting a Peer Challenge in Gloucestershire 

18 Jun

I spent last week in Gloucestershire as part of the Peer Challenge for the County Council.


Above and beyond at Chasewater again – and a closer look at the dam house 

17 Jun

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


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Features »

Flooring Solutions And Maintenence 

19 Jul

Busy family homes need flooring solutions that are up to the job.


Iconic Jewellery Collectors 

19 Jul

This morning I was going through my jewellery to decide what pieces to wear, and once again I opted for a vintage paste brooch, an item that seems to be a bit of an obsession at the moment.


Ladies Day Is Just Fabulous! 

18 Jul

The warm, witty and rather wonderful Ladies Day had its press night at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night and proved to be a smash hit with the audience.


What Love Island Teaches Us About Dating 

17 Jul

Summer is always a special time to find love.


Meghan Markle – Having A Style Moment 

16 Jul

It is now two months since that glorious, fairytale wedding, and Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, has totally hit the ground running when it come to establishing her own look.


My Favourite Photographers 

16 Jul

Photography is one of my favourite hobbies, something that I really enjoy and the main reason why I travel everywhere with a camera.


Ladies Day – A Chat With The Cast 

13 Jul

Today’s the day! Ladies Day, Amanda Whittingham’s hit comedy, opens at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for a two week run.


Best Convertible Car Seats 

13 Jul

You are going to have children, and you have a car.


Safety Concerns When Leaving Your Child At A Child Care Centre 

12 Jul

Safety is paramount for a child and when the day comes to send them to a child care centre, it is perfectly natural for mum to worry, as she and her child have been inseparable for a couple of years.


Ways to Make Some Extra Cash 

11 Jul

Summer is here and there is so much to see and do.


Dream Honeymoon Destinations: Thailand 

11 Jul

For many, the best thing about getting married is the honeymoon that follows.


5 Ways To Make Learning Fun For Your Child 

11 Jul

Whether your child loves school and learning with a passion, or is counting down the days until they leave, it is a fact that education is something that cannot be opted out of.


Spending Some Time In Limassol 

10 Jul

When you go on holiday to what is considered a beach resort, there is a tendency to basically plonk your backside on a sun lounger in order to chill out and relax.


What to Wear at the WSOP Main Event? 

10 Jul

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the world’s premier poker tournament.


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Business »

Three Staffordshire buildings honoured at the RICS Awards 2018 

3 May

Three of Staffordshire’s newest and most innovative projects have been honoured at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards.


Good news from four West Midlands manufacturers: first, RSD Pressings of Cannock 

16 Mar

C H Howe Limited was originally founded in 1940 as manufacturers of metal toggle fasteners to the metal box industry and in particular ammunition boxes during the Second World War.


Amazon to create 400 jobs in Rugby 

29 Jan

Rugby will be the fourth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands, alongside warehouses in Coalville, Daventry and Rugeley...


This is when the Bicester-style outlet village 30 minutes from Birmingham will open 

6 Dec

The latest news on the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Village in Cannock...


Rugeley Power Station plan to create 4,500 jobs and build 1,800 homes 

3 Aug

Developer says defunct power station site could become 'Europe's Silicon Valley...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


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...


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LocalGov »

Chief financial officers / section 151 officers 

20 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to R.


Chief financial officers / section 151 officers 

18 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to R.


Truck load of waste in bags, 14th July 

14 Jul

I try to keep this access to a public footpath clear but this I cannot cope with.


Name of treasury management advisors 

12 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to H.


Details of contracts over £5,000 

12 Jul

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Helen McNally on 12 July 2018 .


Usage Information 

5 Jul

Request sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Joanna Tsonou on 5 July 2018 .


14 days abandoned, 4th July 

4 Jul

Car has been abandoned.


Litter/rubbishThere is a, 27th June 

27 Jun

There is a build up of litter/rubbish along the length Of Startley lane Cannock Chase (A O N B).


Chief financial officers / section 151 officers 

20 Jun

Request sent to Cannock Chase District Council by R.


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Reminder to keep mirrors away from windows after care home fire 

1 Feb

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents not to leave mirrors near windows after a fire at a care home in Rugeley.


Firefighters tackle factory fire in Cannock 

16 Aug

Over 30 firefighters are tackling a fire at a factory in Norton Canes near Cannock.


Road Safety Awareness for Rugeley School Children 

8 May

School children from Rugeley are being offered a unique opportunity to learn about road safety.


Cannock firefighter speaks out about the impact of fatal incidents 

11 Apr

A Cannock firefighter has spoke of the traumatic impact attending a fire death can have on the crew and how the images they see will never leave them.


Rugeley fire station is officially opened 

11 Apr

Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Rugeley Community Fire Station last night (Monday).


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.


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