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Last chance to see iconic Vulcan bomber in flight 

10 Oct

ONE of the world's most iconic aircraft - the Avro Vulcan - is set to fly over Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire this afternoon as part of its final flight.

Security van armed robbers who carried out series of raids have sentences cut 

10 Oct

Adrian Durant and Craig Perry snatched more than £100,00 in 10 crimes...

Lichfield residents invited to open meeting about local canals 

9 Oct

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to hear the latest news about canals in the area at an open meeting.

Dad-of-two Kevin Hall killed in A34 crash after defective valve… 

8 Oct

BIKING enthusiast Kevin Hall was thrown from his scooter and killed after a defective valve caused his rear tyre to suddenly deflate.

Birmingham council leader challenged over ‘unanswered questions’ 

8 Oct

Watchdog committee chairman threatens to recall Sir Albert Bore to answer questions on Service Birmingham, devolution and the combined authority...

‘Kidnap plot’ police officer Amar Tasaddiq Hussain appears in court 

7 Oct

Yardley officer, 29, charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct and conspiracy to pervert course of justice...

Who’s been up in court? The latest cases from North Staffordshire… 

7 Oct

CHEADLE: THIRTY-YEAR-OLD Jamie Sherratt, of Tape Street, Cheadle, has pleaded guilty to assaulting Callum Brereton occasioning actual bodily harm on April 5.

Combined authority decision will be a long-lasting one, leader of Lichfield District Council warns 

7 Oct

The decision on whether or not to join a West Midlands combined authority will be a long-lasting one, the leader of Lichfield District Council has warned.

Lifesaving defibrillator installed outside Grangemoor Working Mens Club in Burntwood 

6 Oct

A new lifesaving defibrillator has been installed in Burntwood.

Leader of Lichfield District Council predicts Friarsgate development’s cinema will be a game-changer for the city 

6 Oct

The new Friarsgate development will be a game-changer for the city, the leader of Lichfield District Council has predicted.

Children in tears after arsonists destroy new play park in Cannock 

4 Oct

Thugs target site just months after its opening following long campaign by families...

Man found injured in street dies 

3 Oct

A man found lying in a Cannock street with serious head injuries dies in hospital, police say.

Man who led police on 100mph chase, smashing into a field of Alpacas is jailed 

1 Oct

Hussain Khalil who was later found hiding in nearby woods admitted dangerous driving...

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Draw specialists CHAFC at it again 

9 Oct

Cheadle Hulme Athletic vs Oldham Victorica, click to read the match report...

Alfreton Town (H) 

9 Oct

All thoughts on the league campaign are put to one side this weekend as the Pitmen take on Alfreton Town in the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round at Keys Park.

Wyrley Panthers u11s Match Report 4.10.15 written by Captain for the day Josh ‘Smasher’ Mason 

7 Oct

Panthers in goalscoring mood in big Cup win! The Panthers were up against Bloxwich Rangers in the first round of the Bilston Cup on Sunday.

Harrisons Ground improvements – Your Vote needed please. 

6 Oct

You will know that the Club’s next project is developing Harrison’s Ground.

Former faces return for Burntwood RUFC’s Friday night fixture 

6 Oct

With no league or merit table fixtures for Burntwood last weekend, the focus turned to a veterans clash with Barton-under-Needwood on Friday as part of celebrations to mark club president Paul Rogers’ 50th birthday.

Two Minutes of Madness 

5 Oct

Two minutes of madness sinks Cannock  Cannock 2 – 4 Wimbledon After a promising start to the England Hockey National Premier League Cannock have been frustrated by their lack of concentration at vital moments over the last two games.

Sportsman Dinner 

5 Oct

Our club is hosting a Sportsman Dinner in the presence of the famous Gordon Banks.

Futures Cup – Help Needed 

5 Oct

Futures Cup Help FUTURES CUP Thurs 29th Oct.

Church Lane Garage Sponsership 

5 Oct

We are pleased to announce that Church Lane Garage have very kindly decided to sponsor us for the 2015/16 season.

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Walsall player 493. Ludovic Pollet 

7 Oct

Ludovic Pollet (born June 18, 1970 in Vieux-Condé) is a French former footballer, currently working as a coach at USL Dunkerque.

Walsall player… 492. Thomas Seth Pointon 

7 Oct

Thomas Seth Pointon (1890 – after 1924) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Coventry City.

Devolution and positive relationships 

5 Oct

Devolution for Staffordshire is becoming a clearer vision, as all interested parties work through what problems and challenges would be better addressed locally than from London.

Griffiths Family Resting Place. 

5 Oct

Today, following weeks spent researching.

Walsall player 491. Neil Geoffrey “Dissa” Pointon 

5 Oct

Neil Geoffrey “Dissa” Pointon, born 28 November 1964 in Church Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, is a former professional footballer.

Walsall player 488. Daniel Piorkowski 

5 Oct

Daniel Piorkowski (born 12 January 1984) is an Australian footballer.

Walsall player 490. Arthur Plummer 

4 Oct

Another one of those very short posts.

Walsall player Clive Linton Platt 489. 

4 Oct

Clive Linton Platt (born 27 October 1977) is an English football player.

Train spotted 

2 Oct

Here's a quick one I spotted on Facebook yesterday, posted in the Norton Canes and Heath Hayes group by Dean Rogers - it answers a few of the longstanding questions about the narrow gauge railway system that used to run around the south shore.

Celebrating Older People’s Day and our first Ageing Well summit 

2 Oct

Doing the right thing is supporting people to live healthier, more active and independent lives for as long as possible and was top of the agenda this week at our first Ageing Well summit.

A Horse of a Different Colour: Lost Leamore 

1 Oct

Margaret Marshall outside the front of the Black Horse – with Alfred and Clara? Alfred became a brewer and I bet he supplied the beer advertised.

Walsall player 487. Allan Picken. 

30 Sep

Allan Picken (born in New South Wales, Sydney on 17 September 1981) is an Australian footballer.

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Chocolate Laden Afternoon Tea at Cadbury World 

10 Oct

What in the world could be better than afternoon tea? Afternoon tea featuring chocolate products from Cadbury World, that’s what.

DP Curve is launched 

9 Oct

This week has seen the launch of the latest plus size collection to hit the High Street.

You Can’t Stop the Beat – Hairspray is launched in Birmingham 

8 Oct

Tuesday saw the launch event for the brightest, bubbliest, biggest musical around, as the cast of Hairspray arrived at Birmingham’s New Alex Theatre .

Declutter your wardrobe this Autumn 

8 Oct

I recently did a huge decluttering of my wardrobe.

Buckley London Capri Collection 

7 Oct

Buckley London is a jewellery collection I have long been familiar with.

Birmingham Rep wardrobe chat about Anita and Me 

6 Oct

The stage version of  ‘Anita and Me’, Meera Syal’s fantastic novel based on her childhood growing up in Walsall in the 1970s, has its world premiere at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Friday.

Getting the blues in Leek 

6 Oct

The annual Leek Blues Festival took place over the weekend, and very fine it was too, with dozens of acts appearing in local pubs and venues, the vast majority of them free to get in.

An Autumn homestyle wishlist 

6 Oct

I am currently living it what seems to be a building site.

Style Birmingham Live 2015 – fashion fun in Brum 

5 Oct

Last weekend saw all the glamorous people flock to Birmingham for Style Birmingham Live 2015 .

Savvy Student money tips 

5 Oct

It has been quite a while since I was a student, but not so long since I finished paying off the student loans I accrued during that time.

4th October – And finally, watch out if you’re riding along the… 

5 Oct

4th October - And finally, watch out if you’re riding along the canal between Chasewater and Brownhills.

October 4th – I have no idea what his name was, but this young… 

5 Oct

October 4th - I have no idea what his name was, but this young golden retriever was happily jumping in to Chasewater to retrieve the ball continually tossed back by his mistress.

The Campaign to End Loneliness 

4 Oct

Loneliness is a problem that anyone can face, at any time of life, but it is a fact that it is more likely to occur as we get older.

Shoezone Lilley Patent Heeled Bar Shoe 

3 Oct

The Autumn collection from Shoezone contains a pair of shoes that could’ve come straight for a vintage chest stored in granny’s attic.

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Business »

M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

Telford & Wrekin makes overtures to West Midlands Combined Authority 

1 Oct

ANOTHER West Midlands council has come forward and stated its intention to join the regions new combined authority.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

West Midlands Combined Authority in M6 Toll move 

24 Sep

A NEW combined local authority for the West Midlands could call for the M6 Toll to be made free to use.

Cannock Retail Park reaches completion 

16 Sep

WORK on the new multi-million pound Gateway Retail Park in Cannock has been completed.

Aggreko expands North American presence with £18m acquisition 

2 Sep

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has expanded its presence in the North American market with the £18m acquisition of a Canadian company.

New chief executive for Warwickshire care charity 

3 Aug

A WARWICKSHIRE charity, which cares for people with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntingtons Disease, has appointed a new chief executive.

Briggs Equipment cracks on with new North West facility 

23 Jul

CANNOCK materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is investing in a new, purpose-built regional facility in Haydock, Merseyside.

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Flash Ley Primary School 

8 Oct

Staffordshire County Council is working with teachers and parents to ensure children's education will continue despite the closure of Flash Ley Primary School.

Staffordshire says a big thank you to young bookworms 

7 Oct

Staffordshire County Council is saying a big thank you to the county's young readers for making "Record Breakers", this year's Summer Reading Challenge, such a great success.

Software Developement and Testing needs 

5 Oct

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to rakesh gureem on 5 October 2015 .

Countryside management options proposed 

2 Oct

Final options for the preservation and protection of Staffordshire's countryside parks and green spaces are being proposed for a three month public consultation.

Low hanging tree branch over footpath, 2nd October 

2 Oct

Low hanging tree branch over footpath, been there for months.

Staffordshire backs moves to reduce number of young smokers 

29 Sep

New laws to further reduce the number of young smokers are being complemented by a range of initiatives in Staffordshire.

Stafford Library to join in with world’s biggest drawing festival 

28 Sep

Stafford Library and the award winning Stafford Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS), are inviting local children to tell "The Story of Stafford" through the medium of art.

Contamination causes refuse vehicle fire 

25 Sep

A refuse vehicle has caught fire following a resident disposing of a gas camping stove in the blue bin.

Government budget impacts on District’s social housing plan 

25 Sep

A report to Cabinet has highlighted how the Government’s announcement to reduce social rents by 1% for 4 years from April 2016 will impact on the new build programme for social housing in the District...

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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.

Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

Four arrested after suspicious incident near Cannock ATM 

10 Jun

At around 10.20am on Tuesday 9 June a woman reported experiencing issues at the ATM at the One Stop shop in Rose Hill.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

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    This is the footpath which curves around the rear of the German military cemetery on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.

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