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PLEASE HELP: Blind war veteran appeals for return of medals lost… 

25 Jun

A blind D-Day veteran has made an emotional appeal for help to find some of his Second World War medals which were lost at a service station on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Video: Crash on the M6 leaves car wedged under lorry – the… 

23 Jun

This footage of an accident on the M6 yesterday shows the incredible escape of three people - with their car wedged firmly under a HGV.

Report backs plan for 12 new homes on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School 

23 Jun

Twelve new homes are likely to be built on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School after a report backed the proposals.

Cyclist left in critical condition after A513 crash had collided with another rider 

21 Jun

Ambulance crews say a cyclist left in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield was injured in a “freak accident”.

Cyclist in critical condition after crash on the A513 near Lichfield 

21 Jun

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield.

Warning to dog walkers after blue-green algae appears at Chasewater 

20 Jun

Dog walkers are being urged to keep their animals out of the water at Chasewater after the appearance of blue-green algae.

Councillors urged to reject plan for new traveller site in Stonnall 

19 Jun

A report has urged councillors to block proposals for a new traveller site in Stonnall.

Spectators thanked for supporting 2017 Staffordshire Ironman athletes 

19 Jun

Supporters in Lichfield and Burntwood have been thanked for turning out to support athletes taking on the 2017 Staffordshire Ironman race.

In pictures: Athletes take part in 2017 Staffordshire Ironman event 

19 Jun

More than 2,000 athletes took on the challenge as the Ironman event returned to Lichfield and Burntwood for the third year running.

Stoke-on-Trent’s new Tory MP Jack Brereton backs May ‘to get on… 

15 Jun

Stoke-on-Trent's first Conservative MP in 82 years is giving his full backing to embattled Prime Minister Theresa May.

M6 Toll is sold to investment group IFM 

15 Jun

The loss-making road was put up for sale for nearly £2bn last year.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust says a third of £1million tunnel fundraising target has been reached 

14 Jun

A campaign to raise £1million to build a canal tunnel under the cross city railway line in Lichfield has reached almost a third of its target.

Brothers among gang convicted after Burntwood bank robbery 

13 Jun

Three brothers are among five men convicted after a bank robbery in Burntwood.

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Club is Regional FA Community Club of the Year 2017 

24 Jun

The Club was delighted to hear at the Staffs FA Community Awards at Stoke City’s ground last night, that it had won not only the Staffordshire FA Community Club of the Year but also North West Region FA Community Club of Year too.

Poland Cup 2017 – World Masters Series – Middle 

24 Jun

The start overlooked a classic central European wooded valley with the town of Polanica-Zdroj nestling in the bottom.

More moo cows and fences coming to Cannock Chase? 

23 Jun

Hednesford Hills (Cannoock Chase DC) Cannock Chase has a few owners : Staffordshire County Council, Forestry Commission, Cemex Quarries, etc..

Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton 

23 Jun

I arrived at a hot and dusty Castleton fairly late as I’d been to pick up an ebay purchased toolbox for the man-cave on the way there.

Long-standing Physio Exits Keys Park 

23 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can today confirm that physiotherapist Gavin Blackwell has left Keys Park.

Poland Cup 2017 – MTBO World Masters Series 

23 Jun

Thursday night saw the normal frantic packing and wondering if I’ve remembered everything – one day I’ll do a check list – although to be honest I’ve never forgotten anything to date….

Harrisons Planning Permission granted! 

22 Jun

The Club is delighted to hear that it has received Planning Permission for its development of changing rooms, hospitality room.

Peel Pursuit 2017 Results 

20 Jun

Tonight was the annual Peel Pursuit Handicap Race.

Boldmere St Michaels Friendly Kick-off Time Altered 

20 Jun

Our first pre-season game of the new campaign against Boldmere St Michaels will now kick-off at 7.30pm and not 7.45pm as previously advertised.

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day 

22 Jun

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday (24 June) and as a big supporter of the forces we all hope people will join the county council in showing our support for the brave men and women who make up our Armed Forces community.

The Grenfell Fire 

20 Jun

The fire in the Grenfell tower block in Kensington was a truly horrific event, one that defies description in any normal way.

Hot spell causes bloom of blue-green algae at Chasewater 

20 Jun

This is an important one for dog-walkers and users of Chasewater in general who may let dogs swim in the water - blue green algae has once more been found in the lake, and Staffordshire County Council yesterday (19th June 2017) issued a warning to ...

Get some Iron, man – Ironman hits Chasewater and South Staffordshire this Sunday 

16 Jun

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that this Sunday (June 18th 2017), the Third Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be staged, with a 1.2 mile early morning swim in Chasewater being amongst the highlights.

Celebrating three years of Superfast Staffordshire project 

15 Jun

Superfast broadband is recognized as the next essential utility for everyone, whether it’s for business, schools, or leisure and when we don’t have good access we miss it.

Want to be a Friend of Chasewater? Come find out more this evening! 

14 Jun

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...

End of year budget 

12 Jun

I’ll probably refrain from making any observations on this week’s General Election, as the dust has not settled and there remains much that is undecided.

Please be deer aware! 

10 Jun

There's an important warning I need to share from Chasewater Rangers about the local deer population - not just at Chasewater, but all thought our area from the heaths of North Walsall to Cannock Chase.

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 

8 Jun

VIDEO: How ‘Leek Food Co-op’ is Helping people lead healthier and happier lives Throughout this week we have been recognising and celebrating the contributions of the thousands of volunteers helping out across the county to make Staffordshire a ...

Remembering the Battle of Messines and its Staffordshire connections 100 years on 

31 May

On 7 June 1917 Allied troops were fighting their way into the village of Messines in Belgium in one of the most successful offensives of WWI.

Manchester, and Volunteering Week 

30 May

I could not start this week’s entry in any other way than to pay my respects to the relatives of those killed in Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, and to wish those injured a full recovery.

Beware: Lady intimidated at Chasewater Heath 

27 May

I note in the last couple of days a worrying report of a lady being followed by a male behaving oddly on Chasewater North Heath, and post the following to warn dog walkers, particularly other women, to.

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FFX – Your Destination For Workwear 

25 Jun

FFX, or Folkestone Fixings, is a one stop destination for power tools, handtools and work wear.

The Flying Kids Activity Book Reviewed. 

24 Jun

Traveling with kids can be very stressful, even when you are taking a trip by aeroplane.

All or Nothing – The Small Faces Musical is a BIG Success 

23 Jun

All or Nothing, the smash hit mod musical that tells the life and times of the wonderfully talented Steve Marriot and the Small Faces, arrived in Wolverhampton last night for a three night run.

Three Short Ballets from the Birmingham Royal Ballet 

22 Jun

Last night saw the opening of the second show of the Birmingham Royal Ballet summer season for 2017.

Dinosaurs in the Wild – a trip back in time at The NEC 

21 Jun

Last night I traveled back 67million years in time to Time Base 67, a groundbreaking research facility that is finding out all that needs to be known about the Cretaceous period, and the dinosaurs that roamed and ruled the world.

The Hidden Benefits of Prepaid Cards 

21 Jun

It is widely known that prepaid cards are reloadable and are today a recognised payment option, offering the same functionality as traditional credit and debit cards.

The Best Things to Wear With Leggings, Jeggings and those Skinny Jeans 

21 Jun

Skinny pants, including leggings, jeggings, and skinny jeans, are a fashionable addition to any wardrobe and open up a world of possibilities for women to be stylish and comfortable.

Claiming Compensation As A Victim Of Abuse 

20 Jun

“People are now asking me why Sir Jimmy Saville’s victims were not able to ask for help.

How To Capture Tuscan Style 

20 Jun

Tuscany has to be one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, as well as one of the most diverse.

Stylish Succes – What Does A Fashion Stylist Need To Know To Succeed? 

20 Jun

The job of being a stylist is now, more than ever, one of the most popular popular emerging professions in the wide world of fashion.

Style Focus – Coffee Table Books At The Works 

19 Jun

There are books that are made to be read and read.

Making the Most of your Garden this Summer 

19 Jun

Although the great British Summer is notoriously unpredictable when it comes to the weather, the warm, sunny spells we’ve been having recently does give us a chance to make the most of our garden or outdoor space, whilst we can. – They Do Sunglasses Too. 

19 Jun


RIP Anita Pallenberg 

18 Jun

This week saw the death of the ultimate rock chick.

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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...

Power provider Aggreko set to turn up the heat on Winter Olympics 

4 Jan

PORTABLE power and air conditioning group, Aggreko has been awarded a major supply contract for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Wolverhampton pub creates 65 new jobs after £1m revamp 

22 Dec

A WOLVERHAMPTON pub has undergone a million pound plus investment, creating 65 new jobs in the process.

Wheels firm on a roll after new acquisition 

19 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE firm supplying wheels and tyres to the caravan, trailer and commercial markets has grown with the acquisition of a firm in Yorkshire.

Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...

Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.

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Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

22 Jun

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Mr Wilde on 22 June 2017 .

Paddling pool at Elmore park rugeley, 18th June 

18 Jun

There used to be a paddling pool at Elmore park years ago before they decided to fill it in.

Fly tipped fridge, 10th June 

10 Jun

Dumped fridge been there for at least a month.

Discarded supermarket trolley, 10th June 

10 Jun

Discarded supermarket trolley Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 48 Fremantle Drive, Heath Hayes Report on FixMyStreet...

Illegal car parking in a turning circle, preventing access by emergency vehicles. Current vehicle is now on bricks and stands and has been for over a week., 5th June 

5 Jun

Vehicle prevents turning by large vehicles or emergency services.

Zombie Outbreak 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Michael Hardcastle on 4 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Doug Paulley on 4 May 2017 .

Zombie Outbreak 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Michael Hardcastle on 4 May 2017 .

Back to back parking on the junction of the Westbourne Avenue and the A34, 30th April 

30 Apr

Back to back parking on the junction of the Westbourne Avenue and the A34 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Westbourne Avenue, Chadsmoor Report on FixMyStreet...

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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.

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.

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