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Burntwood author delivers signed copies of new book to mark Girls’ Football Week 

28 Apr

A Burntwood author has celebrated Girls’ Football Week by signing copies of one of his books for junior players.

Football fans could face bans after service station brawl 

25 Apr

Police could consider banning orders for football fans filmed fighting at a service station - although no arrests were made.

Video: Man Utd and Everton fans clash at M6 services in… 

24 Apr

We've now got video footage of a fight between rival football fans at a motorway service station in Staffordshire.

Manchester United and Everton fans clash at Staffordshire service… 

23 Apr

Footage has emerged online of a fight between rival football fans at a motorway service station in Staffordshire.

UPDATE: Two charged after chemical canister released in Stafford… 

21 Apr

Two men have been charged following an incident at McDonald's in Stafford, and are due to appear before magistrates this morning.

Police issue statement about barnfire by A34 

20 Apr

Police have released a statement after being called to a barn fire by the A34 yesterday.

VIDEO: Wrong way M6 Toll driver jailed 

14 Apr

A lorry driver has been jailed for drunkenly reversing among oncoming traffic on the M6 Toll.

Lorry driver jailed for going wrong way down the M6 Toll near Burntwood 

14 Apr

A lorry driver has been jailed after being caught driving reversing down the M6 Toll road near Burntwood.

WATCH: Shock footage shows lorry reversing on M6 

14 Apr

SHOCKING footage has been released of a driver travelling the wrong way on the M6.

TRAFFIC ALERT: B5500 accident causing serious delays 

9 Apr

We have received reports of big delays on the B5500, Audley Road, in Chesterton.

Headless cat found in garden 

7 Apr

The body of a headless and tailless cat has been found in a garden.

Chasewater Railway’s accredited museum status renewed 

31 Mar

Chasewater Railway is celebrating after maintaining its accredited museum status.

Traffic: Van and car collide on busy Stoke-on-Trent road 

30 Mar

Police and paramedics were called out when a car and a van collided.

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Sport »

Mansty Woods – 8th May 2016 

3 May

Our re-arranged Orienteering Event is to be held this coming weekend at Mansty Woods on the West slopes of Cannock Chase.

British Champs podium place for Bob Dredge 

2 May

Congratulations to Bob Dredge on a fantastic podium place in the M65 class at the British Champs on Brown Clee.

Tamworth Urban 2016 Results 

2 May

Results here Splitsbrowser here Winsplits here Routegadget here...

British Relays WCH podium place on Mens Short 

2 May

Congratulations to Iain Stamp, Mark Stodgell and Mike Barnby on an impressive 3rd place in the highly competitive Men’s Short at the British Relay Champs.

Captains Weekly May 1st 2016 

1 May

“Pats on the back” are numerous this week for several reasons.

Players wanted for U16s MJPL team for 16/17 season 

1 May

The Club is entering a team into the Midland Junior Premier League at U16’s next season.

Nuneaton Town 3-0 Hednesford Town 

1 May

Hednesford Town ended life in the Vanarama National League North with a defeat against play-off chasing Nuneaton Town.

I broke my E5 :-( 

29 Apr


Pimping the Brompton for racing 

29 Apr

I’ve now sorted the Brompton into racing spec Longer seatpost Lightweight saddle SPD pedals Hard compound suspension rubber.

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Comment »

The Pubs of Great Wyrley and Leacroft: One Swan Inn and One Swan Out 

4 May

The Swan Inn, Walsall Road, Gt Wyrley.

Staffordshire Day is a resounding success 

3 May

It looked like we captured that local pride in Staffordshire on Sunday, when we held our first ever official Staffordshire Day with dozens of events taking place across the county.

A year at Staffordshire County Council 

3 May

Today marks my first year in Staffordshire County Council.

Walsall player 39. Harry Haynes 

2 May

The more research I do in to these players, the more I learn! The more I learn the more I getr confused! I always thought that if a club held on to your registration then you could not play for anyone else.

Walsall player 38. Alfred Jones 

2 May

Alfred Jones (born c.

Walsall player 37. Karl Hawley. 

2 May

Personal information Full name Karl Leon Hawley Date of birth 6 December 1981 (age 34) Place of birth Walsall, England Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Playing position Striker Club information Current team StourBridge Number 23 Senior career* Years...

Chase Sailing Club open day today 

2 May

An interesting event is taking place today, Bank holiday Monday 2nd May 2016 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that's the one on the north shore) will be holding their annual open day for people to come and check out what they do.

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 1st May 2016 

1 May

1st May 2016 EVENTS  David Bathurst is giving a talk on ‘Chasewater Railway: A Personal Journey’ this Tuesday, 3rd May at 2pm, at the Museum of Cannock Chase.

Walsall player ex Salford Lad. 

29 Apr

While researching today, I came across this obituary (in THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS) to one of our greatest Saddlers, which may interest followers of the Saddlers I do hope so.

Chasewater Spring Fair this Saturday! 

29 Apr

Just a quick heads up that this Saturday (rather than the usual Sunday...

Walsall player 36. Henry Beck 

28 Apr

Henry Alfred Beck Date of birth 21 February 1901 Place of birth Walsall Wood, England Date of death 1979 Playing position Centre half, Right half, Left half Senior career Years                      Team...

Walsall player 35. Tom Bayley 

28 Apr

Date of birth August 1868 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death Deceased Playing position Right back Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 1887–1889 Walsall Swifts 1889–1890 Walsall Town Swifts 1890–1893 Small Heath 60 (0) 1893–1895 ...

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Features »

New Products from This Works 

5 May

This Works has to be one of my favourite natural beauty brands.

McDonalds Blogger Event, Birmingham 

4 May

Sometimes, as a blogger, you receive an invitation to an event that is just too good to miss.

Course from Skylark Training – Developing the Skills of New Employees 

4 May

Induction: Developing the Skills of New Employees Have you recently taken on new staff? Do you want……… More sales? Repeat business? Satisfied customers? To be a great business to work for? Time to get the important things done? Here is a unique...

Sort your jeans with Eto Jeans 

4 May

How many pairs of jeans would you say the average man owns? I’m guessing that the number would run into double figures for most men, although many polls say that you really only need to own four pairs in a couple of different styles and colours.

Introducing The Viking Shaving Club 

4 May

If you ask most modern men what is the bane of their life, especially when it comes to male grooming, I’m sure they would say that shaving would be way up there in the list of male problems.

2016 Met Gala – The best dresses 

3 May

My favourite fashion event of the year is always the Met Gala, every single fashion icon and model worth their salt turn out in a string of unforgettable looks, which set Twitter and the fashion magazines and websites alight.

Yoshi Bags – The Borden Scuba Leather Shopper Bag 

2 May

When it comes to bags, my mantra is the bigger the better.

Fashion Picks for Kids for late Spring 

1 May

It is around this time of the year that I take a look at Joe’s wardrobe, and work out what he needs to his Summer holidays.

Staffordshire Day today! 

1 May

It's Staffordshire Day today! It is 1000 years since the first recorded mention of the term Staffordshire, written as ' as Staeffordscir' in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (for 1016) - so this is a millennium anniversary.

Celebrity get the look with Vicky Pattison, Olivia Palermo and Prince George 

29 Apr

It seemed like it was about time for another celebrity get the look post, looking at some of the latest looks that celebrities have been wearing that include some pieces from the High Street, as well as a few covetable designer looks thrown in for ...

When a loved one has Dementia 

29 Apr

One of the most heartbreaking things you can ever face in life is the reality of knowing a loved one had Dementia, and is no longer the person you know and love.

The Cineworld family experience and Zootropolis 

28 Apr

One of the great things about your children getting that little bit older is the chance to enjoy family film experiences.

Celebrate your engagement with an antique ring 

28 Apr

I am a magpie when it comes to jewellery.


27 Apr

Spring 1991, and Ken carries me over the threshold of what will be our home for the next 25 years.

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Business »

Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.

Transport leaders hold talks with M6 Toll operator of the road’s emergency use 

23 Mar

TRANSPORT leaders have held talks with the operator of the M6 Toll over ways of making better use of the regions motorway network.

Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...

Housing development to help support almost 400 jobs 

23 Feb

A HOUSING development is set to bring investment and a jobs boost to Cannock.

VIDEO: M6 Toll driver clocked doing almost 150mph during police pursuit 

19 Feb

A DRIVER who tried to outrun police in a near 150mph chase along the M6 Toll has narrowly avoided jail.

M6 Toll must be integral part of the UK’s motorway network say business leaders 

12 Feb

THE M6 Toll must become an integral part of the UKs motorway network, business leaders in Greater Birmingham have said.

M6 Toll up for sale for £2 billion 

12 Feb

Pay-as-you-drive route has failed to attract enough drivers since 2003 opening...

M6 Toll road owners seeking an exit, reports suggest 

12 Feb

THE future of the M6 Toll is in doubt this morning with well-informed reports suggest it has been put up for sale for around £2bn.

Task force established as local council pledges support to Rugeley Power Station workers 

9 Feb

PHILIP Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, has pledged its support to the workforce of Rugeley Power Station, after the owners announced plans to cease commercial operations in the summer...

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LocalGov »

Businesses reminded of introduction of new plain packs for tobacco 

5 May

Staffordshire traders are being reminded that new laws enforcing plain packaging for all tobacco products are being introduced on May 20.

Rates retention and appeals 

4 May

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to R Gilmore on 4 May 2016 .

Move More in May 

4 May

Make the most of the sunshine by trying a new activity with the bonus of getting fitter and making new friends.

Thousands turn out for first ever Staffordshire Day 

3 May

Thousands of people have been taking part in the first ever Staffordshire Day today (Sunday 1 May) in a countywide celebration of the region's 1000th anniversary.

Cars park in a row by blind junction, 2nd May 

2 May

Cars parked outside houses on the left hand side of road coming off island by junction into estate when parking bays are allocated at the rear.

Abandoned untaxed Mercedes with N/S rear accident damage, 2nd May 

2 May

Untaxed abandoned vehicle, accident damage and flat tyre.

People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week 

28 Apr

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled ingredients on food products during national Allergy Awareness Week.

Excitement builds in run-up to first ever Staffordshire day 

26 Apr

Staffordshire day press release one week to go...

2 cars park on double yellow lines, 26th April 

26 Apr

2 car a constantly parking on the double yellow lines causing issues at the junction Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Highfield Road, Heath Hayes Report on FixMyStreet...

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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...

Get Started programme is a success 

25 Jan

Thirteen young people from Cannock have completed the third Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Volunteers Christmas lunch is huge success 

17 Dec

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Tesco and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley to bring some Christmas cheer to a group of hardworking volunteers today.

Staffordshire firefighters help with major incident 

7 Dec

A five-strong crew from Rugeley travelled to the area on Saturday evening with the High Volume Pump (HVP) which is capable of moving large amounts of water.

Walk winners clock up miles for community safety 

22 Oct

Members of the public who walked Rugeley Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile on October 1 were crowned winners of the community prize yesterday, after clocking up a staggering 272 miles around the course.

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.

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