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Body found in secure yard after ‘appearing to fall from roof’ 

19 Aug

A man's body has been found in a secure yard after appearing to fall off the top of the building.


New members appointed to Staffordshire County Council cabinet 

17 Aug

Newly-elected members have been appointed to the cabinet at Staffordshire County Council.


Petrol station worker threatened by masked men with hammer 

15 Aug

A petrol station worker was threatened by masked men wielding a hammer during an early morning raid.


Police searching for two men who robbed Burntwood petrol station 

15 Aug

Police are trying to find two men who robbed a Burntwood petrol station.


The six Staffordshire drug dealers jailed for a total of 28 years 

12 Aug

These are the six men jailed yesterday after selling hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine on the streets of South Staffordshire.


Burntwood trio among gang jailed after drug dealer overdosed on his own cocaine 

11 Aug

Three men from Burntwood have been jailed for drugs offences.


Plans for seven new homes to be built on land in Burntwood 

8 Aug

Plans have been drawn up to build seven new homes on land in Burntwood.


Former Staffordshire Police HQ sold for £15 million to… 

7 Aug

More than 10 million will be used to support policing across the county after a constabulary's former HQ was flogged to developers.


IPCC investigating claim Staffordshire Police spilled baby’s… 

7 Aug

An investigation has been launched after a Staffordshire mum claimed police left the ashes of her dead child scattered across a bedroom.


Dashcam video captures M6 Toll wrong-way driver 

3 Aug

A driver is filmed going the wrong way on the M6 Toll moments before crashing into two vehicles.


‘No show’ Cannock Chase District councillor removed from seat 

1 Aug

The councillor did not attend meetings for six months, while receiving nearly £3,000 in allowances.


Personally Speaking: Jack Brereton: "Time for the world to… 

31 Jul

Dawn on the morning of June 9, in the surroundings of the sports hall at Fenton Manor, was a momentous point in time both for me and for Stoke-on-Trent: I was announced as the winner in the election for Stoke-on-Trent South, becoming our city's first...


Benefits fraudster Linda Hoey avoided £15K in M6 toll charges 

28 Jul

She claimed she could barely walk but investigators found photographs of Linda Hoey scuba diving and snorkelling.


Man taken to major trauma centre after crash between car and HGV 

27 Jul

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision between a car and a HGV.


Lucky escape for driver after van rolls over on the M6 Toll near Lichfield 

24 Jul

A van driver has had a lucky escape after his van overturned on the M6 Toll near Lichfield.


VIDEO: Peace walk through Stoke-on-Trent unites faiths 

24 Jul

People of all faiths gathered together to march through Stoke-on-Trent in the name of peace.


Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton backs City of Culture bid… 

18 Jul

The Potteries' first Tory MP in 82 years has backed Stoke-on-Trent's City of Culture bid with his first speech in Parliament.


Businessman facing manslaughter charges after two die in firework… 

17 Jul

A businessman is due to appear in court to face charges of gross negligence manslaughter almost three years after two men died in a blaze at a firework factory.


Personally Speaking (David Frost CBE, DL): ‘We just can’t afford… 

16 Jul

Few of us would have predicted the outcome of the General Election.


Are these the top 20 most haunted places in Staffordshire? 

12 Jul

Paranormal investigator Damon Simms, writer of our popular Supernatural Staffordshire column, chooses his 20 spookiest locations from across The Sentinel's patch Does the tale of Molly Leigh, the so-called witch of Burslem, scare the living daylights...


Five charged after protest at Shenstone factory 

10 Jul

Five people have been charged by police after a demonstration outside a Shenstone factory.


Police appeal for people going to see Tom Jones at Forest Live to… 

9 Jul

UPDATE: Vera has now been found alive and well.


Central Forest Park child sexual exploitation suspect to appear… 

9 Jul

A 22-year-old man charged with attempting to meet a child in a park after grooming is set to appear in court next month.


M6 toll road prices to rise – Midland Expressway Limited announce 

8 Jul

Motorists using the M6 toll road are set to see prices for using the motorway increase next month the operator has announced.


Mum pays tribute to ‘beautiful’ daughter, 40, found dead at home 

7 Jul

The mother of a 40-year-old woman found dead at her home has paid tribute to her 'beautiful' daughter as police continue to investigate her death.


Car price increase for M6 Toll motorway drivers 

7 Jul

Operator Midland Expressway Limited says the increase is a "partial catch‐up with inflation".


Video: Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000… 

5 Jul

Police have made an appeal for help to identify two men who stole art deco lanterns worth around 11,000 from a Staffordshire school.


Family of woman found dead in Cannock flat grateful for public’s… 

2 Jul

The family of the woman whose body was discovered in flat yesterday have thanked the public for their love and support in wake of the tragedy.


Police name Staffordshire woman found dead at flat in Herondale,… 

2 Jul

Police have today named a 40-year-old woman found dead at a flat.


Police discover woman’s body in Cannock flat 

1 Jul

Police are appealing for information after the body of a woman was discovered in a flat.


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