Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 21 January 2018

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Woman’s body found in woods in Staffordshire 

20 Jan

Police found the body in Cannock this morning...

Police concerned for missing 57-year-old woman 

17 Jan

Sandra, from Stafford, was last seen boarding a bus towards Cannock...

A5 closed following accident near M6 

15 Jan

The road is likely to remain closed for several hours after the accident near Cannock...

Volunteers take part in New Year’s Eve walk from Hednesford to Lichfield 

8 Jan

Volunteers from Lichfield Arts have been working off any festive excesses with a walk from Hednesford to the the city.

Personally Speaking: ‘We need to attract more high-paid jobs’ 

8 Jan

Jack Brereton says secondary schools in the south of the city are improving.

Arrest over petrol sprayed at Rugeley police station 

27 Dec

A man is suspected of attempted arson with intent to endanger life over the Christmas Day incident.

Rugeley police station and cars targeted by petrol-sprayer 

26 Dec

The offender was seen by officers squirting fuel at patrol cars and the station door on Christmas Day.

Appeal after police station and patrol cars doused in petrol 

26 Dec

The incident happened at 5.30am on Christmas Day at Rugeley Police Station when officers inside the building smelled petrol.

15-year-old Staffordshire cyclist airlifted to hospital after road accident 

21 Dec

The teenager, from Rugeley, was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital...

Top tips for practice educators on assessment, supervision and anti-oppressive practice 

18 Dec

“The pressures of managing caseloads as well as supervising students was a burden most practice educators didn’t really want,” newly-qualified social worker Anjum Shah  writes in Community Care this week.

Chasewater to continue to host swim as new 2018 Ironman Staffordshire course is unveiled 

12 Dec

A new course for the Staffordshire Ironman race has been confirmed – but Chasewater will still host the swim section of the popular event.

Winter weather continuing to take a toll across Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

The winter weather is continuing to cause problems across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Burntwood building firm hoping £230,000 section 106 payment will boost local communities 

6 Dec

A Burntwood building firm says it hopes a £230,000 payment will support community initiatives.

Horses on loose in road 

2 Dec

The animals are loose in the Cannock area...

Police name man, 71, who died in Staffordshire road accident 

29 Nov

Maurice was rushed to hospital after the accident in Cannock but died of his injuries...

Whittington schoolgirl creates design for St Giles Hospice’s charity Christmas card 

29 Nov

A talented Lichfield schoolgirl has created new designs for a local charity’s Christmas fundraising project.

Prisoner fighting for move to open prison 

28 Nov

Vigrass was handed a life sentence in 2002 for seriously injuring a Cannock bouncer...

£1.4m five bed property is filled with features 

24 Nov

This charming former mill in Longdon provides stunning accommodation with plenty of character.

Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.

Cannock disability benefits cheat filmed fitting tyres 

17 Nov

Michael Tindall, who falsely claimed over £53,000 over seven years, was given a suspended sentence.

Pupils wearing trainers at Staffordshire school told to work in gym 

1 Nov

Around 120 pupils at the Hart School, in Rugeley, were taken out of classes because of a "no trainers" rule.

Organisations in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to apply for share of £6million funding pot 

1 Nov

Organisations across Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to apply for a share of more than £6million of funding.

Burntwood men jailed for their part in bid to supply a kilo of cocaine 

27 Oct

Men from Burntwood have been jailed for their part in a bid to supply a kilogram of cocaine.

Not-for-profit trust chosen as preferred bidder for contract to run leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood 

24 Oct

A not-for-profit trust has been chosen as the preferred bidder to run leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood.

First images released of proposed £3.1million Burntwood housing development 

9 Oct

The first images of a proposed new £3.1million supported living housing development in Burntwood have been released.

Burntwood scout group boosted by £1,000 Amazon donation 

5 Oct

A Burntwood scout group has been given £1,000 to help them to go exploring.

New £3.1m Burntwood housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home 

5 Oct

Plans have been drawn up for a new £3.1million housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home in Burntwood.

Snorkelling benefits cheat sentenced for ‘barefaced lies’ 

25 Sep

Linda Hoey used an exaggerated disability to avoid £15,690 in M6 Toll fees.

Readers call for Andy and Louise to return after Signal1’s ‘epic fail’ 

24 Sep

One of their replacements, Jennie Longdon, left the station this week...

Signal1 DJ Jennie Longdon has left the breakfast show – just months after replacing Louise 

24 Sep

Station bosses have confirmed she has left the show...

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