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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...


Pigeon flies from Yorkshire to set up new nest in Rugeley 

21 Sep

Tango was disccovered on the doorstep of a vets - and refused to go home...


Chance to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

18 Sep

Entries are open for the 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race.


Charity set up in memory of Great Haywood woman teams up with Amazon 

12 Sep

Little Laura will work with the Rugeley company on a range of fundraising projects...


Gang jailed for £15,000 raid on security guard delivering money to Barclays bank in Burntwood 

25 Aug

Three brothers are among five men jailed for their part in burglaries across the Midlands, including a raid on a security guard delivering cash to a bank in Burntwood.


Firefighters rescue horse stuck in five foot ditch 

21 Aug

Firefighters worked for almost three hours to successfully rescue a horse which had become stuck in a ditch.


Smallthorne teenager hailed a hero after helping to talk her… 

21 Aug

A teenager has been hailed as a 'little angel' and a 'hero' after she talked her troubled brother down from a bridge.


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.


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