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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.

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.

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