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WW1: How the training camp at Cannock Chase helped to win the war 

27 Apr

Cannock Chase may have been hundreds of miles away from the Western Front of the First World War but it came to play a big role in developing Allied tactics, as historians Richard Pursehouse and Lee Dent, of the Chase Project, explain...

Police appeal for help to find 54-year-old man who has gone… 

26 Apr

Police are appealing for help to find a man who was reported missing this morning.

Volunteers urged to lend a hand at 2017 Staffordshire Ironman race 

21 Apr

Volunteers are being urged to help out at the 2017 Staffordshire Ironman race.

Tamworth care home fire was caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have called for people to take care disposing of smoking materials.

Staffordshire Police warning after spate of car thefts in… 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Police are urging residents to ramp up security at their homes after a spate of vehicle burglaries over the Easter weekend.

Lorry driver caught driving wrong way down M6 Toll Road 

18 Apr

A lorry driver was pulled over after heading down the motorway in the wrong direction.

Woman died after suffering ‘traumatic’ brain bleed in fall at… 

16 Apr

A 95-year-old woman died from a head injury following a fall at a care home, an inquest heard.

RSPCA investigating after swan is shot TEN times 

13 Apr

An animal welfare charity has launched an investigation after a swan was found severely injured from being shot 10 times.

Swan put to sleep after being shot ten times in Burntwood 

13 Apr

An appeal has been launched after a swan was found peppered with air gun pellets in Burntwood.

Washing up liquid used to free cat stuck between two walls 

12 Apr

A cat who got himself stuck between two walls has made a 'clean' getaway thanks to an RSPCA officer and a bottle of washing up liquid.

VIDEO: New Wrights shop opens up in Wolstanton 

10 Apr

Bosses at pie giant Wrights are hoping their new branch has the right 'design' for success after taking over a former craft shop.

MP backs action group plans to create new “shopping heart” in Burntwood town centre 

9 Apr

A proposal to reinvigorate Burntwood’s shopping heart has been welcomed by the town’s MP.

Presenting the Signal 1 Breakfast Show has been ‘immense’ say duo 

9 Apr

Signal 1 presenters Jennie Longdon and John Fox have described their first month of presenting the breakfast show as 'immense.

Report backs plan for 12 new homes on land next to Burntwood school 

5 Apr

A report has backed plans for 12 new homes on land next door to a Burntwood school.

Competitors from around the globe sign up for Ironman event at Chasewater 

4 Apr

Athletes from as far away as Saudi Arabia and New Zealand will come to Burntwood to take part in the Staffordshire Ironman race.

Man admits house burglary and theft of two Audi cars in Alrewas 

29 Mar

A 37-year-old man has admitted burglary and the theft of two Audi cars in a village near Lichfield.

Tories accused of shedding “crocodile tears” over housing plan for Green Belt land in Burntwood 

21 Mar

Conservative councillors in Burntwood have been criticised for failing to fully fight plans to build on Green Belt land.

Keen sportsman died from condition caused by prescription drugs 

21 Mar

Talented tennis player Robert Thomas died from a condition linked to prescription drugs.

Lichfield man charged with causing death by dangerous driving 

20 Mar

A 21-year-old man from Lichfield has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Staffordshire Police ask CPS to consider Tory election expenses… 

15 Mar

Staffordshire Police is one of 12 forces which have asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charges relating to general election expenses.

Figures reveal councillor attendance record at Lichfield District Council 

15 Mar

The attendance record of elected members of Lichfield District Council has been revealed.

Town crier to take centre stage at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s spring show 

13 Mar

The city’s town crier will be part of a group performing at the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s spring show.

Body found on Cannock Chase believed to belong to Carl Wood from… 

11 Mar

Police believe a body which was found this morning is that of a 54-year-old missing man.

Gareth Rowton jailed for life for murder of housemate in Cannock 

10 Mar

David Stanton died from his injuries following an attack in an alleyway in 2012.

Two Staffordshire men charged in connection to human trafficking… 

10 Mar

Two Staffordshire men have been charged in connection with a national human trafficking inquiry involving a nail bar.

Cannock man jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court for murdering… 

10 Mar

A 35-year-old man is today starting a life sentence after murdering his housemate following a dispute.

People urged to help give Lichfield City station a green-fingered makeover 

8 Mar

Organisations and individuals are being urged to help Lichfield City station bloom.

Police release CCTV of man who was last seen in Cheadle seven… 

8 Mar

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has not been seen for a week.

‘Boring. Yawn, yawn!’ YOUR verdict on new Signal 1 breakfast show 

6 Mar

Sentinel readers have panned Signal 1's new breakfast show.

New Signal 1 Breakfast Show hosts Jennie Longdon and John Fox to… 

6 Mar

Listeners are set to get their first taste of the new presenters on a popular breakfast show.

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