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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.

Man charged after burglaries in Lichfield and Alrewas 

3 Mar

A man has been charged with burglaries and theft of cars in Lichfield and Alrewas.

Men in waste ban after five-month fire near Rugeley 

28 Feb

A fire affecting 1,000 tonnes of waste "caused distress" to the local community, a council says.

Chasewater Soup initiative to help fund community initiatives around Burntwood 

25 Feb

A new project is hoping to help fund community initiatives in and around the Burntwood area.

VIDEO: Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election count in pictures 

24 Feb

Giant ribbons, fancy hats and a celebrity guest were just some of the things our photographer spotted at the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election count this morning.

Labour’s Gareth Snell wins Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election 

24 Feb

Labour's Gareth Snell has been elected as the new MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central.

Sentinel readers react to Signal1’s replacements for breakfast… 

23 Feb

Yesterday Signal bosses announced Jennie Longdon and John Fox will be replacing long-serving breakfast show presenters Andy and Louise.

LIVE: Labour’s Gareth Snell wins Stoke-on-Trent Central… 

23 Feb

Labour's Gareth Snell has won the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.

Anglers hit with £5,680 for not having licences in… 

22 Feb

Eight anglers caught illegally fishing in Staffordshire pools have been hit with fines totalling 5,680.

Jennie Longdon and John Fox to replace Andy and Louise on Signal… 

22 Feb

Radio bosses have told listeners that Signal 1's new breakfast show team are a 'high-profile duo'.

Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit author J.R.R Tolkien’s Rock… 

20 Feb

Fans of fantasy epic Lord of the Rings now have the chance to live in the author's Staffordshire home.

VIDEO: Theresa May says Brexit will be a ‘real opportunity’ for… 

20 Feb

Prime Minister Theresa May says her plan for Brexit will help Stoke-on-Trent's pottery industry expand its exports around the world.

Big Issue: Where are the women on Stoke-on-Trent Central’s ballot… 

17 Feb

Nine men and one woman.

Motorcyclist dies after Burntwood crash 

16 Feb

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Burntwood.

Motorcyclist from Cannock dies after accident on Burntwood 

16 Feb

A 31-year-old motorcyclist has died following an accident on a Staffordshire road.

Time running out to register for 2017 Staffordshire Ironman event 

16 Feb

Time is running out for people to sign up for the Staffordshire Ironman event.

Tories by-election campaign: ‘Our students need to make a success… 

15 Feb

The Tories have visited Staffordshire University today as the battle to become Stoke-on-Trent Central's next MP hots up.

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