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Cannock free school ‘uniform bank’ overwhelmed by demand 

8 Aug

Volunteers say the scheme in Cannock has provided clothes for dozens of children.

Eleven ‘illegal immigrants’ found in lorry on M6 Toll 

7 Aug

The eleven men who were found on the M6 Toll in Staffordshire were treated for dehydration.

Increased police presence around Chasewater after weapons are used in “minor disorder” 

1 Aug

Police say there will be an increased presence around Chasewater after an incident yesterday (July 31).

Hednesford Hills fire: Woodland blaze ‘arson’ 

23 Jul

Seven crews battled the "large" grass fire at Hednesford Hills which was started deliberately.

Hednesford Hills fire: Crews battle woodland blaze 

22 Jul

Crews using specialist equipment were brought in to help.

Pet sheep ‘execution’ prompts Rugeley farm sale 

22 Jul

The sheep's owner, Trevor Street, says he believes the attack was the action of "someone with a grudge".

Pet sheep ‘executed’ in attack on Rugeley farm 

20 Jul

Trevor Street, the sheep's owner, said the family's farm is being repeatedly targeted.

Warning to drivers after spate of vehicle thefts across Lichfield 

17 Jul

Drivers in Lichfield are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of crimes in Lichfield.

Chasewater sailor to see work appear in calendar after winning photography competition 

11 Jul

An amateur photographer from a Burntwood sailing club will see his work appear in a national sailing calendar.

Firefighters put out grass fire on Hednesford Hills 

5 Jul

The grassland fire on Hednesford Hills was started accidentally, firefighters believe.

M6 Toll bosses ‘urged’ to rethink price rise 

30 Jun

A letter signed by council leaders calls for the road owners to rethink the 10% increase in prices.

Operator of M6 Toll confirms that price of using the road is increasing 

29 Jun

The cost of using the M6 Toll is going up, the road’s operator has confirmed.

County council approves plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Lichfield and Burntwood 

21 Jun

Walking and cycling routes in Lichfield and Burntwood are set to be improved as part of a £38million project.

Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.

Hundreds turn out to cheer on 2018 Staffordshire Ironman competitors 

11 Jun

Hundreds of people across Lichfield and Burntwood turned out to cheer on competitors in the Staffordshire Ironman event.

Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.

Police hunt bogus buyer stealing cars after arranging test drives in Lichfield 

6 Jun

Police are hunting a man who has stolen cars in Lichfield after saying he was taking them on a test drive.

Sailing club in Burntwood bids to get more women out on the water 

1 Jun

A Burntwood sailing group is looking to persuade more women to take to the water.

Inquiry into man’s death after Cannock cell custody 

31 May

Ian Dyche was found unresponsive in his cell the morning after his arrest, a police watchdog says.

CCTV image released of man want to speak to in connection with incident involving teenage girl in Lichfield 

25 May

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after an incident involving a teenage girl in Lichfield.

Call for volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood to help out at 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

21 May

Volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to lend a hand at the Staffordshire Ironman event.

Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.

New campaign targets young motorcyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood 

4 May

Young bikers across Lichfield and Burntwood are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on roads across Staffordshire.

Local Elections 2018: Labour hold Cannock Chase 

4 May

Labour retains Cannock Chase and the Conservatives keep a Tamworth majority.

Man arrested after cars are broken into in Armitage 

3 May

A man has been arrested after four cars were broken into in Armitage.

Signs go up after case of Alabama Rot is uncovered in Lichfield 

3 May

Signs in Lichfield are warning dog owners in Lichfield to take extra care following a reported case of Alabama Rot.

Man tends a stranger’s war grave in Cannock for 25 years 

26 Apr

A man has been keeping a war grave tidy for more than 25 years after seeing it near a relative's plot.

Chance for dogs and owners to go walkies at Chasewater to raise money for Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund 

25 Apr

Pooches and their owners are being invited to go walkies at Chasewater Country Park to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund.

Time running out for competitors to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

25 Apr

Time is running out for people to sign up to take on the Staffordshire Ironman challenge.

Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case is reported in Lichfield 

24 Apr

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after a case of Alabama Rot was reported in Lichfield.

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