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Tennis charity launches more sites 

20 Jul 18

Tennis For Free, which already has sites in Hednesford, Lichfield and Sandwell, is launching at four sites in Walsall and one in Great Barr…


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Self-service libraries plan backed 

19 Jul 18

The changes, which come after months of public consultation, will allow community groups to manage four Staffordshire libraries, as well as putting Cheslyn Hay Library at risk of closure, in an effort to save £1…


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Rock chases Open spot 

13 Jul 18

Rock, from Armitage near Rugeley, carded six birdies in a bogey-free round to finish with a six under par 64…


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Controversial plans set for green light 

13 Jul 18

Developer Bloor Homes unveiled its proposal for a housing estate just north of the centre of Penkridge last year…


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Fan is butt of pals’ jokes 

11 Jul 18

Daring Alex Allan Smith, 18, from Lichfield in Staffordshire got the unusual inking while on holiday in Magaluf, Spain, on Friday night…


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Rock one off lead in Ireland 

6 Jul 18

The 41-year-old, from Armitage, near Rugeley, carded a four-under-par 68 at Ballyliffin to sit just one shot off the lead, held by New Zealand’s Ryan Fox…


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VIDEO: Carl Ikeme opens cancer unit 

3 Jul 18

The 32-year-old was looking fit and healthy as he helped open a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital…


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Deal put PP on course for £40m 

3 Jul 18

PP Control Automation, which employs over 230 people at its world class facility at Cheslyn Hay, has received significant investment from Ardenton Capital Corporation, who now own a majority stake in the organisation…


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Shop staff confront armed raiders 

1 Jul 18

Two men wearing balaclavas targeted Budgens, in Pendeford Mill Lane, Bilbrook, wielding hammers and demanding cash…


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Large grass fire at Kinver Edge 

28 Jun 18

The National Trust site warned visitors against barbecues, campfires and discarding cigarettes in light of the blaze…


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Walsall are put through pre-season paces 

28 Jun 18

The Saddlers squad returned to their Essington base yesterday with Keates putting his players through a series of fitness drills…


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Firefighters tackle blaze at factory 

27 Jun 18

The blaze took place at the premises in Littleton Drive in Huntington…


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MP’s owl sanctuary plea 

24 Jun 18

The Cabinet minister and South Staffordshire MP says it is ‘a tragedy’ that the World Owl Trust (WOT) has abandoned plans to set up its new home in Himley Park, Dudley…


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Owl sanctuary plans scrapped 

20 Jun 18

The World Owl Trust (WOT) started work on the scheme at Himley Park in Dudley in 2016, with a team of volunteers embarking on a clear up of the famous old walled garden area…


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Locals relish World Cup atmosphere 

19 Jun 18

So much so, fans have been captured on video relishing the atmosphere of the tournament in Cannock, at Bar Sport…


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Veterans reunite at airfield 

19 Jun 18

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport, in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, saw reunions of those who served as air crew for the RAF during the Second World War – with some travelling from as far as Dundee…


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Flooding forces centre closure 

18 Jun 18

Great Wyrley Community Centre will be shut down for eight to 10 weeks for repairs after it was deemed too dangerous to be used by the many groups who call it home…


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Walsall tower set to become new homes 

14 Jun 18

Nottingham-based Tameway (Midlands) is planning to convert Tameway Tower, on Bridge Street, Walsall into 143 flats…


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Patshull Estate sale talks 

13 Jun 18

The centuries old estate – which is owned by The Crown Estate – is made up of around 3,600 acres of agricultural land and property in Patshull, near Pattingham…


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Eleven years for ‘appalling’ assault 

12 Jun 18

David Felton, aged 65, of Edge View Walk, Kinver, was jailed at Stafford Crown Court…


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Man hit by train 

12 Jun 18

Trains were halted between Wolverhampton and Stafford after the incident at Penkridge Railway Station…


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Appeal after car crash 

11 Jun 18

Police are appeal to find the driver who left the scene of the two-car collision in south Staffordshire…


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Players will return soon 

8 Jun 18

All members of the Saddlers squad will head to their Essington base on June 27 as Keates looks to ramp up his preparations for the new campaign…


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Lorry trapped under bridge 

7 Jun 18

Annette Denson was driving home to Codsall with husband Graham after visiting their son in Finchfield when they came across the obstacle at about 12…


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Cannock college campus to be reopened 

6 Jun 18

The town’s South Staffordshire College campus, which was up for sale, has now been taken off the market and the centre will open in September after a £6…