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Three arrested after police drug raids 

17 Oct 17

Staffordshire Police carried out searches at four address on Friday and Saturday in Codsall and Perton…


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Man seriously injured after crash 

17 Oct 17

Firefighters had to free him from his car after the smash on the A449 Stourbridge Road between Himley and Wombourne at around 11…


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Owners of starved horse are sentenced 

13 Oct 17

Lee Roberts, 45 and Sarah Roberts, 38, both of Huntington Terrace Road, in Cannock, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the bay mare horse, named Lady, before being sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on October 6…


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Council worker’s £192k life of crime 

12 Oct 17

Fiona Slym, from Eagle Close, Cheslyn Hay, was locked up for three-and-a-half years in May after a jury found her guilty of theft while working for Staffordshire County Council…


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Travis Jones death: man appears in court 

11 Oct 17

Gregory Springthorpe, 22, from Platt Street, Cannock, is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in relation to Molly Jarvis and causing death by dangerous driving in relation to Travis Jones after crashing into trees on the B5012 …


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Concert to be held in memory 

10 Oct 17

St Dominic’s Grammar School, in Brewood, is renaming its main hall in tribute to Kathy Peakman, who also served as a governor…


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Hundreds race in Bell’s Run 

10 Oct 17

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday…


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Miss England building a fit future 

10 Oct 17

Gemma Lancaster, 33, from Great Wyrley, has decided to jump head first into her latest venture, the Extreme Legacy Gym, which opened on Landywood Enterprise Park at the weekend…


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Adventure couple appeal for car 

5 Oct 17

John, aged, 57, and Shirley Winton, 63, will drive 10,000 miles through 16 countries over 50 days for the 2018 Mongol Rally – but need a vehicle to do it in…


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Gavin hits out at ego driven politicians 

4 Oct 17

In a rare move for a Government Chief Whip, the South Staffordshire MP addressed delegates in the main hall before Theresa May took the stage…


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Prison ambulance call-outs increase 

2 Oct 17

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood, HMP Stafford and HMP Birmingham on 823 occasions last year…


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Dog show goes on despite travellers 

30 Sep 17

The Greyhound Gap show at Walsall Arboretum had been threatened with cancellation due to more than 50 travellers’ caravans arriving at the spot last week…


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Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

30 Sep 17

Dee Paul, aged 27, and Kiran Sangha, 24,both underwent radioactive iodine treatment that put them in isolation for weeks, separating Dee from her one-year- old daughter Dhiya…


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Speed camera is damaged 

29 Sep 17

It happened on Cannock Road in South Staffordshire…


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Comic Chris chips in to help nursery 

29 Sep 17

Staffordshire-born Chris was recruited by mother-of-two Gemma Meers who is one of the volunteers on the committee for the Holly Lane nursery in Great Wyrley…


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Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

28 Sep 17

Dee Paul, aged 27, and Kiran Sangha, 24,both underwent radioactive iodine treatment that put them in isolation for weeks, separating Dee from her one-year- old daughter Dhiya…


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Objections to demolish historic home 

28 Sep 17

More than 70 people have written to Dudley Council opposing a planning application to knock down Hatherton Lodge in Cradley…


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Murder suicide couple in had breakdown 

27 Sep 17

While it has also emerged that James Barnes, who is thought to have killed wife Amy at their home in Rednal, Birmingham, before taking his own life at his parents’ bungalow in Streetly, may have written about their troubled marriage on Facebook …


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Girl dies after being hit by train 

27 Sep 17

The girl was struck by a train at Wallows Lane foot crossing near Bescot Stadium Station on Tuesday afternoon and Network Rail has confirmed the crossing will be closed for at least 21 days while investigations into the tragedy are carried out…


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NHS cuts to cause ‘catastrophic’ winter 

27 Sep 17

Now a joint letter signed by leaders of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and Staffordshire councils has been sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleading with him to help avert disaster…


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Head urges parents to park sensibly 

27 Sep 17

Head teacher of Barr Beacon School, Lynsey Draycott, condemned parents for parking irresponsibly on pavements, double yellow lines or at junctions…


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Pub punters petition to stop food menu 

27 Sep 17

The Old Bush Inn, based on High Street, Wombourne, has been at the heart of the village for many years, according to punters…


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Cargill keeps Bilbrook UK merger deal 

26 Sep 17

Cargill, a global agricultural giant founded in the Mid-West 150 years ago, is keeping its plant on the Balliol Business Park at Bilbrook after striking a deal with rival Faccenda Foods to create a new UK business employing 6,000 people…


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Grooming suspect held 

25 Sep 17

The incident happened at Penkridge railway station on Saturday at 8pm…


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Aga to powerboating victory 

23 Sep 17

The schoolgirl from Codsall is still five years off taking her driving test, but loves nothing more than to open up the throttle in this high octane water sport…