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Rai in pole position 

22 Feb 18

Rai, who was born in Wolverhampton and raised in Perton, shot seven under-par alongside Eddie Pepperell and Gregory Havret at the Doha-based event, leaving him joint-first…


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Wolverhampton College head leaving 

22 Feb 18

Graham Morley is leaving South Staffordshire College after 10 years at the helm…


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MP celebrates park’s makeover 

19 Feb 18

The Defence Secretary, who is long-standing supporter of Coven Playing Field Committee, was on hand to officially open the new village facilities…


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Cannock White House restored 

17 Feb 18

The Grade 2*-listed White House in Cannock has been transformed into offices and apartments after lying empty since it was put up for sale by South Staffordshire College two years ago…


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Fraudster to pay back £567k after scam 

15 Feb 18

Paul Foster, from Penkridge, imported fake box sets of hit TV series from China and had them delivered to his home, before selling them to customers worldwide on ebay…


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Owls about that! MP visits Animal Zone 

13 Feb 18

The South Staffordshire MP, who is a member and patron of the trust, popped into its temporary home in the county…


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School ranked 25th best in the country 

10 Feb 18

St Dominic’s Grammar School in Brewood has been recognised in newspaper’s 2018 guide…


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STEM steel link-up for all-girl team 

9 Feb 18

Aged between 13 and 14, the team of six girls from Staffordshire University Academy in Hednesford has partnered with thyssenkrupp (UK) – the German steel group with its UK base in Solihull and a major operation at Cradley Heath – for the STEM …


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Fundraising music and comedy night 

8 Feb 18

Black Country comic Doug Parker is returning to Kinver following his sell out show last year…


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Thousands take part in Tough Guy event 

5 Feb 18

The ‘Mudathon’ in Perton saw people put through their paces on a gruelling seven-mile course…


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Thousands take part in Tough Guy event 

5 Feb 18

The ‘Mudathon’ in Perton saw people put through their paces on a gruelling seven-mile course…


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£6m to aid 1,000 Black Country start-ups 

1 Feb 18

Another £603,380 was lent to 88 business owners in South Staffordshire by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo…


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£140k of cannabis found at drugs farm 

31 Jan 18

The haul, which had a street value of around £140,000, were found spread over several rooms at a house in Pendeford Mill Lane, Codsall…


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Edna celebrates 100th birthday 

29 Jan 18

The great-grandmother from Wednesfield was overjoyed to celebrate with her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren at the 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Coven on Friday…


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Fear for future of Wombourne girl guides 

28 Jan 18

The 50-year-old building in Mill Lane, Wombourne, is used every day with more than 250 children visiting per week – and the cracks are starting to show…


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Russia ready to kill thousands of Brits 

27 Jan 18

Last night the Russian Defence Ministry hit back at the South Staffordshire MP and said he had ‘lost his grasp on reason…


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MP – I almost threw away my marriage 

26 Jan 18

The South Staffordshire MP said that while working for a fireplace manufacturing firm in Yorkshire in 2004 he engaged in a ‘flirtatious’ relationship with a co-worker, confessing they shared a kiss a ‘couple of times…


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Pattingham manor for sale 

26 Jan 18

Now prospective buyers are in with the chance of lapping up luxury – if they have more than £2 million to spare…


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Residents’ anger at surgery closure 

23 Jan 18

Pattingham surgery will be closing on February 16, with villagers expected to make the six-mile trip to Claverley for their healthcare instead or choose a different practice…


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Cargill to take on 100 

19 Jan 18

Its chicken processing plant at Balliol Business Park, Bilbrook, already employs 170 and an extra production line is now being installed…


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Criminal with ‘terrible’ record jailed 

18 Jan 18

Michael Baker and three other men escaped with £2,500 worth of power tools from Woodward Transport in Great Wyrley, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told…


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Scouts thrown off campsite of 100 years 

17 Jan 18

The activity centre in Patshull, Wolverhampton, has played host to tens of thousands of children across the Black Country, south Staffordshire and Shropshire since before the First World War…


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Council tax to rise in county 

17 Jan 18

South Staffordshire Council chiefs want to levy a £5 increase from April and then again in 2019/20 while they intend to increase it by nearly two per cent (1…


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Closure threat to top of class 

16 Jan 18

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, in Wombourne, was nearly shut down for good in 2005 when low pupil numbers promoted a viability review…


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Unacceptable conditions at jail 

12 Jan 18

Living conditions for prisoners at HMP Featherstone have been branded ‘totally unacceptable’ and ‘unfit for purpose…