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Investigation underway into what sparked HUGE woodland blaze at… 

27 Apr

An investigation has been launched into what sparked a huge woodland blaze.


Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given ‘no sign of bullying’ 

27 Apr

A prisoner found hanging in his cell at HMP Featherstone told a nurse he had been in a fight with a cellmate at another jail less than a month earlier, an inquest heard.


Boy, 12, among three people arrested over vehicle Kinver Edge break-ins 

22 Apr

Three people including a 12-year-old boy have been arrested following a string of vehicle break-ins around Kinver Edge.


£150,000 work heading to Himley Road traffic jam junction 

21 Apr

A notorious junction will undergo £150,000 worth of improvements to combat jams, it has been revealed.


Prolific criminal terrified hospital worker by trying to steal… 

19 Apr

Prolific offender Steven Barker terrified two women drivers as he tried to steal their cars.


Tamworth care home fire was caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have called for people to take care disposing of smoking materials.


Lorry driver caught driving wrong way down M6 Toll Road 

18 Apr

A lorry driver was pulled over after heading down the motorway in the wrong direction.


Mobile CCTV plan for Essington to curb surge in burglaries and fly-tipping 

18 Apr

Big brother-style cameras could go up around a crime-plagued village battling against a surge in burglaries and fly-tipping.


Injured woman airlifted to hospital from Kinver Edge 

13 Apr

A woman had to be airlifted and helped by a 4x4 driver after suffering a nasty ankle injury while on a family walk.


Lloyds Bank to close Stafford, Brewood and Birmingham branches 

5 Apr

Lloyds Bank is shutting branches in Stafford, Brewood and Birmingham as part of a wave of 100 closures nationwide that will result in more than 200 job losses.


Warning after car keys fished through letterbox in Wombourne 

5 Apr

Police have warned residents of a village on the outskirts of Wolverhampton to be ‘on their guard’ following two burglaries in two days.


Stalker, 43, bombarded ex-partner with calls and followed her in… 

31 Mar

Stalker Terence Ball bombarded his ex-partner with phone calls, threatened her and followed her in his car following their split.


£46k raised for Bentilee baby Riley Clay to have cancer… 

31 Mar

Almost 50,000 has been raised towards the cost of funding revolutionary treatment in America for a baby struck down with cancer.


Dad kicked in head by son, 24 – in row over ‘loud’ TV 

31 Mar

Aggressive Samuel Hussey kicked his dad in the face - after they rowed about the television being on too loud.


Big Issue: Who is going to stay at the Hanley Hilton? 

30 Mar

Global hospitality giant Hilton has unveiled plans for a 140-bedroom hotel in Stoke-on-Trent city centre.


Hilton announces plans for Stoke-on-Trent city centre hotel 

30 Mar

Global hospitality giant Hilton has unveiled plans for a hotel in Stoke-on-Trent city centre.


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Sport »

CEOP Button added to website 

27 Apr

To support The FA’s stance on safeguarding our children, the club has added a CEOP button to this site.


Mental Wellbeing Team launched!! 

27 Apr

The Club is extremely delighted to launch it’s Mental Wellbeing Team, managed by Adam Collins, an NHS professional.


Domination Score Event Results 

26 Apr

Well done to all the runners who braved the unreasonable weather to kick off this summers Domination Series, with Iain defending his title in style.


FA Girls Football Week 2017 

24 Apr

We have just been advised by The FA that the next Girls Football Week will be while the Lionesses are competing in the UEFA 2017 Euros.


Tesco Bags of Help and Co-Op Community Fund. 

24 Apr

The Club has received 2 great pieces of news towards our fundraising efforts for the fencing at Harrisons.


Whitby Town 1-0 Hednesford Town 

23 Apr

Hednesford Town were unable to end their campaign on a positive note after falling to a narrow defeat against Whitby Town, thanks to a second half thunderbolt of a goal.


Wyrley on top of the World!! 

22 Apr

The Wyrley scarf has made it to Everest Base camp at 5,356 metres! Pictured below.16 year old Ellie Willis, who helps at our Boys Development Centre.


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Business »

Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

Problems continue on the M6 around Birmingham, with long delays on the northbound carriageway after a serious fire.


Traffic Alert: Multi-vehicle accident gridlocks M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

All lanes are reported to be temporarily blocked on the M6 southbound between junction 7 (Great Barr) and 6 (A38/Birmingham city centre) following a multi-vehicle collision.


Regulator clears utilities merger 

10 Mar

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided not to continue its investigation into the merger between South Staffordshire Water and South West Water\'s owner Pennon Group.


Traffic alert: Vehicle fire shuts M6 

8 Mar

A vehicle fire has closed the M6 northbound with traffic on the motorway expected to be affected throughout the morning rush hour.


Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 as Storm Doris blows down trees 

23 Feb

Motorists are being warned of severe delays on the M6 northbound in Staffordshire after strong winds blew down trees onto the carriageway.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb

Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.


Gordon Ramsey student takes up new #*@!! role in Birmingham 

17 Feb

Birminghams biggest residential conferencing venue, Conference Aston, has promoted its senior sous chef to head chef.


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LocalGov »

Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

27 Apr

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gavin Chait on 27 April 2017 .


Fly tipping, 26th April 

26 Apr

Large fridge dumped side of lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Saredon Road, Great Saredon Report on FixMyStreet...


Builders waste dumped at side of road, 20th April 

20 Apr

Old bricks, rubble and buckets dumped at side of road.


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

19 Apr

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Doug Paulley on 19 April 2017 .


Home Owners Behind on Mortgage Payments 

11 Apr

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Lawrence Van Wyk on 11 April 2017 .


Home Owners Behind on Mortgage Payments 

5 Apr

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Lawrence Van Wyk on 5 April 2017 .


Car dumped/stolen?, 4th April 

4 Apr

Dumped/stolen car in field been there about 3weeks.


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Firefighters tackle huge woodland fire 

27 Apr

Firefighters have responded to a large woodland fire near Kinver.


Potentially life-saving visits following fatal fire 

17 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be visiting residents in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, after an older man sadly lost his life in a fire earlier this week.


Investigation underway into cause of fatal fire 

14 Nov

A fire investigation is underway this morning into the cause of a house blaze in Bobbington in which a man lost his life.


Retained recruitment event to attract female firefighters 

18 Oct

A retained recruitment event aimed at encouraging more female firefighters to serve the community of Brewood will be held on Thursday, October 20.


Crews in Brewood are to open doors to the community 

29 Sep

Crews in Brewood are inviting members of the community to pop in and see what they do on a day-to-day basis and pick up some top safety tips.


Event marks official opening of Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fires Station 

25 May

Bilbrook and Codsall’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony last night (Tuesday May 24).


Time capsule burial marks milestone 

3 Dec

Penkridge Community Fire Station marked a milestone today when a time capsule was buried in its grounds.


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Blogs »

Gavin looks forward to second Staffordshire Day 

26 Apr

Gavin looks forward to second Staffordshire Day Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:17 Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the second year of Staffordshire Day celebrations that will be taking place next week.


Easter 2017 

24 Apr

The Nephew at EBC 2017 I’ve had some time off for the last week to catch up with stuff in the house and my mental well-being.


Gavin welcomes over 200 volunteers to WMI public meeting 

24 Apr

Gavin welcomes over 200 volunteers to WMI public meeting Mon, 24/04/2017 - 15:24 Monday, 24 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, held a campaign evening in Coven for campaigners against the building of the West Midlands ...


Gavin welcomes Government litter strategy 

20 Apr

Gavin welcomes Government litter strategy Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:46 Thursday, 20 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed a fines for those who litter in South Staffordshire.


Gavin opens library at St Paul’s Primary School 

20 Apr

Gavin opens library at St Paul's Primary School Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:43 Thursday, 20 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Paul’s Primary School in Coven this week to open the new school library.


Paw Patrol Live in Birmingham 

19 Apr

If you have young children, they will no doubt be mad on Paw Patrol right now.


11 years 

12 Apr

Today marks the 11th Anniversary of me moving into The Principality.


Gavin meets with Beth Johnson Foundation 

10 Apr

Gavin meets with Beth Johnson Foundation Mon, 10/04/2017 - 19:13 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with a representative from the Beth Johnson Foundation this week, a charity that is dedicated to making a ...


Gavin visits Coven Forget-Me-Not Club 

10 Apr

Gavin visits Coven Forget-Me-Not Club Mon, 10/04/2017 - 14:06 Monday, 10 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited members of Coven Forget-Me-Not Club to take tea with their members.


A Great Sporting weekend 

10 Apr

The Grand National meeting marks one of the great sporting weekends of the year as it coincides with The Masters and usually a F1 GP, this year the Chinese.


Walsall 1:1 Oxford United 

10 Apr

This was a great match – end to end football and played in a competitive spirit as both sides had something to prove not least Oxford who are on the verge of the playoff scene.


Time Running Out For Pitch Bookings 

8 Apr

We have seen an increase with early bird booking for pitches this year and may need to bring forward our original closing date of May 5th.


Gavin congratulates Landywood Primary School on recent Ofsted inspection 

7 Apr

Gavin congratulates Landywood Primary School on recent Ofsted inspection Fri, 07/04/2017 - 10:47 Friday, 7 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently presented a series of awards to students at Landywood Primary School ...


Free Advocacy for Cancer Patients in Wombourne 

6 Apr

If you live in or around Wombourne and are affected by cancer, you may be able to get help and the practical support you need away from your medical care.


Gavin visits miniature railwayway at Baggeridge Country Park 

6 Apr

Gavin visits miniature railwayway at Baggeridge Country Park Thu, 06/04/2017 - 12:38 Thursday, 6 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the miniature railway in Baggeridge Country Park, near Gospel End, this week.


Gavin welcomes income boost for South Staffordshire families 

6 Apr

Gavin welcomes income boost for South Staffordshire families Thu, 06/04/2017 - 10:24 Thursday, 6 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that ordinary working families in South Staffordshire are set to benefit ...


Danny Bryant 

6 Apr

I went with some of the Karate/Badminton lot to the Robin last night to watch Danny Bryant , a blues/rock guitarist, a large chap I have never heard of before tonight and quite talented he is too, with some good and innovative playing.


Gavin visits Busy Minds 

5 Apr

Gavin visits Busy Minds Wed, 05/04/2017 - 13:16 Wednesday, 5 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Busy Minds in Bilbrook this week, a group which aims to keep older members of the community active.


Shared celebrations for housing association 

3 Apr

Date: Mon, 2017-04-03 12:06 Description: When South Staffordshire Housing Association marked two decades providing homes and services for local communities, there were special celebrations for employees who had been part of the team from day one.


Gavin to host WMI public meeting 

31 Mar

Gavin to host WMI public meeting Fri, 31/03/2017 - 15:23 Friday, 31 March, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will be hosting a public meeting for residents affected by the West Midlands Rail Interchange Rail Hub.


Gavin visits Springfield House Care Home 

30 Mar

Gavin visits Springfield House Care Home Thu, 30/03/2017 - 14:18 Thursday, 30 March, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Springfield House Care Home, in Codsall last week.


Gavin presents cheque to Landywood Voluntary Centre 

29 Mar

Gavin presents cheque to Landywood Voluntary Centre Wed, 29/03/2017 - 12:57 Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Landywood Voluntary Centre on Friday to present a £150 cheque on behalf of the Machinery ...


Gavin encourages local groups to apply for Health Trust Community Grant 

27 Mar

Gavin encourages local groups to apply for Health Trust Community Grant Mon, 27/03/2017 - 15:20 Monday, 27 March, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is encouraging local organisations to apply for a People’s Health Trust Active ...


Gavin visits St Anthony’s Care Home in Wombourne 

24 Mar

Gavin visits St Anthony's Care Home in Wombourne Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:26 Friday, 24 March, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Anthony’s Care Home in Wombourne last week.


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