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£5k reward for golf club raiders 

27 Aug

A £5,000 reward has been put up after a golf club in South Staffordshire was targeted by raiders yet again.

Dying patient left without proper main medication for two days, reveals report 

25 Aug

The dossier has revealed a catalogue of failings by staff at Dudley’s Himley Mill Nursing Home...

UK’s first time buyers hit hardest as house prices continue to soar 

20 Aug

The UK's house prices have continued to soar, rising 10.2% in the year to June, the Office of National Statistics' latest figures show.

A-level results: Sandbach School 

20 Aug

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Your Communities: Penkridge Market to hold Bank Holiday market and car boot sale 

19 Aug

Penkridge Market will be hosting a Bank Holiday market and car boot sale next Monday.

Featherstone inmates to set up their own shop 

16 Aug

Inmates at Featherstone Prison are to set up and run a shop, selling things they have made behind bars.

V Festival: More than 100 people already treated at on-site… 

16 Aug

MORE THAN 100 people have already been treated at the V Festival's on-site medical centre in Weston Park.

Stafford man bought cannabis from car boot because local dealers… 

15 Aug

A STAFFORD man who bought cannabis from a car boot dealer told a court he did so because "the Stafford dealers were ripping off their customers".

Heavy traffic on M6 after accident near V Festival junction 

15 Aug

MOTORISTS travelling southbound on the M6 are facing long delays after an accident involving a lorry and a car.

Images of hooded bank robber released 

14 Aug

Images of a bank robbery in South Staffordshire have been released by police.

Mother given community order for trying to smuggle cannabis into Brinsford prison 

9 Aug

A mother who tried to smuggle cannabis into Brinsford Young Offenders Institution has been spared a prison sentence.

Christmas attackers spared custody 

8 Aug

Two teenage thugs who attacked a Christmas party reveller outside a South Staffordshire pub have avoided being locked up and have been given suspended sentences.

MP demands improvement after Brinsford named nation’s worst jail 

7 Aug

An MP has called on the Minister of Prisons to improve the standards of Brinsford Young Offenders Institution after a damning reported rated it the worst prison in the country.

Young offender institution compared to Lord of the Flies 

6 Aug

A young offender institution in Leicestershire has been deemed “unacceptable in too many areas” by the chief prisons inspector and likened to Lord of the Flies by campaigners.

Villagers fuming over travellers’ plans 

5 Aug

Controversial plans have gone in to extend a travellers’ site in South Staffordshire by 13 new caravan pitches and six utilities blocks.

Court file: The latest cases from North Staffordshire Justice… 

2 Aug

BUCKNALL: Motorcyclist Jamie Hilton was caught breaking the speed limit in Dividy Road, Bucknall, twice in three days.

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More recognition! 

27 Aug

Some great recognition for the club received today!! We’ve been contacted by Staffordshire Football Association.

Birmingham FA Senior Challenge Cup – Round 1 

27 Aug

Today we have received the draw for Round 1 of the BCFA Senior Challenge Cup and it has thrown together last seasons finalists with a home tie against Tamworth FC.

Girls and women footballers wanted! 

27 Aug

Wyrley Juniors FC has the largest girls section in Staffordshire with 8 girls teams and 2 Ladies teams.

Hednesford Town 2-1 Solihull Moors 

26 Aug

Francino Francis was the hero for Hednesford Town as the Pitmen central defender swept in a superb winner in torrential August Bank Holiday rain as Rob Smith’s depleted side secured a vital three points against local rivals Solihull Moors...

Gloucester City 0 – 0 Hednesford Town 

24 Aug

Stalemate At Whaddon Road As Pitmen Hit By Injury Curse ..

Smith Points To Change in Formation As Pitmen Prepare For Bank Holiday Double Header 

22 Aug

Hednesford Town go into a Bank Holiday weekend double header after securing their first victory of the season against Harrogate Town last Saturday, with manager Rob Smith declaring his experiment with three centre halves has been shelved in...

Under 10s Panthers Girls – live band fundraiser. 

21 Aug

Our Under 10s Panthers Girls are hosting a team fund raiser at the clubhouse on September 19th – doors open at 7.

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Water company customers praised for charity giving 

15 Aug

SOUTH Staffs Water customers being given a pat on the back for helping to raise £36,204 last year for the company’s nominated charity, WaterAid.

More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.

A focus on family business 

5 Aug

Joachim Schwass, Professor of Family Business at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) based in Switzerland and co-director of the Global Family Business Center, mainly focuses on owner related issues, in particular from...

Chamber Briefs: Shropshire; The Black Country; Birmingham 

4 Aug

Shropshire welcomes new patronsSHROPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has appointed three new patrons.

St Modwen gets approval for large mixed-use scheme in Derbyshire 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen is to deliver a primary school and contribute £1.5m towards secondary education in Hilton, South Derbyshire, as part of its plans for a mixed-use scheme on a brown...

Talbot Construction chosen to build new Porsche dealership 

7 Jul

ASK Developments and Trebor Developments have selected a non-regional construction firm as the contractor for the new Porsche dealership next to Junction 2 of the M54 near Wolverhampton.

Birmingham set for summer of commuter misery 

17 Jun

A host of roadworks, including to the A452 Chester Road, between the Bagot Arms roundabout and Junction 5 of the M6, could affect tens of thousands of drivers...

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Organisational structure and contact details 

28 Aug

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Emma Smith on 28 August 2014 .

Tree being cut down, 27th August 

27 Aug

Has this work received permission ? Established tree cut down Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 7 Lockside, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly Tipping 3, 27th August 

27 Aug

Domestic waste dumped at side of road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly Tipping 2, 27th August 

27 Aug

Green waste blocking entire road preventing vehicular or horse-riding access Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly Tipping 1, 27th August 

27 Aug

Domestic waste blocking entire road preventing vehicular or horse-riding access Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...

Local volunteer urges people to nominate for community award 

26 Aug

Local volunteer urges people to nominate for community award...

Flytipping again, 25th August 

25 Aug

Large amount of garden rubble dumped just before Gothersley Bridge on the Lower Ashwood Lane side preventing cars from passing yet again.

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Chief Constable’s Jane Sawyers Ice Bucket Challenge 

27 Aug

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...

Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...

Officers, Staff and members of the public honoured 

14 Aug

Officers and staff from the Southern Local Policing team, and members of the public will be honoured for meritorious response and professionalism, and public spirited actions.

Respect: It’s a two way street – Considerate and tolerant neighbours 

11 Aug

As part of the force’s summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant to their neighbours.

Locals get police reassurancea ahead of V Festival 

8 Aug

Staffordshire Police is set to distribute leaflets in the streets local to this year’s V Festival, which takes place in Weston Park on 16th and 17th August.

Summer drink-drive campaign 

5 Aug

A campaign aimed at getting drink-drivers off Staffordshire’s roads led to 156 arrests.

Respect – It’s a two way street 

4 Aug

Parents are being urged to know where their children will be during the school summer holidays and what they will be doing.

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New Styles and a Great Experience at the Lisa Shepherd Salon 

28 Aug

I decided recently that it was time for a new hair style.

Housing group donates £2,200 to cancer charity after employee’s illness 

26 Aug

Date: Tue, 2014-08-26 11:10 Description: Housing Plus Group has donated more than £2,000 to a cancer charity, after being inspired to raise money by an employee’s personal experience with the disease.

Gavin to judge Codsall Tallest Sunflower Competition 

22 Aug

Gavin to return as judge of tallest sunflower Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will be judging The Tallest Sunflower Competition at Watery Lane allotments, in Codsall, next week.

Gavin Williamson MP to work shadow Sainsbury’s employees 

22 Aug

Gavin to shadow employees followed by supermarket surgery Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will spend time work shadowing Sainsbury’s employees on the food counters in Sainsbury’s, in Wombourne, on Thursday 28th August.

MP urges action on school path 

22 Aug

Residents concerned about overgrown path Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has raised concerns about the condition of the pathway leading from Westfield Primary School to Planks Lane, Wombourne.


21 Aug

Girls at School are celebrating again this week, having found out their exceptional GCSE results...

Tram Tour 

21 Aug

Programme of Events: Tram Tour Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.

Inconsiderate School Parking 

20 Aug

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Is inconsiderate or disruptive parking outside schools a problem in your area? Over the school summer holiday PCC Matthew Ellis wants to get a clearer picture of whether there is an issue with school parking ...

A Level Success for Ounsdale Students 

19 Aug

A big congratulations goes out from Wombourne Online to all the hard working students at Ounsdale High School (and all the supporting parents and staff).

Gavin backs Love Lane petition 

19 Aug

Local residents call for improvents to pavements.

The Throbbing of the Gardner 6 cylinder 

18 Aug

This weekend I have spent a very fruitful weekend, despite the best endeavours of the weather to spoil things.

Country Fayre Grants – Apply Now! 

18 Aug

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Click on the poster or go here to get a form : http://www.

MP calls for local consultation on changes to hospital care 

18 Aug

Some essential services could move from Wolverhampton to Cannock.

Gavin welcomes superfast broadband progress 

18 Aug

Government has invested £1.7 billion in extending networks.

Fireman For The Night 

14 Aug

Programme of Events: Fireman for the Night Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.

Gavin welcomes further fall in unemployment 

14 Aug

Unemploymen has almost halved since the last general election.


14 Aug

We are extremely proud of this years results with a 100% pass rate and over half of all subject grades at A* to B.

Suffering in Silence: Harriet’s Story, 1913. 

13 Aug

The Pleck, Walsall (Walsall Local History Centre) The story of Harriet, which acts as a warning on stress, worry, vulnerability and simple family communication that seem as relevant today as it was then.

Gavin visits Great Wyrley Townswomen’s Guild 

13 Aug

Organisation is celebrating its 85th anniversary.

MP urges postmasters to apply to new fund 

13 Aug

New £20 million fund set up for Community Branches.

Grant Applications for 2014 

12 Aug

We will shortly be inviting applications for grants from proceeds of the 2014 Fayre.

The rise and fall of The Minerva 

11 Aug

As well known by others, pubs have a life and history all of their own and often reflect the culture and personality of both the locals and the landlords.

Constitutional Club SGM Thursday 21st August 2014 

11 Aug

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website There are two important SGM called in response to a petition by 100 members to retain happy hour, and to remove the secretary from office.

July 2014 Newsletter 

8 Aug

The coffee morning address by Derek France provided an entertaining insight into the world of speedway racing in the 1960’s and 70’s.

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