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Teen attacked by four men on walk home in Wombourne 

17 Dec

A teenager was attacked by four men as he walked home in Wombourne.


Appeal launched after teenager suffers facial injuries in unprovoked attack 

16 Dec

Police are appealing for information after a teenager suffered facial injuries in an unprovoked attack in Wombourne.


Jury still out for motorway link road after public gets closer look at options 

9 Dec

No clear favourite emerged from three days of public consultation on the preferred route for a link road between the M54, M6 and M6 Toll in South Staffordshire.


Take a look inside one of Wolverhampton’s most expensive mansions 

6 Dec

Standing atop more than 11 acres in Lower Penn, it is one of Wolverhampton’s most expensive homes – and said to be the finest example of the work of an eccentric army major-turned-architect.


Grant aid scheme dishes out £10,000 to Burntwood community groups 

2 Dec

Community groups in Burntwood have been awarded a share of more than £10,000 in funding.


Cyclist in Wolverhampton crash is airlifted to hospital with serious head injury 

1 Dec

Man in his sixties badly hurt after being involved in collision with motorcyclist in Perton...


Callous thieves strike at nursery for second time – just days after burglary 

1 Dec

Thieves have struck for a second time at an Essington nursery just days after it was targeted in a burglary.


Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Perton crash 

1 Dec

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head injuries in a collision in Perton this morning.


Cyclist airlifted to hospital with ‘serious’ injuries after Perton crash 

1 Dec

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a collision in Perton this morning.


Cheslyn Hay severed head mystery still no nearer to being solved by detectives 

30 Nov

Grisly discovery by dog-walker 20 years ago was linked to headless body found 70 miles away in Manchester...


Second nursery is targeted by thieves ‘who saw tablets on Facebook’ 

28 Nov

A nursery school in Essington was raided by thieves, who escaped with petty cash and the children's brand new tablet computers.


Jade Quarrie: Speeding, uninsured driver who killed University of Birmingham student avoids jail 

27 Nov

Teenager was out jogging when car driven by Glenville White hit her...


Barriers to learning: Why social workers are struggling with child sexual abuse cases 

27 Nov

Challenging and distressing child sexual abuse cases have come under scrutiny from social workers who say they need better supervision to manage the emotional impact of working on such cases and access to more and higher quality training.


House damaged in blaze near Wolverhampton` 

25 Nov

A house was left damaged after a fire broke out in South Staffordshire.


City West Celebrates National Award Success 

25 Nov

Staff at City West Housing Trust are celebrating after winning a suite of national industry awards and gaining a top business accreditation.


South Staffordshire crematorium battle intensifies with four different plans submitted 

25 Nov

The battle to build a new crematorium in South Staffordshire has intensified with four developers officially submitting detailed proposals to planners.


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Sport »

Wyrley donate presents to hospital. 

18 Dec

Following the recent club appeal for Christmas presents for the renal unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Matt Love (manager of our Under 12s Panthers) and his son Alfie delivered them to the hospital yesterday.


Wyrley support for young people. 

18 Dec

The Club had a very positive meeting with Head of Curriculum (and Wyrley parent) Jo Parton today at Walsall College buildings.


Christmas offer to club members 

17 Dec

Looking for that last minute Christmas present and haven’t got any ideas? Our newsletter editor and Vets team manager, Stuart Russell, is offering 10% off the Village Range of Candles(similar to Yankee candles) at his shop at 34 Market...


Under 10s Tigers looking for players 

17 Dec

Our Under 10s Tigers are an established financially stable team looking for experienced players in all positions in preparation for moving into 9 aside next season.


Wyrley Drayton Manor Park Day – 21 June 2015 

16 Dec

The Wyrley Juniors Day at Drayton Manor Park will take place on Sunday June 21st next year.


Half Season Tickets Now on Sale 

14 Dec

We are delighted to announce that the Football Club will be offering supporters the chance to purchase half Season Tickets for the remainder of the 2014/15 Vanarama North campaign.


Wyrley Juniors United weekend match report 14_12_2014 

14 Dec

Match Report:- Wyrley Juniors United U14’s Season 2014-15 Lichfield League Division 1.


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Business »

eg Solutions looking to raise £3.2m through shares placing 

17 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE software company eg Solutions announced this morning that is proposing to raise up to £3.2m through a shares placing.


£40m i54 motorway junction officially opens 

12 Dec

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire has officially opened to traffic.


Gough Bailey Wright wins South Staffordshire College brief 

9 Dec

Marketing and PR agency boosts design portfolio with prospectus project aimed at attracting more students...


£40m i54 motorway junction set to open next month 

17 Nov

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire is set to open next month.


Manufacturing boss hits back at automation ‘threat’ 

12 Nov

THE boss of a West Midlands manufacturing firm hit back at a recent report that claims automation could threaten a third of UK jobs.


Knight Frank appointed as agent on 190,000 sq ft North Staffordshire shed 

11 Nov

COMMERCIAL property agent Knight Frank has been appointed as the letting agent for a 190,000 sq ft warehouse in North Staffordshire.


Regus selects Warwick for first hotel-based Express facility 

22 Oct

WORKSPACE provider Regus has followed up the installation of its new Express business centre at Birmingham Airport with a commitment to a similar facility at the Hilton Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon hot...


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LocalGov »

Dont Let Food Poisoning Spoil Christmas 

18 Dec

Dont Let Food Poisoning Spoil Christmas...


Business of the House | Commons debates 

18 Dec

Yesterday we heard the news that unemployment had fallen again in South Staffordshire and the west midlands.


Police Strike 

16 Dec

Police Strike...


Large amount of fly tipped rubbish at corner of field, 16th December 

16 Dec

Whilst on bike ride I saw a large amount of rubbish in the corner of the field, including a fridge, timber, children's car seat etc etc .


Various fly tips, 13th December 

13 Dec

Small fly tips make the path that runs between the rear of Gaydon Close and Cosford Court difficult to walk along.


Local Deals and Special Offers Mobile App 

12 Dec

Local Deals and Special Offers Mobile App...


i54 South Staffordshire 

11 Dec

i54 South Staffordshire...


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999 »

Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


Stop and Think, Limit your alcohol, Limit the consequences 

10 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to increase officer patrols in selected areas to help keep night-time revellers and businesses safe and reassured during the festive period.


Staffordshire Police launch hard hitting video to tackle drink driving 

1 Dec

Staffordshire Police have launched a hard-hitting video to tackle the problem of drink driving.


Staffordshire Police support National CT Awareness Week by targeting Staffordshire businesses 

28 Nov

Staffordshire Police have been involved in activities all through the course of this week in providing information to support businesses to help their understanding of potential terrorist threats and how best to take action to keep safe.


HMIC Report Acknowledges Force’s Performance 

27 Nov

Staffordshire Police has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ in tackling anti-social behaviour in a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which is being released to the public today.


Staffordshire Police Chiefs hold online chats 

26 Nov

South Staffordshire residents are being given the opportunity to engage with their Local Policing Team (LPT) Commander during virtual online meetings.


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Blogs »

Curry With Santa 

18 Dec

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


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (NORTH – Teddesley) 

18 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Saplings CloseHaling RoadThe SaplingsMarsh LaneLeacroft RoadGrosvenor CloseOrchard CrescentLittleton CrescentKempson RoadFrederick RoadTeddesley RoadMillhouse GardensStanford...


Gavin takes part in JLR roundtable event 

18 Dec

Jaguar Land Rover discussed prospects for growth, innovation and job creation.


Gavin welcomes falling unemployment 

18 Dec

New figures show a record 30.8 million people in work.


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (WEST – Grange) 

17 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Filance LaneGrange CrescentGrange RoadMayfield AvenueSt Micheals RoadSt Micheals CloseChurch RoadPinfold LaneLevedale RoadUplands CloseGood Station LaneGrocott CloseNursery...


Gavin welcomes new Post Office card account contract 

17 Dec

Contract extended by 7 years Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the announcement from the Department of Work and Pensions that a new seven-year contract will safeguard the Post Office card account.


Cheslyn Hay’s Fallen: Wallace Thomas Lawson and When is a Soldier a Soldier? 

16 Dec

Wallace T Lawson, from the Walsall District Roll of Honour.


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (NORTH EAST – Saxon) 

16 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Elmdon / KenilworthSaxon RoadStreamside CloseNorman CloseBroc CloseAbbey CloseWorlgaston WayWulfric CloseCannock RoadCherrybook DriveChelfordWiscombe Ave Keep up to date with the...


Gavin attends St Benedicts Christmas Concert 

16 Dec

Christmas Concert held at St Benedicts Biscop Church in Wombourne Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Benedict’s Biscop Church on Friday for their Christmas Concert.


December 2014 Newsletter 

15 Dec

Informal talks have been held with students at the High School in support of their Great War theme week of lectures .


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (EAST – Druids Way) 

15 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Druids WayFrancis CloseWillougby CloseBlount CloseTemplars WayBridgewater CloseGreville CloseKnights ClosePillaton CloseNewlands CloseMicklewood CloseFullmore Close Keep up to date...


Gavin opens Codsall Christmas Tree Festival 

15 Dec

Gavin opened the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Nicholas' Church, Codsall.


Iconic Wednesfield pub to close 

15 Dec

It was a sad night last night as we learned that the Pyle Cock in Wednesfield is to  close.


Christmas Blues 

15 Dec

Yes it’s that mad time of the year when we’re all under extreme commercial pressure to buy buy buy! Doesn’t it “do your head in”? I’ve found things particularly difficult this year as the list of things to do seems...


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (SOUTH EAST – St Modwena) 

14 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Meadow CloseTeverary DriveCanalside CloseChetwynd CloseWalhouse DriveBeverley CloseDrake AvenueWillow CloseMallard WayBedingstone DriveHeron DriveBoyden CloseBrindley CloseSt ...


The Churchbridge Pubs: The White Lion 

12 Dec

The White Lion in Ind Coope Allsopp’s Livery, so prior to 1959(ish) (Bridgtown Local History Society) This history of the White Lion is the last of a trilogy covering the C19th pubs of Churchbridge.


Sleigh Tour – Penkridge (CENTRAL – Francis Green) 

11 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Filance LaneManston HillFilance CloseWheatcroft CloseDenefieldPrincefield AvenueLock RoadFrancis Green LaneCannock RoadCroydon DriveVale GardensManorfield CloseBoscomoor ...


Gavin to open Christmas Tree Festival 

11 Dec

Festival to take place at St Nicholas' Church, Codsall Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will open the Christmas Tree Festival at St Nicholas’ Church on Friday 12th November.


Sleigh Tour – Huntington 

10 Dec

Sleigh Tour of Huntington...


Festival of Angels Lights up St. Peter’s Church 

10 Dec

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website The rustle of paper, swish of glue and snip of scissors has finally  come to a halt but paid off with some fabulous displays from organisations, schools, individuals and businesses from Kinver during last ...


Christmas opening hours 2014 

10 Dec

Date: Wed, 2014-12-10 (All day) Description: Contacting us during Christmas and New Year Keywords: Christmas, opening hours, 2014, xmas, opening times SSHA offices will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 8am on 5th January 2015.


Sleigh Tour – Bednall, Bradley & Dunston 

9 Dec

We’ll be trying to visit the following streets between 6pm and 9pm: Bednall (6.15pm-6.45pm) Common LaneCock LaneKenderdine Close Bradley (8.00pm-8.30pm) Almshouse CroftChapel LaneBarton LaneChurch LaneMalthouse LaneHolly LaneElm DriveSmithy...


Gavin reveals Christmas card competition winner 

9 Dec

Winner a pupil from Ounsdale High School Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Ounsdale High School in Wombourne, to reveal the winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition.


Gavin celebrates Small Business Saturday 

9 Dec

Gavin joined Councillor Matt Ewart to visit businesses in Codsall Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, celebrated Small Business Saturday by visiting a number of small businesses around South Staffordshire.


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  • Icicles

     on flickr 23 Dec 10
    Icicles hanging from my garage. Bit worried about the yellow ones, and the state of my guttering!


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