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Appeal after vintage motorbike is stolen from shed near Lichfield 

23 Aug

A vintage motorbike and tools have been stolen from a shed near Lichfield.


Body found on rural road in Essington 

23 Aug

Staffordshire Police have been at Blackhalve Lane this morning, where the body was found.


Jet2.com recruits at Birmingham 

23 Aug

It will be holding roadshows across the UK to fill more than 1,700 pilot, cabin crew and ground operations roles.


Man wanted over alleged attack in Kinver 

22 Aug

The alleged incident took place on Wednesday, August 16, between 4pm and 6pm.


Jeff Bonser’s old factory to be levelled 

22 Aug

The zinc alloy castings and bathroom fittings company, called JW Bonser Ltd, has been derelict since the firm collapsed in 2015 which saw the last 20 remaining jobs go with it.


Nunes police report delayed AGAIN 

21 Aug

The police watchdog said it was receiving 'a large number of representations' about what information should and shouldn't be made public by 'interested parties' The 'interested parties' include Staffordshire Police and former officers investigated by...


Time running out to adopt phone box 

20 Aug

BT is set to scrap half of the UK’s remaining phone boxes following a fall in usage – including dozens of the iconic red landmarks.


Drinks all round for silver medal status 

20 Aug

The Littleton Arms, in Penkridge, which won the award last year, is a refurbished 1737 coaching inn.


Business concerns over charity bike ride 

19 Aug

Bosses at businesses like Halfpenny Green Vineyards and Wild Zoological in Bobbington say they knew nothing about road closures including Tom Lane (B4176) and the Six Ashes Road on September 24 for the first Velo Birmingham ride as up to 15,000 ...


Police officer guilty of drink driving 

18 Aug

Pc Thomas Doubtfire, based at Wombourne Police Station, attended Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with driving a motor vehicle over the prescribed limit and was sentenced to 16 months disqualification and ordered to pay a fine and ...


Staffordshire Police officer found guilty of drink-driving 

18 Aug

A Staffordshire Police officer has been found guilty of drink-driving.


Most Popular Pub of the Year announced 

18 Aug

The unique Codsall Station on Chapel Lane won the award, sitting a short walk from the nearby railway station.


Jeff Bonser’s old factory to be levelled 

17 Aug

The zinc allow castings and bathroom fittings company, called JW Bonser Ltd, has been derelict since the firm collapsed in 2015 which saw the last 20 remaining jobs go with it.


Crews battle Stonnall farm fire 

17 Aug

Crews from Codsall, Tamworth, Rugeley, Lichfield and Cannock attended the fire on farmland just off the A452 Chester Road after receiving a call at 3pm on Thursday.


A-level results day 2017 – round-up 

17 Aug

Many schools and colleges saw their pass rates rise and around the region happy teenagers were all smiles as they secured places at university.


Man jailed for historical sex offence 

17 Aug

David Vaughan, aged 66, of Lane Green Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Tuesday.


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Sport »

Hednesford Town 2-0 Halesowen Town 

23 Aug

The Pitmen welcomed Halesowen Town to Keys Park still seeking a first win of the season.


Pitmen handed away tie in FA Cup 

21 Aug

Hednesford Town will travel to Boston Town in the First Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup after the draw was made earlier today.


Match Preview: Halesowen Town (H) 

21 Aug

Hednesford Town return home on Tuesday evening when Halesowen Town visit Keys Park as the Pitmen look to get their season up and running.


Wolves Fans’ Verdict v Cardiff 

20 Aug

Natalie Wood What's your verdict on the match? This game was always going to be tough.


Shaw Lane AFC 3-1 Hednesford Town 

20 Aug

Hednesford Town would fall to defeat against league new boys Shaw Lane with defensive frailties once again costing the Pitmen dear.


Forward arrives at Keys Park 

19 Aug

Hednesford Town can this morning confirm the arrival of forward Devarn Green at Keys Park.


Match Preview: Shaw Lane AFC (A) 

18 Aug

Hednesford Town face their second away fixture in a week when Neil Tooth’s side head up to Yorkshire to face Shaw Lane AFC on Saturday.


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Business »

Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug

Property investor founded last year has made its debut in the hotel sector with double purchase...


New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


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.


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LocalGov »

Print 

22 Aug

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to R Malhotra on 22 August 2017 .


More Fly tipping at the Mitre Pub!!!!!, 18th August 

18 Aug

The Fly Tipping has been reported for months.


Asbestos sheets, 18th August 

18 Aug

Asbestos sheets been there months Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Hobnock Road, Essington Report on FixMyStreet...


Dumped wood, 18th August 

18 Aug

Wood dumped on bend of road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Brownshore Lane, Essington Report on FixMyStreet...


Mattress in quarry entrance, 18th August 

18 Aug

Mattress being dumped a few days ago Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bognop Road, Essington Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping that has not been addressed., 16th August 

16 Aug

This fly tipping situation has been well reported by a variety of people over what seems like a long time.


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

7 Aug

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Usil Ember on 7 August 2017 .


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Penkridge Community Fire Station is officially opened 

13 Jun

Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Penkridge Community Fire Station last night (Monday June 12).


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).


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Blogs »

Gavin meets young people in Codsall taking part in the National Citizenship Service 

23 Aug

Gavin meets young people in Codsall taking part in the National Citizenship Service Wed, 23/08/2017 - 08:52 Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined young people at Codsall High School to see how they are ...


Gavin meets with Kinver Green Belt Action Group 

21 Aug

Gavin meets with Kinver Green Belt Action Group Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:25 Monday, 21 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with the action group to discuss the importance of protecting our green belt.


GAVIN VISITS MULTI-AWARD WINNING STAFFORDSHIRE BASED BUSINESS 

18 Aug

GAVIN VISITS MULTI-AWARD WINNING STAFFORDSHIRE BASED BUSINESS Fri, 18/08/2017 - 12:10 Friday, 18 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited Conversion Rate Experts based in Rugeley.


New art exhibition and sale from the Victory Painting Group 

17 Aug

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday 27th August 2017, the Victory Painting Group will be putting on their 12th Annual Exhibition and Art Sale.


Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to increase Cheslyn Hay Library opening hours 

16 Aug

Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to increase Cheslyn Hay Library opening hours Wed, 16/08/2017 - 12:29 Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is concerned about Cheslyn Hay Library having reduced access for ...


Gavin supports South Staffordshire’s Care Navigation Project 

14 Aug

Gavin supports South Staffordshire's Care Navigation Project Mon, 14/08/2017 - 12:29 Monday, 14 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited the South Staffordshire Community Voluntary Action Group to see some of the ...


Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to reconsider the decision to reduce Cheslyn Hay Library opening hours 

14 Aug

Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to reconsider the decision to reduce Cheslyn Hay Library opening hours Mon, 14/08/2017 - 11:42 Monday, 14 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is concerned about Cheslyn Hay Library ...


Gavin welcomes rejection of Streets Lane site application by Caravan & Motorhome Club 

11 Aug

Gavin welcomes rejection of Streets Lane site application by Caravan & Motorhome Club Fri, 11/08/2017 - 13:46 Friday, 11 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has been putting pressure on the Caravan and Motorhome Club to reject ...


Gavin pushes for the establishment of a village green in Brinsford 

9 Aug

Gavin pushes for the establishment of a village green in Brinsford Wed, 09/08/2017 - 13:13 Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently met with residents in Brinsford to discuss some of the problems they have been...


Velo bike ride coming through Wombourne 

8 Aug

On Sunday the 24th September the huge Velo Birmingham ride will be coming through Wombourne.


“Spirits of the Rock” : Theatre in the Rock Houses 

7 Aug

Saturday 19 th and Sunday 20 th , with 2 performances each day at 4.30pm and 6.30pm.


Areas in Wombourne and Coven due for resurfacing following pressure from Gavin, Councillor Mike Davies and Councillor Mark Sutton 

7 Aug

Areas in Wombourne and Coven due for resurfacing following pressure from Gavin, Councillor Mike Davies and Councillor Mark Sutton Mon, 07/08/2017 - 14:43 Monday, 7 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has been pushing ...


Kinver Rotary’s annual dictionary giveaway 

4 Aug

Kinver Rotary Club’s annual distribution of dictionaries to youngsters leaving junior schools in the area now embraces five schools Since the club introduced the scheme ten years ago, when students from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and St...


Gavin officially opens Codsall Flower Festival 

3 Aug

Gavin officially opens Codsall Flower Festival Thu, 03/08/2017 - 10:17 Thursday, 3 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Codsall Trinity Methodist Church last Friday to celebrate their 50 Year Golden Anniversary.


M25 

3 Aug

It’s funny how things come along like buses as the adage goes.


Gavin takes the first bowl at the official opening of Brewood Bowling Club 

3 Aug

Gavin takes the first bowl at the official opening of Brewood Bowling Club Thu, 03/08/2017 - 08:49 Thursday, 3 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, ‘cut the ribbon’ on Saturday and declared the club officially open.


Gavin congratulates Wyrley Juniors Football Club on winning the Chartered Standard Community Club of the Year Award 

2 Aug

Gavin congratulates Wyrley Juniors Football Club on winning the Chartered Standard Community Club of the Year Award Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:57 Wednesday, 2 August, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, congratulates the group on their ...


Kinver Rotary elect Clive Corbett as new president 

1 Aug

Members of Kinver Rotary Club have elected Clive Corbett of Mount Pleasant, Kingswinford, as their new president, succeeding Rtn Ian Maddock who completed a second term in the office.


Get crafty at Kinver Library during the summer holidays 

1 Aug

Back by popular demand, artist and jewellery-maker Gilly Page will be running craft workshops on a series of Fridays during the school holidays.


Gavin urges Royal Mail to replace post box on Sneyd Lane 

31 Jul

Gavin urges Royal Mail to replace post box on Sneyd Lane Mon, 31/07/2017 - 09:38 Monday, 31 July, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has been contacted by local residents who are concerned about the removal of a community post box.


Gavin congratulates Wyrley Juniors Football Club on winning the Chartered Standard Community Club of the Year Award 

29 Jul

Gavin congratulates Wyrley Juniors Football Club on winning the Chartered Standard Community Club of the Year Award Sat, 29/07/2017 - 11:34 Saturday, 29 July, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, congratulates the group on their ...


Gavin demands urgent action following Barclays’ plans to close Kinver’s only bank 

28 Jul

Gavin demands urgent action following Barclays' plans to close Kinver's only bank Fri, 28/07/2017 - 08:21 Friday, 28 July, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has slammed Barclay's plans to close Kinver's only bank which would cause ...


Gavin meets local firefighters in Codsall 

26 Jul

Gavin meets local firefighters in Codsall Wed, 26/07/2017 - 14:47 Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station on Friday to see all the hard work our fire service are doing...


Gavin speaks to Birches First School about Parliament and Democracy 

21 Jul

Gavin speaks to Birches First School about Parliament and Democracy Fri, 21/07/2017 - 08:43 Friday, 21 July, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with pupils on Friday to emphasise what it means to live in a democratic society.


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    Experimenting with an Olympus OM 10, 24mm lense and colour Kodak 35mm film. I love the retro colours, almost like 1970s postcards.


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