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Three arrested after police drug raids 

17 Oct

Staffordshire Police carried out searches at four address on Friday and Saturday in Codsall and Perton...


Man seriously injured after crash 

17 Oct

Firefighters had to free him from his car after the smash on the A449 Stourbridge Road between Himley and Wombourne at around 11...


Owners of starved horse are sentenced 

13 Oct

Lee Roberts, 45 and Sarah Roberts, 38, both of Huntington Terrace Road, in Cannock, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the bay mare horse, named Lady, before being sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on October 6...


Council worker’s £192k life of crime 

12 Oct

Fiona Slym, from Eagle Close, Cheslyn Hay, was locked up for three-and-a-half years in May after a jury found her guilty of theft while working for Staffordshire County Council...


Travis Jones death: man appears in court 

11 Oct

Gregory Springthorpe, 22, from Platt Street, Cannock, is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in relation to Molly Jarvis and causing death by dangerous driving in relation to Travis Jones after crashing into trees on the B5012 ...


Concert to be held in memory 

10 Oct

St Dominic’s Grammar School, in Brewood, is renaming its main hall in tribute to Kathy Peakman, who also served as a governor...


Hundreds race in Bell’s Run 

10 Oct

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday...


Miss England building a fit future 

10 Oct

Gemma Lancaster, 33, from Great Wyrley, has decided to jump head first into her latest venture, the Extreme Legacy Gym, which opened on Landywood Enterprise Park at the weekend...


Gavin hits out at ego driven politicians 

4 Oct

In a rare move for a Government Chief Whip, the South Staffordshire MP addressed delegates in the main hall before Theresa May took the stage...


Lichfield students to show off Halloween skills at 2017 Screamfest event 

4 Oct

Students in Lichfield are getting ready for the fright of their life as they get the chance to take part in a Halloween event.


Prison ambulance call-outs increase 

2 Oct

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood, HMP Stafford and HMP Birmingham on 823 occasions last year...


Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

30 Sep

Dee Paul, aged 27, and Kiran Sangha, 24,both underwent radioactive iodine treatment that put them in isolation for weeks, separating Dee from her one-year- old daughter Dhiya...


Speed camera is damaged 

29 Sep

It happened on Cannock Road in South Staffordshire...


Comic Chris chips in to help nursery 

29 Sep

Staffordshire-born Chris was recruited by mother-of-two Gemma Meers who is one of the volunteers on the committee for the Holly Lane nursery in Great Wyrley...


Penkridge Beer Festival gets set to attract the crowds 

28 Sep

More than 20 ales will be on offer this weekend...


Thousands turn out to enjoy the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering in Lichfield 

28 Sep

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering at the weekend.


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Hednesford Town 2-0 Rushall Olympic 

18 Oct

Hednesford Town returned to winning ways at Keys Park after moving into the next round of the Integero League Cup following victory over Rushall Olympic.


Match Preview: Rushall Olympic (H) 

17 Oct

The Pitmen return home this evening as our attention turns towards the Integro League Cup when Rushall Olympic visit Keys Park.


Shoal Hill Results 2017 

15 Oct

Results Here Splitsbrowser Analysis Here Winsplits Analysis Here Routegadget Here – Draw or upload your route...


Hednesford Town 1-1 Workington AFC 

15 Oct

A goal in the first minute of second half stoppage time from Chekaine Steele saw Hednesford Town deservedly claim a share of the points against Workington at Keys Park.


Cougars found at top of Snowdon!!! 

14 Oct

Well done to Sham, Donna, Theresa and Nic from our Ladies Cougars Veterans team, who climbed Snowdon today to raise funds for the club.


Match Preview: Workington (H) 

13 Oct

Hednesford Town return home on Saturday when Workington arrive at Keys Park and the Pitmen look to get back to winning ways.


Halesowen Town 2-1 Hednesford Town 

11 Oct

Hednesford Town were unable to extend their winning run to four games after they came unstuck against Halesowen Town on Tuesday evening.


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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 »

More crap, 18th October 

18 Oct

Rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Little Checkhill Lane, Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping, 18th October 

18 Oct

Rubbish as shown in photo Report on FixMyStreet...


Parking Charge Notices 

13 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Hayley Burrows on 13 October 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

12 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gwyn Worth on 12 October 2017 .


Large amount of rubbish tipped at side of road., 9th October 

9 Oct

Large amount of household waste flytipped at side of road.


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Q4 2017) 

9 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gavin Chait on 9 October 2017 .


Bin adrift, 30th September 

30 Sep

Bin pulled down off bus stop by vandals Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Church Road, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...


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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 welcomes Brewood Middle School students to Parliament 

18 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, gave the class a guided tour and Q&A session Brewood Middle School were invited to Parliament last week for a guided tour of Parliament, as well as a Q&A session with Gavin.


Pearls for Tears. 

18 Oct

Princess Margaret in 1951.


Ricky Cool & The In-Crowd 

16 Oct

Essington RBL held a fund raiser on Saturday night for the Poppy Appeal with Ricky Cool The In-Crowd as the main attraction.


Gavin attends Wombourne Music Festival 

13 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently attended the event at St Benedict Biscop Church.


Coriolanus 

12 Oct

One of my cultural joys is Shakespeare and last night, along with some Cousins, I went to a live screening of the RSC’s Coriolanus .


Gavin attends Staffordshire’s Best Kept Village Award Ceremony in Brewood 

9 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents to celebrate Brewood's award of the Best Kept Large Village in South Staffordshire.


Autumn sets in 

9 Oct

The nights are getting darker, the Poppy Appeal is gathering pace and the beer festivals are rolling out.


World Mental Health Day 10th October 2017 

8 Oct

As I’m sure you’re aware Gav Bache, a much loved and well-respected resident of Kinver, recently took his own life.


Gavin supports Macmillan Coffee Mornings 

2 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined with local residents to raise money for Macmillan's Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning.


Gavin congratulates business for receiving Queen’s Award for Enterprise 

29 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined Cheslyn Hay resident, Ben Jesson, from Conversion Rate Experts to receive the prestigious award at Hawkesyard Estate.


Kinver Community Library hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning 

29 Sep

What better excuse for tucking into some yummy cake, than supporting a Macmillan Coffee Morning! Kinver Community Library will be taking part in the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, an annual fixture from Macmillan Cancer Support.


Gavin attends Pattingham Scarecrow Festival 

28 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the bi-annual event on Saturday.


Gavin attends Pattingham Macmillan Morning 

26 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents on Friday to raise money for the charity.


How to find the best driving instructor for you in Wombourne 

26 Sep

Learning to drive ranks as one of the most important milestones in a teenager’s life.


A visit to Phoenix Nights 

25 Sep

The Ska band on at The Beachcomber, Brean I’ve always wondered about the caravan culture in the UK and this weekend gave me an opportunity to experience it first hand as I was invited by some mates to a weekend in a brand new “Static” in Brean ...


Gavin visits Boughton Engineering Ltd 

22 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the award winning business based at Balliol Business Park.


Gavin opens Perton Village Show 

21 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Perton Civic Centre for the annual event.


Gavin opens Perton Village Show 

21 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Perton Civic Centre for the annual event.


Gavin welcomes new Minister of Codsall Trinity Methodist Church 

18 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with Reverend Dr.


4000 weekends 

18 Sep

Nick The Milk told me you had basically 4000 weekends in your life and this one has definitely been one of those where I have tried to wring every drop out of it.


Gavin attends West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue Open Day 

15 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the annual event to raise money to support the care of rescued hedgehogs.


Gavin meets with CEO of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 

13 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, welcomed Paul Faulkner to Codsall to discuss his priorities in the constituency.


Local road safety campaign goes from strength to strength following support from Gavin 

11 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the success of the Driving Recklessly on Pavements (DRoPS) Campaign...


Crime in Essington 

8 Sep

There is currently a bit of a problem in Essington as The Principality is suffering a prolonged outbreak of crime in respect of drug trafficking, burglary and van breaks-ins.


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