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Social workers to face five years in prison for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, warns Cameron 

3 Mar

Children’s social workers could face up to five years in prison for failing to protect children from sexual exploitation, the prime minister will announce today.

M6 closed in Staffordshire because of fuel spillage 

3 Mar

Part of the M6 in Staffordshire was closed this morning after a HGV spilt a reported 800 litres of fuel onto the carriageway.

John Woodhouse TV Review: Arthur & George – ITV 

2 Mar

Arthur George ITV ****"WE must act," noted a policeman, surveying the remains of a mutilated horse, "or the good people of Staffordshire will not forgive us.

Great Wyrley pub Star attraction after £350k revamp 

2 Mar

A popular pub that served last orders in 2013 has reopened following a 13-month renovation.

Police appeal for help finding missing 81-year-old man 

27 Feb

Police are appealing for help to findan elderly man who has gone missing in Stoke.

Date set for South Staffordshire crematorium decisions 

27 Feb

Planning applications for four separate crematoriums in South Staffordshire will be decided at the same time next month.

Victim of A5 accident named as Erif Wade 

24 Feb

A WOMAN who died in an accident on the A5 on Saturday has been named.

Update: Two car collision at Royal Stoke University Hospital 

24 Feb

The mantaken to hospital after thetwo car collisionin the grounds of Royal Stoke University Hospital is thought not to be suffering life-threateninginjuries.

Under-threat group given MP’s backing 

24 Feb

An MP today threw his support behind a South Staffordshire community group who fear they could be made homeless.

Brothers caught in Featherstone Prison Ribena drug racket 

24 Feb

A serving prisoner who plotted to smuggle drugs inside Ribena cartons into a Staffordshire jail with the help of his brother is back behind bars.

Police witness appeal after Alsager woman dies in road traffic… 

23 Feb

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman from South Cheshire died in a road traffic collision.

St Leonards social housing resident named Tenant of the Year 

20 Feb

A resident of housing association AmicusHorizon has been named Tenant of the Year for the Southern Region at the TPAS Awards 2015.

Beaverbrooks robbery defendant remanded in custody 

19 Feb

DEFENDANT Jamie Scott has been remanded in custody after being accused of armed robbery at a Hanleyjeweller's.

Brothers caught smuggling into Staffordshire prison – using juice… 

19 Feb

Two brothers were caught trying to smuggle anabolic steroids into a prison by hiding the drugs inside cartons of Ribena.

Fourth arrest in Beaverbrooks armed robbery investigation 

18 Feb

A fourth person has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Hanley jewellers in November.

Teenager cheats death following game of chicken with 40-tonne… 

18 Feb

A FOOLISH teenager escaped with just bruises after being struck by a HGV during a game of chicken which went wrong on the A449 near Penkridge it has been revealed.

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Sport »

Women in Football 

6 Mar

There is much debate around Women in Football at the moment.

Keys Park to host FA Sunday Cup Semi-Final tie 

5 Mar

After passing the FA selection criteria, we are delighted to announce that Hednesford Town Football Club’s Keys Park Stadium has been chosen to host a prestigious FA Sunday Cup Semi-Final tie on Sunday 15th March 2015.


5 Mar

There will be a LADIES NIGHT held in the club house long lane essington on Friday 10th April 2015.

Club invites supporters to stay and watch FA Cup tie 

5 Mar

Following our home game against Boston United this weekend we are inviting all supporters to stop after the match in Strikers Bar to watch the FA Cup quarter final between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

Millie’s Wyrley Cookie! 

4 Mar

Pictured below is a cookie in Wyrley colours decorated brilliantly by 7 year old Millie from our U8s Kittens! Well done Millie – looks too good to eat...

Hednesford Town 2 – 0 AFC Fylde 

4 Mar

When looking back at the end of the season, the evening of Tuesday 3 March could well be seen as a pivotal one for Rob Smith’s side as they picked up an excellent three points against a second-placed AFC Fylde side and also saw their play-off...

Website get 5,000th member!! 

3 Mar

The website now has 5060 members – many thanks for your support...

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St Modwen buys South Staffordshire industrial park 

3 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen has bought an industrial estate in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole predicts bumper year 

18 Feb

THE Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel suggests 2015 could be one of its most successful years yet.

MP opens solicitors new Kinver office 

16 Feb

A WEST Midlands based solicitors firm has opened its new office in Kinver High Street.

Highways Agency urges last submissions on M54-M6 link before consultation ends 

27 Jan

DRIVERS have until the end of this week to choose their preferred route for the proposed new link road between the M54 and the northbound carriageway of the M6.

City Briefs: eg solutions; Hill & Smith; Pendragon 

8 Jan

Local government contract win for eg solutionsSTAFFORDSHIRE-based back office optimisation software company, eg solutions, has strengthened its portfolio with a major new contract win.

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.

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LocalGov »

Flytipping/rubbish, 5th March 

5 Mar

Rubbish strewn along hedgerow - observed 28/02/15 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Strawmoor Lane, Codsall Wood Report on FixMyStreet...

Litter, 5th March 

5 Mar

Litter Report on FixMyStreet...

Matresses dumped in gateway, 4th March 

4 Mar

Several matresses dumped in gateway on way to Bradley Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bigwood Lane, Coppenhall Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly tipping – builders waste, 4th March 

4 Mar

Large amount of builders waste dumped next to pumping station below church.

Review Issue 60 

4 Mar

Review Issue 60...

Bags of rubbish, 4th March 

4 Mar

With picture - multiple bags of bagged rubbish dumped alongside road Hopefully with some clue who has done it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Keepers Lane, Codsall Report on FixMyStreet...

Bags of rubbish, 2nd March 

2 Mar

Multiple black bags of rubbish dumped in hollow - in layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Keepers Lane, Codsall Report on FixMyStreet...

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Staffordshire equestrians urged to be vigilant 

4 Mar

Staffordshire horse owners and equestrian businesses are being urged to increase vigilance after increased reports of tack thefts around the county.

Six sentenced for disorder at HMP Oakwood 

20 Feb

Four serving prisoners will remain behind bars even longer – and two men are back in prison - after being sentenced for their involvement in disorder at HMP Oakwood.

Midlands gang jailed for armed robberies 

17 Feb

Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...

Stoke-on-Trent man arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism 

17 Feb

A 29-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.

Is Valentine’s just another day? 

6 Feb

Happy talk and romantic plans in the run-up to Valentine’s Day is but a wishful thought for some.

Safer Internet Day 

6 Feb

Staffordshire Police is supporting Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 10 February promoting the safer use of the internet.

Businesses get the chance to see Staffordshire Police go glove to glove in charity boxing match 

22 Jan

Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.

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Blogs »

Gavin delivers keynote speech at SSCVA event 

6 Mar

Gavin praised Volunteers across South Staffordshire Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, delivered the key note speech at the South Staffordshire Community Voluntary Action (SSCVA) Masterclass last week.

Mother’s Day Inspiration 

6 Mar

Its that time of year again when we all want to honour our Mums and give them a special thank-you for all of their love and support over the year.

Get rid of those winter blues with some top tips from the professionals. 

6 Mar

Had enough of the cold miserable weather?  Well here at Your Cleaner Solution we want to give you some Top Tips to bring home back to life!! Here are some tips to help you spring clean your home and shrug off those winter blues!! Organise your home...

March Club of the Month 

6 Mar

March Club of the Month Wombourne Online has once again scoured the village to bring you a fantastic club or group that you or your family can get involved in.

Spring-forward to a great makeover 

6 Mar

 Spring-forward to a great makeover This week has been beautiful.

New Members Night 

5 Mar

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

Gavin welcomes new Help to Buy figures 

5 Mar

80 families in South Staffordshire helped by Help to Buy scheme Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing that Help to Buy, the Conservative scheme to help people access an affordable mortgage with a small deposit...

The Updated Story of Thomas James and the Quest for his War Grave 

5 Mar

The emphatically completed ‘Roll of Honour’ form for Thomas William James (Staffordshire Record Office) Read the tragic story of the elusive on-time Brownhills, Wyrley and Brummie man, Thomas James and how the attempt to get him a ...

Gavin takes tea in Codsall 

4 Mar

Gavin visited the Church in the Village afternoon tea.

Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Harry Withnall 

3 Mar

Harry Withnall’s medal card, showing he reached France on 5 March 1915 (National Archives) The story of Harry Withnall would leave me a little sadder than usual: not only because he turned out to be an only child, but also that both Great ...

Gavin walks with guide dogs in Codsall 

2 Mar

Gavin learned about the challenges those that are blind and are partially sighted Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, experienced what it was like to be blind on Friday when he went on a walk with a Guide Dog around Codsall.

Jumble Sale in aid of Potter’s Cross Playgroup Sat 14th March 

2 Mar

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Opportunities for local Craft Businesses 

2 Mar

Throughout this year, Betty’s Courtyard in Wombourne is hosting a variety of Craft Fairs, providing great opportunities for local craft people to have a stall and sell items during these events.

Return to Hillsborough 

2 Mar

Over the weekend, I went to see the erstwhile Duke of Sheffield in his castle which was rather splendid.

Maccas Mouthpiece…Tuesday 3rd March 

2 Mar

Fancy a Swift one? I know every word to Shake It Off.

Apologies for Missing Graphics 

1 Mar

I have discovered today that all the pictures from the blog entries have been replaced by a grey triangle.

Promotional Day to try out Local Sports Centre 

1 Mar

ACTIVE4LESS INVITE YOU TO OUR PROMOTIONAL DAY ON THE 6TH MARCH Its your chance to find out about everything Active4less has to offer to aid you with the right products to help you achieve your fitness goals for 2015.

February 2015 Newsletter 

28 Feb

We are pleased to confirm that Bob Quarmby has joined the Society Management Committee.

Upcoming activities for Kids this Easter at Wombourne Leisure Centre 

27 Feb

Wombourne Leisure centre are now taking bookings for these exciting activities for children.

Business Meeting 

26 Feb

Business meetings are an important part of Round Table as they are used to discuss a variety of matters related to its administration.

Gavin urges West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to reinstate First Responders training 

26 Feb

Training had supposed to have been reinstated in 2012 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has called on the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to reinstate the enhanced level training from the Community First ...

Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Private Ernest Robinson 

25 Feb

Mount Pleasant today; once home to Ernest Robinson and scene of the strange death of his father, Stephen in 1916.

Gavin honoured as Beer Champion 

25 Feb

Given the award in recognition of his work scrapping the beer duty escalator.

Can You Help Us Catch Robbers In Wombourne? 

25 Feb

At around 8.20 pm on Saturday 21 February, a woman and her daughter were watching TV at their home on Lambs Crescent when they heard the front door open.

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