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Residents learn more about plans to restore Lichfield Canal on guided walk 

21 Jun

Lichfield Canal’s connection with the community was demonstrated when a group of city residents took part in a two-mile return walk to learn about the work done by a restoration trust.

Firefighters begin investigation to find out how blaze in Lichfield industrial unit began 

14 Jun

Investigations into the cause of a fire involving 5,000 tonnes of waste in Lichfield.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust says a third of £1million tunnel fundraising target has been reached 

14 Jun

A campaign to raise £1million to build a canal tunnel under the cross city railway line in Lichfield has reached almost a third of its target.

Young voters felt they had a real stake in this General Election, says Lichfield and Burntwood Labour candidate 

9 Jun

The 2017 General Election battle has ignited the political fire for younger voters, Labour’s candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has claimed.

Labour are winning over young voters, says Lichfield and Burntwood candidate 

6 Jun

Labour’s candidate for the General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood believes his party’s policies will win over younger voters.

Talk to highlight progress on project to restore the Lichfield Canal 

6 Jun

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be up for discussion at an event in Lichfield.

Labour candidate calls for apology after Green Party rival criticises him for missing two hustings events 

5 Jun

Labour’s General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has called for an apology after the Greens criticised him for failing to attend two hustings event.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to appoint new chairman at AGM 

1 Jun

The annual general meeting of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust will take place next week.

Can you help police find missing man John? 

29 May

Police are appealing for help in tracing missing pensioner John Preece.

Missing pensioner John Preece found safe and well 

29 May

Police are thanking the public after missing pensioner John Preece was found safe and well.

Armed police seized FOUR knives after Bentilee disturbance 

17 May

Armed police seized four knives after being called to a disturbance in a Stoke-on-Trent street.

Hanley’s new 140-room Hilton hotel will have bar and gym – and… 

17 May

Stoke-on-Trent's new 140-bedroom Hilton hotel will include a bar, gym and 'stand-alone' coffee shop - as well as a barrier-controlled 50-space car park across the road.

Thug, 29, used mop handle to savagely attack victim TWICE in 24… 

10 May

Violent Stephan Ball used a mop handle to viciously attack a vulnerable man who had given him a place to stay.

Premier Inn to create extra 44 rooms – just weeks after Hilton… 

8 May

Budget chain Premier Inn is to create an extra 44 rooms at its 7 million city centre hotel just three years after opening.

Police name biker killed in crash with car on A5 at Weston-under-… 

3 May

Police have named a biker who died in a crash on Bank Holiday Monday.

South Staffordshire College to close Cannock campus four years after £6m refurb 

2 May

South Staffordshire College is to close its Cannock campus, it has been revealed.

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Awards: Nobody does them better! 

25 Jun

The Northern Premier League knows how to do end of season awards nights – just ask anyone who was lucky enough to be at Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel for the 2017 edition of their annual celebrations...

Club is Regional FA Community Club of the Year 2017 

24 Jun

The Club was delighted to hear at the Staffs FA Community Awards at Stoke City’s ground last night, that it had won not only the Staffordshire FA Community Club of the Year but also North West Region FA Community Club of Year too.

Long-standing Physio Exits Keys Park 

23 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can today confirm that physiotherapist Gavin Blackwell has left Keys Park.

Harrisons Planning Permission granted! 

22 Jun

The Club is delighted to hear that it has received Planning Permission for its development of changing rooms, hospitality room.

Peel Pursuit 2017 Results 

20 Jun

Tonight was the annual Peel Pursuit Handicap Race.

Boldmere St Michaels Friendly Kick-off Time Altered 

20 Jun

Our first pre-season game of the new campaign against Boldmere St Michaels will now kick-off at 7.30pm and not 7.45pm as previously advertised.

9th 100 Club Member – Barts Motors Limited 

20 Jun

The 9th member of our 100 Club is Barts Motors Limited, Walkmill Lane, Bridgtown.

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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.

Traffic alert: Vehicle fire shuts M6 

8 Mar

A vehicle fire has closed the M6 northbound with traffic on the motorway expected to be affected throughout the morning rush hour.

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Path overgrown, 20th June 

20 Jun

Lengths of Tollhouse Way, the path blocked by overgrown weeds and nettles Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tollhouse Way, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...

Inconsiderate parking, 18th June 

18 Jun

A western union van parks on the road here everyday.

Dog mess outside school, 18th June 

18 Jun

On grass verge outside school.

Overgrown bushes, path almost totally unusable, 18th June 

18 Jun

There are a number of bushes along worlgaston way that are growing over the pavements.


15 Jun

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to angela on 15 June 2017 .


15 Jun

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to angela on 15 June 2017 .

Blue bags full of rubbish., 8th June 

8 Jun

Blue bags full of rubbish have been fly tipped.

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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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Gavin attends Shareshill Vintage Fayre 

23 Jun

Gavin attends Shareshill Vintage Fayre Fri, 23/06/2017 - 15:49 Friday, 23 June, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Shareshill Vintage Fayre this weekend with Councillor Bernard Williams.

Abducting A General by Patrick Leigh Fermor 

23 Jun

Major Orton loaned me this book and it is a well written account of an SOE operation to abduct General Kreipe from Crete in 1944.

Gavin opens Himley Church Open Day 

22 Jun

Gavin opens Himley Church Open Day Thu, 22/06/2017 - 15:07 Thursday, 22 June, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St.

Gavin presents Upper Landywood Lane petition to District Council 

21 Jun

Gavin presents Upper Landywood Lane petition to District Council Wed, 21/06/2017 - 15:06 Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, presented his petition opposing planning proposals on land off Upper Landywood Lane to the...

Gavin congratulates Huntington Community Volunteer Award winner 

20 Jun

Gavin congratulates Huntington Community Volunteer Award winner Tue, 20/06/2017 - 15:33 Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Codsall Village Hall this weekend to present a Community Volunteer Award to a ...

Theresa May’s legacy 

12 Jun

One thing that has become apparent from the recent General Election is Theresa May’s term as Home Secretary.

Summer Film Club at Wombourne Library 

10 Jun

Staffordshire Libraries are teaming up with the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and BFI (British Film Institute) this summer to explore the power of film as part of a fantastic national pilot project for film clubs in libraries.

The Secret War for the Falklands by Nigel West 

8 Jun

I saw this book in Lichfield’s Oxfam shop as I am interested in the subject and the cloak and dagger stuff sounded interesting.


8 Jun

Today is my 57th Birthday, in case GCHQ haven’t already found out.

100yrs Of Transport Parade 

7 Jun

Not to be missed, A unique opportunity to see a whole cavalcade of transport covering a century of motoring.

HCW Championship Wrestling 

7 Jun

The stars of SKY TV’s Wrestling Show Plus come to Kinver Fayre for the very first time with a international line up of grappling greats.

Gavin attends Perton Spring Festival 

30 May

Gavin attends Perton Spring Festival Tue, 30/05/2017 - 05:41 Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, attended the 11th annual Perton Spring Festival at Perton Library The free community festival, ...

The Way Through the Woods by Colin Dexter 

29 May

Another Colin Dexter novel from the Morse series and another easy read, Dexter really had an easy and clever style of writing, leading you to the clues and then surprising you with twists along the way.

Gavin officially opens Providence Engraving in Wombourne 

26 May

Gavin officially opens Providence Engraving in Wombourne Fri, 26/05/2017 - 11:21 Friday, 26 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, opened Providence Engraving in Wombourne last Friday Gavin joined owners Andy and...

An Evening with Boycott & Aggers 

22 May

I took my Sister, Brother-in-Law and Nephew to The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton to this event and what a great evening it was.

The U-Boat Offensive by V.E. Tarrant 

22 May

This is quote an academic book regarding one of the most vital conflicts of WWII.

Pitch Reservations Closed 

21 May

Thank you to everyone that has applied for a pitch for KCF17.

46444’s 009 Gauge Blog – Featherstone Rovers and more….. 

15 May

In 1967 Featherstone Rovers won the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final beating Barrow 17-12...

The Joy of Eurovision 

14 May

I wasn’t a real fan of Eurovision until this year but my sibling has changed my mind, having had one of the best laughs in years sans alcohol.

Ultra Goes to War by Ronald Lewin 

9 May

This is probably one of the most important books about World War II that you can ever read.

Gavin visits Westfield Sportscars 

8 May

Gavin visits Westfield Sportscars Mon, 08/05/2017 - 08:21 Monday, 8 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, visited Westfield Sportscars in Kingswinford with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Dudley South ...

Gavin attends Perton Carnival 

6 May

Gavin attends Perton Carnival Sat, 06/05/2017 - 12:29 Saturday, 6 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, attended Perton Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday.

Meet the Police and Have Your Say 

4 May

Wednesday 24th May at the Library, Church Road, Wombourne, WV5 9EZ from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Calling all 13 – 24 year olds! Volunteer to help the Summer Reading Challenge at Your Library 

3 May

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 15th July.

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