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Wolverhampton man accused of attempted murder denies stabbing window cleaner 

22 Oct

A man accused of attempted murder has denied stabbing a window cleaner outside a pub in Perton.


Opinion: Rolling out the welcome mat 

20 Oct

By Robert Flint, solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood As another flatmate moves out to live with his girlfriend, I have been thrust once again into the market as a proto-supplier of private rented accommodation.


‘We don’t have room for more gipsy sites’, say councillors 

20 Oct

Parish councillors in Essington say they fear the village is becoming a ‘dumping ground for unwanted developments’ after plans were unveiled for three gipsy sites in the area.


Cheslyn Hay Allotments Association legal wrangle ends before court date – after THREE-YEAR row 

19 Oct

Dispute began when former secretary was thrown land for allegedly stealing water butts - but case has been settled in 11th hour settlement...


Three Port Vale fans in court accused of racial abuse 

18 Oct

THREE men have appeared in magistrates' court charged with offences alleged to have occurred during a match between Port Vale and Chesterfield.


Firefighters tackling forklift truck blaze inside a property in… 

17 Oct

Fire crews are currently tackling a forklift truck blaze at a property in Stafford.


Knife attack victim recounts assault in court 

17 Oct

The victim of a knife attack has told jurors how he was left fighting for his life after being stabbed outside a pub in Perton.


‘Bedroom tax siege’ man jailed 

17 Oct

A man who threatened to blow up his social home after bailiffs arrived to evict him because of arrears accrued under the bedroom tax has been jailed.


Depressed Seabridge IT worker died after being struck by train… 

17 Oct

DAD-OF-THREE James Twigg killed himself by stepping in front of a train just 10 days after being declared a 'low risk' by a psychiatrist.


Staffordshire dad killed himself 10 days after ‘low risk’ suicide… 

16 Oct

A FATHER of three killed himself by stepping in front of a train near Stone just 10 days after being identified as 'low risk' by health professionals, an inquest has heard.


Codsall High School headteacher tells of ‘shock’ after hearing of minibus crash 

16 Oct

One teenager was badly hurt in the crash in Staffordshire...


Cheslyn Hay gardener bitten by snake as he worked on allotment 

16 Oct

Mick Astbury was at his allotment in Cheslyn Hay, near Walsall, when he was bitten by an adder which climbed up his trousers.


Codsall pupil seriously hurt after school minibus crash 

15 Oct

The crash between the bus and a blue Toyota occurred between Bishops Wood and Codsall at about 8.20am this morning...


Van crashes after careering 60ft down a hill in Wombourne 

15 Oct

A worker leaped out of the back of an out of control delivery van as it careered 60ft down a hill and smashed through a garden wall.


Schoolchildren injured in ‘serious’ Staffordshire minibus crash 

15 Oct

Schoolchildren were injured when the minibus they were travelling in crashed into a car in South Staffordshire today.


Data scandal victims sent apology letters 

9 Oct

Thousands of tenants caught up in the South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) data scandal have been sent an apology by bosses.


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Sport »

Players wanted for new U9s boys team. 

22 Oct

The Club is setting up a brand new team at Under 9s boys to compete in the Walsall Junior Youth League.


Transfer News 

22 Oct

Today we have completed the transfer of midfielder Richard Batchelor from Leamington FC.


Walsall Wood 2 – 1 Hednesford Town 

22 Oct

Storm Batters The Wood As Pitmen Shocked … Hednesford Town crashed out of the Staffordshire Senior Cup to Midland League Premier Division Walsall Wood as the game at Oak Park was played out in quite possibly the worst conditions in which...


Enthusiastic 5 to 7 year old girl footballers wanted! 

22 Oct

The Club is aiming to create even more girls teams for the 2015/16 season and is looking for enthusiastic girls aged 5 to 7 to attend its girls only Academy.


2 Teams mascots at England Game! 

22 Oct

Our U9s Lions and U10s Girls Panthers are mascots at the England v Latvia Futsal friendly at St George’s Park on Saturday 8th November.


Shenstone Pathfinder slip-up against Trysull 

20 Oct

Shenstone Pathfinder slipped up in their attempts to keep the pressure on the teams at the top as they went down 1-0 against Trysull.


Skipper’s double helps Burntwood RUFC secure victory 

20 Oct

Two tries from skipper Ben Holt and 13 points from Will Peach provided the points for Burntwood RUFC – but it was their disciplined defence, particularly in the second half, which earned the win at Bognop Road.


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Business »

Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped 

1 Oct

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield...


HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped 

1 Oct

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield...


Water company customers praised for charity giving 

15 Aug

SOUTH Staffs Water customers being given a pat on the back for helping to raise £36,204 last year for the company’s nominated charity, WaterAid.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


A focus on family business 

5 Aug

Joachim Schwass, Professor of Family Business at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) based in Switzerland and co-director of the Global Family Business Center, mainly focuses on owner related issues, in particular from...


Chamber Briefs: Shropshire; The Black Country; Birmingham 

4 Aug

Shropshire welcomes new patronsSHROPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has appointed three new patrons.


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LocalGov »

Tyres dumped, 22nd October 

22 Oct

About 15 tyres dumped in layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Lawn Lane, Pendeford Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly Tipper gets hit with fine 

22 Oct

Fly Tipper gets hit with fine...


Information 

22 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Scott Davies on 22 October 2014 .


i54 South Staffordshire Gets Royal Stamp Of Approval 

21 Oct

i54 South Staffordshire Gets Royal Stamp Of Approval...


Volunteers celebrated in glittering awards ceremony 

20 Oct

Volunteers celebrated in glittering awards ceremony...


Rubbish and tyres, 16th October 

16 Oct

Blocking the entrance to the small lane.


Old tyres, 16th October 

16 Oct

Around a dozen tyres have been dumped at the roadside by the hedges.


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Euro Forces Reunite Against Cross-Border Crime 

20 Oct

Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.


New Act Encourages Partnership Working on ASB 

17 Oct

New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.


County advocates join anti-cyberbullying campaign 

16 Oct

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


Incident on the M6 in Staffordshire – statement 

10 Oct

Just before 9am Wednesday 8 October a distressed call was received from a man travelling in the back of a refrigerated lorry on the M6 northbound.


Gearing Up to Drive Down Car Key Burglary 

9 Oct

Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards 

9 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.


Staffordshire Police Chiefs hold online chats 

6 Oct

Staffordshire Police Local Policing Team (LPT) Commanders are set to provide residents with a chance to engage with them using the latest technology over the coming year.


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Blogs »

Penkridge Beer Festival 

24 Oct

Penkridge Round Table will be hosting the Penkridge Beer Festival, on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th October at the Peace Memorial Hall, Church Road, Penkridge.


Whitehall Infant School 1899-1923 (part 2): The Sarah Jane Parker Story 

22 Oct

Whitehall Infant Department, 1926 photographed by W Bullock.


Gavin welcomes RAF Museum decision to house Boulton Paul Collection 

22 Oct

Musuem will look to accession items which support the RAF story Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that the RAF Museum in Cosford has agreed to look into the accession of items from the Boulton Paul Collection and ...


Gavin welcomes new employment figures in South Staffordshire 

21 Oct

Figures show a 45% drop in Jobseeker's claimants.


18/10/14 Finchfield Badgers v Coalville 

20 Oct

Well I don’t quite know what to say about this other than to say the hockey was good but the day was a disaster.


Gavin condemns construction company disruption in Wombourne 

20 Oct

Road disruption caused by construction company vehicles Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned the disruption to local residents caused by vehicles of contractors working on the development of the sheltered accommodation on ...


St Peter’s Church – Festival of Angels 

18 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website http://www.


Vintage Tea Party 

17 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Enjoy an afternoon chatting with friends over lashings of tea, nibble on dainty sandwiches and partake in the most divine cake selection all served on vintage china, – while listening to some light ...


St Peter’s Church Christmas Fair 

17 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Why not come along to our fair and bring all the family and friends.


Change of venue 

17 Oct

Last night marked a watershed in the social aspects of life in The Principality, namely, we’ve finally abandoned The Min.


Business Meeting 

16 Oct

Penkridge and District Round Table Business Meeting Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.


Gavin surveys Wombourne residents on Bratch Pumping Station 

15 Oct

Over 91% of residents want Station restored Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has recently conducted a survey among Wombourne residents to find out the number of residents that are in support of the restoration of The Bratch Pumping ...


Gavin joins volunteers to clean up Bilbrook 

15 Oct

Litter pick with Bilbrook Parish Council and Friends of Bilbrook Group Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, took part in a Bilbrook Litter Pick with Bilbrook Parish Council and Friends of Bilbrook group.


BEAU REGARDS – New gifts in store now 

15 Oct

DISNEY FROZEN DESPICABLE ME gifts now available Also WOMBOURNE VIEWS calendar 2015, WOMBOURNE fridge magnets WOMBOURNE coasters as singles or sets of four.


Let’s join hands 

14 Oct

Received, sincere and helpful advice during her “confinement”, by my mother in 1961.


St. Peter’s Church – Festival of Angels 

14 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website St Peters Parish Kinver is buzzing with activity in preparation for its ‘Festival of Angels’ to take place on 28/29/30th November where over 40 local businesses and local schools and organisations ...


Gavin opens Codsall Forget-Me-Not Club’s kitchen after refurbishment 

13 Oct

Club has new kitchen after £8000 lottery fund grant.


St. Peter’s Christmas Fair 

13 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website The Christmas Fair at the Vicarage Church Hall Kinver will take place on November 22nd commencing: 11.00am -2.30pm and organisers have had an enthusiastic response to its appeal for unusual gifts and crafts.


Gavin opens new office facilities at St Nicholas’ School 

13 Oct

School recently undergone a major refurbishment to their office administration facilities.


Billy, Fred and the Importance of Being Ernest: William Meredith’s WWI Medals 

12 Oct

Obverse sides of Billy Meredith’s medal set.


Half Term Kids Fun at Betty’s Courtyard 

11 Oct

Half term is coming up soon and you’ll no doubt be looking for ideas for the kids.


Gavin welcomes completion of M54 slip road 

10 Oct

Slip road serving i54 business park in Bilbrook.


Big Tree Switch On and Christmas in the Village! 

10 Oct

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website It gets bigger and better every year! http://www.


Dodgeball 

9 Oct

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


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  • Sunset Wombourne

     on flickr 08 Sep 12
    I suffered with Hay fever following this shot! I must remember not to play around in long grass during the early evening!


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