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Himley Hall ‘will not be sold’ 

11 Dec

The future of parts of the estate was clouded in uncertainty after it was listed on disposal list...


£200 worth of trees taken 

8 Dec

They were taken from Bradshaws Christmas Trees, next to Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre in Wrottesley Park Road in Perton, near Wolverhampton...


Reaction to pharmacy raids 

8 Dec

Masked men have targeted three Lloyds pharmacies in Bushbury, Codsall and Perton threatening workers with a mysterious liquid that could be acid, before taking perfumes and aftershave...


Thieves target pharmacies 

7 Dec

Robbers targeted the Lloyds Pharmacy based at Northwood Park, Bushbury, another branch in Church Road, Codsall and most recently the Anders Square branch in Perton...


Couple remembered on Lichfield Canal towpath bench opposite their former home 

6 Dec

A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal’s towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.


Pupil hurt after being cut by knife 

5 Dec

The Cheslyn Hay High School pupil suffered a ‘small knife wound’ to his back after a blade he had in his bag cut him as he walked, Staffordshire Police said...


MP speaks out over tree removal 

5 Dec

The South Staffordshire MP, who was recently appointed Defence Secretary, was in the city on Friday when he spotted the trees being taken up along the A449 Stafford Road...


Turkey farm plans spark opposition 

5 Dec

Holt Farms has lodged plans with South Staffordshire District Council for four turkey rearing buildings at Toft Farm in Levedale Road, Stafford...


Break out of TB and virus at HMP Oakwood 

4 Dec

One inmate at HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone, is suffering from tuberculosis and ‘around 30’ have the sickness bug...


Sailing club stalwarts honoured 

4 Dec

Mary and David Harris, from Penn, have been familiar faces at Himley Hall Sailing Club since 1970, performing various roles over the years...


Himley Hall could be sold off by Dudley Council 

1 Dec

The historic estate is among assets Dudley Council is considering putting up for sale.


Alert after van follows school pupils 

1 Dec

Two students reported similar incidents on Thursday morning on the way to Penkridge Middle School...


Business owners hit out at bank closure 

1 Dec

The Lloyds Bank branch in Codsall is set to close as part of a nationwide move after officials said the number of customers visiting some of their branches had declined in recent years...


Himley Hall estate sale on horizon 

1 Dec

The vast 180-acre estate – once home to the Earls of Dudley – is on a list of buildings and land Dudley Council is looking at off-loading as it bids to save £5...


Family still suffering from sewage 

30 Nov

Morris Homes unveiled its Hartherton Place development in Cheslyn Hay three years ago...


Lloyds bank branch to close 

29 Nov

It comes just a month after Lloyds closed the village bank in Brewood, just four miles away...


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Sport »

Lichfield City home game postponed 

12 Dec

Tonight’s scheduled home fixture against Lichfield City in the Staffordshire Senior Cup has been postponed due to a snow covered frozen pitch and surrounding areas.


Club passes FA Healthcheck 

10 Dec

The FA has given the Club a clean Healthcheck for another season.


Buxton Home Fixture Postponed 

9 Dec

Today’s scheduled home fixture against Buxton has been postponed due to a snow covered frozen pitch.


Pitch Inspection To Take Place Ahead Of Buxton Fixture 

8 Dec

Following a downpour of snow and more expected in the next 24 hours a pitch inspection will take place at 10am on Saturday, 9 December , to determine if our home fixture against Buxton can go ahead as planned.


Mungo Bone XMAS Pursuit Race 2017 

7 Dec

The 2017 Mungo Bone handicap race(s) will take place on Saturday 23rd December.


19th 100 Club member – Alvaston Loft Conversions Limited! 

6 Dec

We are really pleased that our 19th 100 Club member is Alvaston Loft ConversionsLimited! Alvaston Loft Conversions Ltd have been established since 1963, and specialise in loft conversions and extensions for domestic customers across Staffordshire...


Solihull Moors 1-3 Hednesford Town 

6 Dec

Hednesford Town claimed the scalp of National League side Solihull Moors in the Second Round of the Birmingham Senior Cup thanks to a first half hat-trick from James Lawrie.


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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 »

S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – D previously undecided 

7 Dec

Follow up sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Doug Paulley on 7 December 2017 .


Car, 5th December 

5 Dec

Untaxed car on road.


Flytipping, 25th November 

25 Nov

More rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Greensforge Lane, Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...


Supported People Funding 

23 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Olivia Taylor on 23 November 2017 .


Flytipping, 21st November 

21 Nov

Flytipped black plastic bags, and compost/ garden rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Gipsy Lane, Kidderminster Report on FixMyStreet...


10 tons of saw dust / wood shavings flytipped, 11th November 

11 Nov

Load of flytipped saw dust/ wood chippings/ wood dumped in layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kidderminster Road, Kinver Report on FixMyStreet...


S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – D previously undecided 

4 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Doug Paulley on 4 November 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 switches on Coven Christmas Lights 

12 Dec

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently joined residents at the festive event After forming as a group two years ago, the Coven Light Committee has worked tremendously hard this year to organise the Christmas light switch-on in the ...


A busy November 

11 Dec

I’ve been neglecting my blog for while now but I haven’y given up on it as it’s a great place to record what you’ve been up to.


Wombourne in the Snow 

10 Dec

Here’s some amazing pictures captured by Wombourne residents.


Gavin demands action from Network Rail following complaints by Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley Residents 

8 Dec

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has been contacted by residents regarding the installation of 17ft stanchions along the railway.


Gavin opens Perton Christmas Fair 

8 Dec

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the annual fair in Anders Square on Saturday.


Gavin visits St Bernadette’s Primary School 

6 Dec

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the primary school in Wombourne to speak about Parliament and democracy.


Gavin supports Kinver’s small businesses 

4 Dec

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited local businesses in Kinver.


Gavin celebrates rejection of Upper Landywood Lane planning application 

28 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has worked alongside residents in opposing the application On the 17th October, the District Council Planning Committee rejected the application to erect over 90 dwellings at Upper Landywood Lane (17/...


Gavin visits the Hollybush Garden Centre and Aquaria 

24 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently met with staff at the store near Cheslyn Hay.


Christmas at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses 

20 Nov

Visit Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses this December for a cosy Christmas and explore by candlelight these curious homes carved out of rock.


Gavin continues to oppose Upper Landywood Lane planning application 

17 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has repeatedly campaigned against proposals with residents.


Wombourne Christmas Light Switch On 2017 

16 Nov

It’s that wonderful time of the year again.


Gavin congratulates Coven Golf Complex on winning national award 

14 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the 3 Hammers Golf Complex which has been voted Golf Facility of the Year The 3 Hammers, located in Coven, has outstanding practice facilities, an 18 hole short course and a state of the art ...


Remembrance Sunday and all that 

13 Nov

Remember the fallen It’s important to remember those who served the Country in Armed conflict.


Wombourne Business Recognised with Prestigious National Award 

13 Nov

A leading electrical and mechanical organisation is celebrating success after picking up a top accolade at a national awards ceremony.


Late night opening in Kinver 

9 Nov

The post Late night opening in Kinver appeared first on KinverOnline .


Gavin Williamson appointed as new Defence Secretary 

2 Nov

It has just been announced that Gavin Williamson has been appointed Defence Secretary after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon.


Gavin meets Lewis Sherwood to discuss diabetes provision in schools 

27 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with Lewis to discuss the Diabetes UK 'Make the Grade' campaign.


Office For Rent 

26 Oct

An office has become available at 114a High Street, Kinver.


Gavin meets with Special Olympics Gold Medallist 

20 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently met with Bobby Dunbar who has won a gold medal at the Special Olympics National Games for table tennis.


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.


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     on flickr 6 Jun 16
    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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