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Minor injuries unit at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Hospital to close overnight from April 2016 

25 Nov

Lichfield’s minor injuries unit will close overnight after plans were approved today.

DX Freight depot: 870 oppose £35m centre 

24 Nov

More than 870 households in Essington have gone on record to state they don’t want a £35 million distribution centre to be built in their back yard.

Jaguar Land Rover to invest £450m to double size of Wolverhampton engine plant 

24 Nov

Jaguar Land Rover today confirmed its plans to double the size of its Engine Manufacturing Centre on the border of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire as part of a £450 million expansion programme.

Two trapped and road closed after lorry overturns 

23 Nov

Two people were left trapped and a road closed after a lorry overturned near Wombourne earlier today.

Villagers must wait until new year for controversial Essington DX Freight decision 

19 Nov

A village community strongly opposed to a logistic firms' bid for a new £35million headquarters in its parish must now wait until the new year for a decision.

Historic Kinver pub serves up a £1.5m new look and 40 jobs 

18 Nov

A historic pub near Kinver has received a £1.5million refurbishment, creating 40 new jobs.

Owls stolen in raid on South Staffordshire wildlife centre 

17 Nov

Two barn owls were stolen from a wildlife centre in South Staffordshire.

Festive period already in full flow for one Essington family 

15 Nov

How early is too early to begin your Christmas celebrations...

Delight in Staffordshire as high speed broadband arrives early 

14 Nov

High speed broadband has been installed in South Staffordshire weeks earlier than expected.

Penkridge man who previously beheaded sheep had knives and axe in tent 

12 Nov

A set of throwing knives was found in the tent of a man previously jailed for beheading a live sheep with a chainsaw, a judge heard.

Fisherman died in Coven canal fall after vertigo attack 

12 Nov

A fisherman who died after plunging into a canal had a vertigo attack moments before falling in, an inquest heard.

Who is your social work hero? 

6 Nov

We all know someone who is an inspirational social worker; someone who has made a real difference in our or someone else’s life.

Jeremy Lefroy MP: North Staffs can be an IT powerhouse 

5 Nov

LATER this month, I will be taking part in an Information and Communication Technology conference in Stafford.

Legal highs like Black Mamba rife as prison staff attacks rise at HMP Featherstone 

1 Nov

The rise in attacks on prison staff is the latest blow for HMP Featherstone after an inspection revealed use of the legal high Black Mamba was rife at the site.

‘We’re not going to give in to vandalism’: Louts cause £6,000 of damage at park 

31 Oct

Vandals have caused £6,000 of damage at a park in Essington.

Staffordshire MP: We don’t want Severn Trent’s eyesore solar panels 

27 Oct

Severn Trent Water is being called on to withdraw plans for a solar power farm in South Staffordshire after a number of complaints from residents.

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FA Trophy Fixture Update 

26 Nov

As you will no doubt be aware by now Leamington defeated Rushall Olympic 3-2 on Tuesday evening after extra-time.

Tournament Dates 2016 – June 11/12 and July 9/10 2016 

24 Nov

The Club has announced the dates for our 2016 Tournament: – June 11th – U6 and U8 boys.

Football Manager 2016 Now In Stock 

24 Nov

We have received a shipment of Football Manager 2016 PC games from SEGA.

Hednesford Town Football Club Carol Concert 

23 Nov

Following a successful first event in 2014, Hednesford Town Football Club will once again be hosting a carol concert and evening of remembrance at Keys Park this December.

Players wanted for U11s Rangers 

23 Nov

Our Under 11s Rangers are looking for players in all positions to complete their squad.

22/11/15 – Match Report – Wyrley Wanderers v’s Lodge Farm 

22 Nov

Result – Wanderers 1 – Lodge Farm 2 This week the Wanderers welcomed Lodge Farm to the academy and were looking to extend our unbeaten league run.

The Big Chill and Wyrley Juniors FC Big in Cyprus !! 

22 Nov

Burntwood Phoenix 3 v 1 Wyrley Meerkats  (21.11.15) As the icy wind swirled around Hospital Road Playing Fields it was clear that this wasn`t a day for watching football , however with sales of hot drinks going through the roof and Wyrley ...

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Jobs boost as Jaguar Land Rover doubles size of engine plant 

24 Nov

The car giant said the move will create hundreds of new jobs at the plant at i54 in South Staffordshire...

‘Make M6 Toll free’ plea from combined authority bosses 

19 Nov

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham...

Maximus outlines plans for 325 home development 

12 Oct

WORCESTERSHIRE developer Maximus has applied for outline planning permission to build 325 houses on 30 acres off Sandon Road, Stafford.

M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

M6 Motor Bodies 

29 Sep

Andy Savery set up his garage in 2000, with no plan beyond being his own boss and running that business until he retired.

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LocalGov »

Coverage of CCTV Cameras in South Staffordshire 

25 Nov

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Andy Calloway on 25 November 2015 .

Jaguar Land Rover expansion will further boost regional growth 

24 Nov

A £450 million expansion at Jaguar Land Rover's engine facility at i54 South Staffordshire will strengthen the regional economy and boost investor confidence, the site's partnership leaders said after a company announcement today.

Grassroots Sports 

23 Nov

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Steve Hermon on 23 November 2015 .

Housing benefit for ‘exempt’ or ‘supported’ accommodation 

18 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Luke Denne on 18 November 2015 .

Gypsies, 17th November 

17 Nov

Gypsies setup adjacent road / multiple horses tethered alongside and very close to the road Fly tipping to follow ...

Dead tree still standing outside 304 Cannock Road, 14th November 

14 Nov

Dead tree still standing outside 304 Cannock Road.

Fallen branches from tree on Cannock Road, 14th November 

14 Nov

Fallen branches from tree on grass verge by turn in to Westcroft Farm and also tree needs inspecting to see if any more branches are liable to fall.

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Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Brewood 

18 Nov

A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Brewood is currently running.

Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Penkridge 

17 Nov

A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Penkridge is currently running.

Marking a milestone with time capsule burial 

9 Nov

Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station marked a milestone when a time capsule was buried in its grounds.

Firefighters triumph in world rescue challenge 

30 Oct

Firefighters from Brewood returned victorious after winning fourth place in the World Rescue Trauma Challenge competition in Portugal.

Time capsule burial marks milestone 

20 Oct

Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on November 4 when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.

Events marks offical opening of Kinver Community Fire Station 

15 Oct

Kinver’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony this week.

Firefighters turn soap stars for charity 

12 Oct

Firefighters from Brewood Fire Station will be getting in a lather when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.

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Blogs »

Gavin welcomes JLR expansion plans 

26 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement to double the size of their Engine Manufacturing Centre on the i54 business park in Bilbrook.

Gavin welcomes Autumn Statement 

26 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

Gavin welcomes investment for national defence 

24 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news following the Prime Minister’s Statement on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, that Bilbrook based company MOOG will be manufacturing parts of the new maritime aircraft ...

Gavin reveals Essington referendum results 

23 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has revealed the final numbers in his referendum against the building of the DX Freight Super Hub in Hobnock Road, Essington.

“Voice of the balls” leaves Kinver with £2,900 

23 Nov

A total of 160 generous – and in many cases knowledgeable – quizzers descended on Kinver on Friday to take part in Kinver Rotary Club’s annual Children in Need quiz hosted by Alan Dedicoat, the “Voice of the Balls” He left the event ...

Kinver Rotary Club Sleigh Routes 2015 

23 Nov

Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh makes its first appearance of the season when it carries Santa to the big switch on of the Christmas lights in Kinver on Friday November 27.

#Pub 86: The Hop Pole, Bilston 

22 Nov

Despite being built in the 1970’s, this is probably the nearest around this district that’d we’d find a traditional market pub that caters for the market people.

#Pub 85: The Swan Bilston 

22 Nov

A surprising pub and a deserving 4/5 as it retains a lot of character from it’s presumably late Victorian vintage.

#Pub 84: The Sir Henry Newbolt, Bilston 

22 Nov

A Standard ‘spoons.

KOL Speaks to Kinver Resident, TV Newsreader and Journalist Nick Owen 

20 Nov

Nick Owen is known to many in the Midlands as the face of the news on Midlands Today most evenings, but he’s had quite a career.

Gavin congratulates Havergal Primary School pupils on being named in top 2% for phonics 

19 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has congratulated Havergal Primary School in Shareshill, after they were named in the 2% of schools for Phonic Screening check results.

Gavin welcomes South Staffordshire apprenticeship figures 

19 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing 960 new apprenticeships were started by people in South Staffordshire last year.

Free Boiler Service for the over 55s in Wombourne 

18 Nov

The Winter is fast approaching and it’s important you make sure that your boiler is working well so you have a warm, safe home.

Gavin meets with Huntington residents to discuss pit wheel memorial 

18 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with residents, Parish Councillors and District Councillors in Huntington last week to discuss the relocation of one of the pit wheels from the Colliery site in order to create a monument and war ...

Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Hezekiah Henry Jones 

17 Nov

Hezekiah Henry ‘Harry’ Jones, aged 18/19.

Gavin presents cheques to Kinver charities 

17 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, presented £18,000 worth of grants to charities in and around Kinver last week at a presentation evening at St Peter’s Church Hall.

The Polar Express arrives in Wombourne 

17 Nov

This Christmas, Betty’s Courtyard will be putting on a very unique family event in Wombourne.

Record-breaking support for local good causes 

17 Nov

Kinver Country Fayre has awarded grants totalling more than £18,000 at its annual ceremony in the village.

Record-breaking support for local good causes 

17 Nov

Kinver Country Fayre has awarded grants totalling more than £18,000 at its annual ceremony in the village.

Gavin visits Great Wyrley Local History Society 

16 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Great Wyrley Local History Society this week to view their digitised records.

Friday, 13th November 2015 

14 Nov

Not a day that will live with any affection in the memory of Parisians for sure following the death toll of 129 (till now) caused by ISIS attacks.

St. Dominic’s Brewood Swim to the top of ISA’s Midlands Championships 

14 Nov

Last Thursday, four students from St.

Gavin welcomes Perton broadband update 

13 Nov

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the advances in Superfast Staffordshire’s roll-out programme in Perton.

Kinver Rotarians (and athletes) raise £6,500 for charity 

13 Nov

Generous Rotarians, dedicated athletes and fun runners have between them raised more than £6,500 for charity within a two-week period.

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