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Brexit: South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson shared cuppa with the PM before he told the Queen of resignation 

25 Jun

David Cameron shared a cup of tea with South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson before telephoning Her Majesty the Queen to inform her of his decision to resign.


Prisoner turned toilet brush into homemade weapon to protect… 

25 Jun

AN INMATE turned a toilet brush into a homemade weapon so he could protect himself after running up a drugs debt while serving time in prison.


Four hurt in Great Wyrley crash between taxi and car 

24 Jun

Four men were injured in a crash involving a taxi and car.


EU referendum result: South Staffordshire votes LEAVE with record turnout 

24 Jun

A record turnout swung it in South Staffordshire, where voters decisively backed Brexit.


Paramedics called to HMP Featherstone nearly TWICE every day 

21 Jun

Ambulance call-outs to HMP Featherstone have rocketed with paramedics attending almost twice a day.


Tesco stores to reduce hours in Staffordshire and Cheshire 

20 Jun

A major supermarket chain is set to cut trading hours at a number of its 24-hour stores across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


TV star David Suchet returns to Lichfield to see progress of canal restoration project 

18 Jun

Poirot star David Suchet has visited Lichfield to lend his support to work to restore a canal through the city.


Flooding postpones Kinver Country Fayre 

18 Jun

A popular country fair has been postponed due to flooding, its organisers have announced.


Staffordshire Police issue statement about 1978 murder of… 

17 Jun

Police have issued a statement about the case of a paperboy murdered in Staffordshire almost 40 years ago - following a TV documentary on the subject.


Meeting on 200 homes plan for Essington 

17 Jun

A public meeting is set to be held over plans to build more than 200 new homes on green belt land in South Staffordshire.


Crime round-up Thursday June 16 – incidents from Penkridge,… 

16 Jun

Some of the incidents reported to Staffordshire Police over the last few days.


Staffordshire’s Great Wyrley High School placed in special measures 

15 Jun

A Staffordshire school has been placed in special measures after being rated as ‘Inadequate’ in almost every area by education watchdogs.


Robbie Williams puts LA mansion up for sale 

14 Jun

Pop sensation Robbie Williams has reportedly put his Los Angeles home for sale for $11 million (7,777,286)The 42-year-old, from Tunstall, brought the home in the gated Mulholland Estates community, more than a decade ago for $5.45m (3,854,448).


‘Social workers might not miss the HCPC. But we’ll miss its independence’ 

13 Jun

By Professor Brid Featherstone The Children and Social Work Bill contains a proposal that could significantly change the way social workers in England are regulated, yet few practitioners seem aware of it.


Pair of 17th century coins fetch £33,000 at auction 

11 Jun

A pair of rare coins dating from the reign of Oliver Cromwell and his adversary King Charles II have sold for £22,000 and £11,000 respectively in Penkridge.


Inquiry into Coven Heath traveller site begins 

10 Jun

An inquiry to decide the fate of Green Belt land in South Staffordshire, where travellers have set up camp, has begun.


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Sport »

Wright Opts to Join the Pitmen 

22 Jun

Liam McDonald has today swooped to bring in another new face to his Hednesford Town squad ahead of the start of pre-season, with the signing of defender Lewis Wright.


Peel Pursuit 

21 Jun

  A new Peel Pursuit course saw a new name on the trophy – well done Dave Brown who was first over the line, from .


Defender Arrives at Keys Park 

21 Jun

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce defender Michael Williams as the latest new player to arrive at Keys Park.


Captain’s Weekly 19th June 2016 

19 Jun

  “Pats on the back” this week go to Mark Stodgell, Cath Williams, Hazel Waters and Holly Stodgell for reaching the A final at .


Meet the Manager – Thursday 23rd June 2016, 7.30pm 

15 Jun

On Thursday 23rd June we have arranged one of the popular ‘Meet the Manager’ evenings at Keys Park where supporters can come along and meet Liam McDonald and ask him questions about his plans for the season ahead.


Domination Sprint Results 

14 Jun

Many thanks to Claire & Cat Bushnell (& Sam!!) for putting on tonights Domination Sprint Race, and organising for the rain to stop for everyone .


Girls Academy postponed tonight. 

14 Jun

With the weather forecast not looking good,the Girls Academy has been postponed tonight.


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Business »

Traffic Alert: Long delays to motorway after accident closes exit 

20 Jun

MOTORISTS using the M6 through Staffordshire and the Black Country have been warned of long delays following a serious accident.


Traffic Alert: Main commuter routes blocked as heavy rain brings more chaos 

15 Jun

COMMUTERS face a difficult journey into Birmingham this morning following a spate of accidents and flooding following further heavy rain.


Traffic Alert: Floods bring motorway misery for second week in succession 

14 Jun

HEAVY storms are causing major problems for drivers using the M5 and M6 in Birmingham and the Black Country.


West Midlands rail hub launches consultation 

14 Jun

Early design options to be opened for public scrutiny at series of events to outline how major transport hub in South Staffordshire could look...


Traffic alert: Three-vehicle motorway crash causing long delays 

10 Jun

12.10PM Police have reopened the motorway, although one lane on the M5 slip road remains closed.


Software firm tells shareholders it’s jam tomorrow 

9 Jun

STAFFORDSHIRE back office software supplier, eg solutions has braced shareholders for a lower-than-expected first half.


PurpleBricks set to have market dominance tested following £13m investment in rival 

6 Jun

SOLIHULL-based online estate agency PurpleBricks is set to have its market dominance tested following a £13m investment in a competitor.


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LocalGov »

Household rubbish dumped, 22nd June 

22 Jun

Black bin bags, carpet, various items including a carseat discarded by fence.


Business Rates 

21 Jun

Follow up sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Katy Stone on 21 June 2016 .


Scum flypipping, 18th June 

18 Jun

Fridge dumped at layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): B4176, Himley Report on FixMyStreet...


Business Rates 

13 Jun

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Katy Stone on 13 June 2016 .


Rates retention and appeals 

10 Jun

Follow up sent to South Staffordshire District Council by R Gilmore on 10 June 2016 .


The bushes, plants, hedge etc are growing into the road, 9th June 

9 Jun

The bush/hedge along the one side have grown and are now partially obstructing the road.


Mattress dumped, 8th June 

8 Jun

Double mattress dumped in layby Report on FixMyStreet...


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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).


Time capsule burial marks milestone 

3 Dec

Penkridge Community Fire Station marked a milestone today when a time capsule was buried in its grounds.


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.


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Blogs »

Gavin joins with the Albrighton and District Rotary Club to celebrate National Stroke Awareness Day 

24 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined with the Albrighton and District Rotary Club tomark National Stroke Awareness Day on Friday 17th June.


Avoiding Armed Conflict 

24 Jun

Having an interest in the English Civil War (1642–1651), I think I have got a vague sense of what it was like to live in England back then as the past four months hasn’t been a great experience and has exposed a really divided country, as it was ...


Gavin opens Annual Brewood Cycle Challenge 

22 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, opened the 7th annual Brewood Cycle Challenge on Saturday 18th June.


Gavin celebrates Care Home Open Day 

20 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended Care Home Open Day at Holbeche House.


KINVER COUNTRY FAYRE POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODS 

18 Jun

Kinver Country Fayre, due to take place on Sunday 19 June, has been postponed because of the event fields flooding.


Not in my Country 

17 Jun

Despite of the euphoria about the footie, the murder of an MP in this country is an absolute outrage and a sad day for democracy.


Gavin attends Bilbrook and Codsall Carnival and Fete 

15 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the Codsall Carnival and Fete organized by 1st Bilbrook Codsall Scout Group at Codsall Village Hall last weekend.


Gavin visits Spectrum Brands 

13 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Spectrum Brands Distribution Depot off Heath Mill Road, Wombourne last week.


Busy Birthday Week 

12 Jun

This week saw me start my 56th year as a human and it’s been very good and I hope a successful year compared to being 55 which ended up being terrible for a number of reasons.


Neil Young @ Leeds Arena 10th June 2016 

12 Jun

At a time of Birthdays amongst friends, I went with Mr Five Pints to Leeds to see Neil Young @ Leeds Arena and he didn’t disappoint.


Anthony Read and Bob Holmes: From Cheslyn Hay to Gallifrey (via Walsall) 

11 Jun

Station Street, Walsall.


Enqinuity 

10 Jun

Preparatory Pupils visit to Enginuity at Ironbridge...


Gavin congratulates Slimming World’s Man of the Year 

10 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, presented John with the Man of the Year Award and the 15 Stone Award from Slimming World.


Gavin visits Brewood Ringers 

7 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Brewood Ringers at the Belvide Reservoir to discuss the feathered wildlife.


Gavin supports One Big Bark Campaign 

2 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with Marie Franklin-Jones and local supporters to promote the One Big Bark Campaign which raises awareness of dog theft in the UK.


Gavin visits Wightwick Hall School 

1 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Wightwick Hall School near Wolverhampton to understand the outstanding work that the school is doing in partnership with The Institute of Financial Services at University College to provide ...


Jutland 1916, Costello & Hughes 

31 May

As it’s the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland today, and as I’m most interested in Naval history above all else, I’ve been reading this book as it’s another one that’s been on the shelf for a while, although I have read other ...


Gavin visits Wightwick Hall School 

31 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Wightwick Hall School near Wolverhampton to understand the outstanding work the school in partnership with ifs University College does to provide financial education for future generations of ...


Gavin meets with Natural England in Kinver 

27 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with representatives from Natural England in Kinver to discuss conservation of the area.


Gavin attends RBS business lunch 

26 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended a lunch hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland for South Staffordshire businesses.


Windows 10 upgrade 

25 May

It’s not often a Yahoo news item makes me chuckle but this one did: read the bit about the “One man who left his PC to upgrade overnight woke up to find his private collection of pornography being used as a slideshow which was spotted by his wife.


Gavin attends Cheslyn Hay Boys’ Brigade awards evening 

25 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the Cheslyn Hay Boys’ Brigade awards evening last week.


Gavin visits Trysull and Seisdon Open Gardens 

24 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Trysull and Seisdon Open Gardens last weekend.


The week from Hell 

23 May

This past week well really past three weeks have been some of the toughest since my Grandfather dies some 34 years ago.


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