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Self-service libraries plan backed 

19 Jul

The changes, which come after months of public consultation, will allow community groups to manage four Staffordshire libraries, as well as putting Cheslyn Hay Library at risk of closure, in an effort to save £1...

Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project 

17 Jul

A group of Lichfield 10k runners raising money for the city’s canal restoration trust will look the part thanks to local business.

Controversial plans set for green light 

13 Jul

Developer Bloor Homes unveiled its proposal for a housing estate just north of the centre of Penkridge last year...

MP joins Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to celebrate 30th anniversary 

9 Jul

A group working to restore the Lichfield Canal were joined by the city’s MP as they celebrated their 30th birthday.

Deal put PP on course for £40m 

3 Jul

PP Control Automation, which employs over 230 people at its world class facility at Cheslyn Hay, has received significant investment from Ardenton Capital Corporation, who now own a majority stake in the organisation...

Shop staff confront armed raiders 

1 Jul

Two men wearing balaclavas targeted Budgens, in Pendeford Mill Lane, Bilbrook, wielding hammers and demanding cash...

Large grass fire at Kinver Edge 

28 Jun

The National Trust site warned visitors against barbecues, campfires and discarding cigarettes in light of the blaze...

Firefighters tackle blaze at factory 

27 Jun

The blaze took place at the premises in Littleton Drive in Huntington...

Signed service for deaf worshippers in Staffordshire 

25 Jun

Reverend Susan Myatt was born profoundly deaf and now holds sign language sermons in Penkridge.

MP’s owl sanctuary plea 

24 Jun

The Cabinet minister and South Staffordshire MP says it is 'a tragedy' that the World Owl Trust (WOT) has abandoned plans to set up its new home in Himley Park, Dudley...

Owl sanctuary plans scrapped 

20 Jun

The World Owl Trust (WOT) started work on the scheme at Himley Park in Dudley in 2016, with a team of volunteers embarking on a clear up of the famous old walled garden area...

Veterans reunite at airfield 

19 Jun

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport, in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, saw reunions of those who served as air crew for the RAF during the Second World War – with some travelling from as far as Dundee...

Flooding forces centre closure 

18 Jun

Great Wyrley Community Centre will be shut down for eight to 10 weeks for repairs after it was deemed too dangerous to be used by the many groups who call it home...

MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal 

14 Jun

Lichfield’s MP has been given a tour of key sites in a project to restore a local canal.

Couple who won £1million on the Euromillions return to Lichfield store where they bought lucky ticket 

14 Jun

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.

Patshull Estate sale talks 

13 Jun

The centuries old estate – which is owned by The Crown Estate – is made up of around 3,600 acres of agricultural land and property in Patshull, near Pattingham...

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Match Preview: Rugby Town (H) 

20 Jul

This weekend sees the Pitmen return to home action as we prepare to host Rugby Town at Keys Park in our latest pre-season fixture.

Defender Makes Keys Park Return 

20 Jul

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to announce that defender Callam Mendez-Jones has returned to Keys Park after he agreed a new deal with the club last night.

Additional Pre-Season Fixture Added + News 

18 Jul

We can now confirm that we have this week added a further pre-season fixture to our line-up.

Match Preview: AFC Wulfrunians (A) 

17 Jul

The Pitmen return to action this evening in our latest pre-season fixture as we renew acquaintances with old friends AFC Wulfrunians.

Welcome new players, parents and managers. 

16 Jul

A huge welcome to our new teams.

Hednesford Town 0-0 Mansfield Town 

15 Jul

Hednesford Town played out an entertaining goalless draw with Football League Two side Mansfield Town in the first home pre-season fixture of the summer.

Wildcats on show!! 

13 Jul

Pictured below 21 of our 25 Wildcats who attend our Tuesday Centre at Long Lane each week.

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Review of 2017 – February: Facelift for M6 junction, new cycle lanes and council cuts U-turn 

24 Dec

Highways chiefs announced plans in February to spend 64m improving a busy M6 junction and new images were revealed showing how Birmingham's 'cycle superhighway' could look...

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.

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Great wyrley sign on walsall road from bloxwich subject of tagging, 16th July 

16 Jul

This graffiti has been on the sign for months without removal however the plants are attended to regularly , it really doesn't give the right impression Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cleese...

Residential Property 

13 Jul

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to S Evans on 13 July 2018 .

Residential Property 

12 Jul

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to S Evans on 12 July 2018 .

Implementation of S167 lists of taxis – Previously D 

10 Jul

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Doug Paulley on 10 July 2018 .

Some idiot fly tipped asbestos, 8th July 

8 Jul

Asbestos dumped on the woodland footpath off gas bridge, common road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Marlburn Way, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...

Giant hogweed. Toxic. Growing by the brook. Very dangerous to children and pets, 8th July 

8 Jul

Giant hogweed spreading.

Shopping Trolley dumped, 8th July 

8 Jul

Shopping trolley dumped on moons lane by Highfields park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Moons Lane, Cheslyn Hay Report on FixMyStreet...

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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 »

En France 

20 Jul

British red phone box in Bayeux I’ve been to France for a week – well Normandy really.

Gavin celebrates Great Wyrley Carnival 

12 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the annual event Great Wyrley Carnival, held in the Star Field off Hazel Lane, welcomed over 5,000 visitors and featured a multitude of events including a dog show, fun fair, marching ...

The Tank War by Mark Urban 

10 Jul

This is a book I read whilst holidaying on Normandy recently and a good read it is too.

Gavin visits ERA 

4 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the home security experts at the i54 business park.

Gavin opens new £3m new teaching block at Kinver High School 

2 Jul

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined staff and pupils to officially open the block The school’s brand new teaching block will be home to the mathematics, English and Modern Foreign Languages Department and was formed as part of the ...

Gavin opens Kinver Post Office 

18 Jun

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, ‘reopened’ the Post Office which closed last June...

Gavin raises concerns with Midlands Connect 

18 Jun

South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has raised concerns that transport bosses in the West Midlands are trying to revive controversial plans to build a motorway through the Staffordshire countryside ‘by stealth’.

The Evolution of Cloud Computing by Clive Longbottom 

13 Jun

This is a work book and amongst friends and colleges, a contentious one.


12 Jun

Well it’s been my Birthday celebrations over the last week and a good time too – sneaking off doing things you shouldn’t be doing in “works time”.

Flood Pt II 

4 Jun

Well last weekend we were flooded out again so me and the neighbours are still in the process of cleaning up.

New Allocated Housing Sites in Wombourne 

1 Jun

We have received update from South Staffs Council on the new housing situation: Wombourne is one of 9 main villages in South Staffordshire where housing sites have been allocated in the SAD (Site Allocations Document).

A fun day of getting close to wildlife at Kinver Edge, with free activities and walks all day 

16 May

Saturday 19 th May, 9am until 11pm Find us at the war memorial by the Ranger’s Yard, Comber Road, sat-nav DY7 6HU.

Gavin urges House of Fraser to secure the future of Beatties 

11 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has written to House of Fraser bosses urging them to protect the Wolverhampton store from closure.

Rugby and The Silent Soldier 

8 May

The hottest Bank Holiday for 20 odd years saw a very busy time for me socially – for a change.

Winston Churchill As I Knew Him by Violet Bonham Carter 

8 May

This is one of those books about Churchill that biographers about Churchill read and quote quite often as Violet Bonham Carter, being H H Asquith’s daughter, new Churchill on a more or less daily basis and she was one of his early “confidantes...

Gavin takes part in National Care Home Day celebrations 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at Himley Mill Care Home National Care Home day is a chance to celebrate all the different people, cultures and relationships in your area, and to show your community that care homes are ...

Gavin visits Mode Menswear 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited the newly opened family-run business in Codsall Mode Menswear, on Wolverhampton Road, was opened earlier this year by Mark Hodgkiss, a resident of Codsall with over 20 years experience in...

Gavin visits Great Wyrley Memorial Garden 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the memorial garden which has recently had a huge refurbishment The Memorial Garden, on Walsall Road, was unveiled in 1922 in memory of those who fought in World War I.

How not to run a Government 

27 Apr

Need we say more ? But lets face it, the Tories, and Mrs May in particular have made a real hash of this country.

Gavin welcomes a £150,000 allocation to better protect homes from flooding in Cheslyn Hay 

27 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Environment Agency’s recent announcement of £36 million in Government funds to protect properties from flooding Following last Autumn’s budget, 10 schemes across the West Midlands ...

Heatwave in Wombourne? 

18 Apr

Could there be a heatwave ahead next week in Wombourne? Find out all you need to know about the coming warm weather.

Gavin meets with The British Hedgehog Preservation Society at Wrottesley Park 

11 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined the Natural Burial Company at Wrottesley Park to learn about their new partnership with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Beware of the Neighbours 

9 Apr

Well the ones that ask you in for a nightcap at 11.30 and then let you go at 2.30 in the a.

Gavin opens McCarthy & Stone’s new retirement complex 

6 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visits McCarthy & Stone's new Codsall development, Brindley Gardens.

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