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Lakes to become fishing pools in Great Wyrley 

23 Aug

Budding fishermen in South Staffordshire may have a new place to hook a fish after the council approved plans to transform lakes on Green Belt land.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Music fans leaving V Festival site causing… 

22 Aug

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area around Weston Park as music-lovers begin to quit the site following this weekend's V festival.


Delays on the way as roadworks start in Walsall town centre 

20 Aug

Hatherton Road will be closed to all vehicles between the junctions of Hatherton Street and Lower Forster Street in Walsall, causing long delays.


Man suffers slashes to his stomach in ‘terrifying’ Cheslyn Hay robbery 

18 Aug

A 22-year-old man suffered slash wounds to his stomach and a cut to his hands when he was robbed in an alleyway by multiple attackers.


Biker seriously injured in Featherstone crash 

17 Aug

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after a crash between her bike and a car this morning.


Masked raiders burst into Great Wyrley vets practice to snatch safe leaving staff shaken 

15 Aug

Veterinary staff have been left ‘shaken’ following a break-in by masked raiders who stole a safe with cash inside.


HMP Featherstone: Staff assaulted and hostage situation develops after violence breaks out 

12 Aug

Guards were assaulted and a hostage situation took place as trouble flared at ‘one of the most violent’ prisons in the country.


Staff assaulted and ‘multiple’ fires at HMP Featherstone 

12 Aug

Inmates at a West Midlands prison have assaulted staff and started "multiple" fires in a week-long outbreak of disorder.


Video: Roads near Royal Stoke University Hospital which are… 

12 Aug

ROADS riddled with potholes will finally be resurfaced much to the relief of fed-up residents.


Himley Park dogs ban trial will remain in force 

9 Aug

A six-month trial that saw dogs banned from a section of Himley Park will continue as bosses decide whether to make it permanent.


Students warned bursaries may not be confirmed before courses start 

5 Aug

The NHS body in charge of social work bursaries has apologised to students after admitting they may not know if they have been awarded a bursary or not before courses have started.


Shock as young student nurse Sally Cooper dies suddenly 

5 Aug

Tributes have been paid to a student nurse from Codsall after she died suddenly.


Great Wyrley crash victim Ann Walton: Tributes paid to grandmother 

4 Aug

Tributes have poured in for a grandmother who lost her life while she was out walking her dog.


Staffordshire’s best kept villages are named in annual contest 

4 Aug

Gnosall and Acton Trussell were the big winners as this year’s instalment of the annual Staffordshire Best Kept Village drew to a close.


£56m complex set to bring 1,500 jobs to Staffordshire 

3 Aug

Plans for a one million sq ft warehousing and logistics development in South Staffordshire could bring 1,500 jobs to the area, say developers.


Great Wyrley crash victim named as grandmother 

2 Aug

A grandmother killed after being hit by a car while walking her dog has been named.


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Sport »

Match Preview: Whitby Town (H) 

26 Aug

The Pitmen make a quick return to Keys Park as they host Whitby Town on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways in the league and build on a positive second half on Monday evening against Marine AFC.


An Evening with Bryan Robson 

25 Aug

Memories of almost twenty years ago will come flooding back to supporters of Hednesford Town Football Club when a footballing legend attends a speaking engagement for the club at Keys Park Stadium on Thursday 27th October 2016.


‘I Am Team GB’ 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town Football Club and Hednesford Town FC Supporters Association are proud to be supporting ‘I Am Team GB’ in conjunction with Cannock Chase MP, Amanda Milling.


2nd 100 Club member – Beehive Hair Salon 

23 Aug

We are pleased to announce the second member of our 100 club – a group of businesses and individuals who – for £100 – will have their business details pinned to this page and on our website for 4 days.


Hednesford Town 1-1 Marine AFC 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to come from behind for the third time already this season as they picked up a point against an unbeaten Marine side – with the Pitmen also being reduced to ten men for the second game in succession.


Barton United pick up first win of the season against Enville Athletic 

22 Aug

Barton United put their first points on the board after a win over Enville Athletic.


Match Preview: Marine AFC (H) 

22 Aug

After suffering their first loss of the season on Saturday the Pitmen will be looking to get back to winning ways this evening when Marine visit Keys Park.


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Business »

Traffic Alert: Motorway users warned of long delays following accident 

25 Aug

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham following an accident between a car and a van.


Delivery firm DX outlines new vision for logistics hub 

25 Aug

South Staffordshire site will eventually employ around 850 people as DX submits revised plans for new development...


Fatal accident leaves legacy of problems for M6 motorists 

22 Aug

THE legacy of a fatal accident brought major traffic problems to the M6 in Staffordshire early today.


Traffic Alert: Shed load causes long delays on Midland motorway 

19 Aug

DRIVERS using the M6 around Birmingham are being warned of long delays following a lorry shedding its load on the carriageway.


Motorists warned of disruption as thousands head for V Festival 

19 Aug

MOTORISTS using the M6 in Staffordshire have been warned about delays and possible disruption today with traffic heading to the V Festival at Weston Park.


Traffic Alert: Police incident closes motorway 

10 Aug

3pm - UpdateDRIVERS are being warned of a full closure of the M54 in Shropshire.


Vehicle fire closes M6 both ways outside Birmingham 

26 Jul

THE M6 motorway was closed in both directions during morning rush hour as emergency services dealt with a HGV that caught fire.


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LocalGov »

Fly tip, 27th August 

27 Aug

New fly tip needs cleaning up.


Fly tips, 24th August 

24 Aug

Fly tips require cleaning.


FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

24 Aug

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Jenny Pennington on 24 August 2016 .


Business Rates 

23 Aug

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gareth Elton on 23 August 2016 .


Business Rates 

22 Aug

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Gareth Elton on 22 August 2016 .


Playground budgets and closures 

17 Aug

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Julie Parmenter on 17 August 2016 .


Playground budgets and closures 

16 Aug

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Julie Parmenter on 16 August 2016 .


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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 »

The Cannock Area in World War One: The Deggs of Hednesford 

27 Aug

Mr Phillips and Don the Dog raising money for the Tommies, 1914.


Gavin meets with Virgin Media in Featherstone 

26 Aug

Gavin meets with Virgin Media in Featherstone Harriet Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:12 Friday, 26 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire met with representatives from Virgin Media in Featherstone to hear about the next steps in their ...


GCSE Results 2016 

25 Aug

Congratulations to our GCSE Students for their excellent results, 100% pass rate at GCSE.


Gavin vows to fight on for Landywood 

24 Aug

Gavin vows to fight on for Landywood Harriet Wed, 24/08/2016 - 13:17 Wednesday, 24 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned altered proposals for a housing development on the land off Landywood Lane, after previously ...


Auraveda – should the new frontage stay or go? 

24 Aug

For over a year now, the front of Auraveda in the High Street has had a colourful new look, in stark contrast to the the plain, traditional look of the rest of the village.


Wonderful Women – A Concert at St. Peter’s Church 

23 Aug

Local musicians Ayaki Davies and Hannah McFarland will be performing a varied programme of classical music in an afternoon concert on 15 th October 2016 at St.


Gavin visits Moseley Old Hall 

23 Aug

Gavin visits Moseley Old Hall Harriet Tue, 23/08/2016 - 15:41 Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire visited Moseley Old Hall recently to meet with representatives from the National Trust to hear more the developments ...


Gavin drops into KOSSMIC summer session 

19 Aug

Gavin drops into KOSSMIC summer session Harriet Fri, 19/08/2016 - 15:01 Friday, 19 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited KOSSMIC at Ounsdale High School, an activity programme run by volunteers during the summer holidays.


Gavin welcomes record employment levels 

18 Aug

Gavin welcomes record employment levels Harriet Thu, 18/08/2016 - 15:06 Thursday, 18 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed today’s record-breaking figures showing that there are more people in work than ever before...


Alyssia Goes for Gold 

18 Aug

Alyssia has Olympic Gold in her sights with the target of competing for Team GB in the 2020 games in Tokyo.


A Level Results 2016 

18 Aug

10 0% Pass Rate Once Again.


Gavin takes tea with Coven Forget-Me-Not Club 

17 Aug

Gavin takes tea with Coven Forget-Me-Not Club Harriet Wed, 17/08/2016 - 12:48 Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited members of Coven Forget-Me-Not Club to attend their Big Cuppa and Cake afternoon.


Gavin visits Watery Lane Allotments 

15 Aug

Gavin visits Watery Lane Allotments Harriet Mon, 15/08/2016 - 12:27 Monday, 15 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire visited to Watery Lane Allotments, in Codsall, to judge of the Tallest Sunflower Competition and hear about their...


Finding our fallen 

15 Aug

Sharp eyed readers will have gathered that I am now the Secretary of our local British Legion and as such I’m putting together a short talk about The Somme and Essington in 1916.


Wombourne Carnival 2016 

12 Aug

Wombourne Carnival was a huge success this year and many people were overheard saying it was the best one they’d been to.


Gavin joins NCS Coffee Morning in Codsall 

11 Aug

Gavin joins NCS Coffee Morning in Codsall Harriet Thu, 11/08/2016 - 10:14 Thursday, 11 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined the National Citizen Service for a tea and coffee morning in Codsall for a tea and coffee morning...


Gavin attends consultation for Huntington War Memorial 

9 Aug

Gavin attends consultation for Huntington War Memorial Harriet Tue, 09/08/2016 - 15:26 Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with Huntington Parish Council and their public consultation to discuss their proposed ...


Gavin meets Coven Playing Field Committee 

8 Aug

Gavin meets Coven Playing Field Committee Harriet Mon, 08/08/2016 - 16:02 Monday, 8 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visit Coven Play Field on Thursday to congratulate winners of the ‘My Dream Park’ competition and hear ...


Gavin congratulates 3 Hammers Golf on PGA Award 

5 Aug

Gavin congratulates 3 Hammers Golf on PGA Award Harriet Fri, 05/08/2016 - 11:09 Friday, 5 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Coven where he congratulated them on their recent PGA award.


Investment powers advanced cleaning 

3 Aug

Date: Wed, 2016-08-03 10:00 Description: A Staffordshire housing association has invested in state-of-the-art drain jetting equipment designed to deliver better value on rental income as well as extending the services it offers to local residents.


Crafty kids at Kinver Edge – National Trust 

3 Aug

Every Tuesday and Thursday in the school summer holidays, 11am – 2pm £2 per child, plus Rock House entry fee (or free to National Trust members) Calling all crafty kids and outdoor adventurers! Join us for plant-potting, kite-flying, clay-creation...


Gavin visits Codsall Police Cadets 

2 Aug

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Codsall Police Cadets at Bilbrook and Codsall fire station.


Gavin visits Codsall Police Cadets 

2 Aug

Gavin visits Codsall Police Cadets Harriet Tue, 02/08/2016 - 08:35 Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Codsall Police Cadets at Bilbrook and Codsall fire station.


The mental menace of Shibboleth 

1 Aug

Those who know what I do for a living will know the trials and tribulations of installing and configuring Shibboleth and how frustrating it is.


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