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Police in appeal after M6 crash leaves Penkridge man fighting for life 

4 Jul

More details were released today about a crash on the M6 that left a Penkridge man fighting for his life.


Staffordshire broadband scheme reaches halfway mark 

4 Jul

A scheme to roll out superfast broadband in Codsall and Kinver has reached the halfway mark, with more than 400km of cable installed and 50,000 homes able to connect.


Violent bully jailed after beating up biker in front of children… 

2 Jul

VIOLENT bully David Jones kicked and stamped on a man in a street attack witnessed by children.


Grassroots social work group moves forward on plans for new college 

30 Jun

A grassroots group of social workers, supported by prominent members of The College of Social Work, is pressing ahead with plans to form a new college.


‘Child protection must not be used for dealing with the symptoms of increased poverty’ 

30 Jun

by Brigid Featherstone (The Open University), Anna Gupta (Royal Hollway, University of London), Kate Morris (The University of Nottingham), Jo Warner (University of Kent), Sue White (University of Birmingham)     According to a recent report ...


IN PICTURES and VIDEO: They’re off! Penkridge fun run is a hit 

29 Jun

Hundreds of people took part in a fun run, while thousands more watched from the sidelines to cheer their friends and loved ones on.


Faster broadband on way to more Staffordshire homes 

26 Jun

High-speed broadband will be available in parts of South Staffordshire by September 30, it has emerged.


Donation boosts Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust’s restoration projects 

25 Jun

Efforts to restore local canals have been boosted by a four-figure donation.


Major Codsall road to close for work on sewers 

25 Jun

Part of a major road through Codsall will be closed while £1.3 million work to improve sewers takes place at a flooding blackspot.


Appeal for members to scrutinise Newcastle, Stone and Stoke-on-Tr… 

24 Jun

PANELS tasked with holding senior police officers to account have vacancies for members.


College insiders want BASW to fill the gap 

24 Jun

Sources from within The College of Social Work are calling on BASW (the British Association of Social Workers) to consider stepping forward as the independent voice of social work.


More community asset transfers approved as Lichfield District Council aims to find new savings 

24 Jun

A new report has revealed that Lichfield District Council hopes to slash its budget by £200,000 by handing over land to other organisations.


Lichfield Heritage Towpath Trail to become part of the Heart of England Way 

23 Jun

Lichfield’s Heritage Towpath Trail is to become part of the Heart of England Way.


Victory over HS2 route, but Michael Fabricant MP insists fight goes on 

18 Jun

Lichfield’s MP insists his fight against HS2 goes on, despite him backing changes to the route of the controversial line through the area.


WATCH: ‘No Men Aloud’ choir to take to the stage for first time in Brewood 

18 Jun

Dozens of women are getting set for what will be their biggest performance yet.


Worker airlifted after falling off roof of Codsall house 

17 Jun

A workman fell 25ft from the roof of a house - but was saved from serious injury by landing on a bush.


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Sport »

Development Centre Party 

3 Jul

On Sunday 19th of July we are having The Development Centres first party at the Clubhouse at Long Lane.


2015/16 Fixtures Released 

3 Jul

Hednesford Town will begin their 2015/16 Vanarama National League North campaign with a home game against Stalybridge Celtic at Keys Park on Saturday 8th August .


New Boys’ teams 

2 Jul

We are creating 3 new Under 7s teams, 1 Under 8s and 1 under 9s from the Boys’ Development Centre for the new season.


New Lionesses wanted! 

2 Jul

The England Lionesses were so close to reaching a deserved World Cup Final.


Domination Classic Results 

1 Jul

Apologies for forgetting the printer paper for the results of the Domination Classic race, but well done to everyone who battled the terrain and found .


Walsall FC Community offers 

1 Jul

Please see below the offers that are currently on offer at Walsall FC for the new season.


Obeng ready to zoom into Keys Park 

1 Jul

We are now in a position to announce that Hednesford Town Football Club have pounced to sign striker Ahmed Obeng.


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Business »

Birmingham City Council puts more NEC buildings on the market 

22 Jun

Authority to place freehold of Hilton and Crowne Plaza hotel buildings on the market as authority continues asset sell off...


NEC hotels to go on sale months after LDC buyout 

22 Jun

Birmingham City Council to place Hilton and Crowne Plaza hotels on the market as authority continues asset sell off...


M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.


Jaguar Land Rover to enter its most exciting period yet 

12 Jun

Ralf Speth was speaking to a gathering of automotive industry leaders at the Automotive News Europe Congress Gala Dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole...


Jaguar Land Rover to enter its most exciting period yet 

12 Jun

Ralf Speth was speaking to a gathering of automotive industry leaders at the Automotive News Europe Congress Gala Dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole...


Software firm grants directors new share options 

22 May

STAFFORDSHIRE back office optimisation software supplier, eg solutions, has agreed new share options to its directors.


Three partner promotions at Eversheds’ Birmingham office 

5 May

Louise Finnie (corporate), Dawn Hilton (real estate) and Rich Lloyd (commercial dispute resolution) have all been made partners at the law firm...


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LocalGov »

Search for the Relatives of Bernard Tomlinson (Deceased) 

2 Jul

Search for the Relatives of Bernard Tomlinson (Deceased...


HR, Payroll and Bacs software contract expiry dates 

1 Jul

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Andrew Jenkins on 1 July 2015 .


Mattress dumped, 1st July 

1 Jul

Double mattress dumped in layby by post box Report on FixMyStreet...


Fleet Engineer / Workshop Manager & Passenger Transport Services 

30 Jun

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Andy Jennings on 30 June 2015 .


HR, Payroll and Bacs software contract expiry dates 

29 Jun

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Andrew Jenkins on 29 June 2015 .


Celebration Event 2015 

24 Jun

Celebration Event 2015...


Dumping of rubbish, 23rd June 

23 Jun

Rubbish bags containing clothing, cans, bottles etc has been dumped along the length of Jacobs Hall Lane and Gorsey lane, Great Wyrley.


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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.


Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.


Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.


PCSO recruits to hit Staffordshire streets soon 

22 May

Our latest Police Community Support (PCSO) recruits are flying through their training course and will soon be joining our Local Policing Teams around the county.


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Blogs »

Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge pt1 

3 Jul

Pennocrucium settlement site and Watling St (WA Baker 21/7/70) The choice in covering a Roman site for this dissertation was probably inevitable: not only am I from Italian extract, but I was born within a stones throw of the Roman site at Wall (...


Gavin welcomes new discussions on left turn ban 

3 Jul

County Council considering lifting the ban on turning left from Worttesley Park Road onto Pattingham Road, Perton.


June 2015 Newsletter 

2 Jul

The Society supported the ‘ Walk for Health’ group on their ‘Festival walk’ during the month.


Gavin to honour South Staffordshire volunteers 

2 Jul

Gavin will attend the SSCVA Volunteering event in Codsall this weekend.


Gavin calls for Wombourne road repairs 

1 Jul

Constituents have complained about the state of the road on the A449 Wodehouse traffic island near Wombourne.


Gavin celebrates Great Wyrley Carnival 

1 Jul

Around 6,000 people attended the annual event Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, took part in the countries of the world themed Great Wyrley Carnival this weekend.


Gavin visits The Label People in Wombourne 

30 Jun

Gavin visited the local business in Wombourne Enterprise Park Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited The Label People a local business based in Wombourne.


Tenant Survey – You said: we’re listening and acting 

30 Jun

Date: Tue, 2015-06-30 10:26 Description: Tenant Survey actions Keywords: Tenant Survey we're listening and acting Were listening Our tenant survey in October gave us some really valuable feedback.


History and Social media 

29 Jun

Whilst on holiday on the South Coast, I picked up an article about Winston Churchill and his love affairs before he married Clementine.


Gavin visits Wombourne WI tapestry in new home 

29 Jun

Tapestry now displayed in Wombourne Civic Centre Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Wombourne Community Centre last week to view the tapestry made by the Wombourne Women’s Institute to commemorate the millennium.


Trekking through Windermere for Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold and Centre License! 

26 Jun

Nine Year 12 learners went off the beaten track for five days to complete the amazing adventure that is the Duke of Edinburghs Award.


Gavin welcomes Start-Up Loan figures 

26 Jun

Start-Up Loans have helped 46 people in South Staffordshire set up a business Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing the Conservatives’ Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance schemes are supporting ...


Great Wyrley’s Fallen: William Sambrook’s Race Too Far 

25 Jun

William Thomas Deakin Sambrook, joint winner of the Russell Challenge Cup in 1916.


Gavin urges constituents to sign petition to save Fire Stations 

25 Jun

The petition is against closures to Stations in Codsall Bilbrook, Kinver and Brewood.


Gavin meets with NFU 

24 Jun

Gavin met with representatives from the NFU to discuss a number of issues Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with representatives of the NFU last week to discuss a range of different issues including the price of milk.


Gavin meets with BT to discuss Pattingham broadband 

24 Jun

Gavin met with Bill Murphy, Managing Director of Next Generation Access for BT Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with Bill Murphy, Managing Director of Next Generation Access for BT to discuss the ongoing project of rolling out high ...


Gavin attends MND Parliamentary Reception 

23 Jun

Reception was held in acknoledgement of MND Awareness month Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended a reception hosted by the Motor Neurone Disease Association last week to mark MND Awareness Month.


Reginald Coley Woodhouse: Queen Mary’s Boy, Walsall. 

22 Jun

Reginald Coley Woodhouse, former Queen Mary’s, Walsall pupil (QMS Magazine December 1918) Sometime back I wrote an article about an error on the Great Wyrley memorial gates – that the WMH Woodhouse depicted on the plaques of the fallen ...


Inspirational visits 

22 Jun

Last week was another round of visits, with Tuesday in South Staffordshire and Friday in Lichfield.


Board member vacancies 

22 Jun

Date: Mon, 2015-06-22 10:50 Description: The Housing Plus Group is looking for two new board members Keywords: new board member opportunities, vacancies, board member, The Housing Plus Group.


Dales’ Wedding 

21 Jun

Yesterday.


Gavin welcomes falling unemployment figures 

18 Jun

JSA claimants have fallen by 57% Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing since 2010 the number of people in South Staffordshire claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 963 - a 57 per cent drop.


Gavin welcomes GCSE changes helping pupils get skills they need to succeed 

18 Jun

All pupils will now study the EBacc from September Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that from September all pupils will study the EBacc at GCSE to ensure they get the crucial skills and qualifications they need to ...


Gavin promotes South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme 

17 Jun

Scheme promotes riding groups across South Staffordshire Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, learned about the South Staffs Cycling Scheme whilst at the Brewood Cycle Challenge on Saturday.


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