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More than 1,000 homes and 20 traveller pitches on way in South Staffordshire 

19 Jan

More than 1,000 homes and 20 new permanent gipsy and traveller pitches are on the way to South Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police appeal after armed robbery at Co-op in… 

18 Jan

Police want to speak to a 32-year-old man following an armed raid on a Co-op.

David Suchet CBE launches £1million appeal to help build new Lichfield Canal tunnel 

17 Jan

A project to restore a stretch of canal in Lichfield has launched a £1million appeal.

Warning is issued over abduction fear close to schools in Codsall 

13 Jan

A warning has been issued after reports of a man approaching children close to schools.

Kinver Edge beauty spot in centenary milestone 

4 Jan

Centenary celebrations are being planned 100 years after Kinver Edge on the Staffordshire/Worcestershire border was donated to the National Trust.

Vandals wreck phone box which was saved by village council 

3 Jan

A Featherstone phone box which the parish council fought to keep has been wrecked by vandals.

Robbers steal cash and cigarettes in second raid at Kinver supermarket 

3 Jan

A supermarket was raided for the second time in a month, with crooks getting away with cash and cigarettes.

Teenage passenger killed as car crashes into trees on New Year’s Day 

2 Jan

An 18-year-old has died after the car he was in crashed into trees near Penkridge on New Year's Day.

£48,000 secured to transform old play area 

2 Jan

More than £48,000 has been awarded to a popular children’s play area in Coven to help bring it back to life for children.

Knife-wielding robber steals £700 before escaping on a motorbike in Brewood shop raid 

30 Dec

A robber armed with a bread knife stole hundreds of pounds in cash from a village store.

Benefit fraudsters cheat us out of £6.5m in JUST one year – WATCH 

30 Dec

Over £6.5 million worth of benefit fraud has been uncovered in the Black Country and South Staffordshire by Department of Work and Pension(DWP) investigators this year, official figures revealed today.

DX Freight Essington plan: New public meeting on controversial super-hub bid for village 

29 Dec

Villagers in Essington are to hold a public meeting next month as they continue to battle to block plans for a freight firm's super-hub in the village.

Kinver murder: Victim named as cause of death is still unknown 

20 Dec

A woman who is believed to have been murdered at a house in Kinver has been named as Natalie Andrews.

‘To Mommy. Miss you so much’: Tributes paid after woman ‘murdered’ on quiet Kinver road 

20 Dec

Friends and family have paid tribute to a woman believed to have been murdered at a house on a quiet residential road in Kinver.

Murder arrest after young woman found dead in Kinver 

19 Dec

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a house near Stourbridge.

Featherstone Prison: Violence escalates as jail staff dwindle 

19 Dec

Jails across the UK are in crisis, with unprecedented levels of violence, overcrowding and staff shortages – and HMP Featherstone is no exception.

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Y4/5 Girls & Y2 Boys wanted fpr teams. 

18 Jan

The club is looking for players to complete the following teams: –   Y4 Y5 girls for an U10s Girls team – contact Keith on 07836202764 and Y2 boys for an U7s boys team – contact Scott on 07866778483   or leave a comment/...

Ilkeston Match Postponed 

17 Jan

Tonight’s scheduled Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture at Ilkeston has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Match Preview: Ilkeston (A) 

17 Jan

We head to Ilkeston for the second time this season after the original game was controversially abandoned with just four minutes to go back in September.

Buxton Fixture Rearranged 

16 Jan

We have today been informed that our Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture against Buxton, which was postponed on Saturday due to a snow covered pitch, will now take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

A Further Squad Update 

16 Jan

Despite our fixture at Buxton falling to the weather, it has been another busy weekend at Keys Park on the playing front.

Wyrley Juniors Warriors U-8 match report 15/1/17 

15 Jan

A rainy and cold morning at Cheslyn Hay did not dampen the spirit of the Warriors today.

Function Room 

15 Jan

Another lovely testimonial – this time from a hirer of the clubhouse function room who hired the room last night.

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Fatal accident to keep part of M6 shut for rush hour 

9 Jan

TWO people have died following a crash on the southbound side of the M6 early on Monday morning.

Traffic Alert: Separate accidents close M6 in two places 

22 Dec

A MULTI-VEHICLE accident has closed the southbound M6 in the West Midlands this morning.

Crucial warehousing scheme gets the green light from planners 

21 Dec

DEVELOPERS have secured planning permission for two new industrial units in Staffordshire.

M6 north of Birmingham most in need of Government spending says freight lobby 

20 Dec

THE M6 north of Birmingham has been singled out by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as being one of the three sections of road infrastructure most in need of Government investment.

Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 after lorry overturns 

14 Dec

There are long delays on the M6 southbound near Birmingham following a serious accident between a car and a lorry, in which the latter crashed through the central reservation and overturned, blocking ...

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents bring long delays to the M6 

8 Dec

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham this morning following twin accidents on opposite sides of the carriageway.

Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 near Birmingham after accident 

5 Dec

Motorists using the M6 southbound towards Birmingham are being warned of long delays following an accident which has closed part of the road.

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Excessive dog fouling, 12th January 

12 Jan

There is a lot of dog fouling in our area which is unacceptable Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 9 Tower View Road, Great Wyrley Report on FixMyStreet...

HMO Register 

12 Jan

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Vicky Hughes on 12 January 2017 .

S Staffs Council – Vehicle Provision 

11 Jan

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Pat James on 11 January 2017 .

Caravan smashed up and blocking lane, 28th December 

28 Dec

Blocking access up te lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Old Hampton Lane, Westcroft Report on FixMyStreet...

Flytipped builders waste, 27th December 

27 Dec

Flytipped builders rubble/ concrete Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): No Mans Green Lane, Kinver Report on FixMyStreet...

Flytipping : old Fridge , dishwasher and washing machine and packaging, 27th December 

27 Dec

Flytipping Old dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine, cardboard, polystyrene Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Sheepwalks Lane, Kinver Report on FixMyStreet...

Double parking round the bend, 22nd December 

22 Dec

Constant double parking on both corners of the bend, previous incident of an ambulance unable to get through.

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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).

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.

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Gavin calls on Council to clear Codsall footpaths 

19 Jan

Gavin calls on Council to clear Codsall footpaths Thu, 19/01/2017 - 15:22 Thursday, 19 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has called on the Highways Inspector at Staffordshire County Council to look into problems of drainage ...

Gavin presents cheques to World Owl Trust 

18 Jan

Gavin presents cheques to World Owl Trust Wed, 18/01/2017 - 15:27 Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Wombourne Community Centre on Saturday to see a display put on by the World Owl Trust.

Gavin welcomes lowest unemployment figures for 10 years 

18 Jan

Gavin welcomes lowest unemployment figures for 10 years Wed, 18/01/2017 - 15:20 Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at the lowest rate for over a ...

A cold rainy weekend in January 

15 Jan

The week has been quite cold and with the parents (and a lot of others) falling victim to a nasty flu like bug, it’s been quite a depressing time.

Walsall 4:1 Sheffield United 

15 Jan

Saturday saw the return of the Brother-in-Law return to the Bescot this year and prompted Walsall to play one of the best games and the most goals I’ve seen them score since the 2003-04 season! Right from the off, Walsall were at it and scored ...

Wombourne Charity in Crisis 

15 Jan

A Wombourne charity that helps disabled children and their carers is facing a bleak 2017 with fears it could close by the summer without urgent funding.

Grant boost for South Staffordshire job-seekers 

13 Jan

Date: Fri, 2017-01-13 13:59 Description: South Staffordshire Housing Association is celebrating after being awarded a £120,000 grant to help tackle poverty and unemployment in the area.

Gavin welcomes fund to fix potholes 

13 Jan

Gavin welcomes fund to fix potholes Fri, 13/01/2017 - 13:47 Friday, 13 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed news that local road-users will benefit from a dedicated £1,582,000 pothole fund, which will keep the ...

Gavin welcomes new mental health measures 

12 Jan

Gavin welcomes new mental health measures Thu, 12/01/2017 - 16:13 Thursday, 12 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and ...

Frosty Mornings in Wombourne 

11 Jan

It’s that time of the year when you’ve got to get out 10 minutes early to defrost the car before work.

Gavin opens Kinver Community Library 

10 Jan

Gavin opens Kinver Community Library Tue, 10/01/2017 - 16:28 Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially opened Kinver’s Community Library last week.

A day out at the rugby 

9 Jan

On Sunday I went with our local Rugby Club to the Ricoh Arena to watch Wasps -v- Leicester Tigers.

Dementia Friends Information Session 

6 Jan

Dementia Friends is Changing the way people think, talk and act about dementia.

More Houses Being Built in Wombourne 

4 Jan

There have been plans now for a while for more houses to built in Wombourne.

Ounsdale Year 8 Students Join the Detective Society 

3 Jan

Thirteen lucky Year 8 students were enlisted as young detectives when children’s author Robin Stevens delivered an interactive presentation for her latest book, ‘Mistletoe and Murder’, the fifth instalment in the bestselling ‘Murder Most ...

New World Owl Centre 

3 Jan

The World Owl Trust will be building a new World Owl Centre at Himley Park.

Walsall 0:2 Rochdale 

3 Jan

It was left to me and The Nephew to carry on the family tradition of New Years football and so in freezing conditions, we trudged off to The Banks’s Stadium to watch an outclassed Walsall team get beaten by a competent Rochdale 0-2.

2016 – A year to forget 

31 Dec

I’m glad 2016 is over.

End of the Taphouse Tour 2016 

29 Dec

I’ve not recorded the Taphouse tour as Stymaster has being doing this year but the summary can be found here: It hasn’t had the pace of the #100pubs2015 but nevertheless it has been more effort as the pubs we have done have been 2 or 3 buses away...

Gavin supports local campaign against dog fouling 

29 Dec

Gavin supports local campaign against dog fouling Thu, 29/12/2016 - 11:35 Thursday, 29 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has given his support to a campaign aimed at reducing incidents of dog fouling in South Staffordshire.

Christmas opening hours 2016 

22 Dec

Date: Thu, 2016-12-22 10:04 Description: Contacting us during Christmas and New Year Keywords: Contacting us during Christmas and New Year SSHA offices will close at 3pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open at 8am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Gavin to open Kinver Library 

20 Dec

Gavin to open Kinver Library Tue, 20/12/2016 - 14:20 Wednesday, 4 January, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will officially open Kinver Community Library on Friday 6th January 2017 at 10.00am.

Gavin welcomes Sainsbury’s and Wombourne Work Club success 

20 Dec

Gavin welcomes Sainsbury's and Wombourne Work Club success Tue, 20/12/2016 - 13:56 Tuesday, 27 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news of Sainsbury’s working with Wombourne Job Club after a visit to meet ...

Gavin honours retiring Brindley Heath teacher 

20 Dec

Gavin honours retiring Brindley Heath teacher Tue, 20/12/2016 - 13:47 Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited staff and pupils at Brindley Heath Primary School in Kinver recently to honour retiring deputy ...

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