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Armed police seized FOUR knives after Bentilee disturbance 

17 May

Armed police seized four knives after being called to a disturbance in a Stoke-on-Trent street.


Hanley’s new 140-room Hilton hotel will have bar and gym – and… 

17 May

Stoke-on-Trent's new 140-bedroom Hilton hotel will include a bar, gym and 'stand-alone' coffee shop - as well as a barrier-controlled 50-space car park across the road.


Thug, 29, used mop handle to savagely attack victim TWICE in 24… 

10 May

Violent Stephan Ball used a mop handle to viciously attack a vulnerable man who had given him a place to stay.


Premier Inn to create extra 44 rooms – just weeks after Hilton… 

8 May

Budget chain Premier Inn is to create an extra 44 rooms at its 7 million city centre hotel just three years after opening.


Police name biker killed in crash with car on A5 at Weston-under-… 

3 May

Police have named a biker who died in a crash on Bank Holiday Monday.


South Staffordshire College to close Cannock campus four years after £6m refurb 

2 May

South Staffordshire College is to close its Cannock campus, it has been revealed.


Great Wyrley care home facing closure after report 

2 May

A care home is facing closure after a string of failings were found.


Dealer jailed after heroin, crack and cash found at Essington industrial estate 

2 May

A former fork lift truck driver has been jailed for more than five years after a £10,000 stash of drugs was found hidden on a Staffordshire industrial unit.


Local elections: What will be the key issues for Staffordshire… 

1 May

Jobs and growth, social care and potholes will all be key issues when Staffordshire goes to the polls this Thursday.


Cannock man jailed after accident in Great Wyrley killed woman 

28 Apr

A 32-year-old man has been jailed after for causing the death of a 79-year-old woman and seriously injuring her daughter in an accident.


Kinver Edge woodland blaze tackled prompting safety plea 

27 Apr

A fire ripped through a woodland at a Midland beauty spot prompting concerns over safety.


Investigation underway into what sparked HUGE woodland blaze at… 

27 Apr

An investigation has been launched into what sparked a huge woodland blaze.


Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given ‘no sign of bullying’ 

27 Apr

A prisoner found hanging in his cell at HMP Featherstone told a nurse he had been in a fight with a cellmate at another jail less than a month earlier, an inquest heard.


Boy, 12, among three people arrested over vehicle Kinver Edge break-ins 

22 Apr

Three people including a 12-year-old boy have been arrested following a string of vehicle break-ins around Kinver Edge.


£150,000 work heading to Himley Road traffic jam junction 

21 Apr

A notorious junction will undergo £150,000 worth of improvements to combat jams, it has been revealed.


Prolific criminal terrified hospital worker by trying to steal… 

19 Apr

Prolific offender Steven Barker terrified two women drivers as he tried to steal their cars.


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Sport »

U10s Vipers seeking players to complete squad. 

26 May

Y5 Players wanted, including goalkeeper for our established Under 10s Vipers boys team.


New players and teams wanted 

26 May

We have established teams looking to add to their squad for the 17/18 season and opportunity for 2 new teams.


Domination Short Race Results 

23 May

Well done Holly Stodgell for her first effort at event planning – a fab course for the Domination Short Race.


Goalkeeper added to Pitmen squad 

22 May

Hednesford Town can today confirm the arrival of goalkeeper James Wren to Keys Park.


Defender returns to Keys Park 

20 May

In what has turned out to be a busy day for Hednesford Town Football Club we can now confirm the signing of defender Jimmy Mutton.


Playing squad retained list announced 

20 May

Following the announcement of Tom Thorley signing a new deal we can now confirm the Hednesford Town playing squad retained list.


Tom Thorley signs new deal to stay at Keys Park 

20 May

Hednesford Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Tom Thorley has agreed a new contract with the club.


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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.


Regulator clears utilities merger 

10 Mar

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided not to continue its investigation into the merger between South Staffordshire Water and South West Water\'s owner Pennon Group.


Traffic alert: Vehicle fire shuts M6 

8 Mar

A vehicle fire has closed the M6 northbound with traffic on the motorway expected to be affected throughout the morning rush hour.


Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 as Storm Doris blows down trees 

23 Feb

Motorists are being warned of severe delays on the M6 northbound in Staffordshire after strong winds blew down trees onto the carriageway.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb

Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.


Gordon Ramsey student takes up new #*@!! role in Birmingham 

17 Feb

Birminghams biggest residential conferencing venue, Conference Aston, has promoted its senior sous chef to head chef.


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Black bags, a box and general rubbish, 24th May 

24 May

Fly-tipped rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Blackhalve Lane, Wednesfield Report on FixMyStreet...


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

24 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Doug Paulley on 24 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

22 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Doug Paulley on 22 May 2017 .


Request about buses 

22 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Roy Naylor on 22 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

21 May

Follow up sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Doug Paulley on 21 May 2017 .


Dog litter bin loose, 21st May 

21 May

Dog litter bin following recent national grid works concrete base undermined, now loose and with possibility of being pulled / knocked over Needs new concrete foundation Tollhouse Way by entrance to round oak car park Nearest road to the pin...


Very noisy faulty bin Lorry VX13LRY Biffa, 19th May 

19 May

This bin Lorry has a fault with its lifting mechanism and must put out over 100db in a loud squeak with every lift of a bin.


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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).


Time capsule burial marks milestone 

3 Dec

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


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Blogs »

Gavin officially opens Providence Engraving in Wombourne 

26 May

Gavin officially opens Providence Engraving in Wombourne Fri, 26/05/2017 - 11:21 Friday, 26 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, opened Providence Engraving in Wombourne last Friday Gavin joined owners Andy and...


An Evening with Boycott & Aggers 

22 May

I took my Sister, Brother-in-Law and Nephew to The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton to this event and what a great evening it was.


The U-Boat Offensive by V.E. Tarrant 

22 May

This is quote an academic book regarding one of the most vital conflicts of WWII.


Pitch Reservations Closed 

21 May

Thank you to everyone that has applied for a pitch for KCF17.


46444’s 009 Gauge Blog – Featherstone Rovers and more….. 

15 May

In 1967 Featherstone Rovers won the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final beating Barrow 17-12...


The Joy of Eurovision 

14 May

I wasn’t a real fan of Eurovision until this year but my sibling has changed my mind, having had one of the best laughs in years sans alcohol.


Ultra Goes to War by Ronald Lewin 

9 May

This is probably one of the most important books about World War II that you can ever read.


Gavin visits Westfield Sportscars 

8 May

Gavin visits Westfield Sportscars Mon, 08/05/2017 - 08:21 Monday, 8 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, visited Westfield Sportscars in Kingswinford with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Dudley South ...


Gavin attends Perton Carnival 

6 May

Gavin attends Perton Carnival Sat, 06/05/2017 - 12:29 Saturday, 6 May, 2017 Gavin Williamson, Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, attended Perton Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday.


Meet the Police and Have Your Say 

4 May

Wednesday 24th May at the Library, Church Road, Wombourne, WV5 9EZ from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.


Calling all 13 – 24 year olds! Volunteer to help the Summer Reading Challenge at Your Library 

3 May

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 15th July.


Home maintenance team in line for national award 

3 May

Date: Wed, 2017-05-03 13:18 Description: A programme to improve homes for tenants of South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) has been shortlisted for a national award.


At home with the Bradleys 

1 May

If your count The Vine as home that is.


Gavin welcomes announcement of improvements to Chase Line 

28 Apr

Gavin welcomes announcement of improvements to Chase Line Fri, 28/04/2017 - 11:04 Friday, 28 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed news from London Midland regarding passenger services on the Chase Line.


Gavin looks forward to second Staffordshire Day 

26 Apr

Gavin looks forward to second Staffordshire Day Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:17 Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the second year of Staffordshire Day celebrations that will be taking place next week.


Easter 2017 

24 Apr

The Nephew at EBC 2017 I’ve had some time off for the last week to catch up with stuff in the house and my mental well-being.


Gavin welcomes over 200 volunteers to WMI public meeting 

24 Apr

Gavin welcomes over 200 volunteers to WMI public meeting Mon, 24/04/2017 - 15:24 Monday, 24 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, held a campaign evening in Coven for campaigners against the building of the West Midlands ...


Gavin welcomes Government litter strategy 

20 Apr

Gavin welcomes Government litter strategy Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:46 Thursday, 20 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed a fines for those who litter in South Staffordshire.


Gavin opens library at St Paul’s Primary School 

20 Apr

Gavin opens library at St Paul's Primary School Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:43 Thursday, 20 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Paul’s Primary School in Coven this week to open the new school library.


Paw Patrol Live in Birmingham 

19 Apr

If you have young children, they will no doubt be mad on Paw Patrol right now.


11 years 

12 Apr

Today marks the 11th Anniversary of me moving into The Principality.


Gavin meets with Beth Johnson Foundation 

10 Apr

Gavin meets with Beth Johnson Foundation Mon, 10/04/2017 - 19:13 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with a representative from the Beth Johnson Foundation this week, a charity that is dedicated to making a ...


Gavin visits Coven Forget-Me-Not Club 

10 Apr

Gavin visits Coven Forget-Me-Not Club Mon, 10/04/2017 - 14:06 Monday, 10 April, 2017 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited members of Coven Forget-Me-Not Club to take tea with their members.


A Great Sporting weekend 

10 Apr

The Grand National meeting marks one of the great sporting weekends of the year as it coincides with The Masters and usually a F1 GP, this year the Chinese.


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