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The Fizzogs to open new Penkridge charity shop 

25 May

Dancing grannies sensation The Fizzogs will launch of a new charity shop in Penkridge tomorrow.


DX Freight opens up on Essington planning refusal 

25 May

A freight firm has spoken of the blow it was dealt by council bosses when they threw out its bid to set up a £36 million distribution centre in Essington.


Liverpool student accommodation strikes gold 

24 May

A Sanctuary Students accommodation site in Liverpool has scooped a prestigious accolade at the highly anticipated Rate Your Landlord awards.


Ringer claim takes shine off cup victory for Bilbrook 

23 May

It should have been the highlight of their season as footballing minnows Bilbrook lifted the West Midlands League Division Two Cup.


Sheep in the road near Stafford causing hold-ups 

21 May

We have had reports of very slow traffic on the A449 Stafford Road Northbound between Brewood Road and Station Drive, in Standeford.


New Staffordshire crematorium will cater for more Hindu and Sikh funerals, inquiry told 

21 May

A new crematorium that could be built within green belt land in South Staffordshire will cater for more Hindu and Sikh funerals, a public inquiry heard.


Man thrown from car in M6 crash 

20 May

A man was thrown from his car after a crash with a lorry on the M6 this afternoon.


DX Freight plan for Essington: Freight firm considering appeal 

19 May

Freight firm DX is still considering whether to appeal against South Staffordshire Council’s decision to reject their bid to build a transport centre at Essington.


HMP Brinsford teen sniffed out by drugs dog 

19 May

A teenager who tried to smuggle drugs and a phone into HMP Brinsford found himself locked up at the same prison after being caught out by a sniffer dog.


Green belt Essington quarry up for sale for £6 million 

19 May

A former quarry site in South Staffordshire is set for redevelopment after going on sale for £6 million, with the owner looking to remove its green belt status.


Emergency crews called after ‘corrosive liquid’ spill in Penkridge 

18 May

Around 1,000 litres of 'corrosive liquid' has been spilt in the heart of a Staffordshire town after an incident involving a lorry.


Electric blanket sparked deadly Featherstone caravan fire 

18 May

An electric blanket sparked a deadly blaze that killed a Wolverhampton Speedway worker in his home, it was revealed today.


Featherstone caravan blaze tragedy: Victim named as speedway worker Clive Molloy 

18 May

The man who died in a caravan blaze in Featherstone has been named locally as Clive Molloy.


Van driver found guilty over cyclist’s A5 death crash 

18 May

A man from Cheslyn Hay has been convicted of causing death while driving without due care and attention.


DX Freight super-hub for Essington is refused 

17 May

Residents have won their battle to stop a £36 million distribution centre being built in their village.


‘A tragic nightmare’: Fatal Featherstone blaze leaves residents terrified 

17 May

Residents have described the 'absolutely terrifying' moment a blaze ripped through a caravan park in Staffordshire, leaving one man dead.


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Sport »

Midfielder Becomes Latest Addition to Playing Squad 

27 May

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce another new arrival at Keys Park after Simeon Maye confirmed his intentions to sign for the club from Redditch United.


Forward Arrives at Keys Park 

27 May

Liam McDonald has today confirmed he has added a new forward to his playing squad with Hednesford Town being delighted to welcome Tristian Dunkley to Keys Park on a one year deal.


Lions Under 14s Players Wanted!! 

26 May

Lions Under 14s for 2016/17 season are looking for an experienced Goalkeeper and players for the new season.


Boys Development Centre Cancelled 

26 May

Boys Development Centre is cancelled for Saturday May 28th due to coaches being on courses and holidays!! We will be back on Saturday June 4th at the new time of 09:30 to 11:00 am, and will be sorting out teams for the Wyrley Tournament which...


Francis Agrees New Deal With The Pitmen 

25 May

Defender Francino Francis has today signed a new deal for the forthcoming 2016/17 campaign as manager Liam McDonald continues to build his Hednesford Town squad.


Your Help Is Required – It’s Working Party Time! 

25 May

The close season may only be a few weeks old, but the time has come to commence what have now become our annual working party nights at Keys Park.


Domination Middle Race, Shoal Hill 

24 May

Thanks, Ray, for tonights fun courses.


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Business »

Five-car crash causing long delays on M6 near Birmingham 

27 May

THERE are delays of at least 50 minutes on the M6 out of Birmingham after a five-car collision.


Traffic alert: Two lanes closed causing major rush-hour delays on M6 

26 May

9.25AM UPDATE: One lane has now been re-opened, leaving one lane closed.


59 school children escape coach fire that caused M6 delays 

24 May

THERE were long delays on the M6 motorway during rush hour last night after a coach carrying school children caught fire.59 children and seven staff were safely off the coach before it burst into flam...


Coach fire blocks all three lanes of M6 motorway 

23 May

5PM UPDATE: Traffic has now been released but two lanes remain closed and congestion remains heavy.


Traffic Alert: Separate accidents cause chaos to Midlands motorway network 

17 May

MOTORISTS have been warned of severe delays affecting the M6 around Birmingham and further south in Warwickshire following a separate accidents.


Traffic Alert: Long delays on M6 south after accident 

5 May

DRIVERS using the M6 southbound near Birmingham have been warned of long delays to this morning\'s rush hour because of an accident and fuel spillage.


New historic HQ for Connect PR 

28 Apr

Agency purchases farmhouse in South Staffordshire to start new chapter...


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LocalGov »

Abandoned Red Peugeot, 23rd May 

23 May

Abandoned Red Peugeot 205 Gti -this has been left in the same location for over no tax or mot on the vehicle Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19 Gorse Drive, Huntington Report on FixMyStreet ...


Rubbish dumped on path, 23rd May 

23 May

Hoover dumped on main footpath Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Gorse Drive, Huntington Report on FixMyStreet...


ERP Systems Information 

20 May

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Khalil on 20 May 2016 .


Business Rates 

18 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Katy Stone on 18 May 2016 .


Request for Information in relation to Road Management on Enville Common Road 

17 May

Response by Staffordshire County Council to Joan E Taylor on 17 May 2016 .


Scum flytipping, 16th May 

16 May

Bag of rubbish dumped again ! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 33 Market Lane, Lower Penn Report on FixMyStreet...


Business Rates 

16 May

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Katy Stone on 16 May 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 »

Gavin meets with Natural England in Kinver 

27 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with representatives from Natural England in Kinver to discuss conservation of the area.


Gavin attends RBS business lunch 

26 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended a lunch hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland for South Staffordshire businesses.


Windows 10 upgrade 

25 May

It’s not often a Yahoo news item makes me chuckle but this one did: read the bit about the “One man who left his PC to upgrade overnight woke up to find his private collection of pornography being used as a slideshow which was spotted by his wife.


Gavin attends Cheslyn Hay Boys’ Brigade awards evening 

25 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the Cheslyn Hay Boys’ Brigade awards evening last week.


Gavin visits Trysull and Seisdon Open Gardens 

24 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Trysull and Seisdon Open Gardens last weekend.


The week from Hell 

23 May

This past week well really past three weeks have been some of the toughest since my Grandfather dies some 34 years ago.


Gavin calls on Council to reinstate Codsall bus 

20 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has called on the Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council to look again at cancelling part of the number 4 bus route from Spring Hill to Codsall via Wolverhampton and i54.


Gavin welcomes rejection of Essington DX proposals 

20 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that following a meeting of the Council on Tuesday evening, proposals for the DX Freight Super Hub in Essington would be rejected.


Gavin supports Great British Food Campaign 

19 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has joined Conservatives across the UK to show support for the Great British Food Campaign.


Gavin congratulates Pattingham butcher on European gold 

17 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Pattingham butcher Craig Thomas who recently won a gold and bronze medal for the family butchers’ black puddings.


Three Blind Mice – Rock and Roll Music by the Beer Tent 

15 May

It’s Father’s Day, which means we need to entertain the dads, and what better way to relax on a summer’s day with a beer while listening to some great Rock and Roll? Well that’s what we’ve got in store for you with local band Three Blind ...


Belly Fusion – Tribal Bellydance you have to see to believe! 

15 May

For the past couple of years, Belly Fusion have been wowing the crowds at Kinver Country Fayre with their pirate themed routines.


Gavin gets stuck in at Cheslyn Hay allotments 

13 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, got stuck in at Cheslyn Hay Allotments to learn more about their project with Cheslyn Hay Primary School.


Gavin celebrates Tiffin Cup nommination 

12 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has nominated The King’s Repose in Featherstone to take part in the Tiffin Cup competition to find the best South Asian Restaurant in the country.


Gavin joins young Enville cricketers for coaching session 

11 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined members of Enville Cricket Club on Friday evening to take part in their youth coaching session.


April Newsletter 2016 

11 May

The talk this month was by Rachel Cooksey who gave a very interesting talk about the Staffordshire Military Appeal Tribunals .


Summer School with a Difference 

10 May

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Gavin calls for more to be done on fly-tipping fines 

10 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the new fixed penalty notices for fly-tippers that came into effect this week but has called for more to be done.


Gavin visits Broyce Control 

9 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Broyce Control, off Penn Road in Wolverhampton last week.


Gavin helps cricket club get ready for new season 

8 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined members of Springhill Cricket Club in Lower Penn this weekend to help prepare the playing surface and construct their new training nets that are to be built for the upcoming season.


Gavin visits Hilton Green Spring Fair 

6 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met representatives from Forest of Mercia to hear about their new project at Hilton Green at their Spring Fair.


Gavin attends Great Wyrley Jobs Fair 

5 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited volunteers at Great Wyrley Jobs Fair held at Great Wyrley Community Centre.


WV11 Local Election, Meet the Candidates 

5 May

Today is the day we can cast our vote in the local election.


Gavin celebrates Central Orchid Society’s 60th anniversary 

5 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Central Orchid Society at their 60th Anniversary show at Perton Civic Centre.


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