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Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust in the running for £25,000 funding prize 

7 Oct

Volunteers are hoping to push the boat out if they win funding in a national scheme.

IN PICTURES: Princess Anne visits Himley Hall Sailing Club 

6 Oct

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited a sailing club near Dudley to officially open a new landing area built by members and celebrate the group's success.

Car ends up in hedge in Featherstone crash 

6 Oct

Emergency services are at the scene of a collision near Featherstone Prison.

More than 2,500 sign petition against Great Wyrley housing plan 

6 Oct

Opposition is swelling against controversial plans for a housing estate on green belt land, with  more than 2,500 people adding their names to a campaign.

IN PICTURES: Wolves legend Bully kicks off annual Kinver 10k race 

5 Oct

Hundreds of runners were under Steve Bull's starting orders as record numbers took part in the annual Kinver 10k.

Village to get vote on £36m DX Freight depot 

4 Oct

A referendum will be held in Essington to see whether residents want a £36 million transport hub built in the village.

Hospice host ball to raise £50k for new ambulance 

1 Oct

HOSPICE officials want to raise around 50,000 to buy a new ambulance to transport seriously-ill patients.

Ten people involved in crash on main road near Wolverhampton 

1 Oct

Ten people, including three young children, were involved when four vehicles collided on a road in Wombourne today.

Pictures: Fun on Pattingham’s ‘scarecrow trail’ 

27 Sep

More than 130 scarecrows were on display for Pattingham's third scarecrow festival this weekend.

Engineering jobs in Stoke-on-Trent – 228 available within 20… 

25 Sep

THERE are 228 engineering jobs available within 20 miles of Stoke-on-Trent.

More than 1,000 say no to Great Wyrley housing estate 

24 Sep

Opposition to controversial plans to build a large housing estate in Great Wyrley is mounting as a local MP joins the protest.

South Staffordshire fly-tipping reports fall by a quarter 

24 Sep

The number of reports of fly-tipping has fallen by a quarter in South Staffordshire in five years.

More than 1,000 say no to controversial housing estate 

24 Sep

Opposition to controversial plans to build a large housing estate in Great Wyrley is mounting as a local MP joins the protest.

Staffordshire drivers stopped in vehicle blitz 

24 Sep

A total of 56 vehicles were stopped and two drivers fined during a road operation in South Staffordshire.

In pictures: Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 2015 

23 Sep

The sun shone as the crowds turned out for the 2015 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering.

Are austerity cuts creating a two-tier education system? 

22 Sep

Questions around how you make a good social worker are by no means new, nor are they straightforward.

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Alfreton Town (H) 

9 Oct

All thoughts on the league campaign are put to one side this weekend as the Pitmen take on Alfreton Town in the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round at Keys Park.

Wyrley Panthers u11s Match Report 4.10.15 written by Captain for the day Josh ‘Smasher’ Mason 

7 Oct

Panthers in goalscoring mood in big Cup win! The Panthers were up against Bloxwich Rangers in the first round of the Bilston Cup on Sunday.

Harrisons Ground improvements – Your Vote needed please. 

6 Oct

You will know that the Club’s next project is developing Harrison’s Ground.

Kick a Ball around Chasewater event – November 14th & 15th 

5 Oct

The Club is organising a sponsored ‘Kick a Ball around Chasewater’ event to raise monies for teams and towards upgrading Harrisons.

Hednesford Town 2-1 Lowestoft Town 

5 Oct

Goal in Each Half and Inspirational Obeng Gives Pitmen Vital Win ..

Wyrley Junior Warriors, Match Report, 04/10/15 

4 Oct

Wyrley Junior Warriors U 7’s are one of the newest teams come out of the Wyrley Juniors Football Club FCL Development Centre.

First Night of the Proms June 25th, 2016 

2 Oct

Following excellent feedback from the First Night of the Proms event we held in August, we have booked The Jackfield (Elcock Reisen) Band for June 25th next year.

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M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

M6 Motor Bodies 

29 Sep

Andy Savery set up his garage in 2000, with no plan beyond being his own boss and running that business until he retired.

eg solutions hopes new products will spearheard growth 

24 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE back office software provider eg solutions is looking to the launch of two new products to help support growth during the second half of this year and beyond.

West Midlands Combined Authority in M6 Toll move 

24 Sep

A NEW combined local authority for the West Midlands could call for the M6 Toll to be made free to use.

eg solutions confident of improved full year despite half year loss 

23 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE-based back office software provider eg solutions is not letting a half year loss dent its expectations for the full year.

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Business Rates Occupiers 

8 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gareth Elton on 8 October 2015 .

Business Rates Occupiers 

7 Oct

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Gareth Elton on 7 October 2015 .

South Staffordshire opts out of West Midlands Combined Authority 

7 Oct

South Staffordshire opts out of West Midlands Combined Authority...

Gibbett Lane 

5 Oct

Gibbett Lane...

Business Rates 

2 Oct

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to D Gillard on 2 October 2015 .

Business Rates 

1 Oct

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by D Gillard on 1 October 2015 .

Dumped plastic wire insulation, 30th September 

30 Sep

This dumped plastic insulation has been in the farm gateway for over three weeks, It is clear to see and needs removing.

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Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.

Crews move into Penkridge Community Fire Station 

8 Sep

Crews have today moved into the Penkridge’s new 1.8 million community fire station.

Success for Brewood firefighters at national competition 

7 Sep

Firefighters from Brewood are celebrating after their rescue skills were recognised at a national fire service competition.

Warning in the wake of an electrical fire 

7 Sep

The Service is urging people to ensure electrical items are unplugged and stored safely when they go on holiday following a blaze in Kinver.

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.

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Blogs »

Gavin to campaign against development on Landywood Lane 

8 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is holding a campaign morning to distribute campaign material to volunteers as part of his campaign to save the greenbelt land off Landywood Lane.

Of Beer, Rugby and Cousins 

4 Oct

This weekend has been great living in the village – oddly enough as you wouldn’t guess it for a small village north of the metropolis of Wolverhampton.

Campaign evening against Essington DX Freight Super Hub 

1 Oct

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is holding a campaign evening in Essington for campaigners against the building of the DX Freight Super Hub off Hobnock Road.

A Horse of a Different Colour: Lost Leamore 

1 Oct

Margaret Marshall outside the front of the Black Horse – with Alfred and Clara? Alfred became a brewer and I bet he supplied the beer advertised.

Gavin visits Pattingham Scarecrow Festival 

30 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Pattingham last week for the Third Scarecrow Festival.

Gavin starts Brewood Woggle 10k race 

30 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, started the Brewood Woggle 10k adult run on Sunday and lending his support to the junior race which began earlier in the day.

Gavin supports Perton Guides Coffee Morning 

29 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended one of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 26th September, at The Church at Perton hosted by Perton 1st Guides.

Gavin visits Perton Village Nursery School for re-launch and coffee morning 

29 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Perton Village Nursery School on Friday for their relaunch and a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Gavin opens Age UK Day Centre in Wombourne 

28 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially opened the Age UK Day Care Centre in Wombourne last week.

Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge (Settlement, Villa and Conclusions) 

25 Sep

Pottery found by St Joseph.

In with the Stibbs’s out with the Yeoman’s 

21 Sep

This weekend has been one largely involved with socialising with the neighbours, some I’ve never met before.

Gavin welcomes falling JSA figures 

18 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing that the number of people in South Staffordshire claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 933 - a 58 per cent drop - since 2010.

War again… 

18 Sep

This sabre-rattling government is about to ask Parliament to approve our 6th overseas military intervention in twenty years… This time, we are heading for Syria…but on whose side? The regime? ISIS? Surely, the enemy here is both sides – just ...

Gavin opens natural burial ground 

18 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended a tree planting ceremony and white dove release marking the official opening of a new natural burial ground.

Tales of Lost Leamore: Death at the Black Horse 

18 Sep

The New Black Horse Hotel, rebuilt in 1899, fallen on hard times and now demolished.

Great Wyrley’s WWI Fallen: Edward Aulder Benton 

15 Sep

Edward Aulder Benton (Walsall Local History Centre) On 18 March 1915 the somewhat under-age Edward Benton, now working as a collier, decides to take himself off to Wolverhampton and sign-up for the War.

Gavin visits Slice of Life 

15 Sep

Group meets at Perton Library Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire dropped in to Perton Library this week to meet the Slice of Life Group during their monthly meeting.

Back to the bad 

14 Sep

At least we have honest politics to a degree again now Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party and a step back in the the dark days of the 1980’s.

#Pub 63: The Prince, Walsall 

14 Sep

Disappointing pub in all respects despite it’s inviting appearance.

#Pub 62: Rock Steady Eddies, Walsall 

14 Sep

This is really a type of social club focussing on sport.

#Pub 61: The Pretty Bricks, Walsall 

14 Sep

One of Walsall’s best pubs and an easy 5/5.

#Pub 60: The Oak Inn, Walsall 

14 Sep

EDL HQ and on the the outside not promising.

#Pub 59: The Brewers Fayre,Walsall 

14 Sep

As this was half way round on this tour, we needed feeding and this was an acceptable stop off.

Great Wyrley’s WWI Fallen: Pioneer Harry Bullock 

7 Sep

Harry Bullock (Cannock Library) Harry was not a reservist or in the Territorials, but he did sign-up as a part of Kitchener’s Army.

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