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Staffordshire motorists reminded of lower M54 speed limit in the… 

17 Apr

MOTORISTS are being urged to take extra time for their journeys and stick to the 50mph speed limits along a stretch of the M54.


NHS staff and patients set to benefit from Staffordshire Police… 

16 Apr

PATIENTS and staff at the NHS are set to benefit from a new drugs search dog provided by the police.


Unemployment falls by 35 per cent in North Staffordshire over the… 

16 Apr

THE NUMBER of jobless people in North Staffordshire fell 35.6 per cent compared with a year ago.


Stretch of Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail officially opens 

16 Apr

A section of the Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail has been given its official opening.


Nine out of ten parents get first choice primary school place 

16 Apr

Nine out of ten parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school.


Arsonists strike at Enville woodland 

14 Apr

A woodland has been targeted again by arsonists - almost three years since vandals torched trees causing £100,000 of damage.


Gates Housing Trust win Gold in 2014 RoSPA Awards 

9 Apr

Warrington based social landlord Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) have been announced among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.


Your Communities: Sausage rolls in line for fine food award 

9 Apr

One of Penkridge Market’s regular traders has been shortlisted for the Heart of England Fine Food Awards.


WW1: Hand-to-hand combat claimed the life of Burslem’s David… 

7 Apr

PRIVATE David Alfred Lawton came face to face with his killer as they clashed in deadly hand-to-hand fighting in the trenches of the Somme.


Work set to start on specialist £4.4m housing scheme in Wigton 

3 Apr

Work to build a £4.4m specialist housing scheme in Wigton, Cumbria, is due to start this month.


M6 reopens between junctions 12 and 13 near Penkridge 

2 Apr

ALL lanes of the M6 have reopend between junctions 12 and 13 after emergency roadworks were completed.


Congestion continues to build between junctions 12 and 13 of the… 

2 Apr

DRIVERS on the M6 are now facing delays of up to two hours as congestion continues to build due to emergency repairs near Penkridge.


Travel: Two lanes closed on M6 north in Staffordshire 

2 Apr

TWO lanes are closed and there is queuing traffic on the M6 northbound between junctions 12 and 13 Drivers can expect delays of up to 45 minutes as emergency repairs are being carried out on the motorway.


HMP Featherstone prison praised, but work still to be done 

28 Mar

HMP Featherstone is a highly effective training prison but more needs to be done to stop issues of prisoner ‘debts’, a watchdog has said.


Teacher strike: Which schools are closed in South Staffordshire? 

25 Mar

Teaching unions strike across the West Midlands in protest at new employment conditions proposed by the Government...


A449 in Staffordshire village down to one lane after two water pipes burst 

23 Mar

A busy road in South Staffordshire will be reduced to one lane into tomorrow after two burst water pipes left some residents with no supply and others with low pressure.


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Sport »

Annual Presentation Evening – Friday 16th May 

17 Apr

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Presentation Evening will take place on Friday 16 th May, 8.00pm start .


Tamworth FC 5-2 Hednesford Town 

16 Apr

Hednesford Town relinquished their Birmingham Senior Cup title as local rivals Tamworth looked far stronger in the second half with Ben Richards-Everton in defence and Kevin Thornton in midfield particularly impressive.


Stafford Town lionesses U11′s 0 v Wyrley Meerkats U11′s 2 

16 Apr

The Meerkats signed of their league campaign with a well deserved win over the lionesses.


Match Preview: Tamworth FC (A – BSC) 

15 Apr

Hednesford Town go into tonight’s Birmingham Senior Cup semi final against local rivals Tamworth not only as holders but possibly slight favourites as both clubs look to be going in different directions this season.


Events coming up! 

14 Apr

Reminder we have 2 events coming up next week at the clubhouse: - Thursday 24th – Fashion show.


London Marathon success! 

14 Apr

Big congratulations to Laura Millard and Emily Quimby of our Ladies team who both completed the London Marathon yesterday...


Arrangements for Tamworth 

14 Apr

We’ve been informed that our game against Tamworth in the semi final of the Birmingham Senior Cup on Tuesday 15th April 2014 will be segregated.


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Business »

Significant contract win for Staffs financial software firm 

2 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE-based back office software specialist eg solutions has won a £600,000, "significant" contract with an unnamed banking client.


Let’s move the Chinese border down the M6 

26 Mar

The West Midlands is the only part of the UK with a positive trade balance with China.


9,000 chasing 600 Jaguar Land Rover jobs 

13 Mar

More than 9,000 people have applied for just 600 manufacturing jobs at Jaguar Land Rover's new engine factory on the border of South Staffordshire and Wolverhampton, it has been revealed.


Water companies announce price increases as floods rise 

11 Feb

Severn Trent Water and South Staffs Water have both announced price increases - as rain and floods continue to batter the West Midlands.


New £2m Codsall nursery site to take on 30 workers 

17 Jan

A children’s day nursery has been able to open at a second site and will take on 30 new staff this year.


MPs visit Kingswinford manufacturer 

16 Jan

DUDLEY South's MP was joined by the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary and MP for neighbouring South Staffordshire at a Kingswinford manufacturing and engineering business.


i54 motorway access scheme reaches critical phase 

15 Jan

CONSTRUCTION of a dedicated motorway junction serving the new i54 business park in South Staffordshire has reached a major milestone.


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LocalGov »

Bank Holiday information 

14 Apr

Bank Holiday information...


Pupils: Per Capita Costs | Education | Written Answers 

7 Apr

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) total and (b) average funding per head is under the basic funding formula for pupils in Somerset in 2014-15.


Flytipping, 6th April 

6 Apr

Yet more flytipping on this road.


New mandatory conditions for Licensing Act 2003 

6 Apr

New mandatory conditions for Licensing Act 2003...


Dumped Tree Branches Blocking the Entire Road, 5th April 

5 Apr

Found this morning (Sat 5th April) - a full truck load of tree branches have been dumped, completely blocking the road to traffic (and standing around 4ft high) - can just about be passed on foot.


Air pollution forecast 

3 Apr

Air pollution forecast...


Licenced Betting Offices in South Staffordshire 2007-13 

3 Apr

Successful.


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Invitation to Wombourne Boxing Club open night 

10 Apr

Organisers of Wombourne Boxing Club are appealing for volunteers to help run the club.


Criminals pay back £1.3 million 

9 Apr

Confiscation orders to the tune of £1.3m have hit criminals in the pocket thanks to Staffordshire Police.


Special weekend 

3 Apr

Special Constables will be out in force across Staffordshire to mark National Specials Weekend.


Run to Remember – the last leg 

26 Mar

The father of a female officer shot and killed in the line of duty will be supporting Team Staffs in Lichfield on the last leg of the Run to Remember.


Warwickshire and Staffordshire Horse Watch Groups work together to tackle rug thefts 

25 Mar

Warwickshire Horse Watch and Staffordshire Horse Watch have teamed up to help horse owners protect their horse’s rugs against theft.


Working together to keep South Staffordshire’s roads safe 

14 Mar

Rogue scrap dealers, unroadworthy vehicles and potential fly-tippers have all been targeted in a joint operation in Bilbrook.


Distraction burglary alert 

5 Mar

Detectives investigating a distraction burglary are urging the public to check on their vulnerable neighbours, friends and family.


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Blogs »

Talks on creating a new joint force for housing 

17 Apr

Date: Thu, 2014-04-17 13:30 Description: Best of Both: A new joint force for Housing in Staffordshire Keywords: Housing Plus, Stafford and Rural Homes, best of both, housing provider To view the article in full please click here...


Cliff at Beau Regards – Cycling Challenge 

17 Apr

Not renowned for his athleticism, Cliff at Beau Regards High Street is entering a cycling challenge to circuit the ‘3 Dams’ Ladybower, Derwent Howden.


MP welcomes increase in jobs 

16 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new statistics that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has increased by 83,000 since the last election Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new ...


Free Easter Wildplay sessions for disabled children 

16 Apr

Young people with disabilities are being given the opportunity to get outdoors and stuck into some free wildlife fun over half term.


More Golds for the Wombourne Karate Team 

16 Apr

On Saturday 29th March, three members of South Staffs Karate in Wombourne competed at the ASKC competition in Woodsetton.


Gavin calls on BT to improve broadband in Swindon 

15 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging BT to improve broadband services in Swindon.


Gavin learns self defence 

15 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Wombourne and Codsall Judo Club, on Monday 14th April.


Gavin attends Perton Springwatch Festival 

14 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the Perton Springwatch Festival on Saturday 12th April.


The Great Sporting Weekend 

14 Apr

You have to admit, FA Cup semi-final weekend is one of the great Sporting weekends of the year and this 2014 was one of the best.


More Housing Plans for Wombourne 

10 Apr

I have just been to a site allocations meeting with South Staffs Council.


Easter Break Family Fun Ideas 

10 Apr

Easter holidays will quickly be upon us.


SPRING TERM NEWSLETTER NOW LIVE! 

10 Apr

To read about just some of our activities and events this term...


SPRING TERM NEWSLETTER NOW LIVE! 

10 Apr

To read about just some of our activities and events this term...


MP fights for school funding 

10 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has urged the Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, to increase funding for schools in his constituency.


Gavin to learn self defence 

10 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is set to visit the Wombourne and Codsall Judo Club, on Monday 14thApril.


Truancy falling in South Staffordshire 

10 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has welcomed the news that the number of pupils persistently skipping school in Staffordshire, has fallen by 33.6 per cent since 2010.


MP thanks Landywood volunteers 

9 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently hosted a coffee morning to thank the volunteers who took part in his recent campaign to stop the proposed development at Landywood Lane.


GAVIN ANNOUNCES ROCK THE HOUSE NOMINATION 

8 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has today announced Clutching At Straws as his nomination for Parliamentary competition Rock the House.


Goal 7000 

6 Apr

I was present at a little bit of history on Saturday as I witnessed Jamie Murphy score Sheffield United’s 7000th League goal in the 1-1 draw with Leyton orient in an entertaining game, especially the second half.


NEW – ST. DOMINIC‘S PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS AND BOYS AGED 3 – 11 

6 Apr

Our consultation with parents, staff and stakeholders regarding the integration of boys up to and including Year 6 (ages 3 11) has met with an extremely positive response from all directions, especially from the survey we carried out and from Parent...


SCHOOL COUNCIL LINKING EVENT 

6 Apr

St Dominics High School for Girls School Council and Wolgarstons School Council collaborated to create an event to help the local area.


SCHOOL COUNCIL LINKING EVENT 

6 Apr

St Dominics High School for Girls School Council and Wolgarstons School Council collaborated to create an event to help the local area.


TEAMBUILDING SKILLS 

6 Apr

On Wednesday 2nd April Years 2-6 took part in a teambuilding Skills Day...


TEAMBUILDING SKILLS 

6 Apr

On Wednesday 2nd April Years 2-6 took part in a teambuilding Skills Day...


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