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Pensioner held on suspicion of murder 

24 Feb

The 79-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday after an 82-year-old man, named locally as Dennis, was found dead in Raven Close, Huntington...

Three sandwiches stolen in Co-op raid 

23 Feb

Police were called to the Co-op store on Stafford Road In Huntington just after 7pm on Thursday...

Wolverhampton College head leaving 

22 Feb

Graham Morley is leaving South Staffordshire College after 10 years at the helm...

Guided walk to showcase efforts to restore Lichfield Canal 

19 Feb

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be on show during a guided walk.

MP celebrates park’s makeover 

19 Feb

The Defence Secretary, who is long-standing supporter of Coven Playing Field Committee, was on hand to officially open the new village facilities...

Cannock White House restored 

17 Feb

The Grade 2*-listed White House in Cannock has been transformed into offices and apartments after lying empty since it was put up for sale by South Staffordshire College two years ago...

Fraudster to pay back £567k after scam 

15 Feb

Paul Foster, from Penkridge, imported fake box sets of hit TV series from China and had them delivered to his home, before selling them to customers worldwide on ebay...

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to host annual quiz night 

14 Feb

Tickets are on sale for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s annual quiz night.

Why policy on contact with children and birth families needs a rethink 

13 Feb

by Brigid Featherstone, Robin Sen and Anna Gupta.

Owls about that! MP visits Animal Zone 

13 Feb

The South Staffordshire MP, who is a member and patron of the trust, popped into its temporary home in the county...

School ranked 25th best in the country 

10 Feb

St Dominic’s Grammar School in Brewood has been recognised in newspaper's 2018 guide...

Fundraising music and comedy night 

8 Feb

Black Country comic Doug Parker is returning to Kinver following his sell out show last year...

Thousands take part in Tough Guy event 

5 Feb

The 'Mudathon' in Perton saw people put through their paces on a gruelling seven-mile course...

Thousands take part in Tough Guy event 

5 Feb

The 'Mudathon' in Perton saw people put through their paces on a gruelling seven-mile course...

Men who rammed police car during getaway jailed 

1 Feb

The pair were caught dealing drugs in south Staffordshire.

£6m to aid 1,000 Black Country start-ups 

1 Feb

Another £603,380 was lent to 88 business owners in South Staffordshire by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo...

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Hednesford Town 0-2 Warrington Town 

25 Feb

A goal in each half from Warrington Town saw the ten men of Hednesford Town condemned to defeat against the promotion chasing visitors.

Mums Play Football Centre 

23 Feb

The Club’s Mums Play Football Centre takes places every Friday night 7 til 8 at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre astro turf.

Match Preview: Warrington Town (H) 

23 Feb

Tomorrow sees The Pitmen returning home as we host Warrington Town at Keys Park knowing that we can ill afford anymore slip-ups if we are to make a break into the top five come the end of the season.

Fans given chance to choose Evo-Stik NPL Player of the Year 

22 Feb

The race to unveil the next Evo-Stik NPL Show Fans Player of the Year and the Northern Premier League’s top fifty managers of all time is underway.

Rai in pole position 

22 Feb

Rai, who was born in Wolverhampton and raised in Perton, shot seven under-par alongside Eddie Pepperell and Gregory Havret at the Doha-based event, leaving him joint-first...

Wellbeing Football Offer 

21 Feb

The club is setting up Wellbeing football sessions for adults – men and women – who would like to benefit from getting out of the house, reducing stress, lowering BP and cholesterol levels, lowering body weight, increasing self...

Main Club Awards presented. 

20 Feb

The Club presented its Annual Main Awards last night at the clubhouse.

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Review of 2017 – February: Facelift for M6 junction, new cycle lanes and council cuts U-turn 

24 Dec

Highways chiefs announced plans in February to spend 64m improving a busy M6 junction and new images were revealed showing how Birmingham's 'cycle superhighway' could look...

Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug

Property investor founded last year has made its debut in the hotel sector with double purchase...

New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...

M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...

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.

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Enforcement Notices 

21 Feb

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to angela on 21 February 2018 .

Armchair in Quarry entrance, 19th February 

19 Feb

Armchair been fly tipped in Quarry entrance.

General waste., 15th February 

15 Feb

General waste been there a long time.

Carpet and general rubbish, 15th February 

15 Feb

Carpet and general rubbish in entrance to Old Hampton Lane been there a few days.

2 settees in quarry entrance, 15th February 

15 Feb

2 settees in quarry entrance been there a few days.

Bedingstone Drive. Dog walking royal route !!!!, 12th February 

12 Feb

Bedingstone Drive appears to be the royal route for dog walkers as it leads down towards the canal, it's a continual problem for us residents who are left to clear up after irresponsible owners who fail to pick up their dogs poo,it seems...

Use of Body Worn Video 

12 Feb

Internal review request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Lucy Johnson on 12 February 2018 .

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Penkridge Community Fire Station is officially opened 

13 Jun

Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Penkridge Community Fire Station last night (Monday June 12).

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).

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Gavin welcomes reopening of Kinver Post Office 

22 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is pleased that residents will have access to a local post office.

Gavin officially opens Coven Park gym 

20 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the opening event...

Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


19 Feb

Back to work today and a bit knackered as I’ve spent the weekend mostly shifting wood around which involved sorting the shed out.

Ambitious plans for i54 South Staffordshire Expansion to go on show 

15 Feb

We all recognise the importance of creating more better paid jobs and growing our economy for the benefit of everyone living in Staffordshire.

The Bleak Mid-Winter 

12 Feb

I do find the middle of February a mental struggle.

Gavin visits Rodbaston Animal Zone 

7 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the college which is currently home to over 70 owls.

Dirty tricks strikes the Essington by-election 

6 Feb

Who would have thought that local politics could raise such passion in the small village of Essington! But of course you know the answer to that is true – by it’s very nature, politics is very local and none more so than here.

A Hectic weekend 

29 Jan

January is usually pretty dull but lately, people are using Burns Night as an excuse to carry on Christmas and so it was for me as a guest of Essington Rugby Club on Friday night.

Bomber Offensive by Bomber Harris 

25 Jan

You can get this book online in paperback but I found a 1947 hardback in a shop in Hampshire.

Gavin officially opens new Science Laboratory 

24 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined staff and pupils at Brewood CE Middle School The school’s science lab has recently undergone a £60,000 makeover.

New MMA Centre opening in Wombourne 

24 Jan

The Jet Singh Trust (JST) is excited to announce the unveiling of their state-of-the art not-for-profit Martial Arts Centre in the heart of Wombourne.

G2 at the Robin 

21 Jan

An odd thing occurred to me whilst watching this tribute band : are we actually watching some sort of museum artefact? My thoughts are that Genesis no longer perform and the music from this era is generally derided by most of the population so as in ...

Gavin opens The Courtyard Wombourne 

18 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially opened the restaurant which is now under new ownership The Courtyard Wombourne is owned by Louise and Simon Ward, a couple with over 25 years hospitality experience.

Gavin meets with South Staffordshire Police 

18 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with representatives from the Parish Council, County Council and Police Force.

Darkest Hour 

17 Jan

I skived off with the Godson over a long lunch to see this film as otherwise I would have missed the opportunity to see it.

Hello world! 

16 Jan

Welcome to WordPress.

Double Dog Down 

15 Jan

Strange events abounded this weekend as the neighbours beloved Alsatian snuffed it with cancer which was a shame as it really was pet rescue project that eventually ended up in tragedy.

Gavin visits Edge Menswear 

15 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the store which has recently opened in the centre of Codsall.

Lorenz by Capt. Jerry Roberts 

7 Jan

This is a book written by one of Britain’s wartime elite cryptographers, Captain Jerry Roberts who working in “The Testery” at Bletchley Park .

Snowbound sleigh’s £5,000 takes Rotary Club’s recent charity collections total to £15,000 

6 Jan

Despite being hit by the pre Christmas deluge of snow which forced the cancellation of four nights Santa tours, Kinver Rotary Clubs Christmas sleigh raised more than 5,000 for needy causes in Kinver, Wollaston, Enville and Wall Heath.

Gavin celebrates reopening of The Elms Pub 

4 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently celebrated the reopening of the Elms Pub in Shareshill.

Gavin urges Lloyds Banking Group to reconsider Codsall branch closure 

2 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is deeply concerned that residents will be disadvantaged as a result of planned closures Lloyds bank, based in the heart of Codsall, has been a vital part of the village for 80 years.

Walsall 1:2 Rotherham Utd 

1 Jan

First game of the season for me and this because of all the problems with the family etc.

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    Experimenting with an Olympus OM 10, 24mm lense and colour Kodak 35mm film. I love the retro colours, almost like 1970s postcards.

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