Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 25 May 2015

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Children hurt in Himley crash 

23 May

Two children were among four people hurt when two cars collided in Himley.

Jobs at risk in £2m South Staffordshire College cuts 

21 May

Jobs are at risk at a college after bosses announced they were facing a £2 million black hole next year.

Two more jailed for Hanley Beaverbrooks armed raid 

20 May

Two men have been jailed for a total of 21 years for their part in a raid on a jewellers in Hanley.

Driver crashes after suffering cardiac arrest at wheel in Wombourne 

19 May

A driver has suffered a cardiac arrest and crashed his car into a tree in Wombourne.

Strictly a village treat in Wombourne 

18 May

Fancy footwork was on show as Strictly Come Dancing fever swept into Wombourne for the night.

WATCH: Strictly a village treat in Wombourne 

18 May

Fancy footwork was on show as Strictly Come Dancing fever swept into Wombourne for the night.

Fire crews tackle blaze near Walsall school 

18 May

Firefighters are tackling a possible attack in a derelict building next to Cheslyn Haye High School.

Fern Britton in Coven pub stop on marathon charity bike ride 

16 May

TV star Fern Britton stopped off in Coven as part of her John O’Groats to Land’s End charity bike ride.

Dewsbury Kitchen Firm Celebrates Sixth Consecutive Gold Safety Award 

14 May

Leading kitchen manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens has been recognised for its outstanding health and safety record with a Gold Medal Award from safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

New activities coming to the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 

14 May

Plans are already being put in place for the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering in September.

Exclusive: New party to run housing-focused candidate for Mayor of London 

13 May

The 'Something New' political party, whose treasurer is outgoing Generation Rent director Alex Hilton, has told 24housing that it will run a prominent housing campaigner as its candidate in next years Mayor of London election, writes Brian Church.

Generation Rent appoints Betsy Dillner as acting director 

13 May

Generation Rent has appointed Betsy Dillner as acting director when Alex Hilton leaves the prominent campaign group on Friday.

£1m revamp for former Hartshill council care home 

11 May

A FORMER council care home has extended its facilities with 15 new 'hotel-style' rooms after a 1 million revamp.

Volleyball team bounces back just months after facing oblivion 

11 May

It is hard to believe, but just 18 months ago, the Wombourne Volleyball Team was struggling to survive.

Opinion: When it’s a question of survival, housing associations have to step up 

8 May

By Alex Hilton, director, Generation Rent Housing associations today face a clear and present danger and that will intensify until they step up and respond.

Anger as plans unveiled for quarry in South Staffordshire village 

7 May

Developers behind a controversial marina in South Staffordshire have lodged plans to investigate creating a new sand and gravel quarry in the village.

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Wyrley Boys Development Centre 

23 May

The Club’s Boys’ Development Centre – sponsored by FCL Global – is going from strength to strength, with 27 boys attending today with quite a few on holiday too.

Craddock Returns To Keys Park 

22 May

The latest player to sign up for the 2015/16 season is midfielder Josh Craddock , who returns for his second spell at Keys Park.

Admission and Season Ticket Prices Frozen For 2015/16 Season 

21 May

The club are pleased to announce that matchday and Season Ticket prices for matches at Keys Park have been frozen ahead of the 2015/16 National League North season which kicks off on Saturday 8 August.

McCone signs on for another year 

20 May

We are pleased to confirm that defender Paul McCone has agreed to stay with the club for another year.

Pre-Season Campaign Announcement 

19 May

We are now in a position to release details of all but two of our pre-season fixtures which will take us into the 2015/16 campaign.

Squad news from Keys Park 

19 May

Manager Rob Smith today confirmed that striker Marvin Robinson has agreed to continue his stay at Keys Park after signing him up for the 2015/16 season.

Such a perfect day – Dragons win the Shield 

18 May

It was the day of reckoning for Mourinho Nicholls and his band of little Dragons.

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Three partner promotions at Eversheds’ Birmingham office 

5 May

Louise Finnie (corporate), Dawn Hilton (real estate) and Rich Lloyd (commercial dispute resolution) have all been made partners at the law firm...

Pharmacy receives backing to support construction of new HQ 

31 Mar

WALSALL-based pharmacy chain Jhoots has received funding to support the construction of a new £3.2m headquarters.

eg solutions’ “transformational year” sees it return to profit 

25 Mar

STAFFORDSHIRE software plc eg solutions has recorded an impressive set of results, returning to profit and seeing revenue surge.

Stafford retailers warn new complex could “divide” town centre 

18 Mar

Stafford town centre has had more than its fair share of woes during the economic downturn.

Bulleys: Exciting times ahead for i54 

16 Mar

By Noel Muscutt, a partner at Wolverhampton­-based property consultancy Bulleys.

St Modwen buys South Staffordshire industrial park 

3 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen has bought an industrial estate in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole predicts bumper year 

18 Feb

THE Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel suggests 2015 could be one of its most successful years yet.

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Builders waste fly tipped, 21st May 

21 May

Only days after last lot was cleared, a new lot has been dumped.

Household rubbish tipped in quarry entrance, 15th May 

15 May

Household rubbish fly tipped overnight in quarry entrance on Bognop Road.

Blocked right of way at White Gate Farm, 12th May 

12 May

The right of way to Weaton Aston from Whitegate farm is block by locked gates or the route is not signed Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A5, Brewood Report on FixMyStreet...

Dog poo bin replacement, 9th May 

9 May

The dog bin was removed after it was vandalised - will it be replaced as some locals seem to just be leaving their poo bags in the spot where said bin was! It's an environmental risk.

Malthouse Lane between Saredon mill and Latherford lane, 8th May 

8 May

Along the lane fly tipping has taken place but it's particularly bad under the M6 bridge.

Dumped conifer branches, 8th May 

8 May

A large pile of conifer cuttings has been dumped in the passing point.

Holding kennels for stray dogs 

5 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Carla Bloomfield on 5 May 2015 .

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PCSO recruits to hit Staffordshire streets soon 

22 May

Our latest Police Community Support (PCSO) recruits are flying through their training course and will soon be joining our Local Policing Teams around the county.

Suspected stolen property – owner appeal 

22 May

We are hoping to reunite the suspected stolen property with their rightful owner/s.

Keep you bank details to yourself 

20 May

Officers are warning people living in the south of the county, and Codsall in particular, to beware of fraudsters posing as police officers.

Staffordshire Police Open Day – Sunday 28 June 

15 May

Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s event, Staffordshire Police are once again hosting an Open Day to give local people the chance to take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters.

Eight arrested in Cannock raids 

14 May

Eight people have been arrested across Cannock and the surrounding area this morning (Thurs) on suspicion of supplying illegal drugs.

Ten arrested in Cannock raids 

14 May

A total of 10 people are now in custody following this morning’s Operation Nemesis arrests by Staffordshire Police.

Three men arrested after suspected stolen goods recovered in Codsall 

30 Apr

At around 4.25am on Wednesday 29 April officers on routine patrol in the Codsall area attempted to stop a vehicle in Wolverhampton Road, Codsall.

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Gavin condemns proposals to close 3 local Fire Stations 

22 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service may close Kinver, Codsall and Bilbrook and Brewood Fire Stations Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned the proposals that reference the intention to close Kinver, Codsall and Brewood fire ...

Tales from the Walsall Coroner: George Loake and the Butts Murder, 1911 

20 May

Aerial photo of the Butts pre-1935.

Gavin appointed as a Privy Counsellor 

19 May

Gavin appointed as a Privy Counsellor by the Queen Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, was appointed as a Privy Counsellor by the Queen last week in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Gavin returns as Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire 

18 May

Re-elected with an increased majority and a vote share of 59.4% Gavin Williamson was successfully re-elected as the Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire following the General Election campaign.

Gavin welcomes falling unemployment figures 

18 May

New figures show 1,071 fewer people in South Staffordshire claim Jobseeker's Allowance.

Five go mad in Weston 

17 May

Yes another Poly reunion held this time in West-Super-Mare.

Half Term Fun On the Edge! 

14 May

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website http://www.

Circular Walk Around Wombourne 

13 May

This is a two-mile circular walk, one of a series based on the South Staffordshire Railway Walk and featured on the South Staffs Website .

Charity Gig for Potter’s Cross Playgroup Saturday 13th June 

13 May

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website http://www.

V.E. Day Commemorated as Local Artist creates World War 1 Studies 

10 May

As we celebrate 70 years since V.

Election 2015 

9 May

Finally the Election in 2015 is over and today we are in the era of the first Conservative government since 1997.

Bike Track Grand Re-opening! 

8 May

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website http://www.

April 2015 Newsletter 

4 May

April 2015 Newsletter The trip to the Imperial War Museum is on the 13th of May.

Pub #15: The Posada 

3 May

This is one of my Poly haunts so I’ve been going in here since 1979 when it was run by a Sikh chap who spoke like my Uncle.

Pub #14: The Great Western, Wolverhampton 

3 May

The Family Pub so a 5/5 for lots of reasons not least the Bathams, the food, the whole atmosphere and history of the place and one of Wolverhampton’s hidden gems.

Pub#13: The Crown at Codsall 

3 May

This is the most disappointing of the Codsall pubs and warranted only a 3.

The Crown 

2 May

Codsall: Over the road to here.

The Bull 

2 May

Codsall: A short walk into the village from the station (and The Station).

The Station 

2 May

Codsall: The good people of Codsall won’t thank me for this, but screw em.

Great Local Night Out 

1 May

39 Steps, a great local night out.

New Bike Track Opens in Kinver on Saturday 9th May at 12 noon 

30 Apr

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Kinver Action Group are proud to announce that the construction of their latest project is now completed The new bike track has replaced the one built by KAG in 2009, which has worn beyond repair through ...

Great Wyrley and Newtown’s Fallen: Walter Collins 

28 Apr


Gavin visits Perton Springwatch Festival 

27 Apr

Gavin attended the ninth annual Springwatch Festival in Perton Gavin Williamson, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, visited the Perton Springwatch Festival at Perton Library this weekend.

Gavin takes part in St George’s Day Parade 

27 Apr

Gavin took part in the parade that went through the streets of Great Wyrley Gavin Williamson, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for South Staffordshire, attended the St George’s Day parade over the weekend in Great Wyrley.

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