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Dudley Council legal threat to UKIP over Himley Hall hire 

13 Feb

Dudley Council threatened UKIP with legal action when the cash-strapped party failed to pay a bill of less than £500 to hire Himley Hall for a meeting last year.


VIDEO: Sam Plank’s son pays tribute to dad – five years after… 

10 Feb

THE son of legendary Potteries DJ Sam Plank has asked people to take a few minutes to remember his father on the fifth anniversary of his death.


Man jailed after road rage incident led to stabbing 

10 Feb

A DRIVER has been jailed after stabbing another motorist 'several times'.


Major new link road planned near M54 in Wolverhampton 

9 Feb

Residents are being urged to have their say on a proposed new link road to a former factory in South Staffordshire.


IN PICTURES: Staffordshire Air Cadets celebrate 75th anniversary with Penkridge march 

8 Feb

More than 150 air cadets paraded through a Staffordshire town to celebrate a milestone anniversary.


Six-month trial of Himley Park dog ban begins 

5 Feb

A controversial six-month scheme which will see dogs banned from a section of Himley Park has started.


Plans submitted for new activity centre alongside canal in Lichfield 

4 Feb

Formal plans have been submitted for a new canal-side activity centre in Lichfield.


NHMF Awards 2016 round up 

2 Feb

The goal of the National House Maintenance Forum (NHMF), partnered with 24housing, is to set the standard for maintaining assets for social housing.


Concerns for safety of man missing for two weeks 

1 Feb

Police searching for a man missing from the Newcastle area are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.


Friendship & Laker BMS celebrate their win at NHMF Awards 

27 Jan

Friendship Care and Housing (a member of Longhurst Group) celebrated their successful partnership with contractor Laker BMS Ltd last night (26th Jan).


Patchy implementation of the ASYE leaves newly qualified social workers facing unprotected caseloads 

27 Jan

Councils are often failing to protect the caseloads of newly qualified social workers, with some holding dozens of cases and being allocated complex investigations and legal work contrary to local authority policies, a Community Care investigation ...


Funding cut for generic social work training 

27 Jan

Government funding for students on generic social work courses is falling, figures show.


Three injured as car overturns in Himley crash 

23 Jan

Three people have been injured, one of them seriously, in a crash near Dudley in which one car rolled over.


Anger as fifth gipsy site planned in village 

21 Jan

People living in Essington have vowed to fight a new proposal to create a fifth gipsy site in their community.


Dog-free zones start at Himley Hall 

21 Jan

Permanent signs will be placed around Himley Hall when dogs are banned from using certain parts of the attraction.


270 homes planned for Penkridge industrial estate 

21 Jan

Proposals for more than 270 new homes on a former industrial site in Penkridge have been submitted to council planners for consideration.


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Sport »

Vipers get new sponsors 

14 Feb

Pictured below, our Under 9s Vipers who are delighted with their new Nike kit, kindly sponsored by Slimming World.


Hednesford Town 0-2 Gainsborough Trinity 

14 Feb

Two second half goals proved to be enough for visitors Gainsborough Trinity as Hednesford Town continued to search for their first home victory of 2016.


U8s Lions after players 

13 Feb

Our U8s Lions are looking for players to complete their squad.


Match Preview: Gainsborough Trinity (H) 

12 Feb

Hednesford Town return home this weekend, looking to get back to winning ways in the league as Gainsborough Trinity visit Keys Park.


Re-arranged Fixture v Stockport County 

8 Feb

The recently postponed away match against Stockport County at Edgeley Park has been re-arranged for Tuesday 01 March with a 7.45pm kick-off...


U17s Lions looking for new players 

8 Feb

Our U17s Lions are looking for players to complete their squad.


Chasewater Results 

7 Feb

Results available here Winsplits analysis here Splitsbrowser analysis here Routegadget to follow this evening...


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Business »

M6 Toll road owners seeking an exit, reports suggest 

12 Feb

THE future of the M6 Toll is in doubt this morning with well-informed reports suggest it has been put up for sale for around £2bn.


Redrow to build 1,100 new houses on former golf course 

5 Feb

Housebuilding group acquires major site in south Staffordshire close to its Midlands HQ as it embarks on ten-year regeneration project...


BREAKING NEWS: Motorists warned of further disruption as M6 remains closed 

4 Feb

MOTORISTS in Birmingham have been warned to expect long delays on their journey home as the effects of an accident which closed the M6 between junctions 5 and 6 continue to be felt.


BREAKING NEWS: M6 in Birmingham expected to be closed for much of the day 

4 Feb

THE M6 in Birmingham is expected to remain congested for most of the day, Highways England has said.


Drivers face long delays into Birmingham after fatal accident closes M6 

4 Feb

MOTORISTS in Birmingham faced massive congestion and delays to their journeys approaching 90 minutes today after the M6 was closed off following a fatal accident in the early hours.


Doubletree hotel opens at the Ricoh Arena 

30 Jan

The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry has opened following a multi-million pound refurbishment...


Software firm eg solutions predicts break-even for 2015 

15 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE back office optimisation software supplier eg solutions has predicted its full-year results will achieve break-even.


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LocalGov »

Litter, 12th February 

12 Feb

Beer cans, bottles and associated rubbish dumped on verge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): No Mans Green Lane, Kinver Report on FixMyStreet...


Housing Related Support Commissioning 

11 Feb

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to rwilson on 11 February 2016 .


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

11 Feb

Request sent to South Staffordshire District Council by Gavin Chait on 11 February 2016 .


Flytipped rolls of carpet, 10th February 

10 Feb

Flytipped rolls of old carpet Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kidderminster Road, Iverley Report on FixMyStreet...


Search for the Relatives of Linda Ann Preston 

9 Feb

Search for the Relatives of Linda Ann Preston...


Social Work 

5 Feb

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Vijay Bagha on 5 February 2016 .


Housing Related Support Commissioning 

5 Feb

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to rwilson on 5 February 2016 .


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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.


Events marks offical opening of Kinver Community Fire Station 

15 Oct

Kinver’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony this week.


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Blogs »

Gavin calls for safe crossing on Histons Hill Road 

11 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is calling for a pedestrian crossing to be built on a busy Codsall junction.


Gavin to take part in ‘Clean for the Queen’ 

10 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging schools, businesses and community groups to help tidy up their local area ahead of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.


Gavin welcomes additional local government funding 

10 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government that Staffordshire will receive additional grant funding.


Great Wyrley’s WWI Fallen, William Henry Ames: First and Last 

9 Feb

William Ames’ entry for the Gt Wyrley Roll of Honour, 1917.


Kinver Rotarians Bring Clean Water to Uganda Village 

9 Feb

Clean water is now flowing into a village in Uganda thanks to the fund raising efforts of Kinver Rotary Club.


Algorithms 

8 Feb

I finally managed to watch the BBC documentary algorithms over the weekend.


Show visits 2016 – Stafford 2016 

7 Feb

After a busy weekend I have finally managed to settle down to pen / type my thoughts about this year's Stafford Show.


An Inspector Calls 

7 Feb

I went on my own to see this play Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre last night, being Billy no mates and all, and it was excellent.


Gavin welcomes Brewood Post Office upgrade 

5 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed finalised plans to upgrade a Post Office branch in Brewood.


Gavin visits Essington Golf Club 

4 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Essington Golf Club last week to see the progression of the expansion of the course.


Gavin welcomes announcement to extend to free childcare 

3 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that Staffordshire families will be among the first in the country to be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare every week.


Gavin criticises TV programme for upsetting hedgehog scenes 

2 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has criticised Channel 5 for showing a programme which showed scenes which seemed to show the killing of a hedgehog.


Gavin calls for quiet on Great Wyrley train improvements 

1 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has called on the Chief Executive of Network Rail to take action over noise complaints from residents in Great Wyrley.


January 2016 Newsletter 

31 Jan

Mac Joseph Even though it was a very cold morning,  the January coffee morning was very well attended, Mac Joseph gave a very interesting presentation and talk about ‘Birmingham, ‘Then and Now’.


Gavin welcomes crackdown on roadworks 

29 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new proposals to crackdown on disruption caused by roadworks on local roads, with new rules being considered that would reduce disruption for families and businesses in South Staffordshire.


Gavin raises concerns about Featherstone crime statistics 

27 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is calling for crime statistics relating to incidents that happen in prisons in the Featherstone and Brinsford area to be separated from crime statistics that represent the village as a whole.


Gavin welcomes latest apprenticeship figures 

26 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures showing 4,950 new apprenticeships have been started by people in South Staffordshire since 2010.


In the woods 

24 Jan

I’ve been up in Sheffield again this weekend ostensibly to see Blades -v- Swindon Town, a dire game as it turned out.


Great Wyrley’s World War One Roll of Honour: The Errors on the Gates 

24 Jan

The opening of the Gt Wyrley Memorial Garden on Saturday 8 April 1922.


Gavin signs Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment 

22 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in Parliament this week.


Gavin welcomes latest employment figures 

21 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures today showing 151,000 more people in work across the West Midlands since Labour were last in power and a record level of employment across the UK as a whole – with over 2.3 ...


Gavin welcomes finalised proposals for Post Office upgrade 

20 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed finalised plans to upgrade a Post Office branch in Essington.


Gavin pays pupils a visit at Glenthorne Primary 

19 Jan

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Glenthorne Primary School in Cheslyn Hay last week.


My new bed 

19 Jan

I’ve been struggling with a bad back of late and after much looking around for a cause, I finally decided that the bed was the cause of my ills so I’ve invested in a new mattress.


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    I suffered with Hay fever following this shot! I must remember not to play around in long grass during the early evening!


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