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Man in hospital after crash 

24 May

The crash happened on the A449 Wolverhampton Road outside The Dudley Arms pub, in Himley, at around 9pm last night...


Blaze ripped through home 

24 May

The shell of the home and fire-wrecked BMW and van were left after the fierce fire in Kinver, near Stourbridge...


Driver ‘lucky’ to be alive after crash 

22 May

Fire crews, an air ambulance along with police from Kinver and Wombourne attended the incident which involved one red car in Bridgnorth Road, Trescott...


Pub takes action after dog bite 

22 May

A drinker at the Boat Inn in Penkridge was bitten on the leg as he attempted to come to the aid of his pet as it fought with a second dog...


In pictures: Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass cuts the ribbon on new Lichfield gym 

18 May

Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass has helped launch a new Lichfield gym.


Elderly man in hospital following crash 

18 May

The incident happened on The Parkway, Perton at around 2pm today...


Special measures for Dudley care home 

17 May

Edgeview Nursing Home in Kinver has been ranked as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC...


Volunteers from Lichfield Canal trust to recreate Gallows Wharf for Britain in Bloom competition 

15 May

Lichfield’s canal trust has launched a project to recreate the city’s historic Gallows Wharf, incorporating planting areas in a Garden of Reflection.


Call for action on accident blackspot 

9 May

A concerned safety campaigner has proposed a two stage plan for the junction of Gospel End Street and Vicar Street in Sedgley, after witnessing the aftermath of ‘nasty collisions...


‘Dumped’ pet snakes a threat to native adders at Kinver Edge 

8 May

Non-native species pose a threat to the adder population at a beauty spot, the National Trust says.


Market offers firms chance to promote 

1 May

Penkridge Market is offering any new or existing business or community group in the Parish of Penkridge the opportunity to take up a free stall on the market, for one day, to help promote their business or group...


Attacks surge at West Midland prisons 

1 May

At HMP Birmingham and HMYOI Brinsford prisoner-on-prisoner assaults went up from 587 and 268 to 712 and 448 respectively in a year...


PP nets first ever Icelandic deal 

1 May

PP Control Automation, which employs 230 people at its state-of-the-art factory in Cheslyn Hay, is providing Hedinn with early-stage design support and electrical control systems build for the production of its Hedinn Protein Plant (HPP...


Tributes to Wolves tragic after death 

1 May

The family and friends of 62-year-old Huntley Malcolm, from Essington, have paid tribute to a ‘smashing guy...


Inmate held doctor prisoner with ‘knife’ 

30 Apr

Jonathan Ndila took out a toothbrush melded with a razor blade after attending a GP surgery at HMP Brinsford in Featherstone...


Retirement flats and homes planned 

29 Apr

The two separate projects for Penkridge include up to 100 homes off Cherrybrook Drive and 43 living apartments – including 11 bungalows and a car park...


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Sport »

Curley Signs New Deal – Two New Faces Arrive 

23 May

Hednesford Town Football Club can confirm that defender Matt Curley has agreed a new deal for the 2018/19 campaign – with manager Rob Smith also bolstering his squad with the signing of Sam Griffiths and Josh Craddock from Stafford Rangers...


Mens Reserves 18/19 seeking players 

23 May

Our newly created Mens Reserves team is looking for players to join ts ranks – please see the flyer below.


Players wanted for U18s girls 18/19 season 

23 May

COMMITTED PLAYERS WANTED! Wyrley Wanderers U18 Ladies finished 3 RD in the Shropshire/Staffordshire U18 League last season.


Tournament has limited spaces left! 

23 May

The Club’s 21st annual tournament, with 121 teams taking part is almost full! We only have the following spaces left: – June 9th U6s boys – FULL U8s boys – FULL U10s boys – FULL U14s boys – FULL June 10th...


Afternoon Tea Party – 22nd July 

23 May

We have a fundraiser at our Long Lane clubhouse on the afternoon of July 22nd.


Players wanted for new U11s team. 

20 May

The club is creating a new U11s team for next season.


U9s seek manager/coach for 18/19 season. 

20 May

The Club is looking for a keen individual who would like to take on a group of U9s (next season’s age) who have played together for 2 seasons.


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Business »

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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LocalGov »

Contract Register 

24 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Lisa Wilson on 24 May 2018 .


Fly tipped rubbish, 24th May 

24 May

Bags of rubbish fly tipped near junction of Old Hampton Road and the Cannock Road A460.


IT Infrastructure 

21 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Daniel Shaw on 21 May 2018 .


Contract Register 

21 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Lisa Wilson on 21 May 2018 .


IT Infrastructure 

18 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Daniel Shaw on 18 May 2018 .


Contract Register 

17 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Lisa Wilson on 17 May 2018 .


Database of services 

15 May

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Tay Jiva on 15 May 2018 .


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999 »

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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Blogs »

A fun day of getting close to wildlife at Kinver Edge, with free activities and walks all day 

16 May

Saturday 19 th May, 9am until 11pm Find us at the war memorial by the Ranger’s Yard, Comber Road, sat-nav DY7 6HU.


Gavin urges House of Fraser to secure the future of Beatties 

11 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has written to House of Fraser bosses urging them to protect the Wolverhampton store from closure.


Rugby and The Silent Soldier 

8 May

The hottest Bank Holiday for 20 odd years saw a very busy time for me socially – for a change.


Winston Churchill As I Knew Him by Violet Bonham Carter 

8 May

This is one of those books about Churchill that biographers about Churchill read and quote quite often as Violet Bonham Carter, being H H Asquith’s daughter, new Churchill on a more or less daily basis and she was one of his early “confidantes...


Gavin takes part in National Care Home Day celebrations 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at Himley Mill Care Home National Care Home day is a chance to celebrate all the different people, cultures and relationships in your area, and to show your community that care homes are ...


Gavin visits Mode Menswear 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited the newly opened family-run business in Codsall Mode Menswear, on Wolverhampton Road, was opened earlier this year by Mark Hodgkiss, a resident of Codsall with over 20 years experience in...


Gavin visits Great Wyrley Memorial Garden 

3 May

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the memorial garden which has recently had a huge refurbishment The Memorial Garden, on Walsall Road, was unveiled in 1922 in memory of those who fought in World War I.


How not to run a Government 

27 Apr

Need we say more ? But lets face it, the Tories, and Mrs May in particular have made a real hash of this country.


Gavin welcomes a £150,000 allocation to better protect homes from flooding in Cheslyn Hay 

27 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Environment Agency’s recent announcement of £36 million in Government funds to protect properties from flooding Following last Autumn’s budget, 10 schemes across the West Midlands ...


Heatwave in Wombourne? 

18 Apr

Could there be a heatwave ahead next week in Wombourne? Find out all you need to know about the coming warm weather.


Gavin meets with The British Hedgehog Preservation Society at Wrottesley Park 

11 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined the Natural Burial Company at Wrottesley Park to learn about their new partnership with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.


Beware of the Neighbours 

9 Apr

Well the ones that ask you in for a nightcap at 11.30 and then let you go at 2.30 in the a.


Gavin opens McCarthy & Stone’s new retirement complex 

6 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visits McCarthy & Stone's new Codsall development, Brindley Gardens.


A trip in the mud 

5 Apr

For the first time since 2007 I reckon, Major Orton and me have been down the Kingswinford Railway Walk on our bikes.


Gavin plants trees with the Kinver Rotary Club and students from Brindley Heath Junior School 

3 Apr

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined volunteers from the National Trust and Kinver Rotary as part of a worldwide woodland initiative.


Julius Caesar 

23 Mar

A “Cousin’s Night out” degenerated from the usual drinking match to watching this production beamed from the National Theatre in London to the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton and a real tour de force it is too but better if you can get there and...


More cold weather 

18 Mar

This weekend has been a bitch of bad weather.


Regulating the Internet and Cloud Computing 

14 Mar

M’ learned friend has recently written about * Cloud* Computing as being somebody else’s computer in somebody else’s data centre and I have to agree with him.


Gavin urges Staffordshire County Council to support bus services across South Staffordshire 

7 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, argues that changes will have a negative effect on constituents Following the County Council’s decision to remove support for several bus routes, a number of residents have been in touch with Gavin to ...


Snow 

6 Mar

This past few days have seen some of the heaviest snowfall in the country for some time, so this has meant a lot of people have been restricted to home and the surrounding area for some time bringing with it a feeling of living in a cave or “cabin ...


Gavin visits Wombourne Tennis Club 

6 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, had an update on recent improvements...


Gavin discusses freight hub proposals with CEO of South Staffordshire Council 

1 Mar

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has repeatedly expressed his opposition to the proposal The West Midlands Interchange proposal, led by Four Ashes Ltd, was met with an overwhelming amount of opposition when they led their public ...


Gavin visits Perton Bowls Club 

27 Feb

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined residents at the Civic Centre.


Bomber Command by Max Hastings 

26 Feb

This book is probably the one you should start with if you are interested in the Air Offensive in World War II.


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