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Penkridge Market in Staffordshire to host a fine food and craft market 

18 Sep

Food and drink plus local arts and crafts will all be available in the indoor market at Penkridge in Staffordshire.

Support grows for Wolverhampton crematorium 

17 Sep

Funeral directors have given their backing to a planning application to build a new crematorium on a site in Essington.

Sharp rise in UK house prices will ‘knock the wind’ out of first-time buyers 

16 Sep

Housing campaigners have reacted with dismay at the news that UK house prices have risen by 11.7% in the past 12 years, fuelled largely by a near 20% increase in London.

Latest contract tenders available from Stoke-on-Trent City… 

16 Sep

Here are the the latest tender contracts available from Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Latest contract tenders available from Stoke-on-Trent City… 

9 Sep

These are the latest contracts up for grabs by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Biker airlifted to major injuries unit following crash in Penkridge 

8 Sep

Motorcyclist suffers multiple injuries after fall on Cannock Road...

Cumbria sculptor’s work saved as care scheme gets off ground 

8 Sep

Contractors working on a new £4.4m specialist housing scheme in Cumbria have managed to salvage a historic stone carving on behalf of the local history society.

Jobs: Assistant manager, electrical repair technician, C#… 

8 Sep

These are the latest jobs posted on The Sentinel website.

Motorist cut free from car in Wolverhampton pile-up 

8 Sep

Seriously hurt driver was trapped by legs following crash in Codsall Road...

‘Hospital workers try to park in my drive’ 

7 Sep

RESIDENTS are calling for action to prevent hospital staff parking in front of people's homes.

Wolverhampton man denies attempted murder 

7 Sep

A man has denied attempted murder following an alleged stabbing in Perton.

Motorcyclist suffers multiple injuries in Penkridge crash 

7 Sep

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a major trauma centre after sustaining multiple injuries in Penkridge today.

Residents react angrily to proposals by Barratt Homes to build… 

5 Sep

FAMILIES fear roads, schools and health services won't be able to cope if more than 260 homes are built on their estate.

Muir, HCA in deal to build 60 new affordable homes 

3 Sep

Muir housing association will build 60 affordable homes in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Chester West and Warrington after successfully requesting a grant of 2.21 million from the Homes and Communities Agency.

£5k reward for golf club raiders 

27 Aug

A £5,000 reward has been put up after a golf club in South Staffordshire was targeted by raiders yet again.

Dying patient left without proper main medication for two days, reveals report 

25 Aug

The dossier has revealed a catalogue of failings by staff at Dudley’s Himley Mill Nursing Home...

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Match Preview: Chorley (A) 

19 Sep

Smith Pleased With Direction of Squad Ahead of Pitmen Chorley Trip … Hednesford Town boss Rob Smith is looking towards tomorrow afternoon’s Vanarama Conference North clash with Chorley in positive mood as his Pitmen team look to...


18 Sep

The Club has renamed the Boys’ Academy sponsored by FCL Global to ‘BOYS’ DEVELOPMENT CENTRE sponsored by FCL GLOBAL’.

Club in Express & Star Community Challenge 

17 Sep

We are pleased to announce that the Club is one of 100 charities being supported by the Express Star in their Community Challenge initiative, sponsored by Homeserve plc.

Club nominated for an award. 

16 Sep

The Club has been nominated to win one of South Staffordshire County Council 40th Anniversary Community Awards.

5 new qualified coaches for Girls’ section! 

16 Sep

Congratulations to Chris Nicholls, Dan Groom, Dave Youd, Jodie Yates and Gemma Mayo who all gained their FA Level 1 badges last weekend...

Club Annual Awards decided. 

16 Sep

The Club managers and committee voted on the 4 annual awards last night.

FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Draw 

15 Sep

This morning the draw for the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round has been made, seeing The Pitman handed a tricky away tie at King’s Lynn Town on Saturday 27th September.

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Water company customers praised for charity giving 

15 Aug

SOUTH Staffs Water customers being given a pat on the back for helping to raise £36,204 last year for the company’s nominated charity, WaterAid.

More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.

A focus on family business 

5 Aug

Joachim Schwass, Professor of Family Business at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) based in Switzerland and co-director of the Global Family Business Center, mainly focuses on owner related issues, in particular from...

Chamber Briefs: Shropshire; The Black Country; Birmingham 

4 Aug

Shropshire welcomes new patronsSHROPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has appointed three new patrons.

St Modwen gets approval for large mixed-use scheme in Derbyshire 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen is to deliver a primary school and contribute £1.5m towards secondary education in Hilton, South Derbyshire, as part of its plans for a mixed-use scheme on a brown...

Talbot Construction chosen to build new Porsche dealership 

7 Jul

ASK Developments and Trebor Developments have selected a non-regional construction firm as the contractor for the new Porsche dealership next to Junction 2 of the M54 near Wolverhampton.

Birmingham set for summer of commuter misery 

17 Jun

A host of roadworks, including to the A452 Chester Road, between the Bagot Arms roundabout and Junction 5 of the M6, could affect tens of thousands of drivers...

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Property deal to open up investment 

18 Sep

Property deal to open up investment...

Drop in events show residents how to live the Good Life in South Staffordshire 

16 Sep

Drop in events show residents how to live the Good Life in South Staffordshire...

Less than a week to nominate volunteers for awards 

15 Sep

Less than a week to nominate volunteers for awards...

Bags of rubbish dumped, 13th September 

13 Sep

Four bags of rubbish dumped at entrance to field /alongside Poolhouse Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Poolhouse Road, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...

Changes to Road Tax 

8 Sep

Changes to Road Tax...

Roads: West Midlands | Transport | Written Answers 

5 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to each local authority in the West Midlands for road improvement in each of the last five years.

Reoffenders: Staffordshire | Justice | Written Answers 

4 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many repeat offenders in (a) South Staffordshire constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Wolverhampton were cautioned or sentenced for recordable offences in each of the last five years; and...

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Police renew focus on alcohol harm 

17 Sep

Staffordshire Police is to address the drain on its resources caused by excessive drinking with a period of action as part of a nationwide drive.

Chief Constable’s Jane Sawyers Ice Bucket Challenge 

27 Aug

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...

Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...

Officers, Staff and members of the public honoured 

14 Aug

Officers and staff from the Southern Local Policing team, and members of the public will be honoured for meritorious response and professionalism, and public spirited actions.

Respect: It’s a two way street – Considerate and tolerant neighbours 

11 Aug

As part of the force’s summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant to their neighbours.

Locals get police reassurancea ahead of V Festival 

8 Aug

Staffordshire Police is set to distribute leaflets in the streets local to this year’s V Festival, which takes place in Weston Park on 16th and 17th August.

Summer drink-drive campaign 

5 Aug

A campaign aimed at getting drink-drivers off Staffordshire’s roads led to 156 arrests.

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Blogs »

Love On The Lichfield Line 1981 

19 Sep

It has come to light that in about 1980 a group called 'Orphan' recorded a song called 'Love on the Lichfield Line' - the track was recorded in a Pelsall Recording Studio, so the 'Lichfield Line' referred to could actually be the South Staffs! If you...

Site Update 

19 Sep

Unfortunately we have not been able to upload any new content for a while, mainly because of issues with the website builder and the lack of space left on the server.

13/9/14 Finchfield badgers v Old Halesonians 

18 Sep

This week saw us away to Old Hales who we had two very good games against last season so i expected the same this week.

St Georges Park Tour 

18 Sep

Programme of Events: St Georges Park Tour (English FA) Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.

Gavin welcomes Synod to Codsall 

18 Sep

District Synod Come to Trinity Methodist Church Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, welcomed the Methodist District Synod to Trinity Methodist Church, in Codsall, on Saturday 13th September.

Who deserves an award in Wombourne? 

18 Sep

2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of South Staffordshire Council, and to celebrate this special occasion the Council are hosting The South Staffordshire Community Awards.

Domesday Book: The Wyrley Question 

17 Sep

The Norton and Wyrley entry under Lichfield (Open Domesday) With the possible exception of Magna Carta, few historical documents have embedded themselves in the national psyche in quite the way that Domesday Book has.

Gavin visits Mill Riding Centre 

16 Sep

Visit to Tettenhall branch of Riding for the Disabled Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Tettenhall branch of Riding for the Disabled, at the Mill Riding Centre in Pattingham.

Scotland Decides 

15 Sep

I’m surprised Nige hasn’t had a blast here to be honest but as the Scottish referendum approaches, this could be a pivotal moment  in our Island history; or more like putting things back 300 years.

39th Charter Night 

11 Sep

Programme of Events: 39th Charter Night (Guest Speaker: David Calcroft - Penkridge CIvic Society) Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.

Long Lane to the Long, Long Trail: The Walkeden Boys of Newtown (Essington) 

11 Sep

Roll of Honour for Essington and Hilton, containing the names of the Walkeden brothers 2014.

MP welcomes Start-Up Loan figures supporting new businesses 

11 Sep

New scheme has supported 31 people in South Staffordshire Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed new figures which show the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has so far supported 31 people in South Staffordshire, with the ideas...

Gavin condemns 6th form school transport 

10 Sep

Calls on Council and school to resolve the issue Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has called on the Council to resolve the problem of school transport from Pattingham to Codsall High School Gavin has been contacted by parents of sixth ...

New Restaurant in Wombourne – Betty’s Courtyard 

10 Sep

You may have noticed as you wonder around the village that we have a new restaurant open in the courtyard.

6/9/14 Finchfield Badgers v Wolverhampton 

9 Sep

Well after a 5 month break the hockey season started again this weekend.

From Facebook to Fashion Model….Autumn Fashion Update 

9 Sep

Three great retailers in Wombourne got together to create a photo-shoot showcasing new party and casual fashions for this Autumn.

MP takes part in South Staffordshire Walking Festival 

9 Sep

Walk took place around Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay Memorial Walk on Saturday as part of the South Staffordshire Walking Festival.

Gavin meets hedgehog at rescue charity Open Day 

9 Sep

West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue hold Open Day Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue Open Day on Saturday to see the work being done to care for rescued hedgehogs.

Gavin condemns plans for new crematorium 

8 Sep

Plans for crematorium on Wergs Road, Tettenhall Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned the plans for a crematorium on Wergs Road, Tettenhall, and calls for them to be rejected by planning chiefs.

Fancy getting fit in Kinver? 

8 Sep

KinverOnline - Kinver Village Website Kinver Fitness Collective is a new kind of fitness group based at the KSCA.

Gavin welcomes plans for village green 

5 Sep

Plans for new village green in Brinsford Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, welcomes the announcement that an agreement has been reached to transfer land for a new village green, in Brinsford.

MP gets behind food counter colleagues 

5 Sep

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, got behind the local food counter, in Sainsbury’s, Wombourne, to learn about food preparation and serving local customers, on Thursday 28 th August.

Gavin to attend Jaguar XE launch 

5 Sep

Engine built at i54 business park near Bilbrook Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, will attend the launch of the Jaguar XE, in London on Monday 8th September.

MP condemns Labour’s plans for unfunded spending 

5 Sep

Labour plans for £21 billion unfunded spending Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned Labour’s pledges over the summer for £21 billion more unfunded, inefficient and ineffective spending.

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