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Perton death crash driver ‘sped around bend’ before head-on smash 

3 Dec

A driver died after crashing head-on into an oncoming vehicle, a coroner has heard.


Government backs merger between Walsall College and South Staffordshire College 

1 Dec

A merger between Walsall College and South Staffordshire College has been formally recommended by the Government.


Police officer still in hospital after being hit by vehicle 

30 Nov

Yesterday we brought you the sad news that a police officer was injured after trying to stop a suspicious lorry.


Crime round-up: Latest incidents from Trentham, Stone, Biddulph… 

30 Nov

TRENTHAM: Police are waiting to find out which items were stolen from a house by burglars.


Staffordshire Police officer injured after being hit by vehicle 

29 Nov

A Staffordshire Police officer has been seriously injured following an incident this evening.


How the Lichfield Canal restoration project is helping to prevent floods 

28 Nov

A 180 metre section of the Lichfield Canal which has been recently restored proved invaluable when Storm Angus and intense rainfall hit the south side of the city last week.


Police identify 90-year-old Wolverhampton man killed in A449… 

26 Nov

A 90-year-old pedestrian who died after being involved in a traffic accident has been identified.


Two men arrested after pedestrian, 90, killed in crash 

26 Nov

Two men have been arrested after a 90-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car.


Two arrested after 90-year-old man hit by car on A449 dies 

26 Nov

Two men have been arrested after a pensioner was killed on the A449 near Wombourne.


36-year-old dad found dead in Smallthorne house by support worker 

26 Nov

Dad Lee Marchant was found dead in his shared house by a support worker.


‘Serious collision’ closes A449 between Wolverhampton and Wombourne 

25 Nov

A "serious" collision has closed the A449 between Wolverhampton and Wombourne this evening.


Gambling machines with top payout of £10k coming to Essington in gaming centre plan 

24 Nov

High-payout gambling machines with a top prize of £10,000 are to arrive in Essington next year at a new gaming centre.


Himley Park dog ban is challenged by walker 

16 Nov

A dog owner has hit out at a decision to permanently ban pets from using certain sections of a popular park.


More than 1,500 people in Staffordshire sign petition calling for… 

15 Nov

More than 1,500 people in Staffordshire have signed a petition calling for all shops and supermarkets to be closed on Boxing Day.


Bobbington house fire: Tributes to pensioner killed in ‘tragic accident’ 

15 Nov

Tributes have been paid to a pensioner who died in a house fire, which has been described as a ‘tragic accident’.


Bobbington house fire: Man’s death was ‘tragic accident’ 

14 Nov

A house fire which claimed a man's life has been described by police as a 'tragic accident'.


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Sport »

Night-O Results – Heath Hayes 

9 Dec

Thanks to Cath for organising last night’s night-O in the new area, Heath Hayes.


Match Preview: Warrington Town (H) 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town return to league action at Keys Park on Saturday when Warrington Town visit for the first ever time in a competitive fixture.


Dunkley Moves Out On Loan 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town striker Tristian Dunkley has today joined fellow Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town on loan.


Striker Arrives at Keys Park 

8 Dec

Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has made a move to bolster his attacking line-up by signing the experienced Spencer Weir-Daley.


Christmas Cheer at Keys Park Carol Concert 

8 Dec

Christmas carols and tales from a former professional footballer were the order of the night at Keys Park as the now annual Carol Concert took place at Hednesford Town Football Club in front of a capacity audience.


Hednesford Town 1-0 Uttoxeter Town 

7 Dec

After a hectic couple of weeks for The Pitmen, this Staffs Senior Cup game against Uttoxeter Town FC, currently sitting mid-table in The Midland League, Division 1, was ready to go on a sticky Keys Park pitch.


McNaught Becomes Latest New Arrival at Keys Park 

7 Dec

Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has bolstered his squad further with the signing of box-to-box midfielder Stuart McNaught .


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Business »

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents bring long delays to the M6 

8 Dec

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham this morning following twin accidents on opposite sides of the carriageway.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 near Birmingham after accident 

5 Dec

Motorists using the M6 southbound towards Birmingham are being warned of long delays following an accident which has closed part of the road.


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.


Joint venture pools water groups’ resources 

28 Nov

A JOINT venture has been created between two utilities groups to take advantage of the opening up of the non-household water retail market in April.


Safety in numbers as 1,500 attend RoSPA awards 

14 Nov

1,500 people descended on the Hilton Birmingham Metropole for the 60th annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards...


Councils conclude deal to create 3,500 jobs 

8 Nov

A DEAL to support the creation of 3,500 jobs and 660 start-up businesses in South Staffordshire over the next four years has been agreed by the county and district councils.


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LocalGov »

Cars parking on blind bend., 9th December 

9 Dec

Cars are still parking up on the path outside The Firs care home on the A463 between the care home and Baggeridge entrance.


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

8 Dec

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Gavin Chait on 8 December 2016 .


Bad visibility making reversing off drive unsafe, 27th November 

27 Nov

Today police and ambulance visited opposite end of Street there was no way they could have accessed our end.


Social Media Policy 

22 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to J White on 22 November 2016 .


Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage 

18 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Jennifer Holly on 18 November 2016 .


Flytipping bric a brac, 17th November 

17 Nov

General bric a brac and rubbish thrown in lay by / hedge Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Dene Road, Lower Penn Report on FixMyStreet...


Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage 

17 Nov

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Jennifer Holly on 17 November 2016 .


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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).


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.


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Blogs »

Gavin opens Perton Christmas Fair 

9 Dec

Gavin opens Perton Christmas Fair Harriet Fri, 09/12/2016 - 15:00 Friday, 9 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, opened Perton Christmas Fair last weekend which was held in and around Anders Square.


Gavin supports Kinver’s small businesses 

8 Dec

Gavin supports Kinver's small businesses Harriet Thu, 08/12/2016 - 16:08 Thursday, 8 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Kinver to support Small Business Saturday this weekend.


Gavin visits Essington Farm after recent refurbishment 

7 Dec

Gavin visits Essington Farm after recent refurbishment Harriet Wed, 07/12/2016 - 16:55 Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Essington Farm at the weekend after their recent refurbishment.


Gavin attends Codsall Christmas Fair 

6 Dec

Gavin attends Codsall Christmas Fair Harriet Tue, 06/12/2016 - 15:47 Tuesday, 6 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Codsall Christmas Fair last week as the event took over Codsall on Friday afternoon.


Wombourne Christmas Tree Festival 2016 

6 Dec

The 11th Wombourne Village Christmas Tree Festival is almost here.


Wombourne Rotary Christmas collections 

5 Dec

This Christmas, Santa and the Christmas sleigh will be doing the following collections in Wombourne: Sunday 18th December Pool house estate 3.15pm to 7.30 pm Monday 19th December Wombourne Park, Van Diemans and Common Road 6.00pm to 8.00 pm Tuesday 20th ...


Gavin urges Council action on icy Perton roads 

2 Dec

Gavin urges Council action on icy Perton roads Harriet Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:44 Friday, 2 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has urged the Council to grit roads in and around Perton after the recent cold weather has left them...


Gavin welcomes news of more good and outstanding Staffordshire schools 

1 Dec

Gavin welcomes news of more good and outstanding Staffordshire schools Harriet Thu, 01/12/2016 - 14:03 Thursday, 1 December, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that more children are being taught in good or ...


Gavin welcomes funding for Staffordshire roads 

30 Nov

Gavin welcomes funding for Staffordshire roads Harriet Wed, 30/11/2016 - 11:30 Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of £3 billion of investment on improving roads in ...


Gavin attends Pattingham performance of ‘Yes, Prime Minister!’ 

28 Nov

Gavin attends Pattingham performance of 'Yes, Prime Minister!' Harriet Mon, 28/11/2016 - 16:56 Monday, 28 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended Pattingham Drama Group’s performance of ‘Yes, Prime Minister!’ at ...


Nostalgia vs History: The Walsall Co-op, 1938 

28 Nov

Acc1268/3/3/1 – Marjorie’s notification of a job interview as a Tobacconist’s Assistant with the Walsall Co-op.


Kinver Edge Committee Centenary public events 2017 

28 Nov

To mark our Centenary, the Kinver Edge Committee is proud to present the following public events, which we hope that you will be able to support.


An Evening with Nick Owen 

28 Nov

The Kinver Edge Committee Presents An Evening with Nick Owen on Friday 10th March 2017 Kinver High School (Lecture Theatre): 7.30pm, doors open from 6.45pm, bar open all evening.


An away day with Rupert and Toby 

27 Nov

My first Rugby Union International at the home of the English game i.


Gavin attends Coven Christmas Fayre 

25 Nov

Gavin attends Coven Christmas Fayre Harriet Fri, 25/11/2016 - 15:17 Friday, 25 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season by joining residents at Coven Christmas Fayre last weekend.


Gavin visits Hart Materials 

24 Nov

Gavin visits Hart Materials Harriet Thu, 24/11/2016 - 16:00 Thursday, 24 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Hart Materials in Wombourne recently to get a further insight into the industry and the trade across the ...


OAP FC 

23 Nov

Here is a rare picture of OAP FC – the blokes I have been privileged to play football with for decades on a Monday night.


Gavin welcomes Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 

23 Nov

Gavin welcomes Chancellor's Autumn Statement Harriet Wed, 23/11/2016 - 16:14 Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Government’s Autumn Statement, which will help working families in South ...


Gavin congratulates Martin Thomas Butchers on another win 

22 Nov

Gavin congratulates Martin Thomas Butchers on another win Harriet Tue, 22/11/2016 - 17:06 Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Pattingham Butchers recently to congratulate them on defending their Black ...


Gavin meets St Mary and St Chad’s School Councillors 

21 Nov

Gavin meets St Mary and St Chad's School Councillors Harriet Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:18 Monday, 21 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Mary and St Chad’s Primary School in Brewood to meet with pupils and staff and ...


Gavin congratulates Codsall butcher on award 

21 Nov

Gavin congratulates Codsall butcher on award Harriet Mon, 21/11/2016 - 15:13 Monday, 21 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has congratulated Codsall butcher Allan Bennett on his recent award for services to the sausage ...


Walsall 1:2 Gillingham 

21 Nov

As mentioned in a earlier post, myself, Five Pints + son, the Nephew & Brother-in-Law descended upon The Bescot to watch our first game of the season, Walsall -v- Gillingham.


Essington Poppy Quiz and all that 

21 Nov

Friday saw me and my helpers run our British Legion Poppy Quiz which was very well attended and we made around £790 on the night.


Gavin visits Brain Tumour Support Group 

18 Nov

Gavin visits Brain Tumour Support Group Harriet Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:32 Friday, 18 November, 2016 Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited members of the Brain Tumour Support Group in Wolverhampton to learn more about the group and the ...


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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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