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Residents learn more about plans to restore Lichfield Canal on guided walk 

21 Jun

Lichfield Canal’s connection with the community was demonstrated when a group of city residents took part in a two-mile return walk to learn about the work done by a restoration trust.

Firefighters begin investigation to find out how blaze in Lichfield industrial unit began 

14 Jun

Investigations into the cause of a fire involving 5,000 tonnes of waste in Lichfield.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust says a third of £1million tunnel fundraising target has been reached 

14 Jun

A campaign to raise £1million to build a canal tunnel under the cross city railway line in Lichfield has reached almost a third of its target.

Young voters felt they had a real stake in this General Election, says Lichfield and Burntwood Labour candidate 

9 Jun

The 2017 General Election battle has ignited the political fire for younger voters, Labour’s candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has claimed.

Labour are winning over young voters, says Lichfield and Burntwood candidate 

6 Jun

Labour’s candidate for the General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood believes his party’s policies will win over younger voters.

Talk to highlight progress on project to restore the Lichfield Canal 

6 Jun

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be up for discussion at an event in Lichfield.

Labour candidate calls for apology after Green Party rival criticises him for missing two hustings events 

5 Jun

Labour’s General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has called for an apology after the Greens criticised him for failing to attend two hustings event.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to appoint new chairman at AGM 

1 Jun

The annual general meeting of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust will take place next week.

Can you help police find missing man John? 

29 May

Police are appealing for help in tracing missing pensioner John Preece.

Missing pensioner John Preece found safe and well 

29 May

Police are thanking the public after missing pensioner John Preece was found safe and well.

Armed police seized FOUR knives after Bentilee disturbance 

17 May

Armed police seized four knives after being called to a disturbance in a Stoke-on-Trent street.

Hanley’s new 140-room Hilton hotel will have bar and gym – and… 

17 May

Stoke-on-Trent's new 140-bedroom Hilton hotel will include a bar, gym and 'stand-alone' coffee shop - as well as a barrier-controlled 50-space car park across the road.

Thug, 29, used mop handle to savagely attack victim TWICE in 24… 

10 May

Violent Stephan Ball used a mop handle to viciously attack a vulnerable man who had given him a place to stay.

Premier Inn to create extra 44 rooms – just weeks after Hilton… 

8 May

Budget chain Premier Inn is to create an extra 44 rooms at its 7 million city centre hotel just three years after opening.

Police name biker killed in crash with car on A5 at Weston-under-… 

3 May

Police have named a biker who died in a crash on Bank Holiday Monday.

South Staffordshire College to close Cannock campus four years after £6m refurb 

2 May

South Staffordshire College is to close its Cannock campus, it has been revealed.

Great Wyrley care home facing closure after report 

2 May

A care home is facing closure after a string of failings were found.

Dealer jailed after heroin, crack and cash found at Essington industrial estate 

2 May

A former fork lift truck driver has been jailed for more than five years after a £10,000 stash of drugs was found hidden on a Staffordshire industrial unit.

Local elections: What will be the key issues for Staffordshire… 

1 May

Jobs and growth, social care and potholes will all be key issues when Staffordshire goes to the polls this Thursday.

Cannock man jailed after accident in Great Wyrley killed woman 

28 Apr

A 32-year-old man has been jailed after for causing the death of a 79-year-old woman and seriously injuring her daughter in an accident.

Kinver Edge woodland blaze tackled prompting safety plea 

27 Apr

A fire ripped through a woodland at a Midland beauty spot prompting concerns over safety.

Investigation underway into what sparked HUGE woodland blaze at… 

27 Apr

An investigation has been launched into what sparked a huge woodland blaze.

Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given ‘no sign of bullying’ 

27 Apr

A prisoner found hanging in his cell at HMP Featherstone told a nurse he had been in a fight with a cellmate at another jail less than a month earlier, an inquest heard.

Boy, 12, among three people arrested over vehicle Kinver Edge break-ins 

22 Apr

Three people including a 12-year-old boy have been arrested following a string of vehicle break-ins around Kinver Edge.

£150,000 work heading to Himley Road traffic jam junction 

21 Apr

A notorious junction will undergo £150,000 worth of improvements to combat jams, it has been revealed.

Prolific criminal terrified hospital worker by trying to steal… 

19 Apr

Prolific offender Steven Barker terrified two women drivers as he tried to steal their cars.

Tamworth care home fire was caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have called for people to take care disposing of smoking materials.

Lorry driver caught driving wrong way down M6 Toll Road 

18 Apr

A lorry driver was pulled over after heading down the motorway in the wrong direction.

Mobile CCTV plan for Essington to curb surge in burglaries and fly-tipping 

18 Apr

Big brother-style cameras could go up around a crime-plagued village battling against a surge in burglaries and fly-tipping.

Injured woman airlifted to hospital from Kinver Edge 

13 Apr

A woman had to be airlifted and helped by a 4x4 driver after suffering a nasty ankle injury while on a family walk.

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