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Flooding forces centre closure 

18 Jun

Great Wyrley Community Centre will be shut down for eight to 10 weeks for repairs after it was deemed too dangerous to be used by the many groups who call it home...

MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal 

14 Jun

Lichfield’s MP has been given a tour of key sites in a project to restore a local canal.

Couple who won £1million on the Euromillions return to Lichfield store where they bought lucky ticket 

14 Jun

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.

Patshull Estate sale talks 

13 Jun

The centuries old estate – which is owned by The Crown Estate – is made up of around 3,600 acres of agricultural land and property in Patshull, near Pattingham...

Eleven years for ‘appalling’ assault 

12 Jun

David Felton, aged 65, of Edge View Walk, Kinver, was jailed at Stafford Crown Court...

Man hit by train 

12 Jun

Trains were halted between Wolverhampton and Stafford after the incident at Penkridge Railway Station...

Appeal after car crash 

11 Jun

Police are appeal to find the driver who left the scene of the two-car collision in south Staffordshire...

Collaboration helps volunteers to create nature reserve as part of Lichfield Canal restoration 

8 Jun

An collaboration between a group restoring the Lichfield Canal and a supplier of materials to the ceramics industry is allowing the next stage of the creation of a nature reserve to go ahead.

Lorry trapped under bridge 

7 Jun

Annette Denson was driving home to Codsall with husband Graham after visiting their son in Finchfield when they came across the obstacle at about 12...

Cannock college campus to be reopened 

6 Jun

The town's South Staffordshire College campus, which was up for sale, has now been taken off the market and the centre will open in September after a £6...

Plans for 163-home estate in Bilbrook 

6 Jun

Developer Bloor Homes has put forward the proposal to put up 163 properties in Bilbrook, near Wolverhampton...

Test-drive car thief strikes seven times 

5 Jun

Vehicles have been stolen in Cannock, South Staffordshire and Lichfield by the crook pretending to be interested in buying them...

Monument, yes. Plan, no. 

5 Jun

Design plans for the long-awaited miners’ monument in Essington, near Wolverhampton, have been lost, the council has revealed...

Pensioner taken to hospital 

4 Jun

Firefighters rushed to the scene in Penkridge after reports of the fire in Orchard Crescent just after 5...

Passengers using the cross city line to and from Lichfield facing afternoon of delays and cancellations 

29 May

Passengers using the trains in Lichfield have been hit by a second day of disruption.

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...

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