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Man charged with murdering Kinver woman 

13 Dec

John Broadhurst, aged 39, of Blakeshall, Wolverley, appeared in court earlier today in connection with the death of Natalie Andrews...

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust calls on photographers to help create new calendar 

13 Dec

Photographers are being invited to help create a new calendar for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.

Inquest on man in huge search 

13 Dec

The South Staffordshire Coroner opened the inquest of Matthew Gill...

Himley Hall ‘will not be sold’ 

11 Dec

The future of parts of the estate was clouded in uncertainty after it was listed on disposal list...

£200 worth of trees taken 

8 Dec

They were taken from Bradshaws Christmas Trees, next to Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre in Wrottesley Park Road in Perton, near Wolverhampton...

Reaction to pharmacy raids 

8 Dec

Masked men have targeted three Lloyds pharmacies in Bushbury, Codsall and Perton threatening workers with a mysterious liquid that could be acid, before taking perfumes and aftershave...

Thieves target pharmacies 

7 Dec

Robbers targeted the Lloyds Pharmacy based at Northwood Park, Bushbury, another branch in Church Road, Codsall and most recently the Anders Square branch in Perton...

Couple remembered on Lichfield Canal towpath bench opposite their former home 

6 Dec

A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal’s towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.

Pupil hurt after being cut by knife 

5 Dec

The Cheslyn Hay High School pupil suffered a ‘small knife wound’ to his back after a blade he had in his bag cut him as he walked, Staffordshire Police said...

MP speaks out over tree removal 

5 Dec

The South Staffordshire MP, who was recently appointed Defence Secretary, was in the city on Friday when he spotted the trees being taken up along the A449 Stafford Road...

Turkey farm plans spark opposition 

5 Dec

Holt Farms has lodged plans with South Staffordshire District Council for four turkey rearing buildings at Toft Farm in Levedale Road, Stafford...

Break out of TB and virus at HMP Oakwood 

4 Dec

One inmate at HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone, is suffering from tuberculosis and ‘around 30’ have the sickness bug...

Sailing club stalwarts honoured 

4 Dec

Mary and David Harris, from Penn, have been familiar faces at Himley Hall Sailing Club since 1970, performing various roles over the years...

Himley Hall could be sold off by Dudley Council 

1 Dec

The historic estate is among assets Dudley Council is considering putting up for sale.

Alert after van follows school pupils 

1 Dec

Two students reported similar incidents on Thursday morning on the way to Penkridge Middle School...

Business owners hit out at bank closure 

1 Dec

The Lloyds Bank branch in Codsall is set to close as part of a nationwide move after officials said the number of customers visiting some of their branches had declined in recent years...

Himley Hall estate sale on horizon 

1 Dec

The vast 180-acre estate – once home to the Earls of Dudley – is on a list of buildings and land Dudley Council is looking at off-loading as it bids to save £5...

Family still suffering from sewage 

30 Nov

Morris Homes unveiled its Hartherton Place development in Cheslyn Hay three years ago...

Lloyds bank branch to close 

29 Nov

It comes just a month after Lloyds closed the village bank in Brewood, just four miles away...

Lloyds Bank to close Codsall branch 

29 Nov

It comes just a month after Lloyds closed the village bank in Brewood, just four miles away...

Dogs die from Alabama Rot 

29 Nov

Heartbroken dog owners are asking others to be vigilant amid the outbreak where there have been three cases reported at the same veterinarian practice – E C Straiton Partners LT in Penkridge...

Burglars trash football club 

29 Nov

Thieves raided the home of Wolverhampton Sporting Community FC at Great Wyrley...

Crash causes rush hour delays 

28 Nov

The crash took place in Battlefield Hill, Wombourne, outside The Red Lion pub, at around 7...

Telephone boxes face the chop 

28 Nov

Figures show that in Wolverhampton 11 are set to face the chop, while 18 in Dudley, 14 in Sandwell, and 17 each across South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest are under threat...

Staffordshire firm’s Customer Focus win 

28 Nov

PP Control Automation, which employs 200 people at its state-of-the-art facility in Cheslyn Hay, picked up the ‘Customer Focus’ Award at the recent TMMX Awards held by The Manufacturer and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers...

Gavin to push Gov’t on defence spending 

27 Nov

The South Staffordshire MP admitted he has yet to have a formal meeting with the Chancellor over the UK's defence budget, but said he saw the current two per cent of GDP level of funding 'as a base, as against a ceiling...

Project to restore the Lichfield Canal boosted by £1,000 donation 

27 Nov

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal has ben boosted by a £1,000 donation from the Inland Waterways Association.

Police search cars going into prisons 

24 Nov

The South Staffordshire Policing Team carried out searching visitors entering the prisons, with 83 cars searched on the day, two of which were seized for not having motor insurance...

Zoo undergoing winter revamp 

24 Nov

Pens and enclosures are being torn down and rebuilt at the Animal Zone based at South Staffordshire College...

Homes battle won but ‘war’ goes on 

23 Nov

The proposals for Upper Landywood Lane near Cheslyn Hay were turned down despite being recommended for approval by planning officers...

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