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Student tried to take drugs into prison 

18 Apr

Taiyyab Ahmed was paid £200 to take cannabis and tobacco into HMP Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, during a visit to his uncle, an inmate serving seven years for drugs importation offences, Stafford Crown Court heard...


Burst pipe leads to flood misery 

14 Apr

Residents of Cedars Avenue in Wombourne, near Wolverhampton, said each flooding incident wreaks havoc on their properties, but they fear it will keep happening unless the ageing pipe running underneath their road is replaced...


Ban for drink-drive businessman 

13 Apr

Karl Chander, of Sorrel Close, Featherstone, was pulled over in Shrewsbury during a night out in the town with his wife on March 31...


Runners to take on Lichfield 10k to help canal restoration trust’s £1million tunnel appeal 

10 Apr

Supporters of a canal restoration trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k.


Tributes paid to grandmother 

7 Apr

Winifred Cumiskey, who ran Wombourne Funeral Services with her family, died following illness on March 15...


Coal heater behind fatal leak 

5 Apr

She died at her Old Penkridge Road home, in Cannock, on Tuesday...


Woman dies after Cannock incident 

3 Apr

Emergency services were called to a semi-detached house in Old Penkridge Road, Cannock, this morning...


Lichfield Canal restoration trust boosted by donation 

3 Apr

A fundraising Lichfield club has donated a cheque for £600 to the city’s canal restoration trust.


Staffs employment site fully occupied 

3 Apr

Midlands developer First Pannatoni has begun its 450,000 sq ft speculative unit at the Four Ashes Business Park in South Staffordshire which means the site is now fully occupied...


Woman trapped as car overturns in crash 

2 Apr

The woman was left trapped when the Peugeot 207 she was in ended up on its side following the crash in Dene Road, Lower Penn...


Volunteers helping Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to create new nature reserve at Fosseway Heath 

1 Apr

Lichfield’s canal trust is on target to complete the creation of a wetlands area as part of its plan for a nature reserve at Fosseway Heath.


Teenager seriously injured by golf ball 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in Wombourne which left the 15-year-old boy seriously injured...


Attempted burglary in Kinver 

27 Mar

Three to four white men in balaclavas were spotted driving into a garage door on Hyperion Road, Stourton, around 5pm on Tuesday...


Driver in hospital after car hits wall 

25 Mar

The driver was taken to hospital for checks after the collision in Trysull Road, Wolverhampton...


Motorcycle mania set for Himley Hall 

24 Mar

The first ever Mind Ride is happening tomorrow in aid of the Dudley Mind mental health charity...


Dangerous junction work almost compete 

22 Mar

The junction of Gospel End Street in Vicar Road in Sedgley is having now road markings and signs installed to improve safety for motorists...


Apartments plan for Himley Hall 

20 Mar

A former stable block will be converted into homes to give people the chance to live in the scenic surroundings of the park on the Dudley-South Staffordshire border...


Misery for M54 drivers 

19 Mar

The work will see the westbound carriageway from junction 2 of the M54 near the i54 business estate to junction 10A of the M6 for Essington, closed from 8pm until 6am...


Bearings distributor moves to Pensnett 

17 Mar

John Handley Bearings has moved from Wombourne to Building 69, Bay 6, at The Pensnett Estate, from where the family-run business will supply high-quality linear bearings, split bearings, rod ends and plain bearings that are used in applications in ...


Campaigners fighting to save library 

15 Mar

Staffordshire County Council is drawing up plans to make Penkridge Library community-managed – claiming the Grade II listed library is one of the least used services in the county...


Group charged over drone plot 

15 Mar

HMP Oakwood and Featherstone near Wolverhampton and HMP Birmingham, known locally as Winson Green Prison, were among those targeted...


Punters unite to celebrate pub’s win 

14 Mar

Stourbridge's The Cat Inn won praise after it was named Dudley and South Staffordshire's pub of the year by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA...


Canal volunteers beat the Beast from the East to move 230 tonne concrete tunnel into place in Lichfield 

7 Mar

Volunteers working on the restoration of the Lichfield Canal overcame the worst the elements could throw at them to move over 230 tonnes of concrete tunnel into position at Darnford Moors.


Scrap freight depot plan, says residents 

3 Mar

A huge 99 per cent of respondents to a consultation organised by MP Gavin Williamson insisted they were against the West Midlands Interchange, which could be built at Gailey in South Staffordshire...


Schools closures on Friday 

1 Mar

The majority of closures have hit schools across Stafford, South Staffordshire, Lichfield and Cannock Chase boroughs...


New college principal announced 

1 Mar

Ms Boliver has left the college after five years to become principal and chief executive at South Staffordshire College...


Full list of school closures 

1 Mar

More than 170 schools are closed across Staffordshire, with around 70 of these in the Stafford, South Staffordshire and Cannock Chase boroughs...


New homes for Dudley and Penkridge 

27 Feb

Land near Stourbridge and land north of Penkridge have been included as preferred sites in a report assessing where tens of thousands of new homes will be built over the next 20 years to meet the needs of the rising Midlands population...


Protecting yourself against compassion fatigue: key tips 

26 Feb

This article comprises of tips taken from a guide on Community Care Inform Children about burnout, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, written by social worker Lori Goosen.


Defence Secretary visits tennis club 

26 Feb

South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson stopped by at Wombourne Tennis Club to admire its £27,000 revamp...


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