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Man seriously injured after crash 

17 Oct

Firefighters had to free him from his car after the smash on the A449 Stourbridge Road between Himley and Wombourne at around 11...


Owners of starved horse are sentenced 

13 Oct

Lee Roberts, 45 and Sarah Roberts, 38, both of Huntington Terrace Road, in Cannock, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the bay mare horse, named Lady, before being sentenced at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on October 6...


Council worker’s £192k life of crime 

12 Oct

Fiona Slym, from Eagle Close, Cheslyn Hay, was locked up for three-and-a-half years in May after a jury found her guilty of theft while working for Staffordshire County Council...


Travis Jones death: man appears in court 

11 Oct

Gregory Springthorpe, 22, from Platt Street, Cannock, is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving in relation to Molly Jarvis and causing death by dangerous driving in relation to Travis Jones after crashing into trees on the B5012 ...


Concert to be held in memory 

10 Oct

St Dominic’s Grammar School, in Brewood, is renaming its main hall in tribute to Kathy Peakman, who also served as a governor...


Hundreds race in Bell’s Run 

10 Oct

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday...


Miss England building a fit future 

10 Oct

Gemma Lancaster, 33, from Great Wyrley, has decided to jump head first into her latest venture, the Extreme Legacy Gym, which opened on Landywood Enterprise Park at the weekend...


Gavin hits out at ego driven politicians 

4 Oct

In a rare move for a Government Chief Whip, the South Staffordshire MP addressed delegates in the main hall before Theresa May took the stage...


Lichfield students to show off Halloween skills at 2017 Screamfest event 

4 Oct

Students in Lichfield are getting ready for the fright of their life as they get the chance to take part in a Halloween event.


Prison ambulance call-outs increase 

2 Oct

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood, HMP Stafford and HMP Birmingham on 823 occasions last year...


Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

30 Sep

Dee Paul, aged 27, and Kiran Sangha, 24,both underwent radioactive iodine treatment that put them in isolation for weeks, separating Dee from her one-year- old daughter Dhiya...


Speed camera is damaged 

29 Sep

It happened on Cannock Road in South Staffordshire...


Comic Chris chips in to help nursery 

29 Sep

Staffordshire-born Chris was recruited by mother-of-two Gemma Meers who is one of the volunteers on the committee for the Holly Lane nursery in Great Wyrley...


Penkridge Beer Festival gets set to attract the crowds 

28 Sep

More than 20 ales will be on offer this weekend...


Thousands turn out to enjoy the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering in Lichfield 

28 Sep

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering at the weekend.


Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

28 Sep

Dee Paul, aged 27, and Kiran Sangha, 24,both underwent radioactive iodine treatment that put them in isolation for weeks, separating Dee from her one-year- old daughter Dhiya...


Objections to demolish historic home 

28 Sep

More than 70 people have written to Dudley Council opposing a planning application to knock down Hatherton Lodge in Cradley...


Penkridge sisters fight back after being diagnosed with the same cancer within months of each other 

27 Sep

The two are both in remission for thyroid cancer...


Pub punters petition to stop food menu 

27 Sep

The Old Bush Inn, based on High Street, Wombourne, has been at the heart of the village for many years, according to punters...


Cargill keeps Bilbrook UK merger deal 

26 Sep

Cargill, a global agricultural giant founded in the Mid-West 150 years ago, is keeping its plant on the Balliol Business Park at Bilbrook after striking a deal with rival Faccenda Foods to create a new UK business employing 6,000 people...


Grooming suspect held 

25 Sep

The incident happened at Penkridge railway station on Saturday at 8pm...


Children were the inspiration for Kate’s market idea in Penkridge 

24 Sep

The first children's market proved a hit in the village...


Talented Penkridge pupils show off their art work at railway station 

23 Sep

The work was chosen to go on display as part of the My Village project...


Aga to powerboating victory 

23 Sep

The schoolgirl from Codsall is still five years off taking her driving test, but loves nothing more than to open up the throttle in this high octane water sport...


Aga to powerboating victory 

22 Sep

The schoolgirl from Codsall is still five years off taking her driving test, but loves nothing more than to open up the throttle in this high octane water sport...


Velo is coming 

22 Sep

Around 15,000 riders will go through Sandwell, Dudley, South Staffordshire and Worcestershire as part of the ride, which begins Birmingham at 6...


Penkridge community leaders get ready to put formal objections in to major rail hub plans 

20 Sep

They fear the development at Gailey could wreck the area...


Fingers crossed for a great grape crop 

19 Sep

The harvest is well underway at Halfpenny Green Vineyards in Bobbington, – with the wine soon set to be on its way...


Car bursts into flames on driveway 

18 Sep

Staffordshire Fire Service was called to Heath Farm Road, in Bilbrook, South Staffordshire, at 2...


Woman injured in car crash 

18 Sep

The vehicle came off the Codsall Road in Wolverhampton at the junction with Windermere Road today at 3...


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