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Self-service libraries plan backed 

19 Jul 18

The changes, which come after months of public consultation, will allow community groups to manage four Staffordshire libraries, as well as putting Cheslyn Hay Library at risk of closure, in an effort to save £1…


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Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project 

17 Jul 18

A group of Lichfield 10k runners raising money for the city’s canal restoration trust will look the part thanks to local business.


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Controversial plans set for green light 

13 Jul 18

Developer Bloor Homes unveiled its proposal for a housing estate just north of the centre of Penkridge last year…


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MP joins Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to celebrate 30th anniversary 

9 Jul 18

A group working to restore the Lichfield Canal were joined by the city’s MP as they celebrated their 30th birthday.


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Deal put PP on course for £40m 

3 Jul 18

PP Control Automation, which employs over 230 people at its world class facility at Cheslyn Hay, has received significant investment from Ardenton Capital Corporation, who now own a majority stake in the organisation…


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Shop staff confront armed raiders 

1 Jul 18

Two men wearing balaclavas targeted Budgens, in Pendeford Mill Lane, Bilbrook, wielding hammers and demanding cash…


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Large grass fire at Kinver Edge 

28 Jun 18

The National Trust site warned visitors against barbecues, campfires and discarding cigarettes in light of the blaze…


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Firefighters tackle blaze at factory 

27 Jun 18

The blaze took place at the premises in Littleton Drive in Huntington…


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Signed service for deaf worshippers in Staffordshire 

25 Jun 18

Reverend Susan Myatt was born profoundly deaf and now holds sign language sermons in Penkridge.


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MP’s owl sanctuary plea 

24 Jun 18

The Cabinet minister and South Staffordshire MP says it is ‘a tragedy’ that the World Owl Trust (WOT) has abandoned plans to set up its new home in Himley Park, Dudley…


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Owl sanctuary plans scrapped 

20 Jun 18

The World Owl Trust (WOT) started work on the scheme at Himley Park in Dudley in 2016, with a team of volunteers embarking on a clear up of the famous old walled garden area…


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Veterans reunite at airfield 

19 Jun 18

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport, in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, saw reunions of those who served as air crew for the RAF during the Second World War – with some travelling from as far as Dundee…


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Flooding forces centre closure 

18 Jun 18

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…


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MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal 

14 Jun 18

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


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

14 Jun 18

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


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Patshull Estate sale talks 

13 Jun 18

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…


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Eleven years for ‘appalling’ assault 

12 Jun 18

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


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Man hit by train 

12 Jun 18

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


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Appeal after car crash 

11 Jun 18

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


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

8 Jun 18

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.


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Lorry trapped under bridge 

7 Jun 18

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…


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Cannock college campus to be reopened 

6 Jun 18

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…


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Plans for 163-home estate in Bilbrook 

6 Jun 18

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


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Test-drive car thief strikes seven times 

5 Jun 18

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


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Monument, yes. Plan, no. 

5 Jun 18

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