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Volunteers in Lichfield trying to help local businesses cut down on use of plastics 

25 Apr 18

Volunteers from a Lichfield group are trying to help local businesses cut down on their plastic waste.

Force launches Nunes murder review 

24 Apr 18

The 22-year-old’s bullet-ridden body was found in Pattingham, Staffordshire, 16 years ago – yet the case remains unsolved…

Brewood festival events in new location 

21 Apr 18

The festival, which runs every two years, had previously held its Saturday afternoon and evening shows at St Dominic’s High School For Girls, with Sunday entertainment taking place in the village square, since the event began in 2004…

Firefighters tackle blaze at ex-sex club 

20 Apr 18

The A5 Watling Street at Ivetsey Bank was closed as dozens of firefighters tackled the flames at the 18th century Wheaton Aston Old Hall in South Staffordshire…

Student tried to take drugs into prison 

18 Apr 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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

Coal heater behind fatal leak 

5 Apr 18

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

Woman dies after Cannock incident 

3 Apr 18

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 18

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

Staffs employment site fully occupied 

3 Apr 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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

Motorcycle mania set for Himley Hall 

24 Mar 18

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

Dangerous junction work almost compete 

22 Mar 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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