Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 22 January 2018
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Fire shuts Sutton Coldfield recycling centre 

22 Jan 18

The blaze took hold in a refuse container at the Norris Way site…


Rugby
Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid accused of breaking promise to help councils make tower blocks safe after Grenfell 

22 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council asked for 31 million to fit fire safety sprinklers in 213 tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire…


Blog feature
Fire crews tackle blaze at chip shop as flats evacuated 

20 Jan 18

The fire broke out this morning at Portway fish and chip shop.


Local news
Lucky escape for driver after car overturns in Barnes Hill collision 

19 Jan 18

A driver suffered relatively minor injuries after their car collided with a lamppost and overturned in Barnes Hill this afternoon (Friday 19th January).


News
Public invited to have their say on future of West Midlands Fire Service 

18 Jan 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking views on the future running of the region’s fire service.


News
Strong winds blow roof off Coventry house 

18 Jan 18

Fire crews found a pile of bricks at the foot of the three-storey town house.


Local news
[Watch] Firefighters tackle blaze as car set alight in Northfield park 

17 Jan 18

Firefighters from Northfield fire station quickly extinguished a car fire – believed to be a Nissan Micra – after it was set alight in a park in Northfield this evening (Wednesday 17th January).


Council
Feedback for West Midlands Fire Service 

17 Jan 18

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) are asking for residents’ views on how they think the service should be run.


News
Woman rescued by firefighters after blaze engulfs vaping shop 

15 Jan 18

The dramatic picture shows fire crews tackling the blaze…


Sport
URGENT: A message to all Aston Villa fans travelling to Nottingham Forest 

12 Jan 18

Travel chaos is expected due to a large fire at Nottingham Train Station – this is what you should do…


Blog feature
“Set fire to your house well before 8pm,” advises Lichfield fire chief 

11 Jan 18

Lichfield residents have been advised to set fire to their own homes well before 8pm if they are hoping for a response from Lichfield’s firefighters.


News
“Keep Warm Safely” warns Fire Service following house fires 

11 Jan 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is asking residents to keep warm safely following a house fire in Burton.


News
Row rages as fire chiefs called ‘SELFISH’ by Lichfield MP 

11 Jan 18

Michael Fabricant takes aim at Staffordshires Fire Authority once again…


News
Row rages as fire chiefs called ‘SELFISH’ by Lichfield MP 

11 Jan 18

Michael Fabricant takes aim at Staffordshires Fire Authority once again…


News
Woman dies in Staffordshire whilst lighting open fire 

10 Jan 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to keep warm safely after a fire investigation found an open fire was involved in the incident where a woman sadly died in Withington.


Blog social media
are you thinking what they’re thinking? 

10 Jan 18

David Holdstock, Director of Communications at The Local Government Association shares the highlights from the LGA’s annual heads of communications survey.


News
Crematorium fire halts funeral service 

8 Jan 18

The congregation had to be evacuated from the crematorium after the room started filling with smoke.


News
Met Police want £38m from Home Office to pay for Grenfell Tower fire tragedy probe 

4 Jan 18

Around 200 officers from the Metropolitan Police are continuing work on the criminal probe into the fire…


News
Why emergency services took 24 MINUTES to respond to fire alarm at Lichfield flats 

4 Jan 18

MP hits out after fire crew has to travel from Rugeley to respond to alert at David Garrick Gardens…


News
Four fire crews tackle large house fire in Tamworth 

4 Jan 18

Firefighters were on the scene for several hours while they carried out salvage operations…


Rugby
Not for the faint hearted! Plane landing at Birmingham Airport storm-force winds 

4 Jan 18

The fire service were called to a number of incidents as Storm Eleanor hit the region…


Local news
In pictures: M5 CLOSED at Lydiate Ash after serious lorry fire 

3 Jan 18

The M5 was closed at Junction 4 Lydiate Ash this afternoon following a serious lorry fire after the vehicle overturned.


News
Dramatic fire shuts M5 both ways – what we know so far 

3 Jan 18

Details are still emerging…


News
This is why Far Gosford street was taped off on New Year’s Day 

3 Jan 18

Police and fire crews attended the scene…


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Woman injured after being hit by lorry in Gravelly Hill 

2 Jan 18

Ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene of the accident, which happened near the junction of Hunton Hill, affecting traffic between the M6 and Erdington…