Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 21 January 2018



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More than 80 drivers caught speeding over the weekend in Staffordshire 

8 Jan 18

MORE than 80 motorists are facing prosecution after being caught driving at excessive speeds on two of Staffordshire’s main roads over the weekend.

Deep curb side pothole as wide as a car tyre, 26th December 

26 Dec 17

This pothole has apperead in the last 2 weeks and has caused damage to a car.

Local news
Local teen jailed after ramming police car with stolen Nissan 

20 Dec 17

An 18 year old banned driver who rammed a police car in a stolen Nissan last month has been jailed for three years.

Speeding van driver jailed after south Warwickshire pensioner’s death 

19 Dec 17

A speeding van driver who failed to see an 82-year-old woman crossing the road ahead of him has been jailed.

New 40mph speed limit introduced on A38 in Sutton Coldfield to allow for bypass upgrades 

13 Dec 17

Maintenance upgrades to bridges and barriers are set to start on the Sutton Coldfield bypass…

Tamworth has just ONE working speed camera, according to shock new findings 

7 Dec 17

The figures were obtained after a Freedom of information request was logged to Staffordshire Police…

Traffic lights out of sync, 6th December 

6 Dec 17

Traffic Lights on Tipton Street approaching Dudley Street (Asda) are out of sync causing long tailbacks to High Arcal school from 4pm onwards.

Lorry driver sentenced to 16 months imprisonment following a horrific collision on M6  

4 Dec 17

This is the moment a lorry driver accelerated into stationary traffic on the M6 after apparently falling asleep at the wheel.

Cars speeding, 29th November 

29 Nov 17

Can somebody please have a look at installing some kind of speed watch boards or signs asap.

More people need to be hurt before speed limit can be reduced, says council 

29 Nov 17

The council concluded that the area doesn’t meet safety criteria…

Blog music
Free World – Kirsty MacColl 

23 Nov 17

In just a few weeks time it’ll be 17 years since Kirsty MacColl was effectively murdered by a speeding powerboat in Mexico driven by, well, let’s just say that money talks…

New warning sign cuts speeding outside Great Barr school 

20 Nov 17

A speed activated sign which flashes up the registration number of speeding vehicles is one of the latest measures to keep schoolchildren safe in Great Barr.

Dangerous unenforced speed limit changes, 18th November 

18 Nov 17

Approaching Coventry from the A46, changing to A444, then changing to A4114.

Cars speeding 24 hours a day sometimes more than 70 miles we live in fear, 16th November 

16 Nov 17

24 hours a day but more night time cars speeding sometimes 70 miles an hour or more .

Speed limit on Tamworth road could be cut over safety concerns 

16 Nov 17

The consultation runs until December 6 and people are being encouraged to make their voices heard…

Blog feature
Coventry Talking Newspaper : Jump in, Bus Fire, Coventry city deal, Speed Cameras, British Heart Foundation, jobs, BBC Radio 2 in Coventry are more…. 

15 Nov 17

15th November 2017 In this week’s show we have an article from Infosound about stand magnifiers, a story about Grace Jones at 111, Leo reads the second part of a magical true story taken from the Daily Mail, Ana Sampson says that a poem a day keeps…

Blog politics

11 Nov 17

I would like to thank the Oscott Police Team for their Speed Watch operation in the Oscott Ward today.

YOUR strong reactions to Coventry speed camera plan 

9 Nov 17

‘Everyone knows where they are and will slow down for the cameras, then speed up…

Man sentenced to six years following a fatal collision in Selly Oak 

6 Nov 17

A speeding driver Luke Harrington, from Longbridge, has been sentenced to six years after being involved in a fatal collision in Selly Oak.

Speeding driver jailed for causing Selly Oak crash 

6 Nov 17

Luke Harrington drove at nearly 70mph in a 40mph zone when his car struck another vehicle.

Speeding driver Luke Harrington jailed for killing woman in Selly Oak crash 

6 Nov 17

He was doing almost 70mph in 40mph zone…

Watch: ‘Lazy, reckless drivers’ hurtle round region in astonishing dashcam compilation 

28 Oct 17

Drivers cutting across hatchings, pulling out with centimetres to spare and speeding through red lights – are these West Midlands’ worst…

Warning over speeding tickets which are actually a scam 

25 Oct 17

Fraudsters are targeting motorists with realistic emails claiming to have photographic evidence of speeding…

Speed cameras have forced motorists to slow down – Crime Commissioner 

24 Oct 17

Average speeds on part of busy Hagley Road have fallen by more than 20 per cent…

Police arrest ‘drunk motorist speeding at 96mph on M6’ in crackdown on dangerous foreign motorists 

18 Oct 17

The Latvian motorist was caught as part of Operation Trivium, a Europe-wide blitz on bad drivers…