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News
Zero profits at struggling DX Group 

21 Oct 17

The company, which employs around 500 people at its major depots in Willenhall, saw its plans to build a £35m super-hub at Essington rejected by councillors after bitter opposition from local people…


News
Family plea for murder suspect info 

20 Oct 17

Giovanni Lewis, 28, died from a stab wound to his heart after being attacked in Hadfield Way, Kingshurst, Birmingham, on October 18 last year…


Sport
Thomas retires from gymnastics 

19 Oct 17

A winner of team bronze at London 2012, the Wolverhampton gymnast – who trains at Earls Gymnastics Club in Halesowen and lives near Cannock – has decided to call it a day at the age of 28…


News
Teenager arrested for attempted murder 

19 Oct 17

The 15 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is one of four youths arrested in connection with an incident in Tamworth that left an 18-year-old man in a critical condition…


Sport
Albion Outlook: Fans have their say 

19 Oct 17

Alan Foster, 61, Tamworth…


News
Three arrested after police drug raids 

17 Oct 17

Staffordshire Police carried out searches at four address on Friday and Saturday in Codsall and Perton…


News
Man seriously injured after crash 

17 Oct 17

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


News
Owners of starved horse are sentenced 

13 Oct 17

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…


News
Council worker’s £192k life of crime 

12 Oct 17

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…


News
Travis Jones death: man appears in court 

11 Oct 17

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 …


News
Concert to be held in memory 

10 Oct 17

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


News
Hundreds race in Bell’s Run 

10 Oct 17

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday…


News
Miss England building a fit future 

10 Oct 17

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…


News
Adventure couple appeal for car 

5 Oct 17

John, aged, 57, and Shirley Winton, 63, will drive 10,000 miles through 16 countries over 50 days for the 2018 Mongol Rally – but need a vehicle to do it in…


News
Gavin hits out at ego driven politicians 

4 Oct 17

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…


News
Prison ambulance call-outs increase 

2 Oct 17

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


News
Dog show goes on despite travellers 

30 Sep 17

The Greyhound Gap show at Walsall Arboretum had been threatened with cancellation due to more than 50 travellers’ caravans arriving at the spot last week…


News
Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

30 Sep 17

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…


News
Speed camera is damaged 

29 Sep 17

It happened on Cannock Road in South Staffordshire…


News
Comic Chris chips in to help nursery 

29 Sep 17

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…


News
Penkridge sisters ‘stand up to cancer’ 

28 Sep 17

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…


News
Objections to demolish historic home 

28 Sep 17

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


News
Murder suicide couple in had breakdown 

27 Sep 17

While it has also emerged that James Barnes, who is thought to have killed wife Amy at their home in Rednal, Birmingham, before taking his own life at his parents’ bungalow in Streetly, may have written about their troubled marriage on Facebook …


News
Girl dies after being hit by train 

27 Sep 17

The girl was struck by a train at Wallows Lane foot crossing near Bescot Stadium Station on Tuesday afternoon and Network Rail has confirmed the crossing will be closed for at least 21 days while investigations into the tragedy are carried out…


News
NHS cuts to cause ‘catastrophic’ winter 

27 Sep 17

Now a joint letter signed by leaders of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and Staffordshire councils has been sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleading with him to help avert disaster…


News
Head urges parents to park sensibly 

27 Sep 17

Head teacher of Barr Beacon School, Lynsey Draycott, condemned parents for parking irresponsibly on pavements, double yellow lines or at junctions…


News
Pub punters petition to stop food menu 

27 Sep 17

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


News
Cargill keeps Bilbrook UK merger deal 

26 Sep 17

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…


News
Grooming suspect held 

25 Sep 17

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


News
Aga to powerboating victory 

23 Sep 17

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…


News
Aga to powerboating victory 

22 Sep 17

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…


News
Walsall woman charged with conspiracy 

22 Sep 17

Donna McNamee, 52, of Farnol Road in Yardley, Sandra Ellis, 53, from Yoxhall Road in Shirley, Laura Ellis, 26, from Greenslade Road in Shirley and Cerris Sanders, 57, of Wentworth Road in Walsall were voluntarily interviewed by investigating officers…


News
Velo is coming 

22 Sep 17

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


News
Schoolboy genius joins Mensa 

21 Sep 17

Ten year old Toby Liu from Walsall has become a member of the high IQ society Mensa after scoring an impressive 160, ranking him in the top one per cent of the population…


News
Memorial unveiled to school governor 

21 Sep 17

Blue Coat Junior School in Walsall has unveiled an outdoor table tennis table in memory of Margaret Tonks, chair of governors at the school, who suddenly and unexpectedly died last year…


Sport
Aidan Stone learning loads at Burnley 

21 Sep 17

The 18-year-old shot-stopper from Hednesford has been training with Sean Dyche’s squad on and off since he was spotted by the Premier League side in the summer…


News
M5 motorbikes deployed 

19 Sep 17

The bikers will carry emergency fuel to combat breakdowns on the motorway through Oldbury, where motorists are already having to contend with major roadworks…


News
Couple ‘stranded’ after flight cancelled 

19 Sep 17

Rebecca Brown and her partner Nathan Poole, from Willenhall, are among 400,000 passengers whose flights have been scrapped by the budget airline…


News
Fingers crossed for a great grape crop 

19 Sep 17

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


News
Car bursts into flames on driveway 

18 Sep 17

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


News
Wheelies on M6 motorcyclist jailed 

18 Sep 17

Pawel Zietowski, aged 27, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today…


News
Two men arrested after Bloxwich incident 

18 Sep 17

The 29-year-old was found lying outside the Prince of Wales pub just after 11pm on Saturday…


Sport
Walsall survive as Kidderminster drop 

18 Sep 17

It looked as if Kidder would drop to Division One with a whimper as they fell to 64-6, chasing Dorridge’s 283-7 (Connor Smith 3-62), but a stand of 160 for the seventh wicket between Tom Kimberlin (93) and Liam Weston (79) revived their hopes…


News
Woman injured in car crash 

18 Sep 17

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


News
Fallen tree blocks road near Penkridge 

16 Sep 17

The tree came down on Teddesley Road, between Penkridge and the village of Brocton, at about 1pm on Saturday afternoon…


News
Force promises crackdown on burglaries 

15 Sep 17

Staffordshire Police say that they have seen a number of incidents reported in Penkridge, Wombourne, Codsall and across Staffordshire in recent months,with burglars targeting keys to high value and high performances cars parked on driveways…


Sport
Boxer pulls no punches at Cannock event 

14 Sep 17

The former Lightweight Champion of the World kept an audience of more than 250 at Cannock’s Bar Sport captivated in his second ‘evening with…’ show at the town’s boxing mecca in the last two years…


News
Pupils offer elderly IT helping hand 

14 Sep 17

Pupils studying at Wolgarston High School, Penkridge, visited Care Plus sites in Brewood, Coven and Wheaton Aston to show residents how to use tablets and computers…


News
Two boys targeted in kidnap attempt 

12 Sep 17

The incident took place on Lichfield Road near to Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School in Castlefort Road in Walsall Wood…


Sport
Gunter eager for his pro bow 

12 Sep 17

The 21-year-old, from Cannock, turned pro 14 weeks ago as is ready to make his bow at Villa Park as part of ‘Divided We Fall’ bill by Tommy Owens Promotions…







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