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Driver ‘lucky’ to be alive after crash 

22 May 18

Fire crews, an air ambulance along with police from Kinver and Wombourne attended the incident which involved one red car in Bridgnorth Road, Trescott…


Sport
Swansea want Potter 

22 May 18

The 42-year-old from Solihull is currently managing Swedish side Ostersunds, who gave Arsenal a scare in the Europa League this season…


Sport
Jones Jnr a knockout with fans 

22 May 18

The six-time world champion across four weight divisions delved into tales from his career, which spanned almost three decades, at Bar Sport in Cannock…


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Pub takes action after dog bite 

22 May 18

A drinker at the Boat Inn in Penkridge was bitten on the leg as he attempted to come to the aid of his pet as it fought with a second dog…


Sport
Wolves release 13 players 

20 May 18

Under-23s goalkeeper Jon Flatt heads the list of 13 out-of-contract players who will not be offered new terms, while the club have also released five from their scholarship programme…


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Elderly man in hospital following crash 

18 May 18

The incident happened on The Parkway, Perton at around 2pm today…


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Special measures for Dudley care home 

17 May 18

Edgeview Nursing Home in Kinver has been ranked as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC…


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Labour set to remain in power in Walsall 

15 May 18

The party has four less seats than the Tories after this month’s local elections, but is set to remain in power after Labour group leader Sean Coughlan secured the support of two independent councillors and two Lib Dem councillors…


News
Cat freed from tiny cavity 

15 May 18

The West Midlands Fire Service crews were called to assist RSPCA officers in Mill Lane, Willenhall, at around 4…


Sport
Gazza talks school days 

12 May 18

That was the welcome England legend Gazza got as he walked on stage at The Premier Suite at Bar Sport in Cannock…


News
Call for action on accident blackspot 

9 May 18

A concerned safety campaigner has proposed a two stage plan for the junction of Gospel End Street and Vicar Street in Sedgley, after witnessing the aftermath of ‘nasty collisions…


Sport
Non-League Weekly 

3 May 18

This week, the pair discuss a managerial change at Stafford Rangers, Wolves Sporting’s success and play-off disappointment for Chasetown and Kidderminster…


News
Market offers firms chance to promote 

1 May 18

Penkridge Market is offering any new or existing business or community group in the Parish of Penkridge the opportunity to take up a free stall on the market, for one day, to help promote their business or group…


News
Attacks surge at West Midland prisons 

1 May 18

At HMP Birmingham and HMYOI Brinsford prisoner-on-prisoner assaults went up from 587 and 268 to 712 and 448 respectively in a year…


News
PP nets first ever Icelandic deal 

1 May 18

PP Control Automation, which employs 230 people at its state-of-the-art factory in Cheslyn Hay, is providing Hedinn with early-stage design support and electrical control systems build for the production of its Hedinn Protein Plant (HPP…


News
Tributes to Wolves tragic after death 

1 May 18

The family and friends of 62-year-old Huntley Malcolm, from Essington, have paid tribute to a ‘smashing guy…


News
Inmate held doctor prisoner with ‘knife’ 

30 Apr 18

Jonathan Ndila took out a toothbrush melded with a razor blade after attending a GP surgery at HMP Brinsford in Featherstone…


News
Retirement flats and homes planned 

29 Apr 18

The two separate projects for Penkridge include up to 100 homes off Cherrybrook Drive and 43 living apartments – including 11 bungalows and a car park…


Sport
Route revealed for bus parade 

28 Apr 18

A pair of open top buses carrying Nuno and the team – as well as the Championship trophy – will set off from Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Lichfield Street at noon…


News
JLR plant is UK’s busiest 

28 Apr 18

Around 1,800 people now work at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre, or EMC, on the i54 site to the north of Wolverhampton, on the border with South Staffordshire…


News
Antiques Road Trip in town to film show 

27 Apr 18

Experts took a trip to the Cuttlestones Auctioneers Valuers in Penkridge to film an episode of the new series…


News
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…


Sport
Payday for duo 

24 Apr 18

Rock, from Armitage near Rugeley, ended the tournament in joint 36th place on three over par for the tournament, collecting a paycheque for just over £15,000…


News
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…


News
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…


News
Machete thug is locked up 

19 Apr 18

Szyman Palucki was in Walsall town centre with friends – one of whom was celebrating her 18th birthday – when deliberately targeted by a gang of thugs, a judge heard…


News
Violent crime doubles in Walsall 

19 Apr 18

The second half of 2017 saw a rise in crime in the borough, as serious incidents doubled compared to 2013…


News
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…


News
JLR confirms 1,000 agency staff to go 

16 Apr 18

Another 360 workers are being transferred to Solihull from the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, the company has said…


Sport
Aaron Rai cashes in 

16 Apr 18

The 22-year-old former Wolverhampton Grammar School pupil, whose parents still live in nearby Perton, carded a final round of one under par to end on 13 under for the tournament in Madrid…


Sport
Cobden hails ‘unbelievable’ gold 

15 Apr 18

Cobden,who grew up in Heath Hayes and now lives in Lichfield, is one of the stand-out players in netball’s Super League, earning a place on the All Star team last season after her performances with club side Loughborough Lightning…


News
Mylee funeral donation box 

15 Apr 18

People are welcome to pop in to the reception of William Mitchell Funerals in High Street, Aldridge, to donate money between the opening hours of 8…


News
M6 stretch is region’s worst 

14 Apr 18

Only 51…


News
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…


News
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…


News
Carpetright to close more stores 

12 Apr 18

The company has unveiled plans to shut another 81 shops – including at Merry Hill shopping centre, Stafford, Walsall and Lichfield – under a sweeping restructure which will see 300 job roles lost…


Sport
Cobden pushing for medal 

11 Apr 18

Cobden who grew up in Heath Hayes and now lives in Lichfield, a Super league All-Star last season, is making her first appearance at the Games – and hasn’t lost a match yet…


News
PM makes Sikh pastries on Walsall visit 

11 Apr 18

The PM dropped in to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in West Bromwich Street today on a visit to the Black Country and Birmingham…


News
WM pension fund in £26m office deal 

10 Apr 18

The West Midlands fund looks after the pensions of council workers from Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry as well as other public sector employees…


News
Tributes paid to grandmother 

7 Apr 18

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


News
Coal heater behind fatal leak 

5 Apr 18

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


News
Woman dies after Cannock incident 

3 Apr 18

Emergency services were called to a semi-detached house in Old Penkridge Road, Cannock, this morning…


News
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…


News
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…


News
Men jailed for hiding £250k of cannabis 

29 Mar 18

Tariq Khwaja’s and Venelin Mihaylov have both been locked up after police dogs found the cannabis in Khwaja’s car after the pair were stopped by officers on the M6 near Stafford…


News
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…


News
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…


News
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…


Sport
Giles joins AFC Telford 

24 Mar 18

Edwards was keen to add another striker to his squad before the deadline this week, after losing Anthony Dwyer to Hednesford Town…


News
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…







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