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Man charged over theft of poppy box 

16 Nov 17

Kevin Waldron, 35, of Norfolk Road, Woolaston, has been charged with stealing a poppy charity box from a butchers in Wombourne on November 9…


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Air ambulance called to aircraft crash 

16 Nov 17

Emergency services were called to the airport in Bobbington, between Stourbridge and Wolverhampton, this morning…


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Mourinho checks out Jag production line 

16 Nov 17

The Manchester United manager will be the 100,000th owner of a Jaguar F-Pace crossover and surprised staff at Solihull by appearing on the factory floor to cast his eyes over their work on his new car…


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Harley brings show to Stourbridge 

14 Nov 17

Martin Harley is performing at Katie Fitzgeralds, in Enville Street, on November 29…


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Man arrested after poppy box theft 

14 Nov 17

The red Royal British Legion donations box was stolen from Bromley Butchers on Common Lane, Wombourne, at 3…


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Cyclist taken to hospital 

13 Nov 17

The collision happened on the Black Country New Road near the junction of Woden Road West in Darlaston at around 8…


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Transit site plans still moving forward 

13 Nov 17

Councillor Ian Shires, who is Walsall Council’s cabinet member for community and leisure, has said that the11 new traveller injunctions brought in this week is welcome news but added more needs to be done to prevent further problems with travellers…


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Home plans set to be approved 

13 Nov 17

The plans to develop 90 homes at Upper Landywood Lane in Cheslyn Hay will also mean a multi-million restoration of Teddesley Hall, in Penkridge, applicant Ken Lees of KGL Holdings has vowed…


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Cash boost to tackle Walsall issues 

13 Nov 17

The money is being made available as part of an £18 million handout from the second phase of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Controlling Migration Fund…


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Students celebrate graduation success 

12 Nov 17

Walsall College students stopped traffic during their graduation parade as Town Crier Cyril Richardson led the procession…


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Chips and gravy row knife man jailed 

12 Nov 17

Jacob Bateman was furious when staff at the Balti restaurant near his Darlaston home refused to serve him the meal…


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Pub landlords ‘sacked over food’ claim 

12 Nov 17

Paul and Michelle Hannon claim they were given less than 24 hours to leave the Old Bush Pub in Wombourne by owners Marston’s…


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Staffordshire sees 2017 burglary spike 

11 Nov 17

On the back of the latest spree in Great Wyrley where six properties were hit in 48 hours, figures obtained by the Express Star reveal the true scale of house raids in 2017…


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Chips and gravy row knife man jailed 

11 Nov 17

Jacob Bateman was furious when staff at the Balti restaurant near his Darlaston home refused to serve him the meal…


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Woman’s ashes to be exhumed 

11 Nov 17

The remains of Joyce Vincent were laid to rest at St Michael and All Angels Pelsall Parish Church in 1991…


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Cash boost to tackle issues in Walsall 

10 Nov 17

The money is being made available as part of an £18 million handout from the second phase of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Controlling Migration Fund…


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Essington crematorium to be open by 2019 

10 Nov 17

As revealed yesterday Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, has ruled in favour of a scheme at Broad Lane, Essington, after it was originally refused by South Staffordshire Council…


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Fraudster failed to tell of homes 

6 Nov 17

Terence Gordon began claiming both income support and council tax benefit in 2010 after informing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Walsall Council that he was caring for his elderly father…


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Crane firm in tribute to enthusiast 

6 Nov 17

Ben Lawton passed away unexpectedly last month aged just 35 having collapsed at his home in Reedswood, Walsall…


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Huge blaze at Walsall industrial estate 

6 Nov 17

Ten crews were last night sent to the blaze at Reaymer Close, Beechdale, which began around 6pm…


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Walsall tip closed after fire 

6 Nov 17

This is the damage caused after a major fire ripped through a recycling plant and tip in Walsall…


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School in special measures is improving 

4 Nov 17

Great Wyrley High School, which has more than 800 students, was heavily criticised by Ofsted in April 2016 and branded ‘Inadequate’ overall…


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Essington Farm wins awards 

3 Nov 17

Staff at Essington Farm proved they can dish out the finest delicacies after walking away with two prizes at the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards…


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MIC stars spotted at tanning salon 

2 Nov 17

Jamie Laing and Spencer Matthews from Made in Chelsea visited the salon in Great Wyrley as part of Celebrity Hunted…


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Gavin speaks after new appointment 

2 Nov 17

The South Staffordshire MP has been handed the top Cabinet position at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by Theresa May, replacing Michael Fallon who resigned following allegations of sexual harassment…


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£300,000 of cannabis seized in raids 

2 Nov 17

Staffordshire Police excecuted a warrant at Littlewood Lane, Cheslyn Hay on October 28, where 200 plants and a large amount of ready dried cannabis, with a total street value of £150,000 was found…


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The rise of Gavin Williamson 

2 Nov 17

Having been first elected as the MP for South Staffordshire in 2010, replacing Lord Patrick Cormack, Mr Williamson has undergone a whirlwind ride to the role of Defence Secretary…


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Gavin Williamson new Defence Secretary 

2 Nov 17

The South Staffordshire MP replaces Michael Fallon, who resigned last night following allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour…


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Veteran councillor dies 

2 Nov 17

Councillor Bryn Whitehouse, who was 80, joined Essington Parish Council in June 1973 and also served on the district council…


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Six village homes burgled in 48 hours 

2 Nov 17

Residents in Great Wyrley have been put on alert after homes on four streets were raided with the thieves smashing their way in to snatch cash, jewellery and electrical goods…


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Line cleared for Metro works 

1 Nov 17

This picture shows contractors for the Midlands Metro Alliance working on a stretch of the former South Staffordshire railway line near Dudley Port railway station…


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Children in isolation of wrong footwear 

1 Nov 17

The children at Hart School in Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, worked from desks in the gym…


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Driver jailed over care manager death 

27 Oct 17

Harry King, aged 21, from Lichfield has been sentenced to four years and nine months in jail in relation to the death of Stephanie Grainger, from Cheslyn Hay, who was manager at Springfield House care home in Codsall at the time of the collision…


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Woman prosecuted for 999 calls 

26 Oct 17

Donna Walters, from Cabot Grove in Perton, near Wolverhampton, was sentenced to an 18-month Community Order at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on October 19 after pleading guilty to wasting police time and persistently making use of a public …


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Albion Outlook: Fans have their say 

19 Oct 17

Alan Foster, 61, Tamworth…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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 …


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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…


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Hundreds race in Bell’s Run 

10 Oct 17

The Pattingham Bells run took place on Sunday…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…