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A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands farm has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards. Ilam-based Beechenhill Farm has been selected as finalist in the Organic Places to Stay category for its bed and breakfast cottages.
6 hrs ago | Your Leek Paper
Mother Vincent de Paul, now known as Sister Maria Cox, celebrated her birthday at Loreto Convent, Llandudno. She was Professed in 1948 into the Loreto Order.
10 hrs ago | Your Leek Paper
New sub-postmaster Mark Daniels, left, and secretary of The Hub, Liddy Hamilton, right, are pictured with some of the residents who have already used the reopened facility. Waterhouses Post Office, which was situated at The Hub in Waterfall Lane, Waterhouses, closed its doors in May following the resignation of the sub-postmaster.
14 hrs ago | Your Leek Paper
WINNING music duo will be visiting the Staffordshire Moorlands to help country music fans dance the night away. Luke Thomas and Melanie Greggain are a country music duo who together combine to make one of the most exciting young country music duo's around.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are encouraging their supporters to get behind this year's Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk, which starts from the Marquis Drive visitors centre at 11am on Sunday. Memory Walk is the charity's biggest fundraising event.
The 2014 Heart of England in Bloom has announced its winners and East Staffordshire has claimed gold in four categories, while Paul Steed, East Staffordshire Borough Council's green spaces officer, was given the outstanding achievement award and volunteers at the churchyard of Tutbury's St Mary's landed the grounds maintenance award. Dennis Fletcher, who represents Winshill on the borough council, said: "We are absolutely delighted that we have won gold.
BEING responsible for keeping one of the busiest roads in Europe moving on a daily basis is no easy task. Be it a serious accident, hazardous weather conditions or major roadworks, Neil Taylor is one of the leading men who has to make sure the M6 does not grind to a halt.
Plans to convert part of the former British Sugar factory in Kidderminster into more than 100 care apartments have been given the go-ahead. Planning chiefs this week approved the application by Wyre Forest Community Housing to create a 100 extra care housing apartments for people aged 55 and over and 12 flats for adults with learning difficulties.
ENOCH Powell once said that all political careers end in failure and while that may be true of his own parliamentary experience, it is also reflects the rise and fall of former Staffordshire County Council chairman George Newman. Nearly 40 years ago, in 1977, the brash, often aggressive ex-miner was jailed for 15 months for corruptly receiving cash and a car for influencing planning applications and banned from holding civic office for five years.
Sean Harwood was travelling along the A624 in Hayfield in his 16-seater minibus just before 3pm on August 15, High Peak Magistrates' Court heard. He indicated to turn onto New Mills Road but as he did so, he pulled across the path of a Citroen C1 travelling in the opposite direction, with the two vehicles colliding, prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald said.
The Bishops will play their usual mix of blues-rock and jazzy tones, a formula which has won over hundreds of fans in and around Uttoxeter. The Bishops consist of Dave Faulkner on vocals and guitar, Pod Malkin on guitar, Dave Blant on bass and Fred Hopwood on drums.
The victim and her family believe police have not done enough to track down Antonio Pedro De Alves after the Portuguese national was convicted of the attack but fled A schoolgirl who was raped by a man who fled the country to escape justice is set to hire a private eye to hunt him down. Sex beast Antonio Pedro De Alves was convicted of raping the then 12-year-old victim and sentenced to 11 years in May last year.
The war of words between the Froggatts and Cotterills - as performed by actresses from Frizzog Productions - at the Black Country Living Museum There's a time and a place for watching people having a stand up row in the middle of the street - because when it happens in real life it can be a distinctly uncomfortable experience. But when two wenches are engaged in a slanging match at the Black Country Living Museum and there's a crowd of open-mouthed visitors gathered round... Well, it's even more fun than watching Jim and Liz McDonald going off on one in Coronation Street on the telly.
These were the strong words by council chiefs after people across Burton began to digest major changes to the way that support for children aged up to five is handed out by Staffordshire County Council. Under the new plans, which are to be discussed at a special cabinet meeting next week, the centres in Queen Street and Waterloo Street, Burton, would remain with the provision offered in Yoxall and Stretton moved into nearby schools.
Dylan Stewart died six days after he was found unconscious in April 2013 in the family's home in Telford, Shropshire.
A Wolverhampton man and a woman have been charged with murder following the death of their baby daughter, Rebecca, in January this year. Brian and Precious Kandare, aged 32 and 36 from Park Village, will appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates tomorrow .
Dudley Coucnil holds switch on events in all over the borough including Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen in the run up to the festive period. Sponsors will be able to promote their business across the borough for a six week period and will receive recognition via an advertisement board beside the tree, online mentions and inclusions in all promotional literature.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:08 pm
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