The History of Ingestre Hall

Murder, Oranges and Ha Ha’s! By Jono Oates Situated about four miles from Stafford, Ingestre Hall has a history dating back to the 12th century and it was the ancestral home of two of the most powerful Staffordshire families, the Chetwynds and the Talbots. The land was part of the Baronry of Stafford which was granted […]

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The History of Blithfield Sailing Club

This year, Blithfield Sailing Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary of sailing on Blithfield Reservoir, near Rugeley. Commodore Anthony Kurcaba tells us more about the club and its origins. Blithfield Sailing Club is one of several users of Blithfield Reservoir, a beautiful 790-acre manmade lake set in the rolling hills of Blithe Valley, between Rugeley and […]

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Local School Makes Protective Visors for NHS Staff

We are all in this together At a time when we’re all being asked to help support the NHS, The Hart School in Rugeley is playing its part by making protective visors for local frontline staff. Following widespread reports of a shortage of protective PPE clothing for health workers, the Hart School’s Senior Leadership Team […]

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Cannock Company Donates Face Masks

Super Smart

Cannock-based company, Super Smart Service Limited, has generously donated 1,000 face masks to Lichfield District Council, to support its key workers. The masks will help protect council staff working in key service areas, such as bin collections, keeping local streets clean, and delivering emergency shopping to self-isolating residents. Cannock Chase Council originally received 10,000 free […]

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Help for Local Businesses

During the COVID-19 outbreak emergency, Cannock Chase Council will be processing Government grants to support local businesses across Cannock Chase District. The Council will be distributing grants of up to £25,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000. Grants of £10,000 will be available for all […]

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