From Memphis to the Midlands – Sun Records Presents its Very Own Concert Show

The birthplace of rock ’n’ roll is soon to be right on the doorstep as the official Sun Records Concert Show comes to The Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock.  On Friday 19th November, the world-renowned birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, is set to bring Cannock to life as this […]

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Rock’n’Roll Hit Musical Comes to Town

This November the West End hit BE BOP A LULA is coming to a theatre near you!  The star-studded show is set to be on our doorstep on Sunday 14th November 7.30pm at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Church Street, Cannock.  Rock n’ roll giants including Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, and Buddy Holly, […]

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Volunteer Star Awards – Cannock Chase Awards

Volunteer Star Awards

Sadly in 2020 the Volunteer Star Awards events were cancelled due to Covid and government restrictions. Rather than cancel for a second year the decision was taken to go virtual this year instead and the Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2021 took place on Tuesday 15th June.  It’s really important to recognise the wonderful work […]

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Beneath the Surface at Blithfield

By Kate Gomez Blithfield Reservoir was opened by the Queen Mother in October 1953. Work had commenced in 1947 after being delayed by the Second World War and in the six years it took to complete, almost 500 people were employed in its construction.  Around one third of the labour force came from a unit […]

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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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A Visit to the Old Church of St Augustine

The Church of St Augustine

By Kate Gomez A beautiful ruin dating back in part to the twelfth century, with the base of a medieval weeping cross and the shrouded effigies of two sisters in the churchyard, the remains of the old church of St Augustine in Rugeley are a real treat. With the population of Rugeley rising in the […]

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It’s a Dog’s Life!

Rugeley Welfare for Dogs

Pauline Roberts and Ruth Dewis are quite a formidable force – the dynamic duo have been operating as Rugeley Welfare for Dogs for almost 13 years and have, to date, rehomed more than 635 dogs! It all began when the ladies met through their jobs and found they shared a passion for dogs. Together, they […]

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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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Update from Rugeley Town Council

Following Government announcement tonight, I am sorry but the Rugeley Rose Theatre and Rugeley Town Council are now shut until further notice. You can still contact the Town Council via email: [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe. […]

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Local MP’s Christmas Card Competition

Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, Amanda Milling, has recently launched a competition to design her official Christmas Card for the 2019 festive season. Local primary and junior schools have been invited to get involved with the competition, encouraging pupils to submit designs for the cover of her official Christmas card. The winning design shall […]

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