Throughout December: Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Newport Road
First built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious population, the Castle here has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years, and over 900 Christmases.
Now you can uncover the secrets of the ancient site through the Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War and right up to the present day, as part of an alternative Christmas experience.
Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve a Christmas riddle for a chance to be entered in to a free festive prize draw.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be available in the visitor centre throughout the free event and there are some unique gifts available with all proceeds helping to maintain this impressive symbol of our regions heritage.
There are delays of up to 45 minutes and some cancellations on CrossCountry between Stockport and Stafford.
This is due to a road vehicle hitting a bridge. Tickets being accepted on London Midland and East Midlands Trains services.
The Science & Technology department at Stafford College is set to open next September.Read the full story ›
All lines are blocked at Stafford train station due to a fault with the signalling system, causing serious disruption this evening.
Virgin Trains confirmed that coaches were being ordered for several services, and directed customers to their website for live updates.
Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show: Sat 15th - 16th Oct (Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford)
The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show takes place this weekend.
This year’s show will welcome former racers Dave Aldana, Don Emde, Mert Lawwill and Gene Romero who’ll be sharing their stories with showgoers.
There will be a dedicated Suzuki area at this year’s event where Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 1977 world championship-winning bikes will be on display for visitors to take a look at.
For times, prices and more information: www.classicbikeshows.com/event/carole-nash-classic-motorcycle-mechanics-show/
County Hospital in Stafford suspended the unit on August 25th because of fears it was "clinically unsafe."Read the full story ›
West Mercia Police have released dash cam footage of a serious crash which left a woman and child with life changing injuries.Read the full story ›
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Sept (Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge)
Organisers say musicians from all over the UK are expected to attend the second Blues Festival in Stafford this weekend.
From Friday night and throughout the weekend there will be a mixture of blues and rock mixed soul, jazz and funk.
It’s not just music, there’ll be a variety of food available throughout the weekend, children’s entertainment including animal feeding in the petting farm to a Maize Maze children can have a wander around in.
“We have an amazing lineup of artists playing over the weekend all types of rock and blues many returning again this year as they blew everyone away last year. - Lorraine Conkey, Event Director
The weekend line up includes: Rainbreakers, Cold Flame, Used Blues, Rain Acoustic Duo from Stoke, Narn, Barrelhouse Jukes.
For times, prices and more information visit: www.staffordbluesfestival.co.uk
Several vehicles have had their tyres slashed overnight in the Queensville area of Stafford.
Incidents were reported in Silkmore Crescent and Hall Close. Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in contact.
Children's A&E services have been suspended after senior clinicians have advised that the service is not currently clinically safe.Read the full story ›