Just found out the call center at Acton Gate will be closing down sometime in the new year. Not a total suprise as it was going to close in 2026 anyway. The Wife has been there 18 years & i'd imagine quite a few fellow Staffordians have worked there over the years.
Auto Aids on the Wolverhampton road is up for sale (well the building it's in anyway).
Not sure how long they've been there, but must be a good few decades.
It's been a pain to get a signal on my phone since last Friday (I've had to change from T-moblie to Orange/T-mobile & back again on the network settings to get it to work for a few minuites at a time).
Of course, today (the one day of the week I don't need to use the phone) it's been fine.
Sounds a bit on the expensive side. The wife had her sister visit a couple of weeks ago & she was charged £4.50 from the station to ST17 (Manor Estate), which comes in at just under a mile longer than your journey.
Google maps will give you a route if you enter the postcodes into the 'get...