Staffordshire news and blogs Wednesday 21 February 2018
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Police appeal after £40k damage at Tamworth company 

21 Feb

Police say a group of youths left McDonalds on Watling Street, Tamworth and jumped and ran over eight vehicles at Wilnecote Motor Co...


Drivers in Lichfield facing delays after lorry overturns on Wall Island 

21 Feb

Drivers are facing delays after a lorry overturned in Lichfield.


Meet the first ‘people power’ Birmingham election candidates to be selected 

21 Feb

Group hoping to smash the party political system chooses three candidates following open auditions...


Kids to be given chance to sleep in and start school at 10am 

21 Feb

Boffins want to see if later classes could boost performance...


Neighbour’s anger over sentence for woman who left “despicable” note on ambulance 

21 Feb

Kirsty Sharman was handed a 120 fine by magistrates...


Funding available for communities in Lichfield and Burntwood to help make roads safer 

21 Feb

Communities in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to apply for funding to help improve road safety in their area.


Councillor insists Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan does not contain proposals to redevelop car park site 

21 Feb

A councillor has sought to calm concerns that a Lichfield city centre car park has been earmarked for redevelopment.


Lichfield MP makes fresh call to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes 

21 Feb

Lichfield’s MP has reiterated his call for cannabis to be legalised for medical use.


Youngsters team up with Shenstone Community Library to reunite lost wallet with owner 

21 Feb

Two Shenstone children and a library card have helped reunite a local man with his wallet.


First picture of Wolverhampton murder victim Sarbjit Kaur 

21 Feb

Tragic mum found on her lounge floor by husband and stepchildren...


Councillor on patrol: “We want Handsworth Wood to be a no-go area for criminals” 

21 Feb

Cllr Narinder Kooner wants to make her Ward a 'no-go' area for criminals with more visible patrols...


Study examines if starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils 

21 Feb

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study...


The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders: They didn’t have razor blades in their caps – but Birmingham’s real gangsters were just as brutal 

20 Feb

Birmingham historian Carl Chinn says the city's gangs of the 1920s and the real Billy Kimber were stylish, cunning and ruthless...


First image of Darren Hammond who lived inside house for weeks after concealing his mum’s dead body 

20 Feb

The 41-year-old has been jailed for 12 years for manslaughter of Beryl Hammond...


Crime-hit Sutton Coldfield residents demand changes to ‘ludicrous’ way they’re policed 

20 Feb

Streetly sits across different policing areas, which residents say has led to an increased rate of burglaries and car crimes...


Murder investigation launched in Nuneaton 

20 Feb

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man has died after suffering a stab wound in an incident in Nuneaton.


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Blogs

Current Squad. 5 Jon Guthrie 

20 Feb

Jonathan Neil “Jon” Guthrie  (born 29 July 1992) is an English footballer, who plays as a  defender for League One club Walsall.


Budget plans given green light at Full Council 

20 Feb

This month we had our First Full Council meeting of the year where we approved a number of important pieces of work including our four-year strategic plan, our budget for 2018/19 and an additional £5m investment in fixing potholes.


Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


Current Squad G Dobson 

19 Feb

George David Dobson  (born 15 November 1997) is an English  footballer who plays in Midfield for Walsall.


Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb

I've been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who's been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


A Saint Jimmy riddle… 

17 Feb

Had a good one in from old friend of the blog Bruce Littley a week or so and it's a very good question: Bruce has found a set of buildings on the Hednesford/Brownhills Road between Brownhills West and Norton Canes called St James Buildings, that ...


Buses by Night 2018 – great Aldridge event on this Saturday! 

16 Feb

This Saturday afternoon and evening (17th February 2018) there's a great, innovative event taking place at Aldridge Transport Museum just off Northgate - Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local ...


Current Squad 3. Luke Leahy 

15 Feb

Luke Leahy  (born 19 November 1992) is an English  footballer, who can play as a  defender or  midfielder for Walsall.


Ambitious plans for i54 South Staffordshire Expansion to go on show 

15 Feb

We all recognise the importance of creating more better paid jobs and growing our economy for the benefit of everyone living in Staffordshire.


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Blogs

A Guide To The School Run 

21 Feb

Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.


Lichfield Guildhall to host Eccentric Orbits Tour featuring Leveret and Spiro 

20 Feb

English instrumental music will be on the bill as the Eccentric Orbits Tour comes to Lichfield.


The 4 Cs – The Essence of a Diamond Engagement Ring 

20 Feb

If you are looking to invest in a diamond engagement ring, but know very little about these precious stones, this article was written with you in mind.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 February 2018 

20 Feb

Lent Psalm 44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, all that you did in their days, in time of old; how with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in,and broke the power of peoples and set us free.


Neon Rose Leopard Print Top From Brand Attic 

20 Feb

I love discovering new brands to wear, and if that brand is also affordable and stylish, then that is a winner all the way.


February 18th – One of the stranger legacies of the M6 Toll… 

20 Feb

February 18th - One of the stranger legacies of the M6 Toll motorway coming through the area has been the drainage and pollution control lagoons that dot the countryside at intervals along it’s route.


Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining your Summer House 

20 Feb

If you are fortunate enough to own a summer house, there are certain tasks that must be carried out in the spring, as the cold winter disappears and you look forward to a lovely long summer in your summer house.


February 17th – Out just as the sun went down on an errand in… 

19 Feb

February 17th - Out just as the sun went down on an errand in Burntwood, hoping to catch a decent sunset as I returned via Chasewater, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.


February 16th – At last, a long ride and a day that felt like… 

19 Feb

February 16th - At last, a long ride and a day that felt like spring! This is what my heart has been hoping for.


Folk rock favourites Quill returning to the Lichfield Garrick 

19 Feb

Folk rock outfit Quill are making a welcome return to Lichfield.


Making Savings On Your Spring Purchases 

19 Feb

We are firmly ensconced in February.


Spring Steals: Creating A Cool Capsule Wardrobe 

19 Feb

It may still be wet, dark and miserable, but if you’re a fan of fashion, you may have noticed that shops and magazines are full of the joys of spring.


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Sport

Wellbeing Football Offer 

21 Feb

The club is setting up Wellbeing football sessions for adults – men and women – who would like to benefit from getting out of the house, reducing stress, lowering BP and cholesterol levels, lowering body weight, increasing self...


Chelsea blame game: The aftermath of Lionel Messi’s equalising goal for Barcelona 

21 Feb

The two teams drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League...


These are the Aston Villa player ratings for the draw against Preston 

21 Feb

Gregg Evans hands out the marks after the 1-1 draw with Preston at Villa Park...


These are the Birmingham City player ratings for the loss to Brentford 

21 Feb

BCFC were on the receiving end of a 5-0 drubbing at Griffin Park...


Championship: Bruce blames Aston Villa pitch; Ruthless Sheffield United; Adama and Gestede shine 

21 Feb

A round-up of this week's results as Leeds United, Wolves, Derby County and Fulham prepare for battle...


Birmingham City injury news: Isaac Vassell’s expected return date and others 

21 Feb

Latest Blues injury news takes a look at when some first teamers will return from injury...


West Brom injuries: Daniel Sturridge, Nacer Chadli and James Morrison’s expected return dates 

21 Feb

Boss Alan Pardew is currently dealing with a crippling injury list...


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Business

Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.


Company fined £500,000 after worker run over by truck on Burntwood building site had to have leg amputated 

14 Feb

A worker suffered 'life-changing injuries' when he run over by tipper truck on a housing development site at Burntwood Business Park...


Historic Lichfield pub reopens after £130,000 makeover 

9 Feb

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a £130,000 refurbishment.


Lichfield city centre business to host coffee with a candidate event ahead of by-election 

9 Feb

A coffee outlet in Lichfield is hoping to give voters the chance to quiz by-election candidates.


Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2's depot...


Comment: Full speed ahead to give ‘HS2 Generation’ the best prospects 

5 Feb

City council leader Ian Ward examines the future for Birmingham fuelled by the arrival of high-speed rail line HS2...


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Enterprise Zones | Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury | Commons debates 

21 Jul

My right hon.


Compulsory Purchase: Capital Gains Tax | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

21 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reform of capital gains tax in relation to compulsory purchase.


NHS Reform | Business of the House | Commons debates 

16 Jul

We in Staffordshire know better than most what the denial machine that the Secretary of State referred to meant to local people, so I congratulate him on his commitment to transparency and consistency.


Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Bill Presented – National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The hon.


Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Bill Presented – National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The hon.


Petition – Closure of Fire Stations in South Staffordshire | Commons debates 

8 Jul

I rise to present a petition signed by 2,824 of my constituents who are backing my campaign to keep open the fire stations in Kinver, Brewood, Codsall and Bilbrook.


Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions – International Development | Commons debates 

8 Jul

May I associate myself with the Prime Minister’s remarks about the families of the victims of Tunisia, particularly the family of my constituent, Sue Davey? In the past three years, unemployment in Tamworth has fallen faster than anywhere...


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  • HazelBarrow

     on flickr 7 Feb 18
    The hamlet of Hazel Barrow on the Staffordshire Moorlands just south of Flash. 50/50 HDR and original merged to bring out darker detail.







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