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PLEASE HELP: Blind war veteran appeals for return of medals lost… 

25 Jun

A blind D-Day veteran has made an emotional appeal for help to find some of his Second World War medals which were lost at a service station on the M6 in Staffordshire.


Drivers warned of overnight closures on the A38 in Lichfield 

24 Jun

Drivers travelling on the A38 at night in Lichfield are being warned of forthcoming road closures.


Garage hoping to move into site of former tool hire centre in Lichfield 

24 Jun

The former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garageThe former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garage.


Council campaign urges Lichfield and Burntwood residents to shop owners who don’t clean up dog mess 

24 Jun

A new awareness campaign is aiming to clamp down on owners who don’t clean up after their dogs in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Lichfield councillor insists HS2 will bring nothing but “utter destruction” for local communities 

24 Jun

A Lichfield councillor has played down suggestions the Staffordshire economy could benefit from HS2.


Youngsters kick start summer with multi-sport action programme 

23 Jun

YOUNGSTERS are being invited to take part in a series of FREE football and multi-sport based sessions which are now taking place in community parks across Tamworth.


Two charged with murder and false imprisonment following woman’s death 

23 Jun

A 28-year-old man and 19-year-old woman have been charged following the death of a woman in Nuneaton over the weekend.


Shocking footage of Tamworth woman ‘forced’ to the ground by… 

23 Jun

THIS CCTV footage shows the shocking moment when a Tamworth mum sustained injuries from the actions of a dangerous biker on a small estate in Belgrave.


Police and Crime Commissioner wants cap on council tax rise scrapped to help meet demands on the force 

23 Jun

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to allow a 2% cap on council tax rises to be scrapped.


Sprinkler systems will be installed in Tamworth flats as lessons… 

23 Jun

THE high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Man taken to hospital after car becomes wedged under HGV on M6… 

23 Jun

THREE people had a very lucky escape after a car became wedged under a lorry on the M6 Toll.


Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley to discuss club sale with owner Norman Smurthwaite 

23 Jun

Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley is to meet with owner Norman Smurthwaite to discuss any potential sale of the club.


Video: Crash on the M6 leaves car wedged under lorry – the… 

23 Jun

This footage of an accident on the M6 yesterday shows the incredible escape of three people - with their car wedged firmly under a HGV.


Loss of water supply in Chase Terrace and Burntwood after… 

23 Jun

WATER supplies in Chase Terrace and Burntwood have been restored following problems on Friday morning (June 23).


Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


Report backs plan for 12 new homes on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School 

23 Jun

Twelve new homes are likely to be built on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School after a report backed the proposals.


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Blogs

Jeremy Corbyn Posts Old Photo to Celebrate Armed Forces Day 

25 Jun

To celebrate Armed Forces Day yesterday, the Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn had a photo of him standing with UK ware veterans posted on his Facebook and Twitter page to celebrate Armed Forces Day.


A Record Armed Forces Day Celebrated Across the Country 

24 Jun

A record 300 plus events including parades, military displays and community fetes have taken place right across the country today to say thank you to the Armed Forces community for the outstanding work they do.


Sprinkler Systems will be installed in Tamworth High-Rise Flats 

24 Jun

The high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Tamworth in Bloom Judging Route Revealed 

24 Jun

Tamworth In Bloom – 2011 A year of hard work, planning and planting will soon reach its climax when the Heart of England in Bloom judges take a tour of the borough on Tuesday 18 th July.


Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Roads 

24 Jun

Staffordshire County Council are asking residents to have their say on Staffordshire’s road network and play their part in future improvements through a survey issued this week.


27 High-Rise Blocks in England have Failed Cladding Fire Safety Tests 

24 Jun

Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England have failed fire safety tests, the government says.


The Queen Reported to Police for Not Wearing Seat Belt 

24 Jun

The Queen has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.


Dead Wood 

22 Jun

One of the many upsides to doing whatever it is I actually do, is that people don’t feel the need to engage me in generic social chit chat about pleasant but dull subjects.


Celebrating Armed Forces Day 

22 Jun

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday (24 June) and as a big supporter of the forces we all hope people will join the county council in showing our support for the brave men and women who make up our Armed Forces community.


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Blogs

FFX – Your Destination For Workwear 

25 Jun

FFX, or Folkestone Fixings, is a one stop destination for power tools, handtools and work wear.


Can’t make it to church – 25 June 2017 

25 Jun

In a week where the news has been full on the failings of the Church of England through the actions of wicked people, and compounded by the actions of foolish people who perhaps, placing the public face and the approval of the public, deceived and ...


The Flying Kids Activity Book Reviewed. 

24 Jun

Traveling with kids can be very stressful, even when you are taking a trip by aeroplane.


Friarsgate director to be co-opted as Leader of Lichfield District Council 

24 Jun

U+I District Council offices Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of Friarsgate developer U+I Group, has confirmed that he will be taking up the post of Leader of the Council effective from 1 August 2017.


Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burntwood rehearsing for the Garrick’s 2017 community musical 

23 Jun

Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burtnwood are getting ready to take centre stage in a new community musical.


Lichfield Sinfonia to mark 70th anniversary with performance of new work inspired by the city 

23 Jun

Lichfield Sinfonia will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a performance at Nether Stowe School.


Morning Prayer – Friday 23 June 2017 

23 Jun

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


All or Nothing – The Small Faces Musical is a BIG Success 

23 Jun

All or Nothing, the smash hit mod musical that tells the life and times of the wonderfully talented Steve Marriot and the Small Faces, arrived in Wolverhampton last night for a three night run.


Historic Lichfield brewery building could be demolished to make way for apartments 

22 Jun

A structure which once housed part of The Lichfield Brewery could be demolished, despite council officials admitting it would result in “the loss of a building of local historic interest”.


Three Short Ballets from the Birmingham Royal Ballet 

22 Jun

Last night saw the opening of the second show of the Birmingham Royal Ballet summer season for 2017.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 June 2017 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


Dinosaurs in the Wild – a trip back in time at The NEC 

21 Jun

Last night I traveled back 67million years in time to Time Base 67, a groundbreaking research facility that is finding out all that needs to be known about the Cretaceous period, and the dinosaurs that roamed and ruled the world.


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Sport

Tamworth FC’s Morley turned down offers to stay 

25 Jun

STEPHAN Morley says he has a point to prove to Tamworth FC fans after signing a new deal this week.


EX-Wrexham AFC ace is looking to make a big impact at The Lamb 

25 Jun

CALLUM Powell says Tamworth boss Andy Morrell's efforts to make him feel wanted meant he chose the Lambs over other clubs.


Awards: Nobody does them better! 

25 Jun

The Northern Premier League knows how to do end of season awards nights – just ask anyone who was lucky enough to be at Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel for the 2017 edition of their annual celebrations...


Club is Regional FA Community Club of the Year 2017 

24 Jun

The Club was delighted to hear at the Staffs FA Community Awards at Stoke City’s ground last night, that it had won not only the Staffordshire FA Community Club of the Year but also North West Region FA Community Club of Year too.


Poland Cup 2017 – World Masters Series – Middle 

24 Jun

The start overlooked a classic central European wooded valley with the town of Polanica-Zdroj nestling in the bottom.


No Frills Friday #2 Results 

23 Jun

Thank you all for coming tonight.


More moo cows and fences coming to Cannock Chase? 

23 Jun

Hednesford Hills (Cannoock Chase DC) Cannock Chase has a few owners : Staffordshire County Council, Forestry Commission, Cemex Quarries, etc..


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Business

Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...


Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.


Commercial property company says businesses are keen to relocate to Burntwood 

19 Jun

A commercial property group says demand is high from businesses wanting to move to Burntwood.


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


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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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