Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 October 2017
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Warning to residents as criminals target gardens 

16 Oct

WARWICKSHIRE police are warning residents to be on their guards after a number of incidents in which persons have been found in private gardens and sheds have been broken in to.

Stay & Play returns for spooky fun at Ankerside  

16 Oct

THE hugely popular Stay Play will be back at Ankerside next Thursday for a morning of Halloween-themed fun and games.

Get fit for FREE this half term 

16 Oct

ACTIVE Tamworth will be helping people to get ‘in shape’ this half term, when they take a visit to the outdoor gyms across the borough.

City school axes plan to sell white poppies after ‘indoctrination’ row 

16 Oct

Pacifist group says it helps children 'form own values...

Storm Ophelia: Fallen trees spark road and rail disruption around Midlands 

16 Oct

Drivers and rail passengers hit by lengthy delays after high winds bring trees down onto the M6 and railway lines...

These are the Birmingham children’s centres set to close – and those that have been spared 

16 Oct

After a summer of consultation city children's services chiefs have put their final list together...

The worst online sexual abuse is suffered by the youngest 

16 Oct

The data has been compiled by the Internet Watch Foundation...

WWF issues urgent warning as ‘two-fifths of rivers polluted with sewage’ 

16 Oct

A report from environmental charity WWF said 80% of rivers failed to meet good ecological standards, with half affected by sewage pollution...

Most households having to pay for bulky rubbish and garden waste collections 

16 Oct

Three-fifths (60%) of local authorities with responsibility for rubbish collections impose costs for picking up waste from the garden...

How UK universities are generating nearly £100BILLION per year for economy 

16 Oct

Higher education institutions also support nearly a million jobs...

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s body to be studied by Stanford University 

16 Oct

John Fudenberg said an autopsy was completed on the 64-year-old...

Six-month minimum sentence proposed for thugs caught TWICE with acid 

16 Oct

The new two strikes rule will mirror the regime for those convicted of more than one knife possession offence...

Schoolgirl sexually assaulted on bus in Walsall 

16 Oct

The 15-year-old was travelling through Walsall Wood on the number 10A...

Hillary Clinton worried kids getting ‘short shrift’ in Brexit process 

16 Oct

The former US secretary of state and presidential hopeful was recognised for her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children...

Warning over iPhone text message scam trying to hack your Apple ID 

16 Oct

The aim is trick people into giving up the password that they use to get into their Apple account...

Knifepoint robbery gang hunted after stealing bikes from Sutton Coldfield schoolboys 

16 Oct

Two 13-year-old were threatened in the cowardly attack in Blackwood Road, Streetly...

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Life Sentences for Killer Drivers 

15 Oct

Killer drivers face life behind bars after plans to increase maximum sentences received resounding support from families and campaigners.

And now to something close to all our hearts, good food and drink 

11 Oct

This Friday some of the best food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head at the Taste of Staffordshire GOOD FOOD AWARDS.

Goodbye Round Pound – 7 Days Left to Spend Them 

9 Oct

As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust October 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Oct

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th October 2017) there will be the October 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...

Chasewater Railway Coal Train event this weekend 

7 Oct

Sorry again for the late notice but I note Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant.

Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area 

6 Oct

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction - The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.

Education opportunities for local businesses 

6 Oct

Birmingham universities offer free talent, training and support services to local SMEs.

Unlocking the power of the crowd 

5 Oct

Supporting communities to be at the heart of local initiatives is the future of local government, and the way that we’ll continue to improve the lives of people in Staffordshire.

Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Police Raids in Tamworth 

3 Oct

Staffordshire Police have seized drugs, weapons, stolen items and cash in a series of raids at addresses in Tamworth.

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What colour shirts do women prefer? 

16 Oct

When choosing a shirt to impress, a few questions might cross a man’s mind: does it match with the trousers? Is the material of a good quality? Is it suitable for the dress code? But something else that men should be asking is – what does this ...

5 Tips to vacationing with pets in the Lake District 

16 Oct

Whether you have children or not, it is not uncommon for a dog, cat, or other pet to become a member of the family.

Morning Prayer – Monday 16th October 2017 

16 Oct

Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin...

Paranormal investigators preparing to explore historic Lichfield building 

15 Oct

Paranormal investigators are set to descend on an historic Lichfield building next year.

Spooky sounds as Halloween family disco comes to Burntwood 

13 Oct

Things will be going bump in the night as a Halloween family fancy dress disco comes to Burntwood.

Back on the’patch’ 

13 Oct

Friday 13th October Both the Caldecote and Mancetter walks have been very quiet.

Toothpaste Confidential 

13 Oct

Toothpaste sales worldwide are literally a billion pound industry with supermarket shelves stacked high with every conceivable option.

Fashion Friday: Latest Collaborations and Limited Editions 

13 Oct

This season has seen a whole host of limited collection pieces and designer collaborations that have made the High Street a very exciting place to be.

Lichfield Cathedral to become canvas once more for Christmas light and sound display 

13 Oct

Lichfield Cathedral will once again be a canvas for a Christmas light and sound display.

Morning Prayer – Friday 13 October 2017, 

13 Oct

Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Ophion obscuratus ichneumon wasp 

12 Oct

First record in Staffs since 1973.

Fun ways for you and your child to stay fit this Autumn 

12 Oct

As Winter starts to draw in, and the days get colder, it would be very easy to opt for the choice made by bears and just hibernate until Spring comes around again.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Tony Pulis on what West Brom simply have to do better 

16 Oct

The Albion boss was left frustrated in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw...

Tony Pulis explains how Ben Foster got injured and Boaz Myhill soldiering on 

16 Oct

The Albion gaffer has something of a keeper crisis ahead of Southampton...

‘What the **** is happening here?’ The truth about The Bomb Squad at Aston Villa 

16 Oct

Shay Given lifts the lid on life for the unwanted players during Paul Lambert's AVFC reign...

West Brom player ratings: How Myhill, Chadli and co fared at Leicester 

16 Oct

The WBA group scored individually after the 1-1 draw...

Leicester 1 West Brom 1: Report as cracking Nacer Chadli free-kick ensures Albion take a point 

16 Oct

Paul Suart's full-time report from the King Power Stadium...

Aston Villa U23 player ratings: Jordan Lyden and Callum O’Hare superb in Wolves win 

16 Oct

Alex Dicken was in attendance as the young claret and blues avenge the first team...

Round 6 WMCCL-race report 

16 Oct

Race report from supported rider Daniel Barnes Yesterday was round 6 of the WMCCL league at Baggeridge.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Bosses of Lichfield freight firm set to hand over ownership of the business to employees 

3 Oct

The owners of a Lichfield freight firm have begun to hand over ownership to their workers.

Shoe shop in Shenstone to create eight new jobs 

2 Oct

Eight jobs are being created as a new shoe shop opens in Shenstone.

Plan to convert Lichfield industrial unit into dance and gymnastics studio 

29 Sep

A new dance and gymnastics studio could open in an industrial unit in Lichfield.

Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.

Armitage couple behind The English Indian chosen to appear in new advertising campaign for Square 

22 Sep

An Armitage couple are set to feature in a new advertising campaign for an international company.

Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders...

National retailer completes relocation of headquarters to Lichfield 

7 Sep

A retailer has moved its head office to Lichfield.

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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...

More Staffordshire at Westminster

  • RussellSt

     on flickr 3 Oct 17
    A view of Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire from some distance.

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