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Railway trespassers are dicing with death 

27 Mar

RAILWAY tracks are not playgrounds – that’s the message from British Transport Police (BTP) ahead of the Easter school holidays.


​Warning over bogus boiler and insulation callers in Lichfield… 

27 Mar

LICHFIELD and Burntwood residents are being warned to watch out for bogus insulation or boiler companies that are offering householders improvements to their properties.


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27 Mar

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Youngsters get ready to hop to bunny fun day at Ankerside 

27 Mar

YOUNGSTERS are being invited to hop along to Ankerside Shopping Centre next week for fun with the Easter Bunny.


Four new meals heading to Nando’s restaurant in Tamworth 

27 Mar

A popular restaurant in Tamworth is set to receive four additional dishes to its menu, as part of a nationwide change for the company.


Royal Navy’s nationwide charity event 

27 Mar

A Royal Navy sailor from Tamworth has begun a nationwide fund-raising journey in style - by helicopterKelly Turner, along with three other Royal Navy sailors, flew in a Lynx helicopter to the top of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Monday...


Cathedral’s £800,000 rewire grant 

27 Mar

An £800,000 grant to rewire Lichfield Cathedral saves it from possible closure, its dean says.


Easter family fun on offer at Lichfield’s Erasmus Darwin House 

27 Mar

A Lichfield museum is offering activities to keep kids entertained over Easter.


Lichfield wildlife expert warns feeding ducks could be poisoning… 

27 Mar

A LICHFIELD wildlife expert is raising awareness of the damage an apparently harmless nostalgic past-time could be doing to the environment.


Singer helps Green Party’s election campaign swing into action 

27 Mar

The Green Party’s election campaign will ‘swing’ into action with a musical launch in Burntwood.


Photography offer helping Lichfield Ladies Circle’s latest fundraising drive 

27 Mar

Families can get a treasured professional photograph and raise money at the same time as part of Lichfield Ladies Circle’s community challenge initiative.


Lichfield Mercury Bower Queen to be chosen this Sunday 

27 Mar

THIS year's Mercury Bower Queen will be chosen at a special selection evening at Lichfield Golf and Country Club on Sunday (March 29).


Residents speak out after cars damaged in vandal spree in… 

27 Mar

Dozens of Tamworth motorists have been left counting the cost after a vandal damaged more than 40 cars at the weekend.


What’s the weather looking like for this weekend, according to… 

27 Mar

What's the weekend looking like for you live this weekend? Check out the weather above to find out...


​Air ambulance and fire crews to the rescue after man falls down… 

26 Mar

FIREFIGHTERS from Lichfield and Stafford attended an incident on Queen Street, Chasetown, at 11.40am on Thursday after receiving a report that an elderly man had fallen down the open cellar of The Junction Inn.


​Lichfield Cathedral gets £800,000 grant for lighting and… 

26 Mar

LICHFIELD Cathedral has been named as one of 31 cathedrals to receive a grant from government-sponsored scheme, the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.


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Blogs

Bike4Life reminder of biker hazards 

27 Mar

Ride organisers highlight the importance of road safety.


Walsall player 320. Anthony Leonard “Tony” Godden 

26 Mar

Anthony Leonard “Tony” Godden (born 2 August 1955) is an English former football goalkeeper who played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town, Walsall, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Bury and Peterborough United.


Walsall player 319. Claude Gnakpa Johouri 

26 Mar

Claude Gnakpa Johouri (born 9 June 1983 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône) is a French footballer of Ivorian descent who is currently plays for Salgaocar F.


Are You One of Staffordshire’s Top Artists? 

26 Mar

Shire Hall Stafford Artists looking to see their works of art on a countywide stage are being encouraged to submit their artwork to the 2015 Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition.


Time to Put the Record Straight Over Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

26 Mar

Sir Robert Peel hospital I want to put the record straight over the Sir Robert Peel hospital and certain claims made in the local media.


Walsall player 318 Simon James Gillett 

25 Mar

Simon James Gillett (born 6 November 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Football League One side Yeovil Town.


Walsall player 317. Matthew James Gill 

25 Mar

Matthew James Gill (born 8 November 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder.


Wembley Pictures 22nd March 2015. 

25 Mar

Old Wembley Way(above) New W W (below) This one has to become our Official Saddlers Club Flag.


Landmark for Birmingham bowlers 

25 Mar

Erdington Court Bowls Club 90th anniversary open day.


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Blogs

Migrant watch 

27 Mar

Wednesday 25th March 2015 The search for migrants continued at a variety of local ish venues such as Caldecote, Merevale, Shustoke, Alvecote and Birchmoor.


Maximising your bedroom space 

27 Mar

It is a common problem.


40 Acts – SCRAP the Schedule 

27 Mar

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.


Morning Prayer – 27 March 15 

27 Mar

Passiontide Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but I find no rest.


A local mining accident – can you help? 

27 Mar

Here's a quick one to get the researchers scratching their heads - and it's a very long shot, but please do what you can, I've asked for more information from Gill, and I'm hoping she'll comment here.


The Top Two Plus-Size Online Fashion Catalogues for Women 

26 Mar

So, you’ve found the perfect dress for an upcoming event, but guess what? The shop doesn’t have your size.


So What do you Do all day? 

26 Mar

This is one of those 'funny' comments that grace my life every so often and I guess that, not being in any way unique (whilst being unique in every way!), others in the clergy are blessed with the same comments too! It's an odd thing but when this ...


Smiggle has a new website – Check out the goodies! 

26 Mar

Late last year I attended the opening of a new stationary store in Birmingham’s Bullring.


Lichfield Cathedral granted £800,000 for lighting and rewiring repairs 

26 Mar

Lichfield Cathedral has been named as one of 31 cathedrals to receive a grant from government-sponsored scheme, the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.


Wallis unveil their latest W Collection 

26 Mar

Following on from the success of previous ‘W’ Collections, Wallis have recently unveiled their latest range, and I think it might be the best yet.


Visitors. 

26 Mar

Narrow boat Millie M caught up with us, then Maffi and Molly came aboard for long ‘discussions’ over tea, evening meal and of course a couple of Guinness's! it’s always lovely to meet up with him to exchange views on just about everything.


Morning prayer – 26 March 15 

26 Mar

Passiontide Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist, 1883 Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.


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Sport

Tamworth FC head to Chorley in positive spirits 

27 Mar

Tamworth assistant Mike Fowler says the Lambs are in a 'good place' as they prepare for Saturday's key clash at Chorley.


Bolehall Swifts boss Haywood won’t give up on the league title 

27 Mar

MANAGER Dave Haywood hasn't given up hope of his Bolehall Swifts side chasing down an eight-point gap on Midland Premier League Division One side Highgate United and claiming the league title.


Tamworth FC ace Tom James on his new lease of life at The Lamb 

27 Mar

TOM James says Tamworth's win over Hednesford Town could be considered the result of the season to date.


Former West Brom trainee reflects on Hibbert battle 

27 Mar

A game against hi home-town side Tamworth was certainly a baptism of fire for new Hednesford Town loan man Jordan Tunnicliffe last weekend.


Chorley challenge looms as Lambs play-off bid goes on 

26 Mar

KEY games are coming thick and fast as Tamworth bid to cement their place in the Conference North play-offs and manager Andy Morrell says the Lambs should relish the big-match stage.


MATCH OFF – The Sam Kimberley Cup Final 

26 Mar

Tonight's Sam Kimberley Cup Final between Dr Johnson FC & GS Rockets FC has unfortunately been postponed by our hosts, Walsall Wood FC.


Last chance to nominate your grassroots hero 

26 Mar

Tomorrow is the final chance for you to nominate your grassroots hero for the 2015 FA Community Awards.


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Business

To Coyne A Phrase 

26 Mar

(Dont) thank the LordsTHIS weeks report from the House of Lords committee into high-speed rail project HS2 has certainly ruffled a few feathers.


HS2 report ignores West Midlands’ needs, says Chamber 

25 Mar

BUSINESS leaders in Greater Birmingham have criticised a House of Lords committee report on HS2 as ignoring the needs of the West Midlands.


eg solutions’ “transformational year” sees it return to profit 

25 Mar

STAFFORDSHIRE software plc eg solutions has recorded an impressive set of results, returning to profit and seeing revenue surge.


Damning report from House of Lords committee questions case for HS2 

24 Mar

THE Government has not made a convincing case for high-speed rail project HS2, says a damning House of Lords report published today.


Call for businesses to support the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

24 Mar

Local businesses are being asked to back the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Sadie Morgan to chair HS2 Design Panel 

24 Mar

Ms Morgan, who co-founded London-based dRMM architects in 1995 and is currently president of the Architectural Association, will chair the HS2 Design Panel, a body that will oversee all the design elements of the project...


Lichfield hair salon owner reveals prom fever is spreading to primary schools 

19 Mar

Tony Walmsley The owner of a Lichfield hair salon has revealed that prom fever is even gripping primary school students.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Backbench Business – Valedictory Debate | Elections for Positions in the House | Commons debates 

26 Mar

In the short time available, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have made standing here, in this cockpit of the nation, possible for a humble lad from Birmingham.


Procedure of the House | Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2) | Commons debates 

26 Mar

Will my right hon.


Basic Maths and English Skills | Oral Answers to Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates 

26 Mar

What discussions does my hon.


High Speed 2 | Westminster Hall debates 

25 Mar

The right hon.


Civil Service: Job Reductions | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

25 Mar

With the news this morning that HSBC is choosing Birmingham over Singapore or Hong Kong, and that Jaguar Land Rover is opening a new plant in the Birmingham area, will my right hon.


Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.


Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.


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