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Lichfield women battle the mud to raise money for charity 

23 Jul

Women in Lichfield have been getting muddy to raise money for Cancer Research.


Drink driver reversed up M6 Toll after panicking over fee 

23 Jul

A drink driver reversed along the M6 Toll for more than a mile after getting lost and 'panicking' because he had little cash and didn't know how much it would cost, a court heard.


Police appeal for witnesses to A38 crash near Lichfield which… 

23 Jul

POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a biker remained in a 'critical condition' following a crash on the A38.


Programme revealed for this year’s Proms in Beacon Park 

23 Jul

MUSIC from Star Wars and The Planets Suite will be just some of the musical treats in store for audiences at this September's Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Latest Lord Lichfield photos at Shugborough feature the Queen,… 

23 Jul

THE Queen, Joan Collins, Princess Diana and Bianca Jagger are among the iconic stars featured in the latest exhibition of the late Lord Lichfield's photographs.


Local man to be remembered at Burntwood charity night 

23 Jul

A fundraising night is taking place in Burntwood in memory of a local man who took his own life.


Professor urges robust discussion on future of social work degrees in the face of ‘greedy’ universities 

23 Jul

The current debates around social work education are “paradoxical”, social care professor Brigid Featherstone has told Community Care ahead of her keynote speech at the Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC) , which starts today.


New exhibition exploring the First World War opens in Lichfield 

23 Jul

An exhibition exploring the unique role played by the Staffordshire soldiers during the First World War has opened in Lichfield.


18 things to do this summer holidays from Enjoy Staffordshire 

23 Jul

Here's a round-up of things to do from Enjoy Staffordshire.


Residents lose fight against new fish and chip shop in Lichfield 

23 Jul

The proposed site of the new fish and chip shop in Lichfield.


Plans drawn up for 374 new homes on land in Burntwood 

23 Jul

Plans for 374 new homes in Burntwood have been drawn up.


Firefighters issue warning after tackling a deliberate blaze 

22 Jul

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning that ‘Flames aren’t Games’ after a deliberate fire in Cannock today.


Got an event taking place this summer? Let us and the council know 

22 Jul

Groups across Tamworth are being reminded to let Tamworth Informed and Tamworth Borough Council know about any events they have planned during the summer break.


Police hunt Martin Robinson for breach of restraining order 

22 Jul

Warwickshire Police are looking for Martin Robinson who was released on licence on the 13th June 2014 from HMP Hewell for offences relating to harassment and breach of a restraining order.


Tamworth council pledges £4,000 to local volunteer groups 

22 Jul

Voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of almost 4,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.


Final chance for free sailing at Shustoke this Summer 

22 Jul

You and your family have one more chance to try sailing for FREE at Shustoke SC this summer as the club hosts its third and final Open Day of 2014 on Saturday 2 August.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Jack The Ripper case. 

22 Jul

There may have been more prolific serial killers than the murderer of prostitutes in Whitechapel in 1888, but few have captured the public imagination in the same way.


SON OF SAM (REGGIE MORRIS) 

22 Jul

SON OF SAM (REGGIE MORRIS) Some weeks ago I published a very small blog, about Adrian Wigley and Reg Morris.


Why you must vote to have your say – Simon Peaple, leader of the… 

22 Jul

The disconnection between political parties and the electorate is a widely acknowledged issue and poses challenges to both the parties and voters.


The Amistad trials 

21 Jul

The following account appeared in the New London Gazette of August 26,1839: While this vessel was sounding this day between Gardner’s and Montauk Points, a schooner was seen lying in shore off Culloden Point, under circumstances so suspicious as to...


1889: Jack The Ripper Said to Have Connection With Police 

21 Jul

1889: Jack The Ripper Said to Have Connection With Police LONDON — One of the most interesting and, perhaps, significant points in connection with the murder of Alice Mackenzie is one to which much attention has not yet been called.


Another Brick in the Wall 

20 Jul

One for the Walsall history types.


Is the Mexican Nation “Locoed” by a Peculiar Weed? (1915) 

20 Jul

Is the Mexican Nation “Locoed” by a Peculiar Weed? (1915) (From the Ogden Standard – September 25, 1915) Deadly Marihuana Rolled in Cigarettes, Becomes the Curse of the Southern Republic and May Account for the “Bravery” of “Greaser” ...


North Warwickshire’s MP to Step Down at General Election 

20 Jul

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at next year’s General Election.


Jack the Ripper in America (1891) 

20 Jul

Jack the Ripper in America (1891) (From the McCook Tribune (McCook, Nebraska) – May 1, 1891) NEW YORK – “Jack the Ripper” is believed by the police to have at last come to this city.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1934 – Class 5 – London Midland & Scottish Railway 

23 Jul

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1934 – Class 5 London Midland Scottish Railway No.4777 when new in 1947 One of the most successful designs ever built, these engines have been firm favourites with the operating staff ever since William Stanier ...


Award-winning musical to open at the Lichfield Garrick 

23 Jul

Avenue Q Award-winning show Avenue Q is set to open its doors in Lichfield.


Local man to be remembered at Burntwood charity night 

23 Jul

A fundraising night is taking place in Burntwood in memory of a local man who took his own life.


New exhibition exploring the First World War opens in Lichfield 

23 Jul

An exhibition exploring the unique role played by the Staffordshire soldiers during the First World War has opened in Lichfield.


Jesus – the Prince of peace? 

23 Jul

Met someone who spoke, perhaps a little glibly, of Jesus as the Prince of peace? as they did, behind them was a wall of newspapers with headlines proclaiming the news, those things of importance that sell newspapers.


Morning Prayer – July 23 

23 Jul

Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


Night Heron, Seeswood pool, Nuneaton 

22 Jul

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Since retirement I thought I'd rid myself of 'meetings' but today one caught up with me which I couldn't avoid, just as word came through that a Night Heron had been found up the road at Seeswood Pool, Nuneaton.


Night Heron 

22 Jul

Seeswoods pool Warwickshire had a Night Heron reported today.


Shoe Boxes For Our Heroes – Fill Your Shoebox With Love For a Hero 

22 Jul

Volunteers have been working tirelessly and will continue to do so to support our troops based in Afghanistan.


Down Tardebigge 30 Locks. 

22 Jul

Again we were ready for a very early morning cruise to tackle the locks before it got too hot.


ISIS expel Christians from monastery 

22 Jul

Reports are coming in that Islamist militants have seized the ancient 'mar behnam' monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks - allowing them to leave with nothing other than the clothes on their backs! The monastery, dating back to the 4th Century...


Make a stand with our oppressed brothers and sisters in Mosul 

22 Jul

ISIS is marking Christian homes with the letter N, in Arabic ن which means “Nazarean”, so they pay punitive taxes and, like the Nazi 'jude' label mark them out for attack and potential death.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Hednesford Town 0-2 Burton Albion 

23 Jul

Pitmen Show Promise Again But Burton Show Class Hednesford Town followed up their positive performance against Kidderminster Harriers last weekend with another encouraging performance against Football League side Burton Albion at a balmy Keys...


Defeat and a draw as Lichfield City FC’s pre-season campaign goes on 

23 Jul

Lichfield City FC’s endured another tough pre-season outing as they went down 5-3 against Coleshill Town.


Swansea City come to Tamworth 

23 Jul

Swansea City's under-21s head to The Lamb tonight as Tamworth stage their first home pre-season friendly of 2014.


Former Nottingham Forest winger continues to interest Lambs 

22 Jul

Tamworth boss Dale Belford remains keen on former Nottingham Forest winger Josh Thomas.


England ace: We have learned from World Cup heartbreak 

22 Jul

'ADVERSITY has made us stronger' insisted England Women's vice-captain Sarah Hunter this week as the Lichfield Ladies ace gets set to help end the Red Roses' World Cup heartache.


Staffordshire’s Cerebral Palsy Football Kickstart Event 

22 Jul

Staffordshire FA is pleased to be supporting Staffordshire’s first Cerebral Palsy Football Kickstart event on Sunday 17th August 2014 in partnership with CP Sport and Burton Albion Community Trust.


Record entry for Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club championships 

22 Jul

There were a record number of entrants for Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club’s championships finals day.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Award for Lichfield apprentice 

23 Jul

Liam Dixon with his award A Lichfield apprentice has won an award.


Residents lose fight against new fish and chip shop in Lichfield 

23 Jul

The proposed site of the new fish and chip shop in Lichfield.


M&G Investments linked to Two Snowhill deal 

22 Jul

Property group rumoured to be eyeing 14-storey office building after HS2 letting secured...


Stoke HS2 campaigners take their case to Westminster 

22 Jul

STOKE-on-Trents campaign to get the HS2 high-speed rail line routed through the city has been presented at Westminster.


M&G Investments reported to be in talks to buy Two Snowhill 

22 Jul

INVESTMENT firm M&G is in talks to buy the Two Snowhill building in Birmingham, reports suggest.


St Modwen given thumbs up for major housing scheme 

21 Jul

DEVELOPER St Modwen has been given the go-ahead for a large housing scheme in Hednesford.


HS2 Birmingham move will put welcome pressure on city’s office market 

21 Jul

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

17 Jul

Will my right hon.


UK Voters Overseas | Oral Answers to Questions – Electoral Commission Committee | Commons debates 

17 Jul

I am very grateful for that answer.


Retirement of the Clerk of the House | Bill Presented – Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill | Commons debates 

16 Jul

I was able to demonstrate very clearly what a wig should indeed look like.


Retirement of the Clerk of the House | Bill Presented – Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill | Commons debates 

16 Jul

I was able to demonstrate very clearly what a wig should indeed look like.


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