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Delays expected as major route out of Town to be closed 

21 Aug

DELAYS and disruption are expected this week as a major route out of Tamworth Town Centre is expected to be closed for up to FIVE days! Upper Gungate (A513) is to be closed from the Fountain Junction down to the College due to sewer repair works by ...


Last chance to enjoy free ‘Strong Zumba’ classes in Tamworth 

21 Aug

A SERIES of free fitness classes has been going down a storm with Tamworth people looking for a new challenge this summer – and it’s not too late to take advantage of this great offer.


Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway 

21 Aug

PEOPLE are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the August bank holiday and check online for the latest traffic information.


Birmingham Airport defends security amid car crime rise 

21 Aug

It says most incidents happened outside its boundaries...


Watch: Woman pushed to ground in mass brawl outside city centre pub 

21 Aug

The 25-year-old victim was left injured after the broad daylight assault on Bennetts Hill...


Tamworth-based housebuilder raises more than £25,000 for cancer charity 

21 Aug

STAFF working for Bellway West Midlands – which has its divisional head office in Tamworth – have raised and donated an amazing £25,196 for Cancer Research UK over the past two years.


Parents say school walk ‘dangerous’ 

21 Aug

Pupils from Codsall High School, aged upwards of 13, who live within three miles have to make their own way to the school, according to government rules...


Seven members of West Midlands ‘£12 million drugs smuggling’ gang arrested 

21 Aug

The six men and one woman were arrested at their homes in Birmingham and the Black Country accused of smuggling heroin and cocaine into the UK...


Fake cop beat up love rival – in row over teddy bear 

21 Aug

Jonathan Jones launched himself at Andrew Searl in dispute over cuddly toy...


Plans submitted for new 520 property housing development in Lichfield 

20 Aug

Plans have been submitted for a development of 520 homes in Lichfield.


Call for cyclists to join fundraising ride for St Giles Hospice 

20 Aug

Cyclists are being urged to saddle up for a ride to raise money for St Giles Hospice.


BBC Panorama exposes the antique guns being used to kill in Birmingham 

20 Aug

Featured on the programme will be Breaking Bad-style bullet maker Paul Edmunds, who made deadly ammunition in the garage of his home...


Cabinet votes to keep Lichfield and Burntwood brown bin charge at £36 a year 

20 Aug

The brown bin charge in Lichfield and Burntwood is set to stay at £36 a year.


MP leaps to Lichfield’s defence after survey of best cities sees it placed 38th out of 57 in Britain 

20 Aug

Lichfield’s MP insists a survey that ranked the city 38th out of 57 in a list of Britain’s best cities doesn’t reflect the experience visitors get.


Members of Burntwood church celebrate 15 years since community room opened 

20 Aug

Members of a church in Burntwood have celebrated the 15th anniversary of their community facilities.


Residents flee house fire 

20 Aug

Emergency services were called to a house, in Turnberry Road, Perton, on Sunday evening after the building's roof caught fire...


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Blogs

Workforce strategy and the importance of good communications 

21 Aug

SLT had an excellent briefing yesterday on the progress towards the Workforce Strategy, led by our interim head of HR Sarah Getley.


Picture this: A Chasewater childhood 

19 Aug

A wonderful one reached me yesterday morning from old pal of the blog Stuart Cowley, whose memories of growing up at Chasewater in the 1960s and 70s have been some of the most popular posts in the history of the blog.


Blooming canal volunteers impress judges 

18 Aug

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the efforts their volunteers have made for Lichfield’s entry in the annual Britain in Bloom competition, with a Garden of Memory and other ...


Exam results, and a bright future in Staffordshire 

16 Aug

August is in full swing, and for many young people up and down the county, this means a nervous wait for their exam results.


Independent Thought 

14 Aug

I picked up this article on Unherd via Twatter, bemoaning the loss of bus services in rural areas, and the general loss of non-profitable bus services, especially outside the capital.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust August 2018 public meeting this Monday evening 

12 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (13th August 2018) there will be the August 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity...


Chasewater Railway – 2018 Annual Charities Day this Sunday! 

11 Aug

Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a local preserved industrial railway is this Sunday (12th August 2018) staging it’s Annual Charities Day, when the railway will be operating with steam trains, and there will be charity stalls and ...


Hednesford festival on today! 

11 Aug

Thanks for Stuart Cowley for the tipoff, I can also share the late news that today, Saturday 11th August 2018 it’s Hednesford Festival in Hednesford Park, and there’s loads to do with a market, stalls, fun and games, classic cars and ...


Craft fair & Market on right now at Grasmere Garden Centre, Brownhills! 

11 Aug

Just become aware of this nice-looking event happening right now (Lunchtime, Saturday 11th August 2018) at Grasmere Garden Centre, Brownhills – up there over the Canal Bridge on the Lichfield Road.


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Blogs

Madonna at 60 – Style Icon 

21 Aug

Last week saw the Queen of Pop Madonna celebrate her 60th birthday.


Advice For First Time Landlords 

21 Aug

In recent years there has been a rise in the number of first time landlords.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 21 August 2018 

21 Aug

Psalm 106 Alleluia.


Migrant watch 

20 Aug

Monday 20th August 2018 Checking local sites regularly has produced a number of outgoing migrants.


Visiting other churches – Part the third (Summer 2018) 

20 Aug

The final visit of the Summer was to a small rural church.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 20 August 2018 

20 Aug

Morning Prayer - Monday, 20 August 2018 Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153 William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Can’t make it to church – Sunday, 19 August 2018 

19 Aug

One of the weaknesses of breaking John chapter six into four Sundays is that its is easy to miss out on the bigger picture as we take a theme for each week and focus on it.


Organisers hoping for record-breaking 2018 Lichfield Food Festival 

19 Aug

Organisers say they expect the 2018 Lichfield Food Festival to be bigger than ever and attract thousands of visitors to the city.


Life After 50 – Life Begins! 

18 Aug

This year my husband celebrated his 45th birthday, and with the usual birthday celebrations there was also a growing realisation that in terms of years, he was now closer to his 50th birthday than he was to his 40th.


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 18 August 2018 

18 Aug

Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


Visiting other churches – Part the second 

17 Aug

As is our usual practice during the time away from the normal daily existence that is the Summer holidays we found ourselves being Church in a different place to home - Sad to say this is not always a blessing or a joy.


Knot no longer 

17 Aug

'Match Of The Day' is back tomorrow, as Premier League football returns.


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Sport

First Mural at Long Lane completed. 

21 Aug

A massive thank you to Lloyd James, manager of our U13s Girls Wildcats and U10s Boys Avengers for taking the FA SSE Wildcats session tonight.


National MTB XC series, round 5, Builth Wells- 4th place 

21 Aug

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes With a few course changes to last year, the course became more technical but still had the hard climbs! The new technical section was a long rock garden but it was covered in moss so it was slippery...


Basford United 1-2 Hednesford Town 

21 Aug

The Pitmen travelled to Nottingham to face newly promoted Basford United less than 48 hours after their opening game of the season ended in defeat at Keys Park.


20th & 21st 100 Club Members 

20 Aug

We are really pleased that our 20th 100 Club member is The Club’s Goalkeeping Centre and the 21st is the Club’s FA SSE Wildcats Centres.


Match Preview: Basford United (A) 

19 Aug

The Pitmen make a quick return to action on Monday evening as we prepare for our second game of the new season with a trip to Basford United.


Lichfield City FC come out on top in six goal clash with Paget Rangers 

19 Aug

Lichfield City FC continued their strong – and entertaining – start to the season with victory in a six-goal encounter with Paget Rangers.


Chasetown FC suffer opening day defeat against Mossley 

19 Aug

Chasetown FC failed to make their lead count as they went down 3-1 to Mossley on the opening day of the season.


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Business

Organisers hoping for record-breaking 2018 Lichfield Food Festival 

19 Aug

Organisers say they expect the 2018 Lichfield Food Festival to be bigger than ever and attract thousands of visitors to the city.


Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


Lord Victor Adebowale visits headquarters of Lichfield-based business 

6 Aug

A Lichfield-based business has been visited by Lord Victor Adebowale.


Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business congratulated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace event 

2 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood-based business has been congratulated by Prince Charles at a royal reception in Buckingham Palace.


Business moves to new premises in Lichfield 

31 Jul

A business has moved to a new home in the centre of Lichfield.


Future of under threat facility secured after Burntwood Post Office is listed as an Asset of Community Value 

30 Jul

A fight to save a Burntwood Post Office has been won.


Training company confirms plan to open new centre in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A training provider has confirmed it will be moving into 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...


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