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Invitation to Abbots Bromley Fire Station’s 50th anniversary… 

7 Jul

FIREFIGHTERS are inviting residents to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbots Bromley Fire Station on Saturday (July 11).


Shenstone protesters bailed and barred from returning from UAV Engines factory 

7 Jul

A number of people arrested after a Shenstone protest have been barred from returning to the site.


Don’t fall victim to tax scam Lichfield residents warned 

7 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are warning residents living throughout the Lichfield and Burntwood area not to fall victim to a scam where a call is made claiming you're owed cash from the bank due to them overcharging you but you will have to pay tax to ...


Police arrest 19 people over protests in Tamworth and Lichfield 

7 Jul

Police have confirmed that 19 people have been arrested and bailed over protests in Tamworth and Lichfield yesterday (July 6).


Police arrest 19 people over protests in Tamworth and Lichfield 

7 Jul

Police have confirmed that 19 people have been arrested and bailed over protests in Tamworth and Lichfield yesterday (July 6).


HMP Birmingham prisoner let out of jail by mistake by G4S goes to pub for a drink 

7 Jul

Lewis Harwood enjoys pints of lager at the Soho Foundry Tavern before returning to jail...


Burntwood still being treated as the poor relation, says local councillor 

7 Jul

A Burntwood councillor says the town is continuing to be treated as the poor relation to surrounding areas.


Ten years on – Burntwood’s Paul Dadge remembers the 7/7… 

7 Jul

FOR me personally it might as well have been yesterday, as the memories are still very vivid.


Bosses say changes to Lichfield fire station cover will help save £170,000 a year 

7 Jul

Bosses say changes to the fire service in Lichfield will save more than £170,000 a year.


Weather: Sunny spells – but risk of thundery downpours 

7 Jul

Sunny spells, but cloud and rain and some thundery downpours are forecast.


Recommendation to leave Tamworth Mercia Fire Station open – for now! 

7 Jul

A REPORT has been prepared for the Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA) following the 12-week Community Safety Options consultation which was carried out in the spring.


West Midlands super-council should accept members from wider region says city Tory 

7 Jul

Birmingham Conservative leader Robert Alden urges Combined Authority to allow surrounding district councils like Lichfield, Redditch and Tamworth...


Witness appeal after further fatal collision in Staffordshire 

6 Jul

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision this afternoon at Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire.


Tamworth man jailed for killing wife with rolling pin 

6 Jul

A TAMWORTH man has been jailed today for the death of his wife, Tina Montgomery.


Underpass given artistic new makeover 

6 Jul

AN underpass which is a vital part of the link between Tamworth town centre and Ventura Retail Park has been transformed into an eye-catching and artistic showcase for the heritage and history of Tamworth.


New addition at the helm of Drayton Manor’s marketing team 

6 Jul

IF you’re a lover of theme parks, believe variety really is the spice of life, think that no two days should be the same, and have a penchant for meerkats, then a job as Marketing Manager at Drayton Manor Theme Park really is the one for you.


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Blogs

Work progressing well on new Stafford Library 

7 Jul

Earlier in the year we announced that the Stafford library currently located in the Shire Hall Gallery would be moving into Staffordshire Place, and having had a sneak preview of the work, it’s now starting to take shape.


Learning from partners 

7 Jul

This week has been dominated by the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference in Harrogate.


Walsall player 401. Aaron Anthony Lescott 

5 Jul

Aaron Anthony Lescott (born 2 December 1978 in Birmingham, West Midlands) is an English professional footballer who was last known to be playing as a defender for Halesowen Town.


That didn’t go to plan… or did it? 

5 Jul

I realise this is a bit off piste for the Brownhills Blog, but we have interests in Lichfield, so I think it's appropriate - a few weeks ago Peter 'Pedro' Cutler spotted the following clipping in the newspaper archives.


Walsall player 400. Paul Lemon 

4 Jul

Paul Lemon (born 3 June 1966 in Middlesbrough, England) is a former English footballer who played for Sunderland as a midfielder.


Walsall player 399. Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow 

4 Jul

Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow (born Letherbarrow) (16 January 1870 – 26 December 1940) was an English professional footballer born in Banbury who played in the Football League for Rotherham Town, Walsall Town Swifts and Small Heath.


Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow 

4 Jul

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here - but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it's the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield.


It’s all kicking off in Lichfield! 

3 Jul

It's a busy old time in Lichfield over the next few days, with The Lichfield Waterworks Trust having a stall at the Lichfield Festival Market this Saturday (4th July 2015), and Kate Cardigan's informal Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered ...


Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge pt1 

3 Jul

Pennocrucium settlement site and Watling St (WA Baker 21/7/70) The choice in covering a Roman site for this dissertation was probably inevitable: not only am I from Italian extract, but I was born within a stones throw of the Roman site at Wall (...


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Blogs

Why did the July 7th bombings happen 

7 Jul

In London, at 8.50am on Thursday 7 July, three bombs exploded simultaneously, destroying sections of three different London Underground trains.


Pongo’s Party brings farmyard family fun to the Lichfield Garrick 

7 Jul

Farmyard fun will be on offer for youngsters in Lichfield as a new show comes to the city.


What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 7 

7 Jul

Mark Watson Find out the events and activities taking place today at the 2015 Lichfield Festival.


Church Growth strategies: ‘Be IT Savvy: Social Media!’ 

7 Jul

By now you'll probably be aware of Hauerwas' comment that: 'Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.


Morning Prayer – 7 July 2015 

7 Jul

Psalm 106 Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.


Country house living 

6 Jul

One of the pleasant aspects of walking in the English rural footpaths is the sight of country houses in the distance...


F&F Scarf Print sundress reviewed 

6 Jul

I’m back in the UK after enjoying a pretty amazing couple of weeks in Menorca .


Erasmus Darwin House to host Georgian open day 

6 Jul

A Lichfield museum will be throwing open its doors to give a glimpse into the Georgian era.


DipLCM in Performance (Piano Recital): My Experiences 

6 Jul

I almost subtitled this post: ‘Anyone can do a diploma if I can, three days after coming out of hospital, and minus my gallbladder’… As I think everyone knows by now, I recently sat and passed the DipLCM piano performance diploma (recital ...


Soprano Rebecca Newman surprises Lichfield shoppers by busking in the city centre 

6 Jul

A soprano who is currently performing alongside Russell Watson surprised shoppers by going busking in Lichfield city centre.


Lichfield’s Cars in the Park sees thousands visit Beacon Park 

6 Jul

Thousands of visitors flocked to Beacon Park over the weekend to see cars new and old.


What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 6 

6 Jul

Septura Brass Find out the events and activities taking place today at the 2015 Lichfield Festival.


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Sport

Volunteers wanted. 

7 Jul

Eddie Izzard has just appeared on BBC talking about the initiative ‘Get Inspired’, and the need for more volunteers in sports as part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy..


Domination Middle Race Results (Satnall Hills) 

6 Jul

Here, slightly belatedly, are the results of the middle race that was held on Satnall Hills on 16th June: N/C Duncan Birtwistle 24.24 1 Matt .


U7’s win the Elford Tournament 

6 Jul

Lichfield U7/8s won the Elford Tournament on Sunday 5th July with an outstanding performance against stiff opposition.


National Youth Omnium Track Chamionships 

6 Jul

Following three regional qualifying track races earlier in the season the best five riders in each two year age band were selected to represent the Midlands and participate in the National Youth Omnium track championships at the weekend.


Women’s FA Cup Final Tickets 

6 Jul

For the first time in its history, The Women's FA Cup will be held at Wembley Stadium.


See the Lionesses in action in the WSL 

6 Jul

England’s brave Lionesses captured the imagination of the nation as they won bronze at the FIFA World Cup in Canada.


Trainer knew future lay away from Tamworth FC 

6 Jul

PHIL Trainer has this week admitted that he knew that his spell at Tamworth was coming to an end even before he was eventually told so.


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Business

Plan for £1m Lichfield BID has received “tremendous support” 

6 Jul

Organisers of an initiative designed to boost trade in Lichfield city centre say there has been “tremendous support” for the project.


Businesses urged to back 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

3 Jul

Businesses have been urged to lend their support to the 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Northgate announces chairman change 

30 Jun

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate has announced that Bob Mackenzie will be retiring from his role of chairman at the Company\'s AGM in September.


Police and Crime Commissioner calls of businesses to back relaunched Space scheme 

30 Jun

Businesses are being urged to back plans to relaunch the Space school summer holiday scheme.


Sponsorship deal serves up new kit for Lichfield Friary Tennis Club youngsters 

30 Jun

Young tennis players in Lichfield have new kit thanks to a new sponsorship deal.


Work to replace bridge over railway at Lichfield Trent Valley nears completion 

29 Jun

A key part in the reconstruction of a bridge over the West Coast Main Line in Lichfield is nearing completion.


Cuadrilla fracking plans turned down 

29 Jun

LICHFIELD-based energy company Cuadrilla has seen its planning application for fracking at a site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire, turned down.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Greece | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

6 Jul

I am grateful for the steps the Chancellor is taking to help British businesses and to advise holidaymakers, but he will know that many more British holidaymakers will shortly be making the journey to Greece.


Franchise for London Elections | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Does my hon.


Franchise for London Elections | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Does my hon.


Business Regulation | Oral Answers to Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates 

30 Jun

Does my right hon.


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

I echo the Prime Minister’s tribute to the victims of Sousse, including my constituent, Sue Davey, who, with her partner, Scott Chalkley, lost their lives last week.


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

My right hon.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

Lichfield District Council is in early negotiations with the West Midlands combined authority and other local authorities, but it wishes to maintain control over planning and housing policy.


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