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UK looks for HS2 train-builder 

20 Jan

A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.


Dosthill Primary School placed in to ‘Special Measures’ 

19 Jan

DOSTHILL Primary School which just under four years ago was graded as ‘Outstanding’ has now been ranked as ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection.


Man in Court after burglary at Pensioners home 

19 Jan

A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cannock Magistrates charged with two burglaries.


Cannock Chase MP Amanda Milling raises withdrawal of bus services… 

19 Jan

CANNOCK Chase MP Amanda Milling has raised the withdrawal of local bus services with Transport Secretary, the Rt Hon.


Unlicensed Tamworth handyman fined for unsafe asbestos removal 

19 Jan

AN unlicensed Tamworth handyman who potentially exposed workers to deadly asbestos particles has been fined more than 1,000.


Charlie Dunn death: inquest is adjourned again 

19 Jan

The inquest into the death of Charlie Dunn following an incident at Bosworth Water Park has been adjourned again.


Tamworth handyman fined for unsafe asbestos removal in Lichfield… 

19 Jan

A HANDYMAN has been fined over 1,400 after pleading guilty to unsafe asbestos removal in Lichfield, breaching health and safety legislation.


More than 1,000 homes and 20 traveller pitches on way in South Staffordshire 

19 Jan

More than 1,000 homes and 20 new permanent gipsy and traveller pitches are on the way to South Staffordshire.


​Suspected burglar in court after string of Tamworth break-ins 

19 Jan

A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cannock Magistrates charged with two burglaries in Tamworth.


On This Day: Lichfield hosts “A Grand Exhibition of Illusions and… 

19 Jan

ON THIS day in 1818, "a Grand Exhibition of Illusions (and) Ventriloquism took place at the Theatre Royal, Lichfield.


Burntwood’s The Voice singing sensation Jason Jones to play… 

19 Jan

A BURNTWOOD singer songwriter whose vocals caused a sensation on The Voice is performing a free gig near Lichfield on Friday.


Tamworth FC has zero tolerance for trouble at the Lamb 

19 Jan

A ZERO tolerance approach is being taken at Tamworth FC against people caught causing trouble inside and outside the ground after a series of incidents happened at the Lamb.


Drug dealers in suspected Northamptonshire stabbing incidents… 

19 Jan

TWO drug dealers suspected of three stabbing incidents in Northamptonshire have been tracked down and arrested in Tamworth.


County cash to fix potholes won’t even scratch the surface, say… 

19 Jan

A TAMWORTH campaign group has said that the dedicated pothole fund for the county is 'not enough'.


Dosthill Community Primary School vows to fight back after… 

19 Jan

THE headteacher of an 'inadequate' primary school in Tamworth has vowed that they are already starting to make improvements required.


Tamworth mother shares heartbreak after losing ‘beautiful’… 

19 Jan

I KEEP thinking day after day about what was going through her mind to do something like this I should not be burying my beautiful 21-year-old daughter.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

How Staffordshire helped shape Tolkien’s Middle-earth 

16 Jan

Most will agree that JRR Tolkien is one of the world’s most successful writers whose books are read the world over and became blockbuster films, but less known about is the huge influence that our wonderful county had on him.


Future plans for Stafford’s Beaconside site and keeping people active 

16 Jan

Philip Atkins and I met with Kai Liu on Friday.


Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

13 Jan

Happy New Year.


Chris welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to mental health 

12 Jan

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.


£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs 

11 Jan

This week we saw the announcement of the ‘Keele Deal’ which aims to create Seven hundred jobs and help support over 1,000 businesses.


Mercian Ward Councillor’s First Residents Surgery of 2017 

11 Jan

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their first residents surgery of 2017 on Saturday 14th January.


Chris Meets NHS to Discuss Services in Staffordshire 

10 Jan

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential changes to the area's hospital services.


Looking forward to a busy year 

9 Jan

Firstly, and most importantly, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – January 2017 public meeting tonight! 

9 Jan

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Monday 9th January 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Jewellery Ideas for Valentine’s Day 

19 Jan

Earlier this week I started to look at gift ideas for Valentine’s day with a look at gifts that would work for the special man in your life.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 19 January 2017 

19 Jan

Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095 Second Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.


Journal: Still working on Monday’s listrd 

19 Jan

Halfway through the week and still wondering about Monday's stuff! Been an amazing pastoral week thus far and today was something of a challenge for a number of reasons - but it highlights the diversity of the 'being in ministry' pastoral role; and ...


Glaucous Gull and Bearded Tits 

18 Jan

Wednesday 18th January 2017 A set off with the intention of looking for a Glaucous Gull on the Bubbenhall pools but I didnt quite make it.


Boogie woogie pianist Steve Clayton coming to the Lichfield Guildhall 

18 Jan

Boogie woogie will be on the menu when acclaimed Steve Clayton and the 44’s return to Lichfield.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 18 January 2017 

18 Jan

Epiphany Season Amy Carmichael, Founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, Spiritual Writer, 1951 First Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 81 Sing merrily to God our strength, shout for joy to the God of Jacob.


Journal:Where did that day go? 

18 Jan

Talk about the best ladies plans - today went exactly as it wasn't planned and before I knew it everything was everywhere and it was ranks as one of the hardest days I have doing this ministry thing! As priest and pastor we are called to watch over ...


Ideas for your man for Valentine’s Day 

18 Jan

In the general tradition of years literally flying by, we are now less than a month away from Valentine’s Day .


Can’t make it to church – 15 January 2017 

17 Jan

The Magi have arrived and, having seen the word made flesh, God’s solution for the world, are on their way back home (avoiding Herod) and so here we are with Jesus having been baptised last Monday, reflecting upon that and perhaps wondering about ...


Celeb Trend Report – Vaping 

17 Jan

It might be hard for young people living in our enlightened times to believe, but, once upon a time, smoking was the height of cool.


Stylish Television – Father Brown 

17 Jan

Working from home can often mean you develop some guilty pleasures when it comes to your television viewing habits.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 January 2017 

17 Jan

Epiphany Season Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356 Charles Gore, Bishop, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932 Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Lichfield Dynamo U15’s outstanding performance 

19 Jan

Lichfield City Dynamo U15's 1 Robirch FC 1...


Weekend Report No. 16 

19 Jan

Cannock 6th Team and Cannock Badgers both had their games cancelled due to the weather this weekend.


Premier League Stoke City announce dates with Tamworth FC 

19 Jan

STOKE City's development sides are set to visit Tamworth FC next month.


Tamworth FC: Youngsters from Amington enjoy a memorable… 

19 Jan

Tamworth FC keeper James Belshaw met youngsters from Amington Juniors when they trained at The Lamb last week.


Tamworth FC has zero tolerance for trouble at the Lamb 

19 Jan

A ZERO tolerance approach is being taken at Tamworth FC against people caught causing trouble inside and outside the ground after a series of incidents happened at the Lamb.


Shop the Nike football shirts clearance collection 

19 Jan

With massive savings to be made, all Nike clearance shirts are now 50% off with Discount Football Kits, while stock lasts...


Job Vacancy: Burton Albion Community Trust 

19 Jan

Burton Albion Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to become their Football Development Coach/Co-ordinator.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Customer service award for Burntwood pharmacist 

13 Jan

A Burntwood pharmacist has won a customer service award.


Community service for two men who sold fireworks without licence in Lichfield 

13 Jan

Two men have been handed community service after admitting selling fireworks they were not licenced to stock in Lichfield.


Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.


Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.


Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.


5 things to do in the West Midlands this weekend 

9 Jan

NOT sure what to do this weekend? We\'ve compiled a list of activities and events to enjoy over the next few days.


Fatal accident to keep part of M6 shut for rush hour 

9 Jan

TWO people have died following a crash on the southbound side of the M6 early on Monday morning.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


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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