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Boy in collision with bus in Glascote Road, Tamworth 

22 May

A NINE-year old boy has been injured after being in collision with a bus in Tamworth.


Two arrested after Tamworth police chase ends in four-car smash 

22 May

TWO men have been arrested after a police pursuit ended in a four-car smash in Tamworth.


Firefighters tackle motorbike blaze in Tamworth 

22 May

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Tamworth to deal with a motorbike fire close to one of the town's main supermarket stores.


Notorious Lichfield railway bridge in Upper St John Street is… 

22 May

LICHFIELD has another claim to fame - one of the city's railway bridges has been named the eighth most-hit bridge in Britain.


Labour candidate urges Lichfield and Burntwood voters to hold Theresa May to account over Brexit 

22 May

Voters in Lichfield and Burntwood have been urged to hold Theresa May and the Conservatives to account on Brexit.


CBeebies star Mister Maker is at the Lichfield Garrick this… 

22 May

POPULAR CBeebies star Mister Maker is appearing in three shows at the Lichfield Garrick this Saturday (May 27).


General Election 2017 – Meet your Tamworth candidates 

19 May

WITH the General Election just weeks away, three candidates have announced that they want to stand to represent your voice in Tamworth.


On this Day: Mother of five shot dead by husband in Lichfield 

19 May

On this day, May 21 1941, mother of five Anna Kate Gould, aged 30, was shot and killed in a house in Gresley Row, Lichfield in the early hours of the morning.


Walsall man ​Steven Porton jailed for dangerous driving; 2015… 

19 May

A MAN has been jailed for 12 months for dangerous driving on the A5 in Fazeley in 2015.


Man jailed for dangerous driving after man dies in A5 Fazeley… 

19 May

A MAN has been jailed for 12 months for dangerous driving after a crash which killed another man on a busy road near Tamworth.


Man jailed for causing fatal collision on A5 near Tamworth 

19 May

A MAN has been jailed for 12 months for causing a fatality by dangerous driving on a busy road near Tamworth.


On this Day: Lichfield Greenhill Bower axed as war escalates 

19 May

On this day, May 20 1940, the annual Greenhill Bower, held in Lichfield for 800 years, was abandoned at the last minute due to the worsening international situation.


‘Massive thank you’ after fifth Stephen Sutton Ride Out from… 

19 May

AROUND 350 motorcyclists plus classic and vintage car owners put on their annual show of support for the fifth Stephen Sutton Ride Out.


​Lichfield Film returns to George IV pub with Twin Peaks,… 

19 May

IT'S A CASE of lights, camera, action as film buffs celebrate the return of a city community cinema night.


Emergency services called out to man with leg injuries at nature… 

19 May

EMERGENCY services have been scrambled to Tamworth after a man suffered injuries to his leg while at a town nature reserve.


Bikers honour Norton Canes motorcyclist Conna Stewart with… 

19 May

A FULL biker escort will accompany the cortege of a Norton Canes biker killed in a collision on the A5.


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Blogs

Urgent – Millie the dog stolen from Brownhills West – can you help? 

22 May

I note from local social media that a pug cross dog, Millie was stolen this evening, Monday 22nd May 2017 from Hednesford Road, Brownhills - I would ask that anyone seeing the dog, or who knows who may have her, contact the local police, K9 Search or...


Learning at Work Week; Stafford Office Moves 

22 May

Last week was Learning at Work Week, and it was a real pleasure to join a group of colleagues undertaking a 2 hour session on project and change management.


Catch The Fazys at The Memo this Saturday! 

19 May

Dawn Hayton from The Memo in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (That's the Memorial Hall for the uninitiated) has been in touch to tell me that there's a great pop gig on there this Saturday, 20th May 2017 featuring local five-piece covers band The Fazys.


Look, there’s a familiar man on the TV… 

18 May

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore revealed a surprise today - he's been on BBC Midlands Today with presenter Bob Hockenhull talking about the remarkable project behind which David has been the prime ...


In the soup again… at Chasewater this Saturday! 

18 May

This Saturday, 20th May 2017 sees the second Chasewater Soup micro funding event, run by, among others, Kate cardigan from Lichfield Lore.


Countdown on for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 

18 May

It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our last IRONMAN, but it’s back for the third time and there’s now less than a month to go.


Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

16 May

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...


NHS IT Ransomware; The Trusted Executive 

15 May

The ransomware attack on NHS IT systems dominated media coverage over the weekend and really brought home the importance of cyber security for an organisation like ours.


Making a difference in local communities 

12 May

There are lots of people in our communities going out of their way to make a real difference within their local neighbourhoods and following the County Council’s local elections on 4 May, 62 councillors were chosen by the people to represent them.


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Blogs

Rogation and Ember days 

22 May

I hadn't posted today's daily office more than five minutes before I got a message asking, "What on earth are 'Rogation' days?" Rogation Days (Latin rogare - 'to ask') are for many of us in the Church of England part of the old order of things, ...


Make Up Solutions with QVS Beauty 

22 May

A wise old saying goes that ‘a workman is only as good as his tools’, and for me the same is true when it comes to cosmetics.


LDTA Networking – Claymills Pumping Station 

22 May

On Thursday 11 May a group of LDTA members met at the Claymills Pumping Station near Stretton on the outskirts of Burton on Trent The weather was kind to us and on this sunny afternoon we were met by a friendly team and a delicious selection of ...


Had a car accident? How to make a claim. 

22 May

We have all had those cold calls where we are asked that question – ‘have you had an accident in the last five years, did you know you could make a claim?’ For most of us these are a nuisance, but the truth is, if you have an accident that is ...


May 21st – A much nicer day with warm sun and gentle southerly… 

22 May

May 21st - A much nicer day with warm sun and gentle southerly breeze.


Morning Prayer – Monday 22 May 2017 

22 May

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 65 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.


Journal: Whoosh! 

22 May

That's the only word I can use to describe today: whoosh!!! Started early with som pastoral stuff, found myself in church with a new verger having opened up and laid up - which was a bit of a surprise - apart from the confusionmade me smile too.


The Iconic World of Cartier 

22 May

When it comes to naming the most iconic jewellery and watch brand of them all, there is only one name that springs to mind.


Review – Tiger Frames from Perfect Glasses 

21 May

A few weeks ago I wrote about Perfect Glasses , a great destination to find a wide range of prescription glasses and sunglasses at affordable, discount prices.


Can’t make it to church – 21st May 2017 

21 May

Not without good reason, as you'll hopefully soon come to understand, I love today's readings with a passion! The Acts reading relates to what we call Paul's second 'missionary journey' (50-52AD).


Journal: Walking in the footsteps 

21 May

The day now ended was a real buzz as we filled Lichfield Cathedral with music, ideas and people.


Pippa Middleton Gets Married 

20 May

She became world famous at her big sister’s wedding, but today Pippa Middleton showed that she could be an incredibly beautiful bride in her own right when she married James Matthews in a lovely ceremony in St Mark’s Church in Englefield.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Goalkeeper added to Pitmen squad 

22 May

Hednesford Town can today confirm the arrival of goalkeeper James Wren to Keys Park.


Lichfield City F.C. Junior Section U12/13 Girls required for Football Team 

22 May

Train at Beacon Park every Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00...


COACHING PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE WITH SFA AND WOLVES 

22 May

Staffordshire FA are joining forces with Wolves in order to provide coaches with the opportunity to attend a Coaching Philosophy in Practice Workshop.


3rd for Marcus Holmes at MTB XC round 3 

22 May

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes HSBC National MTB XC Series Rd3: Aske Estate, Richmond 14/05/17 Whyte bikes and Wheelbase (Darlington) really came to my rescue at the end of last week, I took my race bike out for a quick test...


Strong showing from Westwood at Royal Sutton 10m TT 

22 May

Race report from Paul Westwood Royal Sutton Open 10M TT 14/05/17 This my 2nd Time Trial of the season I was hoping to go quicker than the PB of 20:07 I set last week on the BDCA 10M Etwall course, may be the elusive sub 20?? The course was...


Defender returns to Keys Park 

20 May

In what has turned out to be a busy day for Hednesford Town Football Club we can now confirm the signing of defender Jimmy Mutton.


Playing squad retained list announced 

20 May

Following the announcement of Tom Thorley signing a new deal we can now confirm the Hednesford Town playing squad retained list.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...


Business networking group lends support to We Love Lichfield Fund 

16 May

A local networking group has continued efforts to raise money for the We Love Lichfield Fund.


Lichfield company’s chairman who designed cutlery for Concorde has died 

11 May

The chairman of a Lichfield business who personally designed cutlery for Concorde has died.


Burntwood building business reveals plans to expand after a year of “exceptional” growth 

10 May

A Burntwood building company says it intends to expand its business after “exceptional” growth in the past year.


Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.


New future revealed for Curzon Street landmark 

4 May

Famous entrance to old station will be visitor centre and education hub under new plans unveiled by HS2...


HS2 regen chief quits to take up new role in London 

26 Apr

Woman charged maximising development around Birmingham's new HS2 station in Eastside has been appointed to similar post in the capital...


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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