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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (12A) – film review and… 

1 Aug

CALL it testosterone-fuelled recklessness, hubris or feeling the need...


Residents help to give Tamworth girl a ‘funeral fit for a… 

1 Aug

DOZENS of mourners released balloons into the air in a touching tribute to a Tamworth schoolgirl who died suddenly.


Friends of Lichfield hospital raise funds at annual strawberry… 

1 Aug

THE Friends of Samuel Johnson Community Hospital held their annual summer strawberry tea party recently, writes Les Ashley, and more than 70 people came to support the event including the chairman of Burntwood Town Council Councillor Pamela Stokes, ...


Success of popular Lichfield arts event to be shared at… 

1 Aug

LICHFIELD Mysteries' project manager has been invited to address a conference staged by the internationally-famous York Mysteries.


Music night aims to help flood-hit Tamworth cancer centre 

1 Aug

A NIGHT of musical entertainment is set to raise the roof and vital funds for a flood-damaged cancer charity centre.


Paedophile Hunter to stream live sting online 

1 Aug

He's been planning it for years and finalising the details for months - and now the day is finally here when Stinson Hunter will stage a live sting and stream it online.


Children at Lichfield’s Charnwood School enjoyed Birds of Prey… 

1 Aug

THE falconry and hawking team from Curborough Craft Centre in Lichfield visited Charnwood Primary School for its 'learning together morning' recently.


Lichfield travel agents nominated for prestigious industry awards 

1 Aug

LICHFIELD travel agent RB Collection (Robert Broad Travel) has been announced as the nominated finalist in two categories at the prestigious 2015 British Travel Awards.


Saxon life at Tamworth Castle – picture special 

1 Aug

TAMWORTH SAXONS: Tamworth Castle went Saxon mad recently, as part of a range of living history events taking place throughout July.


Hopes for Tamworth charity football match to raise hundreds for… 

31 Jul

A CHARITY football match will be held in Tamworth to raise funds for St Giles Hospice.


Tamworth mum Thara turns heads with her ‘life-shaving’ effort 

31 Jul

A TAMWORTH mum is turning heads with her new look after becoming a 'life shaver' for CLIC Sargent.


Witness appeal following fire on Lichfield’s Darwin Park 

31 Jul

POLICE are appealing for information following a fire at Cathedral House, Thropp Close, Lichfield.


‘Just Charlie’ is just the start for budding Tamworth actors 

31 Jul

BUDDING actors in Tamworth are being urged to attend an audition that could 'kick-start their career' in the industry.


Tamworth Herald nominated for gongs at Midlands Media Awards 2015 

31 Jul

THE Tamworth Herald has been shortlisted in this year's Midlands Media Awards.


Badly drawn Tamworth tourist map littered with ‘mistakes’ 

31 Jul

TAMWORTH Borough Council has come under fire from a university teaching fellow who claims that a map printed in a Visit Tamworth guide is littered with mistakes.


Extra time to enter Tamworth in Bloom garden competition 

31 Jul

Calling all Tamworth gardeners there's still time to enter this year's Tamworth in Bloom garden competition.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall player 437 Kieron Morris 

1 Aug

Kieron Morris (born 3 June 1994) is an English footballer who plays for Walsall.


Top Midlands media honours listed 

31 Jul

Finalists announced for media awards.


Old family pictures 5. Rosemary Tiles. 

30 Jul

Elijah Williams B 1859, receiving an award.


Walsall player 436. Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris 

30 Jul

Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris (8 February 1949 – 16 February 2015) was an English footballer who played for Walsall, Shrewsbury Town, Bangor City, Port Vale, Kidderminster Harriers, and Brisbane Lions (Australia).


Fazeley Town Council Confirms VJ Day 70th Anniversary Service 

30 Jul

Fazeley’s war memorial Plans are being drawn by Fazeley Town Council and St Paul’s Church to hold a service in the town square on Saturday 15th August to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ day.


Walsall player 435. Stefan Leroy Moore 

29 Jul

Stefan Leroy Moore (born 28 September 1983) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Solihull Moors of the Conference North.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July public meeting this Thursday 

29 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday (30th July 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the ...


Old family pictures 4. 

28 Jul

A few more old family photographs.


Walsall player 434. Tommy Mooney 

28 Jul

Thomas John “Tommy” Mooney (born 11 August 1971) is an English former professional football player who played as a striker.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

July 30th – Passing through leafy, upmarket Mill Green on the… 

31 Jul

July 30th - Passing through leafy, upmarket Mill Green on the way to work, I noted that the large abandoned house on the corner of Forge Lane looks to have reached the end of the line.


Current obsession – Fashion World Phoebe Jeans 

30 Jul

The search for the perfect pair of jeans is a journey that I seem to have been on forever.


Dilapidation proves order 

30 Jul

As someone who walks a lot I often silently thank all those farmers and organisations who keep up the county's pathways - particularly in maintaining footbridges and stiles.


Beautiful Colours of India 

30 Jul

If I was to write a list of all the places I would love to visit in the World, India would be very close to the top.


Chasewater Railway’s Charity Day 

30 Jul

Chasewater Railway’s Charity Day This Sunday – August 2nd Don’t forget the Three Museums Bus Day...


epiclesis: a voyage of Epic proportions 

29 Jul

I have a feeling this will be a rather long blog entry worthy of liturgical anorak status, but I do think that this is an important issue - so here goes: Havingraised the issue of baptism in my 'church growth strategies' I have found myself engaged ...


Water Walks, exploring the story of water in Lichfield 

29 Jul

On Saturday 19th September, for the Lichfield Heritage Weekend, the Lichfield Waterworks Trust are putting on three Water Walks, exploring the story of water in Lichfield.


Stylish television – Partners in Crime 

29 Jul

It seems that Sunday nights at the BBC are determined to transport us back in time to the 1950s.


5 Ways to Help Save Money for Life 

29 Jul

Have you ever wondered what you would do if an emergency cropped up? Life is full of uncertainty and there are a wide range of things that can go wrong.


Staffordshire Regiment Museum goes back in time for Edwardian fete and fair 

29 Jul

An event at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will roll back the years next month with an Edwardian fete and fair.


Morning Prayer – 29 July 2015 

29 Jul

Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


July 28th – Returning home from Telford, unusually these days, I… 

29 Jul

July 28th - Returning home from Telford, unusually these days, I took the train to Shenstone and rode from there.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Farmer and Rushall await Tamworth FC 

1 Aug

STEVE Farmer is looking forward to pitting his wits against his former club Tamworth this weekend.


Green is keen for Tamworth FC to be quick out of the blocks 

1 Aug

PAUL Green says it's imperative Tamworth get off to a strong start when the National North campaign gets underway next weekend.


Atherstone boss Green says hard graft will be the key to … 

1 Aug

HARD work is paying off for Atherstone Town according to manager Ivor Green.


Coleshill Town are going in right direction 

1 Aug

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey says his side are heading in the right direction after admitting their pre-season draw with Thurnby Nirvana is the best they have played.


Tamworth Tigers ace Dean is hopeful of success 

1 Aug

TAMWORTH'S overseas star Dean van Deventer says he is confident the Tigers can achieve promotion from Birmingham Division Two this season, writes Scott Smith.


Tamworth CC’s Maddox is relieved to see his team move past … 

1 Aug

BEN Maddox admitted that he was relieved to see his Tamworth side scrape over the line against Eastnor at the weekend as the Tigers kept up their promotion push.


Clawley bags a new club record as Tamworth juniors make their… 

1 Aug

TAMWORTH secured fourth place in the Heart of England League.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

BGF helps Staffordshire logistics firm deliver growth with £5m deal 

29 Jul

THE Birmingham-based Business Growth Fund has invested £4.9m in a logistics firm to help towards the cost of a key acquisition in the North West.


Council planning to tap into potential of Armitage Shanks site 

27 Jul

MORE than 100 homes are planned for the site of the former Armitage Shanks Tap Works Factory site in Wolverhampton.


Briggs Equipment cracks on with new North West facility 

23 Jul

CANNOCK materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is investing in a new, purpose-built regional facility in Haydock, Merseyside.


International sales provide some fizz for Britvic 

23 Jul

SOFT drinks group Britvic - which has operations in Solihull and Tamworth - has seen a rise in revenue, largely on the back of its performance internationally.


The HS2 Midlands dream revealed 

23 Jul

A £3.3 billion vision for HS2 was today revealed that would create 52,000 jobs, extend the Midland Metro line and bring super-fast electric buses to the Black Country.


HS2 ‘will let Midlands lead business world’ 

23 Jul

The Midlands will become a ‘world-leading business destination’ because of HS2, politicians and business leaders today claimed.


Jobs and economic activity boom predicted as HS2 growth strategy unveiled 

22 Jul

THE prospect of tens of thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of new economic activity has been linked to the arrival of high-speed rail project HS2 in Birmingham.


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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