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Call for urgent action to remove ‘dangerous’ Burntwood road sign 

3 May

The damaged road sign at Sankey’s Corner.


Flax Hill strides ahead to win schools walking challenge 

3 May

PUPILS from Flax Hill Junior Academy are celebrating after coming out on top in their walking challenge against rivals Coton Green Primary School to see which was the more active.


Award-winning Jungle Book adaptation set for Tamworth park 

3 May

AN award-winning adaptation of classic tale The Jungle Book will be brought to life in a Tamworth park this spring in the first instalment of outdoor theatre to feature in the town’s 2016 calendar of events.


Gypsy Travellers move on to Nine Foot Park 

3 May

TAMWORTH Informed has received reports this evening of Gypsy Travellers moving on to Nine Foot Park in Wilnecote.


Burntwood councillor’s London Marathon run raises £1,500 to fund new defibrillator 

3 May

A Burntwood councillor has raised more than £1,500 to help fund new defibrillators by running the London Marathon.


Search for missing Tamworth man continues as ex-wife makes appeal 

3 May

The ex-partner of missing Tamworth man John Broughton says she is increasingly worried for his safety and has urged him to get in touch.


Armed police chase Lotus down A38 near Lichfield 

3 May

A MAN is due in court after a pursuit after a pursuit along the A38 towards Lichfield.


Aston Villa Ladies visit Tamworth to celebrate FA Girls Week 

3 May

AROUND 30 girls from schools across Tamworth attended a special session to celebrate FA Girls Week with the aim of encouraging more girls to get into football.


Campaigners say battle for consultation over Lichfield Library plans has reached “a watershed moment” 

3 May

Campaigners say the battle for a public consultation over the future of Lichfield Library has reached “a watershed moment”.


​One-handed pianist to play at Lichfield Cathedral 

3 May

A SUPERSTAR piano player who has dazzled audiences across the globe is to perform at Lichfield Cathedral.


Lichfield businesswomen organise event to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 

3 May

A group of local businesswomen are holding a charity night to support the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


Opposition group welcomes return to “grown-up politics” after Burntwood Town Council leader steps down 

3 May

The leader of the opposition group at Burntwood Town Council says he hopes for a return to “grown-up politics” in the town.


Miss Lichfield selection evening taking place on Saturday 

3 May

THE SELECTION of Miss Lichfield will take place at St John's House this Saturday (May 7).


Kingsbury drivers ‘worst’ for stopping for lollipop school… 

3 May

POLICE have issued over 100 letters to motorists who have failed to stop their cars for the school crossing patrol.


Labour’s Crime Commissioner candidate criticises closure of front desk at Chasetown Police Station 

3 May

Labour’s Crime Commissioner candidate has criticised the closure of the front desk at Chasetown’s police station.


Will we have a heatwave this weekend? Met Office weather forecast 

3 May

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK, and for Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Walsall, Cannock, Great Barr and North Warwickshire.


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Blogs

Staffordshire Day is a resounding success 

3 May

It looked like we captured that local pride in Staffordshire on Sunday, when we held our first ever official Staffordshire Day with dozens of events taking place across the county.


A year at Staffordshire County Council 

3 May

Today marks my first year in Staffordshire County Council.


Walsall player 39. Harry Haynes 

2 May

The more research I do in to these players, the more I learn! The more I learn the more I getr confused! I always thought that if a club held on to your registration then you could not play for anyone else.


Walsall player 38. Alfred Jones 

2 May

Alfred Jones (born c.


Walsall player 37. Karl Hawley. 

2 May

Personal information Full name Karl Leon Hawley Date of birth 6 December 1981 (age 34) Place of birth Walsall, England Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Playing position Striker Club information Current team StourBridge Number 23 Senior career* Years...


Chase Sailing Club open day today 

2 May

An interesting event is taking place today, Bank holiday Monday 2nd May 2016 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that's the one on the north shore) will be holding their annual open day for people to come and check out what they do.


Charities’ Pledge sees Funding for Landmark Dementia Research Institute Soar to £250 million 

2 May

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as 2 major UK charities announced £100 million of new investment yesterday.


Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 1st May 2016 

1 May

1st May 2016 EVENTS  David Bathurst is giving a talk on ‘Chasewater Railway: A Personal Journey’ this Tuesday, 3rd May at 2pm, at the Museum of Cannock Chase.


Police Urge Caution over Doorstep Deals 

1 May

Staffordshire Police have warned residents to be on their guard when arranging to meet people they do business with online.


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Blogs

Moving on 

3 May

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 A few images out and about the Tame valley today Garganey, Ladywalk N.


2016 Met Gala – The best dresses 

3 May

My favourite fashion event of the year is always the Met Gala, every single fashion icon and model worth their salt turn out in a string of unforgettable looks, which set Twitter and the fashion magazines and websites alight.


Comedians Joe Pasquale and Henning Wehn on the bill for new season at the Lichfield Garrick 

3 May

Joe Pasquale will be among the stars coming to the Lichfield Garrick for the theatre’s new season.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 3 May 2016 

3 May

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 124 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; If the Lord had not been on our side, when enemies rose up against us; then would they have swallowed us alive when their anger burned against us; ...


Smelly Dog Emergencies! (Tamworth and Ashby ) 

3 May

Stinky dog situations happen! And when they do - we are here to help! If your dog has rolled in something while out walking, jumped in the canal or any of those other escapades they love to do.


May 2nd – After what seems like weeks of grey, cold weather it… 

3 May

May 2nd - After what seems like weeks of grey, cold weather it was wonderful to be out in the sun.


The Seeker 

2 May

Saturday 2nd May 2016 Just like the lyrics of the hit by The Who, I've been searching.


Lichfield’s desperate NHS patients turn to their dog’s Vet for treatment  

2 May

Petplan, the UK pet insurance provider, is to introduce health insurance for pet owners’ families as part of its premier level cover, offering “long-term peace of mind for your dog, your cat and now your children”.


Renegade Lichfield parents prepare to send their kids to school on a school day 

2 May

Lichfield parents say they will be sending their children to school tomorrow (May 3) despite a planned national day of action with thousands of primary-aged youngsters expected to stay at home.


May 1st – A blustery and occasionally wet ride over to Walton on… 

2 May

May 1st - A blustery and occasionally wet ride over to Walton on Trent and back through Lullington and Clifton Campville - but true to my promise, I found the colours of spring.


April 20th – As the weather had cleared, I stopped to snap a… 

2 May

April 20th - As the weather had cleared, I stopped to snap a familiar view - from Shire Oak to Lichfield and beyond.


Yoshi Bags – The Borden Scuba Leather Shopper Bag 

2 May

When it comes to bags, my mantra is the bigger the better.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

NATIONWIDE FAMILY FUN DAY 

3 May

NATIONWIDE FAMILY FUN DAY at Burntwood Rugby Club on Saturday 4th June 2016 - raising funds for the Acorns Children's Hospice.


In pictures: Lichfield RUFC Colts v Stourbridge Colts 

3 May

See the match action from Lichfield RUFC Colts’ 36-7 defeat against Stourbridge thanks to Godden Photography .


Advertisers required for Tournament Programme! 

3 May

The Club is looking for businesses to take advertising space in it’s annual tournament programme.


Staffordshire cricket round-up: Whittington win as most games abandoned 

3 May

Skipper Salim Khan is confident Walsall YPF will soon find their feet in the Staffordshire Club Cricket Championship Premier.


FA announces revised Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses 

3 May

The FA has announced revised Level 1 and Level 2 in Coaching Football courses.


Female Tri-Football Activity Tasters 

3 May

On Wednesday 25th May 2016, Staffordshire FA in partnership with Staffordshire University will be hosting Female Tri-Football Tasters which will give females the opportunity to take part in 3 different taster football activities specifically...


New tennis coaching sessions for women in Lichfield 

3 May

New beginners tennis coaching sessions are being launched for women.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

New historic HQ for Connect PR 

28 Apr

Agency purchases farmhouse in South Staffordshire to start new chapter...


Businesses urged to support Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

27 Apr

Businesses are being urged to support the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Plans drawn up to revitalise shopping arcade in Lichfield city centre 

27 Apr

Moves to revitalise a shopping arcade in Lichfield city centre have been unveiled.


Report recommends rejecting plan to store 200 HGV trailers on land in Alrewas 

26 Apr

A report has recommended councillors refuse an Alrewas company permission to store 200 HGV trailers on land off the A38.


Travel Alert: M6 subject to major delays 

22 Apr

There are currently reports of major disruption to the M6 nothbound through the conurbation due to two incidents involving broken down vehicles.


Residents call for improved shopping options in Burntwood 

22 Apr

People in Burntwood have responded to a new neighbourhood plan by calling for improved shopping facilities in the town.


Lichfield BID chairman says new radios and exclusion scheme will make city centre safer 

20 Apr

New radios for use by businesses are being introduced to help cut crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre.


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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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