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Lichfield family’s horror as car thieves smash in front door with… 

27 Apr

A FURIOUS father felt he had no choice but to have CCTV installed throughout his Lichfield home after thieves smashed in the front door and drove off in his 49,000 BMW.


Investigation underway into what sparked HUGE woodland blaze at… 

27 Apr

An investigation has been launched into what sparked a huge woodland blaze.


Rugeley rapist Antonio Alves who went on run to Rio extradited… 

27 Apr

A CONVICTED Rugeley rapist who went on the run for almost four years has been brought back from Brazil to serve his jail sentence by detectives from Staffordshire Police.


Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given ‘no sign of bullying’ 

27 Apr

A prisoner found hanging in his cell at HMP Featherstone told a nurse he had been in a fight with a cellmate at another jail less than a month earlier, an inquest heard.


Council forced to clean-up after spate of fly-tipping incidents across Lichfield and Burntwood 

27 Apr

A spate of fly-tipping incidents have taken place across Lichfield and Burntwood over the Easter Bank Holiday period.


WW1: How the training camp at Cannock Chase helped to win the war 

27 Apr

Cannock Chase may have been hundreds of miles away from the Western Front of the First World War but it came to play a big role in developing Allied tactics, as historians Richard Pursehouse and Lee Dent, of the Chase Project, explain...


On this Day: Owner of Stowe House Lichfield gave money to St… 

27 Apr

On this day, April 27 1756, legal documents show that Elizabeth Aston of Stowe House gave a sum of money to nearby St Chad's Church for the construction of a set of pews for herself, her tenants and servants.


Tamworth sisters leap into fund-raising with charity skydive for… 

27 Apr

TWO Tamworth sisters are 'leaping' into the world of fund-raising for the first time in memory of Charlie Round.


Lichfield runner’s thanks to all who backed marathon challenge… 

27 Apr

AN INSPIRATIONAL Lichfield woman has raised more than 7,000 for MENCAP by completing the London Marathon.


Channel 5 documentary tells how Kayleigh Haywood was groomed… 

27 Apr

A TV DOCUMENTARY about the murdered Measham schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood is be televised this evening (Thursday) on Channel 5.


Police appeal for help to find 54-year-old man who has gone… 

26 Apr

Police are appealing for help to find a man who was reported missing this morning.


Residents from the SAME Tamworth street go on coach holiday… 

26 Apr

MEMBERS of a Tamworth street have gone on a 'jolly holiday' together as part of an initiative to bring the community together and to get to know their neighbours.


Figures reveal Lichfield Foodbank has handed out 200,000 meals in three years 

26 Apr

New figures reveal that 200,000 meals have been supplied by the Lichfield Foodbank in the past three years.


Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate calls for radical change 

26 Apr

The Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood says the need for radical change is greater than ever.


Another BMW stolen from Lichfield – thieves also swipe VW Golf… 

26 Apr

ANOTHER BMW has been stolen from Lichfield as the spate of prestige and high performance car thefts continues.


On this Day: Memorial services to those who died in Titanic… 

26 Apr

On this day, April 26 1912, the Lichfield Mercury reported on the memorial services that had been held in the district to mark the loss of life that had taken place on the Titanic a few days earlier.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Big Ideas Need Attention to Detail Too 

24 Apr

I spent a very useful couple of hours in Northfield Village in Stafford with Philip Atkins and Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council.


Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year 

24 Apr

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary.


Urgent: Police appeal for witnesses to Rushall collision 

22 Apr

Walsall police this afternoon issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the Mercedes Convertible, pictured below, on Wednesday last (19th April 2017) after in was involved in a collision on the Lichfield Road in ...


Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts 

20 Apr

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to 150 if caught.


Learning a work: the recipe for success 

19 Apr

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing break over Easter, even if it was only the long weekend.


Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant praises Prime Minister Theresa May’s “bold” decision to call snap General Election 

18 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has hailed the Prime Minister’s “bold” decision to call a snap General Election.


The story of a Norton Canes ANZAC 

16 Apr

I take huge pride today in being able to post the following article by noted and very much respected war historian Andrew Thornton, who's done so much to record the life, times and service of som many servicemen, local and not so local.


Well, this really floats our boat! 

15 Apr

Yesterday, I pointed out that Brownhills was hosting the Historic Narrow Boat Club who have their Wyrley Cruise event on this weekend, and the tour will be spending a couple of days at Silver Street in Brownhills (15-16th April 2017) before moving to...


A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this afternoon! 

15 Apr

I know it's late on but there's a great even going on in Whittington this afternoon (Saturday, 15th April 2017) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust 'Tunnel Vision' appeal - Eric and Doreen's All Day Easter Coffee Morning.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Morning Prayer – Thursday 27 April 2017 

27 Apr

Easter Season Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894 Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


Journal: I’m different! 

27 Apr

I can't describe the feelings that the closing day has brought me.


Review: Legally Blonde the Musical at the Lichfield Garrick 

26 Apr

The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s track record is unrivalled in my experience.


Review: Laurence Jones and Heidi Browne at the Lichfield Guildhall 

26 Apr

Two young bands from two disparate genres showcased their talents for an appreciative audience when Heidi Browne and the award-winning blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones appeared at Lichfield Guildhall.


How to Boldly Add Colour to Your Wardrobe 

26 Apr

Let’s face it, black is always the new black.


Can you Guess the Flowers? 

26 Apr

There is nothing like the look and scent of fresh flowers in your home.


The Power Of Gifts In A Relationship 

26 Apr

Image Credit: Pixabay Gift giving is never done like a chore, it is something initiated from the heart.


West End Horrible Histories show coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

26 Apr

Horrible Histories is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 26 April 2017 

26 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my lord, all my good depends on you.


Journal: living under this world’s yellow sun 

26 Apr

The day now past has been one of challenge, blessing and a little personal pain today; not bad for a day billed as "off'.


Reviewed – Laurige Leather Travel Wallet From Pen Heaven 

25 Apr

With holiday season almost upon us, now is the time to get travel organised.


Introducing Celuu Clothing and a very special competition 

25 Apr

Born from 50 years’ experience of British design, we are a womenswear brand with a fresh approach to style.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Burntwood RUFC beaten by rejuvenated Willenhall 

27 Apr

Willenhall’s strong finish to the season saw them add third placed Burntwood RUFC to their recent run of victories.


Penalties prove a pain as Chasetown FC lose out in the Staffordshire Senior Cup final against Stoke City 

27 Apr

Chasetown FC made Stoke City work hard for their Staffordshire Senior Cup win – forcing the professional club to come from behind in normal time to eventually secure the victory on penalties.


Back-2-Hockey 

27 Apr

BACK - 2 - HOCKEY at Cannock Hockey Club...


Stoke City FC make rivals pay the penalty as they claim cup glory 

27 Apr

CHASETOWN 1 STOKE CITY 1(Stoke win 4-3 on penalties)Staffordshire Senior Cup FinalCHASETOWN were within minutes of lifting the Staffordshire Senior Cup for the first time, only to have their hearts broken by a stoppage-time equaliser from Stoke...


NEWCASTLE TOWN 2 – V – 0 WOLVERHAMPTON CASUALS 

27 Apr

Marston Road was again the venue as Newcastle Town and Wolverhampton Casuals met in a re-peat of the 2013/2014 final which was won by the Stoke-on_Trent based side.


Burton Albion ace would recommend Lambs to his Brewers… 

27 Apr

BEN Fox feels he has learnt to cope with the physical demands of men's football and says he would recommend Tamworth to any of his young compatriots at Championship club Burton Albion.


CEOP Button added to website 

27 Apr

To support The FA’s stance on safeguarding our children, the club has added a CEOP button to this site.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

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...


Virgin Trains teams up with French operator for HS2 bid 

25 Apr

SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services...


Conservative Government won’t scrap HS2 says mayor candidate 

24 Apr

Conservative mayoral candidate dismisses back bench calls to scrap HS2...


New micropub set to open in Burntwood 

23 Apr

A new bar is set to open in Burntwood.


Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business agrees deal to acquire 61 new sites 

30 Mar

A nursery business founded in Lichfield has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a further 61 sites.


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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