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Lichfield Garrick choir boosted by grant funding from new city care home 

23 Jun

A choir in Lichfield has been boosted by a grant from the operators of a new care home in the city.


Conservative councillors likely to be barred from airing views as Lichfield District Council prepares to confirm collapse of Friarsgate development 

23 Jun

Conservative councillors will not be able to offer their own views on the future of the Friarsgate redevelopment at a meeting next week – even though it is being held in private.


View from the House – 23rd June 2018 

23 Jun

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


Free festival of cycling returning for second year in Lichfield 

23 Jun

A free festival of cycling is returning to Lichfield.


Lichfield businesswoman publishes book examining the science of the face 

23 Jun

Adrianne Carter A Lichfield businesswoman is celebrating after seeing her first book published.


Lichfield auction house celebrates bumper sale as global bidders battle it out 

23 Jun

A Lichield auction house has celebrated a bumper sale which saw almost 500 lots go under the hammer.


Brum grime star to “make legit money making music” after being released from prison 

23 Jun

Demehl Thomas, who uses the name Remtrex, has become one of the city's most notorious and widely-viewed rappers...


‘Sadistic’ thug Auzair Hussain made girlfriend massage his hands – after hurting them beating her up 

22 Jun

She feared she would die as he controlled her life and attacked her with a belt...


Police took 35mins to attend horror machete attack in city centre 

22 Jun

Attacker sharpened weapon in shop before launching attack in The Square in Dale End...


Police took 35mins to attend horror machete attack in city centre 

22 Jun

Attacker sharpened weapon in shop before launching attack in The Square in Dale End...


Scale of repairs revealed at ceiling collapse school in Birmingham 

22 Jun

Pupils were injured when a ceiling collapsed at Nechells E-Act Primary Academy in May...


Burglars and thieves target homes and cars in Sutton Coldfield as crimewave continues 

22 Jun

High-value cars in Boldmere, opportunist thefts and a bogus caller in Four Oaks mark a week of crime in the Royal Town...


No one worthy of travel injunction, insists West Midlands Mayor 

22 Jun

The power to issue travel injunctions was first given to the combined authority in early 2017...


Football fan Hane Mohammed banned from games – after drone spotted him up to no good at Birmingham City v Aston Villa derby 

22 Jun

Supporters told the machines would be used next season, too...


Deaths not caused by staff errors, says mental health trust 

22 Jun

The deaths were investigated by the Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust...


Teenager stabbed repeatedly after being chased through Lozells – what we know so far 

22 Jun

The Lozells stabbing comes only two days after a man was stabbed in Kingstanding...


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Blogs

WMCA award grant to employment support pilot 

23 Jun

Scheme to help disadvantaged into work given the go-ahead.


Welcoming back the UK Corporate Games 

21 Jun

While we’re incredibly proud that Staffordshire was able to play its role in helping the England squad in their pre World Cup training at St.


Do please be deer aware! 

19 Jun

Whist out and about on Sunday 17th June 2018, I came upon deer at Chasewater and at Cannock Chase who were either heavily pregnant or who had young fawns – cute as they are, this is a time to give the new mums and babies plenty of respectful, quiet...


Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.


Conducting a Peer Challenge in Gloucestershire 

18 Jun

I spent last week in Gloucestershire as part of the Peer Challenge for the County Council.


Above and beyond at Chasewater again – and a closer look at the dam house 

17 Jun

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


A sale that shaped Stonnall 

17 Jun

A delayed one here today courtesy of old friend of the blog and Stonnall historian Desmond Burton, who’s sent me scans of the sale particulars for Wordsley House Farm in 1918, and it’s attached estate including Fighting Cocks Farm.


You don’t have to be puddled to help restore a lost, local canal… but puddling helps! 

16 Jun

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making at Fosseway Heath, south Lichfield, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward.


Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically ...


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Blogs

Acclaimed trumpeter lifts the lid on her career ahead of performance at the 2018 Lichfield Festival 

23 Jun

The British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed is appearing as the featured soloist and composer with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra when they play in Lichfield Cathedral on July 11 as part of the 2018 Lichfield Festival.


Free festival of cycling returning for second year in Lichfield 

23 Jun

A free festival of cycling is returning to Lichfield.


Review: Polarity and Proximity at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

23 Jun

Birmingham Royal Ballet really know how to put on a gala evening and this triple bill – far from being a run of the mill programme for a Wednesday night – was a masterful showcase for everything that has gone over the last quarter century towards...


Dates confirmed for 2018 Play in the Parks scheme in Burntwood 

22 Jun

The popular Play in the Parks initiative is returning to Burntwood this summer.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 June 2018 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


Annual General Meeting 

21 Jun

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held 7.30 pm 9 July 2018, Meeting Room, Bowling Green Pub, Lichfield.


Be careful – people are watching 

21 Jun

It always comes down to choices doesn't it? The choice to bless or curse, to believe or reject, to do right or do wrong.


Garrick theatre aims to give Lichfield movie fans their film fix after Friarsgate cinema plan collapses 

21 Jun

A new cinema might not be being build in Lichfield – but a new monthly film night is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Creating Your Ideal Bedroom Space 

21 Jun

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.


Polarity &Proximity At The Birmingham Hippodrome 

21 Jun

Polarity Proximity is the latest mixed programme by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, a set of three short ballets linked by the theme, showing how relationships can bring us together, but how the same things can also drive us apart.


Town gearing up for 2018 Burntwood Wakes fun 

21 Jun

Burntwood Leisure Centre Final preparations are taking place for the 2018 Burntwood Wakes.


Why the first 6 months are critical to brain injury recovery 

21 Jun

How long it takes to recover from a brain injury and how much long-term impact there will be on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing will depend entirely on the severity of the injury and the type of care the patient receives.


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Sport

National MTB Series Rd4 – Phoenix bike park 

22 Jun

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes A predominantly flat course with loads of jumps, drops short punchy climbs mixed in (its Suffolk after all).


Thorley departs Keys Park 

21 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can this evening confirm that midfielder Tom Thorley has left Keys Park in order to sign for Stafford Rangers for an undisclosed fee.


Gatter Agrees New Deal With The Pitmen 

20 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can confirm that defender Charlie Gatter has today become the latest player to commit to the club for the forthcoming campaign.


Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.


England Games at Keys Park and Travel Club AGM 

20 Jun

After a successful first showing of England matches at this World Cup on Monday evening Hednesford Town Football Club supporters and football fans across the Cannock Chase region are again being invited to come and watch England’s upcoming...


Saturday C’boro races – HELP REQUIRED!! 

20 Jun

We are covered for the morning youth races but really need some help with Marshalling and signing on for the adult races in the afternoon.


Locals relish World Cup atmosphere 

19 Jun

So much so, fans have been captured on video relishing the atmosphere of the tournament in Cannock, at Bar Sport...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield businesswoman publishes book examining the science of the face 

23 Jun

Adrianne Carter A Lichfield businesswoman is celebrating after seeing her first book published.


Lichfield auction house celebrates bumper sale as global bidders battle it out 

23 Jun

A Lichield auction house has celebrated a bumper sale which saw almost 500 lots go under the hammer.


Burntwood building firm’s work on Barton development recognised at awards ceremony 

22 Jun

A Burntwood building firm has seen work on a new housing development in Barton recognised at an awards event.


Lichfield tourism organisation given a makeover in a bid to promote the city as a visitor destination 

22 Jun

The tourism organisation for Lichfield has been given a new look.


Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.


Lichfield couple celebrating after business is named in list of country’s top performing companies 

15 Jun

A Lichfield couple are celebrating after their business was named in a list of the country’s top performing companies.


Project sending unsold food to charities and good causes is coming to Lichfield 

15 Jun

A project that sees unsold food distributed to charities is coming to Lichfield.


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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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  • PleasantDay

     on flickr 22 Jun 18
    The Manifold valley at Ecton, Staffordshire, right beside the river.







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