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M6 Toll drama after lorry driver’s ‘u-turn’ 

25 Oct

Court hears motorists forced to brake as trucker tried to turn round lorry...


Tamworth man who assaulted woman admits he was “obviously… 

25 Oct

A TAMWORTH man who was handed a restraining order after assaulting a woman admitted to a courthis actions were 'obviously wrong'.


Tamworth mayor to spread Christmas cheer with festive hampers 

25 Oct

IT may not be the most wonderful time of the year yet but Tamworth mayor, Councillor Richard Kingstone is already gearing up to spread some festive cheer.


Tributes pour in for Tamworth’s self-made business giant Vince… 

25 Oct

A HUGELY popular and respected Tamworth businessman has died suddenly while out walking.


Tamworth man charged with burglary after spate of pub break-ins 

25 Oct

A Tamworth man has been charged with burglary following a spate of break-ins at pubs across the town.


Man left in Intensive Care after being hit by a vehicle 

25 Oct

POLICE have confirmed that a Tamworth man has been left seriously ill after being struck by a vehicle in Tamworth late last night.


Clocks going back by one hour 

25 Oct

It's that time of the year again - theclocks are going back byone hour this weekend.


Ollie’s Heroes steer Lichfield tot’s life-changing fund £7k… 

25 Oct

THREE-year-old Ollie Dodds is a step closer to life-changing surgery thanks to pedal power.


Bizarre spate of tumble dryer blazes in Tamworth 

25 Oct

Firefighters have issued a warning about the dangers of tumble dryers after THREE fires in just five days.


Bizarre spate of tumble dryer blazes in Tamworth 

25 Oct

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning about the dangers of tumble dryers after THREE fires in just five days.


Pedestrian deliberately knocked down by driver in Tamworth 

25 Oct

A Tamworth man seriously injured after being hit by a car in Wilnecote was deliberately targeted, say police.


Lichfield MP joins family of air training corps 

25 Oct

CADETS from a rapidly expanding group have welcomed a new member to their 'family'.


Poppy Appeal launch at National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield 

25 Oct

FOR the first time, the National Arboretum Branch of the Royal British Legion are holding a Poppy Appeal launch.


New HS2 station proposed for Crewe 

25 Oct

A report into the route of the second phase of the fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station at Crewe, which means a bid to include Stoke on the line could be rejected.


Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher leads the fight against Hopwas… 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher has issued a rallying call to the people of Tamworth and the message is clear: save Hopwas Woods!The endangered ancient woodland, which is subject of a 13-year quarry project, has caused outrage with members of the ...


Cannock field cordoned off in search for missing man after clothes found 

24 Oct

Police have been hunting for Stephen Greatrix, 45, for six months...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

I’ve Signed Christopher Pincher’s Hopwas Wood Petition, Have You Signed it Too? 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood In response to the announcement that LaFarge Tarmac want to quarry in Hopwas Wood, Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has set up an online petition asking if you are in favour or against the plan.


Christopher Pincher Stands Up for Hopwas Wood 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood Tamworth and Hopwas MP, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up on behalf of objectors to the proposals for a quarrying site in Hopwas Wood.


Walsall Born Player 55. Mel Eves 

24 Oct

Mel Eves Personal information Full name Melvyn James Eves Date of birth 10 September 1956 (age 58) Place of birth Darlaston, England Playing position Attacker Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Player 54 Neil Davis 

24 Oct

Neil Davis Personal information Full name Neil Davis Date of birth 15 August 1973 (age 41) Place of birth Bloxwich, England Playing position Striker Club information Current team Coleshill Town Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Players 53. Richard Davies 

24 Oct

Richard Davies Personal information Full name Richard Peter Davies Date of birth 15 May 1990 (age 24) Place of birth Willenhall, England Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Midfielder Club information Current team Barrow Youth career ?–2008 ...


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Tamworth’s Mayor is looking for Nominations for Christmas Hampers 

24 Oct

Traditional Christmas hampers are once again being given out by the Mayor of Tamworth to spread some festive cheer.


UK Will Not Pay £1.7bn EU Bill Next Month 

24 Oct

David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay a £1.7bn bill demanded by the European Union by 1 December.


Tamworth’s Local Plan Events Set to Take Place 

24 Oct

Public events giving residents the chance to look at development plans for future housing and employment opportunities are set to take place across Tamworth.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Novemeber 5th Spare a Thought To The PTSD Vets 

25 Oct

PTSD , or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or ...


Morning Prayer – 25 October 

25 Oct

Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287 Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


New Home for Sign 

25 Oct

  The Hammerwich LMS Station sign that was found folded in half amongst rubbish at Lichfield City has been given a new home, complete with a frame at Chasewater Country Park.


Another triumphant Return for Disney on Ice 

24 Oct

The latest Disney on Ice show ’100 years of magic’ landed in Birmingham on Wednesday night, and once more proved that when it comes to enchanting adults and children alike, Disney has no equal.


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Polesworth. 

24 Oct

The gales had ceased by morning and the sky looked promising so off we went to moor at Fazeley Junction overnight.


The Trussell Trust Christmas Bow Appeal 2014 

24 Oct

For more information click on The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund’s Website...


Another couple of Half-Term Events – Hednesford, Staffs 

24 Oct

Another couple of Half-Term Events  Hednesford, Staffs And don’t forget – Chasewater Railway’s diesel Service on Thursday...


Morning Prayer – 24 October 

24 Oct

Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.


Canal News – October 25-26, Middlewich Floating Market, The Wartime Port – 1940s Event 

23 Oct

Canal News – October 25-26 Floating market in Middlewich 24 – 26 Oct 2014 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Address Situated off Salinae Field/Lewin Street, Town Bridge, CW10 9AS Find a unique christmas gift at Middlewich’s floating market ...


Four things all Black men should know about prostate cancer 

23 Oct

One in four Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives – double the one in eight risk faced by all men in the UK.


Deceptive bus station 

23 Oct

Like all bus stations, the main feeling on entering the main bus-hub in Stoke on Trent is of encountering an atmosphere of lost hope.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Liverpool FC experience gives Preston a taste for glory 

25 Oct

DAN Preston is hoping to create some FA Cup memories this weekend as the Lambs battle it out with Conference Premier side Southport for a place in the first round of the world-renowned competition.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw is happy to be back in England frame 

25 Oct

TAMWORTH FC keeper James Belshaw says he was thrilled to be placed on stand-by for an England C call last week and now he wants to make a return to the full squad.


Southport draw could be on cards for Tamworth FC 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH have shared the spoils in seven of their last ten outings in Conference North so it won't be surprising if punters back the stalemate in significant numbers as the Lambs turn their attention to the FA Cup and the visit of Conference...


Manchester United are not fancied at Old Trafford 

24 Oct

EVEN taking into account how poorly they performed for large swathes of last season, it's rare to see Manchester United chalked up as outsiders for a match at Old Trafford.


Steve & Beth’s Last Ride 

24 Oct

Steve and Beth Clayton are moving to Scotland.


Tamworth FC Captain’s Corner with Michael Townsend 

24 Oct

Brackley are near the bottom of the Conference North, along with ourselves.


Atherstone Town begin the search for new boss 

24 Oct

Atherstone Town chairman Rob Weale was today beginning the search for new manager after the departure of Ivor Green.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal in Hanley 

24 Oct

Mini-cab firms are to be given a one-year trial where they will be able to use some bus lanes in Hanley.


Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.


Business leaders say Stoke’s HS2 bid will deliver growth for £2bn less than its rival 

23 Oct

BUSINESS leaders across North Staffordshire have said an HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent should be a priority as the Government looks to determine the high speed rail route between Birmingham and Manche...


Briggs invests £10.5m in short-term solutions 

22 Oct

CANNOCK-based materials handling firm Briggs Equipment is investing £10.5m in its short-term rental fleet.


Date confirmed for reopening of historic Lichfield pub 

17 Oct

A revamped Lichfield pub is set to throw open its doors later this month.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Stoke-on-Trent to launch business case for HS2 station 

15 Oct

BUSINESS and city leaders in Stoke-on-Trent are due to launch their business case for an HS2 station later today.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Blood Donation (Equality) | Bill Presented | Commons debates 

22 Oct

I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow donation of blood by all male donors on the same basis; and for connected purposes.


High Speed 2 (Compensation) | Commons debates 

21 Oct

My hon.


High Speed 2 (Compensation) | Commons debates 

21 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


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