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Boy, 13, sexually abused young bullying victim 

16 Sep

A boy sexually abused a young girl after promising to protect her from school bullies, a court heard.


Scrap metal dealers hit with £1,000 bill 

16 Sep

Three scrap metal dealers who were caught operating without a licence or being too loud have been hit with a combined bill of more than £1,000.


Petition to save Tamworth public toilets is ‘unnecessary’, say… 

16 Sep

Tamworth council bosses have denied the town is set to lose its public toilet facilities after campaigners struck up a petition following fears that they are set to close.


Stephen Sutton appeal raises £5 MILLION for charity 

16 Sep

Burntwood cancer teen's mum Jane 'immensely proud' of his achievements and legacy...


Stephen’s £5m to fund cancer units 

16 Sep

Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, are revealed.


Tamworth FC part company with boss Dale Belford 

15 Sep

Dale Belford has parted company with Tamworth FC.


​Influential HS2 committee to meet stricken communities around… 

15 Sep

THE case of Staffordshire communities will be put to an influential committee of MPs when they visit Staffordshire for the first time tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16).


​Tamworth Rotary cheque will benefit local people – forever 

15 Sep

A CHARITY fund which aims to provide help and support to future generations of Tamworth people has received a cash boost.


Two Tamworth Celebrity Big Brother fanatics enjoy night out with… 

15 Sep

TWO diehard Big Brother fans from Tamworth recentlyrubbed shoulders with stars from this summer's celebrity series.


Tamworth ‘YouTubers’ aiming to become internet sensations 

15 Sep

TWO 21-year-olds from Tamworth are aiming to become overnight internet sensations by launching their own YouTube channel.


Tributes paid after death of long-serving Lichfield councillor 

15 Sep

A long-serving Lichfield councillor has died.


Pupils to visit supermarket to learn more about the food they eat 

15 Sep

Tamworthyoungsters are likely to be spending more time in the supermarket this year, as Morrisons launches an educational programme to help them understand where their food comes from.


Former Lichfield mayor, longstanding councillor and charity… 

15 Sep

HIGHLY respected Lichfield councillor and former mayor John Wilks has died aged 84.


Store is helping little Lichfield boy to get around 

15 Sep

A LITTLE Lichfield boy is to receive a special car seat to help him travel in safety thanks to fund-raisers at Central England Co-operative.


Police appeal for witnesses after man dies in A38 crash 

15 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A38 which left a man dead.


Tamworth Golf Club members prepare for emotional time at last… 

15 Sep

EVERYONE welcome is the message at Eagle Drive, as Tamworth Golf Club is set to hold its final ever memorial day later this month.


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Blogs

The Atticus Column by Simon Peaple: Devolve power within… 

16 Sep

This week it is anticipated that 80 percentof registered voters will take part in the referendum in Scotland.


DUPLE and Thomas Harrington (Part 1) 

15 Sep

DUPLE and Thomas Harrington The company began with the construction of horse-drawn carriages.


Heads and Tales 

15 Sep

Just outside of Lichfield, in the village of Wall, are the remains of the Roman settlement of Letocetum, a latinized version of an Iron Age place name meaning ‘grey wood’.


Harpers Fleet List 

14 Sep

Harpers of Heath Hayes.


Dig-iT Asked to Comment on “Read On. Get On.” Campaign 

13 Sep

The " Read On.


Dig-iT Article in Parent Champions Spring Newsletter 

13 Sep

The Parent Champions campaign , run by the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust , included a two page article in its spring newsletter ab  out Dig-iT and the work we do.


Assembly Rooms Redevelopment Plans Given the Go-Ahead 

13 Sep

An ambitious project to restore and improve Tamworth Assembly Rooms took a step forward this week when Tamworth Borough Council’s planning committee gave the plans their unanimous approval.


Anker Valley Housing Development Plans Passed 

13 Sep

Up to 535 new homes and a new primary school are to be built in the Anker Valley off Ashby Road, after the council’s planning committee approved an outline application.


Rugeley high speed broadband boost 

12 Sep

Rugeley and Colton have become the latest communities to benefit from the multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire high-speed fibre broadband programme.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Mobile Phone Campaign 

16 Sep

We all carry our mobile phones with names numbers stored in its memory.


Bingo Helps You Indulge in Some Sinful Cravings of Yours – Here’s How 

16 Sep

Quite sometime back I wrote a post on what I would simply love buying if I won a lottery.


I Wasn’t The Only One – God Loved Him Too 

16 Sep

I wanted you to see my progress every year, but that isn’t possible Now that you aren’t here I wanted you to witness my growth and prosperity but now that you are away That isn’t going to be I wanted you to be a part of everything I chose to do...


Morning Prayer – September 16 

16 Sep

Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts, c.432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882 Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I ...


No Monkey Business Please! 

16 Sep

We get all kinds of donations in the Main Shop, but I wasn’t prepared to be confronted by a Giant Monkey when I unlocked! I hadn’t even switched the lights on, and I opened the door to the Back Room, and there he was, slouched in a chair, large ...


September 14th – Back up on Cannock Chase for the first time in… 

16 Sep

September 14th - Back up on Cannock Chase for the first time in ages, and I really loved it.


Reviewed – Retro Shoes from Naturalizer 

15 Sep

When I was a little girl, there was always something a little bit risque about red shoes.


Looking around 

15 Sep

Monday 15th September 2014 Nothing much to report over the past few days unfortunately, despite checking a few lesser known local sites.


Inspirational Hero Mark Ormrod, Former Royal Marines Fundraising For The Royal Marines 350th Birthday 

15 Sep

Inspirational former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod life changed drastically on Christmas Eve 2007 whilst out on a routine foot patrol in Afghanistan, when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device.


276 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 3 – Beattie Well Tank & Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway 

15 Sep

276 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 3 – Beattie Well Tank Bodmin Wadebridge Railway Bodmin North Station View NW: buffer-stops right, Wadebridge left; ex-LSW terminus of branch from Wadebridge...


St Giles Hospice Fundraising rides 

15 Sep

Some photos from the beginning of yesterdays rides for St Giles.


Gloucester to Upton. 

15 Sep

We left Gloucester Lock just after 8 am following a rib carrying two workmen, who soon sped off around the bend.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Club Annual Awards decided. 

16 Sep

The Club managers and committee voted on the 4 annual awards last night.


Tamworth FC players react to Belford departure 

15 Sep

Lambs players have started taking to Twitter to reflect on the departure of Dale Belford as manager.


Tamworth FC: “Players are gutted by Belford departure’ -… 

15 Sep

Midfielder Kevin Thornton says the squad are gutted by the departure of boss Dale Belford.


Lichfield City F.C. U13′s – City claim first win of the season 

15 Sep

Determined city claimed all 3 points in this hard fought match...


Tamworth FC part company with boss Dale Belford 

15 Sep

Dale Belford has parted company with Tamworth FC.


Chasetown and Rugby Town must replay for right to face Worcester… 

15 Sep

RUGBY TOWN 1CHASETOWN 1FA CupFirst Qualifying RoundJERMAINE Johnson's first Scholars goal gave Chasetown the lead but Rugby struck back after the break to ensure a replay will decide who travels to Conference North side Worcester City in the...


LADIES NIGHT 

15 Sep

Saturday 29th November 2014 @ 7.00pm.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield jobs to go as Phones 4U goes into administration 

15 Sep

Staff at a Lichfield shop are being told their jobs have gone after Phones 4U went into administration.


DTZ brings £215m Ocean Portfolio to market 

15 Sep

Real estate adviser selling Swift Park unit in 12-strong portfolio in addition to Fradley Park in Lichfield...


Birmingham MPs unite to demand HS2 college in the city 

12 Sep

The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college...


Birmingham remains ideal location for HS2 College say business leaders 

12 Sep

BIRMINGHAM remains the ideal choice for the location of the proposed HS2 College, business leaders in the city have said.


Business lends a helping hand to Lichfield scouts 

11 Sep

Scouts in Lichfield have been given a helping hand to get on the road for their first camping trip of the year.


Plan approved for new Indian restaurant in Burntwood 

11 Sep

Plans for a new Indian restaurant in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead.


84 West Midland firms to compete for £10bn HS2 contracts 

11 Sep

Eighty-four companies from the West Midlands are set to bid for £10 billion worth of contracts to build HS2.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Clerk of the House | House of Commons Commission | Written Answers 

10 Sep

To ask the hon.


High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill | Business of the House | Commons debates 

9 Sep

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.


High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill | Business of the House | Commons debates 

9 Sep

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.


Higher Education: Admissions | Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

9 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the recent trends in the number of university applications from students from disadvantaged or minority ethnic backgrounds.


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    A gull fishing in Westport Lake, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
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