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Minimum tobacco price ‘could cut smoking and improve health’ 

23 Nov

The research highlighted that while the percentage of adults who smoke has dropped from 28% in 2003 to 21%, the proportion has remained static since 2013...


Tamworth secures £92,600 to support domestic abuse victims 

22 Nov

TAMWORTH Borough Council, in partnership with Lichfield District Council, has secured more than £90,000 in Government funding to provide more tailored support to the growing numbers of domestic abuse victims who have additional or complex needs.


Warning of high winds 

22 Nov

PEOPLE travelling on the roads across Staffordshire overnight are being warned about high winds and the risk of trees and branches falling.


Christmas reunion at Drayton Manor Park 

22 Nov

But Abby Gibson and her two sons were unexpectedly reunited with their military father for the first time in four months – and just in time for Christmas...


Dog has ear RIPPED OFF during crazed canine attack in Tamworth – owner issues warning 

22 Nov

Bellla, the Rottweiler, was savaged during the attack over the weekend...


Kevin Spacey investigated by UK police over SECOND sex assault allegation 

22 Nov

The Met were already investigating an allegation of assault regarding Spacey against a different man in the same area in 2008...


Aston Villa unveil proposals to enhance training facilities at Bodymoor Heath near Tamworth 

22 Nov

Planning chiefs will have the final say on the installation of the analysis cameras should the plans be put before them in the near future...


Slippery rails causing delays for cross city line passengers heading to and from Lichfield 

22 Nov

Train passengers travelling to and from Lichfield on the cross city line are facing an evening of delays.


Search for fly-tippers who dumped large pile of waste on Gravelly Lane in Stonnall 

22 Nov

Fly-tippers have dumped a large pile of builder’s waste on a road in Stonnall.


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to be scrapped in 2020 

22 Nov

In a long awaited move the West Midlands Mayor will take over the role after the next round of elections...


Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.


Huge pile of dumped rubbish blocks road near Lichfield 

22 Nov

Whoever dumped rubbish in Stonnall lane committed criminal offence...


Award-winning Tamworth Castle wins more silver for the cabinet 

22 Nov

TAMWORTH Castle has very good reason to be celebrating once more, after winning silver awards for being a top tourist destination and a great place to meet Santa, in the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


Police find missing four month old baby Lincoln Davis 

22 Nov

West Midlands Police launched investigation after baby went missing...


Four month old baby Lincoln Davies abducted in Walsall 

22 Nov

West Midlands Police launch investigation after baby went missing...


Husband jailed for life for bludgeoning wife to death before dumping her in Lidl car park 

22 Nov

Norbert Chikerema was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court...


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Blogs

The Woodmen fell Coppice residents 

20 Nov

On Saturday afternoon, Walsall Wood FC took the short stroll up the road to Five Ways at Heath Hayes to comfortably beat Heath Hayes, continuing the Woodmen's somewhat astonishing performance so far this season.


Walsall Wood away to Heath Hays at the Coppice this afternoon! 

18 Nov

Come and watch stellar Walsall Wood play at Heath Hayes this afternoon! Continue reading...


Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses celebrated at awards 

17 Nov

Tourism plays a vital role in our overall economy and on Wednesday over 40 of our top tourism businesses gathered for the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


Pictures and video from Brownhills and Heath Hayes 2017 Remembrance events 

16 Nov

Last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12th November 2017 saw the annual Remembrance weekend in the UK and I'm pleased to say Walsall Borough and South Staffordshire did themselves proud and staged a whole range of parades and events that were well ...


Remembrance, and St Peter’s Bridge 

13 Nov

I am extremely proud of Staffordshire’s close links with the military, and therefore it was humbling to see so many people in our county pay their respects to the fallen over the weekend.


A dreadful dawn 

12 Nov

Since it's Remembrance Sunday, I've a very sad, thought-provoking article here that was brought to my attention just yesterday by Vikki Swain, whose Great Uncle, Lance Corporal Frederick Hawthorne was one of the tragic band of soldiers executed at ...


For the Fallen 

12 Nov

Solemn the drums thrill: Death August and Royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.


Fake Remembrance Merchandise Seized by Border Force 

12 Nov

Border Force officers have seized fake poppy branded jewellery, key rings and scarves estimated to be worth approximately £150,000.


Keeping healthy this winter 

8 Nov

Winter brings with it lots of different challenges for everyone and In my last post, I touched on our winter preparations from a highways point of view.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Morning Prayer – Thursday 23 November 2017 

23 Nov

Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 Psalm 61 Hear my crying, O God, and listen to my prayer.


Awful Auntie Live On Stage In Birmingham 

22 Nov

Awful Auntie stormed into the Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre tonight delighting both children and adults alike.


Hawfinch – Burbage, Leics. 

22 Nov

21st November 2017 Managed to get decent views of a single Hawfinch feeding, although I did have to travel a few miles into Leicestershire to see it.


Choristers to perform iconic song from The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral 

22 Nov

Three choristers from Lichfield Cathedral will perform to a packed audience when they sing the iconic Christmas number Walking in the Air from The Snowman.


Christmas Gift Idea: A Photo Gift Idea From Lifecake 

22 Nov

Lifecake is a fantastic App that gives you a way to preserve your photographs and videos that accumulate over time.


Fun And Pastimes For Dark Winter Nights 

22 Nov

As the nights draw in and the weather turns colder and colder, we may find ourselves spending more time indoors, especially when it comes to the evenings.


Christmas close down and New Year reopen dates 

22 Nov

Walsall The last Walsall meeting of the year will be Friday 8 th December The first Walsall meeting of the New Year will be Friday 12 th January 2018 On Friday 5 th Jan there will be a joint event with Best of Walsall and the regular networking will ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 22 November 2017 

22 Nov

Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


Christmas Party Beauty Sorted With Blow 

21 Nov

Blow Ltd has been called the Uber of the beauty world, able to deliver fabulous hair, nails and beauty makeovers in the comfort of your own home, simply by using a downloadable app.


Dream Honeymoon Destinations 

21 Nov

If you were to produce a list for the criteria for dream honeymoon destinations, what would be in the list? White sandy beaches? Endless days of blue skies? Idyllic romantic hideaways where you and your loved one can spend quality time away from the ...


Christmas Gift Ideas: Gifts For Football Lovers 

20 Nov

Christmas is about finding that gift that the recipient will love and appreciate, and today I am focusing on gifts that would be perfect if you have a football lover in your family and friends list.


Review: Drayton Manor Park’s Magical Christmas 2017 

20 Nov

Time flies when you’re having fun – that might explain why it was a bit of a surprise to hear that Drayton Manor Park is already celebrating a tenth Magical Christmas event.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

West Brom next manager: Clear favourite; former defender’s gripe; ex-striker’s advice 

23 Nov

A round up of all the latest Albion news and opinion...


Wolves news: Leeds hammering; player ratings; Nuno on Costa 

23 Nov

A round up of our coverage as Wolves win convincingly...


Aston Villa news: Onomah on Tottenham; striker injury recovery; a Wolves warning and why Delph sale was good 

23 Nov

A round up of the latest Aston Villa news from the Birmingham Mail...


Birmingham City news: Player ratings, Steve Cotterill’s verdict as Blues lose at Middlesbrough 

23 Nov

A look at last night's coverage as BCFC suffer another defeat on the road...


Helder Costa: Nuno gives his verdict on rejuvenated Wolves winger 

22 Nov

Costa put away Wolves' fourth goal from the penalty spot in the win over Leeds...


What Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill made of the defeat at Middlesbrough 

22 Nov

BCFC were sunk by two first-half Britt Assombalonga goals...


Aston Villa loanee Josh Onomah discusses his Tottenham Hotspur return 

22 Nov

The young midfielder has come on leaps and bounds in claret and blue...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.


Supermarket launches appeal urging shoppers to support Lichfield Foodbank during the festive period 

14 Nov

A local supermarket has launched a festive campaign to urge shoppers to support the Lichfield Foodbank.


Lichfield hairdressing salon celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards 

8 Nov

A Lichfield hairdressing business is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards.


Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.


Shortlist unveiled for £2.75bn HS2 contract 

6 Nov

Quintet of train builders will vie for deal to build at least 54 trains to run on high-speed line between Birmingham and London...


Report backs plan to convert farm building into 500 vault mausoleum at Muckley Corner 

6 Nov

A report has backed plans to convert a farm building into a mausoleum .


Bank branch gives boost to the work of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust 

6 Nov

A Lichfield charity is celebrating after being named as a bank’s local charity partner.


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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