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Woman’s body found in woods in Staffordshire 

20 Jan

Police found the body in Cannock this morning...


Police hunt violent burglary gang using BLEACH on hands of victims to avoid DNA 

20 Jan

Rush robberies have taken place in Chapel Ash, Bescot, Pleck, West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Wolverhampton...


Four people who will inspire you to stick to your new year diet 

20 Jan

These inspirational dieters used Weightwatchers and Slimming World diets to reach their goal weight...


The heartwarming reason why Aston Villa players will be taking home less cash this month 

20 Jan

And it was all inspired by Gabby Agbonlahor...


Warning after three youths attempted to rob man at knife point 

19 Jan

WE are issuing a warning tonight after a frightening knife-point attempted-robbery close to the Town Centre.


Dance teacher from Tamworth sentenced for sexual abuse of pupils 

19 Jan

A FORMER Birmingham dance teacher has today (Friday 19 January) been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing some of his pupils.


Heroic shopkeeper describes “terrifying” moment he bravely tackles gunman 

19 Jan

The CCTV footage was captured after a masked gunman walked into Save n Spend, in Pleck Road, Walsall...


Perry Beeches school chain ‘collapsed owing nearly £500k over unfilled pupil places’ 

19 Jan

Academies 'over-estimated how many children they would attract...


Dance teacher Neil Harris, 72, jailed for sexually abusing pupils 

19 Jan

He was locked up for five years and put on the sex offenders register for life...


Masked gang follow young woman home in Tamworth 

19 Jan

Woman 'scared' and 'upset' after gang follow her in Stonydelph...


Save the dates as popular outdoor events return for 2018 

19 Jan

DRAGONS, jousting, cinema under the stars, family fun, live music and fireworks are all back as part of Tamworth Borough Council’s 2018 programme of outdoor events.


‘Shake-away’ those winter blues with live shows bursting into town 

19 Jan

THEATRE is continuing on tour in Tamworth this February, with the rip-roaring alt-folk band Noble Jacks and the high-spirited, gypsy style jazz music of Tantz.


Cabinet agrees new funding formula for schools 

19 Jan

SCHOOLS in Staffordshire will be moving to the Government’s new National Funding Formula, after measures were agreed by the county council’s Cabinet.


Recycled Christmas trees help to raise £11,000 for St Giles Hospice 

19 Jan

Recycled Christmas trees have given a boost to a local charity.


Shocking figures reveal TWELVE car break-ins in SIX DAYS in Great Barr 

19 Jan

Car thefts are on the rise in Pheasey Park Farm, Great Barr...


Memorial page created in honour of Tamworth drowning victim 

19 Jan

Liam Fairbrother, 20, died doing what he loved: fishing...


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Blogs

Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After More Than 900 Years 

20 Jan

The unique 70-metre long tapestry that depicts the 1066 Norman Conquest of Britain will be put on public display in 2022.


Dam freeloaders? 

19 Jan

It seems all is not rosy between Staffordshire County Council, owners of Chasewater, and the Canal and River Trust, the people who actually use the water it supplies to top up the canal network in Birmingham and the Black Country.


HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area 

18 Jan

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money.


First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety 

18 Jan

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years.


Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England 

16 Jan

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases.


Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.


Beware of Courier Fraud 

16 Jan

Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of courier fraud where offenders are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal and financial information.


Council Opens New Play Area in Tamworth 

16 Jan

Young children and families can no...


Tunnelling through the folklore 

14 Jan

I've had a really interesting email in from the Brownhills Blog Canada Correspondent Brian Edwards who relates a very interesting tale concerning Stonnall, and the discovery of a tunnel there in the late 1960s.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Firecrest – a winter gem 

20 Jan

20th January 2018 The year continues on the slow side.


Valentine’s Gift Ideas For The Man In Your Life 

20 Jan

Looking for a Valentine’s day gift for the man in your life? Then step this way.


Music of Bob Dylan to feature in new Lichfield Garrick show 

19 Jan

The music of one of the most influential musicians of all time will be brought to life in a show at the Lichfield Garrick.


When I Grow Up? 

19 Jan

Some of you may have seen this feature on BBC Breakfast today about 20,000 seven to 11-year-olds who’d been asked to draw pictures of the job they want to do in the future.


Fabulous First Date Destinations 

19 Jan

A few days ago I posted about finding love in 2018 , making this the year you banished being single and made that ‘me time’ into ‘we time.


Morning Prayer – Friday 19 January 2018 

19 Jan

Epiphany Season Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095 Second Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life of whom then shall I be afraid? When ...


Delivery Made Easy With Shiply 

18 Jan

It’s an age old problem.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 18 January 2018 

18 Jan

Epiphany Season Amy Carmichael, Founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, Spiritual Writer, 1951 First Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.


Muddy Boots Storage With Vintage Apple Crates 

17 Jan

One of the negative point people often mention when they are talking about storage solutions is how unattractive it can be.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 17 January 2018 

17 Jan

Psalm 81 Sing merrily to God our strength, shout for joy to the God of Jacob.


January 16th – A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been… 

17 Jan

January 16th - A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been the M6 Toll bridge at Anglesey wharf.


January 16th A second day off sick. My congestion was better,… 

17 Jan

January 16th A second day off sick.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

‘Maybe fresh legs are needed in times ahead’ Wolves talking points after the defeat to Nottingham Forest 

20 Jan

Gregg Evans outlines his findings after WWFC lose 2-0 to NFFC at Molineux...


Salomon Rondon did Cyrille Regis proud and other talking points from Everton 1 West Brom 1 

20 Jan

Paul Suart outlines his findings from WBA's draw at Goodison Park...


Championship Sky sports matches coming up: Wolves, Derby County and Bristol City among those screened 

20 Jan

Sides near the top of the Championship are featuring...


He’s walking a disciplinary tightrope and other talking points from Birmingham City’s draw at Preston 

20 Jan

Brian Dick outlines his findings from the 1-1 at Deepdale...


When is Match Of The Day on TV next? 

20 Jan

Gary Lineker hosts the Premier League highlights show alongside some famous faces as pundits...


Premier League relegation odds: Stoke City pull Huddersfield into the reckoning 

20 Jan

Swansea City, West Brom, Stoke City, Huddersfield and Newcastle United are among the most likely, according to bookies...


Next manager sacked odds: Marco Silva sees odds fall amid Watford slump 

20 Jan

The latest Oddschecker verdict on who is set for the chop from the Premier League...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield groups benefit from a share of £5,000 funding pot 

19 Jan

Two projects in Lichfield are celebrating after sharing a funding pot of more than £5,000.


Building firm delighted to “come home” to Burntwood for new housing development 

19 Jan

A Burntwood building firm says it is pleased to have “come home” for its latest project.


‘Almost no exposure’ to rail sector if companies collapse like Carillion 

18 Jan

Transport minister moves to reassure Parliament that projects such as HS2 will be protected if other contractors follow the same fate as Carillion...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


Carrier bag charge helps fund three lifesaving defibrillators in Lichfield 

5 Jan

Three lifesaving defibrillators have been installed in Lichfield after being funded by the 5p carrier bag charge.


Review of 2017 – May: New mayor elected, unexploded bomb and HS2 landmark revamp 

27 Dec

There was a historic moment for West Midlands politics in May as Andy Street was appointed the region's first directly mayor and Birmingham was strangled for almost two days after an unexploded bomb was found...


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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  • Wire wool

     on flickr 12 Jan 18
    Yes, that’s little me up there. I chickened out at the start. It was too windy. But once I had got back in the swing of things on some lesser rocks on the other side, I decided I just had to try again







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