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Firefighters take to Tamworth Streets 

15 Apr

Firefighters will be taking to the streets of Tamworth to highlight arson hotspots in the town as part of a hard-hitting campaign.


Nature reserves spring into action with helping hands 

15 Apr

Volunteers at Tamworth Local Nature Reserves are getting to grips with a wide range of tasks now that spring is in the air.


Tamworth to benefit from £2.5m project to restore Tame Valley 

15 Apr

An exciting £2.5 million project to restore the landscape of the Tame Valley between Birmingham and Tamworth has been announced – and two sites in Tamworth are to benefit from the scheme.


Watchdogs welcome Staffordshire County Council’s shake-up of… 

15 Apr

WATCHDOGS at Staffordshire County Council have endorsed a decision to axe traditional youth clubs in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Devoted Tamworth dad continues with marathon effort – against all… 

15 Apr

A DETERMINED Tamworth dad brought new meaning to the phrase 'true grit' on Sunday (April 13) by refusing to give up on his London marathon challenge despite receiving medical advice to quit.


Tamworth RUFC and Resolven RFC celebrate their 50th anniversary 

15 Apr

ON Sunday, May 4, two rugby sides will step out onto the field and make history.


Suspended prison sentence for Barton plumber who did unregistered… 

15 Apr

A BARTON gas fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially put lives at risk.


Families invited to teddy bears’ picnic in Lichfield’s Beacon… 

15 Apr

FAMILIES are invited to a teddy bears' picnic in Beacon Park in aid of Cancer Research UK.


Young arsonists attack Tamworth Castle Grounds play equipment 

15 Apr

ARSONISTS who deliberately set fire to a wooden castle in a children's play area in Tamworth town centre, are being sought by police.


National Memorial Arboretum unveils tribute to first major naval… 

15 Apr

A MEMORIAL marking the 75th anniversary of the first major naval battle of World War II has been dedicated at Alrewas.


Electric vehicle charging point launched at Coleshill Parkway 

15 Apr

AN ELECTRIC vehicle charging has been installed for commuters in North Warwickshire at Coleshill Parkway train station.


Traffic disruption on A38 near Lichfield during overnight closure… 

15 Apr

OVERNIGHT safety work on the A38/A5127 Streethay junction near Lichfield will take place next week.


Yikes! Children to check out Lichfield’s bloodthirsty history 

15 Apr

CHILDREN are invited to go on a guided walking tour of Lichfield's landmarks to find out horrible facts about the city's gruesome history.


Triathlete backs Burntwood world record attempt 

15 Apr

A leading Midlands triathlete has backed a world record attempt in Burntwood.


Talented Tamworth chainsaw carver James Taylor shares his story 

15 Apr

This magnificent collection of finely carved sculptures started with a little bit of spare time.


Serious collision on Silverlink Road 

15 Apr

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision which occured on Silverlink Road, Glascote Heath, last night.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Tamworth FC reach Birmingham Senior Cup final! 

15 Apr

Tamworth FC have beaten Hednesford Town 5-2 to reach the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup, the team will now face a tie against premiership side West Bromwich Albion in the final.


GPs urge patients to use 111 service 

15 Apr

Doctors in Cannock Chase are advising the public to consider picking up the phone and dialing 111 to find the fastest route to the right care if they need to access non-urgent health services over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.


Fight continues to save Ivy House 

15 Apr

The Planning Control Committee meet on Wednesday 16th to decide the fate of Ivy House in Cannock.


A Study in Orange 

15 Apr

The fascination for all things Fisherwick Hall continues.


Easter Markets host fun and games 

15 Apr

Cannock Chase Council is working closely with market traders in Cannock and Rugeley to encourage people to support their local market this Easter.


Fashion blogger Ruth Emmerson: Spring/Summer 2014 trends for… 

15 Apr

So spring is finally upon us; lighter nights, slightly warmer days and of course a new wardrobe to think about! Summer isn't far away too (we hope!) and so now is the time to grab yourself some key pieces to spruce up your Spring/Summer wardrobe.


Cannock Easter Art Competition Winners Announced 

15 Apr

Sixteen lucky youngsters have been awarded a goody bag after winning an Easter eggs-travaganza art competition.


5 Day Weather by WS11 Weather 

15 Apr

Here’s the latest 5 day weather forecast, provided by Steve Hopley at WS11 Weather.


Rugeley Rugby Club aim for Double 

15 Apr

Rugeley Rugby Club are setting their sights on a double cup victory with a Cup Final appearance.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Urban Birding 

15 Apr

Had to go to Derby today, so thought I would take the opportunity to check out the nesting Perigrines I have been reading about.


Pammene giganteana–now known as the early oak piercer 

15 Apr

This micro-moth is on the National Scarce List B and is new to south-east Staffordshire.


Cananimals. 

15 Apr

I liked the way the ducks sleep on the canal, these two drifted past our porthole carried by the breeze.


File: Orange tip butterfly 

15 Apr

Male Orange tip in ditch in car park 14/04/14.


File: Bluebells in the wood 

15 Apr

Springtime in the woods at Middleton Lakes is wonderful - bluebells and wild garlic.


Tenebrae – A service that touches deeper . . . 

15 Apr

Than so much else that I encounter during the course of the year.


File: Male GSW on feeder 

15 Apr

Can't resist taking a photo of "woody...


Blue Sky Thinking – Always right!blue sky thinking, always right, frustrating people, never wrong 

15 Apr

How many people do you know who appear to live by this simple thought...


Fundraising concert at the Lichfield Garrick hailed a success 

15 Apr

A concert in Lichfield has been hailed a success after raising thousands for the Staffordshire Police Cadets scheme.


Morning Prayer – Apr 15 

15 Apr

Passiontide Tuesday of Holy Week 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 the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my ...


Hot News!!!! 

14 Apr

We are bursting to tell you our news! View this email in your browser 2 years ago we were so excited to be announcing we were getting a shop! After hiring Hopwas Village Hall for the previous 18 months, the “small but beautifully formed” ...


Well balanced 

14 Apr

Two things i’ve noticed seeing the bikes out and about this Easter holiday.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Belford looks forward to West Bromwich Albion clash 

15 Apr

Dale Belford says Tamworth's appearance in the Birmingham Senior Cup final will be reward for the hard work of his young squad.


West Bromwich Albion date beckons for the Lambs 

15 Apr

Tamworth 5 Hednesford Town 2 Birmingham Senior Cup semi-final Tamworth set up a date with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns with a thrilling win against Hednesford.


Senior Challenge Vase Winners – Wolstanton United 

15 Apr

After narrowly missing out on lifting the trophy last season against Hanley Town, Wolstanton United were victorious in yesterday evenings final tie against AFC Hanley Town.


Match Preview: Tamworth FC (A – BSC) 

15 Apr

Hednesford Town go into tonight’s Birmingham Senior Cup semi final against local rivals Tamworth not only as holders but possibly slight favourites as both clubs look to be going in different directions this season.


Scholars slip to defeat in Sheffield 

15 Apr

SHEFFIELD FC 2 CHASETOWN 1 First Division South CHASETOWN let an early lead slip as they fell to defeat at Sheffield in this battle between two mid-table sides with only pride to play for.


Tamworth FC ready for Hednesford semi-final 

15 Apr

Tamworth FC can set up a date with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns by beating Hednesford Town tonight.


The world cup is coming to Stoke-on-Trent and YOU can take part 

15 Apr

2014 Kicks 5 a side World Cup...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Agreement over new Business Improvement District in Lichfield 

15 Apr

An improved city centre could be on the way after an agreement was reached to create a Business Improvement District in Lichfield.


‘Model T’ of BSA guns reborn for modern era 

11 Apr

A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.


HS2 compensation package details announced 

9 Apr

COMPENSATION packages for homeowners and businesses whose lives will be disrupted by the HS2 high-speed rail scheme have been announced.


More firms being won over by HS2 claims Greater Birmingham Chamber 

8 Apr

AN increasing number of businesses in Greater Birmingham think that the HS2 rail link between Birmingham and London will have a positive impact, according to a new survey.


Improvements to Burntwood shopping centre are completed 

8 Apr

Business owners are celebrating improvements to a Burntwood shopping area.


Drayton Manor recruits 200 staff for new season 

7 Apr

TAMWORTH-based Drayton Manor Theme Park has recruited more than 200 staff for its 2014 season.


New micropub set for Lichfield following leasing deal 

7 Apr

A FORMER shop unit in Lichfield has undergone extensive refurbishment to open as a new micropub a move which reinforces the increasing popularity of the city, commercial property agents have s...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Business of the House | Commons debates 

10 Apr

As this is export week, will the Leader of the House grant time to discuss the value of local export drives such as the one that I am organising in Tamworth with UK Trade Investment, and the help that local retail banks can provide in sponsoring...


Public Houses | Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

9 Apr

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable he has adopted for the introduction of a Statutory Code and Adjudicator in the public house sector.


Pupils: Per Capita Costs | Education | Written Answers 

7 Apr

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) total and (b) average funding per head is under the basic funding formula for pupils in Somerset in 2014-15.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

3 Apr

You, Mr Speaker, will know that the Government Whips Office normally operates like a well-oiled machine, yet on this occasion it appears that the Whips believe that there is no interest in HS2 and Second Reading can be held on just one day...


Business of the House | Commons debates 

3 Apr

May I associate myself with calls for a second day to debate the HS2 Bill on Second Reading? May I also ask the Leader of the House for a debate on university technical colleges, which are a tremendous way for young people to gain the industry...


Energy Markets (Competition) | Energy and Climate Change | Commons debates 

3 Apr

There is already a cash gap between what the big six are planning to spend on infrastructure and the amount that needs to be spent.


Planning Permission: Staffordshire | Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

3 Apr

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals resulted in local authority decisions being overturned by the planning inspector in South Staffordshire in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012 and...


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  • Male and Female Adder

     on flickr 13 Apr 14
    A male and female adder getting a bit close in the afternoon sun
    Animals photographed in situ in Staffordshire, England, 13th April 2014







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