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Tributes paid after husband and wife found dead in suspected murder-suicide 

26 Sep

Police understand the woman was murdered before the man took his own life...


Bangladesh to build shelters for Rohingya Muslim children without parents 

26 Sep

Children make up about 60% of the estimated 436,000 Rohingya who have poured into Bangladesh over the last four weeks...


Cargill keeps Bilbrook UK merger deal 

26 Sep

Cargill, a global agricultural giant founded in the Mid-West 150 years ago, is keeping its plant on the Balliol Business Park at Bilbrook after striking a deal with rival Faccenda Foods to create a new UK business employing 6,000 people...


Thug brags from jail cell on Facebook about watching McGregor vs Mayweather 

26 Sep

Martin Grant, jailed for 11 years and three months over an attack that left his victim fearing he would lose his hand, boasted about watching all the action unfold...


Study reveals Lichfield parents fear their kids aren’t getting enough exercise 

26 Sep

A new study shows that almost two thirds of parents in Lichfield worry that their kids don’t get enough exercise.


Bishop of Lichfield joins walk to mark 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation 

26 Sep

Almost 150 people have taken part in a walk of friendship from Birmingham to Lichfield.


Arrest made after man and woman assaulted outside popular Tamworth pub 

26 Sep

Police are appealing for information...


Lichfield coffee shop blasted for BANNING children 

26 Sep

15 on the Corner in Lichfield is under fire from parents...


Being in good mood ‘could boost effectiveness of flu jab’ 

26 Sep

Measurements were taken three times a week over six weeks...


Seven held in anti-gay raids in Egypt after ‘rainbow flag raised’ 

26 Sep

The move comes after the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement was allegedly raised at a concert last week in a rare sign of support for gays in the conservative country...


How number of online sexual crime cases is skyrocketing 

26 Sep

Sexual crimes in the category that includes internet offences rose by 50% from 2,901 in 2013/14 to 4,360 by 2016/17...


Conservative MP Christopher Pincher gets first-hand glimpse of new St Giles Hospice virtual reality app 

26 Sep

An MP has been given a first look at a new virtual reality app being introduced by a Whittington charity.


Health chief says new contracts will deliver extra home care for vulnerable residents in Lichfield and Burntwood 

26 Sep

Health bosses say a new agreement will see around 3million hours of home care delivered to elderly and vulnerable people across the region.


The UK driving test is changing SOON – here is everything you need to know 

26 Sep

Those who fail their driving test now could still be faced with taking the new one after December 4...


Husband and wife ‘murder-suicide’: What we know so far 

26 Sep

Detectives are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths...


Opportunity for good causes to apply for share of We Love Lichfield fund’s £20K cash giveaway 

26 Sep

Groups in Lichfield and Burntwood can apply for We Love Lichfield Fund grant throughout October...


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Blogs

Join the Friends of Chasewater for a coffee this Friday! 

26 Sep

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore has been in touch to say that her new Friends of Chasewater group have a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Innovation Centre this Friday morning between 10am and 1pm.


Connecting Us Survey and Burton Gateways update 

25 Sep

The Connecting Us Survey is just about to go live, and I would like to take the opportunity to encourage you to make sure that your voice is heard.


Pictures from the 2017 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 

24 Sep

Yesterday (Saturday 23rd September 2017) I got chance to go to the first day of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust's Heritage Gathering at Huddlesford, near Whittington.


Get ale and hearty at Chasewater this weekend! 

23 Sep

Noted ale arse The Stymaster has been in touch to let me know that from 12 noon until 5pm today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday 23/24th September 2017), Beowulf Brewery in the craft units by Chasewater is having an open day.


Could You be the Next Black Rod? 

22 Sep

Lieutenant General David Leakey, the current Black Rod Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring.


Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering is this weekend! 

22 Sep

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is running on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (23-24th September 2017), and takes place at their Huddlesford base, ...


New Funding for Victims of Sexual Abuse 

21 Sep

Grant funding of £600,000 has been awarded to four charities to help victims of child sexual abuse.


Cycle Safety to be Reviewed 

21 Sep

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced an urgent review into cycle safety, following a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.


Media Awards: Eight battle it out for Midlands Newspaper of the Year 

21 Sep

Newcomer of the Year is the most hotly-contested category of this year’s Midlands Media Awards, with 26 entries received from media students and trainee reporters.


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Blogs

September 23rd – Returning through Lichfield, Festival Gardens… 

26 Sep

September 23rd - Returning through Lichfield, Festival Gardens looked gorgeous too with the autumn thing going on.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 26 September 2017 

26 Sep

Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


La La Land Live in Concert At Birmingham Symphony Hall 

25 Sep

This weekend saw the Birmingham Weekender, a weekend dedicated to bringing the arts to the masses with a series of free and ticketed events.


Can’t make it to church – Sunday 24 September 2017 

25 Sep

Some days it feels like life is determined by the toss of a coin.


Autumn Fashion Preview at House of Fraser 

25 Sep

It is been an exciting time for House of Fraser this September, especially when it comes to fashion.


Morning Prayer – Monday 25 September 2017 

25 Sep

Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626 Sergei of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher of the Faith, 1392 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of ...


Robert Powell and Liza Goddard to star in Silver Screen at the Lichfield Garrick 

24 Sep

Stage and screen star Robert Powell will be joined by Bergerac and Doctor Who actress Liza Goddard for Silver Screen at the Lichfield Garrick.


Guildhall getting ready to host the 2017 Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival 

22 Sep

There’ll be plenty of cheer – and even more beer – as Lichfield Arts brings the Autumn Beer Festival back to the city.


Birmingham Hippodrome Launch Cinderella at Villa Park 

22 Sep

Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome Panto Launch 2017.


Review: A Pandemonium of Poe at the Old Joint Stock Theatre 

22 Sep

The stage is lit by candles, atonal, deep cello music plays, and Dr Trevellyan emerges from the shadows to invite us – either the audience or the inmates – to the Sanitorium.


Beautiful Jewellery From The Eternity Rose 

22 Sep

The Eternity Rose is a company specialising in precious-metal-coated or glazed natural roses.


A week in the South West- Birds edition 

21 Sep

Thursday 21st September 2017 Summary of an eventful couple of weeks celebrating Jan's 70th.


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Sport

Burton Albion vs Aston Villa team news: This is the side Steve Bruce has picked to face Brewers 

26 Sep

The Aston Villa side to start against Burton Albion has been named...


Why Aston Villa captain John Terry and former favourite Christian Benteke are in this ideal player identikit 

26 Sep

Eden Hazard includes two players with AVFC connections...


Wolves blog: Molineux men are learning quickly under Nuno Santo 

26 Sep

Ryan Leister believes Wolves are adapting well to life under Nuno Santo and success is on the way...


Nottingham Forest U23 0 Birmingham City U23 1 

26 Sep

Kyle McFarlane's hot-streak continues with the winner against Forest...


Ex-Birmingham City director Panos Pavlakis discusses Harry Redknapp sacking 

26 Sep

Former BCFC chief was speaking to SSNHQ...


Under 23 Matches at Keys Park 

26 Sep

There will be a host of Aston Villa U23 matches at Hednesford Town this season.


Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday: Watch Carlos Carvalhal’s furious £20 note press conference 

26 Sep

The Sheffield Wednesday boss used a 20 note to make his point ahead of the Owls' trip to BCFC...


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Business

Armitage couple behind The English Indian chosen to appear in new advertising campaign for Square 

22 Sep

An Armitage couple are set to feature in a new advertising campaign for an international company.


Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders...


National retailer completes relocation of headquarters to Lichfield 

7 Sep

A retailer has moved its head office to Lichfield.


Lichfield District Council could seek compensation for business rates lost due to construction of HS2 

31 Aug

Lichfield District Council says it could ask for compensation for business rates lost due to the closure of companies in the path of the new HS2 rail line.


Plan unveiled for new commercial development on the Birmingham Road in Lichfield 

31 Aug

A new commercial development could be created in Lichfield.


Shenstone workers put their best foot forward for Meningitis Now charity 

29 Aug

Staff from a Lichfield training company have taken part in a fundraising event in aid of the Meningitis Now charity.


High-tech architects battle for HS2 top billing 

24 Aug

Regular Birmingham Post columnist Joe Holyoak welcomes the return of an elder statesmen architect who vowed never to work with Birmingham again...


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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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