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Warning – A5 between Nuneaton and Hinckley closed due to lorry… 

10 Dec

MOTORISTS are being warned of major traffic jams due to the part of the A5 between Nuneaton and Hinckley being closed following a lorry fire.


Staffordshire Police appeal for help in tracing missing Stafford… 

9 Dec

Police are trying to find a 53-year-old man who has been missing for almost two months.


Police appeal after pallets go missing from Amington Industrial… 

9 Dec

POLICE are appealing to businesses in Tamworth after a number of pallets have been recovered from an industrial estate.


Tamworth’s biggest panto gets underway this December in the… 

9 Dec

TAMWORTH'S biggest ever pantomime comes to town next week oh yes it does!Jack and the Beanstalk will be performed for the first time in a giant Big Top in Tamworth Castle Grounds while the Assembly Rooms undergoes renovation as part of the 6.1 ...


Have a Heart campaign hits a six with sports club’s help 

9 Dec

THE WEATHER may have turned cold, but members of Tamworth's Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club have warm hearts as they are the sixth organisation to purchase a life-saving device and back our Have a Heart Campaign.


Tamworth couple slam Midland Heart housing over faulty houses in… 

9 Dec

A DISABLED couple have hit out at their housing association after being told that a simple repair will take 'weeks'.


Plans to stop vehicles causing obstruction on roads across… 

9 Dec

PLANS to prevent vehicles from waiting at various locations across Lichfield are to be considered by city councillors on Thursday (December 16).


Tamworth Herald tracks down ‘love lock’ couple from Hockley 

9 Dec

A ROMANTIC couple who left a 'love lock' attached to a Tamworth bridge have been tracked down.


Congestion on A38 after accident near Lichfield 

9 Dec

THERE is congestion on the A38 near Lichfield following an accident at Weeford.


Speakers announced for Lichfield Literature Festival next spring 

9 Dec

THE FORMER wife of celebrated English physicist Stephen Hawking will be one of the speakers at the next Lichfield Literature Festival.


Police appeal in hunt for wanted Tamworth teenager 

9 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are appealing to the public for information about the whereabouts of wanted Tamworth man.


Operation Safenet: Arrests across the region 

8 Dec

POLICE forces across the region are warning those who view sexually explicit images of children that they will be caught.


Can you help police find wanted Tamworth Man? 

8 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is appealing to the public for information about the whereabouts of wanted Tamworth man Tom Baker.


Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes HMIC report on legitimacy of Police  

8 Dec

HER Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have yesterday published a report how Staffordshire police legitimately keeps people safe and reduces crime and rated the Force as “Good”.


Tamworth prepares for biggest ever Pantomime 

8 Dec

TAMWORTH’s biggest ever pantomime comes to town next week – oh yes it does! Jack and the Beanstalk will be performed for the first time in a giant Big Top in Tamworth Castle Grounds as the local theatre is undergoing renovations.


On this Day: Prostitute brought before Lichfield magistrates for… 

8 Dec

ON this day in 1883 Molly Bloor, a 20-year-old prostitute from Longton in the Potteries, was brought before magistrates in Lichfield.


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Blogs

2016 Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade at Chasewater this Sunday! 

10 Dec

There's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday (11th December 2016) - there's the Annual Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.


A50 improvements will benefit the whole county 

7 Dec

Next week will see work start on another important phase on the major project to improve the A50 which will benefit businesses and commuters across the county.


The technological possibilities in post-Brexit Staffordshire 

7 Dec

On Monday, Cabinet members and I met with other public sector leaders from across the county, to discuss what next for post-Brexit Staffordshire, taking the work that we have been doing over the summer and autumn one step further.


Killer Drivers to Face Life Sentences 

4 Dec

Dangerous drivers who kill are set to face life sentences, under plans put forward by Government Ministers.


Suspicious activity in Brownhills: Be on your guard 

3 Dec

A strange one reaches me via a reader on Facebook - it seems there's been an odd trio of people operating in Lichfield Road, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 3rd December 2016), and in the current climate it seems best to be safe and warn readers...


MP calls for action to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners 

2 Dec

A local Conservative MP has called for action to be taken to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners.


The Bid Needs You – Local MP Encourages Small Business to Get Involved 

1 Dec

Chris this week urges local businesses to get involved in the creation of Tamworth's Business Improvement District (BID).


Find out about a great local canal restoration with a guided walk this Saturday! 

30 Nov

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that's taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.


Nostalgia vs History: The Walsall Co-op, 1938 

28 Nov

Acc1268/3/3/1 – Marjorie’s notification of a job interview as a Tobacconist’s Assistant with the Walsall Co-op.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

PNP Santa – Keeping the Christmas Magic Alive 

10 Dec

Kids seem to grow up so quickly these days, so keeping that Christmas magic alive becomes harder and harder, and that makes it all the more important to do just that.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 10 December 2016 

10 Dec

Advent Ember Day Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.


Never give up, never give in 

10 Dec

what a day - triumphs, reignited passion, people laid to rest; all this topped with an amazingly energetic and noisy Kid's Club.


WINTER SALE 7th January 2017 

9 Dec

Already dreading the thought of January then the Cicily Bridal WINTER SALE will give you something to look forward to.


Christmas – A few questions (Paper One) 

9 Dec

I've been having some interesting conversations relating to Christmas and it's interesting how the older generation have, almost in total, told me that there's no place in the church building for a Christmas tree until we reach Christmas Eve.


Clever Dick 

9 Dec

PRIVATE DICK WHITTINGTON B2, Belgrade Theatre, Thursday 8 th December, 2016   While the pantomime larges it in the main house, it has become a tradition in the Belgrade’s studio space to stage an alternative version.


Morning Prayer – Friday 9 December 2016 

9 Dec

Advent Ember Day Psalm 85 Lord, you were gracious to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.


The fool has said . . . 

9 Dec

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Financially Savvy for 2017 

8 Dec

With Brexit edging ever closer, the credit crunch still in full flow, and money becoming increasingly tight, 2017 may well be the year when many people have to, once again, tighten their belts when it comes to family finance.


Visit London this Winter. 

8 Dec

It’s our capital city, and no-one would argue that it is also one of the most magnificent cities in the world.


Preparation for Your Family Road Trip 

8 Dec

If you’ve never been on a family road trip before, you probably aren’t aware of what’s to come.


Comedian Lee Hurst bringing new tour to the Lichfield Garrick 

8 Dec

Comic Lee Hurst is bringing his new tour to Lichfield.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Tamworth FC set for rest before festive spell 

10 Dec

ANDY Morrell will allow his players to refresh themselves this weekend ahead of the busy Christmas period.


Night-O Results – Heath Hayes 

9 Dec

Thanks to Cath for organising last night’s night-O in the new area, Heath Hayes.


Match Preview: Warrington Town (H) 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town return to league action at Keys Park on Saturday when Warrington Town visit for the first ever time in a competitive fixture.


Dunkley Moves Out On Loan 

9 Dec

Hednesford Town striker Tristian Dunkley has today joined fellow Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town on loan.


Tamworth ABC’s Ryan Hatton is crowned national champion for the… 

9 Dec

Tamworth ABC heavyweight Ryan Hatton has won a national title for an incredible sixth time.


Ex-Mansfield Town winger can be a catalyst for Lambs 

9 Dec

LAMBS: Louis Briscoe has been urged to provide 'more moments of magic' and help Tamworth to promotion.


Striker Arrives at Keys Park 

8 Dec

Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has made a move to bolster his attacking line-up by signing the experienced Spencer Weir-Daley.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Crown secures police force tech deal 

9 Dec

TAMWORTH-based Crown Duty Management Systems has expanded its reach within the emergency services sector after being chosen as an integral part of an IT solution which will allow three police organisa...


Law firm contracts help boost IT firm’s turnover to £8m 

9 Dec

A HOST of contracts with law firms during the year have contributed to a 12% turnover rise for IT service provider Quiss Technology.


Busy motorway junction set for major upgrade ahead of HS2 

8 Dec

ONE of the regions busiest motorway junctions is set to undergo major improvements in preparation for the development of a new interchange station serving the HS2 high speed rail line.


Traffic Alert: Twin accidents bring long delays to the M6 

8 Dec

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham this morning following twin accidents on opposite sides of the carriageway.


HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 near Birmingham after accident 

5 Dec

Motorists using the M6 southbound towards Birmingham are being warned of long delays following an accident which has closed part of the road.


Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...


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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