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22 Sep

Tamworth FC will be unveiling their new Team Manager on Tuesday 23rd September in the Clubhouse at 6.00pm.


Work on car dealerships just a few weeks away 

22 Sep

Work on two prestigious car showrooms which will be opening in Tamworth is likely to start in less than eight weeks.


Motorcyclist injured after collision in Lichfield 

22 Sep

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered a leg injury following a collision with a Land Rover in Lichfield's Shortbutts Lane this afternoon.


Call for council chairman’s chauffeur-driven car to be axed 

22 Sep

Nine out of ten people who responded to a questionnaire about cuts at Lichfield District Council have called for the chairman’s car and chauffeur to be axed.


Police name Hamstall Ridware woman killed in Cannock crash 

22 Sep

Karen Morgan A Hamstall Ridware woman has died after a crash in Cannock.


Police appeal for information after two robberies and assault in… 

22 Sep

Police officersare urging anyone who witnessed two robberies and an assault in Tamworth earlier this month to come forward.


Lichfield singer Jordan in regional final of open mic contest 

22 Sep

A LICHFIELD man has made it through to the regional finals of a national open mic singing competition.


A round-up of the best comedy, music, theatre and exhibitions, September 22-23 

22 Sep

Highlights include Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up Rock: Solihull Arts Complex, and At the Going Down of the Sun: Crescent Theatre, Birmingham...


Cyclists invited to join group ride to Fradley Junction 

22 Sep

Cyclists will be heading out to Fradley Junction in the latest of a series of rides.


Tamworth cancer survivor backs big coffee mornings at Ankerside 

22 Sep

A Tamworth man who has survived a rare form of cancer is backing a major fundraising event at Ankerside shopping centre.


Lichfield Mercury launches new mobile site 

22 Sep

From today, if you read your favourite Lichfield Mercury website on your smartphone, you'll automatically receive the new improved mobile version of the site.


Commuters hit by rail disruption on the Lichfield to Sutton… 

22 Sep

COMMUTERS were hit by disruption on the cross city line from Lichfield to Sutton Coldfield andBirmingham this morning after a person was found on the line at New Street Station and a car hit the bridge next to Lichfield City Station.


Commuters hit by rail disruption 

22 Sep

COMMUTERS were hit by disruption on the cross city line from Lichfield to Sutton Coldfield andBirmingham this morning after a person was found on the line at New Street Station and a car hit the bridge next to Lichfield City Station.


Man brutally attacked after pulling out of drugs deal 

22 Sep

A man was beaten up after pulling out of a deal to buy drugs, a judge heard.


Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Lichfield crash 

22 Sep

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital suffering multiple injuries following a crash in Lichfield.


Longer 999 journeys fear for patients 

22 Sep

Ambulances will take up to 18 minutes to transfer patients who need emergency treatment from Cannock to Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital, it has emerged.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Duple: Simms and Daimler (Part 2) 

22 Sep

Civil aviation After the Armistice it was decided that Daimler Hire should extend its luxury travel services to include charter aircraft through a new enterprise, Daimler Air Hire.


Small businesses urged to take up new superfast broadband 

22 Sep

Small businesses can find out how to drive up productivity through effective use of broadband technology at a free event this month.


Stepping out – can you help Chasewater Strollers grow? 

21 Sep

You folks will probably remember that I'm very keen on plugging a parent and toddler walking and social group that takes place weekly at Chasewater - Chasewater Strollers - who meet every Monday morning at 9:30am at the Innovation Centre.


Daimler (Fleetline) 

21 Sep

The Daimler Fleet line (known as the Leyland Fleet line from c.1975) is a rear-engine double-decker bus chassis built between 1960 and 1973 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, and from 1973 until 1980 in Farington, Lancashire, England.


Councillor Seeks Assurances Over Local Bus Services – And Gets Them Straight 

21 Sep

Cllr Sue Woodward met this week with Arriva’s Area Director (West), Rob Chevaux, to discuss her longstanding concerns about Arriva services to Burntwood and said she was “greatly reassured” by the outcome.


Woman dies in Cannock motorcycle accident 

21 Sep

A woman has died after the motorcycle she was riding collided with a car in Cannock Saturday afternoon.


Paint it black 

20 Sep

There has been huge interest in the post I published last week on the subject of the rare and rather beautiful black swan spotted at Chasewater last Wednesday by The Swan Lady, Irene Hodges.


Some Daimler Buses 

20 Sep

Some pictures of Daimler Buses for both West Bromwich and Birmingham Corporation’s Buses.


Duple:Simms and the Daimler engine (Part 1) 

20 Sep

Simms and the Daimler engine the History Engineer Frederick Richard Simms was supervising construction of an aerial cableway of Simms own design for the Bremen Exhibition in 1889 when he saw tiny railcars powered by Gottlieb Daimler’s motors.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Tobogganing At Swadlincote Ski Slope 

24 Sep

Time to throw yourself down a steep incline for the sake of fun...


A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014 

22 Sep

A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014...


Open Day – Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station 

22 Sep

On Saturday, September 27, between 12 and 4pm, visitors will be able to have their fingerprints taken, be the subject of a ‘wanted’ poster or have a go-kart ride.


Bubble Bath! 

22 Sep

Mist was coming off the canal, like steam rising from a mirror, when we left our lovely mooring spot by the horses field.


277 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 4 – Behind the Scenes, MR Crane, Narrow Gauge 

22 Sep

2 77 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 4 – Behind the Scenes, MR Crane, Narrow Gauge...


Concert Review: Chris Wood 

22 Sep

Chris Wood – Lichfield Guildhall Sunday September 14 th 2014 Reviewed by: Ben Macnair A select audience turned out to hear the solo singer-songwriter Chris Wood when he opened Lichfield Arts Autumn 2014 season.


Lichfield Cathedral to welcome back the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra 

22 Sep

After a summer break, Lichfield’s Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra invites classical music lovers to indulge in an evening of Mozart and Beethoven at Lichfield Cathedral.


AB Blood Types Could Develop Memory Loss In Later Years 

22 Sep

The four main blood groups are A, B, AB and O.


Lichfield Literary Dinner to celebrate work of author Agatha Christie 

22 Sep

Staff at the Lichfield Festival have donned their detective hats ready to do some sleuthing ahead of the annual Lichfield Literary Dinner.


Made me laugh: Naff Beemer 

22 Sep

Today I needed something to make me smile but, as I'm suffering, not laugh (as it hurts) but laugh I did at this classic: Happy Monday...


Cn’t make it to church – an apology 

22 Sep

To those who read this blog piece on a regular basis I have to apologise for its omission over the past two Sundays - the first Sunday saw me in France and out of internet communication and the second I was in bed with a kidney infection thing! ...


What I would say to my younger self. 

22 Sep

If you could go back in time and speak to your younger self, what advice would you give them? Would it be something specific (like here are the lottery numbers for week beginning….


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Tamworth FC to unveil new boss tomorrow 

22 Sep

Tamworth FC are to announce their new first-team manager tomorrow night.


Former Birmingham City favourite would love Lambs role 

22 Sep

PAUL Devlin says he would love to help revive Tamworth FC's fortunes.


National Track Champs Tickets 

22 Sep

Two tickets available for the evening session on Saturday.


Mickleover make a statement as Chasetown are crushed 

22 Sep

CHASETOWN 0MICKLEOVER SPORTS 4Evo-Stik LeagueFirst Division SouthMICKLEOVER were extremely good value for their three points at the Scholars Ground on Saturday with a comprehensive performance that left Chasetown chasing shadows for most of...


PICTURES: Chasetown 0 Mickleover Sports 4 

22 Sep

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


Burntwood turn it on in second half against Wednesbury 

22 Sep

BURNTWOOD RFC 40WEDNESBURY 11Midlands Three West NorthBURNTWOOD belatedly began the new season at home to Wednesbury and got off to a flier thanks to an excellent second-half performance.


Winter Indoor Rollers Start Again 

22 Sep

Winter Indoor Rollers start again next week on Tuesday the 30th September, similar to last year, at Netherstowe School starting at 18-30hrs and finishing just after 19-30hrs.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Unemployment falls across Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Sep

The number of people without a job in Lichfield and Burntwood has fallen.


Further lettings secured at Gateway Retail Park 

17 Sep

TREBOR Developments and Hortons Estate have secured TK Maxx and Burger King as tenants for their Gateway Retail Park joint venture in Cannock.


Lichfield jobs to go as Phones 4U goes into administration 

15 Sep

Staff at a Lichfield shop are being told their jobs have gone after Phones 4U went into administration.


DTZ brings £215m Ocean Portfolio to market 

15 Sep

Real estate adviser selling Swift Park unit in 12-strong portfolio in addition to Fradley Park in Lichfield...


Birmingham MPs unite to demand HS2 college in the city 

12 Sep

The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college...


Birmingham remains ideal location for HS2 College say business leaders 

12 Sep

BIRMINGHAM remains the ideal choice for the location of the proposed HS2 College, business leaders in the city have said.


Business lends a helping hand to Lichfield scouts 

11 Sep

Scouts in Lichfield have been given a helping hand to get on the road for their first camping trip of the year.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Clerk of the House | House of Commons Commission | Written Answers 

10 Sep

To ask the hon.


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  • Great War Hut, Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase 27/07/2014

     on flickr 27 Jul 14
    This is a reconstructed hut from one of the Great War military training camps that existed on Cannock Chase.

    During the Great War two training camps were built on the Chase, these being Brocton Camp







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