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Male driver dies in collision near Hopwas Woods 

20 Jan

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A51 Tamworth Road, near Hopwas Woods, this morning (Friday 20 January).


Lanes closed after three-vehicle collision on M42 near Tamworth… 

20 Jan

TWO lanes have been closed after a collision on the M42 (Friday, January 20).


What about the Midlands?! Oxford professor deems Lichfield,… 

20 Jan

IT'S the age-old source of 'humour' for some southerners when conversing with seemingly anyone from the Midlands.


Teenagers left devastated after five bikes stolen from Tamworth… 

20 Jan

TEENAGERS at a Tamworth college were left devastated after thieves made off with a number of bikes.


On This Day: New King is declared by Lichfield mayor 

20 Jan

On this day, January 23, the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor C H Averill, read an announcement outside the Guildhall proclaiming the new king, Edward VIII.


On This Day: Man was ‘morally responsible’ for drowning of young… 

20 Jan

On this day, January 22, in 1930, an inquest was held into the death of a Burntwood woman, 21-year-old Jennie Ross of Blue Ball Road, Chase Road.


Watch Herald reporter train with Tamworth FC’s scholars at the… 

20 Jan

YOU'RE going to get megged loads mate! This was the threat from one of Tamworth FC's young scholars after I had volunteered to take part in one of their training sessions in the build up to their next trial day - as the club searches for its...


Tamworth business Roasters up for top Greater Birmingham Chamber… 

20 Jan

A POPULAR family-run business in Tamworth is starting a milestone year by being shortlisted for a major award.


Witness appeal after man dies in Tamworth road tragedy 

20 Jan

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a serious two-car collision in Tamworth this morning (January 20).


Traffic congestion after collision on A38 near Lichfield 

20 Jan

ANOTHER collision has been reported on what is proving to be a treacherous day on Lichfield's Roads.


Tamworth residents are officially ‘northern’ – academic study… 

20 Jan

TAMWORTH residents are officially 'northern', according to a leading Oxford academic.


On This Day: Heavy snow in Lichfield leaves commuters facing… 

20 Jan

On this day, January 21, in 1988 Lichfield was hit by arctic conditions as heavy snow fell across the district late on in the day, leaving terrible conditions for commuters to deal with.


Tamworth, Atherstone and Coleshill could be affected by train… 

20 Jan

LONDON Midland trains across Tamworth, Atherstone and Coleshill could be affected by strike action after a dispute between the company and the rail union RMT.


Jack-knifed lorry causes major delays on A38 north of Lichfield… 

20 Jan

MOTORISTS are being warned of major delays on the A38 north of Lichfield due to a jack-knifed lorry.


Court hits handyman with £1,400 bill for removing asbestos boards from Lichfield office 

20 Jan

A handyman has been fined £480 and ordered to pay costs of £1,000 after removing asbestos boards from an office in Lichfield.


Burntwood fitness class raises £130 in memory of Stephen Sutton 

20 Jan

A fundraising fitness class in Burntwood has raised more than £130 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Jaguar Land Rover Fined £900,000 after Worker Loses Leg in Accident 

20 Jan

Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.


Securing the future of the iconic Shire Hall 

20 Jan

Most towns and cities have their own iconic buildings loved by their residents, and for the people of Stafford and the county, it’s the town’s Shire Hall.


Looking forward to our second Staffordshire Day 

18 Jan

We all remember what a huge success our first ever Staffordshire Day was last year, well we’re now planning for this year’s which we hope will be even bigger and better.


How Staffordshire helped shape Tolkien’s Middle-earth 

16 Jan

Most will agree that JRR Tolkien is one of the world’s most successful writers whose books are read the world over and became blockbuster films, but less known about is the huge influence that our wonderful county had on him.


Future plans for Stafford’s Beaconside site and keeping people active 

16 Jan

Philip Atkins and I met with Kai Liu on Friday.


Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

13 Jan

Happy New Year.


Chris welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to mental health 

12 Jan

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.


£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs 

11 Jan

This week we saw the announcement of the ‘Keele Deal’ which aims to create Seven hundred jobs and help support over 1,000 businesses.


Mercian Ward Councillor’s First Residents Surgery of 2017 

11 Jan

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their first residents surgery of 2017 on Saturday 14th January.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Photos from the Hairdressers 

21 Jan

Saturday 21st January 2017 A selection of shots of the Waxwings at Hillmorton, Rugby.


Morning Prayer – 21 January 2017 

21 Jan

Epiphany Season Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304 Fourth Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 122 I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.


January 20th – I was home earlier, but didn’t escape the dark…. 

21 Jan

January 20th - I was home earlier, but didn’t escape the dark.


Journal: And then it was Friday 

21 Jan

All becomes a bit of a shock to find Friday arrive, and pass, as quickly as it has.


If you’re up for a challenge, join us now 

20 Jan

We had our final meeting with Persimmon Homes Ltd today in preparation of the start of the licence to enter.


The New Season Launch at the Birmingham Hippodrome PT 1 

20 Jan

On Monday I was a guest of the Birmingham Hippodrome for the new season launch.


Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival ……Coming Soon! 

20 Jan

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall & Other City Centre Venues Friday 02 June 2017 – Sunday 04 June 2017 Lichfield Arts is delighted to bring back this popular Lichfield-based music festival with its mouth-watering variety of blues and jazz performed by ...


Classic musicals to help Lichfield Operatic Society celebrate 75th anniversary 

20 Jan

Lichfield Operatic Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary in style this year by bringing two of the most popular classic musicals to the stage.


Raising Awareness of Young People’s Mental Health Issues 

20 Jan

One of the most absorbing and awe inspiring events I attended last year was the Elite Fashion Show .


Morning Prayer – 20 January 2017 

20 Jan

Richard Rolle of Hampole, Spiritual Writer, 1349 Third 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 the...


Journal: it still needs to be Monday 

20 Jan

Friday is knocking at the door and yet, for a number of,reasons, I need it still to .


Jewellery Ideas for Valentine’s Day 

19 Jan

Earlier this week I started to look at gift ideas for Valentine’s day with a look at gifts that would work for the special man in your life.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Kona Fire Mountain 1991 – reborn 

21 Jan

This photo is of my 1991 Kona Fire Mountain, taken outside my Student house on column road, Cardiff in about May 1991.


5 million hits – thank you!! 

20 Jan

The website received its 5 millionth hit this morning – many thanks for your tremendous support...


Watch Herald reporter train with Tamworth FC’s scholars at the… 

20 Jan

YOU'RE going to get megged loads mate! This was the threat from one of Tamworth FC's young scholars after I had volunteered to take part in one of their training sessions in the build up to their next trial day - as the club searches for its...


Match Preview: Rushall Olympic (H) 

20 Jan

We return home in the league for the first time in six weeks this weekend – with a local derby against Rushall Olympic on the horizon.


Greg Mills reflects on his move from Tamworth FC to rivals… 

20 Jan

Departing striker Greg Mills says he hopes Tamworth fans will understand his reasons for making the move to local rivals Nuneaton Town.


Tamworth FC allow Greg Mills to join Nuneaton Town as… 

20 Jan

Tamworth FC have allowed winger Greg Mills to sign for arch rivals Greg Mills on an 18-month deal.


Tamworth FC in contract talks with Newton, while Notts County … 

20 Jan

Tamworth FC remain in talks with star striker Danny Newton over a new, extended deal.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

HS2 launches £2.75bn manufacturing contract 

20 Jan

The £2.75bn opportunity to build trains for the HS2 network has been launched.


Bids invited for £2.75 billion HS2 high speed trains contract 

20 Jan

Winning firm will build new HS2 trains to run between London and Birmingham...


Customer service award for Burntwood pharmacist 

13 Jan

A Burntwood pharmacist has won a customer service award.


Community service for two men who sold fireworks without licence in Lichfield 

13 Jan

Two men have been handed community service after admitting selling fireworks they were not licenced to stock in Lichfield.


Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.


Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.


Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.


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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