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Memorial bench is lasting tribute to popular Tamworth man 

20 Aug

A much-loved Bolehall man will forever be part of the community following the unveiling of a memorial bench for him.


Tamworth teenager to be remembered at BMX event 

20 Aug

A YOUNG BMX fanatic from Tamworth will be remembered at an event dedicated to celebrating teenage talent in the town.


Activists charged after pro-Palastinian protest at Shenstone… 

20 Aug

THE activists charged following a pro-Palastinian protest at UAV Engines in Shenstone are appearing in court.


New ASB laws will help empower communities 

20 Aug

New powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) are set to support and empower communities, target troublemakers and contribute towards devising long-term solutions.


Lichfield and Burntwood residents to get food waste reminder 

20 Aug

The new adverts People living in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded not to put food waste in their brown bins.


UK’s first time buyers hit hardest as house prices continue to soar 

20 Aug

The UK's house prices have continued to soar, rising 10.2% in the year to June, the Office of National Statistics' latest figures show.


Lichfield cycling group heading for Fisherwick Lakes 

20 Aug

Fisherwick Lakes will be the destination for this month’s Cycle Rides for All trip.


Vulnerable and elderly to pay for pendant alarms after funding slashed 

20 Aug

More than 600 elderly and vulnerable people in Staffordshire will have to pay for pendant alarms in their homes after council bosses slashed funding, it has emerged.


Tributes to tragic Walsall teenager found on tracks near New Street station 

20 Aug

A student who died after being found injured on rail tracks near Birmingham New Street Station has been named as 18-year-old Jeevan Singh Dhanda.


Concern growing for missing Burntwood man 

20 Aug

Staffordshire Police are keen to hear of any sightings of Steven Edwards who has been missing for more than a week.


MP: ‘Views of 40,000 residents left out’ in Stafford Hospital shake-up 

20 Aug

An MP has hit out at the consultation process over plans to move key hospital services from Wolverhampton to Cannock, saying the views of 40,000 people in his constituency had been left out.


Empty Lichfield pub to reopen with new name 

20 Aug

A disused Lichfield pub is set to reopen under a new name.


Man receives emergency treatment after falling from quad bike… 

20 Aug

A MAN who reportedly knocked himself unconscious when falling from a quad bike near Lichfield yesterdayreceived emergency treatment from paramedics before having to be taken to one of the region's major trauma centres.


Lichfield and Burntwood residents reminded not to put food waste… 

20 Aug

A GIANT travelling advert has been telling people across Lichfield and Burntwood not to put food waste in brown bins.


Man taken to hospital after falling off quad bike near Lichfield 

20 Aug

A man has been taken to hospital after falling off a quad bike near Lichfield and knocking himself unconscious.


New Street Station fall death teen had been at Snobs nightclub before deadly plunge 

20 Aug

Can you help British Transport Police piece together Jeevan Dhanda's movements on the night he died...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Swallow-Martjins Pictures. 

19 Aug

Here are the pictures from yesterdays article about Martjins rebuilt.


Swallow Doretti Martijn’s Story 

18 Aug

This story has no pictures at this time! Due to a major computer crash this afternoon which meant that I have lost a lot of the stuff that went along with the story.


Secret gardens come alive at Shugborough this bank holiday 

18 Aug

Good old-fashioned entertainment like apple bobbing combine with a day out for teddies and Seven Secret Doors await visitors to Shugborough over the Bank Holiday weekend.


Police seek witnesses to Codsall robbery following release a CCTV images 

18 Aug

Following Staffordshire Police’s appeal in relation to a robbery at Barclays Bank in Codsall on Wednesday 30 July, CCTV images have now been released of the suspect.


Teenagers tend to German war graves 

18 Aug

Young people from across Staffordshire and Bremen in Germany have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tend to the war graves on Cannock Chase.


Swallow a little piece of history! 

17 Aug

  The above letters, I found online from one of the Scandinavian countrys.


SWALLOW DORETTI PAGE 

17 Aug

Welcome to the Swallow Doretti Page which was set up to encourage the maintenance, running and preservation of Swallow Doretti sports cars.


SWALLOW DORETTI 

17 Aug

SOME MONTHS AGO MY BROTHER(JOHN)  ASKED ME IF I KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT WALSALL HAVING IT’S OWN MOTOR CAR BUILDER, I DID NOT, BUT TOLD HIM I WOULD LOOK INTO IT AND LET HIM KNOW! Well i searched and because i had no idea of who manufactured it i ...


The Woodmen get back on track 

17 Aug

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 16th August 2014) saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park, in a hotly anticipated FA Cup match - this is always a bit of a notorious pairing, and the blog football correspondent Bill Shaw was, as ever, in ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Railway Miscellany – Railroads Create the First Time Zones – St. Paul Union Depot, Seven Years After Closing 

20 Aug

Railway Miscellany November 18, 1883: Railroads Create the First Time Zones Photo: Railroads.


Mental illness Is Not Contagious. You Can’t Catch It By Being Kind 

20 Aug

Mental illness attracts less empathy and more distrust than other forms of illness.


Consultation Proposals To Strengthen UK Law on Domestic Abuse 

20 Aug

A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under government proposals aimed at better protecting victims and their families.


Wildflowers. 

20 Aug

We have seen patches of wildflowers on quite a few waste bits of land and they really brighten the area up, but also attract insects, perfick.


On the Train. 

20 Aug

I read recently while researching nature reserves, that RSPB Leighton Moss reserve is only 500 yards from Silverdale Train station.


Hello world! 

20 Aug

Welcome to WordPress.


The Best of Local Brewers – part of Lichfield Food Festival 

20 Aug

The very finest ingredients and years of experience from top local brewers has led this region to be at the forefront of the production of the traditional British drink.


Tickets to see Showaddywaddy at the Lichfield Garrick go on sale 

20 Aug

Showaddywaddy Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by Showaddywaddy in Lichfield.


Hammerwich via Hamburg – miles apart 

20 Aug

I received this account of cycling in Europe from a local cyclist who is a familiar face around Lichfield.


Morning Prayer – August 20 

20 Aug

Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153 William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890 Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


A trip to Cadbury World 

20 Aug

Cadbury World is undoubtedly one of the Midlands biggest tourist attractions, and one which each year seems to go from strength to strength.


Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 – Great Southern Railway 

19 Aug

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 Great Southern Railway No.801 as running in 1948.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Atherstone Town boss Green will focus on a league challenge 

20 Aug

IVOR Green is hoping an early FA Cup exit will help his side push on in the league this season.


Lindsey is loving new adventure with League One side Swindon… 

20 Aug

FORMER Tamworth assistant Scott Lindsey says he is loving his new role, nurturing talent at Swindon Town, writes Michael Townsend.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw backed for England C call-up 

20 Aug

Former Aston Villa keeper and current Lambs coach Neil Barnes says Lambs number one James Belshaw has the talent to force his way back into the England C reckoning.


Bolehall crash out in controversial FA Cup tie 

20 Aug

BOLEHALL SWIFTS 1 DUDLEY TOWN 2BOLEHALL'S FA Cup dreams were shattered in controversial circumstances on Saturday.


Tamworth golfer triumphs in Kedleston 

20 Aug

GOLF: Tamworth ace Jack Gaunt maintained his fine form as he triumphed at the Kedleston Goose last weekend.


Atherstone battle hard but Coleshill CC claim bragging rights 

20 Aug

ATHERSTONE TOWN CC (226-6) lost to COLESHILL CC FIRST XI (227-5) by five wicketsATHERSTONE CC lost out in their local derby clash with Coleshill last weekend.


Fife causes defence strife as Adders’ hopes come to end 

20 Aug

BROCTON 2 ATHERSTONE TOWN 1ATHERSTONE'S hopes of another memorable FA Cup run were ended at Brocton on Tuesday night.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Empty Lichfield pub to reopen with new name 

20 Aug

A disused Lichfield pub is set to reopen under a new name.


Vehicle hire firm with Midlands branches to offer customer service NVQs 

19 Aug

NORTHGATE Vehicle Hire, which has branches in Kidderminster, Cannock, Birmingham and Stoke, has announced plans to upskill its employees by offering an NVQ course in customer service to anyone who joins the company.


Historic pub near Lichfield reopens after restoration 

18 Aug

Staff celebrating the re-opening of the Red Lion, Longdon Green An historic pub near Lichfield has reopened its doors.


Water company customers praised for charity giving 

15 Aug

SOUTH Staffs Water customers being given a pat on the back for helping to raise £36,204 last year for the company’s nominated charity, WaterAid.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


Charter Management targets firms looking to switch to Lichfield 

13 Aug

LICHFIELD-based Charter Management is targeting firms looking to relocate out of major city centres to benefit from more attractive rental deals.


Glug Birmingham to host Midland Masters event 

12 Aug

Creative sector will come together at Fazeley Studios for evening of presentations and debate...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

17 Jul

Will my right hon.


UK Voters Overseas | Oral Answers to Questions – Electoral Commission Committee | Commons debates 

17 Jul

I am very grateful for that answer.


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