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Kids Run Free project in Tamworth Castle Grounds 

30 Aug

AN exciting new project is set to give Tamworth tots the chance to explore the Castle Grounds at great speed!Tamworth Borough Council's Sports Development team has joined forces with the charity Kids Run Free, which puts on organised running events ...


Lichfield hotel to host ladies night in aid of Macmillan Cancer… 

30 Aug

A LADIES night is being held in Lichfield later this month to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Teenagers gather to remember Tamworth schoolboy at skateboarding… 

30 Aug

Teenagers from across the town gathered at a skateboarding, BMX and scooter-focused event today (Saturday)to remember a Tamworth schoolboy who tragically died earlier this year.


Tamworth residents asked to think twice before going to A&E 

30 Aug

Tamworth people are being asked to think twice about whether they need to go to AE or if they would get more appropriate treatment at another NHS facility as pressure on local emergency departments continues to rise.


Lichfield’s August bank holiday carnival was first rate! 

30 Aug

THE country always had a bank holiday on the first Monday in August this was done by Royal Proclamation in the 1800s.


Tamworth midwife recognised for extra effort in helping new mum 

30 Aug

A community midwife from Tamworth has received a special award for going the extra mile to help a new mum.


Classical music and fireworks at the Lichfield Proms 2014 

30 Aug

Live classical music and fireworks is promised next weekend (Saturday, September 6) when theLichfield Proms 2014takes place in Beacon Park - and it is FREEto attend.


Drayton Manor takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to new heights 

30 Aug

Courageous staff at Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth have taken on the ice buck challenge - while dangling 53 metres above the ground!The team completed the popular charity fundraising challenge by experiencing the icy chills from the top of ...


Herald History: Tamworth’s royal road was built for a Queen 

30 Aug

It is interesting to note that two of Tamworth's finest roads were no more than dirt tracks in the early nineteenth century.


New art exhibition to feature views of Lichfield Cathedral 

30 Aug

A HOST of paintings featuring historic views of Lichfield Cathedral are being exhibited in the city from next Thursday(September 5).


Lichfield residents invited to meeting on future of Good Hope… 

30 Aug

LICHFIELD residents are invited to a 'fully transparent' public meeting on changes proposed for Good Hope Hospital.


Staffordshire PCC helping Tamworth businesses avoid becoming… 

30 Aug

Tamworth businesses are being offered a helping hand in avoiding becoming victims of crime by Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.


Tributes continue to top Birmingham athletics coach 

30 Aug

Birchfield Harriers' Trevor Marsay coached Olympic heptathlete Kelly Sotherton...


Tamworth drug dealer rugby tackled to the ground after running… 

30 Aug

A Tamworth drug dealer was chased by police along a canal towpath and rugby tackled to the ground, a judge heard.


Man killed after fall onto railway tracks named 

30 Aug

The second man who died after being found injured on railway tracks at Birmingham New Street Station has been named as Hitesh Dhirajlal from West Bromwich.


Poll: Should schools play a greater role in tackling childhood obesity? 

30 Aug

The number of obese and overweight children in Staffordshire is above the national average, according to a new report.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

DUPLE OR DUPLEX H V BURLINGHAM 

30 Aug

H V BURLINGHAM H.


Shed burglaries in Shire Oak overnight: did you see anything? 

30 Aug

Terri Fallon Nicholls from Lichfield Road in Shire Oak has been in touch today regarding the fact that her shed, and that of a near neighbour were burgled in the early hours of Saturday, 30th August 2014.


The Lost Pubs Of Great Wyrley 

30 Aug

OS map, 1884 for Wharwell Farm.


More easy Wartime recipes 

29 Aug

Here are 3 or 4 easy to do wartime recipes, remember that at the time these were in use we were under rationing, so they are basic but healthy recipes, Honey cakes Cooking time about 15 Mins Ingredients 1 level teaspoon sugar 2 and a half oz.


Gaol Sentences 

28 Aug

In the churchyard at St Chad’s in Lichfield there’s a gravestone belonging to John Prickett who died in March 1832, at the age of 63.


Tweet: People Power funding for Gartmore Riding School #H… 

28 Aug

People Power funding for Gartmore Riding School #Hammerwich to help youngsters with disabilities gain confidence http://t.


Wartime Loaf reipe 

28 Aug

Here are a couple of wartime recipes (WW2) easy to make and not that bad to eat! * 600 ml (1 pint) of warm water * 5 teaspoons of quick rise yeast * couple pinches of sugar * 2 lb of wholewheat (wholemeal) flour * 1.5 teaspoons salt * 1 tablespoon ...


DUPLE OR DUPLEX 

27 Aug

DUPLE.


Good news for people in Rugeley as major highway projects due to finish 

27 Aug

Earlier in the week I announced an important change to our Cabinet which saw Robbie Marshall step down as Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Patchwork 

30 Aug

Thursday, Friday,Saturday 28,29 30th August 2014 With an appointment at Cov and Warwicks hospital in the afternoon birding time was limited but a quick visit to Shustoke confirmed the Little Gull was still present in company with a single juvenile ...


Some Early Lines – Old Railway Companies – Furness Railway and Furness & Midland Joint Railway 

30 Aug

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Furness Railway and Furness Midland Joint Railway The Furness Railway had a more attractive furniture motif than many lines.


Feasting at the Chef’s Table at Grill LaTour 

30 Aug

An invitation to dine at the Chef’s table at one of my favourite Birmingham Hotels was the exciting proposition that dropped into my inbox a couple of weeks ago.


I’m confused Vic; they seem to think they’re Christian 

30 Aug

The title of this entry relates to something I've said regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses and the fact that I said I didn't think they were Christian, I received this challenging (and most excellent) comment: 'I'm confused Vic; they seem to think they...


Travelling Van! 

30 Aug

Have books, will travel...


Morning Prayer – August 30 

30 Aug

John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688 Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.


Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Removed From Aldi Shelves Because of One Word 

29 Aug

The Aldi supermarket chain has removed iconic Roald Dahl children’s book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves after complaints from customers about the use of the word “slut”.


From My Art Journal – Golden Gate Bridge 

29 Aug

A 30 minute painting of The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay from my ideas book.


Lichfield Cathedral’s programme of evening organ concerts return 

29 Aug

Lichfield Cathedral’s popular series of evening organ concerts is returning.


Canal News August 30-31 – Over Canal Festival & Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club Regatta 

29 Aug

Canal News August 30-31 Over Canal Festival Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club Regatta Over Canal Festival Narrowboats on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal, with the River Severn in the background.


Christmas comes Early with Unineed 

29 Aug

With the last bank holiday of the year well and truly over, and with children returning back to school after the summer break, I think it is safe to say that Autumn is well and truly here.


Bathtime Reading 

29 Aug

OK, I admit that here at Oxfam Lichfield most of us are quackers about books (especially if we volunteer in the Bookshop), but we don't all read in the bath! There are those who think it spoils a book, because the pages get soggyand they go crinkly ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Draw specialists Tamworth FC have to rescue Hyde point 

30 Aug

Hyde 2 Tamworth 2 Tamworth had to come from behind to claim a point against bottom club Hyde.


What odds on a Tamworth FC win at Hyde? 

30 Aug

Tamworth's average start to the campaign continued as they carded back-to-back stalemates against Worcester and Boston.


Former Manchester City man joins Lambs 

29 Aug

Tamworth boss Dale Belford has completed the signing of former Manchester City youngster Javan Vidal.


West Midlands Cyclo Cross League Registration 

29 Aug

Don’t forget that the deadline for joining the WMCCL is Sunday night.


Melvin joins The Pitmen 

29 Aug

With the current long term injury list still showing only a glimmer of improvement, Rob Smith and Larry Chambers have moved again to bring in reinforcements and have today signed highly rated Scottish international midfielder Malcolm Melvin...


Lichfield driver secures grid spot for Snetterton race 

29 Aug

Lichfield racing driver Ant Whorton-Eales has been handed a spot in the Michelin Clio Cup Race this weekend.


Shenstone Pathfinder FC looking to climb the early season table 

29 Aug

Shenstone Pathfinder FC could climb half-a-dozen places in the table if they secure victory this weekend.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield cutlery firm set for end of summer sale 

29 Aug

Lichfield cutlery firm Arthur Price are set to launch their end of summer sale.


New business alerts initiative bidding to beat the criminals 

29 Aug

A new initiative is hoping to help businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood avoid being targeted by criminals.


Busy Bees acquires pre-school nursery 

28 Aug

BURNTWOOD-based nursery group Busy Bees has bought Bitteswell Montessori, located on Hall Lane in Bitteswell, Leicestershire.


Sports Direct store to open in Cannock 

25 Aug

A new discount sports store is opening on a retail park in Cannock, creating 16 jobs.


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.


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.


More Staffordshire at Westminster








  • Early evening on Cannock Chase

     on flickr 23 Aug 14
    It is a shame that we had lost the sunlight for this shot….it would have looked a lot better, but I was pleased with the capture.
    Nikon D5300, Nikkor 70-300vr on Cannock chase, Staffs.







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