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News

The little things make all the difference 

18 Dec

Advertisement Feature These days it's safe to say we are all a bit more strapped for cash.


20 is Plenty 

17 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE’S drivers are being reminded that 20 is Plenty as part of an ongoing road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe.


Hard work recognised as Tamworth Castle receives accreditation 

17 Dec

TAMWORTH Castle has been awarded Full Accreditation status by Arts Council England – which means that it meets the strict nationally-recognised standards set for museums across the country.


Chelmsley Wood armed robber and son in revenge rampage across Birmingham and Solihull after car was firebombed 

17 Dec

Gang led by Darren Hunt senior kidnapped innocent teen and smashed their way into houses in search for rival family members...


Family friendly pantomime touches down in Tamworth 

17 Dec

Pantomime season officially starts in Tamworth tonight oh yes it does!After months of planning and hard work, the Tamworth Pantomime Company start their seventeen night run of Cinderella tonight (Wednesday).


Warning over Burntwood bogus caller’s ‘sponsored walk’ 

17 Dec

POLICE are warning residents in Burntwood to watch out for a bogus caller claiming to be taking part in a sponsored walk for charity.


Lichfield couple celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 

17 Dec

THE BEST efforts of German anti-aircraft gunners in World War II could not part a Lichfield couple who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last weekend.


Tamworth Castle awarded Full Accreditation by Arts Council… 

17 Dec

Tamworth's iconic castlehas been awarded Full Accreditation status by Arts Council England which means that it meets the strict nationally-recognised standards set for museums across the country.


Staff praised for ‘providing the very best’ as St Leonard’s gains… 

17 Dec

A CHURCH primary school in Tamworth have been given a 'good' rating by Ofsted on a recent visit with the lead inspector praising the determination of staff for "providing the very best for the pupils".


A night of live music in Tamworth in aid of young Alfie 

17 Dec

YATES'S in Tamworth will play host to a night of live music featuring acts from across the Midlands for a night of fund-raising.


Tamworth SnowDome welcomes skiers following poor snowfalls in… 

17 Dec

STAFF at Tamworth's artificial ski slope are not getting carried away this Christmas despite forecasters predicting no snow in the Alps until the New Year.


​Lichfield students commemorate 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce 

17 Dec

PUPILS at a Lichfield donned their favourite team kits and kicked off a special day of remembrance for the Christmas Truce of 1914, as part of a nationwide Football Remembers campaign.


Hospital near Tamworth appoints specialist nurse to prevent… 

17 Dec

IN the wake of Christmas and New Year a specialist nurse has begun work at a hospital near Tamworth to lead new initiatives aimed at preventing alcohol-related illnesses and providing support for patients who want to cut back on the amount they drink.


Designated drivers to get free soft drinks at Lichfield pubs this… 

17 Dec

LICHFIELD pubs have launched a scheme to cut down on drink driving in the city over the festive period.


Heroin addict stole Lichfield woman’s wedding ring week before… 

17 Dec

A BURGLAR who stole a Lichfield woman's wedding and engagement rings the week before the couple celebrated their golden wedding was jailed for a year.


Lichfield mum helps collect Christmas presents for Pathway… 

17 Dec

CHRISTMAS shopping has been rather busier than usual this year for a Lichfield mum-of-five.


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Blogs

Cheslyn Hay’s Fallen: Wallace Thomas Lawson and When is a Soldier a Soldier? 

16 Dec

Wallace T Lawson, from the Walsall District Roll of Honour.


Walsall player 59. Miah Dennehy 

16 Dec

Jeremiah Dennehy (born 29 March 1950), commonly referred to as Miah Dennehy, is a former Irishfootballer who played for, among others, Cork Hibernians, Nottingham Forest, Walsall F.


Walsall player 58. Donald John “Don” Dearson 

16 Dec

Donald John “Don” Dearson (13 May 1914 – 24 December 1990) was a Welsh professional footballer who won three caps for his country and played for Birmingham City, Coventry City and Walsall.


Walsall player 57. William Clark “Willie” Davie 

16 Dec

William Clark “Willie” Davie (7 January 1925 – 1996) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played for a number of Scottish (St Mirraen)and English( Luton,Huddersfield and Walsall) football clubs during the 1940s and 1950s.


The Odd Couple 

16 Dec

According to Pevsner, the Church of St Lawrence features some of the most exciting Norman work in the county.


December 2014 Newsletter 

15 Dec

Informal talks have been held with students at the High School in support of their Great War theme week of lectures .


Chasewater 

15 Dec

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Chasewater Heath , Chasewater Lake.


Chasewater Park more pictures. 

15 Dec

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Chasewater Heath , Chasewater Lake.


Budget to meet the increasing care needs of our ageing population 

15 Dec

It has been a busy couple of months as we set out our latest spending proposals over the next five years, including the budget for next year.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Christmas Party 

19 Dec

Tonight we take a break from the relentless Christmas Santa Float to have our annual Christmas Party...


Santa’s Tour Of Lichfield – Darwin Park 

19 Dec

Santa and his merry band of helpers will be touring the streets of Lichfield and surrounding areas, spreading festive cheer and raising money for local good causes.


Mixed Economy Gym 

17 Dec

Had to be done: Watch the difference between established church and fresh expression in a Gym setting: The term 'Mixed economy' comes from former Archbishop Rowan William.


Christmas gift suggestions 

17 Dec

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness.


Finding Talent: The Modules 

17 Dec

The report tells us that the means by which training is to be delivered is a 'modular development programme' undertaken over a period of 12-18 months consisting of three modules which are (and I quote directly here): Module One - Building Healthy ...


Lolling around! 

17 Dec

Enjoying some beautiful sunny days at the moment which end in some spectacular sunsets.


The Dylan Project – Lichfield Guildhall – December 14th 2014 

17 Dec

The Dylan Project – Lichfield Guildhall – December 14th 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair The many fans of the legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan who turned up to Lichfield Guildhall on Sunday December 14th were given an early Christmas present ...


Why Flexible working hours make perfect sense 

17 Dec

My little boy celebrates his 6th birthday today, and so it is the perfect time to reflect on how much my life has changed in the days since he was born.


C of E to groom talent for top jobs: Contributing to the Common Good 

17 Dec

My first thought was the 'contributing to the Common Good' was about people and engagement not politics and that this shows how much those who produce such stuff have missed the mark.


Morning Prayer – 17 December 14 

17 Dec

Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save The Children’, 1928 Psalm 75 We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, for your name is near, as your wonderful deeds declare.


The Bullring Bloggers Christmas event 

17 Dec

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the second Bullring blogger event of the year, held in the hospitality suite of the iconic shopping venue.


Is there such a thing as ‘Luck’? 

16 Dec

Is there such a thing as luck? Is luck something we can change, or influence, and are some people just born lucky? This was something I was pondering a while back when I was lucky enough (that word again) to win a couple of Twitter competitions, one ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Tamworth FC ace Taylor hopes to win a starting chance 

17 Dec

CONNOR Taylor is hoping his hard work and patience pays off over the Christmas period as he aims to stake a claim for a starting place.


Chapman’s fury as Adders slip to derby day defeat 

17 Dec

ADDERS coach Wayne Chapman says his side were hard done by as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Bolehall in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup on Tuesday night.


Bolehall boss Haywood hails response since FA Vase woe 

17 Dec

BOLEHALL SWIFTS 2 ATHERSTONE TOWN 1Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup CUP holders Bolehall kept alive their hopes of defending the trophy they won last year with victory over local rivals Atherstone on Tuesday night.


Bolehall Swifts soar up to second as they make it back-to-back… 

17 Dec

BOLEHALL SWIFTS 2 LITTLETON 0Midland League Division One BOLEHALL Swifts made it back-to-back wins with an excellent win over Littleton.


Christmas offer to club members 

17 Dec

Looking for that last minute Christmas present and haven’t got any ideas? Our newsletter editor and Vets team manager, Stuart Russell, is offering 10% off the Village Range of Candles(similar to Yankee candles) at his shop at 34 Market...


Under 10s Tigers looking for players 

17 Dec

Our Under 10s Tigers are an established financially stable team looking for experienced players in all positions in preparation for moving into 9 aside next season.


​Lichfield students commemorate 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce 

17 Dec

PUPILS at a Lichfield donned their favourite team kits and kicked off a special day of remembrance for the Christmas Truce of 1914, as part of a nationwide Football Remembers campaign.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

eg Solutions looking to raise £3.2m through shares placing 

17 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE software company eg Solutions announced this morning that is proposing to raise up to £3.2m through a shares placing.


Legal & General acquires Fradley Park 

15 Dec

Staffordshire industrial site sold as part of wider £226.5m property deal which also includes a unit on Swift Park in Rugby...


BREAKING NEWS: Fradley Park sold off as part of £226.5m deal 

15 Dec

THE huge Fradley Park industrial estate near Lichfield has been bought by Legal & General Property (LGP) as part of a £226.5m deal.


£40m i54 motorway junction officially opens 

12 Dec

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire has officially opened to traffic.


New Digbeth record company Stoney Lane Records hopes to showcase local talent 

10 Dec

Fazeley Studios based company Stoney Lane Records is named after a former West Bromwich Albion home ground.


Campaigners lose latest HS2 legal challenge 

9 Dec

Court of Appeal throws out challenge which said the Government should have carried out an environmental assessment to alleviate potential caused along the route...


Gough Bailey Wright wins South Staffordshire College brief 

9 Dec

Marketing and PR agency boosts design portfolio with prospectus project aimed at attracting more students...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Devolution (Implications for England) | Oral Answers to Questions – Justice | Commons debates 

16 Dec

Does my right hon.


Whiplash Claims | Oral Answers to Questions – Justice | Commons debates 

16 Dec

Some years ago, I was shunted up my rear end—by a car on the M1, Mr Speaker—and I was then contacted by a number of companies that all said, “Surely you are suffering from whiplash.


English Cathedrals (Maintenance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Church Commissioners | Commons debates 

11 Dec

My right hon.


Food Poverty | Oral Answers to Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Commons debates 

11 Dec

Is it not a plain fact that pre-prepared food costs much more than food that is cooked at home? Will my hon.


Rivers (Cleanliness) | Oral Answers to Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Commons debates 

11 Dec

I am enlightened by my hon.


Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

10 Dec

Friend...


Railways | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

10 Dec

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new open access rail operations have been approved since May 2010; and how many such operations were approved between May 2005 and April 2010 under the previous administration.


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