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​Supernatural Staffordshire: Stuart, Nanook and the Cannock Chase… 

7 Feb

PARANORMAL investigator Damon Simms has explored some of Staffordshire's spookiest locations.


New garden at Footsteps Nursery 

7 Feb

GARDEN GLEE: Youngsters at a Tamworth nursery have been getting to grips with their new-look outside surroundings.


Selfless Tamworth duo’s actions could potentially save more than… 

7 Feb

DEDICATED blood donors from Tamworth, who have potentially saved more than 600 lives between them, have been recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for their loyalty and commitment.


Flooding hits parts of Tamworth and North Warwickshire as heavy… 

7 Feb

FLOODING has hit parts of Tamworth and North Warwickshire after heavy rain lashed the area.


Charity splashes the cash to give Tamworth disabled swimming club… 

7 Feb

MEMBERS of a disabled Tamworth swimming club will receive brand-new swimming bags and custom-made trophies after being given funding from a charity.


Why Tamworth school is fashioning funds for children’s hospital 

7 Feb

ARTHRITIS is normally a condition people associate with old age, but that's not the case for one Tamworth youngster who had his life turned upside down when he was diagnosed with a form of the disorder back in 2014.


Fire safety is food for thought on Shrove Tuesday in Staffordshir… 

7 Feb

FIREFIGHTERS are asking residents across Staffordshire to give fire safety 'food for thought' on Shrove Tuesday.


Appeal success as MS sufferer from Tamworth wins back car 

6 Feb

A DISABLED Tamworth woman who was told that she must give up a Motability car despite being unable to walk has said she has won an appeal against the decision.


Dangerous motorists prompt clampdown from county council 

6 Feb

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to clamp down on dangerous motorists after incidents reported in Kingsbury.


Lichfield and Burntwood people urged to join Sport Relief 2016 at… 

6 Feb

PEOPLE in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to sign up for a major Sport Relief event taking place on their doorstep.


Prosecution of unlicensed taxi driver 

6 Feb

Lichfield District Council has prosecuted a man from Derby for working as a taxi driver without a licence.


‘Not disabled enough’ ruling shatters Tamworth skier’s… 

6 Feb

A DISABLED Tamworth skier has spoken of her heartbreak after allegedly being told she was 'not disabled enough' to compete in the Winter Paralympics in 2018.


​Going underground: MP explores ‘magnificent’ Victorian tunnel… 

6 Feb

LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant has made a special trip underground to explore some incredible history beneath our feet.


Co-op withdraws plans for new shopping park on Wilnecote store… 

6 Feb

REDEVELOPMENT plans to build a brand new shopping park on the site of a superstore in Wilnecote were withdrawn this week.


Leader of Burntwood Town Council defends move to delay decision on taking over area’s parks 

6 Feb

Cllr Richard Mosson The leader of Burntwood Town Council has insisted a decision to postpone plans to take control of local parks was not down to opposition pressure.


Lichfield towpath is new training ground for former West Bromwich… 

6 Feb

A WORD of warning for regulars along Lichfield's canals: there's a 'Horse' on the loose! Geoff Horsfield used to run through 'brick walls' of defenders as a striker for Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.


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Blogs

Tamworth Conservatives Call on Labour Party to Come Clean over Missing Hospital Petition 

7 Feb

Tamworth Conservatives are calling on the Labour Party to open an investigation after a petition run by a Labour County Councillor was not handed to the CCG.


I sea? 

6 Feb

Here's a bit of a curiosity: posted in the Cannock Facebook group by friend of the blog Chris Edwards after he spotted it on the wonderful Chasewaterstuff's Rail and Canal blog, a photo of the signal box that reputedly stood at Anglesey Sidings at ...


Positively Puppets Course 

6 Feb

We have some excellent news! We've been awarded a small arts grant from Tamworth Borough Council towards running a ' Positively Puppets Course' for children aged 7 to 12 years who have dyslexia and / or overlapping traits! The course will start on: ...


Cabinet support proposals for a balanced budget 

5 Feb

You will know I have written before about supporting the elderly, protecting children at risk and investing in jobs, roads and training and skills and they will all remain our focus for 2016 and beyond.


Tamworth Residents Urged to ‘Clean For the Queen’ 

4 Feb

Schools, groups, businesses and individuals in Tamworth are being encouraged to get involved in a national campaign to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.


They Might Have Guns but We Have Flowers 

4 Feb

French father and son interview after the Paris terror attacks...


Local MEP Sees through New Measures to Tackle Black Economy 

3 Feb

Anthea McIntyre MEP West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre is backing new measures to crack down on the black economy after securing a number of key changes to the proposals.


Workers Can Get Fit with New Workplace Health Project 

3 Feb

A three-month project has been launched to help Tamworth businesses to encourage their staff to boost their health and wellbeing.


High Streets and City Centres to Benefit from Sunday Trading Devolution 

2 Feb

High streets and city centres are set to benefit from government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, Business Secretary Sajid Javid MP has announced today.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

February 7th – A better day, but still grey and showery, with a… 

8 Feb

February 7th - A better day, but still grey and showery, with a building wind.


Guinness World Records Largest Sock Monkey Goes on Sale in aid of @TheBHF #charity 

7 Feb

August 27th 2015 Jody Lewis became the Guinness World Records holder for the Largest sock monkey, Jody’s monkey is 10ft and 5.59 inches tall and made out of calf-length socks, thus settings the new world record for the Largest sock monkey, according...


Lake Kerkini – part 2 

7 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 On our second full day we decided to explore the hills to the north towards the Bulgarian border.


February 5th – I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an… 

7 Feb

February 5th - I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an errand, and came back to Shenstone on a surprisingly empty commuter service.


A cocktail Masterclass at Bar Opus 

7 Feb

I really would struggle to think of a better way to spend a very cold and windy Saturday afternoon, than mixing gorgeous cocktails in the glamorous confines of Bar Opus, based at Birmingham’s One Snowhill.


Lake Kerkini – The Pelicans 

6 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 The main focus of our trip was the Pelicans and the boat trip provided some wonderful photographic opportunities as the birds came in close for the chance of an easy meal.


Lake Kerkini, N.Greece – Day 1 

5 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 I met Nikos Gallios at the Bird Fair last year and over the winter arranged a birdwatching trip to Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece, staying at his comfortable family hotel nearby in the village of Chrysochorafa, I went ...


Cicily Bridal is 5 Years Old! 

5 Feb

“I know, I’ll write a blog to mark Cicily Bridal’s 5 th Birthday,” I thought to myself.


Online bingo – Entertainment at home 

5 Feb

Playing online bingo has benefits that only a player who plays the game regularly will be able to experience.


Make a start on your Spring wardrobe 

5 Feb

February is the shortest month and sees the end of Winter, and therefore it is the month in which our thoughts start to turn to Spring.


Love is in the air with Lichfield Garrick shows 

5 Feb

Romance will be in the air at the Lichfield Garrick as two shows come to the city.


Morning Prayer – 5 February 2016 

5 Feb

Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Juniors continue their EH Cup campaigns 

7 Feb

Cannock under 18 boys are through to the quarter finals of the EH U18s Cup.


Darwin Park 6-0 Lichfield City Saints 

7 Feb

Tough day at the office for the Saints...


Chasewater Results 

7 Feb

Results available here Winsplits analysis here Splitsbrowser analysis here Routegadget to follow this evening...


Chasetown FC beaten at Stocksbridge Park Steels 

7 Feb

Chasetown FC returned from their trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels empty handed.


In pictures: Stocksbridge Park Steels v Chasetown FC 

7 Feb

See photographer Pamela Mullins’ pictures from Chasetown FC’s trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels.


Tamworth FC: Fowler admits: ‘We simply weren’t good enough’ 

6 Feb

An honest Mike Fowler admitted Tamworth deserved to get beat as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat against relegation battlers Brackley Town.


Weather prevents Lichfield City FC from taking on title rivals Bromsgrove Sporting 

6 Feb

Lichfield City FC’s game at Bromsgrove Sporting is one of a number of non-league football fixtures to fall foul of the weather.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Redrow to build 1,100 new houses on former golf course 

5 Feb

Housebuilding group acquires major site in south Staffordshire close to its Midlands HQ as it embarks on ten-year regeneration project...


Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail 

5 Feb

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers...


BREAKING NEWS: Motorists warned of further disruption as M6 remains closed 

4 Feb

MOTORISTS in Birmingham have been warned to expect long delays on their journey home as the effects of an accident which closed the M6 between junctions 5 and 6 continue to be felt.


Transport Secretary hails “railway for next 100 years” at HS2 office launch 

4 Feb

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP officially opened the Birmingham offices of the company managing the HS2 high-speed rail project yesterday.


BREAKING NEWS: HS2 college in Birmingham gets green light 

4 Feb

THE new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has been given the go-ahead after Birmingham City Councils planning committee granted planning permission today.


BREAKING NEWS: M6 in Birmingham expected to be closed for much of the day 

4 Feb

THE M6 in Birmingham is expected to remain congested for most of the day, Highways England has said.


Drivers face long delays into Birmingham after fatal accident closes M6 

4 Feb

MOTORISTS in Birmingham faced massive congestion and delays to their journeys approaching 90 minutes today after the M6 was closed off following a fatal accident in the early hours.


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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