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Hunt for missing man with Staffordshire connections 

30 Jan

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police are appealing for the public’s help to find Aron Melsom, 35, with links to Staffordshire and the West Midlands.


Help and advice is at hand from Valentine’s domestic abuse campaign 

30 Jan

 A POWEFUL campaign highlighting domestic abuse is running in Tamworth – with the message that It’s Never OK .


Hannah’s Happy Hangover is just the tonic for Tamworth boozers 

30 Jan

A TAMWORTH woman is expecting her new business venture to be no headache for she is about to help locals cure their hangovers!Hannah Dwyer (32) of Amington is launching 'The Happy Hangover' this weekend and promises to deliver painkillers, pop, ...


Remorseful Tamworth robber gives stolen cash back to victim 

30 Jan

A remorseful robber who broke down and handed back stolen cash to his victim was spared an immediate jail term today (January 30).


Trio at Lichfield care home are all over 100 years of age 

30 Jan

LICHFIELD care home Rosemary Lodge currently has three centenarians in residence Elsie Edwards, Mary Appleby and Will Rose.


​The big 50 is up for Tamworth’s St John volunteer Roy Andrews 

30 Jan

A LIFE-SAVING Tamworth man who has dedicated more than 50 years of his free time to a good cause has been handed a long service award.


On your marks, get set, go as Great Midlands Fun Run opens for… 

30 Jan

HOPEFUL participants from Tamworth for this year's Great Midlands Fun Run are being encouraged to join the start line when registration opens this weekend.


Fundraisers in Tamworth invited to join the start line for 2015… 

30 Jan

HOPEFUL participants from Tamworth for this year's Great Midlands Fun Run are being encouraged to join the start line when registration opens this weekend.


Woman dies in A38 road crash near Lichfield 

30 Jan

A WOMAN has died following a road traffic collision near Lichfield this morning.


Stephen Sutton’s mum Jane to start 2015 Great Midlands Fun Run… 

30 Jan

THE mother of inspirational Burntwood teenager Stephen Sutton is to take part in a popular charity fun run which her son was due to enter last year, as registration for the event opens this weekend.


Campaign to make Tamworth children safer by putting down their… 

30 Jan

Schoolpupils in Tamworth are being encouraged to 'ditch the distractions' as part of the ongoing campaign to keep safe on the way to and from school.


Staffordshire facing traffic delays and school closures due to snow 

30 Jan

Staffordshire is facing travel chaos due to snow with the A50 and A34 both facing severe delays of around 30 minutes.


Officers investigating Wood End rape prepare E-fit of suspect 

30 Jan

POLICE are compiling an E-fit picture of a man they wish to trace following the alleged rape of a young girl in Wood End.


Jail for man who stabbed North Warwickshire pub landlord 

30 Jan

A north Warwickshire pub landlord lost around four pints of blood and needed two transfusions ashe was operated on by a military surgeon after being stabbed by a customer.


Call for people to take up apprenticeship vacancies in Tamworth 

30 Jan

People in Tamworth looking for work nearby are being urged to sign up to an apprenticeship as more than 30 companies have come forward with vacancies.


Your votes will put acts through to Lichfield’s Got Talent finals 

30 Jan

THE public vote for Lichfield's Got Talent 2015 opens on Sunday (February 1) and the acts need support to give them a chance of winning the title.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall player 195. Dale Conrad Banton 

30 Jan

Dale Conrad Banton (born 15 May 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a striker.


Brideshand Revisited 

30 Jan

Last Summer, I wrote about the ‘ Bride’s Hand’  carved into the stonework of the south porch of St James the Great at Longdon.


Cadet Scheme Recruiting in Tamworth 

29 Jan

Youngsters in the Tamworth area can now apply to join the newest unit of Staffordshire Police Cadets.


Walsall player 193. Stephen John “Steve” Baines 

29 Jan

Stephen John “Steve” Baines (born 23 June 1954) is an English former footballer and later a referee in the Football League.


Tamworth Awarded £2.95m Grant Funding for Creative Quarter Project 

29 Jan

Tamworth’s Assembly Rooms Ambitious plans to regenerate Tamworth town centre with the development of a new Creative Quarter have taken a giant leap forward, with the announcement that the project has been awarded £2.95 million in grant funding.


Walsall player 192. Amos Baddeley 

29 Jan

Amos Baddeley (1887 – 1946) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackpool and Stoke.


Walsall player 191. Lee Terence Ayres 

29 Jan

Lee Terence Ayres (born 28 August 1982) is a professional English footballer who I cannot find as to where he is NOW! The last I could find is that in 2011 he was on the books of Worcester City.


Great news for Staffordshire with latest Growth Deal announcement 

29 Jan

This week we set out our latest spending proposals for the next five years and budget for 2015/16 which includes an extra £20m for elderly care.


Walsall player 190. Terence Willis “Terry” Austin 

28 Jan

Terence Willis “Terry” Austin (born 1 February 1954, in Isleworth) is an English former professional footballer.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Blog Post: Recent January sightings. 

30 Jan

The weather has been so changeable this week with it feeling rather balmy and spring like on Tuesday to the snowy infused wind gusts of Thursday.


Calisto. 

30 Jan

I popped to the shop for a few essentials before it began to snow luckily.


Proof Slender Man Wasn’t Created Online 

30 Jan

No doubt some of you will be eagerly awaiting an update on the Cannock Chase sightings that have been piling up during the last few weeks.


Sharing the love this Valentines. 10% off accessories! 

30 Jan

Love is in the air for you brides-to-be and to share some of the love back, Cicily Bridal will be offering 10% off all accessories this Valentines day 14 th February 2015.


Lasan – A jewel in Birmingham’s food crown 

30 Jan

It makes me totally ashamed, as a foodie, to admit that, until yesterday, I had never tried the fragrant delights of Lasan, the restaurant judged by Gordon Ramsey to be the best local restaurant in the UK.


Where can i get my dog washed? 

30 Jan

If this is a question that you have been asking then look no further! Our premium dog washing and grooming service includes many little extra touches that will ensure that you get great value for money when you bring your dog to us for a bath.


Morning Prayer, 30 January 15 

30 Jan

Charles, King and Martyr, 1649 Psalm 61 Hear my crying, O God, and listen to my prayer.


There Will Be No New Books…. 

30 Jan

I am the first to admit that volunteering in an Oxfam Book Shop is not necessarily the best of activities for someone who has resolved that there will be No New Books.


Grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes! 

29 Jan

At Mutley Makeovers, we welcome dogs in for pampering whether they are large or small and whatever breed they are.


Once were Greats 

29 Jan

Times change.


Toilet talk. 

29 Jan

We left our quiet countryside mooring near Willoughby Wharf under stormy looking skies.


Violators cannot live with the truth- Survivors cannot live without it. 

29 Jan

Betrayal is too kind a word to describe a situation in which a father says he loves his daughter but claims he must teach her about the horrors of the world in order to make her a stronger person, a situation in which he watches or participates in ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Barton Night-O Results 

30 Jan

Neil Lawford organised last night’s night-O in Barton-under-Needwood.


New coaching role for ex-Tottenham and Tamworth winger 

30 Jan

FormerTottenham Hotspur youngster and ex-Tamworth winger Andy Turner is the new head coach at Evo-Stik Division One South sideRomulus.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw backs young defenders 

30 Jan

JAMES Belshaw has backed Dominic Smith and Josh Sampson to thrive as a central defensive partnership in the coming weeks.


Football Participation Continues to Rise in England 

30 Jan

The number of people playing football in England is on the rise with nearly one in five adults - 8.2 million people - now participating in the national game in some form.


Get Involved at the CP World Cup 

30 Jan

The largest disability football event EVER to be held in England is coming to St George's Park National Football Centre in 2015 and we want you to be part of it...


Pitmen Supporters Given Chance To Take In Walsall Game At Wembley 

30 Jan

Following Walsall Football Club’s progression into the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and with the connections between the two sides, we have decided to run a coach and apply for tickets in order to support a fellow Midland side at...


Marcus Law is back in business at Chasetown 

30 Jan

New Chasetown manager Marcus Law has revealed his elation at being back in the ‘footballing whirlwind.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Petition launched after shock closure of Burntwood’s Go Bananas soft play facility 

29 Jan

A popular Burntwood soft play area is facing permanent closure after a dispute between the owners and landlords.


Local entrepreneur launches UK’s first same-day call-out mobile phone repair service 

29 Jan

A Lichfield man has launched the country’s first nationwide same-day mobile phone repair business.


22,000 sq ft letting for St Modwen at Staffs business park 

28 Jan

DEVELOPER St Modwen has secured a letting at its Watling Street Business Park site near Cannock.


New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...


Highways Agency urges last submissions on M54-M6 link before consultation ends 

27 Jan

DRIVERS have until the end of this week to choose their preferred route for the proposed new link road between the M54 and the northbound carriageway of the M6.


Lichfield wealth management firm snaps up rival 

27 Jan

LICHFIELD wealth management firm Pool House Professional Advisers has acquired DC Wealth in a move that increases the firms funds under management to £175m.


Pool House Professional Advisers acquires DC Wealth 

27 Jan

The acquisition allows DC Wealth, a former long-standing Sutton Coldfield firm which moved to Lichfield in recent years, to be directly authorised under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

First Female Bishop | Oral Answers to Questions – Church Commissioners | Commons debates 

29 Jan

I think it will not just be cutting-edge MPs like the hon.


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

29 Jan

Instead of harping on about what the Government might or might not be doing—and we are doing much to get people out of food poverty—I urge colleagues to do as I have done and visit their local food bank.


Forests | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

28 Jan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to improve protection for ancient woodland in (a) England and (b) Staffordshire.


Oil Prices | Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury | Commons debates 

27 Jan

We have all noticed that we no longer hear about the cost of living crisis.


Forests | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

27 Jan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department is giving to Natural England for its work to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory in (a) England and (b) Staffordshire.


New Clause 15 – Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget | Infrastructure Bill [Lords] | Commons debates 

26 Jan

That is not a point of order.


New Clause 15 – Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget | Infrastructure Bill [Lords] | Commons debates 

26 Jan

That is not a point of order.


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