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​Deal signed in Burntwood to secure future of Chasetown’s Old… 

28 Apr

BURNTWOOD Town Council is to take over the running of the Old Mining College in Chasetown.


Marathon effort from Lichfield solicitor to help raise vital… 

28 Apr

A RUNNER who works in Lichfield, went the extra mile this week to help raise funds for a disabled children's charity after completing the London Marathon on Sunday (26 April).


Car collides with front of Lichfield women’s clothes shop 

28 Apr

STAFF at a Lichfield women's clothing store had a shock this afternoon when a car collided with the shop-front.


IN PICTURES: Princess Beatrice visits Lichfield dyslexia school 

28 Apr

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


Princess Beatrice welcomed by excited students at Lichfield school 

28 Apr

Princess Beatrice meeting students at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School Excited pupils at a Lichfield school have welcomed a royal visitor.


Members reveal Green Party surge in Lichfield and Burntwood 

28 Apr

A Green Party surge is taking place in Lichfield and Burntwood, according to local party activists.


Visitors flock to fritillaries at Broad Meadow Local Nature… 

28 Apr

A wildlife event held at Tamworth's newest nature reserve exceeded the expectations of organisers with more than 30 visitors going along to spot a rare flower.


Hustings to put questions to MP hopefuls in Tamworth 

28 Apr

TAMWORTH voters will have a chance to grill the town's five parliamentary candidates at a hustings event hosted by Tamworth Covenanting Churches this week.


Grand Theft Auto fanatic from Tamworth recreates original trailer 

28 Apr

A fan of the popular Grand Theft Auto V video game has recreated the original trailer using in-game footage and expert editing skills, from his home in Tamworth.


Candidate says voting system is failing Lichfield and Burntwood 

28 Apr

The Liberal Democrats claim a real election would be taking place in Lichfield and Burntwood is proportional representation was introduced.


Conservative candidate learns about life on the NHS frontline 

28 Apr

A parliamentary candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood has been to learn more about the work of frontline NHS staff.


May Bank Holiday: What’s the weather looking like for the… 

28 Apr

THE UK is expected to remain largely unsettled over the May bank holiday with the risk of rain and possible wintry showers, according to the Met Office.


Bike stolen from Amington shed 

27 Apr

A READER has contacted Tamworth Informed this morning after having his bike stolen from his shed over the weekend.


Smart revolution will deliver more visible policing 

27 Apr

A revolution in mobile technology takes to the streets of the county today (27 April) and will get police out in their communities and more available to local people than ever before.


Did you witness collision on the A38 at Fradley? 

27 Apr

POLIICE are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A38 at Fradley this morning.


Residents are urged to be on guard against parcel delivery scam 

27 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE police have issued a warning to residents after several incidents in the past month where a man posing as a parcel delivery driver has tricked residents into giving their card details.


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Blogs

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – April public meeting this Thursday! 

28 Apr

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (30th April 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust group (formerly the...


John Tradewell’s final blog post 

28 Apr

So this is my final blog as Chief Executive, the past seven months seem to have flown by.


Defibrillator for Cannock town centre 

26 Apr

Yesterday president elect Ian was on hand to officiate in the cutting the ribbon at the unveiling of the Defibrillator for Cannock town centre As you know the club donated £1240 towards the cost of providing a defib for cannock Working in ...


Walsall Wood finish season in style by beating Heath Hayes 

26 Apr

Yesterday afternoon (25th April 2015) saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park for the last game of the season - and the Woodmen didn't disappoint, demolishing their opponents.


Watch Walsall Wood play Heath Hayes at Oak Park this afternoon! 

25 Apr

Your chance to watch Walsall Wood battle Heath Hayes at Oak Park this afternoon (25th April 2015)...


Investment Fraud Alert – National Savings and Investments Clone 

24 Apr

Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings Investments and are contacting members of the public, cold calling them and offering them the chance to invest in 65+ Bonds (also known as Pensioner Bonds).


Blue Alert 

24 Apr

The bluebells are starting to appear in Leomansley and Sloppy Woods! Access to the woods is via an entrance on Christchurch Lane or you can get there by walking across Pipe Green.


The first week back after Easter 

23 Apr

I have had a really interesting first full week back in the office after my holiday.


If you’ve got that feeling… 

23 Apr

Happy St.


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Blogs

Onwards to Twyford Wharf. 

28 Apr

Hamish was put on bow hauling duties as we cruised off below Tom Rolt’s Bridge, then under the lift bridge for the use of the water tap.


Bumming around Banbury. 

28 Apr

Coming down our last lock as we drew near to Banbury we noticed that a HUGE warehouse had been erected since we passed here last time.


#Donate to #Nepal #earthquake and Mark Zuckerburg #Facebook will match your donation 

28 Apr

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu on 25 April.


Tamworth Hustings – 2 days to go 

28 Apr

Asusual, let's look at the polls: Conservatives 34% Labour 33% UKIP 13% Lib Dems 9% Green Party 5% A littlefluctuation but generally we have a rather static picture before us - all the more reason to come and ask questions and get ...


Misplaced Charity – What’s the right way to give? 

28 Apr

This morning I woke to find some conversations on the internet regarding aid and Nepal in particular.


Reviewed Patricia O’ Toole Breda dress 

28 Apr

The Breda dress from Patricia O’Toole may just be the sexiest dress I have ever worn.


Lichfield Players bring murder mystery to the Garrick 

28 Apr

Adrian Venables getting into character Lichfield Players’ member Adrian Venables was doing a bit of detective work at a mocked up crime scene at the weekend in preparation for his part in the society’s next show.


Review: The Jar Family @ Lichfield Guildhall 

28 Apr

With their steam-punk aesthetic and boisterous music, The Jar Family certainly offered something different for their fans in Lichfield when they played at the Guildhall.


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28 Apr

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Elizabeth – A true Queen of style 

28 Apr

She’s just about to become a great grandmother all over again, and she has just celebrated her 89th birthday, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that our Queen, Elizabeth II, is having a moment.


Bread and Wine: Why do we do it so poorly at times? 

27 Apr

When it comes to the Eucharist I have to say that aside from the old joke which asks who in their right mind would go out to a place that takes over thirty minutes to stick bread and wine on the table it seems there is often little to laugh about.


Tamworth Hustings: THREE days to go and we have a signer! 

27 Apr

That's right - a signer (not a singer like the predictive text wants me to book apparently)! One of the important things in life is to be inclusive and this means that as we come to This Thursday's Hustings we are not only wheelchairaccessible (or '...


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Sport

GALLERY: Walsall claim Walsall Senior Cup win by defeating… 

28 Apr

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Tamworth FC boss is happy to end on a high 

28 Apr

Lambs boss Andy Morrell was delighted to end the Conference North season with a win.


Tamworth FC boss praises two-goal striker 

28 Apr

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell praised striker Leon Mettam after his double in the 5-0 win over Hyde.


Extra-time heartbreak for Chasetown FC in final of the Walsall Senior Cup 

28 Apr

Amadou Bakayoko scores the winner in extra-time.


County Youth U15’s Sunday Cup Final 

28 Apr

This evening will see the County Cup roadshow return to Brocton FC when Sporting Khalsa take on Eccleshall Eagles in the county Youth U15's Sunday Cup Final.


 

28 Apr

Walsall lift maiden Senior Cup - in pictures...


Walsall Senior Cup Final 

28 Apr

Last night saw Walsall FC recover from 3-1 behind at the Bank’s Stadium to claim their first Walsall Senior Cup victory since 1927.


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Business

 

27 Apr

Ex on the Beach star opens mum's salon in Cannock...


Staffordshire retail park sold for £13.3m 

27 Apr

A 44,800 sq ft retail park in Lichfield has been sold by its owner for £13.3m.


Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street 

24 Apr

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station...


Lichfield pizza takeaway’s illuminated advertising plan rejected 

23 Apr

A Lichfield pizza takeaway has been refused permission to install illuminated advertising.


 

23 Apr

Revamped Cannock McDonald's to bring 20 new jobs...


M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.


Lichfield firm at the forefront of fighting pothole problems 

22 Apr

A Lichfield business has been highlighting its work to improve the state of Britain’s roads.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Backbench Business – Valedictory Debate | Elections for Positions in the House | Commons debates 

26 Mar

In the short time available, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have made standing here, in this cockpit of the nation, possible for a humble lad from Birmingham.


Backbench Business – Valedictory Debate | Elections for Positions in the House | Commons debates 

26 Mar

In the short time available, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have made standing here, in this cockpit of the nation, possible for a humble lad from Birmingham.


Procedure of the House | Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2) | Commons debates 

26 Mar

Will my right hon.


Procedure of the House | Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2) | Commons debates 

26 Mar

Will my right hon.


Basic Maths and English Skills | Oral Answers to Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates 

26 Mar

What discussions does my hon.


Basic Maths and English Skills | Oral Answers to Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates 

26 Mar

What discussions does my hon.


High Speed 2 | Westminster Hall debates 

25 Mar

The right hon.


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