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Pictures of the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of? 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


Lichfield school governors to oppose plan for new sports facility on playing field 

24 Jul

Governors of a Lichfield school say they will “strongly oppose” plans to build a new sports facility on their playing field.


Secret life of foxes captured by Lichfield wildlife blogger… 

24 Jul

A FRIARY High School pupil has been learning about the habits of foxes by filming them in the school grounds.


Evicted: Tamworth’s most vulnerable people being kicked out of… 

24 Jul

THE 13 most vulnerable people in Tamworth are being kicked out of their homes.


Clock ticks on Lichfield District Council ward boundary shake-up 

24 Jul

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England's consultation on new district council ward boundaries across Lichfield and Burntwood closes on July 28.


Lichfield MP calls for new station to link cross city line with HS2 

24 Jul

Lichfield’s MP has called for a new stop to be added to the cross-city line.


Saxon king statue at Tamworth Castle looks for business backing 

24 Jul

TAMWORTH'S former mayor John Garner has issued a renewed call to local businesses to throw their weight behind his campaign to get an eight-foot tall statue of a Saxon king installed in the Castle Grounds.


​A Levels 2014: University Clearing 

24 Jul

It's a stressful time of year for many students who have left college and now are waiting to know their A-level results.


​A Levels 2014: University Clearing 

24 Jul

It's a stressful time of year for many students who have left college and now are waiting to know their A-level results.


Charity walk to boost Oxjam Lichfield Takeover event 

24 Jul

A Lichfield charity event is being boosted by a fundraising walk.


Driver banned after reversing more than a mile up M6 Toll 

24 Jul

A drink-driver who reversed along the M6 Toll for more than a mile after getting lost and ‘panicking’ because he had little cash has been handed a community order and banned from driving for 21 months.


Call for fire hydrants at mobile home park after ferocious blaze 

24 Jul

Fire hydrants must be installed on a mobile home park in the wake of a ferocious grass fire, residents said today.


Parcel firm treasurer must pay back stolen Help for Heroes cash 

24 Jul

A parcel firm treasurer who pocketed thousands of pounds destined for a work fund that donated to the Help For Heroes charity and paid for the staff Christmas party has been spared jail - but ordered to repay the full amount she stole.


Superhero theme for world’s shortest fun run in Burntwood 

24 Jul

Some of the participants get ready for the world’a shortest fun run record attempt The world’s shortest fun run challenge is heading back to Burntwood – with a superhero theme.


A Levels: Frequently asked questions 

24 Jul

Now the big day has come and you've finally got those all-important results you may be left with more questions that a lifetime's worth of exam papers put together.


A Levels: Frequently asked questions 

24 Jul

Now the big day has come and you've finally got those all-important results you may be left with more questions that a lifetime's worth of exam papers put together.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Helping to shape the future of libraries 

24 Jul

As you will know, we are currently looking at proposals for our libraries to make sure they are fit for future years, and we want your feedback to help us do this.


Bloomer Girls from Boston Beaten by Bushnell’s Boys (1901) 

23 Jul

Bloomer Girls from Boston Beaten by Bushnell’s Boys (1901) baseball, bloomer girls, women Leave a comment (From the San Francisco Call – July 15, 1901) They Are Not so Young As They Have Been, and, Although They Are Treated with Distinguished ...


Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Jack The Ripper case. 

22 Jul

There may have been more prolific serial killers than the murderer of prostitutes in Whitechapel in 1888, but few have captured the public imagination in the same way.


SON OF SAM (REGGIE MORRIS) 

22 Jul

SON OF SAM (REGGIE MORRIS) Some weeks ago I published a very small blog, about Adrian Wigley and Reg Morris.


Why you must vote to have your say – Simon Peaple, leader of the… 

22 Jul

The disconnection between political parties and the electorate is a widely acknowledged issue and poses challenges to both the parties and voters.


The Amistad trials 

21 Jul

The following account appeared in the New London Gazette of August 26,1839: While this vessel was sounding this day between Gardner’s and Montauk Points, a schooner was seen lying in shore off Culloden Point, under circumstances so suspicious as to...


1889: Jack The Ripper Said to Have Connection With Police 

21 Jul

1889: Jack The Ripper Said to Have Connection With Police LONDON — One of the most interesting and, perhaps, significant points in connection with the murder of Alice Mackenzie is one to which much attention has not yet been called.


Another Brick in the Wall 

20 Jul

One for the Walsall history types.


Is the Mexican Nation “Locoed” by a Peculiar Weed? (1915) 

20 Jul

Is the Mexican Nation “Locoed” by a Peculiar Weed? (1915) (From the Ogden Standard – September 25, 1915) Deadly Marihuana Rolled in Cigarettes, Becomes the Curse of the Southern Republic and May Account for the “Bravery” of “Greaser” ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Israel – Palestine: Proportionate and Legal? 

24 Jul

Once again the naughty UN have put themselves into the firing line after a shell has hit a UN-run school (being used as a shelter) in Gaza - killing some 15 people and wounded something in excess of 200 injured.


A most amazing image! 

24 Jul

One of those fantastic images that catch the eye and capture the imagination: Can't find out where it originated but my compliments and respect are surely theirs.


Tibberton to Worcester. 

24 Jul

Late Saturday afternoon the rain stopped and the sun popped out, so we cruised on down to Tibberton and tied Oakfield up on the end of the long line of boats there.


Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3: Teacakes and Terriers at Glasgow 2014 

24 Jul

It has long been my considered opinion that one of the few things better than a Tunnock’s Teacake would be a dancing Tunnock’s Teacake.


10 Things that Annoy Photography Enthusiasts 

24 Jul

Hey guys, sorry I’ve not done much blogging lately – I’ve been busy knee-deep in planning my own wedding alongside my partner Natalie – the big day is just over a week away, and then we’ll be jetting off to beautiful ...


UKIP and Immigration: A conversation 

24 Jul

I happened across an image of the UK with the words I have added to my version below from UKIP which was accompanied by the words in the caption: NHS, schools overcrowded, 2.2million jobless, wages depressed, houses unaffordable CONTROL IMMIGRATION My...


Dogcollars – the saga ends 

24 Jul

Yes indeedy - after a journey of many months I have the last two bits of plastic safely in my possessions (well I assume I do, I haven't opened the envelope yet!).


Canal News – Chesterfield Canal, Audlem Festival,History Walk 

24 Jul

 Canal News Morse Lock, Chesterfield Canal.


Book Review – The World’s Most Influential Fashion Designers 

24 Jul

As an avid book worm and fashion fan, my love for beautiful coffee table style books knows no bounds.


Covers band trip set for Lichfield pub gig 

24 Jul

Trip Lichfield-based Trip will be returning to the stage at the Feathers Inn.


Making Luxury Fashion Affordable 

24 Jul

The word luxury often means expensive, especially in certain industries.


Morning Prayer – July 24 

24 Jul

Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Pictures of the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of? 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


Southend United take a look at Lambs defender 

24 Jul

Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton played in a trial game for Southend United on Wednesday night.


Townsend injury not as bad as first feared for Tamworth FC 

24 Jul

Tamworth have been handed a pre-season boost by news that Michael Townsend's hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared.


Lambs boss reflects on Swansea City defeat 

24 Jul

Tamworth FC boss Dale Belford took positives from his side's 1-0 defeat against Swansea City's under-21s last night.


Chasetown FC set to renew FA Cup rivalries in pre-season 

24 Jul

Chasetown FC will renew the first of their FA Cup rivalries as they entertain Port Vale in a pre-season friendly.


Academy coach wanted. 

24 Jul

The Club is looking for a committed coach for our Boys’ Academy that meets Saturday mornings.


2014 MTB XC National Championships Hopton Woods 

24 Jul

It was a tough and technical course, made extremely challenging from the torrential rain on Saturday.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club 

24 Jul

Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs...


Lichfield businesses come together to discuss new improvement plan 

24 Jul

Businesses have been learning more about plans to drive more trade to Lichfield city centre.


Infrastructure chief to join HS2′s Birmingham team 

24 Jul

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city...


HS2 should make towns and cities ‘magnets for growth’, says Government 

23 Jul

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin has challenged towns and ciies to seize the full transformational potential of the HS2 high-speed rail project, and has promised strong government support to hel...


Award for Lichfield apprentice 

23 Jul

Liam Dixon with his award A Lichfield apprentice has won an award.


Residents lose fight against new fish and chip shop in Lichfield 

23 Jul

The proposed site of the new fish and chip shop in Lichfield.


JLL – Infrastructure is catalyst for new office boom 

22 Jul

Ian Cornock BIRMINGHAM has long been just a major transaction or two away from supply issues for Grade A stock, as JLL warned at its 2014 Predictions event.


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.


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.


Retirement of the Clerk of the House | Bill Presented – Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill | Commons debates 

16 Jul

I was able to demonstrate very clearly what a wig should indeed look like.


More Staffordshire at Westminster








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    The churchyard as the sun goes down at Alrewas, Staffordshire







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