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A message from Chief Constable Jane Sawyers 

23 Mar

KEEPING communities safe and reassured is paramount at Staffordshire Police says Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in a statement issued today.


Lichfield MP calls for memorial to PC Keith Palmer, police… 

23 Mar

A PERMANENT memorial for PC Keith Palmer, the police officer murdered in the Westminster terror attack, has been called for by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.


Don’t lose your right to vote on May 4th – make sure you are registered  

23 Mar

THE Staffordshire County Council Election is now less than two months away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.


Ex-Police Chief Constable becomes cadet trustee 

23 Mar

THE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Sue Arnold, has welcomed ex-Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, John Giffard, to the Board of Trustees for Staffordshire Police Cadets Mr Giffard, Staffordshire Police’s longest ...


Countdown is on to medieval-themed St George’s Day fun 

23 Mar

TAMWORTH’S popular St George’s Day extravaganza is back for 2017 and will take over the Castle Grounds with medieval-themed fun for the whole family on Saturday, April 22.


Tamworth mum speaks of Mother’s Day MIRACLE after finding… 

23 Mar

AN OVERWHELMED Tamworth mum has spoken of her Mother's Day miracle after finding footage of her 'little girl' playing with school friends almost 40 years after she tragically died of a brain tumour.


Large fire at Kettlebrook home 

23 Mar

CREWS from three Fire and Rescue Services attended a house fire in Tamworth Last night.


How do you want to contact the Council? 

23 Mar

TAMWORTH Borough Council is asking its customers how they prefer to get in touch with the authority, how their needs are changing and what can be done improve customer service and the customer relationship.


Two drivers in critical condition after Cannock Chase collision… 

23 Mar

TWO people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning (Thursday) following a serious road traffic collision at Birches Valley which saw two vehicles catch fire.


Labour candidate accuses Tories of taking their eye off the ball over Green Belt housing plans 

23 Mar

A Labour candidate for the forthcoming county council elections has accused the Conservatives in Burntwood of taking their eye off the ball over plans to build on Green Belt land.


Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Police reassure communities of the Midlands following London atrocity 

23 Mar

AFTER the horrendous incident in London yesterday, West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have issues a statement to the public.


Police and ambulance service close road in Stonydelph 

23 Mar

EMERGENCY services have been forced to close a road in Tamworth following a road traffic collision.


Chance for potential county council election candidates in Lichfield and Burntwood to join factfinding session 

23 Mar

Potential candidates for the Staffordshire County Council elections in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded to sign up for a factfinding session.


Lichfield MP calls for permanent memorial to police officer killed in suspected terrorist attack in Westminster 

22 Mar

Lichfield’s MP says a memorial should be created to honour the police officer killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster.


London incident declared as ‘Terrorism’ 

22 Mar

PARLIAMENT is in lockdown after a police officer was stabbed and as many as a dozen people mowed down on Westminster Bridge.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Supporting our armed forces and their families 

22 Mar

Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.


Where does the water go? Find out this Sunday! 

21 Mar

An interesting history walk is taking place this Sunday, 26th March 2017 at Chasewater, entitled 'Where does the water go?' which takes a look at how the dam infrastructure functions, and some of the industrial history of Anglesey Basin and surrounds.


New Name and New Services at Tamworth Advice Centre 

20 Mar

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services, but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.


Chasewater Railway 2017 Industrial Gala this weekend! 

18 Mar

Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it's annual Industrial Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18-19th March 2017.


The issues around building houses in Staffordshire 

13 Mar

I spoke at a conference on the subject of development in Staffordshire this week.


Woodmen battle Badgers for a draw 

12 Mar

Yesterday (Saturday 11th March 2017) saw Walsall Wood take a scenic trip over Cannock Chase to Brocton, where despite a good fight, the Badgers held the lads to a one-all draw.


Calling All Knitters – You Can Help People with Dementia 

12 Mar

The Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and Cllr Andrew James are inviting knitters in Tamworth to pick up their needles and use their craft skills and creativity to help people with dementia.


Working through the Chancellor’s Budget 

9 Mar

This week we had the Chancellor’s Budget and while we work through the detail and what it means for Staffordshire, there appears to be support for small businesses, money for skills training, help for  those in need, and more childcare to help ...


Cabinet agrees to include Green Belt sites around Burntwood for housing 

8 Mar

Highfields Road site had already been rejected previously by the public but the Council are trying again! Last night Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet agreed to include the Green Belt sites, off Coulter Lane, Burntwood (80 houses) and off ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Gangsta Granny – Live on Stage at the Wolverhampton Grand 

23 Mar

David Walliams is a literary genius when it comes to children’s literature.


Musical at the Lichfield Garrick to highlight one woman’s battle for equality 

23 Mar

The story of one woman’s battle for equality in the male-dominated car industry of the 1960s will come to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick next week.


Migration Report 

23 Mar

Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I'd seen a few new birds for the year.


A prayer for London in a time of loss 

23 Mar

Lord, in a day where wicked hands have acted to take life, We look to you whose desire is to bring healing, peace, unity and concord to this world.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 23 March 2017 

23 Mar

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


Journal: where did that day go to? 

23 Mar

I knew it was going to be busy but .


Win with Ellie Beans Prints 

22 Mar

Going to a wedding this year and want to give a gift that is personal, beautiful and heartfelt? I think I may have found the perfect gift that would delight anyone romantic at heart.


Variety event in Whittington to raise money for charity 

22 Mar

A variety show in Whittington will raise money for charity.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 22 March 2017 

22 Mar

Lent Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.


Journal: A day off 

22 Mar

Well, a third of a day off anyway! Before the world starts the, "You have to take your day off," tirade, I had to square away some of the funerals in terms of getting the CDs burnt, the service paperwork done, a regimental flag found (ended up buying...


Spring fashion Ideas 

21 Mar

With the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere occurring on Monday (10.28 to be exact), we are now officially in Springtime.


Everything Between ‘Yes’ And ‘I Do’ 

21 Mar

Pexels Your wedding needs to be so many different things .


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

LICHFIELD CITY RESERVES 1 – V – 7 TUNSTALL TOWN 

23 Mar

Monday evening saw the Challenge Cup Final take place at Brocton FC and a mesmerising display from Tunstall Town saw them romp home with the trophy.


Tamworth FC’s Belshaw: ‘It’s now or never’ 

22 Mar

LAMBS keeper James Belshaw says there is little margin for error if the Lambs want to make the National League North play-offs.


Coleshill Town’s Billing: ‘We need to build on FA Vase run’ 

22 Mar

COLESHILL Town chairman Paul Billing says the club needs to be 'bigger and better' moving forward and not rest on their laurels.


Tamworth FC boss proud of players despite Kidderminster Harriers… 

22 Mar

Andy Morrell spoke of his pride in his team despite their agonising defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday night.


Coleshill Town aim to channel heartbreak into league success 

22 Mar

ASSISTANT boss Adam Wilkes admitted some tears had been shed in the Coleshill Town dressing room after Saturday's defeat to South Shields.


NEW FLEXIBLE FOOTBALL 11V11 SUMMER LEAGUE 

22 Mar

Working in partnership with Burton Albion Community Trust, Staffordshire FA will be launching a NEW Friday Night Football League at the brand new 3G facility in Burton.


ISSUE 23 OF THE BOOT ROOM AVAILABLE NOW 

22 Mar

Planning for coaching sessions and match day is good practice at all levels of the game.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Celebrities backing Lichfield businesswoman’s new shoe designs 

21 Mar

A Lichfield businesswoman is treading a path to success after seeing celebrities back her new shoe company.


Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.


Drone captures bird’s eye view of construction work on new Lichfield warehouse 

17 Mar

A unique view of a new warehouse development in Lichfield has been released.


Burntwood furniture shop to make way for new homes 

15 Mar

New homes are set to be built on the site of a furniture shop in Burntwood.


Property Appointments: Investment Property Forum; Savills; Lichfields 

15 Mar

Two new directors have joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).


HS2 fast-tracking investor interest at MIPIM 

15 Mar

Birminghams unique connectivity options are attracting strong interest from investors at this years MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes, the citys delegation at the event has said...


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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