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Secretary of State will have final say on Arkall farm plans 

25 Apr

THE battle stop 1,000 houses being built on Arkall Farm has been escalated to 'the highest level' as the Secretary of State will now have the final say on the proposals.


Secretary of State will have final say on Arkall farm plans 

25 Apr

THE battle stop 1,000 houses being built on Arkall Farm has been escalated to 'the highest level' as the Secretary of State will now have the final say on the proposals.


MP given guided tour of work to preserve Lichfield woodland 

25 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has been given a guided tour of work to preserve a local wood.


NINTH fire at ​Gentleshaw Common in three weeks – double ‘arson’… 

24 Apr

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished the NINTH fire in three weeks at a nature reserve near Burntwood on Monday (April 24).


Shocking footage shows Tamworth teen defending himself from… 

24 Apr

HORRIFIC video footage shows the moment a Tamworth teen had to defend himself using Mixed Martial Arts after he was attacked by thuggish father who launched a torrent of abuse during a playground row.


Police uncover cannabis factory in Lichfield property 

24 Apr

The cannabis factory found in Lichfield A cannabis factory has been found by police in Lichfield.


Cannabis factory destroyed in Lichfield; haul of marijuana… 

24 Apr

POLICE have destroyed a haul of cannabis after raiding a factory stocked with plants and marijuana ready to sell.


​Lichfield and Burntwood garden waste brown bin collection charge… 

24 Apr

A REVIEW of plans to charge Lichfield and Burntwood residents for collecting their garden waste has not overturned the decision - and the whole process has now been branded a sham.


St George’s Day extravaganza in Tamworth GALLERY 

24 Apr

THOUSANDS of visitors gathered in Tamworth to watch a popular annual event.


Permanent site for gypsy caravans planned in Stonnall 

24 Apr

Plans have been drawn up to create a new permanent residential site for gypsy caravans in Stonnall.


Burntwood Action Group to hold public meeting over future of the town 

24 Apr

Plans for the future of Burntwood will go on display this week.


Tamworth bus driver named Arriva’s Bus Driver of the Year 

24 Apr

A WHEEL-Y talented Tamworth bus driver has been hailed Arriva's Bus Driver of the Year.


Three people injured in Fazeley A5 crash 

24 Apr

Three people have been injured after a crash in Fazeley.


Three taken to hospital after collision near Tamworth 

24 Apr

THREE people were taken to hospital over the weekend after a collision near Tamworth.


Lichfield trains get free online entertainment: movies, TV on… 

24 Apr

LICHFIELD rail passengers will be able to access free WiFi and a package of free entertainment on trains.


Lichfield train passengers set to have access to free wi-fi and movies on London Midland services 

24 Apr

Passengers on board trains to and from Lichfield will be able to access free entertainment and wi-fi from tomorrow.


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Blogs

Big Ideas Need Attention to Detail Too 

24 Apr

I spent a very useful couple of hours in Northfield Village in Stafford with Philip Atkins and Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council.


Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year 

24 Apr

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary.


Urgent: Police appeal for witnesses to Rushall collision 

22 Apr

Walsall police this afternoon issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the Mercedes Convertible, pictured below, on Wednesday last (19th April 2017) after in was involved in a collision on the Lichfield Road in ...


Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts 

20 Apr

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to 150 if caught.


Learning a work: the recipe for success 

19 Apr

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing break over Easter, even if it was only the long weekend.


Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant praises Prime Minister Theresa May’s “bold” decision to call snap General Election 

18 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has hailed the Prime Minister’s “bold” decision to call a snap General Election.


The story of a Norton Canes ANZAC 

16 Apr

I take huge pride today in being able to post the following article by noted and very much respected war historian Andrew Thornton, who's done so much to record the life, times and service of som many servicemen, local and not so local.


Well, this really floats our boat! 

15 Apr

Yesterday, I pointed out that Brownhills was hosting the Historic Narrow Boat Club who have their Wyrley Cruise event on this weekend, and the tour will be spending a couple of days at Silver Street in Brownhills (15-16th April 2017) before moving to...


A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this afternoon! 

15 Apr

I know it's late on but there's a great even going on in Whittington this afternoon (Saturday, 15th April 2017) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust 'Tunnel Vision' appeal - Eric and Doreen's All Day Easter Coffee Morning.


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Blogs

Lichfield Jazz 

25 Apr

Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV Bore Street, Lichfield on Wednesday 17th May with ‘A Night of Swinging Standards’ performed by Nick Drew, saxes, Nick Dewhurst, trumpet, and an outstanding rhythm section of Billy Weir, ...


‘All that Jazz’…in Lichfield! 

25 Apr

Visitors to this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival can look forward to a veritable feast of jazz performed in venues across this historic city by local, regional and national favourites.


Journal: Trying not to look 

25 Apr

Many years back there was a fad surrounding a piece of writing which went by the name 'desiderata' a word which translates from the Latin into 'things we need, desire or want' - a poem by Max Erhmann.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 25 April 2017 

25 Apr

Easter Season Mark the Evangelist Psalm 37.23-41 When your steps are guided by the Lord and you delight in his way, Though you stumble, you shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds you fast by the hand.


April 23rd – On the canal at Hopwas, a swan nest. The male was… 

25 Apr

April 23rd - On the canal at Hopwas, a swan nest.


Tame Valley Otter 

24 Apr

With my trail cameras, I have managed to capture pictures of many local badgers and foxes, a few muntjac, and even a polecat which I have captured on camera twice.


How will we pray this week? 

24 Apr

It seems to me that so often people regard prayer as an opportunity to tell God what they want! For many, prayer is the opportunity to return to the childhood days - when you wanted something, all we needed to do was .


Band’s appearance will get Lichfield audiences jumping and jiving 

24 Apr

A gig in Lichfield next month will have the audience jumping and jiving.


Can’t make it to church – 23 April 2017 

24 Apr

So here we are, Easter Sunday has been and gone and soon the response to, "He is risen.


Morning Prayer – Monday 24 April 2017 

24 Apr

Easter Season George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304 Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


Lichfield Garrick launches new afternoon classical concert series 

23 Apr

The Lichfield Garrick’s new afternoon classical concert series kicks off today.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 22 April 2017 

22 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 116 I love the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my supplication; because he inclined his ear to me on the day I called to him.


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Sport

Podium at Rd2 of the HSBC National MTB XC Series: Wasing Park, Newbury 23/04/17 

25 Apr

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes My first trip to Wasing Park a month ago, a round of the Southern XC Series, resulted in a DNF as the thick slimy mud jammed my rear mech, a total contrast to this last weekend.


Tamworth FC extend kit sponsorship deals 

24 Apr

Tamworth FC have confirmed the extension of their kit sponsor deals with three of the town's top companies.


Bromsgrove Sporting will kick on in Premier, says Adders boss 

24 Apr

ATHERSTONE Town boss Ivor Green this week hailed 'worthy' Midland League One Champions Bromsgrove Sporting, writes Matthew Panter.


FA Girls Football Week 2017 

24 Apr

We have just been advised by The FA that the next Girls Football Week will be while the Lionesses are competing in the UEFA 2017 Euros.


Tesco Bags of Help and Co-Op Community Fund. 

24 Apr

The Club has received 2 great pieces of news towards our fundraising efforts for the fencing at Harrisons.


Derby Youth Omnium 2017 Results 

24 Apr

Some really good racing at Derby yesterday.


Race report from supported rider Emile Alexander 

24 Apr

Emile Alexander – Supported Rider Race Report: Midland Regional back to back Omniums This weekend, I had two big Omniums, the first one was at Halesowen on Saturday and then another at Derby Velodrome on Sunday.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

New micropub set to open in Burntwood 

23 Apr

A new bar is set to open in Burntwood.


Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business agrees deal to acquire 61 new sites 

30 Mar

A nursery business founded in Lichfield has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a further 61 sites.


Birmingham office market has ‘everything to play for’ 

28 Mar

Jonathan Carmalt from JLL assess the future for the city's office market as work on HS2 gets going and the squeeze on supply starts to ease...


Trial of new car park payment system hoping to boost Lichfield city centre trade 

24 Mar

The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.


Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.


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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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