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Wedding tears as camera with irreplaceable pictures stolen on big day 

29 Aug

Chris and Linda Ward horrified they were targeted at reception...


Tamworth bargain hunters urged to beware of counterfeit goods 

29 Aug

Tamworth's bargain hunters are being urged to be aware of counterfeit goods when visiting car boot sales or markets over the bank holiday weekend.


BIG NIGHT OUT: Revellers enjoy Tamworth nightlife 

29 Aug

THE Herald's popular Big Night Out feature is once again full of pictures from your nights out.


Man charged following Atherstone firearms incident 

29 Aug

A 26-year-old man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.


Meeting the stars of new Lichfield Garrick pantomime Jack and the… 

29 Aug

Preparations are well underway for this year's panto at the Lichfield Garrick Jack and the Beanstalk.


Over 60 businesses to serve up treats at Tamworth Food Festival 

29 Aug

DOZENS of unique and artisan food producers will be coming to Tamworth this September, offering food lovers the chance to sample and buy a range of top quality tantalising treats.


Newly-weds plea after their camera was stolen from wedding… 

29 Aug

Despicable thieves who stole a bridegroom's camera from his wedding reception in Tamworth, have been urged to return the memory card as it contains irreplaceable photos.


Comic Joe Pasquale backs We Love Lichfield fund 

29 Aug

COMEDY legend Joe Pasquale has backed city charity the We Love Lichfield fund by being the latest celebrity to sign specially branded T-shirts which will be auctioned to raise money.


What’s on over the bank holiday weekend 

29 Aug

Looking for a fun day out this bank holiday weekend?Here are some of the events happening locally:Today why not pop along to Tamworth Rugby Club where a summer charity fun day is being held between 11am and 9pm.


Friends 2 Friends group launches Lichfield talent show for people… 

29 Aug

A CHARITY talent show featuring Lichfield people with learning disabilities is to take place in the city in October.


Man in court over Atherstone ‘firearm’ incident 

29 Aug

A 26-year-old man is to appear before magistrates this morning charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.


Lichfield 10K and fun run finishers will all receive a special… 

29 Aug

LICHFIELD Running Club wants to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style by issuing a once only commemorative medal to all 10K and fun run finishers.


Bakers urged to cook up a treat for Great British Bake Off style… 

29 Aug

BUDDING bakers are being invited to get set and bake at the first ever Tamworth Food GUSTO Festival.


Appeal as haul of valuable jewellery stolen from Pattingham home 

29 Aug

Police are appealing for information after a haul of valuable jewellery was stolen from a south Staffordshire home.


CCTV at Tamworth housing association will ‘cut down crime’ 

28 Aug

CCTV has been installed at a Tamworth housing association to cut down on crime.


What will BASW do now? 

28 Aug

The College of Social Work closes at the end of this month and will spend its final weeks handing over the functions and resources it had, that were independent of government control, to the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).


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Blogs

Walsall player 460. Gary Paul O’Neil 

28 Aug

Gary Paul O’Neil (born 18 May 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays for Norwich City.


Walsall player 459. Scott Ollerenshaw 

27 Aug

Scott Ollerenshaw (born 9 February 1968) is a former Australian football (soccer) player, best known for his appearances for his country’s national side in the late 1980s.


Walsall player 458. Richard Florence O’Kelly 

27 Aug

Richard Florence O’Kelly (born 8 January 1957) is an English former footballer turned manager; who is Dean Smith’s assistant manager at League One side Walsall.


Haunton care home residents delighted with letter from The Queen 

27 Aug

A CARE home in a village near Tamworth received a pleasant letter through the post from Her Royal Majesty.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – August public meeting this evening 

27 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Thursday 27th August 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly ...


Walsall player 457. James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe 

26 Aug

James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe (born 2 April 1957) is an English former professional footballer.


Heritage Gathering coming soon! 

26 Aug

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have been in contact to let me know about their Heritage Gathering which is coming up over the weekend of 18-19th September 2015, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.


Walsall player 456. Joshua Adam O’Keefe 

24 Aug

Joshua Adam O’Keefe (born 22 December 1988) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Altrincham.


Walsall player 455. Adolphus Ofodile 

23 Aug

Adolphus Ofodile (born December 15, 1979) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward.


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Blogs

August 29th – I nipped down to Stonnall to see a pal and left… 

29 Aug

August 29th - I nipped down to Stonnall to see a pal and left just as dusk was closing in.


Coca-Cola Great Britain Parklives – Super fun in Brum 

29 Aug

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola launched its Parklives programme, in partnership with Active Parks Birmingham.


Shapeology Fashion Week with Marisota 

29 Aug

One of my favourite online fashion destinations is Marisota.


Sheila McMahon brings sell-out show back to the Lichfield Garrick 

28 Aug

Sheila McMahon Counsellor turned comedia Sheila McMahon is bringing her show back to the Lichfield Garrick.


Morning Prayer – 28 August 2015 

28 Aug

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430 Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


Tips to help Nocturnal Mums to better sleep 

28 Aug

When you become a parent, it suddenly becomes hard to remember what a good night’s sleep, a full eight hours, actually felt like.


Dominated by beer 

27 Aug

If ever a town was dominated by one industry, it's Burton by beer.


Feel the Need for Speed with Top Gun at the Drive In 

27 Aug

Top Gun is one of the most iconic films of the 1980s.


Morning Prayer – 27 August 2015 

27 Aug

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death … 

26 Aug

Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death.


Spiritualist due to appear at the Lichfield Garrick loses battle with cancer 

26 Aug

A television spiritualist scheduled to appear at the Lichfield Garrick next month has died.


IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Angie Dress 

26 Aug

When it comes to my style, tea dresses reign supreme.


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Sport

Player boss Morrell earns Tamworth a dramatic point against… 

29 Aug

Tamworth 1 Nuneaton 1 Player boss Andy Morrell came off the bench to rescue a dramatic point for the Lambs against arch rivals Nuneaton.


11s Panthers 12 Wolves 1 

29 Aug

A massive well done to our Under 11s Panthers Girls who beat Wolves U11s 12 – 1 today at Long Lane.


Tamworth FC v Nuneaton Town: Who will win today’s derby? 

29 Aug

Tamworth play host to local rivals Nuneaton Town this afternoon in the National North.


Stafford Rangers boss Kitching knows he faces tricky Coleshill… 

29 Aug

STAFFORD Rangers boss Neil Kitching has warned his players to avoid complacency as they prepare for their FA Cup clash with Coleshill on Saturday.


Tamworth FC: Newton believes Lambs are yet to reach their very… 

28 Aug

DANNY Newton says he can't wait to sample the local rivalry as Tamworth face a massive derby with his former club Nuneaton on Saturday.


Website issues 

28 Aug

Apologies for the website issues over the last 24 hours.


National League Clubs To Pay Respects to Air Disaster Victims 

28 Aug

Hednesford Town will join their fellow Vanarama National League Clubs as they hold a minute’s silence this Saturday August 29th prior to kick off against FC United of Manchester as a mark of respect to all those who lost their lives in...


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Business

Alrewas firm pledges £15,000 to police cadets scheme 

26 Aug

An Alrewas company has pledged £15,000 to support the Staffordshire Police cadets scheme .


Lichfield Squash Club confirms link up with Tempest Ford 

25 Aug

Lichfield Squash Club has agreed a new sponsorship agreement with a local car dealership.


Hilton Birmingham Metropole creates new jobs to meet conferencing demand 

20 Aug

ONE of the regions largest hotels is creating new jobs to capitalise on growing demand for conferencing and events.


Congestion costing West Midlands’ economy £1bn 

20 Aug

Crashes on the M6 - including two during the pastweek - along with poor infrastructure and road works bringing region to halt ...


Burntwood school’s fundraising efforts boosted by Lichfield business 

14 Aug

A Burntwood school has teamed up with a Lichfield business to raise funds.


Aussie-themed Walkabout bar coming to Lichfield 

14 Aug

A Lichfield bar is set to be rebranded as an Australian-themed venue, according to reports.


Two Après Bars to be rebranded after sale 

14 Aug

PROPERTY consultancy Christie + Co has sold two local Après Bar sites to Intertain on behalf of Town & Country Inns.


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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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