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No confidence vote in Featherstone Prison management 

20 Dec

Prison staff were so concerned for their safety they held a vote of no confidence in the management.


​Lichfield Chess Club honours former treasurer 

20 Dec

LICHFIELD Chess Club is to honour the memory of former treasurer Robin Farmery by purchasing a new trophy in his name.


Biggest-ever response to Ankerside’s appeal for Christmas gift donations 

20 Dec

THE appeal for Christmas gifts for children and vulnerable families has seen the “biggest-ever response” say staff at Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre.


A Christmas message from Burntwood Town Council 

20 Dec

EACH year that passes seems to have its own character, but as I look back over these past 12 months, Christmas still remains a time for reflection and a rejuvenation of hope for the future, and always will.


Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol 

19 Dec

People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid potentially dangerous counterfeit alcohol.


Busy Christmas sales for Ankerside Shopping Centre 

19 Dec

NEW retailers at Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre have helped to make to it make a busy run-up to Christmas.


5% off budget will make Policing Tamworth ‘tough but doable’ 

19 Dec

FOLLOWING the announcement of the Government’s 2015/16 grant settlement, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis says protecting Neighbourhood Policing in Tamworth remains ‘tough but entirely doable’.


Schools in Tamworth host Christmas Truce football match of their… 

19 Dec

CALLING A TRUCE: Children in Tamworth have taken part in a Christmas Truce football match to mark the centenary year of the First World War.


All welcome to celebrate the meaning of Christmas in Tamworth… 

19 Dec

CAROLS and Christmas services are being organised at churches across Tamworth and North Warickshire.


​Lichfield and Burntwood people warned to avoid counterfeit… 

19 Dec

PEOPLE are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid potentially dangerous counterfeit alcohol.


REVIEW: Ugly Sisters steal the show at Tamworth Assembly Rooms 

19 Dec

PANTOMIME season is well underway and Tamworth Pantomime Company's take on Cinderella didn't disappoint.


Tamworth residents left angry after approval of public highway… 

19 Dec

PLANS for the extension of a public highway in Tamworth have been approved despite concerns from local residents.


Elderly woman dies after collision with car near Lichfield 

19 Dec

AN ELDERLY woman hasdied following a collision with a car nearLichfield.


Fatal Lichfield crash: Elderly woman dies following car collision 

19 Dec

Two ambulances called to Birmingham Road, Shenstone Wood End shortly before 4.50pm on Thursday...


Weekend weather forecast: Your five-day forecast to the week… 

19 Dec

How are you planning to spend the weekend before Christmas week? Let us help you decide with a forecast from the Met Office.


A Christmas message from Lichfield District Council 

19 Dec

CHRISTMAS is about children but in truth we are all big kids at heart and this was never more obvious when my Chairman's Carol service became a Christmas Pageant in Stonnall Church.


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Blogs

Walsall player 66. Doug Fraser 

19 Dec

Doug Fraser (born 8 December 1941 in Aberdeen) was a Scottish football full-back.


Walsall player 65. Anthony Forde 

19 Dec

Anthony Forde (born 16 November 1993) is an Irish footballer who plays as a wide midfielder for English League One side Walsall.


Walsall player 64. Wayne Duncan Evans 

19 Dec

Wayne Duncan Evans (born 25 August 1971) in Abermule, Wales, is a retired Welsh professional footballer who played as a defender for Walsall and Rochdale in the Football League.


This is my final blog before Christmas and my theme, in light of the season, is children. 

19 Dec

Over the past week I have spent some time with Deborah Ramsdale and her team to talk about looked after children, and I have also been out to see John Maddox and Clive Cartman-Frost  to have a look around our MASH (Mutli Agency Safeguarding Hub).


Walsall player 63. Hugh Evans 

18 Dec

Hugh Evans (born 12 December 1919) is a Welsh former professional footballer who scored 22 goals in 76 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Bournemouth Boscombe Athletic, Walsall and Watford.


Walsall player 62. Jimmy Dudley 

18 Dec

James George “Jimmy” Dudley (24 August 1928 – 25 April 2006) was a Scottish footballer.


Santa visits Beechdale. 

18 Dec

Last evening Beechdale had an early visit from a dear old man with a big white Beard and dressed in Red, and on a sleigh.


Santas Special Chasewater. 

18 Dec

The journey back from Chasewater Heath to Brownhills West.


ont lose your loos 

18 Dec

Last night Tuesday 16 December at around 6.15pm I presented a petition to Tamworth Borough Council which had been signed by around 1,400 people, over a 1,000 of which come from the Tamworth borough.


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Blogs

Morning Prayer, 20 December 1 

20 Dec

Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble; Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea; Though the waters rage and swell, and though the mountains quake...


Winter solstice, all at low ebb 

20 Dec

It's the winter solstice tomorrow - the shortest day of the year.


Christmas Party 

19 Dec

Tonight we take a break from the relentless Christmas Santa Float to have our annual Christmas Party...


Santa’s Tour Of Lichfield – Darwin Park 

19 Dec

Santa and his merry band of helpers will be touring the streets of Lichfield and surrounding areas, spreading festive cheer and raising money for local good causes.


sexercise can lower the risk of heart attacks and help people live longer 

19 Dec

Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – Reasearch suggests that almost two thirds of women who do own gym memberships said they were happier to carry out such activities as having sex and even doing the vacuuming ...


Kuwait – appendix 

19 Dec

Final few images from Kuwait including interesting image of Red whiskered Bulbul.


Travelling With Children: Tips and Tricks 

19 Dec

Going abroad on holiday is often an event that is looked forward to for the entire year.


Dear Lord Green 

19 Dec

Thank you for your report which makes interesting reading indeed and get one thinking.


Morning Prayer – 20 December 14 

19 Dec

Psalm 144 Blessed be the Lord my rock, who teaches my hands for war and my fingers for battle; My steadfast help and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I trust, who subdues the peoples under me.


December 18th – the weather got progressively worse, and on my… 

18 Dec

December 18th - the weather got progressively worse, and on my return I crossed the Alan Woollatt memorial bridge over the A38 at Thickbroom.


December 18th – a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to… 

18 Dec

December 18th - a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to Whittington.


December 16th – A grim return. I’d been in Birmingham on a… 

18 Dec

December 16th - A grim return.


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Sport

Rugeley Night-O and 2014 Series Finale 

19 Dec

The final race in the 2014 night-O series was held in Rugeley organised by Kelvin followed by an excellent Christmas meal at the Stag’s Leap.


Club looking to help local community 

19 Dec

I’ve just watched the last episode of ‘Operation Meet the Street’ where chef James Martin gets lonely or isolated people in communities to come together – like they used to in the ‘old days’.


Harrogate boss Weaver is ready for Tamworth FC return 

19 Dec

HARROGATE boss Simon Weaver heads back to former club Tamworth this weekend believing both sides are capable of making a surge up the table in the second half of the season.


Bethany Garwood saddles up for success 

19 Dec

EQUESTRIAN: Eight-year-old Bethany Garwood is making a real impression in showjumping.


Spaces are available on the Basic Referees Course Running in January 

19 Dec

Spaces are still currently available on the Basic Refereeing course that we have running at Erasmus Darwin Academy in January.


Player News 

19 Dec

This morning we have completed the signing of highly rated young midfielder, Jack Thomas, from Mansfield Town FC on a months loan.


Kittens Cake! 

19 Dec

Pictured below, a cake made for our Wyrley Girls U8s Kittens Christmas party! Too good to eat...


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Business

eg Solutions looking to raise £3.2m through shares placing 

17 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE software company eg Solutions announced this morning that is proposing to raise up to £3.2m through a shares placing.


Legal & General acquires Fradley Park 

15 Dec

Staffordshire industrial site sold as part of wider £226.5m property deal which also includes a unit on Swift Park in Rugby...


BREAKING NEWS: Fradley Park sold off as part of £226.5m deal 

15 Dec

THE huge Fradley Park industrial estate near Lichfield has been bought by Legal & General Property (LGP) as part of a £226.5m deal.


£40m i54 motorway junction officially opens 

12 Dec

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire has officially opened to traffic.


New Digbeth record company Stoney Lane Records hopes to showcase local talent 

10 Dec

Fazeley Studios based company Stoney Lane Records is named after a former West Bromwich Albion home ground.


Campaigners lose latest HS2 legal challenge 

9 Dec

Court of Appeal throws out challenge which said the Government should have carried out an environmental assessment to alleviate potential caused along the route...


Gough Bailey Wright wins South Staffordshire College brief 

9 Dec

Marketing and PR agency boosts design portfolio with prospectus project aimed at attracting more students...


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Business of the House | Commons debates 

18 Dec

Yesterday we heard the news that unemployment had fallen again in South Staffordshire and the west midlands.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

18 Dec

I, too, welcome my right hon.


Topical Questions | Energy and Climate Change | Commons debates 

18 Dec

Energy experts believe that by 2030 we will need an additional 25-30 GW of gas capacity to meet our needs.


Waste Disposal | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

18 Dec

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the projected total cost to local authorities in England and Wales of disposing municipal waste at energy from waste incineration facilities...


Small Businesses (Developing Countries) | Oral Answers to Questions – International Development | Commons debates 

17 Dec

My right hon.


Small Businesses (Developing Countries) | Oral Answers to Questions – International Development | Commons debates 

17 Dec

My right hon.


Devolution (Implications for England) | Oral Answers to Questions – Justice | Commons debates 

16 Dec

Does my right hon.


More Staffordshire at Westminster








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