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​Tamworth kitchen fire sparks reminder to take care when cooking 

26 May

FIREFIGHTERS are reminding Tamworth residents to take extra care in the kitchen after a flat fire nearly ripped through the complex.


Firefighters tackle Tamworth shed blazes across THREE gardens 

26 May

FIRE crews have been called to Tamworth to tackle a blaze which has spread across three gardens.


Lichfield boy battling cancer is to take on IRONKIDS challenge 

26 May

A FIVE-year-old Lichfield boy is not letting his leukaemia diagnosis slow him down.


Popular Tamworth heritage event promises to be far from ‘Tame’ 

26 May

A POPULAR heritage event in Tamworth will return this year for a day full of family fun.


Robbers hunted after Tamworth town centre shop raid 

26 May

OFFICERS are hunting two robbers after they raided a Tamworth town centre shop.


Romanians killed in Staffordshire M6 horror crash between J15… 

26 May

POLICE have named the four women and one man who died in a collision on the M6 in Staffordshire on Wednesday (May 24).


Half term at Samuel Johnson Birthplace, Lichfield: kids can write… 

26 May

THERE'S plenty on offer for young visitors to Lichfield's Samuel Johnson's Birthplace this half term holiday.


Man found dead on street in Fazeley 

26 May

EMERGENCY services were called to a street in Fazeley after a man was found dead in the street.


Man found dead on street in Fazeley 

26 May

EMERGENCY services were called to a street in Fazeley after a man was found dead in the street.


A51 north of Lichfield blocked to due to accident 

26 May

TRAFFIC is queueing on the A51 north of Great Haywood due to an accident involving two vehicles.


A51 north of Lichfield blocked to due to accident 

26 May

TRAFFIC is queueing on the A51 north of Great Haywood due to an accident involving two vehicles.


Free bowls session as Beacon Park hosts MS Awareness Day event 

26 May

The bowling green at Beacon Park Beacon Park’s bowling green will be throwing open its doors for an MS Awareness Day.


Burntwood builders fundraising ahead of Peak District charity challenge 

26 May

A team of Burntwood housebuilders are taking part in a charity challenge.


When not to call 999! 

25 May

WEST MIDLANDS Police is asking people to use the 999 service responsibly during the current heightened security state and only dial it for real emergencies.


Young people handed say on future of health services 

25 May

YOUNG people are being given the chance to improve health and social care services in Tamworth.


Police chief says increased presence will help reassure residents in the wake of Manchester terror attack 

25 May

Staffordshire’s police chief says officers will have a more visible presence in Lichfield and Burntwood as they look to reassure residents in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.


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Blogs

Welcoming new county councillors 

26 May

This week we had our first Full Council meeting since the election in May and welcomed 31 new members to the Chamber.


Work begins on M42 industrial site 

25 May

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.


Urgent – Millie the dog stolen from Brownhills West – can you help? 

22 May

I note from local social media that a pug cross dog, Millie was stolen this evening, Monday 22nd May 2017 from Hednesford Road, Brownhills - I would ask that anyone seeing the dog, or who knows who may have her, contact the local police, K9 Search or...


Learning at Work Week; Stafford Office Moves 

22 May

Last week was Learning at Work Week, and it was a real pleasure to join a group of colleagues undertaking a 2 hour session on project and change management.


Catch The Fazys at The Memo this Saturday! 

19 May

Dawn Hayton from The Memo in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (That's the Memorial Hall for the uninitiated) has been in touch to tell me that there's a great pop gig on there this Saturday, 20th May 2017 featuring local five-piece covers band The Fazys.


Look, there’s a familiar man on the TV… 

18 May

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore revealed a surprise today - he's been on BBC Midlands Today with presenter Bob Hockenhull talking about the remarkable project behind which David has been the prime ...


In the soup again… at Chasewater this Saturday! 

18 May

This Saturday, 20th May 2017 sees the second Chasewater Soup micro funding event, run by, among others, Kate cardigan from Lichfield Lore.


Countdown on for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 

18 May

It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our last IRONMAN, but it’s back for the third time and there’s now less than a month to go.


Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

16 May

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...


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Blogs

Mister Maker ready to entertain kids and not-so-little kids at the Lichfield Garrick 

26 May

Children’s arts and crafts superstar Mister Maker is making his first ever appearance at the Lichfield Garrick with his live theatre show.


Have Fun this Bank Holiday Weekend 

26 May

The weekend is here, the sun is shining, and we have the added bonus that it is a Bank Holiday, which means the kids have broke up from school and the rest of us get that extra day.


Morning Prayer – Friday 26 May 2017 

26 May

Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605 John Calvin, Reformer, 1564 Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595 Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; send you help from...


Increase You Home Security With Ring Stick Up Outdoor HD Security Camera 

25 May

In our current climate we take the security of our homes and families ever more seriously.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 25 May 2017 

25 May

Ascension Day Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


National Memorial Arboretum talk to lift the lid on bravery of members of The Goldfish Club 

24 May

The bravery of pilots who have survived crash landings and parachuted from damaged aircraft will be explored in a talk at the National Memorial Arboretum.


Father’s Day Sorted with GiftsOnline4U 

24 May

Can you believe it is almost June? The year has once again slipped by, almost without us noticing, and now we are almost at the mid point, and, with the coming of June, we once again have Father’s Day to look forward to.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust to hold annual general meeting 

24 May

Sandfields Pumping Station The annual general meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place next month.


The Woman in Black – Deliciously Spooky 

24 May

A virtually bare stage of a Victorian Theatre.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 24 May 2017 

24 May

Easter Season John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788 Rogation Day Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not ...


A few holiday Essentials 

24 May

Holiday season is already in full swing, and with half term next week, more people will be jetting off to enjoy the sun.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust June News Letter 

23 May

The Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 12 June @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the The Bowling Green Friary Road Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 The Bowling Green serves some ...


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Sport

Tamworth FC striker deal close, Morrell urges patience on… 

26 May

Tamworth boss Andy Morrell has urged fans to be patient this summer as he looks to rectify mistakes made last season.


Tamworth FC boss welcomes play-off extension plans 

26 May

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell has welcomed proposals for changes to the play-off system in National League.


U10s Vipers seeking players to complete squad. 

26 May

Y5 Players wanted, including goalkeeper for our established Under 10s Vipers boys team.


New players and teams wanted 

26 May

We have established teams looking to add to their squad for the 17/18 season and opportunity for 2 new teams.


Tamworth FC’s Styche aims to get back to his best 

25 May

REECE Styche feels stability at Tamworth can help him reproduce the best football of his career.


Coton Green FC look to make it third time lucky 

24 May

COTON Green boss Rob Masefield has urged his players to 'give it their all' as they aim to make it third time lucky in cup competitions.


Former Wrexham and Tamworth midfielder on the move 

24 May

Lambs: Released Tamworth midfielder Joe Clarke has signed for Leamington.


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Business

Burntwood builders fundraising ahead of Peak District charity challenge 

26 May

A team of Burntwood housebuilders are taking part in a charity challenge.


Lichfield businesswoman’s shoe success sees £4,000 donated to project helping women across the globe 

24 May

A Lichfield businesswoman has seen her new shoe company raise more than £4,000 for good causes.


Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...


Business networking group lends support to We Love Lichfield Fund 

16 May

A local networking group has continued efforts to raise money for the We Love Lichfield Fund.


Lichfield company’s chairman who designed cutlery for Concorde has died 

11 May

The chairman of a Lichfield business who personally designed cutlery for Concorde has died.


Burntwood building business reveals plans to expand after a year of “exceptional” growth 

10 May

A Burntwood building company says it intends to expand its business after “exceptional” growth in the past year.


Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.


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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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