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Birmingham’s most haunted: Black-eyed children, Dudley Castle and Alexandra Theatre on the list of West Midlands haunts 

31 Oct

Kelly McLaughlin examines some of the most haunted locations in the West Midlands...


Lichfield pub encourages visitors to back charity drive 

31 Oct

A Lichfield pub has joined a campaign to ensure older people aren’t lonely this Christmas.


Six people injured in three car Walsall crash 

31 Oct

Three cars collided in Lichfield Road in Shelfield, Walsall, last night (October 30...


Plea to Lichfield and Burntwood residents ahead of walkout by firefighters 

31 Oct

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged not to hold private firework or bonfire parties as the latest round of firefighter strikes begin.


Report backs plan for new industrial development in Lichfield 

31 Oct

Planning officers have recommended that councillors approve a new industrial development park in Lichfield.


50 pairs of Cinema Tickets to give away to ‘Community Heroes’ 

30 Oct

THE hunt is on for Tamworth’s community heroes to treat them to a private cinema viewing of the new Paddington Bear movie, thanks to Ankerside and Tamworth Round Table.


Firefighters deal with blaze after explosion at Stafford… 

30 Oct

FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a blaze after a fireworks retailer buildingexplodedin the Baswich area of Stafford.


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust among first to put its case to HS2… 

30 Oct

A LEADING Midlands nature conservation charity has become one of the first wildlife and environmental organisations in the UK to appear before the HS2 Select Committee.


The Woodland Trust ‘delighted’ over scrapped Hopwas Woods quarry… 

30 Oct

Thousands of campaigners who united to oppose plans to chop down ancient trees in Hopwas Woods have been praised by The Woodland Trust.


Withdrawal of Hopwas Woods quarry plans welcomed 

30 Oct

Celebrations have eruptedfollowing the news thatplans to turn part of the ancient Hopwas Woods into a massive quarry have been abandoned.


Withdrawal of Hopwas Woods quarry plans welcomed 

30 Oct

Celebrations have eruptedfollowing the news thatplans to turn part of the ancient Hopwas Woods into a massive quarry have been abandoned.


Land Army girls brave the elements as Countess of Wessex unveils… 

30 Oct

THE end of the hurricane Gonzalo, which swept the Bahamas recently, hit the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday last week (October 21) at the dedication of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps Memorial.


Withdrawal of Hopwas Wood plans is power to the people, says… 

30 Oct

TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher says the saviour of Hopwas Woods from quarry plans is a victory for the people.


BREAKING NEWS: Lafarge Tarmac withdraws Hopwas Woods from… 

30 Oct

PLANSto turn part of ancient Hopwas Woods into a quarry have been withdrawn, the Herald can reveal.


Which chocolates and sweets do you miss the most? (Poll) 

30 Oct

With Cadbury announcing that they will no longer produce their traditional chocolate coins we all see around Christmas, we're wondering what other chocolates and sweets we miss.


Miracle kittens need homes but cats protection 

30 Oct

A TAMWORTH animal rescue charity is looking for loving homes for six adorable kittens, who are lucky to be alive.


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Blogs

Walsall Born Player 72. Roger Smith 

31 Oct

Roger Smith Personal information Full name Roger William Smith Date of birth 19 February 1945 (age 69) Place of birth Tamworth, England Playing position Right-winger Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Players 71. Sam Smith 

31 Oct

Sam Smith Personal information Full name Samuel James Smith Date of birth 7 September 1909 Place of birth Pelsall, England Date of death November 1994 (aged 85) Place of death England Playing position Centre forward Senior career Years...


Serious road accident in Shelfield last night 

31 Oct

Last night (Thursday 30th October 2014) there was a serious road traffic collision on the Lichfield Road in Shelfield in which six people were hurt - I'm getting lots of enquiries about this, and the following press release was issued by West ...


New Plans for Former Golf Course go on Show 

30 Oct

A blueprint for new housing, open space, additional parkland, a new school and a nature reserve on the former golf course were unveiled this week at a number of public events.


Lafarge Tarmac Withdraws Hopwas Woods from Minerals Local Plan 

30 Oct

Hopwas Wood Lafarge Tarmac has asked Staffordshire County Council to withdraw Hopwas Woods from the Minerals Local Plan, which is currently under public consultation.


Walsall Born Player 70. Harry Smith 

30 Oct

Personal information Full name Harry Smith Date of birth 1885 Place of birth Cannock, Staffs, England Date of death Unknown Playing position Left back Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Player 69. Ray Shaw 

30 Oct

Personal information Full name Raymond Shaw Date of birth 18 May 1913 Place of birth Walsall, England Date of death August 1980 (aged 67) Playing position Wing half Youth career –                                Walsall Senior career...


Walsall Born Player 68. Netan Sansara 

30 Oct

Personal information Full name Netan Nico Sansara Date of birth 3 August 1989 (age 25) Place of birth Walsall, England Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Playing position Defender Club information Current team Fredrikstad FK Senior career Years...


1000 Staffordshire families helped by County scheme 

29 Oct

The lives of nearly 1000 families in Staffordshire have been turned around thanks to a county-wide programme.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

A week in the Tame valley 

31 Oct

Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where shall we start? After the excitement of Norfolk and Cornwall it was back to the reality of the local scene.


Model Railway News 

31 Oct

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Cicily Bridal meets Eliza Jane Howell 

31 Oct

It’s one of those rare moments in our bridal world when a collection of wedding dresses can stop you in your tracks when you see them on a catwalk.


So this Vicar comes up to me and says: ASA 

31 Oct

This is something I experienced first hand a couple of weeks back when I was at a training event - this chap buttonholed me and started telling me how amazing they were and how much they were valued by the Bishop.


Staffordshire News – Shugborough Yew Tree 

31 Oct

Staffordshire News   Shugborough Yew Tree Shugborough’s Great Yew (the widest tree in Europe) has been shortlisted in the final ten of England’s Tree of the Year.


Asexual Awareness Week – Find Out What ‘Asexual’ Really Means 

31 Oct

An asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction.


Cambodian dance company to showcase talent in Lichfield 

31 Oct

Talented dancers and theatre performers from Cambodia are dropping off in Lichfield on their UK tour.


It doesn’t frighten me… 

31 Oct

There's a very fine line, when it comes to monsters, between terrifying and plain silly.


Morning Prayer – 31 October, 

31 Oct

Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546 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.


Canal News, 1st & 2nd November 2014, Crofton and Gloucester 

30 Oct

Canal News 1st 2nd November 2014 Crofton winter work open days 01 Nov 2014 – 07 Mar 2015 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Address Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW Come and see behind the scenes at the Historic Crofton ...


Nearly half a million pounds in funding available 

30 Oct

Four local organisations have come together to fund activities and projects across Lichfield District through a new Locality Commissioning Fund that will give out around £477,000 in 2015.


Staffordshire Police Dog ‘Alfie’ Hangs up His Harness 

30 Oct

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Wyrley Pumpkin! 

31 Oct

Wyrley pumpkin carved by Michelle Painter of our Under 7s Panthers...


Familiar foes await Chasetown FC in FA Trophy 

31 Oct

Chasetown FC face familiar foes as they embark on FA Trophy action this weekend.


Champion boxer to lead free coaching sessions in Burntwood 

31 Oct

A British boxing champion will be giving free lessons to young people in Burntwood next month.


League leaders up next for Shenstone Pathfinder 

31 Oct

Shenstone Pathfinder will be hoping to topple league leaders Bromyard Town when the two sides meet tomorrow (November 1).


Lichfield City FC hoping to avoid cup slip-up 

31 Oct

Lichfield City FC will hope to avoid a banana skin as they entertain Boldmere Sports & Social in the Les James Challenge Cup.


Tamworth FC: Captain’s Corner with Michael Townsend 

30 Oct

Our concentrations turned to the FA Cup this week and I think we more than emerged with our heads held high.


Women in Sport – let’s do more! 

30 Oct

The Government’s Women Sport Advisory Board Report states that the number of women playing has increased by 62,800 this year and the number of Level 1 coaching badges has increased to 17.1% from 11.5% 5 years ago.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield pub encourages visitors to back charity drive 

31 Oct

A Lichfield pub has joined a campaign to ensure older people aren’t lonely this Christmas.


To Coyne A Phrase 

30 Oct

Gone in a flashI THINK Stoke-on-Trent has run an exemplary campaign to try and reverse the decision to locate the northern hub of high-speed rail project HS2 in Crewe.


Alumasc planning to sell engineering products arm 

30 Oct

BUILDING and engineering products group Alumasc, which has an operation in Cannock, has reported revenues are up by 5% on a year on year basis.


Lichfield workers help boy with inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams 

29 Oct

Staff at a Lichfield company have raised £1,500 to help a boy with an inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams.


HS2 worthwhile but what the Black Country needs is better roads says chamber president 

28 Oct

IMPROVEMENTS to UK rail infrastructure are important and worthwhile but what will be of more long-term benefit to firms in the Black Country is a better road system, the president of the areas...


Stoke-on-Trent City Council vows to fight on despite HS2 rejection 

28 Oct

STOKE-on-Trent City Council\'s leader has said he wants to keep fighting to bring a high-speed rail station to the city despite seemingly losing out to Crewe.


‘HS3′ good news for Midlands transport campaign say business leaders 

27 Oct

SUPPORT for a new high speed rail link between Leeds-Manchester - the so-called HS3 - is set to give added impetus to a Midlands crusade for better east-west transport connections, campaigners have sa...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Business of the House | Commons debates 

30 Oct

May we have a debate on the importance of ancient woodland in the west midlands? In my constituency, proposals for HS2, despite some recent mitigations, will do significant damage to ancient woodland near to Hints, and now Lafarge Tarmac has...


Taxation of Pensions Bill | Railways (Public Sector Operators) | Commons debates 

29 Oct

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.


A5 Trunk Road (M42/M69) | Commons debates 

28 Oct

I am obliged to my right hon.


A5 Trunk Road (M42/M69) | Commons debates 

28 Oct

I am obliged to my right hon.


Southern Lebanon | Isil | Commons debates 

28 Oct

My right hon.


Southern Lebanon | Isil | Commons debates 

28 Oct

My right hon.


Jti Gallaher | Commons debates 

27 Oct

Does the Minister accept that smoking is not illegal in this country, and unless he is proposing to make it illegal, it makes no sense to regulate the industry into the hands of organised crime, whereby money will not be going into the Exchequer...


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  • For my Father

     on flickr 22 Oct 14
    The memorial of the 49th West Riding Infantry division. From May 1940 – August 1942, they occupied Iceland. My late Father, who was in the REME spent time there.







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