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Less than a month to vote for Fire Service Champion 2015 

27 Feb

PeopleinTamworth are being reminded that they have less than a month left to nominate their Fire Service Champion 2015.


Planning application submitted for 1,100 homes on former golf course site 

27 Feb

AN outline planning application for up to 1,100 new homes on the former Tamworth golf course site has been submitted by Tamworth Borough Council.


Planning application submitted for 1,100 homes on former Tamworth… 

27 Feb

An outline planning application for up to 1,100 new homes on the former Tamworth golf course site along with a new primary school, extension to Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve and community woodland has been submitted by Tamworth Borough Council.


Storytelling sessions for young visitors to Tamworth Castle 

27 Feb

YOUNGSTERS are being invited to hear all about the days of old when knights were bold at a number of storytelling sessions being held at Tamworth Castle.


Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire live traffic updates – Friday 27… 

27 Feb

A50 - One lane is closed eastboundin Meir Heath at the A50 junction, because of a broken down lorry.


Armed police called to Cannock after reports of man carrying gun 

27 Feb

Man was detained and 'taken to a place of safety' following alert in town centre...


Three people arrested and bailed following MCat drugs raid in… 

27 Feb

Threepeople have been arrested and released on police bail after a drugs raid in Tamworth.


Sign up to save day surgery at Tamworth’s Sir Robert Peel… 

27 Feb

A CALL-TO-ARMS has this week been issued by Tamworth UKIP for residents to sign a petition and help prevent the closure of the local community hospital's day surgery.


Book fayre aims to raise money for Lichfield’s Citizens Advice… 

27 Feb

South East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau (SESCAB) is holding a book fayre in Lichfield tomorrow (Saturday) to help raise funds, so the charity can continue its 'vital' work within the local community.


Birmingham man arrested in connection with courier fraud… 

27 Feb

A 40-year-oldman from the Aston area in Birmingham has been arrested in relation to two 'courier fraud' incidents in Tamworth.


Police appeal for help finding missing 81-year-old man 

27 Feb

Police are appealing for help to findan elderly man who has gone missing in Stoke.


Date set for South Staffordshire crematorium decisions 

27 Feb

Planning applications for four separate crematoriums in South Staffordshire will be decided at the same time next month.


Lichfield charity uses £70,000 windfall to buy new minibus 

27 Feb

A CITY charity which provides a lifeline for disabled people across Lichfield has taken delivery of a new bus thanks to a 70,000 legacy from one of its former passengers.


Plans go wrong as Tamworth pub completely demolished in store… 

27 Feb

SAFETY concerns have resulted in a Glascote pub being completely demolished despite plans to keep its frontage intact.


Essential briefings for those standing for election in Lichfield… 

27 Feb

BRIEFINGS for prospective Parliamentary, district and parish council candidates and their agents will take place next Tuesday (March 3).


The sound of mornings in Tamworth 

27 Feb

PEOPLE living in Tamworth are waking up to a new weekday breakfast show following a shake-up at the town’s community radio station, TCR fm.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall player 266 Benjamin James “Ben” Davies 

27 Feb

Benjamin James “Ben” Davies (born 27 May 1981) is an English footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Sheffield United.


Walsall player 265. Andrew John Davies 

27 Feb

Andrew John Davies (born 17 December 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bradford City.


Chasewater Railway Winter Steam Gala this weekend 

27 Feb

I note Chasewater Railway have a Winter Steam Gala this weekend (28th February - 1st March 2015), with special guest engines and a much busier running timetable than normal.


In memoriam: Dennis Johnson 

27 Feb

Readers who've been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 - Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small ...


Tweet: Hope @Lichfield_DC planning permission on major ne… 

27 Feb

Hope @Lichfield_DC planning permission on major new police facility #Lichfield .


Walsall player 264. Karl Darlow 

26 Feb

Karl Darlow (born 8 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Newcastle United, as a goalkeeper.


Walsall player. 263 Scott Dann 

26 Feb

Scott Dann (born 14 February 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays forCrystal Palace as a centre back.


It’s employee survey day 

26 Feb

Just a quick note to say that today is Employee Survey Day.


Water Slides 

26 Feb

Ross Parish has been researching holy wells since the 1980s and has published several books on the subject.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Derrière Delights! 

27 Feb

Cicily Bridal are so very pleased to announce that we are now an official stockist of the very lovely Pompadour Couture Lingerie! We have Vintage Bridal Garters French Lace Briefs to adorn your derrière!.


Reviewed – Planet Emerald Lace Dress 

27 Feb

I have to admit, that at this moment, I am in the middle of a green phase.


Trees in the landscape. 

27 Feb

We have experienced many grey skies recently, but we quite like this as it silhouettes the trees against it beautifully.


Morning Prayer – 27 February 15 

27 Feb

George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633 Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but I find no rest.


Acts 40 – MIX IT UP 

27 Feb

"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.


Sky Bears and Kissing Planets 

26 Feb

Just look what I’ve got… The Stargazers’ Almanac ! Isn’t it beautiful? It gives a month by month account of what can be seen in the night sky, with lovely clear maps looking north and south, so you won’t miss anything.


LR trustees were the originals 

26 Feb

The latest bike in and out of the Lichfield Re:Cycle project was this mountain bike donated by Nigel and given on free long term loan, following a service, to Millie who will ride it with her young son who is also having a bike from the project.


Raised By Wolves – A coach trip with Caitlin Moran 

26 Feb

* Warning – this post is about a coach trip with Caitlin and Caroline Moran, it may contain chat about periods, sex and Wolverhampton – you have been warned.


Government minister praises fire union for demonstrating its capacity for job cuts 

26 Feb

Fire chief WESTMINSTER fire minister Penny Mordaunt praised the Fire Brigades Union today for demonstrating the capacity for further job cuts within the Fire and Rescue Service.


Best looks from The Brits 

26 Feb

The Brit Awards offers the cream of the British music industry the chance to get dressed up and generally let their hair down whilst enjoying the copious amounts of hospitality (ahem!) on offer.


40 Acts – TICK TOCK 

26 Feb

"Be devoted to one another in love.


Morning Prayer – 26 February 15 

26 Feb

Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Midland Champs webcam footage 

27 Feb

Andis Celinskis of DVO has uploaded a webcam video of his run at the Midland Champs.


Atherstone Town: Everitt looking for Adders to find some… 

27 Feb

LEIGH Everitt says finding some consistency is the aim for Atherstone Town between now and the end of the Midland League One season.


Silver success for Atherstone boxer Akram but he admits gold… 

27 Feb

BEN Akram secured a hard-fought silver medal in his final BUCS Nationals tournament in Sheffield.


Leicester Tigers ace remains committed to Tamworth RFC cause 

27 Feb

LEICESTER Tigers star Jordan Crane hopes his coaching role with Tamworth Rugby Club will continue beyond this season.


Bolehall Swifts will simply focus on their own form 

27 Feb

DAVE Haywood says his Bolehall Swifts side will just focus on their own performances despite results going in their favour last weekend.


Lichfield Saints U12’s – LICHFIELD CITY DOMINATE THEIR PENULTIMATE GAME OF THE LEAGUE SEASON 

27 Feb

Saints prove too powerful for Red Star Sharks with a 4-1 home victory...


Crane looks at positives as he admits Tamworth RFC have one… 

27 Feb

RELEGATION wouldn't be 'the worst thing in the world' for Tamworth RFC according to coach Jordan Crane.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal 

27 Feb

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK...


£1m funding enables Goodfish to snap up firm 

26 Feb

TOOLMAKING and injection moulding company Goodfish has acquired complementary business Powell & Harber after securing £1m in debt and equity investment from Finance Birmingham.


St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.


BREAKING NEWS: HS2 gives up claims to east Birmingham employment land 

24 Feb

HIGH-speed rail company HS2 has given up its claims on employment land in Washwood Heath in Birmingham.


HS2 land freed to create over 2,000 jobs in Washwood Heath 

24 Feb

Land in east Birmingham once earmarked for train yards can now be developed under new vision called East Birmingham Growth Prospectus...


Top visitor attraction at Drayton Manor set for major expansion 

18 Feb

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park is set to expand one of its most popular visitor attractions as part of a £2.5m investment.


Hilton Birmingham Metropole predicts bumper year 

18 Feb

THE Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel suggests 2015 could be one of its most successful years yet.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

Two weeks ago, Tamworth won growth funding to regenerate its town centre and build an enterprise and creative quarter.


Tourism | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

The economy of Staffordshire and Tamworth has a growing leisure and tourism component, but that is putting an increasing strain on our transport infrastructure.


Electricity: Prices | Department for Energy and Climate Change | Written Answers 

26 Feb

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing the Price Average Reference to 1MWh by 2018 on the cost of running future Capacity Market auctions.


Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies | Opposition Day – [18th Allotted Day] | Commons debates 

25 Feb

And the best looking.


Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.


Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.


Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.


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