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No charges after death of Tamworth’s Charlie Dunn at Bosworth… 

8 Dec

A MAN and woman arrested in connection with the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn have had no charges brought against them and their bail conditions cancelled.


Bore holes drilled ahead of Friarsgate redevelopment in Lichfield city centre 

8 Dec

Lichfield’s Friarsgate redevelopment has moved a step closer as preparatory work began this week.


Lichfield blood donor Eddie’s surprise as 50 years of blood… 

8 Dec

A LICHFIELD man made his 134th blood donation recently and was surprised to discover that it was 50 years to the day since he made his first.


Lichfield and Burntwood residents need honesty over threat to… 

8 Dec

POLITICIANS need to work together to deal with the huge threat that the county's health and care services are under says the leader of the Staffordshire County Labour Group.


New report considers benefits from a joined up Fire and Police organisation 

7 Dec

FOLLOWING a 10 month independent internal review across Staffordshire, a report titled “Is there a case for full integration?” has been published today.


Santa continues his festive tour of Lichfield supported by Round… 

7 Dec

SANTA continues his tour of Lichfield's streets today (Thursday, December 8) spreading Christmas cheer and checking to see if children have been good.


Investigatory works begin in preparation for Lichfield’s… 

7 Dec

INVESTIGATORY works are beginning in preparation for Lichfield's long-awaited Friarsgate shopping scheme.


Swan rescued from Odeon cinema in Bolebridge Street, Tamworth 

7 Dec

A SWAN got into a flap when it became stuck on top of a Tamworth cinema.


Sleeping Beauty IS Lichfield Garrick’s "most spectacular… 

7 Dec

THE LICHFIELD Garrick is billing its Christmas show Sleeping Beauty its "most spectacular pantomime ever.


Christmas Crackdown on Cash in Transit Robberies 

6 Dec

As part of a national strategy to protect cash in transit and ATMs (cash machines), Staffordshire Police officers will be offering a high visibility presence to people delivering cash.


Tamworth Assembly Rooms back ‘on tour’ with festive fun 

6 Dec

THERE’S plenty of festive entertainment in store for audiences this December as Tamworth Assembly Rooms goes ‘on tour’ with popular events being taken out into the community while the theatre is closed for refurbishment.


Burglars targeted house in Yoxall this morning 

6 Dec

BURGLARS raised a house in Yoxall this morning (Tuesday, December 6).


Who are the ‘love lock’ couple in Tamworth 

6 Dec

Who holds the key to this happy this happy marriage? Inspired by the sights of Pont des Arts in France, a loved up couple has tied a 'love lock' on the bridge over the River Anker in Tamworth.


Simple steps to staying well this winter 

6 Dec

PEOPLE in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well this winter.


Be aware of fraud emails offering unbelievable bargains 

6 Dec

THIS year many more people will do their Christmas shopping on line so Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Sue Arnold is urging everyone to be careful and not become victims of Christmas cyber fraud.


Talented young Lichfield reporter congratulated at school… 

6 Dec

TALENTED young Lichfield writer, the winner of a reporting competition for local primary school children, who saw her report published in the Mercury, has been presented with a certificate and pen to mark her achievement.


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Blogs

A50 improvements will benefit the whole county 

7 Dec

Next week will see work start on another important phase on the major project to improve the A50 which will benefit businesses and commuters across the county.


The technological possibilities in post-Brexit Staffordshire 

7 Dec

On Monday, Cabinet members and I met with other public sector leaders from across the county, to discuss what next for post-Brexit Staffordshire, taking the work that we have been doing over the summer and autumn one step further.


Killer Drivers to Face Life Sentences 

4 Dec

Dangerous drivers who kill are set to face life sentences, under plans put forward by Government Ministers.


Suspicious activity in Brownhills: Be on your guard 

3 Dec

A strange one reaches me via a reader on Facebook - it seems there's been an odd trio of people operating in Lichfield Road, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 3rd December 2016), and in the current climate it seems best to be safe and warn readers...


MP calls for action to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners 

2 Dec

A local Conservative MP has called for action to be taken to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners.


The Bid Needs You – Local MP Encourages Small Business to Get Involved 

1 Dec

Chris this week urges local businesses to get involved in the creation of Tamworth's Business Improvement District (BID).


Find out about a great local canal restoration with a guided walk this Saturday! 

30 Nov

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that's taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.


Nostalgia vs History: The Walsall Co-op, 1938 

28 Nov

Acc1268/3/3/1 – Marjorie’s notification of a job interview as a Tobacconist’s Assistant with the Walsall Co-op.


Reaction to the Autumn Statement 

28 Nov

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was the external highlight of the week.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Financially Savvy for 2017 

8 Dec

With Brexit edging ever closer, the credit crunch still in full flow, and money becoming increasingly tight, 2017 may well be the year when many people have to, once again, tighten their belts when it comes to family finance.


Visit London this Winter. 

8 Dec

It’s our capital city, and no-one would argue that it is also one of the most magnificent cities in the world.


Preparation for Your Family Road Trip 

8 Dec

If you’ve never been on a family road trip before, you probably aren’t aware of what’s to come.


Comedian Lee Hurst bringing new tour to the Lichfield Garrick 

8 Dec

Comic Lee Hurst is bringing his new tour to Lichfield.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 8 December 2016 

8 Dec

Advent The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 53 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.


“You’re good at so many things . . . 

8 Dec

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Budget Friendly Beauty Gifts 

7 Dec

So Christmas Eve is just 17 days away, and those shopping days are counting down fast.


Cicily Style Pop Up Shop 

7 Dec

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Dusky Thrush – Beeley, Derbys. 

7 Dec

Wednesday 7th December 2016 The lure of a Midlands tick and seeing another 'eastern' rarity was too strong.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7 December 2016 

7 Dec

Advent Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397 Ember Day Psalm 62 On God alone my soul in stillness waits; from him comes my salvation.


When they needed a neighbour 

7 Dec

Can we say I was there? Today has been a day of death with multiple visits to plan funerals, comfort the bereaved and to make real the desire that the last opportunity for someone to be in the same physical place (until the Lord's return) is as good ...


December 4th – A bitterly cold day, but it was sunny and bright… 

7 Dec

December 4th - A bitterly cold day, but it was sunny and bright and I felt Cannock Chase calling me - so I wrapped up warm and went for it.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Burntwood RUFC lose out after dramatic finale against Newcastle 

8 Dec

Burntwood RUFC endured a nailbiting finish for the second week running – but found themselves on the wrong end of the drama this time round.


Tamworth FC sign up defender Luke Jones until end of 2017-18 

8 Dec

Tamworth FC have tied up defender Luke Jones until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.


Christmas Cheer at Keys Park Carol Concert 

8 Dec

Christmas carols and tales from a former professional footballer were the order of the night at Keys Park as the now annual Carol Concert took place at Hednesford Town Football Club in front of a capacity audience.


Applications for Supported Riders 2017 now open 

8 Dec

Applications are now open for Lichfield City Cycling Club supported riders for2017 Closing date for applications is January 1st 17.00 2017 Application form can be downloaded below lccc-bursary-application-form-2017...


Burton Albion midfielder Fox’s arrival makes it a family affair… 

8 Dec

BURTON Albion midfielder Ben Fox will see a familiar face during his time on loan at the Lamb as his cousin is also at the club.


Lichfield City FC beaten by St Andrews in the cup 

8 Dec

Lichfield City FC missed out on a place in the next round of the Polymac Packaging League Cup after a 4-2 loss against St Andrews.


Second half strikes see Chasetown FC through against Leek Town 

8 Dec

Two second half goals were reward for some excellent passing play as Chasetown FC progressed to the next round of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents bring long delays to the M6 

8 Dec

DRIVERS have been warned of long delays on the M6 around Birmingham this morning following twin accidents on opposite sides of the carriageway.


HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 near Birmingham after accident 

5 Dec

Motorists using the M6 southbound towards Birmingham are being warned of long delays following an accident which has closed part of the road.


Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


Birmingham industrial site sold for £25m to support HS2 development 

2 Dec

A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.


Lichfield cutlery and gift firm launches Christmas sale 

2 Dec

A Lichfield cutlery and gift firm is launching its Christmas sale this weekend.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


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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