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Tamworth Mayor’s first ribbon cut event after being elected 

30 May

TAMWORTH Mayor, councillor Ken Norchi, paid a visit to Ventura Park to help open a new store.


Tamworth father and daughter take on Great Wall walk challenge 

29 May

A FATHER and daughter from Tamworth are hoping to take on a 'great' challenge to help raise funds for charity.


Planning permission granted for retail development 

29 May

A NEW development which will create 1,000 jobs and inject millions into the local economy has been given the go-ahead.


Polesworth to Warton fun run renamed in policewoman’s honour 

29 May

ORGANISERS of the Polesworth to Warton Fun Run have renamed this year's event in memory of former Tamworth Police Sergeant Karen Abbott.


Herald History: Great architect who gave Tamworth a fine church… 

29 May

THE next time you walk past Tamworth's centuries old parish church, spare a minute to admire the main west door for this magnificent stone entrance is not as ancient as you may think, writes John Harper.


Tamworth sisters dedicated to raising funds to fight breast… 

29 May

SISTERS from Tamworth who have been fund-raising for more than 10 years have organised a host of events to raise money for charity this year.


Warning over ‘disrespectful’ parking at cemetery near Tamworth 

28 May

SCHOOL RUN parents who are thoughtlessly parking on the grass in Wigginton cemetery have been warned to stop, as it is upsetting bereaved families.


Political sparks fly as Lichfield Library petition is labelled… 

28 May

SPARKS flew as the future of Lichfield Library was debated at Staffordshire County Council last week, following a public petition.


Three Peaks Challenge awaits Tamworth man 

28 May

A KEEN walker from Tamworth will embark on a charity challenge for a nearby cancer care service.


Tribute to soul and rock icons at Lichfield Garrick 

28 May

THE music of Ray Charles, Little Richard and James Brown will be celebrated in Lichfield next month.


Lichfield builders merchants Tippers praised for quality of its… 

28 May

LICHFIELD builders merchants Tippers has been praised by a national training provider for the quality of the programme it offers to new recruits.


Plan to convert empty Burntwood pub into restaurant and takeaway 

28 May

A former pub in Burntwood could be converted into a restaurant and takeaway.


Fradley has two defibrillators sited in the village 

28 May

TWO DEFIBRILLATORS have been situated in Fradley village giving the community access to the life-saving devices.


VIDEO: Watch reporter use defibrillator device in Have a Heart… 

28 May

Herald reporter Nick Reid, who has been following the Have a Heart Campaign to get ten defibrillators installed in Tamworth, tries his hand at using the devices to see if they really are easy to operate.


Plan in advance for bank holiday travel says county council 

27 May

PEOPLE in Tamworth taking advantage of the bank holiday are being advised to plan their journeys for the weekend and use live traffic information for the latest road updates.


There is still time to enter Tamworth in Bloom 

27 May

As the weather hots up and gardens continue to burst into life, green-fingered gardeners and pub landlords are being reminded to enter our two great Tamworth in Bloom competitions.


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Blogs

Chasewater Stadium – what do you recall? 

29 May

Thanks to a curious sale on eBay, I can now share exactly when Chasewater Trotting Track opened - it was Monday 16th August, 1971.


Bathing beauties 

28 May

I've noticed a few people posting images online of the red deer at Chasewater yesterday who decided that in the warm weather, a swim was in order - and friend of the blog Leah Braidman posted the above wonderful images on the Brownhills Past and ...


Send One Free Text to Opt Out of Nuisance Calls to Your Mobile 

28 May

Millions of mobile phone users can now send a free text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls under a new campaign by telecoms watchdogs to end the practice.


Staffordshire Police in Landmark UKTV Television Series 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have agreed to be part of a major television series that will be aired on UKTV in autumn 2016 and spring 2017.


Walsall Kits part2. 

26 May

Here is the second part of the post on Walsall Kits.


Walsall Kits 

26 May

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Trade in So-Called Legal Highs Illegal from Today 

26 May

Unscrupulous dealers in psychoactive substances face up to 7 years in prison as the trade becomes illegal today.


Nearly 600 Miles of Roadworks Removed for Late May Getaway 

26 May

Parents may not be able to rely on the British weather for bank holiday fun, but Highways England hopes it can help make the break better for all drivers as it lifts roadworks from Friday.


Walsall player 71. Sammy Smith 

25 May

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...


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Blogs

Morning Prayer – 30 May 2016 

30 May

Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906 Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431 Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom ...


Men’s footwear – Ideas for Father’s Day from Standout.Net 

29 May

I’m continuing with my look at ideas for gifts for men, specifically with Father’s Day in mind, but also for birthdays and any other special occasion.


Can’t make it to church – 29 May 2016 

29 May

As a military Chaplain I often find resonance with military values in the accounts written in the Bible and often in the words Jesus Himself speaks.


Getting up Steam 

28 May

Great news, we have just received the first draft of the licence to enter the building from Persimmon Homes.


Cyprus, May 2016 – part 2 

28 May

A few more images from Cyprus Cyprus warbler Sardinian warbler Little Owl Possible Marsh Sand off Mandria beach features for: thin straight bill against: difficult to judge leg length Squacco's Squacco Heron Shag in the Surf...


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 28 May 2016 

28 May

Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar, 1089 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 his sanctuary and strengthen you out of Zion; Remember all your ...


Bank Holiday Dog Grooming! 

28 May

We will be open as usual at Polesworth, Tamworth on the Bank Holiday May 30th 2016 As I write we currently have 2 spaces left so please call 01827 898109 to book (or you can brave our online booking system :D ) Here are a few of the perfect pooches ...


Cyprus – May 2016 – part 1 

27 May

Thursday 26th May 2016 Just got back from a trip to Cyprus.


Father’s Day ideas from Mainline Menswear 

27 May

With Father’s Day now less than a month away, I am going to be giving you some ideas for gifts for that very special man in your life.


Music of iconic American singers celebrated at the Lichfield Garrick 

27 May

The sounds of Ray Charles, Little Richard and James Brown will be celebrated in a show at the Lichfield Garrick next month.


Three Unusual Holiday ideas 

27 May

With just one half term left before the annual six week school holidays, a lot of our thoughts are turning towards our Summer holidays.


HP Instant Ink replacement service – convenience for your printer 

27 May

There really is nothing worse that having important documents that you need to print off and then finding that your printer is out of ink.


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Sport

New teams 16/17 season 

29 May

Th e club is delighted that it is creating teams for next season at the following age groups – Boys Under 7s Tigers Under 7s Pumas Under 7s Panthers Under 7s Lions Under 9s All Stars Under 10s Boys Girls U8s Meerkats Girls U8s Panthers...


New stopper told to take charge 

29 May

Nantwich Town manager Phil Parkinson is tipping former Stoke City, Newcastle Town, Altrincham, Worcester City and Hednesford keeper Dave Parton to make his mark in the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League next season.


U10s Lions on tour 

29 May

Pictured below our U10s Lions on their end of season tour in Brixham.


Derby Track Session June 2 

28 May

We have a session at Derby this Thursday evening which will incorporate a group working through the accreditation skills as well as a second group for experienced track riders.


Hednesford Town friendly will have some added spice 

28 May

FORMER Lambs player Liam McDonald admits that both family pride and local bragging rights will be at stake for one member of his backroom staff when he brings his Hednesford Town side to face Tamworth during pre-season, writes Scott Smith.


Tamworth CC’s Maddox eyes promotion after fine start 

28 May

TAMWORTH CC skipper Ben Maddox says a promotion push is on the agenda for his side after they continued their blistering start to the Birmingham League Two season last weekend.


No Frills Friday Results 

27 May

A low turnout from the youths for the first race but a full field of 50 for the Cat 3 and Cat 4 race.


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Business

Plan to convert empty Burntwood pub into restaurant and takeaway 

28 May

A former pub in Burntwood could be converted into a restaurant and takeaway.


Five-car crash causing long delays on M6 near Birmingham 

27 May

THERE are delays of at least 50 minutes on the M6 out of Birmingham after a five-car collision.


Lichfield business group’s charity donation 

27 May

A business networking group in Lichfield has donated £400 to charity.


Traffic alert: Two lanes closed causing major rush-hour delays on M6 

26 May

9.25AM UPDATE: One lane has now been re-opened, leaving one lane closed.


Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood businesses to take part in free photoshoot 

26 May

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a free photoshoot to help boost trade across the region.


Empty retail unit in Lichfield city centre could become new ‘play cafe’ 

25 May

An empty retail unit in Lichfield could be transformed into a new cafe.


French firm plots double-decker approach to HS2 trains 

25 May

FRENCH rail company Alstom wants to bring double-decker trains to the UK to run on the HS2 lines.


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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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