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Staffordshire to celebrate Local Charities Day 

14 Dec

PEOPLE are being invited to join in and celebrate the work of the county’s charities and the difference they make in their local communities.


County Council to Petition on Next Phase of HS2 in Staffordshire 

14 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament.


£10,000 reward to bring Arthur Gumbley’s killers to justice 

14 Dec

A REWARD of up to £10,000 is on offer to help bring those responsible for the sad and untimely death of 87-year-old Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley to justice.


Christmas gifts that theatre fans will applaud 

14 Dec

IF you’re stuck for a gift for friends and loved ones why not get Christmas all wrapped up with a theatre experience gift for a show in the New Year, as the Assembly Rooms continues on tour in Tamworth.


Is your child’s school missing reading, writing and maths standards? Here’s the list 

14 Dec

More than 70 across West Midlands miss minimum standards...


Vintage fashion store links up with party wear label for Christmas 

14 Dec

Brummie fashion brands join forces for a festive celebration...


£10k reward after tragic great-grandad dies following brutal robbery 

14 Dec

Widower died in hospital following house raid...


Bands do battle at city’s BIMM HQ in push to give hidden talents a chance 

14 Dec

The extensive search to find the UKs most talented unsigned artists has moved a step closer, as the finalists are revealed.


Why Solihull Sixth Form students’ visit to Aston University a winning formula 

14 Dec

Chemistry students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull had an eventful trip out...


BMET handed top award for aiding students’ careers 

14 Dec

See why BMet has been recognised for its work to help students launch their careers...


Patient ‘felt violated’ after surgeon branded his initials on her liver 

14 Dec

Simon Bramhall admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday...


Man charged for threats with fake gun 

14 Dec

Joseph Hall, from Windsor Road, Cheslyn Hay, was arrested in connection with three related incidents in Walsall on Tuesday morning...


Tamworth takeaway owner prosecuted for hygiene offences 

14 Dec

A TAKEAWAY owner in Tamworth has been prosecuted for a variety of food hygiene offences.


You only have two weeks to get this big saving on your NX West Midlands bus pass for 2018 

14 Dec

National Express West Midlands are offering a saving on bus passes this month ahead of 2018...


Harrowing video of dirt bike ploughing into girl that her family wants you to see 

14 Dec

Jessica Chisnall was 15 when she was hit by an off-road bike which mounted the pavement...


Tamworth bin backlog ‘could last until next week’ 

14 Dec

Crews are today starting on the missed black bin collections after snow and ice conditions...


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Blogs

Setting out our budget 

14 Dec

This week we set out our budget plans for the next five years which will see a record spending of £310 million on care for the elderly, more support for children in care and further work to grow our economy.


Walking Football for the Over 50’s Coming to Tamworth 

12 Dec

A new initiative to help people aged 50 and over stay active and enjoy a kick-about is shooting into Tamworth in the New Year.


Gritting crews working round the clock 

11 Dec

Having been working round the clock since Friday to tackle sub-zero temperatures and snow, our gritting crews are continuing their work to keep the roads clear.


Senior Managers’ Conference, and a thanks to our highways teams 

11 Dec

We had our Senior Managers’ Conference last week.


Creature feature 

8 Dec

Here's one to check out if you're up at Chasewater in the week, or maybe this Sunday at the Christmas Fair - a great looking exhibition by local Artist Lesley 'Will' Littleton, which runs at the Innovation Centre until December 21st 2017, open from ...


2017 Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade at Chasewater this Sunday! 

7 Dec

There's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday (10th December 2017) -  there's the Annual Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.


Carols by the canal – and memories of great friends 

7 Dec

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding a carol evening at their Fosseway Nature Reserve site, just off Falkland Road, Lichfield on Saturday 16 December 2017 from 7-9pm and all are ...


Lichfield MP in the stocks after sparking war of words with neighbouring Tamworth 

4 Dec

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has been put in the stocks as punishment for sparking a war of words with Tamworth.


The Digital Revolution 

4 Dec

We seem to be making real progress on the Smart Staffordshire work, in which the county council is working with our universities, businesses and the Staffordshire public sector.


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Blogs

A Christmas Survival Guide 

14 Dec

It’s nearly Christmas and that makes me happy and terrified in equal measures.


Getting In The Swim In 2018 

14 Dec

As we near the end of 2017, and end the year with the most over indulgent festival of them all, our thoughts often turn to getting fitter in the New Year.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 14 December 2017 

14 Dec

John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith,1591 Psalm 53 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.


Review: Jack and the Beanstalk at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton 

13 Dec

Well it’s that delightful time of year again when even the most dedicated culture vultures have the chance to stop being so posh, cosy up and start channelling their inner child – in other words, the fun starts here because it’s panto time ...


Christmas Gift Ideas For Sun Worshippers 

13 Dec

For some people, a perfect Christmas is one spent a thousand miles away from the cold, crisp winter.


Jack And The Beanstalk Is Brilliant Fun At Wolverhampton Grand 

13 Dec

What are the ingredients of the perfect panto? A handsome lead man and a beautiful leading lady? A fabulous dame with a series of eye popping costumes? A comedy sidekick who has all the best lines but doesn’t get the girl? A fairy who holds the ...


Music and ale fans ready to raise a post-Christmas toast to the 2018 Lichfield Winter Beer Festival 

13 Dec

People will be able to banish the post-Christmas blues when the 2018 Lichfield Arts Winter Beer Festival returns in January.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 13 December 2017 

13 Dec

Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 Samuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784 Ember Day Psalm 62 On God alone my soul in stillness waits; from him comes my salvation.


December 10th – I continued from Chasewater up around Engine… 

13 Dec

December 10th - I continued from Chasewater up around Engine Lane and down to old railway trail to the old cement works bridge overlooking the council depot, where gritters and ploughs were coming and going in a constant stream.


December 10th – They say things come to those who wait, and… 

13 Dec

December 10th - They say things come to those who wait, and overnight between Saturday and Sunday someone turned on the celestial snow machine.


December 9th – Lichfield has a little secret that I’d love to… 

13 Dec

December 9th - Lichfield has a little secret that I’d love to share: Melbourne Coffee.


December 9th – Lichfield Food Festival was huge, and very busy…. 

13 Dec

December 9th - Lichfield Food Festival was huge, and very busy.


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Sport

‘You have to be very, very careful’ Full Steve Cotterill transcript ahead of Birmingham City’s QPR clash 

14 Dec

Here's everything the BCFC boss had to say ahead of the match at St Andrew's...


Pundit issues Premier League relegation verdict on West Brom and Newcastle United 

14 Dec

WBA are in 17th with just six points separating the bottom 10...


Birmingham City v QPR team selector: Our writers pick their teams 

14 Dec

Which BCFC side would you pick to face QPR? Brian Dick and Shane Ireland offer their thoughts...


West Brom quiz: Can you name every goalscorer against Manchester United since 2002? 

14 Dec

The Baggies take on the Red Devils at The Hawthorns this weekend...


Whatever happened to Darren Bent and Andi Weimann? A Derby expert brings us up to speed 

14 Dec

Football editor Mat Kendrick talks to Chris Watson of the Derby Telegraph ahead of DCFC vs AVFC...


Birmingham City team news: Latest on Maxime Colin, Che Adams and Marc Roberts ahead of QPR test 

14 Dec

BCFC boss Steve Cotterill has provided this injury update for Saturday's clash against QPR at St Andrew's...


The Derby County verdict on Gary Rowett a year on from his Birmingham City sacking 

14 Dec

Rowett has got the Rams into play-off contention in his first job since his BCFC dismissal...


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Business

Bin collections and leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood facing winter weather disruption 

11 Dec

A number of services are facing disruption as Lichfield and Burntwood continues to deal with the aftermath of a weekend of wintry weather.


This is when the Bicester-style outlet village 30 minutes from Birmingham will open 

6 Dec

The latest news on the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Village in Cannock...


New partner appointed at Lichfield law firm 

6 Dec

A Lichfield law firm has appointed a new partner.


Burntwood building firm hoping £230,000 section 106 payment will boost local communities 

6 Dec

A Burntwood building firm says it hopes a £230,000 payment will support community initiatives.


HS2 rail link to Staffordshire and Crewe confirmed by Sir David Higgins 

24 Nov

After a four month consultation, the boss of HS2 has confirmed the new rail line WILL be ploughing through Staffordshire and Crewe.


Lichfield businesswoman offers Black Friday deal to support St Giles Hospice 

23 Nov

A Lichfield businesswoman is using Black Friday to support a local charity.


Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.


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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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