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A nostalgic trip thanks to Carters Steam Fair in Lichfield’s… 

26 Jul

VISITORS to Beacon Park were treated to a nostalgic trip when Carters Steam Fair came to Lichfield last weekend.


Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.


New antenatal sessions launching at Spark in Burntwood 

26 Jul

A new course for parents-to-be is launching Burntwood.


Consultation over future of subsidised bus services in Lichfield and Burntwood begins 

26 Jul

People are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in Staffordshire can be best spent.


Benefits ‘cheat’ snorkelled in Maldives 

26 Jul

Linda Hoey told Stafford Crown Court that the water took the weight off her painful back and legs and added: "The lagoon was about three feet deep and I had a waist buoyancy aid.


Almost four a day caught drink driving 

26 Jul

There were a total of 3,516 people arrested for driving under the influence in the county between June this year and January 2015 – an average of just under four people a day.


Inquest told of Walsall baby death 

26 Jul

Joe Onufer-Balaz was discovered cold and unresponsive by his mother, Jana Onuferova, at 4am on June 9.


On this day: Lichfield man axed from army after his one leg… 

25 Jul

On this day, July 25 1917, Lichfield man John J.


Bringing the outside indoors with ‘incredible’ art and light… 

25 Jul

LICHFIELD Cathedral is preparing to take its visitors on an unforgettable journey across earth, sea and sky at a unique exhibition running in August.


Man named following fatal collision 

25 Jul

STAFFORDSDHIRE Police  are now in a position to name the motorcyclist who died following a collision on Salts Lane, Drayton Bassett.


Businesses set out their £2million plan for Tamworth 

25 Jul

THE £2million business plan detailing how Tamworth can be improved as a more vibrant and welcoming place to work, shop, stay and play is now being finalised, ready for putting to the ballot in October.


A decade of Drayton Manor Park’s Magical Christmas 

25 Jul

OVER the past ten years, Drayton Manor Park has given more than half a million visitors 280 days of Magical Christmas memories, including 159,600 Father Christmas meet and greets and endless magical moments.


Driver hurt as HGV and van crash blocks A5190 Miners Way between… 

25 Jul

A COLLISION between a lorry and a van between Burntwood and Cannock on Tuesday (July 25) saw one driver rushed to hospital and the road closed for several hours.


Roaring success as dinosaurs came to life in Dosthill Park  

25 Jul

LARGE crowds enjoyed an afternoon of open-air family theatre in Dosthill Park on Sunday July 16.


Lichfield and Burntwood councillors want training in areas such as personal safety, public speaking and time management 

25 Jul

Councillors in Lichfield and Burntwood have requested training in public speaking, personal safety and managing their time.


Teddy Bear Games return as Beacon Park hosts family fun day 

25 Jul

Families are being invited to join a fun day at Beacon Park in Lichfield.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Improving children’s services 

26 Jul

I attended a working dinner this week with a group of local authority leaders on the subject of improving children’s services.


Number of UK Drivers Aged Over 90 Tops 100,000 

26 Jul

The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time.


UK-US Trade Deal Could be Big 

26 Jul

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK.


No More New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles in UK from 2040 

26 Jul

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce.


BMW to Build Electric Mini in UK 

26 Jul

BMW have said a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at their Cowley plant in Oxford.


More People Can Give Blood Following Scientific Review 

23 Jul

The government has announced changes to blood donation rules following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).


Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway this Sunday! 

22 Jul

I notice that this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, there's a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Mabel's Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.


First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains 

22 Jul

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.


Drones to be Registered and Users to Sit Safety Tests 

22 Jul

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use , the government announced today (22 July 2017).


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

3 Ways an installment loan can help you 

26 Jul

Many people find it hard to make ends meet with the rising cost of healthcare and the cost of living without an increase in pay.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 26 July 2017 

26 Jul

Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


Review: Seth Lakeman and Wildwood Kin at the Lichfield Guildhall 

25 Jul

The multi-award winning poster boy for modern folk music, Seth Lakeman, and the critically acclaimed singing trio of Wildwood Kin joined forces in what proved to a be a showcase for their talents as singer and performers in the near perfect acoustic ...


Review: Role Play at the Blue Orange Theatre 

25 Jul

I’ve known for a long time how clever Darren Haywood is – his marvellous performance in one of my own plays saved it from disaster, while his own writing for the stage is superb as I know well having seen a fair bit of it over the years.


Funny Girl – A Star Is Born in Natasha J Barnes 

25 Jul

It’s an old cliché, maybe from 42nd Street, that you go on a stage unknown and walk off a star.


The Best Things To Do In Oahu, Hawaii 

25 Jul

I love visiting Oahu as often as I get the chance, it is one of those places that combines special people, weather and supreme nature to create a holiday destination like no other.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 25 July 2017 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


July 23rd – A somnambulant, headache-grey day followed a night… 

25 Jul

July 23rd - A somnambulant, headache-grey day followed a night during which a work call out had prevented me getting any sleep at all.


July 22nd – The rain was insistent, but warm and pleasant, too…. 

25 Jul

July 22nd - The rain was insistent, but warm and pleasant, too.


Review: Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre Concert at Lichfield Cathedral 

24 Jul

I first came across Oliver Rowe’s Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre by accident.


Receiving The Care You Need Both Before And After The Birth Of Your Baby 

24 Jul

According to research undertaken by Your Legal Friend , having a baby is the most common reason for a hospital admission in the UK, with 1.3 births every minute.


Morning Prayer – Monday 24 July 2017 

24 Jul

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

We’ve got money to spend – Saddlers 

26 Jul

In an announcement made on the club’s website, Saddlers officials confirmed the playing budget has been increased from last season.


Muzzy Nduna goals see Chasetown FC secure friendly win against Port Vale 

26 Jul

Two first half goals from Muzzy Nduna set Chasetown FC on their way to another pre-season victory.


In pictures: Chasetown FC v Port Vale 

26 Jul

Chasetown FC’s pre-season continued with a victory over Port Vale.


World Games 2017 Sprint – Wroclaw 

25 Jul

Randomly we found ourselves in Wroclaw for a couple of days at the same time as the World Games – completely unplanned! The World Games is full of sports that don’t quite have the worldwide oomph to get on the Olympic Stage! On the Monday ...


Bailey is back where he belongs 

25 Jul

Ben Bailey was expected to make his second Hednesford Town debut tonight (Tuesday) after the popular defender returned to the EVO-STIK League's Pitmen.


Cadence Sport Closing 

25 Jul

Cadence Sport in Barton have held a small stock of club kit for some time but unfortunately Adrian has decided that he has to close the business which means that the adult kit stock is only held by me, childrens kit remains with Steve Bradley...


Match Preview: Tamworth (H) 

25 Jul

Following a convincing victory in our first home pre-season game last Saturday, the Pitmen prepare to play host to Staffordshire rivals Tamworth at Keys Park this evening.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.


Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.


Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.


Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...


Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.


Details of routes for HS2 high-speed railway scheme set to be unveiled 

16 Jul

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive appropriate support...


Plan to move Lichfield Health and Fitness Club to make way for 14 new homes 

10 Jul

New homes could be built on the site of a Lichfield gym.


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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