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‘Body cams’ building public confidence in policing, says PCC 

30 Sep

THE roll-out of body cams to all frontline police officers in Staffordshire is key to building public confidence in policing, says Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.


Still time to have your say on Local Council Tax Reduction scheme 

30 Sep

ANYONE who would like to comment on proposed changes to Tamworth Borough Council’s Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme is being reminded that they have until Friday October 14 to make their views known.


Ride to the Wall – this weekend! 

30 Sep

AN AMAZING sight can be seen this Saturday as thousands of motorcyclists from around the country ride to the National Memorial Arboretum.


Traffic delays after car fire near Tamworth 

30 Sep

MOTORIST hit heavy traffic this afternoon (September 30) after a car fire near Tamworth.


Watch as 40-tonne HGV squeezes over Fradley canal bridge and… 

30 Sep

THIS footage captures the precarious journey made by a 40-tonne HGV through narrow country lanes near Lichfield at one point even braving a small Victorian bridge spanning a canal.


Pupils found sharing violent Tamworth attack video could face… 

30 Sep

A TAMWORTH school has threatened pupils with disciplinary action if found sharing footage of a brutal attack on a teenage girl.


Necklaces torn from victims in robberies: Upper St John Street… 

30 Sep

LICHFIELD and Burntwood residents are warned to be on their guard following two street robberies yesterday, Thursday 29 September.


Tamworth PCSO scoops top award at Staffordshire Police Force… 

30 Sep

A TAMWORTH Police Community Support Officer has scooped a top county award from the Chief Constable.


Lichfield man’s horror as mum, 80, is ‘degraded and abused’ in… 

30 Sep

A LICHFIELD man has used secret recordings to expose the harrowing mistreatment of his 80-year-old mother in a 1,000 a week care home.


Tributes to Whittington man Tom Lloyd who died kayaking on… 

30 Sep

FRIENDS of a Whittington man who died while kayaking in North Wales have described him as the "life and soul of the party.


‘Injustice’ over jailing prompts town yomp 

30 Sep

A TAMWORTH Royal Marine and his comrades have held a special Yomp to get justice for a soldier who was imprisoned for murder on a foreign battlefield.


Burglary in Bancroft 

29 Sep

POLICE are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a property in Bancroft, Glascote Heath.


Police investigate fatal M6 collision 

29 Sep

WARWICKSHIRE Police are investigating a collision on the M6 today, Thursday 29 September, in which a man died.


NSPCC speak out over brutal attack on Tamworth schoolgirl 

29 Sep

A national children's charity has spoken out after a video of a Tamworth schoolgirl being attacked went viral on social media, sparking a police investigation.


Lichfield Garrick named as the most welcoming theatre in the West Midlands 

29 Sep

The Lichfield Garrick had been named the most welcoming theatre in the West Midlands.


Victory for Burntwood campaigners as replacement bus service is announced 

29 Sep

Campaigners are celebrating after an agreement was reached to replace a bus service which was due to be axed.


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Blogs

On a clear day…. 

30 Sep

On the 2nd of May 1985 -(date on the back thanks to Mom) – my dad has photographed me staring forth with my binoculars from the Barr Beacon War Memorial (236 metres) on a visit home.


Safeguarding Doxey Marshes 

30 Sep

New developments can pose a threat to wildlife and earlier this year the council was commended for its work to preserve the wildlife on the Redhill Business Park, where our sustainable newt tunnels led to an even greater number of species living in ...


Frightening times in secret past of Tamworth lorry driver 

30 Sep

Last week the Herald told of the remarkable secret past of Tamworth lorry driver Gyorgy Nadasdy, and how he became a teenage freedom fighter in his native Hungary.


Have a brew for Macmillan today and tomorrow! 

30 Sep

I notice there are two Macmillan coffee events taking place in Brownhills and Clayhnager over the next couple of days - all day today (Friday, 30th September 2016) at Chasewater Railway Cafe at Brownhills West Station, and tomorrow afternoon at ...


Deer water chase at Chasewater… 

28 Sep

You'll remember a few days ago I cautioned local folk - especially dog walkers - to beware of the deer at the moment as the rut was getting underway, and they'd be a whole lot less tolerant as the hormones did their thing - well, I wasn't wrong - as ...


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – September 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

28 Sep

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (29th September 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Walsall Player 176. Ally Brown 

26 Sep

Alistair “Ally” Brown (born 12 April 1951) is a Scottish former football player who played as a striker.


Walsall Player 175. Des Bremner 

26 Sep

Desmond George Bremner (born 7 September 1952) is a Scottish former professional football midfielder.


Walsall Player 174. David Bevan 

26 Sep

David Bevan (born June 24, 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays for Rushden Dimonds as a goalkeeper.


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Blogs

Make your party complete with a photobooth 

30 Sep

So, the venue is booked, the food is sorted and the disco is organised.


On a clear day…. 

30 Sep

On the 2nd of May 1985 -(date on the back thanks to Mom) – my dad has photographed me staring forth with my binoculars from the Barr Beacon War Memorial (236 metres) on a visit home.


An evening with The White Company 

30 Sep

Last Tuesday The White Company, in partnership with Style Birmingham magazine, hosted a special evening of fashion and fizz at their Grand Central store.


Morning Prayer – Friday 30 September 2016 

30 Sep

Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420 Ember Day Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.


September 29th – A long morning involving a trip to Telford with… 

29 Sep

September 29th - A long morning involving a trip to Telford with a stop off at Tipton on the way.


Benefits and Employment Allowance – Find out what you are entitled to. 

29 Sep

We constantly hear about Benefit Britain, and how the amount of benefits claimed are now a major drain on the country and the economy, but there are actually many people who do not claim a penny of what they are entitled to.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 29 September 2016 

29 Sep

Michael and All Angels Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


Fashion and Shopping history – The Hodson Shop Collection 

28 Sep

The Hodson shop collection is a slice of shopping history and a story worthy of a book.


Mini Stars Beaded Charm Bracelet in Sterling Silver 

28 Sep

In recent years Sterling Silver has grown in popularity when it comes to jewellery.


New sculpture goes on display at the Lichfield Garrick 

28 Sep

A new artwork has gone on display at the Lichfield Garrick.


UK (lack of) health care 

28 Sep

Having been admitted to hospital for something potentially extremely serious the patient found themself discharged with a bottle of opioids and a letter to their GP saying that the patient needs an MRI scan but they (the hospital) can't afford to do ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 28 September 2016 

28 Sep

Ember Day Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.


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Sport

Harrisons clean up 

30 Sep

A big thank you to Kevin Hadwen and the team at Mitie Property Services (UK) Limited for their efforts in sprucing up the changing rooms, toilets, painting goal posts and clearing litter at Harrisons this week.


Six Ryder Cup heroes that hailed from the Midlands 

30 Sep

The Midlands could claim to be the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup as well as hosting the competition four times at the Belfry, the area has sired some top golfing talent that have made the European teams over the years.


Match Preview: Buxton (H) 

30 Sep

The Pitmen welcome current Evo-Stik Northern Premier League leaders to town on Saturday when Buxton visit Keys Park.


FC United of Manchester draw is a ‘step in right direction’ … 

29 Sep

DANNY Newton says a 1-1 draw against FC United of Manchester was a 'step in the right direction' after Tamworth's Kidderminster woes.


Office Closure – Staff Training 

29 Sep

During the hours of 14.00 - 16.30 on Thursday 29th October, and 10.30 - 14.00 on Friday 30th October, the Staffordshire FA Offices will be closed for staff training.


Restart a Heart 

29 Sep

The Club is taking part in the national Restart a Heart Campaign on October 18th at the clubhouse.


World Masters MTBO 2016 – Lithuania 

29 Sep

This month 5 years ago I ended my burst of late 30s fitness jumping off a garage roof in Russia at the World Cup MTBO final in the sprint.


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Business

Online giant to create 4,500 temporary jobs 

30 Sep

AMAZON is to create 4,500 temporary jobs at its Rugeley site, quadupling the number of people working there in the run-up to Christmas.


HS2 should be brought forward for Commonwealth Games says city chief 

30 Sep

City will lobby to bring forward opening of high speed rail to make 2026 a year to remember...


Water treatment firm bought to increase UK pipeline 

27 Sep

TAMWORTH-BASED Trident Environmental Services has been bought by Merseyside water treatment company Brodex for an undisclosed sum.


New partnership aims to attract more visitors and boost Lichfield’s economy by £46million 

26 Sep

A new partnership aiming to boost the Lichfield economy by £46million has been launched.


CBeebies TV show goes behind the scenes of Armitage Shanks factory to see how toilets are made 

22 Sep

A TV programme has gone behind the doors of the UK’s only remaining toilet making factory.


Lichfield business to host Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser 

21 Sep

A Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser will be taking place at a Lichfield business.


Golf course to be redesigned – as HS2 line ploughs right through it 

20 Sep

The future of Whittington Heath Golf Club has been preserved despite new high-speed rail line cutting a swathe through eight acres of its course...


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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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