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Lichfield taxpayers facing increased bills to pay for district… 

22 Feb

COUNCIL tax is set to rise for Lichfield residents after increases were approved by the district and county councils.


Labour warning of impact on communities in Lichfield and Burntwood as council tax rise is approved 

22 Feb

Council tax increases will hit those in Lichfield and Burntwood who can least afford it, a Labour councillor has warned.


DX Freight plans for Essington super-hub poised to go ahead despite opposition 

22 Feb

Controversial plans for a £36 million DX Freight distribution centre on green belt land in Essington are poised for approval despite fierce opposition.


Lifts for Lichfield Trent Valley and plans for 24-hour toilets at… 

21 Feb

TWO lifts are in the pipeline for Lichfield Trent Valley railway station and there are also plans for 24-hour toilets at both Trent Valley and Lichfield City stations.


Car flips over after two-vehicle crash in Tamworth 

21 Feb

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after a car flipped on its side following a two-vehicle smash.


Three-car Tamworth smash closes busy commuter road 

21 Feb

A BUSY commuter route has been closed after a three-car crash in Tamworth.


Cricket club in Burntwood hoping to build improved facilities 

21 Feb

A Burntwood cricket club has drawn up plans to expand its facilities.


Rail bosses show off plans for new Lichfield Trent Valley station lifts to city’s MP 

21 Feb

Michael Fabricant being shown the plans for the lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station Plans for new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station have been unveiled.


Four more businesses agree to Friarsgate move 

21 Feb

Four more companies have confirmed they will be moving into the new Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield.


Starbucks coming to Lichfield as​ Seasalt clothing and Patisserie… 

21 Feb

A MAJOR international coffee brand, a store specialising in women's clothes and a patisserie chain have signed up to join Lichfield's Friarsgate development.


Purse thieves in Lichfield city centre – Staffordshire Police… 

21 Feb

PURSE thieves are operating in Lichfield city centre, Staffordshire Police warned on Tuesday (February 21).


National customer service award for Lichfield cutlery business 

21 Feb

A Lichfield business is celebrating after landing a national customer service award.


Tamworth Enterprise Centre on course for April opening 

21 Feb

WORK to transform the Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street into the new Tamworth Enterprise Centre is almost complete – with the TEC due to open in April.


Yummy Mummy Club returns for springtime fun at Ankerside 

21 Feb

PARENTS from across Tamworth are invited to Ankerside Shopping Centre this Thursday as the ever-popular Yummy Mummy Club returns to the centre.


Performance Academy to open in Kingsbury 

21 Feb

VINTAGE entertainment company Revival Live UK is launching its new vocal and performance academy, Riverside Studios, in Kingsbury mid-March.


WEATHER WARNING: Dangerous storm set to bring damage and… 

21 Feb

AMBER ALERT: Very strong winds between 70 to 80mph are being predicted as Storm 'Doris' heads for the West Midlands - with warnings it could mean injuries and DANGER TO LIFE.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Building fire in village near Lichfield causes road closure 

20 Feb

A BUILDING fire has caused the closure of Coppice Lane in Hammerwich between A461 Walsall Road and Hall Lane near Coppice Lane Fishery.


Joint Works to Support Hew Homes Development Set to Begin Next Month 

19 Feb

Careful coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Tamworth will mean a big reduction in the number of roadworks and less disruption for people and businesses.


Could You Produce a Visitor Guide for Tamworth? 

19 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council is looking for an organisation or individual to help us with producing our Visitor Guide, potentially over the next 3 years.


Update on recent Chasewater Dam works from Andy Dennis 

19 Feb

There's ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I'm indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who's kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what's going on.


Tiles of the Unexpected 

19 Feb

There’s a long running gag between me and my mates about how dangerous swans are.


Gorgeous locks! 

18 Feb

Just a quick note to point out that this weekend (18-19th February 2017) there's a rather unique vent at Fradley Junction between Lichfield and Alrewas, where you can tour lock 17 which is currently drained, undergoing maintenance.


Yesterday Lichfield, tomorrow Burntwood? 

15 Feb

Local views rejected by the Secretary of State as he gives the go ahead for 750 houses on Lichfield boundary.


Growing the County town and beyond 

15 Feb

I keep repeating that growing our county remains a priority for the County Council and stagnating is not an option.


Delivering the Health and Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan 

13 Feb

It’s been a busy and mixed week, with a lot happening.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

The Secret Into Designing The Perfect Website/ Blog 

22 Feb

    Are you thinking of designing your own website? Maybe you want to create a blog for yourself where you can share your life experiences, hobbies, passions and more.


Thriller Live Reviewed at the Wolverhampton Grand 

22 Feb

Thriller Live opened at the Wolverhampton Grand this week and last night I went along to review it.


Free Business Support for Lichfield and District Residents 

22 Feb

Blue Orchid, a local enterprise for success programme, have free business planning courses available for Lichfield and district residents thinking of starting an enterprise, plus some post-start support.


Voice of golf Peter Alliss coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

22 Feb

The voice of golf will be lifting the lid on his life at the Lichfield Garrick.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 22 February 2017 

22 Feb

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


From jeans to Chic: How to Dress Up 

21 Feb

Image source If you aren’t used to dressing up, it can be an extremely difficult ask.


Lichfield Arts bringing The Orange Circus Band to the Guildhall 

21 Feb

Sounds of Americana music will be on offer when The Orange Circus Band come to the Lichfield Guildhall this weekend.


A Judgement in Stone at Birmingham’s New Alex Theatre 

21 Feb

April 1978.


Lichfield audiences to see new production at the Garrick before it heads to New York 

21 Feb

Theatre-goers in Lichfield are set to steal a march on their counterparts in New York when Invincible comes to the stage next month.


£10 Sienna X Spray Tan Offer 

21 Feb

Who’s dreaming of being on that holiday already? Let’s fake the tan now with our £10 Sienna X spray tan offer.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 21 February 2017 

21 Feb

Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


Journal: a joyous day 

21 Feb

Time off is upon me and I'm loving it.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Ryan Wynter goals help Chasetown FC see off Bedworth 

22 Feb

Two goals from Ryan Wynter helped Chasetown FC secure victory at Bedworth.


In pictures: Bedworth United v Chasetown FC 

22 Feb

Chasetown FC picked up a win on the road as they saw off Bedworth United.


Voice of golf Peter Alliss coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

22 Feb

The voice of golf will be lifting the lid on his life at the Lichfield Garrick.


Chillington Colour Coded Race – Final Details 

21 Feb

The final details for the Chillington Colour Coded on Sunday 5th March are now available.


Tamworth Rugby Club Golf Day Friday 19th May 2017 

21 Feb

Tamworth Rugby Club Golf Day Friday 19th May 2017...


Cricket club in Burntwood hoping to build improved facilities 

21 Feb

A Burntwood cricket club has drawn up plans to expand its facilities.


Match Preview: Ilkeston (A) 

21 Feb

We head to Ilkeston for the second time this season after the original game was controversially abandoned with just four minutes to go back in September.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Four more businesses agree to Friarsgate move 

21 Feb

Four more companies have confirmed they will be moving into the new Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield.


National customer service award for Lichfield cutlery business 

21 Feb

A Lichfield business is celebrating after landing a national customer service award.


Contingency plans agreed to minimise impact of HS2 construction 

20 Feb

Contingency plans to enable the West Midlands to cope with major infrastructure developments such as HS2 have been approved by the regions combined authority.


Lichfield nursery business donates more than £90,000 to charity supporting bereaved children 

20 Feb

A Lichfield nursery business has handed over more than £90,000 to charity.


MP says Lichfield and Burntwood firms will see business rates fall 

19 Feb

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood will see their rates fall, the area’s MP has said.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to M6 after accident 

17 Feb

Drivers using the M6 in Birmingham have been warned of long delays on the southbound carriageway following an accident between a car and a lorry.


Gordon Ramsey student takes up new #*@!! role in Birmingham 

17 Feb

Birminghams biggest residential conferencing venue, Conference Aston, has promoted its senior sous chef to head chef.


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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