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Cannock Chase black-eyed child: The hunt is on… 

25 Oct

As spooky phenomenon grips interest across the world, Mail reporter Mike Lockley joined paranormal experts on a ghost hunt across the Chase...


M6 Toll U-turn lorry driver in court 

25 Oct

A lorry driver appears in court accused of performing a U-turn on the M6 Toll motorway near Lichfield.


Dunnes store in Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre closes 

25 Oct

The Dunnes store in Tamworth's Ankerside Shopping Centre is closing today(October 25).


Lichfield people urged to surrender firearms as part of… 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Police are starting a two-week campaign urging Lichfieldpeople to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition on Monday (October 27).


Tamworth people urged to surrender firearms as part of Staffordsh… 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Police are starting a two-week campaign urgingTamworthpeople to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition on Monday (October 27).


Loving homes in Tamworth needed for six adorable kittens 

25 Oct

A Tamworth animal rescue charity is looking for loving homes for six adorable kittens, who are lucky to be alive.


M6 Toll drama after lorry driver’s ‘u-turn’ 

25 Oct

Court hears motorists forced to brake as trucker tried to turn round lorry...


Superb costumes unveiled for 2015 Lichfield Mysteries – and your… 

25 Oct

ACTORS from Lichfield Mysteries have been enjoying some time in the limelight and are now inviting others to join them.


Tamworth man who assaulted woman admits he was “obviously… 

25 Oct

A TAMWORTH man who was handed a restraining order after assaulting a woman admitted to a courthis actions were 'obviously wrong'.


Tamworth mayor to spread Christmas cheer with festive hampers 

25 Oct

IT may not be the most wonderful time of the year yet but Tamworth mayor, Councillor Richard Kingstone is already gearing up to spread some festive cheer.


Tributes pour in for Tamworth’s self-made business giant Vince… 

25 Oct

A HUGELY popular and respected Tamworth businessman has died suddenly while out walking.


Tamworth man charged with burglary after spate of pub break-ins 

25 Oct

A Tamworth man has been charged with burglary following a spate of break-ins at pubs across the town.


Man left in Intensive Care after being hit by a vehicle 

25 Oct

POLICE have confirmed that a Tamworth man has been left seriously ill after being struck by a vehicle in Tamworth late last night.


Clocks going back by one hour 

25 Oct

It's that time of the year again - theclocks are going back byone hour this weekend.


Ollie’s Heroes steer Lichfield tot’s life-changing fund £7k… 

25 Oct

THREE-year-old Ollie Dodds is a step closer to life-changing surgery thanks to pedal power.


Bizarre spate of tumble dryer blazes in Tamworth 

25 Oct

Firefighters have issued a warning about the dangers of tumble dryers after THREE fires in just five days.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

A Little bit of History! 

25 Oct

Here are some of my brothers memorabilia from the last 70 years of Walsall Football club.


Walsall Born Player 57. Billy Gallier 

25 Oct

Billy Gallier Personal information Full name William Henry Gallier Date of birth 24 April 1932 Place of birth Tamworth, England Date of death 6 February 2011 (aged 78) Playing position Utility Youth career             West Bromwich Albion...


Walsall Born? Defin a Walsall Player 56. Reg Foulkes 

25 Oct

Reg Foulkes Personal information Full name Reg Foulkes Date of birth Place of birth Playing position Defender Senior career Years                                          Team...


I’ve Signed Christopher Pincher’s Hopwas Wood Petition, Have You Signed it Too? 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood In response to the announcement that LaFarge Tarmac want to quarry in Hopwas Wood, Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has set up an online petition asking if you are in favour or against the plan.


Christopher Pincher Stands Up for Hopwas Wood 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood Tamworth and Hopwas MP, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up on behalf of objectors to the proposals for a quarrying site in Hopwas Wood.


Walsall Born Player 55. Mel Eves 

24 Oct

Mel Eves Personal information Full name Melvyn James Eves Date of birth 10 September 1956 (age 58) Place of birth Darlaston, England Playing position Attacker Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Player 54 Neil Davis 

24 Oct

Neil Davis Personal information Full name Neil Davis Date of birth 15 August 1973 (age 41) Place of birth Bloxwich, England Playing position Striker Club information Current team Coleshill Town Senior career Years...


Walsall Born Players 53. Richard Davies 

24 Oct

Richard Davies Personal information Full name Richard Peter Davies Date of birth 15 May 1990 (age 24) Place of birth Willenhall, England Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Midfielder Club information Current team Barrow Youth career ?–2008 ...


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980-90s August 26 – September 2 1988 – ‘Bahamas’ 

25 Oct

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980-90s August 26 – September 2 1988 – ‘Bahamas’ 45596 Bahamas   13 December 2012  Thomas’s Pics Licensing:  Creative Commons  attribution This file is licensed under the Creative ...


Novemeber 5th Spare a Thought To The PTSD Vets 

25 Oct

PTSD , or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or ...


Morning Prayer – 25 October 

25 Oct

Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287 Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


New Home for Sign 

25 Oct

  The Hammerwich LMS Station sign that was found folded in half amongst rubbish at Lichfield City has been given a new home, complete with a frame at Chasewater Country Park.


Another triumphant Return for Disney on Ice 

24 Oct

The latest Disney on Ice show ’100 years of magic’ landed in Birmingham on Wednesday night, and once more proved that when it comes to enchanting adults and children alike, Disney has no equal.


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Polesworth. 

24 Oct

The gales had ceased by morning and the sky looked promising so off we went to moor at Fazeley Junction overnight.


The Trussell Trust Christmas Bow Appeal 2014 

24 Oct

For more information click on The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund’s Website...


Another couple of Half-Term Events – Hednesford, Staffs 

24 Oct

Another couple of Half-Term Events  Hednesford, Staffs And don’t forget – Chasewater Railway’s diesel Service on Thursday...


Morning Prayer – 24 October 

24 Oct

Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.


Canal News – October 25-26, Middlewich Floating Market, The Wartime Port – 1940s Event 

23 Oct

Canal News – October 25-26 Floating market in Middlewich 24 – 26 Oct 2014 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Address Situated off Salinae Field/Lewin Street, Town Bridge, CW10 9AS Find a unique christmas gift at Middlewich’s floating market ...


Four things all Black men should know about prostate cancer 

23 Oct

One in four Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives – double the one in eight risk faced by all men in the UK.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Barton Night-O Results 

25 Oct

The 9th night-O of the 2014 series took place on Thursday night around Barton-under-Needwood organised by Neil Lawford.


Tamworth FC and Southport face FA Cup replay 

25 Oct

Tamworth 1 Southport 1 FA Cup Tamworth and Southport fought out a draw in their FA Cup clash at The Lamb today.


Liverpool FC experience gives Preston a taste for glory 

25 Oct

DAN Preston is hoping to create some FA Cup memories this weekend as the Lambs battle it out with Conference Premier side Southport for a place in the first round of the world-renowned competition.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw is happy to be back in England frame 

25 Oct

TAMWORTH FC keeper James Belshaw says he was thrilled to be placed on stand-by for an England C call last week and now he wants to make a return to the full squad.


Southport draw could be on cards for Tamworth FC 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH have shared the spoils in seven of their last ten outings in Conference North so it won't be surprising if punters back the stalemate in significant numbers as the Lambs turn their attention to the FA Cup and the visit of Conference...


Manchester United are not fancied at Old Trafford 

24 Oct

EVEN taking into account how poorly they performed for large swathes of last season, it's rare to see Manchester United chalked up as outsiders for a match at Old Trafford.


Steve & Beth’s Last Ride 

24 Oct

Steve and Beth Clayton are moving to Scotland.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal in Hanley 

24 Oct

Mini-cab firms are to be given a one-year trial where they will be able to use some bus lanes in Hanley.


Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.


Business leaders say Stoke’s HS2 bid will deliver growth for £2bn less than its rival 

23 Oct

BUSINESS leaders across North Staffordshire have said an HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent should be a priority as the Government looks to determine the high speed rail route between Birmingham and Manche...


Briggs invests £10.5m in short-term solutions 

22 Oct

CANNOCK-based materials handling firm Briggs Equipment is investing £10.5m in its short-term rental fleet.


Date confirmed for reopening of historic Lichfield pub 

17 Oct

A revamped Lichfield pub is set to throw open its doors later this month.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Stoke-on-Trent to launch business case for HS2 station 

15 Oct

BUSINESS and city leaders in Stoke-on-Trent are due to launch their business case for an HS2 station later today.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Blood Donation (Equality) | Bill Presented | Commons debates 

22 Oct

I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow donation of blood by all male donors on the same basis; and for connected purposes.


High Speed 2 (Compensation) | Commons debates 

21 Oct

My hon.


High Speed 2 (Compensation) | Commons debates 

21 Oct

My hon.


Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


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