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News

Jade Quarrie: Speeding, uninsured driver who killed University of Birmingham student avoids jail 

27 Nov

Teenager was out jogging when car driven by Glenville White hit her...


REVIEW: Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Tamworth SnowDome 

27 Nov

MUCH has been made of the Magical Christmas Journey at the nearby Belfry Golf Course venue.


Pub thugs who held Tamworth man at knifepoint are caught on… 

27 Nov

TWO heartless thugs who held a Tamworth man at knifepoint as they ransacked the pub he manages have been caught in the act on CCTV.


State of Tamworth Debate highlights issues set to be tackled by… 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH councillors put their political alliances aside last night (Wednesday) to discuss in detail the current state of the town and set out issues that need to be addressed.


Thief steals £500 after taking Lichfield worker’s purse and… 

27 Nov

A LICHFIELD office worker is 500 worse off after becoming the victim of a thief's deception.


Tamworth Cricket Club captain and fellow Aussie pays touching… 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH CC skipper Mike Talbot says he cannot begin to comprehend the pain Australian cricket is going through following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25.


IN PICTURES: The Magical Journey re-opens 

27 Nov

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


IN PICTURES: The Magical Journey re-opens 

27 Nov

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Barriers to learning: Why social workers are struggling with child sexual abuse cases 

27 Nov

Challenging and distressing child sexual abuse cases have come under scrutiny from social workers who say they need better supervision to manage the emotional impact of working on such cases and access to more and higher quality training.


Online scam warning to Tamworth shoppers ahead of Black Friday 

27 Nov

Tamworth shoppers hoping to bag an online bargain tomorrow (Friday)are being advised to protect themselves against scam websites.


 Family affair for Cinderella – Oh yes it is! 

27 Nov

CINDERELLA is only a matter of weeks away and excitement is building.


Black Friday weather forecast: Will it rain or shine on your… 

27 Nov

Will you be venturing out to capture some Black Friday bargains tomorrow? Check out our weather forecast for the next five days.


Housing Group Celebrates Award for Good People Management 

27 Nov

A national housing group is celebrating an impressive Investors In People Silver Award in its first year of being accredited.


Talented 10 make a big impression at Lichfield’s Got Talent… 

27 Nov

THE second Lichfield's Got Talent audition on Sunday delivered performances which again blew away the judging panel.


Cambodian land mine victim Sok in Lichfield to aid his teaching… 

27 Nov

A YOUNG Cambodian man, whose arms were blown off by a land mine, is in the Lichfield district promoting inclusive education and raising awareness of disability.


Take a last look at new car park before the gates close 

27 Nov

A TEMPORARY car park for people using Lichfield Trent Valley railway station will be unveiled at Crossfield Road.


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Blogs

Walsall foreign player 22. Niklas Gunnarsson 

27 Nov

Niklas Gunnarsson (born 27 April 1991 in Tønsberg) is a Norwegian footballer, who plays as a defender for the Tippeligaen side Vålerenga.


Walsall foreign player 21. Dávid Gróf 

27 Nov

Dávid Gróf (born 17 April 1989) is a Hungarian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Berliner AK.


Out and about with the District Commissioning Leads 

27 Nov

“Over the past few weeks I have been getting out and about and seeing some of the good work we do on the ground.


Herbert Higgs AB: Jutland, the Somme of the Sea. 

27 Nov

Herbert Thomas Higgs, in the Walsall Observer, 17 June 1916 Herbie Higgs turned out to be our only fallen sailor and the search for this man took me from Oldbury to Aldridge, then to Castleford (Yorkshire), then to Heath End (North Walsall) and ...


Chasewater further pictures (The Lake) 

26 Nov

Brownhills bob spoke the other week about the boating pool (or Duck Pond whatever your point of view) being emptied by Lichfield City Council, for cleaning.


Chasewater Railway and Lake. 

26 Nov

This morning Mrs Blog had me take her to Chasewater Railway, so that she could book us up to take the Great Grandchildren on the Santa Express (alright not really an express, more of a slow boat to the other side of the Lake).


Tamworth’s MP Welcomes News from Sir Robert Peel as Trust Delays Changes 

25 Nov

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the announcement from the Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that there will be no change to services at Sir Robert Peel hospital until at least the summer of 2015.


Walsall foreign player 20. Marc-Antoine Gbarssin 

25 Nov

Marc-Antoine Gbarssin (born 11 December 1984 in Bordeaux) is a French-born Central African football player who currently plays for Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian Second Division.


Don’t Forget – Free Car Parking in Tamworth’s Town Centre on Two Saturdays in Decembers 

25 Nov

Traders, shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being reminded that they can park for free on two Saturdays in December.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Morning Prayer – 28 November 14 

28 Nov

Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 

28 Nov

It may have started as an American phenomenon, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the accompanying Cyber Weekend have now become a part of Christmas shopping.


Listen – stop – sit – recline 

27 Nov

If we were to look at Psalm one we would find the path to sin in that when it comes to engaging with the wicked: Firstyou LISTEN to those who are sinful and ACT on what they say Then you STOP and become part of the gathering of the sinful sitting ...


Steam Preservation on the 1980s and 1990s, The final few railway photos from December 17 1993 

27 Nov

Steam Preservation on the 1980s and 1990s The final few railway photos from December 17 1993...


Morning Prayer – 27 November 2014 

27 Nov

Psalm 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.


M&S partywear – inspired by those fairies! 

27 Nov

One of my favourite of all the Christmas adverts this year is the MS one entitled ‘Follow the Fairies.


Review – Peter Rabbit animated series books 

26 Nov

A big success on Cbeebies this year has been the gorgeous series based on the Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter.


Steam Preservation on the 1980s and 1990s, A few more railway photos from December 1993 

26 Nov

Steam Preservation on the 1980s and 1990s A few more railway photos from December 1993...


Watching the gravestone 

26 Nov

This graveyard angel is different to most in that, instead of standing above the grave, it is attached to and looking at the gravestone itself.


A quiet week 

26 Nov

Wednesday 26th November 2014 A somewhat subdued period birdingwise at the moment.


How To Claim Your Winter Fuel Payment 

26 Nov

You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 July 1952.


Church – not an island! 

26 Nov

For those who have mailed me asking where I vanished to, the answer is 'nowhere' I merely took some time to step back and reflect away from the blog as part of a bit of spiritual discipline.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Irvine defends Mulumbu’s Twitter jibe and says he is in… 

27 Nov

HEAD coach Alan Irvine has backed Youssouf Mulumbu to come good despite the midfielder airing his frustration at being dropped on social media.


West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine to stick with Saido… 

27 Nov

WEST Brom forward Saido Berahino is in line to start Saturday's lunchtime clash with Arsenal despite ongoing investigations into his arrest on suspicion of drink driving.


Spaces Still Available on Level 1 in January 2015 

27 Nov

Staffordshire FA have a Level 1 Coaching Course taking place at Chesterton High School in January.


Tamworth FC’s Hibbert is happy to be in thick of action 

27 Nov

DAVE Hibbert admitted Tamworth have played much better but he certainly wasn't complaining after the Lambs made it back-to-back wins against Brackley on Tuesday.


Coaching Blind Footballers Course Taking Place In December 

27 Nov

Staffordshire FA have a FA Coaching Blind Footballers Course running on Saturday 20th December at St.


Wrexham FC glory has given Lambs boss Morrell a thirst for more 

27 Nov

ANDY Morrell has already tasted FA Trophy glory with Wrexham now he wants his Tamworth players to share the belief that they too can reach Wembley.


Tamworth potter Gilbert has world champion in his sights 

27 Nov

DAVE Gilbert hopes to end a 'disappointing' 2014 on a high by setting up a televised clash with world champion Mark Selby at the UK Championships.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Two West Midlands SMEs recruited as start-up growth ambassadors 

21 Nov

A LICHFIELD company has been adopted as a mentor to start-up businesses looking to move onto the next stage of their development.


Qatari cash linked to HS2 scheme 

18 Nov

Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station...


Business leaders welcome Qatari interest in Birmingham Curzon project 

18 Nov

BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports suggesting the Qatari royal family may invest in the HS2 high-speed rail project in Birmingham.


Direct Workforce expands into larger Cannock offices 

18 Nov

RECRUITMENT firm Direct Workforce has branched out into larger offices in Cannock.


£40m i54 motorway junction set to open next month 

17 Nov

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire is set to open next month.


Strong pound continues to impact performance for Aggreko 

14 Nov

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has said it business continues to be impacted by the strong pound despite strong trading over the past quarter.


Businesses urged to back Lichfield Ladies Circle’s community challenge 

13 Nov

Local businesses are being urged to back a community challenge being undertaken by Lichfield Ladies Circle.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Business of the House | Commons debates 

27 Nov

May we have a debate on planning rules, particularly the rights of local residents living on the borders of local authorities? For example, there is a go-carting track in north Warwickshire that has a significant impact on my constituents over...


Retailers’ Purchasing Policies | Women and Equalities | Commons debates 

27 Nov

I am grateful to the Minister for her answer.


Broadband | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

27 Nov

Well, I would not want to accuse my hon.


Armed Forces Covenant | Isil | Commons debates 

24 Nov

I represent many constituents who work and do great service at DMS Whittington.


Iran | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

19 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of financial and material support given by Iran to international terror groups; and if he will make a statement.


Tolls | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

11 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage the operators of the M6 toll, the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing, the Severn Bridge, and other electronic toll roads to use a common tag system.


Stafford Hospital | Commons debates 

7 Nov

I congratulate my hon.


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