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Birmingham City fans back Lee Clark’s sacking 

20 Oct

Birmingham City fans at St Andrew's give their reaction to the news that Lee Clark has been sacked.


​Titanic heirloom unearthed as Cash in the Attic comes to… 

20 Oct

A WATCH owned by a man who helped build the Titanic was among the family heirlooms discovered by an antiques expert at Lichfield on Saturday.


IN PICTURES: Lichfield hosts Cash In The Attic star Jonty… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


UPDATE: Man arrested for Atherstone throat-cutting incident 

20 Oct

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for cutting another man's throat in Long Street,Atherstone, on Thursday (October 16).


Antiques expert delves into the past at Lichfield event 

20 Oct

A watch owned by a man who helped build the Titanic was among the family heirlooms discovered by an antiques expert in Lichfield.


GALLERY: Leicester Tigers’ Beckett and Hargreaves host rugby… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


​Lichfield Garrick ‘helps aspiring producer towards dream career’ 

20 Oct

A CITY student has credited the Lichfield Garrick for accelerating his future in the world of professional theatre.


Opinion: Rolling out the welcome mat 

20 Oct

By Robert Flint, solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood As another flatmate moves out to live with his girlfriend, I have been thrust once again into the market as a proto-supplier of private rented accommodation.


Fitness boot camp in Lichfield to raise money for good causes 

20 Oct

Lichfield Fit Club getting ready for their fundraising boot camp Lichfield Fit Club is hosting its very own Breast Cancer Boot Camp this month in a bid to encourage local people to battle the bulge and raise funds for two needy causes.


Staffordshire Police officer shot in the eye in Rugeley 

20 Oct

A POLICE officer has been shot in the eye by a man armed with an air rifle in Rugeley.


Staffordshire police officer shot in the eye during 999 call in Rugeley 

20 Oct

It happened in Wat Tyler Close, Rugeley, at 7.30pm yesterday...


Tamworth residents to have their say on Sir Robert Peel Hospital… 

20 Oct

PLANS to close day theatre at a hospital in Tamworth will be the subject of a special public meeting this week.


Jobs: Application support manager, quantity surveyor and more… 

20 Oct

These are the latest jobs posted on Lichfield Mercury website.


Storm-force winds likely as tail of Hurricane Gonzalo hits UK -… 

20 Oct

Weather forecasters predict there will be strong winds as the tail of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK.


Exciting children’s running event launches in Tamworth 

20 Oct

An exciting new project offering Tamworth children the chance to take part in free weekly organised runs has been hailed a huge success.


Traffic roadworks on M6 and other delays from the Highways Agency 

20 Oct

These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius of Sutton Coldfield according to the Highways Agency.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall Born WalsallPlayer 45 Harry Wait Snr 46. Harry Wait Jnr 

20 Oct

Harry Wait Born Darlaston 1892 died 1974 Now here was a great man, as far as Walsall football Club are concerned! A Man who there is very little information about..


Walsall Born Walsall Player 44. Brian Taylor 

20 Oct

Brian (Joseph) Taylor Date of birth 24 March 1937 (age 77) Place of birth Walsall, England Playing position Winger Youth career 1952–1954 Walsall Senior career     Years                                             Team...


Cabbies and bus drivers receive free ‘health MOT’ 

20 Oct

Cabbies in the District got a free ‘MOT’ health check in Cannock and Rugeley at a recent event.


7-18 yr olds invited to half term theatre workshop with X-factor coach 

20 Oct

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 – 18 year olds can come along and spend the day taking part in drama and music based workshops, supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions.


Residents urged to get free Flu jab 

20 Oct

Residents living in Cannock Chase District are being advised to have the seasonal flu vaccination as part of Public Health England’s ‘Flu Kills’ campaign.


First blog post from the ‘hot-seat’ 

20 Oct

So this is my first blog post as Chief Executive and I’ll be blogging regularly to keep you up to date with my thoughts, findings and experiences.


Building your new transport network… in 1974 

19 Oct

I’m hoping some of the bus and rail enthusiasts can help with this one – a few weeks ago I picked up a 40 year old bus route map for Walsall, Aldridge Lichfield, Brownhills and Cannock, and it’s an interesting … Continue ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 43. Kevin Summerfield 

19 Oct

Kevin Summerfield Born Walsall 7 January 1959 School Alma Street and Joseph Leckie Youth football Walsall Town Boys West Bromwich Albion Senior Football 1977-82 West Bromwich Albion 9 4 1982-83 Birmingham City 5 1 1983-84 Walsall 54 17 1984 Cardiff ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 42. Lee Sinnott 

19 Oct

Lee Sinnott Born Aldridge12 July 1965 (or Pelsall) depending which source you believe Team Games Goals Rushall Olympic 1982-83 Walsall 40 2 1983-87 Watford 95 2 1987-91 Bradford City 213 6 1991-93 Crystal Palace 55 0 1993-94 Bradford City 34 1 1994-...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Archery Evening 

22 Oct

Time to take aim and impress Maid Marian with your best Robin Hood impression...


Retro glamour with added feathers 

20 Oct

I don’t mind admitting that I am truly excited about an event I am going to be attending tomorrow night.


Classic Streamliners – The Soo Line’s Sleek GM’s Electro-Motive Division F3 

20 Oct

Classic Streamliners The Soo Line’s Sleek General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division F3 Streamlined Diesel Locomotive Builder’s portrait of a Soo Line EMD F3 diesel locomotive.


Towards Fradley. 

20 Oct

Quite a few boats moored around Rugeley when we left.


Actress Lynda Bellingham Dies aged 66 

20 Oct

Her death comes just 10 days after her memoir There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You was published.


Review: The Shee @ Lichfield Guildhall 

20 Oct

Leading folk ensemble The Shee played to an attentive audience when they returned to Lichfield Guildhall.


Macmillan is in the running to become the Home Retail Group’s charity partner 

20 Oct

Macmillan is in the running to become the Home Retail Group’s charity partner.


Our latest networking meeting news – National Forest Adventure Farm 

20 Oct

Minutes by Rachael Evans I’m sure you are familiar with the saying “No bad weather just bad clothing” and everyone took this on board when we visited the National Adventure Farm on Thursday 9th October.


Holly & Beau Brolly Review 

20 Oct

Autumn is renowned as the season when an umbrella is a handbag essential that needs to be carried every day.


You sit there, on the toilet, nowhere to go until you finish … 

20 Oct

I do not understand for the life of me, WHY people can’t change a toilet paper roll?! I mean you sit there, on the toilet, nowhere to go until you finish …...


‘No Child Taken’ 

20 Oct

This week sees a ' Cake Sale ' at Glascote Methodist Church to raise awareness, and money, for Tear Fund's 'No Child Taken' campaign.


Morning Prayer – October 20 

20 Oct

Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Albion boss ‘bitterly disappointed’ 

20 Oct

West Bromwich Albion Head Coach Alan Irvine said he was 'bitterly disappointed' after his side were pegged back late on by Manchester United at the Hawthorns tonight.


Albion striker has ‘a good chance’ of England call 

20 Oct

England coach Gary Neville says that Saido Berahino has a 'good chance' of being called up to the senior squad.


Albion denied win over United 

20 Oct

West Bromwich Albion were denied a first ever Premier League homewin over Manchester United by a late equaliser from Daley Blind this evening.


Shenstone Pathfinder slip-up against Trysull 

20 Oct

Shenstone Pathfinder slipped up in their attempts to keep the pressure on the teams at the top as they went down 1-0 against Trysull.


GALLERY: Leicester Tigers’ Beckett and Hargreaves host rugby… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Skipper’s double helps Burntwood RUFC secure victory 

20 Oct

Two tries from skipper Ben Holt and 13 points from Will Peach provided the points for Burntwood RUFC – but it was their disciplined defence, particularly in the second half, which earned the win at Bognop Road.


Skipper’s double helps Burntwood RUFC secure victory 

20 Oct

Two tries from skipper Ben Holt and 13 points from Will Peach provided the points for Burntwood RUFC – but it was their disciplined defence, particularly in the second half, which earned the win at Bognop Road.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

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.


HCB Group take over Clive Shepherd & Co 

15 Oct

HCB has taken over the legal practice of Clive Shepherd Co, moving the staff into its offices in Lichfield Street, which were acquired in 2011 when Walsall legal firm Hadens joined the group...


77 new homes after council’s bid to block development overturned 

15 Oct

Revelan Group’s proposals for 77 homes on land off Eastern Avenue were unanimously rejected by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee in February...


Further growth for HCB Group 

14 Oct

HCB has taken over the legal practice of Clive Shepherd Co, moving the staff into its offices in Lichfield Street, which were acquired in 2011 when Walsall legal firm Hadens joined the group...


Jobs boost for Staffs as Amazon announces workforce expansion plans 

14 Oct

ONLINE retail giant Amazon has said it is to create another 1,000 jobs at its eight fulfilment centres in the UK, including its base at Rugeley.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

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...


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


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