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Two airlifted from Tamworth collision 

24 Aug

TWO air ambulances were sent to the scene of a collision yesterday morning which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.


Countdown is on to popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza 

24 Aug

THE countdown is on to the popular We Love Tamworth event which will bring wall-to-wall family fun to Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday September 3, marking the perfect end to the summer holidays.


Photographer to exhibit work at the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Aug

Photographer Robert Ings will present an exhibition of his work at the Lichfield Guildhall this weekend.


Driver and passenger suffer severe injuries and broken bones in… 

23 Aug

TWO air ambulances were sent to the scene of a serious road crash this morning (August 23) which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.


Air ambulance at Tamworth crash scene 

23 Aug

Firefighters are using cutting equipment to free two people from two cars following an accident in Bonehill Road, Mile Oak.


Plan to replace Lichfield city centre office building with 27 apartments 

23 Aug

An office building in Lichfield city centre could be demolished to make way for new apartments.


Tamworth charity event cancelled after NO-ONE signs up 

23 Aug

An annual Tamworth charity event which raises cash for domestic abuse victims has been cancelled after NO-ONE signed up to take part.


Public warned to check tattooists are fully registered  

23 Aug

MEMBERS of the public planning on getting a tattoo are being urged to think before they ink – and ensure that the studio or artist is properly registered under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.


Police Cadet returns from life changing trip to south Africa after winning national competition 

23 Aug

A STAFFORDSHIRE Police Cadet has recently returned from South Africa after her dedication and work with the Staffordshire Police Cadets helped her triumph in a national competition.


Businesses in exciting ‘BID’ to unite Tamworth town centre and Ventura retail parks 

23 Aug

EXCITING plans have been revealed to create a new partnership of Tamworth businesses which could generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be spent on making the town a more vibrant and welcoming place to work, shop, stay and play.


George and Dragon pub in Lichfield to host fundraising event featuring live music and activities 

23 Aug

A Lichfield pub is hosting a charity event this weekend.


Lord Lichfield’s ancestoral home to open 364 days a year when… 

23 Aug

SHUGBOROUGH, the ancestral home of Lord Lichfield, will not be hosting its annual Christmas extravaganza this year.


Youngsters have ‘reel-y’ good time learning to fish on Lichfield… 

23 Aug

LICHFIELD Canal's first free Family Fishing Day was a great success, with more than 30 would-be anglers learning how to use a pole and line to catch a fish.


Lakes to become fishing pools in Great Wyrley 

23 Aug

Budding fishermen in South Staffordshire may have a new place to hook a fish after the council approved plans to transform lakes on Green Belt land.


Lichfield woman dies after car collision in Beacon Street 

22 Aug

A LICHFIELD woman has died following a collision with a car in Beacon Street earlier this month.


British Olympic swimmer launches campaign for youngsters in… 

22 Aug

AN Olympic swimmer will be visiting Tamworth next month to promote her new campaign to get more children in the water.


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Blogs

Become a Dementia Friend in Tamworth this Week 

23 Aug

Do you live in or near Tamworth and would like to learn more about living with dementia and become a dementia friend ? Community Together CIC will be hosting a free dementia friends information session on Thursday 25th August 2016, 6.30pm until 7.30pm ...


FREE Trampoline Fun for Youngsters in Tamworth 

23 Aug

Young people aged 11 to 17 are being given the chance to end their summer holidays with a bounce – with FREE sessions at Tamworth’s new Jump Xtreme trampoline centre.


Countdown is on to Popular We Love Tamworth Extravaganza 

23 Aug

The countdown is on to the popular We Love Tamworth event, which will bring wall-to-wall family fun to Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday September 3, marking the perfect end to the summer holidays.


Public Warned to Check Tattooists are Fully Registered 

23 Aug

Members of the public planning on getting a tattoo are being urged to think before they ink – and ensure that the studio or artist is properly registered under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.


Highways and Amey 

22 Aug

Philip Atkins and I met Andy Milner this week.


UK Jobless Total Falls Again 

18 Aug

Total UK unemployment dropped between April and June, official figures indicate.


Beware of Travellers’ Cheques Scam 

18 Aug

Staffordshire Police are warning people to beware of employers offering payment via travellers’ cheques.


Courier Fraud Phone Scam 

16 Aug

Residents are being alerted to a courier fraud phone scam that is potentially circulating in the area.


Councillors to hear what students think about Burntwood as part of neighbourhood plan discussions 

16 Aug

Councillors in Burntwood will discuss proposals for a neighbourhood plan tonight.


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Blogs

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 24 August 2016 

24 Aug

Bartholomew the Apostle Psalm 86 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and in misery.


Elizabeth Arden All Over Miracle Oil. 

23 Aug

Many products make the claim to be ‘miracle products’, particularly when it comes to beauty.


File: Is this a spurrey? 

23 Aug

My field guides tell me this is likely to be Sea spurrrey, but I find that hard to believe in Middleton Lakes - could not be further from the sea! If anyone can please offer an accurate ID I'd be grateful.


Comment on Tree Bumble Bee? 

23 Aug

Thanks Katie, nice to get a second opin ion...


Learn How Finding an Expert Jeweller Can Help Save Your Money 

23 Aug

Finding the perfect engagement ring for one’s fiancé is something deeply satisfying for both the giver and receiver.


George and Dragon pub in Lichfield to host fundraising event featuring live music and activities 

23 Aug

A Lichfield pub is hosting a charity event this weekend.


John Lodge from The Moody Blues to perform at the Lichfield Garrick 

23 Aug

John Lodge One of the members of The Moody Blues will perform in Lichfield.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 23 August 2016 

23 Aug

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; I will not allow my eyes to ...


Blog Post: Recent sightings – hooching with life 

22 Aug

I love this time of year! There is the possibility of seeing something different everyday as birds move through on their autumn migration.


Comment on Spotted Redshank 

22 Aug

Ace photo! Really shows off it's spots...


Search for returning birds 

22 Aug

Monday 22nd August 2016 Interesting morning.


Four in a Bed 

22 Aug

We are a production company called Studio Lambert and are contacting you to let you know that we are embarking on a brand new series of Channel 4’s very popular ‘Four in a Bed’.


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Sport

Lichfield City FC hit five to beat Atherstone 

24 Aug

Lichfield City FC picked themselves up from their FA Cup disappointment to record a 5-0 triumph over Atherstone.


‘I Am Team GB’ 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town Football Club and Hednesford Town FC Supporters Association are proud to be supporting ‘I Am Team GB’ in conjunction with Cannock Chase MP, Amanda Milling.


Tamworth FC Academy v TNS 

23 Aug

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


2nd 100 Club member – Beehive Hair Salon 

23 Aug

We are pleased to announce the second member of our 100 club – a group of businesses and individuals who – for £100 – will have their business details pinned to this page and on our website for 4 days.


Pitmen do it the hard way 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to come from behind for the third time already this season as they picked up a point with a 1-1 home draw against unbeaten Marine.


Book a place on our upcoming FA Skills Holiday Sessions 

23 Aug

The FA Skills programme have been working in Staffordshire since October 2008, and work with 5-11 year olds in school curriculum time, charter Standard clubs, after school skills centre sessions and other events across the county.


Hednesford Town 1-1 Marine AFC 

23 Aug

Hednesford Town were forced to come from behind for the third time already this season as they picked up a point against an unbeaten Marine side – with the Pitmen also being reduced to ten men for the second game in succession.


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Business

Fatal accident leaves legacy of problems for M6 motorists 

22 Aug

THE legacy of a fatal accident brought major traffic problems to the M6 in Staffordshire early today.


Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.


Traffic Alert: Shed load causes long delays on Midland motorway 

19 Aug

DRIVERS using the M6 around Birmingham are being warned of long delays following a lorry shedding its load on the carriageway.


Motorists warned of disruption as thousands head for V Festival 

19 Aug

MOTORISTS using the M6 in Staffordshire have been warned about delays and possible disruption today with traffic heading to the V Festival at Weston Park.


Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...


Traffic Alert: Police incident closes motorway 

10 Aug

3pm - UpdateDRIVERS are being warned of a full closure of the M54 in Shropshire.


Warning for retailers after trading standards investigation into illegal sale of electronic cigarettes to underage customers 

10 Aug

Retailers in Lichfield have been visited by trading standards as part of a crackdown on the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18.


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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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