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7 Aug

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Mark Blackstock, the founder and editor of this family of sites, died of a heart attack on Thursday, 3rd August. He was 55.

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News

DPPC highlights the human cost of hidden crime in rural areas 

16 Aug

STAFFORDSHIRE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Arnold wants a spotlight shone on so-called ‘hidden’ crimes in rural communities.


Actors wanted for Tamworth Pantomime 

16 Aug

THE Tamworth Pantomime are looking for the next Prince Charming and leading lady for this Christmas.


Cross party support for fire safety procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug

POLICIES and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


Firefighters tackle Factory Fire in Cannock 

16 Aug

OVER 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a factory in Norton Canes near Cannock today, Wednesday 16 August.


Tamworth PCSO sentenced over fraud 

16 Aug

A former PCSO from Tamworth has been sentenced for two counts of fraud after Staffordshire Police brought charges against him for false timekeeping and claims for expenses.


​Former Lichfield police community support officer Leigh Yeomans… 

16 Aug

A FORMER PCSO from Lichfield has been sentenced for two counts of fraud after Staffordshire Police brought charges against him for false timekeeping and claims for expenses.


Norton Aluminium evacuated as 30 firefighters battle factory… 

16 Aug

WORKERS were evacuated after a fire broke out at a factory near Cannock on Wednesday (August 16).


Millions wish Burntwood gent a happy 91st birthday on Twitter and… 

16 Aug

A BURNTWOOD man has been celebrating his 91st birthday with millions of people on Twitter and Facebook this week after a photo of him went viral.


Fire ongoing at Norton Canes Factory 

16 Aug

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Norton Green Lane at around 11:45am.


Appeal after 17-year-old girl assaulted in Wombourne in South… 

16 Aug

A 17-year-old girl was assaulted in South Staffordshire after being confronted by a group wearing ski-masks.


West Midlands unemployment rise 

16 Aug

The Office for National Statistics said the number of people in work nationally rose by 125,000 to 32.07 million in the three months to June, with the employment rate climbing by 0.3 per cent to a record 75.1 per cent.


Free workshop in Burntwood to teach people life-saving skills 

16 Aug

A free training session in Burntwood will give people the chance to learn potentially life-saving skills.


New Burntwood Labour councillor says by-election win gives him more legitimacy than if he’d been co-opted 

16 Aug

A new Labour councillor says his victory in a by-election has given him more legitimacy on Burntwood Town Council.


Church restoration plan a step closer 

16 Aug

St Thomas’s Church in Finchfield, Wolverhampton, was originally a school before serving as a mission church for more than 80 years until 1997.


How football prank still haunts me 

16 Aug

On August 15, 1987, the life of avid Wolves fan Andrew Charlesworth changed forever in a day that remains part of football hooliganism folklore.


Buses replace trains during rail work 

16 Aug

The Chase Line, which runs between Walsall and Rugeley, will be closed until August 28 for a £100 million upgrade.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Cross Party Support for Fire Safety Procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug

Policies and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering coming soon! 

16 Aug

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is coming up over the weekend of 23-24th September 2017, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.


Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth 

15 Aug

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Proposals to Better Protect Holidaymakers Launched by Government 

15 Aug

Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined by Consumer Minister Margot James.


Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way 

15 Aug

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.


New Mercedes Dealership Set for Tamworth 

15 Aug

Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.


Dignity in Care 

14 Aug

I spent the best part of a day with the carers who look after our most vulnerable people at the annual Dignity Awards, held this year in Newcastle-under-Lyme College.


A Sandfields staff photo – Can you help identify the people in it? 

14 Aug

Dave Moore, the Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire dropped me a line with an interesting social history question regarding the waterworks at Lichfield over the weekend, which I thought I'd share here today as a ...


Nuisance Motorbikes in Glascote 

13 Aug

Staffordshire Police are continuing to have reports of nuisance motorbikes in the Deltic fields area of Glascote in Tamworth.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

SENSSE Go! Mini Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator 

16 Aug

There was once a time when holidays and traveling meant that our skincare routine took a bit of a backseat.


The West Coast Eagles to perform at the Lichfield Guildhall 

16 Aug

Fans will be able to take it easy as The West Coast Eagles perform at the Lichfield Guildhall next month.


August 13th – More oak wasp galls, which I’ve gone all out to… 

15 Aug

August 13th - More oak wasp galls, which I’ve gone all out to find this year for no other reason than they fascinate me.


Singer Lola Lamour to perform at the George Hotel in Lichfield 

15 Aug

Visitors to a Lichfield hotel will be able to journey back in time with an evening of entertainment from singer Lola Lamour.


Popping The Question? Choose A Loose Diamond For The Ring 

15 Aug

Image Perl Photography via Flickr If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, no doubt you have a budget in mind and want to save money wherever you can.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 August 2017 

15 Aug

The Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Choosing the perfect wedding ring 

14 Aug

You’re already engaged, and you can’t wait to finally marry your husband-to-be, but one thing is missing – the perfect wedding ring.


Joe Pasquale bringing his Devil in Disguise show to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Aug

Funnyman Joe Pasquale will be showing off his dark side in his new show at the Lichfield Garrick.


Making Additional Storage Space In Your Loft 

13 Aug

When it comes to our homes, it seems that the one thing we can never have enough of is storage space.


August 11th – Not far from Shenstone near Footherley, wheat and… 

12 Aug

August 11th - Not far from Shenstone near Footherley, wheat and barley still languish in the fields, the harvest this year disrupted by poor weather.


August 11th – I had to pop to Shenstone on an errand on my way… 

12 Aug

August 11th - I had to pop to Shenstone on an errand on my way home from work, and the chance to ride these sleepy, familiar lanes, even on a dull day is wonderful.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 12th August 2017 

12 Aug

Psalm 41 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Matlock Town 3-2 Hednesford Town 

16 Aug

Hednesford Town were left on the wrong end of a five goal thriller in Derbyshire on Tuesday evening after Matlock Town claimed all three points thanks to a winner ten minutes from time.


Wolves Fans’ Verdict v Hull 

16 Aug

Rob Cartwright What's your verdict on the match? How times have changed...


U13s Wanderers seeking players 

16 Aug

Our U13s Wanderers are looking for boys in next school Year 8 to complete their squad.


Striker Departs Keys Park 

16 Aug

Hednesford Town Football Club can today confirm that Ryan Wynter has departed from Keys Park.


Woods reveals tragic loss of baby 

15 Aug

Woods, who hails from Norton Canes and began his footballing career at Walsall released a statement regarding the news through the Brentford FC website, the team he currently plays for.


Match report: Tamworth FC 2 Boston United 1 

15 Aug

TAMWORTH continued to be consistently inconsistent at the start of the Vanarama National League North this season as their lose-win record continued at home to Boston, making it two defeats and two victories to start the campaign.


FA PRODUCES GUIDE TO IMPROVE MATCHDAY EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS 

15 Aug

We can all help children enjoy football more by creating the right environment.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood acquires more new sites 

11 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has acquired more new sites.


UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site...


Hilton Birmingham Metropole sold as part of £500m deal 

7 Aug

Property investor founded last year has made its debut in the hotel sector with double purchase...


Rugeley Power Station plan to create 4,500 jobs and build 1,800 homes 

3 Aug

Developer says defunct power station site could become 'Europe's Silicon Valley...


Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.


Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.


Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.


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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    Among rocks on heather moorland near Newtown, Staffordshire Moorlands.







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