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Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day 

16 Aug

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket.


Headteacher hails “excellent results” for Lichfield Cathedral School students 

16 Aug

The headteacher of Lichfield Cathedral School has hailed “excellent results” for her students.


Latest colourful new bus shelter on the Catch Art trail revealed 

16 Aug

ANOTHER Tamworth bus shelter has been given a colourful and artistic makeover, this time thanks to service users and staff of the George Bryan Centre.


A – Levels: more options for higher education than ever before 

16 Aug

ON the day young people across the county pick up their A-Level results (Aug 16), there are now more options in Staffordshire for post A-Level qualifications than ever before, according to Staffordshire’s education lead.


Conservative councillor says plan for new Burntwood health centre will “greatly help” residents 

16 Aug

A Conservative councillor says a new medical centre in Burntwood will “greatly help” local residents.


Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


Students from The Friary School celebrate A-Level results success 

16 Aug

Staff and students from The Friary School in Lichfield are celebrating after achieving a 99% A-Level pass rate.


Funding boost for Tamworth District Scouts 

16 Aug

TAMWORTH District Scouts can now look to progress their purchase of a new minibus thanks to a funding boost from a regional housebuilder.


A Level grade boundaries 2018 for Pearson Edexcel, AQA and OCR 

16 Aug

Grade boundaries for the June 2018 A Level exams have now been revealed...


Stormzy announces Cambridge University scholarship for black students 

16 Aug

Stormzy, 25, was speaking at his former school the Harris City Academy in Croydon...


Missing kangaroo spotted 

16 Aug

A wallaby was spotted in Bridgnorth Road near Sainsburys in Wombourne last night...


This is what to do if you change your mind about university 

16 Aug

Second thoughts about your uni decision? Its OK to get cold feet...


Meghan Markle’s ‘bitter’ dad Thomas furious children haven’t paid for his retirement 

16 Aug

Meghan has become a country's sweetheart since marrying Prince Harry...


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 starts tonight – all the stars rumoured to be entering 

16 Aug

The contestants for the 22nd series of the reality show will be welcomed by returning presenter Emma Willis...


A-Level Results Day 2018: Kick-starting your career – could an Arden degree be the answer? 

16 Aug

Arden University has grown in more ways than one over the past two years and now offers a range of industry-relevant, blended learning courses at its Birmingham study centre.


Aberystwyth University students are amongst the most satisfied in the UK – here’s why 

16 Aug

Nearly half a million final-year students took part in the survey to asses the university...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Independent Thought 

14 Aug

I picked up this article on Unherd via Twatter, bemoaning the loss of bus services in rural areas, and the general loss of non-profitable bus services, especially outside the capital.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust August 2018 public meeting this Monday evening 

12 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (13th August 2018) there will be the August 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity...


Chasewater Railway – 2018 Annual Charities Day this Sunday! 

11 Aug

Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a local preserved industrial railway is this Sunday (12th August 2018) staging it’s Annual Charities Day, when the railway will be operating with steam trains, and there will be charity stalls and ...


Hednesford festival on today! 

11 Aug

Thanks for Stuart Cowley for the tipoff, I can also share the late news that today, Saturday 11th August 2018 it’s Hednesford Festival in Hednesford Park, and there’s loads to do with a market, stalls, fun and games, classic cars and ...


Craft fair & Market on right now at Grasmere Garden Centre, Brownhills! 

11 Aug

Just become aware of this nice-looking event happening right now (Lunchtime, Saturday 11th August 2018) at Grasmere Garden Centre, Brownhills – up there over the Canal Bridge on the Lichfield Road.


Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis 

8 Aug

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry.


Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase 

8 Aug

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council.


Thefts from Vehicles Warning in Tamworth 

8 Aug

Staffordshire Police is issuing a warning to remind vehicle owners to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden out of sight following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth.


Bridge works finished ahead of schedule 

6 Aug

Over the last six weeks our highways crews have been working seven days a week and additional twilight shifts on week days to complete the major improvement scheme on Burton Bridge.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 16 August 2018 

16 Aug

Morning Prayer - Thursday, 16 August 2018 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 15 August 2018 

15 Aug

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


Tom’s Kitchen Birmingham – Kids Eat Free This Summer 

14 Aug

Tom’s Kitchen is a jewel in Birmingham’s food crown, a great place to enjoy brunch, a pre-theatre meal, or a full blown three courses.


What to Wear at a Funeral: Fashion Tips & Advice 

14 Aug

Funerals are an unavoidable aspect of life that come with a lot of grief, sadness and headache.


“When can I do Grade 9?” 

14 Aug

You’ve passed Grade 8.


Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Aug

Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 14 August 2018 

14 Aug

Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


Starting to start 

13 Aug

13th August 2018 The first signs of return migration : Swifts disappearing, Wood Sandpipers and other waders appearing at local lakes and the first few Redstarts and Whinchats turning up at traditional local hotspots.


Stylish Television – The Bletchley Circle San Francisco 

13 Aug

The stylish TV drama ‘The Bletchley Circle’ has returned to our TV screens this Summer, with the action now relocated to San Francisco.


I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here – Visiting Liverpool 

13 Aug

Liverpool is one of the liveliest, most vibrant cities in the UK, and one that I just love to visit.


Cost of a new boiler? 

13 Aug

Cost of a new boiler? My boiler broke down last week and I had to have it replaced.


Covers band Ruby Bridge to play Lichfield pub 

13 Aug

A six-piece covers band are bringing party hits to a Lichfield pub.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

European Youth Tour of Assen 

15 Aug

Race report from supported rider Matthew Kingston.


Derby Track Sessions 

15 Aug

The last few sessions at Derby have run with small numbers and have had to be subsidised.


Pick Up Your Replica Shirt Ahead of Season Opener 

13 Aug

Make sure you are ready for our first game of the season on Saturday, when Scarborough Athletic visit Keys Park, by picking up you 2018/19 replica shirts now.


Ride Leaders Wanted 

13 Aug

The club is looking for club members to come forward to lead some club rides on a regular or ad hoc basis.


Chasetown FC win final pre-season friendly 

13 Aug

A late Jack Langston penalty edged out neighbours Hednesford Town as Chasetown FC won their final pre-season friendly.


Ray’s POTOC success 

12 Aug

Today was POTOC’s summer score event attended by a handful of Chasers.


Chasetown 1-0 Hednesford Town 

11 Aug

Hednesford Town fell to defeat in their last pre-season fixture of the summer thanks to a late penalty from Chasetown which saw them gain victory in a game that will be quickly forgotten by all in attendance.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


Lord Victor Adebowale visits headquarters of Lichfield-based business 

6 Aug

A Lichfield-based business has been visited by Lord Victor Adebowale.


Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business congratulated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace event 

2 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood-based business has been congratulated by Prince Charles at a royal reception in Buckingham Palace.


Business moves to new premises in Lichfield 

31 Jul

A business has moved to a new home in the centre of Lichfield.


Future of under threat facility secured after Burntwood Post Office is listed as an Asset of Community Value 

30 Jul

A fight to save a Burntwood Post Office has been won.


Training company confirms plan to open new centre in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A training provider has confirmed it will be moving into Lichfield.


Huge collection of unmade model aircraft sets expected to fly out the door at Lichfield auction 

25 Jul

A huge collection of model aircraft kits painstakingly amassed by a Birmingham enthusiast over 50 years is coming up for auction in Lichfield.


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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  • MoorsFire

     on flickr 10 Aug 18
    The Roaches above Upper Hulme, Staffordshire Moorlands on fire since 24 hours.







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