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Tamworth in Bloom competition sees £100 vouchers up for… 

26 Jun

LOCAL gardeners and pub landlords are being reminded that there's still time to enter this year's Tamworth in Bloom competition.


Staffordshire Nannies and Models warned about Employment Fraud  

26 Jun

Following information received from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Staffordshire Police is issuing an employment fraud warning to perspective nannies and models.


Concern for missing 14-year-old girl, Bianka Orsos 

26 Jun

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a girl who has gone missing from Burton-upon-Trent.


Project expanded to save vulnerable witnesses from court ordeal 

26 Jun

THE use of new technology across the criminal justice system will make the system more efficient and faster.


Tea dance to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday  

26 Jun

MORE than 50 Tamworth residents raised a glass in toast to Her Majesty the Queen at an afternoon tea dance to celebrate her 90 th birthday.


In pictures: Armed Forces Day 2016 at the National Memorial Arboretum 

26 Jun

Crowds turned out to mark Armed Forces Day in Alrewas.


HERALD HISTORY: Insane slaughter on the Somme 

26 Jun

THE First World War Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles in human history.


Murder of Mercian king will launch new Tamworth Lectures 

26 Jun

TAMWORTH'S rich history is to be explored in a series of annual lectures arranged by the town's civic society.


Pupils and staff celebrate after Tamworth school gets good Ofsted 

25 Jun

EFFECTIVE safeguarding and leadership were among many positives reported in a Tamworth school's Ofsted report.


Students get star treatment at film’s premiere at Tamworth… 

25 Jun

A TOUCH of Hollywood glamour came to Tamworth for a special showcase of a short film.


‘It’s about living, not dying’ says Lichfield nurse on working at… 

25 Jun

Lichfield nurse Anna Page works at Acorn Children's Hospice, a home-from-home for children who visit for short breaks or end-of-life care.


Tamworth actress gets pivotal role in Game of Thrones 

25 Jun

IT is a television series that has captivated millions of viewers across the world.


Cars in the Park 2016: Lichfield to host over 1,500 vehicles 

25 Jun

MORE than 1,500 cars will be on display at this year's Cars in the Park show at Lichfield's Beacon Park.


Sea of flags show support for brave Lichfield boy Carter at Iron… 

25 Jun

YOUNGSTERS have raised more than 4,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital by taking part in an Iron Kids event in the name of a Lichfield boy who is battling cancer.


Predator who had sex with a 12-year-old North Warwickshire girl… 

25 Jun

A MAN who pressurised a 12-year-old girl into sending him indecent pictures of herself and to meet him for sex in a hotel room poses a serious risk to other young girls.


School receives £1,000 cash boost thanks to Lichfield 10K 

25 Jun

LICHFIELD Running Club and Ansons Solicitors were delighted to meet with staff and pupils at Saxon Hill Academy recently in order to present a 1,000 donation from the proceeds of last year's Lichfield 10K race.


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Blogs

Walsall player 116. George Andrews 

24 Jun

Personal information Date of birth 23 April 1942 (age 74) Place of birth Dudley, England Playing position Striker Senior career Years                    Team                              Apps      (Gls) 1960–1961...


Walsall player 115. Alan Baker 

24 Jun

Alan Baker (born 22 June 1944) was an English football player.


Walsall player 114.William Adams 

24 Jun

Personal information Full name William Edward Adams Place of birth Smethwick, England Playing position Defender Senior career Years                   Team                                        Apps...


Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 2016 – this weekend! 

24 Jun

Fed up of politics and grim news - well, there's something fun instead this week as it's the 2016 Lichfield Jazz and Blues festival from today (Friday 24th June 2016) until Sunday (26th June 2016).


Staffordshire, the cycling county 

24 Jun

Cycling seems to be the craze at the moment in Staffordshire.


Walsall player 113. John Woodward 

23 Jun

 John Woodward Personal information Full name John Woodward Date of birth 16 January 1947 (age 69) Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England Playing position Forward Senior career Years                   Team...


Walsall player 112. Gary Williams 

23 Jun

 Gary Williams Personal information Full name Gary Williams Date of birth June 17, 1960 (age 56) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England picture card by Paninni Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Playing position Defender Senior career Years...


Walsall player 111. Derek Statham 

23 Jun

Personal information Full name Derek James Statham Date of birth 24 March 1959 (age 57) Place of birth Wolverhampton, Englan d Playing position Full-back picture card by Paninni Youth West Bromwich Albion Senior career Years...


Citizens Advice Bureau Relocating to Marmion House 

23 Jun

The Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to Marmion House – with its new base opening on Monday July 4.


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Blogs

Review: Tim Amann Xtet at Wade Street Church in Lichfield 

26 Jun

The jazz element of Lichfield Arts’ Blues and Jazz Festival was started by the local Tim Amann Xtet who played for a very appreciative audience at Wade Street Church.


Can’t make it to church? 26th June 2016 

26 Jun

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Cast of Lichfield Garrick’s community musical head back in time to understand challenges facing characters 

25 Jun

The cast of a community musical show have been getting closer to the subject of their production by experiencing life for coal miners.


So it’s goodbye from us … 

25 Jun

And 'Good Riddance' from them? As we all know by know, the people of the United Kingdom have, albeit narrowly, voted to leave the European Union.


Cycle Rides For All tomorrow > Lichfield to Packington Moor and back 

25 Jun

The longest, most challenging (and arguably best catered) ride of the Cycle Rides For All season takes place tomorrow.


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 25 June 2016 

25 Jun

Ember Day Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


The Euro’s by Numbers 

23 Jun

The knockout stages are completed, with some teams already packing their bags and heading home with their brief dreams of lifting the trophy over.


Understanding the Importance of Anointing Oil and Mothers as Role Models 

23 Jun

The term anointed refers to being sacred, dedicated to serving God, gracious, gifted, divinely ordained and set apart among other attributes.


Roar bring classic 80s rock to Lichfield pub 

23 Jun

Classic 80s rock is on offer as a Lichfield pub welcomes Roar.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 23 June 2016 

23 Jun

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


Something fishy afoot? 

23 Jun

I've had an interesting question in from Taffy of Tamworth, who's an angler who enjoys fishing Marklews Pond, off Engine Lane in Brownhills - but he's recently noticed something.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

GIVE A DOG A GIFT 

26 Jun

Fun for all the family including your dog!!! Saturday 6th August from 11.00am onwards.


Striker Paul Sullivan to stay at Chasetown FC for another season 

24 Jun

Chasetown FC have been handed a boost after Paul Sullivan agreed to stay at the club for the coming season.


Staffordshire FA Youth Council Recruitment 2016/2017 

24 Jun

Staffordshire FA are now accepting applications to be part of the Staffordshire FA Youth Council for the 2016/ 2017 season.


Report backs plan to remodel Lichfield golf course set to be cut in half by HS2 

24 Jun

A report has backed plans to remodel a Lichfield golf course.


Tamworth FC: Goal is clear for Joe after joining Lambs 

24 Jun

NEW Tamworth signing Joe Clarke is hoping to repay his manager's faith in him by becoming a regular goal scorer.


Youth Team Track Championships – Herne Hill 

23 Jun

Team Lichfield arrived in London on Sunday 12 th June to compete in the Youth Team Track Championships.


Supported Rider Report 

23 Jun

Update for supported rider Daniel Cooper My last report was about the first in the series of the regional track omnium.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Leader of Lichfield District Council says Friarsgate shows Local Growth Fund is reaching areas beyond Birmingham 

23 Jun

The leader of Lichfield District Council has welcomed the distribution of money from a regional scheme to areas outside of Birmingham.


Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.


Traffic Alert: Long delays to motorway after accident closes exit 

20 Jun

MOTORISTS using the M6 through Staffordshire and the Black Country have been warned of long delays following a serious accident.


Operator of new seven-screen cinema at Friarsgate in Lichfield is unveiled 

20 Jun

Lichfield will get a new seven-screen cinema capable of showing 3D movies as part of the Friarsgate scheme , developers have revealed.


New bunting goes up in Lichfield city centre 

20 Jun

New bunting has been put up to give Lichfield city centre a brighter look over the summer.


Alrewas salon launches competition to celebrate first anniversary 

20 Jun

An Alrewas salon is celebrating its first birthday by offering a chance to win a prize worth £100.


The 2016 Lichfield Food Festival confirms main sponsors 

17 Jun

The Lichfield Food Festival has been boosted by the confirmation of two sponsors.


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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