Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 28 November 2014
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Andrew Mitchell will not quit despite plebgate humiliation 

28 Nov

Sutton Coldfield MP determined to stand at next year's general election...

IN COURT: Tamworth man steals £25 trainers from Sports… 

28 Nov

ONE of the most important duties of any newspaper in a democratic country is to show justice being done.

Stephen Sutton’s mum will wear his number in 2015 fun run 

28 Nov

THE mother of inspirational fund-raiser Stephen Sutton has announced she will take start and take part in next year's Great Midlands Fun Run in honour of her heroic son.

Beware – festive shopping is a magnet for criminals, say… 

28 Nov

MORE plain-clothed bobbies are being deployed on Tamworth's streets as police chiefs issue a stark warning in the run-up to Christmas.

Woman from Tamworth reduced to tears by duck with an arrow stuck… 

28 Nov

THIS shocking picture shows the injury inflicted on a duck by a crossbow arrow shot straight into its back.

IN PICTURES: Santa’s Christmas workshop unveiled at Tamworth’s… 

28 Nov

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...

Alfie’s Dream Day raises £7,000 for Tamworth boy Alfie… 

28 Nov

MORE than 7,000 was raised for poorly Tamworth lad Alfie Young last month as members of the community rallied to make it a night to remember.

Lichfield’s Christmas lights are on… oh yes they are! 

28 Nov

LICHFIELD'S Market Square was packed on Sunday afternoon for the switch on of the city's Christmas lights.

Sheila’s tree festival aims to raise money for Chase Terrace… 

28 Nov

A Christmas tree festival is taking place at Chase Terrace Methodist Church next week to raise church funds.

Second nursery is targeted by thieves ‘who saw tablets on Facebook’ 

28 Nov

A nursery school in Essington was raided by thieves, who escaped with petty cash and the children's brand new tablet computers.

Weekend weather: Your five-day forecast to the week ahead 

28 Nov

What's the weather forecast for this weekend? Check out the map above to find out a synopsis for where you live.

Crowds flock to Tamworth Asda for Black Friday bargains 

28 Nov

HUNDREDS of bargain-hungry shoppers flocked to Tamworth's Ventura Park this morningas America's Black Friday sale extravaganza hit the UK.

Wife’s emotional tribute to Tamworth police officer after fatal… 

28 Nov

A MUCH-LOVED retired police officer from Tamworth killed himself while suffering a 'brief transient psychotic episode', an inquest has heard.

Jade Quarrie: Speeding, uninsured driver who killed University of Birmingham student avoids jail 

27 Nov

Teenager was out jogging when car driven by Glenville White hit her...

REVIEW: Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Tamworth SnowDome 

27 Nov

MUCH has been made of the Magical Christmas Journey at the nearby Belfry Golf Course venue.

Pub thugs who held Tamworth man at knifepoint are caught on… 

27 Nov

TWO heartless thugs who held a Tamworth man at knifepoint as they ransacked the pub he manages have been caught in the act on CCTV.

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Walsall foreign player 24. 

28 Nov

Clayton Ince  (born 12 July 1972) is a Trinidadian football goalkeeper who had lengthy spells in the English Football League at Crewe Alexandra and Walsall.

Walsall foreign player 23. Daniel “Danny” Hay 

28 Nov

Daniel “Danny” Hay (born 15 May 1975) is a New Zealand footballer who has represented New Zealand as a centre back and captained Waitakere United in the New Zealand Football Championship.

RIP Phil Hughes 

28 Nov

By now we all will ahve heard about the tragedy which happend on the field of play at a cricket match in Australia.

Walsall Wood crash out of Midland League Cup 

28 Nov

Walsall Wood FC snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last Tuesday evening (25th November 2014) at Heath Hayes, where a somewhat intemperate and distracted match clearly disappointed match reporter Bill Shaw...

Walsall foreign player 22. Niklas Gunnarsson 

27 Nov

Niklas Gunnarsson (born 27 April 1991 in Tønsberg) is a Norwegian footballer, who plays as a defender for the Tippeligaen side Vålerenga.

Walsall foreign player 21. Dávid Gróf 

27 Nov

Dávid Gróf (born 17 April 1989) is a Hungarian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Berliner AK.

Out and about with the District Commissioning Leads 

27 Nov

“Over the past few weeks I have been getting out and about and seeing some of the good work we do on the ground.

Herbert Higgs AB: Jutland, the Somme of the Sea. 

27 Nov

Herbert Thomas Higgs, in the Walsall Observer, 17 June 1916 Herbie Higgs turned out to be our only fallen sailor and the search for this man took me from Oldbury to Aldridge, then to Castleford (Yorkshire), then to Heath End (North Walsall) and ...

Chasewater further pictures (The Lake) 

26 Nov

Brownhills bob spoke the other week about the boating pool (or Duck Pond whatever your point of view) being emptied by Lichfield City Council, for cleaning.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Puzzling vandalism 

28 Nov

Now and again one comes across an instance of mindless vandalism that is so stupid it's startling.

Why do some people get dementia? 

28 Nov

Many people worry that they may be at risk of developing dementia – particularly if they have a close relative with the condition.


28 Nov

Seems that there are many more boats moored here now four abreast by the turning point and double breasted almost down to B66.

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre – Tickets selling fast 

28 Nov

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Tickets selling fast...

Black Friday deal 

28 Nov

We think rather than getting pushed around in the supermarket we should offer you a deal right in the comfort of your own home, desk at work, phone on the us on your way home or however else this finds you! Book a place on the cheese and ale evening...

Lichfield News – Christmas Festival 

28 Nov

Lichfield News – Christmas Festival Event Date Category Lichfield Twinkly Christmas Market at Minster Pool Walk and Speaker’s Corner Sat 6th Dec 2014 – Sun 7th Dec 2014 Lichfield Christmas Festival Free face painting and trails at ...

Beauty Review – Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturising Serum Concentrate 

28 Nov

In August I attended a special Bloggers event held by the Bullring, and I was introduced to a product that was not actually hitting stores until later that month.

Need help with decluttering pre-Christmas? Then step this way 

28 Nov

Many people talk about a spring clean, but I think Christmas is the perfect time to have a declutter.

Concert Review – Lichfield Rock Night 

28 Nov

Concert Review – Lichfield Rock Night Lichfield Guildhall – November 21 st 2014 Review by Ben Macnair Smoke machines, disco lights, wah wah guitars, screaming feedback and three talented bands were the ingredients in a smorgasbord of ...

Morning Prayer – 28 November 14 

28 Nov

Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 

28 Nov

It may have started as an American phenomenon, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the accompanying Cyber Weekend have now become a part of Christmas shopping.

Listen – stop – sit – recline 

27 Nov

If we were to look at Psalm one we would find the path to sin in that when it comes to engaging with the wicked: Firstyou LISTEN to those who are sinful and ACT on what they say Then you STOP and become part of the gathering of the sinful sitting ...

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Match Preview: AFC Fylde (A) 

28 Nov

Two In Two Out As Pitmen Prepare for Fylde Trip … Hednesford Town embark on another tilt at FA Trophy glory with Rob Smith’s men looking to build on Tuesday night’s convincing 4-1 victory in the Birmingham Senior Cup against...

Xmas Baubles 

28 Nov

This December Cannock HC are running their very own Lucky Chistmas Baubles.

Girls teams meet ex Wyrley England Player. 

28 Nov

The Club has 3 ex-players in its Hall of Fame, including Olivia ‘Chick’ Fergusson who played for England at U17s and currently plays on the wing for Villa Ladies.

3 new Club Welfare Officers 

28 Nov

The Club is delighted to announce 3 new Club welfare Officers – to make 5 in all! Welcome Sare Michael, Rui Leitao and Eric Battison...

Tamworth FC’s Michael Townsend: ‘Things are on the up’ 

28 Nov

A week is definitely a long time in football.

Staffordshire School Games 2014 

28 Nov

On Wedneday 26th November 2014 schools from across Staffordshire took part in the level 3 School Games Football Competition at Rowley Park.

Tamworth FC are favourites to advance in FA Trophy 

28 Nov

Having picked up back-to-back victories in Conference North over the last week, Tamworth are probably a touch frustrated that they don't have the opportunity to continue that progress in the league given that they turn their attention to the...

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Two West Midlands SMEs recruited as start-up growth ambassadors 

21 Nov

A LICHFIELD company has been adopted as a mentor to start-up businesses looking to move onto the next stage of their development.

Qatari cash linked to HS2 scheme 

18 Nov

Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station...

Business leaders welcome Qatari interest in Birmingham Curzon project 

18 Nov

BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports suggesting the Qatari royal family may invest in the HS2 high-speed rail project in Birmingham.

Direct Workforce expands into larger Cannock offices 

18 Nov

RECRUITMENT firm Direct Workforce has branched out into larger offices in Cannock.

£40m i54 motorway junction set to open next month 

17 Nov

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire is set to open next month.

Strong pound continues to impact performance for Aggreko 

14 Nov

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has said it business continues to be impacted by the strong pound despite strong trading over the past quarter.

Businesses urged to back Lichfield Ladies Circle’s community challenge 

13 Nov

Local businesses are being urged to back a community challenge being undertaken by Lichfield Ladies Circle.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth

Staffordshire at Westminster »

Business of the House | Commons debates 

27 Nov

May we have a debate on planning rules, particularly the rights of local residents living on the borders of local authorities? For example, there is a go-carting track in north Warwickshire that has a significant impact on my constituents over...

Retailers’ Purchasing Policies | Women and Equalities | Commons debates 

27 Nov

I am grateful to the Minister for her answer.

Broadband | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

27 Nov

Well, I would not want to accuse my hon.

Armed Forces Covenant | Isil | Commons debates 

24 Nov

I represent many constituents who work and do great service at DMS Whittington.

Iran | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

19 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of financial and material support given by Iran to international terror groups; and if he will make a statement.

Tolls | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

11 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage the operators of the M6 toll, the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing, the Severn Bridge, and other electronic toll roads to use a common tag system.

Stafford Hospital | Commons debates 

7 Nov

I congratulate my hon.

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