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Man shot dead in car in Handsworth street – murder hunt underway 

22 May

The man, aged in his 20s, was found in Maxwell Avenue just before 5pm on Tuesday...


Police arrest 13-year-old on suspicion of murder of Ozell Pemberton 

22 May

Ozell, 16, died from a stab wound to the chest near McDonald's in Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield, last Thursday.


This is why it isn’t going to plan for the majority of West Midlands graduates 

22 May

Non-graduate roles are those that do not require knowledge and skills developed through higher education...


Birmingham children are still being held in custody despite warnings 

22 May

Police Commissioner calls on councils to provide more accommodation for vulnerable children...


Birmingham mum found guilty of tricking 17-year-old daughter into forced marriage 

22 May

It is the only second time anyone has been convicted in court of a forced marriage in the UK...


Despicable Derrol Flynn who posed as policewoman to steal from the vulnerable is jailed 

22 May

The 45-year-old serial burglar preyed on her victims by turning up at their homes uninvited and flashed fake ID cards...


Desperate mum branded ‘lazy’ after revealing she can’t get four-year-old daughter out of nappies 

22 May

Hannah Brown has tried 'everything' to get Grace potty trained before starting school in September...


West Midlands Mayor Andy Street wants control of hundreds of millions of pounds currently spent by the EU 

22 May

The West Midlands Mayor says money currently spent by the EU should go straight to English regions after Brexit...


Pub takes action after dog bite 

22 May

A drinker at the Boat Inn in Penkridge was bitten on the leg as he attempted to come to the aid of his pet as it fought with a second dog...


Remembering the 22 innocent victims of the Manchester bomb attack 

22 May

Tonights gig is being held in tribute to all those affected by the Manchester Arena attack on May 22...


EastEnders viewers shocked as knife crime storyline starts 

22 May

Fans said they were shocked and disturbed...


Knife checks carried out at Erdington and Sutton Coldfield schools 

22 May

St Edmund Campion and Plantsbrook School, had knife arch checks carried out...


New study into cycling across the West Midlands 

22 May

Charity Sustrans has secured new funding to widen its research into attitudes towards cycling across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands...


Increased police presence in Sutton Coldfield town centre after fatal stabbing 

21 May

A number of PCSOs were stationed in Lower Parade by the floral tributes and by the Gracechurch Centre...


Tamworth man who cultivated cannabis in his council flat jailed 

21 May

A TAMWORTH man has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for cultivating cannabis at a local authority flat in the town.


Police to stop and search people if ‘risk of violence’ in Alum Rock and Saltley after shooting 

21 May

An 18-year-old was shot on College Road, Alum Rock...


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Blogs

Huge welcome to England squad as they arrive in Staffordshire 

22 May

With just less than a month to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, it was great to be able to welcome the England squad to St George’s Park were they kick off their training.


The relationship between the private and public sectors 

21 May

I was invited to speak this week at a dinner of the New Local Government Network, one of the leading think tanks in our sector.


Shed some light? 

20 May

I have a huge backlog of things to write about including the dead (an old burial road) and circuses (the greatest show-woman) because when I’m looking for one thing, I inevitably seem to find another.


Urgent! Please look out for these stolen motorbikes 

20 May

Images posted on Facebook by Stacey Woodfull Hey folks – please be on the lookout for these stolen motorbikes/quads, taken last night Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th May 2018 from Brownhills West and a separate incident in Norton East Road, Norton Canes...


Chasewater from above 

17 May

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.


Meetings, and the common issues facing county councils 

14 May

I spent a day and a half with the other County Council Chief Executives last week at their Spring Seminar.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust May 2018 public meeting tonight – with a very special guest speaker 

14 May

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight, Monday evening (14th May 2018) there will be the May 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Successful campaign to Mitigate Impact of HS2 on the county 

11 May

Last month I was in London in front of the HS2 Select Committee campaigning for measures to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on the county.


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Blogs

How To Enjoy Your Summer On A Budget 

22 May

You can still enjoy your summer despite being on a budget, it just means you’ll have to get creative here and there.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

22 May

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 ...


Organisers of 2018 Fuse Festival in Lichfield launch crowdfunding appeal to ensure event can go ahead as planned 

21 May

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to ensure a Lichfield music event can go ahead as planned.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 21st May 2018 

21 May

Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330 Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


Hits of Adele to be recreated on the Lichfield Garrick stage 

20 May

The work of hit songstress Adele will come to the Lichfield Garrick when a tribute act takes to the stage.


The Royal Wedding – Meghan Makes A Beautiful Bride 

19 May

It was the most wonderful of royal weddings.


Tickets selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 

19 May

Organisers say tickets are selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival.


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 19 May 2018 

19 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988 Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Production of Three Men in a Boat coming to Stonnall Village Hall 

18 May

A production of Three Men in a Boat is coming to Stonnall Village Hall.


Father’s Day Gift Ideas 

18 May

Are you like me and always find Father’s Day a tough one to choose a gift for? I never seem to know what to get for my dad, and he is frankly no help in that department when I ask him.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 18 May 2018 

18 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


Married life after the big day — what are the costs that lie ahead? 

17 May

With a certain royal wedding taking place this Saturday there is currently a  lot of hype in about weddings, and all the planning and work that goes into making them perfect! But whilst Meghan and Harry won’t ever have to worry about their ...


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Sport

Jones Jnr a knockout with fans 

22 May

The six-time world champion across four weight divisions delved into tales from his career, which spanned almost three decades, at Bar Sport in Cannock...


England players begin arriving at St George’s Park ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia 

21 May

England footballers have begun their 2018 World Cup preparations at St George’s Park.


Players wanted for new U11s team. 

20 May

The club is creating a new U11s team for next season.


U9s seek manager/coach for 18/19 season. 

20 May

The Club is looking for a keen individual who would like to take on a group of U9s (next season’s age) who have played together for 2 seasons.


Wolves release 13 players 

20 May

Under-23s goalkeeper Jon Flatt heads the list of 13 out-of-contract players who will not be offered new terms, while the club have also released five from their scholarship programme...


Junior football team in Burntwood launches fundraising appeal after new £1,500 goals are vandalised after just two days 

20 May

A Burntwood junior football team has launched an appeal for help after their brand new goalposts were vandalised.


Club Update 

19 May

Following our recent announcement that the management team of Rob Smith and Larry Chambers have committed themselves to the club for the forthcoming season, we wanted to bring you somewhat of an update.


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Business

Burntwood business to expand after winning £30,000 grant 

21 May

A Burntwood business is expanding after receiving a £30,000 grant.


Council plans to introduce fee for street traders at festivals and special events in Lichfield 

19 May

A new fee could be introduced for street traders attending special events if plans proposed by Lichfield District Council get the go-ahead.


In pictures: Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass cuts the ribbon on new Lichfield gym 

18 May

Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass has helped launch a new Lichfield gym.


Housebuilding firm agrees sponsorship of Lichfield Rugby Club’s scoreboard 

15 May

Lichfield Rugby Club has been given a boost after a housebuilding company agreed to sponsor the club’s scoreboard.


Graduate made redundant by Carillion collapse lands role with Burntwood building firm 

10 May

A graduate made redundant by the collapse of Carillion has been taken on by a Burntwood building company.


Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.


Lichfield-based business launches initiatives ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week 

8 May

A Lichfield business offer staff a range of sessions to raise awareness ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.


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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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