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These are the top-earning degrees to study for Birmingham students 

24 Jun

This was almost enough to enter the top 25 per cent of top earners in Birmingham already...


How safe ten of the most popular apps are for children revealed – and the answers may shock you 

24 Jun

Below, we look at the site's reviews of 10 popular apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp...


Jailed for ‘just three years’ – Auzair Hussain punched, kicked and forced his girlfriend to strip naked 

24 Jun

Readers hit out at the three year jail term given to Hussain...


Exposed: Figures reveal Birmingham’s most crime-ridden bus routes 

24 Jun

More than 5,500 crimes were reported on West Midlands buses in the last four years...


How to catch a killer: Police reveal how they caught James Brindley’s murderer 

24 Jun

An in-depth look into how Ammar Kahrod was brought to justice...


This week in court – ‘Biggy’, modern day Fagins, drugs lord and man who kept wife prisoner for 16 years 

24 Jun

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week...


Residents invited to ‘Meet the Developer’ ahead of major regeneration work 

24 Jun

RESIDENTS in Wilnecote and Amington are reminded to take the opportunity to ‘Meet the Developer’ this week ahead of major regeneration work to build 140 modern new council homes across two sites in Tamworth.


Girlguiding Tamworth jumps on board bus shelter project 

24 Jun

A CENTURY of Girlguiding in Tamworth is being celebrated with the transformation of a bus shelter which will be given a colourful new makeover thanks to youngsters from across the town.


MP’s owl sanctuary plea 

24 Jun

The Cabinet minister and South Staffordshire MP says it is 'a tragedy' that the World Owl Trust (WOT) has abandoned plans to set up its new home in Himley Park, Dudley...


Dale End gang violence uncovered: The real story from the people who witness it 

24 Jun

What it's really like in Birmingham's biggest crime hotspot...


Revealed: The Sex offenders, drug dealers and violent criminals applying to work as teachers in Birmingham 

24 Jun

In Birmingham, one application in 2016/17 showed a previous conviction for assaulting, ill-treating or neglecting a child...


Drayton Manor Park continues to support Armed Forces Day with free entry 

23 Jun

TAMWORTH’S Drayton Manor Park is proud to support the British Armed Forces throughout the year* by offering free entry to present and ex-serving members, and will continue to do so this year on Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 30th ...


£38million committed to invest in Staffordshire’s roads 

23 Jun

AN investment of over £38million to maintain and improve Staffordshire’s roads over this financial year has been approved this week.


The exact amount of time you can stay in the sun before burning 

23 Jun

The reason behind the change in temperature is a Spanish plume that could bring Britains hottest day for three years...


These alcoholic drinks actually make hayfever worse – and it includes gin 

23 Jun

Grass pollen, which is the worst culprit for causing symptoms and affects 95% of sufferers, is set to reach its peak...


How Wolverhampton Wanderers could re-write Premier League history forever 

23 Jun

The Championship leaders, owned by FOSUN, could make history if they are promoted, experts predict...


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Blogs

Blooming hard work for canal volunteers – can you help? 

24 Jun

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know aboutGarden of Reflection they’re creating near the canal under restoration near Lichfield, and how they’re helping with Britain in Bloom.


WMCA award grant to employment support pilot 

23 Jun

Scheme to help disadvantaged into work given the go-ahead.


Welcoming back the UK Corporate Games 

21 Jun

While we’re incredibly proud that Staffordshire was able to play its role in helping the England squad in their pre World Cup training at St.


Do please be deer aware! 

19 Jun

Whist out and about on Sunday 17th June 2018, I came upon deer at Chasewater and at Cannock Chase who were either heavily pregnant or who had young fawns – cute as they are, this is a time to give the new mums and babies plenty of respectful, quiet...


Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.


Conducting a Peer Challenge in Gloucestershire 

18 Jun

I spent last week in Gloucestershire as part of the Peer Challenge for the County Council.


Above and beyond at Chasewater again – and a closer look at the dam house 

17 Jun

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.


A sale that shaped Stonnall 

17 Jun

A delayed one here today courtesy of old friend of the blog and Stonnall historian Desmond Burton, who’s sent me scans of the sale particulars for Wordsley House Farm in 1918, and it’s attached estate including Fighting Cocks Farm.


You don’t have to be puddled to help restore a lost, local canal… but puddling helps! 

16 Jun

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making at Fosseway Heath, south Lichfield, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward.


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Blogs

Acclaimed trumpeter lifts the lid on her career ahead of performance at the 2018 Lichfield Festival 

23 Jun

The British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed is appearing as the featured soloist and composer with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra when they play in Lichfield Cathedral on July 11 as part of the 2018 Lichfield Festival.


Free festival of cycling returning for second year in Lichfield 

23 Jun

A free festival of cycling is returning to Lichfield.


Review: Polarity and Proximity at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

23 Jun

Birmingham Royal Ballet really know how to put on a gala evening and this triple bill – far from being a run of the mill programme for a Wednesday night – was a masterful showcase for everything that has gone over the last quarter century towards...


Dates confirmed for 2018 Play in the Parks scheme in Burntwood 

22 Jun

The popular Play in the Parks initiative is returning to Burntwood this summer.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 June 2018 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


Annual General Meeting 

21 Jun

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held 7.30 pm 9 July 2018, Meeting Room, Bowling Green Pub, Lichfield.


Be careful – people are watching 

21 Jun

It always comes down to choices doesn't it? The choice to bless or curse, to believe or reject, to do right or do wrong.


Garrick theatre aims to give Lichfield movie fans their film fix after Friarsgate cinema plan collapses 

21 Jun

A new cinema might not be being build in Lichfield – but a new monthly film night is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Creating Your Ideal Bedroom Space 

21 Jun

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.


Polarity &Proximity At The Birmingham Hippodrome 

21 Jun

Polarity Proximity is the latest mixed programme by the Birmingham Royal Ballet, a set of three short ballets linked by the theme, showing how relationships can bring us together, but how the same things can also drive us apart.


Town gearing up for 2018 Burntwood Wakes fun 

21 Jun

Burntwood Leisure Centre Final preparations are taking place for the 2018 Burntwood Wakes.


Why the first 6 months are critical to brain injury recovery 

21 Jun

How long it takes to recover from a brain injury and how much long-term impact there will be on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing will depend entirely on the severity of the injury and the type of care the patient receives.


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Sport

Ventoux 

24 Jun

A Mountain expedition I am not sure how of why, about this time last year, I foolishly said that riding up Mt Ventoux was an item on my bucket list.


Heath Hayes Pre-Season Fixture Date Change 

24 Jun

Following a request from Heath Hayes Football Club our away pre-season fixture against them will now take on place on Monday 9th July, 7.45pm kick-off.


Curborough 23 June Results 

23 Jun

Just for once it was warm and dry.


National MTB Series Rd4 – Phoenix bike park 

22 Jun

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes A predominantly flat course with loads of jumps, drops short punchy climbs mixed in (its Suffolk after all).


Thorley departs Keys Park 

21 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can this evening confirm that midfielder Tom Thorley has left Keys Park in order to sign for Stafford Rangers for an undisclosed fee.


Gatter Agrees New Deal With The Pitmen 

20 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can confirm that defender Charlie Gatter has today become the latest player to commit to the club for the forthcoming campaign.


Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Lichfield businesswoman publishes book examining the science of the face 

23 Jun

Adrianne Carter A Lichfield businesswoman is celebrating after seeing her first book published.


Lichfield auction house celebrates bumper sale as global bidders battle it out 

23 Jun

A Lichield auction house has celebrated a bumper sale which saw almost 500 lots go under the hammer.


Burntwood building firm’s work on Barton development recognised at awards ceremony 

22 Jun

A Burntwood building firm has seen work on a new housing development in Barton recognised at an awards event.


Lichfield tourism organisation given a makeover in a bid to promote the city as a visitor destination 

22 Jun

The tourism organisation for Lichfield has been given a new look.


Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.


Lichfield couple celebrating after business is named in list of country’s top performing companies 

15 Jun

A Lichfield couple are celebrating after their business was named in a list of the country’s top performing companies.


Project sending unsold food to charities and good causes is coming to Lichfield 

15 Jun

A project that sees unsold food distributed to charities is coming to 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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  • RedDamselfly

     on flickr 6 Jun 18
    Large Red Damselfly [Pyrrhosoma nymphula] by a pool at Consall Nature Park at Consall Forge, Staffordshire







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