Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 October 2017
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Couple who had SEX in Domino’s pizza takeaway walk free from court 

17 Oct

Shocking XXXX CCTV footage showed the pair romping against counter of shop...

Sunday League referee knocked out after being HEADBUTTED by red carded player 

17 Oct

Kieran Kimberley was spared jail on Monday for attacking ref Craig Ward...

London and Manchester terror attacks fuelled biggest annual hate crime rise 

17 Oct

The number of hate crimes recorded by police has increased by 29% since last year...

Life sentence among options for military judge sentencing Bowe Bergdahl 

17 Oct

Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, pleaded guilty...

Roman Polanski’s sex assault victim forgave director ‘years ago’ 

17 Oct

Samantha Geimer, now 54, said she forgave the Oscar-winning film-maker many, many years ago...

Nick Ross admits Crimewatch ‘ran out of pull a long time ago’ 

17 Oct

The crime-solving show, recently relaunched with Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley as hosts, is being dropped after more than three decades...

James Tideswell adjusts to life with Birmingham Moseley 

17 Oct

The 33-year-old prop has plenty of Premiership and Championship experience on his CV...

Chilling haul of weapons handed into police – and this is just a snippet 

17 Oct

Officers revealed that more than 600 knives have been handed in to police from across Warwickshire and West Mercia following a knife surrender campaign of just FOUR weeks...

‘Why was my son stabbed through the heart by sadism-crazed knifeman?’ 

17 Oct

Dad's agony as victim lured to his death by threesome offer...

Are degree apprenticeships the best kept secret of this current generation? 

17 Oct

Aston University were the first university to run degree apprenticeships in 2015...

Tributes pour in for teen Reagan Asbury tragically killed after Walsall boxing event 

17 Oct

The 19-year-old died in hospital on Sunday...

Schizophrenic who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis found guilty 

17 Oct

Jeffrey Barry, 56, attacked his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49...

Teen GUILTY of murdering Tamworth man who was offered a threesome and stabbed in the heart 

17 Oct

Tim Smith was brutally attacked on industrial estate...

Warning to elderly residents after two people in Lichfield are conned out of £20,000 

17 Oct

Two people in Lichfield have been scammed out of £20,000.

When you can watch Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant appear on Celebrity First Dates 

17 Oct

Flamboyant Conservative MP is taking part for charity to raise 25,000 for Cancer Research UK...

Police warning after elderly Lichfield residents conned out of £20,000 in phone bank scam 

17 Oct

Elderly residents are being targeted in phone scam and police are calling for vigilance...

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


National Adoption Week 

17 Oct

This week it’s National Adoption Week and with almost seven out of 10 children waiting for adoptive families from sibling groups, there’s a real need to help find them loving homes.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “very disappointed” after latest voting boundary plans are unveiled 

17 Oct

Lichfield’s MP says he is “very disappointed” after plans to move parts of the constituency into the Tamworth voting area were not reversed.

New proposals for Parliamentary boundaries will still see people in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth’s MP 

17 Oct

Updated plans for new Parliamentary boundaries have been published – but some people in Lichfield could still end up having to vote for Tamworth’s MP instead.

Life Sentences for Killer Drivers 

15 Oct

Killer drivers face life behind bars after plans to increase maximum sentences received resounding support from families and campaigners.

And now to something close to all our hearts, good food and drink 

11 Oct

This Friday some of the best food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head at the Taste of Staffordshire GOOD FOOD AWARDS.

Goodbye Round Pound – 7 Days Left to Spend Them 

9 Oct

As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust October 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Oct

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th October 2017) there will be the October 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...

Chasewater Railway Coal Train event this weekend 

7 Oct

Sorry again for the late notice but I note Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant.

Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area 

6 Oct

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction - The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Life and music of Frank Sinatra to be celebrated in show at the Lichfield Garrick 

17 Oct

A show celebrating the life of Frank Sinatra is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.

Artist Dennis Harper to exhibit work at Shenstone Community Library 

17 Oct

An artist will see his work go on display in Shenstone.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 October 2017 

17 Oct

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.

What colour shirts do women prefer? 

16 Oct

When choosing a shirt to impress, a few questions might cross a man’s mind: does it match with the trousers? Is the material of a good quality? Is it suitable for the dress code? But something else that men should be asking is – what does this ...

5 Tips to vacationing with pets in the Lake District 

16 Oct

Whether you have children or not, it is not uncommon for a dog, cat, or other pet to become a member of the family.

Morning Prayer – Monday 16th October 2017 

16 Oct

Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin...

Paranormal investigators preparing to explore historic Lichfield building 

15 Oct

Paranormal investigators are set to descend on an historic Lichfield building next year.

Spooky sounds as Halloween family disco comes to Burntwood 

13 Oct

Things will be going bump in the night as a Halloween family fancy dress disco comes to Burntwood.

Back on the’patch’ 

13 Oct

Friday 13th October Both the Caldecote and Mancetter walks have been very quiet.

Toothpaste Confidential 

13 Oct

Toothpaste sales worldwide are literally a billion pound industry with supermarket shelves stacked high with every conceivable option.

Fashion Friday: Latest Collaborations and Limited Editions 

13 Oct

This season has seen a whole host of limited collection pieces and designer collaborations that have made the High Street a very exciting place to be.

Lichfield Cathedral to become canvas once more for Christmas light and sound display 

13 Oct

Lichfield Cathedral will once again be a canvas for a Christmas light and sound display.

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Wolves star shows more promise than these Liverpool and Manchester United legends 

17 Oct

Steve Wollaston was left drooling at Molineux having watched Ruben Neves run the show against Aston Villa...

Football dads and moms will recognise all of these things from youth football! 

17 Oct

It's not exactly easy like Sunday morning for Mat Kendrick when it comes to watching his son play junior football...

FA to introduce these 12 new youth football rules 

17 Oct

The football governing body want to improve the game at grassroots levels...

Wolves and Leeds United trail Aston Villa in this Championship table 

17 Oct

Every Championship stadium was ranked from worst to best.

Kyle McFarlane scores his fifth in seven as Birmingham City Under 23s lose 

17 Oct

Sheffield Wednesday U23 4 BCFC U23 1...

Alex Palmer: Profiling the West Brom goalkeeper who could debut this weekend 

17 Oct

All you need to know about WBA's untested third-choice stopper...

Tamworth FC legend Dale Belford lands new manager’s job 

17 Oct

Tamworth 1989 FA Vase winner joins Hinckley AFC...

Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Bosses of Lichfield freight firm set to hand over ownership of the business to employees 

3 Oct

The owners of a Lichfield freight firm have begun to hand over ownership to their workers.

Shoe shop in Shenstone to create eight new jobs 

2 Oct

Eight jobs are being created as a new shoe shop opens in Shenstone.

Plan to convert Lichfield industrial unit into dance and gymnastics studio 

29 Sep

A new dance and gymnastics studio could open in an industrial unit in Lichfield.

Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.

Armitage couple behind The English Indian chosen to appear in new advertising campaign for Square 

22 Sep

An Armitage couple are set to feature in a new advertising campaign for an international company.

Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders...

National retailer completes relocation of headquarters to Lichfield 

7 Sep

A retailer has moved its head office 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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