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Staffordshire veterans take over historic Lichfield army pub 

26 Mar

Former members of the Staffordshire Regiment are running the Kings Head, where it was founded 312 years ago.


When and why do the clocks change? 

25 Mar

Just incase you’re not sure! Time in Tamworth: time_is_widget.


Burntwood’s Jason Jones eliminated from The Voice 

25 Mar

BURNTWOOD'S Jason Jones has been eliminated from The Voice at the semi final stage.


To be Frank: Bruno pops into Penkridge chip shop 

25 Mar

Frank Bruno might be the former heavyweight champion of the world but he still tucks into a portion of fish and chips on a Friday night.


Great Wyrley crash: Driver faces jail after grandmother died and daughter seriously injured 

25 Mar

A driver is facing jail after admitting causing the death of a grandmother and seriously injuring her daughter.


Digital art project to capture 24 hours in the life of Tamworth 

24 Mar

PEOPLE who live and work in Tamworth are being invited to contribute to a new film and photography project which is designed to capture a snapshot of a day in the life of the town.


Deputy PCC judges at Young Enterprise Finals 

24 Mar

SUE Arnold, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, is encouraging young people in Tamworth to do something positive and become young entrepreneurs.


The countdown is on for the launch of Drayton Manor’s brand new ride in Thomas Land! 

24 Mar

There’s not long to go until Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon in April 2017.


Former Bishop of Lichfield Keith Sutton dies aged 82 

24 Mar

A former Bishop of Lichfield has died.


Burntwood man with terminal cancer devastated after his flowers… 

24 Mar

A BURNTWOOD man suffering from terminal cancer has been left devastated after 20 pots he had filled with flower bulbs were stolen from his home.


‘Speeding’ BMW swerves Lichfield pensioner, hits her West… 

24 Mar

POLICE are appealing for dash cam footage or information after a speeding car in Lichfield narrowly missed a pensioner and then struck her beloved pet dog in the head.


Tamworth dance troupe take home 97 trophies from national… 

24 Mar

A TAMWORTH dance group has blown away competition from across the country by winning a record-breaking 97 trophies at the UK Street Dance Challenge.


​Cannabis plants found in Hednesford Road, Cannock 

24 Mar

A MAN has been arrested after cannabis plants were discovered in Cannock.


Threatened Minor Injury Units are performing well, say NHS… 

24 Mar

STAFF at Sir Robert Peel's threatened Minor Injuries Unit have been praised for their hard work and commitment as the trust's emergency department continues to perform well nationally against the NHS waiting time targets.


Lichfield cub scout has long hair cut off for charity 

24 Mar

Berti Waldon A Lichfield cub scout has had 23 inches of her hair cut off for charity.


Tamworth’s link to the Brit Awards and Katy Perry 

24 Mar

A TAMWORTH workshop has revealed its links with Katy Perry and the Brit Awards after it was commissioned to rebuild and operate two large models for the superstar's performance at the event.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

In the soup at Chasewater – this Saturday! 

24 Mar

Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – March 2017 public meeting this Monday! 

24 Mar

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (27th March 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly...


Backing Stoke-on-Trent‘s bid for City of Culture 2021 

24 Mar

I’ve often spoken about how Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years.


Stationary travellers 

23 Mar

There is a good deal of concern at the moment in Brownhills West about a planning consultation currently being undertaken by Cannock Chase District Council, regarding many aspects of local development, but in this case about future provision for ...


Supporting our armed forces and their families 

22 Mar

Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.


Where does the water go? Find out this Sunday! 

21 Mar

An interesting history walk is taking place this Sunday, 26th March 2017 at Chasewater, entitled 'Where does the water go?' which takes a look at how the dam infrastructure functions, and some of the industrial history of Anglesey Basin and surrounds.


New Name and New Services at Tamworth Advice Centre 

20 Mar

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services, but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.


Chasewater Railway 2017 Industrial Gala this weekend! 

18 Mar

Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it's annual Industrial Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18-19th March 2017.


The issues around building houses in Staffordshire 

13 Mar

I spoke at a conference on the subject of development in Staffordshire this week.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

5 Reasons Why it is Important to Make Your Garden Personal to You 

25 Mar

The garden should be a place you enjoy.


Reasons Why The Bowflex Max Trainer Is Such a Great Option For Quick At Home Workouts 

25 Mar

If you are looking for a Bowflex Max Trainer , you are making a wise choice.


Journal: Did someone say ‘red feathers’? 

25 Mar

The exit music at a funeral today associated them with a hooly-hooly skirt - what a super track to leave by, does it get any better than that? Today has been more of the same, and there's been as many funerals for me this month that I usually get in ...


Full programme confirmed for 2017 Lichfield Festival 

24 Mar

Stars of comedy, music and dance are among the talents set to perform at the 2017 Lichfield Festival.


Review: Craobh Rua at the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Mar

A Guildhall packed to capacity and a leading Irish group offered an early St Patrick’s Day celebration when Craobh Rua performed in Lichfield.


The next monthly open public progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

24 Mar

The next monthly open public progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 27 March @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the The Bowling Green Friary Road Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 The Bowling ...


How the Nutrisystem Program Can Help You Lose Weight After Pregnancy 

24 Mar

Are you carrying around extra weight after childbirth and want to find a way to get rid of it? Do you wish that you could find a system that will work well for you without you having to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen making complicated meals ...


Interior dreams focus – bathtubs 

24 Mar

Question – where do you go in your home when you really want to relax? For me, the answer is always the bathtub.


Morning Prayer – Friday 24 March 2017 

24 Mar

Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396 Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953 Lent Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from...


Folk musician Martin Carthy coming to the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Mar

Leading folk star Martin Carthy is set to appear at the Lichfield Guildhall.


Tia surpassed herself! 

24 Mar

This little girl did very well indeed yesterday! What has happened is this: Tia and her mum came to see us a month or two ago, to ask if we could help.


Journal: A good send off 

24 Mar

what a stunning day! It was another long one but it totally rocked as we did a back-to-back services with Communion and then a funeral for one of our lovely ladies.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Warrington Town 1–0 Hednesford Town 

26 Mar

Hednesford Town fell to a narrow defeat against play-off chasing Warrington Town in a game with little goalmouth action.


Lichfield City FC come out on top in eight goal thriller at Racing Club Warwick 

25 Mar

Lichfield City FC came out on top in an eight goal thriller at Racing Club Warwick.


After Stockport County loss, Morrell admits: ‘We need some crazy… 

25 Mar

Tamworth went down to a gut-wrenching defeat away at fellow play-off chasers Stockport County.


Stockport County 2 Tamworth 1 : Former Lamb Lloyd haunts his old… 

25 Mar

Stockport County 2, Tamworth 1Tamworth succumbed to a second half double at Stockport County where they failed to build on Ross Dyer's opener.


Chasetown 0 Romulus 3 – Report 

25 Mar

Chasetown’s winless run in Evo-Stik Division One South continued as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat to Romulus at The Scholars Ground.


Spring Summer Training 2017 

25 Mar

Our long running spring and summer series of runs, training and events including the coveted domination series competition kicks off on Tuesday 28th March .


WCH prize winners 

24 Mar

The annual club prize giving took place at the recent club party and dinner.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Trial of new car park payment system hoping to boost Lichfield city centre trade 

24 Mar

The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.


Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.


Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Celebrities backing Lichfield businesswoman’s new shoe designs 

21 Mar

A Lichfield businesswoman is treading a path to success after seeing celebrities back her new shoe company.


Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.


Drone captures bird’s eye view of construction work on new Lichfield warehouse 

17 Mar

A unique view of a new warehouse development in Lichfield has been released.


Burntwood furniture shop to make way for new homes 

15 Mar

New homes are set to be built on the site of a furniture shop in Burntwood.


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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  • Mighty Sky

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    15 minutes after sunrise and the light show continued, and i shot this last image before moving on. Behind me the landscape was lit with an incredable yellow light – I wanted to be everywhere then!







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