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Tamworth man threatened by crowbar raiders in his own home 

2 Oct

Two thugs entered a house in Gillway Lane where they threatened the man and escaped in a black Audi RS6 estate...


Man threatened with crowbar in aggravated burglary in Tamworth 

2 Oct

A TAMWORTH man suffered a terrifying ordeal when he was threatened with crowbars during a late-nightburglary at his home.


Great purr-formance for Lichfield Garrick audiences 

2 Oct

They've done it again! What ought to be ambitious for 40 young performers was made effortless because of the talents of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre who are this week performing Andrew Lloyds Webber's longest running musical CATS.


New state-of-the-art Tamworth to Birmingham bus gets royal… 

2 Oct

THE 'Queen' was in town on Wednesday (yesterday) to give her royal blessing to the new 2 million fleet of buses ready to give the people of Tamworth the wow factor.


New memorial remembers those who fought in Normandy campaign 

2 Oct

A new memorial to those who fought in the Normandy campaign during World War Two has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum.


National award scheme hails ‘outstanding’ Elford Walled Garden 

2 Oct

An historic walled garden near Lichfield has been branded ‘outstanding’ in a national award scheme.


Illegal immigrants arrested on M6 walking on southbound carriageway 

2 Oct

The trio were collared at Junction 11 Hilton Services, near Cannock, after being seen heading south...


Paedophile catcher Stinson Hunter in bid to launch online safety… 

2 Oct

Stinson Hunter wants to go back to the classrooms he was turned away from as a childand teach young peopleabout the importance of online safety starting in Tamworth.


Community groups set to benefit from We Love Lichfield funding 

2 Oct

It will be a happy Christmas for worthy causes in the area thanks to a £10,000 festive giveaway by the We Love Lichfield Fund.


Fate of Stafford-HS2 link to be revealed 

2 Oct

Speeding up construction and axing a link to Stafford could feature in a new report from the boss of controversial HS2.


Plan for owners of empty homes to continue paying extra council tax 

2 Oct

Owners of empty homes in Lichfield and Burntwood look set to continue paying an extra 50% on top of their council tax bill.


Motorcyclist in horror Tamworth crash gives thumbs up from… 

2 Oct

THE wife of a Tamworth motorcyclist who will have to learn to walk again after a horrific crash said there are no words to express her gratitude to those who saved his life.


Three car crash in Tamworth outside fire station 

2 Oct

SUPERFICIAL injuries were caused during a three car crash in Tamworth last night (Wednesday).


Lichfield’s Erasmus Darwin House unveils lectures looking at… 

2 Oct

ERASMUS Darwin House is to host its fifth annual lecture day next Wednesday.


Remember, remember… the FIRST of November! 

2 Oct

THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to the Castle Grounds on Saturday November 1, when Tamworth’s firework spectacular lights up the sky.


Illegal immigrants arrested on M6 near Cannock 

2 Oct

Three people arrested by police on M6...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall Born Walsall Player 13 Wayne Clarke 

1 Oct

Wayne Clarke Personal information Date of birth 28 February 1961 (age 53) Place of birth Wolverhampton, England Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Playing position Striker Youth career 1976–1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls...


Communities invited to join Council Casserole Club 

30 Sep

Staffordshire County Council’s Casserole Club to help combat loneliness is one broth that too many cooks won’t spoil.


Libraries consultation 

30 Sep

We all have different memories about libraries and the times we’ve spent in them.


Walsall Born Walsall Player 9 Roy Cross 

29 Sep

Roy Cross Personal information Full name Roy Cross Date of birth 4 December 1947 (age 66) Place of birth Wednesbury ,  England Playing position Central defender Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1966–1970 Walsall 12 (0) 1970–1975 Port...


Walsall Born Walsall Players 8 Alan Clarke 

29 Sep

Allan (Sniffer) Clarke Born Short Heath, Willenhall on 31 st July 1946.


Walsall Born Walsall Players 7 Nicky Cross 

28 Sep

Nicky Cross Born ? some places say Birmingham others have it as Walsall, it is said that he attended T P Riley school.


125 reasons to be proud to be a Saddler 

28 Sep

Whilst searching for Walsall born players today, I came across this blog which was on the Express and Star site, I have to admit that I had not seen it, so thought that all of you Saddlers supporters out there would maybe like to view it.


Technology events gives teenagers a taste of work 

28 Sep

Teenagers from across Staffordshire got a taste of what it’s like to work in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sector at a special careers event.


Witnesses urged to come forward after Rugeley assault 

28 Sep

Officers from Cannock Chase Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for witnesses following an assault.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

a midweek chicken roast 

2 Oct

There is (almost) a downside to my roughly planning meals for the month in that I don’t always know what we’ll be doing.


New memorial remembers those who fought in Normandy campaign 

2 Oct

A new memorial to those who fought in the Normandy campaign during World War Two has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum.


Accents under discussion at Lichfield Literature Festival event 

2 Oct

The accent is certainly on accents at an event in Lichfield.


Morning Prayer – October 2 

2 Oct

Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


Boohoo Plus size range just gets better 

2 Oct

It is no secret that I’m a real fan of the plus size range that Boohoo introduced late last year.


UK air strikes against Isis in Iraq Information 

1 Oct

The US force is large enough to conduct the air campaign alone.


There’s always a bigger picture (2) 

1 Oct

I happened to pick up Peter Rollins book, 'Insurrection', today and as a re-read it I stumbled into this paragraph in a section talking about the masks we all wear: Protect me from what I know 'Take an example of parents going into a supermarket and ...


Older People’s Day – Quotes 

1 Oct

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.


toddler crafts: homemade playdough 

1 Oct

Tuesday night last week I happened to make playdough, I found a recipe for no-cook playdough and had a go.


The best way to secure sheds, garages and outbuildings 

1 Oct

When installing security measures to protect your home, sheds, garages and outer buildings are often overlooked, making these buildings particularly vulnerable to would-be thieves.


The International Day of Older Persons – a Day To Appreciate The Contributions Older People Make To Society 

1 Oct

“Older persons make wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development.


Banning the Niqab is not secularism and the NSS should know better 

1 Oct

Just as I said about the French ban on face coverings , an English school banning the niqab is equally divisive.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Albion’s Berahino missed out on senior call 

2 Oct

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino has missed out on his first senior England call-up, instead being named in the under-21 squad for their vital two-legged Euro 2015 qualifying play-off against Croatia.


Villa man retains his England place 

2 Oct

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has retained his place in the England squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.


Wolves striker loaned out 

2 Oct

Wolves striker Liam McAlinden has joined Fleetwood Town on a three-month loan deal.


Girls Only Football Opportunities with Stoke Community Trust 

2 Oct

Stoke Community Trust will be running three-day Girls Football Development Schools during the October half-term holiday as well as two Girls Advanced Training Centres.


Today’s racing tips from Kempton, Southwell and Warwick 

2 Oct

There is a BetVictor sponsored flat card from Kempton this evening but the afternoon action is over the jumps.


Fixture amendment 

2 Oct

The Football Club has this morning been advised of a fixture change which will see Hyde FC visiting Keys Park on Saturday 11th October 2014 instead of the scheduled date of Saturday 4th April 2015.


Albion to be forced into defensive change 

2 Oct

West Bromwich Albion Head Coach Alan Irvine will be forced to tinker with his back four at the weekend, with on-loan Andre Wisdom ineligible to face his parent club Liverpool at Anfield.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn’t trusted with its own money 

2 Oct

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.


Great Birmingham Run Co-op team determined to help children’s disability charity 

2 Oct

Five colleagues based at the Lichfield headquarters are taking part to raise money for Staffordshire-based UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation...


HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped 

1 Oct

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield...


HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped 

1 Oct

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield...


HS2 college to be situated close to Innovation Birmingham Campus 

1 Oct

LAND near Innovation Birmingham Campus - formerly known as Birmingham Science Park Aston - is to be used for the new National College for High Speed Rail.


HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained 

30 Sep

The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus...


BREAKING NEWS: Birmingham wins battle for HS2 College 

30 Sep

THE new National College for High Speed Rail is to be split between Birmingham and Doncaster, the government has announced.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Clerk of the House | House of Commons Commission | Written Answers 

10 Sep

To ask the hon.


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