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Lichfield’s Beacon Park gets sixth Green Flag Award 

27 Jul

LICHFIELD'S Beacon Park has once again been named as one of the best in Britain.


Cannabis plants seized from Tamworth home in drugs raid 

27 Jul

POLICE seized cannabis plants from a home during a drugs raid in Tamworth.


Double-award for council apprentice 

27 Jul

We didnt want someone to come in and photocopy.


No fines for parents taking children out of Staffordshire schools… 

27 Jul

PARENTS who take their children out of Staffordshire schools for holidays of less than ten days over two consecutive half terms will not be fined says the county council.


Parents in Lichfield and Burntwood given new guidance on term time holidays 

27 Jul

New temporary measures mean parents in Lichfield and Burntwood who take their children on holiday during term time will only be fined if they miss ten days or more.


A "bad dream" is how the family of Tamworth’s Charlie… 

27 Jul

EMPTY, sad and devastated is how a Tamworth family feel after their outstanding, friendly and lovely five-year-old son died tragically over the weekend.


Bolehall shed broken in to 

27 Jul

There has been a shed broken into at a property on Glascote Road in Bolehill.


Be on your guard after trio of weekend crimes in Wilnecote 

27 Jul

Three incidents of concern have been reported to police over the weekend in the Wilnecote area.


Over 300 knives surrendered to Staffordshire Police in Knife Amnesty 

27 Jul

SWORDS, machetes and cut-throughs razors – over 300 knives have been surrendered to Staffordshire police as part of their knife amnesty.


New child abuse campaign launched by Police 

27 Jul

‘Child abuse.


Summer of fun kicks off with free Games in the Park sessions 

27 Jul

A SUMMER of fun and games kicks off at the weekend with the first in a weekly series of free Games in the Park events taking place in Tamworth Castle Grounds during the school holidays.


BLAST OFF! Space launched this week! 

27 Jul

SPACE 2016 lifted off this week with hundreds of summer holiday activities on offer for youngsters across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.


Consultation over Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s future plans 

27 Jul

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked for their views on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for the next four years.


Tamworth band to hold gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack… 

27 Jul

AN 80s Tamworth band will be holding their next gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim Sue Davey.


Summer SPACE scheme launched in Burntwood by crime commissioner… 

27 Jul

YOUNG street dancers in Burntwood were joined by Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, for the launch of Space 2016.


Pothole anger prompts man to paint sign giving the hole truth about Staffordshire road 

27 Jul

A disgruntled resident has created a homemade sign to warn motorists about a pothole in Great Wyrley.


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Blogs

Cheslyn Hay &DLHS Weekly News – 24th July 2016 

27 Jul

24th July 2016 EVENTS We welcome our old friend David Bartley as our speaker on Thursday, 28th July, at the Salem starting at 7.30pm but this time he will be entertaining us with his passion ‘A Potted History of Pottery and Porcelain’ and will be ...


Walsall player 160 John Keister 

26 Jul

John Keister (born Manchester, played for Sierra Leone.


Walsall player 159.José Luiz Guimarães Sanabio Júnior 

26 Jul

José Luiz Guimarães Sanabio Júnior, or simply Júnior, (born June 15, 1976 in Fortaleza) is a Brazilian footballstriker playing for ABC of the Brazilian Série B.


More Than 6,000 Reports of Hate Crime since Brexit Vote 

26 Jul

Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP Britain’s new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP,  has announced plans to tackle hate crime in England and Wales.


A5 Mile Oak Exit Slip Road to Close on Friday Night 

26 Jul

Highways England have announced the eastbound slip road of the A5 at Mile Oak will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 29 July for barrier repairs.


Star Wars Producers Plead Guilty over Harrison Ford’s Broken Leg 

26 Jul

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

26 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (28th July 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Walsall player 158. John Kerr, Jr. 

25 Jul

John Kerr, Jr.


Walsall player 157. Jean-Philippe Javary 

25 Jul

Jean-Philippe Javary (born 10 January 1978) is a retired French professional footballer.


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Blogs

Introducing Florence Shoes 

27 Jul

Shoetopia (noun) – a higher place where we are all taken when we find the perfect pair of shoes! This afternoon on Cicily Life we wanted to immerse ourselves in our passion, some might call addiction to SHOES! It’s so easy to love shoes.


Rent at The Old Rep Theatre 

27 Jul

It is the classic musical of modern times, a tour de force that has a back story just as tragic as the one that unfolds on stage, and, last night, Rent, the updated version of La Boheme, opened at the Old Rep Theatre Birmingham with a brilliant ...


The Fazy’s return to Lichfield pub 

27 Jul

Covers band The Fazy’s are performing at a Lichfield pub.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 27 July 2016 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 [Commemoration] Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


Why we should all be taking Vitamin D supplements. 

27 Jul

Do you take Vitamin D supplements? If you are, well done! If the answer is no, then maybe you should take a few minutes to re-evaluate this and add Vitamin D to your shopping list.


Review: Head Girl at the Blue Orange Theatre 

26 Jul

I have to declare an interest here as the author of this marvellous new piece starred in one of my own plays, but his own claims to fame are not only being an excellent actor and festival organiser, but writer as well.


Cast of The Hired Man experience trench life in Staffordshire Regiment Museum visit 

26 Jul

The cast of a new community musical have visited the Staffordshire Regiment Museum to experience what life was life for soldiers in the trenches.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 26 July 2016 

26 Jul

Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Lesser Festival] Psalm 48 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.


Corbyn – Anarchists missing the point 

25 Jul

There’s been widespread criticism from anarchists if not of Corbyn directly then of the wisdom of those that are joining the Labour party to support him and his project.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 25 July 2016 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


July 24th – I paid a flying visit to the Vintage Fair at… 

25 Jul

July 24th - I paid a flying visit to the Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway on a very busy day of errands, and despite my general irritation over the glossing over of history’s inconveniences one normally senses at these things, I enjoyed it hugely.


July 23rd – Spotted on the canal near Tamhorn Park, between… 

24 Jul

July 23rd - Spotted on the canal near Tamhorn Park, between Hopwas and Hademore, this late brood of mallard ducklings.


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Sport

Tigers storm clear at head of table as Shifnal slip up 

27 Jul

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (207-9) lost to TAMWORTH CC FIRST XI (210-7) by three wicketsTAMWORTH moved 21 points clear at the top of the table after their win over Stratford and Shifnal Cc's unexpected four-wicket defeat to Penkridge.


Former West Brom midfielder can make an impact with Lambs 

27 Jul

ANDY Morrell says under-21s midfielder Ryan Pace could make an impression with the first team this season.


Familiar face strikes as Chasetown FC are beaten at Brocton 

27 Jul

A former Scholar came back to haunt Chasetown FC as they went down 1-0 in a pre-season friendly at Brocton.


FA Respect & Behaviour punishments for teams & clubs. 

27 Jul

Please note the following new punishments that take effect from this season: – http://www.


Donations to Foodbanks made. 

27 Jul

Many thanks to club members who donated food items over the last couple of weeks.


Match Preview: Crewe Alexandra U21 (H) 

27 Jul

The Pitmen’s pre-season campaign continues this evening as we welcome Crewe Alexandra U21s to Keys Park.


Consistent Andy is on course for shot at Ryder Cup glory 

26 Jul

ANDY Sullivan maybe avoiding too much indulgent talk about the Ryder Cup but the golfing star's form is on course to send him to the biennial extravaganza.


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Business

Lichfield BID manager to step down after less than a year in the job 

26 Jul

The manager of the Lichfield Business Improvement District is to leave her job.


Networking group for women to meet in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A networking group for women will meet in Lichfield next month.


Vehicle fire closes M6 both ways outside Birmingham 

26 Jul

THE M6 motorway was closed in both directions during morning rush hour as emergency services dealt with a HGV that caught fire.


Business people in Lichfield and Burntwood asked to join local policing panels 

22 Jul

Business people in Burntwood and Lichfield are being offered the chance to play a role in directing local policing in their community.


Plan to convert Burntwood shop into osteopathy and podiatry clinic 

22 Jul

A Burntwood shop could be transformed into a new osteopathy and podiatry centre.


Report highlights £717m boost of HS2 East 

22 Jul

A REPORT published today by HS2 East highlights the economic importance to both England and Scotland of pressing ahead with the Eastern leg of HS2 in "full and to the fastest possible timescal...


Lichfield hotel’s expansion given the green light by planning chiefs 

21 Jul

A Lichfield hotel has been given the green light to expand.


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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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    View over Minster Pool in Lichfield towards the three spires of the cathedral.

    Lichfield is our best known three-spired cathedral, and one I have visited many times over the years (both for business







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