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Appeal for information after car damaged in Polesworth 

21 Apr

THE owner of a classic mini is appealing for information after his car was damaged by a suspected drunk driver in Polesworth.


Pensioner who ‘became a monster’ jailed for 1983 Tamworth rape 

20 Apr

A 68-year-old man from north Wales has been sentenced to 13 years for raping a girl in Staffordshire in the 1980s.


Photography exhibition launches in Tamworth 

20 Apr

WORLD renowned photographer Dafna Yosha, launches the European tour of her first solo exhibition in Tamworth tomorrow.


Warning not to leave batteries charging overnight after Tamworth fire 

20 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning residents not to leave batteries charging overnight following a fire in Tamworth.


Drug dealer suspects arrested and two cannabis farms destroyed after police blitz on Erdington crime 

20 Apr

More than seven suspects were arrested after the Erdington crime blitz...


Success for Question Time-style events about crime 

20 Apr

'Tell us what we need to do and we will do it...


‘Monster’ David Crook is jailed for raping teen, 15, after party 35 years ago 

20 Apr

David Crook, now 68, met the girl, who was then 15, following a party in Tamworth around Bonfire Night in 1983...


‘Monster’ jailed for historical Tamworth rape 

20 Apr

David Crook has been sentenced to 13 years after attacking a teenager in a van in the 1980s.


North Wales man who ‘became a monster’ jailed for historic Tamworth rape case 

20 Apr

A man from North Wales who raped a 15-year-old girl in Staffordshire in the 1980’s, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court yesterday (April 19).


Firefighters tackle blaze at ex-sex club 

20 Apr

The A5 Watling Street at Ivetsey Bank was closed as dozens of firefighters tackled the flames at the 18th century Wheaton Aston Old Hall in South Staffordshire...


Huge police presence as two teens arrested on busy Sutton Coldfield high street 

20 Apr

Two 16-year-olds arrested in broad daylight after short police chase ending on Boldmere Road...


Sarbjit Kaur murder: CCTV released of woman police want to speak to 

20 Apr

Victim was murdered at her own home in February...


John Michie’s daughter ‘first to die from party drug 2CP’, court told 

20 Apr

Ceon Broughton, of Enfield, north London, appeared at Winchester Crown Court, accused of supplying the psychedelic drug...


View from the House – 20th April 2018 

20 Apr

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


This horrifying Snapchat feature could put kids at risk of paedophiles 

20 Apr

Apps are aiding predators in their bid to pinpoint the location of potential targets, it has emerged...


Mum’s outrage over police not investigating attack on daughter, 12, because it’s ‘not cost effective’ 

20 Apr

Greater Manchester Police reportedly suggested she should resolve the issue herself by visiting the parents of the attacker...


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Blogs

A great disco in aid of a wonderful local charity on tonight! 

20 Apr

Just a quick note to point this event out that’s happening this evening (Friday, 20th April 2018) over in Cheslyn Hay that friend of the blog Stephen Hill has let me know about.


Current Squad. 30-33-34=37-38-Mr Mystery. 

19 Apr

All of the above were entered into the squad by Jon Whitney, but I cannot find any information on them I would appreciate it.


Do the walk this weekend! 

17 Apr

Find out how far they’ve come at Summerhill in just two years in this informative film for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to remind us that ...


Congratulations to our Commonwealth medal winners 

16 Apr

I hope people got the chance to enjoy some of the Commonwealth Games over the last couple of weeks and in particular cheer on some of our very own Staffordshire sporting stars.


Learning at Work Week 

16 Apr

We have Learning at Work Week coming up from 14 – 18 May.


Current Squad 28. Callum David Cockerill-Mollett 

15 Apr

Callum David Cockerill-Mollett  (born 15 January 1999) is an Engliish born Irish professional footballer who is a full back, witth League 1 Walsall .


Current Squad 25 Maziar Kouhyar 

15 Apr

Maziar Kouhyar  (born 30 September 1997), is an Afghan professional footballer who plays in midfield for EFL 1 team Walsall.


Our Strategy, and good news for Staffordshire families 

9 Apr

I wanted to make sure that you had all had a chance to familiarise yourselves with the Plan on a Page , the short version of the council’s Strategy.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust April 2018 public meeting this Monday 

5 Apr

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th April 2018) there will be the April 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


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Blogs

Spring Resolutions For Your Home, Lifestyle and Health 

20 Apr

Am I the only person who thinks that making resolutions in the new year is a complete waste of time? By that, I don’t mean that resolutions per se are the issue, just that January is the wrong time to be making them.


Morning Prayer – Friday 20 April 2018 

20 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 107 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his steadfast love endures for ever.


The flow of migrants increases 

19 Apr

Thursday19th April 2018 Having been held back by a cold, wet early April the arrival rate of Migrant birds is picking up.


Breakfast At The Ivy Birmingham 

19 Apr

There are some invites that you say yes to.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 19 April 2018 

19 Apr

Easter Season Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012 Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his mercy endures for ever.


Interiors Focus: Wall Art 

18 Apr

A home with lots of bare walls is a home without a soul.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 18 April 2018 

18 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 105 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples.


April 17th – Every day, new flowers and leaves. This is… 

18 Apr

April 17th - Every day, new flowers and leaves.


Spring Clean Your Life This Spring 

17 Apr

With temperatures that are going to hit the mid twenties this week, it certainly feels like Spring has finally sprung.


Preparations in full swing for the 2018 Lichfield Home and Garden Festival 

17 Apr

Visitors will get the chance to find out more about making improvements to their homes at a festival in Lichfield.


Call for sponsors to support the 2018 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

17 Apr

Businesses and organisations are being urged to support the 2018 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Tickets go on sale for 2018 performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral 

17 Apr

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Match Preview: Mickleover Sports (H) 

20 Apr

Less than 48 hours after our last home league fixture, the Pitmen prepare to ‘go again’ at Keys Park when Mickleover Sports visit on Saturday afternoon.


Hednesford Town 1-1 Rushall Olympic 

20 Apr

The Pitmen welcomed near neighbours Rushall Olympic to Keys Park for the Evo Stik Premier Division clash postponed from Easter Monday due to a water logged pitch.


Match Preview: Rushall Olympic (H) 

19 Apr

It is once again a quick turnaround for Hednesford Town as we return to action this evening when Rushall Olympic visit Keys Park.


Football for girls aged 4 to 11. 

19 Apr

The Club has 2 FA SSE Wildcats Centres for girls aged 4 to 11.


National MTB Series Round 1- Sherwood Pines 

19 Apr

Race report from supported rider Marcus Holmes A dry spell leading up to the race meant for some fast close racing.


Grantham Town 1-1 Hednesford Town 

18 Apr

A depleted Pitmen side returned from a windy South Kesteven Sports Stadium with a point after leading scorer Danny Glover’s injury time header against play-off chasing Grantham Town earned them a draw.


Play-off chasing Chasetown FC pick up a point at Sheffield FC 

18 Apr

Play-off chasing Chasetown FC added a point to their tally at Sheffield FC.


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Business

Event to help couple thank locals who helped transform struggling village pub near Lichfield 

17 Apr

A couple who took on a struggling pub in a village near Lichfield are planning a community barbecue to say thank you to locals who have helped turn around its fortunes.


Lichfield car dealership wins national customer service award 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business has won an award for customer service.


Lichfield business relocates to new city centre offices 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business is moving to a new city centre home.


Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.


Lichfield shoppers thanked for supporting Easter foodbank appeal 

9 Apr

Thousands of items have been donated to an Easter foodbank appeal in Lichfield.


Lichfield business hoping to showcase the future of ‘smart cities’ across the UK 

5 Apr

A Lichfield company is hoping to showcase the future of “smart cities”.


Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business raises more than £85,000 for meningitis charity 

3 Apr

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has raised more than £85,000 for the Meningitis Now charity.


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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  • RestingPlace

     on flickr 30 Mar 18
    I particularly like overgrown churchyards. Here at the remote and secluded parish church of St Lawrence at Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire







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