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Volunteers dig in to harvest community garden produce 

31 Jul

Volunteers who have been lovingly tending the community garden next to the fire station in Belgrave have reaped their first big harvest.


Bidding window opens for People Power funding 

31 Jul

Groups in Tamworth are invited to bid for money to help make their communities safer when the latest round of Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Funding opens tomorrow (Friday, 1 August).


Tamworth church joins ‘lights out’ event to mark war’s 100th… 

31 Jul

Thousands of people are expected to fall silent next week to remember Tamworth's WW1 soldiers.


Brandon Lewis: 40,000 have bought a home through help to buy 

31 Jul

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced that almost 40,000 households have bought a home through the help to buy scheme.


Gypsy mum’s plea over travellers site in Grendon near Tamworth 

31 Jul

A GYPSY living in Tamworth has slammed plans for a short-stay travellers site in Grendon, saying that it would 'encourage riff raff' but has called on the council to provide a permanent site in the borough instead.


Insight into how World War One affected life on Lord Lichfield’s… 

31 Jul

AT the beginning of 1914 life at the Shugborough Estate, in Staffordshire continued on its traditional path.


New Tamworth Co-operative Society convenience store for Dosthill 

31 Jul

A new Co-operative convenience store is to be built in Dosthill and will bring 20 new jobs to the area.


London PRS rents now costing 60% of monthly salary 

31 Jul

Rents in London's private rented sector (PRS) now cost more than 60% of the average monthly salary.


Horror of Zeppelin bombings 

31 Jul

Floating above the Black Country, the German Zeppelins would have appeared a most majestic predator.


Ofsted chiefs: More Staffordshire centres require improvement 

31 Jul

Five more children's centres in Staffordshire have been told they must improve standards by Government watchdog Ofsted.


Travellers pitch up on Bilston road for sixth time this year 

31 Jul

Travellers have pitched up on a road near an industrial estate in Bilston for the sixth time this year, causing misery to local firms who say they are blocking delivery vans, intimidating customers and damaging property.


Man ordered to pay £2,600 after dumping charity shop furniture 

31 Jul

A waste collector who was paid to dispose of furniture from a charity shop but instead dumped it illegally has been ordered to pay £2,600.


New £700,000 football facilities on the way for Staffordshire school 

31 Jul

Almost £700,000 will be spent on a new football pitch and floodlights at a South Staffordshire school after firms included Jaguar Land Rover donated cash.


Cinderella needs her Prince Charming 

31 Jul

The Tamworth Pantomime Company is on the hunt for their next Prince Charming to join Cinderella in a starring role.


Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber praises church in visit to Tamworth 

31 Jul

LORD Andrew Lloyd Webber has showered praise on a Tamworth church labelling it a wonderful building - but he slammed the town's six blocks of high-riseflats.


Tamworth Firefighters receive award 

31 Jul

Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has presented a trio of awards to firefighters and support staff who have gone the extra mile to serve the community of Tamworth.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Dunn and Hale 

31 Jul

The address is 240 High Street, Brownhills.


Lights of San Francisco Will Tell The Call’s Election News (1912) 

31 Jul

This is a story before the time of television, when you are force fed election news as it is going on.


Commemorating the Great War 

31 Jul

This week it is still important to remember the sacrifices made by millions of people, many from our own local communities as we join in the centenary commemorations of the Great War.


MP EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER BUS SERVICE CUTBACKS IN NORTON CANES 

31 Jul

Aidan has today written to bus company Arriva expressing his concerns at recent cutbacks by the company in Cannock Chase, including the withdrawal of the 32 service between Hednesford-Cannock-Norton Canes-Brownhills-Walsall.


Ping-Pong Is a Craze (1902) 

30 Jul

Ping-Pong Is a Craze (1902) (From the Washington D.


Finding ‘N’: The Pleck Canal Mystery, 1915 

30 Jul

The Scarborough Rd Canal Bridge, from around the point where ‘N’ was pulled from the water.


Chasewater today 30-07-2014 

30 Jul

These pictures were taken on my mobilr phone on a quick visit to my old Haunt of ChaseWater.


Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: MPs pay should be cut 

30 Jul

As discussed last week, our political parties need to be revitalised and one of the issues is that they are seen as a vehicle for a political class.


Active Staffordshire 

30 Jul

Have you heard of ‘Sportshire’? It’s the name we’ve put to an excellent piece of work we’re doing to make sport a vital part of our vision around prosperity, health and happiness.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Kenny Ireland: Benidorm Actor Dies Aged 68 After Battle With Cancer 

31 Jul

The Benidorm actor – who played swinger Donald Stewart in the ITV comedy – passed away today following a battle with cancer.


Keeping Up. 

31 Jul

Twas a lovely surprise when we saw nb Keeping Up gliding past our side hatch windows, so we called out to them.


Biker Paramedic Steve Harris Calls It a Day after 36 Years 

31 Jul

One of Birmingham’s much loved ‘Emergency Bikers’ is hanging up his leathers later today after more than 36 years’ service.


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Wirksworth Commemorates 1914: Secretary of State Visits 

31 Jul

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Wirksworth Commemorates 1914: Secretary of State Visits The Secretary of State stands on the footplate of ‘Henry Ellison’, alongside members of the Wirksworth Branch of the Royal British Legion:  Wirksworth, ...


Bordesley Green WMP Apologise – Inappropriate Use of Social Media Account 

31 Jul

A police officer has been referred to the force’s Professional Standards Department after posting a “sexist cartoon” on an official Twitter account.


Barbara Hulanicki for George – Brightest drop yet 

31 Jul

I am a huge fan of Barbara Hulanicki, since reading her autobiography I was fascinated by her drive and glamour, and the allure of Biba, which even now, almost 40 years since it shut it’s doors, still has the aura of decadence and beauty, and a...


New chips on the block 

31 Jul

It's a mystery...


The Mario Brothers set for Lichfield pub gig 

31 Jul

The Mario Brothers Disco and chart hits will be on offer at a Lichfield pub.


The darkness becomes more obvious 

31 Jul

The words of John 1.5: The light shines in the darkness - and the darkness .


Morning Prayer – July 31 

31 Jul

Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord,cand in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


Koba’s Scotland To England Cycle In Aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity 

30 Jul

Koba Higgins is going to cycle from Scotland to Great Ormond Street Hospital in England on December 1st 2014 in order to raise £5000 for this amazing charity, in time for Christmas.


Canal News – Banbury Floating Market, Linocut exhibition at Audlem Mill, IWA Shrewsbury District Lock Wind 

30 Jul

Canal News Banbury Floating Market Banbury Floating Market 01 – 03 Aug 2014 10:00 am – 6:00 pm There will be plenty to see and do (and buy) at the Banbury Floating Market.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Club in Football Foundation magazine. 

31 Jul

The Club features in this month’s Football Foundation magazine Top Corner.


Portsmouth FC hand position to former Lambs ace 

31 Jul

Bevan role: Former Tamworth keeper Scott Bevan has been named goalkeeping coach at Portsmouth.


Tamworth FC are aiming to close deal for striker… 

31 Jul

TAMWORTH FC boss Dale Belford hopes to complete the signing of former Coventry City youth striker Donovan Simmonds this week.


Former Watford FC man is ready for serious business of promotion… 

31 Jul

TOM James is already gaining a reputation as one of the funnier characters in the new-look Tamworth FC dressing room.


Atherstone Town can thrive in tougher league, says Smith 

31 Jul

ATHERSTONE Town skipper Lee Smith admits competition will be fierce in Midland Football League Division One, when it gets started this weekend.


BTCC contender Jordan praying Snetterton stewards rule in his… 

31 Jul

ANDREW Jordan's hopes of retaining his British Touring Car Championship will receive either a massive boost or a huge blow at Snetterton this weekend before he even revs up an engine.


City boss wants his troops to be ruthless against strugglers 

31 Jul

LICHFIELD City boss Paul Holt has warned his players they must do better against the division's lower-placed teams if they are to have any hope of improving on last year's seventh-place finish.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Property owners urged to think carefully before accepting HS2 compensation 

30 Jul

WEST Midland residents living along the route of the proposed HS2 high speed rail line have been advised not to immediately accept compensation claims without taking professional advice.


St Modwen gets approval for large mixed-use scheme in Derbyshire 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen is to deliver a primary school and contribute £1.5m towards secondary education in Hilton, South Derbyshire, as part of its plans for a mixed-use scheme on a brown...


Lichfield architect draws on expertise for £34m Wedgwood facility 

28 Jul

A LICHFIELD architect is bringing its expertise to a £34m project to redevelop the global headquarters of one of Britains most famous manufacturers.


New owners reopen Burntwood indoor play area 

25 Jul

A Burntwood indoor play area has reopened.


Development support wins for Gough Bailey Wright 

25 Jul

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency to support developers hoping to build major outlet village near Cannock...


Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club 

24 Jul

Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs...


To Coyne A Phrase 

24 Jul

The need for speedIT is difficult to see any downside to the announcements surrounding Birmingham and HS2 this week.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Bilateral EU Free Trade Agreements | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

22 Jul

I am grateful for that answer, although I think it is unfortunate that because of our membership of the European Union, we cannot enter into bilateral agreements ourselves.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

17 Jul

Will my right hon.


UK Voters Overseas | Oral Answers to Questions – Electoral Commission Committee | Commons debates 

17 Jul

I am very grateful for that answer.


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