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World record pub crawl pals set to visit 18,000th boozer 

22 Nov

West Bromwich mates on the bender to beat them all will hit milestone in Lichfield...


Tamworth couple take legal action over daughter’s death 

22 Nov

Family of tragic Donna Kirkland said: 'She had so much to give...


Appeal Following Collision Involving Police Vehicle In Kingsbury 

21 Nov

WARWICKSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a police dog unit vehicle was forced off the road, in Kingsbury.


I’m A Celebrity: Why do Brummies do so badly on reality TV shows? 

21 Nov

As Edwina Curry goes into the jungle for I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! we ask: Just why do Brummies do so badly on reality TV shows...


Youths disturbed trying to break into Lichfield home 

21 Nov

FOUR youths ran off when they were disturbed attempting to break into a house in Cherry Orchard, Lichfield yesterday (November 20).


Health group told to stay out of HS2 

20 Nov

A major health promotion body is told not to interfere in a tussle between Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire East councils about which should get an HS2 link.


Lichfield and Burntwood police operation targets scrap metal… 

20 Nov

POLICE and environmental officers will be staging another joint operationfocusing on scrap metal collectors inLichfield and Burntwood.


MAP: How long can you expect to live from birth in Staffordshire… 

20 Nov

A visualisation from the Office of national statistics allows people across the UK to explore the best and worst parts of the country in terms of impact of life expectancy.


Staffordshire Police praised by HMIC for crime recording 

20 Nov

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) following the inspection of the force’s crime recording procedures.


The State of Tamworth Debate just a few days away 

19 Nov

TAMWORTH goes under the spotlight next week as borough councillors from different political groups take part in the annual ‘State of Tamworth Debate’.


Pay your rent on time this Christmas, tenants reminded 

19 Nov

COUNCIL tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.


Mystery as tortoises disappear from two Burntwood homes on the… 

19 Nov

TWO tortoises vanished on the same night in Burntwood, leaving their owners fearful the animals have been stolen.


It’s not too late to snap up tickets for Castle By Candlelight 

19 Nov

TICKETS are still available for this weekend’s Castle By Candlelight event – which is back by popular demand.


Tamworth nature conservation group gets helping hand at reserve 

19 Nov

WILDLIFE at a Tamworth Local Nature Reserve (LNR) got a helping hand as residents and helpers got their hands dirty at a special volunteering event.


Young renters start earning real money on Wednesday, poll shows 

19 Nov

Young people across the UK spend the first two days of the working week paying for their rent, according to a survey by the TUC and Generation Rent.


Tamworth schools mark remembrance with Flags of Freedom 

19 Nov

Pupils from schools throughout Tamworth have created their own artistic tribute to those who died in the First World War by taking part in the innovative Flags of Freedom project, developed by Tamworth Borough Council and the Royal British Legion.


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Blogs

Mushroomy Things! 

23 Nov

This was on an old tree stump.


Walsall foreign player 12. Carlos Carneiro 

22 Nov

Carlos Paulo Martins Carneiro (born 27 December 1975 in Paços de Ferreira) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.


Walsall foreign player 11. Gabor Bukran 

22 Nov

Gábor Bukrán (born 16 November 1975 in Eger) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays in Belgium for Union Royale Namur.


Walsall foreign player 10. Evandro Brandão 

22 Nov

Evandro Brandão Evandro Elmer de Carvalho Brandão (born 7 May 1991) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a striker for C.


Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced 

21 Nov

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement - it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.


Walsall foreign player 9. Bertrand Bossu 

21 Nov

Bertrand Bossu (born 14 October 1980) is a French footballer who plays as a goalkeeper who played for Isthmian League Division One North club Harlow Town.


Walsall Foreign player 8. Gijsbert Bos 

21 Nov

Gijsbert Bos (born 22 March 1973 in Spakenburg, Netherlands), is a footballer who played in the Football League, at Rotherham United (18) Gateshead (10) Lincoln City (34) and Walsall (0) Gijsbert Bos Senior career Years...


Can You Help 

21 Nov

Walsall MBC Appeal for help to find pensioner’s family Last updated: 21/11/2014 14:40:26 An appeal has been launched to find the relatives of a Walsall pensioner who died recently.


Decision on Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital Services Put on hold Until June 2015 

20 Nov

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced at tonight’s meeting of Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier Safer scrutiny committee it is recommending to its Board that the day case theatre at the Sir Robert Peel ...


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Blogs

Can’t make it to church – 23 November 14 

23 Nov

This is the last Sunday of the church's liturgical year - next week a new year begins (we have three A, B and C) with Advent - the old year ending with a Sunday taken up with Christ the King .


Tell: the Truth 

23 Nov

WILLIAM TELL Hippodrome, Birmingham, Saturday 22 nd November, 2014   Rossini’s final opera is a more serious affair than his other works, like The Barber of Seville or The Journey to Rheims .


Some Early Lines, Old Railway Companies, The Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway 

22 Nov

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Ashby Nuneaton Joint Railway The Ashby Nuneaton Joint Railway was the only joint MR/LNWR project.


Tribute to pottery industry 

22 Nov

The Lancaster Building in Newcastle under Lyme, was built, in the late 1930s, right in the middle of the town, as an expression of local pride and to indicate the town's modernism.


The Law Of The Wild says kill ONLY when you are hungry. 

22 Nov

The  Law Of The Wild says kill ONLY when you are  hungry.


Railways in Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s, Churnet Valley Railway, December 1993 

21 Nov

Railways in Preservation in the 1980s 1990s Churnet Valley Railway, December 1993 Super D Consall 2005 Knotty Unveils 3- Stage Plan Churnet Valley Railway, at the dawn of turning a 20-year dream into reality in North Staffordshire, have revealed ...


Internet trolls should be held accountable if wish to express ‘Freedom of Speech’. 

21 Nov

I personally think it is abundantly clear that we should be held accountable if wish to express ‘Freedom of Speech’..


40th anniversary of pub bombings that led to ‘one of the worst miscarriages of British justice’ 

21 Nov

Today is the 40-year anniversary of two pub bombings in 1974, which killed 21 people and injured 182, that led to the charges and unjust life sentences of the Birmingham Six .


Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help! 

21 Nov

Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help! .


Canal News – 21-11-2014, Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market, Chesterfield Canal Santa Cruises 

21 Nov

Canal News – 21-11-2014 Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market http://www.


Grab a Disney Store Bargain this weekend 

21 Nov

When it comes to looking at the most popular toys this Christmas, it is safe to say that products from the Disney Store will be right there at the top of the list.


PANDORA Wishes with Rochelle and Marvin 

21 Nov

The gorgeous PANDORA store in Birmingham’s Bullring was host to a very special, invitation only party this week.


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Sport

Match Preview: Tamworth (H) 

21 Nov

Smith Looks To Continue Derby Form As Tamworth Come to Town … Hednesford Town boss Rob Smith has given a small insight into how he ensures his Pitmen sides are ready for big local derbies as Tamworth prepare to travel the short distance...


McDonalds Kit Scheme is a huge success 

21 Nov

4,230 football kits have been delivered to FA Charter Standard clubs across the country as part of the new McDonalds sponsorship programme supporting The FA as their official Community Partner.


Wyrley Juniors Benefit from Football Futures Volunteers 

21 Nov

Wyrley Juniors Football Club are reaping benefits from volunteers within the Football Futures programme.


We will remember them. 

21 Nov

Football Remembers.


Football Manager 2015 Now In Stock 

20 Nov

We have received a shipment of Football Manager 2015 PC games from SEGA.


FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round 

20 Nov

Earlier this week the draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy was made with ourselves being handed a tie at AFC Fylde on Saturday 29th November 2014.


Match arrangements for Saturday against Tamworth FC 

20 Nov

The match at Keys Park on Saturday against Tamworth FC will be segregated, with the visiting supporters having the ‘Hednesford End’ of the ground, including the 300 seats behind the goal and access to Strikers Bar.


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Business

Qatari cash linked to HS2 scheme 

18 Nov

Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station...


Business leaders welcome Qatari interest in Birmingham Curzon project 

18 Nov

BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports suggesting the Qatari royal family may invest in the HS2 high-speed rail project in Birmingham.


Direct Workforce expands into larger Cannock offices 

18 Nov

RECRUITMENT firm Direct Workforce has branched out into larger offices in Cannock.


£40m i54 motorway junction set to open next month 

17 Nov

A £40m new motorway junction providing access directly onto the i54 business park in South Staffordshire is set to open next month.


Strong pound continues to impact performance for Aggreko 

14 Nov

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has said it business continues to be impacted by the strong pound despite strong trading over the past quarter.


Businesses urged to back Lichfield Ladies Circle’s community challenge 

13 Nov

Local businesses are being urged to back a community challenge being undertaken by Lichfield Ladies Circle.


Manufacturing boss hits back at automation ‘threat’ 

12 Nov

THE boss of a West Midlands manufacturing firm hit back at a recent report that claims automation could threaten a third of UK jobs.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Iran | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

19 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of financial and material support given by Iran to international terror groups; and if he will make a statement.


Tolls | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

11 Nov

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage the operators of the M6 toll, the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing, the Severn Bridge, and other electronic toll roads to use a common tag system.


Stafford Hospital | Commons debates 

7 Nov

I congratulate my hon.


Dairy Industry – [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates 

5 Nov

One of the key drivers in the creation of the groceries code adjudicator was to try to deal with some of the inequalities that dairy farmers had to deal with all the time.


Television | House of Commons Commission | Written Answers 

31 Oct

To ask the hon.


Serjeant at Arms | House of Commons Commission | Written Answers 

31 Oct

To ask the hon.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

30 Oct

May we have a debate on the importance of ancient woodland in the west midlands? In my constituency, proposals for HS2, despite some recent mitigations, will do significant damage to ancient woodland near to Hints, and now Lafarge Tarmac has...


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