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Polesworth community could ‘lose’ pavilion building if vandalism… 

3 Sep

A POLESWORTH councillor has said that the community could 'lose' the Abbey Green pavilion if mindless vandals continue to strike.


Decision on Tamworth hospital ward closure is delayed 

3 Sep

A DECISION over Tamworth's closure-threatened day surgery ward will not be made until next year as talks continue over its future.


Tunisa terror victim shot five times leaves Birmingham hospital 

3 Sep

Allison Heathcote has almost no memory of horrific beach attack...


Industry body predicts HS2 project will not start until 2020 

3 Sep

An industry body has predicted that work on HS2 will not start until 2020.


Rented homes in Lichfield and Burntwood will be “even more unaffordable” for young people 

3 Sep

A report has warned that rented accommodation in Lichfield and Burntwood is set to become “even more unaffordable” for young people.


Crews attend house fire in Alexandra Mews estate 

3 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service were called to Tamworth this morning (September 3) responding to reports of a house fire.


Planning chiefs approve signage for new McDonald’s restaurant in Burntwood 

3 Sep

A new McDonald’s restaurant in Burntwood has moved a step closer after plans for new signs and car park changes were approved.


Charity slams Lichfield District Council’s use of bailiffs to… 

3 Sep

THE use of bailiffs by Lichfield District Council to recover unpaid tax from struggling residents is too high says a national charity.


Tributes to former Tamworth man killed in Shoreham Airshow… 

3 Sep

THE devastated family of a former Tamworth man who was killed when a jet crashed into a busy road have paid tribute to their 'loving' relative.


Food hygiene: Latest Tamworth premises inspection results 

3 Sep

These are some of the latest food hygiene reports published by the Food Standards Agency.


Calls for Lichfield District Council to end lease on chairman’s chauffeur-driven car 

3 Sep

A group created to look at the future of a chauffeur-driven car for Lichfield District Council’s chairman have recommended not renewing current the lease.


Song remains the same as ‘bombastic’ Led Zeppelin tribute perform… 

3 Sep

LED Zeppelin tribute act Fred Zeppelin will be playing the legendary rock band's greatest songs at Lichfield Guildhall tomorrow (Friday, September 4).


Food hygiene: Latest Lichfield premises inspection results 

3 Sep

These are some of the latest food hygiene reports published by the Food Standards Agency.


New Gateway will put Victims first in Staffordshire 

2 Sep

A NEW approach to supporting victims introduced by Staffordshire’s Police Crime Commissioner will put the needs of victims at the heart of the criminal justice system across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.


Explore heritage for free as part of jam-packed weekend of fun 

2 Sep

FREE entry to Tamworth Castle, an 80th anniversary display of Reliant cars, wartime stories of Tamworth families revealed in a newly-published book and a brand-new open air theatre performance are just some of the events at this year’s Heritage ...


The cheapest diesel prices in Birmingham right now and where to find them 

2 Sep

Where are the cheapest diesel around Birmingham? This map tells you how to find the top 10 fuel bargains...


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Blogs

New Stafford Library 

3 Sep

It really was an exciting week last week, with the countdown to the opening of our new Stafford Library now really underway.


Walsall player 466. Walter Nicolás Otta 

2 Sep

Walter Nicolás Otta (born 12 December 1973 in Río Tercero, Córdoba) is a retired Argentine footballer striker, last playing for Villa Dalmine in the regionalised Argentine 4th division.


Walsall player 465 John Osborne 

2 Sep

John Osborne (1 December 1940 – 7 November 1998) was an English football goalkeeper.


Mobile Library Consultation Ends Tomorrow 

1 Sep

Consultation over the future of Staffordshire’s mobile and travelling library service ends tomorrow, (Wednesday Sept 2).


Rode Trip 

1 Sep

The 462nd  Sheriff’s Ride and its spin-off take place this coming Saturday (5th September) and I’m marking the occasion with a post about posts.


New Service Launched to Support Victims in Staffordshire 

1 Sep

Today a new approach to support victims has been introduced by Staffordshire’s Police Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.


Walsall player 464. Simon Osborn 

31 Aug

Simon Osborn (born 19 January 1972) is an English former footballer and football manager.


Walsall player 463. Ifem “Iffy” Onuora 

31 Aug

Ifem “Iffy” Onuora (born 28 July 1967) is a Scottish former professional footballer, manager and current equalities coach for the Professional Footballers Association.


Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge (The Roman Forts) 

31 Aug

Aerial photo of the site in 1971 (J Pickering) There are three types of fort: the fortress was for an entire legion (5,000 men) and both Wroxeter and Chester were the closest fortresses to Pennocrucium; the vexilliation fortress, it has been mooted, ...


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Blogs

When people ask for ‘non-religious’ services 

3 Sep

One of the more interesting, and often most challenging, moments I have is when someone bangs on my door and asks for a 'non-religious' service for something or other; anessence that is up there with people wanting to make the service fun (which ...


Morning Prayer – 3 September 2015 

3 Sep

Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 604 Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


Fred Zeppelin ready to rock the Lichfield Guildhall 

2 Sep

Tickets are still available to see Fred Zeppelin at the Lichfield Guildhall on Friday (September 4).


Simon and Garfunkel hits brought to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick 

2 Sep

The music of Simon and Garfunkel will feature in a show at the Lichfield Garrick this month.


Morning Prayer – 2 September 2015 

2 Sep

The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1901 and 1942 Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


Back to the Neighbourhood 

1 Sep

1st Sept.


Staffordshire Birding 

1 Sep

Friday saw me heading to Harrington Airfield in Northamptonshire in search of a reported Wryneck.


Piano duo Worbey and Farrell bring show to the Lichfield Garrick 

1 Sep

Piano playing with a twist is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Ministering or Administrating? 

1 Sep

Publichealth warning: Rantand soapbox ahead - may appear nuts! Yesterday I had the misfortune to find myself at the hands of the facile observer, the sort of person who looks at someone with their arms crossed and proclaims them to be defensive ...


Morning Prayer – 1 September 2015 

1 Sep

Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710 Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed...


August 31st – I rode out via Canwell and Middleton to Middleton… 

1 Sep

August 31st - I rode out via Canwell and Middleton to Middleton Hall for a cup of tea and cake, all the while in steady rain.


August 31st – Couldn’t stay in on August Bank Holiday Monday,… 

1 Sep

August 31st - Couldn’t stay in on August Bank Holiday Monday, even though it was grey and wet.


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Sport

Tamworth FC’s Burns: ‘We have never-say-die attitude’ 

3 Sep

ANDY Burns says the Bank Holiday weekend has shown Tamworth have a never-say-die attitude which will stand them in good stead for the campaign ahead.


Barton United leave it late to earn a point at Burntwood Town 

3 Sep

Burntwood Town took some of the shine off Barton United’s 100% start to the season as the two sides drew 1-1 on Bank Holiday Monday.


Atherstone Town aim to make Vase progress 

3 Sep

Greg Webb says his Atherstone Town team-mates can go into their FA Vase clash at Westfields with no fear this weekend.


Unbeaten Morrell is keen for his Tamworth FC troops to kick… 

3 Sep

TAMWORTH FC entertain Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday with boss Andy Morrell urging his players to 'take a really positive step forward'.


European Week of Sport at Wyrley Juniors FC 

2 Sep

Next week is the European Week of Sport.


From Sheffield United and Derby County to driving the Lambs on 

2 Sep

HE's worked at Sheffield United and Derby County and now George Delves is ready to take Tamworth FC forward into a new era.


Atherstone Town: Boss Green is content with start to campaign 

2 Sep

Adders boss Ivor Green says it's 'so far, so good' for his young side after a mixed start to the Midland One campaign.


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Business

Lichfield’s Inspired Accountants to host fundraising charity quiz 

2 Sep

A Lichfield business is hoping to raise thousands for charity with its annual quiz.


Aggreko expands North American presence with £18m acquisition 

2 Sep

PORTABLE power supplier Aggreko has expanded its presence in the North American market with the £18m acquisition of a Canadian company.


HS2 “essential” to Birmingham’s future success – JLL research 

1 Sep

RESEARCH by property consultancy JLL suggests high-speed rail project HS2 is essential for Birmingham if it is to stay competitive.


Lichfield waste sector firm goes into administration 

27 Aug

PLASTICS sorting and trading business What-A-Waste has gone into administration.


Alrewas firm pledges £15,000 to police cadets scheme 

26 Aug

An Alrewas company has pledged £15,000 to support the Staffordshire Police cadets scheme .


Lichfield Squash Club confirms link up with Tempest Ford 

25 Aug

Lichfield Squash Club has agreed a new sponsorship agreement with a local car dealership.


Hilton Birmingham Metropole creates new jobs to meet conferencing demand 

20 Aug

ONE of the regions largest hotels is creating new jobs to capitalise on growing demand for conferencing and events.


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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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