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Missing Tamwoth teen found safe 

8 Feb

MISSING Tamworth teenager Sinead McCluskey has been found safe.


Power station closure ‘risks 150 jobs’ 

8 Feb

Rugeley Power Station, which has supplied electricity in Staffordshire for 46 years, is set to close with the potential loss of 150 jobs, it is confirmed.


Rugeley Power Station closure this summer could lead to loss of… 

8 Feb

RUGELEY Power Station is expected to close this summer due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation.


Lichfield’s Tesco Extra store offers free fruit to shoppers’… 

8 Feb

LICHFIELD'S Tesco Extra store has been praised for a new initiative which sees free fruit given to shoppers' children.


Do you know of Sinead’s whereabouts?  

8 Feb

POLICE  are increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has not been seen for eight days.


Police investigate after man’s body found inside Midlands house 

8 Feb

POLICE are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a property in Whitehouse Common Road, Sutton Coldfield last night.


Tamworth residents urged to ‘Clean For the Queen’  

8 Feb

SCHOOLS, groups, businesses and individuals in Tamworth are being encouraged to get involved in a national campaign to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90 th birthday.


Taxpayers’ Alliance warns decision to raise part of council tax by more than a third will hit Burntwood residents hard 

8 Feb

The decision to raise part of the council tax by more than a third in Burntwood will “hit residents hard”, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has warned.


Silver tea service returns to Tamworth after donation 

8 Feb

A BEAUTIFUL commemorative silver tea service and tray which was presented to a former Mayoress of Tamworth in 1902 is now ‘back home’ in Tamworth – after it was kindly donated to the borough by the original recipient’s great-granddaughter.


Missing Tamworth girl ‘not seen for eight days’ – police appeal 

8 Feb

POLICE say they are 'increasingly concerned for a missing Tamworth teenager - who has not been seen for eight days.


Burntwood 7/7 hero asks movie companies to think twice following… 

8 Feb

A FORMER Burntwood resident, who was famously caught on camera giving medical assistance to a woman following the 7/7 bombings in London, has called on film makers to be more aware of the movie scenes they are making in public.


Flooding in Tamworth, Polesworth, Shuttington and Elford – in… 

8 Feb

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Lichfield and Burntwood residents reminded of lantern ban ahead of Chinese New Year 

8 Feb

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded about a ban on lanterns ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations.


Risk of flooding along the A38 north of Lichfield 

8 Feb

FLOOD warnings are in place along the A38 north of Lichfield as heavy rain continues to fall across the area.


Lichfield author auctions off character role in next book for CLIC Sargent 

8 Feb

A Lichfield author is auctioning off the chance for people to have their name in her next book.


Three people rescued from their cars in Tamworth after getting… 

8 Feb

FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue three people from their cars after getting trapped on a road swamped by flood water.


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Blogs

Councils in England to get £300m Extra over Next Two Years 

8 Feb

Councils across England likely to be hardest hit by cuts to central government funding are to be given an extra £300m over the next two years.


Police Appeal for Tamworth Girl Not Seen For Eight Days 

8 Feb

Staffordshire’s Police Officers are increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has not been seen for eight days.


Find out about the Lichfield Morris – free talk on tonight! 

8 Feb

Tonight at 7:30pm, (Monday 8th February 2016), they have a wonderful free talk at Curborough Community Centre, on the subject of the celebrated and longstanding Lichfield Morris.


Tamworth Conservatives Call on Labour Party to Come Clean over Missing Hospital Petition 

7 Feb

Tamworth Conservatives are calling on the Labour Party to open an investigation after a petition run by a Labour County Councillor was not handed to the CCG.


I sea? 

6 Feb

Here's a bit of a curiosity: posted in the Cannock Facebook group by friend of the blog Chris Edwards after he spotted it on the wonderful Chasewaterstuff's Rail and Canal blog, a photo of the signal box that reputedly stood at Anglesey Sidings at ...


Positively Puppets Course 

6 Feb

We have some excellent news! We've been awarded a small arts grant from Tamworth Borough Council towards running a ' Positively Puppets Course' for children aged 7 to 12 years who have dyslexia and / or overlapping traits! The course will start on: ...


Cabinet support proposals for a balanced budget 

5 Feb

You will know I have written before about supporting the elderly, protecting children at risk and investing in jobs, roads and training and skills and they will all remain our focus for 2016 and beyond.


Tamworth Residents Urged to ‘Clean For the Queen’ 

4 Feb

Schools, groups, businesses and individuals in Tamworth are being encouraged to get involved in a national campaign to clean up the streets in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.


They Might Have Guns but We Have Flowers 

4 Feb

French father and son interview after the Paris terror attacks...


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Blogs

Reviewed – All Boxed Up Beauty Box 

8 Feb

I have to be honest and say that, in general, I am not a fan of beauty boxes.


Lake Kerkini – Help 

8 Feb

The last few images of last week's short trip to Lake Kerkini concern birds we saw but could not readily identify.


Coach Friendly Questionnaire 

8 Feb

Dear group organisers, Lichfield has been a Coach Friendly City since 2009 and we’d like your help to understand why you come to Lichfield, what you think we do well – and what we could improve on! We’d love you to fill in our quick ...


Morning Prayer – 8 February 2016 

8 Feb

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.


February 7th – A better day, but still grey and showery, with a… 

8 Feb

February 7th - A better day, but still grey and showery, with a building wind.


Guinness World Records Largest Sock Monkey Goes on Sale in aid of @TheBHF #charity 

7 Feb

August 27th 2015 Jody Lewis became the Guinness World Records holder for the Largest sock monkey, Jody’s monkey is 10ft and 5.59 inches tall and made out of calf-length socks, thus settings the new world record for the Largest sock monkey, according...


Lake Kerkini – part 2 

7 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 On our second full day we decided to explore the hills to the north towards the Bulgarian border.


February 5th – I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an… 

7 Feb

February 5th - I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an errand, and came back to Shenstone on a surprisingly empty commuter service.


A cocktail Masterclass at Bar Opus 

7 Feb

I really would struggle to think of a better way to spend a very cold and windy Saturday afternoon, than mixing gorgeous cocktails in the glamorous confines of Bar Opus, based at Birmingham’s One Snowhill.


Lake Kerkini – The Pelicans 

6 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 The main focus of our trip was the Pelicans and the boat trip provided some wonderful photographic opportunities as the birds came in close for the chance of an easy meal.


Lake Kerkini, N.Greece – Day 1 

5 Feb

1st - 4th February 2016 I met Nikos Gallios at the Bird Fair last year and over the winter arranged a birdwatching trip to Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece, staying at his comfortable family hotel nearby in the village of Chrysochorafa, I went ...


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5 Feb

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Sport

Preston North End return for Lambs loan defender 

8 Feb

Tamworth have confirmed that defender Josh Heaton has returned to Preston North End.


LCCC Supported Riders 2016 

8 Feb

You can see information about the 2016 Bursary winners under the “+Supported Rider+” tab.


Sign-Up to the 2016 Football Futures Camp 

8 Feb

Staffordshire FA will be hosting their Football Futures Camp aiming to inspire and educate leaders to assist them through their work within football whether that be in education or at a local Charter Standard Club.


Re-arranged Fixture v Stockport County 

8 Feb

The recently postponed away match against Stockport County at Edgeley Park has been re-arranged for Tuesday 01 March with a 7.45pm kick-off...


Former Tamworth star Kane Hemmings named Scottish Premiership… 

8 Feb

ONE time Tamworth starlet Kane Hemmings has been handed the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month award for January.


Club Events and Helpers 

8 Feb

There is a new tab on the website that lists our events for the year  (races and Time Trials) and who is helping to run each one.


U17s Lions looking for new players 

8 Feb

Our U17s Lions are looking for players to complete their squad.


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Business

Jobs blow with West Midlands final working power station to close 

8 Feb

Rugeley Power Station, in Staffordshire, which has been operating for more than 50 years, is set to cease operations this summer...


Redrow acquires former golf course for large-scale housing project 

8 Feb

WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers owner Steve Morgans housebuilding group Redrow is to build 1,100 new homes on a former golf course near Tamworth.


Redrow to build 1,100 new houses on former golf course 

5 Feb

Housebuilding group acquires major site in south Staffordshire close to its Midlands HQ as it embarks on ten-year regeneration project...


Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail 

5 Feb

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers...


BREAKING NEWS: Motorists warned of further disruption as M6 remains closed 

4 Feb

MOTORISTS in Birmingham have been warned to expect long delays on their journey home as the effects of an accident which closed the M6 between junctions 5 and 6 continue to be felt.


Transport Secretary hails “railway for next 100 years” at HS2 office launch 

4 Feb

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP officially opened the Birmingham offices of the company managing the HS2 high-speed rail project yesterday.


BREAKING NEWS: HS2 college in Birmingham gets green light 

4 Feb

THE new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has been given the go-ahead after Birmingham City Councils planning committee granted planning permission today.


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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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