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Free car parking extended at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton… 

21 Oct

FREE parking at a hospital in Sutton Coldfield has been extended to ease the burden on patients and their families.


Surgeons save pregnant woman’s arm left ‘hanging by a thread’ in horrific dog attack 

21 Oct

Medical cadets praised for bravery after helping save woman savaged near by Whittington Barracks near Lichfield...


Unemployment in Tamworth falls to all-time low 

21 Oct

Unemployment is at an all-time low in Tamworth.


Rugeley police officer shooting: Gunman transferred to psychiatric unit 

21 Oct

Officer was injured while  investigating reports of a disturbance at an address in Wat Tyler Close...


Kindle Voyage: What makes it different 

21 Oct

The new Kindle Voyage is the latest Amazon e-reader and at just 7.6 mm thick, it's the thinnest Kindle ever.


Coton Green’s Blake to get the garden of his dreams 

21 Oct

"IT will mean everything to him," are the words from Tamworth mum Sharon Shaw, whose son Blake, 4, is set to get the garden of his dreams.


Lichfield crews primed for winter as Operation Snowflake starts 

21 Oct

LICHFIELD'S gritting and snow plough crews are gearing up for colder weather, as Operation Snowflake marks the "official" start of winter.


26 jobs in and around Lichfield: General manager, business… 

21 Oct

These are the latest jobs posted on Lichfield Mercury website.


32,000 Christmas jobs up for grabs at Royal Mail and Amazon 

21 Oct

Royal Mail and Amazon have begun spreading some Christmas cheer by confirming that they have thousands of temporary job openings for the festive season.


Lichfield Mysteries call for local people to join dress-up photoshoot 

21 Oct

People who like dressing up in costume and being filmed are invited to take part in a photoshoot in Lichfield.


Birmingham City fans back Lee Clark’s sacking 

20 Oct

Birmingham City fans at St Andrew's give their reaction to the news that Lee Clark has been sacked.


​Titanic heirloom unearthed as Cash in the Attic comes to… 

20 Oct

A WATCH owned by a man who helped build the Titanic was among the family heirlooms discovered by an antiques expert at Lichfield on Saturday.


IN PICTURES: Lichfield hosts Cash In The Attic star Jonty… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


UPDATE: Man arrested for Atherstone throat-cutting incident 

20 Oct

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for cutting another man's throat in Long Street,Atherstone, on Thursday (October 16).


Antiques expert delves into the past at Lichfield event 

20 Oct

A watch owned by a man who helped build the Titanic was among the family heirlooms discovered by an antiques expert in Lichfield.


GALLERY: Leicester Tigers’ Beckett and Hargreaves host rugby… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Walsall Born WalsallPlayer 45 Harry Wait Snr 46. Harry Wait Jnr 

20 Oct

Harry Wait Born Darlaston 1892 died 1974 Now here was a great man, as far as Walsall football Club are concerned! A Man who there is very little information about..


Walsall Born Walsall Player 44. Brian Taylor 

20 Oct

Brian (Joseph) Taylor Date of birth 24 March 1937 (age 77) Place of birth Walsall, England Playing position Winger Youth career 1952–1954 Walsall Senior career     Years                                             Team...


Cabbies and bus drivers receive free ‘health MOT’ 

20 Oct

Cabbies in the District got a free ‘MOT’ health check in Cannock and Rugeley at a recent event.


7-18 yr olds invited to half term theatre workshop with X-factor coach 

20 Oct

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 – 18 year olds can come along and spend the day taking part in drama and music based workshops, supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions.


Residents urged to get free Flu jab 

20 Oct

Residents living in Cannock Chase District are being advised to have the seasonal flu vaccination as part of Public Health England’s ‘Flu Kills’ campaign.


First blog post from the ‘hot-seat’ 

20 Oct

So this is my first blog post as Chief Executive and I’ll be blogging regularly to keep you up to date with my thoughts, findings and experiences.


Building your new transport network… in 1974 

19 Oct

I’m hoping some of the bus and rail enthusiasts can help with this one – a few weeks ago I picked up a 40 year old bus route map for Walsall, Aldridge Lichfield, Brownhills and Cannock, and it’s an interesting … Continue ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 43. Kevin Summerfield 

19 Oct

Kevin Summerfield Born Walsall 7 January 1959 School Alma Street and Joseph Leckie Youth football Walsall Town Boys West Bromwich Albion Senior Football 1977-82 West Bromwich Albion 9 4 1982-83 Birmingham City 5 1 1983-84 Walsall 54 17 1984 Cardiff ...


Walsall Born Walsall Player 42. Lee Sinnott 

19 Oct

Lee Sinnott Born Aldridge12 July 1965 (or Pelsall) depending which source you believe Team Games Goals Rushall Olympic 1982-83 Walsall 40 2 1983-87 Watford 95 2 1987-91 Bradford City 213 6 1991-93 Crystal Palace 55 0 1993-94 Bradford City 34 1 1994-...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Archery Evening 

22 Oct

Time to take aim and impress Maid Marian with your best Robin Hood impression...


October 20th – I had to pop into Walsall Wood on my way home, so… 

21 Oct

October 20th - I had to pop into Walsall Wood on my way home, so shot up the Lichfield Road.


Fun on the School Run with Regatta 

21 Oct

Walk to school month continues, and I can happily say that we are still enjoying all the new adventures we are finding to have along the way.


File: Little mushroom hiding in the leaves 

21 Oct

Having a good close look in the leaf litter reveals surprises like this little mushroom...


Antiques expert finds nothing of value in Lichfield shopping centre 

21 Oct

BBC star and failed antiques dealer Jonty Hearnden was on hand in the Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield to value various items of junk, including  plates, statues, sculptures, old maps and jewellery.


Men Who Don’t – Sexism or ignorance? 

21 Oct

A friend of mine once played a game with her husband.


Just looking 

21 Oct

Monday 20th October 2014 Went out for a bit of Patch bashing in the morning.


Morning Prayer – October 21 

21 Oct

Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


Retro glamour with added feathers 

20 Oct

I don’t mind admitting that I am truly excited about an event I am going to be attending tomorrow night.


Classic Streamliners – The Soo Line’s Sleek GM’s Electro-Motive Division F3 

20 Oct

Classic Streamliners The Soo Line’s Sleek General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division F3 Streamlined Diesel Locomotive Builder’s portrait of a Soo Line EMD F3 diesel locomotive.


Towards Fradley. 

20 Oct

Quite a few boats moored around Rugeley when we left.


Actress Lynda Bellingham Dies aged 66 

20 Oct

Her death comes just 10 days after her memoir There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You was published.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

FA Basic Referee Course taking place in November 

21 Oct

Staffordshire FA have a Basic Referee's Course taking place in November.


Staffordshire FA’s Commitment to Equality 

21 Oct

Staffordshire Football Association is showing their commitment to equality by working towards re-achieving the foundation level of The Equality Standard for Sport.


Tamworth FC defender eyes Southport upset 

21 Oct

Tamworth defender Dan Preston believes there is no reason why the Lambs cannot progress in the FA cup this weekend at the expense of Conference Premier side Southport.


GALLERY: Tamworth RFC 6 Shrewsbury 21 

21 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Forest want Villa youngster on loan 

21 Oct

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish is a loan target for Championship side Nottingham Forest, the Daily Mirror is reporting.


Boro boss expecting tough Wolves test 

21 Oct

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka says he expects his side to face a tough test at Molineux tonight, despite Wolves' disappointing recent run of form.


Wolves boss highlights Boro counter-attacking threat 

21 Oct

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says he expects Middlesbrough to play counter-attacking football when they visit Molineux this evening.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Date confirmed for reopening of historic Lichfield pub 

17 Oct

A revamped Lichfield pub is set to throw open its doors later this month.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Stoke-on-Trent to launch business case for HS2 station 

15 Oct

BUSINESS and city leaders in Stoke-on-Trent are due to launch their business case for an HS2 station later today.


HCB Group take over Clive Shepherd & Co 

15 Oct

HCB has taken over the legal practice of Clive Shepherd Co, moving the staff into its offices in Lichfield Street, which were acquired in 2011 when Walsall legal firm Hadens joined the group...


77 new homes after council’s bid to block development overturned 

15 Oct

Revelan Group’s proposals for 77 homes on land off Eastern Avenue were unanimously rejected by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee in February...


Further growth for HCB Group 

14 Oct

HCB has taken over the legal practice of Clive Shepherd Co, moving the staff into its offices in Lichfield Street, which were acquired in 2011 when Walsall legal firm Hadens joined the group...


Jobs boost for Staffs as Amazon announces workforce expansion plans 

14 Oct

ONLINE retail giant Amazon has said it is to create another 1,000 jobs at its eight fulfilment centres in the UK, including its base at Rugeley.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


Islamic Extremism on the Internet | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

My hon.


Police Emergency Response Times | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

13 Oct

Hear, hear...


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Backbench Business – Select Committee on Governance of the House | Bills Presented | Commons debates 

10 Sep

indicated assent.


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    Deep Hayes country park , North Staffordshire







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