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Ten things you didn’t know about Europe’s only Thomas Land™ as it celebrates its tenth anniversary! 

18 Jul

AFTER a decade of providing fun and laughter for all the family in its Thomas Land™ attraction, Drayton Manor Park is celebrating this milestone anniversary by releasing some fun facts about the little blue tank engine and his friends! Since its ...


New approach to reduce hospital admissions due to falls 

18 Jul

THE number of frail older people needing to attend hospital in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to reduce, thanks to a new approach developed to identify people at risk of falling.


Thousands enjoy Aethel’s weekend to remember in Tamworth 

18 Jul

MORE than 18 months of hard work involving 10,000 participants, 250 litres of paint, 50 litres of PVA glue, 100 rolls of double-sided sticky tape, 5,000 cable ties and 1,400 square-yard tiles, came together with the successful unveiling of Mercian ...


Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson faces contempt of court challenge ruling wait 

18 Jul

Robinson, 35, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, watched via video link from prison...


Police investigating series of assaults after man tried to ‘pull’ girl to the floor 

18 Jul

Three incidents have been reported in the last month but police aren't sure whether they're linked...


No2H8 Crime Awards 2018: Here’s your chance to nominate a hero for fighting hate crime 

18 Jul

There are a number of categories you can nominate for at this year's awards, which are backed by The Birmingham Mail...


Police breakthrough in search for Dan Baird’s killer as police believe ‘serving prisoner involved in stabbing’ 

18 Jul

Dan Baird died after being stabbed multiple times outside the Forge Tavern, in Digbeth, on July 8 last year...


Police officer Kevin McClenaghan charged with assault and perverting the course of justice 

18 Jul

He is due at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday...


Public Health England deny Norovirus outbreak amid reports ‘vile bug’ has hit three counties 

18 Jul

The body report no increase in cases...


HPV jab ‘should be offered to boys’ according to worried health ministers 

18 Jul

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended a gender-neutral national vaccination programme...


Nigella Lawson warns people are using ‘healthy eating’ to disguise eating disorders 

18 Jul

The TV chef chillingly warned modern diets that promise so-called healthy eating can sometimes be a cover-up...


Ladder for Greater Birmingham launches apprenticeship drive 

18 Jul

New campaign run in conjunction with BirminghamLive is striving to create 1,000 new apprenticeship roles across the city and Solihull...


Stolen classified documents incident ’embarrassing and damaging’, says PCC 

18 Jul

The investigation made three recommendations to prevent such an event reoccurring...


Knife-wielding pair carry out armed robbery at supermarket in Shenstone 

18 Jul

Two men armed with knives have robbed a shop in Shenstone.


Burntwood business calls for donations to help families meet cost of new school uniforms 

18 Jul

A Burntwood business is looking to help families who are struggling to meet the cost of new school uniforms.


Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet 

18 Jul

Plans to breathe new life into the site of a former care home in Burntwood have been backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.


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Blogs

Learnings from LGA Conference 

16 Jul

The Local Government Association Conference (LGA) in Birmingham last week was, as always, an opportunity to learn and to understand what is going on across the country in our sector.


Little Hay miniature railway garden party on now! 

15 Jul

Very late notice I know but the good folk of Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Socially have asked me to to tell you that their Garden Party at Little Hay Miniature Railway – known as Balleny Green – is open right now (Sunday 15th July 2018() ...


County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.


Fancy a fete and dog show this Saturday? 

12 Jul

There’s a great looking summer fete and dog show coming up this weekend, on Saturday 14th July nearby in the picturesque village of Hammerwich, just over the A5.


Enjoying the hot weather and staying safe 

11 Jul

I’m sure most people have been enjoying the hot weather over the past few weeks and with it expected to continue, we’ve issued some advice on making the most of it and staying safe.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – 2018 AGM this Monday followed by an evening with the Time Healers 

8 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th July 2018) there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Willenhall Transport Show – on this Sunday! 

7 Jul

In a weekend choc-full of transport events (Cars in the Park at Lichfield, the Aldridge Transport Museum Annual Running Day) there’s a further event this Sunday 8th July 2018 with Willenhall Transport Show taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park (...


Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.


Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park 2018 – On this weekend! 

3 Jul

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this coming weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th July 2018) in Beacon Park, Lichfield – the annual Rotary Cars in the Park event.


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Blogs

Ladies Day Is Just Fabulous! 

18 Jul

The warm, witty and rather wonderful Ladies Day had its press night at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night and proved to be a smash hit with the audience.


True tale of sporting rivalry to feature in latest Lichfield Garrick movie night 

18 Jul

I, Tonya The true story of one of sport’s most controversial rivalries will be screened at the Lichfield Garrick’s latest movie night.


Hundreds of young people pay tribute to First World War generation at National Memorial Arboretum event 

18 Jul

Hundreds of young people from across the country have visited the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the First World War generation.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.


A Grand Day Out 

18 Jul

LADIES’ DAY Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 17 th July, 2018   Following an excellent Brassed Off last summer, the Grand has produced its second in-house show, Amanda Whittington’s comedy about four women from a fish-packing factory who ...


Dean of Lichfield says £1.5m funding boost has removed “immediate risk” to cathedral 

17 Jul

A £1.5million boost has helped to ensure Lichfield Cathedral is not in any immediate risk, according to the Dean of Lichfield.


What Love Island Teaches Us About Dating 

17 Jul

Summer is always a special time to find love.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

17 Jul

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


Still very quiet 

16 Jul

Saturday 14th July 2018 Lethergy rules.


Meghan Markle – Having A Style Moment 

16 Jul

It is now two months since that glorious, fairytale wedding, and Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, has totally hit the ground running when it come to establishing her own look.


My Favourite Photographers 

16 Jul

Photography is one of my favourite hobbies, something that I really enjoy and the main reason why I travel everywhere with a camera.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 16 July 2018 

16 Jul

Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.


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Sport

Strong Chasetown FC line-up gets the better of Heath Hayes in latest pre-season clash 

18 Jul

A strong Chasetown FC line-up secured a comfortable pre-season victory over Heath Hayes.


In pictures: Heath Hayes v Chasetown FC 

18 Jul

Chasetown FC’s pre-season campaign continued with a comfortable 4-0 win over Heath Hayes – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera...


Additional Pre-Season Fixture Added + News 

18 Jul

We can now confirm that we have this week added a further pre-season fixture to our line-up.


Match Preview: AFC Wulfrunians (A) 

17 Jul

The Pitmen return to action this evening in our latest pre-season fixture as we renew acquaintances with old friends AFC Wulfrunians.


Welcome new players, parents and managers. 

16 Jul

A huge welcome to our new teams.


New-look Chasetown FC side suffer pre-season defeat against Abbey Hulton 

16 Jul

A much-changed Chasetown FC side suffered a 3-2 pre-season defeat against Abbey Hulton.


Hednesford Town 0-0 Mansfield Town 

15 Jul

Hednesford Town played out an entertaining goalless draw with Football League Two side Mansfield Town in the first home pre-season fixture of the summer.


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Business

Burntwood business calls for donations to help families meet cost of new school uniforms 

18 Jul

A Burntwood business is looking to help families who are struggling to meet the cost of new school uniforms.


Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project 

17 Jul

A group of Lichfield 10k runners raising money for the city’s canal restoration trust will look the part thanks to local business.


Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of...


Lichfield businesswoman sees shoe company win national exporting award 

13 Jul

Shaherazad Umbreen receiving her Exporter of the Year award A Lichfield businesswoman has won an award for her company’s exporting prowess.


Thousands of children helped to avoid ‘holiday hunger’ as shoppers donate to Lichfield company’s foodbank appeal 

13 Jul

Thousands of children will not go hungry after a successful foodbank appeal by a Lichfield-based business.


Lichfield auction house getting ready to welcome TV antiques expert David Dickinson 

12 Jul

What a bobby dazzler – antiques expert David Dickinson is coming to Lichfield.


Owner of Lichfield car dealership closed as part of aborted Friarsgate scheme hits out at council leader over “misleading and inaccurate” statements 

11 Jul

The owner of a car dealership forced to close as part of the aborted Friarsgate redevelopment has hit out at what he claims are “misleading and inaccurate” statements made by Lichfield District Council.


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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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    Lichfield Cathedral a Grade I Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

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