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Have you seen missing woman, Suzanne King? 

23 Feb

Staffordshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a woman who went missing yesterday (February 22).


Conservatives hang on to Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council seats in Stowe ward by-election 

23 Feb

The Conservatives have held onto seats in the Stowe ward for Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.


Lichfield District Council confirms former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park could be sold off 

23 Feb

The former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park.


Drowning fears over ‘swimming pool’ of flooding in Tamworth 

23 Feb

The land, off Whitley Avenue, Amington is adjacent to the site where Walton Homes are constructing a development of 21 homes...


Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant to make appearance on Pointless Celebrities 

23 Feb

Lichfield’s MP is set to make another TV appearance.


Joseph Chamberlain College celebrates its fantastic ‘Outstanding’ achievement 

23 Feb

Joseph Chamberlain College has been rated Outstanding across all areas in its recent Ofsted inspection...


Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood to be exempt from council tax until they are 21 

23 Feb

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood will not have to pay council tax until they are 21, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.


Tamworth outdoor cinema movies revealed 

23 Feb

The votes have been cast and the movies to be screened at Tamworth outdoor cinema inside the castle grounds have been announced.


Police appeal for missing Tamworth woman 

23 Feb

Wilnecote's Suzanne King has not been seen since Thursday morning...


Ace achievement for Lichfield volunteer as he nets a national tennis award 

23 Feb

A Lichfield volunteer has netted a national tennis award.


Stowe ward by-election candidate hoping poll victor will listen to Lichfield voters 

23 Feb

One of the candidates in the Stowe ward by-election believes it is important local voices are heard, regardless of the result.


Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption 

22 Feb

YOUNG adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21.


Tamworth up for three awards in Midlands-wide art contest 

22 Feb

TAMWORTH Borough Council has been shortlisted for three top awards in a Midlands-wide competition recognising the best of the best in arts and entertainment – and your votes are now needed to bring the titles home.


One week left to take part in online customer service survey 

22 Feb

TAMWORTH Borough Council is asking residents for their feedback on how they interact with the authority via a short online customer service survey which is open for another week.


Police appeal after man and woman punched near Molloys in Sutton Coldfield town centre 

22 Feb

Officers want to speak to these men...


Driver caught after dramatic Sutton Coldfield police chase and helicopter pursuit 

22 Feb

Erdington man Michael Glasheen admitted dangerous driving after he was arrested following a crash in Monmouth Drive...


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Blogs

Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust! 

23 Feb

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about a couple of events the local canal restoration project are holding in the coming weeks, a quiz night on Saturday 17th March 2018 and a guided ...


No More Beyond the Northern Wastes 

22 Feb

With the reduction of subsidies from Staffordshire Council , our relatively recent discovery of Chasetown and Burntwood as places to drink and eat looks like it will end in April, when the NXWM 10 bus route stops going further than Brownhills at off-...


Vehicle Nuisance Prosecution 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Vincent Turley of Brook Avenue, Wilnecote, for vehicle nuisance.


Borough Council to Debate and Vote on Annual Budget 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council’s elected members will meet on Tuesday evening to debate and vote on the Council’s budget for 2018/19.


Current Squad. 5 Jon Guthrie 

20 Feb

Jonathan Neil “Jon” Guthrie  (born 29 July 1992) is an English footballer, who plays as a  defender for League One club Walsall.


Budget plans given green light at Full Council 

20 Feb

This month we had our First Full Council meeting of the year where we approved a number of important pieces of work including our four-year strategic plan, our budget for 2018/19 and an additional £5m investment in fixing potholes.


Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


Current Squad G Dobson 

19 Feb

George David Dobson  (born 15 November 1997) is an English  footballer who plays in Midfield for Walsall.


Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb

I've been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who's been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


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Blogs

Morning Prayer – Friday 23 February 2018 

23 Feb

Lent Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155 Ember Day Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but ...


February 22nd – Frustratingly, I had to pop into Birmingham on… 

23 Feb

February 22nd - Frustratingly, I had to pop into Birmingham on my way home, and caught the train back out, but it was gratifying to find myself cycling back from Shenstone in almost daylight, in a misty, lovely sunset.


Self-Esteem: It’s A Big Deal 

22 Feb

Wherever you are in the game of life, your self-esteem is a big deal, and when you’ve just had a baby, you can find yourself at an all time low.


How to Keep Your Immune System Firing on All Cylinders This Winter 

22 Feb

Despite what we’d all like to think, many of us are still some way off consistent sunny days and balmy summer temperatures.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 February 2018 

22 Feb

Lent Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Tickets go on sale for Fairport Convention gig at the Lichfield Guildhall 

22 Feb

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by folk favourites Fairport Convention in Lichfield.


Review: The Chris Bevington Organisation at the Lichfield Guildhall 

21 Feb

Three albums into their career, the nine-piece Chris Bevington Organisation wowed an audience of blues, rock and jazz fans when they played at the Lichfield Guildhall.


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Foodies 

21 Feb

Mother’s Day comes a little early this year, Sunday 11th of March to be precise, so now is definitely the time to be thinking about what to get for that very special lady in your life.


A Guide To The School Run 

21 Feb

Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 February 2018 

21 Feb

Ember Day Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.


Lichfield Guildhall to host Eccentric Orbits Tour featuring Leveret and Spiro 

20 Feb

English instrumental music will be on the bill as the Eccentric Orbits Tour comes to Lichfield.


The 4 Cs – The Essence of a Diamond Engagement Ring 

20 Feb

If you are looking to invest in a diamond engagement ring, but know very little about these precious stones, this article was written with you in mind.


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Sport

Ace achievement for Lichfield volunteer as he nets a national tennis award 

23 Feb

A Lichfield volunteer has netted a national tennis award.


Birmingham City digest: Cotterill comes out fighting; Midfield problems; Must-win game 

23 Feb

The latest BCFC news ahead of tomorrow's crunch relegation clash with Barnsley...


Aston Villa digest: Take a bow Hutts; Key injury update; Trial by TV; Interesting sales figures 

23 Feb

The latest from AVFC as Steve Bruce's troops prepare for Saturday's trip to Sheffield Wednesday...


West Bromwich Albion digest: Pardew’s message; Two midfielders linked; Berahino’s ‘breaking point’ 

23 Feb

The latest Baggies news ahead of the clash with Huddersfield Town...


Wolverhampton Wanderers digest: Criticism for Nuno; Star man ruled out; Unpopular Molineux 

23 Feb

The latest WWFC news ahead of the trip to Fulham...


Saido Berahino blasts paparazzi after reaching ‘breaking point’ 

22 Feb

The Stoke City forward who used to play for West Bromwich Albion is furious...


Sheffield Wednesday vs Aston Villa – our XI and Steve Bruce’s expected XI 

22 Feb

All the news and views from AVFC...


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Business

Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.


Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.


Company fined £500,000 after worker run over by truck on Burntwood building site had to have leg amputated 

14 Feb

A worker suffered 'life-changing injuries' when he run over by tipper truck on a housing development site at Burntwood Business Park...


Historic Lichfield pub reopens after £130,000 makeover 

9 Feb

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a £130,000 refurbishment.


Lichfield city centre business to host coffee with a candidate event ahead of by-election 

9 Feb

A coffee outlet in Lichfield is hoping to give voters the chance to quiz by-election candidates.


Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2's depot...


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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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