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‘Disgust’ as Lichfield market traders ousted by huge TV for… 

26 Jun

A MASSIVE television screen is coming to Lichfield city centre to screen the Wimbledon tennis finals and the British Grand Prix from Silverstone.


Group using Audi getaway car wanted after spate of Tamworth… 

26 Jun

POLICE have alerted the public to a series of burglaries in the Tamworth area in recent weeks.


Brave cops in Shustoke Reservoir rescue 

26 Jun

Two police officers have been praised for their bravery after they jumped into a reservoir in the early hours of the morning to save the life of a woman in distress.


Video: This chocolate box home is for sale – and it could be… 

26 Jun

If you are looking for a new home, then this house is the epitome of a chocolate box property - a quaint historical building in the country and with beautiful surroundings.


Can you help police find missing woman Hannah? 

26 Jun

Police officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman.


Investigation after fatal road accident near Brewood 

26 Jun

Police are investigating after a man was killed in a road accident at the weekend.


​Tamworth street celebrate after scooping nearly £250,000… 

26 Jun

SEVEN Tamworth neighbours are 'buzzing' after scooping 30,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode with a seventh netting a WHOPPING 60,000.


Railway between Rugeley Trent Valley, Hednesford, Cannock,… 

26 Jun

THE railway line between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall will be closed for more than two weeks later this year as Network Rail continues to electrify the Chase line.


Report admits Friarsgate delays are “disappointing” but insists Lichfield District Council is still hopeful work will begin this year 

26 Jun

A report has admitted delays to the start of the Friarsgate redevelopment are “disappointing” – but Lichfield District Council says it still hopes to see work on the project begin this year.


Lichfield sculptor sees work go on display as part of Garrick theatre partnership 

26 Jun

A Lichfield sculptor has seen his work go on display at the Garrick theatre.


People in Lichfield and Burntwood asked for views on region’s roads 

26 Jun

People are being given the chance to have their say on the state of the region’s roads as part of a new survey.


PLEASE HELP: Blind war veteran appeals for return of medals lost… 

25 Jun

A blind D-Day veteran has made an emotional appeal for help to find some of his Second World War medals which were lost at a service station on the M6 in Staffordshire.


Drivers warned of overnight closures on the A38 in Lichfield 

24 Jun

Drivers travelling on the A38 at night in Lichfield are being warned of forthcoming road closures.


Garage hoping to move into site of former tool hire centre in Lichfield 

24 Jun

The former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garageThe former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garage.


Council campaign urges Lichfield and Burntwood residents to shop owners who don’t clean up dog mess 

24 Jun

A new awareness campaign is aiming to clamp down on owners who don’t clean up after their dogs in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Lichfield councillor insists HS2 will bring nothing but “utter destruction” for local communities 

24 Jun

A Lichfield councillor has played down suggestions the Staffordshire economy could benefit from HS2.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

26 Jun

Vintage twill carré by Aline Honoré (Au Cœur de la Vie ).


Jeremy Corbyn Posts Old Photo to Celebrate Armed Forces Day 

25 Jun

To celebrate Armed Forces Day yesterday, the Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn had a photo of him standing with UK ware veterans posted on his Facebook and Twitter page to celebrate Armed Forces Day.


A Record Armed Forces Day Celebrated Across the Country 

24 Jun

A record 300 plus events including parades, military displays and community fetes have taken place right across the country today to say thank you to the Armed Forces community for the outstanding work they do.


Sprinkler Systems will be installed in Tamworth High-Rise Flats 

24 Jun

The high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Tamworth in Bloom Judging Route Revealed 

24 Jun

Tamworth In Bloom – 2011 A year of hard work, planning and planting will soon reach its climax when the Heart of England in Bloom judges take a tour of the borough on Tuesday 18 th July.


Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Roads 

24 Jun

Staffordshire County Council are asking residents to have their say on Staffordshire’s road network and play their part in future improvements through a survey issued this week.


27 High-Rise Blocks in England have Failed Cladding Fire Safety Tests 

24 Jun

Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England have failed fire safety tests, the government says.


The Queen Reported to Police for Not Wearing Seat Belt 

24 Jun

The Queen has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.


Dead Wood 

22 Jun

One of the many upsides to doing whatever it is I actually do, is that people don’t feel the need to engage me in generic social chit chat about pleasant but dull subjects.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Headz Up Business Fashion Catwalk 

26 Jun

Last Friday I was a guest at the Headz Up Business Women in Business Expo, held in Birmingham’s beautiful Council House.


Award-winning documentary on the environment to be screened in Lichfield 

26 Jun

An award-winning documentary which shows how community groups can make a major difference to the environment is to be shown in Lichfield.


Lichfield sculptor sees work go on display as part of Garrick theatre partnership 

26 Jun

A Lichfield sculptor has seen his work go on display at the Garrick theatre.


Morning Prayer – 26 June 2017 

26 Jun

Psalm 44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, all that you did in their days, in time of old; How with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in, and broke the power of peoples and set us free.


Oh no! Not another church sex scandal 

26 Jun

The release of the report 'An abuse of faith' makes for eighty-one pages of (largely) uncomfortable reading and will undoubtedly lead us into the public spotlight and open us up to vilification from many.


FFX – Your Destination For Workwear 

25 Jun

FFX, or Folkestone Fixings, is a one stop destination for power tools, handtools and work wear.


Can’t make it to church – 25 June 2017 

25 Jun

In a week where the news has been full on the failings of the Church of England through the actions of wicked people, and compounded by the actions of foolish people who perhaps, placing the public face and the approval of the public, deceived and ...


The Flying Kids Activity Book Reviewed. 

24 Jun

Traveling with kids can be very stressful, even when you are taking a trip by aeroplane.


Friarsgate director to be co-opted as Leader of Lichfield District Council 

24 Jun

U+I District Council offices Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of Friarsgate developer U+I Group, has confirmed that he will be taking up the post of Leader of the Council effective from 1 August 2017.


Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burntwood rehearsing for the Garrick’s 2017 community musical 

23 Jun

Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burtnwood are getting ready to take centre stage in a new community musical.


Lichfield Sinfonia to mark 70th anniversary with performance of new work inspired by the city 

23 Jun

Lichfield Sinfonia will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a performance at Nether Stowe School.


Morning Prayer – Friday 23 June 2017 

23 Jun

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Poland Cup – MTBO World Masters Series – Long 

26 Jun

The long race was to the north of the previous 2 days, characterised by very steep sided valleys and spurs and a complete mix of track ride-ability from flat out to a shoulder carry.


Polish Masters Sprint Championships 2017 

26 Jun

A hot afternoon brought us back to the same start as the middle earlier in the day.


600th post 

26 Jun

I’ve logged in tonight to post a couple more posts about Poland and I’ve noticed another milestone has passed – this is my 601st post since starting this blog way back in November 2008 – if you want to read that post...


New Sports Therapist Appointed 

26 Jun

Hednesford Town Football Club can now confirm another new addition to the first team backroom staff.


VIDEO GALLERY: Tamworth FC back in training 

26 Jun

Tamworth FC returned for pre-season training at The Lambs last weekend.


STAFFORDSHIRE HEROES RECOGNISED AT COUNTY AWARDS 

26 Jun

Staffordshire FA's 2017 FA Community Awards has taken place with 15 awards presented to deserving grassroots heroes.


Tamworth FC’s Morley turned down offers to stay 

25 Jun

STEPHAN Morley says he has a point to prove to Tamworth FC fans after signing a new deal this week.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Report admits Friarsgate delays are “disappointing” but insists Lichfield District Council is still hopeful work will begin this year 

26 Jun

A report has admitted delays to the start of the Friarsgate redevelopment are “disappointing” – but Lichfield District Council says it still hopes to see work on the project begin this year.


Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


Three rail firms bidding to run the West Coast Main Line and HS2 have been named 

22 Jun

Government reveals shortlist of three firms hoping to run rail services on the West Coast Main Line and High Speed Two...


New Hilton hotel at Birmingham Airport to assembled like a Lego set 

21 Jun

Hotel rooms to be built in China and shipped over for assembly on site...


Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


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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