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Two convicted of shooting family home near Lichfield 

4 Mar

TWO people have been convicted of firearms offences after they targeted a family home near Lichfield.


Community leaders to spend day collecting signatures outside… 

4 Mar

COUNCILLORS will spend six hours collecting signatures against moves to close a village's bank.


Fire engine could go amid budget cuts 

4 Mar

Lichfield could lose one of its two fire engines in an attempt to save money.


Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth welcomes new Managing… 

4 Mar

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, has welcomed a new Managing Director to the helm.


20 new jobs in and around Lichfield: Markets officer, school… 

4 Mar

These are the jobs available on the Lichfield Mercury today: Assistant Markets OfficerDescription: Lichfield City Council Assistant Markets Officer 5 Hours P.


20 new jobs available in and around Tamworth: Chef, audio typist,… 

4 Mar

These are the jobs available on the Tamworth Herald today: ChefDescription: Chef Required To Work In Busy Kitchen.


Fire service wants your views on cost-cutting plans for Lichfield 

4 Mar

THE COUNTY fire service is set to consult the people of Lichfield on plans to cut costs by operating with one fire engine and reducing the shift duration.


Free entry to Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield during 2015 

4 Mar

LICHFIELD'S Erasmus Darwin House has announced free entry during 2015.


‘Pop in before you pop off’ say Lichfield solicitors offering… 

4 Mar

A LICHFIELD solicitors is offering residents the chance to 'pop in before you pop off' by writing a simple will for 20.


Tegan and Adalia join line-up of hopefuls hoping to wear the… 

4 Mar

TWO more girls have entered this year's Lichfield Mercury Bower Queen competition.


‘Angry’ ostrich named Colin escapes from farm near Tamworth 

4 Mar

AN OSTRICH was reported on the loose last night near Tamworth - with police hot on the trail of the feathered escapee.


Fears grow for missing Lichfield teenager 

4 Mar

Alana Keeling, 17, has connections with West Midlands, Staffordshire and Derbyshire...


Fears grow for missing Lichfield teenager 

4 Mar

Alana Keeling, 17, has connections with West Midlands, Staffordshire and Derbyshire...


5-day weather forecast: What’s the conditions looking like for… 

4 Mar

HERE is the latest weatherforecast from the Met Office.


The weasel and the woodpecker – Trending on Twitter 

4 Mar

The term woodpecker weasel is trending on Twitter on the back of this incredible picture taken by an amateur photographer.


Lightning strike sparks fire in Burntwood 

3 Mar

A BOLT of lightning set a tree and road sign ablaze in Burntwood.


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Blogs

Walsall player 278. Anthony “Tony” Dinning 

4 Mar

Anthony “Tony” Dinning (born 12 April 1975) is an English former football midfielder.


Walsall player 277. Liam Michael Dickinson 

4 Mar

Liam Michael Dickinson (born 4 October 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Stalybridge Celtic.


Rebuild it and they will come – a great post by Christine Howles 

4 Mar

The following post was written by Christine Howles and posted on her blog las weekend, and I think it's really well written, and the message it carries is important - I haven't done nearly enough about the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration ...


Walsall player 276. George Dews 

3 Mar

George Dews (5 June 1921 – 29 January 2003) was an English cricketer and footballer.


Walsall player 275. James Thomas S. “Tom” Devlin 

3 Mar

James Thomas S.


Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Harry Withnall 

3 Mar

Harry Withnall’s medal card, showing he reached France on 5 March 1915 (National Archives) The story of Harry Withnall would leave me a little sadder than usual: not only because he turned out to be an only child, but also that both Great ...


Staff Surveys and Managers’ Conferences 

3 Mar

Unless you have been on Mars for a week you couldn’t possibly have missed that we are carrying out a staff survey!  I hope you don’t mind being inundated with e-mails, posters, mailings etc but I am determined that we should have a really good ...


RIP Dave Mackay: Scotland and Tottenham Legend Dies Aged 80 

3 Mar

Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay has died, aged 80.


Lily’s Medieval Jigsaw Puzzle 

3 Mar

Recently, twelve year old Lily made a very interesting discovery in Lichfield.


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Blogs

Morning Prayer – 5 March 15 

5 Mar

Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


Kate Spade Stationary at Selfridges 

4 Mar

As someone who has a weakness when it comes to stationary , I was super excited when I found out that Selfridges had started stocking the wonderfully glamorous stationary range from Kate Spade .


Celebrity chef kitchens that make your mouth water 

4 Mar

There is certainly no shortage of inspirational kitchen furniture and accessories to choose from these days.


The Dud Avocado 

4 Mar

I had high hopes of The Dud Avocado , by Elaine Dundy , which I bought because it is a Virago Modern Classic, and because the blurb on the back made it sound so enticing: Sally Jay Gorce, is a woman with a mission.


Chill Factor Slushy Cup 

4 Mar

If you are looking for a gift for Easter that is perfect for children, and yet contains no chocolate whatsoever, you should take a look at the Chill Factors Slushy Cup Slushymaker Tutti fruity .


40 Acts THE NUDGE 

4 Mar

"This was totally spontaneous, entirely their own idea, and caught us completely off guard.


Morning Prayer – 4 March 2015 

4 Mar

Psalm 35 Contend, O Lord, with those that contend with me; fight against those that fight against me.


Twobirds Bridesmaid Evening 

3 Mar

Hunting for heavenly bridesmaid dresses? If so why not come along to our twobirds bridesmaid evening from 4.00pm-8.00pm on the 25th March 2015.


Bye Banbury. 

3 Mar

As our time was up and we were left all on our own, we set off early under the lift bridge to fill with water just beyond.


New stem cell treatment reverses multiple sclerosis symptoms 

3 Mar

Stem cells have the potential to help treat many different conditions, including MS – The Daily Telegraph reports a “miracle” stem cell therapy that reverses multiple sclerosis and which, according to The Sunday Times, gets “wheelchair-...


Happy #WorldWildlifeDay How #SeriousAboutWildlifeCrime Are You? 

3 Mar

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.


Morning Prayer – 3 March 15 

3 Mar

Psalm 50 The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.


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Sport

Cannock U16s Success in Leicester 

4 Mar

Cannock U16s travelled to Leicester to face the hosts, BlueHarts and Olton in the Regional Finals, only the winner of the group would earn themselves a place at the Natinal Finals taking place at Old Loughtonians HC and Lee Valley Stadium on...


Reminder – Novice Women Road Race Training – Saturday 7th March 

4 Mar

A quick reminder to those of you who have been coming along to Curborough on a Saturday morning that this week there is no session  again as the track is being used for a race training session for women looking to develop bike handling skills...


Tamworth FC goalkeeper Belshaw reveals the highs and lows of… 

4 Mar

JAMES Belshaw is a goalkeeper with a difference.


Tamworth FC start planning for the long-term future as they… 

4 Mar

TAMWORTH FC are set to begin their quest to build a successful youth set-up at The Lamb when they hold trials next Tuesday (March 10).


The FA Coach Mentors 

4 Mar

The Football Association is looking to appoint one Coach Mentor on a self-employed basis to support Staffordshire County FA specifically to work with clubs based in the North of the County.


Millie’s Wyrley Cookie! 

4 Mar

Pictured below is a cookie in Wyrley colours decorated brilliantly by 7 year old Millie from our U8s Kittens! Well done Millie – looks too good to eat...


Hednesford Town 2 – 0 AFC Fylde 

4 Mar

When looking back at the end of the season, the evening of Tuesday 3 March could well be seen as a pivotal one for Rob Smith’s side as they picked up an excellent three points against a second-placed AFC Fylde side and also saw their play-off...


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Business

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour’s arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech 

3 Mar

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment...


St Modwen buys South Staffordshire industrial park 

3 Mar

BIRMINGHAM-based developer St Modwen has bought an industrial estate in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire.


East of Birmingham growth and jobs drive is launched 

28 Feb

Birmingham City Council reveals vision to create 9,000 jobs in deprived half of city as HS2 relents over land dispute...


Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal 

27 Feb

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK...


£1m funding enables Goodfish to snap up firm 

26 Feb

TOOLMAKING and injection moulding company Goodfish has acquired complementary business Powell & Harber after securing £1m in debt and equity investment from Finance Birmingham.


St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.


BREAKING NEWS: HS2 gives up claims to east Birmingham employment land 

24 Feb

HIGH-speed rail company HS2 has given up its claims on employment land in Washwood Heath in Birmingham.


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Staffordshire at Westminster »

Falkland Islands | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

3 Mar

My right hon.


Tourism | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

The economy of Staffordshire and Tamworth has a growing leisure and tourism component, but that is putting an increasing strain on our transport infrastructure.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

Two weeks ago, Tamworth won growth funding to regenerate its town centre and build an enterprise and creative quarter.


Tourism | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

The economy of Staffordshire and Tamworth has a growing leisure and tourism component, but that is putting an increasing strain on our transport infrastructure.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Culture, Media and Sport | Commons debates 

26 Feb

Two weeks ago, Tamworth won growth funding to regenerate its town centre and build an enterprise and creative quarter.


Electricity: Prices | Department for Energy and Climate Change | Written Answers 

26 Feb

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing the Price Average Reference to 1MWh by 2018 on the cost of running future Capacity Market auctions.


Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies | Opposition Day – [18th Allotted Day] | Commons debates 

25 Feb

And the best looking.


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