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Homes to be bulldozed for freight hub 

22 Jul

Len Phelps lives in his son and daughter-in-law’s house on the Straight Mile in Four Ashes.


Traffic fears raised over freight hub 

22 Jul

Hundreds of residents packed out the Hailing Dene Centre in Penkridge, less than three miles north of the proposed site in Gailey – to view artist’s impressions and reports on the SRFI (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange) scheme.


Woman accused of fraud was ‘set up’ 

22 Jul

Linda Hoey is on trial for exaggerating about her physical problems to the Department of Work and Pensions allowing her to illegally dodge thousands of pounds worth of fees on the M6 Toll, which she used to get to work in Cannock.


Traveller’s site to ‘be away from homes’ 

22 Jul

Council bosses in Dudley are currently looking at areas to build such a site in the borough, in the wake of a series of camps which have needed police to evict travellers.


More than 40 sites get Green Flag Award 

22 Jul

The scheme, which highlights the best green spaces in the world, has handed out more than 40 awards across the Black Country and Mid Staffordshire this year – the only local council not to receive an award is the City of Wolverhampton Council.


Families pay tribute to North Warwickshire teenagers 

21 Jul

THE families of three teenagers from North Warwickshire who died after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree on Sunday (16 July) afternoon have paid tribute to their loved ones.


Knife Amnesty takes over 700 bladed items off the streets 

21 Jul

POLCIE say that following fantastic public support, there was over 700 knives handed in during last week’s Knife Amnesty.


Yours Clothing receives warm welcome from Tamworth shoppers 

21 Jul

A BRAND NEW store opened it’s doors for the first time in Ankerside Shopping Centre today as the plus size fashion retailer, Yours Clothing began trading.


Developer appointed in £21.5m project to build new council houses 

21 Jul

PLANS to build 152 new council-owned homes in a massive £21.5m regeneration project by Tamworth Borough Council have taken a major step forward with the appointment of a developer.


All systems go as Space launches another summer of fun 

21 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis is bringing back the popular Space programme for Summer 2017.


Potential train delays and cancellations after fire near tracks… 

21 Jul

TRAIN journeys near Tamworth and North Warwickshire could be 'delayed or cancelled' after a fire.


Come and join us says group which aims to put carnival spirit… 

21 Jul

TAMWORTH Carnival could be coming back with a bang after a new community association has been set up to bring the 'heart and soul' back into Tamworth.


Travellers move onto Walsall beauty spot 

21 Jul

Between 20 and 30 caravans and other vehicles pitched up camp at Pelsall Common just before 10pm on Thursday.


Choir in Tamworth singing a new tune as women sign up to end… 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH men's choir has broken its 40-year tradition and welcomed women into its halls in a bid to secure its future in the town.


700 knives handed in to police in a week 

21 Jul

Bins were set up at police stations between July 10 and 16 with officers promising to ask no further questions of anyone dropping off weapons.


Tamworth club’s pride in raising funds to purchase life-saving… 

21 Jul

A GROUP of life-saving ladies are the latest people to back the Herald's Have a Heart Campaign as they have raised enough money over the last year to buy a defibrillator.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Study Says Nine Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk 

20 Jul

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.


Flog Your Rubbish for Cash 

17 Jul

Are you sitting on a small fortune in household waste? Stop throwing out your old loo roll tubes, jam jars and wine corks – you might be flushing cash down the toilet.


Exciting times for our county town 

17 Jul

You will have heard me talking about growing the county’s economy before, attracting more better paid jobs that put more money into people’s pockets to spend in our town centres in their leisure time remains a key priority for the county council.


People First Digital Always, and the smart working survey 

17 Jul

There has been some great progress made in recent months on smart working and specifically in the digital arena.


NHS Ranked Number One Health System 

16 Jul

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.


Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks 

16 Jul

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks.


Sexual Grooming Arrest after Altercation in Tamworth 

15 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child following reports of an altercation, Staffordshire Police said.


Tamworth Aiming to Reach Dementia Friends Target of 3,000 

15 Jul

A staggering two million people across the UK have united against dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ – and Tamworth is now going all out to reach its own target of 3,000.


2017 Chasewater Grand Prix – this weekend! 

15 Jul

This Saturday and Sunday (15th and 16th July 2017) will be quite a special weekend for the local powerboat community as Chasewater hosts the PowerBoatGP 2017 Chasewater Grand Prix at our favourite reservoir and country park.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Extraordinary Progress 

21 Jul

The team are making extraordinary progress cleaning away 10 years of accumulated rust, dirt and grime.


Review: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

21 Jul

Most people know this story through the rather lurid technicolour-drenched print of a strangulatedly-emotional postwar British film about a bothered ballerina.


Sale Cabinet – Kate Halfpenny 

21 Jul

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to some of our wedding dresses to make room for the new girls in town.


Charity Shop Haul – My Recent Bargains 

21 Jul

I love clothes and I love shopping.


12 interesting facts about Knitting you would like to know 

21 Jul

The textile industry with all its variants is one of the most successful commercial and productive activities in many countries of the world.


The Changing Face Of Bridal Retail In The UK 

20 Jul

BORING! Yes, I know.


The Stunning Switch Up: 4 Tips for Revitalising Your Look without Breaking the Bank 

20 Jul

As winter draws to a close, Melbourne starts to change.


Arthur Price And The Minions – A Match Made In Heaven 

20 Jul

If you, or your little ones, are fans of those pesky yellow Minions, then you are going to love the latest launch from Arthur Price .


Final preparations under way for the Lichfield Garrick’s community musical 

20 Jul

The final preparations are taking place for the Lichfield Garrick’s latest community musical.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 20 July 2017 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Fun Activities For Adults This Summer 

19 Jul

Last week I looked at some fun, cheap activities for families to take part in and enjoy during Summer 2017.


The 3 Best Up And Coming Neighborhoods In San Antonio, Texas 

19 Jul

So, you are looking to settle down in a neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas but can’t quite afford to live in the famous neighborhoods.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

Match Preview: Mansfield Town XI (H) 

21 Jul

Hednesford Town return home this Saturday for the first time since the end of the last campaign as they prepare to host a Mansfield Town XI at Keys Park.


AFFILIATION AND LMS UPDATE 

21 Jul

The LMS system and access to the online Safeguarding Committee Members Course continues to have limited access to Clubs and Club Members.


Whitney: Give me a headache 

21 Jul

The Saddlers continue their pre-season programme when they visit non-league Chester tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).


Tamworth FC: Morrell urges squad to up their game against… 

20 Jul

ANDY Morrell wants his Tamworth FC troops to crank things up this weekend as they play host to National Premier side Solihull Moors.


Matchday move for stalwart 

20 Jul

Hednesford Town's Terry McMahon has stepped down as the secretary of the EVO-STIK League's Pitmen.


Coleshill Town bag two more as Stuart’s squad takes shape 

20 Jul

CAMERON Stuart has continued his squad building at Coleshill Town by completing a double signing.


Post Exam Road Trip Part 1: Tour de France 2017 

20 Jul

Road trip report from supported rider Marcus Holmes As a reward for revising hard for my GCSE’s I was promised a road trip to the Alps to play on my MTB, by luck we were also able to extend the trip and watch some of the Tour de France on ...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.


Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.


Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...


Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.


Details of routes for HS2 high-speed railway scheme set to be unveiled 

16 Jul

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive appropriate support...


Plan to move Lichfield Health and Fitness Club to make way for 14 new homes 

10 Jul

New homes could be built on the site of a Lichfield gym.


Marks and Spencer confirms plans to move Lichfield city centre foodhall into new Friarsgate development 

10 Jul

The Friarsgate scheme has received a boost after Marks and Spencer confirmed it would relocate to the new Lichfield city centre redevelopment.


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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