Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 24 May 2018
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‘Guns and Money’ gangster Jerome Jones claims human rights infringed – by order to behave 

24 May

He was hit with landmark ruling after spate of gun attacks...


Birmingham knife crime: ‘Society’s leaving children to kill each other’ 

24 May

Alison Cope, 44, lost her son Joshua Ribera - also known as DepzMan - to knife crime...


Vile paedophiles convicted in horrific child sex abuse case spanning 30 years 

23 May

Investigating officer branded case one of the 'worst' and most 'horrifying' child sex abuse enquiries she'd ever seen...


Police given extra powers to tackle growing Birmingham violence following three murders in one week 

23 May

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray reveals plans to crackdown on violence in wake of fatal shooting, stabbing and arson attack...


Two men convicted of murdering dad of four Mikel Sterling in drive by shooting 

23 May

Mikel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley...


Police uncover loaded revolver in Highgate amid terrifying surge in city shootings 

23 May

Officers executed a warrant in Vaughton Street on Wednesday morning...


This disused care home could put up 55 homeless Birmingham families 

23 May

Plans to convert Magnolia House in Highgate earmarked for approval...


OPCC led project will tackle female genital mutilation 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner’s office is in the early stages of delivering an initiative to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, after securing £250,000 from the Home Office.


Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway 

23 May

PEOPLE are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information.


Glascote Ward election – This Friday 

23 May

THE Borough Council election for the Glascote Ward takes place this Friday, 25 May.


Tamworth 6-a-side Leagues offer reduced entry cost this summer 

23 May

FOOTBALLERS in Tamworth will be able to celebrate the World Cup with reduced entry if they sign up to a 6-a-side league this summer.


Children forced to spend night in custody – West Midlands figures revealed 

23 May

Local authorities have got to start doing something about it, says the Police and Crime Commissioner...


Good Samaritan repeatedly knifed in brutal city centre chip shop attack 

23 May

20-year-old victim had been holidaying in Birmingham from America when the unprovoked attack was launched...


Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s shock at racist abuse aimed at police officer brother 

23 May

Sajid Javid's brother is now a West Midlands Police Officer...


‘Police ignored child sex abuse complaints’, says MP for Telford 

23 May

Police thought 13-year-olds had consented to sex, according to the MP for Telford...


Beaten, raped, terrorised: Birmingham forced marriage victims speak out 

23 May

Two women reveal own stories of survival after mum jailed at Birmingham Crown Court in landmark case...


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Blogs

Huge welcome to England squad as they arrive in Staffordshire 

22 May

With just less than a month to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, it was great to be able to welcome the England squad to St George’s Park were they kick off their training.


The relationship between the private and public sectors 

21 May

I was invited to speak this week at a dinner of the New Local Government Network, one of the leading think tanks in our sector.


Shed some light? 

20 May

I have a huge backlog of things to write about including the dead (an old burial road) and circuses (the greatest show-woman) because when I’m looking for one thing, I inevitably seem to find another.


Urgent! Please look out for these stolen motorbikes 

20 May

Images posted on Facebook by Stacey Woodfull Hey folks – please be on the lookout for these stolen motorbikes/quads, taken last night Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th May 2018 from Brownhills West and a separate incident in Norton East Road, Norton Canes...


Chasewater from above 

17 May

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.


New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.


Meetings, and the common issues facing county councils 

14 May

I spent a day and a half with the other County Council Chief Executives last week at their Spring Seminar.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust May 2018 public meeting tonight – with a very special guest speaker 

14 May

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight, Monday evening (14th May 2018) there will be the May 2018 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Successful campaign to Mitigate Impact of HS2 on the county 

11 May

Last month I was in London in front of the HS2 Select Committee campaigning for measures to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on the county.


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Blogs

New episodes of Lichfield theatrical sitcom Dr Johnson’s WikiWords to be staged at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum 

23 May

Two new episodes of Lichfield’s home-grown dramatic sitcom Dr Johnson’s WikiWords are to be staged next month.


Review: Remi Harris at the George Hotel in Lichfield 

23 May

A stage filled with guitars and a room full of people meant that jazz musician Remi Harris’s gig at Lichfield’s George Hotel was a very special evening for music fans.


Sci-fi version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

23 May

Shakespeare will get the sci-fi treatment at the Lichfield Garrick next month.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 23 May 2018 

23 May

Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


How To Enjoy Your Summer On A Budget 

22 May

You can still enjoy your summer despite being on a budget, it just means you’ll have to get creative here and there.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

22 May

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to ...


Organisers of 2018 Fuse Festival in Lichfield launch crowdfunding appeal to ensure event can go ahead as planned 

21 May

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to ensure a Lichfield music event can go ahead as planned.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 21st May 2018 

21 May

Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330 Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


Hits of Adele to be recreated on the Lichfield Garrick stage 

20 May

The work of hit songstress Adele will come to the Lichfield Garrick when a tribute act takes to the stage.


The Royal Wedding – Meghan Makes A Beautiful Bride 

19 May

It was the most wonderful of royal weddings.


Tickets selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 

19 May

Organisers say tickets are selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival.


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 19 May 2018 

19 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988 Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


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Sport

Curley Signs New Deal – Two New Faces Arrive 

23 May

Hednesford Town Football Club can confirm that defender Matt Curley has agreed a new deal for the 2018/19 campaign – with manager Rob Smith also bolstering his squad with the signing of Sam Griffiths and Josh Craddock from Stafford Rangers...


Mens Reserves 18/19 seeking players 

23 May

Our newly created Mens Reserves team is looking for players to join ts ranks – please see the flyer below.


Players wanted for U18s girls 18/19 season 

23 May

COMMITTED PLAYERS WANTED! Wyrley Wanderers U18 Ladies finished 3 RD in the Shropshire/Staffordshire U18 League last season.


Tournament has limited spaces left! 

23 May

The Club’s 21st annual tournament, with 121 teams taking part is almost full! We only have the following spaces left: – June 9th U6s boys – FULL U8s boys – FULL U10s boys – FULL U14s boys – FULL June 10th...


Afternoon Tea Party – 22nd July 

23 May

We have a fundraiser at our Long Lane clubhouse on the afternoon of July 22nd.


Jones Jnr a knockout with fans 

22 May

The six-time world champion across four weight divisions delved into tales from his career, which spanned almost three decades, at Bar Sport in Cannock...


England players begin arriving at St George’s Park ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia 

21 May

England footballers have begun their 2018 World Cup preparations at St George’s Park.


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Business

Paving company is blooming again at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 

23 May

A Lichfield company is blooming at the 2018 Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.


Burntwood business to expand after winning £30,000 grant 

21 May

A Burntwood business is expanding after receiving a £30,000 grant.


Council plans to introduce fee for street traders at festivals and special events in Lichfield 

19 May

A new fee could be introduced for street traders attending special events if plans proposed by Lichfield District Council get the go-ahead.


In pictures: Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass cuts the ribbon on new Lichfield gym 

18 May

Aston Villa footballer Robert Snodgrass has helped launch a new Lichfield gym.


Housebuilding firm agrees sponsorship of Lichfield Rugby Club’s scoreboard 

15 May

Lichfield Rugby Club has been given a boost after a housebuilding company agreed to sponsor the club’s scoreboard.


Graduate made redundant by Carillion collapse lands role with Burntwood building firm 

10 May

A graduate made redundant by the collapse of Carillion has been taken on by a Burntwood building company.


Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.


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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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