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Most Wanted for murder, GBH: Can you help police find these people? 

19 Nov

A man wanted in connection with a killing has been at large for over a year...


Morrisons show support for Children in Need 

18 Nov

STAFF at the Morrisons store on Hilmore Way in Tamworth have shown their support for the BBC Children in Need campaign this year by dressing up and holding their very own ‘Rickshaw Challenge’ inspired cycle.


These are the 14 Birmingham city council nurseries under threat of closure 

18 Nov

GMB has revealed which council nurseries in Birmingham could be shut down...


The VC hero turned down FOUR times – because of a ‘weak heart’ 

18 Nov

Town remembers fearless act of doomed sailor...


How ‘Peaky Blinders’ haircut got this 12-year-old boy in trouble 

18 Nov

James was put in isolation and given detention, but mum claims haircut was caused by 'accident with clippers...


Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event 

18 Nov

Angus Milligan was convicted of abuse after Emily Drouet took her own life...


Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it’s been stolen 

18 Nov

Burglars took it in raid on an elderly blind woman's home...


‘Shame the low life scum’: Watch Police car smashed with hammer 

18 Nov

Shocking footage of a laughing masked vandal hammering a West Midlands Police has sparked outrage...


Victim of ‘sadistic’ PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times 

18 Nov

Mark Thomas urges abuse victims to speak out...


Cannock disability benefits cheat filmed fitting tyres 

17 Nov

Michael Tindall, who falsely claimed over £53,000 over seven years, was given a suspended sentence.


Angry Sutton Coldfield residents oppose Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School’s floodlit pitch plans 

17 Nov

The school has applied to extend the hours of use of its floodlit pitch but Boswell Road residents say this will lead to traffic and light problems...


Drivers FIGHT at busy Tamworth roundabout 

17 Nov

Police appeal after fight near Beefeater and Premier Inn on Ventura Park...


Hunt to find raiders targeting Audi cars at Sutton Coldfield railway stations 

17 Nov

Two suspects on a motorbike smashed into an Audi S3 at Chester Road station...


Teenagers attempt to rob pregnant woman in Wombourne 

17 Nov

The incident took place on Park Avenue in Wombourne...


Police slammed as HIV hairdresser continued to spread virus on BAIL 

17 Nov

Rowe, 27, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday of trying to deliberately infect 10 men with the virus...


Sylvester Stallone responds to reports of 1980s sex assault allegation 

17 Nov

The girl alleged the Rocky actor said he would beat her head in if she told anyone...


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Blogs

Walsall Wood away to Heath Hays at the Coppice this afternoon! 

18 Nov

Come and watch stellar Walsall Wood play at Heath Hayes this afternoon! Continue reading...


Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses celebrated at awards 

17 Nov

Tourism plays a vital role in our overall economy and on Wednesday over 40 of our top tourism businesses gathered for the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


Pictures and video from Brownhills and Heath Hayes 2017 Remembrance events 

16 Nov

Last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12th November 2017 saw the annual Remembrance weekend in the UK and I'm pleased to say Walsall Borough and South Staffordshire did themselves proud and staged a whole range of parades and events that were well ...


Remembrance, and St Peter’s Bridge 

13 Nov

I am extremely proud of Staffordshire’s close links with the military, and therefore it was humbling to see so many people in our county pay their respects to the fallen over the weekend.


A dreadful dawn 

12 Nov

Since it's Remembrance Sunday, I've a very sad, thought-provoking article here that was brought to my attention just yesterday by Vikki Swain, whose Great Uncle, Lance Corporal Frederick Hawthorne was one of the tragic band of soldiers executed at ...


For the Fallen 

12 Nov

Solemn the drums thrill: Death August and Royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.


Fake Remembrance Merchandise Seized by Border Force 

12 Nov

Border Force officers have seized fake poppy branded jewellery, key rings and scarves estimated to be worth approximately £150,000.


Keeping healthy this winter 

8 Nov

Winter brings with it lots of different challenges for everyone and In my last post, I touched on our winter preparations from a highways point of view.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust November 2017 public meeting this Monday 

8 Nov

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (13th November 2017) there will be the November 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...


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Blogs

Christmas Gift Idea: Win A Cake From bakerdays 

18 Nov

This week I have been to see ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and visited a Christmas market.


Soul and Motown night for Children in Need at the Shire Oak tonight! 

17 Nov

Local DJ POeter Leek has been in touch to let me know that he's DJing tonight, Friday 17th November 2017 at the Soul and Motown Party Night at the Shire Oak Pub to raise money for BBC Children in Need.


Morning Prayer – Friday 17 November 2017 

17 Nov

Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


November 16th – And back, so it was, to Shenstone, an altogether… 

17 Nov

November 16th - And back, so it was, to Shenstone, an altogether different type of late-night feeling.


Winter Wardrobe Essentials 

16 Nov

As we move into Winter, it is time to update our wardrobes accordingly.


Press Release – Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

16 Nov

The campaign to save the Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield takes another step forward with the award of a Project Viability Grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund.


Miracle On 34th Street – Feelgood Fun 

16 Nov

Feelgood is a word that is overused at this time of the year, but when it comes to BMOS production of Miracle on 34th Street, it is the perfect word to use.


The Value Of Development In Toddlers 

16 Nov

Over the years research has shown that the first few years in the life of a child are vital to enable them to develop in later years properly.


Anti-panto returning to the Lichfield Garrick this Christmas 

16 Nov

An alternative festive treat is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 16 November 2017 

16 Nov

Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093 Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240 Psalm 26 Give judgement for me, O Lord, for I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord and have not ...


November 12th – Also on the Chase on this magical afternoon,… 

16 Nov

November 12th - Also on the Chase on this magical afternoon, memorials of two very different, but conjoined wars.


Architectural Heritage Fund Viability Study Grant 

15 Nov

Great news! Lichfield Waterworks Trust have been awarded an Architectural Heritage Fund Viability Study grant.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

‘I jumped higher than this’ Aston Villa set their sights on Sunderland after QPR victory 

19 Nov

AVFC climbed to fifth in the table with a win at Loftus Road and are now preparing for Chris Coleman and Co...


‘The world is a better place’ All the reaction as Birmingham City climb out of the dropzone 

19 Nov

BCFC defeated Nottingham Forest thanks to a Che Adams winner - and face Middlesbrough away on Wednesdsay...


National pundits have their say on Tony Pulis – and make him sound like a member of the A-Team! 

18 Nov

West Brom boss Tony Pulis finds himself under increasing scrutiny following WBA's tumble down the Premier League table...


WATCH sensational goal from a former Birmingham City man hardly renowned for scoring 

18 Nov

Olly Lee produced this simply sublime long range finish for seven-goal Luton...


What Tony Xia will have learned, a telling stat and other Aston Villa highlights at QPR 

18 Nov

Gregg Evans outlines his finding after Loftus Road success...


‘Immense’ The word Steve Bruce used to describe Aston Villa star after win at QPR 

18 Nov

Bruce was speaking after AVFC secured a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road...


Cotterill, Adams, Kieftenbeld and more – The big Birmingham City talking points from Nottingham Forest win 

18 Nov

Birmingham City beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 - here's what stood out...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Supermarket launches appeal urging shoppers to support Lichfield Foodbank during the festive period 

14 Nov

A local supermarket has launched a festive campaign to urge shoppers to support the Lichfield Foodbank.


Lichfield hairdressing salon celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards 

8 Nov

A Lichfield hairdressing business is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards.


Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.


Shortlist unveiled for £2.75bn HS2 contract 

6 Nov

Quintet of train builders will vie for deal to build at least 54 trains to run on high-speed line between Birmingham and London...


Report backs plan to convert farm building into 500 vault mausoleum at Muckley Corner 

6 Nov

A report has backed plans to convert a farm building into a mausoleum .


Bank branch gives boost to the work of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust 

6 Nov

A Lichfield charity is celebrating after being named as a bank’s local charity partner.


Lichfield businesswoman hailed as “exceptional British talent” for innovative shoe design 

2 Nov

A Lichfield businesswoman who created an innovative new shoe design has been recognised nationally as one of the emerging talents in the footwear industry.


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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    The shoreline of Tittesworth Reservoir, Meerbrook, Staffordshire







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