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Evening bus route through Chasetown and Burntwood to be axed 

22 Feb

Funding cuts will see an evening bus route in Burntwood axed.


Serial sex beast living on ‘Millionaire’s Row’ jailed for 18 months for attacks on women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke, 42, of Walsall Road, Little Aston, was also placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.


Sex attacker from Sutton Coldfield jailed for assaulting five women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke from Walsall Road in Little Aston assaulted the women over a two-year-period...


Four police officers suffered a ”gratuitous and sustained’ attack by father and his two sons 

22 Feb

Kyle Needham, 19, Sean Needham, 22, and their father John Needham, 47, all of Kingsbridge Avenue, Hattersley, pleaded guilty to affray...


Detectives continue to probe ‘tragic and shocking’ murder of Wolverhampton mum Sarbjit Kaur 

22 Feb

Officers are calling for residents to remain vigilant, almost a week on from the brutal killing...


Roadworks return in Tamworth: here’s why and how long for 

22 Feb

Cadent employees are working in Coton Lane near Rawlett School...


‘Lucky to be alive’ – passenger recalls horror car crash near Tamworth 

22 Feb

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Lichfield Road, Hopwas...


Tamworth family’s horror as thief swoops while young mum and daughter sleep 

22 Feb

Honda CRF 250 motocross bike was stolen from Belgrave...


Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.


Judge lets burglar who went on crime spree choose her own sentence 

22 Feb

She begged the judge to give her a chance, and he did...


Voters in Lichfield go to the polls for Stowe ward by-election 

22 Feb

Voting has begun in the Stowe ward by-election.


Wolverhampton College head leaving 

22 Feb

Graham Morley is leaving South Staffordshire College after 10 years at the helm...


Crime-fighting schoolgirl who chased burglar out of her home named Pride of Birmingham winner 

22 Feb

Robyn Birdsell, now 11 years old, tackled the serial robber as he raided her family home.


Aston University and University of Warwick staff on strike today – what you need to know 

22 Feb

Academics at Aston and Warwick Universities are staging the walk-outs in protest at changes to their pensions...


Grants for communities to influence local road safety 

21 Feb

COMMUNITIES are being invited to submit ideas for the chance to share in a funding pot to improve road safety in their neighbourhoods.


Plight of local cannabis user for medical purposes raised in parliament 

21 Feb

LICHFIELD MP, Michael Fabricant, has raised the case of his Burntwood constituent Vicky Clarke who is suffering from advanced multiple sclerosis and needs cannabis to help relieve her acute and stabbing pain as no other treatment works.


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Blogs

Borough Council to Debate and Vote on Annual Budget 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council’s elected members will meet on Tuesday evening to debate and vote on the Council’s budget for 2018/19.


Current Squad. 5 Jon Guthrie 

20 Feb

Jonathan Neil “Jon” Guthrie  (born 29 July 1992) is an English footballer, who plays as a  defender for League One club Walsall.


Budget plans given green light at Full Council 

20 Feb

This month we had our First Full Council meeting of the year where we approved a number of important pieces of work including our four-year strategic plan, our budget for 2018/19 and an additional £5m investment in fixing potholes.


Commemorative Bench 

20 Feb

Autumn 2017 Mr.


Current Squad G Dobson 

19 Feb

George David Dobson  (born 15 November 1997) is an English  footballer who plays in Midfield for Walsall.


Ahead of the curve 

17 Feb

I've been sent in a lovely gallery of local drone photographs by keen drone pilot Lee Bashford who's been trying his machine at various spots around Chasewater and Brownhills.


A Saint Jimmy riddle… 

17 Feb

Had a good one in from old friend of the blog Bruce Littley a week or so and it's a very good question: Bruce has found a set of buildings on the Hednesford/Brownhills Road between Brownhills West and Norton Canes called St James Buildings, that ...


Buses by Night 2018 – great Aldridge event on this Saturday! 

16 Feb

This Saturday afternoon and evening (17th February 2018) there's a great, innovative event taking place at Aldridge Transport Museum just off Northgate - Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local ...


Current Squad 3. Luke Leahy 

15 Feb

Luke Leahy  (born 19 November 1992) is an English  footballer, who can play as a  defender or  midfielder for Walsall.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Blogs

Self-Esteem: It’s A Big Deal 

22 Feb

Wherever you are in the game of life, your self-esteem is a big deal, and when you’ve just had a baby, you can find yourself at an all time low.


How to Keep Your Immune System Firing on All Cylinders This Winter 

22 Feb

Despite what we’d all like to think, many of us are still some way off consistent sunny days and balmy summer temperatures.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 February 2018 

22 Feb

Lent Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Tickets go on sale for Fairport Convention gig at the Lichfield Guildhall 

22 Feb

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by folk favourites Fairport Convention in Lichfield.


Review: The Chris Bevington Organisation at the Lichfield Guildhall 

21 Feb

Three albums into their career, the nine-piece Chris Bevington Organisation wowed an audience of blues, rock and jazz fans when they played at the Lichfield Guildhall.


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Foodies 

21 Feb

Mother’s Day comes a little early this year, Sunday 11th of March to be precise, so now is definitely the time to be thinking about what to get for that very special lady in your life.


A Guide To The School Run 

21 Feb

Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 February 2018 

21 Feb

Ember Day Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.


Lichfield Guildhall to host Eccentric Orbits Tour featuring Leveret and Spiro 

20 Feb

English instrumental music will be on the bill as the Eccentric Orbits Tour comes to Lichfield.


The 4 Cs – The Essence of a Diamond Engagement Ring 

20 Feb

If you are looking to invest in a diamond engagement ring, but know very little about these precious stones, this article was written with you in mind.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 February 2018 

20 Feb

Lent 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.


Neon Rose Leopard Print Top From Brand Attic 

20 Feb

I love discovering new brands to wear, and if that brand is also affordable and stylish, then that is a winner all the way.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Sport

West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield: Team news, kick off time, TV details and more 

22 Feb

All the information you need to know ahead of the Baggies crunch Premier League clash...


Former Wolves defender is tipped for a bright future 

22 Feb

Regan Upton is on loan at Sutton from Tamworth...


Tamworth FC: Fowler refuses to ‘cry over spilt milk’ 

22 Feb

Lambs have endured a frustrating few weeks...


Fans divided in opinion as Jonny Evans is given West Brom captaincy back 

22 Feb

The Albion defender has been handed the armband again...


Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is wearing No.77 in the Europa League – this is why 

22 Feb

The Armenian usually wears No.7 vacated by Aleis Sanchez who joined Manchester United...


Explained: Why Lionel Messi will fancy Liverpool if Barcelona progress in the Champions League 

22 Feb

The Spanish side need to see off Chelsea first though...


This is your cup final – the statistic that proves Aston Villa are still a massive pull 

22 Feb

We've all heard the chant but here are the facts...


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.


Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.


Company fined £500,000 after worker run over by truck on Burntwood building site had to have leg amputated 

14 Feb

A worker suffered 'life-changing injuries' when he run over by tipper truck on a housing development site at Burntwood Business Park...


Historic Lichfield pub reopens after £130,000 makeover 

9 Feb

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a £130,000 refurbishment.


Lichfield city centre business to host coffee with a candidate event ahead of by-election 

9 Feb

A coffee outlet in Lichfield is hoping to give voters the chance to quiz by-election candidates.


Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2's depot...


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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