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Council admits delays to work on new Lichfield Library after tearing up deal with building contractor 

20 Jul

Council bosses have admitted that work on Lichfield’s new library has been delayed – but insist it will still finish this year.


Report reveals council spent more than £56,000 on planning coach park for failed Friarsgate scheme 

20 Jul

Lichfield District Council spent more than £56,000 on planning a new coach park for the failed Friarsgate project , it has been revealed.


The poor state of council-run children’s services in Birmingham revealed 

20 Jul

Statistics released by Ofsted today show that Birmingham, Dudley, and Sandwell councils all received the lowest possible overall rating...


Honorary doctorate for NHS trust chief 

20 Jul

Sarah-Jane Marsh has been recognised for creating the first NHS trust of its kind after landmark merger in 2017...


CCTV appeal after woman sexually assaulted after being followed home on number 55 bus 

19 Jul

The woman was followed by two men on her route home from Birmingham city centre to Kingshurst...


Birmingham school suspensions soar with teacher attacks and racist abuse rife 

19 Jul

A teaching body expressed concerns that the rise in exclusions...


All the restaurant chains that offer student discounts in the UK 

19 Jul

The likes of ASK Italian, McDonalds, Subway and Pizza Hut all offer discounts if you wave an NUS Extra card at them...


Gang which shipped production line of cocaine and heroin from Birmingham in ‘county lines’ operation locked up 

19 Jul

The four gang members were jailed for a total of almost 28 years after setting up a 'production line' in a flat in Birmingham...


Government spent more than £500,000 of taxpayer money moving these four West Midlands academies 

19 Jul

Two were in Birmingham: the Ark Academy Victoria, previously known as Perry Beeches V, and Arena Academy...


University student’s harrowing injuries after brutal park attack 

19 Jul

The engineering student is currently studying at Coventry University...


Schoolboy jailed after stabbing friend in heart during horror machete street attack 

19 Jul

The 15-year-old and masked gang pounced on victim in Staple Lodge Road, Northfield...


Police say they will continue prioritising after rise in crime across Staffordshire 

19 Jul

Police chiefs say they will continue to “prioritise crimes that cause the greatest harm” after a rise in crime across Staffordshire.


Knife crime at highest level in West Midlands for almost a decade 

19 Jul

West Midlands recorded 2,850 serious crimes involving knives during the last financial year, the latest crime data published today shows...


The number of West Midlands Police officers has fallen yet again 

19 Jul

Thats a drop of 175...


West Midlands Police deal with seven knife crimes every day 

19 Jul

There were 2,850 knife crimes in the area served by West Midlands Police over 12 months - and that's up by a fifth since the year before...


Self-service libraries plan backed 

19 Jul

The changes, which come after months of public consultation, will allow community groups to manage four Staffordshire libraries, as well as putting Cheslyn Hay Library at risk of closure, in an effort to save £1...


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Blogs

Learnings from LGA Conference 

16 Jul

The Local Government Association Conference (LGA) in Birmingham last week was, as always, an opportunity to learn and to understand what is going on across the country in our sector.


Little Hay miniature railway garden party on now! 

15 Jul

Very late notice I know but the good folk of Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Socially have asked me to to tell you that their Garden Party at Little Hay Miniature Railway – known as Balleny Green – is open right now (Sunday 15th July 2018() ...


County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.


Fancy a fete and dog show this Saturday? 

12 Jul

There’s a great looking summer fete and dog show coming up this weekend, on Saturday 14th July nearby in the picturesque village of Hammerwich, just over the A5.


Enjoying the hot weather and staying safe 

11 Jul

I’m sure most people have been enjoying the hot weather over the past few weeks and with it expected to continue, we’ve issued some advice on making the most of it and staying safe.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – 2018 AGM this Monday followed by an evening with the Time Healers 

8 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (9th July 2018) there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Willenhall Transport Show – on this Sunday! 

7 Jul

In a weekend choc-full of transport events (Cars in the Park at Lichfield, the Aldridge Transport Museum Annual Running Day) there’s a further event this Sunday 8th July 2018 with Willenhall Transport Show taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park (...


Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.


Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park 2018 – On this weekend! 

3 Jul

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this coming weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th July 2018) in Beacon Park, Lichfield – the annual Rotary Cars in the Park event.


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Blogs

Council admits delays to work on new Lichfield Library after tearing up deal with building contractor 

20 Jul

Council bosses have admitted that work on Lichfield’s new library has been delayed – but insist it will still finish this year.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 20 July 2018 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.


Flooring Solutions And Maintenence 

19 Jul

Busy family homes need flooring solutions that are up to the job.


Iconic Jewellery Collectors 

19 Jul

This morning I was going through my jewellery to decide what pieces to wear, and once again I opted for a vintage paste brooch, an item that seems to be a bit of an obsession at the moment.


Ladies Day Is Just Fabulous! 

18 Jul

The warm, witty and rather wonderful Ladies Day had its press night at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night and proved to be a smash hit with the audience.


True tale of sporting rivalry to feature in latest Lichfield Garrick movie night 

18 Jul

I, Tonya The true story of one of sport’s most controversial rivalries will be screened at the Lichfield Garrick’s latest movie night.


Hundreds of young people pay tribute to First World War generation at National Memorial Arboretum event 

18 Jul

Hundreds of young people from across the country have visited the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the First World War generation.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.


A Grand Day Out 

18 Jul

LADIES’ DAY Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 17 th July, 2018   Following an excellent Brassed Off last summer, the Grand has produced its second in-house show, Amanda Whittington’s comedy about four women from a fish-packing factory who ...


Dean of Lichfield says £1.5m funding boost has removed “immediate risk” to cathedral 

17 Jul

A £1.5million boost has helped to ensure Lichfield Cathedral is not in any immediate risk, according to the Dean of Lichfield.


What Love Island Teaches Us About Dating 

17 Jul

Summer is always a special time to find love.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

17 Jul

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


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Sport

Match Preview: Rugby Town (H) 

20 Jul

This weekend sees the Pitmen return to home action as we prepare to host Rugby Town at Keys Park in our latest pre-season fixture.


Defender Makes Keys Park Return 

20 Jul

Hednesford Town Football Club are pleased to announce that defender Callam Mendez-Jones has returned to Keys Park after he agreed a new deal with the club last night.


Tennis charity launches more sites 

20 Jul

Tennis For Free, which already has sites in Hednesford, Lichfield and Sandwell, is launching at four sites in Walsall and one in Great Barr...


Strong Chasetown FC line-up gets the better of Heath Hayes in latest pre-season clash 

18 Jul

A strong Chasetown FC line-up secured a comfortable pre-season victory over Heath Hayes.


In pictures: Heath Hayes v Chasetown FC 

18 Jul

Chasetown FC’s pre-season campaign continued with a comfortable 4-0 win over Heath Hayes – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera...


Additional Pre-Season Fixture Added + News 

18 Jul

We can now confirm that we have this week added a further pre-season fixture to our line-up.


Match Preview: AFC Wulfrunians (A) 

17 Jul

The Pitmen return to action this evening in our latest pre-season fixture as we renew acquaintances with old friends AFC Wulfrunians.


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Business

Burntwood business calls for donations to help families meet cost of new school uniforms 

18 Jul

A Burntwood business is looking to help families who are struggling to meet the cost of new school uniforms.


Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project 

17 Jul

A group of Lichfield 10k runners raising money for the city’s canal restoration trust will look the part thanks to local business.


Lichfield District Council launches prospectus to attract new business investment just days after Friarsgate plan collapses due to lack of private funding 

13 Jul

Economic development officer Jonathan Percival and Cllr Ian Pritchard launching the new ‘Investment Prospectus’ A new guide outlining why companies should invest in Lichfield has launched – just days after the collapse of...


Lichfield businesswoman sees shoe company win national exporting award 

13 Jul

Shaherazad Umbreen receiving her Exporter of the Year award A Lichfield businesswoman has won an award for her company’s exporting prowess.


Thousands of children helped to avoid ‘holiday hunger’ as shoppers donate to Lichfield company’s foodbank appeal 

13 Jul

Thousands of children will not go hungry after a successful foodbank appeal by a Lichfield-based business.


Lichfield auction house getting ready to welcome TV antiques expert David Dickinson 

12 Jul

What a bobby dazzler – antiques expert David Dickinson is coming to Lichfield.


Owner of Lichfield car dealership closed as part of aborted Friarsgate scheme hits out at council leader over “misleading and inaccurate” statements 

11 Jul

The owner of a car dealership forced to close as part of the aborted Friarsgate redevelopment has hit out at what he claims are “misleading and inaccurate” statements made by Lichfield District Council.


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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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    Fine mud swirling up after a narrowboat passes on the Caldon Canal at Froghall, Staffordshire. Obviously exaggerated using HDR. There’s very little boat-traffic here as it’s right at the end of the canal







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