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Spring Resolutions For Your Home, Lifestyle and Health 

20 Apr 18

Am I the only person who thinks that making resolutions in the new year is a complete waste of time? By that, I don’t mean that resolutions per se are the issue, just that January is the wrong time to be making them.

Tickets go on sale for 2018 performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral 

17 Apr 18

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral.

Photos from the April 2018 Market 

10 Apr 18

Although we had to wait an extra month after the winter break, the April Market was a great start to the year.

Driver jailed for faking car-key burglary after crashing Audi on Christmas Day 

9 Apr 18

Mitchell Gemmell, 31, fled the scene of the smash in a festive jumper after his car hit a tree…

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A Certain Person’s Easter Egg To Be Kept On Hold …… 

29 Mar 18

It seems that Father Christmas gave Nigel an open ticket to New York to stay for as long as he wanted …….

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Nigel Slater: The Christmas Chronicles 

25 Mar 18

I have daffodils in a vase on my table.

Christmas tree fly-tipper is first to receive on-the-spot £400 fine 

23 Mar 18

Sandwell Council’s enforcement team caught a fly-tipper red-handed as they tried to dump a number of Christmas trees in a Smethwick street.

UB40 announce huge 40th anniversary gig at Arena Birmingham 

23 Mar 18

Robin Campbell’s UB40 will play Arena Birmingham on the Friday night before Christmas…

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New Year’s Eve 

23 Mar 18

The end of the old year and the start of something new.

Who is Indiana Vassilev? Aston Villa’s latest whizz kid profiled 

22 Mar 18

The USA starlet linked up with AVFC before Christmas…

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21 Mar 18

We spent Christmas Day with my sister and her family this year, and I love this photo I took of her with her boys.

Who is Indiana Vassilev? Aston Villa’s new recruit with ‘no limit’ 

20 Mar 18

The USA starlet linked up with AVFC before Christmas…

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19 Mar 18

My sister rescued a little tortoiseshell cat a while ago and I took lots of photos of her on Christmas Day as we spent the day with her family.

Councillors call on Santa to “speed up” when he visits Burntwood’s 2018 Christmas Festival 

15 Mar 18

Councillors in Burntwood say they intend to get Santa to “speed up” when he visits the town this year.

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Cocktail fun! 

13 Mar 18

On Christmas Day we had great fun making (and drinking) a good few cocktails.

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50 Today 

8 Mar 18

My ‘baby’ brother was 50 just before Christmas and we made a big day of it.

New Easter appeal for foodbank donations launched in Lichfield 

5 Mar 18

A new foodbank appeal is being launched in Lichfield.

Elf The Christmas Spectacular is coming to Birmingham – this is how to get tickets 

5 Mar 18

Festive show starring David Essex and Martine McCutcheon will be at Genting Arena…

Flytipping or homeless person camping, 3rd March 

3 Mar 18

Several items like duvets, blankets, clothing and a tent or tarpaulin have been dumped or left here since before Christmas.

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2 Mar 18

We had a visit between Christmas and New Year from a good friend with her children.

Wednesbury Christmas Lights funding, accounting and sponsorship. 

1 Mar 18

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Darryl Magher on 1 March 2018 .

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A Fantasy Fashion List 

28 Feb 18

It may almost be March (although no one bothered to tell the weather…) but for many of us, the financial hangover from Christmas is still there.

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Mexican Day Out 

28 Feb 18

Just before Christmas each year, the ladies of my family celebrate with a lunch and a few drinks together.

This is the law on getting days off work if it’s too cold – your rights explained 

27 Feb 18

Theres about a 50 per cent chance of getting some proper snow in Birmingham between now and Christmas…

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Christmas Morning 2017 

26 Feb 18

A multi photo layout of Christmas morning at our house.