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Journey’s End 

17 Dec 17

Journey’s End Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, Journey’s End is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young office Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate..


Events
The Disaster Artist 

17 Dec 17

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.


Events
Darkest Hour 

17 Dec 17

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.


Blog comment
Body believed to be missing pensioner found 

16 Dec 17

Gladys Spencer, 79, was reported missing after she failed to return to her Little Bloxwich…


Blog comment
Police searching for missing Little Bloxwich lady Gladys Spencer make sad discovery 

16 Dec 17

It’s my sad duty to report that police searching for missing Little Bloxwich pensioner Gladys Spencer have today found a body in Wednessfield.


Local news
Solihull family scatter wrong ashes after Colour My Funeral mix-up 

16 Dec 17

The Solihull pensioners loved ones have this week been informed that the remains scattered were NOT right remains…


News
How pensioners can save money on bus fares 

16 Dec 17

Discount will help over 60s who work, have early hospital appointments or do the school run…


News
How pensioners can save money on bus fares 

16 Dec 17

Discount will help over 60s who work, have early hospital appointments or do the school run…


Blog comment
Urgent: Please look out for OAP missing from Little Bloxwich 

15 Dec 17

Walsall police have issued the following urgent appeal this evening (Friday 15th December 2017): We urgently need the public’s help in tracing a 79-year-old woman who has gone missing from home.


News
Officers searching for missing pensioner Lemeul Boyce find body in Erdington. 

15 Dec 17

Officers searching for missing pensioner man Lemeul Boyce have today (15/12) found a body in Erdington.


News
Dying OAP writes to the Queen – and gets reply two days after she passed away 

15 Dec 17

Norma Broadhurst was even nicknamed Queenie…


News
Coventry bus services diverted after car crashed into hedge 

14 Dec 17

An elderly man was treated by the ambulance service after a low-speed collision…


News
Four arrested for murder of 87-year-old Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley 

13 Dec 17

FOUR people from Birmingham have been arrested for murder after an elderly man who was viciously beaten and robbed in his own home sadly passed away in hospital.


Rugby
Murder arrests made after Sutton Coldfield pensioner beaten up in home dies 

13 Dec 17

Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley died in hospital weeks after an attack at his home in Endwood Drive…


News
Coventry pensioner charged with possessing extreme pornography 

12 Dec 17

The 71-year-old is also accused of making indecent images of children…


Events
Phantom Thread 

11 Dec 17

Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma who becomes his muse and lover.


News
Appeal after bag theft at Lichfield City station 

9 Dec 17

OFFICERS from British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak with in connection to a bag snatch from an elderly woman at Lichfield City station.


News
CCTV released after elderly woman has bag snatched at Lichfield City station 

9 Dec 17

Police are trying to trace a man caught on CCTV after an elderly woman’s bag was snatched at Lichfield City station.


News
Elderly woman shaken after man with CRUTCH steals her handbag at Lichfield City railway station 

8 Dec 17

Snatched handbag had sentimental value and victim is now anxious when she leaves her home…


FixMyStreet
Large pot hole still in fixed …., 8th December 

8 Dec 17

The pot hole has been there for several weeks getting bigger and bigger …


Blog comment
Business Questions 7 December 2017 

7 Dec 17

During Business Questions I called for an Urgent Debate on the state of poverty in the UK.


News
Coventry man and two Warwickshire women facing jail for £600,000 pensioner con 

7 Dec 17

They were part of a gang which targeted OAPs across the country, including Rugby…


News
Elderly man attacked and robbed in his own home is still in a critcal condition 

5 Dec 17

DETECTIVES in Lichfield are appealing for the community’s help following a vicious attack on an elderly man, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.


Rugby
Elderly man taken to hospital after Sutton Coldfield house fire 

4 Dec 17

Fire and ambulance crews attended Nighwood Drive in Streetly where a man and his chickens were rescued…


FixMyStreet
Bins on pavement stoping people getting past and Rubish not being taken away., 1st December 

1 Dec 17

I would like to report 2 things.