Staffordshire news and blogs Saturday 20 January 2018



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The things that always happen when you go to the Bullring 

20 Jan 18

From queuing for escalators to forgetting what floor you’re on, some things about the shopping centre never change…

Ankerside’s Stay & Play to return for Valentine’s Day 

15 Jan 18

LOVE is soon to be in the air at the town’s shopping centre, as Stay Play returns for its first free session of 2018 next week.

More than £16,500 raised by Ankerside shoppers in 2017 

5 Jan 18

TAMWORTH shoppers have helped to raise more than £16,500 for local charities in one year, after 38 organisations fundraised at the town’s shopping centre.

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Firefighters tackle huge blaze near One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr 

28 Dec 17

Huge clouds of billowing smoke spotted in sky after fire broke out on Thursday afternoon…

La Fabrique café opens in Sutton Coldfield 

22 Dec 17

The new family-run venue has opened in the Gracechurch shopping centre…

Tamworth charities receive Operation Christmas gifts in time for Christmas 

19 Dec 17

TAMWORTH shoppers have generously donated a haul of presents to a local shopping centre’s gifting appeal, giving three charities the chance to enjoy a spectacular Christmas.

Peaky Blinders range of ales and spirits on sale at special Bullring stand 

16 Dec 17

Birmingham’s famous shopping centre welcomes ales and spirits inspired by TV drama about 1920s’ gangsters…

Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield evacuated due to fire 

13 Dec 17

Fire crews said they averted a ‘large scale incident’ at the shopping site…

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Classical Flashmob. 

13 Dec 17

While in Birmingham at the weekend, we were in Grand Central shopping centre when we heard the sound of glorious singing.

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Click and Collect 

9 Dec 17

The prompt for today was about how Christmases have changed over the years.

Still time to donate to Ankerside’s Operation Christmas 

7 Dec 17

A SHOPPING centre’s Christmas gifting appeal is proving a huge success, as hundreds of generous shoppers kindly donate presents for three Staffordshire charities.

Bullring owner Hammerson to take over Merry Hill firm Intu 

6 Dec 17

Shareholders will vote on the deal next year which would create the UK’s largest shopping centre operator…

Lichfield MP to try out city’s controversial ice rink for himself 

30 Nov 17

Lichfield MP Michael will visit Three Spires Shopping Centre on Saturday to try out its ice rink…

Woman and three-year-old taken to hospital after one car flips in multi-vehicle crash 

29 Nov 17

The crash involved two cars and one lorry and closed part of the A444 near to the Arena Park shopping centre for around three hours…

Christmas arrives at Ankerside 

28 Nov 17

HUNDREDS of people headed to the town’s shopping centre last weekend to enjoy free festive fun with children’s favourite character, The Gruffalo and Santa.

These are the rules you have to abide by at West Orchards Shopping Centre 

27 Nov 17

Around 800 people have been kicked out of West Orchards Shopping Centre since 2013…

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Two OAPS banned from shopping centre after being caught in sex act in House of Fraser toilets 

26 Nov 17

Police were called and arrested Gerry Joyce, 68, and Charles Lowe, 73, after a female shop worker became suspicious and asked a security guard to check the toilets…

Lichfield’s Christmas ice rink at Three Spires Shopping Centre is OPEN 

23 Nov 17

Ice-skating expert Demi-Lea Kenyon and stars of Garrick pantomime Aladdin were at launch…

Watch: 11A bus passengers scream in terror as ‘yob smashes glass doors in ticket row’ 

21 Nov 17

Phone footage recorded the dramatic scenes aboard the 11A outside the Fox and Goose Shopping Centre in Hodge Hill…

Christmas is coming to Ankerside’s Stay & Play 

20 Nov 17

TAMWORTH’S shopping centre will be continuing its Christmas celebrations next week, as Stay Play returns for free festive crafts and games.

Ankerside to welcome The Gruffalo for Christmas fun 

13 Nov 17

SHOPPERS are set to experience the magic of Christmas next weekend, as a Tamworth shopping centre not only welcomes Santa but also Julia Donaldson’s hit picture book character, The Gruffalo to town.

City centre falls silent to mark Armistice Day 2017 

10 Nov 17

Saturday 11 November, sees the West Orchards Shopping Centre fall silent as 4000 poppy petals are dropped in memory of the country’s war heroes.

Operation Christmas returns to Ankerside for fourteenth year 

6 Nov 17

THREE Staffordshire charities are set to benefit from the generosity of kind shoppers during the festive season, as a Tamworth shopping centre gears up to welcome the return of its annual Christmas appeal.

Armed police in city centre after reports of gun in West Orchards Shopping Centre 

3 Nov 17

Eyewitnesses saw the officers arrive in Ironmonger Row this evening…

Watch: Massive row breaks out in Sports Direct as children look on 

2 Nov 17

Plucky woman steps in to break up confrontation at Yardley’s Swan Shopping Centre…