Local News

Nominate the best small shops

The annual search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop, a competition managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), is underway giving independent retailers the chance to showcase all that is special about their business to their local community and beyond.

The future of the Friary Grange Leisure Centre

The future of the Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield will be discussed at a special Cabinet meeting at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Monday 7 October at 6pm.

At the meeting attendees will hear from local people and groups before the Council Cabinet debates the issue.

14 days into the defib a day campaign

Every day for the past couple of weeks I have been highlighting defibrillator access points in and around Tamworth.  Here's the past 7 days of defibs in our area!


August 8th - The White Lion, Harlaston

180 Years of Tamworth Railway Station

Today Tamworth Railway Station turned 180 years old... Yep it really is a historical site.

The older building pictured below is very different to the site we have today which as built in the 60s, while it held much more character was unfortunately less practical as a railway station.

Backing vital dementia research

Many of us know of somebody who has dementia, lots of us support charities who do ground breaking work to help people with dementia and their carers but it is rare we hear of people actively involved with the research.

Businesses - help schools fly a flag

Business are being invited to join forces with local schools and fly a flag for our town.

The Mayor of Tamworth is encouraging local businesses and groups to join together with Tamworth schools and ‘fly a flag’ for town and country!

The first 7 days of the defib campaign

During summer recess I have launched a ‘Defib-A-Day’ campaign to highlight a number of defibrillator sites across Tamworth and the surrounding villages and to raise awareness to local residents about their locations and how to use them.

Funding for cycling programmes

The Places to Ride fund has re-opened to help develop and improve new and existing cycling facilities across England.

New ACAD at Heartlands Hospital

Today we have announced a new hospital upgrade programme, making good on the 20 new upgrades the Prime Minister made on the steps of Downing Street - and I am delighted to inform you that your local area is one that is benefiting from today’s announcement.   

Prisoner support for HIV

In my role as MP I serve all my constituents, those who voted for me, those who didn't, those who are living well and those who have fallen on hard times.  It I also help constituents of mine who are serving sentences in prison.