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Lichfield cyclist Lewis crowned national champion again 

6 Jul

LEWIS Askey was in imperious form as he triumphed at the National Youth Omnium Track Championships, taking four wins out of five to storm to the overall title and his second national jersey already this year.


Official opening for new Chase Terrace community fire station 

6 Jul

Chase Terrace’s new fire station will be officially opened this week.


Plan for £1m Lichfield BID has received “tremendous support” 

6 Jul

Organisers of an initiative designed to boost trade in Lichfield city centre say there has been “tremendous support” for the project.


Lichfield’s Cars in the Park sees thousands visit Beacon Park 

6 Jul

Thousands of visitors flocked to Beacon Park over the weekend to see cars new and old.


Shenstone factory ‘shut down’ in Israel drone protest 

6 Jul

Activists lie in the road during action against UAV Engines' site...


Ministers hail New Street Station’s arrival 

6 Jul

Leading politicians react to announcement that New Street Station, John Lewis and Grand Central shopping centre will be open in September...


Birmingham, Black Country, Solihull and Coventry launch official plans for new super-council 

6 Jul

Council leaders are publishing a "prospectus" for a new regional combined authority but they've rejected the "Greater Birmingham" name and made no decision about whether it should be led by a region-wide mayor...


Royal Artillery remembrance service held at the National Memorial Arboretum 

5 Jul

The Royal Artillery service of remembrance.


Tamworth crash victim who had to learn to walk and talk again 

5 Jul

A TAMWORTH man who survived a horrific car crash has turned a new chapter.


Event to inform landlords of new fire safety laws 

5 Jul

A SERIES of events will take place across the county to inform landlords of new laws regarding fire safety that are due to come into force.


Night in memory of Samantha raises money for charity 

5 Jul

A SPECIAL ladies night which took place in Longdon on Monday (June 29) in memory of talented singer Samantha Maritza raised 386 for charity.


Tunisia shootings victim Sue Davey’s son begs for just five minutes more with his beloved mum 

5 Jul

Conor Fulford said he would give anything to say a final goodbye to her...


Family of Tamworth mum killed in Tunisian terror attack to be… 

5 Jul

The family of a Tamworth woman killed in the Tunisia terror attack are to be consulted on where a new national memorial to the dead will be placed.


Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre ‘severely affected’… 

5 Jul

A cancer support centre in Tamworth has been forced to close after being 'severely affected' by storm flooding over the weekend.


Look at these great pictures of Robert Plant through the decades 

5 Jul

The former Led Zeppelin front man is performing at Cannock Chase on July 11, 2015...


Debut novelist Helen started out with work experience at the… 

5 Jul

AN AUTHOR who began her writing career with work experience on the Lichfield Mercury celebrates publication of her debut novel this month.


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Blogs

Walsall player 401. Aaron Anthony Lescott 

5 Jul

Aaron Anthony Lescott (born 2 December 1978 in Birmingham, West Midlands) is an English professional footballer who was last known to be playing as a defender for Halesowen Town.


That didn’t go to plan… or did it? 

5 Jul

I realise this is a bit off piste for the Brownhills Blog, but we have interests in Lichfield, so I think it's appropriate - a few weeks ago Peter 'Pedro' Cutler spotted the following clipping in the newspaper archives.


Walsall player 400. Paul Lemon 

4 Jul

Paul Lemon (born 3 June 1966 in Middlesbrough, England) is a former English footballer who played for Sunderland as a midfielder.


Walsall player 399. Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow 

4 Jul

Charles “Charlie” Leatherbarrow (born Letherbarrow) (16 January 1870 – 26 December 1940) was an English professional footballer born in Banbury who played in the Football League for Rotherham Town, Walsall Town Swifts and Small Heath.


Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow 

4 Jul

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here - but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it's the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield.


It’s all kicking off in Lichfield! 

3 Jul

It's a busy old time in Lichfield over the next few days, with The Lichfield Waterworks Trust having a stall at the Lichfield Festival Market this Saturday (4th July 2015), and Kate Cardigan's informal Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered ...


Pennocrucium: Roman Penkridge pt1 

3 Jul

Pennocrucium settlement site and Watling St (WA Baker 21/7/70) The choice in covering a Roman site for this dissertation was probably inevitable: not only am I from Italian extract, but I was born within a stones throw of the Roman site at Wall (...


June 2015 Newsletter 

2 Jul

The Society supported the ‘ Walk for Health’ group on their ‘Festival walk’ during the month.


Walsall player 398. Michael Antonio Leary 

2 Jul

Michael Antonio Leary (born 17 April 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Spalding United as a midfielder.


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Blogs

Erasmus Darwin House to host Georgian open day 

6 Jul

A Lichfield museum will be throwing open its doors to give a glimpse into the Georgian era.


DipLCM in Performance (Piano Recital): My Experiences 

6 Jul

I almost subtitled this post: ‘Anyone can do a diploma if I can, three days after coming out of hospital, and minus my gallbladder’… As I think everyone knows by now, I recently sat and passed the DipLCM piano performance diploma (recital ...


Soprano Rebecca Newman surprises Lichfield shoppers by busking in the city centre 

6 Jul

A soprano who is currently performing alongside Russell Watson surprised shoppers by going busking in Lichfield city centre.


Lichfield’s Cars in the Park sees thousands visit Beacon Park 

6 Jul

Thousands of visitors flocked to Beacon Park over the weekend to see cars new and old.


What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 6 

6 Jul

Septura Brass Find out the events and activities taking place today at the 2015 Lichfield Festival.


July 5th – An odd day involving a fair few errands. I set out… 

6 Jul

July 5th - An odd day involving a fair few errands.


The first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born 

5 Jul

Today (July 5th) in 1996, Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.


Review: Julian Lloyd Webber @ Lichfield Garrick 

5 Jul

Anyone who hadn’t taken the precaution of reading the Lichfield Festival programme carefully might well have been disappointed to discover that in fact the famous cellist has, because of a degenerative shoulder condition, been forced to give up...


What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 5 

5 Jul

Lipservice Theatre’s The Picture of Doreen Gray Find out the events and activities taking place today at the 2015 Lichfield Festival.


Can’t make it to church? 5July 2015 

5 Jul

The words that leaps out to me fromthe readings this morning are, ' And he was amazed at their unbelief.


Review: The Magic Flute @ Lichfield Cathedral 

4 Jul

I’ve only seen ever the Magic Flute once before, Glyndebourne on tour with magnificent production values, a full-sized orchestra and an overall grand tone as was to be expected.


#Event #Cycling – Colne Grand Prix 15th July 2015 

4 Jul

Colne Grand Prix is on 15th July 2015 and Colne Town Council is supporting this well-established event for the first time.


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Sport

2015/16 Season Kit Launched 

6 Jul

We are now in a position to launch our new first team kit which will be worn during the 2015/16 season.


Former Coventry City youth player Ryan Quinn signs for Chasetown FC 

5 Jul

Former Coventry City youngster Ryan Quinn has signed for Chasetown FC.


Yvette Baker Trophy Final 

5 Jul

Yellow Course A small but select group of Chasers juniors headed east to Nottingham Uni for the YBT final in the sun today.


Thank you volunteers!! 

5 Jul

Many thanks to the players, managers and parents who spent their Sunday morning painting pitch barriers, topping up drainage channels, emptying dog bins, emptying rubbish bins, picking up litter across the whole site and topping up gravel walkways...


Curborough Youth Races 4 July Results 

4 Jul

Thank you for coming to the last of our five Saturday morning youth races this year.


Chasetown FC to face Evesham United in FA Cup and FA Trophy 

4 Jul

Chasetown FC will face Evesham United in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy.


Lichfield City FC drawn against Alvechurch in FA Vase 

4 Jul

Lichfield City FC face a trip to Alvechurch in the FA Vase.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Business

Plan for £1m Lichfield BID has received “tremendous support” 

6 Jul

Organisers of an initiative designed to boost trade in Lichfield city centre say there has been “tremendous support” for the project.


Businesses urged to back 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

3 Jul

Businesses have been urged to lend their support to the 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Northgate announces chairman change 

30 Jun

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate has announced that Bob Mackenzie will be retiring from his role of chairman at the Company\'s AGM in September.


Police and Crime Commissioner calls of businesses to back relaunched Space scheme 

30 Jun

Businesses are being urged to back plans to relaunch the Space school summer holiday scheme.


Sponsorship deal serves up new kit for Lichfield Friary Tennis Club youngsters 

30 Jun

Young tennis players in Lichfield have new kit thanks to a new sponsorship deal.


Work to replace bridge over railway at Lichfield Trent Valley nears completion 

29 Jun

A key part in the reconstruction of a bridge over the West Coast Main Line in Lichfield is nearing completion.


Cuadrilla fracking plans turned down 

29 Jun

LICHFIELD-based energy company Cuadrilla has seen its planning application for fracking at a site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire, turned down.


Cannock | Lichfield | South Staffs | Tamworth


Staffordshire at Westminster »

Franchise for London Elections | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Does my hon.


Franchise for London Elections | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

1 Jul

Does my hon.


Business Regulation | Oral Answers to Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates 

30 Jun

Does my right hon.


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

My right hon.


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

I echo the Prime Minister’s tribute to the victims of Sousse, including my constituent, Sue Davey, who, with her partner, Scott Chalkley, lost their lives last week.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

Lichfield District Council is in early negotiations with the West Midlands combined authority and other local authorities, but it wishes to maintain control over planning and housing policy.


Renewables Obligation | Department for Energy and Climate Change | Written Answers 

29 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the future of the Renewables Obligation Scheme.


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