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Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.


Hundreds turn out to cheer on 2018 Staffordshire Ironman competitors 

11 Jun

Hundreds of people across Lichfield and Burntwood turned out to cheer on competitors in the Staffordshire Ironman event.


Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.


Police hunt bogus buyer stealing cars after arranging test drives in Lichfield 

6 Jun

Police are hunting a man who has stolen cars in Lichfield after saying he was taking them on a test drive.


Sailing club in Burntwood bids to get more women out on the water 

1 Jun

A Burntwood sailing group is looking to persuade more women to take to the water.


Inquiry into man’s death after Cannock cell custody 

31 May

Ian Dyche was found unresponsive in his cell the morning after his arrest, a police watchdog says.


CCTV image released of man want to speak to in connection with incident involving teenage girl in Lichfield 

25 May

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after an incident involving a teenage girl in Lichfield.


Call for volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood to help out at 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

21 May

Volunteers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to lend a hand at the Staffordshire Ironman event.


Businesses given the chance to sponsor Burntwood traffic islands 

8 May

Businesses in Burntwood are being given the chance to sponsor local traffic islands.


New campaign targets young motorcyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood 

4 May

Young bikers across Lichfield and Burntwood are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on roads across Staffordshire.


Local Elections 2018: Labour hold Cannock Chase 

4 May

Labour retains Cannock Chase and the Conservatives keep a Tamworth majority.


Man arrested after cars are broken into in Armitage 

3 May

A man has been arrested after four cars were broken into in Armitage.


Signs go up after case of Alabama Rot is uncovered in Lichfield 

3 May

Signs in Lichfield are warning dog owners in Lichfield to take extra care following a reported case of Alabama Rot.


Man tends a stranger’s war grave in Cannock for 25 years 

26 Apr

A man has been keeping a war grave tidy for more than 25 years after seeing it near a relative's plot.


Chance for dogs and owners to go walkies at Chasewater to raise money for Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund 

25 Apr

Pooches and their owners are being invited to go walkies at Chasewater Country Park to raise money for Staffordshire’s Retired Police Dog Fund.


Time running out for competitors to sign up for 2018 Staffordshire Ironman race 

25 Apr

Time is running out for people to sign up to take on the Staffordshire Ironman challenge.


Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case is reported in Lichfield 

24 Apr

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after a case of Alabama Rot was reported in Lichfield.


Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.


Council approves new supported living and affordable housing development in Burntwood 

11 Apr

Proposals for a new supported housing scheme in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee.


Cannock man jailed for attack on nephew 

10 Apr

Victim Craig Pitts still suffers with reduced movement in his arm six months after being stabbed.


Heater blamed for Cannock carbon monoxide death 

5 Apr

A couple were exposed to at least three times the safe limit of carbon monoxide in their home.


Report backs plan for new houses and apartments in Burntwood 

5 Apr

A report has recommended giving the green light to a new housing development in Burntwood.


Woman dies in suspected Cannock ‘carbon monoxide leak’ 

3 Apr

A 75-year-old man is in a serious condition after a suspected leak at their home, police say.


Councillor blasts “unacceptable” removal of Burntwood ambulance standby point 

30 Mar

A councillor has said plans to remove Burntwood’s ambulance standby point without consultation are “unacceptable”.


More changes to Lichfield and Burntwood services after bus subsidies are cut 

28 Mar

Another bus company has confirmed that services to and from Lichfield and Burntwood will be changed after cuts to subsidies.


Councillors to discuss proposal to convert Burntwood post office into a dental surgery 

26 Mar

Plans to convert a Burntwood post office into a dental surgery are due to be discussed at a meeting in the town.


Lichfield business earns ambulance service award for installing defibrillators in Burntwood 

21 Mar

A Lichfield-based business has won an award for its work installing defibrillators in Burntwood.


Foodbank in Burntwood boosted by £1,000 donation 

20 Mar

A local foodbank has been boosted by a £1,000 donation.


Burntwood charity hoping to get more youngsters sailing and windsurfing at Chasewater 

13 Mar

A Burntwood sailing charity is aiming to double the number of young people it gets on the water during 2o18.


Chance for people to get in the saddle as series of free cycle rides around Lichfield returns 

12 Mar

A programme of free bike rides around Lichfield is returning.


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