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

16 Apr 18

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


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Council approves new supported living and affordable housing development in Burntwood 

11 Apr 18

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


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Cannock man jailed for attack on nephew 

10 Apr 18

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


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Heater blamed for Cannock carbon monoxide death 

5 Apr 18

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


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Report backs plan for new houses and apartments in Burntwood 

5 Apr 18

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


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Woman dies in suspected Cannock ‘carbon monoxide leak’ 

3 Apr 18

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


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Councillor blasts “unacceptable” removal of Burntwood ambulance standby point 

30 Mar 18

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


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

28 Mar 18

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


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

26 Mar 18

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


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Lichfield business earns ambulance service award for installing defibrillators in Burntwood 

21 Mar 18

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


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Foodbank in Burntwood boosted by £1,000 donation 

20 Mar 18

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


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

13 Mar 18

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


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

12 Mar 18

A programme of free bike rides around Lichfield is returning.


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Rugeley rubbish fire extinguished after almost 18 months 

8 Mar 18

Firefighters have been monitoring the huge pile of waste since September 2016.


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Canal volunteers beat the Beast from the East to move 230 tonne concrete tunnel into place in Lichfield 

7 Mar 18

Volunteers working on the restoration of the Lichfield Canal overcame the worst the elements could throw at them to move over 230 tonnes of concrete tunnel into position at Darnford Moors.


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Man wanted after missing Cannock girl, 17, seen getting into van 

5 Mar 18

Jessica Roe, 17, is believed to have got into a van with 45-year-old Stuart Lymer.


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First school closures in Lichfield confirmed as snow continues to fall 

1 Mar 18

Six schools in Lichfield have decided to close due to the poor weather.


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Protecting yourself against compassion fatigue: key tips 

26 Feb 18

This article comprises of tips taken from a guide on Community Care Inform Children about burnout, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, written by social worker Lori Goosen.


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Guided walk to showcase efforts to restore Lichfield Canal 

19 Feb 18

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be on show during a guided walk.


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Teen jailed after driving at 90mph on A500 and smashing into petrol station wall 

4 Feb 18

Marcus Capewell banned from roads for three years after driving dangerously in Stoke-on-Trent and Cannock…


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Longdon becomes eighth area in Lichfield and Burntwood to draw up Neighbourhood Plan 

2 Feb 18

Longdon has become the eight area across Lichfield and Burntwood to formally submit a Neighbourhood Plan.


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Rugeley rubbish fire to be put out after 16 months 

1 Feb 18

Firefighters say the blaze, involving 1,000 tonnes of waste, can now be “safely extinguished”.


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Burntwood councillor insists joined up thinking was crucial to unlocking new £15million retail development 

31 Jan 18

A Burntwood councillor says getting key parties around the table has helped a new retail development come to fruition.


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Jail for pair who ripped necklaces from women in Lichfield and Burntwood 

29 Jan 18

Two men who ripped jewellery from women in the street in Lichfield and Burntwood have been jailed.


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Work set to begin on new £15million retail development in Burntwood 

25 Jan 18

Work is due to being on a new £15million retail development in Burntwood.