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Chasewater sailor to see work appear in calendar after winning photography competition 

11 Jul 18

An amateur photographer from a Burntwood sailing club will see his work appear in a national sailing calendar.

Firefighters put out grass fire on Hednesford Hills 

5 Jul 18

The grassland fire on Hednesford Hills was started accidentally, firefighters believe.

M6 Toll bosses ‘urged’ to rethink price rise 

30 Jun 18

A letter signed by council leaders calls for the road owners to rethink the 10% increase in prices.

Operator of M6 Toll confirms that price of using the road is increasing 

29 Jun 18

The cost of using the M6 Toll is going up, the road’s operator has confirmed.

County council approves plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Lichfield and Burntwood 

21 Jun 18

Walking and cycling routes in Lichfield and Burntwood are set to be improved as part of a £38million project.

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

18 Jun 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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

New campaign targets young motorcyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood 

4 May 18

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 18

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

Man arrested after cars are broken into in Armitage 

3 May 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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 18

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