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Man jailed after crashing through M6 Toll barrier in Lichfield after 150mph police pursuit 

17 Aug 18

A man has been jailed after driving a stolen car at 150mph before crashing it through an M6 Toll barrier in Lichfield.


News
Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day 

16 Aug 18

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket.


News
Headteacher hails “excellent results” for Lichfield Cathedral School students 

16 Aug 18

The headteacher of Lichfield Cathedral School has hailed “excellent results” for her students.


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Conservative councillor says plan for new Burntwood health centre will “greatly help” residents 

16 Aug 18

A Conservative councillor says a new medical centre in Burntwood will “greatly help” local residents.


Business
Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug 18

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


News
Students from The Friary School celebrate A-Level results success 

16 Aug 18

Staff and students from The Friary School in Lichfield are celebrating after achieving a 99% A-Level pass rate.


News
Four men jailed after high performance cars are stolen in Lichfield 

14 Aug 18

Four men from Birmingham and Tamworth have been given a combined sentenced of 28 years after stealing high performance vehicles in Lichfield and attaching false number plates to avoid police detection.


Blog feature
Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Aug 18

Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Blog feature
Covers band Ruby Bridge to play Lichfield pub 

13 Aug 18

A six-piece covers band are bringing party hits to a Lichfield pub.


News
Lichfield Mysteries launches new book of scripts 

13 Aug 18

The Lichfield Mysteries book A new paperback edition of scripts of the Lichfield Mystery plays is being published.


News
Council launches questionnaire to find out why Lichfield and Burntwood residents don’t recycle more 

13 Aug 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked why they don’t recycle more.


Sport
Chasetown FC win final pre-season friendly 

13 Aug 18

A late Jack Langston penalty edged out neighbours Hednesford Town as Chasetown FC won their final pre-season friendly.


Sport
Lichfield City FC bounce back from midweek defeat by beating Littleton 

11 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC came from behind to secure a second win in three Midland Football League Division One games.


Sport
Lichfield City FC boss insists he is to blame for heavy defeat 

9 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC’s manager says he takes full responsibility after his side were thumped in their second game of the season.


Blog feature
Review: Matilda the Musical at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

9 Aug 18

Matilda The Musical at the Birmingham Hippodrome is an absolute triumph.


News
Teddy bear collection fetches £5,000 at Lichfield auction 

9 Aug 18

A collection of Steiff teddy bears has sold at auction in Lichfield for more than £5,000.


News
Ramblers explore work to restore the Lichfield Canal 

7 Aug 18

Restoration of the canal at Fosseway Heath provided a pleasant background to two walks organised and led by Jo Trodden of the Lichfield and District Ramblers.


News
Plan for Lichfield Peace Garden boosted by care home’s £500 donation 

6 Aug 18

A new memorial art project in Lichfield has been given a £500 boost.


News
Lord Victor Adebowale visits headquarters of Lichfield-based business 

6 Aug 18

A Lichfield-based business has been visited by Lord Victor Adebowale.


Sport
Lichfield City FC secure three points despite playing most of the game with a makeshift goalkeeper 

6 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC picked up three points with a 4-3 win over Racing Club Warwick on the opening day of the new season – despite playing most of the game with a makeshift goalkeeper.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Stafford Rangers 

5 Aug 18

Chasetown FC got the better of Stafford Rangers with a 1-0 win in their latest pre-season outing – photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


News
Views are on planning applications are rarely being taken into account by council, Lichfield Civic Society claims 

2 Aug 18

A community group created to protect the city’s character has claimed Lichfield District Council rarely takes account of its views.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business congratulated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace event 

2 Aug 18

A Lichfield and Burntwood-based business has been congratulated by Prince Charles at a royal reception in Buckingham Palace.


News
Lichfield headteacher says Education Secretary’s pledge on pre-school language skills could help spot dyslexia earlier 

2 Aug 18

A Lichfield headteacher has welcomed a bid to help parents improve their children’s early language development, claiming it could help to diagnose dyslexia earlier.


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Lichfield and Burntwood councillors pledge commitment to residents at civic ceremony 

1 Aug 18

Councillors from Lichfield and Burntwood have pledged their commitment to local residents at a civic ceremony.