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Gritters ready to roll as temperatures plummet across Lichfield and Burntwood 

23 Feb 18

Gritters are ready to roll out across Lichfield and Burntwood with temperatures set to plummet over the next fortnight.


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New Conservative Lichfield councillor “delighted” after by-election victories 

23 Feb 18

Lichfield’s newest councillor says she’s “delighted” to have won two by-election votes.


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Conservatives hang on to Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council seats in Stowe ward by-election 

23 Feb 18

The Conservatives have held onto seats in the Stowe ward for Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.


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Lichfield District Council confirms former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park could be sold off 

23 Feb 18

The former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park.


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Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant to make appearance on Pointless Celebrities 

23 Feb 18

Lichfield’s MP is set to make another TV appearance.


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Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood to be exempt from council tax until they are 21 

23 Feb 18

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood will not have to pay council tax until they are 21, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.


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Ace achievement for Lichfield volunteer as he nets a national tennis award 

23 Feb 18

A Lichfield volunteer has netted a national tennis award.


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Stowe ward by-election candidate hoping poll victor will listen to Lichfield voters 

23 Feb 18

One of the candidates in the Stowe ward by-election believes it is important local voices are heard, regardless of the result.


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Evening bus route through Chasetown and Burntwood to be axed 

22 Feb 18

Funding cuts will see an evening bus route in Burntwood axed.


Blog feature
Tickets go on sale for Fairport Convention gig at the Lichfield Guildhall 

22 Feb 18

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by folk favourites Fairport Convention in Lichfield.


Business
Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb 18

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.


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Voters in Lichfield go to the polls for Stowe ward by-election 

22 Feb 18

Voting has begun in the Stowe ward by-election.


Blog feature
Review: The Chris Bevington Organisation at the Lichfield Guildhall 

21 Feb 18

Three albums into their career, the nine-piece Chris Bevington Organisation wowed an audience of blues, rock and jazz fans when they played at the Lichfield Guildhall.


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Drivers in Lichfield facing delays after lorry overturns on Wall Island 

21 Feb 18

Drivers are facing delays after a lorry overturned in Lichfield.


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Funding available for communities in Lichfield and Burntwood to help make roads safer 

21 Feb 18

Communities in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to apply for funding to help improve road safety in their area.


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Councillor insists Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan does not contain proposals to redevelop car park site 

21 Feb 18

A councillor has sought to calm concerns that a Lichfield city centre car park has been earmarked for redevelopment.


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Lichfield MP makes fresh call to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes 

21 Feb 18

Lichfield’s MP has reiterated his call for cannabis to be legalised for medical use.


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Youngsters team up with Shenstone Community Library to reunite lost wallet with owner 

21 Feb 18

Two Shenstone children and a library card have helped reunite a local man with his wallet.


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Meeting to make decision on proposals to reduce size of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee 

20 Feb 18

Proposals to reduce the size of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee could be approved this evening (February 20).


News
Bill for replacing windows at Burntwood Town Council offices could top £33,000 

20 Feb 18

The bill for replacing windows at Burntwood Town Council’s HQ could be more than £33,000.


Blog feature
Lichfield Guildhall to host Eccentric Orbits Tour featuring Leveret and Spiro 

20 Feb 18

English instrumental music will be on the bill as the Eccentric Orbits Tour comes to Lichfield.


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Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb 18

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


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Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times 

20 Feb 18

People in Burntwood can find out more about plans to use technology to increase library opening times at a consultation event in the town.


Blog feature
Folk rock favourites Quill returning to the Lichfield Garrick 

19 Feb 18

Folk rock outfit Quill are making a welcome return to Lichfield.


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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.