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Warning to elderly residents after two people in Lichfield are conned out of £20,000 

17 Oct 17

Two people in Lichfield have been scammed out of £20,000.


Blog feature
Life and music of Frank Sinatra to be celebrated in show at the Lichfield Garrick 

17 Oct 17

A show celebrating the life of Frank Sinatra is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


News
Dedication ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum honours members of the RAF’s oldest specialist bomber squadron 

17 Oct 17

A new memorial to the oldest specialist bomber squadron in the RAF has been dedicated in Alrewas.


News
Chance for families to find out about adopting siblings at Lichfield roadshow 

17 Oct 17

Families in Lichfield will be able to find out more about adopting brothers and sisters at an event in the city.


Blog feature
Artist Dennis Harper to exhibit work at Shenstone Community Library 

17 Oct 17

An artist will see his work go on display in Shenstone.


News
Council determined to bring empty homes in Lichfield and Burntwood back into use 

17 Oct 17

Lichfield District Council says it is determined to bring empty homes back in to use.


News
Lichfield actress set to appear in BBC soap Doctors 

17 Oct 17

A Lichfield actress is ready to take a starring role in TV soap Doctors.


Blog comment
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “very disappointed” after latest voting boundary plans are unveiled 

17 Oct 17

Lichfield’s MP says he is “very disappointed” after plans to move parts of the constituency into the Tamworth voting area were not reversed.


Sport
Burntwood RUFC go top with victory over neighbours Cannock 

17 Oct 17

Burntwood RUFC finished in emphatic style to pull clear of Cannock and go top of M3WN.


Blog comment
New proposals for Parliamentary boundaries will still see people in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth’s MP 

17 Oct 17

Updated plans for new Parliamentary boundaries have been published – but some people in Lichfield could still end up having to vote for Tamworth’s MP instead.


News
Lichfield MP experiences the challenges facing blind and visually impaired people 

16 Oct 17

Lichfield’s MP has been given a chance to experience the challenges facing people who are blind and visually impaired.


News
Paranormal investigators preparing to explore historic Lichfield building 

15 Oct 17

Paranormal investigators are set to descend on an historic Lichfield building next year.


Sport
In pictures: Burntwood RUFC v Cannock 

15 Oct 17

Burntwood RUFC’s bright start to the season continued with a victory over neighbours Cannock – and photographer Joanne Gough captured the match action on camera…


Sport
Late agony for Chasetown FC as Alvechurch steal all three points 

14 Oct 17

There was late heartbreak for Chasetown FC as Alvechurch came from behind to win.


Sport
One to forget for Lichfield City FC as they go down 2-0 at Littleton 

14 Oct 17

Lichfield City FC came back down to earth with a bump after their midweek cup win by crashing 2-0 against Littleton.


Sport
In pictures: Alvechurch v Chasetown FC 

14 Oct 17

Chasetown FC went down 2-1 to Alvechurch – photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


Blog feature
Spooky sounds as Halloween family disco comes to Burntwood 

13 Oct 17

Things will be going bump in the night as a Halloween family fancy dress disco comes to Burntwood.


News
Warning after bogus callers target property in Lichfield 

13 Oct 17

People in Lichfield are being warned to be on their guard after a bogus caller targeted a property in the city.


Sport
Lichfield mum to represent UK in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in Canada 

13 Oct 17

A super-fit Lichfield mum will represent the UK in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in Canada today.


Blog feature
Lichfield Cathedral to become canvas once more for Christmas light and sound display 

13 Oct 17

Lichfield Cathedral will once again be a canvas for a Christmas light and sound display.


News
Shoppers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned after fake mobile phone handsets are seized 

13 Oct 17

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned about buying mobile phones after hundreds of fake handsets were seized.


News
Lichfield woman named as first ever female poet laureate for Staffordshire 

13 Oct 17

A Lichfield woman has become Staffordshire’s first female poet laureate.


Sport
Official launch for new disc and foot golf facilities in Beacon Park 

13 Oct 17

The ribbon is officially being cut on the new foot and disc golf facilities in Beacon Park.


News
Councillor Doug Pullen chosen as new leader of Burntwood Town Council 

11 Oct 17

A new leader of Burntwood Town Council has been chosen.


Sport
Lichfield City FC lose defender to long-term injury as they progress in the Staffordshire Senior Cup 

11 Oct 17

Lichfield City FC secured a comfortable Staffordshire Senior Cup win over Brocton – but the victory was overshadowed by a serious injury to Richard Deavall.