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Review: Walsall Jazz Orchestra at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

18 Jun 18

The Walsall Jazz Orchestra have become one of the leading big bands in the area, taking in some of the most talented musicians and producing concerts that blend advanced music-making skills with an audience friendly style.


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Review: Tony Christie at the Lichfield Garrick 

18 Jun 18

Tony Christie’s Amarillo entered the public consciousness permanently with Comic Relief and as a seasoned performer with a self-deprecating sense of humour he himself quips “most people think Peter Kay recorded it.


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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.


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Underprivileged children enjoy a day out as Drayton Manor Park hosts annual event 

18 Jun 18

Underprivileged children have enjoyed a day of fun as part of an annual event at Drayton Manor Park.


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Lichfield schoolgirl celebrates double Irish dancing success 

18 Jun 18

Heidi Hawkes with her trophies from the Solent Feis Irish dancing competition A Lichfield schoolgirl has added to her collection of Irish dancing silverware with a double success.


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Lib Dem councillor demands urgent action to ensure Friarsgate land in Lichfield does not become an eyesore and lie empty for years 

18 Jun 18

A Liberal Democrat councillor says urgent action is needed to ensure the land earmarked for Friarsgate does not lie derelict for years.


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Lichfield MP urges community groups to tap in to HS2 environmental funding pot 

15 Jun 18

Lichfield’s MP has urged local groups to ensure they get something back from HS2 by applying for money from a new fund.


Business
Lichfield couple celebrating after business is named in list of country’s top performing companies 

15 Jun 18

A Lichfield couple are celebrating after their business was named in a list of the country’s top performing companies.


Business
Project sending unsold food to charities and good causes is coming to Lichfield 

15 Jun 18

A project that sees unsold food distributed to charities is coming to Lichfield.


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Three parties preparing to battle it out for vacant Curborough ward seats on Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council 

15 Jun 18

Three parties are set to battle it out in a by-election for vacant seats on Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council.


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Deputy Mayor reopens Lichfield charity shop after refurbishment 

15 Jun 18

The ribbon has been cut on a Lichfield shop after a refurbishment was completed.


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Cabinet member who resigned says Lichfield District Council should have backed Friarsgate development 

14 Jun 18

One of three Cabinet members who stood down at Lichfield District Council said a difference of opinion with the local authority’s leader over Friarsgate had left him with no alternative but to resign.


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Community group calls on Lichfield District Council to come clean on full cost of Friarsgate failure 

14 Jun 18

A community group has demanded Lichfield District Council comes clean about the full cost of the failure to build Friarsgate.


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Claim Lichfield District Council leader has “lost all of his credibility” after collapse of Friarsgate scheme 

14 Jun 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council has “lost all of his credibility” in the fall-out from the failure of Friarsgate, according to the leader of the opposition group.


Business
Developers “hugely disappointed” as confirmation comes that Friarsgate development will not go ahead 

14 Jun 18

Developers say they are “hugely disappointed” after it was confirmed the Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield will not go ahead.


Business
Health food retailer creates three new jobs after relocating store in Lichfield 

14 Jun 18

Three new jobs have been created after a health food business moved its store in Lichfield.


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Drayton Manor’s ‘mystic meerkats’ back England to get off to a winning start against Tunisia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup 

14 Jun 18

England will win their opening World Cup game against Tunisia – according to predictions from Drayton Manor Park’s ‘mystic meerkats’.


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Labour call for Conservative leader to step down after half of Cabinet resign 

14 Jun 18

The position of the leader of Lichfield District Council is now “untenable”, according to the Labour opposition group.


Business
Keys to new Lichfield care home handed over after building work is completed 

14 Jun 18

The keys to a new care home in Lichfield have been handed over after building work was completed.


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MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal 

14 Jun 18

Lichfield’s MP has been given a tour of key sites in a project to restore a local canal.


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Adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Jun 18

An adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


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Review: Sarah Gillespie Quartet at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

14 Jun 18

Singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie was in good form when she led her talented quartet through a concert of her own songs at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival.


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Couple who won £1million on the Euromillions return to Lichfield store where they bought lucky ticket 

14 Jun 18

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.


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Company confirms Sunday bus service will be introduced in Lichfield and Burntwood 

13 Jun 18

Sunday bus services are set to be introduced in Lichfield and Burntwood after funding cuts led to some routes being axed.


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Burntwood Conservative councillor says he resigned from Lichfield District Council Cabinet as current executive group “cannot credibly continue” 

13 Jun 18

A former member of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet said the current group leadership group “cannot credibly continue” after confirming his decision to step down.