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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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
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’.


News
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.


News
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.


Blog feature
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.


Blog feature
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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
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.


News
Half of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet resign after Friarsgate meeting 

13 Jun 18

Half of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet have resigned.


News
Controlled explosions to take place at Burntwood building site where mortar shells were found 

13 Jun 18

A Burntwood building site has been cordoned off to allow for controlled explosions to take place following the discovery of World War Two mortar shells.


News
Premiere of new series of BBC comedy Cuckoo to be screened at the Lichfield Garrick 

12 Jun 18

The premiere of a hit comedy series will be screened in Lichfield.


News
Revised meeting agenda seeks to clarify why latest Friarsgate discussion was held behind closed doors at Lichfield District Council 

12 Jun 18

Lichfield District Council has moved to clarify why discussions around Friarsgate have been held behind closed doors.


News
First roof tiles go on new homes near Lichfield as regeneration project nears completion 

12 Jun 18

A project to rebuild a street in Lichfield has reached its latest milestone after the first roof tiles were added.


Blog feature
Review: Theo Travis at Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

12 Jun 18

With a career playing in a number of genres, with some seriously heavyweight musicians, the leading jazz and experimental saxophonist and flute player Theo Travis led his talented ensemble through a set of original music and choice covers.


News
Relay marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force arrives at the National Memorial Arboretum 

12 Jun 18

A relay marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force has arrived at the National Memorial Arboretum.


News
Plan to spend £49million on Friarsgate to be heard in private by Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet 

12 Jun 18

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet will discuss plans that could see them foot the £49million bill for Friarsgate this evening – but the talks will once again be held behind closed doors.