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Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Alvechurch 

8 Jan 18

Chasetown FC suffered a last-gasp defeat against Alvechurch – and photographer Pamela Mullins captured the action on camera…


Sport
Last-gasp strike sees Chasetown FC lose to Alvechurch 

6 Jan 18

Chasetown FC were denied a point after a last-gasp goal saw Alvechurch leave The Scholars Ground with the win.


Sport
New boys on target as Lichfield City FC boss picks up victory in his first game 

6 Jan 18

Lichfield City FC’s new boss got off to a winning start in a 3-2 triumph at high-flying Studley.


Business
Carrier bag charge helps fund three lifesaving defibrillators in Lichfield 

5 Jan 18

Three lifesaving defibrillators have been installed in Lichfield after being funded by the 5p carrier bag charge.


Sport
Lichfield City FC appoint Jamie Hawkins as new manager 

5 Jan 18

Former Heath Hayes boss Jamie Hawkins has been appointed as the new manager at Lichfield City FC.


News
Criticism of “dangerous” plan to introduce new parking restrictions stopping parents from picking up pupils outside Lichfield school 

5 Jan 18

New plans to restrict waiting outside a Lichfield school have been branded “dangerous and problematic”.


Blog feature
George IV to host Lichfield Jazz gigs 

5 Jan 18

Lichfield Jazz has confirmed a line-up of gigs at the George IV.


Sport
Chasetown FC suffer New Year’s Day disappointment in seven-goal thriller against Frickley Athletic 

2 Jan 18

Play-off chasing Frickley Athletic came from behind to complete the double over Chasetown FC on New Year’s Day.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Frickley 

2 Jan 18

Chasetown FC began 2018 with defeat after losing out in a seven-goal thriller against Frickley.


Blog feature
Lichfield talk to explore 18th Century work of bodysnatchers 

1 Jan 18

The work of bodysnatchers during the 18th Century will be explored at a talk in Lichfield.


Sport
Chasetown FC wrap up 2017 with a confident victory at Gresley 

1 Jan 18

Chasetown FC ended 2017 with a huge away win at Gresley.


Blog feature
Review: The Sleaze Brothers at the Lichfield Guildhall 

1 Jan 18

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there ain’t no party like a Sleaze Brothers party – and the talented band proved it once again.


Sport
Double blow for Lichfield City FC as they lose out to Walsall Wood and see top scorer injured 

1 Jan 18

Lichfield City FC endured a double disappointment after going down 5-1 against Walsall Wood in a game that also saw top scorer Daniel Griffiths taken off with a knee injury.


Sport
In pictures: Gresley v Chasetown FC 

30 Dec 17

Chasetown FC smashed Gresley for four to wrap up 2017 in style.


Blog feature
Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley bringing 2018 solo tour to Lichfield 

30 Dec 17

Leading singer-songwriter Steve Knightley is returning to Lichfield for a performance at the Guildhall.


Blog feature
New book lifts the lid on life across the region during World War One 

30 Dec 17

A new book is lifting the lid on what life was like for people living in Lichfield and Burntwood during World War One.


News
County council leader keen to help residents “live the lives they want” in 2018 

30 Dec 17

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says helping residents in Lichfield and Burntwood to “have money in their pocket to lead the lives they want” will be the authority’s key focus in 2018.


Blog feature
Lichfield hotel to host Elvis tribute evening 

30 Dec 17

There’ll be a chance to slip on your blue suede shoes and enjoy the sounds of the King at a tribute night in Lichfield.


News
Kings Bromley man awarded MBE for services to education in the New Year Honours list 

30 Dec 17

A Kings Bromley man has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours list.


News
Group based at Chase Terrace Community Fire Station raise £400 for Fire Fighters Charity 

26 Dec 17

A local group based at Chase Terrace Community Fire Station have raised £400 for the Fire Fighters Charity.


Sport
Last minute strike by former Scholar sinks Chasetown FC at Romulus 

26 Dec 17

A last minute sucker punch floored Chasetown FC at Romulus on Boxing Day.


Sport
In pictures: Romulus v Chasetown FC 

26 Dec 17

Chasetown FC suffered a Boxing Day bloody nose as a last minute goal saw them beaten 2-1 by Romulus.


Blog feature
Review: The Dylan Project at the Lichfield Guildhall 

26 Dec 17

Take some of the best known folk and rock songs of the past 50 years, add some of the country’s most talented folk and rock musicians, season with a sold out audience and you have all of the ingredients for The Dylan Project’s latest performance.


Blog feature
Review: Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

26 Dec 17

Theatrically there’s one season I really do look forward to all year and that’s right, it’s panto time.


Blog feature
Review: Another Christmas Carol at The Coffin Works 

26 Dec 17

It is Christmas Eve and the local gathering of the Ghost Club has joined Charles Dickens for an evening of chilling entertainment.