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Man dies after being hit by a lorry on the A38 in Lichfield 

8 Oct

A man who was hit by a lorry on the A38 has died.

A38 closed in Lichfield after pedestrian is hit by a lorry 

8 Oct

The A38 near Lichfield has been closed due to a serious crash for the second time in as many days.

​A38 closed near Lichfield after ‘serious collision’ between HGV… 

8 Oct

THE A38 near Lichfield is closed due to a serious road traffic collision involving a HGV and a pedestrian.

Report backs plan to convert Packington Hall into apartments 

8 Oct

A report has recommended plans to convert Packington Hall into apartments are approved.

Meeting in Lichfield told of work to tackle female genital mutilation 

8 Oct

A meeting in Lichfield has heard about work to tackle the issue of female genital mutilation.

Dame Judi Dench congratulates Lichfield Mysteries on reaching milestone 

8 Oct

Dame Judi Dench has sent her congratulations to a local community arts organisation as it celebrates 21 years of performances.

Mayor backs Lichfield shopping centre’s appeal for items to support the British Heart Foundation 

8 Oct

The Mayor of Lichfield has backed a new charity appeal.

Plan for four Gypsy pitches on site of old nursery near Lichfield 

8 Oct

PLANS have been submitted to transform a former horticultural nursery near Handsacre into a settlement for four Gypsy pitches.

Pair who fired EIGHT SHOTS at wrong house have appeal thrown out 

8 Oct

Bullet fired by Rayon Hyde and Nikita White lodged in children's play room...

Is this Lichfield’s tiniest – and cutest – dog? 

8 Oct

A PINT-SIZED pooch is earning herself a huge place in the hearts of Lichfield dog-lovers.

Bruno Mars tribute band from Sutton Coldfield to perform charity… 

7 Oct

A TALENTED Bruno Mars tribute band from Sutton Coldfield are set to take centre stage at a top local theatre for a special gig to celebrate the work of a national cancer charity.

Driver suffers serious head injuries in A38 crash near Lichfield 

7 Oct

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a crash near Lichfield.

Man anaesthetised and airlifted after A38 crash suffering serious… 

7 Oct

A MAN has been anaesthetised and airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury following a collision on the A38 near Canwell between two vans and a car.

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Chasetown plot another famous FA Cup shock as Stalybridge Celtic… 

8 Oct

CHASETOWN aim to recreate their famous giant-killings of the past when they host Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic in the FA Cup third qualifying round on Saturday and boss Dave Stringer is confident despite the odds being against the...

Chasetown FC pay the penalty again against Evesham United in the FA Trophy 

7 Oct

There was a sense of deja-vu for Chasetown FC as a penalty cost them a place in the next round of the FA Trophy.

In pictures: Evesham United v Chasetown FC 

7 Oct

See Pamela Mullins’ pictures from Chasetown FC’s FA Trophy replay at Evesham.

Lichfield Squash Club to auction off memorabilia for charity 

7 Oct

Signed memorabilia is going up for auction as a city club prepares to mark World Squash Day.

Wyrley Panthers u11s Match Report 4.10.15 written by Captain for the day Josh ‘Smasher’ Mason 

7 Oct

Panthers in goalscoring mood in big Cup win! The Panthers were up against Bloxwich Rangers in the first round of the Bilston Cup on Sunday.

Supported rider update from Toby Barnes 

7 Oct

This week’s round of the WMCCL was hosted by Lichfield CCC at Tackeroo.


6 Oct

Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening - Saturday 14th November 7.00pm - Late.

Sutton United v Lichfield City FC U11’s 

6 Oct

A midfield battle kept City on their toes.

FREE October Half-Term Disability Holiday Clubs 

6 Oct

The Staffordshire FA & Staffordshire Cricket Board Disability Holiday Clubs will once again be taking place over October half-term.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight! 

7 Oct

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.

Tweet: Enjoyable 90mins with #Lichfield City Men’s Probus… 

6 Oct

Enjoyable 90mins with #Lichfield City Men’s Probus.

Abbey Road 

4 Oct

I was still feeling the effects of the lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday on Tuesday morning.


1 Oct

I've had this enquiry in for a few days now, and I'm curious - please, if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them - I don't recall any such facility in Chasetown (one assumes at the LCP), but it was never my territory in those days.

Tweet: Lively meeting at #Fazeley Town Hall about local i… 

30 Sep

Lively meeting at #Fazeley Town Hall about local issues.

Tweet: Cracking meeting with #Burntwood residents. Good c… 

28 Sep

Cracking meeting with #Burntwood residents.

Ron Bradbury 

28 Sep

24th November 1941 – 5th September 2015 R.

New arrivals and challenge sessions 

28 Sep

This week unusually had a couple of military events: the Beacon Barracks ‘End of Build’ Event on Tuesday and a dinner on Thursday with other West Midlands employers and senior Army officers.

Still strolling 

27 Sep

For some time now I've been promoting the brilliant parent and toddler walking and social group that takes place weekly at Chasewater - Chasewater Strollers, who continue to grow in number and last week got back to normal business at St.


26 Sep

Before putting you all out of your misery, I thought I'd share another bunch of images from the archive we've found courtesy of Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore.

Over the bridge 

26 Sep

The ongoing thread over Ogley Locks and Warehouse Bridge over the old line at Barracks Lane continues - and I've had a fabulous donation from Paul Anslow (no, not that one) who lives in Sydney, Australia but originally came from Lichfield.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – September public meeting this Thursday 

23 Sep

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (Thursday 24th September 2015) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...

Pictures from the 2015 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 

20 Sep

Today (20th September 2015) I got chance to go to the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust's Heritage Gathering at Huddlesford, near Whittington.

Walsall Wood Under 21s wallop Whittington 

19 Sep

Another remarkable performance on Tuesday evening (15th September 2015) saw Walsall Wood Under 21s make mincemeat of Oak Park visitors Whittington, who were beaten six nil.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

8 Oct

Staffordshire’s Fired Up Theatre company are promising a “two-night fright-fest” when their new show comes to the Lichfield Garrick.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Comfortin’ Food 

7 Oct

Comfortin’ Food celebrated its 9th birthday on the 6th October 2015 and at the same time had its Environmental Hygiene Inspection and retained its level 5 award for the 3rd time.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band to perform at the Lichfield Garrick 

7 Oct

The musical stars of the hit movie Brassed Off are coming to the Lichfield Garrick.

Guildhall gearing up for 2015 Lichfield Folk Festival 

7 Oct

Final preparations are taking place for Lichfield’s very own folk festival.

The Cheese & Ale Barn to win ‘Cheesemonger of the Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016 

6 Oct

Local Cheesemonger The Cheese & Ale Barn from Middleton, Tamworth are entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016, with founding partner Olives Et Al, to recognise excellence in independent speciality retailers and need your help to win! The Awards...

Congratulations to our own Town Crier – World Champion!!! 

6 Oct

Ken Knowles, Lichfield’s well loved Town Crier, attended the World Town Crier Competition in Central Otago, New Zealand and came out on top this month! Huge congratulations to Ken – you have made Lichfield very proud! You bring such spirit, fun ...

Lichfield Cathedral appoints new Operations Director 

6 Oct

Lichfield Cathedral will welcome a new Operations Director, Simon Warburton, later this month.

October 6th – It’s nice to see a local pub coming back from the… 

6 Oct

October 6th - It’s nice to see a local pub coming back from the brink.

Handy list of popular fly-tipping sites published by Lichfield District Council 

5 Oct

Lichfield District Council has produced a list of the top 12 most popular rubbish dumping locations in the district, with Chorley coming in first position with no less that five of the top 12 slots.

Lichfield Mysteries plays will return in 2016 

5 Oct

The Lichfield Mystery Plays will be performed in the city in 2016, it has been confirmed.

Bostin’ night out as Doreen – The Movie comes to the Lichfield Garrick 

5 Oct

There’ll be a bostin’ night of fun on offer as Doreen – The Movie comes to the Garrick.

October 2nd – The return from Derby was long and leisurely. Lots… 

4 Oct

October 2nd - The return from Derby was long and leisurely.

Monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, 

2 Oct

Monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, formerly known as the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station.

Les McKeown brings sounds of the Bay City Rollers to the Lichfield Garrick 

2 Oct

Dig out your tartan as Les McKoewn brings the hits of the Bay City Rollers to the Lichfield Garrick.

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Leader of Lichfield District Council predicts Friarsgate development’s cinema will be a game-changer for the city 

6 Oct

The new Friarsgate development will be a game-changer for the city, the leader of Lichfield District Council has predicted.

Politicians and companies from Lichfield and Tamworth gather for business summit 

3 Oct

Companies from across Lichfield and Tamworth have come together for a business summit.

M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

Too much Chinese investment in HS2 could restrict UK growth says expert 

28 Sep

INVITING China to bid for HS2 contracts could leave the UK struggling to secure long-term benefits from the £50bn scheme, a West Midlands academic has said.

Solihull to consult on key transport issues 

25 Sep

A RAPID transit system using tram-style buses running between Solihull town centre, Birmingham Airport and the planned high speed rail station is among transport proposals being put before borough res...

Lichfield cutlery firm set to launch autumn sale 

24 Sep

A Lichfield business will launch its autumn sale this weekend.

West Midlands Combined Authority in M6 Toll move 

24 Sep

A NEW combined local authority for the West Midlands could call for the M6 Toll to be made free to use.

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Green Gym 

10 Jul

Want to tone up and get some exercise in the great outdoors? If youre aged between 11 and 25, you can take part in circuit sessions at Sainte Foy Recreation Area this summer for free...

Exciting new plans for Friarsgate to be unveiled 

8 Jul

New plans for the major city centre redevelopment, Friarsgate, are going on display to the public this month.

July fun at Lichfield Historic Parks 

6 Jul

From trails to follow and bug hunting fun through to a record breaking event, there are plenty of activities and events to enjoy at Beacon Park and Stowe Pool this summer.

Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

2 Jul

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.

Council seeks more Lichfield Proms sponsors 

2 Jul

Lichfield District Council is inviting local businesses to sponsor Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park to help make sure this years event is the best yet.

Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

29 Jun

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.

Inspire Boot Camp at Burntwood Leisure Centre 

26 Jun

Are you up for a boot camp challenge...

A weekend of fun at citys historic parks 

26 Jun

From outdoor concerts and seed planting to hunting for bugs, Lichfield Historic Parks were a hive of activity last weekend.

Summer holiday fun 

25 Jun

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch its Holiday Fun programme an online guide to summer holiday activities across Lichfield District.

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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

Did you witness an assault at Burntwood Rugby Club? 

5 Jun

The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday 23 May after a kick boxing event.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

Suspected road rage incident, Lichfield 

29 May

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected road rage incident near Lichfield.

First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.

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  • St Chad's Well

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    This is believed to be the spot where St Chad lived as a hermit in the 7th century prior to becoming the Bishop of Lichfield. Once it was a spring by a babbling brook where the saint would bathe; then

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A changing picture 

8 Oct

Last night saw the minimum temperature reach 6.8c at 00:47 hours.

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