A Lichfield paramedic has joined the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone.
A mothballed vocational centre in Burntwood is set to be handed over to local schools.
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BURNTWOOD Vocational Centre could be given a new lease of life as a practical learning facility for students with special needs.
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THE PROJECT to restore the abandoned Lichfield canal and create a seven-mile heritage towpath trail has been given a 2,000 boost thanks to a public show of support.
NEWSPAPER front pages are to be covered up in two supermarkets amid fears children are being exposed to graphic photographs and headlines.
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Tough, tight game with the Saints being rewarded for their hard work and determination...
BURNTWOOD RFC 17HANDSWORTH 34Midlands Three West NorthBURNTWOOD'S hopes of toppling unbeaten league leaders Handsworth evaporated in the opening ten minutes when they found themselves 17-0 down.
Stoke-on-Trent College has joined forces with a local football academy to help develop potential stars of the future on and off the pitch.
AYLESFORD BULLS 12LICHFIELD LADIES RFC FIRST XV 13RFUW PremiershipLICHFIELD Ladies maintained their grip on third place in the Women's Premiership with another victory to continue their excellent form so far this season.
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CHASETOWN 0NORTON UNITED 1Evo-Stik Northern LeagueDivision One SouthCHASETOWN suffered a fourth straight league defeat on the bounce as FA Cup heroes Norton claimed the points with a goal good enough to grace any game.
LICHFIELD CITY 4BALL HAYE GREEN 0Staffs VaseSecond RoundMARK Rose bagged all four goals as City moved into the Staffs Vase quarter-finals by thrashing Ball Haye Green despite playing much of the second half with ten men.
Steve Bradley is training to be a coach for the club and part of this is to practice his skills so club members supporting this would be much appreciated.
County Councillor for Burntwood North, Cllr Sue Woodward, is urging the community of Burntwood to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of children’s centres.
Occasionally on the Brownhills Blog we strike a little bit of gold that sets things alight for a bit - this has happened over a variety of disparate topics; the Brownhills Carnival video, and the later cinefilm from the Brownhills Camera Club; the ...
Its been a while since there was a posting! But I just have to share some work that I am involved in.
Just pulled up at Kings Bromley near #Lichfield to talk with parish councillors about policing, how things are going future challenges...
Kate Cardigan Gomez from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is really going some with her local history group, Lichfield Discovered - in the next week they have two events, one of which is tonight, and on an appropriate Great War theme, with author Joss ...
I have no idea what to make of this - lost raptors are a new one for the blog, but never a dull moment - just has this report of a lost Harris Hawk in from Jim Mason of Burntwood: Continue reading →...
Throughout the year, the Lichfield Discovered group has hosted some fascinating talks on a range of subjects from symbolism in cemeteries (we never did find out about the mackerel!) to urban exploration and we’ve visited pubs, Roman forts...
Burntwood and Lichfield Labour Members with Sion Simon MEP and Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Chris WorseyBurntwood Labour Councillors 7 Nov
Labour members quizzing Sion Simon MEP in Lichfield tonight over devolution and David Cameron’s con over the “rebate“.
There’s been a lot of curiosity about what’s happening at the site of the former Three Tuns Inn on the Walsall Road.
Last night (Thursday 30th October 2014) there was a serious road traffic collision on the Lichfield Road in Shelfield in which six people were hurt - I'm getting lots of enquiries about this, and the following press release was issued by West ...
The ‘Heritage at Risk’ register for 2014 was published by English Heritage today.
I’m hoping some of the bus and rail enthusiasts can help with this one – a few weeks ago I picked up a 40 year old bus route map for Walsall, Aldridge Lichfield, Brownhills and Cannock, and it’s an interesting … Continue ...
Until further notice, entry to Lichfield Museum (formerly known as the Heritage Centre) at St Mary’s in the Market Square is free of charge! On hearing this, I thought I’d find out a little more about one of its predecessors and set off ...
As I alluded yesterday when I featured the image of the Chasewater pump house, reader and friend of the blog Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe has been slaving over a warm scanner yet again to share with us some wonderful postcards from her late father's personal ...
Smoke machines, disco lights, wah wah guitars, screaming feedback and three talented bands were the ingredients in a smorgasbord of entertainment at the city’s latest rock night.
Lichfield Arts’ ‘L2F – Lichfield Festival of Folk’ was once again held in the historic environs of Lichfield – and what a festival it proved to be! After completing a full Fringe Programme in the preceding week, ...
Lichfield Arts – Concert Review Coope,Boyes and Simpson, In Flanders Field Reviewed by Ben Macnair On Remembrance Sunday the well known male acappela trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson paid respect to the war dead, and survivors of the first world ...
Concert Review – The Carrivick Sisters Lichfield Guildhall – November 16 th 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photographs by Dave Jones With their virtuoso blend of musicianship and strong vocal harmonies, the sibling duo the Carrivick Sisters ...
November 23rd - It seems Staffordshire County Council - who’ve not been running Chasewater for long since taking it over from Lichfield District Council - are getting themselves into a bit of a pickle with the boating/duckpond at the country park.
WILLIAM TELL Hippodrome, Birmingham, Saturday 22 nd November, 2014 Rossini’s final opera is a more serious affair than his other works, like The Barber of Seville or The Journey to Rheims .
Winners are announced for the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards Destination Staffordshire and the Staffordshire tourism industry have celebrated the best in business this year with standout winners including Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café, Colton...
With their virtuoso blend of musicianship and strong vocal harmonies, the sibling duo the Carrivick Sisters turned the grandeur of Lichfield’s Guildhall into a Bluegrass club.
A lack of financial backing has been blamed for the cancellation of the Lichfield Mysteries.
Lichfield Festival has exciting news of a brand new project taking place at the Lichfield Festival 2015.
I needed to go to Cannock this morning so cycled up Abnalls Lane again.
Former Liverpool star Phil Thompson will be the special guest at a sportsman’s evening in Lichfield.
With a bit of free time and a website tracking their progress, I was able to nip out and catch the @teamrickshaw as they cycled through Lichfield at lunchtime raising money for Children in Need.
Celebrate Christmas with a weekend of festive events and activities throughout Lichfield City.
A LICHFIELD company has been adopted as a mentor to start-up businesses looking to move onto the next stage of their development.
Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station...
BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports suggesting the Qatari royal family may invest in the HS2 high-speed rail project in Birmingham.
Local businesses are being urged to back a community challenge being undertaken by Lichfield Ladies Circle.
The owners of a local business are celebrating after opening a new factory in Burntwood.
A STAFFORDSHIRE firm has secured a major deal for its anti-vandal product from a train company in Australia.
MANUFACTURING business Mercian Labels has opened a new factory in Burntwood.
George Osborne has suggested a new figure could head up a combined authority with powers across the region...
Government launches consultation on possible changes to path of high-speed rail project after it leaves city and heads north...
Find out about how to keep young people engaged in positive activities at two events in Burntwood.
Let the festive fun begin with Lichfields Christmas Festival Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014.
Volunteers are needed to help at the final two conservation events of 2014.
Two local householders are inviting Lichfield district residents into their homes to demonstrate the benefits of external wall insulation.
Trampolining sessions for adults are launching at Burntwood Leisure Centre with a free introductory class this November.
Theres no reason not to enjoy the beautiful game with walking football sessions for older people launching soon at Burntwood Leisure Centre.
Friary Grange Leisure Centres gym was given the seal of approval by the Chairman of Lichfield District Council, who launched the new and improved fitness suite on Monday 3 November 2014.
Lichfield District Council has been helping hundreds of school children, shoppers and library users to get creative this October through a series of Big Draw workshops.
A British boxing champion will be giving young people across Burntwood free boxing lessons at Burntwood Leisure Centre from 6 November 2014.
Staffordshire Police have launched a crime prevention drive to keep you and your property safe this festive period.
A repeat domestic abuse offender, who breached court restrictions on contacting his partner three times, has been jailed for 21 days.
Children in Need’s Pudsey visited Staffordshire Police HQ on Thursday 20 November to take receipt of a cheque for the money raised during the force’s fundraising efforts last week.
A woman has been jailed for five months after admitting a string of frauds at three Stafford schools.
A firearms surrender in Staffordshire has netted nearly 300 items during a two week opportunity to hand them in without fear of prosecution for possession.
Fourteen new recruits have been sworn in as Police Constables at a recent attestation ceremony at Police Headquarters.
Police are urging residents in the Lichfield area to be on their guard against telephone scammers.
Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Lichfield.
Elderly and vulnerable residents are today being warned against falling victim to courier fraud.
- Messenger Of The Spirit Statue, Lichfield Cathedral.
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