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​New leader announced to share centre stage at Lichfield Garrick 

27 Aug

THE Lichfield Garrick has appointed a new, nationally-recognised theatre manager.

Get fit, filthy and fund-raise with mud run for St Giles Hospice… 

27 Aug

ST Giles Hospice has teamed up with a local fitness company to develop the first-ever Mud Challenge, a brand-new fund-raising event offering people the chance to have fun and make a mess to help raise money for the charity.

Lichfield District Council to make combined authority decision in October 

27 Aug

Councillors in Lichfield and Burntwood will decide whether to join a new West Midlands combined authority in October.

Cross-party group to discuss future of Chasewater Country Park 

27 Aug

A cross-party group of county councillors will have their say on the future of Chasewater Country Park.

Aston Villa Ladies striker Katie Wilkinson talks FIFA 16 and… 

27 Aug

THIS year has seen huge steps for the representation of women's football, both in real life and in digital form, and Lichfield footballer Katie Wilkinson shares her views with reporter Sam Jones on the introduction of female players in the FIFA 16 ...

Jeremy Corbyn backed to reinvigorate Labour voters in Lichfield and Burntwood 

27 Aug

Jeremy Corbyn would reinvigorate disenfranchised voters across Lichfield and Burntwood if he is elected as Labour leader, according to a local party activist.

Fund launched to help Lichfield mum left paralysed by falling… 

27 Aug

THE family of a sports-loving Lichfield mum whose back was broken in a freak accident while out jogging are raising money to help buy a specially-adapted wheelchair.

Burntwood husband claims NHS has ‘effectively kidnapped’ his… 

27 Aug

A BURNTWOOD man whose wife has been bed-bound in Queen's Hospital Burton for almost a year says the NHS has effectively kidnapped her.

Tributes to ​spiritualist medium Colin Fry after death weeks… 

26 Aug

TRIBUTES have been paid to spiritualist medium Colin Fry, who died on Tuesday (August 25).

Trust that operates Lichfield hospital launches nurse recruitment… 

26 Aug

A LICHFIELD hospital has launched a campaign to recruit more nurses.

Fire crews called to Fradley Business Park near Lichfield 

26 Aug

FIRE crews were called to Fradley Business Park in the earlier hours of this morning (Wednesday, August 26).

Tories aren’t looking out for poorest in society, says Lichfield Labour councillor 

26 Aug

A Labour councillor in Lichfield has claimed the Tories aren’t looking out for the poorest members of society.

New mud challenge event to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Aug

A new fundraising drive will challenge people to take on a muddy assault course to raise money for St Giles Hospice.

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Sportive in South Derbyshire 

27 Aug

If you looking for an end of season Sportive then why not join former Olympic and World team pursuit medallist Bryan Steel on the 6th September riding around the lovely roads of South Derbyshire for the Active nation and Bryan Steel sportive...

Derby Velodrome Ttack Clusters – Youth 

27 Aug

After the holidays and a couple of cancelled sessions I’m hoping that everyone is again eager to get on the boards of Derby Velodrome at the youth ‘cluster’ coaching sessions.

Lichfield’s KP Events hoping to bring back tradition of one mile races 

27 Aug

A Lichfield company is bringing back the tradition of one mile races.

Lichfield City FC return from Hinckley empty-handed 

26 Aug

Lichfield City FC suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of one of the other favourites for promotion.

Chasetown FC’s first visit to Daventry Town ends in defeat 

26 Aug

Chasetown FC suffered defeat in their first ever meeting with Daventry Town.

In pictures: Daventry Town v Chasetown FC 

26 Aug

See Dave Birt’s photographs from Chasetown FC’s game at Daventry Town.

2015/2016 Coach Education Programme Launched! 

25 Aug

Following the successful delivery of our 2011-15 strategy, Staffordshire FA will now be working to help deliver the new 2015-19 FA National Game Strategy which sets out the vision, key priorities and targets for investment into grassroots football...

Wednesday adult coaching update 

25 Aug

Dear all Neither Rob or Iain are available this week (26th August), but Rob is back on the 2nd September.

Lichfield Squash Club confirms link up with Tempest Ford 

25 Aug

Lichfield Squash Club has agreed a new sponsorship agreement with a local car dealership.

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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – August public meeting this evening 

27 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Thursday 27th August 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly ...

Heritage Gathering coming soon! 

26 Aug

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have been in contact to let me know about their Heritage Gathering which is coming up over the weekend of 18-19th September 2015, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

On the Rocks 

18 Aug

Lichfield is about as far as you can get from the sea.

Local canal restoration project targeted by raiders – can you help? 

16 Aug

Sad news from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who have had some of their equipment stolen following a break-in to their compound last Friday night (14th August 2015).

Tweet: Sorted out few tweaky bits re new #Lichfield Inves… 

14 Aug

Sorted out few tweaky bits re new #Lichfield Investigations Hub for @StaffsPolice .

Aldridge Transport Museum and Chasewater Railway Grandparents day today! 

13 Aug

Come to Aldridge, have a look at the vehicles and a go on our childrens activities, then a free bus to Chasewater Railway and a ride on a train before another bus ride back to Aldridge AMRTM - Museum Open from 10am First bus from Shenstone Drive at ...

Push Kart derby in Burntwood – on now until 4pm! 

8 Aug

My apologies to Steve Lightfoot and the BTC people, meant to run this last night, but I was too knackered to function - people, go have a butchers at this, it looks like a right hoot, and it's running until 5pm.

Not All About that Bass 

7 Aug

Last Sunday, I had an appointment at Burton upon Trent and wanted to make an afternoon of it.

Take care – Indecent exposure incident near Brownhills Council depot today 

7 Aug

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the Pelsall/Lichfield Road at Highbridges this morning (Friday 7th August 2015), when two ladies on their way to work at the council depot were subject to an indecent exposure incident.

Tweet: Thanks #Burntwood @WomensInstitute for a thoroughl… 

6 Aug

Thanks #Burntwood @WomensInstitute for a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours.

Tweet: Good meeting with @CannockChaseDC & soon headi… 

6 Aug

Good meeting with @CannockChaseDC soon heading to talk with members of the #Burntwood @WomensInstitute .

Police appeal for witnesses to Shelfield collision 

6 Aug

Yesterday (Wednesday 5th August 2015) there was a nasty traffic accident at the Spring Cottage junction on the A461 Lichfield Road at Shelfield, in which an elderly lady was seriously hurt.

Littleton Colliery 1912, another Battle of Orgreave? 

2 Aug

One of the more contentious issues in the history and folklore of mining communities is that of strikes and protest - we all know they happened, but for some historical retailers and gatekeepers the actuality has always been a wee bit too raw, rough ...

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July public meeting this Thursday 

29 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday (30th July 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the ...

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Spiritualist due to appear at the Lichfield Garrick loses battle with cancer 

26 Aug

A television spiritualist scheduled to appear at the Lichfield Garrick next month has died.

August Monthley Progress Meeting 

26 Aug

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

Musical programme for 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park unveiled 

26 Aug

The full musical programme for the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park has been unveiled.

The George Hotel welcomes new Head Chef, Greg Collins 

25 Aug

The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield has appointed local lad Greg Collins as its new Head Chef.

Saxophone star Julian Smith returning to the Lichfield Garrick 

25 Aug

Soprano saxophonist Julian Smith will return to the Lichfield Garrick next month.

Jacqui Dankworth to perform at Lichfield Guildhall 

25 Aug

Singer Jacqui Dankworth will perform in Lichfield next month.

Blue Suede Show 

25 Aug

LOVE ME TENDER New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 24 th August, 2015   This jukebox musical, inspired by and including songs made famous by Elvis Presley, turns out to be the epitome of the genre.

August 22nd – A day of unexpected jobs and delayed activity, I… 

24 Aug

August 22nd - A day of unexpected jobs and delayed activity, I finally got out at dusk and span on an errand to Burntwood, so naturally, despite the oncoming storm, I headed up through Chasewater.

Major Nichols ride again 

23 Aug

Great ride out on Saturday morning with a few Major Nichols bikes from across the Black Country diaspora.

Cycle Rides For All to the National Memorial Arboretum this Sunday 

21 Aug

The August Cycle Rides For All is this Sunday to the National Memorial Arboretum (not the last Sunday as usual).

Major Nichols and Brummie boikes ride this Saturday 

21 Aug

Subsuming his absent friends ride from last year, Alan from the Major Nichols website has organised a ride this Saturday as a precursor to a regular Major Nichols ride beginning in the late summer of next year with its start and end points in ...

Bee Gees tribute Nights on Broadway coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

21 Aug

There’ll be plenty of Night Fever when a Bee Gees tribute comes to the Lichfield Garrick.

‘Not a vandal, just the victim of a poor bricklaying course,’ claims Burntwood skatepark resident. 

20 Aug

Burntwood youths have been accused of vandalism after bricked up entrances to popular living accommodation beneath skate park ramps were demolished.

Military hero William Coltman remembered in talk at the National Memorial Arboretum 

20 Aug

The memory of a Staffordshire military hero will be kept alive with a talk at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Alrewas firm pledges £15,000 to police cadets scheme 

26 Aug

An Alrewas company has pledged £15,000 to support the Staffordshire Police cadets scheme .

Lichfield Squash Club confirms link up with Tempest Ford 

25 Aug

Lichfield Squash Club has agreed a new sponsorship agreement with a local car dealership.

Burntwood school’s fundraising efforts boosted by Lichfield business 

14 Aug

A Burntwood school has teamed up with a Lichfield business to raise funds.

Aussie-themed Walkabout bar coming to Lichfield 

14 Aug

A Lichfield bar is set to be rebranded as an Australian-themed venue, according to reports.

Two Après Bars to be rebranded after sale 

14 Aug

PROPERTY consultancy Christie + Co has sold two local Après Bar sites to Intertain on behalf of Town & Country Inns.

Two new Walkabout Australian bars in West Midlands after sale 

13 Aug

Aprs Bars Solihull and Lichfield will be refurbished and re-open as Walkabouts in September in time for the Rugby World Cup ...

Strong interest expected for new Lichfield mixed use scheme 

13 Aug

PROPERTY firm Charter Management has been appointed to market a new commercial and mixed-use scheme in Lichfield city centre.

HS2 factor sees engineering firm relocate to central Birmingham 

13 Aug

ENGINEERING firm Jacobs is to open a new office in Birmingham city centre and admits that developments surrounding the delivery of high-speed rail project HS2 have helped to shape its plans.

Search for buyer for Lichfield fruit and veg shop 

13 Aug

The Joe Richards fruit and veg shop in Lichfield A buyer is being sought for a Lichfield fruit and veg store in Lichfield.

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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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  • Storm on the 4th July

     on flickr 04 Jul 15
    Last night’s storm, I couldn’t just lie in bed watching the Lightning through the window, so a middle of the night photo shoot it was. I managed to get this before the heavens opened.

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Where is the jet stream today? 

27 Aug

It is another dull start to the day with 7/8ths cloud cover at approximately 06:30 hours.

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