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Appeal after vintage motorbike is stolen from shed near Lichfield 

23 Aug

A vintage motorbike and tools have been stolen from a shed near Lichfield.

"Bringing people into the theatre is at the heart of what we… 

23 Aug

"I BELIEVE that bringing people into the Garrick Theatre and building our audiences is at the heart of what we are doing and what we need to do in order to be financially sustainable and continue for years and years and years.

Vintage Suzuki GT550 motorbike reg TTD 54L and DeWalt tools… 

23 Aug

A VINTAGE motorcycle has been stolen from a village near Lichfield.

Police name Walsall man who may have died after falling from top… 

23 Aug

A MAN who may have died after falling from the top of a building in Cannock has been named.

Assault arrest after police pursue man driving ‘stolen car’ wrong… 

23 Aug

A 'DANGEROUS' motorist crashed a stolen car after driving it the WRONG WAY on the A38 near Lichfield.

Spectacular light show at Lichfield Cathedral is taking visitors… 

23 Aug

LICHFIELD Cathedral is taking its visitors on "an unforgettable journey across earth, sea and sky at a unique exhibition this week.

Free exhibition commemorates servicemen who lost their sight during the First World War 

23 Aug

A free exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum is commemorating those who lost their sight during World War One.

‘Important’ work to replace sections of path around Stowe Pool in… 

22 Aug

A FOOTPATH running around an ancient Lichfield city centre beauty spot is to be closed while sections are replaced.

Residents in Lichfield and Burntwood asked to check electoral register details are correct 

22 Aug

People living in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked to make sure details on the electoral register are correct.

Vandal caught on camera damaging historic Sandfields Pumping Station in Lichfield 

22 Aug

Part of an historic building in Lichfield has been vandalised.

New 30,000 sq ft industrial unit could be built in Burntwood 

22 Aug

The land where an industrial unit could be built in Burntwood Plans for a 30,000 sq ft industrial unit in Burntwood have been unveiled.

​Woman dies after being hit by train at Shenstone on Cross City… 

21 Aug

A WOMAN has died after being hit by a train on the Cross City railway line near Lichfield.

New 213,482 sq ft distribution centre at Prologis Park Fradley… 

21 Aug

PLANS for another big new distribution centre near Lichfield have been announced - potentially creating 250 to 300 jobs.

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Chasetown FC set up FA Cup clash against Boldmere St Michaels after seeing off Worcester City 

23 Aug

Chasetown FC set up an away tie with Boldmere St Michaels in the next stage of the FA Cup with a goal in each half against Worcester City.

In pictures: Chasetown FC v Worcester City 

23 Aug

Chasetown FC secured their spot in the next round of the FA Cup at the second time of asking as they saw off Worcester City in a replay.

Draw made for Boxing Super Series 

23 Aug

Eight Midlands boxers will compete over three nights to be crowned the Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.

Chasetown’s Will Whieldon scores stunner 

22 Aug

The midfielder opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a stunning long range effort that flew over goalkeeper Matt Gwynne.

Lichfield fall to defeat against Swifts 

21 Aug

Missed chances and sloppy goals conceded put an end to unbeaten start...

Replay for Chasetown FC after entertaining FA Cup clash at Worcester City 

21 Aug

Chasetown FC earned a replay in the FA Cup after an action packed 1-1 draw with Worcester City.

Lichfield City FC beaten by temporary landlords Bolehall Swifts 

20 Aug

Lichfield City FC endured a frustrating afternoon as they were beaten 3-1 by Bolehall Swifts.


18 Aug

The 2018 academic year will see the introduction of Staffordshire University’s new Football Coaching and Performance Degree.


17 Aug

As a new introduction for the 2017/18 season, Staffordshire FA will be running a mid-week FA Level 1 Coaching Course in Hednesford.

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Friends of Chasewater: Meeting this Wednesday evening! 

22 Aug

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...

Up the Ryecroft Junction 

20 Aug

Local rail buff Simon Swain has once again been busy with the camera and maps, tracing out the history of the South Staffordshire railway line that used to run from Wychnor near Alrewas to Dudley, but called at Lichfield, Brownhills and Walsall on ...

Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering coming soon! 

16 Aug

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is coming up over the weekend of 23-24th September 2017, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

A Sandfields staff photo – Can you help identify the people in it? 

14 Aug

Dave Moore, the Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire dropped me a line with an interesting social history question regarding the waterworks at Lichfield over the weekend, which I thought I'd share here today as a ...

Work starts at Shire Oak Junction today lasting until Spring: be prepared 

13 Aug

Some weeks ago you'll remember I gave forewarning of improvement works to both Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner Junction on the A461 Lichfield Road as it passes through Walsall Wood and Shire Oak.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – August 2017 public meeting this Monday 

11 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (14th August 2017) there will be the August 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity...

Labour’s Rob Birch joins Labour’s Team on Burntwood Town Council 

30 Jul

In an expensive by election (the exact amount is not known yet) Labour’s Rob Birch was elected as the new Town Councillor for Boney Hay and Central Ward.

Human Remains 

28 Jul

What’s in a name? Quite a lot actually, Juliet bab.

Beware – daytime closures of Lichfield Road Brownhills today and tomorrow 

12 Jul

Just a warning that there are road patching works today and tomorrow daytime (Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July 2017)  between Miner Island and Co-op corner on Lichfield Road.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July 2017 public meeting this Monday 

9 Jul

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (1oth July 2017) there will be the July 2017 Public Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...

Higher Education 

9 Jul

I recently went on a school trip to Stafford Grammar and had an excellent history lesson from the brilliant Mr Bateman, whose knowledge and enthusiasm were A* (or whatever the equivalent is now the grading system has been changed).

Lichfield Festival Market – on today 

8 Jul

Join us for the popular Florette Festival Market featuring stalls, refreshments, live performances and much more.

Travel Notebook: San Sebastián 

3 Jul

View over La Concha Beach.

Burntwood Wakes on this Saturday! 

30 Jun

Also running this Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 12-4pm is the annual Chase, or Burntwood Wakes festival at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

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Free exhibition commemorates servicemen who lost their sight during the First World War 

23 Aug

A free exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum is commemorating those who lost their sight during World War One.

Cathedral Hotel in Lichfield to host retro disco event 

22 Aug

Tickets have gone on sale for a retro party night in Lichfield.

Last few tickets remain for Phil Collins tribute show at the Lichfield Garrick 

22 Aug

Only a handful of tickets remain for a tribute show at the Lichfield Garrick.

Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers to play the Lichfield Guildhall 

22 Aug

Lichfield Arts is preparing to welcome back the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers for a night of music and dance next month.

Lichfield Bus Station to get a new shopping trolley bay 

21 Aug

Lichfield District Council Planning Committee has approved plans this evening (21 August) for a new shopping trolley bay in the middle of the bus station car park.

Route 44 & Halloween Headbangers Ball! 

21 Aug

Live Let Rock will be back at Route 44 on Saturday 7th October and then are proud to be headlining the Headbangers Halloween Ball at the Robin2 on Friday 27th October! Mark your diaries, Book your babysitters…..

Heritage Crime and acts of Vandalism 

21 Aug

On Friday 18 August, this individual was filmed vandalising and causing a considerable amount of damage to the Grade 11* listed Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield.

Lichfield gallery to host exhibition of ceramics from the Midland Potters Association 

21 Aug

An exhibition of ceramics is coming to Lichfield.

“Remove Samuel Johnson statue,” demand Lichfield students 

20 Aug

Students and academic staff from South Staffs University’s Lichfield campus will gather in the City’s Market Square to demand the removal of the statute of Dr Samuel Johnson during freshers week in September.

Audiences at the Lichfield Garrick get the chance to solve Murder in Bloodford Village 

20 Aug

Murder mystery is returning to the Lichfield Garrick with a new show.

Lichfield gig ready to transport audiences back to The Flamingo club 

18 Aug

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd The sounds of an iconic sixties music venue will be recreated in Lichfield when the Guildhall welcomes Ricky Cool and the In Crowd.

Lichfield Cathedral to be transformed for the Great Exhibition 

18 Aug

A series of events will transform Lichfield Cathedral as part of the venue’s Great Exhibition event.

Rat Pack show brings cool cats to the Lichfield Garrick 

17 Aug

The coolest cats are coming to Lichfield as the Garrick welcomes the Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular show.

August 15th – I spun up The Parade and over to Burntwood on the… 

16 Aug

August 15th - I spun up The Parade and over to Burntwood on the errand, then returned via Chasewater and the canal.

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New 30,000 sq ft industrial unit could be built in Burntwood 

22 Aug

The land where an industrial unit could be built in Burntwood Plans for a 30,000 sq ft industrial unit in Burntwood have been unveiled.

Youngsters at Spark in Burntwood boosted by activity set donation from local business 

17 Aug

Youngsters at a children’s centre in Burntwood are being kept busy after a local business donated a new construction kit.

Nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood acquires more new sites 

11 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has acquired more new sites.

UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site...

Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.

Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.

Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.

Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...

Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.

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Improvement work on Lichfield city centre’s heritage paving completed five weeks early 

24 Mar

Work to replace Lichfield city centre's historic style paving has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule.

Library move proposal under discussion 

25 Feb

Proposals to safeguard two historic buildings and open a library in the heart of Lichfield City will be scrutinised by councillors.

Lichfield business development on track as rail bridge opens 

25 Jan

A Staffordshire road and rail bridge, providing access to a new multi-million-pound industrial and warehouse development, has been officially opened.

Investigative work set to begin on latest phase of city bypass 

8 Jan

Work which will support the design of the latest phase of the Lichfield southern bypass will begin this month.

Improvement work on Lichfield city centre’s heritage paving set for new year start 

22 Dec

Work to replace Lichfield city centre's historic style paving is set to start in the new year.

Access road to new Lichfield business development opens 

9 Dec

Work to develop a Staffordshire business site will reach a major milestone with the opening of an improved road and replacement rail bridge this week.

Highways team works with emergency services throughout the night to keep Lichfield people safe 

3 Dec

Members of Staffordshire's highways team have been working with emergency services in Lichfield throughout the night to keep people safe following an electricity substation fire.

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.

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Open day at Lichfield proves huge success 

7 Aug

Lichfield Community Fire Station opened its doors to the public yesterday (Wednesday August 2) to show residents the new facilities.

Lichfield Fire Station opens it’s doors to the public 

31 Jul

Lichfield Community Fire station will be opening its doors for the public to have a guided tour of the new facilities, meet the crew and see them in action on Wednesday August 2 from 3pm until 7pm.

Work has been completed on sprinkler installation in Lichfield high rise 

4 Jul

Work has now been completed on a sprinkler system in David Garrick Gardens in Lichfield.

Cause of Lichfield waste fire has been revealed 

14 Jun

A fire investigation has concluded the fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate in Lichfield was caused deliberately.

Firefighters tackling waste fire in Lichfield 

14 Jun

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate, Lichfield.

Bereaved Sister Supports SAME Campaign 

28 Apr

A Lichfield woman who lost her brother in a flat fire is supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s SAME Campaign.

Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.

Join us for the Family Festival of Carols 

22 Nov

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 4.

Crews have moved into Lichfield Community Fire Station 

23 Feb

Crews have today moved into Lichfield’s new 3.2 million community fire station.

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A glimmer of hope (WS7 weather report 23-8-2017) 

23 Aug

Today, once again, starts of with a general cloud cover and you should not be surprised if, with the relative humidity at 89% first thing this morning, that there isn’t a little drizzle around too.

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