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Staffordshire veterans take over historic Lichfield army pub 

26 Mar

Former members of the Staffordshire Regiment are running the Kings Head, where it was founded 312 years ago.


Burntwood’s Jason Jones eliminated from The Voice 

25 Mar

BURNTWOOD'S Jason Jones has been eliminated from The Voice at the semi final stage.


Former Bishop of Lichfield Keith Sutton dies aged 82 

24 Mar

A former Bishop of Lichfield has died.


Burntwood man with terminal cancer devastated after his flowers… 

24 Mar

A BURNTWOOD man suffering from terminal cancer has been left devastated after 20 pots he had filled with flower bulbs were stolen from his home.


‘Speeding’ BMW swerves Lichfield pensioner, hits her West… 

24 Mar

POLICE are appealing for dash cam footage or information after a speeding car in Lichfield narrowly missed a pensioner and then struck her beloved pet dog in the head.


​Cannabis plants found in Hednesford Road, Cannock 

24 Mar

A MAN has been arrested after cannabis plants were discovered in Cannock.


Lichfield cub scout has long hair cut off for charity 

24 Mar

Berti Waldon A Lichfield cub scout has had 23 inches of her hair cut off for charity.


Falklands Conflict: 35th anniversary service at National Memorial… 

24 Mar

HUNDREDS of veterans who served in the South Atlantic during the Falklands Conflict will gather, alongside families of those who served, at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday, April 2.


Trial of new car park payment system hoping to boost Lichfield city centre trade 

24 Mar

The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.


Confirmation work to solve flooding on Chasetown High Street will start in April 

24 Mar

A notorious Burntwood flooding hotspot could be fixed – but not until next month.


Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.


Free Beacon Park session gives people the chance to learn about Nordic walking 

24 Mar

A free session in Lichfield will introduce people to Nordic walking.


March through Lichfield as Staffordshire Regiment veterans… 

24 Mar

LICHFIELD'S streets will be lined with people on Saturday morning as veterans of the Staffordshire Regiment march through the city centre.


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Sport »

Lichfield City FC come out on top in eight goal thriller at Racing Club Warwick 

25 Mar

Lichfield City FC came out on top in an eight goal thriller at Racing Club Warwick.


Chasetown 0 Romulus 3 – Report 

25 Mar

Chasetown’s winless run in Evo-Stik Division One South continued as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat to Romulus at The Scholars Ground.


Spring Summer Training 2017 

25 Mar

Our long running spring and summer series of runs, training and events including the coveted domination series competition kicks off on Tuesday 28th March .


WCH prize winners 

24 Mar

The annual club prize giving took place at the recent club party and dinner.


STAFFORDSHIRE FA PITCH IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP 

24 Mar

Staffordshire FA, in partnership with Stoke City Football Club and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), are pleased to confirm details of our next pitch improvement workshop, which will take place on Thursday 6 April 2017, 6.30pm – 9.00pm...


Riders Consent Forms 

24 Mar

With coaching at Curborough fast approaching please note that all parents need to ensure that the attached form is complted for any youths attending coaching sessions Rider_Information_and_Coaching_Consent_Form_2017 (2) (1...


CEREBRAL PALSY THE FOCUS THIS WEEKEND AS FA DISABILITY KICKS OFF 

24 Mar

The FA Disability Cup begins in earnest this Sunday with the opening round focusing on Cerebral Palsy football.


Tributes paid following death of Chasetown FC founder 

23 Mar

One of the founders of Chasetown FC has died.


RUGBY UNION: Super Saturday – defining day for Lichfield and… 

23 Mar

Our area's three premier rugby sides face defining days - for differing reasons - this Saturday.


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Comment »

In the soup at Chasewater – this Saturday! 

24 Mar

Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – March 2017 public meeting this Monday! 

24 Mar

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (27th March 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly...


Supporting our armed forces and their families 

22 Mar

Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.


Cabinet agrees to include Green Belt sites around Burntwood for housing 

8 Mar

Highfields Road site had already been rejected previously by the public but the Council are trying again! Last night Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet agreed to include the Green Belt sites, off Coulter Lane, Burntwood (80 houses) and off ...


Lichfield District’s Cabinet meets on Tuesday to consider housing proposals 

5 Mar

Join them at 6pm on Tuesday 7th March if you want to show your concern over losing green belt land around Burntwood Lichfield ‘s Conservative Cabinet will be deciding on the proposals for housing, Green Belt land and much more which will be put out...


Get tunnel vision and help with a great local history preservation project! 

28 Feb

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the launch of their Tunnel Vision appeal, which has been established to raise funds in order to construct a canal tunnel under the railway near ...


Building fire in village near Lichfield causes road closure 

20 Feb

A BUILDING fire has caused the closure of Coppice Lane in Hammerwich between A461 Walsall Road and Hall Lane near Coppice Lane Fishery.


Tiles of the Unexpected 

19 Feb

There’s a long running gag between me and my mates about how dangerous swans are.


Gorgeous locks! 

18 Feb

Just a quick note to point out that this weekend (18-19th February 2017) there's a rather unique vent at Fradley Junction between Lichfield and Alrewas, where you can tour lock 17 which is currently drained, undergoing maintenance.


Yesterday Lichfield, tomorrow Burntwood? 

15 Feb

Local views rejected by the Secretary of State as he gives the go ahead for 750 houses on Lichfield boundary.


Help protect Burntwood’s green belt 

12 Feb

Sign the petition and keep the pressure on local Conservatives to oppose building on Burntwood’s Green Belt  In 2013 the Local Plan Inspector said: “100.


Cannabis factory fire in Walsall Wood High Street 

11 Feb

It's been a busy night in the area for the emergency services as Saturday evening (11th February 2017) saw a major accident on the Pelsall Road in the Highbridges area, an incident that closed the M6 Toll for a while and now a blaze in what West ...


Road accidents on Pelsall Road and near the M6 Toll this evening 

11 Feb

I'm receiving bits of information about a couple of road accidents this evening (Saturday, 11th February 2017) - a clearly quite serious one on the Pelsall Road between Brownhills and the Fingerpost, and another either on, or on the approaches to the...


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – February 2017 public meeting next Monday! 

7 Feb

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (13th February 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


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Features »

Full programme confirmed for 2017 Lichfield Festival 

24 Mar

Stars of comedy, music and dance are among the talents set to perform at the 2017 Lichfield Festival.


Review: Craobh Rua at the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Mar

A Guildhall packed to capacity and a leading Irish group offered an early St Patrick’s Day celebration when Craobh Rua performed in Lichfield.


The next monthly open public progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

24 Mar

The next monthly open public progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Monday 27 March @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the The Bowling Green Friary Road Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6QJ Tel: 01543 257344 The Bowling ...


Folk musician Martin Carthy coming to the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Mar

Leading folk star Martin Carthy is set to appear at the Lichfield Guildhall.


Musical at the Lichfield Garrick to highlight one woman’s battle for equality 

23 Mar

The story of one woman’s battle for equality in the male-dominated car industry of the 1960s will come to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick next week.


Variety event in Whittington to raise money for charity 

22 Mar

A variety show in Whittington will raise money for charity.


LDTA Networking Meeting at The Guildhall – Rachael’s Update 

21 Mar

Located in the heart of the city, the Guildhall is a charming historic Grade ll listed building.


Neil Morrissey: Why I Love Staffordshire 

21 Mar

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county.


Fret and Fiddle returning to the Lichfield Guildhall 

21 Mar

Jazz favourites Fret and Fiddle are returning to Lichfield.


March 18th – Talking of swans, here’s a flock of about 100… 

19 Mar

March 18th - Talking of swans, here’s a flock of about 100 grazing on a field of young oilseed rape near Wetleyhay, between Whittington and Fradley, today.


March 17th – Coming back from Lichfield, tired after a hard… 

19 Mar

March 17th - Coming back from Lichfield, tired after a hard week, I stopped on the motorway bridge at Summerhill and tried long exposure photography again.


March 13th – This is a terrible photo, and sorry about that, but… 

19 Mar

March 13th - This is a terrible photo, and sorry about that, but the mood I was in precluded concentrating on image quality; but the subject did very much cheer me up.


Lichfield hotel to host flower arranging workshop 

18 Mar

People will be able to learn how to arrange flowers at an event in Lichfield.


Performers invited to audition for new community musical at the Lichfield Garrick 

17 Mar

Performers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to join the cast of a new community production.


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Business »

Trial of new car park payment system hoping to boost Lichfield city centre trade 

24 Mar

The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.


Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.


Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Celebrities backing Lichfield businesswoman’s new shoe designs 

21 Mar

A Lichfield businesswoman is treading a path to success after seeing celebrities back her new shoe company.


Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.


Drone captures bird’s eye view of construction work on new Lichfield warehouse 

17 Mar

A unique view of a new warehouse development in Lichfield has been released.


Burntwood furniture shop to make way for new homes 

15 Mar

New homes are set to be built on the site of a furniture shop in Burntwood.


Property Appointments: Investment Property Forum; Savills; Lichfields 

15 Mar

Two new directors have joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).


HS2 fast-tracking investor interest at MIPIM 

15 Mar

Birminghams unique connectivity options are attracting strong interest from investors at this years MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes, the citys delegation at the event has said...


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Council »

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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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.


Prince’s Trust helps young people achieve 

15 Jan

The Prince’s Trust’s Achieve programme, run in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been launched at Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield.


Hundreds flock to the Family Festival of Carols 

8 Dec

Hundreds of people flocked from far and wide to enjoy the Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.


Last chance for carol festival tickets 

3 Dec

Kick off your festive celebrations with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on December 6 at 6pm.


Enjoy the Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral 

12 Nov

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 6.


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.


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     on flickr 22 Oct 16
    I don’t think the clouds knew what direction to take while shooting this. Lichfield Cathedral’s main spire, 30 second day time exposure.


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BST and Mother’s Day Weather (WS7 weather report 26-3-2017) 

26 Mar

Firstly, if you haven’t done already, you have to put the clocks forward one hour as today is the start of British Summer Time.


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