West Bromwich mates on the bender to beat them all will hit milestone in Lichfield...
FOUR youths ran off when they were disturbed attempting to break into a house in Cherry Orchard, Lichfield yesterday (November 20).
A major health promotion body is told not to interfere in a tussle between Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire East councils about which should get an HS2 link.
POLICE and environmental officers will be staging another joint operationfocusing on scrap metal collectors inLichfield and Burntwood.
TWO tortoises vanished on the same night in Burntwood, leaving their owners fearful the animals have been stolen.
These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius according to the Highways Agency.
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A cut in the number of councillors across Lichfield and Burntwood has been welcomed by a local residents’ group.
ORGANISERS of last week's careers fair at Chase Terrace Technology College say they were overwhelmed by its success.
A LAND Rover Defender was stolen from the driveway of a house in Moor Croft at Armitage in the early hours of Monday morning.
TRAINS between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch will be delayed until at least 1pm today (Tuesday, November 18).
Patients will be able to check up on their GP as part of a new web service launched today.
Christmas will be coming early at Lichfield Library.
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Thursday night saw the 11th night-O of the 2014 season, organised by Kelvin at Rowley Park, Stafford.
The outdoor activity centre at Top Barn Worcester, hosted Round 10 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.
4,230 football kits have been delivered to FA Charter Standard clubs across the country as part of the new McDonalds sponsorship programme supporting The FA as their official Community Partner.
Wyrley Juniors Football Club are reaping benefits from volunteers within the Football Futures programme.
What the hell happened there...
Staffordshire FA are to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance activity in December 2014.
In an attempt to better understand those organising, delivering and playing football within a recreational environment we are asking for individuals to take part in a brief survey.
Norton United manager Scott Dundas wants the club’s best-ever FA Cup run to inspire a promotion push.
CHASETOWN 4 LOUGHBOROUGH DYNAMO 1FA TrophySecond Qualifying RoundCHASETOWN cruised into the next round of the FA Trophy and could have had double their final goal tally as they completely dominated Dynamo.
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 ...
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.
After the success last year.
The Lichfield Guildhall will welcome old favourites The Climax Blues Band to the city later this month.
On Remembrance Sunday the male acappela trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson paid respect to the war dead, and survivors of the first world war with their critically acclaimed spoken word and sung presentation In Flanders Field.
Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular Saturday 8 November 2014 After a very wet start in the morning, the weather cleared in the afternoon and the crowds turned out to witness, what many agreed, was the best ever display.
Concert review Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles – Lichfield Guildhall October 31 st 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photographs by Dave Jones Appropriately for Halloween the Philadelphia based singer-songerwriter Lizanne Knott cast a musical ...
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...
Sir David Higgins, chairman of the planned new high speed rail line, said the new network would help the rest of the country achieve economic success...
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.
Four local organisations have come together to fund activities and projects across Lichfield District through a new Locality Commissioning Fund that will give out around 477,000 in 2015.
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.
The destroyed building, SP Plastics in Tilcon Avenue, remains dangerous and is fenced off with screens to prevent public access.
Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.
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OK chaps, this is what every woman wants – shoes, handbags and chocolate – all in one neat package!
This morning has already seen around 3mm (by 08:30 hours) of rain fall in our area but the good news is that the radar images are showing that the rain clouds (bringing the early rain) are moving away from our area.
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