THE Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is celebrating the birthday of Lichfield's most famous son with a free slice of cake for all visitors and activities throughout the day this Saturday (September 20).
A DECISION on the final route of HS2 will not now be made until after next year's general election, it has been revealed.
THE National Memorial Arboretum will soon be getting a wildlife pond thanks to a 35,000 project.
A RECORD number of runners entered the Lichfield 10K Road Race on Sunday.
A recent survey has revealed that 1 in 6 drivers have used the internet while driving.
These are some of the latest food hygiene reports published by the Food Standards Agency.
THE Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed plans detailing how the 5 million inspired by the remarkable Stephen Sutton MBE will help other young people with cancer in the UK.
Three scrap metal dealers who were caught operating without a licence or being too loud have been hit with a combined bill of more than £1,000.
A boy sexually abused a young girl after promising to protect her from school bullies, a court heard.
Burntwood cancer teen's mum Jane 'immensely proud' of his achievements and legacy...
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, are revealed.
THE case of Staffordshire communities will be put to an influential committee of MPs when they visit Staffordshire for the first time tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16).
A long-serving Lichfield councillor has died.
More Lichfield news
The Rugby goal comes under pressure.
Lichfield RUFC got the better of newcomers Peterborough Lions after securing a 24-20 win at Cooke Fields.
CHASETOWN 1RUGBY TOWN 3FA CupFirst Qualifying Round ReplayCHASETOWN'S hopes of embarking upon another memorable FA Cup run were brought to an early end as they crashed out in extra-time at home to Rugby on Tuesday night.
LICHFIELD CITY 2ATHERSTONE TOWN 1Midland LeagueDivision OneLIAM Holt's late free-kick completed a fine come-from-behind victory for City as they continued their fine start to the Midland One season.
LICHFIELD RFC 24PETERBOROUGH LIONS 20National Three MidlandsLICHFIELD got off the mark in National Three with a hard-fought victory over fellow promoted outfit Peterborough in a first-ever league meeting between the sides.
The start of the league season proved to be a big anti-climax for Burntwood RUFC.
Determined city claimed all 3 points in this hard fought match...
RUGBY TOWN 1CHASETOWN 1FA CupFirst Qualifying RoundJERMAINE Johnson's first Scholars goal gave Chasetown the lead but Rugby struck back after the break to ensure a replay will decide who travels to Conference North side Worcester City in the...
Just outside of Lichfield, in the village of Wall, are the remains of the Roman settlement of Letocetum, a latinized version of an Iron Age place name meaning ‘grey wood’.
Local history rapscallion Peter 'Pedro' Cutler regularly comes up with some incredible stuff that fires off at interesting tangents to light up lost fragments of our history that might otherwise be overlooked - time and time again, Peter has ...
Just a quick heads up that this Sunday (7th September 2014), there was to be a Craft and Farmers Markets staged at Chasewater, which has been cancelled, with the organisers Bohemian Bunty pulling out of the monthly event.
Chatting to a friend last weekend about what goes on in Lichfield made me realise I do take some of it for granted.
MY dog was traumatised by a black Labrador on Shortbutts field 10 years ago.
WHAT a sad and condescending letter that was in your letters page last week.
I NOTE our esteemed council has removed a large part of Lombard Street from 30-minute parking and judging by the number of vehicles receiving tickets not many people are aware of this.
ON behalf of the Lichfield branch of Arthritis Care I wish to express our gratitude to Councillor David Leytham past district chairman and his wife, for selecting Arthritis Care as one of their charities for the year, which has led to an amazing ...
I WAS concerned to read in Mrs Schofield's letter last week that she had seen two people allow their dogs into Stowe Pool's enclosed play area.
YES, it is the time of year when our house is recovering from a week looking after the grandchildren.
Kate Cardigan Gomez and Sandfields champion Dave Moore have teamed up with their informal local history group Lichfield Discovered to give a free talk in Lichfield this coming Monday evening (8th September 2014) entitled 'Weeping Angels - Symbolism ...
Terri Fallon Nicholls from Lichfield Road in Shire Oak has been in touch today regarding the fact that her shed, and that of a near neighbour were burgled in the early hours of Saturday, 30th August 2014.
In the churchyard at St Chad’s in Lichfield there’s a gravestone belonging to John Prickett who died in March 1832, at the age of 63.
People Power funding for Gartmore Riding School #Hammerwich to help youngsters with disabilities gain confidence http://t.
The Staffordshire Regiment Musuem is set to rally the troops for its annual World War One Weekend.
One of Lichfield’s most famous sons will be remembered at celebrations for Samuel Johnson’s 305th birthday.
September 16th - We’re in a real Indian summer at the moment - back to cycling around without a coat, with the sleeves rolled up.
A select audience turned out to hear the solo singer-songwriter Chris Wood when he opened Lichfield Arts Autumn 2014 season.
We get all kinds of donations in the Main Shop, but I wasn’t prepared to be confronted by a Giant Monkey when I unlocked! I hadn’t even switched the lights on, and I opened the door to the Back Room, and there he was, slouched in a chair, large ...
Some photos from the beginning of yesterdays rides for St Giles.
Just as the Lichfield Literary Festival is poised to arrive the city from October 8 to 12, local poet Phillip Knight has sneakily stolen a march on the big guns by announcing the launch of a new local writers group in the very heart of Lichfield.
Staffordshire blues fans will be in for a treat when the fast rising Kaz Hawkins appears at Lichfield Guildhall.
Sir Doug Ellis One of football’s best known characters will be lifting the lid on his life in the beautiful game at the Lichfield Garrick.
It's only September, and I hardly dare mention the 'C' word, but just look what we found in the Bookshop – a Christmas record! Really it’s much too early to put this out, but who could resist Phil Spector’s distinctive ‘Wall of Sound’ on ...
September 12th - Conkers, by the shedload.
September 12th - I needed to pop into Lichfield, so I rushed there from work, then took a leisurely spin back.
LICHFIELD commuters have complained to London Midland about the passenger lift at Lichfield City railway station.
Staff at a Lichfield shop are being told their jobs have gone after Phones 4U went into administration.
Real estate adviser selling Swift Park unit in 12-strong portfolio in addition to Fradley Park in Lichfield...
The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college...
BIRMINGHAM remains the ideal choice for the location of the proposed HS2 College, business leaders in the city have said.
Scouts in Lichfield have been given a helping hand to get on the road for their first camping trip of the year.
Plans for a new Indian restaurant in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead.
Eighty-four companies from the West Midlands are set to bid for £10 billion worth of contracts to build HS2.
84 West Midland firms to compete for £10bn HS2 contracts...
HUNDREDS of firms are gearing up to bid for HS2 contracts as Birmingham prepares to stage a national conference on the high-speed rail project.
Councillor John Wilks sadly died at Burton Hospital on Sunday 14 September 2014.
Following the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, local authorities now have legal powers to make sure scrap metal dealers are working within the law.
Court orders a Lichfield landlord to pay 3,358 for failing to obtain a licence for a house in multiple occupation.
Thousands of people waved their flags and sang with gusto at the sixteenth Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 6 September 2014.
Come to Lichfield on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September to explore interesting buildings and discover Lichfields hidden histories.
Thanks to a generous donation from Lichfield Greenhill Bower, a new slide has been unveiled in Beacon Parks junior play area.
Volunteers needed to help at two conservation events in Lichfield District this September.
The countdown to this years Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park has begun...
The third Lichfield Food Festival, which took place on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August, attracted thousands of people to Lichfield in Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Police is to address the drain on its resources caused by excessive drinking with a period of action as part of a nationwide drive.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a store in Lichfield.
On Saturday (Sept 6) CMPG officers were involved in a pursuit with a man from the Kent area who failed to stop on the M6 in Staffordshire.
A woman has been jailed for five months after admitting a string of frauds at three Stafford schools.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a street robbery that took place in Whittington on Wednesday (3 September).
Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...
Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police...
Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing Burntwood man.
The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...
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