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Appeal after chihuahua puppy is taken from Hammerwich car boot sale 

26 Apr

The chihuahua taken from a car boot sale in Hammerwich A puppy has been taken from its owner at a car boot sale in Hammerwich.

Quick guide to the general election in Lichfield and Burntwood 

26 Apr

We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the facts and figures surrounding the candidates and parties hoping to win votes in Lichfield and Burntwood at the General Election.

Lichfield charity searching for new homes for two cats 

26 Apr

A Lichfield charity are looking for a new home for two cats.

Talented Russian cellist to take spotlight at Lichfield Sinfonia… 

26 Apr

AN ACCLAIMED young Russian cellist is set to put her incredible musical talent on display when she steps in to the spotlight in Lichfield.

‘Everyone wants to survive – if you give up you die’ 

26 Apr

I WROTE recently in the Mercury about my visit to Auschwitz Birkenau.

Conservative candidate criticises ‘immature’ hustings snub claims 

26 Apr

Michael Fabricant has dismissed claims he snubbed local voters by not appearing at a hustings event ahead of the general election.

Pages from the Past – April 23 1965 

26 Apr

Here is the rose thief story: Amateur gardener Mr John Williams is offering a 25 reward in a bid to trap a thief who tore up rose plants outside his home last week.

Investigation into excess traffic congesting Lichfield’s roads 

25 Apr

TRAFFIC flow, diversion routes and the effectiveness of road signs in Lichfield will all be investigated during a project planned for this financial year says Staffordshire County Council.

Lichfield actors land West End roles – one opposite Sherlock star… 

25 Apr

TWO Lichfield actors have landed top roles in forthcoming West End productions.

Free parking for Lichfield drivers as vandalised pay and display… 

25 Apr

THREE car parks on the edge of Lichfield city centre remain free to use due to vandalism.

General Election 2015: Survey reveals voters believe UK should… 

25 Apr

Voters believe that the UK should remain within the European Union, although many in favour of a membership referendum taking place.

Stephen Sutton’s mum Jane all set to run 2015 London Marathon 

25 Apr

It has been almost a year since the inspirational Stephen Sutton lost his battle with incurable cancer.

Staffordshire Police warn Lichfield residents to be on guard… 

24 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are issuing a warning to residents in Lichfield after receiving several calls with regards to a man posing as a parcel delivery driver who has been tricking locals into giving their card details.

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Captain’s Weekly News – 26th April 

26 Apr

Congratulations to our juniors who beat the mighty OD in today’s Yvette Baker round.

Shoal Hill (YBT) results 

26 Apr

Results available here YBT results here more later...

Youthful Chasetown FC side beaten at Kidsgrove Athletic 

26 Apr

With one eye on Monday’s Walsall Senior Cup Final, Chasetown manager Marcus Law made nine changes to his side for the trip to Kidsgrove.

2015 Club Party 

25 Apr

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West Mids RR Champs 

24 Apr

The region found itself in a position this year of not having a club available to promote the Regional Road Race Championships for 2015.

Third Stephen Sutton motorcycle ride-out to honour Burntwood… 

24 Apr

PLANS are in place for the third annual Stephen Sutton motorbike ride-out in honour of the inspirational late 19-year-old.


24 Apr

Burton cry off...

Andrew Jordan confident of strong MG performance at Thruxton 

23 Apr

Staffordshire racing driver Andrew Jordan is hoping for a string of good results at Thruxton in the next round of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

GET YOUR SEAT – Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships Tickets are now available 

23 Apr

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the first international tournament to be hosted at St George’s Park, the home of England’s 24 national teams.

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Blue Alert 

24 Apr

The bluebells are starting to appear in Leomansley and Sloppy Woods! Access to the woods is via an entrance on Christchurch Lane or you can get there by walking across Pipe Green.

If you’ve got that feeling… 

23 Apr

Happy St.


20 Apr

I’m in the midst of writing an assignment so just a very quick one that I’m hoping to follow up when I’ve more time.

Discovering the Future 

16 Apr

Our Lichfield Discovered group has been walking, talking, photographing and filming its way around Lichfield and the surrounding area for over eighteen months.

Lichfield discovered – alphabetical Lichfield – free talk on tonight! 

13 Apr

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has another talk on this evening with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

Want to help put Burntwood first? 

12 Apr

If you want to help deliver leaflets, become a registered supporter or join the Burntwood Branch Labour Party contact us on burntwoodlabour@gmail.

The Duck Stops Here 

11 Apr

Shopping in Lichfield last week, I was called ‘me duck’.

Heaven and Earth 

8 Apr

Without wishing to state the obvious, this blog is called Lichfield Lore.

The Watchers of the Wall 

2 Apr

Wall is one of the most interesting, if unimaginatively named, villages around these parts.

Tweet: Thanks to @LichfieldBower for funding which will h… 

1 Apr

Thanks to @LichfieldBower for funding which will help bring a new @StaffsCadets Unit for #Lichfield a step closer http://t.

Tweet: Thank you @rotary #Lichfield St Chad & Keith E… 

1 Apr

Thank you @rotary #Lichfield St Chad Keith Eagland Club Pres for a warm welcome excellent QnA session last night http://t.

Tweet: Planning permission with @Lichfield_DC re new inve… 

31 Mar

Planning permission with @Lichfield_DC re new investigation centre of excellence for @StaffsPolice opp #Hedgehog Pub http://t.

Thinking about locality working 

30 Mar

I had a really interesting and informative trip out to Burntwood last Friday with County Councillor Sue Woodward and Wayne Mortiboys the District Commissioning Lead.


21 Mar

Last month, Lily Flintham re-discovered two boxes full of tiles being stored in one of the old gaol cells at Lichfield Guildhall.

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April 24th – A long ride today. I had an early meeting in… 

25 Apr

April 24th - A long ride today.

Monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, formally known as the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station 

24 Apr

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

Fab F-ride-ay 

24 Apr

Quite a surreal evening ride tonight.

Lichfield Micro Pub The Whippet wins pub of the year award 

24 Apr

Lichfield newest pub just one year old ‘The Whippet’ has won the best pub for 2015 awarded by the Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield branch of Camra.

New sculpture projects launched at Lichfield Cathedral 

24 Apr

Two new arts projects have been launched at Lichfield Cathedral.

Cycle Rides For All to Fisherwick Lakes this Sunday 

23 Apr

The April Cycle Rides For All is this Sunday to Fisherwick lakes, a round trip of about 8 miles from Freedom Cycles at the bus station in town.

New sculpture and trail launch 

23 Apr

TWO “significant” new visual art projects for Lichfield launched in the city this week.

April 22nd – A spin around Stonnall on an errand on the way… 

23 Apr

April 22nd - A spin around Stonnall on an errand on the way home, and it’s getting to late spring, early summer, or at least it feels that way: warm air, surrounded by flowers and greening hedgerows and trees.

Dedication ceremony for new Cockleshell Heroes memorial 

23 Apr

A memorial plaque depicting HMS Tuna and the Cockleshell Heroes A new memorial to the men who took part in a daring World War Two raid in Nazi-occupied Europe is set to be unveiled.

Review: Satin ‘n’ Steel @ Lichfield Garrick 

23 Apr

Along with a lucky audience of Garrick first-nighters I dropped in to see the new production of Amanda Whittington’s updated hit play Satin n’ Steel and I must say this highly entertaining, bitter-sweet love story packs a punch with some real ...

Visitors to Lichfield beer festival ready to raise a glass to spring 

23 Apr

The glasses are gleaming and the pumps have been polished in time for the Lichfield Springtime Beer Festival.

Overwhelming public demand forces Lichfield UKIP candidate to agree to a poetry recital 

23 Apr

Lichfield and Burntwood UKIP candidate John Rackham promised local voters a real treat when he announced a series of public readings following his hugely successful appearance at the People InSpired election hustings last Sunday (19 April).

Growing with Lichfield Re:Cycle 

22 Apr

At the risk of repeating myself, yet another busy week for Lichfield Re:Cycle.

Friday night ride out 

22 Apr

The last Friday of the month is traditionally (though not in Birmingham for some reason) the night for Critical Mass rides the world over.

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Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street 

24 Apr

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station...

Lichfield pizza takeaway’s illuminated advertising plan rejected 

23 Apr

A Lichfield pizza takeaway has been refused permission to install illuminated advertising.

M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.

Lichfield firm at the forefront of fighting pothole problems 

22 Apr

A Lichfield business has been highlighting its work to improve the state of Britain’s roads.

Council insists car park resurfacing will be ‘worth it in the long run’ 

21 Apr

Shoppers and businesses hit by the temporary closure of a city centre car park in Lichfield have been reassured that the disruption will be “worth it in the long run”.

Fears raised about HS2 gobbling up skilled labour 

21 Apr

VITAL regional rail projects could be severely impacted as skilled rail workers are diverted onto construction of high-speed rail project HS2, according to a supplier of skilled labour to the rail ind...

Burntwood restaurant bidding to extend opening hours 

20 Apr

A Burntwood restaurant is bidding to extend its opening hours to meet demand.

SNP vows to start HS2 in Scotland, not Birmingham 

20 Apr

Scottish nationalists say they plan to use post-Election power for a radical shake-up of high-speed rail plans for the UK...

Cutlery firm confirms partnership with Lichfield Cathedral 

17 Apr

Simon Price, Cathedral Shop manager Anne Waller and Jason Dyer outside the Cathedral Shop A partnership between Lichfield Cathedral and a local cutlery firm has been agreed.

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Lifesaving training at Beacon Park 

23 Apr

Beacon Park hosts Ambulance Service course on how to use the parks new defibrillator.

Bird Street car park temporary closures 

21 Apr

Lichfield city centre car park is to be closed temporarily for maintenance work.

Beacon Parks Victorian May Day 

20 Apr

Head to Museum Gardens on May Day to enjoy traditional fun and games.

Aprils free bike ride 

20 Apr

Get on your bike on Sunday 26 April 2015 to join a cycle ride to Fisherwick Lakes.

Find out whos standing in the 2015 elections 

14 Apr

Lichfield District Council has published the statement of persons nominated for the parliamentary, district and parish elections that will take place on Thursday 7 May.

Register to vote before 20 April deadline 

1 Apr

If you havent registered to vote, you wont be able to have your say come polling day.

Be on guard against bogus callers 

27 Mar

Lichfield District residents are being warned to watch out for bogus insulation or boiler companies that are offering householders improvements to their properties.

25 years of Green Badge Guides 

27 Mar

Lichfield Green Badge Guides have been guiding tourists and locals around Lichfield for a quarter of a century.

Company prosecuted for fly-tipping 

26 Mar

A company based in Cannock has been prosecuted after an ex-employee was seen dumping an old three-piece suite from a company vehicle.

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Fire in Burntwood: Man arrested 

20 Apr

A 58-year-old man is in custody following a fire at a property in Burntwood.

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire 

1 Apr

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS) is an innovative concept in the world of tackling business crime and is at the forefront of the fight against crime and disorder affecting businesses in Staffordshire across the...

Lichfield village pub served licensing notice 

24 Mar

A temporary closure notice has been issued on a licensed premises in a rural Lichfield village.

Lichfield woman handed hospital order 

20 Mar

A woman has been handed a hospital order under section 37 and a restriction order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act for the unlawful killing of her partner at her home Lichfield.

Man jailed for historic sexual offences 

19 Mar

A man has been jailed for 20 years following a detailed investigation into sexual offences.

West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.

Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.

Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.

Did you witness fatal collision near Alrewas? 

13 Mar

We're appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision on the A513 this morning, Friday 13 March.

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Yourweather Lichfield

Jet stream set in the south 

26 Apr

The jet stream is set beyond the south of the UK and this positioning will bring some rain in Portugal and Spain but, for today in our area, we will see the early general cloud cover fragment to around 40% to bring us some brighter spells as the ...

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