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Plans to stop vehicles causing obstruction on roads across… 

9 Dec

PLANS to prevent vehicles from waiting at various locations across Lichfield are to be considered by city councillors on Thursday (December 16).


Congestion on A38 after accident near Lichfield 

9 Dec

THERE is congestion on the A38 near Lichfield following an accident at Weeford.


Speakers announced for Lichfield Literature Festival next spring 

9 Dec

THE FORMER wife of celebrated English physicist Stephen Hawking will be one of the speakers at the next Lichfield Literature Festival.


On this Day: Prostitute brought before Lichfield magistrates for… 

8 Dec

ON this day in 1883 Molly Bloor, a 20-year-old prostitute from Longton in the Potteries, was brought before magistrates in Lichfield.


Trust is offering cash-strapped Lichfield families help with… 

8 Dec

HARD-UP families in Lichfield could get financial help to pay their water bills over Christmas and the New Year with help from charitable body, Severn Trent Trust Fund (STTF).


Bore holes drilled ahead of Friarsgate redevelopment in Lichfield city centre 

8 Dec

Lichfield’s Friarsgate redevelopment has moved a step closer as preparatory work began this week.


Lichfield and Burntwood residents need honesty over threat to… 

8 Dec

POLITICIANS need to work together to deal with the huge threat that the county's health and care services are under says the leader of the Staffordshire County Labour Group.


Lichfield blood donor Eddie’s surprise as 50 years of blood… 

8 Dec

A LICHFIELD man made his 134th blood donation recently and was surprised to discover that it was 50 years to the day since he made his first.


Santa continues his festive tour of Lichfield supported by Round… 

7 Dec

SANTA continues his tour of Lichfield's streets today (Thursday, December 8) spreading Christmas cheer and checking to see if children have been good.


Investigatory works begin in preparation for Lichfield’s… 

7 Dec

INVESTIGATORY works are beginning in preparation for Lichfield's long-awaited Friarsgate shopping scheme.


Sleeping Beauty IS Lichfield Garrick’s "most spectacular… 

7 Dec

THE LICHFIELD Garrick is billing its Christmas show Sleeping Beauty its "most spectacular pantomime ever.


Burglars targeted house in Yoxall this morning 

6 Dec

BURGLARS raised a house in Yoxall this morning (Tuesday, December 6).


Talented young Lichfield reporter congratulated at school… 

6 Dec

TALENTED young Lichfield writer, the winner of a reporting competition for local primary school children, who saw her report published in the Mercury, has been presented with a certificate and pen to mark her achievement.


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Sport »

Night-O Results – Heath Hayes 

9 Dec

Thanks to Cath for organising last night’s night-O in the new area, Heath Hayes.


Burntwood RUFC lose out after dramatic finale against Newcastle 

8 Dec

Burntwood RUFC endured a nailbiting finish for the second week running – but found themselves on the wrong end of the drama this time round.


Applications for Supported Riders 2017 now open 

8 Dec

Applications are now open for Lichfield City Cycling Club supported riders for2017 Closing date for applications is January 1st 17.00 2017 Application form can be downloaded below lccc-bursary-application-form-2017...


Lichfield City FC beaten by St Andrews in the cup 

8 Dec

Lichfield City FC missed out on a place in the next round of the Polymac Packaging League Cup after a 4-2 loss against St Andrews.


Second half strikes see Chasetown FC through against Leek Town 

8 Dec

Two second half goals were reward for some excellent passing play as Chasetown FC progressed to the next round of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.


GOLF: Euro star Ollie aims for the top after reigning in Spain 

8 Dec

TEENAGE talent Ollie Read has taken a huge step on the road to professional stardom after winning the Junior European Open by golforganiser.


SFA to launch Female Coaching Network 

7 Dec

Are you aged 14 or over and want support in starting to coach or develop your current coaching experience...


The Club Experience – How do you stand out and provide a good experience? 

7 Dec

The world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for young people’s leisure time...


CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 

6 Dec

Wishing all our customers, members and supporters A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year...


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Comment »

Suspicious activity in Brownhills: Be on your guard 

3 Dec

A strange one reaches me via a reader on Facebook - it seems there's been an odd trio of people operating in Lichfield Road, Brownhills this afternoon (Saturday, 3rd December 2016), and in the current climate it seems best to be safe and warn readers...


Find out about a great local canal restoration with a guided walk this Saturday! 

30 Nov

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that's taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – November 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

23 Nov

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (24th November 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Burntwood’s Labour County Councillor calls on NHS Chief to make public their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) 

19 Nov

17 November 2016 Dear Mr Stevens On behalf of the Labour Group at Staffordshire County Council, I am calling for the immediate publication of the STP plans in order to engage the public in addressing the challenges faced by the Staffordshire care and...


In Fradley Fields 

13 Nov

RAF Lichfield, or Fradley Aerodrome as it was sometimes known,  was Staffordshire’s busiest airfield during the Second World War.


Wonderful news from Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

1 Nov

Dave Moore, the Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire has been in touch with some great news about Lichfield's greatest hidden asset, Sandfields Pumping Station and Dave's campaign with the Lichfield Waterworks Trust...


The Leomansley Witch Project 

28 Oct

Imagine you’re watching a horror film.


Crime Scenery 

23 Oct

I know.


County Council votes down support for Staffordshire women hit by changes to state pension age 

22 Oct

Labour councillors at Staffordshire County Council were hoping to get support for women disadvantaged by changes in the State Pension Age – but have been voted down by the controlling Conservative Group.


Huge progress being made on local canal restoration 

21 Oct

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they're making in opening up the former canal towpath as a walking route between Barracks Lane and Summerhill, aided by corporate ...


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – September 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

28 Sep

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (29th September 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


What’s the storey? 

24 Sep

Here's a quick one that's piqued my intent and left me pondering, so I thought I'd share it - friend of New Hall Mill Alan Dawson has asked a really excellent question about my frequent 365daysofbiking muse, Shenstone Railway Station.


Fancy taking the Lichfield Towpath Trail For Charity this weekend? 

23 Sep

This Sunday 26th September 2016, there's a charity dog walk being held by Oscars Pet Foods of Lichfield and the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, taking place along the Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail near Borrowcop on the A51.


Very late notice – Lichfield heritage walk to Sandfields starts soon! 

17 Sep

Very late notice from the cardiganmonger Kate from the Lichfield Lore that her history group Lichfield Discovered is venturing out this morning (17th September 2016) for a Sandfields Waterworks history walk which is starting from Speakers Corner by ...


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Features »

Clever Dick 

9 Dec

PRIVATE DICK WHITTINGTON B2, Belgrade Theatre, Thursday 8 th December, 2016   While the pantomime larges it in the main house, it has become a tradition in the Belgrade’s studio space to stage an alternative version.


Comedian Lee Hurst bringing new tour to the Lichfield Garrick 

8 Dec

Comic Lee Hurst is bringing his new tour to Lichfield.


Twelve days of FREE Christmas gifts and treats! 

6 Dec

Fill your Christmas stocking with festive goodies and join in seasonal activities for free across Lichfield City this yuletide.


December 3rd – Another great Christmas tree – always one of my… 

5 Dec

December 3rd - Another great Christmas tree - always one of my favourites - it the one on Swan Island at Burntwood.


December 3rd – A bit of a down day, really – although the… 

5 Dec

December 3rd - A bit of a down day, really - although the evening picked up well.


December 1st – The long-closed Shire Oak Pub at the crossroads… 

5 Dec

December 1st - The long-closed Shire Oak Pub at the crossroads atop Shire Oak hill reopened only a few days ago, and it’s so nice to see the building lit up again at night.


Maplebrook Pumping Station in Burntwood 

3 Dec

Fantastic tour of Maplebrook Pumping Station in Burntwood this morning.


Trio bring The Magical Christmas Tree show to the Lichfield Guildhall 

3 Dec

A trio of musicians will bring a show with a festive twist to Lichfield during the festive period.


Duo bring Celtic Christmas Strings concert to the Lichfield Guildhall 

2 Dec

Two celebrated virtuoso musicians will make a welcome return to Lichfield Guildhall when harpist Marie Ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman play their seasonal Celtic Christmas Strings show tomorrow (December 3).


Chance to catch Lichfield band Blast Off at the Bowling Green 

2 Dec

Blast Off performing Lichfield community band Blast Off will be performing in the city this weekend.


Burntwood gearing up for 2016 Christmas Festival 

2 Dec

Festive fun will come to Burntwood this weekend as the town holds its Christmas Festival.


Curtain goes up on the 2016 Lichfield Garrick pantomime 

1 Dec

Oh yes it is – the curtain is going up on the Lichfield Garrick’s annual pantomime.


Review: Treasure Island at the Birmingham Rep 

1 Dec

Well it’s that time of year again when the Christmas shows start to twinkle one by one and this year the Rep’s got what I might respectfully call the posh panto with this elegant and extremely sophisticated adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’...


Burntwood Citizens Advice closes and Amazon Echo trialled as service provider 

30 Nov

Staffordshire County Council approved almost £5 million in cuts to health and care services in September this year, which would see £439,000 of the Citizens Advice service’s funding being lost.


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Business »

Busy motorway junction set for major upgrade ahead of HS2 

8 Dec

ONE of the regions busiest motorway junctions is set to undergo major improvements in preparation for the development of a new interchange station serving the HS2 high speed rail line.


HS2 depot site sold by St Modwen 

6 Dec

50-acre plot in north Birmingham acquired by the Government to house a new rolling stock maintenance depot...


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


Birmingham industrial site sold for £25m to support HS2 development 

2 Dec

A PRIME industrial site on the fringe of Birmingham city centre has been sold in a deal worth around £25m.


Lichfield cutlery and gift firm launches Christmas sale 

2 Dec

A Lichfield cutlery and gift firm is launching its Christmas sale this weekend.


As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.


3,000-job business park could be delayed 10 years in HS2 row 

29 Nov

MPs from all parties accuse high speed rail developers of delaying a planned business park in Washwood Heath...


Independent operator buys three-star Lichfield hotel 

21 Nov

AN INDEPENDENT hotel group has bought a three-star hotel in Lichfield to add to its existing three properties.


New Tarmac plant set for former Alstom and LDV site in Washwood Heath 

20 Nov

Only 10 new jobs to be created on site once earmarked for HS2...


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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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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.


Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...


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    A bridge over the M6 Toll Road heading away from Chasewater Country Park. The Road runs along the boundary between Burntwood (a district of Lichfield), in Staffordshire and Brownhills (a district of


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Christmas shopping weather news (WS7weather report 10-12-2016) 

10 Dec

It is a very overcast start to what is likely to be a busy Christmas shopping day in our region.


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