Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 14 February 2016
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor


Lichfield news »

Lichfield’s Wildlife Kate condemns ‘barbaric’ bird hook cruelty 

13 Feb

A CITY environmentalist has said the sight of peregrine falcons soaring above Lichfield is something to be treasured.


​Burntwood teenager raises £2,500 for Staffordshire cancer… 

13 Feb

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds for the cancer treatment department at a Staffordshire hospital is off to a flying start thanks to the efforts of a Burntwood teenager.


Burntwood’s Fulfen Primary School one of very few to be granted… 

13 Feb

FULFEN Primary School in Burntwood is celebrating after being granted Enhanced Dyslexia Full Status.


Theatre-goers at the Lichfield Garrick get the chance to support St Giles Hospice 

13 Feb

Theatre-goers in Lichfield will get the chance to support St Giles Hospice as part of a new initiative.


Enjoy free tennis lessons at Lichfield’s Beacon Park courts 

13 Feb

NATIONAL sports charity Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Lichfield and the surrounding area by investing in a 50-week programme of free tennis lessons at the city's Beacon Park tennis courts.


Family pay tribute to woman who died in Mile Oak crash 

12 Feb

The family of a woman who died after being hit by a car in Mile Oak have said the community are in shock after her death.


Julian Lloyd Webber confirmed as new Lichfield Festival patron 

12 Feb

Julian Lloyd Webber has confirmed as one of the patrons of the Lichfield Festival.


Julian Lloyd Webber becomes patron of Lichfield Festival 

12 Feb

LICHFIELD Festival has kicked off its 35th anniversary by announcing that Julian Lloyd Webber is to become one of its Patrons.


Rugeley woman pleads guilty to stabbing Burntwood man 

12 Feb

A WOMAN from Rugeley has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder following an incident in Burntwood last year.


Petition launched to ensure Old Mining College Centre isn’t renamed Burntwood Town Hall 

12 Feb

An online petition has been launched to ensure the Old Mining College Centre is not renamed.


Town crier Ken announces opening of refurbished Lichfield pub 

12 Feb

LICHFIELD'S town crier Ken Knowles announced the re-opening of city pub The Scales this morning following its extensive refurbishment.


​Reward offered for identity of ‘petrol thief’ who targeted… 

12 Feb

A REWARD has been offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a man suspected of stealing petrol from a garage near Lichfield.


Lichfield mums raise a glass after launching new gin business 

12 Feb

Two Lichfield mums are raising a glass after launching a new drinks business.


More Lichfield news


Sport »

Second half double sees Lichfield City FC lose out to rivals Leicester Road 

13 Feb

Lichfield City FC missed out on the chance to close the gap on the leaders after going down 2-0 to Leicester Road.


Derby Velodrome Sessions 

12 Feb

We had a very well supported event at Derby yesterday with some experienced riders and track novices – who all progressed well to riding the banking.


Midfielder Jonathan Adams signs for Chasetown FC 

11 Feb

Chasetown FC have confirmed the signing of Jonathan Adams.


Staffordshire host Local Heats of The FA People’s Cup 

11 Feb

Sunday 7th February, saw Staffordshire FA host the Local Heat stages of the Disability FA People’s Cup at St George’s Park.


SUMMER BALL 2016 

11 Feb

SUMMER BALL 2016 - PRICES HELD FOR ANOTHER YEAR...


HOCKEY: Lichfield’s men’s firsts fight on plus finals in sight… 

11 Feb

PRESTON 3 LICHFIELD MEN'S FIRST XI 3National Conference NorthADRIAN Gilbert's late strike earned Lichfield what could be a precious point in their battle against relegation.


MOTORSPORT: Owens hopes new Midland Karting deal adds up to 4Two… 

11 Feb

GREG Owens is targeting a debut win in the 4Two Cup this year after sealing a drive in the competition for the second consecutive season.


Cup Desire 

10 Feb

InSPIREd Win...


SKIING: Kings Bromley kid hoping for a dream debut at English… 

10 Feb

KINGS BROMLEY skiing sensation Jack Upton admits he is relishing his first-ever visit to the English Alpine Championships next week.


More Sport


Comment »

Find out about the Lichfield Morris – free talk on tonight! 

8 Feb

Tonight at 7:30pm, (Monday 8th February 2016), they have a wonderful free talk at Curborough Community Centre, on the subject of the celebrated and longstanding Lichfield Morris.


Unemployment figures hit a record low for the county 

27 Jan

Yet again, more positive news for the county with the number of job seekers’ allowance claimants in December at just 0.7 per cent of the population.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – January 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

26 Jan

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (Thursday 28th January 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...


New toy shop to open in Lichfield’s Three Spires Shopping Centre… 

18 Jan

TOY giant The Entertainer is opening a new store in Lichfield's Three Spires Shopping Centre.


Taking the Hints 

17 Jan

Last week, I featured a film here that I was absolutely stunned by, and although well received, it's been a real slow-burning success, being viewed much more later in the week as people discovered it.


In memoriam: Brian Kingshott 

12 Jan

I'm sad to report that Christine Howles has been in touch with me on behalf of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, and has asked me to share some sombre news with readers.


Lock Inn 

3 Jan

Last year, Christine Howles from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust and I spent a summer’s evening exploring the Fosseway section of the Lichfield canal.


That New Year Quiz… 

31 Dec

…will be along tomorrow.


Walk off that turkey with Lichfield Discovered this Sunday! 

25 Dec

Feeling a bit porky after the Christmas excess - Are you up for an interesting an refreshing walk through Lichfield's canal history this Sunday - Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is venturing out for a history walk with her informal ...


Have a Christmas pint with Lichfield Discovered tonight! 

16 Dec

It's time to get out your Santa hats because Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is convening a celebration of all that's wonderful about Christmas, pubs and our nearest city tonight with her informal and fun social history group, ...


2015 Lantern Parade and Christmas Fayre at Chasewater this Sunday evening! 

12 Dec

There's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday evening (Sunday 13th December 2015) - there's the Annual Burntwood Lantern Parade and a Christmas Fayre being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre from 4:00 to 6:30pm.


Do you know the Perrett family? 

29 Nov

I'm looking for any local relatives of Mary Margaret Perrett who passed away in Burntwood a few years ago - Mary lived with her husband, who is also sadly no longer with us - as far as I'm aware, they had lived in Burntwood for a number of years.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – November public meeting this Thursday 

25 Nov

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (Thursday 26th November 2015) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust ...


Gritting crews in action for the first time 

24 Nov

Liberty Park Lichfield is one of our exciting projects being developed along with Liberty Property Trust and its partner Stoford Developments.


More Comment


Features »

Julian Lloyd Webber confirmed as new Lichfield Festival patron 

12 Feb

Julian Lloyd Webber has confirmed as one of the patrons of the Lichfield Festival.


Review: Coal @ Birmingham Hippodrome 

12 Feb

One of the great things about being a theatre reviewer is you never know quite what you’re going to see, and sometimes even when you think you do you’re in for a big surprise.


Review: Sleeping Beauty – A Gothic Romance @ Birmingham Hippodrome 

12 Feb

It’s always a major event when a new Matthew Bourne production comes into town, and this week is no exception as his company New Adventures unveil their production of The Sleeping Beauty to Midlands audiences.


Petition launched to ensure Old Mining College Centre isn’t renamed Burntwood Town Hall 

12 Feb

An online petition has been launched to ensure the Old Mining College Centre is not renamed.


Scottish folk rock band Skerryvore coming to the Lichfield Guildhall 

12 Feb

Scottish folk rock will be the order of the day in March when Skerryvore perform in the city.


Burntwood Singers to perform Easter concert 

12 Feb

The Burntwood Singers will perform their Easter concert next month.


Staffordshire Regiment to remember Gulf War efforts at National Memorial Arboretum unveiling 

11 Feb

Veterans from the 1st Battalion of The Staffordshire Regiment will gather for the unveiling of a new memorial in Alrewas.


Curiosity Killed the Cat frontman set for gig at George IV in Lichfield 

11 Feb

Curiosity Killed the Cat frontman Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot will perform in Lichfield later this month.


Covers band The Jents to play at Lichfield pub 

10 Feb

The Jents will bring their repertoire of cover songs to a Lichfield pub this week.


Miss Marple mystery coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

9 Feb

A classic Miss Marple Mystery will come to the stage in Lichfield later this month.


Public Laughs 

9 Feb

PRIVATE LIVES New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 8 th February, 2016   Noel Coward’s comedy comes to town in this new touring production and yet again passes the test of time.


Coach Friendly Questionnaire 

8 Feb

Dear group organisers, Lichfield has been a Coach Friendly City since 2009 and we’d like your help to understand why you come to Lichfield, what you think we do well – and what we could improve on! We’d love you to fill in our quick ...


February 5th – I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an… 

7 Feb

February 5th - I’d nipped into Brum late in the afternoon on an errand, and came back to Shenstone on a surprisingly empty commuter service.


Available 26th February 2016 

5 Feb

See http://www.


More Features


Business »

Lichfield mums raise a glass after launching new gin business 

12 Feb

Two Lichfield mums are raising a glass after launching a new drinks business.


Lichfield pub reopens after makeover 

12 Feb

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a makeover.


M6 Toll road owners seeking an exit, reports suggest 

12 Feb

THE future of the M6 Toll is in doubt this morning with well-informed reports suggest it has been put up for sale for around £2bn.


HS2 recruits special community engagment team 

11 Feb

THE company behind the HS2 high speed rail programme is to recruit a team of dedicated community engagement specialists to try and allay fears over the development of the project.


Plans submitted for new coffee shop at Sankey’s Corner in Burntwood 

10 Feb

A new coffee shop could be built in Burntwood.


Plans revealed for a ‘water activity centre’ in Lichfield 

10 Feb

Proposals for a new centre, with a community exhibition space caf opening out onto a 54-berth basin, have been submitted...


Prologis cracks on with new business park near Lichfield 

8 Feb

BIG shed developer Prologis and a joint venture partner have started work on a new business park near Lichfield.


Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail 

5 Feb

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers...


Transport Secretary hails “railway for next 100 years” at HS2 office launch 

4 Feb

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP officially opened the Birmingham offices of the company managing the HS2 high-speed rail project yesterday.


More Business


Council »

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.


July fun at Lichfield Historic Parks 

6 Jul

From trails to follow and bug hunting fun through to a record breaking event, there are plenty of activities and events to enjoy at Beacon Park and Stowe Pool this summer.


Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

2 Jul

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.


More Council


999 »

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...


Did you witness an assault at Burntwood Rugby Club? 

5 Jun

The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday 23 May after a kick boxing event.


Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.


More 999








  • Entry Point

     on flickr 31 Dec 15
    Technically this is so last year, what with it having been taken on New Year’s Eve, but the purpose of posting this today, on this year 2016 is to serve as a reminder that we do not know what is ahead


Yourweather Lichfield


Not a great day for light and shade 

13 Feb

After a few early starts this week I am back to writing this blog at a more “normal” time.


Facebook Lichfield




Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in TheStaffie

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Subject/area:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required





South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map