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Lichfield mum takes on Race for Life after battling breast and… 

31 Mar

A LICHFIELD mum will take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life for the 10th time this year thanks to lifesaving treatment for both breast and lung cancer.


Weoley Castle tree fall leaves man critically injured as high winds sweep across the city 

31 Mar

Motorist rushed to hospital after 40ft tree fell onto his car on Shenley Fields Road as city battered by high winds...


​Be here now to get involved in Lichfield Britpop video 

31 Mar

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Lichfield to Birmingham train services stopped as tree falls on… 

31 Mar

Lichfield to Birmingham train lines have stopped after a tree fell onto a power line in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.


Warning to Lichfield and Burntwood residents over bogus insulation firms 

31 Mar

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned to watch out for bogus insulation or boiler companies that are offering householders improvements.


Green Party candidate insists government has failed young people 

31 Mar

Children are being failed by the current political system, according to the Green Party’s candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood.


Bad weather forces closure of Lichfield’s market today 

31 Mar

ANTICIPATED high winds have forced the closure of Lichfield's Tuesday market.


UKIP candidate hoping for plenty of cheer on election night 

31 Mar

A pub owner says he hopes to deliver change when people in Lichfield and Burntwood go to the polls on May 7.


Gadget recycling store opens in Lichfield 

31 Mar

A NEW gadget recycling retailer has opened at Lichfield's Three Spires Shopping Centre, creating 12 jobs.


Michael Fabricant taking “nothing for granted” ahead of election 

30 Mar

Michael Fabricant MP Michael Fabricant has insisted he will be taking nothing for granted as he campaigns to retain his Lichfield and Burntwood seat.


Plans for new housing development to go on display in Streethay 

30 Mar

Plans for hundreds of new homes in Streethay are set to go on display.


Lichfield Townsafe project recognised for work to fight crime 

30 Mar

A Lichfield business initiative has been recognised for its work to fight crime.


Lichfield Townsafe scheme meets the crimefighting standard 

30 Mar

AN initiative which brings together businesses in Lichfield has been recognised for its crime-fighting work.


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Sport »

RFU Grand Draw 2015 – Bulletin 6 

31 Mar

Books issued = 240 Books sold = 166.1...


Whittington FC Development Centre Parent and Child Day 

31 Mar

Whittington FC held a ‘bring a grown up’ day at their development centre on Saturday 28th March.


Lichfield lose out to Longton in last play of the game 

31 Mar

LICHFIELD RFC 19 LONGTON 22National Three MidlandsLICHFIELD slipped to one of their most disappointing defeats of the season as Longton snatched victory with the final play of the game.


£400 Grants for New Under-21 Football Teams 

31 Mar

The Lichfield & Walsall District Football League have been working in partnership with Staffordshire Football Association and the Lichfield & District Recreational League to try and encourage more youth teams to make the transition into adult...


Football Mash Up Opportunities 

31 Mar

Charter Standard Clubs based in the Wolverhampton and Walsall Local Authority Districts are being offered the opportunity to be involved in the Football Mash Up Programme for the 15/16 season.


Lichfield RFC and Burntwood RFC both slip to disappointing… 

31 Mar

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


Whittington Vets FC reach cup final after 3-0 triumph 

31 Mar

Whittington Vets FC Whittington Vets FC recorded their sixth straight victory to progress to the final of the Chairman’s Cup.


Sheffield FC 2 Chasetown 6 – in pictures – Scholars hit hosts for… 

31 Mar

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...


Aviva Community Fund 

31 Mar

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to secure funding for an important cause in your community.


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Comment »

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.


Impressive 

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.


Tweet: With #Staffordshire @narpohq for annual lunch in #… 

21 Mar

With #Staffordshire @narpohq for annual lunch in #Burntwood today.


Tweet: Fingers crossed @Lichfield_DC approve plan to buil… 

19 Mar

Fingers crossed @Lichfield_DC approve plan to build new investigation centre for @StaffsPolice opposite #Hedgehog pub http://t.


Tweet: What a brilliant & enjoyable 40mins with membe… 

16 Mar

What a brilliant enjoyable 40mins with members of #Burntwood Active 60s Group at #BurntwoodLibrary .


Restoring a canal – and looking after the environment 

12 Mar

I've had a terrific response to featuring the post last week by Christine Howles of Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, which sought to put right my previous dearth of coverage on this great local canal restoration ...


Tweet: Just finished very enjoyable 90mins with #Bartonun… 

11 Mar

Just finished very enjoyable 90mins with #BartonunderNeedwood Conservation Society nr #Lichfield .


Tweet: Beautiful day with @LichfieldCath looking lovely a… 

10 Mar

Beautiful day with @LichfieldCath looking lovely after the Service to Rededicate The Lady Chapel Herkenrode Windows http://t.


Leaked Health Report: Bad News for Burntwood and Whole County, Says Local County Councillor 

9 Mar

Cllr Sue Woodward has expressed her serious concerns about the conclusions of a leaked report on the Staffordshire Health Economy.


Rebuild it and they will come – a great post by Christine Howles 

4 Mar

The following post was written by Christine Howles and posted on her blog las weekend, and I think it's really well written, and the message it carries is important - I haven't done nearly enough about the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration ...


Lily’s Medieval Jigsaw Puzzle 

3 Mar

Recently, twelve year old Lily made a very interesting discovery in Lichfield.


In memoriam: Dennis Johnson 

27 Feb

Readers who've been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 - Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small ...


Tweet: Hope @Lichfield_DC planning permission on major ne… 

27 Feb

Hope @Lichfield_DC planning permission on major new police facility #Lichfield .


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Features »

Lichfield Round Table AGM 

2 Apr

It's that time of year again...


Singer-songwriter David Lacey coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

31 Mar

Music fans will get the chance to catch singer-songwriter David Lacey when he appears at the Lichfield Garrick.


Class War Lichfield selects Vic Reeves tribute act as parliamentary candidate 

30 Mar

The Class War Party has announced the selection of local anarchist Andy Bennetts as it’s parliamentary candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood in the 2015 General Election.


25 years of Green Badge Guides 

30 Mar

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


A local mining accident – more information available 

28 Mar

A couple of days ago I asked for information about a local mining accident, suffered by the Grandfather of reader Gill Joesbury, but the request it was a bit of a mission impossible, as we didn't have a name to go on - since then, Gill has now been ...


A local mining accident – can you help? 

27 Mar

Here's a quick one to get the researchers scratching their heads - and it's a very long shot, but please do what you can, I've asked for more information from Gill, and I'm hoping she'll comment here.


Lichfield Cathedral granted £800,000 for lighting and rewiring repairs 

26 Mar

Lichfield Cathedral has been named as one of 31 cathedrals to receive a grant from government-sponsored scheme, the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.


President’s Night 

24 Mar

It's our President's Swan Song Night - what will he have in store...


Swap Shop Success 

24 Mar

Over 45 tourism businesses came to Lichfield & Tamworth Swap Shop at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Friday 13 March.


LDTA Elephant 

24 Mar

 Lichfield District Tourism Association has a brand new member.


Ooh hail 

24 Mar

Click to view video .


1st Cycle Rides For All of 2015 this Sunday in Beacon Park, Lichfield 

23 Mar

This Sunday morning (29th March) is the first Cycle Rides For All ride of 2015.


Locked up at Lichfield City 

23 Mar

Liked these hefty chains on the racks at Lichfield City train station today.


Hits from the stars of pop music on offer at the Lichfield Garrick 

23 Mar

Pop Factor Pop classics will be on offer at the Lichfield Garrick as hits from some of music’s hottest stars are performed on stage.


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Business »

Lichfield Townsafe project recognised for work to fight crime 

30 Mar

A Lichfield business initiative has been recognised for its work to fight crime.


To Coyne A Phrase 

26 Mar

(Dont) thank the LordsTHIS weeks report from the House of Lords committee into high-speed rail project HS2 has certainly ruffled a few feathers.


Labour wants new east-west rail line before completing HS2, says Ed Balls 

25 Mar

Plans for a high speed line linking Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester will take a back seat to proposals for a new east-west line under Labour, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has revealed...


HS2 report ignores West Midlands’ needs, says Chamber 

25 Mar

BUSINESS leaders in Greater Birmingham have criticised a House of Lords committee report on HS2 as ignoring the needs of the West Midlands.


Damning report from House of Lords committee questions case for HS2 

24 Mar

THE Government has not made a convincing case for high-speed rail project HS2, says a damning House of Lords report published today.


Call for businesses to support the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

24 Mar

Local businesses are being asked to back the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Sadie Morgan to chair HS2 Design Panel 

24 Mar

Ms Morgan, who co-founded London-based dRMM architects in 1995 and is currently president of the Architectural Association, will chair the HS2 Design Panel, a body that will oversee all the design elements of the project...


Lichfield hair salon owner reveals prom fever is spreading to primary schools 

19 Mar

Tony Walmsley The owner of a Lichfield hair salon has revealed that prom fever is even gripping primary school students.


Company behind Lichfield pubs full of cheer after landing national award 

18 Mar

The company behind two Lichfield pubs has been won a national award.


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Council »

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.


Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park needs you! 

23 Mar

Lichfield District Council is calling on local businesses to sponsor Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park to ensure this years event is the best yet.


Notice of Election 

23 Mar

Voters from across Lichfield District will be taking to the polls on Thursday 7 May 2015 to decide who they want to represent them at the parliamentary, district and parish elections.


Give your views to help shape your area 

23 Mar

This spring Lichfield District Council is asking local people and businesses to give their views on the amount it thinks developers should contribute towards local infrastructure.


Easter Holiday Fun 2015 programme 

16 Mar

Lichfield District Council is inviting children, young people and families to take a look at its programme of activities on offer this Easter.


Chairman’s charity dinner dance 

16 Mar

Lichfield District Councils Chairman has raised more than 2,000 for charity by hosting a dinner dance.


Spring clean for city pavements 

16 Mar

A street cleansing company is giving Lichfield City centre pavements a power clean to remove used chewing gum.


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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.


SAFETY INFORMATION: large factory fire in Tamworth 

11 Mar

We’re currently helping colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue who are dealing with a large factory fire at a premises in Lichfield Road Industrial estate, Tamworth.


Can you help us trace missing girl from Lichfield? 

4 Mar

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 17 year-old girl from Burton.


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A day out with the kids? 

31 Mar

The air pressure continues to be provided by a complex system across the UK and this is creating a stiff breeze from a W-SW arc.


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