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Jane Sutton joins epic walk through Lichfield and Burntwood for… 

26 Jul

JANE Sutton showed her support for Teenage Cancer Trust youth support coordinator Rob Sefton by joining him as he walked 200 miles 'to work' from London to Liverpool for the charity.


Plan to convert part of former Burntwood bank into homes 

26 Jul

Parts of a former Burntwood bank could be converted into homes.


Girl airlifted to hospital after car is hit by falling tree branch near Gentleshaw 

26 Jul

An eight-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after a tree branch fell onto the car she was travelling in near Gentleshaw.


Cast of The Hired Man experience trench life in Staffordshire Regiment Museum visit 

26 Jul

The cast of a new community musical have visited the Staffordshire Regiment Museum to experience what life was life for soldiers in the trenches.


Networking group for women to meet in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A networking group for women will meet in Lichfield next month.


Palestinian students begin work to create new icons at Lichfield Cathedral 

26 Jul

Palestinian artists have visited the city to help create three new icons for Lichfield Cathedral.


Lichfield youngsters win prize for their poem commemorating The… 

25 Jul

A GROUP of pupils from Saxon Hill Academy Sleepover Club in Lichfield have won a prize in a poetry competition launched by the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.


Severely burned Lichfield man ‘stable but critical’ 

25 Jul

A LICHFIELD man severely burned on Friday after being engulfed with flames at his home remains in a critical condition.


Fusion Credit Union opens new collection points in Lichfield and… 

25 Jul

LICHFIELD and Burntwood's credit union has opened a collection point in the city's new community fire station.


Swimming sessions inspired by Disney movie Finding Dory taking place in Lichfield and Burntwood 

25 Jul

Themed swimming sessions will take place at local leisure centres during the school holidays.


Olympic stars join Lichfield students at sports science event 

25 Jul

The science of sport has been on the agenda at a special event in Lichfield.


Garrick on the lookout for young actors to star in theatre’s 2016 pantomime 

25 Jul

Young actors are being invited to apply for the chance to appear in the Lichfield Garrick’s 2016 panto.


Drivers gearing up for three month closure of main route in and out of Lichfield 

24 Jul

Drivers are being reminded that they will not be able to use the Burton Road in Streethay for the next three months.


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Aston Villa cancel pre-season friendly at Chasetown FC 

26 Jul

Aston Villa FC say their friendly with Chasetown FC has been cancelled.


Doubles from Mitchell Piggon and Nick Turton hand Chasetown FC victory against Coventry Sphinx 

25 Jul

Mitchell Piggon continued to make the most of his opportunities as his double helped Chasetown FC to a friendly win over Coventry Sphinx.


Olympic stars join Lichfield students at sports science event 

25 Jul

The science of sport has been on the agenda at a special event in Lichfield.


Tuesday Evening Coaching Sessions 

24 Jul

We have now been able to find a coach to continue the track sessions on Tuesday evenings so these will re-commence on Tuesday 26 July at 6.30pm.


Lichfield City FC earn pre-season victory over Brocton 

24 Jul

Lichfield City FC picked up a confidence-boosting win against Brocton in their latest pre-season victory.


Presidents Day 

23 Jul

Presidents Day...


Newcastle Borough Council Sports Coaching Vacancies 

22 Jul

Newcastle Borough Council currently have a number of Sports Coaching vacancies available.


Mark Harrod Ltd. become Staffordshire County FA official goalpost suppliers 

22 Jul

Staffordshire Football Association is proud to announce a new partnership with Mark Harrod Limited, who are now our official goalpost supplier.


Players invited to join Whittington Vets for pre-season training 

22 Jul

Whittington Vets are looking for players for the new season.


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Lichfield Waterworks Trust – July 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

26 Jul

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


Local football returns, but Walsall Wood sadly no match for Chasetown 

21 Jul

A quiet start to the football season at Oak Park last Saturday (16th July 2016) as the lads from the Wood faced the mighty Chasetown in a pre-season friendly that sadly, didn't go the Woodmen's way.


Walsall Wood FC at home to Chasetown in pre-season friendly this afternoon! 

16 Jul

Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC in action at Oak Park against Chasetown FC this afternoon! Click through for details.


See familiar places from a different perspective with Lichfield Discovered this Saturday! 

8 Jul

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Saturday afternoon photo walk around Lichfield, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.


Beyond the Northern Wastes 

7 Jul

In the over 20 years I’ve lived in Walsall Wood, near to the 39x (previously)/10/10A (now) bus route , I’ve probably only caught the bus northwards towards Brownhills a handful of times, heading instead towards the bright lights of Walsall, and ...


Great historical walk around RAF Lichfield – this afternoon 

3 Jul

If you're quick, there's going to be another great event staged this afternoon by Lichfield Discovered, a side project of Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore - this time, it's a walk around the site and remains of the old RAF Lichfield ...


Great news – Woody the cat returns home! 

2 Jul

Leoni Thacker has been in touch to let us know that Woody, the lovely ginger and white cat who went missing from the Lichfield Road area of Brownhills in the last few days, turned up safe and well this morning at 1:00am! Continue reading...


Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park – On this weekend! 

1 Jul

There's a really good classic and vintage car show on this weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 2nd & 3rd July 2016) in Beacon Park, Lichfield as part of Festival Weekend - the Rotary Cars in the Park event.


Missing ginger and white cat – can you help please? 

29 Jun

Leoni Thacker has been in touch to ask readers to look out for her cat, who's gone missing from the Claverdon Close area of Brownhills (That's just off the Lichfield Road near the Memo) following some building work.


St Giles and St Michael 

28 Jun

St Giles is the patron saint of lepers and surely it’s no coincidence that there was a medieval hospital at nearby Freeford  caring for those unfortunates suffering from the disease.


Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 2016 – this weekend! 

24 Jun

Fed up of politics and grim news - well, there's something fun instead this week as it's the 2016 Lichfield Jazz and Blues festival from today (Friday 24th June 2016) until Sunday (26th June 2016).


A very close shave on Brownhills High Street 

12 Jun

AutoElite, the vehicle security and audio specialists from Shenstone have kindly allowed me to share this alarming video on the blog which was recently recorded on their dashcam, showing a lady walking along the pavement by Farmfoods in Brownhills, ...


Higher Ground 

12 Jun

As these things go, the highest village in England is a decent title to have.


Your chance to get involved with the restoration of our lost canal – this Friday! 

7 Jun

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting this Friday, 10th June 2016) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all ...


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Cast of The Hired Man experience trench life in Staffordshire Regiment Museum visit 

26 Jul

The cast of a new community musical have visited the Staffordshire Regiment Museum to experience what life was life for soldiers in the trenches.


Corbyn – Anarchists missing the point 

25 Jul

There’s been widespread criticism from anarchists if not of Corbyn directly then of the wisdom of those that are joining the Labour party to support him and his project.


July 23rd – Spotted on the canal near Tamhorn Park, between… 

24 Jul

July 23rd - Spotted on the canal near Tamhorn Park, between Hopwas and Hademore, this late brood of mallard ducklings.


Review: Cheshire Cats @ Lichfield Garrick 

23 Jul

The latest Lichfield Players’ production has that rarest of all qualities, charm, and not only that, it has it in absolute bucketfuls.


Lichfield Cathedral awarded £690,000 to help carry out urgent Chapter House repairs 

22 Jul

Lichfield Cathedral has been awarded almost £700,000 to carry out repairs on its Chapter House.


Sculptors to exhibit work at the Lichfield Garrick 

21 Jul

Sculptors will be showcasing their work at the Lichfield Garrick as part of a new initiative.


Lichfield Garrick to welcome production of West End hit The Woman in Black 

20 Jul

West End hit The Woman In Black will stop off in Lichfield as part of a nationwide tour.


Bloomin’ Lichfield 

19 Jul

Earlier this month, Lichfield District Tourism Association (LDTA) supplied four hanging baskets to Lichfield City Station as part of the Bloomin’ Lichfield project.


July 17th – In spite of some grim mechanical problems and slow… 

19 Jul

July 17th - In spite of some grim mechanical problems and slow initial progress, I made it to Rosliston for tea and cake, and then pootled back through Coton in the Elms, Lullington, Clifton Campville, Haunton and Syerscote, calling at Hints and ...


Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet Summer Syncopations 10th Anniversary Gala at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 

19 Jul

The Royal Ballet School’s Gala opened with a bang proving that thanks to Royal Ballet School Elmhurst the Midlands is home to a powerhouse of dance training young people to the highest level of excellence in this exacting medium.


Two more names confirmed for cast of 2016 Lichfield Garrick pantomime 

18 Jul

Two more actors have joined the cast of the 2016 Lichfield Garrick pantomime.


Full Steam Ahead, Steady as She Goes. 

14 Jul

The next monthly progress meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust will take place on: Thursday 28 July 2016 @7.30pm, in the rear meeting room of the George lV Bore St Lichfield WS13 6LU Tel: 01543 523025 The minutes of the Annual General Meeting (...


Lichfield Cathedral art installation to commemorate the Battle of the Somme 

14 Jul

An art installation at Lichfield Cathedral will commemorate the Battle of the Somme.


National Memorial Arboretum to host outdoor screening of Dad’s Army movie 

14 Jul

An outdoor screening of the Dad’s Army remake will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum this week.


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Business »

Networking group for women to meet in Lichfield 

26 Jul

A networking group for women will meet in Lichfield next month.


Business people in Lichfield and Burntwood asked to join local policing panels 

22 Jul

Business people in Burntwood and Lichfield are being offered the chance to play a role in directing local policing in their community.


Plan to convert Burntwood shop into osteopathy and podiatry clinic 

22 Jul

A Burntwood shop could be transformed into a new osteopathy and podiatry centre.


Report highlights £717m boost of HS2 East 

22 Jul

A REPORT published today by HS2 East highlights the economic importance to both England and Scotland of pressing ahead with the Eastern leg of HS2 in "full and to the fastest possible timescal...


Lichfield hotel’s expansion given the green light by planning chiefs 

21 Jul

A Lichfield hotel has been given the green light to expand.


Burntwood firm forced to pay almost £8,000 after bonfire causes plumes of dark smoke 

18 Jul

A Burntwood firm has been ordered to pay almost £8,000 for a bonfire that caused plumes of smoke.


Car retailer moves into new Midlands headquarters 

13 Jul

ONLINE car retailer wewantanycar.


John Lewis boss hints at post-Brexit price rise 

8 Jul

Andy Street said fluctuations in the exchange rate of sterling was a big issue for the chain which buys a third of its goods in dollars...


Councillor says new strategy will create “vibrant and prosperous” local economy in Lichfield and Burntwood 

8 Jul

A councillor believes a new strategy will help create a “vibrant and prosperous” economy in Lichfield and Burntwood.


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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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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...


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.


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UV risk lower today. 

26 Jul

The surface air pressure starts off fairly stable at around 1020mb this morning, however, the synoptic charts are showing that a low pressure front will be reaching our area by the early hours of tomorrow.


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