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Fusion Credit Union saves Lichfield’s Jigsaw community hub from… 

1 Aug

FUSION Credit Union has taken over the running of Lichfield's Jigsaw community hub on Dimbles Lane.


Land in Burntwood set to ease parking problems 

1 Aug

Land in Burntwood is set to be converted into car parking spaces.


Future of Lichfield’s Jigsaw community hub is secured 

1 Aug

The future of the Jigsaw community hub in Lichfield has been secured after Fusion Credit Union formally took over the running of the facility.


Weekend of remembrance in Birmingham and Black Country for centenary of start of World War 1 

1 Aug

Artists, silent movies, weapons displays, vigils, music and poetry planned in city centres across the West Midlands...


Lichfield men proved they were far from ‘contemptible’ 

1 Aug

AUGUST 4, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The Great War, which is now known as World War One, otherwise, The War To End All Wars.


Ex-players join mourners at funeral of former Chasetown FC manager 

1 Aug

Mervyn Rowe Former players joined family and friends as they said a final farewell to former Chasetown FC manager Mervyn Rowe.


Insight into how World War One affected life on Lord Lichfield’s… 

31 Jul

AT the beginning of 1914 life at the Shugborough Estate, in Staffordshire continued on its traditional path.


Ofsted chiefs: More Staffordshire centres require improvement 

31 Jul

Five more children's centres in Staffordshire have been told they must improve standards by Government watchdog Ofsted.


Horror of Zeppelin bombings 

31 Jul

Floating above the Black Country, the German Zeppelins would have appeared a most majestic predator.


Lichfield gym team has fun time in the mud to help fight cancer 

31 Jul

SIX members of a Lichfield fitness club have taken part in this year's Pretty Muddy event raising almost 700 to help fight cancer.


Tales of broken eggs and bravery in letters from trenches 

31 Jul

LETTERS sent home by an Armitage soldier from the trenches are to feature in a major television drama commemorating World War One.


Lichfield teacher caught up in Jerusalem missile attack 

30 Jul

A LICHFIELD teacher was caught up in the first missile attack on Jerusalem earlier this month.


​Meow Chat explained 

30 Jul

You've probably heard of Meow Chat this week after it suddenly increased in popularity, despite being around for a while.


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Lichfield City FC prepare for opening day visit to Racing Club Warwick 

1 Aug

Paul Holt Lichfield City FC get their Midland Football League campaign underway with a testing trip to Racing Club Warwick.


Ex-players join mourners at funeral of former Chasetown FC manager 

1 Aug

Mervyn Rowe Former players joined family and friends as they said a final farewell to former Chasetown FC manager Mervyn Rowe.


BTCC contender Jordan praying Snetterton stewards rule in his… 

31 Jul

ANDREW Jordan's hopes of retaining his British Touring Car Championship will receive either a massive boost or a huge blow at Snetterton this weekend before he even revs up an engine.


City boss wants his troops to be ruthless against strugglers 

31 Jul

LICHFIELD City boss Paul Holt has warned his players they must do better against the division's lower-placed teams if they are to have any hope of improving on last year's seventh-place finish.


Deadly Dean and flying Filer shine but city men are denied 

31 Jul

ALDRIDGE (218-8) drew with LICHFIELD CC FIRST XI (294-7) Staffs League Premier Division SPARKLING displays with the bat from Dean Price and Tim Filer did not get the reward they deserved as stubborn Aldridge denied Lichfield victory.


Cardiff City are so clinical but Chasetown give them a game 

31 Jul

CARDIFF CITY 3 CHASETOWN 0 Friendly CLINICAL finishing was the difference between the two sides as the Championship side opened their new stand at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night.


Kit Prices 

30 Jul

From August 1 all our kit prices will rise.


Fancy meeting you here… Karen Carney and Siobhan Chamberlain meet Spain’s Andres Iniesta 

30 Jul

England Women players grab a snap with Barcelona stars warming up for the new La Liga season near Lichfield...


Fancy seeing you here… Karen Carney and Siobhan Chamberlain meet Spain’s Andres Iniesta 

30 Jul

England Women players grab a snap with Barcelona stars warming up for the new La Liga season near Lichfield...


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Comment »

Job done! 

26 Jul

Councillor ticks off another “job done” at Chase Terrace Park earlier today.


Lichfield was a real joy to visit 

24 Jul

WE recently had reason to visit Lichfield to attend a festival concert in the cathedral and also to meet up with friends who live in the area.


Dividing waste creates energy 

24 Jul

IN the July 17 edition of the Mercury you featured a letter from Mr J Nason from Kings Bromley indicating he believed the removal of food waste from brown bins to be a retrograde step in terms of recycling.


There is no health risk from smelly wheelie bin 

24 Jul

I FULLY expect to be slated for the following letter but I cannot let the article on page 5 of the Mercury (July 17)pass by without comment (Where have you bin? Folk still waiting for collection)My points are:I am a Lichfield resident and pay council...


Another Brick in the Wall 

20 Jul

One for the Walsall history types.


Have you just lost a pair of dogs in Brownhills? 

19 Jul

This just in from top Brownhills rozzer PC Simon Bytheway - two dogs have been spotted roaming loose in Lichfield Road, Brownhills up by the Memo - one is a German Shepherd and the other a black Labrador...


All Alongside the Watchtower 

18 Jul

At the church of St Michael’s and All Angels, in Hamstall Ridware I was greeted by four arms waving (a sword) at me from a tomb.


Bin change in Lichfield is a step backward in recycling 

17 Jul

LICHFIELD District Council's announcement that it will be changing its brown bin waste is a retrograde step in terms of recycling.


Fuse Festival really lit up Lichfield 

17 Jul

I HAVE just returned from the Fuse Festival in Beacon Park and wanted to take the opportunity to thank the organisers and their band of cheerful volunteers for a wonderful couple of days of entertainment.


High risk to children from traffic in Lichfield’s Cherry Orchard 

17 Jul

BEFORE moving to Cherry Orchard in Lichfield, I worked in a school elsewhere in the country where an 11-year-old girl was killed in the road as she came out of school.


Local concerns in Alrewas being ignored by Lichfield council 

17 Jul

WITH reference to the proposed development of 140 houses on the land north of Dark Lane in Alrewas, I write to express my bewilderment about the way Lichfield District Council is interpreting planning legislation as reported in the Lichfield Mercury ...


A Grave Matter 

15 Jul

Recently, someone told me that there were some interesting gravestones at Holy Cross Catholic church on Upper Saint John St.


Philip Larkin’s Lichfield – talk tonight! 

14 Jul

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.


Every Picture Tells a Story 

11 Jul

In 1961, the 21 st Earl of Shrewsbury sold Ingestre Hall to what was then the West Bromwich Corporation.


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Features »

Covers band to play at Lichfield pub 

1 Aug

Off The Charts Chart and classics hits will combine for a gig at a Lichfield venue.


Psychic Sally Morgan confirms return to the Lichfield Garrick 

1 Aug

Psychic Sally Morgan is set to return to the Lichfield Garrick.


The Mario Brothers set for Lichfield pub gig 

31 Jul

The Mario Brothers Disco and chart hits will be on offer at a Lichfield pub.


Japan Camera Hunter – In Your Bag 

30 Jul

Last month I was featured on Japan Camera Hunter’s website under the ‘ In Your Bag ‘ section which showcases photographers’ on-the-go gear inside their companion bag.


Beacon Park is named one of the best in Britain 

30 Jul

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014.


Folk favourite Harvey Andrews set for fundraising Lichfield concert 

30 Jul

Mention the name Harvey Andrews to folk followers in the region and it will conjour up memories of great nights out, memorable music and lots of good humour.


Great Britain Day Visitors – Latest research 

29 Jul

Visit England  have recently published a new report, “The Great Britain Day Visitor.


Launch of Drayton Manor Events website 

29 Jul

Drayton Manor Theme Park and Hotel has unveiled a brand new website dedicated to showcasing its outstanding conference and events facilities.


‘Famous Street Photographers’ Twitter and Facebook Covers 

29 Jul

Inspired by Eric Kim’s ‘ Famous Street Photographers ‘ T-Shirts, I’ve created Twitter and Facebook cover versions for modern-day street photographers to use on their Facebook Page or Twitter profile to display their historical...


Edwardian fete and fair at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum 

29 Jul

An Edwardian fete and fair is being held in Lichfield to commemorate the outbreak of World War One.


Myths & Legends 

28 Jul

Join us this Tuesday (29th July) for an absolutely free Lichfield Myths Legends cycle tour.


Visitors to help create new National Memorial Arboretum artwork 

28 Jul

A poignant outdoor artwork is being created by visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum.


July 26th – I’ve recently discovered Darwin Park – the… 

27 Jul

July 26th - I’ve recently discovered Darwin Park - the long avenue through the new housing estate in south Lichfield.


July 26th – Taking it easy with the foot, it’s clearly not… 

27 Jul

July 26th - Taking it easy with the foot, it’s clearly not going to heal quickly.


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Business »

Property owners urged to think carefully before accepting HS2 compensation 

30 Jul

WEST Midland residents living along the route of the proposed HS2 high speed rail line have been advised not to immediately accept compensation claims without taking professional advice.


Lichfield architect draws on expertise for £34m Wedgwood facility 

28 Jul

A LICHFIELD architect is bringing its expertise to a £34m project to redevelop the global headquarters of one of Britains most famous manufacturers.


New owners reopen Burntwood indoor play area 

25 Jul

A Burntwood indoor play area has reopened.


Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club 

24 Jul

Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs...


To Coyne A Phrase 

24 Jul

The need for speedIT is difficult to see any downside to the announcements surrounding Birmingham and HS2 this week.


Lichfield businesses come together to discuss new improvement plan 

24 Jul

Businesses have been learning more about plans to drive more trade to Lichfield city centre.


Infrastructure chief to join HS2′s Birmingham team 

24 Jul

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city...


HS2 should make towns and cities ‘magnets for growth’, says Government 

23 Jul

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin has challenged towns and ciies to seize the full transformational potential of the HS2 high-speed rail project, and has promised strong government support to hel...


Award for Lichfield apprentice 

23 Jul

Liam Dixon with his award A Lichfield apprentice has won an award.


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Council »

Fusion takes over the management of Jigsaw 

31 Jul

After signing an agreement with Lichfield District Council earlier this year, Fusion Credit Union has been busy managing the Jigsaw community hub on Dimbles Lane in Lichfield.


Chairmans Charity Cheques 

29 Jul

Lichfield District Councils former Chairman presented cheques to his two chosen charities on Tuesday 29 July 2014.


Beacon Park is named one of the best in Britain 

28 Jul

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014.


Electoral registration system changes this summer 

28 Jul

Over the summer, Lichfield District residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to how they register to vote in nearly 100 years.


Burntwoods Get in the Games 

18 Jul

From dodgeball and trampolining, to Zumba and table tennis, young people across the Burntwood area can try out lots of activities at Burntwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 29 July 2014.


Augusts CPCG conservation days 

18 Jul

Volunteers needed to help at two conservation events in Lichfield District this August.


Musical programme announced for Lichfield Proms 

18 Jul

Star Wars, Nimrod and Mars from The Planets will be just some of the musical treats in store for audiences at this Septembers Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Julys cycle ride for all 

17 Jul

Everyones invited to get on their bike and join a taster cycle ride around Beacon Park and beyond on Sunday 27 July 2014.


Enter Lichfield Food Festivals Baking Competition 2014 

14 Jul

Keen amateur bakers are once more being challenged to make beautiful and delicious cakes for this years Baking Competition, which is being held on Sunday 31 August.


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Motorists in Lichfield told lock it or lose it 

29 Jul

Police are urging residents and motorists in the Lichfield area to protect themselves from burglaries and thefts following a number of incidents overnight.


Respect: It’s a two way street 

28 Jul

A force-wide summer anti-social behaviour campaign is underway in Staffordshire promoting the importance of all generations showing consideration and tolerance to each other.


Home Secretary announces new Inspector of Constabulary 

25 Jul

The Home Secretary today announced that Mike Cunningham has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.


Snap to it and review your security 

24 Jul

Police are urging people to take simple crime prevention measures to thwart would-be thieves following an increase in burglaries in the Lichfield and Burntwood areas.


Body found in Burntwood 

23 Jul

Officers searching for missing Walsall woman Amanda Hawkins have been notified by Staffordshire Police of the discovery of a body in a field in Burntwood.


Protecting victims of domestic abuse 

18 Jul

Staffordshire Police has applied for eight Domestic Violence Protection Orders since they were introduced to protect victims of domestic abuse at the end of June.


Have you seen missing teenager Bethany? 

16 Jul

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has gone missing from Stoke-on-Trent.


Code sets out National Standards for policing 

15 Jul

Today sees the national launch of the police’s Code of Ethics, which sets out standards of behaviour that the public can expect from officers and staff at every role and at every level.


Gift tractor to aid successful rural crime effort 

10 Jul

Staffordshire Police is set to reinforce its dedication to fighting rural and wildlife crime, with the help of a new recruit, a four-ton tractor, kindly donated by a local firm.


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Today sees the continuation in the decrease in air pressure and along with it comes an increasing risk of some rain showers.


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