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Beautiful Lichfield garden open tomorrow in aid of Macmillan… 

4 Jul

A beautiful Lichfield garden will be open to visitors tomorrow (Sunday, July 5) to raise money for Macmillan Nurses.


Brilliant pictures from Lichfield Camera Club on display at… 

4 Jul

LICHFIELD Camera Club's Summer Exhibition has opened at Chasewater Innovation Centre and will remain on display until Sunday July 26.


Trains cancelled by line fault 

4 Jul

Rail services between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield are cancelled until at least 13:30 BST because of a fault with an overhead power line.


‘Green’ takeover day raises more than £2k for Macmillan… 

4 Jul

A LICHFIELD shopping centre turned green on Saturday as Macmillan Cancer Support staged a 'takeover day'.


2015 ‘tumour’ conference is being held near Lichfield this… 

4 Jul

A MAJOR conference dedicated to young people who have had or have cancer is being staged near Lichfield for the first time this weekend.


Exhibition marking 200 years of the Mercury opens today at St… 

4 Jul

A free exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Lichfield Mercury opens today at St Mary's in the Market Square.


More delays for Lichfield train passengers as new problems hit London Midland cross city line services 

4 Jul

A miserable week for Lichfield train passengers is continuing this morning with more services cancelled.


Burntwood Labour councillors to hold advice surgery 

4 Jul

Cllr Sue Woodward Burntwood’s Labour councillors will hold their regular advice surgery today (July 4).


Six escape serious injury as taxi overturns on A38 in Sutton… 

4 Jul

An overturned taxi left six people trapped overnight but thanks to the quick thinking of ambulance staff, none of them suffered serious injuries.


Trains cancelled between Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and… 

4 Jul

Trains will not be running on the Cross City route between Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield due to an 'electrical fault'.


Chase Terrace Community Fire Station to be opened in special… 

3 Jul

CHASE Terrace's new community fire station will be officially opened during a special ceremony on Wednesday, July 8.


Traders urged to vote in favour of Lichfield BID 

3 Jul

LICHFIELD traders are this month being asked to vote in favour of establishing a Business Improvement District (BID) aimed at delivering over 1 million of city centre improvements over the next five years.


Consultation on new Lichfield District Council planning advice documents 

3 Jul

New documents have been drawn up to help people in Lichfield and Burntwood make successful planning applications.


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Sport »

Curborough Youth Races 4 July Results 

4 Jul

Thank you for coming to the last of our five Saturday morning youth races this year.


Chasetown FC to face Evesham United in FA Cup and FA Trophy 

4 Jul

Chasetown FC will face Evesham United in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy.


Lichfield City FC drawn against Alvechurch in FA Vase 

4 Jul

Lichfield City FC face a trip to Alvechurch in the FA Vase.


Whole Game System Downtime 

3 Jul

The Whole Game System will be unavailable for use between 18:00 and 21:00 on Monday 6th July.


Derby Track Booking 

2 Jul

After a long time trying and failing we now have a booking for the track in Derby.


Events, sessions etc at Derby Arena 

2 Jul

In August there is the first of this year’s Revolution series at Derby.


Chris Slater agrees to extend Chasetown FC stay 

2 Jul

Long-serving Chasetown FC defender Chris Slater is set to stretch his record number of appearances after committing his future to the club.


Lichfield dominate in latest Curborough race 

2 Jul

Lichfield were out in strength for last nights race at Curborough and to great effect.


VACANCY: Casual Mini Soccer Assistants 

2 Jul

Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council currently have a vacancy available for a casual mini soccer assistant.


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Comment »

Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow 

4 Jul

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here - but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it's the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield.


It’s all kicking off in Lichfield! 

3 Jul

It's a busy old time in Lichfield over the next few days, with The Lichfield Waterworks Trust having a stall at the Lichfield Festival Market this Saturday (4th July 2015), and Kate Cardigan's informal Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered ...


Midnight on the Hill 

30 Jun

Borrowcop Hill is a place that doesn’t want to give up its secrets easily.


Trailgating 

28 Jun

Perhaps the biggest faux pax you can commit about the place that gave the world Samuel ‘Dictionary’ Johnson, is to spell the name incorrectly.


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – June public meeting tonight! 

25 Jun

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that tonight (Thursday 25th June 2015) there is a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the ...


Inspirational visits 

22 Jun

Last week was another round of visits, with Tuesday in South Staffordshire and Friday in Lichfield.


Tweet: Big turnout today at @LichfieldCath for @Lichfield… 

21 Jun

Big turnout today at @LichfieldCath for @Lichfield_DC Civic Service.


The Lectric Men 

21 Jun

Old friend of the blog Reg 'Aer Reg' Fullelove has been at it again - and this time, he's written a fabulous piece on his early working days as an electricity supply engineer for the Chasetown Electricity Board, in the very earliest days of domestic ...


Blood and Water 

15 Jun

Last Saturday, our  Lichfield Discovered  group visited Sinai Park near Burton upon Trent, which has been described along the lines of, ‘the most important house in England to be in such a state’.


Learning and working 

15 Jun

It’s been a busy week, with much of it spent on the road around the county.


Couldn`t escape if I wanted to 

13 Jun

Next Thursday, June 18th, is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and, coincidentally, the 31st anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave...


The Wakes kick off in Burntwood! 

12 Jun

Saturday, 13th June 2015 sees the first event of the revitalised Chase Wakes 2015 season: the plaque dedication of the SCAMP mining memorial at Sakey's Corner is taking place in Burnwood, where there will be fun and games from 11am to 4pm.


Landscape Gardening 

9 Jun

I’m still not sure whether I live in Leomansley or Leamonsley but what I do know is that this area of Lichfield grew up around a fulling mill opened on Leomansley brook in the late eighteenth century, somewhere around where Leomansley Manor now...


Vintage, retro and handmade fair this Sunday! 

6 Jun

This Sunday (7th June 2015) there's a vintage, retro and handmade fair in Aldridge, split between the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Shenstone Drive (just off Northgate) and Aldridge Community Centre, with a vintage double decker from the ...


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Features »

Review: The Magic Flute @ Lichfield Cathedral 

4 Jul

I’ve only seen ever the Magic Flute once before, Glyndebourne on tour with magnificent production values, a full-sized orchestra and an overall grand tone as was to be expected.


Beacon Park set to welcome Cars in the Park 2015 

4 Jul

Classic vehicles will be on show in Lichfield as Cars in the Park returns for 2015.


What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 4 

4 Jul

Find out the events and activities taking place today at the 2015 Lichfield Festival.


Outdoor screening of Mamma Mia! at the National Memorial Arboretum 

3 Jul

Mamma Mia! An outdoor screening of hit musical Mamma Mia! will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum.


Packed 2015 Lichfield Festival programme kicks off 

3 Jul

The 2015 Lichfield Festival kicks off today with a packed programme of performances over the next 10 days.


The 2nd Lichfield Jolly – a fun day in photos 

2 Jul

Some photos from last Sundays ride can be found on the Lichfield Jolly page above.


Minute’s silence for Tunisia Attack at Lichfield Cathedral 

2 Jul

A national minute’s silence will be held at 12pm on Friday 3rd July to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, which took the lives of 38 people including 30 Britons.


Elephant Parade Heralds Lichfield Festival 2015 

2 Jul

Supported by Twycross Zoo Friday 3 July 2015, from 3.15pm Lichfield City Centre, admission free www.


Florette Festival Market at Lichfield Festival – Saturday 4 July 

1 Jul

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust (Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station) have a stall at the Florette Festival Market in Lichfield, and will be on hand to chat and answer questions.


Bon Jovi tribute act coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

1 Jul

The Bon Jovi Experience The sounds of Bon Jovi are coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Still roaming – unicycling cubist landscapes 

1 Jul

Part 3 from Marion of her rides through Europe.


World War Two weekend returns at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum 

1 Jul

History will come to life when the Staffordshire Regiment Museum’s popular World War Two weekend returns.


Lichfield Recycler 

30 Jun

The volunteers of Lichfield Re:Cycle have been working hard matching the fantastic donations to the growing list of people who have approached or been referred to us for assistance.


The Pursuit of Happyness, and helping yourself 

30 Jun

This has nothing to do with the film , I just thought it was an appropriate title (although, it is one of my favourite films, mostly for this genuinely inspiring bit ).


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Business »

Businesses urged to back 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

3 Jul

Businesses have been urged to lend their support to the 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Police and Crime Commissioner calls of businesses to back relaunched Space scheme 

30 Jun

Businesses are being urged to back plans to relaunch the Space school summer holiday scheme.


Sponsorship deal serves up new kit for Lichfield Friary Tennis Club youngsters 

30 Jun

Young tennis players in Lichfield have new kit thanks to a new sponsorship deal.


Work to replace bridge over railway at Lichfield Trent Valley nears completion 

29 Jun

A key part in the reconstruction of a bridge over the West Coast Main Line in Lichfield is nearing completion.


Cuadrilla fracking plans turned down 

29 Jun

LICHFIELD-based energy company Cuadrilla has seen its planning application for fracking at a site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire, turned down.


Council leader: Friarsgate is crucial to building confidence in Lichfield 

26 Jun

The long-awaited Friarsgate project is a crucial part of the jigsaw for Lichfield, the leader of the council has said.


Bristol Street Motors wins Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award 

26 Jun

Bristol Street Motors in Lichfield A Lichfield car dealership is celebrating after winning an award.


Plans for Burntwood McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant are approved 

25 Jun

Burntwood is set to get a new McDonald’s restaurant after plans were approved.


Creative Industries Federation roadshow comes to Birmingham 

23 Jun

Roadshow will be at Fazeley Studios next week for event focusing business opportunities in the creative sector...


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Council »

Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

2 Jul

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.


Council seeks more Lichfield Proms sponsors 

2 Jul

Lichfield District Council is inviting local businesses to sponsor Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park to help make sure this years event is the best yet.


Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

29 Jun

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.


Inspire Boot Camp at Burntwood Leisure Centre 

26 Jun

Are you up for a boot camp challenge...


A weekend of fun at citys historic parks 

26 Jun

From outdoor concerts and seed planting to hunting for bugs, Lichfield Historic Parks were a hive of activity last weekend.


Summer holiday fun 

25 Jun

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch its Holiday Fun programme an online guide to summer holiday activities across Lichfield District.


Chairmans Civic Service 

22 Jun

The annual Civic Service, when Lichfield District councillors pledge their commitment to Lichfield District residents, took place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 21 June.


Emergency planning: Rest centre exercise 

15 Jun

On Tuesday 9 June Lichfield District Council co-ordinated an emergency planning exercise at Burntwood Leisure Centre.


Junes Cycle Ride for All 

12 Jun

Get on your bike this month and join in a free cycle ride around Lichfield.


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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.


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


Suspected road rage incident, Lichfield 

29 May

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected road rage incident near Lichfield.


First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.


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Pelsall Carival and Cars In The Park Weather 

4 Jul

Today sees two major events in our region today namely Pelsall Carnival and Cars In The Park.


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