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Drivers warned of overnight closures on the A38 in Lichfield 

24 Jun

Drivers travelling on the A38 at night in Lichfield are being warned of forthcoming road closures.


Garage hoping to move into site of former tool hire centre in Lichfield 

24 Jun

The former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garageThe former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garage.


Council campaign urges Lichfield and Burntwood residents to shop owners who don’t clean up dog mess 

24 Jun

A new awareness campaign is aiming to clamp down on owners who don’t clean up after their dogs in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Lichfield councillor insists HS2 will bring nothing but “utter destruction” for local communities 

24 Jun

A Lichfield councillor has played down suggestions the Staffordshire economy could benefit from HS2.


Police and Crime Commissioner wants cap on council tax rise scrapped to help meet demands on the force 

23 Jun

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to allow a 2% cap on council tax rises to be scrapped.


Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley to discuss club sale with owner Norman Smurthwaite 

23 Jun

Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley is to meet with owner Norman Smurthwaite to discuss any potential sale of the club.


Loss of water supply in Chase Terrace and Burntwood after… 

23 Jun

WATER supplies in Chase Terrace and Burntwood have been restored following problems on Friday morning (June 23).


Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


Report backs plan for 12 new homes on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School 

23 Jun

Twelve new homes are likely to be built on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School after a report backed the proposals.


Planned C-sections to move from Good Hope Hospital to Birmingham’… 

23 Jun

A VITAL maternity service will no longer be offered at Good Hope Hospital from next month due to a lack of staff, putting safety at risk.


Council asks for help to ID dirty dog owners who don’t clean up… 

23 Jun

A NEW 'no-no' to doggie do-do has been drummed up in Lichfield and Burntwood to clamp down on pet walkers who persistently fail to clean up their pooch's poo.


Graham’s on his bike! Longstanding Lichfield bicycle shop… 

22 Jun

IT'S the end of an era for a Lichfield bike business, which is closing down after more than 30 years.


Blind D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow’s war medals lost at M6 Toll… 

22 Jun

A BLIND Second World War veteran has made an emotional appeal for help in finding four of his medals lost at a service station between Burntwood and Cannock.


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Sport »

Poland Cup 2017 – World Masters Series – Middle 

24 Jun

The start overlooked a classic central European wooded valley with the town of Polanica-Zdroj nestling in the bottom.


No Frills Friday #2 Results 

23 Jun

Thank you all for coming tonight.


More moo cows and fences coming to Cannock Chase? 

23 Jun

Hednesford Hills (Cannoock Chase DC) Cannock Chase has a few owners : Staffordshire County Council, Forestry Commission, Cemex Quarries, etc..


Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton 

23 Jun

I arrived at a hot and dusty Castleton fairly late as I’d been to pick up an ebay purchased toolbox for the man-cave on the way there.


THE COUNTDOWN IS ON: 3 WEEKS TO GO 

23 Jun

FA Girls Football Week is over a three week period this summer to help celebrate the Women’s Euro 2017 and follow the Lionesses journey in the Netherlands.


Poland Cup 2017 – MTBO World Masters Series 

23 Jun

Thursday night saw the normal frantic packing and wondering if I’ve remembered everything – one day I’ll do a check list – although to be honest I’ve never forgotten anything to date….


CONTINENTAL FESTIVAL HITS STAFFORDSHIRE 

21 Jun

The FA is delighted to announce that it will be bringing its highly successful Girls’ Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres to Staffordshire on 20th September 2017.


ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 

21 Jun

The 2016-2017 season saw a significant period of change for the Staffordshire Football Association along with some major highlights that impacted on all areas and levels of the game.


Peel Pursuit 2017 Results 

20 Jun

Tonight was the annual Peel Pursuit Handicap Race.


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Comment »

Dead Wood 

22 Jun

One of the many upsides to doing whatever it is I actually do, is that people don’t feel the need to engage me in generic social chit chat about pleasant but dull subjects.


Notebook: Vienna 

20 Jun

Me wearing a Bibliothèque gavroche, tied like a necklace, secured at the back with a small horn scarf ring.


Bonny Charley: a Georgian scarf mystery 

14 Jun

I bought this vintage silk scarf from eBay the other day – it illustrates an C18th Scottish ballad.


Want to be a Friend of Chasewater? Come find out more this evening! 

14 Jun

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...


Lichfield Waterworks Trust – 2017 Annual General Meeting this Monday 

11 Jun

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Monday evening (12th June 2017) there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...


Are you looking for a little black cock? 

8 Jun

An odd request here from top bloke and old friend of the blog Chris Wharton who lives near the Barracks Lane/Lichfield Road junction at the very foot of Shire Oak at Sandhills - if you're looking for a little black cockerel, Chris has found it! ...


Find out about the restoration of our lost canal next Friday! 

2 Jun

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting next Friday nevening (Friday, 9th June 2017) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner...


Don’t forget Lichfield Bower today! 

29 May

Well, Spring Bank Holiday Monday is upon us, and that means that it's Lichfield Bower Day in Ye Olde City - and I notice our friends at Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield Discovered are up to mischief...


Back on Track 

28 May

Time, once again, is on my side.


Fazeley floating market – on all this weekend! 

27 May

Here's a heads up to an event that's running all weekend down in Tamworth, one that I enjoyed very much last year - the Fazeley Junction floating market.


Catch The Fazys at The Memo this Saturday! 

19 May

Dawn Hayton from The Memo in Lichfield Road, Brownhills (That's the Memorial Hall for the uninitiated) has been in touch to tell me that there's a great pop gig on there this Saturday, 20th May 2017 featuring local five-piece covers band The Fazys.


Look, there’s a familiar man on the TV… 

18 May

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore revealed a surprise today - he's been on BBC Midlands Today with presenter Bob Hockenhull talking about the remarkable project behind which David has been the prime ...


In the soup again… at Chasewater this Saturday! 

18 May

This Saturday, 20th May 2017 sees the second Chasewater Soup micro funding event, run by, among others, Kate cardigan from Lichfield Lore.


Friends of Chasewater: informal meeting this evening! 

16 May

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group, and to that end they have ...


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Features »

Friarsgate director to be co-opted as Leader of Lichfield District Council 

24 Jun

U+I District Council offices Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of Friarsgate developer U+I Group, has confirmed that he will be taking up the post of Leader of the Council effective from 1 August 2017.


Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burntwood rehearsing for the Garrick’s 2017 community musical 

23 Jun

Talented young performers from Lichfield and Burtnwood are getting ready to take centre stage in a new community musical.


Lichfield Sinfonia to mark 70th anniversary with performance of new work inspired by the city 

23 Jun

Lichfield Sinfonia will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a performance at Nether Stowe School.


Historic Lichfield brewery building could be demolished to make way for apartments 

22 Jun

A structure which once housed part of The Lichfield Brewery could be demolished, despite council officials admitting it would result in “the loss of a building of local historic interest”.


June 18th – Another fine, high summer day and this time I headed… 

21 Jun

June 18th - Another fine, high summer day and this time I headed out to North Warwickshire, going from Stonnall to Bassets Pole, on to Middleton, body moor Heath, Hurley, Baxterley, Grendon and up the canal back to Tamworth with a speedy run down the...


Minutes of the LDTA AGM at Elford Hall Garden 

21 Jun

Image by Rob Ings, Lichfield Photography Further images can be viewed on facebook   http://ow.


June 17th – From Amerton, I went for a long afternoon and… 

21 Jun

June 17th - From Amerton, I went for a long afternoon and evening ride around old haunts; Drointon, Blithfield, Newborough, Hoar Cross, Woodmill.


Live music and real ale on offer at Elford Walled Garden festival 

19 Jun

Elford Walled Garden will be the setting for a summer festival featuring live music and entertainment.


New Carlsberg Corbyn Shirt on the TV 

18 Jun

A mate called to say they were gonna be on the telly and the wanted a Corbyn t-shirt to wear.


June 16th – Summer is finally on her throne, and how glorious… 

17 Jun

June 16th - Summer is finally on her throne, and how glorious her reign.


Covers band The Jents to play Lichfield pub 

15 Jun

The Jents are bringing familiar hits to a Lichfield pub this week.


Review: Coppelia by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

14 Jun

Something special happened last night at Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Coppelia.


June 10th – I took a ride out on a dreadfully windy afternoon… 

14 Jun

June 10th - I took a ride out on a dreadfully windy afternoon intent on visiting the Clifton Campville Country Fair.


Gareth Gates returning to the Lichfield Garrick for unplugged concert 

13 Jun

Singing star Gareth Gates is returning to the Lichfield Garrick for an unplugged concert.


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Business »

Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.


Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.


Commercial property company says businesses are keen to relocate to Burntwood 

19 Jun

A commercial property group says demand is high from businesses wanting to move to Burntwood.


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


Lichfield business steps in to sponsor Whittington junior football team 

14 Jun

A Lichfield junior football team is kitted out for the new season already after securing a new sponsor.


High Speed 2 is transforming Birmingham and beyond – find out how here 

31 May

Discover all the opportunities HS2 offers the West Midlands at the National Rail Conference...


Ribbon cut on Fradley shop after £160,000 refurbishment 

29 May

Staff celebrating the refurbishment of the store in Fradley The ribbon has been cut on a Fradley shop after a £160,000 refurbishment.


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Council »

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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999 »

Cause of Lichfield waste fire has been revealed 

14 Jun

A fire investigation has concluded the fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate in Lichfield was caused deliberately.


Firefighters tackling waste fire in Lichfield 

14 Jun

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate, Lichfield.


Bereaved Sister Supports SAME Campaign 

28 Apr

A Lichfield woman who lost her brother in a flat fire is supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s SAME Campaign.


Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.


Join us for the Family Festival of Carols 

22 Nov

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 4.


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.


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Not without risk (WS7 weather report 25-6-2017) 

25 Jun

It is another cloudy start to the day and it is all due to the W-WSW breeze and a low pressure front that is in our area at the moment.


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