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Rising star to host special evening to aid Lichfield special… 

29 Aug

RISING singing star Jordan Adams is to perform at Lichfield's Saxon Hill Academy next month to raise money for the refurbishment of its sleepover club.

Fun day to remember Lichfield father ‘who touched so many hearts’ 

29 Aug

A SPECIAL family fun day is taking place in Lichfield this Saturday (September 3) to raise money for St Giles Hospice in memory of a much loved city man.

Could Staffordshire military mascot Watchman V be Westminster’s… 

27 Aug

AN ICONIC Staffordshire military mascot is competing to win the coveted title of Westminster Dog of the Year 2016.

Lichfield archer, 14, aims for Olympic gold after managing to… 

27 Aug

A BRAVE Staffordshire schoolgirl has fought through a painful condition that dashed her dreams of gymnastic stardom and is now going for gold as an archer.

Alrewas family gives new home to 1,000th rescue hen 

27 Aug

AN ALREWAS family have provided a new life to the 1,000th hen to be rehomed from a local rescue centre this year.

Top GSCE results for Lichfield and Burntwood pupils as Staffordsh… 

27 Aug

PUPILS in Lichfield and Burntwood bucked the national trend and turned in some amazing GCSE results this year.

Warning at Chasewater as bacterial blue-green algae returns 

26 Aug

VISITORS to Chasewater are being advised not to take a dip or let their pets go in the water this August Bank Holiday as a purely precautionary measure.

Burntwood protest at plan to close One Stop Shop in Chase Terrace 

26 Aug

A COMMUNITY in Burntwood is up in arms at plans to axe its only convenience store.

Operation Ollie is go! Heroes cycle from Lichfield to Paris for… 

26 Aug

A GROUP of 'heroes' from the Lichfield area are braving an epic cycle ride to the French capital this August bank holiday weekend.

Overnight road closures planned to allow work to be carried out on Lichfield railway bridge 

26 Aug

The railway bridge on the Birmingham Road.

Great British Bake Off stars line up for Lichfield Food Festival… 

26 Aug

GREAT British Bake Off stars Howard Middleton and Ali Imdad will showcase their baking expertise at Lichfield Food Festival this weekend (August 27-28).

Lichfield and Burntwood GCSE results 2016: ‘Best-ever’ results at… 

25 Aug

THIS year a record-breaking 77 per cent of students at King Edward VI School picked up at least five A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including English and Mathematics.

Lichfield and Burntwood GCSE results 2016: ‘Outstanding outcomes’… 

25 Aug

THE Friary School in Lichfield is celebrating another "excellent set of GCSE results.

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Lichfield City FC extend unbeaten run with win over Uttoxeter Town 

29 Aug

Lichfield City FC maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 triumph over Uttoxeter Town.

Impressive Chasetown FC net twice to secure away win at Basford United 

29 Aug

If the perfect away performance existed, this one from Chasetown FC wasn’t far off it.

Chasetown FC pick up a point against Belper 

28 Aug

Belper remain a bit of a bogey side to Chasetown FC as, at the seventh attempt, The Scholars are still winless at home against the Derbyshire side.

Lichfield City FC forced to settle for a point against Stafford Town 

28 Aug

Lichfield City’s perfect start to the league season was dented when they were forced to settle for a point against Stafford Rangers.

Lichfield stumble as Stafford battle back for a point 

28 Aug

100% record ended but Langstons men remain joint top...

Winter Training 

28 Aug

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Summer is nearly at it’s end so Winter training is going to be needed to be planned.

Coaching week commencing 29 August 

27 Aug

Due to coaches holidays there will not be any sessions this week for Tuesday off road or Thursday circuit.

Inclusion Advisory Group Information & Application 

26 Aug

Staffordshire FA were awarded the Foundation Level of the UK National Equality Standard for Sport in 2010.

Chasetown FC face Bank Holiday weekend double header against Belper Town and Basford United 

26 Aug

Chasetown FC face a bumper Bank Holiday weekend of action.

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A pictorial record 

28 Aug

Readers may well recall the awful and largely forgotten story surrounding Colenal James Kilian, and his cruelty and subsequent disgrace following the mistreatment of soldiers at the U.

Lichfield Waterworks Trust – August 2016 public meeting this Thursday 

24 Aug

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (25th August 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...

Cliff and the Bluebirds – not Dover, but Birmingham! 

7 Aug

Last week here I featured a film clip made be photo restorer and friend of the blog Lisa Ashby, celebrating Brownhills and the Black Country - Well, Lisa's been at it again, and made a lovely clip about The Burntwood Bluebirds, the award-winning ...

See Lichfield in twenty buildings and sixteen steps – this Monday! 

6 Aug

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is organising a great Monday evening historical walk visiting twenty buildings around Lichfield, with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.

One public estate in Staffordshire 

1 Aug

This week has seen us host a group of young Germans who come each year to Staffordshire to maintain the war graves at the Cannock Chase cemetery.

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.

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August 29th – Another day, another reservoir, this time Staunton… 

29 Aug

August 29th - Another day, another reservoir, this time Staunton Harold, a wee bit further east than Foremark, but in hillier country.

Lichfield Operatic Society bringing Guys and Dolls to the stage at the Garrick 

28 Aug

A sizzling tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers in 1950s New York is being brought to a stage in Lichfield.

Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival 2nd/3rd September, Noon-11.00pm 

26 Aug

Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for their Autumn Beer Festival, taking place this week-end Friday and Saturday 2nd/3rd  September at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

Do Something Different This Weekend 

26 Aug

At a loose end this weekend? Got that #Friday feeling? Got that #Fridayfeeling fancy a #dayout Get yourself down to #Claymills Pumping Station near Burton on Trent.

City gears up for the arrival of the 2016 Lichfield Food Festival 

25 Aug

Flavours from around the globe will be on offer at the 2016 Lichfield Food Festival this weekend.

Wild Irish bring celtic sounds to Lichfield pub 

25 Aug

Music with a celtic twist will be on offer at a Lichfield pub this week.

The Stars from the Commitments set for Lichfield Garrick show 

24 Aug

The Stars from the Commitments will be performing in Lichfield next month.

Historian’s National Memorial Arboretum talk to lift the lid on life for soldiers in the Battle of the Somme 

24 Aug

Military historian Andrew Robertshaw will lift the lid on the lives of those who fought in the Battle of the Somme at a talk in Alrewas.

Photographer to exhibit work at the Lichfield Guildhall 

24 Aug

Photographer Robert Ings will present an exhibition of his work at the Lichfield Guildhall this weekend.

George and Dragon pub in Lichfield to host fundraising event featuring live music and activities 

23 Aug

A Lichfield pub is hosting a charity event this weekend.

John Lodge from The Moody Blues to perform at the Lichfield Garrick 

23 Aug

John Lodge One of the members of The Moody Blues will perform in Lichfield.

Four in a Bed 

22 Aug

We are a production company called Studio Lambert and are contacting you to let you know that we are embarking on a brand new series of Channel 4’s very popular ‘Four in a Bed’.

Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival 2nd/3rd September Noon-11.00pm 

22 Aug

Lichfield Arts are making final preparations for their Autumn Beer Festival, taking place on Friday and Saturday 2nd/3rd September at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

Photography exhibition Lichfield Guildhall Saturday 27th August 

22 Aug

Award winning Lichfield photographer Robert Ings is presenting an exhibition of his varied work at the historic Lichfield Guildhall on Bank Holiday Saturday August 27th.

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Plans for to demolish five units to make way for new industrial facility at Burntwood Business Park 

25 Aug

A section of the Burntwood Business Park could be demolished to make way for a new 50,000 square foot industrial unit.

Bake Off stars to cook up a storm at Lichfield Food Festival 

24 Aug

One of the best annual celebrations in the area is returning for another year this weekend.

Government revises planning safeguards for first phase of HS2 

24 Aug

THE Government has updated the safeguarding directions to local planning authorities along the phase one route of high speed rail network, HS2.

Warning for retailers after trading standards investigation into illegal sale of electronic cigarettes to underage customers 

10 Aug

Retailers in Lichfield have been visited by trading standards as part of a crackdown on the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18.

Report recommends backing plan for new industrial units at Liberty Park development in Lichfield 

5 Aug

A report has recommended councillors allow three industrial units to be built at Liberty Park.

Free workshops for new businesses in Lichfield 

5 Aug

A series of free workshops have been organised to help people interested in starting their own companies.

Strong demand generates interest in power company’s headquarters 

3 Aug

THE former base of energy company npower in Burntwood has found two new tenants after standing empty for almost 12 months.

Lichfield company takes over another eight nurseries 

3 Aug

A Lichfield childcare business has confirmed a deal to take over eight nurseries in the south east of England.

Burntwood cemetery owners hoping to replace plan for mausoleum with crematorium instead 

2 Aug

A cemetery in Burntwood could ditch plans for a mausoleum on the site if the go-ahead is given for a crematorium instead.

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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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August Bank Holiday Weather 2016 

29 Aug

We start this bank Holiday Monday with the air pressure rising rapidly and by the end of the day it will have settled at around 1024mb.

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