THE Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, has announced his retirement, declaring "40 years seem a good stint".
The Bishop of Lichfield announces his retirement after 12 years in the post.
NEW roadside tests to identify people driving under the influence of drugs have been rolled out across the UK this week.
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, is pleased to announce that the 124,237 prize from the Lotto draw on January 24,2015 which had previously remained outstanding in the Tamworth and Lichfield Areas has now been claimed.
UKIP's housing spokesman has pledged to protect the British countryside by scrapping the "bogus Tory localism of imposing untenable housing targets on local authorities" - and build a million homes by 2025.
A PETITION has been launched for weight restrictions to curtail heavy lorries thundering down the A515 near Lichfield.
TOM Roberts and Kilke John are both buzzing about their company's first touring production, Satin 'n' Steel.
A PROJECT to establish a children's memorial garden in Fradley in the name of a little girl who died of a rare blood disorder has been given a 10,000 boost from the Big Lottery Fund.
THE chairman of Lichfield District Council Councillor David Smith praised Maple Hayes Dyslexia School as 'a jewel in the district's crown' following a recent visit.
Here is the honours story:TWO Lichfield men have been honoured for their services to the city and skills in their craft.
THERE is still time to buy tickets for a rare chance to hear King Henry VIII talk about his life.
AN AFRICAN tribal mask from the early20th century is among rare items recently discovered in Lichfield.
The former manager of Chasetown FC Cliff Painter has died.
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The attachment below gives the rules for the WM Youth League and also the dates and locations for all the events.
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Saturday 18th April, FREE FOOD, tickets only £4.00, available from the Clubhouse bar.
BURNTWOOD RFC 16EDWARDIANS 5Midlands Three West NorthBURNTWOOD finally get the better of bogey side Edwardians for the first time in six attempts over the last three seasons to leapfrog them into fifth place in the table.
Burntwood finally get the better of Edwardians for the first time in six attempts over the last three seasons.
Last weekend saw the penultimate round of this winter’s Revolution track series taking place at the London velodrome in the Olympic Park.
Recently, twelve year old Lily made a very interesting discovery in Lichfield.
Readers who've been following a while will remember the search for Dennis Johnson, a dementia sufferer who went missing from Shire Oak in January, 2014 - Dennis was located a short time later in Chasetown following a huge search driven in no small ...
Hope @Lichfield_DC planning permission on major new police facility #Lichfield .
Ross Parish has been researching holy wells since the 1980s and has published several books on the subject.
Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch with a tipoff of yet another free Lichfield Discovered talk tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 24th February 2015) at Curborough Community Centere, Lichfield...
This evening (21st February 2015) there's a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge - Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local sights and ...
The Lichfield Discovered gang will be back at the old Gaol Cells at Lichfield Guildhall this coming Saturday (21st February 2015) between 2pm and 4pm, to resume our quest to record the graffiti left behind by prisoners.
For those of you who aren’t feeling the love for Valentines Day, here’s some black magic for you.
Once again, the irrepressible Kate Cardigan from the Lichfield Lore contacts me to tell me that there’s yet another talk on tonight organised by her informal Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
Here's a really positive followup (and what looks at the moment to be a blog exclusive) to a story I featured a couple of weeks ago, when Esther Allen of The Chasewater Strollers parent and toddler group contacted me to publicise their petition ...
Springs and wells are sources not only of water but also of folklore and legend.
Whether you’re Dimbles born and bred or a Katie-come-lately like me, everyone who has ever called Lichfield home is a part of the city and its history.
Last Summer, I wrote about the ‘ Bride’s Hand’ carved into the stonework of the south porch of St James the Great at Longdon.
Here’s a map of the Christ Church Lane area of Leomansley in Lichfield which Chris Pattison very kindly sent to me recently.
Lichfield city centre car park is to be closed temporarily for maintenance work.
Lichfield Cathedral is launching a brand new Cathedral Library Tour this spring.
Lichfield District Council has launched its new visitor guide for 2015 to help boost tourism numbers to the area.
I have discovered today that all the pictures from the blog entries have been replaced by a grey triangle.
Having commuted over winter on gears, yesterdays fixie ride was a bit of a workout.
Promise of better temperatures and weather meant the first fixie ride of the year today.
The latest bike in and out of the Lichfield Re:Cycle project was this mountain bike donated by Nigel and given on free long term loan, following a service, to Millie who will ride it with her young son who is also having a bike from the project.
Fire chief WESTMINSTER fire minister Penny Mordaunt praised the Fire Brigades Union today for demonstrating the capacity for further job cuts within the Fire and Rescue Service.
Here are just a few of the things that really got my creative juices going on a quick trip to London to kick start my new year: First off I went to the VA to revel in the collection and also to catch the Disobedient Objects exhibition.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 26 February @8:00pm at The Cruck House Stowe Street Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6BP Lichfield This will be a committee members meeting, however everyone is welcome if they wish to attend or have an issue...
Art is set to imitate life next month at the Lichfield Garrick when a real life mother and son take on the role of mother and son for the first time on stage.
Four of the UK’s finest guitarists are coming together for a performance at Lichfield Guildhall.
February 21st - The weather really couldn’t make up its mind - today, in about 90 minutes, I experienced rain, hail, snow, wind and warm sunshine.
David Moore, Historian – Photographer – Filmmaker will be talking about Lichfield’s hidden heritage, Sandfields Pumping Station, its history and how it shaped the town and supported the industrial revolution in the Black Country.
Birmingham City Council reveals vision to create 9,000 jobs in deprived half of city as HS2 relents over land dispute...
HIGH-speed rail company HS2 has given up its claims on employment land in Washwood Heath in Birmingham.
Land in east Birmingham once earmarked for train yards can now be developed under new vision called East Birmingham Growth Prospectus...
LABOUR has pledged to guarantee every 18-year-old in England an apprenticeship provided they reach acceptable grades should the party win the General Election.
An estate agent has been forced to pay more than £4,000 after failing to tidy litter from its land.
The Post understands the US-owned company is opening an office in the business district to be near the HS2 headquarters...
GROWTH proposals for the West Midlands during the next Parliament have been outlined by the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
IN what is understood to be a move linked to high-speed rail project HS2, US engineering firm Jacobs is planning to relocate to city developer Nurtons 2 Colmore Square building.
Revised plans for the Friarsgate redevelopment have been approved by Lichfield District Council’s cabinet.
Lichfield District Council has launched its new visitor guide for 2015 to help boost tourism numbers to the area.
Five young dance groups are set to showcase their moves in The Magic of Musicals performance at the Lichfield Garrick on Sunday 15 March 2015.
Through its Warmer Homes Greener District scheme, Lichfield District Council is encouraging residents to save on their energy bills.
Briefings for prospective parliamentary, district and parish council candidates and their agents will take place on Tuesday 3 March 2015...
Lichfield District Council successfully prosecutes company for breach of a Litter Clearing Notice.
Take a trip down memory lane at Beacon Parks next Community Drop-In session this month.
Visitors to Beacon Park in Lichfield will soon have access to a new lifesaving defibrillator thanks to funding from Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.
Shenstone Parish Council has submitted the Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan to Lichfield District Council, becoming the first community within Lichfield District to reach this stage of the process.
Changes to Lichfield District Council's flagship city retail and leisure development, Friarsgate, announced.
Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...
A 29-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision near Lichfield this morning.
Nine men were arrested and in excess of £18m worth of class A and class B drugs were seized in two separate operations on Wednesday 12 February.
Happy talk and romantic plans in the run-up to Valentine’s Day is but a wishful thought for some.
Staffordshire Police is supporting Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 10 February promoting the safer use of the internet.
Officers from Lichfield Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft from a Lichfield shop.
Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.
Staffordshire Police Local Policing Team (LPT) Commanders are providing residents with a chance to engage with them using the latest technology.
- Arriva Midlands 2143, Lichfield, New Year's Eve 2014
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