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Police believe body found in Burntwood field is missing woman 

23 Jul

Police say they believe a body found in a Burntwood field is that of a missing woman.


Guests join Lichfield’s mayor for annual ‘at home’ event 

23 Jul

CIVIC dignitaries, members of the city and district councils and guests joined the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Norma Bacon, for the annual "at home" recently.


Body found on Burntwood farmland believed to be missing Walsall woman Amanda Hawkins 

23 Jul

Family have been notified of chilling discovery in field near Meerash Lane...


Body found in Burntwood field believed to be missing Walsall… 

23 Jul

POLICE believe that a body found in a field in Burntwood is that of missingWalsall woman Amanda Hawkins.


Lichfield women battle the mud to raise money for charity 

23 Jul

Women in Lichfield have been getting muddy to raise money for Cancer Research.


Police appeal for witnesses to A38 crash near Lichfield which… 

23 Jul

POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a biker remained in a 'critical condition' following a crash on the A38.


Programme revealed for this year’s Proms in Beacon Park 

23 Jul

MUSIC from Star Wars and The Planets Suite will be just some of the musical treats in store for audiences at this September's Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


Latest Lord Lichfield photos at Shugborough feature the Queen,… 

23 Jul

THE Queen, Joan Collins, Princess Diana and Bianca Jagger are among the iconic stars featured in the latest exhibition of the late Lord Lichfield's photographs.


Local man to be remembered at Burntwood charity night 

23 Jul

A fundraising night is taking place in Burntwood in memory of a local man who took his own life.


New exhibition exploring the First World War opens in Lichfield 

23 Jul

An exhibition exploring the unique role played by the Staffordshire soldiers during the First World War has opened in Lichfield.


Residents lose fight against new fish and chip shop in Lichfield 

23 Jul

The proposed site of the new fish and chip shop in Lichfield.


Plans drawn up for 374 new homes on land in Burntwood 

23 Jul

Plans for 374 new homes in Burntwood have been drawn up.


Outdoor classroom opens at Whittington Primary School 

22 Jul

CHILDREN at Whittington Primary School have been celebrating the official opening of their new outdoor classroom.


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Defeat and a draw as Lichfield City FC’s pre-season campaign goes on 

23 Jul

Lichfield City FC’s endured another tough pre-season outing as they went down 5-3 against Coleshill Town.


England ace: We have learned from World Cup heartbreak 

22 Jul

'ADVERSITY has made us stronger' insisted England Women's vice-captain Sarah Hunter this week as the Lichfield Ladies ace gets set to help end the Red Roses' World Cup heartache.


Staffordshire’s Cerebral Palsy Football Kickstart Event 

22 Jul

Staffordshire FA is pleased to be supporting Staffordshire’s first Cerebral Palsy Football Kickstart event on Sunday 17th August 2014 in partnership with CP Sport and Burton Albion Community Trust.


Record entry for Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club championships 

22 Jul

There were a record number of entrants for Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club’s championships finals day.


BURNING NAIL CASK ALE 

22 Jul

"BURNING NAIL" - Burntwood Rugby Club's very own CASK ALE will be launched on PRESIDENT'S DAY, Sunday 24th August 2014.


Tributes paid to former Chasetown boss and ‘great man’ Mervyn 

21 Jul

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Chasetown's most successful and well-loved managers, Mervyn Rowe, after he died at the age of 84 last week.


Quorn comeback condemns Chasetown to friendly defeat 

21 Jul

QUORN 2 CHASETOWN 1 Friendly CARELESS Chasetown let a lead slip as they suffered their first pre-season defeat at Quorn on Saturday.


Chasetown FC denied friendly victory at Quorn 

21 Jul

Quorn came from behind to deny Chasetown a third win in pre-season, writes Lauren Lincoln.


Shenstone Pathfinder boss pleased with first pre-season test 

21 Jul

Shenstone Pathfinder’s manager Chris Whitehouse believes his side has shown an early glimpse of their fighting spirit.


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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


Chasewater – you can’t polish turds 

11 Jul

Of late, Lichfield District Councillors and Staffordshire County Council have been cock-a-hoop about Chasewater - they've suddenly discovered our local reservoir, and just how fine it is - but there's a bit of a problem.


Local Growth Fund 

10 Jul

We have received a massive boost this week to support one of our key priority areas – job creation and economic growth.


Browhills canal assault: police issue statement 

8 Jul

Yesterday I posted a warning and appeal for information after a local lady walking her two dogs was assaulted on the section of canal in Brownhills between the Lichfield Road and Chase Road Bridges: this area is at the side of the Castings factory, ...


Assault on dog walker in Brownhills: take care people 

7 Jul

News is circulating locally via a Facebook status that in recent days, a local lady walking her two dogs was assaulted on the section of canal between the Lichfield Road and Cahase Road Bridges: this area is at the side of the Castings factory, and ...


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Lichfield Myths & Legends cycle tour – the Captain Smith ride 

23 Jul

Preparation ride out tonight for next weeks Myths Legends cycle tour in the company of co-collaborator Kate from Lichfield Lore.


Rays Ride – Veteran Cycle Club 21st July 2014 

23 Jul

Alan, a V-CC member and previous contributor to this blog, has sent some photos and words for publication from a V-CC ride he went on this week: We started from the carpark at Bancroft House Museum and its parkland setting in suburban Wolverhampton ...


Award-winning musical to open at the Lichfield Garrick 

23 Jul

Avenue Q Award-winning show Avenue Q is set to open its doors in Lichfield.


Local man to be remembered at Burntwood charity night 

23 Jul

A fundraising night is taking place in Burntwood in memory of a local man who took his own life.


New exhibition exploring the First World War opens in Lichfield 

23 Jul

An exhibition exploring the unique role played by the Staffordshire soldiers during the First World War has opened in Lichfield.


Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2014 

21 Jul

Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses are being given the chance to win one of fifteen coveted trophies with the launch of this year’s Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.


After the rain, the rides 

20 Jul

A few things coming up in the next week or so covering the spectrum of our local cycling culture.


July 18th – By the time I was riding home through the backlanes… 

19 Jul

July 18th - By the time I was riding home through the backlanes between Shenstone and Stonnall, my energy had gone, I was hot, tired and in pain.


July 17th – On my return, I was held up by some rather familiar… 

19 Jul

July 17th - On my return, I was held up by some rather familiar beaked* villains.


Varied musical programme lined up for Lichfield Proms night 

18 Jul

Star Wars, Nimrod and Mars from The Planets will be just some of the musical treats on offer at the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park .


FOI Hate: Response from Staffordshire County Council 

17 Jul

Following my letter to my Staffordshire county councillor, Terry Finn, I received the response below.


Review: Barefoot in the Park @ Lichfield Garrick 

17 Jul

In the popular mind the term “amateur” when applied to theatre is really code for “not very good, but what can you expect?” I don’t know about the rest of the country but as I’ve said before, theatre in Lichfield is going through a golden...


On a Quest 

17 Jul

I’ve been helping a friend to research recumbent trikes, a while ago we had a trip out to try a couple .


Re:Cycle got wheels – this Saturday at Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield 

17 Jul

Looks like it’s going to be a fun (hopefully dry!) day at Curborough Community Centre this Saturday.


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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...


Award for Lichfield apprentice 

23 Jul

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


Residents lose fight against new fish and chip shop in Lichfield 

23 Jul

The proposed site of the new fish and chip shop in Lichfield.


JLL – Infrastructure is catalyst for new office boom 

22 Jul

Ian Cornock BIRMINGHAM has long been just a major transaction or two away from supply issues for Grade A stock, as JLL warned at its 2014 Predictions event.


M&G Investments linked to Two Snowhill deal 

22 Jul

Property group rumoured to be eyeing 14-storey office building after HS2 letting secured...


Stoke HS2 campaigners take their case to Westminster 

22 Jul

STOKE-on-Trents campaign to get the HS2 high-speed rail line routed through the city has been presented at Westminster.


M&G Investments reported to be in talks to buy Two Snowhill 

22 Jul

INVESTMENT firm M&G is in talks to buy the Two Snowhill building in Birmingham, reports suggest.


HS2 Birmingham move will put welcome pressure on city’s office market 

21 Jul

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn...


HS2 HQ will transform city’s core office market, say property experts 

21 Jul

HS2 Ltd\'s decision to base its construction HQ in Birmingham will create both massive opportunities and challenges for the city\'s office market, according to property experts.


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Council »

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.


National Day of Stitch in Museum Gardens 

14 Jul

The Embroiderers Guild is inviting everyone to take part in stitch activities at Beacon Parks Museum Gardens this August.


Free loft and cavity wall insulation 

11 Jul

Thanks to the Energy Company Obligation, residents across Lichfield District can now access funding for free loft and cavity wall insulation.


O2 Touch touches down at Beacon Park 

11 Jul

Get fit.


Introducing the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund 

4 Jul

Launched in June, the government is offering households up to 7,600 money back for energy saving home improvements.


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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.


Don’t let a burglar ruin your holiday 

1 Jul

Police are urging holidaymakers to check their home security and entrust a neighbour to keep an eye on their property when they are away to help stop would-be burglars breaking in.


Thousands get behind the badge at the Staffordshire Police Open Day! 

30 Jun

Over 7,500 people had a fantastic day out at the Staffordshire Police Open Day yesterday as the force opened the gates to its headquarters site.


Successful recovery of funds 

25 Jun

A woman who had been wrongly credited with more than £50,000 has been told she must pay the money back.


Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 29 June 

23 Jun

This weekend Staffordshire Police are giving local people the chance to get ‘behind the badge’ and take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters by hosting an Open Day.


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