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Young actors and film-makers needed for 2015 Lichfield Festival… 

19 Apr

THE Lichfield Festival is looking for aspiring film actors and directors to get involved in this year's pop-up performance project Strangers On A Train.


Pages from the Past Friday April 18 1975 

19 Apr

Here is the traffic calming story:Villagers have been dealt a serious blow in their fight to beat heavy traffic.


Air ambulance called to Beacon Park in Lichfield 

18 Apr

CROWDS of onlookers rushed to Beacon Park in Lichfield this afternoon after an air ambulance was called to tend to a male.


Canal restoration in Lichfield receives £50,000 boost… 

18 Apr

The operators of the M6 Toll Road have made a major contribution to a Lichfield group's work in restoring an abandoned canal.


A blooming good reason to get active in Alrewas tomorrow 

18 Apr

THERE is a great opportunity to run, jog or walk through Alrewas tomorrow (Sunday, April 19) while raising money for a good cause.


The price is right for Lichfield Cathedral shop as gift… 

18 Apr

CUTLERY and gift company Arthur Price is partnering Lichfield Cathedral in a drive to benefit both organisations and the local area.


Lichfield Falklands veteran gets his medal – 33 years on 

18 Apr

A LICHFIELD man who served on HMS Illustrious following the Falklands War has received a medal for his service 33 years on.


Question election hopefuls at Lichfield Cathedral hustings 

18 Apr

LICHFIELD Cathedral is playing host to its second 'People InSpired' Citizens' Parliament event.


Burntwood car dealership Acorn Kia chips in to sponsor golf day 

17 Apr

THE WE Love Lichfield Fund is delighted to announce that its fund-raising golf day next month is being sponsored by Burntwood car dealership Acorn Kia.


Drop-in sessions in Lichfield over plans to plug £5.7m fire service funding gap 

17 Apr

A drop-in session will give people in Lichfield the chance to have their say on the future of the fire service in the area.


Alrewas 5K event to raise money for Violets in Bloom charity 

17 Apr

Runners will be raising money for a local charity at an event this weekend.


Voters urged to create more diversity on Lichfield District Council 

17 Apr

A more diverse range of representatives is needed on Lichfield District Council, according to one local election hopeful.


Bid to build houses on bungalow site causes unrest among… 

17 Apr

PLANS to demolish a bungalow in Lichfield and replace it with two five-bedroom houses has sparked objection from the city council and neighbouring residents.


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Sport »

Derby Track Cluster (youth) 10th May 

19 Apr

The next track cluster takes place on Sunday 10th May.


Curborough Youth Results 18 April 

18 Apr

A busy morning of racing with bright sunny weather, if a bit cold and there were some good performances.


Sporting Khalsa – 3 v 1 – Lichfield City 

17 Apr

Monday evening saw West Midlands (Regional) League Champions, Sporting Khalsa FC, defeat fellow Step 6 side Lichfield City 3-1 at Marston Road.


Wyrley Juniors United midweek match report 15_4_2015 

16 Apr

Match Report:- Wyrley Juniors United U14’s Season 2014-15 Lichfield League Division 1.


Half Term Activities 

16 Apr

See attached for details of May half term activities for youngsters at The Friary Lichfield Poster May 2015...


TB Williamson Cup Final 

15 Apr

The TB Williamson Cup Final takes places this Thursday, 16th April 2015, at Eccleshall FC when Colliers Arms take on Bignall End Reserves.


Nuneaton’s cutting edge proves too sharp for Lichfield RUFC 

15 Apr

Lichfield RUFC were on the receiving end of a 54-0 defeat after making the trip to Nuneaton.


Girls Football Festival 

15 Apr

The FA has today announced that it will be bringing its highly successful Girls’ Football Festival, in association with Continental Tyres to St.


Chasetown FC let lead slip as they suffer home defeat against Sheffield 

14 Apr

Chasetown FC’s bid for a top ten finish ended in disappointment with their first home defeat in six games.


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Comment »

Discovering the Future 

16 Apr

Our Lichfield Discovered group has been walking, talking, photographing and filming its way around Lichfield and the surrounding area for over eighteen months.


Lichfield discovered – alphabetical Lichfield – free talk on tonight! 

13 Apr

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has another talk on this evening with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.


Want to help put Burntwood first? 

12 Apr

If you want to help deliver leaflets, become a registered supporter or join the Burntwood Branch Labour Party contact us on burntwoodlabour@gmail.


The Duck Stops Here 

11 Apr

Shopping in Lichfield last week, I was called ‘me duck’.


Heaven and Earth 

8 Apr

Without wishing to state the obvious, this blog is called Lichfield Lore.


The Watchers of the Wall 

2 Apr

Wall is one of the most interesting, if unimaginatively named, villages around these parts.


Tweet: Thanks to @LichfieldBower for funding which will h… 

1 Apr

Thanks to @LichfieldBower for funding which will help bring a new @StaffsCadets Unit for #Lichfield a step closer http://t.


Tweet: Thank you @rotary #Lichfield St Chad & Keith E… 

1 Apr

Thank you @rotary #Lichfield St Chad Keith Eagland Club Pres for a warm welcome excellent QnA session last night http://t.


Tweet: Planning permission with @Lichfield_DC re new inve… 

31 Mar

Planning permission with @Lichfield_DC re new investigation centre of excellence for @StaffsPolice opp #Hedgehog Pub http://t.


Thinking about locality working 

30 Mar

I had a really interesting and informative trip out to Burntwood last Friday with County Councillor Sue Woodward and Wayne Mortiboys the District Commissioning Lead.


Impressive 

21 Mar

Last month, Lily Flintham re-discovered two boxes full of tiles being stored in one of the old gaol cells at Lichfield Guildhall.


Tweet: With #Staffordshire @narpohq for annual lunch in #… 

21 Mar

With #Staffordshire @narpohq for annual lunch in #Burntwood today.


Tweet: Fingers crossed @Lichfield_DC approve plan to buil… 

19 Mar

Fingers crossed @Lichfield_DC approve plan to build new investigation centre for @StaffsPolice opposite #Hedgehog pub http://t.


Tweet: What a brilliant & enjoyable 40mins with membe… 

16 Mar

What a brilliant enjoyable 40mins with members of #Burntwood Active 60s Group at #BurntwoodLibrary .


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Features »

I passed by the entrance to Shire Oak Quarry in the early… 

19 Apr

I passed by the entrance to Shire Oak Quarry in the early evening.


Bobby dazzler 

17 Apr

I regularly cycle to Bridgtown every few weeks.


Stars excited for Satin ‘n’ Steel at the Lichfield Garrick 

17 Apr

Phil Preece visits the Lichfield Garrick to talk to the stars of Amanda Whittington’s showbiz drama Satin ‘n’ Steel… It’s always nice to hear the story behind any new production and that goes big-time for Satin ‘n’ Steel ...


Rhythm and blues stars to round off the season for Lichfield Arts 

16 Apr

Lichfield Arts will bring their latest season to a close with the return of Paul Lamb and the King Snakes.


Butterflies set to bring science to life for kids in Lichfield 

16 Apr

The life of butterflies will be in focus at a science session for children in Lichfield.


Family at the centre of new comedy play at the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Apr

The changing shape of the family unit will provide the inspiration for a new comedy at the Lichfield Garrick.


Thousands check-in for take-off as Drayton Manor Theme Park launches its latest addition 

13 Apr

Fans of the little blue engine and his friends visited Drayton Manor Theme Park on Wednesday 8 April for the highly anticipated launch of the £2.5 million expansion to its Thomas Land™ attraction.


Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 

13 Apr

Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Colton House has been named as a finalist in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year  and also The Sustainable Tourism category of the prestigious ...


Music, Dance, Theatre, Authors … And Baby Elephants … All Coming To Lichfield Festival This Summer 

13 Apr

3-12 July 2015  – General booking opens Tuesday 21 April Pack your trunks, the baby elephants are coming to town! Tickets for the 2015 Lichfield Festival go on sale on Tuesday 21 April and this year it’s bigger and brighter than ever.


Calling all Young Actors and Film Makers 

13 Apr

Monday April 13 2015 The Lichfield Festival is looking for aspiring film actors and directors to get involved in this year’s Pop-Up Performance project Strangers On A Train.


Chance for young actors and directors to join Lichfield Festival project 

13 Apr

Would-be actors and directors are being invited to take part in a new Lichfield Festival project.


Out of the woods 

11 Apr

Great Uncle Jack (John Horton, left) and his younger brother, my grandad (Alfred Noah Horton).


Lichfield to become an Amish community under proposals set out in Green Party election manifesto 

10 Apr

As the 2015 General Election campaign gets into it’s stride Lichfield’s Green Party candidate Robert Pass declares that when he is elected as MP Lichfield will become the UK’s first independent Amish community.


April 9th – Now really back in the swing of it. A run to Hoar… 

10 Apr

April 9th - Now really back in the swing of it.


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Business »

Cutlery firm confirms partnership with Lichfield Cathedral 

17 Apr

Simon Price, Cathedral Shop manager Anne Waller and Jason Dyer outside the Cathedral Shop A partnership between Lichfield Cathedral and a local cutlery firm has been agreed.


Jobs lost as kids’ play zone firm falls into liquidation 

16 Apr

A STAFFORDSHIRE childrens soft play facility has been placed into liquidation having ceased to trade in January.


General Election 2015: Staffordshire chamber outlines business manifesto 

15 Apr

BRINGING the HS2 high speed rail line to North Staffordshire together with improvements to the areas road infrastructure form the main priorities for the next government in a new business manif...


Farage claims business backing for HS2 is ‘to gain contracts’ 

8 Apr

Outspoken UKIP leaders reiterates stance that party would scrap high-speed rail link amid fears it would benefit London more than Birmingham...


Lichfield branch of The Co-operative Bank to close 

7 Apr

The Lichfield branch of The Co-operative Bank is set to close in June.


Ed Balls has ‘slapped Midlands in the face’ over HS2 – Cameron 

4 Apr

Prime Minister accuses opposition of 'immense slap in the face' after Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he wants to build a new line running east to west across the country before completing phase two of HS2...


Positive set of results for Hellmann UK 

1 Apr

LOGISTICS firm Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has seen revenue in its air freight increase by 20% on a year on year basis.


Lichfield Townsafe project recognised for work to fight crime 

30 Mar

A Lichfield business initiative has been recognised for its work to fight crime.


To Coyne A Phrase 

26 Mar

(Dont) thank the LordsTHIS weeks report from the House of Lords committee into high-speed rail project HS2 has certainly ruffled a few feathers.


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Council »

Find out whos standing in the 2015 elections 

14 Apr

Lichfield District Council has published the statement of persons nominated for the parliamentary, district and parish elections that will take place on Thursday 7 May.


Register to vote before 20 April deadline 

1 Apr

If you havent registered to vote, you wont be able to have your say come polling day.


Be on guard against bogus callers 

27 Mar

Lichfield District residents are being warned to watch out for bogus insulation or boiler companies that are offering householders improvements to their properties.


25 years of Green Badge Guides 

27 Mar

Lichfield Green Badge Guides have been guiding tourists and locals around Lichfield for a quarter of a century.


Company prosecuted for fly-tipping 

26 Mar

A company based in Cannock has been prosecuted after an ex-employee was seen dumping an old three-piece suite from a company vehicle.


Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park needs you! 

23 Mar

Lichfield District Council is calling on local businesses to sponsor Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park to ensure this years event is the best yet.


Notice of Election 

23 Mar

Voters from across Lichfield District will be taking to the polls on Thursday 7 May 2015 to decide who they want to represent them at the parliamentary, district and parish elections.


Give your views to help shape your area 

23 Mar

This spring Lichfield District Council is asking local people and businesses to give their views on the amount it thinks developers should contribute towards local infrastructure.


Easter Holiday Fun 2015 programme 

16 Mar

Lichfield District Council is inviting children, young people and families to take a look at its programme of activities on offer this Easter.


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999 »

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire 

1 Apr

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS) is an innovative concept in the world of tackling business crime and is at the forefront of the fight against crime and disorder affecting businesses in Staffordshire across the...


Lichfield village pub served licensing notice 

24 Mar

A temporary closure notice has been issued on a licensed premises in a rural Lichfield village.


Lichfield woman handed hospital order 

20 Mar

A woman has been handed a hospital order under section 37 and a restriction order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act for the unlawful killing of her partner at her home Lichfield.


Man jailed for historic sexual offences 

19 Mar

A man has been jailed for 20 years following a detailed investigation into sexual offences.


West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.


Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.


Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.


Did you witness fatal collision near Alrewas? 

13 Mar

We're appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision on the A513 this morning, Friday 13 March.


SAFETY INFORMATION: large factory fire in Tamworth 

11 Mar

We’re currently helping colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue who are dealing with a large factory fire at a premises in Lichfield Road Industrial estate, Tamworth.


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