A LEADING Midlands nature conservation charity has become one of the first wildlife and environmental organisations in the UK to appear before the HS2 Select Committee.
Thousands of campaigners who united to oppose plans to chop down ancient trees in Hopwas Woods have been praised by The Woodland Trust.
Celebrations have eruptedfollowing the news thatplans to turn part of the ancient Hopwas Woods into a massive quarry have been abandoned.
THE end of the hurricane Gonzalo, which swept the Bahamas recently, hit the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday last week (October 21) at the dedication of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps Memorial.
PLANSto turn part of ancient Hopwas Woods into a quarry have been withdrawn, the Herald can reveal.
With Cadbury announcing that they will no longer produce their traditional chocolate coins we all see around Christmas, we're wondering what other chocolates and sweets we miss.
Organisers of the Burntwood Wakes have hit back at rumours that the event would not take place in 2015.
Former pupils at a private girls school near Lichfield are offering a scholarship to allow another student to follow in their footsteps.
The streets of north Lichfield will be lit up tomorrow (Friday) evening when people of all ages take part in the annual lantern parade.
THE ORGANISATION which supports voluntary and community services in Lichfield could merge with sister organisations across the county.
A CITY superstore unveiled its new community space on Wednesday.
PRISONS Minister Andrew Selous visited Swinfen Hall YOI in Lichfield this week.
THE One Show team's famous rickshaw will be passing through Lichfield next month as the BBC show supports Children in Need.
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Barton United could climb back amongst the pacesetters if they can secure victory over Alcester Town this weekend.
Nick Wellecomme wins the ball in the air.
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The County Under 18 Representative Team travelled to face Birmingham in their first fixture in this Season’s Midland Counties Youth Championship on Saturday 25th October 2014.
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The ‘Heritage at Risk’ register for 2014 was published by English Heritage today.
I’m hoping some of the bus and rail enthusiasts can help with this one – a few weeks ago I picked up a 40 year old bus route map for Walsall, Aldridge Lichfield, Brownhills and Cannock, and it’s an interesting … Continue ...
Until further notice, entry to Lichfield Museum (formerly known as the Heritage Centre) at St Mary’s in the Market Square is free of charge! On hearing this, I thought I’d find out a little more about one of its predecessors and set off ...
As I alluded yesterday when I featured the image of the Chasewater pump house, reader and friend of the blog Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe has been slaving over a warm scanner yet again to share with us some wonderful postcards from her late father's personal ...
The origins of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance are hazy but in trying to make sense of this centuries-old tradition, the phrase ‘fertility ritual’ often crops up.
A few weeks ago, Peter 'Pedro' Cutler, part time local historian and full time historical mischief-maker, ferreted out the remarkable story of the collapse of a bank in Lichfield in 1856, which detailed early mining in Brownhills, and showed some of ...
Yesterday, I visited Hawkesyard, a place known to previous generations by a variety of names including Le Hawkeserd in Hondesacre, Armitage Park, Spode House and Hawkesyard Priory.
Kate Cardigan Gomez, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around the remains of the incredible Fisherwick Park estate with her other project, Lichfield Discovered - it takes place tomorrow, Saturday 27th September ...
I WOULD like to express grateful thanks to the young family who assisted my wife when she tripped on a paving stone in Gresley Row, Lichfield, just before noon on Saturday, September 13.
AS a practising artist of many years' experience, I would like to draw your attention to Lichfield's provision of a suitable arena in which to showcase the products of the city's burgeoning visual arts community, where, apart from the totally ...
WE all want learning for life whether it is in art or academic subjects, for it keeps us well, young and stimulated.
SO the song by Madonna goes:'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash,Is always Mr Right 'cause we areLiving in a material world.
WHATEVER your views, the recent Scottish referendum has brought forward the power of decision making and working together to achieve a common goal.
Following the recent interest in the Red, White and Blue pub in Springhill, near Sandhills, the wonderful Gareth Thomas from Lichfield District Council has been true to his word and gifted some fascinating aerial imagery of the area, and south to ...
Four local organisations have come together to fund activities and projects across Lichfield District through a new Locality Commissioning Fund that will give out around £477,000 in 2015.
London Midland has admitted that the Cross City line timetable is “a work of fiction” and will be scrapped with effect from Monday, 3 November.
I’ve had a couple of messages from the person who is working tirelessly to make sure that improvements are made to the National Cycle Network Route 54 and that they are sustained, specifically the gated section on Abnalls Lane mentioned ...
Concert Review – The Shee Saturday 18th October Reviewed by Ben Macnair One of the country’s leading folk ensembles, The Shee played to an attentive audience when they returned to Lichfield Guildhall.
Tickets have gone on sale for a thriller coming to the Lichfield Garrick next year.
October 25th - I spotted them by chance as I shot down Church Street in Chasetown - the were on the mown grass in the little park next to the school.
October 24th - The sky had cleared when I alighted from the train at Shenstone, and there was a most curious sunset.
Got taken to the bike jumble in Kidderminster yesterday and drove past the fixie philosopher on the way in and managed a chat while waiting in the queue.
The Hammerwich LMS Station sign that was found folded in half amongst rubbish at Lichfield City has been given a new home, complete with a frame at Chasewater Country Park.
The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.
Rob Kingsley Put on your blue suede shoes to enjoy a night of Elvis in Lichfield.
A rock covers band are bringing their sound to a Burntwood pub.
Staff at a Lichfield company have raised £1,500 to help a boy with an inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams.
IMPROVEMENTS to UK rail infrastructure are important and worthwhile but what will be of more long-term benefit to firms in the Black Country is a better road system, the president of the areas...
STOKE-on-Trent City Council\'s leader has said he wants to keep fighting to bring a high-speed rail station to the city despite seemingly losing out to Crewe.
SUPPORT for a new high speed rail link between Leeds-Manchester - the so-called HS3 - is set to give added impetus to a Midlands crusade for better east-west transport connections, campaigners have sa...
PLANS for a high-speed "HS3" rail link in the north, which could see journey times from Manchester to Leeds cut from 48 to 26 minutes, have moved a step closer after a report by the head of the HS2 sc...
BUSINESS leaders across North Staffordshire have said an HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent should be a priority as the Government looks to determine the high speed rail route between Birmingham and Manche...
A revamped Lichfield pub is set to throw open its doors later this month.
TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.
BUSINESS and city leaders in Stoke-on-Trent are due to launch their business case for an HS2 station later today.
A British boxing champion will be giving young people across Burntwood free boxing lessons at Burntwood Leisure Centre from 6 November 2014.
Four local organisations have come together to fund activities and projects across Lichfield District through a new Locality Commissioning Fund that will give out around 477,000 in 2015.
Canvassers are visiting properties across Lichfield District where people have not registered to vote yet.
Volunteers needed to help at two conservation events in Lichfield District this November.
Lichfield District Councils sports development team is proud to launch inclusive sport and exercise sessions aimed at adults with learning difficulties.
Lichfield District Council is inviting budding artists to take part in this years Big Draw, and join in free art activities taking place in Lichfield over half term.
Take part in a walking tour around Lichfields historical city centre, and be guided to the places where ghosts have been spotted over the years.
Friary Grange Leisure Centres fitness suite, Evolve Fitness, is set to get a makeover this autumn half term.
Twenty-four civic heads from across the West Midlands were treated to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Drayton Manor Theme Park on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.
A sixth man was jailed today for his role in the sexual exploitation of a child in Staffordshire.
One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.
Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.
New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.
The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.
We are now in a position to name the man who died in a collision on Curborough Road, Lichfield, on Sunday 12 October.
Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.
The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.
- Portrait of a Group on a Bench Lichfield Cathedral 1930's
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Page 18 of a photo album – Approx 200 photos in this album 4 to a page. Photos are 3.5 by 2.5 inch black and white
This album has an inscription on the inside cover – to Ivy and Sonny from Auntie
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