A FURIOUS father felt he had no choice but to have CCTV installed throughout his Lichfield home after thieves smashed in the front door and drove off in his 49,000 BMW.
A CONVICTED Rugeley rapist who went on the run for almost four years has been brought back from Brazil to serve his jail sentence by detectives from Staffordshire Police.
A spate of fly-tipping incidents have taken place across Lichfield and Burntwood over the Easter Bank Holiday period.
On this day, April 27 1756, legal documents show that Elizabeth Aston of Stowe House gave a sum of money to nearby St Chad's Church for the construction of a set of pews for herself, her tenants and servants.
AN INSPIRATIONAL Lichfield woman has raised more than 7,000 for MENCAP by completing the London Marathon.
New figures reveal that 200,000 meals have been supplied by the Lichfield Foodbank in the past three years.
The Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood says the need for radical change is greater than ever.
ANOTHER BMW has been stolen from Lichfield as the spate of prestige and high performance car thefts continues.
On this day, April 26 1912, the Lichfield Mercury reported on the memorial services that had been held in the district to mark the loss of life that had taken place on the Titanic a few days earlier.
CANNOCK Police say that after a detailed investigation they have established that a teenage girl was not approached by a man in a vehicle on Monday afternoon.
Lib Dems urge Lichfield and Burntwood voters to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councilsLichfield Live 26 Apr
Voters have been urged to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councils.
THE Green Party has selected its Parliamentary candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood to fight in the upcoming 2017 General Election.
POLICE are appealing for information after a man asked a teenage girl to get into his car in Cannock yesterday (Monday, April 24)The 'suspicious incident' happened in Chadsmoor, at around 3.30pm, near to the Seabright chip shop.
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Willenhall’s strong finish to the season saw them add third placed Burntwood RUFC to their recent run of victories.
Penalties prove a pain as Chasetown FC lose out in the Staffordshire Senior Cup final against Stoke CityLichfield Live 27 Apr
Chasetown FC made Stoke City work hard for their Staffordshire Senior Cup win – forcing the professional club to come from behind in normal time to eventually secure the victory on penalties.
CHASETOWN 1 STOKE CITY 1(Stoke win 4-3 on penalties)Staffordshire Senior Cup FinalCHASETOWN were within minutes of lifting the Staffordshire Senior Cup for the first time, only to have their hearts broken by a stoppage-time equaliser from Stoke...
Marston Road was again the venue as Newcastle Town and Wolverhampton Casuals met in a re-peat of the 2013/2014 final which was won by the Stoke-on_Trent based side.
Chasetown FC suffered penalty shootout heartbreak as they lost in the Staffordshire Senior Cup final against Stoke City.
Chasetown boss Dave Stringer is ‘immensely proud’ of his team after their heart-breaking shoot-out defeat to Stoke City’s academy team in the Staffordshire Senior Cup final.
After a looooong day, getting up at 2.30am, driving, flying, driving, bike building to be honest I just wanted to go to bed but no, 9.15pm was the start for the first race of the mtbo camp cup.
Well done to all the runners who braved the unreasonable weather to kick off this summers Domination Series, with Iain defending his title in style.
Along with a large contingent of Brits I am off to Denmark at stupid o’clock tomorrow morning to train, race and generally have a good time at MTBO Camp 2017.
I spent a very useful couple of hours in Northfield Village in Stafford with Philip Atkins and Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council.
Walsall police this afternoon issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the Mercedes Convertible, pictured below, on Wednesday last (19th April 2017) after in was involved in a collision on the Lichfield Road in ...
I know it's late on but there's a great even going on in Whittington this afternoon (Saturday, 15th April 2017) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust 'Tunnel Vision' appeal - Eric and Doreen's All Day Easter Coffee Morning.
I was elsewhere yesterday afternoon as it's good cycling weather - but I noticed from social media feeds and enquiries that there was a grass fire on Gentleshaw Common towards the evening.
I'm sad to say that the local area is still plagued by flytipping - the above load was dumped on Friday 7th April 2017 at Barracks Lane, just over the border in Staffordshire, and reported on Facebook by the crew from the Lichfield Mercury.
That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group.
I've had some interesting responses (particularly on Facebook) to the odd enquiry I made yesterday from reader Graham about Hopwas Canal Bridge on the A51 near Tamworth.
After I posted my ride pictures from last Saturday's spring sojourn around east Staffordshire, reader Graham posed a comment asking a really interesting question about a canal bridge on the A51 at Hopwas, which I'm really interested in.
Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about their annual Spring show, taking place at Whittington Village Hall on Friday, April 7th 2017.
Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.
Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this coming Monday (27th March 2017) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly...
Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.
Highfields Road site had already been rejected previously by the public but the Council are trying again! Last night Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet agreed to include the Green Belt sites, off Coulter Lane, Burntwood (80 houses) and off ...
Join them at 6pm on Tuesday 7th March if you want to show your concern over losing green belt land around Burntwood Lichfield ‘s Conservative Cabinet will be deciding on the proposals for housing, Green Belt land and much more which will be put out...
The Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s track record is unrivalled in my experience.
Two young bands from two disparate genres showcased their talents for an appreciative audience when Heidi Browne and the award-winning blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones appeared at Lichfield Guildhall.
Horrible Histories is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.
Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV Bore Street, Lichfield on Wednesday 17th May with ‘A Night of Swinging Standards’ performed by Nick Drew, saxes, Nick Dewhurst, trumpet, and an outstanding rhythm section of Billy Weir, ...
Visitors to this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival can look forward to a veritable feast of jazz performed in venues across this historic city by local, regional and national favourites.
April 23rd - On the canal at Hopwas, a swan nest.
A gig in Lichfield next month will have the audience jumping and jiving.
The Lichfield Garrick’s new afternoon classical concert series kicks off today.
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant welcomed PM Theresa May’s announcement that the Labour Party will be consigned to history in time for the summer recess.
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum will once again be throwing open its doors for an open day next month.
Lichfield folk fans were shown a masterclass of traditional music-making when the legendary Martin Carthy appeared at the Guildhall.
The Dolly Parton Musical 9 to 5 is coming to Lichfield.
In the theatrical world, they say you should never perform with children or animals.
West End hit The Tiger Who Came to Tea is coming to the Lichfield Garrick next month.
Woman charged maximising development around Birmingham's new HS2 station in Eastside has been appointed to similar post in the capital...
SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services...
Conservative mayoral candidate dismisses back bench calls to scrap HS2...
A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.
A nursery business founded in Lichfield has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a further 61 sites.
Jonathan Carmalt from JLL assess the future for the city's office market as work on HS2 gets going and the squeeze on supply starts to ease...
The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.
Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.
Work to replace Lichfield city centre's historic style paving has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule.
Proposals to safeguard two historic buildings and open a library in the heart of Lichfield City will be scrutinised by councillors.
A Staffordshire road and rail bridge, providing access to a new multi-million-pound industrial and warehouse development, has been officially opened.
Work which will support the design of the latest phase of the Lichfield southern bypass will begin this month.
Work to replace Lichfield city centre's historic style paving is set to start in the new year.
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.
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.
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...
New plans for the major city centre redevelopment, Friarsgate, are going on display to the public this month.
The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 4.
Crews have today moved into Lichfield’s new 3.2 million community fire station.
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 of people flocked from far and wide to enjoy the Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.
Kick off your festive celebrations with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on December 6 at 6pm.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 6.
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.
Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.
- 23_01_17 Looking Down To The Nave
flickr 20 Jan 17on
Once agin our early morning walkers will be feeling the cold today as the air temperature at 06:30 hours is only 1.8c.
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