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Lichfield ladies darts league gives toys and gifts to the Pathway… 

20 Dec

CHILDREN at a Lichfield women's refuge will have a happier Christmas thanks to a donation of toys and gifts from women's dartsplayers.


​Art helps dialysis patients at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson… 

20 Dec

PATIENTS on the Renal Unit at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital have been putting their creative skills to good use and brightening up the walls of the unit, where many patients spend up to twelve hours a week receiving dialysis.


​Lichfield Chess Club honours former treasurer 

20 Dec

LICHFIELD Chess Club is to honour the memory of former treasurer Robin Farmery by purchasing a new trophy in his name.


A Christmas message from Burntwood Town Council 

20 Dec

EACH year that passes seems to have its own character, but as I look back over these past 12 months, Christmas still remains a time for reflection and a rejuvenation of hope for the future, and always will.


​Lichfield and Burntwood people warned to avoid counterfeit… 

19 Dec

PEOPLE are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid potentially dangerous counterfeit alcohol.


Elderly woman dies after collision with car near Lichfield 

19 Dec

AN ELDERLY woman hasdied following a collision with a car nearLichfield.


Fatal Lichfield crash: Elderly woman dies following car collision 

19 Dec

Two ambulances called to Birmingham Road, Shenstone Wood End shortly before 4.50pm on Thursday...


Weekend weather forecast: Your five-day forecast to the week… 

19 Dec

How are you planning to spend the weekend before Christmas week? Let us help you decide with a forecast from the Met Office.


A Christmas message from Lichfield District Council 

19 Dec

CHRISTMAS is about children but in truth we are all big kids at heart and this was never more obvious when my Chairman's Carol service became a Christmas Pageant in Stonnall Church.


Elderly woman dies after crash on Birmingham Road in Shenstone 

18 Dec

A woman has died after being hit by a car in Shenstone.


Lichfield’s Fuse Festival will not take place next year 

18 Dec

LICHFIELD'S Fuse Festival will not take place next year, Lichfield Arts has announced.


CCTV images released after 16-year-old assaulted and robbed on… 

18 Dec

POLICE are appealing for the public's help after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed on a train travelling from Lichfield.


Police release CCTV of men wanted over attack on Lichfield train 

18 Dec

CCTV of some of the group police want to speak to Police have released CCTV men of a group of men who attacked a teenager on a train from Lichfield.


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Sport »

Rugeley Night-O and 2014 Series Finale 

19 Dec

The final race in the 2014 night-O series was held in Rugeley organised by Kelvin followed by an excellent Christmas meal at the Stag’s Leap.


Spaces are available on the Basic Referees Course Running in January 

19 Dec

Spaces are still currently available on the Basic Refereeing course that we have running at Erasmus Darwin Academy in January.


Spaces are available on the Level 1 running at Chesterton in January 

19 Dec

There are still places currently available on the Level 1 coaching course that we have running at the beginning of January.


Ben Shephard urges clubs in Staffordshire to take advantage of cash boost and Grow the Game. 

18 Dec

Ben Shephard urges clubs in Staffordshire to take advantage of £1.5m cash boost and Grow the Game amongst target groups.


Go Ride Awards 

18 Dec

British Cycling are looking for nominations for Go Ride Awards The awards will recognise the efforts of volunteers across a number of categories: Young Volunteer Club Official Club Coach Event Official Go-Ride Club of the Year http://www.


Chasetown FC ease past Wolverhampton Casuals in the cup 

18 Dec

Nathan Waite opens the scoring for Chasetown.


​Lichfield students commemorate 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce 

17 Dec

PUPILS at a Lichfield donned their favourite team kits and kicked off a special day of remembrance for the Christmas Truce of 1914, as part of a nationwide Football Remembers campaign.


TB Williamson Cup Update 

17 Dec

The date of the TB Williamson Cup final is to take place on Thursday 23rd April 2015.


Chasetown crush Casuals to set up Bolehall clash in Walsall… 

17 Dec

CHASETOWN 5WOLVERHAMPTON CASUALS 0Walsall Senior CupSecond RoundCHASETOWN set up a Walsall Senior Cup quarter-final at Bolehall Swifts in the new year with a convincing win over Casuals on a very wet Tuesday night at The Scholars Ground.


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The Odd Couple 

16 Dec

According to Pevsner, the Church of St Lawrence features some of the most exciting Norman work in the county.


Burntwood Lantern Parade and Christmas Fayre at Chasewater this evening! 

14 Dec

Here's a further chance to get into the Christmas spirit this evening (Sunday 14th December 2014) - there's the Annual Burntwood Lantern Parade and a Christmas Fayre being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre.


Hard Labour 

1 Dec

Gnosall’s lock-up dates to 1832 and was designed and built by local architect James Trubshaw  of Great Haywood.


Out and about with the District Commissioning Leads 

27 Nov

“Over the past few weeks I have been getting out and about and seeing some of the good work we do on the ground.


Burntwood Children’s Centres Under Threat: Residents Urged to Take Part in Consultation 

20 Nov

County Councillor for Burntwood North, Cllr Sue Woodward, is urging the community of Burntwood to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of children’s centres.


The Brownhills press gang 

16 Nov

Occasionally on the Brownhills Blog we strike a little bit of gold that sets things alight for a bit - this has happened over a variety of disparate topics; the Brownhills Carnival video, and the later cinefilm from the Brownhills Camera Club; the ...


Its a Photo Frenzy !!!!!!! 

13 Nov

Its been a while since there was a posting! But I just have to share some work that I am involved in.


Tweet: Just pulled up at Kings Bromley near #Lichfield to… 

12 Nov

Just pulled up at Kings Bromley near #Lichfield to talk with parish councillors about policing, how things are going future challenges...


Local history events this week 

10 Nov

Kate Cardigan Gomez from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is really going some with her local history group, Lichfield Discovered - in the next week they have two events, one of which is tonight, and on an appropriate Great War theme, with author Joss ...


Urgent – Harris Hawk lost in Burntwood 

9 Nov

I have no idea what to make of this - lost raptors are a new one for the blog, but never a dull moment - just has this report of a lost Harris Hawk in from Jim Mason of Burntwood: Continue reading →...


Serving Time 

8 Nov

Throughout the year, the Lichfield Discovered group has hosted some fascinating talks on a range of subjects from symbolism in cemeteries  (we never did find out about the mackerel!) to urban exploration  and we’ve visited pubs, Roman forts...


Burntwood and Lichfield Labour Members with Sion Simon MEP and Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Chris Worsey 

7 Nov

Labour members quizzing Sion Simon MEP in Lichfield tonight over devolution and David Cameron’s con over the “rebate“.


Pubs and Publishing 

2 Nov

There’s been a lot of curiosity about what’s happening at the site of the former Three Tuns Inn on the Walsall Road.


Serious road accident in Shelfield last night 

31 Oct

Last night (Thursday 30th October 2014) there was a serious road traffic collision on the Lichfield Road in Shelfield in which six people were hurt - I'm getting lots of enquiries about this, and the following press release was issued by West ...


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Features »

Christmas Party 

19 Dec

Tonight we take a break from the relentless Christmas Santa Float to have our annual Christmas Party...


Santa’s Tour Of Lichfield – Darwin Park 

19 Dec

Santa and his merry band of helpers will be touring the streets of Lichfield and surrounding areas, spreading festive cheer and raising money for local good causes.


December 18th – the weather got progressively worse, and on my… 

18 Dec

December 18th - the weather got progressively worse, and on my return I crossed the Alan Woollatt memorial bridge over the A38 at Thickbroom.


December 18th – a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to… 

18 Dec

December 18th - a half day, and chance to nip on an errand to Whittington.


December 16th – A grim return. I’d been in Birmingham on a… 

18 Dec

December 16th - A grim return.


Review: The Dylan Project @ Lichfield Guildhall 

18 Dec

The many fans of the legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan who turned up to Lichfield Guildhall were given an early Christmas present when The Dylan project performed.


The Dylan Project – Lichfield Guildhall – December 14th 2014 

17 Dec

The Dylan Project – Lichfield Guildhall – December 14th 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair The many fans of the legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan who turned up to Lichfield Guildhall on Sunday December 14th were given an early Christmas present ...


Review: Cinderella @ Lichfield Garrick 

16 Dec

The Garrick’s pantos have always been good value since the theatre’s artistic director Adrian Jackson took them in hand, but this one tops the lot.


Lichfield Players on the lookout for period prop ahead of new production 

16 Dec

A local theatre group are on the lookout for a missing prop to help them stage their new production of classic comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo.


Lichfield city centre to play host to ‘pop-up’ nativity performances 

16 Dec

Late night Christmas revellers in Lichfield will again this year be treated to something unique as they walk around the city centre.


Taking care out there 

16 Dec

Cycling and commuting in the winter is not without its challenges.


December 14th – This evening, there was the annual Burntwood… 

15 Dec

December 14th - This evening, there was the annual Burntwood lantern parade and Christmas Fayre at Chasewater.


December 14th – Sadly, it seems myxomatosis has found the rabbit… 

15 Dec

December 14th - Sadly, it seems myxomatosis has found the rabbit warren by the canal, just off Chase Road in Brownhills.


December 13th – An excellent sunset. I needed to pop to… 

15 Dec

December 13th - An excellent sunset.


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Business »

Legal & General acquires Fradley Park 

15 Dec

Staffordshire industrial site sold as part of wider £226.5m property deal which also includes a unit on Swift Park in Rugby...


BREAKING NEWS: Fradley Park sold off as part of £226.5m deal 

15 Dec

THE huge Fradley Park industrial estate near Lichfield has been bought by Legal & General Property (LGP) as part of a £226.5m deal.


New Digbeth record company Stoney Lane Records hopes to showcase local talent 

10 Dec

Fazeley Studios based company Stoney Lane Records is named after a former West Bromwich Albion home ground.


Campaigners lose latest HS2 legal challenge 

9 Dec

Court of Appeal throws out challenge which said the Government should have carried out an environmental assessment to alleviate potential caused along the route...


Sanderson buys software firm for up to £1.9m and hints at further acquisitions 

8 Dec

SOFTWARE and IT services group Sanderson has acquired Solihulls Proteus Software for up to £1.9m.


Victorious Crewe in HS2 partnership offer to Stoke 

5 Dec

CHESHIRE East Council continues to reach out to Staffordshire over HS2 despite beating it to a major hub for the proposed high speed rail line.


Christmas sale launching at Lichfield cutlery firm 

2 Dec

A Lichfield cutlery firm is launching its Christmas sale.


New Lichfield industrial site will be “real boost” for local economy 

1 Dec

A new industrial development in Lichfield will provide “a real boost” to the local economy, according to a county councillor.


Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan wins planning award 

1 Dec

Plans drawn up by Birmingham City Council to transform the city centre win national accolade...


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Council »

Leaders festive message 

18 Dec

Councillor Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council, looks back on 2014.


Chairmans festive message 

18 Dec

Councillor David S Smith, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, wishes everyone across the district and beyond a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Keep Warm its Winter 

18 Dec

Lichfield District Strategic Partnership has launched an information pack to help older people keep warm and well in their homes at wintertime.


New football signing sought for Hospital Road Playing Fields 

11 Dec

Lichfield District Council and Hammerwich Parish Council are seeking transfer talks with local sports clubs and other organisations to take control of a popular sporting venue in Hammerwich.


Benefit fraud prosecution 

11 Dec

Lichfield resident prosecuted for claiming a range of benefits she was not entitled to.


Lichfield Christmas Festival Weekend success 

9 Dec

Lichfield Christmas shoppers and visitors were treated to plenty of festive fun at the Christmas Festival Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014.


Twinkly Trail 

9 Dec

Hunt for 11 Christmas trees and figures on display in shop windows across Lichfield City centre to claim a sweet treat...


Retail relief 

9 Dec

More than 300 retail businesses across the district are eligible to retail relief.


Concert raises money for Chairmans Charities 

8 Dec

On Sunday 30 November Lichfield Sinfonia played in Nether Stowe School Hall and, due to the concerts success, donated 1,000 to three local charities.


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Fatal road traffic collision Lichfield 

19 Dec

At 4.50pm Thursday 18 December, emergency services were called to a report of a serious road traffic collision on Birmingham Road, at its junction with Footherley Lane, Shenstone, near Lichfield.


Police release CCTV stills after robbery on train between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield 

18 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone and other property while travelling on board a train.


Police release CCTV stills after robbery on train between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield 

18 Dec

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone and other property while travelling on board a train.


Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Non-stop road traffic collision on the A38 

15 Dec

We are appealing for witnesses following a non-stop road traffic collision on the A38 yesterday, Sunday.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


Stop and Think, Limit your alcohol, Limit the consequences 

10 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to increase officer patrols in selected areas to help keep night-time revellers and businesses safe and reassured during the festive period.


Witness appeal to arson in Burntwood 

5 Dec

Between 5.30pm and 6pm on Thursday 4 December, offender/s have gone through a side gate of a property in Baker Close in Burntwood.


Did you witness a road traffic collision in Streethay? 

2 Dec

We are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A5127, Burton Road at Streethay.


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Last minute shopping 

20 Dec

Today, being the last Saturday before Christmas, is traditionally the day that many go out to complete their Christmas shopping.


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