A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.
CANNOCK Chase MP Amanda Milling has raised the withdrawal of local bus services with Transport Secretary, the Rt Hon.
A HANDYMAN has been fined over 1,400 after pleading guilty to unsafe asbestos removal in Lichfield, breaching health and safety legislation.
ON THIS day in 1818, "a Grand Exhibition of Illusions (and) Ventriloquism took place at the Theatre Royal, Lichfield.
A BURNTWOOD singer songwriter whose vocals caused a sensation on The Voice is performing a free gig near Lichfield on Friday.
People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned about emails from fraudsters claiming to be from the tax office.
A BARTON father of four, who had not been ill in 15 years, died after "substandard care at Burton's Queen's Hospital meant staff failed to identify the serious condition he was suffering from and prematurely discharged him.
Cars have been stolen after two house burglaries in Lichfield.
LICHFIELD residents are being urged to review car and home security measures after two burglaries overnight where luxury cars at each property were stolen.
MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays this morning as an oversized load is transported through the Lichfield area.
Pub chain defends decision not to serve alcohol to visiting Sheffield United supporters in LichfieldLichfield Live 18 Jan
A pub chain has explained a decision not to serve alcohol to football supporters last weekend.
STAFFORDSHIRE Police have warned elderly residents in the area to be on their guard after bogus callers lied their way into the home of a woman in her 70s.
Women in Lichfield and Burntwood have been reminded not to miss out on potentially lifesaving cervical screening appointments.
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England women have announced their squad for the Six Nations – with five players from Lichfield Rugby Club included.
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Chasetown FC were made to pay the price for some defensive hesitancy as they were beaten on the road at Newcastle Town.
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John and Gina Sylvester have contacted me to say they've concerned about the cat above who's been hanging around Stonnall for a while, and they're concerned it might be lost.
The wonderful and kind local historian Robert Selvey has kindly donated another local history classic to the blog archive for readers to enjoy, and this one's a cracker - it's Heath Hayes History, the companion 'Green Book' title to the 'Old ...
Built in 1750 on the site of the Talbot Inn, as a private residence for wine merchant George Addams, the Angel Croft was converted to a hotel in the 1930s.
I'm sad to report that yesterday evening (Wednesday 21st December 2016) there was a serious road traffic incident on the Ogley Road near it's junction with the Lichfield Road at Co-op Corner in Brownhills.
Thanks to the immense generosity of reader and old pal of the blog Stuart, and the tireless work of the young David Evans, I can share with you something rather special today: a book on Chasetown history entitle 'Old Chasetown'2, published in a very ...
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Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that's taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.
Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this Thursday evening (24th November 2016) there will be a public progress meeting for the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, ...
Burntwood’s Labour County Councillor calls on NHS Chief to make public their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)Burntwood Labour Councillors 19 Nov
17 November 2016 Dear Mr Stevens On behalf of the Labour Group at Staffordshire County Council, I am calling for the immediate publication of the STP plans in order to engage the public in addressing the challenges faced by the Staffordshire care and...
RAF Lichfield, or Fradley Aerodrome as it was sometimes known, was Staffordshire’s busiest airfield during the Second World War.
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Boogie woogie will be on the menu when acclaimed Steve Clayton and the 44’s return to Lichfield.
January 16th - A terrible, awful, wet commuting day.
Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter Beer Festival, taking place over the week-end Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January.
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The artistic director of the Lichfield Garrick says he is confident there will be “something for everyone” in the theatre’s spring season.
A local GP who referred Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant to a consultant proctologist has hit out at the Conservative government.
The Lichfield Garrick’s executive director has hailed the success of the theatre’s annual pantomime and festive programme of events.
Lichfield Arts rounded off a successful 2016 with a show that packed humour, stirring musicianship, dance and familiar songs performed in unfamiliar ways when The Magical Christmas Tree came to the Guildhall.
January 8th - Out and about today on various errands, I spotted a rather muddy rugby match going on at the club in Chasetown, just on the edge of Chasewater.
January 6th - on my way home, I had to pop into Stonnall, and as ever, the Old Swan pub was lit up beautifully, like a beacon to the weary and homeward bound.
Real ale and music fans will soon be raising a glass to the Lichfield Winter Beer Festival.
27th & 28th January 2017, Lichfield Guildhall Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter Beer Festival, taking place over the week-end Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.
A charity concert will be hosted by the chairman of Burntwood Town Council next month.
January 2nd - Well, this is it - the fifth anniversary of my continual cycling.
A Burntwood pharmacist has won a customer service award.
Two men have been handed community service after admitting selling fireworks they were not licenced to stock in Lichfield.
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A MIDLANDS rugby club has submitted plans for a new ground in anticipation of it being relocated as a result of the HS2 high speed rail line.
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SIR David Higgins, the executive chairman of HS2, has accepted a similar role at Gatwick Airport.
THE regeneration of Birminghams Eastside and how it will be shaped by the arrival of HS2 set the agenda for a new conference in the city.
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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.
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New plans for the major city centre redevelopment, Friarsgate, are going on display to the public this month.
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.
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- Week 24.3 – Uninspired, Mark 2
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Justifiably this week I’ve been a bit uninspired again, which I put down to the events of last weekend, leading to a day off work sick on Monday. We did however have a do after work on Wednesday at Birmingham
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