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Bartley Green is an area noted in Domesday Book 

28 Jul

The name Bartley Green, now part of Edgbaston constituency, comes from the Anglo Saxon word Berchelai, which is how it#27;s recorded in the Domesday Book.


6 things you might not know about Bartley Green 

28 Jul

Did you know the world#27;s tallest woman came from Bartley Green or that it was once a favourite birdwatching haunt of Bill Oddie...


Gang plundered metal from M42 and M5 road signs causing £430,000 damage 

27 Jul

An organised gang made £30K from thefts but caused over £430,000 damage by plundering copper from motorway signs from around the Midlands...


Tributes pour in for millionaire greengrocer Joe Richards after his death at age of 46 

27 Jul

#27;Humble and generous#27; boss had survived brutal nightclub attack nine years before...


Tributes to millionaire greengrocer Joe Richards after his death at age of 46 

27 Jul

#27;Humble and generous#27; boss had survived brutal nightclub attack nine years before...


Stunning performances at Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s 30th… 

27 Jul

I have to admit I was a little tired when I arrived at Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre's 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sunday evening jaded from a long week.


Marathon challenge in Barton will help celebrate beading 

27 Jul

BARTON beader Stephney Hornblow is threading together a marathon effort to celebrate the first ever National Beading week.


Labour councillor calls for crackdown on blue badge abuse 

27 Jul

A Burntwood Labour councillor has called for more to be done to tackle abuse by drivers using blue badges.


Family fun on offer as Erasmus Darwin House hosts Wacky Wednesdays 

27 Jul

A Lichfield museum is inviting families to join a series of Wacky Wednesday activities.


Appeal to former colleagues over asbestos-related death of… 

27 Jul

AN APPEAL is being made for former colleagues of a Lichfield man who died of an asbestos-related cancer to come forward.


WEATHER: A cloudy week ahead with some showers 

27 Jul

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


Meeting held to discuss Burntwood’s future 

26 Jul

DISCUSSIONS have begun on the future development of Burntwood Town Council.


Young Ambassadors bring a modern twist to annual Alrewas Show 

26 Jul

THE 134th Alrewas Show was held last Saturday featuring all the traditional elements but with a modern twist.


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Staffordshire FA Community Awards – RESPECT and Fair Play 

27 Jul

On Saturday 25th July Staffordshire FA hosted their annual awards event that aims to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers from across the county for their commitment and achievements during the 2014/15 Season and beyond...


Staffordshire FA Community Awards 2015 

27 Jul

On Saturday 25th July Staffordshire FA hosted their annual awards event that aims to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers from across the county for their commitment and achievements during the 2014/15 Season and beyond...


Shenstone Pathfinder to start new season with home clash 

23 Jul

Shenstone Pathfinder’s first fixtures for the new season have been revealed.


St Giles Hospice Rides 

23 Jul

The Hospice in Whittington is organising two rides on Sept 13 – 25 miles and 63 miles.


Lichfield’s Team GB cyclist Capewell so close to European medal… 

23 Jul

SOPHIE Capewell insists she has learned plenty from her first international experience with Team GB after agonisingly missing out on a medal at the European Under-23 and Junior Track Championships.


Apply for the RA-FA Youth Council 

22 Jul

The RA-FA Youth Council is now seeking to recruit its members for the 2015-16 season.


FA Skills Football Day 

22 Jul

The FA Skills team are offering 5-11 year olds of any ability from across Staffordshire the opportunity to participate in a football day at The National Football Centre.


Domination Park Race Results 

21 Jul

Tonight was the the latest in the Domination Series, with a park race in Beacon Park, Lichfield.


No adult coaching tomorrow – Wednesday 22nd 

21 Jul

Regrettably due to summer holidays there is no coaching tomorrow with Rob and Iain away and no cover.


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Burntwood Wakes archive film showing now! 

25 Jul

I've just noticed via Facebook that there's a showing of a unique Burntwood Wakes archive film at St.


Bike Lock 

24 Jul

On Wednesday, Christine from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust and I set off on a joint expedition to explore the remains of the stretch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal between the Fosseway Level Crossing and Sandfields Pumping ...


Fancy doing some volunteering at the Scrap Barn? 

23 Jul

Fancy doing some voluntary work for the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre - friend of the blog and top Phoenix Hospital Radio DJ Lucy Wood has dropped me a line to let me know that they have some great positions available.


Walsall Wood hold Lichfield City to a draw 

22 Jul

The friendly season continues, and Saturday last, Bill Shaw was at Brownfield Lane to watch the Woodmen in action against Lichfield City in an entertaining score draw.


Road accident on M6 Toll island this evening 

19 Jul

I've had a load of enquiries about an accident tonight up by the M6 toll slip road island just off the A5195 and Ogley Hay Road north of the A5 between Chasetown and Hammerwich - as luck would have it, there's a fairly full report on the West ...


Get down with the ancestors – Wall Open Day this Sunday! 

18 Jul

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore donned one of her many hats (and a toga-style ganzey) this week when she wrote to tell me that this Sunday, 19th July 2015, it's the annual open day at Wall village and Roman site, just up the A5 between ...


Walsall Wood FC away matches this afternoon! 

18 Jul

I'm not terribly clear what's happening exactly, but there are two Walsall Wood friendly away matches scheduled this afternoon; one at Lichfield City listed kickoff 3pm and another against Wolverhampton Sporting CFC at Great Wyrley also listed also ...


Accident in Sadler Road this evening? 

17 Jul

I know very little about this one but friend of the blog @AntrigbyAjrigby tweeted me tonight (9:15pm Friday 17th July 2015) to say there had been an accident in Sadler Road, Brownhills, and the the road was closed with the junction of Lichfield Road.


Up Letocetum 

16 Jul

Wall, located just two miles to the south of Lichfield, is an incredible place to visit at anytime of the year.


Lichfield Canal Summerhill Guided Walk – this evening 

14 Jul

This evening (Wednesday, 15th July 2015), there's a guided walk being held by the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust along the Summerhill section, and it's open to all who might want to go and see what they're up to - Currently ...


Tweet: Good day on the property front. Progress on new in… 

10 Jul

Good day on the property front.


World War Two Event and Vintage, Craft and Curio Fair – two day event this weekend! 

10 Jul

Friend of the blog and top Pelsall bloke Chris Hill has asked me to point out a two day event this weekend that's happening at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, at the former Whittington Barracks, on the A51 between Lichfield and Whittington.


Tweet: A thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours with @Women… 

8 Jul

A thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours with @WomensInstitute members in #Lichfield .


That didn’t go to plan… or did it? 

5 Jul

I realise this is a bit off piste for the Brownhills Blog, but we have interests in Lichfield, so I think it's appropriate - a few weeks ago Peter 'Pedro' Cutler spotted the following clipping in the newspaper archives.


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Glambusters to play at Lichfield pub 

28 Jul

Glambuster Glam rock will be on the menu at a Lichfield pub this weekend.


Disabled Lichfield residents should not be allowed out, claims Burntwood Labour councillor 

28 Jul

Disabled Lichfield residents should not be allowed out on the roads, claims Burntwood Labour councillor.


Family fun on offer as Erasmus Darwin House hosts Wacky Wednesdays 

27 Jul

A Lichfield museum is inviting families to join a series of Wacky Wednesday activities.


Cycle Rides For All – Burntwood to Chasewater and back 

23 Jul

This Sunday is the first ever Cycle Rides For All in Burntwood.


Speedsters urged to sign up for Burntwood Wakes Push Kart Derby 

23 Jul

Burntwood’s best racers are being invited to showcase their speed in a Push Kart Derby.


Monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust 

23 Jul

Monthly Progress Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust, formerly known as the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station.


July 22nd – On an odd little side street, just off the main… 

23 Jul

July 22nd - On an odd little side street, just off the main Walsall-Lichfield road, in the hinterland scrub between The Butts and Rushall, a remarkable display of feral roses.


Former members return for Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre anniversary show 

22 Jul

Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre has always been known as a company providing first class training for young people in the region – that so many members have gone on to work in professional theatre is proof that this early artistic experience ...


Lichfield Garrick show celebrates 20 years of Forever in Blue Jeans 

21 Jul

Forever in Blue Jeans Forever in Blue Jeans celebrates 20 years on the road with a show at the Lichfield Garrick.


Junior Simpson on the bill as Comedy 42 returns to the Lichfield Garrick 

20 Jul

The Comedy 42 night returns to the Lichfield Garrick this week.


Talk on gothic style in Lichfield 

20 Jul

Gothic style will be the subject of a talk in Lichfield.


July 18th – A mad day when I didn’t have much time for anything,… 

20 Jul

July 18th - A mad day when I didn’t have much time for anything, and again, I was suffering with a dismal stomach.


July 17th – I had to pop down to Shenstone on my way home; on my… 

18 Jul

July 17th - I had to pop down to Shenstone on my way home; on my return through the backlands I noticed something that had largely been passing me by of late; the crops in the fields are now ripening, and the harvest cannot be far away.


They’ve all got it infra me 

17 Jul

Some new posts and signs for NCN54 have gone up in the last few days.


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Council planning to tap into potential of Armitage Shanks site 

27 Jul

MORE than 100 homes are planned for the site of the former Armitage Shanks Tap Works Factory site in Wolverhampton.


The HS2 Midlands dream revealed 

23 Jul

A £3.3 billion vision for HS2 was today revealed that would create 52,000 jobs, extend the Midland Metro line and bring super-fast electric buses to the Black Country.


HS2 ‘will let Midlands lead business world’ 

23 Jul

The Midlands will become a ‘world-leading business destination’ because of HS2, politicians and business leaders today claimed.


Jobs and economic activity boom predicted as HS2 growth strategy unveiled 

22 Jul

THE prospect of tens of thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of new economic activity has been linked to the arrival of high-speed rail project HS2 in Birmingham.


Curzon Street HS2 Masterplan set for green light 

20 Jul

City council expected to adopt formally the plan which will see massive regeneration in the area around the planned home of the new HS2 terminal ...


Property agents at launch of £38m Liberty Park scheme 

20 Jul

Over 30 key industrial property agents from across the Midlands attended the Birmingham launch of Liberty Park, Lichfield.


New White Stuff store confirms Lichfield Arts as charity partner 

17 Jul

A new city centre shop has named Lichfield Arts as its partner charity.


Pub owners back plan for Lichfield Business Improvement District 

16 Jul

A number of pub owners and managers in Lichfield have given their backing for plans to introduce a Business Improvement District in the city centre.


Owners of City Arcade shopping area in Lichfield have “big plans” for its future 

15 Jul

The owners of a Lichfield shopping area have “big plans” to transform it.


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Council »

Green Gym 

10 Jul

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...


Exciting new plans for Friarsgate to be unveiled 

8 Jul

New plans for the major city centre redevelopment, Friarsgate, are going on display to the public this month.


July fun at Lichfield Historic Parks 

6 Jul

From trails to follow and bug hunting fun through to a record breaking event, there are plenty of activities and events to enjoy at Beacon Park and Stowe Pool this summer.


Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

2 Jul

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.


Council seeks more Lichfield Proms sponsors 

2 Jul

Lichfield District Council is inviting local businesses to sponsor Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park to help make sure this years event is the best yet.


Consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents 

29 Jun

Have your say on the draft supplementary planning documents.


Inspire Boot Camp at Burntwood Leisure Centre 

26 Jun

Are you up for a boot camp challenge...


A weekend of fun at citys historic parks 

26 Jun

From outdoor concerts and seed planting to hunting for bugs, Lichfield Historic Parks were a hive of activity last weekend.


Summer holiday fun 

25 Jun

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch its Holiday Fun programme an online guide to summer holiday activities across Lichfield District.


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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

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.


Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.


Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...


Did you witness an assault at Burntwood Rugby Club? 

5 Jun

The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday 23 May after a kick boxing event.


Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


Suspected road rage incident, Lichfield 

29 May

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected road rage incident near Lichfield.


First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.


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More rain than average in July 2015 

28 Jul

So far in July 2015 we have received 31.2% more rain than average for the month and there is still the chance of a few drops more today.


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