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World record pub crawl pals set to visit 18,000th boozer 

22 Nov

West Bromwich mates on the bender to beat them all will hit milestone in Lichfield...

Youths disturbed trying to break into Lichfield home 

21 Nov

FOUR youths ran off when they were disturbed attempting to break into a house in Cherry Orchard, Lichfield yesterday (November 20).

Health group told to stay out of HS2 

20 Nov

A major health promotion body is told not to interfere in a tussle between Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire East councils about which should get an HS2 link.

Lichfield and Burntwood police operation targets scrap metal… 

20 Nov

POLICE and environmental officers will be staging another joint operationfocusing on scrap metal collectors inLichfield and Burntwood.

Mystery as tortoises disappear from two Burntwood homes on the… 

19 Nov

TWO tortoises vanished on the same night in Burntwood, leaving their owners fearful the animals have been stolen.

Broken down vehicle on M6 and other delays likely to affect your… 

19 Nov

These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius according to the Highways Agency.

IN PICTURES: Jane Sutton collects Stephen’s posthumous honorary… 

18 Nov

Gallery created by Lichfield Mercury...

Group predicts higher standards after cut in councillors 

18 Nov

A cut in the number of councillors across Lichfield and Burntwood has been welcomed by a local residents’ group.

A record attendance at Chase Terrace Technology College’s careers… 

18 Nov

ORGANISERS of last week's careers fair at Chase Terrace Technology College say they were overwhelmed by its success.

Land Rover stolen from village near Lichfield 

18 Nov

A LAND Rover Defender was stolen from the driveway of a house in Moor Croft at Armitage in the early hours of Monday morning.

​Trains delayed between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch until… 

18 Nov

TRAINS between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch will be delayed until at least 1pm today (Tuesday, November 18).

REVEALED: The best and worst doctors in Stoke-on-Trent and… 

18 Nov

Patients will be able to check up on their GP as part of a new web service launched today.

Community Christmas fayre at Lichfield Library 

18 Nov

Christmas will be coming early at Lichfield Library.

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Sport »

Rowley Park Night-O Results 

23 Nov

Thursday night saw the 11th night-O of the 2014 season, organised by Kelvin at Rowley Park, Stafford.

Round 10 WMCCL Top Barn Worcester 

23 Nov

The outdoor activity centre at Top Barn Worcester, hosted Round 10 of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

McDonalds Kit Scheme is a huge success 

21 Nov

4,230 football kits have been delivered to FA Charter Standard clubs across the country as part of the new McDonalds sponsorship programme supporting The FA as their official Community Partner.

Wyrley Juniors Benefit from Football Futures Volunteers 

21 Nov

Wyrley Juniors Football Club are reaping benefits from volunteers within the Football Futures programme.

Lichfield Leopards U13′s – Lichfield City Leopards U13′s 3 Amington Diamond Blues 6 

19 Nov

What the hell happened there...

Football to Honour 1914 Christmas Truce centenary this December 

19 Nov

Staffordshire FA are to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance activity in December 2014.

Bettering the Delivery and Marketing of Recreational Football 

19 Nov

In an attempt to better understand those organising, delivering and playing football within a recreational environment we are asking for individuals to take part in a brief survey.

Norton boss Scott Dundas wants FA Cup run to inspire promotion push 

18 Nov

Norton United manager Scott Dundas wants the club’s best-ever FA Cup run to inspire a promotion push.

Danny’s double helps Chasetown dismantle Dynamo in FA Trophy rout 

18 Nov

CHASETOWN 4 LOUGHBOROUGH DYNAMO 1FA TrophySecond Qualifying RoundCHASETOWN cruised into the next round of the FA Trophy and could have had double their final goal tally as they completely dominated Dynamo.

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Comment »

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 ...

Broken Record 

23 Oct

The ‘Heritage at Risk’ register for 2014 was published by English Heritage today.

Building your new transport network… in 1974 

19 Oct

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 ...

Night at ye Museum 

18 Oct

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 ...

Overcome with emulsion 

12 Oct

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 ...

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Features »

Tell: the Truth 

23 Nov

WILLIAM TELL Hippodrome, Birmingham, Saturday 22 nd November, 2014   Rossini’s final opera is a more serious affair than his other works, like The Barber of Seville or The Journey to Rheims .

Enjoy Staffordshire 2014 Tourism Awards News 

20 Nov

Winners are announced for the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards Destination Staffordshire and the Staffordshire tourism industry have celebrated the best in business this year with standout winners including Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café, Colton...

Review: The Carrivick Sisters @ Lichfield Guildhall 

18 Nov

With their virtuoso blend of musicianship and strong vocal harmonies, the sibling duo the Carrivick Sisters turned the grandeur of Lichfield’s Guildhall into a Bluegrass club.

Lack of funding forces cancellation of Lichfield Mysteries in 2015 

17 Nov

A lack of financial backing has been blamed for the cancellation of the Lichfield Mysteries.

Lichfield Festival Baby Elephant Parade 

14 Nov

Lichfield Festival has exciting news of a brand new project taking place at the Lichfield Festival 2015.

To Burntwood – uphill on the way, downhill the way back 

13 Nov

I needed to go to Cannock this morning so cycled up Abnalls Lane again.

Former Liverpool star to be guest at Lichfield City FC’s sportman’s dinner 

13 Nov

Former Liverpool star Phil Thompson will be the special guest at a sportsman’s evening in Lichfield.

Team Rickshaw in town 

12 Nov

With a bit of free time and a website tracking their progress, I was able to nip out and catch the @teamrickshaw as they cycled through Lichfield at lunchtime raising money for Children in Need.

Lichfield Christmas Festival Weekend 2014 

12 Nov

Celebrate Christmas with a weekend of festive events and activities throughout Lichfield City.

Arthur Price Sale Donation to the We Love Lichfield Fund 

12 Nov

After the success last year.

The Climax Blues Band set for Lichfield Guildhall performance 

12 Nov

The Lichfield Guildhall will welcome old favourites The Climax Blues Band to the city later this month.

Review: Coope,Boyes and Simpson In Flanders Field @ Lichfield Guildhall 

11 Nov

On Remembrance Sunday the male acappela trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson paid respect to the war dead, and survivors of the first world war with their critically acclaimed spoken word and sung presentation In Flanders Field.


9 Nov

Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular Saturday 8 November 2014 After a very wet start in the morning, the weather cleared in the afternoon and the crowds turned out to witness, what many agreed, was the best ever display.

Concert review Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles 

5 Nov

Concert review Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles – Lichfield Guildhall October 31 st 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photographs by Dave Jones Appropriately for Halloween the Philadelphia based singer-songerwriter Lizanne Knott cast a musical ...

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Business »

Qatari cash linked to HS2 scheme 

18 Nov

Oli-rich state has Birmingham in its sights with Royal Family of Qatar said to be planning a massive investment in city Curzon Street HS2 station...

Business leaders welcome Qatari interest in Birmingham Curzon project 

18 Nov

BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports suggesting the Qatari royal family may invest in the HS2 high-speed rail project in Birmingham.

Businesses urged to back Lichfield Ladies Circle’s community challenge 

13 Nov

Local businesses are being urged to back a community challenge being undertaken by Lichfield Ladies Circle.

Business celebrates opening of new factory in Burntwood 

11 Nov

The owners of a local business are celebrating after opening a new factory in Burntwood.

Blocksil cleans up Down Under with new Australian contract 

10 Nov

A STAFFORDSHIRE firm has secured a major deal for its anti-vandal product from a train company in Australia.

New factory for fast expanding Mercian Labels 

10 Nov

MANUFACTURING business Mercian Labels has opened a new factory in Burntwood.

Chancellor George Osborne hints at West Midlands mayor 

4 Nov

George Osborne has suggested a new figure could head up a combined authority with powers across the region...

HS2 route north of Birmingham could change 

4 Nov

Government launches consultation on possible changes to path of high-speed rail project after it leaves city and heads north...

Rail boost for North ‘will benefit this region’ 

2 Nov

Sir David Higgins, chairman of the planned new high speed rail line, said the new network would help the rest of the country achieve economic success...

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Council »

Lichfield Christmas Festival Weekend 2014 

20 Nov

Let the festive fun begin with Lichfields Christmas Festival Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014.

CPCG conservation events this November and December 

18 Nov

Volunteers are needed to help at the final two conservation events of 2014.

Wrap up your home for winter 

18 Nov

Two local householders are inviting Lichfield district residents into their homes to demonstrate the benefits of external wall insulation.

Jump around 

13 Nov

Trampolining sessions for adults are launching at Burntwood Leisure Centre with a free introductory class this November.

Getin2it walking football sessions 

10 Nov

Theres no reason not to enjoy the beautiful game with walking football sessions for older people launching soon at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Evolve Fitness Suite launches at Lichfield leisure centre 

6 Nov

Friary Grange Leisure Centres gym was given the seal of approval by the Chairman of Lichfield District Council, who launched the new and improved fitness suite on Monday 3 November 2014.

Hundreds take part in Big Draw 2014 

3 Nov

Lichfield District Council has been helping hundreds of school children, shoppers and library users to get creative this October through a series of Big Draw workshops.

Free boxing sessions for Burntwood young people 

29 Oct

A British boxing champion will be giving young people across Burntwood free boxing lessons at Burntwood Leisure Centre from 6 November 2014.

Nearly half a million pounds in funding available 

27 Oct

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.

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Pudsey visits Staffordshire Police 

20 Nov

Children in Need’s Pudsey visited Staffordshire Police HQ on Thursday 20 November to take receipt of a cheque for the money raised during the force’s fundraising efforts last week.

Woman jailed for frauds at Stafford schools 

13 Nov

A woman has been jailed for five months after admitting a string of frauds at three Stafford schools.

Staffordshire Police gun surrender collects nearly 300 items 

13 Nov

A firearms surrender in Staffordshire has netted nearly 300 items during a two week opportunity to hand them in without fear of prosecution for possession.

Recruits get sworn in 

13 Nov

Fourteen new recruits have been sworn in as Police Constables at a recent attestation ceremony at Police Headquarters.

Police warning about telephone scams in Lichfield 

12 Nov

Police are urging residents in the Lichfield area to be on their guard against telephone scammers.

Officers appeal for witnesses after Lichfield fatal road traffic collision 

11 Nov

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Lichfield.

Be on your guard against courier scammers 

6 Nov

Elderly and vulnerable residents are today being warned against falling victim to courier fraud.

Emergency services have now left the scene of a fatal fire in Stafford. 

4 Nov

The destroyed building, SP Plastics in Tilcon Avenue, remains dangerous and is fenced off with screens to prevent public access.

Firearms Surrender 

24 Oct

Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.

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     on flickr 30 Oct 14
    OK chaps, this is what every woman wants – shoes, handbags and chocolate – all in one neat package!

Yourweather Lichfield

Getting cooler. 

23 Nov

This morning has already seen around 3mm (by 08:30 hours) of rain fall in our area but the good news is that the radar images are showing that the rain clouds (bringing the early rain) are moving away from our area.

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