THE SEARCH is on to find the best performers in the district to take part in Lichfield's Got Talent 2015.
A PARTNERSHIP of local councils which aims to bring bigbusiness investment into the region was celebrating today afterBirmingham was chosen as one of the sites for a massive new high speed rail college.
CONFIRMATION that all youth centres in Staffordshire are to close by the end of the year has been condemned by public sector union Unison.
THEREmay well be a gateux in the chateau when 'Allo 'Allo star Arthur Bostrom speaks at Lichfield Cathedral's patrons' dinner on Friday (October 3).
STEPHEN Sutton MBE has become the first person to be honoured with a posthumous Pride of Britain award.
A TEENAGE wildlife blogger from Lichfield is all 'sett' to make her first appearance on TV.
IF you suffered a suspected broken wrist in an accident at home, would you expect a potentially lengthy wait to be seen at your local Accident Emergency department followed by a series of time-consuming appointments in a busy fracture clinic?This ...
A BURNTWOOD man and his father have been jailed for a 'vicious and sustained' assault which left a defenceless man fighting for his life outside a pub.
A PAIR of Lichfield runners are to participate in four half marathons over four consecutive weekends to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
NUISANCE cold callers are on the increase in Lichfield and Burntwood.
Families taking newborns to Coventry and Lichfield as staff in city hit by huge backlog blamed on explosion in birth rate and cutbacks...
Afternoon tea and poetry enthusiasts are in for a treat courtesy Lichfield Literature Festival.
More than 1,000 people across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Wyre Forest have bought home through the Help to Buy scheme.
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Tom Cleverley says he is enjoying his football at Aston Villa following the difficult time he endured at Manchester United.
Nouha Dicko has returned to training and will be available for Wolves' game against Huddersfield tomorrow night, the club has confirmed.
West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson has signed a new deal at the club, just days after scoring against the team he was heavily linked with throughout the summer.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has admitted that full-back Matt Doherty is a serious doubt for tomorrow's game with Huddersfield Town at Molineux.
Wolves new loan signing Yannick Sagbo has revealed that Bakary Sako played a big part in him joining from Hull City.
Wolves have made a long-awaited addition to their forward line, bringing in Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo on loan until January.
Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, will host England's crucial UEFA Under-21s Championship play-off against Croatia.
LICHFIELD RFC 23SCUNTHORPE 49Midlands One WestAN ERROR-STREWN second half cost Lichfield any chance of recording a second home win on the bounce as a strong Scunthorpe side punished their mistakes.
ANDREW Jordan believes he and his Pirtek Racing team made the best of a bad situation with a trio of top-ten finishes in the British Touring Car Championship's penultimate meeting of the season at Silverstone.
Yesterday, I visited Hawkesyard, a place known to previous generations by a variety of names including Le Hawkeserd in Hondesacre, Armitage Park, Spode House and Hawkesyard Priory.
Kate Cardigan Gomez, irrepressible wonder behind Lichfield Lore has organised a walk and tour around the remains of the incredible Fisherwick Park estate with her other project, Lichfield Discovered - it takes place tomorrow, Saturday 27th September ...
I WOULD like to express grateful thanks to the young family who assisted my wife when she tripped on a paving stone in Gresley Row, Lichfield, just before noon on Saturday, September 13.
AS a practising artist of many years' experience, I would like to draw your attention to Lichfield's provision of a suitable arena in which to showcase the products of the city's burgeoning visual arts community, where, apart from the totally ...
WE all want learning for life whether it is in art or academic subjects, for it keeps us well, young and stimulated.
SO the song by Madonna goes:'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash,Is always Mr Right 'cause we areLiving in a material world.
WHATEVER your views, the recent Scottish referendum has brought forward the power of decision making and working together to achieve a common goal.
Following the recent interest in the Red, White and Blue pub in Springhill, near Sandhills, the wonderful Gareth Thomas from Lichfield District Council has been true to his word and gifted some fascinating aerial imagery of the area, and south to ...
The Labour Group has kept the pressure up on the Conservative Cabinet and forced them to consult the electorate before deciding on a further £2.4 million cut in budget by 2016.
Safety concern about @arrivamidlandsW buses abandoning Fradley school run kids on roadside because of ‘operational issues’.
Cllr Sue Woodward met this week with Arriva’s Area Director (West), Rob Chevaux, to discuss her longstanding concerns about Arriva services to Burntwood and said she was “greatly reassured” by the outcome.
Of all of the buildings open to the public during the 2014 Lichfield Heritage Weekend , Cruck House is perhaps the one that best fits this year’s theme of ‘Hidden Histories’.
West Midlands Ambulance Service issued the following statement a few minutes ago.
Legend has it that in July 1403, two feuding neighbours from opposite sides of the River Trent set out to fight on opposite sides at the Battle of Shrewsbury.
On the Saturday we went to collect the vegetables from the farm on the list to pick up was a broccoli, since we have 2 bags of broccoli already frozen in the freezer I figured I’d make it into soup, so off I go to Tesco and come back with a ...
September 28th - Up on the Chase on a balmy, sunny afternoon that apart from the colour, could have been May rather than September.
September 27th - Having visited the farm shop, returned via Weeford and Little Hay.
September 27th - Spotted as I was passing in Flats Lane, Weeford, a young retriever and his comforter - which appears to be a mop head.
Septemver 27th - I’ve been passing this odd, low farmhouse/barn in Knowle Lane, south of Lichfield, for years.
September 26th - Another great sky as I nipped down into Stonnall in the dying light.
September 26th - I nipped over to Burntwood to get some shopping in after work.
Went to the Cycle Show at the NEC today, not really my thing but glad I can say i’ve been at least once.
I’ve shared the bill with some interesting fellow artistes over the years (The White Hart Morris Men spring to mind – read my blog about the wedding we both performed at here ), but last weekend was the first time I’ve (knowingly!) ...
SANDWELL Parliamentary candidate Chris Worsey held a press conference at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester earlier this week to explain his sudden change in appearance.
Join us for the Lichfield Dérive on the last Friday of the month, a fun city centre drift this way and that, maybe ending up with a drink somewhere if the weather is kind.
On the 24th June 2014, a total of 56 freight trains ran through Walsall and of these, 13 could have used the Walsall-Lichfield line (had it been there) to save mileage, fuel, time and MONEY! Source: South Staffs Railway...
A genuine London Midland Scottish Station Sign from Hammerwich Station went on ebay earler last week.
Kaz Hawkins and her Band – Lichfield Guildhall September 21 st 2014 Reviewed by Ben Macnair Imagine, if you can Janis Joplin fronting Chic, and you have some idea of the level of imagination and musicianship that Kaz Hawkins and her band bought...
The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus...
The number of people without a job in Lichfield and Burntwood has fallen.
Staff at a Lichfield shop are being told their jobs have gone after Phones 4U went into administration.
Real estate adviser selling Swift Park unit in 12-strong portfolio in addition to Fradley Park in Lichfield...
The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college...
BIRMINGHAM remains the ideal choice for the location of the proposed HS2 College, business leaders in the city have said.
Scouts in Lichfield have been given a helping hand to get on the road for their first camping trip of the year.
Plans for a new Indian restaurant in Burntwood have been given the go-ahead.
84 West Midland firms to compete for £10bn HS2 contracts...
From roller skating discos and pool fun sessions to a holiday club and a Halloween trail, Lichfield District Councils Holiday Fun programme is packed with plenty of energetic activities to keep young people entertained this autumn half term...
Lots of people explored interesting buildings and discovered many of Lichfields hidden histories at Lichfield Heritage Weekend on 20 and 21 September 2014.
After running a questionnaire on district council services over the summer, Lichfield District Council has gathered the results and the feedback...
Cyclists are being urged to get on their bike to take part in a cycle ride to Fradley Junction on Sunday 28 September 2014.
Councillor John Wilks sadly died at Burton Hospital on Sunday 14 September 2014.
Following the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, local authorities now have legal powers to make sure scrap metal dealers are working within the law.
Court orders a Lichfield landlord to pay 3,358 for failing to obtain a licence for a house in multiple occupation.
Thousands of people waved their flags and sang with gusto at the sixteenth Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 6 September 2014.
Come to Lichfield on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September to explore interesting buildings and discover Lichfields hidden histories.
We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, at 3.20pm yesterday afternoon (Wed).
Staffordshire Police is to address the drain on its resources caused by excessive drinking with a period of action as part of a nationwide drive.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a store in Lichfield.
On Saturday (Sept 6) CMPG officers were involved in a pursuit with a man from the Kent area who failed to stop on the M6 in Staffordshire.
A woman has been jailed for five months after admitting a string of frauds at three Stafford schools.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a street robbery that took place in Whittington on Wednesday (3 September).
Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...
Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police...
Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing Burntwood man.
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Yesterday around 9mm of rain fell in out area and that was the most rain we had received in a single day since the 25 August 2014.
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