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Lichfield groups benefit from a share of £5,000 funding pot 

19 Jan

Two projects in Lichfield are celebrating after sharing a funding pot of more than £5,000.


Building firm delighted to “come home” to Burntwood for new housing development 

19 Jan

A Burntwood building firm says it is pleased to have “come home” for its latest project.


‘Almost no exposure’ to rail sector if companies collapse like Carillion 

18 Jan

Transport minister moves to reassure Parliament that projects such as HS2 will be protected if other contractors follow the same fate as Carillion...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


Carrier bag charge helps fund three lifesaving defibrillators in Lichfield 

5 Jan

Three lifesaving defibrillators have been installed in Lichfield after being funded by the 5p carrier bag charge.


Review of 2017 – May: New mayor elected, unexploded bomb and HS2 landmark revamp 

27 Dec

There was a historic moment for West Midlands politics in May as Andy Street was appointed the region's first directly mayor and Birmingham was strangled for almost two days after an unexploded bomb was found...


Local businesses help give families a Christmas treat at the Lichfield Garrick 

21 Dec

Local businesses have helped give 13 families from the local area a Christmas treat at the Lichfield Garrick.


Chasetown FC appoint Burntwood businessman as new club president 

20 Dec

Chasetown FC have appointed a Burntwood businessman as the club’s new president.


Global engineering group launches in Birmingham 

19 Dec

US outfit Bechtel opens fifth UK office in Waterloo Street to support its projects in the region including HS2...


Bin collections and leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood facing winter weather disruption 

11 Dec

A number of services are facing disruption as Lichfield and Burntwood continues to deal with the aftermath of a weekend of wintry weather.


New partner appointed at Lichfield law firm 

6 Dec

A Lichfield law firm has appointed a new partner.


Burntwood building firm hoping £230,000 section 106 payment will boost local communities 

6 Dec

A Burntwood building firm says it hopes a £230,000 payment will support community initiatives.


HS2 rail link to Staffordshire and Crewe confirmed by Sir David Higgins 

24 Nov

After a four month consultation, the boss of HS2 has confirmed the new rail line WILL be ploughing through Staffordshire and Crewe.


Lichfield businesswoman offers Black Friday deal to support St Giles Hospice 

23 Nov

A Lichfield businesswoman is using Black Friday to support a local charity.


Plans unveiled for 24-hour gym on site of former Burntwood supermarket 

22 Nov

Burntwood could get a 24-hour gym if plans for a former supermarket site are approved.


Supermarket launches appeal urging shoppers to support Lichfield Foodbank during the festive period 

14 Nov

A local supermarket has launched a festive campaign to urge shoppers to support the Lichfield Foodbank.


Lichfield hairdressing salon celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards 

8 Nov

A Lichfield hairdressing business is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national awards.


Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.


Shortlist unveiled for £2.75bn HS2 contract 

6 Nov

Quintet of train builders will vie for deal to build at least 54 trains to run on high-speed line between Birmingham and London...


Report backs plan to convert farm building into 500 vault mausoleum at Muckley Corner 

6 Nov

A report has backed plans to convert a farm building into a mausoleum .


Bank branch gives boost to the work of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust 

6 Nov

A Lichfield charity is celebrating after being named as a bank’s local charity partner.


Lichfield businesswoman hailed as “exceptional British talent” for innovative shoe design 

2 Nov

A Lichfield businesswoman who created an innovative new shoe design has been recognised nationally as one of the emerging talents in the footwear industry.


Pet chain hopes to expand Lichfield store by adding vet and grooming facilities 

31 Oct

Pets at Home in Lichfield A pet store in Lichfield could expand if plans are approved.


HS2 finance chief quits over £1.7m redundancy payments 

25 Oct

Steve Allen will leave his post following a critical report by the public spending watchdog into payments related to move to Birmingham...


Funding boost for project helping young people in Lichfield and Burntwood to learn new skills 

23 Oct

A fund created to help young people in Lichfield and Burntwood to learn new skills has been given a funding boost.


Bosses of Lichfield freight firm set to hand over ownership of the business to employees 

3 Oct

The owners of a Lichfield freight firm have begun to hand over ownership to their workers.


Shoe shop in Shenstone to create eight new jobs 

2 Oct

Eight jobs are being created as a new shoe shop opens in Shenstone.


Plan to convert Lichfield industrial unit into dance and gymnastics studio 

29 Sep

A new dance and gymnastics studio could open in an industrial unit in Lichfield.


Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.


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