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Event to help couple thank locals who helped transform struggling village pub near Lichfield 

17 Apr

A couple who took on a struggling pub in a village near Lichfield are planning a community barbecue to say thank you to locals who have helped turn around its fortunes.

Lichfield car dealership wins national customer service award 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business has won an award for customer service.

Lichfield business relocates to new city centre offices 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business is moving to a new city centre home.

Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.

Lichfield shoppers thanked for supporting Easter foodbank appeal 

9 Apr

Thousands of items have been donated to an Easter foodbank appeal in Lichfield.

Lichfield business hoping to showcase the future of ‘smart cities’ across the UK 

5 Apr

A Lichfield company is hoping to showcase the future of “smart cities”.

Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business raises more than £85,000 for meningitis charity 

3 Apr

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has raised more than £85,000 for the Meningitis Now charity.

Burntwood training business expands health and social care apprenticeship programmes 

1 Apr

A Burntwood-based training firm is expanding its health and social care apprenticeship programmes.

Leader of Lichfield District Council blames “challenging market” for Friarsgate delays 

29 Mar

The leader of Lichfield District Council has blamed a “challenging retail and funding market” for delays to the Friarsgate redevelopment.

Lichfield and Burntwood housing provider in talks over merger 

28 Mar

A Lichfield and Burntwood housing provider is in talks over a proposed merger.

Lichfield business earns ambulance service award for installing defibrillators in Burntwood 

21 Mar

A Lichfield-based business has won an award for its work installing defibrillators in Burntwood.

Donation boosts project to create outdoor gym facility for children with disabilities 

16 Mar

A project to provide a special gym adapted for children with disabilities in Lichfield has received a boost from a Burntwood building firm.

MP welcomes figures showing more people in Lichfield and Burntwood are saving for their retirement 

9 Mar

The area’s MP has welcomed figures showing more companies in Lichfield and Burntwood are helping their employers save towards their retirement.

Lichfield law firm appoints new associate partner 

9 Mar

A Lichfield law firm has appointed a new associate partner.

New course in Burntwood helping people to develop counselling skills 

8 Mar

A new training course for people wanting to become counsellors is launching in Burntwood.

New Easter appeal for foodbank donations launched in Lichfield 

5 Mar

A new foodbank appeal is being launched in Lichfield.

Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.

Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.

Company fined £500,000 after worker run over by truck on Burntwood building site had to have leg amputated 

14 Feb

A worker suffered 'life-changing injuries' when he run over by tipper truck on a housing development site at Burntwood Business Park...

Historic Lichfield pub reopens after £130,000 makeover 

9 Feb

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a £130,000 refurbishment.

Lichfield city centre business to host coffee with a candidate event ahead of by-election 

9 Feb

A coffee outlet in Lichfield is hoping to give voters the chance to quiz by-election candidates.

Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2's depot...

Comment: Full speed ahead to give ‘HS2 Generation’ the best prospects 

5 Feb

City council leader Ian Ward examines the future for Birmingham fuelled by the arrival of high-speed rail line HS2...

West Midlands set for 17,000 new construction jobs 

5 Feb

New report from the Construction Industry Training Board says major projects such as HS2 will fuel recruitment and growth over the next half decade...

Design teams chosen for Birmingham’s HS2 stations 

2 Feb

Architects who worked on Eden Project and Millennium Bridge among those who will design new stations in Curzon Street and Solihull...

New restaurant planned for Lichfield city centre 

1 Feb

Preparations are being made to open Mexican restaurant Los Banditos...

Lichfield businessman named as vice chair of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire 

30 Jan

A Lichfield businessman has been named as vice chair of an organisation that manages community grant funds across the region.

Work set to begin on new £15million retail development in Burntwood 

25 Jan

Work is due to being on a new £15million retail development in Burntwood.

200 jobs saved as joint venture partners take on Carillion’s HS2 and motorway work 

22 Jan

Partners step in to continue work on designing HS2 tunnels and installing smart motorway systems for Highways England...

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.

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