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Youngsters at Spark in Burntwood boosted by activity set donation from local business 

17 Aug

Youngsters at a children’s centre in Burntwood are being kept busy after a local business donated a new construction kit.

Nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood acquires more new sites 

11 Aug

A Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business has acquired more new sites.

UK Central chiefs move to revamp HS2 station plans 

9 Aug

Next step in plans to create major mixed-use development have been taken as growth company submits proposals to change planned infrastructure around Solihull HS2 station site...

Workers at Lichfield company get sporty to raise money for St Giles Hospice 

26 Jul

Sporting staff at a Lichfield accountancy firm have raised £11,000 for St Giles Hospice.

Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.

Final chance to grab a bargain at Lichfield company’s summer sale 

20 Jul

Time is running out for shoppers to bag a bargain at an historic Lichfield cutlery business.

Balfour Beatty and Carillion scoop £4bn HS2 contracts 

17 Jul

Companies behind troubled Midland Metro extension and Library of Birmingham development land major projects on high-speed line...

Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.

Details of routes for HS2 high-speed railway scheme set to be unveiled 

16 Jul

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive appropriate support...

Plan to move Lichfield Health and Fitness Club to make way for 14 new homes 

10 Jul

New homes could be built on the site of a Lichfield gym.

Marks and Spencer confirms plans to move Lichfield city centre foodhall into new Friarsgate development 

10 Jul

The Friarsgate scheme has received a boost after Marks and Spencer confirmed it would relocate to the new Lichfield city centre redevelopment.

Plans unveiled for new bakery business in Lichfield city centre 

3 Jul

Lichfield could be getting a new bakery if plans are approved.

Report admits Friarsgate delays are “disappointing” but insists Lichfield District Council is still hopeful work will begin this year 

26 Jun

A report has admitted delays to the start of the Friarsgate redevelopment are “disappointing” – but Lichfield District Council says it still hopes to see work on the project begin this year.

Region must feel the economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

23 Jun

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says it is essential that businesses in Lichfield feel the economic benefit of HS2.

Three rail firms bidding to run the West Coast Main Line and HS2 have been named 

22 Jun

Government reveals shortlist of three firms hoping to run rail services on the West Coast Main Line and High Speed Two...

Exclusive: Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory has been sold 

21 Jun

The sale also includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane...

M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

Team of Burntwood builders beat fundraising target after completing charity trek event 

20 Jun

Staff at a Burntwood building firm have beaten their fundraising target after taking on a trekking challenge.

Commercial property company says businesses are keen to relocate to Burntwood 

19 Jun

A commercial property group says demand is high from businesses wanting to move to Burntwood.

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...

Lichfield business steps in to sponsor Whittington junior football team 

14 Jun

A Lichfield junior football team is kitted out for the new season already after securing a new sponsor.

High Speed 2 is transforming Birmingham and beyond – find out how here 

31 May

Discover all the opportunities HS2 offers the West Midlands at the National Rail Conference...

Ribbon cut on Fradley shop after £160,000 refurbishment 

29 May

Staff celebrating the refurbishment of the store in Fradley The ribbon has been cut on a Fradley shop after a £160,000 refurbishment.

Burntwood builders fundraising ahead of Peak District charity challenge 

26 May

A team of Burntwood housebuilders are taking part in a charity challenge.

Lichfield businesswoman’s shoe success sees £4,000 donated to project helping women across the globe 

24 May

A Lichfield businesswoman has seen her new shoe company raise more than £4,000 for good causes.

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station 

22 May

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience...

Business networking group lends support to We Love Lichfield Fund 

16 May

A local networking group has continued efforts to raise money for the We Love Lichfield Fund.

Lichfield company’s chairman who designed cutlery for Concorde has died 

11 May

The chairman of a Lichfield business who personally designed cutlery for Concorde has died.

Burntwood building business reveals plans to expand after a year of “exceptional” growth 

10 May

A Burntwood building company says it intends to expand its business after “exceptional” growth in the past year.

New future revealed for Curzon Street landmark 

4 May

Famous entrance to old station will be visitor centre and education hub under new plans unveiled by HS2...

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