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Trial of new car park payment system hoping to boost Lichfield city centre trade 

24 Mar

The way shoppers pay for parking in Lichfield could change after details of a new trial emerged.

Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

Students from a Lichfield school have been recognised for their entrepreneurial skills.

Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.

Celebrities backing Lichfield businesswoman’s new shoe designs 

21 Mar

A Lichfield businesswoman is treading a path to success after seeing celebrities back her new shoe company.

Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.

Drone captures bird’s eye view of construction work on new Lichfield warehouse 

17 Mar

A unique view of a new warehouse development in Lichfield has been released.

Burntwood furniture shop to make way for new homes 

15 Mar

New homes are set to be built on the site of a furniture shop in Burntwood.

Property Appointments: Investment Property Forum; Savills; Lichfields 

15 Mar

Two new directors have joined the board of the Midlands branch of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).

HS2 fast-tracking investor interest at MIPIM 

15 Mar

Birminghams unique connectivity options are attracting strong interest from investors at this years MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes, the citys delegation at the event has said...

New UK Central ‘Hub’ to create 77,500 jobs 

15 Mar

New 20-year masterplan outlines grand vision for area surrounding new HS2 station in Solihull including homes and commercial space...

Art student on the right track for HS2’s arrival 

10 Mar

A Birmingham City University visual communications student has beaten beat off stiff competition to win an art competition marking the arrival of HS2 in Birmingham.

Lichfield tax expert says small businesses could be sharing more than their fair share of the Budget burden 

8 Mar

Small businesses may feel they are shouldering more than their fair share of the Budget burden, a Lichfield tax expert has claimed.

Conservative councillor resigns from role on Lichfield City Council 

3 Mar

A Conservative councillor on Lichfield City Council has resigned.

HS2 Royal Assent paves the way for Arden Cross to proceed 

27 Feb

The granting of Royal Assent to the HS2 Hybrid Bill has cleared the way for one of the West Midlands most strategically important new developments.

Storm Doris damage forces closure of West Midlands train line 

24 Feb

A train line across the West Midlands is closed this morning after damage from Storm Doris could not be repaired overnight.

Lichfield Garrick bosses call for art to help shape public areas of Friarsgate redevelopment 

23 Feb

The developers of Friarsgate have been urged to incorporate the city’s artistic talents in the designs of some elements of the city centre redevelopment project.

Royal Assent clears the way for HS2 to become reality 

23 Feb

Royal Assent is to be granted today to the bill that will make HS2 a reality.

HS2 work to start after final hurdle cleared 

23 Feb

Hybrid bill will receive Royal Assent today to pave the way for new 50bn high-speed rail line between central London and Birmingham...

Four more businesses agree to Friarsgate move 

21 Feb

Four more companies have confirmed they will be moving into the new Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield.

National customer service award for Lichfield cutlery business 

21 Feb

A Lichfield business is celebrating after landing a national customer service award.

Contingency plans agreed to minimise impact of HS2 construction 

20 Feb

Contingency plans to enable the West Midlands to cope with major infrastructure developments such as HS2 have been approved by the regions combined authority.

Lichfield nursery business donates more than £90,000 to charity supporting bereaved children 

20 Feb

A Lichfield nursery business has handed over more than £90,000 to charity.

MP says Lichfield and Burntwood firms will see business rates fall 

19 Feb

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood will see their rates fall, the area’s MP has said.

Plan to boost number of car parking spaces at Fradley shopping centre 

17 Feb

The car park at a Fradley shopping centre is set to be extended.

Lichfield health club to be sold as part of deal between Virgin Active and David Lloyd Leisure 

15 Feb

A Lichfield health club is being sold to new owners.

Secretary of State allows major housing scheme appeal 

14 Feb

Plans to build a community of 750 homes near Lichfield can move forward after the Government allowed an appeal by the developers.

Engineering company set to conquer untapped market 

13 Feb

A Staffordshire company is targeting growth by re-imaging a neglected piece of engine technology.

£520m design contracts awarded to firm of HS2 boss 

10 Feb

Design contracts for high speed rail worth around £520m have been awarded to the company of HS2 interim director Roy Hill.

Talks to save Burntwood branch of HSBC fail to reverse closure plan 

9 Feb

Plans to close a bank in Burntwood will go ahead, despite last ditch talks to save it.

New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.

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