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Staffordshire veterans take over historic Lichfield army pub 

26 Mar

Former members of the Staffordshire Regiment are running the Kings Head, where it was founded 312 years ago.


Burntwood’s Jason Jones eliminated from The Voice 

25 Mar

BURNTWOOD'S Jason Jones has been eliminated from The Voice at the semi final stage.


Former Bishop of Lichfield Keith Sutton dies aged 82 

24 Mar

A former Bishop of Lichfield has died.


Burntwood man with terminal cancer devastated after his flowers… 

24 Mar

A BURNTWOOD man suffering from terminal cancer has been left devastated after 20 pots he had filled with flower bulbs were stolen from his home.


‘Speeding’ BMW swerves Lichfield pensioner, hits her West… 

24 Mar

POLICE are appealing for dash cam footage or information after a speeding car in Lichfield narrowly missed a pensioner and then struck her beloved pet dog in the head.


​Cannabis plants found in Hednesford Road, Cannock 

24 Mar

A MAN has been arrested after cannabis plants were discovered in Cannock.


Lichfield cub scout has long hair cut off for charity 

24 Mar

Berti Waldon A Lichfield cub scout has had 23 inches of her hair cut off for charity.


Falklands Conflict: 35th anniversary service at National Memorial… 

24 Mar

HUNDREDS of veterans who served in the South Atlantic during the Falklands Conflict will gather, alongside families of those who served, at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday, April 2.


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.


Confirmation work to solve flooding on Chasetown High Street will start in April 

24 Mar

A notorious Burntwood flooding hotspot could be fixed – but not until next month.


Lichfield students recognised for the entrepreneurial skills 

24 Mar

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


Free Beacon Park session gives people the chance to learn about Nordic walking 

24 Mar

A free session in Lichfield will introduce people to Nordic walking.


March through Lichfield as Staffordshire Regiment veterans… 

24 Mar

LICHFIELD'S streets will be lined with people on Saturday morning as veterans of the Staffordshire Regiment march through the city centre.


On this day: Colonel Luke Lillingston raises regiment at King’s… 

24 Mar

On this day, March 25, 1705, Colonel Luke Lillingston raised a regiment of volunteers that later became the 38th Regiment of Foot and eventually the South Staffordshire Regiment.


Police warning after pensioner targeted by distraction burglar in… 

24 Mar

POLICE are appealing to residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard, following a distraction burglary in Rugeley.


Lichfield MP calls for memorial to PC Keith Palmer, police… 

23 Mar

A PERMANENT memorial for PC Keith Palmer, the police officer murdered in the Westminster terror attack, has been called for by Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant.


Two drivers in critical condition after Cannock Chase collision… 

23 Mar

TWO people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning (Thursday) following a serious road traffic collision at Birches Valley which saw two vehicles catch fire.


Labour candidate accuses Tories of taking their eye off the ball over Green Belt housing plans 

23 Mar

A Labour candidate for the forthcoming county council elections has accused the Conservatives in Burntwood of taking their eye off the ball over plans to build on Green Belt land.


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.


Chance for potential county council election candidates in Lichfield and Burntwood to join factfinding session 

23 Mar

Potential candidates for the Staffordshire County Council elections in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded to sign up for a factfinding session.


Lichfield MP calls for permanent memorial to police officer killed in suspected terrorist attack in Westminster 

22 Mar

Lichfield’s MP says a memorial should be created to honour the police officer killed in a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster.


Lichfield MP’s shock at terror attack on Palace of Westminster 

22 Mar

LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant has told the Mercury of shock following the terrorist attack on the Palace of Westminster in London this afternoon which saw a policeman "stabbed and his assailant shot.


Lichfield MP “hiding in office” after reports of gunshots in Westminster 

22 Mar

Lichfield’s MP has revealed he has been forced to hide in an office following an armed incident in Westminster.


Governors to decide on changes to timetable at Lichfield school 

22 Mar

Students at a Lichfield school could finish 20 minutes earlier if plans are approved.


Lichfield ​MP Michael Fabricant says funding cuts to some… 

22 Mar

LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant has said all schools in under-funded areas such as Staffordshire should receive a rise in income per pupil.


Variety event in Whittington to raise money for charity 

22 Mar

A variety show in Whittington will raise money for charity.


On this Day: Samuel Johnson and his friend James Boswell visit… 

22 Mar

On this day, March 22 1776, Samuel Johnson, along with his close friend and future biographer James Boswell, visited Lichfield.


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.


Minister says Lichfield and Burntwood schools could see funding increase by 1.2% 

21 Mar

Funding for schools in Lichfield and Burntwood could increase by around 1.2% if new plans are given the green light, the Schools Minister has claimed.


Author’s new ghost book raises money for Burntwood charity 

21 Mar

A new book is raising money for a Burntwood charity.


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Councils set to consider charging for garden waste service 

28 Feb

Councils set to consider charging for garden waste service Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council will consider proposals to charge for the local garden waste service from January 2018 This spring councillors at Lichfield District ...


Slug population explosion: How to deal with garden pest 

11 Jul

Wet summer weather has boosted slug populations even further, Hannah Stephenson discovers.


Housing market remains ‘fundamentally strong’ despite EU vote 

11 Jul

FIGURES from the nation's top housebuilder and the country's leading property website have revealed the underlying strength of the housing market, despite the gloomy predictions of some following the Brexit vote last month.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Modern three-bed detached in Tamworth… 

11 Jul

THERE'S an opportunity to acquire a recently-built detached house which is ideal for commuters, with great access to the M42 and A5.


OVERSEAS PROPERTY: What is the Costa Brexit for Brits? 

11 Jul

HOW will the UK's decision to leave the European Union affect the prospects of those looking to buy a property in countries like Spain? The head of Spain's leading property website believes there will be little change.


Fine selection of new Walmley homes now on the market 

11 Jul

THERE'S a fine selection of homes now on sale at Walmley Croft, Taylor Wimpey's new development in Walmley.


INTERIORS: Consider all options before buying tiling 

11 Jul

With so many different tiles on the market it's easy to find a look you can like and can afford - but make sure you consider all the options before you buy.


IN THE GARDEN: How to share your garden with your dog 

27 Jun

THE award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has three dogs two Spaniels, Honey and Arthur and a Japanese Chin called Nina none of whom have yet trashed his beautiful garden in the Cotswolds.


INTERIORS: Summer’s the time to choose colours that pack a punch 

27 Jun

EVEN if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights.


Sharp fall in buy-to-let lending across UK 

27 Jun

BUY-TO-LET lending for house purchase plunged by 85 per cent month-on-month in April as a stamp duty hike took effect, banks and building societies have reported.


Property of the Week: Cul-de-sac plot for modern Mile Oak… 

27 Jun

THIS modern, detached house offering great potential to be extended, subject to permissions, is for sale with no onward chain through agents Hunters.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: A detached in Dordon that’s simply stunning 

20 Jun

THIS stunning, modern detached home on a private gated development is for sale with Taylor Cole Estate Agents.


NEW HOMES: Show homes open to view at new Tamworth development 

20 Jun

Potential purchasers can now enjoy a close look at two stunning new show homes in Tamworth.


Exclusive properties on the way near Lichfield 

20 Jun

A COLLECTION of six, four-bedroom detached homes with an exclusive secure gated approach is being built in Alrewas.


Number of affordable homes in Cannock Chase being increased, says… 

20 Jun

Cannock Chase Council has been working closely with house builders and housing providers to increase the affordable housing supply across the district.


INTERIORS: Men muscle in to create impressive temples of style 

20 Jun

MOVE over decor divas men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style.


ENERGY WATCH: Coal bows to solar power 

20 Jun

SOLAR power provided more electricity than coal last month the first time it has passed the milestone.


Minister claims a Brexit fall in house prices would ‘not help… 

14 Jun

ANY FALL in house prices after a Brexit would not help those struggling to get on to the property ladder, the housing minister has cautioned.


Mortages soar with Help to Buy scheme 

14 Jun

THE number of mortgages available to people with just a five per cent deposit has soared FIVE-FOLD since the Help to Buy scheme was introduced.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Impressive, four-bedroom detached in Wood… 

14 Jun

AN IMPRESSIVE and exceptionally spacious detached home in a village setting is for sale with agents Mark Evans Co.


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