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Drivers warned of overnight closures on the A38 in Lichfield 

24 Jun

Drivers travelling on the A38 at night in Lichfield are being warned of forthcoming road closures.


Garage hoping to move into site of former tool hire centre in Lichfield 

24 Jun

The former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garageThe former HSS Hire building Mr Tyre Ltd hopes to convert into a garage.


Council campaign urges Lichfield and Burntwood residents to shop owners who don’t clean up dog mess 

24 Jun

A new awareness campaign is aiming to clamp down on owners who don’t clean up after their dogs in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Lichfield councillor insists HS2 will bring nothing but “utter destruction” for local communities 

24 Jun

A Lichfield councillor has played down suggestions the Staffordshire economy could benefit from HS2.


Police and Crime Commissioner wants cap on council tax rise scrapped to help meet demands on the force 

23 Jun

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to allow a 2% cap on council tax rises to be scrapped.


Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley to discuss club sale with owner Norman Smurthwaite 

23 Jun

Port Vale chairman Tony Fradley is to meet with owner Norman Smurthwaite to discuss any potential sale of the club.


Loss of water supply in Chase Terrace and Burntwood after… 

23 Jun

WATER supplies in Chase Terrace and Burntwood have been restored following problems on Friday morning (June 23).


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.


Report backs plan for 12 new homes on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School 

23 Jun

Twelve new homes are likely to be built on land next to Chase Terrace Primary School after a report backed the proposals.


Planned C-sections to move from Good Hope Hospital to Birmingham’… 

23 Jun

A VITAL maternity service will no longer be offered at Good Hope Hospital from next month due to a lack of staff, putting safety at risk.


Council asks for help to ID dirty dog owners who don’t clean up… 

23 Jun

A NEW 'no-no' to doggie do-do has been drummed up in Lichfield and Burntwood to clamp down on pet walkers who persistently fail to clean up their pooch's poo.


Graham’s on his bike! Longstanding Lichfield bicycle shop… 

22 Jun

IT'S the end of an era for a Lichfield bike business, which is closing down after more than 30 years.


Blind D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow’s war medals lost at M6 Toll… 

22 Jun

A BLIND Second World War veteran has made an emotional appeal for help in finding four of his medals lost at a service station between Burntwood and Cannock.


Chasetown High Street to close once more as council bids to solve flooding problem 

22 Jun

Drivers in Burntwood face more disruption as a flooding hotspot is tackled once more.


Historic Lichfield brewery building could be demolished to make way for apartments 

22 Jun

A structure which once housed part of The Lichfield Brewery could be demolished, despite council officials admitting it would result in “the loss of a building of local historic interest”.


Warning in Lichfield and Burntwood not to swim in open water… 

21 Jun

PEOPLE across Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned not to be tempted to cool off in lakes and quarries during the hot weather spell.


Cyclist left in critical condition after A513 crash had collided with another rider 

21 Jun

Ambulance crews say a cyclist left in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield was injured in a “freak accident”.


Appeal for information after asbestos is dumped in Mile Oak 

21 Jun

An appeal for information has been launched after a pile of asbestos was dumped in Mile Oak.


Huge pile of asbestos dumped by fly-tippers in between Tamworth… 

21 Jun

A HUGE pile of broken up asbestos has been illegally dumped between Tamworth and Lichfield with council officials branding the reckless actions as 'criminal'.


Residents of Lichfield tower block reassured over ‘stay put’ fire safety advice 

21 Jun

Residents of a Lichfield tower block have been told instructions to ‘stay put’ in the event of a fire breaking out are based on the design of the building and its safety measures.


Residents learn more about plans to restore Lichfield Canal on guided walk 

21 Jun

Lichfield Canal’s connection with the community was demonstrated when a group of city residents took part in a two-mile return walk to learn about the work done by a restoration trust.


Cyclist suffers critical injuries in accident near Lichfield 

21 Jun

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a collision near to Lichfield.


Rugeley cyclist critically injured in accident near Lichfield on… 

21 Jun

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after a collision near to Lichfield.


Cyclist in critical condition after crash on the A513 near Lichfield 

21 Jun

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield.


IN PICTURES: Hundreds dress up for 2017 Solstice Walk through… 

20 Jun

LICHFIELD City Centre was flooded with fairies on Saturday when hundreds of women donned angel wings and tutus to put their best foot forward for the Solstice Walk in aid of St Giles Hospice.


Possible changes to evening and weekend car parking charges in Lichfield to be discussed behind closed doors 

20 Jun

The cost of parking in Lichfield on evenings and weekends will be debated by councillors tonight – but the public will not be able to attend.


Visitors to Chasewater warned not to swim or let dogs take a dip… 

20 Jun

VISITORS to Chasewater are being warned not to let their pets go in the water following the reappearance of bacterial blue-green algae.


Warning to dog walkers after blue-green algae appears at Chasewater 

20 Jun

Dog walkers are being urged to keep their animals out of the water at Chasewater after the appearance of blue-green algae.


Man arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after incidents in Lichfield 

20 Jun

A man has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after two incidents in Lichfield.


Lichfield man arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency… 

20 Jun

POLICE have arrested a Lichfield man on suspicion of outraging public decency following two separate complaints from bus passengers and a pedestrian.


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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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