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Winter weather continuing to take a toll across Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

The winter weather is continuing to cause problems across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Armed police swoop on Kings Heath street amid reports of man with gun 

11 Dec

Officers make arrest on suspicion of wasting time after incident...

Police name man who died after crash in Barton-under-Needwood 

11 Dec

Police have named a 21-year-old man who died in a crash in Barton-under-Needwood.

Thousands of youngsters enjoy a pre-Christmas treat as KidsOut Christmas event returns to Drayton Manor Park 

11 Dec

Thousands of children have enjoyed an early Christmas treat as Drayton Manor Park threw open its doors for underprivileged youngsters.

Event gives council a chance to say thanks to volunteers who help out at parks in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

Volunteers have been thanked for their support for parks across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Chasetown Community School is first in Staffordshire to confirm it will shut for a second day due to the weather 

11 Dec

Students at a Burntwood school will get a second day off due to the weather.

Bin collections and leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood facing winter weather disruption 

11 Dec

A number of services are facing disruption as Lichfield and Burntwood continues to deal with the aftermath of a weekend of wintry weather.

CCTV tracks down vandal who BATTERED Lichfield Christmas attraction 

11 Dec

Others involved 'can expect a knock on the door from police very shortly...

All bin collections suspended in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

Snow and icy road conditions have led Lichfield District Council to suspend bin collections...

Schools close as gritters continue battle to keep roads clear across Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec

Schools across Lichfield and Burntwood have shut as gritters continue to battle to keep local roads clear of snow and ice.

NHS issue warning snow blast could cause more strokes AND heart attacks 

10 Dec

NHS England said that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a cold snap...

School Closures for Monday, 11th December 2017 

10 Dec

With snowy conditions across Lichfield and Burntwood, the following schools have decided to close tomrrow, Monday 11th December 2017.

Burglars threaten to harm NEWBORN BABY in terrifying Balsall Heath house raid 

10 Dec

Police are appealing for help to trace thieves behind almost 30 raids on homes across Birmingham...

Drivers getting stuck as snow falls across Lichfield and Burntwood 

10 Dec

Drivers have been battling tough conditions after snow fell across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Snow-hit hospitals in urgent appeal for nurses and volunteer 4×4 drivers 

10 Dec

Volunteers wanted to take the stand-in staff to Good Hope in Sutton Coldfield and Heartlands in Bordesley Green...

Flood hero knocked reveller out with ONE punch in dancefloor attack 

10 Dec

Tree surgeon fractured victims skull at nightclub...

Junaid Hussain: How Birmingham ISIS terrorist was linked to THIRTY plots across world 

10 Dec

Kings Heath terrorist incited mass-murder in the farthest reaches of the world...

Urgent warnings issued over ‘shocking’ salt levels in these sausages 

9 Dec

A sausage sandwich breakfast could involve eating almost two thirds of an adult's maximum daily recommended salt intake...

Convict ‘high on mamba’ leapt out of his wheelchair before gouging prison officers eye 

9 Dec

Asim Akram, 24, of Birmingham, was serving a stretch for drugs crime at Hewell Prison, in Redditch, when he randomly attacked the guard...

CCTV released after elderly woman has bag snatched at Lichfield City station 

9 Dec

Police are trying to trace a man caught on CCTV after an elderly woman’s bag was snatched at Lichfield City station.

Good causes in Lichfield and Burntwood collect a share of £12,000 We Love Lichfield funding 

9 Dec

Good causes across Lichfield and Burntwood have been given an early Christmas present after collecting a share of more than £12,000 of funding.

Watch: Football fans beat each other with POOL CUES in mass pub brawl after FRIENDLY 

8 Dec

CCTV captured the moment trouble erupted between rivalling football fans...

Midlands Metro £10 penalty fares are set to rise – here’s by how much 

8 Dec

You only have to get away with fare dodging three times to make it pay says transport chief...

Elderly woman shaken after man with CRUTCH steals her handbag at Lichfield City railway station 

8 Dec

Snatched handbag had sentimental value and victim is now anxious when she leaves her home...

The worrying rise in car thefts across Birmingham and West Midlands 

8 Dec

Across England and Wales, there were 102,315 vehicle thefts...

Norovirus: How to avoid the dreaded winter sickness bug and how to beat it 

8 Dec

With warnings that another strain is set to spread through schools and workplaces this winter, here is everything you need to know about the virus...

New management of Lichfield and Burntwood leisure centres revealed 

8 Dec

The centres are to be run by Freedom Leisure from next year...

Parents jailed for 17 YEARS after shaken baby left with brain damage 

8 Dec

Parents jailed after newborn assaulted and left with life changing injuries...

Inmate accused of trying to kill car salesman during test drive dies at HMP Hewell 

8 Dec

John Tuff was accused of running down victim...

Victim hands over THOUSANDS in Great Barr as police hunt fraud suspect 

8 Dec

Officers have issued an urgent plea to find Herito Marquez after the incident in Hamstead...

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Birmingham city centre apartment block plans scaled back 

27 Nov

Developers were forced back to drawing board before lodging application after being told 19-storey tower was unlikely to gain support from city...

Six three-bedroom houses on the market in Birmingham for under £150,000 – all near great schools 

25 Nov

With stamp duty scrapped, more first time buyers are expected to take their first step on the property ladder.

This amazing thatched dream house goes on the market for £1.95million 

25 Nov

The Arts and Crafts house is located in the charming Gloucestershire countryside.

New backer for £28m Jewellery Quarter regeneration 

23 Nov

Listed landlord Grainger acquires former enamelling factory site to convert it into 156 apartments...

This £3.2m home is up for sale with an garden INSIDE 

22 Nov

Developers of this futuristic eco-build on the outskirts of Knowle are anticipating offers from 3.2million, depending on final specification.

Plans unveiled for new city centre apartment complex 

21 Nov

Designs show how proposed new scheme near Hippodrome theatre will look as application is lodged with city council...

Wates wins £31m deal to develop 31-storey tower 

20 Nov

Construction group will continue its work at Broad Street apartment complex...

Eight things first time buyers MUST know before getting on the property ladder 

17 Nov

There's loads of jargon that'll get thrown at you when you're buying your first house, and everyone will have an opinion on how you should approach it.

Lorraine Kelly’s stunning seven-bed Scottish mansion on sale for £825k 

15 Nov

The TV host has put the staggering property on the market - and it could be right up you street...

Millennials should stop buying sandwiches if they want to afford a house, says estate agent 

15 Nov

Analysis reckons millennials could save 2,500 a year by swapping sandwiches and salads for home-made, pre-prepared food...

This cool house has a bakery in the garden, and it’s on the market for less than £190,000 

13 Nov

The two bedroom terrace is less than a mile away from Bournville train station...

The history of the Jewellery Quarter’s most lavish apartment buildings 

13 Nov

With busy bars, cool cafs, independent retailers and a thriving community, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most desirable postcodes for buyers looking to balance city life with a chilled and charming village vibe.

Give up the nine-to-five grind and buy this Midland caravan park 

13 Nov

Highly rated site Cuckoo's Corner in Moreton on Lugg has gone on the market for only the second time in 28 years.

Edgbaston mansion with a swimming pool in the KITCHEN is still on market 

10 Nov

This ten bedroom property has a rather conveniently placed pool...

This £315,000 house is being sold for just £1 

10 Nov

Shabbir Ahmed's refurbished bungalow will be given, mortgage free, to a lucky winner...

New plans revealed for 21-storey canalside apartment complex 

9 Nov

Housebuilding group Berkeley has brought forward proposals to regenerate industrial site to create more than 400 new flats...

The secret to succes in buying Birmingham city centre property 

8 Nov

An estate agents guide to buying a property in the city centre...

This £1.25m home has a tiny replica of ITSELF in the garden 

6 Nov

Harwood House in Hagley is on the market for 1,250,000, but you get two houses for your money.

How first time buyer got on the property ladder WITHOUT his own deposit 

5 Nov

IT worker's parents acted as guarantors, getting their deposit back after three years, with interest.

Plush apartment on sale with one of the best views in Birmingham 

5 Nov

The three bedroom apartment forms part of Little Aston Hall, a fine Georgian house constructed in 1730...

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