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Lichfield family’s horror as car thieves smash in front door with… 

27 Apr

A FURIOUS father felt he had no choice but to have CCTV installed throughout his Lichfield home after thieves smashed in the front door and drove off in his 49,000 BMW.


Rugeley rapist Antonio Alves who went on run to Rio extradited… 

27 Apr

A CONVICTED Rugeley rapist who went on the run for almost four years has been brought back from Brazil to serve his jail sentence by detectives from Staffordshire Police.


Council forced to clean-up after spate of fly-tipping incidents across Lichfield and Burntwood 

27 Apr

A spate of fly-tipping incidents have taken place across Lichfield and Burntwood over the Easter Bank Holiday period.


On this Day: Owner of Stowe House Lichfield gave money to St… 

27 Apr

On this day, April 27 1756, legal documents show that Elizabeth Aston of Stowe House gave a sum of money to nearby St Chad's Church for the construction of a set of pews for herself, her tenants and servants.


Lichfield runner’s thanks to all who backed marathon challenge… 

27 Apr

AN INSPIRATIONAL Lichfield woman has raised more than 7,000 for MENCAP by completing the London Marathon.


Figures reveal Lichfield Foodbank has handed out 200,000 meals in three years 

26 Apr

New figures reveal that 200,000 meals have been supplied by the Lichfield Foodbank in the past three years.


Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate calls for radical change 

26 Apr

The Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood says the need for radical change is greater than ever.


Another BMW stolen from Lichfield – thieves also swipe VW Golf… 

26 Apr

ANOTHER BMW has been stolen from Lichfield as the spate of prestige and high performance car thefts continues.


On this Day: Memorial services to those who died in Titanic… 

26 Apr

On this day, April 26 1912, the Lichfield Mercury reported on the memorial services that had been held in the district to mark the loss of life that had taken place on the Titanic a few days earlier.


Man did NOT try to get a teenage girl into his car in Cannock on… 

26 Apr

CANNOCK Police say that after a detailed investigation they have established that a teenage girl was not approached by a man in a vehicle on Monday afternoon.


Lib Dems urge Lichfield and Burntwood voters to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councils 

26 Apr

Voters have been urged to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councils.


2017 General Election Green Party candidate for Lichfield and… 

26 Apr

THE Green Party has selected its Parliamentary candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood to fight in the upcoming 2017 General Election.


Police appeal after man asked girl to get into his car in Cannock 

25 Apr

POLICE are appealing for information after a man asked a teenage girl to get into his car in Cannock yesterday (Monday, April 24)The 'suspicious incident' happened in Chadsmoor, at around 3.30pm, near to the Seabright chip shop.


Secretary of State will have final say on Arkall farm plans 

25 Apr

THE battle stop 1,000 houses being built on Arkall Farm has been escalated to 'the highest level' as the Secretary of State will now have the final say on the proposals.


MP given guided tour of work to preserve Lichfield woodland 

25 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has been given a guided tour of work to preserve a local wood.


NINTH fire at ​Gentleshaw Common in three weeks – double ‘arson’… 

24 Apr

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished the NINTH fire in three weeks at a nature reserve near Burntwood on Monday (April 24).


Police uncover cannabis factory in Lichfield property 

24 Apr

The cannabis factory found in Lichfield A cannabis factory has been found by police in Lichfield.


Cannabis factory destroyed in Lichfield; haul of marijuana… 

24 Apr

POLICE have destroyed a haul of cannabis after raiding a factory stocked with plants and marijuana ready to sell.


​Lichfield and Burntwood garden waste brown bin collection charge… 

24 Apr

A REVIEW of plans to charge Lichfield and Burntwood residents for collecting their garden waste has not overturned the decision - and the whole process has now been branded a sham.


Permanent site for gypsy caravans planned in Stonnall 

24 Apr

Plans have been drawn up to create a new permanent residential site for gypsy caravans in Stonnall.


Burntwood Action Group to hold public meeting over future of the town 

24 Apr

Plans for the future of Burntwood will go on display this week.


Three people injured in Fazeley A5 crash 

24 Apr

Three people have been injured after a crash in Fazeley.


Lichfield trains get free online entertainment: movies, TV on… 

24 Apr

LICHFIELD rail passengers will be able to access free WiFi and a package of free entertainment on trains.


Lichfield train passengers set to have access to free wi-fi and movies on London Midland services 

24 Apr

Passengers on board trains to and from Lichfield will be able to access free entertainment and wi-fi from tomorrow.


Police and Crime Commissioner says mental health trusts must be ready to deal with law changes 

24 Apr

Mental health trusts must show they are fully prepared for changes in the law, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warned.


New micropub set to open in Burntwood 

23 Apr

A new bar is set to open in Burntwood.


Historic Lichfield figures named honorary members of new Garrick friends scheme 

21 Apr

Four historic city figures have been made honorary lifetime members of the new Friends of the Garrick scheme.


Highways England confirms weight limits could be introduced on A515 through Yoxall and Kings Bromley 

21 Apr

New weight limits could be introduced to stop lorries driving through some villages around Lichfield.


Elderly man suffers suspected broken leg after falling from horse 

21 Apr

AN ELDERLY man was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after falling from a horse near Lichfield today (Friday, April 21).


​First look at new Lichfield Brewhouse and Kitchen pub restaurant… 

21 Apr

A PUB and restaurant chain that brews its own beer has announced the opening date for its new Lichfield venture.


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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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