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This former Aston Villa man is in the Guinness Book of Records – for the best reason ever! 

19 Jul 18

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe broke this record while on the Red Devils’ pre-season trip to USA…

Aston Villa transfer target jets out to USA for pre-season 

16 Jul 18

Latest AVFC transfer news includes an update on the club’s defensive plans…

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Shortlists announced for Rubery International Book Award 

9 Jul 18

The 2018 judges: Paul McDonald, Claire Morrall, Pauline Morgan The Rubery International Book Award judges have deliberated over all this year’s entries from 29 different countries and are another step closer to selecting their winners.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout 

26 Jun 18

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission has gone wrong.

Former Aston Villa and England man takes up coaching role in USA – but he’s playing on 

18 Jun 18

The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder has been appointed assistant manager at Tampa Bay Rowdies…

Sam Eggington ready for USA 

6 Jun 18

Sam Eggington will face Austrian opposition on this months Villa Park mega-bill major promoter Matchrooms first Birmingham small hall show.

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Tickets selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 

19 May 18

Organisers say tickets are selling well for the 2018 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival.

Lantek’s revenues reaches 17.6 million euros, an increase of 11% 

11 May 18

– The results for 2017 reflect growth in the customer base, which exceeded 20,000.

A Quiet Place 

4 May 18

In this modern horror thriller, ‘A Quiet Place’ tells the story of a family of four who must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.


3 May 18

The story of Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother.

The Spiritual Awakening, 6 May 2018 – 10 May 2018 

29 Apr 18

6 May 2018 – 10 May 2018 – Community at The Potter’s House FREE (suitable for under 18s) The world we live in is more than what we can see and explain.

Chris Pincher MP: Why we were right to act in Syria 

16 Apr 18

CHRISTOPHER Pincher, the Member of Parliament for Tamworth has released a statement in relation to the Military action in Syria.

Wolves 2 Derby County 0 

12 Apr 18

Golf fans will know there’s one certainty on day three of the Ryder Cup.

New Lichfield Soup community fundraising event provides Explorer Scouts with a helping hand 

9 Apr 18

A new Lichfield fundraising event has secured extra money for a local scout group.

New date for event in Lichfield aiming to help support local causes 

5 Apr 18

A new date has been arranged for a Lichfield event that gives people the chance to support local causes.

Duck Duck Goose 

3 Apr 18

A family film for half term featuring Zendaya and Stephen Fry.

I Kill Giants 

3 Apr 18

Barbara Thorson is a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants.

Avengers: Infinity War 

3 Apr 18

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

The King and I 

3 Apr 18

In this film of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, widowed mother Anna Leonowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King of Siam.

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‘Remote killing’: city academics offer cold comfort for Yemenis 

25 Mar 18

  John Ferguson, Professor of Classics in Nigeria, the United States and England, became the first Dean of Arts at the Open University and was also President of the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, pacifist, cricketer, singer and opponent of …

Who is Indiana Vassilev? Aston Villa’s latest whizz kid profiled 

22 Mar 18

The USA starlet linked up with AVFC before Christmas…

‘People against gun control haven’t been shot at’ 

22 Mar 18

From the survivors of mass shootings to gun owners, Newsbeat speaks to four different people about gun control in the USA.

Who is Indiana Vassilev? Aston Villa’s new recruit with ‘no limit’ 

20 Mar 18

The USA starlet linked up with AVFC before Christmas…

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Cute Places for a Mini-Break in the USA 

20 Mar 18

Sometimes the best mini breaks take place on home turf, and where better to explore than the many eclectic cities in America? With its world famous bridges, towers and statues, our country is home to some of the most iconic landmarks on Earth, not to…

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Nigel Comes Up Trumps?!!! 

14 Mar 18

Nigel said that he was just mooching down 5th Avenue (sadly, not a thrift or Dollar Store to be found), when he noticed a building that looked a bit familiar, but he couldn’t quite place it …… …….