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News
Lichfield foodbank appeals for shoppers to donate tinned items 

25 Apr 18

Shoppers in Lichfield are being urged to add an extra item or two to their trollies to support the city’s foodbank.


Sport
Chasetown FC seal spot in the play-offs with win over Stocksbridge Park Steels 

25 Apr 18

Chasetown FC sealed their place in the play-offs with a hard fought victory at Stocksbridge Park Steels.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Stocksbridge Park Steels 

25 Apr 18

Chasetown FC secured their play-off spot with a win over Stocksbridge Park Steels – Dave Birt and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera…


News
Warning to dog owners after Alabama Rot case is reported in Lichfield 

24 Apr 18

Dog owners are being warned to be on their guard after a case of Alabama Rot was reported in Lichfield.


Blog feature
Museum Gardens in Lichfield to host traditional Victorian May Day celebrations 

24 Apr 18

Museum Gardens in Lichfield will be transformed for a traditional May Day celebration.


News
Family hand over £14,000 asbestos claim cheque to St Giles Hospice to mark anniversary of vicar’s death 

23 Apr 18

The family of a local vicar who became the face of a Whittington charity’s new strategy just days before he died, have marked the anniversary of his death with a £14,000 donation.


News
Chance for Lichfield walkers to enjoy the sounds of the dawn chorus 

23 Apr 18

People are being invited to enjoy the dawn chorus in Lichfield.


News
Plans for 63 houses and new residential care home on land in Fradley 

23 Apr 18

Plans have been submitted to create 63 new homes and a 90-bed residential care home on land in Fradley.


Sport
Win not enough as Burntwood RUFC narrowly miss out on promotion 

23 Apr 18

Burntwood RUFC did what they had to do in the last game of the season at Uttoxeter in their bid for promotion – but unfortunately for them, so did Telford and Stafford.


Business
Lichfield projects earn a share of £2,750 funding pot 

23 Apr 18

Members of some of the groups benefiting from the Community Dividend Fund money Two projects in Lichfield are celebrating after sharing a £2,750 funding pot.


Blog feature
Harpist Oliver Wass to perform in Lichfield 

23 Apr 18

Oliver Wass Harpist Oliver Wass is to perform a recital in Lichfield.


News
School holiday activities on offer for young people in Lichfield and Burntwood as Space scheme returns for 2018 

23 Apr 18

Youngsters in Lichfield and Burntwood will be able to take part in a range of activities this summer as the Space scheme returns.


News
Fisherwick Lakes the next destination for Lichfield Cycle Rides for All 

23 Apr 18

The latest Cycle Rides for All trip in Lichfield will take place on Sunday (April 29).


Business
Burntwood house building firm launches new office as part of £35million expansion plans 

23 Apr 18

The launch of the new Cameron Homes office A Burntwood house building company has unveiled a new office as part of a £35million expansion.


Business
Burntwood residents urged to speak out over plans to convert Post Office into dental surgery 

22 Apr 18

Burntwood residents have been urged to speak out against plans to convert a Post Office into a dental surgery .


News
Crew members who lost their lives aboard the SS Chuscal in 1966 remembered at the National Memorial Arboretum 

22 Apr 18

The National Memorial Arboretum.


Sport
Point at Cleethorpes Town keeps Chasetown FC on track for the play-offs 

22 Apr 18

Chasetown FC remain in the play-off places after picking up a point at Cleethorpes Town.


Sport
In pictures: Uttoxeter v Burntwood RUFC 

22 Apr 18

Burntwood RUFC wrapped up their season with a win over Uttoxeter – and photographer Joanne Gough captured the action on camera…


News
Lichfield belly dancing group on the lookout for new members 

21 Apr 18

A Lichfield belly dancing group is on the lookout for new members.


Sport
In pictures: Cleethorpes Town v Chasetown FC 

21 Apr 18

Chasetown FC kept their play-off hopes on track with a 1-1 draw at Cleethorpes Town – and photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


Sport
Lichfield City FC battle it out to bag all three points against Cadbury Athletic 

21 Apr 18

Lichfield City FC turned out a gritty display to pick up three points against Cadbury Athletic.


Business
Burntwood nursery business celebrates after receiving Queen’s Award 

21 Apr 18

A Burntwood-based nursery business has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged to be on their guard against telephone scam 

21 Apr 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned to be on their guard against a telephone scam.


Blog feature
Jazz guitarist Remi Harris to perform in Lichfield 

21 Apr 18

The latest Lichfield jazz concert will see the Remi Harris Trio perform at the George Hotel.


News
Lichfield District Council approves two new neighbourhood plans 

21 Apr 18

Lichfield District Council House Two new neighbourhood plans have been approved by Lichfield District Council.


News
Panel backs the way police use stop and search powers in Lichfield 

21 Apr 18

A panel in Lichfield has backed the way stop and search powers are used by police in Lichfield.


News
Transport Secretary insists HS2 will create opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop at Lichfield Trent Valley 

21 Apr 18

Passengers have been reassured that HS2 will provide an opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop in Lichfield.


News
County council promises to spend additional £5million to tackle pothole problems 

19 Apr 18

Highways bosses have launched a campaign to fix an extra 11,000 potholes.


News
Council agrees £2.4million expansion to Fradley primary school 

19 Apr 18

A £2.4million expansion is set to take place at a Fradley school.


News
Leader pays tribute after death of Lichfield councillor 

19 Apr 18

Tributes who have been paid to a councillor who has died.


News
Plaque found in box of junk at property near Lichfield sells for £6,600 at auction 

19 Apr 18

A forgotten plaque found in a box of junk at a property near Lichfield has sold for £6,600 at auction.


Sport
Play-off chasing Chasetown FC pick up a point at Sheffield FC 

18 Apr 18

Play-off chasing Chasetown FC added a point to their tally at Sheffield FC.


Sport
Lichfield City FC come from behind to earn a point at Uttoxeter Town 

18 Apr 18

Lichfield City FC picked up a point as they came from behind at Uttoxeter Town.


Sport
In pictures: Sheffield FC v Chasetown FC 

18 Apr 18

Chasetown FC picked up another point in their play-off pursuit as they drew with Sheffield – and photographer Dave Birt captured the action on camera…


Business
Event to help couple thank locals who helped transform struggling village pub near Lichfield 

17 Apr 18

A couple who took on a struggling pub in a village near Lichfield are planning a community barbecue to say thank you to locals who have helped turn around its fortunes.


Business
Lichfield car dealership wins national customer service award 

17 Apr 18

A Lichfield business has won an award for customer service.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood MP relieved costly challenge to decision to switch fire service governance to Police and Crime Commissioner has been avoided 

17 Apr 18

Michael Fabricant Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP says he is delighted taxpayers’ money will not be wasted on a challenge to plans to give the Police and Crime Commissioner control of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


News
Preparations in full swing for the 2018 Lichfield Home and Garden Festival 

17 Apr 18

Visitors will get the chance to find out more about making improvements to their homes at a festival in Lichfield.


Business
Lichfield business relocates to new city centre offices 

17 Apr 18

A Lichfield business is moving to a new city centre home.


Blog feature
Call for sponsors to support the 2018 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

17 Apr 18

Businesses and organisations are being urged to support the 2018 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.


News
Tickets go on sale for 2018 performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral 

17 Apr 18

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance of The Snowman at Lichfield Cathedral.


Sport
Chasetown FC captain named in league’s team of the season 

17 Apr 18

Jack Langston Chasetown FC’s captain Jack Langston has been named in the Evo Stik League South Division’s team of the season.


Sport
Burntwood RUFC win takes promotion battle to the final game of the season 

17 Apr 18

Burntwood RUFC ran in 15 tries – 14 of them converted – to overcome a depleted Trentham side.


Blog feature
Talk at Lichfield Library to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote 

17 Apr 18

A talk on the Suffragettes in Lichfield will help mark the centenary of women getting the vote.


News
Council says nine out of ten children in Staffordshire will go to first choice primary school in September 

16 Apr 18

Councillors say work to deal with rising school numbers has helped give parents their primary school of choice in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Business
Burntwood councillor hoping to purchase Post Office to prevent loss of “community asset” 

16 Apr 18

A Burntwood councillor says he is hoping to buy a Post Office to prevent it being lost to the community.


Sport
Chasetown FC celebrate first ever home win over Belper Town 

15 Apr 18

Chasetown FC ended their Belper Town hoodoo with their first ever home win over the Derbyshire side.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Belper Town 

15 Apr 18

Chasetown FC produced a five-star performance as they picked up all three points against Belper Town – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera…


News
Chance for residents to have their say on Burntwood neighbourhood plan 

14 Apr 18

People are being urged to have their say on a proposed new neighbourhood plan for Burntwood.


Blog feature
Show at the Lichfield Garrick to tell the story of pioneering engineer Nikola Tesla 

14 Apr 18

The story of Nikola Tesla is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.







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