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MP backs plan to use former railway line to create new cycle route between Lichfield and Burntwood 

26 Sep 18

An MP has backed plans to breathe new life into a disused railway line by converting it into a cycle route.


News
Lichfield auction house cooks up a donation for Macmillan Cancer Support 

26 Sep 18

A Lichfield auction house has raised £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support after staff pulled on their oven gloves and got baking in the name of charity.


Sport
Early season struggles continue for Chasetown FC after defeat at Newcastle Town 

26 Sep 18

Chasetown FC suffered midweek misery as they were beaten 3-1 at Newcastle Town.


Sport
In pictures: Newcastle Town v Chasetown FC 

26 Sep 18

Chasetown FC suffered a midweek defeat as they went down 3-1 at Newcastle Town – photographer Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera…


Blog feature
CBeebies favourite Bing coming to the Lichfield Garrick stage 

25 Sep 18

Kids TV favourite Bing is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


News
Burntwood councillor warns plan to save £35million will be “harsh” on local communities 

25 Sep 18

A Burntwood councillor has said plans to save £35million will be “harsh” on local communities.


Business
Lichfield bank employees complete charity row to raise money for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust 

25 Sep 18

Employees at a Lichfield bank have gone the extra mile to raise money for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.


News
Construction work begins on new £4.25million primary school in Lichfield 

25 Sep 18

Construction has begun on a new £4.25million primary school in Lichfield.


Sport
Lichfield rider Toby Barnes continues bright start to West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League season 

24 Sep 18

Lichfield City CC rider Toby Barnes maintained his strong start to the season with a win in round three of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.


Sport
Home defeat sees Chasetown FC’s sluggish start to the league campaign continue 

24 Sep 18

Chasetown FC’s stuttering start to their league campaign continued with a defeat against Market Drayton Town.


Sport
Lichfield City FC hit eight against Nuneaton Griff to continue setting the pace at the top of the table 

24 Sep 18

Lichfield City FC consolidated their place at the top of the table with a clinical eight goal demolition of Nuneaton Griff.


News
Signed Lowry print found in Burntwood sells for £1,900 at auction in Lichfield 

21 Sep 18

A Lowry print discovered in Burntwood has sold at auction in Lichfield.


Business
Lichfield-based business celebrates strong half-year financial results 

21 Sep 18

A Lichfield-based business has said it remains confident it can continue to thrive after posting strong financial results for the first half of 2018.


News
Burntwood builder admits stealing £1,200 of tools and equipment from community centre 

21 Sep 18

A Burntwood builder has admitted stealing £1,200 worth of tools and equipment from a community centre.


News
Warning for Lichfield and Burntwood drivers ahead of Storm Bronagh 

20 Sep 18

Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood are being warned of stormy conditions on local roads overnight.


News
Centenaries to be celebrated at 2018 Lichfield Heritage Weekend 

20 Sep 18

A series of centenaries will be celebrates at Lichfield Heritage Weekend.


Business
Shoppers in Lichfield can pick up festive mince pies – in September! 

20 Sep 18

Christmas is coming early for Lichfield shoppers after mince pies went on sale, despite the festive period being months away.


Business
Staff from Burntwood building firm ready to tough it out for charity 

19 Sep 18

A team of staff from a Burntwood building company will be wading through mud, crawling through fire pits and swimming through open water this weekend – all in aid of charity.


Sport
Chasetown FC secure spot in next round of league cup with penalty shootout win at Nantwich Town 

19 Sep 18

Chasetown FC are through to the next round of the Integro League Cup after a spot-kick win at Nantwich Town.


Sport
In pictures: Nantwich Town v Chasetown FC 

19 Sep 18

Chasetown FC progressed to the next stage of the league cup after a penalty shootout triumph over Nantwich Town.


News
Veterans mark anniversary of Operation Market Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum 

18 Sep 18

Veterans have travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the anniversary of Operation Market Garden.


Blog feature
Review: Lisbee Stainton at the Lichfield Guildhall 

18 Sep 18

After 20 years of writing songs, six albums and support slots for the likes of Seth Lakeman, Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters and Paul Carrack, it is not surprising that the singer songwriter Lisbee Stainton knows how to put on an …


News
Burntwood councillors warn school crossing patrols are an “essential service” as review could see them axed 

18 Sep 18

Councillors have warned lollipop men and women are an “essential service” that should not be considered as part of a plan to save £35million.


Blog feature
Full line-up for Lichfield Garrick’s 2019 Christmas pantomime is unveiled 

17 Sep 18

Oh yes it is – the full cast for the Lichfield Garrick’s Christmas pantomime has been revealed.


News
Lichfield’s silver heritage to be explored at fundraising event 

17 Sep 18

A special event celebrating the city’s silver heritage is coming to Lichfield.


Blog feature
Lichfield Mysteries to live on as schools and college take the lead in new festival 

17 Sep 18

A new future for the Lichfield Mysteries has been mapped out.


Sport
Chasetown FC put FA Cup defeat behind them with victory at Droylsden 

17 Sep 18

Chasetown FC put their midweek FA Cup defeat behind them with a 4-2 triumph at Droylsden.


Sport
In pictures: Droylsden v Chasetown FC 

17 Sep 18

Chasetown FC enjoyed their away day as they came out on top at Droylsden – photographer Dave Birt captured the action on camera…


Blog feature
Concert at the Lichfield Guildhall to feature the music of Leonard Cohen 

14 Sep 18

The music of Leonard Cohen will be brought into focus at a concert in Lichfield.


News
Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub to host craft workshops 

14 Sep 18

Craft workshops in Lichfield are giving people the chance to make decorative items.


News
People invited to talk at Lichfield care home on living with dementia 

14 Sep 18

People are being invited to a talk about dementia in Lichfield.


News
Councillor warns developers eyeing green belt land are only interested in profiting at the expense of Burntwood residents 

14 Sep 18

A councillor has warned a number of developers plotting to build on green belt land are only interested in profiting at the expense of people living in Burntwood.


News
Lichfield family heartbroken after bike chain belonging to son who died in 2012 crash is taken from their drive 

14 Sep 18

The family of a Lichfield man killed in a crash six years ago say they are heartbroken after an item belonging to him was taken from outside their home.


News
Swiss musical box from the 19th Century going up for auction in Lichfield 

14 Sep 18

A Swiss musical box from the late 19th Century is coming up for auction in Lichfield.


News
Bishop of Lichfield backs petition calling on Government to “fix” Universal Credit system 

14 Sep 18

The Bishop of Lichfield has joined calls for more support to be provided to people applying for Universal Credit after reports of a surge of demand at food banks in areas where the benefit has been introduced.


News
Managers at Burntwood building business to serve up coffee for charity fundraiser 

14 Sep 18

Managers at a Burntwood building company are serving up a treat as part of a charity fundraiser.


Blog feature
Band bringing sounds of the sixties to Lichfield 

12 Sep 18

One of music’s most iconic decades is being celebrated at a gig in Lichfield.


News
Two held in Burntwood after police find drugs in car 

12 Sep 18

Two men have been arrested after cannabis was found in a car in Burntwood.


News
Celebrations as Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust marks 30th anniversary 

12 Sep 18

A group working to restore the Lichfield Canal has celebrated its 30th anniversary.


News
Young people work with residents at Lichfield care home to create new flower beds 

12 Sep 18

A group of young people from across Lichfield have been helping to transform part of the gardens at a care home in the city.


News
Operator confirms changes to Lichfield bus routes 

12 Sep 18

Changes have been announced to some bus services in Lichfield.


News
Council planning to review funding of Lichfield and Burntwood lollipop men and women as part of bid to save £35million 

12 Sep 18

The roles of lollipop men and women in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reviewed as part of a council’s plan to save £35million.


Sport
Hopes of a Chasetown FC FA Cup run dashed by Gainsborough Trinity 

12 Sep 18

Chasetown FC’s hopes of progressing in the FA Cup were emphatically ended as they were beaten 8-2 in a replay at Gainsborough Trinity.


Sport
In pictures: Gainsborough Trinity v Chasetown FC 

12 Sep 18

Chasetown FC’s FA Cup is over for the season after being hammered in their replay at Gainsborough Trinity – photographer Dave Birt captured the action on camera…


Blog comment
MP warns “arrogant” boundary changes would slice Lichfield in two at next General Election 

11 Sep 18

An MP says plans to redraw Parliamentary voting boundaries will slice Lichfield in two – due to the “arrogant” approach of those behind the proposals.


News
Search for relatives as plan to name Burntwood roads after First World War heroes progresses 

11 Sep 18

The war memorial in Chasetown Streets in Burntwood are set to be named after local First World War heroes.


Sport
Lichfield rider Toby Barnes collects first victory on opening day of West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League 

11 Sep 18

Lichfield’s Toby Barnes has claimed his first senior victory of the season in the opening round of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League.


News
Closure notice issued at Lichfield property after drug use and anti-social behaviour 

10 Sep 18

A closure notice has been issued at an address in Lichfield after complaints of drug use and anti-social behaviour.


News
Councillors insist they’ll take fight to save Burntwood green belt land to Local Plan inquiry 

10 Sep 18

Burntwood councillors have insisted the fight to save the town’s green belt land will go on.


News
New Boogie Bounce exercise classes starting in Lichfield and Burntwood 

9 Sep 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to bounce their way to fitness with new exercises classes.







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