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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.


Sport
Chasetown FC come from behind against Gainsborough Trinity to earn FA Cup replay 

9 Sep 18

Chasetown FC will get a second go at progressing in the FA Cup after a 1-1 home draw against Gainsborough Trinity.


Sport
Lichfield City FC go top of the table after hitting Coventry Copsewood for four 

9 Sep 18

Lichfield City FC moved to the top of the table with a commanding win over Coventry Copsewood.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Gainsborough Trinity 

9 Sep 18

Chasetown FC will go again in the FA Cup after earning a replay against Gainsborough Trinity – and photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


News
Chance for people in Lichfield and Burntwood to find out more about becoming a councillor 

7 Sep 18

People are being urged to find out more about being a councillor.


News
Staff at Lichfield law firm celebrate as duo turn 70 

7 Sep 18

A Lichfield law firm is raising a glass to two employees who have both celebrated their 70th birthdays.


Blog feature
Double treat in store for folk fans as bands head for the Lichfield Guildhall 

7 Sep 18

There’s a treat in store for folk rock fans as Merry Hell and Folklaw come to the Lichfield Guildhall later this month.


Blog feature
Review: Four Play at the Old Joint Stock Theatre 

7 Sep 18

Midlands cognoscenti’s theatre director of choice Tracey Street is a relatively unsung star in her homeland, but unsurprisingly her new show is yet another triumph to add to her illustrious track record to date.


News
By-election candidate says ex-Tory councillor’s Labour support shows council leader must consider his position 

6 Sep 18

A by-election candidate has said a former Conservative councillor’s decision to back Labour in the upcoming vote is proof the leader of Lichfield District Council needs to consider his position.


News
Bereavement support service launching in Burntwood 

6 Sep 18

People in Burntwood who are grieving after the loss of a loved one are now able to access support through a new initiative.


News
Residents to get first look at plans for new health centre in Burntwood 

5 Sep 18

Plans for a new health centre in Burntwood are set to go on display.


News
New £8million events facility to open at the National Memorial Arboretum in October 

5 Sep 18

A new £8million facility is due to open at the National Memorial Arboretum in October.







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