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Conservatives hang on to Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council seats in Stowe ward by-election 

23 Feb 18

The Conservatives have held onto seats in the Stowe ward for Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.


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Lichfield District Council confirms former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park could be sold off 

23 Feb 18

The former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park.


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Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant to make appearance on Pointless Celebrities 

23 Feb 18

Lichfield’s MP is set to make another TV appearance.


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Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood to be exempt from council tax until they are 21 

23 Feb 18

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood will not have to pay council tax until they are 21, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.


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Ace achievement for Lichfield volunteer as he nets a national tennis award 

23 Feb 18

A Lichfield volunteer has netted a national tennis award.


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Stowe ward by-election candidate hoping poll victor will listen to Lichfield voters 

23 Feb 18

One of the candidates in the Stowe ward by-election believes it is important local voices are heard, regardless of the result.


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Evening bus route through Chasetown and Burntwood to be axed 

22 Feb 18

Funding cuts will see an evening bus route in Burntwood axed.


Blog feature
Tickets go on sale for Fairport Convention gig at the Lichfield Guildhall 

22 Feb 18

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by folk favourites Fairport Convention in Lichfield.


Business
Topping off ceremony held as new Lichfield care home development moves a step closer to completion 

22 Feb 18

The latest stage in the development of a new care home in Lichfield has seen a topping off ceremony carried out.


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Voters in Lichfield go to the polls for Stowe ward by-election 

22 Feb 18

Voting has begun in the Stowe ward by-election.


Blog feature
Review: The Chris Bevington Organisation at the Lichfield Guildhall 

21 Feb 18

Three albums into their career, the nine-piece Chris Bevington Organisation wowed an audience of blues, rock and jazz fans when they played at the Lichfield Guildhall.


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Drivers in Lichfield facing delays after lorry overturns on Wall Island 

21 Feb 18

Drivers are facing delays after a lorry overturned in Lichfield.


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Funding available for communities in Lichfield and Burntwood to help make roads safer 

21 Feb 18

Communities in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to apply for funding to help improve road safety in their area.


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Councillor insists Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan does not contain proposals to redevelop car park site 

21 Feb 18

A councillor has sought to calm concerns that a Lichfield city centre car park has been earmarked for redevelopment.


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Lichfield MP makes fresh call to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes 

21 Feb 18

Lichfield’s MP has reiterated his call for cannabis to be legalised for medical use.


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Youngsters team up with Shenstone Community Library to reunite lost wallet with owner 

21 Feb 18

Two Shenstone children and a library card have helped reunite a local man with his wallet.


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Meeting to make decision on proposals to reduce size of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee 

20 Feb 18

Proposals to reduce the size of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee could be approved this evening (February 20).


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Bill for replacing windows at Burntwood Town Council offices could top £33,000 

20 Feb 18

The bill for replacing windows at Burntwood Town Council’s HQ could be more than £33,000.


Blog feature
Lichfield Guildhall to host Eccentric Orbits Tour featuring Leveret and Spiro 

20 Feb 18

English instrumental music will be on the bill as the Eccentric Orbits Tour comes to Lichfield.


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Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb 18

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


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Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times 

20 Feb 18

People in Burntwood can find out more about plans to use technology to increase library opening times at a consultation event in the town.


Blog feature
Folk rock favourites Quill returning to the Lichfield Garrick 

19 Feb 18

Folk rock outfit Quill are making a welcome return to Lichfield.


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Guided walk to showcase efforts to restore Lichfield Canal 

19 Feb 18

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal will be on show during a guided walk.


Sport
Burntwood RUFC kick on against Handsworth as title chase continues 

19 Feb 18

Burntwood RUFC shared six tries with Handsworth, meaning it was place kicks that sealed the win to keep them ahead of the pack in M3WN.


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Police invite Lichfield residents to have their say on local issues in online chat 

19 Feb 18

People in Lichfield are being invited to an online chat about local policing issues.


Sport
Chasetown FC continue play-off charge with victory over Spalding United 

19 Feb 18

Play-off chasing Chasetown FC won their fourth consecutive league game as they saw off Spalding United.


Sport
Lichfield City FC beaten 4-2 by Atherstone Town 

19 Feb 18

Lichfield City FC had an afternoon to forget as they went down 4-2 to Atherstone Town.


Sport
In pictures: Handsworth v Burntwood RUFC 

19 Feb 18

Buoyant Burntwood RUFC continued their run of form with a win over Handsworth – photographer Joanne Gough captured the action on camera: A volunteer wrote this.


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In pictures: Chasetown FC v Spalding United 

19 Feb 18

Chasetown FC were in winning form as they saw off Spalding United – and photographer Dave Birt captured the action on camera…


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Lib Dem councillor urges voters to back new Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan 

16 Feb 18

People have been urged to make sure they vote on the new Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan.


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Man suffers fractured eye socket in unprovoked Lichfield attack 

14 Feb 18

A man has suffered a fractured eye socket in an unprovoked attack in Lichfield.


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Mother makes appeal ahead of anniversary of son’s death for speed restrictions on the A38 in Lichfield 

14 Feb 18

The family of a man killed in a crash on the A38 six years ago have renewed calls for speed restrictions to be put in place on the road through Lichfield.


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Creative youngsters mark Valentine’s Day at Lichfield pre-school 

14 Feb 18

Love is in the air at a Lichfield pre-school where children have been getting creative when talking about their heart’s desires.


News
Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust to host annual quiz night 

14 Feb 18

Tickets are on sale for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s annual quiz night.


Sport
Burntwood RUFC extend their lead after hosts are forced to call off game 

14 Feb 18

Burntwood RUFC extended their lead at the top of the table on Saturday without even taking the field.


Blog feature
Comedian Hal Cruttenden to perform in aid of charity at the Lichfield Garrick 

13 Feb 18

Comedian Hal Cruttenden will bring the laughs to the Lichfield Garrick next month in aid of charity.


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Six fire crews tackle driving range blaze at golf club in Lichfield 

13 Feb 18

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a Lichfield golf club.


Blog feature
Tickets on sale for The Climax Blues Band’s return to the Lichfield Guildhall 

13 Feb 18

Tickets have gone on sale for a performance by The Climax Blues Band in Lichfield.


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Lichfield art project celebrates fifth birthday with launch of new adult classes 

13 Feb 18

A Lichfield art scheme is launching a new series of sessions.


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Historic Lichfield pub reopens after £130,000 makeover 

9 Feb 18

A Lichfield pub has reopened after a £130,000 refurbishment.


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Resurfacing work to take place at Lichfield junction 

9 Feb 18

Work to resurface a Lichfield junction is due to start in the coming works.


Business
Lichfield city centre business to host coffee with a candidate event ahead of by-election 

9 Feb 18

A coffee outlet in Lichfield is hoping to give voters the chance to quiz by-election candidates.


Blog feature
Review: Rodney Branigan at the Lichfield Guildhall 

9 Feb 18

With influences that ranged from the acoustic guitar heroics of Michael Hedges to rap, a lively stage presence and the ability to play more than one instrument at a time, the concert that Rodney Branigan performed at the Lichfield Guildhall was never…


Blog feature
Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

9 Feb 18

Cinderella must be one of the very first stories.


News
New Silver Singers daytime choir launching at the Lichfield Garrick 

9 Feb 18

A new ‘Silver Singers’ daytime choir is being launched in Lichfield.


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Chance for youngsters to take part in half-term kite making workshop in Lichfield 

9 Feb 18

A kite making workshop is coming to Lichfield during half-term.


Blog feature
Former Manchester City footballer swaps terraces for theatre in new musical comedy at the Lichfield Garrick 

6 Feb 18

A former professional footballer will take centre stage when a new comedy musical comes to the Lichfield Garrick.


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Two arrested in Lichfield on suspicion of dealing drugs 

6 Feb 18

Two men have been arrested in Lichfield on suspicion of dealing drugs.


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Conservative by-election candidate keen to ensure councils are providing value for money 

6 Feb 18

A chartered accountant believes her background will help ensure the numbers add up at Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council.


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Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged to check on older relatives and neighbours as temperatures drop 

5 Feb 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to keep an eye on older relatives and neighbours as the cold snap begins to bite.







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