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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.


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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.


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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…


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Sport
Grant helps Lichfield City FC boost number of girls playing football 

5 Sep 18

A £6,000 grant is aiming to help improve football provision for girls in Lichfield.


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Free course offers young people in Lichfield and Burntwood the chance to learn about songwriting 

5 Sep 18

Young people in Lichfield and Burntwood will get the chance to learn the art of songwriting on a free course.


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Exhibition exploring Tolkien’s links to Staffordshire comes to Shenstone 

5 Sep 18

An exhibition exploring JRR Tolkien’s links to Staffordshire has opened at Shenstone Community Library.


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Record crowds turn out to enjoy 20th Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 

5 Sep 18

Organisers have hailed the success of the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park as record crowds turned out for the 20th anniversary of the event.


Sport
Chasetown FC secure spot in next round of the FA Cup with victory over Wednesfield 

5 Sep 18

Chasetown FC secured their spot in the next round of the FA Cup with a replay victory over Wednesfield.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Wednesfield 

5 Sep 18

Chasetown FC progressed in the FA Cup after beating Wednesfield in their replay – and photographer Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera…


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Former Conservative councillor urges residents to vote for Labour candidate in Lichfield by-election 

4 Sep 18

A former Conservative councillor has urged residents to vote for Labour in order to get a better balance on Lichfield District Council.


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Lichfield schoolgirl qualifies for Irish Dancing World Championships in the USA 

3 Sep 18

A Lichfield schoolgirl has moved a step closer to her dream of competing in the Irish Dancing World Championships.


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Man who had crack cocaine and heroin jailed after police chase in Fazeley 

3 Sep 18

A man caught with crack cocaine and heroin after a car chase in Fazeley has been jailed for more than four years.


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Candidates confirmed for Lichfield District Council Stowe ward by-election 

3 Sep 18

Three candidates will contest a by-election for a vacant seat on Lichfield District Council.


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Lichfield firefighter to run half-marathon while carrying a 20kg dummy 

3 Sep 18

Taking on a half marathon isn’t enough for a Lichfield firefighter – he’s planning to run it while carrying a 20kg dummy on his shoulders.


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Council leader insists short and long term plans for Friarsgate land to be put to good use are being explored 

2 Sep 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council says work is taking place to ensure short and long term plans are in place for land left vacant following the collapse of the Friarsgate redevelopment scheme.


Sport
Chasetown FC suffer heavy defeat at Prescot Cables 

2 Sep 18

Chasetown FC suffered a disappointing defeat as they were thumped 6-1 at Prescot Cables.


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In pictures: Prescot Cables v Chasetown FC 

2 Sep 18

Chasetown FC suffered a heavy defeat at Prescot Cables – and photographer Dave Birt captured the action on camera…


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Lichfield City FC suffer shock FA Vase exit at Littleton 

2 Sep 18

Lichfield City’s interest in the FA Vase cake to an early end after a shock defeat at Littleton.


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Nurburgring success for Lichfield racing driver Adam Christodoulou 

1 Sep 18

A Lichfield racing driver is celebrating after securing success at in the VLN5 Endurance Series at the Nurburgring.


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Taxi driver banned from working in Lichfield after court upholds council’s decision not to renew his licence 

1 Sep 18

A taxi driver has been told he cannot operate in Lichfield after a court upheld a decision not to renew his licence.


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CCTV released after shop window is smashed in Lichfield 

1 Sep 18

CCTV images have been released after a shop window was smashed in Lichfield.


Blog feature
Sounds of pop icon David Bowie coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

29 Aug 18

The music of one of the icons of pop is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


News
Celebration as Lichfield wins Fairtrade City renewal 

29 Aug 18

Lichfield will continue to be a Fairtrade City after seeing its status renewed.


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Lichfield District Council leader insists Friarsgate Plan B working group will be cross-party 

29 Aug 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council has insisted a group looking at a new plan for the Friarsgate land will be cross-party.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Kidsgrove Athletic 

27 Aug 18

Chasetown FC came from behind to earn a draw against Kidsgrove Athletic – photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


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Chasetown FC come from behind against Kidsgrove Athletic to secure first point of the season 

27 Aug 18

Chasetown FC picked up their first point of the season with a Bank Holiday Monday comeback against Kidsgrove Athletic.


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Harry Harris goal makes it a perfect Bank Holiday weekend for Lichfield City FC 

27 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC made it a perfect Bank Holiday weekend with a 1-0 win over Stapenhill.


Blog feature
One-man show at the Lichfield Garrick shines a spotlight on life of Patrick Hamilton 

27 Aug 18

A one-man show at the Lichfield Garrick will lift the lid on the life of writer Patrick Hamilton.


News
Labour leader claims secret Friarsgate Plan B group shows Conservatives have not learned their lesson 

26 Aug 18

The controlling Conservative group at Lichfield District Council have been accused of not learning their lesson about transparency after the collapse of the Friarsgate scheme.


Sport
Chasetown FC forced to settle for a replay in the FA Cup after draw at Wednesfield 

26 Aug 18

Chasetown FC will need a replay after being held in the FA Cup.


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James Taylor hat-trick helps Lichfield City FC secure triumph at Chelmsley Town 

26 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC moved back level on points with the sides at the top of the table with a 4-0 win at Chelmsley Town.


Sport
In pictures: Wednesfield v Chasetown FC 

26 Aug 18

Chasetown FC will need to try again in the FA Cup after a 2-2 draw against Wednesfield – where Pamela Mullins was on hand to capture the action on camera…


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Lichfield collars crown as city is named as most dog-friendly place in the country 

24 Aug 18

Lichfield has been named as the most dog-friendly place in the UK.


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Lichfield pub celebrates winning beer garden award 

24 Aug 18

A Lichfield pub has won an award for the quality of its beer garden.


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Lichfield councillor urges resident to use Curborough ward advice surgery to raise issues 

24 Aug 18

A Lichfield councillor is urging residents to use an advice surgery to raise issues in the local area.


Blog feature
Chasewater Railway to host princesses and pirates Bank Holiday event 

24 Aug 18

Princesses and pirates are being invited to hop aboard at Chasewater Railway’s Bank Holiday fun day.


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Initiative aiming to help organisation use dormant trust funds to boost charities in Lichfield and Burntwood 

24 Aug 18

A new initiative is hoping to boost local charities by distributing funds lying in inactive trusts.


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Staff and students at Lichfield Cathedral School celebrate GCSE results 

24 Aug 18

Staff at Lichfield Cathedral School are celebrating after 94% of all GCSE grades were at A* to C grade.


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Fly-tipper sentenced after admitting dumping waste in Lichfield 

24 Aug 18

A man has been sentenced after admitting five charges of fly-tipping across three areas, including Lichfield.


Blog feature
Live music and real ale on offer as Lichfield Arts Autumn Beer Festival returns 

22 Aug 18

Real ale and live music will be served up as the Lichfield Arts Autumn Beer Festival returns next month.


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Lichfield and Burntwood MP joins comedian for video explaining role of Whips in Parliament 

22 Aug 18

Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP has appeared in a light-hearted video explaining the role of Whips in the House of Commons.


Blog feature
Movie double-header coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

22 Aug 18

A film double-header is being hosted at the Lichfield Garrick this week.







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