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Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day 

16 Aug 18

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket.


News
Headteacher hails “excellent results” for Lichfield Cathedral School students 

16 Aug 18

The headteacher of Lichfield Cathedral School has hailed “excellent results” for her students.


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Conservative councillor says plan for new Burntwood health centre will “greatly help” residents 

16 Aug 18

A Conservative councillor says a new medical centre in Burntwood will “greatly help” local residents.


Business
Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug 18

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


News
Students from The Friary School celebrate A-Level results success 

16 Aug 18

Staff and students from The Friary School in Lichfield are celebrating after achieving a 99% A-Level pass rate.


News
Four men jailed after high performance cars are stolen in Lichfield 

14 Aug 18

Four men from Birmingham and Tamworth have been given a combined sentenced of 28 years after stealing high performance vehicles in Lichfield and attaching false number plates to avoid police detection.


Blog feature
Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Aug 18

Children’s favourite The Enormous Turnip is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Blog feature
Covers band Ruby Bridge to play Lichfield pub 

13 Aug 18

A six-piece covers band are bringing party hits to a Lichfield pub.


News
Lichfield Mysteries launches new book of scripts 

13 Aug 18

The Lichfield Mysteries book A new paperback edition of scripts of the Lichfield Mystery plays is being published.


News
Council launches questionnaire to find out why Lichfield and Burntwood residents don’t recycle more 

13 Aug 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked why they don’t recycle more.


Sport
Chasetown FC win final pre-season friendly 

13 Aug 18

A late Jack Langston penalty edged out neighbours Hednesford Town as Chasetown FC won their final pre-season friendly.


Sport
Lichfield City FC bounce back from midweek defeat by beating Littleton 

11 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC came from behind to secure a second win in three Midland Football League Division One games.


Sport
Lichfield City FC boss insists he is to blame for heavy defeat 

9 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC’s manager says he takes full responsibility after his side were thumped in their second game of the season.


Blog feature
Review: Matilda the Musical at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

9 Aug 18

Matilda The Musical at the Birmingham Hippodrome is an absolute triumph.


News
Teddy bear collection fetches £5,000 at Lichfield auction 

9 Aug 18

A collection of Steiff teddy bears has sold at auction in Lichfield for more than £5,000.


News
Ramblers explore work to restore the Lichfield Canal 

7 Aug 18

Restoration of the canal at Fosseway Heath provided a pleasant background to two walks organised and led by Jo Trodden of the Lichfield and District Ramblers.


News
Plan for Lichfield Peace Garden boosted by care home’s £500 donation 

6 Aug 18

A new memorial art project in Lichfield has been given a £500 boost.


News
Lord Victor Adebowale visits headquarters of Lichfield-based business 

6 Aug 18

A Lichfield-based business has been visited by Lord Victor Adebowale.


Sport
Lichfield City FC secure three points despite playing most of the game with a makeshift goalkeeper 

6 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC picked up three points with a 4-3 win over Racing Club Warwick on the opening day of the new season – despite playing most of the game with a makeshift goalkeeper.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Stafford Rangers 

5 Aug 18

Chasetown FC got the better of Stafford Rangers with a 1-0 win in their latest pre-season outing – photographer Dave Birt captured the match action on camera…


News
Views are on planning applications are rarely being taken into account by council, Lichfield Civic Society claims 

2 Aug 18

A community group created to protect the city’s character has claimed Lichfield District Council rarely takes account of its views.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business congratulated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace event 

2 Aug 18

A Lichfield and Burntwood-based business has been congratulated by Prince Charles at a royal reception in Buckingham Palace.


News
Lichfield headteacher says Education Secretary’s pledge on pre-school language skills could help spot dyslexia earlier 

2 Aug 18

A Lichfield headteacher has welcomed a bid to help parents improve their children’s early language development, claiming it could help to diagnose dyslexia earlier.


News
Lichfield and Burntwood councillors pledge commitment to residents at civic ceremony 

1 Aug 18

Councillors from Lichfield and Burntwood have pledged their commitment to local residents at a civic ceremony.


News
Increased police presence around Chasewater after weapons are used in “minor disorder” 

1 Aug 18

Police say there will be an increased presence around Chasewater after an incident yesterday (July 31).


News
“My self interest would have been better served by staying on the gravy train” – former Conservative councillor hits back at comments by leader of Lichfield District Council 

1 Aug 18

A councillor who resigned has hit back at her party’s leader on Lichfield District Council by accusing him of reducing her departure to a “point-scoring” exercise.


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Police and Crime Commissioner insists it’s “business as usual” for firefighters as he takes on governance of fire service 

1 Aug 18

It is “business as usual” for firefighters, according to Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner as the governance of the fire service transfers to him.


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Opposition leader says councillor’s resignation highlights failure of Conservative leadership at Lichfield District Council 

1 Aug 18

The resignation of a Conservative councillor after less than six months in office has highlighted a failure in leadership, according to the leader of the opposition group at Lichfield District Council.


News
Lichfield Canal restoration group hoping contribution impressed Heart of England in Bloom judges 

1 Aug 18

A group aiming to restore the Lichfield Canal unveiled its contribution to Blooming Lichfield when judging for Heart of England in Bloom took place last week.


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Leader says councillors must “rise above self interest” after admitting disappointment over Lichfield Conservative member’s resignation 

1 Aug 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council says he is extremely disappointed by a Conservative councillor’s decision to resign – but insisted that councillors needed to “rise above self interest”.


Sport
Chasetown FC beaten by West Bromwich Albion XI in pre-season encounter 

31 Jul 18

Chasetown FC produced a promising pre-season performance as they went down 2-1 to a West Bromwich Albion XI.


News
Business moves to new premises in Lichfield 

31 Jul 18

A business has moved to a new home in the centre of Lichfield.


News
Conservative councillor resigns after admitting her faith in Lichfield District Council as an organisation doing the best for residents has been “destroyed” 

31 Jul 18

A councillor has resigned after saying her faith in Lichfield District Council as an organisation doing the best for local residents had been destroyed by planning chiefs being allowed to open the door for inappropriate developments across the city.


Blog feature
Director reveals why production of My Fair Lady by Lichfield Operatic Society is a family affair 

31 Jul 18

Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle hasn’t much of a family in the show My Fair Lady, just her dustman Dad – but Lichfield Operatic Society’s production of the show next month is turning into a real family affair.


News
Lichfield MP intending to carry on tweeting despite social media controversies 

30 Jul 18

Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP has said he intends to carry on interacting on social media despite coming under fire for a number of posts.


Blog feature
Time running out to book Lichfield drive-in movie tickets 

30 Jul 18

Time is running out for cinema fans to get their tickets for a drive-in movie double-header in Lichfield.


Business
Future of under threat facility secured after Burntwood Post Office is listed as an Asset of Community Value 

30 Jul 18

A fight to save a Burntwood Post Office has been won.


Blog feature
The Quik Beats bringing soul and Mod sounds to Lichfield 

30 Jul 18

Soul and Mod band The Quik Beats are returning to Lichfield.


Blog feature
Review: The Morning After at Blue Orange Theatre 

30 Jul 18

Sam has some problems – he has a hangover, has left a series of regrettable messages for his ex-girlfriend and doesn’t know the girl waking up next to him, or the escort who is sleeping in his bath.


News
Candidates standing for 2019 local elections in Lichfield warned residents will want answers over future of Friarsgate land 

30 Jul 18

Candidates at next year’s local elections will need to be clear about their views on the future of the Friarsgate site, according to a Lichfield community group.


News
Whittington cyclist to tackle Land’s End to John O’Groats ride in aid of St Giles Hospice 

27 Jul 18

A cyclist is taking on a 1,000 mile challenge to raise money for a local hospice.


News
Arrest after cash and bank card are stolen in Lichfield mugging 

26 Jul 18

A man has been arrested after a mugging in Lichfield.


Blog feature
Leading children’s illustrator coming to Lichfield Library 

26 Jul 18

Steve Smallman A leading children’s author and illustrator is coming to Lichfield.


News
Training company confirms plan to open new centre in Lichfield 

26 Jul 18

A training provider has confirmed it will be moving into Lichfield.


News
Launch for new Sunday bus service linking Lichfield and Burntwood 

26 Jul 18

A new bus service linking Lichfield, Chasetown and Burntwood on Sundays has been launched.


Sport
Lichfield schoolgirl hoping to raise money to compete in obstacle racing world championship event in the USA 

26 Jul 18

A Lichfield schoolgirl is launching a fundraising bid to help her compete in America.


News
Lichfield’s MP warns councillors they will be blamed if they don’t “step up a notch” to find a solution for Friarsgate land 

26 Jul 18

The city’s MP says fingers will be pointed at Lichfield District Council if it “doesn’t step up a notch” in finding a new solution following the failure to deliver Friarsgate.


News
Couple charged with murder of baby son in Burntwood in 2014 

25 Jul 18

A couple have been charged with the murder of their baby son in 2014.


Blog feature
Cast and crew putting finishing touches to community musical at the Lichfield Garrick 

25 Jul 18

Final preparations are underway for a community musical in Lichfield.


News
Councillor hoping for cross-party working group to come up with “Plan B for Friarsgate” 

25 Jul 18

A Lichfield councillor says he is hopeful calls for a cross-party working group to look at a “Plan B for Friarsgate” will be heard.


News
Huge collection of unmade model aircraft sets expected to fly out the door at Lichfield auction 

25 Jul 18

A huge collection of model aircraft kits painstakingly amassed by a Birmingham enthusiast over 50 years is coming up for auction in Lichfield.


News
Burntwood site manager named as one of the best in the country 

25 Jul 18

A site manager with a Burntwood building firm has been named as one of the best in the country.


Sport
In pictures: Chasetown FC v Stourbridge 

25 Jul 18

Chasetown FC’s pre-season continued with a 4-0 home defeat against Stourbridge – Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera…


News
Wellbeing cafe project aiming to help people in Lichfield stay active and social 

24 Jul 18

A new project is aiming to help people stay active and social in Lichfield.


Sport
Fixture list hands Lichfield City FC home game against Racing Club Warwick on opening day of the season 

24 Jul 18

Lichfield City FC’s will kick off the new season with a home clash against Racing Club Warwick.


News
Councillors warned Lichfield cannot wait another 15 years for a Friarsgate replacement 

24 Jul 18

Councillors have been told Lichfield residents cannot afford to wait another 15 years for a replacement for Friarsgate.


News
Plan to demolish Lichfield church hall to make way for new homes is unveiled 

23 Jul 18

St Michael’s Church Hall A church hall in Lichfield could be demolished and replaced with houses.


News
Lichfield MP says HS4 plan finally gives some sense to HS2 – but doubts it will ever become a reality 

23 Jul 18

Lichfield’s MP has backed a proposed new high speed rail route – but says he doubts it will ever be built.


News
Groups invited to bid for share of £300,000 fund to boost infrastructure across Lichfield and Burntwood 

23 Jul 18

Organisations in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to bid for a £300,000 fund designed to boost infrastructure in the area.


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In pictures: Crowds flock to Beacon Park as traditional funfair comes to Lichfield 

23 Jul 18

All the fun of the traditional fair came to Lichfield over the weekend.