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Garrick theatre aims to give Lichfield movie fans their film fix after Friarsgate cinema plan collapses 

21 Jun 18

A new cinema might not be being build in Lichfield – but a new monthly film night is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


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County council approves plan to improve cycling and walking routes in Lichfield and Burntwood 

21 Jun 18

Walking and cycling routes in Lichfield and Burntwood are set to be improved as part of a £38million project.


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Town gearing up for 2018 Burntwood Wakes fun 

21 Jun 18

Burntwood Leisure Centre Final preparations are taking place for the 2018 Burntwood Wakes.


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The questions residents need the leader of Lichfield District Council to answer about the demise of Friarsgate 

21 Jun 18

The secretive collapse of the Friarsgate redevelopment has left residents with more questions than answers – and is likely to cause a tense atmosphere when the Conservative group at Lichfield District Council meet this evening (June 21).


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Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun 18

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.


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Review: Woyzeck at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 

20 Jun 18

Woyzeck is the story of a simple soldier returning home after fighting abroad for his country only to discover that inexplicably everything he has fought for has turned against him.


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Mystic meerkats at Drayton Manor looking for more success after World Cup prediction hat-trick 

20 Jun 18

A theme park’s mystic meerkats are looking for more World Cup success – after successfully netting a hat-trick of predictions.


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Ribbon cut on new Lichfield One city centre housing development 

20 Jun 18

The ribbon has been cut on a new housing development in Lichfield.


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Review: King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

20 Jun 18

After more than 30 years at the forefront of the live jump-jive jazz scene, it is no wonder that the musical institution of King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys knew how to put on a show and draw a large crowd as they closed the Lichfield Arts Blues …


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Lichfield and Burntwood MP Michael Fabricant says he will monitor impact of decision to move stroke services from Burton to Derby 

20 Jun 18

Lichfield’s MP has said he will be continuing to seek reassurances over plans to move stroke services from Burton to Derby.


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Charities receive boost as cheques are handed over following fundraising efforts by former Mayor and Sheriff of Lichfield 

20 Jun 18

Charities have been boosted after money raised by the former Mayor and Sheriff of Lichfield during their year in office.


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Lichfield grandfather to take on 5km charity challenge 

20 Jun 18

A 92-year-old Lichfield grandad is taking on a 5km challenge to raise money for charity.


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Leader of Lichfield District Council accused of “making it up as he goes along” after confirmation that yet another Friarsgate meeting will be held behind closed doors 

20 Jun 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council has been accused of “making it up as he goes along” after it was revealed that yet another discussion on Friarsgate will be held behind closed doors.


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Review: Walsall Jazz Orchestra at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

18 Jun 18

The Walsall Jazz Orchestra have become one of the leading big bands in the area, taking in some of the most talented musicians and producing concerts that blend advanced music-making skills with an audience friendly style.


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Review: Tony Christie at the Lichfield Garrick 

18 Jun 18

Tony Christie’s Amarillo entered the public consciousness permanently with Comic Relief and as a seasoned performer with a self-deprecating sense of humour he himself quips “most people think Peter Kay recorded it.


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Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun 18

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.


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Underprivileged children enjoy a day out as Drayton Manor Park hosts annual event 

18 Jun 18

Underprivileged children have enjoyed a day of fun as part of an annual event at Drayton Manor Park.


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Lichfield schoolgirl celebrates double Irish dancing success 

18 Jun 18

Heidi Hawkes with her trophies from the Solent Feis Irish dancing competition A Lichfield schoolgirl has added to her collection of Irish dancing silverware with a double success.


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Lib Dem councillor demands urgent action to ensure Friarsgate land in Lichfield does not become an eyesore and lie empty for years 

18 Jun 18

A Liberal Democrat councillor says urgent action is needed to ensure the land earmarked for Friarsgate does not lie derelict for years.


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Lichfield MP urges community groups to tap in to HS2 environmental funding pot 

15 Jun 18

Lichfield’s MP has urged local groups to ensure they get something back from HS2 by applying for money from a new fund.


Business
Lichfield couple celebrating after business is named in list of country’s top performing companies 

15 Jun 18

A Lichfield couple are celebrating after their business was named in a list of the country’s top performing companies.


Business
Project sending unsold food to charities and good causes is coming to Lichfield 

15 Jun 18

A project that sees unsold food distributed to charities is coming to Lichfield.


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Three parties preparing to battle it out for vacant Curborough ward seats on Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council 

15 Jun 18

Three parties are set to battle it out in a by-election for vacant seats on Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council.


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Deputy Mayor reopens Lichfield charity shop after refurbishment 

15 Jun 18

The ribbon has been cut on a Lichfield shop after a refurbishment was completed.


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Cabinet member who resigned says Lichfield District Council should have backed Friarsgate development 

14 Jun 18

One of three Cabinet members who stood down at Lichfield District Council said a difference of opinion with the local authority’s leader over Friarsgate had left him with no alternative but to resign.


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Community group calls on Lichfield District Council to come clean on full cost of Friarsgate failure 

14 Jun 18

A community group has demanded Lichfield District Council comes clean about the full cost of the failure to build Friarsgate.


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Claim Lichfield District Council leader has “lost all of his credibility” after collapse of Friarsgate scheme 

14 Jun 18

The leader of Lichfield District Council has “lost all of his credibility” in the fall-out from the failure of Friarsgate, according to the leader of the opposition group.


Business
Developers “hugely disappointed” as confirmation comes that Friarsgate development will not go ahead 

14 Jun 18

Developers say they are “hugely disappointed” after it was confirmed the Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield will not go ahead.


Business
Health food retailer creates three new jobs after relocating store in Lichfield 

14 Jun 18

Three new jobs have been created after a health food business moved its store in Lichfield.


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Drayton Manor’s ‘mystic meerkats’ back England to get off to a winning start against Tunisia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup 

14 Jun 18

England will win their opening World Cup game against Tunisia – according to predictions from Drayton Manor Park’s ‘mystic meerkats’.


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Labour call for Conservative leader to step down after half of Cabinet resign 

14 Jun 18

The position of the leader of Lichfield District Council is now “untenable”, according to the Labour opposition group.


Business
Keys to new Lichfield care home handed over after building work is completed 

14 Jun 18

The keys to a new care home in Lichfield have been handed over after building work was completed.


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MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal 

14 Jun 18

Lichfield’s MP has been given a tour of key sites in a project to restore a local canal.


Blog feature
Adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

14 Jun 18

An adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


Blog feature
Review: Sarah Gillespie Quartet at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

14 Jun 18

Singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie was in good form when she led her talented quartet through a concert of her own songs at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival.


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Couple who won £1million on the Euromillions return to Lichfield store where they bought lucky ticket 

14 Jun 18

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.


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Company confirms Sunday bus service will be introduced in Lichfield and Burntwood 

13 Jun 18

Sunday bus services are set to be introduced in Lichfield and Burntwood after funding cuts led to some routes being axed.


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Burntwood Conservative councillor says he resigned from Lichfield District Council Cabinet as current executive group “cannot credibly continue” 

13 Jun 18

A former member of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet said the current group leadership group “cannot credibly continue” after confirming his decision to step down.


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Half of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet resign after Friarsgate meeting 

13 Jun 18

Half of Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet have resigned.


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Controlled explosions to take place at Burntwood building site where mortar shells were found 

13 Jun 18

A Burntwood building site has been cordoned off to allow for controlled explosions to take place following the discovery of World War Two mortar shells.


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Premiere of new series of BBC comedy Cuckoo to be screened at the Lichfield Garrick 

12 Jun 18

The premiere of a hit comedy series will be screened in Lichfield.


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Revised meeting agenda seeks to clarify why latest Friarsgate discussion was held behind closed doors at Lichfield District Council 

12 Jun 18

Lichfield District Council has moved to clarify why discussions around Friarsgate have been held behind closed doors.


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First roof tiles go on new homes near Lichfield as regeneration project nears completion 

12 Jun 18

A project to rebuild a street in Lichfield has reached its latest milestone after the first roof tiles were added.


Blog feature
Review: Theo Travis at Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

12 Jun 18

With a career playing in a number of genres, with some seriously heavyweight musicians, the leading jazz and experimental saxophonist and flute player Theo Travis led his talented ensemble through a set of original music and choice covers.


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Relay marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force arrives at the National Memorial Arboretum 

12 Jun 18

A relay marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force has arrived at the National Memorial Arboretum.


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Plan to spend £49million on Friarsgate to be heard in private by Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet 

12 Jun 18

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet will discuss plans that could see them foot the £49million bill for Friarsgate this evening – but the talks will once again be held behind closed doors.


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CCTV released after wallet is stolen from Lichfield pub 

12 Jun 18

Police have released CCTV after a wallet was stolen from a Lichfield pub.


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Rare James Bond movie poster sells for £6,700 at auction in Lichfield 

12 Jun 18

A rare James Bond movie poster has fetched more one of the highest prices ever for such an item at an auction in Lichfield.


Blog feature
Review: The Annie Whitehead Quartet at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

12 Jun 18

With a set list that ranged from African High Life music to space jazz, the leading trombonist and composer Annie Whitehead led her talented quartet through an exciting afternoon of music when she appeared at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz …


Business
Lichfield salon comes up with stylish way of supporting St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk 

11 Jun 18

A Lichfield business has come up with a stylish way of boosting a charity fundraising event.


Sport
Chasetown FC launch new season ticket to attract young supporters 

11 Jun 18

Chasetown FC are hoping to attract the next generation of supporters after launching a new season ticket.


Blog feature
Star of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary coming to the Lichfield Garrick 

11 Jun 18

One of the stars of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary will introduce an audience at the Lichfield Garrick to the wildlife in their own neighbourhood.


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Veterans mark anniversary of D-Day at the National Memorial Arboretum 

11 Jun 18

Veterans and invited guests have attending a ceremony marking the anniversary of the D-Day landings at the National Memorial Arboretum.


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We Love Lichfield fund hands over £25,000 to local good causes 

11 Jun 18

More than £25,000 has been given away to local good causes.


Sport
Hundreds turn out to cheer on 2018 Staffordshire Ironman competitors 

11 Jun 18

Hundreds of people across Lichfield and Burntwood turned out to cheer on competitors in the Staffordshire Ironman event.


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Collaboration helps volunteers to create nature reserve as part of Lichfield Canal restoration 

8 Jun 18

An collaboration between a group restoring the Lichfield Canal and a supplier of materials to the ceramics industry is allowing the next stage of the creation of a nature reserve to go ahead.


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Man arrested after police chase ends in Fazeley 

8 Jun 18

A man has been arrested in Fazeley after a police pursuit.


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Baton relay marking centenary of the Royal Air Force is heading to the National Memorial Arboretum 

8 Jun 18

A special baton relay to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force will visit the National Memorial Arboretum next week.


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Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun 18

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.


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Deadline approaching for women to register for 2018 St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk in Lichfield 

7 Jun 18

Time is running out for women to sign up for the St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk in Lichfield.