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Crash at Muckley Corner near Lichfield causes delays this morning 

14 Mar 16

DRIVERS have sustained minor injuries following a three car collision at Muckley Corner near Lichfield this morning.


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INTERIORS: Breathe new life into the bedroom 

14 Mar 16

WHEN it comes to creating the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep, your style is as important as the bed you choose.


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What do North Lichfield residents think about their neighbourhood… 

14 Mar 16

THE NORTH Lichfield Initiative, the local community organisation which works to improve the quality of life for people in north Lichfield is asking local residents for their views about the neighbourhood.


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Five years of rent equals a deposit for a new home 

14 Mar 16

THE average private renter of a two-bedroom home in England has paid out more than 40,000 to their landlord over the past five years, according to analysis from Shelter.


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The rate of house price growth accelerated last month 

14 Mar 16

ANNUAL house price growth accelerated to a 10-month high in February, Nationwide Building Society has reported.


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Sick Building Syndrome and harmful chemicals in the home 

14 Mar 16

HAVE you heard of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? No, it doesn’t refer to houses that are more than a bit run down however, it does mean your house could be making you feel run down.


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DECORATING TIPS: Get your measurements right first time 

14 Mar 16

If you want to start improving your home this spring ensure you get the basics right – because they’re the basis for everything else.


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Five-day weather forecast from the Met Office 

14 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


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Chairman of Midlands estate agency celebrates 50 years 

14 Mar 16

JOHN Ozwell, the chairman of Midlands estate agency Hunters, celebrates 50 years working in the property industry this month.


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Ceremony will mark halfway point of new £15.7m centre at… 

12 Mar 16

THE highest stone on the roof of the new 15.7m Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum will be installed next Tuesday, March 15.


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​Love to cook? Lichfield gourmets needed for new Channel 4 TV… 

12 Mar 16

FOODIES from Lichfield and Burntwood are invited to strap on their chef’s whites and tune up their taste buds for a new TV programme looking to showcase Staffordshire’s cuisine.


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Lichfield scientist Tom wins award for his sterling presentation… 

12 Mar 16

A LICHFIELD scientist has struck silver for the excellence of his mathematical research at a poster competition at the House of Commons walking away with a 2,000 prize.


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Robert’s book focuses on the history of the Staffordshire Hoard 

12 Mar 16

THE Staffordshire Hoard the largest ever find of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver was discovered in a Hammerwich field in 2009.


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Groups in Lichfield district invited to apply for a share of… 

11 Mar 16

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is encouraging groups in Lichfield and Burntwood to bid for money from his People Power Fund before the window closes next month.


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The name’s Fabricant… ​Michael Fabricant. Was ‘b****cks-gate’… 

11 Mar 16

LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant has hinted at a past in espionage when recounting the time he was ejected from Russia for trying to get someone for defect.


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​Plans unveiled for industrial units and warehouses at £38m… 

11 Mar 16

PLANS have been submitted for three industrial and warehouse units to be speculatively developed at a new business park in Lichfield.


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​’No plans’ to house Syrian refugees in Lichfield and Burntwood… 

11 Mar 16

THERE are no current plans to resettle Syrian refugees in Lichfield or Burntwood this year, the Mercury can reveal.


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Weekend weather forecast from the Met Office: Cloudy 

11 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


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Government tables final stage of HS2 bill; Lichfield MP submits… 

10 Mar 16

TODAY (Thursday, March 10), the Government has tabled the final stage of the HS2 Bill for phase one from London to Birmingham and Lichfield.


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Lichfield library: Greens demand transparency on Friary, council… 

10 Mar 16

AS THE wrangle over selling off Lichfield’s Friary building to a private developer for flats continues, the Mercury has obtained details of the work needed to preserve the historic building.


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Rationale behind halving ​Lichfield hospital’s out-of-hours… 

10 Mar 16

HEALTH chiefs have underlined the rationale behind halving the openings hours at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Hospital’s minor injuries unit.


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​Lichfield and Burntwood drive to combat air pollution on… 

10 Mar 16

LICHFIELD District Council has joined seven councils in Staffordshire to work with local commercial fleet operators in a new scheme geared to improving air quality on roads – specifically the busy A5.


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Call for building work to stop after explosives found near… 

10 Mar 16

EXPLOSIVES found near a major Chasetown housing development have led to calls for building to be halted while a full investigation of the area is held.


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Lichfield’s mayor and sheriff have designs on helping chosen… 

10 Mar 16

A FUND-RAISING evening of fashion and entertainment is being held at Lichfield Guildhall next Tuesday (March 15) in support of the mayor and sheriff’s chosen charities.


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Wakes Festival is ‘coming home’ to Burntwood Leisure Centre 

9 Mar 16

BURNTWOOD Town Council is pleased to announce that this year’s Wakes Festival is coming home to its traditional site at Burntwood Leisure Centre this summer.


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Lichfield Library move to St Mary’s: Covenant ‘no longer exists’… 

9 Mar 16

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council has said the historic covenant gifting Lichfield’s Friary building to the public was ‘superseded’ two decades ago.


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​Volunteer gaolers needed for Lichfield’s historic prison 

9 Mar 16

A GAOLER is needed to keep a watchful eye on Lichfield’s ne’er do wells, blackguards, fingersmiths and downright dastardly dwellers.


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Lichfield man has hair and beard shaved off in aid of cancer… 

9 Mar 16

A HANDSACRE man has had a close shave for charity after growing his hair and beard for over a year.


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Weather and early weekend forecast from the Met Office 

9 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


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Take part in the Lichfield Garrick’s first community musical -… 

8 Mar 16

DOZENS of people have applied to perform, or help behind the scenes, in the Lichfield Garrick Theatre’s first community musical this summer.


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​Plan to ‘sell off’ Lichfield library building branded ‘scandalou… 

8 Mar 16

LICHFIELD and Burntwood Green Party has launched a petition against Staffordshire County Council’s proposed sell-off of the Friary building, current home of Lichfield Library.


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​Vandals cause £7,000 worth of damage to ticket machine at… 

8 Mar 16

A TICKET machine at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station has been badly damaged after being targeted by vandals.


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Your views needed to help secure fairer funding for county… 

8 Mar 16

LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant is urging everyone to respond to a Government consultation, announced this week, which could at long last, address the unfairness of funding between schools in Staffordshire and those in other parts of the country.


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​West End thriller The Woman In Black to be staged in Lichfield… 

8 Mar 16

A TERRIFYING thriller is coming to the Lichfield Garrick later this year.


Sport
CHASETOWN FC: Scholars mark Slater’s milestone with comeback win… 

8 Mar 16

NEWCASTLE TOWN 1 CHASETOWN 2Evo-Stik Northern League First Division SouthCHASETOWN came from behind to mark Chris Slater’s record-breaking day with victory at Newcastle.


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Lichfield man running Barcelona Marathon on Sunday for We Love… 

8 Mar 16

A LICHFIELD businessman is running the Barcelona Marathon this Sunday (March 13) to raise money for the We Love Lichfield Fund.


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Travellers set up camp at Burntwood Leisure Centre in Chasetown 

7 Mar 16

TRAVELLERS have set up an encampment near Burntwood Leisure Centre.


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Lifesaving blood bike charity serving Lichfield and Burntwood… 

7 Mar 16

A STAFFORDSHIRE charity providing a lifesaving 24-hour service to the NHS has completed its 2,000th delivery in two years.


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POLL: Dog owners warned of £500 fines as new microchip law… 

7 Mar 16

DOG owners have just one month left to get their pets microchipped – or face a fine of 500 when new laws are introduced.


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New bench blessed near Lichfield in tribute to popular village… 

7 Mar 16

A NEW bench has been sited and blessed in tribute to a regular dog-walker from Handsacre.


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Lichfield students ‘inspired’ by visit to Jaguar Land Rover plant 

7 Mar 16

A GROUP of pupils from Nether Stowe School have benefited from an inspiring trip to the Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing site at Castle Vale, Birmingham.


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Weather – five-day forecast from the Met Office 

7 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


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Jane Sutton to take Burntwood cancer teen Stephen’s legacy to new… 

6 Mar 16

THE mum of Burntwood’s inspirational Stephen Sutton MBE has announced on Mother’s Day that she will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to continue her brave son’s legacy.


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Quarry landfill fund has donated £750,000 to community… 

5 Mar 16

GRANTS resulting from quarrying at a village near Lichfield have topped 750,000, it was revealed this week.


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Residents quizzed on traffic regulations for roads near Lichfield… 

5 Mar 16

LICHFIELD residents are being consulted over proposals to impose parking restrictions on roads near three primary schools.


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Special leap year gift for Burntwood couple at Samuel Johnson… 

5 Mar 16

BURNTWOOD couple Alastair and Lesley Jenkins welcomed their baby boy on a very special day this week.


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Search is on to find Miss Lichfield to lead Bower 

5 Mar 16

THE SEARCH begins this week to find a special Miss Lichfield to lead this year’s Lichfield Greenhill Bower celebrations and promote the city and district at a host of community events.


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Burntwood chip shop raises £2,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust… 

4 Mar 16

A BURNTWOOD chip shop has presented a cheque for 2,000 to the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of teenage cancer hero Stephen Sutton.


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Lichfield Garrick’s new youth theatre is staging its first… 

4 Mar 16

THE LICHFIELD Garrick Youth Theatre is putting the finishing touches to their first production, Missing: Dan Nolan.


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Lichfield scientist to present his ground-breaking research at… 

4 Mar 16

A SCIENTIST from Lichfield is attending Parliament next Monday (March 7) to present his ground-breaking mathematics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.


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Elderly in Lichfield ‘could lose homes’ if Government implements… 

3 Mar 16

ELDERLY residents in Lichfield have told the Mercury they fear they may lose their homes under Government proposals to cap the housing benefit tenants receive as part of austerity cuts.


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Seven arrested after courier fraud calls fleece Staffordshire… 

3 Mar 16

A MAN has appeared in court after being charged with conspiracy to defraud elderly people across Staffordshire.


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​’Huge’ trailer packed with rubbish dumped on A38 near Lichfield 

3 Mar 16

LICHFIELD District Council is calling for witnesses after a huge trailer jam-packed with rubbish was dumped on the A38.


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​Global phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Lichfield… 

3 Mar 16

ANDREW Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s global phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


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Warning of wintry showers and ice – weather forecast from the Met… 

3 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.


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Plan for Lichfield’s St Mary’s in the Market Square would create… 

3 Mar 16

IF plans to move Lichfield Library into St Mary’s in the Market Square are approved it will open new opportunities to secure the future of the city centre building as a public facility.


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​Lichfield MP challenges rivals on Europe to EU Referendum… 

2 Mar 16

LICHFIELD Cathedral is to host a hustings on the forthcoming EU Referendum.


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99th Bishop of Lichfield named: ‘Lichfield is the mother church… 

2 Mar 16

THE Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave has been named as the new Bishop of Lichfield.


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Two people rushed to hospital following accident on A38 north of… 

2 Mar 16

THERE is heavy congestion on the southbound carriageway of the A38 at Barton under Needwood following an accident this morning.


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Weather forecast: Storm Jake – Will snow be falling in your area? 

2 Mar 16

Here is the latest forecast for the next five days from the Met Office along with the long-range outlook for the UK.