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

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

A Lichfield couple are celebrating after their business was named in a list of the country’s top performing companies. Jupiter Group, founded in 2003 by local duo Mark and Yvonne Tweddle, was 17th in the Sunday Times’ International Track 200. It is...

Friday, 12:37 in Sport
 

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

A project that sees unsold food distributed to charities is coming to Lichfield. Central England Co-op has teamed up with FareShare East Midlands to see the scheme introduced across all of the company’s stores following a successful trial. The project...

Friday, 12:10 in Politics
 

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

Three parties are set to battle it out in a by-election for vacant seats on Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council. The vacancies in the Curborough ward came about following the death of Conservative member Jeanette Allsopp earlier this...

Friday, 12:10 in Politics
 
Deputy Mayor reopens Lichfield charity shop after refurbishment

Deputy Mayor reopens Lichfield charity shop after refurbishment

The ribbon has been cut on a Lichfield shop after a refurbishment was completed. The Acorns Children’s Hospice store has been given a fresh look inside during the two week project. It was officially reopened by Deputy Mayor Cllr Peter Hitchman. Shop...

Friday, 12:10 in Politics
 
Cabinet member who resigned says Lichfield District Council should have backed Friarsgate development

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

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. Cllr Iain Eadie, Cllr Doug Pullen and Cllr Andy...

Friday, 11:33 in Politics
 
Community group calls on Lichfield District Council to come clean on full cost of Friarsgate failure

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

A community group has demanded Lichfield District Council comes clean about the full cost of the failure to build Friarsgate. The long-awaited redevelopment project finally bit the dust when developers and the local authority admitted they could not...

Thursday, 16:11 in Politics
 
Claim Lichfield District Council leader has “lost all of his credibility” after collapse of Friarsgate scheme

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

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. Cllr Mike Wilcox and developers U+I have now admitted defeat in their...

Thursday, 15:37 in Politics
 
Developers “hugely disappointed” as confirmation comes that Friarsgate development will not go ahead

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

Developers say they are “hugely disappointed” after it was confirmed the Friarsgate scheme in Lichfield will not go ahead. The long-awaited project failed to attract private funding to go ahead and a last-ditch move which would potentially see...

Thursday, 15:00 in Politics
 
Health food retailer creates three new jobs after relocating store in Lichfield

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

Three new jobs have been created after a health food business moved its store in Lichfield. Holland & Barrett has relocated from Market Street to a new site in the Three Spires Shopping Centre. The reopening took place yesterday (June 13) with a...

Thursday, 11:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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

England will win their opening World Cup game against Tunisia – according to predictions from Drayton Manor Park’s ‘mystic meerkats’. Three of the animals have been pushing a ball with mealworms into a goal to decide the outcome of some of the...

Thursday, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Labour call for Conservative leader to step down after half of Cabinet resign

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

The position of the leader of Lichfield District Council is now “untenable”, according to the Labour opposition group. The Conservative Cabinet group was decimated last night following the resignation of three of the six-man team led by Cllr Mike...

Thursday, 09:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Keys to new Lichfield care home handed over after building work is completed

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

The keys to a new care home in Lichfield have been handed over after building work was completed. The Spires care home on Stafford Road will have 70 beds and will provide residential and dementia care. To mark the end of the building work, McGoff...

Thursday, 09:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal

MP sees latest efforts to restore route of the Lichfield Canal

Lichfield’s MP has been given a tour of key sites in a project to restore a local canal. Michael Fabricant, who is Patron of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, also attended the group’s AGM as part of his visit. The Conservative MP...

Thursday, 07:26 in Politics
 
Adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus coming to the Lichfield Garrick

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

An adaptation of children’s book Monstersaurus is coming to the Lichfield Garrick. The story follows young invesntor Monty as he creates a world of wacky inventions and unusual monsters. Director Adam Bampton-Smith said: “This is a wonderful show for...

Thursday, 07:26 in Politics
 
Review: Sarah Gillespie Quartet at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival

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

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. Playing guitar and singing, she was more than ably supported by the leading Mercury...

Thursday, 06:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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