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Police say they will continue prioritising after rise in crime across Staffordshire

Police chiefs say they will continue to “prioritise crimes that cause the greatest harm” after a rise in crime across Staffordshire. Figures from the Office of National Statistics showed a rise of 5% between July 2017 and June 2018 – an additional...

today, 14:30 in Politics
 
Report reveals council spent more than £56,000 on planning coach park for failed Friarsgate scheme

Report reveals council spent more than £56,000 on planning coach park for failed Friarsgate scheme

Lichfield District Council spent more than £56,000 on planning a new coach park for the failed Friarsgate project, it has been revealed. The local authority eventually confirmed the overall bill for the aborted redevelopment scheme after holding...

today, 14:30 in Politics
 
Hospice overwhelmed by support as Orange Week celebrations mark 35th anniversary

Hospice overwhelmed by support as Orange Week celebrations mark 35th anniversary

A Whittington charity said it has been overwhelmed by a wave of orange in support of its 35th anniversary. St Giles Hospice launched Orange Week from July 7 to 14th to celebrate the milestone. CEO Emma Hodges said the response to the initiative had...

yesterday, 14:55 in Sport
 
Celebrity antiques expert David Dickinson visits Lichfield auction house to film ITV show

Celebrity antiques expert David Dickinson visits Lichfield auction house to film ITV show

Television antiques expert David Dickinson has visited Lichfield to film an episode of his ITV show. The perma-tanned presented was at Richard Winterton Auctioneers at Fradley Park yesterday (July 18) as part of his Dickinson’s Real Deal programme....

yesterday, 10:22 in Politics
 
Knife-wielding pair carry out armed robbery at supermarket in Shenstone

Knife-wielding pair carry out armed robbery at supermarket in Shenstone

Two men armed with knives have robbed a shop in Shenstone. The Tesco Express store on Birmingham Road was targeted at 7am this morning (July 18). A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Two offenders who were in possession of knives entered the...

yesterday, 09:48 in Politics
 
Hundreds of young people pay tribute to First World War generation at National Memorial Arboretum event

Hundreds of young people pay tribute to First World War generation at National Memorial Arboretum event

Hundreds of young people from across the country have visited the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the First World War generation. The 750 students took part in activities throughout the day, including being put through their paces by a...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 

In pictures: Heath Hayes v Chasetown FC

Chasetown FC’s pre-season campaign continued with a comfortable 4-0 win over Heath Hayes – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera: A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee. Advertisements

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 

Burntwood business calls for donations to help families meet cost of new school uniforms

A Burntwood business is looking to help families who are struggling to meet the cost of new school uniforms. Keanstyles, based at Sankey’s Corner, is asking people to donate unwanted items ahead of the school year before a planned charity sale in...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 

Warning to drivers after spate of vehicle thefts across Lichfield

Drivers in Lichfield are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of crimes in Lichfield. High-performance vehicles and keyless entry cars have been targeted in more than 50 crimes since May across Lichfield, Cannock and Tamworth. Makes such as...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 
Strong Chasetown FC line-up gets the better of Heath Hayes in latest pre-season clash

Strong Chasetown FC line-up gets the better of Heath Hayes in latest pre-season clash

A strong Chasetown FC line-up secured a comfortable pre-season victory over Heath Hayes. Danny Cocks netted after just two minutes when a burst of pace took him beyond the defender and he drilled a low shot home. Joe Thomas struck the post and Jake...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 
Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet

Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet

Plans to breathe new life into the site of a former care home in Burntwood have been backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. The proposal, which still needs final funding agreements with the NHS as well as planning permission, would see...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 

True tale of sporting rivalry to feature in latest Lichfield Garrick movie night

The true story of one of sport’s most controversial rivalries will be screened at the Lichfield Garrick’s latest movie night. I, Tonya tells the tale of figure skater Tonya Harding who saw her career tarnished following her ex-husband’s attack on...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 
Time capsule buried to commemorate opening of Lichfield Community Fire Station

Time capsule buried to commemorate opening of Lichfield Community Fire Station

A time capsule has been buried to commemorate the opening of Lichfield Community Fire Station. Staff, community room users and members of the public helped collect items to go into the capsule before it was buried on July 13. A futuristic drawing of...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Politics
 
Two arrested after drugs are found at property in Burntwood

Two arrested after drugs are found at property in Burntwood

Two men have been arrested after drugs were found at a property in Burntwood. Class A drugs, cash and a knuckle duster were discovered at an address in Queen Street, Chasetown at 10am this morning (July 17). Police raided the property after receiving...

Tuesday, 18:43 in Politics
 
Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project

Business gives 10k runners a boost as they bid to raise funds for Lichfield Canal restoration project

A group of Lichfield 10k runners raising money for the city’s canal restoration trust will look the part thanks to local business. Design and print agency Raphael Design has helped get the athletes off to a great start by supplying their running...

Tuesday, 18:43 in Politics
 
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