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Collapse of Friarsgate means there is no viable site for a larger Marks and Spencer store in Lichfield, company confirms

Collapse of Friarsgate means there is no viable site for a larger Marks and Spencer store in Lichfield,...

The collapse of Friarsgate means that there is no longer a suitable location to keep a Marks and Spencer store in the city, according to a company spokesman. The current foodhall outlet in the Three Spires Shopping Centre has been earmarked for...

yesterday, 17:55 in Sport
 
Lichfield Conservative councillor accuses Lib Dem rival of using new Friarsgate plans for political point scoring

Lichfield Conservative councillor accuses Lib Dem rival of using new Friarsgate plans for political point...

A Lichfield councillor has accused his rival of using the failed Friarsgate development to try to score political points. Lib Dem representative Cllr Paul Ray called for social housing to take centre stage in any future plans for the city centre...

yesterday, 13:25 in Sport
 
Church in Chase Terrace becomes the 250th venue to join Places of Welcome scheme

Church in Chase Terrace becomes the 250th venue to join Places of Welcome scheme

A Chase Terrace church has become the 250th location to sign up to a scheme offering a chance for people to meet others. The Places of Welcome network is run by community groups and sees venues open their doors for people to sit, have a chat and a...

yesterday, 09:17 in Politics
 

Lichfield City FC ease past Heath Hayes in the Staffordshire Senior Cup

Lichfield City FC eased through to the next stage of the Staffordshire Senior Cup with a comfortable victory over Heath Hayes. Dan Griffiths got Jamie Hawkins’ men off to an ideal start when he tucked home a rebound after a good save from a Joe...

yesterday, 09:00 in Politics
 

Lichfield businesswoman celebrates as new shoe collection sells out

A Lichfield shoemaker is celebrating after seeing her latest collection sell out before even hitting the shelves. Shoes by Shaherazad’s new Boss Lady collection saw four designs sold out, despite it being a month before they’ll be ready to wear. Owner...

yesterday, 08:51 in Sport
 
Review: Merry Hell and Folklaw at the Lichfield Guildhall

Review: Merry Hell and Folklaw at the Lichfield Guildhall

With elements of folk, rock, and virtuoso violin playing that took as much from Middle Eastern music as they did from traditional fiddle playing, the bands Merry Hell and Folklaw had a lot in common when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. Playing...

yesterday, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Fundraisers pass target to pay for memorial to Lichfield man

A fundraising page set up to pay for a memorial to a Lichfield man has hit its target within two days. Dave Gallagher, who died earlier this week, was one of the driving forces behind the You’re Probably From Lichfield If… Facebook page. Members of...

yesterday, 08:25 in Politics
 

Drivers warned of delays after reports of car crashing on the A38 near Lichfield

Drivers are being warned of delays after a car crashed down an embankment on the A38 near Lichfield. Fire crews are responding to reports of a person trapped in a vehicle off the northbound carriageway near the Barton turn this afternoon (15th...

Monday, 17:22 in Sport
 
Lichfield Angel to take centre stage in major British Library Anglo-Saxon exhibition

Lichfield Angel to take centre stage in major British Library Anglo-Saxon exhibition

The Lichfield Angel is set to take centre stage at a major exhibition at the British Library. Discovered by builders beneath the nave of Lichfield Cathedral in 2003, the limestone carving is believed to be of the Archangel Gabriel. It will form part...

Monday, 17:22 in Sport
 

Lichfield businessman celebrates as firm wins national award

A Lichfield entrepreneur is celebrating after his family-run firm was named as the best in its field in the UK. Fresh produce grower and trader, Jupiter Group has been awarded the title of Best Fresh Produce Company in the 2018 Food & Drink...

Monday, 16:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Hundreds of glass eyes found in Lichfield to be sold at auction

Hundreds of glass eyes found in Lichfield to be sold at auction

Hundreds of glass eyes unearthed in Lichfield are expected to spark interest among eagle-eyed bidders at auction. Nearly 300 late 19th and early 20th Century prosthetic glass eyes will go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers today (15th October)....

Monday, 16:41 in Politics
 

Young footballers in Lichfield boosted by £650 kit donation

Budding footballers in Lichfield are celebrating after scooping a grant to buy a new kit. Players from Lichfield round Table Football Club collected the award from Central England Co-operative’s Community Dividend Fund. The money – from a pot of...

Monday, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Lichfield Lib Dem councillor calls for housing on Friarsgate land – but not just for high earners and retired people

Lichfield Lib Dem councillor calls for housing on Friarsgate land – but not just for high earners and...

Housing should be considered for land earmarked for Friarsgate, according to a Lichfield Lib Dem councillor – but he insisted it shouldn’t be purely for high earners and retired people. A working group has been set up to explore options for the...

Monday, 08:52 in Sport
 

Lichfield and Burntwood residents find out more about becoming a councillor at event

People in Lichfield and Burntwood have been finding out more about becoming a councillor. Lichfield District Council welcomed 28 people to a special event designed to encourage them to think about standing for a seat on the local authority in next...

Monday, 08:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Chasetown FC through in the FA Trophy after win over Lincoln United

Chasetown FC through in the FA Trophy after win over Lincoln United

Chasetown FC progressed in the FA Trophy with a welcome win over Lincoln United in the FA Trophy. The Scholars took the initiative in a lacklustre first half as Jon Beaumont tested keeper Michael Emery with a first time effort which was the closest...

Monday, 08:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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