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  • Happy birthday Dr Johnson

    Not even the fame of Lichfield steeplechaser Spencer Duval has managed to knock Dr Samuel Johnson from his spot as the city’s most famous son....

  • Make sure you don’t get a (fake) parking ticket

    Welcome news from Lichfield District Council that something is being done about parking enforcement in residential areas. It seems the job is finally being taken...

  • Could it be the reason Woolworths bit the dust?

    I got a bit nostalgic this morning. Remembering the over-priced, over-thumbed pick ‘n’ mix on offer at Lichfield’s Woolworths store, I began to wonder if...

  • Come on in, mind the step

    Just a quick note to let you know that I won’t be adopting some strange cyber ventriloquism act over the coming weeks, but that a...

  • It’s a crying shame

    Here’s a new job that might be right up your street – Lichfield needs a new town crier. Now I’m not too sure what the...

  • When will churches join the real world?

    Over time on this blog, you’ll probably realise that I’m a bit baffled by many things. It’s fair to say that religion is one of...

  • Streethay – the place that time forgot

    As misleading topic headers go, this one’s probably right up there. I’m not talking of the place of course. In fact, the residents seem quite...

  • The future of Lichfield’s railways?

    A story from the Mercury’s website has pricked my interest. It’s discussing the campaign for an improvement to rail services and facilities. As someone who...

  • Check your mirror for PCSOs

    Not content with being irritating for their uselessness, Police Community Support Officers in Lichfield are now showing they can’t ride a bike properly. Recent conversations...

  • Too Lidl room for new store

    The new Lidl store at the Trent Valley end of Eastern Avenue is quickly taking shape. Forgetting the fact that the workmen seem to manipulate...