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  • Child on Board…and would probably do a better job of driving

    Forget airbags, seat-belts, speed cameras and crumple zones, the greatest road safety invention of the modern age is without doubt the “Child on Board” sticker...

  • Drivers sticking together is a safety hazard

    You see a lot of strange things when you’re driving, but seeing the convoy of drivers coming off the A38 onto the Burton Road at...

  • The Lidl experience

    I did it. I finally went to see what the planet Lidl was all about, given that the world and his dog appeared to be...

  • I was right about Lidl

    Remember a short while back when I forecast problems with the new Lidl store on Eastern Avenue? Well guess what? I was right. Eastern Avenue...

  • 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...

  • 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...