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Many people contribute to making Lichfield Live what it is. Here they are…

Ross Hawkes

Ross is a journalist who started out on the Lichfield Post before moving to the Birmingham Post and Mail. He now works as a lecturer in journalism at Birmingham City University. He founded The Lichfield Blog, forerunner to Lichfield Live, in 2009 and has produced the bulk of the editorial content on the site ever since. He can be found on Twitter or contacted via

Philip John

Phil is a local web developer specialising in WordPress. He volunteered to help with The Lichfield Blog early on and has provided technical assistance ever since along with pushing much of the growth of the site since. He can be stalked on Twitter or e-mailed on

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