The George Hotel welcomes new Head Chef, Greg Collins

The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield has appointed local lad Greg Collins as its new Head Chef. With over 10 years experience in the industry, the 29 year old was born in Lichfield and has worked at some of the region’s most popular restaurants, including the Meynell Ingram Arms and the Birmingham Hippodrome where he was part of the team...

Lichfield Cathedral to lend Celtic treasure to British Museum Exhibition

Lichfield Cathedral is set to lend the ‘St Chad Gospels’ to the British Museum, to form part of a major exhibition, ‘Celts: art and identity’. The ‘St Chad Gospels’ book, is believed to be older than the better known Book of Kells. It was probably created in the 8th century to adorn the shrine of St Chad, who died in...

Autumn and winter What's On launches

‘The best guide’ to events across Lichfield District and surrounding areas has been launched.   Lichfield District Council’s Tourism Team, Visit Lichfield, has put the finishing touches to its What’s On brochures, which are being sent out to local homes this summer, ready for the autumn and winter seasons.

Drayton Manor Competition

Imagine a day at a theme park minus the queues, getting to go on as many rides as many times as you like and sharing it with just your nearest and dearest. If that sounds like the ultimate prize, then Drayton Manor Theme Park has the competition for you.

Drayton Manor Theme Park is the best value for money family day out

For any cost conscious parents out there looking for a value for money day out with the family, then look no further  than the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, which offers the cheapest family ticket for families this summer.  

‘A City as Sculpture’ Exhibition to launch at Lichfield Cathedral

A new exhibition is coming to Lichfield Cathedral entitled ‘A City as Sculpture’, and it will run from August – October 2015. The exhibition, by acclaimed artist Peter Walker, will feature eight artworks which will be on display in The Close, and over fifty other artworks in the Cathedral itself.

The Edwardian Fete and Fair & Discovery Days and Trench Tours

On Sunday 9 August, back by popular demand is the Staffordshire Regiment Museum’s Edwardian Fete and Fair. This wonderfully evocative event creates a snapshot of the life that our soldiers left behind in 1914, in the last golden summer of the Belle Epoch.

50th birthday celebrations at Drayton Manor Zoo

Drayton Manor Zoo, part of the award winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, recently enjoyed a 50th birthday bash for two of its long–standing residents, that was complete with presents, banners and of course a cake!

Lichfield Cathedral doubles its support for the Lichfield Business Improvement District

Lichfield Cathedral has signalled its support for the proposed Lichfield Business Improvement District by committing to doubling its support for the BID with an additional 50% annual voluntary contribution.

Wartime Spirit comes to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

If you visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July don’t be surprised if you bump into Winston Churchill, General Montgomery, the French Resistance, Land Girls and glamorous 1940s singers! The museum’s WW2 Weekend is a celebration and commemoration of the war years, where you can step back in time to an era...