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Drayton Manor Theme Park gears up for more treat than trick this Halloween!

Published on Tuesday 8th Sep 2015

Drayton Manor Theme Park will end its action packed 65th anniversary season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun. From Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st October, Europe’s only Thomas Land™ will be transformed into the spook-tacular…

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Lichfield Literature Festival announces Line-up and new Youth Festival for 2015

Published on Monday 7th Sep 2015

Booking has opened for the 9th annual Lichfield Literature Festival which takes place across the City from 3-11 October. This year the programme covers topics on film, travel, science, history, food, historical fiction and authors include…

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The George Hotel welcomes new Head Chef, Greg Collins

Published on Tuesday 25th Aug 2015

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…

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Lichfield Cathedral to lend Celtic treasure to British Museum Exhibition

Published on Monday 17th Aug 2015

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…

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Autumn and winter What's On launches

Published on Thursday 13th Aug 2015

‘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…

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Drayton Manor Competition

Published on Wednesday 12th Aug 2015

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…

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

Published on Tuesday 4th Aug 2015

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…

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

Published on Thursday 30th Jul 2015

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…

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The Edwardian Fete and Fair & Discovery Days and Trench Tours

Published on Thursday 23rd Jul 2015

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…

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50th birthday celebrations at Drayton Manor Zoo

Published on Wednesday 15th Jul 2015

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! Toto, a male chimpanzee that has…

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Lichfield Cathedral doubles its support for the Lichfield Business Improvement District

Published on Monday 13th Jul 2015

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. This month, businesses across Lichfield…

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Wartime Spirit comes to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Published on Friday 10th Jul 2015

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…

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