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Thomas & Friends™ star gets ‘wrapped up’ in support of poorly children

Published on Friday 10th Jul 2015

Staff at Drayton Manor Theme Park have bandaged everyone’s favourite red engine, James, in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s The Big Bandage campaign.   The Staffordshire based attraction has swathed James, who is resident in Europe’s only…

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Minute’s silence for Tunisia Attack at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Thursday 2nd Jul 2015

A national minute’s silence will be held at 12pm on Friday 3rd July to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, which took the lives of 38 people including 30 Britons.  Lichfield Cathedral will mark the minute’s silence with a special…

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Elephant Parade Heralds Lichfield Festival 2015

Published on Thursday 2nd Jul 2015

Supported by Twycross Zoo Friday 3 July 2015, from 3.15pm Lichfield City Centre, admission freewww.lichfieldfestival.org A parade of 35 baby elephants is set to launch this year’s Lichfield Festival in style.  Owners from local schools, community…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park launches Thomas Land™ VIP experience*

Published on Wednesday 17th Jun 2015

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its’ eagerly anticipated VIP suites in the popular Thomas Land attraction.   Guests young and young-at-heart can take advantage of the themed rooms, which can be exclusively hired…

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Get involved with the community Big Lunch at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

Back by popular demand, The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for the community, is returning to Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 7 June. People from across Lichfield and the surrounding areas are being invited to attend the giant picnic on the…

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Parents and toddlers can enjoy a day of fun for just £20 at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Published on Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

Entertaining young children can be a challenge, so take advantage of Drayton Manor Theme Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket and enjoy a day out with your little one, creating precious memories you will keep forever.   Priced at just £20, the specially…

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Lichfield Cathedral hosts Children’s Herkenrode Exhibition

Published on Friday 29th May 2015

Lichfield Cathedral are pleased to announce the arrival of a new exhibition featuring works of art produced by pupils that were inspired by the recently restored Herkenrode Glass. The glass is considered to be one of Europe’s greatest artistic…

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Colton House strikes Gold and a Highly Commended at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Published on Wednesday 20th May 2015

Colton House has been awarded Gold in the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation and a Highly Commended in the Best Sustainable Tourism Organisation category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony. The Gold Award is the…

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Is there a fortune in your cupboard?

Published on Tuesday 19th May 2015

On Friday 5th June a team of valuers from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be coming to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum. These expert valuers will be at the Museum from 10am to 4pm and are available to value items brought in by the public, in…

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Hear My Voice! The Lichfield Festival calls for Singers

Published on Tuesday 19th May 2015

The Lichfield Festival is calling for singers to join the Festival Chorus for a concert event in Lichfield Cathedral. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get involved in the concert which marks the culmination of a three year community…

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The UK’s First Child Hotel Concierge at Drayton Manor Hotel

Published on Tuesday 19th May 2015

As Drayton Manor Hotel gears up ready for next week’s half term holidays, it is excited about welcoming the latest addition to its team – the UK’s first child hotel concierge!   Nine-year-old Noah Reeves-Walters, from Kidderminster, will don his…

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Lichfield Cathedral Fundraising Gala Dinner raised £20,000

Published on Tuesday 19th May 2015

Lichfield Cathedral recently held its inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner (Friday 24th April), which raised over £20,000 to support the work of the historic landmark. One hundred and sixty guests descended onto the beautifully-decorated Cathedral,…

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