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Lichfield Diocese ‘Adopt a Gargoyle’ educational challenge – deadline extended

Published on Thursday 19th Jan 2012

Schools from across the Lichfield Diocese have taken on the unusual challenge of ‘Adopting a Gargoyle’, as part of a fundraising and education initiative launched last September by Lichfield Cathedral and the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education.…

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The four star Drayton Manor Hotel – it’s official!

Published on Monday 12th Dec 2011

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s new hotel has now been confirmed as a 4-star hotel by Visit England, the UK’s national tourist board. The Drayton Manor Hotel successfully achieved the rating after a thorough inspection by an independent professional…

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Shoppers’ Christmas Carols at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Monday 12th Dec 2011

Lichfield Cathedral invites city shoppers to take a break from the jostling crowds for half an hour and join us for some uplifting carol singing plus a moment to reflect. On Saturday 17 December, one of the busiest shopping days in the year, there…

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Drayton Manor's meerkats get in the Christmas spirit

Published on Friday 2nd Dec 2011

Drayton Manor Zoo’s cheeky meerkats are all set for a fun-filled festive season after their enclosure was decorated with a Christmas tree, complete with presents. In fact, the naughty little rascals are so excited that they’ve already tried to open…

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Lichfield Christmas Festival

Published on Tuesday 29th Nov 2011

Get some Christmas cheer at a weekend of festivities on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2011 Lichfield District Council's tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is inviting everyone to Lichfield's Christmas Festival this December.   The two-day event…

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Olympic Flame is coming to the district

Published on Monday 7th Nov 2011

Lichfield District is on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route Lichfield District Council is proud to announce that on Saturday 30 June 2012 the Olympic Flame will be visiting the National Memorial Arboretum, and then be carried through the…

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Lichfield Cathedral chosen as future venue for BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions? – hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby and featuring panellists David Blunkett and Will Self

Published on Thursday 3rd Nov 2011

Since 1948, Any Questions? has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every Friday and on January 27th 2012, the long-running debate show will be broadcast live from Lichfield Cathedral. Each week, Any Questions? visits a different community with a panel of…

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Donate a new toy for the Lichfield Cathedral 2011 Toy appeal and help a local child this Christmas

Published on Tuesday 1st Nov 2011

Following the generous and thoughtful response from the local area to the Lichfield Cathedral Toy Appeal in 2010 (in aid of the Pathway Project), the Cathedral is pleased to announce that the initiative will return this Christmas. This year all toys…

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Lichfield Roots & Folk Festival (Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2011) – The best line up yet!

Published on Tuesday 18th Oct 2011

Now in it’s third year The Lichfield Roots and Folk Festival taking place once again at the Lichfield the Guildhall continues to expand with the best and most varied line up so far! Kicking of the event on Friday evening around 7.30pm will be the…

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Lichfield wins national Fairtrade Award

Published on Monday 17th Oct 2011

Lichfield has been declared one of the UK’s ‘top ten’ Fairtrade Towns for 2011!  The announcement was made at the national Fairtrade Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham on Saturday 15 October.  A group of five Fairtrade Lichfield…

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Travelodge at Lichfield's Friary Outer

Published on Monday 10th Oct 2011

Lichfield District Council's development partner, S Harrison, has signed a deal which brings a new Travelodge hotel to the £14 million mixed use development at Friary Outer in Lichfield. S Harrison will deliver the 65 bed hotel on the three upper…

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Pick up a free book for The Big Read

Published on Monday 19th Sep 2011

Trick Of The Dark by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid is this autumn’s Big Read book at lichfield literature. Free copies are now available around the city for you to pick up and read. Val McDermid herself will be coming to Lichfield to talk…

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