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Weekend Picks: Lichfield Festival

Lichfield Festival: Fri 1st - Sun 10th July (Lichfield)

It’s the final weekend of the 35th Lichfield Festival but there is still lots to see and do.

Festival market Credit: Lichfield Festival

Highlights of the closing weekend include an evening celebrating popular songs from the golden age of Hollywood, a theatre performance spin on Speilberg’s classic Jurassic Park, lively, folk-inspired music, puppetry and inventive storytelling.

There’s also lots for the whole family at the Festival Fete with traditional games, crafts activities, live entertainment and a trail of 150 ragdolls across the city with a treasure hunt-style map to follow.

With a programme featuring major orchestras alongside star comedians, where big name authors rub shoulders with legends from folk and jazz, where all the family can enjoy a day out, and where you will laugh, sing and cry, this is a festival like no other!”

– Sonia Stevenson, Artistic Director, Lichfield Festival

For opening times and more information visit: www.lichfieldfestival.org

MP for Lichfield says Britain has 'voted for freedom'

Michael Fabricant Credit: PA

The MP for Lichfield Michael Fabricant has praised Britain after the majority voted to leave the European Union.

He said the British people had "voted for freedom" and had "invoked its independent spirit."

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Lichfield MP asks if today or yesterday will be known as 'Independence Day?'

The Conservative MP Michael Fabricant asks if an Independence Day should be introduced in the UK.

In pictures: Impassable streets across the Midlands

Streets across the Midlands looked eerily quiet as people took refuge indoors after torrential rain hit the region.

The following pictures have been submitted to us by viewers.

Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
G-Scales nursery, Lichfield Credit: Charlotte Woodward

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Woman's body discovered in Lichfield hotel

Swan Road in Lichfield Credit: Google Maps

A woman's body has been discovered at a hotel in Lichfield following an unexplained death.

Police and paramedics were called to the Premier Inn on Saturday afternoon after the sudden death of a woman.

The 28-year-old's body was discovered in a hotel room at the Swan Road location.

The woman's family have been informed of her death although formal identification has not yet taken place.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

Three arrested in Lichfield after manhunt following murder

Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a three-day manhunt following the fatal shooting of a man in the West Country.

Police searches in Somerset Credit: ITV News

Officers arrested 37-year-old John Broadway, in the Staffordshire city. He is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and firearms offences.

Two women who were at the same location were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Broadway is suspected of shooting dead a Wilfred Isaacs in Somerset earlier this week. A second man was shot, but was not killed. A police manhunt followed.

All three arrested in Lichfield yesterday were taken to the Avon and Somerset force area for questioning. The total number of arrests in relation to the murder is now seven.

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