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There is also congestion on the A38 to the A513 (Alrewas / Tamworth Turn Off).
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Food Festival: Sat 27th - Sun 28th Aug (Lichfield)
The organisers behind the Lichfield Food Festival are inviting food lovers to join them in the historic city for a weekend that celebrates local food producers, top local chefs and the city’s food venues.
Great British Bake Off contestants, Howard Middleton and Ali Imdad, will be among the line-up of chefs presenting cookery demonstrations at this year’s festival.
“We hope festival goers will enjoy the chance to see top chefs and bakers, sharing their recipes and tips all for free in two stunning historic settings.
We’re really pleased to have two famous faces joining a fantastic line up of food and drink experts.” -
For times, prices and more information visit: http://lichfieldfood.co.uk/
A cat from Lichfield in Staffordshire could be given the accolade of National Cat of the Year later today.
Prince Smokey was entered into the competition by his owner Tina Teasdale who began having chest pains which were noticed by her normally calm and placid puss who started pawing at her chest.
Prince Smokey had always seemed to know when Tina was ill, so his concern made her visit her GP. Tests later revealed Tina had a stenosis in the left artery of her heart, needing surgery.
Had I not had treatment it could eventually have led to a heart attack. Without his unusual behaviour I wouldn't have followed it up with the doctor and who knows what could have happened."
The furry feline will compete against 15 other finalists at an award ceremony held in the Savoy Hotel in London.
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.
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!”
For opening times and more information visit: www.lichfieldfestival.org
So proud of the British people who despite threats, blackmail, and bullying, invoked its independent spirit and voted for freedom.
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."
So. Here's the question. Will June 23rd or June 24th be Independence Day?
The Conservative MP Michael Fabricant asks if an Independence Day should be introduced in the UK.