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2008-10-01 18:00:16

BIG Band favourites the Syd Lawrence Orchestra will be performing at the Lichfield Garrick on October 11 at 7.30pm. For tickets, call the theatre on 01543 412121. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-03 18:00:15

METAL thieves have stolen underground telephone cables - leaving 150 British Telecom customers in the Midlands without phone and internet connections. The copper-lined wires were ripped out in the Beaudesert Park and Cannock Wood area on the Cannock/Lichfield border in Staffordshire. Last night, BT confirmed that the incident was among a growing number of cable thefts reported to police. Spokeswoman Emma Tenant added: "Around 150 people are affected. We will be working throughout the...

2008-06-30 09:03:36

By Terri Judd From the study of their Kent home, a British couple are saving lives by putting the sick and injured from war zones in touch with expert medical opinion. By Terri Judd Medicine without frontiers At his wits' end, the doctor in Baghdad dispatched his plea for help - an email detailing a patient with a particularly difficult case of uterine cancer. More than two thousand miles away, in the study of her Kent home, Pat Swinfen swiftly forwarded the request on to a British...

2008-06-21 18:00:08

VILLAGE pensioners proved no-one is too old to step into cyberspace at a new computer club. A computer suite has opened at St Barnabas Church, Fazeley, near Lichfield, with funding from Coun Matthew Ellis. Dozens of residents in their 60s took the chance to learn about sending emails, accessing services on-line and the benefits of using modern technology. Coun Ellis, who opened the centre in the village, said: "What a great way of encouraging older members of the Fazeley community to...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

PUPILS from a Sutton Coldfield primary school took a giant step towards learning about democracy when they took part in a mock debate at the Council House in Lichfield. Year 6 children from Little Aston Primary School, which sits just inside the Staffordshire boundary with Birmingham, were invited to learn about the services the council provides and also join in a debate in the council chamber. Coun Joseph Powell, vice-chairman of Lichfield District Council, and Coun Colin Ablitt,...

2005-11-11 06:01:39

LONDON (Reuters) - Patrick Lichfield, one of the fashion world's best-known photographers, has died in hospital after suffering a stroke, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday. He was 66. Lichfield, who was first cousin once removed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth, was rushed to hospital on Thursday. "He died quietly in the early hours of the morning," the spokeswoman said. Born Thomas Patrick Anson in April 1939, the man who became the fifth Earl of Lichfield and professionally used...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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