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Tamworth’s newest scout group gets funding boost to go camping 

19 Apr

THE newest scout group in Tamworth have been awarded a grant from the Staffordshire County Council's Local Community Fund.

Entries open for Tamworth £1,000 prize drama competition 

19 Apr

ENTRIES are now being accepted for a Tamworth drama competition which gives talented young people the chance to win 1,000 to further their dreams to stardom.

Police search for missing pregnant 18-year-old who regularly… 

19 Apr

POLICE say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a heavily pregnant woman who has been missing for almost three weeks.

New benches and equipment at Tamworth’s Castle Grounds 

19 Apr

A POPULAR play area in Tamworth's Castle Grounds has now even more to offer children and their parents, following the installation of six new benches and a new piece of play equipment.

IN PICTURES: Art project at Tamworth’s Flax Hill Junior Academy 

19 Apr

CAREER KIDS: Driven youngsters from a Tamworth school were given the task of exploring what they want to be when they grow up.

Volunteers needed to help clean up Tamworth beauty spots 

18 Apr

VOLUNTEERS at Tamworth Local Nature Reserves are hoping that the spring sunshine will tempt more volunteers outside to help them tidy up the town's beauty spots.

Exciting events in 2014 from Tamworth Council 

18 Apr

Exciting new events and the return of crowd-pleasing favourites are expected to attract more than 60,000 people to Tamworth during 2014.

Not long now until Tamworth’s St Georges Day event 

18 Apr

There’s just over a week to go until Tamworth’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in the castle and the Castle Grounds – complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.

Recruitment drive launched for Fire Safety Volunteers 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of volunteers it has across the county.

Nine out of 10 parents offered first choice primary school 

18 Apr

Nine out of 10 parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places.

VIDEO: Historic footage of Tamworth from British Pathé 

18 Apr

HISTORIC camera footage by the world-famous British Path news service has gone online to watch for free and features fascinating old videos of Tamworth.

Major crackdown on Tamworth arsonists by fire service 

18 Apr

A MAJOR crackdown down is being launched on arsonists in Tamworth with firefighters highlighting known problem areas.

Scarlet fever advice issued to Staffordshire schools and… 

18 Apr

SCHOOLS and nurseries in Staffordshire are to be given fresh advice on tackling Scarlet fever in a bid to curb a growing number of cases.

Tamworth girl on red carpet at Divergent film premiere in… 

18 Apr

AN 11-YEAR-OLD Tamworth girl found herself rubbing shoulders with the stars when she won first prize in a writing competition.

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Rangers FC reject and former Tamworth youth named in Scottish… 

19 Apr

Former Tamworth striker Kane Hemmings has been named in the Scottish Championship team of the year.

Retros reign over Kings to extend lead at top of the pile 

19 Apr

TYC Retros extended their lead at the top of Tamworth Table Tennis Division One with a commanding 9-1 win over Rugby Kings.

Hereford United closer to relegation as Kerry wins it for Lambs 

18 Apr

Tamworth 1 Hereford United 0 Tamworth secured a 1-0 win over Hereford to send the Bulls a step closer to relegation.

Tamworth v Hereford United 

18 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Conference Premier game between Tamworth and Hereford United.

Tamworth FC aim to add to Hereford United problems 

17 Apr

RELEGATED Tamworth play host to Hereford United tomorrow night (Good Friday, 7.45pm) with manager Dale Belford saying his players will focus on the job in hand.

Tamworth kickboxer Marson stars in Newquay 

17 Apr

KICKBOXING: Tamworth six-year-old Lilimae Marson produced a superb performance at a competition in Newquay.

Selt misses out on pace at World Snooker Championships 

17 Apr

MATT Selt missed out on a Crucible clash with world number three Mark Selby after suffering heartbreak in the final round of the World Championship qualifiers.

Hereford United are slim favourites for Lambs clash 

17 Apr

The 2-0 defeat at Southport last weekend, confirmed Tamworth's relegation to Conference North.

Shustoke Sailing Club welcomes everyone aboard for open weekend 

17 Apr

ON THE RIGHT TACK: Budding Ben Ainslies took to the water when Shustoke Sailing Club held its first open day of the season last weekend.

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Custody Cells Should Not Be Mental Health Places of Safety 

19 Apr

Responding to this week’s Care Quality Commission map of health based places of safety, Staffordshire’s PCC Matthew Ellis has said police custody cells are fundamentally the wrong place for people suffering mental health crisis.

Labour Controlled Council Spends Taxpayers Money on Florida Theme Park Trip 

19 Apr

Nine council bosses are flying to the US to research theme parks in Florida at the cost of £15,441 to local taxpayers.

Is There Any Lamb In Your Takeaway Lamb Curry or Lamb Kebab? 

18 Apr

Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.

Get Set for St George’s Day Extravaganza 

18 Apr

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Excitement is growing for this year’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in Tamworth Castle and the Castle Grounds, complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.

Adult School Disco Charity Night In aid of Balls To Cancer 

17 Apr

Bolehall Swifts Football Club are a football club based in Tamworth, Staffordshire...

Trust Announces Further Review of Day Care Services and Car Parking at Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

17 Apr

Sir Robert Peel Hospital At last Thursday’s Tamworth Borough Council meeting of the Healthier and Safer scrutiny committee, the Chief Executive of Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announced a further review of the day care theatre and surgical ...

Walking Challenge Set to Get Underway 

17 Apr

Businesses in Tamworth have already signed up to take part in a health challenge – and more are being urged to take the plunge and get involved.

In wrong lane for manners at Ventura 

17 Apr

HOW I heartily agree with 'Anonymous' with regards to the seemingly recent sharp decline in good road manners.

Industrial park at Daw Mill is lunacy 

17 Apr

REGARDING 'New lease of life for Daw Mill site' (Herald, April 3), I attended the public participation meeting.

Drayton Manor Park visitors are good for us 

17 Apr

ON SATURDAY, thousands of people from far and wide descended on Drayton Manor Park to take part in two world record attempts.

Peel Hospital waiting game is not funny 

17 Apr

I WAS most interested in the article on the changes to the Peel Hospital.

Thanks to Tamworth B&Q for bouquet of flowers 

17 Apr

ON April 10, my wife and myself were in the BQ store in Tamworth when she was suddenly taken ill with a heart complaint.

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Crick Wharf. 

19 Apr

It feels very much like Spring now it has turned warmer and the fields are full of lambs with their mothers and Cowslips are everywhere.

Easter Eve – Apr 19 

19 Apr

Passiontide Easter Eve Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

How cool it is when Church works 

19 Apr

And that was exactly wheat it did yesterday when the Christians of Tamworth came together in the town centre to witness the passion of Jesus, the Christ, and make a statement of their love of Jesus, the Son of the Living God as, once again, Good ...

GLOSSY IBIS at Middleton Lakes RSPB…. eventually! 

18 Apr

Bluebells at Middleton Wood.

I Like To Suck The End Real Slow … 

18 Apr

I like to suck the end real slow and watch the white begin to flow.

Away we go. 

18 Apr

We had a very pleasant sunny cruise along to join a long queue of boats at Watford Locks.

Trial To Match Cancer Treatment To Patients’ Genes 

18 Apr

Some patients with advanced lung cancer are set to be included in a trial in which tailor-made treatment will be matched to the specific genetic profile of their disease.

Blog Post: Mediterranean Middleton… 

17 Apr

The last few days at Middleton Lakes have been some of the best we have had for a few weeks.

More summer migrants at Middleton Lakes RSPB 

17 Apr

17th April 2014 Having spent time in the southern end of the Tame valley on Tuesday I moved to Middleton Lakes on Wednesday.


17 Apr

The lovely hydraulically driven nb Kenneth was awaiting to be sold from the moorings at www.

Adult School Disco Charity Night In aid of Balls To Cancer 

17 Apr

Bolehall Swifts Football Club are a football club based in Tamworth, Staffordshire...

Morning Prayer – Apr 17 

17 Apr

Passiontide Maundy Thursday Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.

File: Bluebells 

16 Apr

More bluebells in the wood...

SARA’s Wyre Forest Rescue Charity Gone #BananasforSARA To Replace Stolen and Vandalised Equipment 

16 Apr

SARA’s Wyre Forest Rescue Station was the victim of an unbelievable burglary and vandalism that has seriously damaged two Mountian Rescue Land Rovers, with equipment including the Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC) affectionately known as the banana boat...


16 Apr

We arranged to meet up with our friends Del and Al in Rugby for a natter over lunch.

Cristiano Ronaldo Pays 83,000 Euros For Sick Baby’s Operation 

16 Apr

He is officially the world’s best footballer and his critics say he has the ego to match that status.

Made me smile: churches and parking spaces 

16 Apr

I had to say that this cartoon brought a smile to my face amidst the final tinkerings to tenebrae, town centre witness and watch services - hope you find it as funny...

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‘Model T’ of BSA guns reborn for modern era 

11 Apr

A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.

Drayton Manor recruits 200 staff for new season 

7 Apr

TAMWORTH-based Drayton Manor Theme Park has recruited more than 200 staff for its 2014 season.

Baby boom prompts fertility clinic’s move to Tamworth 

4 Apr

BLUE Marble Properties has acquired a 15,000 sqft office building at Ventura Park, Tamworth, on behalf of Midland Fertility Services.

Salary sacrifice firm Fleet Evolution goes large after new client wins 

25 Feb

STAFFORDSHIRE-based salary sacrifice firm Fleet Evolution has relocated to new premises to support ongoing growth.

If Your Company Holds Commercial or Personal Data, it is Vulnerable to a Security Breach! 

24 Feb

Aspîre is supporting a FREE cyber security event taking place at the Techno Centre, Coventry University on the 13 th of March 2014.

Higgs & Sons advises Impreglon on coatings business deal 

19 Feb

The Higgs team, led by Nick Taylor and supported by Jamie Partington, worked closely with the UK directors of the Tamworth-based industrial coatings business Impreglon UK on its purchase of Optical Coating Technologies for an undisclosed sum...

Coatings firm Impreglon takes over Tamworth rival 

18 Feb

THE UK arm of industrial coatings business Impreglon has bought rival Optical Coating Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Firms praised after creating new jobs for people in Lichfield and Burntwood 

30 Jan

Businesses creating new jobs for people and Lichfield have been given the thumbs-up by the Prime Minister.

IM Properties’ speculative development gamble pays off following 169,000 sq ft let 

24 Jan

DEVELOPER IM Properties has completed the letting of its second speculatively developed industrial unit at Birch Coppice Business Park near Tamworth.

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19 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by M Hill on 19 April 2014.

Thousands expected for St George’s Day extravaganza 

17 Apr

There’s just over a week to go until Tamworth’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in the castle and the Castle Grounds – complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the… Castle Grounds 

17 Apr

Tamworth’s Castle Grounds are set to be transformed into Sherwood Forest this summer, when the UK’s top touring open-air theatre brings its production of the classic tale of Robin Hood to the town.

CCTV Footage Woodhouse Lane/Tamworth Road 

17 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J Gregory on 17 April 2014.

Licenced Betting Offices in Tamworth 2007-13 

17 Apr


Licenced Betting Offices in Tamworth 2007-13 

17 Apr

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Richard Richardson on 17 April 2014.

Over payments at Parking Meters in Tamworth 

15 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tamworth Informed on 15 April 2014.

Fines by Street Wardens 

14 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tamworth Informed on 14 April 2014.

Parking Fines 

14 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tamworth Informed on 14 April 2014.

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Zipping the line for charity 

16 Apr

An officer and two members of staff from Victim Support will be zipping the line to raise money for charity.

Did you witness a serious collision in Tamworth? 

15 Apr

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Tamworth.

Did you witness an assault in Tamworth? 

13 Apr

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Tamworth.

Criminals pay back £1.3 million 

9 Apr

Confiscation orders to the tune of £1.3m have hit criminals in the pocket thanks to Staffordshire Police.

Special weekend 

3 Apr

Special Constables will be out in force across Staffordshire to mark National Specials Weekend.

Theft from car in Tamworth 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a car in Wilnecote, Tamworth.

Run to Remember – the last leg 

26 Mar

The father of a female officer shot and killed in the line of duty will be supporting Team Staffs in Lichfield on the last leg of the Run to Remember.

Warwickshire and Staffordshire Horse Watch Groups work together to tackle rug thefts 

25 Mar

Warwickshire Horse Watch and Staffordshire Horse Watch have teamed up to help horse owners protect their horse’s rugs against theft.

Update: 10 Arrested in operation 

10 Mar

Following Friday’s arrest operation by Staffordshire Police three men were charged with offences and put before magistrates on Saturday.

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