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Tamworth’s Ankerside shop Phones 4U closes after company… 

15 Sep

A MOBILE phone shop in Tamworth's Ankerside has closed after Phones 4Uannounced it had gone into administration.


Tamworth man wins place in Open Mic UK 2014 regional finals 

15 Sep

A GUITAR player whose love of music helped him through a tough childhood is about to get his 15 minutes of fame.


Send in your festive pictures for Historic Tamworth edition 

14 Sep

WITH the days of summer slipping away, thoughts are turning to autumn nights and the approaching winter.


Tamworth mum’s trek is ‘thank you’ for help with Down’s baby… 

14 Sep

WITH his beaming smile and cheeky personality, little Mikey Mitchell is like any 15-month-old.


Ambitious redevelopment of Tamworth Assembly Rooms approved 

13 Sep

AMBITIOUS plans to restore and redevelop Tamworth Assembly Rooms have been given the full backing of the borough council's planning committee.


Heritage Open Day – your chance to explore Tamworth’s history -… 

13 Sep

Don't forget that tomorrow is your chance to explore Tamworth's rich history completely free of charge as it is Heritage Open Day!Sunday (September 14)will provide the chance for visitors to gain free entry to Tamworth Castle, plus take a behind-the-...


Scarecrow festival for Hints, Tamworth 

13 Sep

SOME unusual visitors are expected in Hints next weekend when scarecrows will be popping up all around the village.


New Aldi distribution hub planned for Tamworth could bring 144… 

13 Sep

SUPERMARKET giant Aldi is set to create 144 new jobs in Tamworth if its plans for a new distribution hub in the town go ahead.


Tamworth firefighters holding charity car wash today 

13 Sep

Does your car need a wash?Tamworth firefighters are holding acharity car wash event today.


Tamworth residents urged to make a will and raise cash for St… 

13 Sep

St Giles Hospice is offering Tamworth people a great chance to get their affairs in order this autumn, while at the same time providing much-needed funds for the charity.


North Warwickshire Conservatives announce their new Parliamentary… 

13 Sep

North Warwickshire Conservatives have selected Shuttington man Craig Tracey as their Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.


Get on down to Tamworth line dancing Stars and Stripes event 

13 Sep

GRAB those cowboy hats and reach for a lasso Tamworth's very own line-dancing event is riding back into town this weekend.


Tamworth Golf Course will close on October 1 

13 Sep

Tamworth Golf Course will close on October 1.


Hundreds of jobs on offer as MP hosts Tamworth event 

13 Sep

BUSINESSES are invited to meet hundreds of potential new recruits at the third Tamworth Jobs Fair, which takes place on Saturday, September 13.


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GALLERY: Coleshill Town 1 Barwell 2 

15 Sep

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Celtic pile the pressure on sorry Lambs 

14 Sep

Stalybridge Celtic 3 Tamworth 1 Conference North Pressure is mounting on Tamworth FC as they slipped to third-bottom of the Conference North after losing 3-1 at Stalybridge Celtic.


Tamworth boxer MacLean lands a title shot as Seawright misses… 

13 Sep

STEWART MacLean will get a title shot in Tamworth next weekend.


Tamworth Kickboxing star Jack is on top of the world 

13 Sep

TAMWORTH kickboxing sensation Jack Dilloway has been crowned a world champion in his sport.


Aberdeen FC experience helped shape me, says new Lambs ace 

12 Sep

Tamworth new boy Javan Vidal says he is raring to go with his long-awaited international clearance finally set to be passed.


Former Manchester City youth could earn first Lambs start 

12 Sep

Tamworth could be in a position to hand former Manchester City youngster Javan Vidal a debut at Stalybridge Celtic tomorrow.


USA Cup 2015 

12 Sep

The USA Cup is an annual youth tournament held at the National Sports Centre, Blaine, Minnesota with its 31st year taking place in July 2015.


Tamworth FC: Captain’s Corner with Michael Townsend 

12 Sep

Our dismal run of bad luck continued on Saturday at home to Chorley.


How well do you know Tamworth Football Club? 

12 Sep

Welcome to the first in a new series of Tamworth FC quizzes.


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Comment »

Dig-iT Asked to Comment on “Read On. Get On.” Campaign 

13 Sep

The " Read On.


Dig-iT Article in Parent Champions Spring Newsletter 

13 Sep

The Parent Champions campaign , run by the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust , included a two page article in its spring newsletter ab  out Dig-iT and the work we do.


Assembly Rooms Redevelopment Plans Given the Go-Ahead 

13 Sep

An ambitious project to restore and improve Tamworth Assembly Rooms took a step forward this week when Tamworth Borough Council’s planning committee gave the plans their unanimous approval.


Anker Valley Housing Development Plans Passed 

13 Sep

Up to 535 new homes and a new primary school are to be built in the Anker Valley off Ashby Road, after the council’s planning committee approved an outline application.


Meet The Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

11 Sep

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their latest ward surgery for all local residents on Saturday 13th September.


Tamworth’s Night Time Economy Under Scrutiny 

7 Sep

Tamworth should be a first-choice destination for people to visit at night, for meals, cultural events and socialising, not just for pubs and clubs, according to Tamworth Borough Council’s Aspire Prosper Scrutiny Committee.


Local Conservative Leaves Borough Council Cabinet to Join County Council Cabinet 

7 Sep

Cllr Michael Greatorex A change has been made to Tamworth’s Borough Council’s Cabinet following the promotion of one of the committee members to Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.


Importance over Good Hope Hospital public consultation 

5 Sep

WE would like to highlight the great importance of referring to the forthcoming event on October 23 to discuss the Heart of England NHS Trust's proposals for change for Good Hope Hospital as a public consultation, rather than a public meeting.


Anger over plans to close Tamworth public toilets in Castle… 

4 Sep

I HAVE heard on good authority that the toilets in the Castle Grounds are to be closed.


Mum has food stolen from Asda, Tamworth 

4 Sep

I RECENTLY did a large food shop at Asda Tamworth on August 24, costing a huge 148.


Your Tamworth court case coverage cruel 

4 Sep

WHILST reading your paper I picked up on a couple of things that got my goat first is the weight issue in Tamworth.


Badgers 10k run in Atherstone is so well organised 

4 Sep

RE the Badgers 10k in Atherstone.


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Our day in the dock. 

14 Sep

Well what was the verdict on the GS Canal? Tall ships came up for filming in the basin and the waterway event at Saul with old lifeboats on parade was interesting.


RSPB Middleton – Stonechat 

14 Sep

A visit to RSPB Middleton on Saturday afternoon with a plan.


Herefordshire and Worcestershire Business Expo Chamber of Commerce 

14 Sep

Thursday 18th September 9.00am-3.00pm Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW The breakfast, which precedes the opening of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber Business Expo is your chance to start your networking early ...


Ruff at Shustoke Res. 

14 Sep

Saturday 13th September 2014 A day of mixed fortunes, the birding day began at Mill pool, Alvecote which was almost a disaster from the start, when, with eyes to the skies I fell down a Rabbit hole and landed in a cow pat.


G &S Canal. 

13 Sep

Here are a few more pics of our summer cruise down here.


Mayor of Stourport Invites Wyre Forest Residents To Charity Indian Feast In aid of @macmillancancer 

13 Sep

Mayor of Stourport is inviting friends, colleagues and Wyre Forest residents to an Indian feast to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.


RoadPeace – World Day of Remembrance and Hope For Road Crash Victims 

13 Sep

RoadPeace is a national charity which offers support to people injured or bereaved by a road traffic collision.


National Firefighters Memorial Service of Remembrance Ceremony 2014 

13 Sep

The Firefighters International Service of Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony - Sunday 14th September 2014 PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIMING HAVE ALTERED 1.


Dehumanisation Through Technology 

13 Sep

dehumanisation through technology.


Richard Kiel – The 7ft 2” Gentle Giant Has Died Aged 74 

13 Sep

Towering 7′ 2″ tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains.


#Dogselfie campaign raises £600k for Manchester Dogs’ Home 

12 Sep

Following a fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home which killed 43 dogs, the charity has received over £600,000 worth of donations through a JustGiving page set up by Manchester Evening News.


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service National Conference – Mental Health 

12 Sep

An exploring national conference mental health and assistive technology is to be held in Staffordshire next week.


Cools nights, warm days. 

12 Sep

Autumn seems to be creeping in as the greenery is beginning to lose it’s colour.


Morning Prayer – September 12 

12 Sep

Morning Prayer, September 12, Psalm 139, 2 Samuel 16.1-14, Acts 10.1-16, Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


The Blue Book – a short story – part one 

11 Sep

A version of this story has been published by East Jasmine Review Pelly tugged the light cord in the attic.


File: Ruff 9th Sep 2014 

11 Sep

Ruff as seen from the hide Middleton Lake 9th Sep 2014...


File: Gadwall 

11 Sep

Male and female gadwall seen Middleton East Scrape 9th Sep 2014...


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Business news »

Cleanroom hands over £3m Tamworth facility for Midland Fertility 

1 Sep

A MIDLANDS-based design and construction company has handed over new laboratories and a clinical suite to Midland Fertility.


Tamworth hotel undergoes £50,000 refurbishment 

27 Aug

A TAMWORTH hotel has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment with upgrades to its rooms and dining facilities.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.


Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.


Success is in the bag for Tamworth tech firm DiskLabs 

9 Jul

AN innovative product for keeping mobile phones, tablets and laptops safe from cyber thieves is helping to secure the fortunes of a Tamworth technology business.


Logistics company opens 21,000 sq ft base in Tamworth 

23 Jun

FREIGHT carrier Redhead International has opened a new 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth.


HSBC helps firm to take a larger slice of the pizza market 

20 Jun

PIZZA franchise business PH Leicester has acquired four Pizza Hut Delivery outlets across the Midlands after securing a £775,000 funding package from HSBC.


Nighclub operator Luminar announces 50% profits rise 

21 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs in Tamworth and Coventry, has announced a 50% increase in full year profits.


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LocalGov »

Christopher Pincher calls on employers to register for latest Jobs Fair 

11 Sep

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, is holding his 3rd Annual Tamworth Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 13th September at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street between 10am and 1pm.


High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.


Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) | Oral Answers to Questions – Cabinet Office | Commons debates 

10 Sep

I am grateful to the Minister for his response and to my hon.


Shelter gives homeless programme the thumbs-up! 

9 Sep

National charity Shelter has given a Tamworth Borough Council homelessness education programme its seal of approval.


Brownfield Land and Empty Buildings | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

8 Sep

I am encouraged by that answer.


Explore Tamworth’s heritage for free this Sunday 

8 Sep

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, behind-the scenes looks at town buildings not always open to the public, guided walks and history talks are just some of things to enjoy at this year’s Heritage Open Day this Sunday (September 14).


More exciting outdoor events still to come this year 

4 Sep

Summer might be coming to an end, but there are still lots more exciting outdoor events taking place right up until the end of the year.


MP calls on employers to sign up for jobs fair 

4 Sep

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher is holding his third annual Tamworth Jobs Fair on Saturday September 13.


Points of Order | Commons debates 

3 Sep

On a point of order, Mr Speaker.


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Tamworth attempted theft 

5 Sep

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted theft in Tamworth.


Tamworth attempted theft 

5 Sep

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted theft in Tamworth.


Chief Constable’s Jane Sawyers Ice Bucket Challenge 

27 Aug

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...


Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police? 

22 Aug

Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police...


Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...


Officers, Staff and members of the public honoured 

14 Aug

Officers and staff from the Southern Local Policing team, and members of the public will be honoured for meritorious response and professionalism, and public spirited actions.


Respect: It’s a two way street – Considerate and tolerant neighbours 

11 Aug

As part of the force’s summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant to their neighbours.


Locals get police reassurancea ahead of V Festival 

8 Aug

Staffordshire Police is set to distribute leaflets in the streets local to this year’s V Festival, which takes place in Weston Park on 16th and 17th August.


Summer drink-drive campaign 

5 Aug

A campaign aimed at getting drink-drivers off Staffordshire’s roads led to 156 arrests.


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