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Police hunt for suspected Birmingham car key burglar 

2 Jul

Image released of man wanted in connection with two burglaries in Tamworth...


Special services for Tunisia terror attack victims to be held in Walsall and Tamworth 

2 Jul

Wallsall FC adn St Editha Church in Tamworth lead national minute's silence in West Midlands at noon tomorrow (July 3...


Police appeal to find man wanted over Tamworth car key burglaries 

2 Jul

A police appeal has been launched to find a man wanted for questioning about two 'car key' burglaries in the Tamworth area last year.


Saxon history brought to life at Tamworth Castle 

2 Jul

VISITORS to Tamworth Castle are being invited to take a trip back through  time to the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mercia, rules by the Saxons.


UPDATE – Missing Tamworth mum arrested and charged by police 

2 Jul

A MISSING Tamworth mum recently found in the South West of England has been arrested by Warwickshire Police.


Support local traders and meet a dinosaur on Independents’ Day! 

2 Jul

SHOPPERS in Tamworth are being encouraged to support their local independent traders on July 4.


Midland mum missing for 14 months is found – and immediately arrested 

2 Jul

Alison Joyner who turned up in Cornwall charged with seven counts of fraud...


Healthy cooking on the menu for Tamworth residents 

2 Jul

PEOPLE  of all ages living in Tamworth are being given tips and advice on how to cook and eat healthily – thanks to two new courses being run in the borough.


Drivers avoid injury after two-car collision in Tamworth 

2 Jul

Two drivers had a lucky escape this morning after colliding on a busy Tamworth road.


Commuters given end date to lane closure outside Birch Coppice… 

2 Jul

THE lane closure currently affecting Watling Street at Birch Coppice is expected to be reopened by July 17, Western Power have confirmed.


Son’s moving tribute to Tamworth mum killed in Tunisia terror… 

2 Jul

Tunisia terror victim Sue Davey's devastated son Conor has paid tribute to the mum he believes gave him the strength to handle the last week's atrocities.


Sumatran tigers welcomed at Drayton Manor Theme Park’s zoo 

2 Jul

Two new additions have been welcomed to a zoo near Lichfield.


Body of Tunisia terror attack victim Sue Davey flown home as 12 suspects arrested 

2 Jul

West Bromwich-born mum, her partner and six other victims to be flown to RAF Brize Norton today...


Discover new Tamworth talent at live music shows this month 

2 Jul

Up and coming singing and songwriting stars in Tamworth will be revealing their talents on the town's most famous stage during two special concerts at Tamworth Assembly Rooms this month.


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Durrell looking forward to fresh test at Tamworth FC 

2 Jul

FOLLOWING a frustrating 18 months, Elliott Durrell is looking to get his career back on track after signing for Tamworth last week.


Worlds’ goal for 400m hurdler Meghan Beesley 

2 Jul

BIRCHFIELD'S 400m hurdles star Meghan Beesley goes into this weekend's British Athletics Championships gunning for a place in the World Championships and roared she 'can't wait' for the challenge, writes Dan Newbould.


Bobbles and puddles to go after Coleshill Town announce plans for… 

2 Jul

COLESHILL Town chairman Paul Billing says the club can now stop blaming the infamous Coleshill bobble following the announcement that the club will play on a new artificial pitch.


VACANCY: Casual Mini Soccer Assistants 

2 Jul

Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council currently have a vacancy available for a casual mini soccer assistant.


Golf: Broadhurst comes close to St Andrews outing 

2 Jul

ATHERSTONE golf legend Paul Broadhurst this week came so close to booking a spot at The Open alongside rising Nuneaton star Andy Sullivan.


FREE Holiday Clubs 

1 Jul

The Staffordshire FA & Staffordshire Cricket Board Disability Holiday Clubs will once again be taking place over the summer holidays.


Tamworth FC: Burns aims to make it a double after Barrow AFC … 

1 Jul

Tamworth FC new boy Andrew Burns has set his sights on back-to-back promotions from the National North and believes the Lambs can fulfil their title ambitions if they are willing to work for it.


VACANCY: Walsall Schools Representative Coach U11 Girls 

30 Jun

Walsall Schools Football Association are looking for a new U11 coach.


Baggies boost for Tamworth FC 

30 Jun

West Bromwich Albion will stage Under-21 fixtures at The Lamb next season It means Albion fans in the town will get to see emerging talent like Tyler Roberts and Adil Nabi.


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When Birmingham stopped racing 

21 Jun

Fifty years since Birmingham’s final racecourse closed, Chris Pitt and/or Steve Beauchampé recall the Bromford Bridge track.


Pincher welcomes unemployment figures showing another fall in joblessness 

19 Jun

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures.


Take a Trip through the Ages with Tamworth Castle History Events 

16 Jun

Princess Ethelfleda’s statue by Tamworth Castle Visitors to Tamworth Castle are being invited to take a trip back through time this summer, with a series of living history events.


Summer of Free Sporting Activities Coming to Tamworth 

16 Jun

With the Women’s World Cup in full swing and the Rugby World Cup set to be hosted in Britain in September, kids are being encouraged to take part in a free summer of sport.


Call for Lichfield District Council to ‘keep powder dry’ on combined authority plans 

11 Jun

Lichfield District Council has been urged to “keep its powder dry” on the issue of combined authorities.


Meet The Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

11 Jun

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 June.


Christopher Pincher Calls for Better Use of Robert Peel Hospital 

10 Jun

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up in Parliament for better use of the facilities at Sir Robert Peel hospital.


Labour group leader calls for more inclusivity over combined authority discussions in Lichfield and Burntwood 

5 Jun

The leader of the Labour party in Lichfield and Burntwood has called for discussions over a proposed new Greater Birmingham combined authority to be more inclusive.


Active Tamworth Launches Online Way to Get Fit and Have Fun 

5 Jun

An exciting new website, which encourages people to get fit by teaming up and tracking fitness activity against other teams, has been launched by Active Tamworth.


HS2 Construction to Start Within 2 Years 

5 Jun

Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed high-speed rail and Northern Powerhouse are a priority and the construction of HS2 will start within two years  in a speech in Leeds this week.


Tinkers Green Regeneration Application to go to Planning Committee 

5 Jun

The application for the regeneration of Tinkers Green in Wilnecote is expected to be determined by Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee next Tuesday (June 9).


Gungate Traders Staging a Monster Street Event 

5 Jun

Dinosaur fans of all ages are being promised a monster day to remember, when Gungate traders come together with Tamworth’s Town Team to put on a prehistoric street party.


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Features »

Pulp Fiction – Classic Covers! 

3 Jul

While trawling around the internet I came across these… Classic novels and plays with pulp fiction covers!!! They’re not necessarily to my taste (I lust after those wonderful old Virago Modern Classics, with the dark green spines and paintings on...


Morning Prayer – 2 July 2015 

2 Jul

Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


Church Growth strategies: ‘Be Relevant!’ 

1 Jul

As always I'll begin with my Hauerwas' comment that: 'Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.


Morning Prayer – 1 July 2015 

1 Jul

Henry, John, and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813 and 1873 Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.


A thorny issue: Paying your way! 

30 Jun

Being totally honest is something I always regard as good and yet something that is rarely applauded! One of the issues where I often find this is regarding the expectations and the realities of a church (meaning a gathering of people who come to ...


Morning Prayer – 30 June 2015 

30 Jun

Psalm 87 The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.


July Family Fun Day – In aid of @alivedayservice #Charity 

29 Jun

ALIVE are a charitable day service for people with disabilities based in Sheffield providing, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, ASDAN awards and other activities.


The MELODIOUS WARBLER in the West Midlands 

29 Jun

Melodious Warbler (singing male) Mercote Mill Farm, Cornets End, West Midlands.


#Charity @vickymoore64 @CCLeicsPolice @AccOLeicsPolice are cycling 180miles for @UK_COPS 

29 Jun

COPS has supported the families of Leicestershire Police colleagues who were killed on duty.


Church Growth strategies: ‘Messy Church!!’ 

29 Jun

Still keeping on with Hauerwas' thought that: 'Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.


Can’t make it to church? 28 June 2015 

28 Jun

Today is taken up with images of return from conflict and an encounter between Jesus, a woman who shouldn't be there and a crowd.


Another welcome find on the new patch 

27 Jun

Things are really looking good on the new patch that Pete and I have been exploring.


Congratulations, you’re alive … 

26 Jun

If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive.


Church: scales and arpeggios 

26 Jun

One of the biggest challenges in learning any instrument, but in my opinion the piano excels here, is the learning of the scales, arpeggios and broken chords.


Cures For ‘Gardening Hands’ 

26 Jun

It’s June, and the year is half gone, so I think it’s time we took another look at Mrs CW Earle and discover what advice she has on offer for the month in her 1897 lifestyle guide, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden (you can see my original post ...


Church Growth strategies: ‘Bringing them back!’ 

25 Jun

Having taken Stanley Hauerwas' wonderful observation that: 'Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.


Family Wildlife Charity Activity Day In aid of South West Equine Protection 

25 Jun

family wildlife activity day at the Two Bridges Hotel Princetown, there will be great activities for both children and adults.


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Media Buzz: Rees Bradley Hepburn; WAA Chosen; National Sea Life Centre 

22 Jun

Drayton Manor fun for Rees Bradley Hepburn WARWICKSHIRES Rees Bradley Hepburn has been appointed to lead the creative development of radio, TV and VoD for Drayton Manor Theme Park.


M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.


M6 Toll owners appoint new chief executive 

15 Jun

The owners of the M6 Toll have appointed a new chief executive.


New start for former Baddesley pit as Jaguar Land Rover distribution hub 

1 Jun

The vehicle maker is seeking to relocate its National Distribution Centre at Gaydon more than 50 miles to the site of the former colliery near Tamworth...


Profits up 18% for nightclub operator Luminar 

19 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs across the West Midlands, has seen an 18% increase in full year profits.


Drayton Manor recruits Rees Bradley Hepburn for summer campaign 

19 May

Agency will lead creative campaigns for radio, TV and video on demand to target summer, Halloween and Christmas holiday periods...


M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.


Positive first post-IPO results for Epwin Group 

16 Apr

WINDOWS manufacturer Epwin Group has posted a positive set of annual results - its first since floating on AIM last year.


Peer to peer lender surpasses £100m in loans 

30 Mar

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has reported that it has broken the £100m lending barrier.


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LocalGov »

HR, Payroll and Bacs software contract expiry dates 

1 Jul

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Andrew Jenkins on 1 July 2015 .


HR, Payroll and Bacs software contract expiry dates 

30 Jun

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Andrew Jenkins on 30 June 2015 .


Last chance to enter Tamworth in Bloom Bake Off 

30 Jun

With just a few days to go, Tamworth cooks are being reminded that it’s not too late to sign up for the Tamworth in Bloom Bake Off.


Flags at half-mast for Tunisia victims 

30 Jun

Flags are being flown at half-mast at Marmion House and Tamworth Castle as a mark of respect for the victims of the killings in Tunisia.


HR, Payroll and Bacs software contract expiry dates 

29 Jun

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Andrew Jenkins on 29 June 2015 .


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

I echo the Prime Minister’s tribute to the victims of Sousse, including my constituent, Sue Davey, who, with her partner, Scott Chalkley, lost their lives last week.


Ladybridge works are almost finished 

29 Jun

The first phase of a major project to improve the historic Ladybridge and create better links between Tamworth town centre and Ventura Park is almost complete.


Swinfen Hall Prison: Tuberculosis | Department of Health | Written Answers 

29 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the case of tuberculosis diagnosed at Young Offender Institution Swinfen Hall in October 2014 is directly linked to the three cases identified at the same site between March and May 2015.


Renewables Obligation | Department for Energy and Climate Change | Written Answers 

29 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her policy is on the future of the Renewables Obligation Scheme.


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Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.


Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.


Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...


A5/M42 fatal collision 

16 Jun

Officers have named the man who died in the RTC on the A5 in Tamworth on Sunday as 56 year-old Glyn Marshall of Cunningham Road, Walsall.


Attempted burglary at Tamworth Snowdome 

16 Jun

Officers are appealing for information relating to an attempted burglary at the Snowdome in Tamworth.


Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.


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