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Time to put Tamworth in the frame in one final pop-up gallery 

12 Oct

BUDDING artists of all abilities are being invited to put Tamworth in the frame one final time at the last in a series of pop-up art exhibitions designed to showcase the talents of local people.

Tamworth 10k a huge success 

12 Oct

HUNDREDS of runners from over the Country took to the roads and footpaths of Tamworth over the weekend to take part in the TCRfm Tamworth 10k.

Charity event in aid of brave Tamworth girl’s garden dream raises… 

12 Oct

A CHARITY event that was held to help a brave Tamworth girl play out in the garden of her dreams has been hailed a success.

Have say on plans to build first Tamworth council houses since… 

12 Oct

RESIDENTS are being asked to have their say on plans to build the first council houses in Tamworth in 30 years.

Tamworth primary pupils see new garden flourish – in pictures 

11 Oct

BLOOMING GREAT: Green-fingered pupils at a Tamworth school are seeing their new garden flourish.

Herald History: Hidden secrets at Tamworth’s Lady Bridge 

11 Oct

ANCIENT vaults and archaeological remains still lie beneath the modern streets of Tamworth.

Good Hope finances probed by watchdog 

11 Oct

A MAJOR investigation has been launched by the government's health sector regulator after the trust which runs Good Hope Hospital reported a deficit of 29.5million after just FIVE months.

Herald History: It was time to swap my ‘civvies’ for RAF blue 

11 Oct

Alec Gibson recounts personal memories of being called up to serve his country in World War Two.

Public access defibrillators for Tamworth 

10 Oct

TAMWORTHLions and Tamworth Rotaty are supporting the project to install public access defibrillators in the town.

Vic the Vicar swaps serman for stage! 

10 Oct

A TAMWORTH reverend has a very special marriage to organise this November – between two of the world’s most famous lovers.

Tragedy and romance for Tamworth Lottery millionaire winner 

10 Oct

People can only dream of winning a million but for Tamworth's Tina Freeman that dream became a reality back in 2008.

Victim forced to wrestle naked with paedophile PE teacher speaks… 

10 Oct

THE victim of a paedophile ex-PE teacher and gymnastics coach has spoken out for the first time of the ordeal he faced as a child.

Vote for Tamworth to win top High Street award 

10 Oct

CALLS have been made for Tamworth residents to get behind the town centre in its quest to be named Britain's best.

Videos of major events in Tamworth now online 

10 Oct

TAMWORTH'S varied programme of events throughout the year is now being showcased in a series of videos on the Visit Tamworth website.

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The Princes Trust join forces with Stoke City FC 

12 Oct

The Princes Trust in partnership with Stoke City Football Club are offering a one week Get Started with Football Programme based at The Britannia Stadium.

Former England winger hails Coleshill Town’s team spirit after… 

12 Oct

Former England winger Trevor Sinclair has taken to twitter to hail the team spirit shown by Coleshill Town after their FA Cup exit on Saturday.

Tamworth FC enjoy team-bonding to prepare for Solihull clash 

12 Oct

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell says his side's team-bonding session on Saturday had been a great exercise - if a little painful for himself! Without a game on Saturday, Morrell took his troops paintballing Nottingham before the squad enjoyed...

Coleshill Town boss Casey reflects on FA Cup exit 

12 Oct

Coleshill Town boss Paul Casey was gracious in defeat after watching his troops handed a footballing lesson by National North title hopefuls AFC Fylde.

On your marks for Tamworth’s 10k run 

11 Oct

THE fifth annual TCR FM Tamworth 10k is set for this Sunday, October 11, in the Castle Grounds.

Ruthless AFC Fylde shatter Coleshill Town’s FA Cup dream 

10 Oct

Coleshill Town's incredible FA Cup journey was ended today as they suffered a 9-0 defeat at National North high-fliers AFC Fylde.

Stoke City midfielder can benefit from his loan switch to The… 

10 Oct

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell believes Stoke City midfielder Oliver Roberts can be a useful acquisition to his squad.

Tamworth FC’s Burns: ‘We will have a point to prove after… 

10 Oct

ANDY Burns says Tamworth will have a point to prove when they return to action after a fortnight's break.

Coleshill Town boss Casey’s call to FA Cup heroes: ‘Let’s all … 

9 Oct

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey says there is 'absolutely no pressure' as his troops go in search of more FA Cup glory at AFC Fylde on Saturday.

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Councillors to Submit Views on Proposed Changes to Sir Robert Peel Minor Injuries Unit Opening Hours 

12 Oct

Sir Robert Peel hospital Plans to close the Minor Injuries Unit at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital overnight have been put under the spotlight by Tamworth Borough Council ’s Healthier Safer Scrutiny committee, which is now putting together a final ...

Parliament to Review EU Membership 

10 Oct

European Parliament A review of the “costs and benefits” of the UK’s EU membership is to be conducted by the Treasury Select Committee.

Mayor Launches Search for Festive Christmas Card Design 

8 Oct

Mayor of Tamworth – Cllr Maureen Gant Primary school aged children in Tamworth are being invited to spread some festive cheer and win the top honour of switching on the town’s Christmas lights with the return of the Mayor’s Christmas card ...

Tamworth’s 2015 Events Showcased in Online Videos 

8 Oct

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Tamworth’s rich and varied programme of events is now being showcased in a series of videos on the Visit Tamworth website .

Combined authority decision will be a long-lasting one, leader of Lichfield District Council warns 

7 Oct

The decision on whether or not to join a West Midlands combined authority will be a long-lasting one, the leader of Lichfield District Council has warned.

Is Your Toddler Using a Tablet Computer? 

7 Oct

According to a study by the universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh, in families that own tablet computers, almost a third of children aged under five have their own device.

David Cameron to Promise 200,000 New Starter Homes in England 

7 Oct

David Cameron is to announce plans for 200,000 new “affordable” homes to buy in his closing speech to the Conservative conference today.

Education Secretary Says English Schools Must Offer Working-Day Childcare 

7 Oct

Nicky Morgan MP – Education Secretary Parents in England are to be given the right to request schools provide childcare for the full working day during term time and in the holidays.

Working Grandparents to Share Parental Leave and Pay 

5 Oct

Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government has said.

England’s Councils to Keep All Business Rates 

5 Oct

Local councils across England will be able to keep all proceeds from business rates raised in their area under new plans unveiled by the chancellor.

Free Fireworks Spectacular Back with a Bang on November 7 

5 Oct

Tamworth’s FREE fireworks spectacular returns to the Castle Grounds on Saturday November 7 for another breathtaking event not to be missed.

Devolution and positive relationships 

5 Oct

Devolution for Staffordshire is becoming a clearer vision, as all interested parties work through what problems and challenges would be better addressed locally than from London.

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Morning Prayer – 13 October 2015 

13 Oct

Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066 Psalm 106 Alleluia.

Support @TheRugbyCharity through your love for #curry during #NationalCurryWeek 

12 Oct

Rugby Union’s charity – The Injured Players Foundation, look after seriously injured players for life and help prevent future injuries through research and education.

Satisfy that sweet tooth on #ChocolateWeek 

12 Oct

As if we need another excuse to gorge on family sized bars of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, ect – National Chocolate Week has come along and given us a legitimate cause to celebrate everything sweet in this world.

The grey-eyed morn smiles … 

12 Oct

The opening words spoken by Friar Lawrence in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Morning Prayer – 12 October 2015 

12 Oct

Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709 Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Spoonbills at Middleton 

11 Oct

A tweet came through late Saturday afternoon reporting three Spoonbills at RSPB Middleton.

If you don’t love our elderly don’t work in #healthcare 

11 Oct

A lot of our Care workers are excellent but now and again you get a bad apple that person should not be in that line of work so, if you don’t love our elderly don’t go for that kind of work you could get a job cleaning toilets you can abuse them ...

Can’t make it to church? 11 October 2015 

11 Oct

Today's readings provide us with an opportunity to offer a 'pick 'n mix' in that there are some many nuggets and pretty stones laying on the ground that we are invited to look and select the one that we find pretty and challenged to take up the ones ...

What would you do to help your wheelchair-bound, 4 year old daughter to walk? #SevernSwim 

10 Oct

On September 23rd 2015,  Kev Brady  from Gloucester, will attempt to be the first person in history to swim the longest river in the UK, the River Severn, from its source in Mid Wales, 220 miles to Severn beach.

Morning Prayer – 10 October 2015 

10 Oct

Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644 Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674 Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

You can’t always help what you see… 

9 Oct

But you can control of what you look at! One of the clever bits of the, 'If it offends, chop it off, ' joined up thinking from Jesus is that it maps out for us something very important indeed.

For the Love of Acessories 

9 Oct

So you’ve found ‘THE DRESS’ it’s now time to find those all-important finishing touches and where better to do this than at our Style Edit Event.

Morning Prayer – 9 October 2015 

9 Oct

Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions, Martyrs, c.250 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253 Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.

Made me smile: Hallowe’en 

8 Oct

This is one of those images that just makes me smile: And reminded me to post these (right click to save a copy...

Morning Prayer – 8 October 2015 

8 Oct

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

It takes courage to be a police officer -RIP PC Dave Phillips 

7 Oct

An official fundraising page to support the family of murdered PC Dave Phillips this morning topped £50,000 – just 24 hours after being launched.

Shetland Isles 2015 Part 3 

7 Oct

Wednesday 7th October 2015 After the positive comments on the Bluethroat images, thought I'd post a couple more: Bluethroat, Quendale Bluethroat Bluethroat...

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RAC appoints National Windscreens as sole glass provider 

8 Oct

TAMWORTH-based National Windscreens, the UKs largest independently owned windscreen replacement and repair specialist, has signed a two year supply contract with the RAC.

Politicians and companies from Lichfield and Tamworth gather for business summit 

3 Oct

Companies from across Lichfield and Tamworth have come together for a business summit.

M6 Toll operator announces annual loss in excess of £28m 

2 Oct

M6 TOLL operator Midland Expressway has announced major losses despite revenues and passenger volumes both increasing by more than 5%.

Tamworth amongst the finalists in Great British High Street competition 

1 Oct

TAMWORTH town centre has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Great British High Street competition.

£1.8bn upgrade for Midlands roads 

30 Sep

A link road between the M54 and the M6 Toll and new smart motorway signs are among the projects which will go ahead following a new batch of government funding...

Government details £1.8bn road improvement programme for the West Midlands 

29 Sep

AN improved, bigger junction 10 of the M6, a much-anticipated link road connecting the M54, M6 and M6 Toll and improved access to the Black Country Enterprise Zone are among some of the measures outli...

West Midlands Combined Authority in M6 Toll move 

24 Sep

A NEW combined local authority for the West Midlands could call for the M6 Toll to be made free to use.

Cannock Retail Park reaches completion 

16 Sep

WORK on the new multi-million pound Gateway Retail Park in Cannock has been completed.

Go-ahead for giant housing scheme on old golf course 

5 Aug

Green light for proposals for new homes on the 60-hectare former Tamworth golf course could help with a housing shortage in the region ...

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Business Rates Occupiers 

12 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gareth Elton on 12 October 2015 .

Vote every day to help Tamworth win high street crown 

8 Oct

The campaign to see Tamworth crowned the best town centre in the country is now underway in earnest, with all the stops being pulled out in a bid to secure the top title.

Design Mayor’s Christmas card – and you could switch on festive lights! 

8 Oct

Calling all children – would you like to win the chance to switch on Tammworth’s Christmas lights? And would you like to design a Christmas card for the Mayor? If the answer is yes, then have a go at our competition and you could...

More Rubbish dumped in Madrona!!!!, 8th October 

8 Oct

More Rubbish dumped in Madrona!!!! Madrona is NOT a tip.

Business Rates Occupiers 

8 Oct

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gareth Elton on 8 October 2015 .

Business Rates Occupiers 

8 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gareth Elton on 8 October 2015 .

Business Rates Occupiers 

7 Oct

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gareth Elton on 7 October 2015 .

Software Developement and Testing 

7 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tyrone Biggum on 7 October 2015 .

Dumped old furniture (Again), 6th October 

6 Oct

Old furniture Dumped by derelict garage (AGAIN) You were seen dumping this.

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Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.

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...

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