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‘Guns and Money’ gangster Jerome Jones claims human rights infringed – by order to behave 

24 May

He was hit with landmark ruling after spate of gun attacks...


Birmingham knife crime: ‘Society’s leaving children to kill each other’ 

24 May

Alison Cope, 44, lost her son Joshua Ribera - also known as DepzMan - to knife crime...


Vile paedophiles convicted in horrific child sex abuse case spanning 30 years 

23 May

Investigating officer branded case one of the 'worst' and most 'horrifying' child sex abuse enquiries she'd ever seen...


Police given extra powers to tackle growing Birmingham violence following three murders in one week 

23 May

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray reveals plans to crackdown on violence in wake of fatal shooting, stabbing and arson attack...


Two men convicted of murdering dad of four Mikel Sterling in drive by shooting 

23 May

Mikel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley...


Police uncover loaded revolver in Highgate amid terrifying surge in city shootings 

23 May

Officers executed a warrant in Vaughton Street on Wednesday morning...


This disused care home could put up 55 homeless Birmingham families 

23 May

Plans to convert Magnolia House in Highgate earmarked for approval...


OPCC led project will tackle female genital mutilation 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner’s office is in the early stages of delivering an initiative to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, after securing £250,000 from the Home Office.


Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway 

23 May

PEOPLE are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information.


Glascote Ward election – This Friday 

23 May

THE Borough Council election for the Glascote Ward takes place this Friday, 25 May.


Tamworth 6-a-side Leagues offer reduced entry cost this summer 

23 May

FOOTBALLERS in Tamworth will be able to celebrate the World Cup with reduced entry if they sign up to a 6-a-side league this summer.


Children forced to spend night in custody – West Midlands figures revealed 

23 May

Local authorities have got to start doing something about it, says the Police and Crime Commissioner...


Good Samaritan repeatedly knifed in brutal city centre chip shop attack 

23 May

20-year-old victim had been holidaying in Birmingham from America when the unprovoked attack was launched...


Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s shock at racist abuse aimed at police officer brother 

23 May

Sajid Javid's brother is now a West Midlands Police Officer...


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Sport »

Runners to take on Lichfield 10k to help canal restoration trust’s £1million tunnel appeal 

10 Apr

Supporters of a canal restoration trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k.


Support the Under 15’s Girls in the National Area Final, vs Leek RUFC 

22 Mar

Support the Under 15's Girls in the National Area Final, vs Leek RUFC...


Joshua vs Parker fight live at TRUFC Saturday March 31st 

15 Mar

Joshua vs Parker fight live at TRUFC Saturday March 31st...


Tamworth Girls on Tour 

12 Mar

Tamworth Girls toured Scarborough & Whitby last weekend in the clubs first ever Girls section Rugby Tour.


Captains Day Saturday 7th April 

27 Feb

Captains Day Saturday 7th April...


West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield: Team news, kick off time, TV details and more 

22 Feb

All the information you need to know ahead of the Baggies crunch Premier League clash...


Former Wolves defender is tipped for a bright future 

22 Feb

Regan Upton is on loan at Sutton from Tamworth...


Tamworth FC: Fowler refuses to ‘cry over spilt milk’ 

22 Feb

Lambs have endured a frustrating few weeks...


Fans divided in opinion as Jonny Evans is given West Brom captaincy back 

22 Feb

The Albion defender has been handed the armband again...


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Comment »

New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.


Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up 

7 May

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth.


DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death 

2 May

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots.


Transport Secretary insists HS2 will create opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop at Lichfield Trent Valley 

21 Apr

Passengers have been reassured that HS2 will provide an opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop in Lichfield.


Currency Stolen from Tamworth Business 

27 Mar

Over £3,000 in British and foreign currency has been stolen from a scaffolding business in Tamworth.


Police Launch Investigation Following Suspicious Incident in Tamworth 

22 Mar

Staffordshire Police are investigating the report of a man stopping his van by a 12-year-old boy who was walking his dog and then attempting to grab the boy by his jumper.


PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.


Hear the State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday 

20 Mar

Tamworth goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday.


Gold Falls from the Sky 

17 Mar

Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.


Positive Steps For Employment 

14 Mar

​ In 2016-17 , Dig-iT Adults provided a dyslexic perspective to barriers to employment as part of a consultation with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Human Resources Department.


Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Mar

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon on Saturday.


Job Show beats the Beast from the East! 

6 Mar

Winter blast fails to stop employment show.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 24 May 2018 

24 May

John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788 Psalm 146 Alleluia.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 23 May 2018 

23 May

Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

22 May

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to ...


Morning Prayer – Monday, 21st May 2018 

21 May

Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330 Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


Morning Prayer – Saturday, 19 May 2018 

19 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988 Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 18 May 2018 

18 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 17 May 2018 

17 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 24 The earth is the Lord’s and all that fills it, the compass of the world and all who dwell therein.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 16 May 2018 

16 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877 Psalm 2 Why are the nations in tumult, and why do the peoples devise a vain plot? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel ...


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 May 2018 

15 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Morning Prayer – Monday 14 May 2018 

14 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Matthias the Apostle Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my lord,all my good depends on you.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 12 May 2018 

12 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Gregory Dix, Priest, Monk, Scholar, 1952 Psalm 21 The king shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; how greatly shall he rejoice in your salvation! You have given him his heart’s desire and...


Learning the Church’s Seasons “We don’t do Ascension!” 

11 May

I'm working hard to become a full-blown grumpy old goat (GOG) - if it was a postgraduate thing it'd be doctoral level - but there are days when I feel there's good reason for being one! And today i I feel that this might be the case as I bask in the ...


Morning Prayer – Friday 11 May 2018 

11 May

from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost Psalm 20 Refrain: We will call on the name of the Lord our God.


When they ask, “What can I give God?” 

10 May

This question was asked to me by someone who, over the past few weeks, has come to know the joy of knowing God and has seen their life transformed by it all.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 10 May 2018 

10 May

Ascension Day Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


Soul Trader – Church as a business 

9 May

One of the recent, more frustrating, trends I have encountered of late is the rise of clergy who appear to have put aside the quest for new life in those around them and instead entered into task of merely managing decline.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9 May 2018 

9 May

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I...


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Business news »

Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.


‘Better services needed’ in major Tamworth retail centre plans 

30 Jan

Many residents and area leaders have had their say on the 20-million pound project...


Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.


Major cyber crime event is coming to Staffordshire 

30 Oct

Representatives from the business sector, law enforcement and local authorities are gearing up for a big event of the year, an Online Fraud Conference to tackle cyber crime.


Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.


Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


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LocalGov »

Name of Treasury Management Advisors 

17 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to M.


Database of services 

15 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tay Jiva on 15 May 2018 .


Database of services 

11 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tay Jiva on 11 May 2018 .


Database of services 

10 May

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Tay Jiva on 10 May 2018 .


Name of Treasury Management Advisors 

2 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to M.


Name of Treasury Management Advisors 

2 May

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by M.


Rubble dumped, 29th April 

29 Apr

What looks like rubble has been dumped in two locations at entrance to woods in Kirtley, by 41.


NNDR Credits 

26 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to lacey marshall on 26 April 2018 .


NNDR Credits 

26 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by lacey marshall on 26 April 2018 .


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999 »

Tamworth firefighters commended for bravery 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have recognised eight Tamworth firefighters for their bravery at a serious incident.


Children assessed for smoke inhalation after Tamworth flat fire 

22 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents to check they have working smoke alarms after a fire in a Tamworth home.


Incident at Drayton Manor 

9 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident at Drayton Manor.


Large Fire at Tamworth Business 

4 May

Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services are dealing with a large fire at an Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Tamworth.


Tamworth School Children Invited to Interactive Safety Event 

4 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to host a number of multi-agency events for school children.


Tamworth care home fire caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to take care when disposing of smoking materials.


Tamworth house fire sparks warning over smoking 

31 Mar

Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Tamworth which was caused by discarded smoking materials.


Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.


Sprinkler system installed at fire-damaged accommodation 

2 Nov

A sheltered housing scheme in Tamworth which was severely damaged by a blaze has now been renovated and fitted with a potentially life-saving sprinkler system.


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