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Five “terrified” kittens and mother abandoned at… 

2 Sep

FIVE "terrified" and "trembling" kittens and their motherwere dumped andabandonedoutside a Tamworth boarding kennels last week.

Lots more exciting outdoor events still to come this year 

2 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.

Arson horror in quiet Polesworth street 

2 Sep

ARSONISTS who went on the rampage in a quiet Polesworth street set fire to the home of an elderly lady and caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to property and vehicles.

Early morning Polesworth arson attacks 

1 Sep

An elderly woman was amongst those that had to be rescued from her smoke-filled home when arsonists went on the rampage in Polesworth during the early hours of today.

Cars Behind Bars stretches to 10km 

1 Sep

A total of 2,500 vehicles have been seized in a landmark crackdown on car insurance dodgers in Staffordshire – enough to stretch to 10,000 metres if placed end to end.

Lee Rigby remembered at National Memorial Arboretum service 

1 Sep

Fusilier Lee Rigby was one of the 17 British servicemen and women who have today been remembered in a special service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.

Line dancers to strut their stuff in the Castle Grounds 

1 Sep

Yeehaw – pull on your cowboy boots and Stetsons and mosey on down to the Castle Grounds for the return of the hugely popular Stars Stripes line dancing event.

Tamworth police working to reassure residents after rise in UK… 

1 Sep

Tamworth Police are on a mission to reassure residents after the UK terror threat level was raised to severe.

Kittens and their mother dumped in Tamworth 

1 Sep

FIVE helpless kittens and their mother were dumped outside a boarding kennels in Tamworth recently.

Tamworth shop worker assaulted during terrifying robbery 

1 Sep

A member of staff at a Tamworth betting shop was assaulted during a viciousrobbery by three crowbar-wielding men last night (Sunday).

Cinema ticket leads to 60 years of wedded bliss for Ken and Jean… 

1 Sep

BUYING his wife-to-be a cinema ticket proved to be one smart move by Tamworth's Ken White now, 63 years later, him and his wife Jean celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday (September 4).

Body of man discovered at Tamworth Golf Course 

1 Sep

An elderly man was found dead after collapsing on the Tamworth golf course this morning (Monday).

Tamworth police urge residents to speak out about community… 

1 Sep

Police are encouraging residents in Stonydelph to speak out today and inform them of any concerns they have or ideas about improving the area.

This week: Tamworth Beer Festival 2014 

31 Aug

Tamworth’s biggest 21 st birthday party is now just a few days away – and everyone is invited to come along to help celebrate! Tamworth Beer Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 21 st birthday at the start of September – and organisers are ...

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IN PICTURES: Coleshill Town 2 Bromsgrove Sporting 2 

2 Sep

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...

Staffordshire FA Charter Standard Festival 2014 

2 Sep

The Staffordshire FA Charter Standard Festival took place on Saturday 16th August 2014 at St.

Tamworth FC boss Belford in positivity call 

1 Sep

Tamworth FC boss Dale Belford accepts the Lambs need to start turning draws into wins as soon as possible if they are to mount a Conference North challenge.

Tamworth FC boss is puzzled by Vidal ruling 

1 Sep

Tamworth FC boss Dale Belford says he is perplexed by the fact that the Lambs were unable to hand new signing Javan Vidal his debut at Hyde on Saturday.

West Brom have stood still since heady days of 2012-13 

1 Sep

West Bromwich Albion's chance to address the abysmal away form against Swansea City took another nosedive this weekend following an embarrassing 3-0 defeat.

Leeds United linked to Lambs legend 

1 Sep

Leeds United are reportedly considering an approach for Mark Cooper to become their next manager.

Draw specialists Tamworth FC have to rescue Hyde point 

30 Aug

Hyde 2 Tamworth 2 Tamworth had to come from behind to claim a point against bottom club Hyde.

What odds on a Tamworth FC win at Hyde? 

30 Aug

Tamworth's average start to the campaign continued as they carded back-to-back stalemates against Worcester and Boston.

Former Manchester City man joins Lambs 

29 Aug

Tamworth boss Dale Belford has completed the signing of former Manchester City youngster Javan Vidal.

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Fashion blog by Ruth Emmerson: ​University – the fashion… 

2 Sep

Starting university can be stressful to say the least.

Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: Use HS2 cash for long… 

2 Sep

In 1931, the National Grid was completed and brought huge benefits to the country as it tried to recover during the Great Depression.

Wine Making Month! 

1 Sep

Well, it's a long time since I posted anything on this blog or The Book Trunk.

Tamworth library provides invaluable service 

28 Aug

WITH regard to 'Change ahead for libraries', as Mike Lawrence explained in your letter column last week, here is my view.

Appeal to 1956 friends at Tamworth’s Two Gates school 

28 Aug

THIS is an appeal to all my old classmates at Two Gates Community Primary School.

Reducing Tamworth facilities will deter tourists 

28 Aug

THE 'We Love Tamworth' day event last August had around 7,000 visitors coming to our home town (see editorial from August 14), and hopefully that is more than enough to put us on the map as a tourist's ideal place to visit ultimately bringing in ...

Free parking key to Tamworth town centre regeneration 

28 Aug

PARKING crops up regularly in the Herald news and letters pages.

Volunteer’s View: The trouble is people are afraid to change 

28 Aug

STRESS causes many physical symptoms which can range from headaches, to panic attacks, and from eating and sleep disorders through to longer term depression.

Fashion blogger Ruth Emmerson: ​Midlands Fashion Networking… 

27 Aug

This month I attended the Midlands Fashion (MFA) Networking Soiree at the gorgeous Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: True cost of Assembly… 

27 Aug

Last week, I outlined the dilemma facing councils regarding the money from development at a time when the general grant from central government to Tamworth Borough Council (TBC) is likely to fall by over 1m per annum.

I cite a good reason to panic over traveller site in Grendon 

21 Aug

'DON'T panic' we are told by North Warwickshire MP over the proposed location for the traveller site.

Why won’t the council listen in Tamworth? 

21 Aug

I READ with dismay an article published in 'From The Herald Files' dated August 14, 1964 in which Labour councillor Tom Kennedy described Tamworth as a rather dingy down at heel place''.

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Nature Walk 

2 Sep

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Started off from the Anchor Pub ( 'Tuesday Nite is Pie Nite' ) and checked the bushes there were more warblers about than on my previous visit - Blackcap, Garden warbler, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff.

JDRF – Improving Lives Curing Type 1 Diabetes 

2 Sep

JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until they find the cure but are totally focused on type 1 diabetes, and itsrun by people with type 1, for people with type 1.

Morning Prayer – September 2 

2 Sep

The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1901 and 1942 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Draycote Water, Warks. 

1 Sep

Monday 1st September 2014 Can you believe its September already, my Grandson's first day at school.

Blue Sky Thinking – Almost Saved! 

1 Sep

Now this is a totally accurate piece of thinking: Yep - you're either in or out: The choice is yours and yours alone...

If September Means “Seven” Why Is It The Ninth Month? 

1 Sep

We take the predictability of the calendar for granted.

Those who died on active service – 2013 

1 Sep

Please spare a moment to pray for the families, friends and comrades of those whose names have been added and are today commemorated on the walls of the National Memorial Arboretum's (NMA) 'Armed Force's Memorial' (AFM).

Israel – Not the best at marketing! 

1 Sep

This morning BBC news reports are telling us that Israel are to take some 400 hectares (almost 1,000 acres) of Palestinian land near to Bethlehem.

Morning Prayer – September 1 

1 Sep

Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Forum Post: wildlife explorers on wild Wednesdays 

31 Aug

well, Now that Wild Wednesdays has finished for summer now, its time to reflex on the experience.

Tumbledown cottage 

31 Aug

Tumbledown cottage Looking out over the sands is an old tumbledown quarryman’s cottage.

Glawster city. 

31 Aug

In our spare time between seeing family and friends we have been strolling around the docks and the city.

Caption Contest – Magic Spray 

31 Aug

We've seen Santi Cazorla sprayed, whatever next with the magic spray being used by the referees in the premier League? Here's a 'could happen?' moment for you to engage your humour with...

Can’t make it to church – August 30 

31 Aug

Today's Gospel reading takes us to a place we often talk about and yet rarely, like Peter, really want to go.


30 Aug

Thursday, Friday,Saturday 28,29 30th August 2014 With an appointment at Cov and Warwicks hospital in the afternoon birding time was limited but a quick visit to Shustoke confirmed the Little Gull was still present in company with a single juvenile ...

I’m confused Vic; they seem to think they’re Christian 

30 Aug

The title of this entry relates to something I've said regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses and the fact that I said I didn't think they were Christian, I received this challenging (and most excellent) comment: 'I'm confused Vic; they seem to think they...

Morning Prayer – August 30 

30 Aug

John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688 Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

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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.

New advertising campaign hopes to lure more visitors to Lichfield 

2 May

A new advertising campaign is hoping to attract shoppers and visitors to Lichfield.

‘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.

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Points of Order | Commons debates 

1 Sep

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker.

Guide to filling in your benefit form 

1 Sep

Guide to filling in your benefit form Need help filling in your benefit form? This simple-to-watch guide will help you from start to finish.

Organisational structure and contact details 

29 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Natalie Jones on 29 August 2014 .

Organisational structure and contact details 

28 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Natalie Jones on 28 August 2014 .

Huge crowds flock to show that We Love Tamworth 

27 Aug

The day-long We Love Tamworth event was a huge draw this year – with 9,500 visitors flocking to the Castle Grounds.

Explore Tamworth’s heritage – for free 

26 Aug

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, a guided walk taking in sites of significance in the First World War, wartime stories of Tamworth families and a look at Saxon life are just some of the events at this year’s Heritage Open Day.

Tuck in to a Taste of Tamworth 

26 Aug

The two-day Taste of Tamworth food festival is coming back for a second year, after last year’s debut event proved to be such a success.

Ankermoor Court is a blooming winner 

26 Aug

Green fingered residents of Ankermoor Court sheltered housing scheme in Bolehall are celebrating after taking top honours in our hotly-contested gardening competition.

Blooming marvellous gardens give judges a tough job 

22 Aug

Three Tamworth gardeners have been awarded prizes in this year’s Tamworth In Bloom garden competition.

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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.

Respect – It’s a two way street 

4 Aug

Parents are being urged to know where their children will be during the school summer holidays and what they will be doing.

Respect: It’s a two way street 

28 Jul

A force-wide summer anti-social behaviour campaign is underway in Staffordshire promoting the importance of all generations showing consideration and tolerance to each other.

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