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Herald history: Dr Alfred Sculthorpe – five times Mayor of… 

29 Mar

JOHN HARPER recalls the remarkable life of Dr Alfred Sculthorpe, who was five times mayor of his adopted town of Tamworth.

Best in Tamworth awards are served up by town’s MP Christopher… 

28 Mar

Tamworth's best pub, restaurant, shop and market stall, as voted for by the public, has been announced by Christopher Pincher MP.

Police responding to reports of collision on A5 in Tamworth 

28 Mar

POLICE have responded to a collision on a busy road in Tamworth that has left debris on the carriageway.

Zero tolerance to be shown to nuisance youths in Tamworth 

28 Mar

TROUBLESOME youngsters in Stonydelph have been warned they will pay the price for antisocial behaviour as police adopt a 'zero-tolerance' approach.

Tamworth classic car enthusiast reaches grand final of Restorer… 

28 Mar

A classic car enthusiast from Tamworth is the only woman to reach the grand final of a nationwide competition to find the UK's 'Restorer of the Year'.

Local singers get chance to showcase talent on Tamworth stage 

28 Mar

BUDDING singers and songwriters are being given the opportunity to unleash their talents on Tamworth's most famous stage this summer as part of the borough council's huge year-long celebration of the arts.

Warren James to open new store in Ankerside 

27 Mar

WARREN James, the jewellery outlet store will soon be opening up a brand new store in Ankerside Shopping Centre.

Tamworth coach driver guilty of manslaughter after 2012 crash in… 

27 Mar

A TAMWORTH coach driver who crashed in France while carrying dozens of school children and teachers from the West Midlands has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Railway trespassers are dicing with death 

27 Mar

RAILWAY tracks are not playgrounds – that’s the message from British Transport Police (BTP) ahead of the Easter school holidays.

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27 Mar

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Youngsters get ready to hop to bunny fun day at Ankerside 

27 Mar

YOUNGSTERS are being invited to hop along to Ankerside Shopping Centre next week for fun with the Easter Bunny.

Four new meals heading to Nando’s restaurant in Tamworth 

27 Mar

A popular restaurant in Tamworth is set to receive four additional dishes to its menu, as part of a nationwide change for the company.

Royal Navy’s nationwide charity event 

27 Mar

A Royal Navy sailor from Tamworth has begun a nationwide fund-raising journey in style - by helicopterKelly Turner, along with three other Royal Navy sailors, flew in a Lynx helicopter to the top of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Monday...

Residents speak out after cars damaged in vandal spree in… 

27 Mar

Dozens of Tamworth motorists have been left counting the cost after a vandal damaged more than 40 cars at the weekend.

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Tamworth FC reaction to Chorley mauling 

29 Mar

Lambs assistant Mike Fowler has backed Tamworth to bounce back from their 6-0 thumping at fellow play-off chasers Chorley.

GALLERY: Bolehall Swifts 4 Heather St John 0 

29 Mar

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Lambs are smashed for six by Chorley in play-off battle 

28 Mar

Tamworth were licking their wounds tonight after a 6-0 thrashing at Chorley.

GALLERY: Chorley FC 6 Tamworth FC 0 

28 Mar

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Thorpe wants to keep focus on Coleshill Town 

28 Mar

COLESHILL Town assistant Ross Thorpe says the side will focus on their own performances as they continue to fight it out on two fronts.

Tamworth FC head to Chorley in positive spirits 

27 Mar

Tamworth assistant Mike Fowler says the Lambs are in a 'good place' as they prepare for Saturday's key clash at Chorley.

Bolehall Swifts boss Haywood won’t give up on the league title 

27 Mar

MANAGER Dave Haywood hasn't given up hope of his Bolehall Swifts side chasing down an eight-point gap on Midland Premier League Division One side Highgate United and claiming the league title.

Tamworth FC ace Tom James on his new lease of life at The Lamb 

27 Mar

TOM James says Tamworth's win over Hednesford Town could be considered the result of the season to date.

Former West Brom trainee reflects on Hibbert battle 

27 Mar

A game against hi home-town side Tamworth was certainly a baptism of fire for new Hednesford Town loan man Jordan Tunnicliffe last weekend.

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Tamworth Leads the Way in Flying the Flag for St George 

27 Mar

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Tamworth is continuing to lead the way when it comes to flying the flag of St George and celebrating England’s patron saint in style.

Bike4Life reminder of biker hazards 

27 Mar

Ride organisers highlight the importance of road safety.

Are You One of Staffordshire’s Top Artists? 

26 Mar

Shire Hall Stafford Artists looking to see their works of art on a countywide stage are being encouraged to submit their artwork to the 2015 Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition.

Time to Put the Record Straight Over Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

26 Mar

Sir Robert Peel hospital I want to put the record straight over the Sir Robert Peel hospital and certain claims made in the local media.

Landmark for Birmingham bowlers 

25 Mar

Erdington Court Bowls Club 90th anniversary open day.

Tamworth Residents Urged to Taste Something New Before it’s Too Late 

24 Mar

There’s still time to try something new as part of a jam-packed programme of free arts taster sessions being held in community venues across Tamworth.

Scheme to Support Vulnerable People in Tamworth to be Extended 

24 Mar

A pilot project, which provides housing support to Tamworth residents being discharged from hospital, is to be extended.

Health and Wellbeing Projects across Tamworth get £500,000 Funding 

24 Mar

Healthy cooking on a budget, a mentoring scheme to help people get back into work and support for people with dementia and their families are just some of the projects, which have been awarded more than £500,000.

Conservative MEP’s Win Key Free Trade Vote in Brussels 

24 Mar

Daniel Dalton MEP West Midlands Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton, lead negotiator for the ECR Group on the Internal Market Committee (IMCO), has lauded Conservative victories in a key vote on the proposed free trade deal with the USA.

Christopher Pincher Announces “Best Tamworth” Competition Winners 

24 Mar

Chris Pincher MP with the overall winners Jenny Humphries and Kate Casey of The Kitchen café in Marmion Street Local MP, Christopher Pincher, has announced Tamworth’s best pub, restaurant, shop and market stall as votes for by the public.

Fun from Cauldwell Children 

24 Mar

Magical activity days in Tamworth and Cheslyn Hay will entertain and educate disabled children.

SPAN Information Day – Coton Centre 

23 Mar

Dig-iT is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in the Staffordshire Parent Action Network (SPAN) Information Day at the Coton Centre on Thursday 26th March between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

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40 Acts – CARBONate 

28 Mar

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes ...

Norton Jucnction. 

28 Mar

Well it was a little quieter here, but the cold wind was gusting fiercely rocking the boat around.

Morning Prayer – 28 March 15 

28 Mar

Passiontide Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.

#NationalCleavageDay – gives women a chance to be beautiful and glow in the furtive 

27 Mar

A day which, according to that faithful source Wikipedia, is, ‘a day for women to realise that their cleavage is something unique and that they should be proud of it.

Designer Spotlight 

27 Mar

Charlie Brear – Designer Spotlight What is the designer spotlight ?? …..

Moving on up. 

27 Mar

We met up with a hire boat to share the six locks up from Braunston and as they were all in our favour were ascended quickly.

Migrant watch 

27 Mar

Wednesday 25th March 2015 The search for migrants continued at a variety of local ish venues such as Caldecote, Merevale, Shustoke, Alvecote and Birchmoor.

40 Acts – SCRAP the Schedule 

27 Mar

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.

Morning Prayer – 27 March 15 

27 Mar

Passiontide Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but I find no rest.

So What do you Do all day? 

26 Mar

This is one of those 'funny' comments that grace my life every so often and I guess that, not being in any way unique (whilst being unique in every way!), others in the clergy are blessed with the same comments too! It's an odd thing but when this ...


26 Mar

Narrow boat Millie M caught up with us, then Maffi and Molly came aboard for long ‘discussions’ over tea, evening meal and of course a couple of Guinness's! it’s always lovely to meet up with him to exchange views on just about everything.

Morning prayer – 26 March 15 

26 Mar

Passiontide Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist, 1883 Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Short story ‘Facing the Music’ published 

25 Mar

Homeless anthology My short story ‘Facing the Music’ has been published in the Homeless anthology by SASH.

There cannot be ‘one rule for one and one rule for another’ – #RIPTopGear @JeremyClarkson 

25 Mar

BBC director general Tony Hall said he took the decision to end Clarkson’s BBC career “with great regret”, 16 days after he was suspended following a “fracas” with a member of the Top Gear production team, but said the presenter had “...

40 Acts – In Courage 

25 Mar

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.

Morning Prayer – 25 March 15 

25 Mar

The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 111 Alleluia.

Braunston Bakes.. 

25 Mar

More delightful homemade goodies, a different selection this time too and most enjoyable.

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Equipment fire firm opens national distribution centre in Staffs 

9 Mar

SPEEDY, the tools, equipment and plant hire services company, has opened a national distribution centre (NDC) in Tamworth which is says will revolutionise the way it operates.

St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.

Top visitor attraction at Drayton Manor set for major expansion 

18 Feb

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park is set to expand one of its most popular visitor attractions as part of a £2.5m investment.

Peer to peer lender celebrates injection of investment cash 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has announced an underwriting deal with ESO Capital Group.

Property consultancy sells 162 acres of development land in Staffordshire 

9 Feb

BIRMINGHAM property consultancy GVA has completed the sale of 162 acres of land at Dunstall Lane, near Tamworth in Staffordshire.

New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...

M&G Real Estate commits £81m to fund new warehouse for Euro Car Parts 

26 Jan

IM Properties seals deal with property investor to develop more commercial property at Tamworth logistics hub...

Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council 

21 Jan

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services...

Lloyds concludes new banking deal with Staffordshire local authority 

20 Jan

LLOYDS Bank Commercial Banking has announced a new agreement with Tamworth Borough Council, which will see the provision of ongoing banking facilities across all of the local authoritys service...

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Litter, 24th March 

24 Mar

There is a load of litter at the side of the footpath which leads down from the Kerria area towards Sorrel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Juniper, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...

Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.

Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.

Software Licenses 

19 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Leo Wu on 19 March 2015 .

Flytipping on Footpath at the side of 24 Calder B77 4BS, 18th March 

18 Mar

On Tuesday morning a broken upright vacuum cleaner was on the public footpath at the side of 24 Calder.

Software Licenses 

18 Mar

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Leo Wu on 18 March 2015 .

At the rear of 17 and 22 Calder B77 4BS, 16th March 

16 Mar

There has been a leather look three piece suite outside the rear of the above two houses for a period of about 5 weeks now.

£900k Creative Quarter bid submitted to HLF 

13 Mar

The bid for more than £900,000 in funding towards the restoration of Tamworth Assembly Rooms and the development of a Creative Quarter in the town centre has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Flytipping, 12th March 

12 Mar

A load of household waste thrown onto side of footpath which goes past the Kerria centre down towards Sorrel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Juniper, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...

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West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.

Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.

Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.

SAFETY INFORMATION: large factory fire in Tamworth 

11 Mar

We’re currently helping colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue who are dealing with a large factory fire at a premises in Lichfield Road Industrial estate, Tamworth.

Can you help us trace missing girl from Lichfield? 

4 Mar

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 17 year-old girl from Burton.

Staffordshire equestrians urged to be vigilant 

4 Mar

Staffordshire horse owners and equestrian businesses are being urged to increase vigilance after increased reports of tack thefts around the county.

Did you witness suspicious behaviour in Drayton Bassett near Tamworth? 

3 Mar

We're appealing for the public's help after an aggravated burglary at a home near Tamworth.

Arrest in Tamworth courier fraud investigation 

27 Feb

Officers investigating two 'courier fraud' incidents in Tamworth in October and November 2014 have arrested a 40-year-old man, from the Aston area of Birmingham, with fraud.

Midlands gang jailed for armed robberies 

17 Feb

Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...

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