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Couple who had SEX in Domino’s pizza takeaway walk free from court 

17 Oct

Shocking XXXX CCTV footage showed the pair romping against counter of shop...


Sunday League referee knocked out after being HEADBUTTED by red carded player 

17 Oct

Kieran Kimberley was spared jail on Monday for attacking ref Craig Ward...


London and Manchester terror attacks fuelled biggest annual hate crime rise 

17 Oct

The number of hate crimes recorded by police has increased by 29% since last year...


Life sentence among options for military judge sentencing Bowe Bergdahl 

17 Oct

Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, pleaded guilty...


Roman Polanski’s sex assault victim forgave director ‘years ago’ 

17 Oct

Samantha Geimer, now 54, said she forgave the Oscar-winning film-maker many, many years ago...


Nick Ross admits Crimewatch ‘ran out of pull a long time ago’ 

17 Oct

The crime-solving show, recently relaunched with Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley as hosts, is being dropped after more than three decades...


James Tideswell adjusts to life with Birmingham Moseley 

17 Oct

The 33-year-old prop has plenty of Premiership and Championship experience on his CV...


Chilling haul of weapons handed into police – and this is just a snippet 

17 Oct

Officers revealed that more than 600 knives have been handed in to police from across Warwickshire and West Mercia following a knife surrender campaign of just FOUR weeks...


‘Why was my son stabbed through the heart by sadism-crazed knifeman?’ 

17 Oct

Dad's agony as victim lured to his death by threesome offer...


Are degree apprenticeships the best kept secret of this current generation? 

17 Oct

Aston University were the first university to run degree apprenticeships in 2015...


Tributes pour in for teen Reagan Asbury tragically killed after Walsall boxing event 

17 Oct

The 19-year-old died in hospital on Sunday...


Schizophrenic who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis found guilty 

17 Oct

Jeffrey Barry, 56, attacked his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49...


Teen GUILTY of murdering Tamworth man who was offered a threesome and stabbed in the heart 

17 Oct

Tim Smith was brutally attacked on industrial estate...


Cardiff City fans suffer more misery with car break-in after Birmingham City defeat 

17 Oct

Kayleigh Lucas had irreplaceable jewellery stolen as Cardiff City played against Birmingham City...


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Wolves star shows more promise than these Liverpool and Manchester United legends 

17 Oct

Steve Wollaston was left drooling at Molineux having watched Ruben Neves run the show against Aston Villa...


Football dads and moms will recognise all of these things from youth football! 

17 Oct

It's not exactly easy like Sunday morning for Mat Kendrick when it comes to watching his son play junior football...


FA to introduce these 12 new youth football rules 

17 Oct

The football governing body want to improve the game at grassroots levels...


Wolves and Leeds United trail Aston Villa in this Championship table 

17 Oct

Every Championship stadium was ranked from worst to best.


Kyle McFarlane scores his fifth in seven as Birmingham City Under 23s lose 

17 Oct

Sheffield Wednesday U23 4 BCFC U23 1...


Alex Palmer: Profiling the West Brom goalkeeper who could debut this weekend 

17 Oct

All you need to know about WBA's untested third-choice stopper...


Tamworth FC legend Dale Belford lands new manager’s job 

17 Oct

Tamworth 1989 FA Vase winner joins Hinckley AFC...


Birmingham City man has seen off all-comers to approach appearance landmark 

17 Oct

BCFC full back has been a constant in unsettled times...


James Tideswell adjusts to life with Birmingham Moseley 

17 Oct

The 33-year-old prop has plenty of Premiership and Championship experience on his CV...


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Comment »

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “very disappointed” after latest voting boundary plans are unveiled 

17 Oct

Lichfield’s MP says he is “very disappointed” after plans to move parts of the constituency into the Tamworth voting area were not reversed.


New proposals for Parliamentary boundaries will still see people in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth’s MP 

17 Oct

Updated plans for new Parliamentary boundaries have been published – but some people in Lichfield could still end up having to vote for Tamworth’s MP instead.


Life Sentences for Killer Drivers 

15 Oct

Killer drivers face life behind bars after plans to increase maximum sentences received resounding support from families and campaigners.


Goodbye Round Pound – 7 Days Left to Spend Them 

9 Oct

As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books.


Education opportunities for local businesses 

6 Oct

Birmingham universities offer free talent, training and support services to local SMEs.


Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Police Raids in Tamworth 

3 Oct

Staffordshire Police have seized drugs, weapons, stolen items and cash in a series of raids at addresses in Tamworth.


Council could spend £27,000 to tell Lichfield and Burntwood residents about new brown bin charges 

3 Oct

The bill for promoting the new garden waste charge in Lichfield and Burntwood could be £27,000.


Bags for Life Can Pose Food Poisoning Risk 

2 Oct

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning.


Five Ways to Spot a Cyber Scam 

2 Oct

Here are five ways that you can clearly identify an online or cyber scam.


Carrying the Shopping can Improve Strength in Over 65s 

29 Sep

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists.


UK ‘Eliminates Measles’ for First Time 

29 Sep

The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says.


Government backs Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid 

29 Sep

Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been officially backed by the Government.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 October 2017 

17 Oct

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


Morning Prayer – Monday 16th October 2017 

16 Oct

Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555 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...


Back on the’patch’ 

13 Oct

Friday 13th October Both the Caldecote and Mancetter walks have been very quiet.


Morning Prayer – Friday 13 October 2017, 

13 Oct

Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 12 October 2017 

12 Oct

Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709 Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


All the BBC wanted was “Happy Birthday! 

11 Oct

Having been invited to sing 'Happy Birthday' on the sixtieth birthday of the BBC, Archbishop Justin Welby managed to provide a fair bit of attention by failing to notice the inflammable material scattered all around him as he lit the candles (or ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 11 October 2017 

11 Oct

Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675 James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


Rembo Styling at Cicily Bridal – Pure Bohemian Emotion 

10 Oct

To say that the Cicily Bridal team have fallen head-over-heels for the wedding dress collections from Rembo Styling is an understatement! The bohemian romance woven into each dress, the sense of freedom created by the movement of the fabrics, the ...


Rembo Styling Trunk Show 

10 Oct

Rembo Styling Beautiful Bohemian Wedding Gowns for the Free Spirited Bride     Date: Saturday 4th November Time: 10am – 5pm By appointment only, so please ensure you contact us to book an appointment Telephone: 01530 587336 Email: info@...


Can’t make it to Church – Sunday 8 October 2017 

10 Oct

Last week we had sour grapes and workers in the vineyard - this week Isaiah takes us into the vineyard with a song; a song that calls us to think about justice as something important.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 10 October 2017 

10 Oct

Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644 Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674 Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


Morning Prayer – Monday 9 October 2017 

9 Oct

Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions, Martyrs, c.250 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253 Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.


The Shetland Isles – 2017 

8 Oct

30th Sept - 7th October 2017 After a very long drive and a good flight we, (Pete and Joy Forbes and myself) arrived at Sumburgh on the southern tip of the Shetland Isles for a week's birding.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 7 October 2017 

7 Oct

Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.


Morning Prayer – Friday 6 October 2017 

6 Oct

William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536 Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 5 October 2017 

5 Oct

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 4 October 2017 

4 Oct

Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


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Business news »

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...


Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.


Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.


Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.


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LocalGov »

Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

13 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gwyn Worth on 13 October 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

12 Oct

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gwyn Worth on 12 October 2017 .


Parking Charge Notices 

12 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Hayley Burrows on 12 October 2017 .


Parking Charge Notices 

11 Oct

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Hayley Burrows on 11 October 2017 .


Mattress and bed dumped, 11th October 

11 Oct

Next to gates at track to railway Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coton Lane, Tamworth Report on FixMyStreet...


Rubbish thrown into pond which is home to protected great crested newts, 24th August 

24 Aug

Pond was cleaned out some months ago and a new deck area established but now has become popular with layabouts with nothing to do except sit there , eat and drink and throw their rubbish in the pond Nearest road to the pin placed on the map...


Large section of fallen tree over path, 10th August 

10 Aug

A very large section of a tree has fallen over the path.


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

7 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Hodor Yandell on 7 August 2017 .


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

7 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Hodor Yandell on 7 August 2017 .


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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.


Primary school takes part in ‘Kinder Cadets’ pilot project 

18 Oct

Pupils at a Tamworth primary school have been learning about fire safety as part of a six-week pilot project.


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