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Flower arranging demonstration raises money for We Love Lichfield Fund 

30 Nov

A flower-arranging demonstration has raised almost £250 for the We Love Lichfield Fund.

Tenants reminded to pay rent on time this Christmas  

29 Nov

COUNCIL tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.

Cash boost for Tamworth conservation sites 

29 Nov

TAMWORTH'S conservation areas have received a welcome winter bonus with extra cash from Tame Valley Wetlands.

Tamworth volunteers win lifeboat fund-raising recognition 

29 Nov

FOUR dedicated volunteers from Tamworth have scooped top awards in honour of their work for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

HERALD HISTORY: When Offa fortified Tamworth 

29 Nov

WHENEVER we walk around the ancient streets of Tamworth, we could well be treading over bare bones...

Wait almost over as Tamworth finds out if it has won best town… 

29 Nov

TAMWORTH waits with baited breath to find out if it has been named best town centre in the country - as results will be revealed tomorrow (Monday).

Thieves target Sea Cadet unit 

29 Nov

MINDLESS criminals targeted the Sea Cadet Unit at Kettlebrook on Friday night, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage and stealing equipment.

‘Right Royal Christmas ball’ will help Tamworth cancer support… 

29 Nov

FOLLOWING the huge success of their last two charity fund-raisers, the Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre are set to host 'A Right Royal Christmas Ball'.

PICTURES FROM THE PAST: Santa visits Tamworth 

28 Nov

THE Tamworth Rotary Club and Tamworth Round Table announced their Santa's Sleigh Appeal route last week, for the festive season ahead.

Criminals raid base of Tamworth Sea Cadets 

28 Nov

CRIMINALS have raided Tamworth Sea Cadets' base, causing thousands of pounds of damage and stealing goods.

Shoe boxes prepared in Tamworth will help bring festive joy to… 

28 Nov

SCHOOLS and businesses from across Tamworth have donated hundreds of gift-filled shoes boxes to give to underprivileged children all over the world.

Planning for Designer Outlet Village approved 

28 Nov

CANNOCK Chase Council’s Planning Control Committee have approved the application for a new designer outlet village in Cannock.

Tamworth man wins battle against septic shock 

28 Nov

2012 was a year that Britons will remember with excitement and fond memories.

Atherstone Man wanted for failure to appear at court 

28 Nov

WARWICKSHIRE Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who failed to appear at court.

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Tamworth FC star Lee Smith is thrilled to be back in the action 

30 Nov

TAMWORTH FC midfielder Lee Smith returned to action last week for the first time since the horror injury which led to his spleen being removed.

Vote for your Tamworth FC player of November 

29 Nov

Tamworth FC went through November unbeaten but who was your player of the month? The Lambs started the month with a 2-2 draw against Gloucester City before bagging a point at Stockport.

Dyer treble sees Tamworth make FA Trophy progression against… 

28 Nov

Corby Town 2 Tamworth 6FA Trophy Third Qualifying RoundA SECOND half hat-trick from Ross Dyer helped Tamworth move into the First Round of the FA Trophy in a match that saw the Lambs having to come from behind as they trailed 2-1 at the break...

Tamworth FC: Durrell is hoping to thrive if Lambs decide to… 

28 Nov

ELLIOTT Durrell is hoping that a new formation can help him thrive even more in the coming weeks, writes Scott Smith.

Defender Dan is ready for Tamworth FC’s FA Trophy test 

27 Nov

Dan Preston is relishing his side's FA Trophy challenge this weekend.

Preston North End’s Heaton brings extra quality to the Lambs,… 

27 Nov

Tamworth FC assistant Mike Fowler believes the return of Josh Heaton is a big bonus for the Lambs and says his arrival adds extra quality to a squad already brimming with talent.

What do bookies think of Tamworth FC’s chances ahead of Corby? 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH take a break from National League North duties on Saturday afternoon when they head to Corby Town for an FA Trophy clash.

Tamworth RFC coach is pleased with progress during a… 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH RFC head coach Jez Sandhu says he is delighted with his side's efforts over a tough three-week period.

Tamworth’s Gilbert aims to compete with the leading stars 

27 Nov

Tamworth's Dave Gilbert is playing the best snooker of his career and is convinced he can compete with the sport's elite after cruising through the UK Championship first round on Thursday.

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Festive Story Fun with Tamworth LitFest 

24 Nov

Were really pleased and excited to be supporting our friends Tamworth LitFest at a Festive Story Fun day on Saturday 12th December 2015.

Council Urges Residents to Take up Free Flu Jab 

19 Nov

Residents in Staffordshire are being encouraged to look after themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu jab this winter.

Prime Minister Praises Tamworth and Supports Great British High Street Bid 

19 Nov

David Cameron and Christopher Pincher during a visit to Tamworth Tamworth’s bid to be crowned the best high street in Britain has received backing from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Tamworth’s TIC Named Best in the County Again 

18 Nov

TIC staff members Sue Beecham, Natalie Marson, Deb Lewis and Alison Dillon with their gold award Tamworth’s Tourist Information Centre is the best in Staffordshire, for the third year running.

BBC to Announce Red Button Closure 

18 Nov

The BBC is expected to announce that it is to close its Red Button services as part of £150m of cuts.

New Zealand Rugby Union Legend Jonah Lomu Dies Aged 40 

18 Nov

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40.

Politics of the Middle East Explained …… 

17 Nov

I came across this earlier and I thought it was worth sharing, as it’s a sort of simpleton’s guide to the Middle East.

Taking the Lead 

17 Nov

Midlands teacher wins prestigious national award.

6 Days to Tamworth’s Christmas Lights Switch-on Event 

16 Nov

There’s now only a week to go until the switch is thrown on Tamworth’s festive season with the town centre being turned into a winter wonderland to mark the start of the Christmas countdown.

Partnership and solidarity 

16 Nov

The challenges of Health have run through this week like lettering on a stick of seaside rock.

Smartphones, Tablets and E-Readers Need ‘Bed Mode’ to Protect Sleep 

15 Nov

Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic “bedtime mode” that stops them disrupting people’s sleep, says a leading doctor.

Success at Explore Export 

13 Nov

Nearly 300 companies receive advice and support at flagship event.

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Morning Prayer – 30 November 2015 

30 Nov

Psalm 47 Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone #charity 

29 Nov

Christmas, children, is not a date.

Can’t make it to church – 29 November 2015 

29 Nov

Today is Advent Sunday, the first day of the new liturgical year (being year 'C') and the beginning of the for week countdown to Christmas.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year 

28 Nov

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.

Morning Prayer – 28 November 2015 

28 Nov

Psalm 145 Praise.

October and November on the reserve 

27 Nov

Thanks to all the Tameside volunteers that have been on the reserve working hard.

Tales of the River Bank 

27 Nov

27th November 2015 A short walk along the River Anker today.

Perfectly Imperfect snowflakes 

27 Nov

We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike.

Morning Prayer – 27 November 2015 

27 Nov

Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.


26 Nov

Thursday 26th November 2015 After a week of typical November weather, I've seen a few good birds and missed a few good birds.

Charlie Brear Designer Day 

26 Nov

We are hosting another fabulous event…….

Morning Prayer – 26 November 2015 

26 Nov

Psalm 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

Amber the Black Labrador has a pampering session at Mutleys 

26 Nov

Sweet Amber feeling great and ready for a snooze once she gets home.

Morning Prayer – 25 November 2015 

25 Nov

Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748 Psalm 110 Refrain: The Lord is king and has put on glorious apparel.

Red Footed Falcon Shot. 

24 Nov

It was sad news indeed today when I read that the rare and protected Red Footed Falcon that I and many other wildlife enthusiasts had visited and enjoyed was found dead in Cambridgeshire.

Say ‘Balls To Cancer’ Buy Your Ticket for @Ballstocancer Christmas Ball #charity 

24 Nov

Ballstocancer have already given money to many research projects and hospitals such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton Brunel Universities as well as funding special sensory equipment of The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Blessed are the poor: Urban poverty and the Church 

24 Nov

Recently I visited a parish on the very edge of a city centre and was treated to a tour of the features and facilities within its boundaries.

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Britvic confident despite dip in revenue 

25 Nov

SOFT drinks group Britvic - which has operations in Solihull and Tamworth - has seen a slight decline in its revenue.

Wakemans appointed on Tamworth industrial development 

23 Nov

PROPERTY and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed on a multi-million pound industrial development in Tamworth.

‘Make M6 Toll free’ plea from combined authority bosses 

19 Nov

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham...

Finance group Crystal on target for billion pound year 

2 Nov

A RECORD third quarter has left Crystal Specialist Finance on target for an unprecedented yearThe Tamworth-based firm has surpassed its entire issued terms figure for 2014, and plans to hit one billio...

Officebroker expands into new Tamworth premises 

22 Oct

TAMWORTH firm Officebroker has moved into new premises on Relay Point after securing £1.6m of financial backing from Royal Bank of Scotland and its asset finance arm Lombard.

Peer to peer market poised to swell following new ISA launch, says ThinCats 

20 Oct

RESEARCH from Tamworth-based peer to peer lender ThinCats suggests the market is likely to see significant growth.

Construction recruiter expands Midlands operation 

15 Oct

CONSTRUCTION recruiter Ionic has expanded its Midlands operation and moved to a new office base in Tamworth.

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.

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Days to go to Great British High Street results 

26 Nov

There are now just days to go until we hear whether Tamworth has been successful in its bid to be crowned the best town centre in the country.

Christmas gift ideas galore at TIC 

25 Nov

If you’re looking for something a little bit different or unusual for friends and family this Christmas, then look no further than Tamworth’s Information Centre.

Cracking down on crime this Christmas 

25 Nov

Working together for a safer Christmas in Tamworth is the festive message from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, as it launches its Christmas Crackdown campaign for the second year.

Thousands flock to festive lights switch-on 

24 Nov

Pictures by David Easen Christmas cheer came to Tamworth town centre on Sunday when thousands of people enjoyed an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t forget to pay the rent this Christmas 

24 Nov

Council tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.

New pay & display machines go live next month 

20 Nov

The new pay and display machines which have been installed in six of Tamworth’s car parks are due to be switched on and up and running by the start of next month.

New Friday market for Tamworth town centre 

20 Nov

Due to popular demand, there’s now a small market in the town centre every Friday up until Christmas.

PM praises Tamworth – and backs Great British High Street bid 

19 Nov

Tamworth’s bid to be crowned the best high street in Britain has received backing from Prime Minister David Cameron.

TIC is the best – for third year running! 

19 Nov

Tamworth’s Tourist Information Centre is the best in Staffordshire – for the third year running.

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Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth 

9 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.

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...

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    Watling Street Bridge the start of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal in Fazeley, on the outskirts of Tamworth in Staffordshire.

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