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A sad day at The Lamb as Tamworth FC lose the relegation battle 

21 Apr

TAMWORTH FC has suffered a major blow today as it has been confirmed that they will be relegated from the National League North.

Crowds gather and #DoTheAethel 

21 Apr

AS the crowds gathered to watch the incredible jousting at Tamworth’s St Georges Day extravaganza, the ‘Do the Aethel’ campaign was officially launched! As the Knights of Middle England were preparing for their Medieval Grand Joust, a mass #...

Frankley Killers YouTube gangster among criminals jailed for more than 70 years 

21 Apr

Locals praised as tip-offs lead to jail time for ten notorious gang members...

Panel backs the way police use stop and search powers in Lichfield 

21 Apr

A panel in Lichfield has backed the way stop and search powers are used by police in Lichfield.

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.

West Midlands residents are ‘struggling’ – so why are our mental health trusts getting less funding? 

21 Apr

West Midlands mental health trusts saw lower incomes than in 2011/12, once inflation is taken into account...

Appeal for information after car damaged in Polesworth 

21 Apr

THE owner of a classic mini is appealing for information after his car was damaged by a suspected drunk driver in Polesworth.

Pensioner who ‘became a monster’ jailed for 1983 Tamworth rape 

20 Apr

A 68-year-old man from north Wales has been sentenced to 13 years for raping a girl in Staffordshire in the 1980s.

Photography exhibition launches in Tamworth 

20 Apr

WORLD renowned photographer Dafna Yosha, launches the European tour of her first solo exhibition in Tamworth tomorrow.

Warning not to leave batteries charging overnight after Tamworth fire 

20 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning residents not to leave batteries charging overnight following a fire in Tamworth.

Drug dealer suspects arrested and two cannabis farms destroyed after police blitz on Erdington crime 

20 Apr

More than seven suspects were arrested after the Erdington crime blitz...

Success for Question Time-style events about crime 

20 Apr

'Tell us what we need to do and we will do it...

‘Monster’ David Crook is jailed for raping teen, 15, after party 35 years ago 

20 Apr

David Crook, now 68, met the girl, who was then 15, following a party in Tamworth around Bonfire Night in 1983...

‘Monster’ jailed for historical Tamworth rape 

20 Apr

David Crook has been sentenced to 13 years after attacking a teenager in a van in the 1980s.

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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 »

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.

£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death 

4 Mar

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.

Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases 

3 Mar

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.

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Features »

Morning Prayer – Friday 20 April 2018 

20 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 107 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his steadfast love endures for ever.

The flow of migrants increases 

19 Apr

Thursday19th April 2018 Having been held back by a cold, wet early April the arrival rate of Migrant birds is picking up.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 19 April 2018 

19 Apr

Easter Season Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012 Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his mercy endures for ever.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 18 April 2018 

18 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 105 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 April 2018 

17 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – Monday 16th April 2018 

16 Apr

Easter Season Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923 Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

As diplomacy falls in Syria 

14 Apr

Father God, your voice challenges us: “How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?" And you call us to: "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 14 April 2018 

14 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 63 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; my soul is athirst for you.

Morning Prayer – Friday 13 April 2018 

13 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; In the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until the storm of destruction has passed by.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 12 April 2018 

12 Apr

Easter Season 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 – Wednesday 11 April 2018 

11 Apr

Easter Season George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878 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.

SAMPLE SALE – Sunday 22nd April 

10 Apr

Essential Info: Date: Sunday 22nd April Time:10am-6pm By appointment only.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 10 April 2018 

10 Apr

Easter Season William Law, Priest, Spiritual Writer, 1761 William of Ockham, Friar, Philosopher, Teacher of the Faith, 1347 Psalm 8 O Lord our governor, how glorious is your name in all the world! Your majesty above the heavens is praised out of the ...

Migration update 

9 Apr

Monday 9th April 2018 Largely uneventful week.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 7 April 2018 

7 Apr

Easter Season Saturday of Easter Week Psalm 116 I love the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my supplication; because he inclined his ear to me on the day I called to him.

Morning Prayer – Friday 6 April 2018 

6 Apr

Easter Season Friday of Easter Week Psalm 115 Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name give the glory, for the sake of your loving mercy and truth.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 5 April 2018 

5 Apr

Easter Season Thursday of Easter Week Psalm 114 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue, Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

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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 »

Rehousing Out of Area 

13 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to David Adams on 13 April 2018 .

Dumped tyres and bags of rubbish, 10th April 

10 Apr

Dumped tyres and bags of rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 27 Calder, Wilnecote Report on FixMyStreet...

Litter bin full to capacity and needs emptying., 5th April 

5 Apr

Bin is full to capacity.

Litter bin at rear 42 Avon, Tamworth overflowing., 3rd April 

3 Apr

Litter bin has not been emptied for some time and is now overflowing.

No.12 Kempton Drive has had rubbish (old chest of drawers, cardboard boxes) on their front driven for over a year, 28th March 

28 Mar

The rubbish has been there for over a year and is causing a public nusience and also a safety hazard.

Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

23 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to A R Shaw on 23 March 2018 .

Rehousing Out of Area 

14 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to David Adams on 14 March 2018 .

Abandoned Road Works, 8th March 

8 Mar

Excavation work abandoned for the last four days at side of Amington Road, Tamworth opposite Bolehall Manor Club.

Flytipping newspapers, 25th February 

25 Feb

These newspapers along with other rubbish have been left by a car parking area next to a path at the very top of Calder.

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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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