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Charity offers advice to Tamworth families struggling with debts 

14 Feb

TAMWORTH debt charity workers expect next week to be their busiest yet as local families struggle to cope with spiralling debt.


Success for campaign which raises awareness of domestic abuse in… 

13 Feb

A CAMPAIGN to tackle domestic abuse across Tamworth has been hailed a big success, after more than 100 people visited a drop-in awareness event.


Disabled sports organisation responds to Tamworth skier’s claims… 

13 Feb

THE national governing body for disabled snowsports has responded to criticism from a Tamworth skier who looks set to miss out on the 2018 Winter Paralympics.


Sky lanterns banned by Staffordshire County Council 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH residents are being warned about the dangers of sky lanterns as they have been banned by Staffordshire County Council.


Sky lanterns banned by Staffordshire County Council 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH residents are being warned about the dangers of sky lanterns as they have been banned by Staffordshire County Council.


Tamworth woman robbed of handbag by teenage thief, police reveal 

12 Feb

POLICE in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed of her handbag - after a 'tug-of-war' fight in the street with a thief.


Tamworth teenager’s delight as debut single gets top 20 spot in… 

12 Feb

A YOUNG singer from Tamworth has seen her debut single featured in the iTunes New Releases Singer-Songwriter Chart.


Tamworth biggest-ever arts project attracted thousands of people 

12 Feb

AN arts project dubbed Tamworth's biggest ever has been hailed a success after thousands of people took part.


Leicester City football star ‘honoured’ to start Atherstone Ball… 

11 Feb

TAMWORTH-BORN footballer Marc Albrighton enjoyed his first Atherstone Ball Game experience, and says it was 'an honour' to be invited along as a special guest.


New fleet of ‘bin lorries’ for council 

11 Feb

Tamworth and Lichfield Joint Waste Service welcomed the arrival of its new fleet of vehicles on Tuesday 9 February.


Warning after new cases of ‘Courier Fraud’ 

11 Feb

RESIDENTS are urged to be on their guard against cold callers at the door following continued reports of courier fraud.


Tamworth’s historic Moat House to reopen 

11 Feb

Tamworth's iconic Moat House is to reopen its doors once again this summer after the first phase of an ambitious renovation scheme which will restore the building to its former glory.


New rubbish and recycling trucks start work in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Feb

One of the new trucks A fleet of new rubbish trucks have hit the road across Lichfield and Burntwood.


Tamworth singers set to appear on BBC’s The Voice talent show 

11 Feb

A TAMWORTH duo will continue up their staircase to stardom as they are set to perform on TV this Saturday for BBC One's hit show, The Voice.


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Sport »

Tamworth FC: Boss Morrell looks to restore confidence in group 

13 Feb

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell says confidence has been hit within his group and says he needs his experienced players to help guide the younger members of the squad through a testing period.


Tamworth FC slump to defeat at bottom club Corby 

13 Feb

Corby Town 2 Tamworth 0 National North Tamworth slumped to a second successive defeat against a relegation battler as they were beaten at Corby.


Casey’s Coleshill side are still suffering FA Vase hangover 

13 Feb

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey believes his side are still suffering from a hangover after their FA Vase defeat a month ago.


Tamworth FC are tipped for away success 

12 Feb

TAMWORTH travel to Corby on Saturday and are rated as favourites to emerge with three points.


Tamworth RFC set for a season-defining fortnight 

12 Feb

TOP-of-the-league Tamworth face back-to-back tests against promotion rivals that will 'shape their season'.


Midfielder Jonathan Adams signs for Chasetown FC 

11 Feb

Chasetown FC have confirmed the signing of Jonathan Adams.


Tamworth FC keeper Gill wins international call 

11 Feb

Tamworth FC keeper Raajan Gill has been selected to represent the Panjab National Team in a fixture with Leicester City's International Academy on February 20.


Stranraer move has give ex-Lamb Cameron a ‘new lease of life’… 

11 Feb

GOALKEEPER Cameron Belford is enjoying 'a new lease of life' in Scotland.


Tamworth FC’s Dyer is targeting a repeat performance at Corby 

11 Feb

TAMWORTH striker Ross Dyer is hoping for a repeat performance this weekend as the Lambs head to Corby.


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Comment »

Highways England Announce Overnight Closure of A5 near Tamworth 

13 Feb

Highways England have announced the A5, between Mile Oak junction to Weeford Island will be will be closed in both directions overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 15 February until Saturday 20 February.


New Classic Books in Schools Initiative Launched 

13 Feb

Anna Karenina, The Thirty-Nine Steps and Twelve Years a Slave are among 100 titles being offered as part of a new initiative from Penguin Classics, following a call for action by Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP to ensure there is more classic ...


Colder Weather Arrives and Prompts PHE Warnings across the West Midlands 

13 Feb

Last week the Met Office said that colder spells were likely in many places and today has confirmed that the West Midlands is now the subject of Level 3 Cold Weather Alerts.


Home Office Launches Child Abuse Whistleblowing Helpline 

13 Feb

Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime, Karen Bradley MP, has officially launched a new whistleblowing helpline for employees to speak out about child protection failures.


Alzheimer’s Preventative Drug Hope 

13 Feb

Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, acting like statins for the brain.


Almost 2 Million Fish Released into England’s Rivers 

12 Feb

Record-breaking numbers of coarse fish were released into England’s rivers in 2015, the Environment Agency has revealed.


Parish Councils May Face Referendum Cap Over Excessive Council Tax Rises 

12 Feb

Parish councils wanting to raise council tax “excessively” may have to first consult the public in line with larger authorities, the government has warned.


Life Expectancy in England High Among Elderly 

12 Feb

Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says.


Firms Forced to Reveal Gender Pay Gap 

12 Feb

Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables under plans announced today.


Unfit at 40 Accelerates Brain Ageing 

11 Feb

Lack of exercise in mid-life ages the brain as well as the body, research suggests.


Social Care Protected As Conservative Controlled County Council Delivers Balanced Budget 

11 Feb

Supporting the elderly, protecting children at risk and investing in jobs, roads and skills are the key goals for Conservative controlled  Staffordshire County Council , as its plans to deliver a balance budget were approved today.


Curtains Close to Rapturous Applause at Final Show before Tamworth Assembly Rooms Refurbishment 

11 Feb

Guides and scouts from across Tamworth ensured that Tamworth Assembly Rooms went out with a bang as the curtain closed to rapturous applause for the last time until the theatre’s modern new look is revealed.


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Features »

Garden Watch mostly 

13 Feb

Saturday 13th February 2016 Been feeling a bit lethargic since the excursion.


40Acts 2016 – Day Four ‘ 999 

13 Feb

Today's act is incredibly practical and simple: find a need and meet it.


Morning Prayer – 13 February 2016 

13 Feb

Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.


40 Acts 2016 – Day 3 Roots 

12 Feb

We can live somewhere for decades and never really put our roots down there.


A plea to Nicky Morgan and STEM evangelists 

12 Feb

It seems, if the reports I have read are true, that the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan*, has warned schoolkids that choosing to study Arts subjects, "Could hold them back For the rest of their lives.


Morning Prayer – 12 February 2016 

12 Feb

Psalm 3 Lord, how many are my adversaries; many are they who rise up against me.


Naomi Neoh Loves Valentines 

11 Feb

“From Your Valentine”……… romance is in the air, cards filled with words of love are being written, dozens of red roses are being bought all for the most romantic day of the year – Valentines Day.


40 Acts 2016 – Day 2 

11 Feb

Alright.


Morning Prayer – 11 February 2016 

11 Feb

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


Blog Post: Road access to the reserve 

10 Feb

While repairs are underway to our access route through the former gravel quarry it has been necessary to close the track to RSPB visitors.


Kate Halfpenny Designer Day 

10 Feb

Kate Halfpenny – “the label to be seen in for Modern brides of 2016” Celebrate the 2016 Kate Halfpenny ‘Flora Romance’ collection with us over a cocktail (or two) on 20 th February 2016 at Cicily Bridal.


40 Acts 2016 – Day 1 

10 Feb

All of us have circles: friends, family, immediate and wider communities – the list goes on.


Ash Wednesday 2016 

10 Feb

So here we are at the beginning of another Lent and the challenges that lie before us are perhaps tempered by the failures that lies behind us or diminished by our triumphs.


Morning Prayer – 10 February 2016 

10 Feb

Ash Wednesday Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.


Sometimes words are not enough. 

9 Feb

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one.


Don’t you just wish that humans were as loyal as dogs? 

9 Feb

This dog dug a hole in the tomb of his owner who has just died so that he could be close to the person who he loves most.


Straight or LBGT: Who deserves God’s love? 

9 Feb

The answer is: None of them!" It's all about Grace - God's love transcending all! I'm looking at ways we can start a Christian work to engage with people in transition who would label themselves as gay, lesbian it transgender/transsexual (and few ...


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Business news »

M6 Toll road owners seeking an exit, reports suggest 

12 Feb

THE future of the M6 Toll is in doubt this morning with well-informed reports suggest it has been put up for sale for around £2bn.


Redrow acquires former golf course for large-scale housing project 

8 Feb

WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers owner Steve Morgans housebuilding group Redrow is to build 1,100 new homes on a former golf course near Tamworth.


Jobs threat after shoe retailer Brantano collapses 

21 Jan

Administrators have been called into the firm, which has stores in Fort Dunlop, Oldbury and Tamworth...


General Appointments: Drayton Manor Theme Park; The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); National Windscreens; eResponse Group 

19 Jan

Drayton Manor brings in new head of facilitiesTHEME park Drayton Manor has brought in a new facilities manager in the shape of Doug Stuart.


Tamworth and Lichfield firms optimistic on growth – survey 

15 Jan

MORE than half of businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield saw an increase in turnover last year and almost three quarters expect the trend to continue in 2016, the interim findings of a survey have shown...


Epwin Group makes £27m swoop for Stormking Plastics 

4 Jan

Building products group says deal with Tamworth-based rival will extend its range of items and broaden its routes to market...


Morefresh, a supply chain service* 

1 Jan

… Bringing the countryside to your doorstep! … Philip Meredith, director of Morefresh , a company the writer first featured on Birmingham’s late lamented Stirrer in 2009, addressed his customers in a September newsletter .


Drayton Manor enjoys record crowds in the run-up to Christmas. 

23 Dec

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park has witnessed its biggest ever pre-Christmas attendance figures.


Peer-to-peer lender ThinCats acquired by ESF Capital 

8 Dec

Tamworth-based alternative lender which was founded five years ago has sold significant stake in a bid to increase market presence...


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LocalGov »

Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

12 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gavin Chait on 12 February 2016 .


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

11 Feb

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gavin Chait on 11 February 2016 .


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

11 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gavin Chait on 11 February 2016 .


Domestic abuse drop-in is a success 

11 Feb

A powerful campaign to tackle domestic abuse across Tamworth has been hailed as a big success, after more than 100 people came along to a drop-in awareness event.


Work starts on making Tamworth ‘dementia friendly’ 

11 Feb

Work towards making Tamworth a ‘dementia friendly community’ is now under way, after the proposal received unanimous, cross-party support from Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier & Safer Scrutiny Committee.


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data 

11 Feb

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gavin Chait on 11 February 2016 .


White car has been left for two days by the postbox on blackwood road., 10th February 

10 Feb

A white, new, Mitsubishi (I think) has been left by the postbox on blackwood road for a number of days.


Temporary Staffing 

9 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gemma Best on 9 February 2016 .


Would-be election candidates invited to meeting 

8 Feb

Aspiring councillors and election agents are being urged to come along to a meeting taking place next month to find out more information ahead of the Borough Council elections taking place on May 5.


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999 »

Overloaded plug socket sparks severe house fire 

22 Jan

Firefighters are warning residents not to overload plug sockets in the wake of a severe house fire in Tamworth.


Pilot project keeps Tamworth vulnerable warm 

18 Dec

Firefighters and Joint Operations Group in Tamworth have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help the most vulnerable members of the community cope with the approaching cold weather.


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.


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  • Blot on the Landscape.

     on flickr 2 Nov 07
    The River Tame on it’s way to Tamworth to link up with the River Anker near Tamworth castle. Such a glorious viw, especially when bathed in a late Autumn sun … just a pity that the Tamworth Snow Dome


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