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Man caught on camera ‘trying doors’ in Tamworth street – police… 

23 Aug

POLICE are appealing for information after CCTV footage captured a man trying doors in a Tamworth Street.


Road safety campaign catch hundreds of speeders in just three hours 

23 Aug

SAFETY camera vans have been out in force last week as part of Road Victims Awareness Month and have caught over 200 offenders in three different locations.


Increase in hate crime charges brought by Staffordshire Police 

23 Aug

THE number of charges brought by Staffordshire Police for hate crime offences has risen by 16% in the last year, in line with nationally reported increases.


Maria and her ‘Superhero’ son raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre 

23 Aug

A TAMWORTH mum and her disabled son have taken part in the Superhero Triathlon to raise money for Warwick Cancer Centre.


Drayton Manor Park launches end of Summer Half Price flash sale 

23 Aug

DRAYTON Manor Park has launched half-price tickets just in time for the weekend*, but you’ll need to act quickly if you want to bag a bank holiday bargain.


Bikers’ barbecue set to boost safety awareness 

22 Aug

YOUNG Staffordshire motorcyclists are being invited to a bikers’ barbecue tomorrow where they can pick up top tips on how to stay safe.


Hop aboard for autism this September at Drayton Manor Park 

22 Aug

POPULAR family attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is set to welcome the National Autistic Society (NAS) for its annual ‘All Aboard For Autism’ event, a Thomas Friends™ themed sponsored walk, on Saturday 23rd September.


‘We Love Tamworth’ 2017 

22 Aug

RESIDENTS and visitors to Tamworth will be able to sample what the town has to offer on Saturday 3 September when ‘ We Love Tamworth ’ brings the Castle Grounds to life with fairground rides, a dog show, assault course, stalls and much more.


Hogarths Gin Palace to open in Tamworth 

22 Aug

A NEW gin and cocktail bar will open in Tamworth town centre later this year.


​Cars marked in ‘Da Pinchi Codes’ in Tamworth – police… 

22 Aug

POLICE are stepping up patrols after high-performance cars were tagged by criminals using the 'Da Pinchi code' in Tamworth.


The big Tamworth stink – What is causing that awful smell for… 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH residents have complained about an awful smell which has recently been lurking around certain areas of the town.


Time may be up for Tamworth pub after planning application… 

21 Aug

A STRUGGLING Tamworth pub could soon be transformed into a block of flats.


Man arrested in connection with fatal M42 collision 

21 Aug

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M42 on Saturday night, 19 August.


Xbox One X: Further Details revealed 

21 Aug

GamesCom 2017 was the talking point for the newly anticipated Xbox One X this weekend.


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Draw made for Boxing Super Series 

23 Aug

Eight Midlands boxers will compete over three nights to be crowned the Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.


Stanley boss warns – It will be hostile 

22 Aug

Last season, Stanley knocked out Premier League side Burnley in the second round thanks to a 120th-minute Matty Pearson goal, and this season, they’ve already beaten Championship side Preston North End 3-2 in the first round.


Tamworth FC’s Ezewele is looking to build on his return to… 

21 Aug

LOUIS Ezewele is targeting a 'prolonged run in the team' after helping the Lambs to back-to-back wins.


Tamworth FC: Morley at the double as Lambs beat Curzon Ashton 

19 Aug

Tamworth 4 (Morley 16, 24, Knights 78, Reid 80)Curzon Ashton 1 (Cummins 90)Left-back Stephan Morley's superb first-half double made it back-to-back wins as Tamworth moved up to eighth in the table.


Tamworth FC’s Styche: ‘Trust in me’ 

19 Aug

TAMWORTH frontman Reece Styche is hoping his recent flurry of goals will help hush any talk of reinforcements needed at the Lamb this season.


Tamworth FC head into Curzon test full of confidence 

19 Aug

ANDY Morrell was full of praise for his Tamworth team after they bounced back after disappointment against Blyth to beat Boston on Tuesday night.


Former Birmingham City keeper joins Lambs under-21s 

19 Aug

TAMWORTH FC under-21s have added a former Birmingham City keeper to their ranks as they prepare to kick off their league season on Saturday.


Tamworth FC’s Jezeph is ready for battle ahead 

19 Aug

DAN Jezeph is desperate to get back to fitness as quickly as possible in order to challenge Shaun Rowley for the number one jersey.


All eyes on Coleshill in massive cup clash 

19 Aug

COLESHILL Town boss Cameron Stuart says their will be 'plenty of eyes' on his side's FA Cup clash with Bromsgrove Sporting this Saturday.


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Cross Party Support for Fire Safety Procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug

Policies and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth 

15 Aug

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Proposals to Better Protect Holidaymakers Launched by Government 

15 Aug

Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined by Consumer Minister Margot James.


Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way 

15 Aug

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.


New Mercedes Dealership Set for Tamworth 

15 Aug

Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.


Nuisance Motorbikes in Glascote 

13 Aug

Staffordshire Police are continuing to have reports of nuisance motorbikes in the Deltic fields area of Glascote in Tamworth.


Domestic Violence Protection Orders Protect Victims and Help Reduce Police Demand 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police has said the introduction of orders to protect people from domestic violence has resulted in a significant drop in the number of incidents reported after an order is issued.


“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth 

10 Aug

The asteroid is about 15-30m long.


Tamworth’s Rail Passengers to Get New Longer Trains with More Seats 

10 Aug

Tamworth’s rail passengers who travel on the West Coast line between London Euston and Crewe will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network.


Be Aware – Bogus Officials/Distraction Burglaries 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard as they continue to receive reports of bogus officials and distraction burglaries across the County.


Have Your Say on How Tamworth Council Spends its Money 

6 Aug

If you want to have your say on how the council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation.


Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

6 Aug

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon.


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Morning Prayer – Wednesday 23 August 2017 

23 Aug

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


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 August 2017 

15 Aug

The Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 12th August 2017 

12 Aug

Psalm 41 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.


Morning Prayer – Friday 11th August 2017 

11 Aug

Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890 Psalm 31 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 10th August 2017 

10 Aug

Psalm 37 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9th August 2017 

9 Aug

Psalm 34 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 8 August 2017 

8 Aug

Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


Morning Prayer – Monday 7 August 2017 

7 Aug

The Transfiguration of our Lord John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? UIKEYINPUTUPARROW When the wicked...


Morning Prayer – Monday 31 July 2017 

31 Jul

Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.


Morning Prayer – Friday 28 July 2017 

28 Jul

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 27 July 2017 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 26 July 2017 

26 Jul

Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 25 July 2017 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


Morning Prayer – Monday 24 July 2017 

24 Jul

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


Morning Prayer, Saturday 22 July 2017 

22 Jul

Mary Magdalene Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.


Sale Cabinet – Kate Halfpenny 

21 Jul

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to some of our wedding dresses to make room for the new girls in town.


The Changing Face Of Bridal Retail In The UK 

20 Jul

BORING! Yes, I know.


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Business news »

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.


New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.


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LocalGov »

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 .


Large plastic bumper abandoned on verge, 4th August 

4 Aug

A large, black plastic bumper (from a lorry) has been abandoned/dumped on the grass verge (left hand side of Lichfield Road when travelling towards Hopwas) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Lichfield...


Heavy Vehicles and Tyre Procurement 

3 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Andy James on 3 August 2017 .


Car parked in disabled space with badge displayed, 2nd August 

2 Aug

This car is in the disabled space and as a disabled driver having to park in a car park further away I think the owner should have a ticket so they do not do it again and think before they park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically...


Fallen trees blocking the water flow, 1st August 

1 Aug

These boughs have fallen into the main channel of water near the footbridge.


Regular problem with litter, 1st August 

1 Aug

This area (a picnic table) is used by people who regularly leave large quantities of litter.


Semi-Independent Living 

1 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Cheyanne Grant on 1 August 2017 .


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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.


Free StreetStadia™ sessions in Tamworth over the summer holiday 

19 Jul

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Burton Albion to deliver free sports sessions in Tamworth over the school summer holiday.


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    Walking over Tame Aqueduct which carries the Coventry Canal over the River Tame, in Wilnecote, Staffordshire.


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