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Extra time to enter Tamworth in Bloom garden competition 

31 Jul

Calling all Tamworth gardeners there's still time to enter this year's Tamworth in Bloom garden competition.

Tamworth Ventura Park’s third exit almost complete 

31 Jul

WORK to create a third exit from Ventura Park is expected to be completed within a month.

Police appeal for wanted man from Nuneaton 

30 Jul

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man wanted on suspicion of a firearms offence.

Planning application for 1,100 new homes to be discussed 

30 Jul

THE outline planning application for up to 1,100 new homes is to be discussed by the planning committee at Tamworth Borough Council next week.

Alert: fraudsters sending sick text messages targeting parents 

30 Jul

FRAUDSTERS are targeting parents with distressing text messages posing as their children in order to obtain mobile phone top-up codes.

Fears raised by family of Tunisia terror attack victim from… 

30 Jul

A FAMILY'S fears that they could see the dead body of their mother killed in the Tunisia terror attack for the first time on national television have been allayed by the broadcaster.

Plans for 1,100 homes on former Tamworth Golf Course to be… 

30 Jul

AN application for outline planning permission to build 1,100 homes on the former Tamworth Golf Course site will go before the borough council's planning committee next week.

Walking football heading to Tamworth 

30 Jul

A TAMWORTH businessman is hoping to bring a new kind of football to the town walking football.

Boxing, bowling, street graffiti and more – free Space… 

30 Jul

THE popular 1980s and 1990s Space activity scheme officially launched in Tamworth earlier this month and places are still available.

Residents’ fury grows as skips remain uncollected across Tamworth 

30 Jul

FRUSTRATED residents who have been waiting for up to four months for uncollected skips to be picked up are still no nearer to getting the situation resolved.

Abandoned skips: What to do if your skip is left uncollected 

30 Jul

IN recent months we have repeatedly been contacted by residents complaining that Waste Away Ltd has delivered skips to, but not collected them from, their properties.

‘Star-struck’ Aston Villa fans pose with Jack Grealish and Tim… 

30 Jul

DIE hard Aston Villa fans from Tamworth got the chance to pose with first-team manager Tim Sherwood and young starlet Jack Grealish at last night's pre-season friendly down at The Lamb.

Tamworth teenager celebrates successful year after launch of… 

30 Jul

WITH just under 16,000 followers on Twitter and a huge following across the world via his Rockstar Games inspired website, Tamworth teenager Lewis Palin looks set to be heading towards a bright future in the game industry.

16-mile police chase ends in Tamworth drink-driver being jailed 

30 Jul

A drink-driver in a breakdown van, chased by police at high speed around Tamworth, has been jailed for a year.

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Tamworth 3 Aston Villa 0 – in pictures 

31 Jul

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...

Lambs boss is keen on left-back Strong 

30 Jul

Lambs boss Andy Morrell says he is interested in signing left back Curtis Strong.

Aston Villa conqueror is still enjoying playing cameos at 40 

30 Jul

Lambs boss Andy Morrell says he is making the most of his cameos on the football pitch.

Players urged to keep feet on ground after Aston Villa victory 

30 Jul

Andy Morrell was delighted with his side's performance as they defeated Aston Villa 3-0 last night - but the Lambs boss has urged his players to keep their feet on the ground.

Tamworth FC ace Durrell is playing with a smile again 

30 Jul

ELLIOTT Durrell says he is playing with a smile on his face again since joining Tamworth, writes Matt Panter.

Aston Villa legend Cowans hands out praise to Lambs 

30 Jul

Aston Villa legend Gordon Cowans was full of praise for Tamworth FC after the Lambs claimed a 3-0 win over his young side last night.

Morrell at the double as Tamworth beat Aston Villa 

29 Jul

Tamworth 3 Aston Villa XI 0Tamworth secured a fine 3-0 win against an Aston Villa side containing Jack Grealish tonight.

Memorial match scheduled for former Atherstone Town player Aaron… 

29 Jul

THE life of a popular young footballer will be remembered in fitting fashion with a memorial game this weekend.

Tamworth are pegged back by Barwell 

28 Jul

Tamworth threw away a 2-0 lead as they settled for a draw against Barwell tonight.

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Top Midlands media honours listed 

31 Jul

Finalists announced for media awards.

Fazeley Town Council Confirms VJ Day 70th Anniversary Service 

30 Jul

Fazeley’s war memorial Plans are being drawn by Fazeley Town Council and St Paul’s Church to hold a service in the town square on Saturday 15th August to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ day.

Telephone Scam Warning 

28 Jul

Residents are being urged to be on their guard after Tamworth Borough Council was made aware of a potential telephone scam operating in the area.

Tamworth’s MP Calls on Local Hospitals to Work Together More Closely 

22 Jul

Christopher Pincher, Tamworth’s MP, has again raised the importance of local health care provision in the House of Commons.

IF – One of My Favourite Poems 

14 Jul

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don...

grade II listed 

14 Jul

Tamworth’s Grade II listed Assembly Rooms are to be regenerated as part of plans to build a creative quarter in the town.

Local MP Welcomes Budget Plan for Working People in Tamworth 

12 Jul

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, h as welcomed the Summer Budget, endorsing the Chancellor’s plan to finish the job on the deficit, keep moving to a higher “living wage”, lower taxes for the many and careful welfare economy to put ...

England Thrash Australia in First Ashes Test 

11 Jul

England have taken a 1-0 lead in the Ashes after a superb bowling display on day four wrapped up a 169-run win against Australia in the first Test at Cardiff.

Library Chief Kicks off World Record Pledge 

10 Jul

Cllr Ben Adams County Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills has kicked off Staffordshire’s contribution to setting a new World Record.

Summer of Free Sporting Activities across Tamworth just Days Away 

10 Jul

With Wimbledon nearing its exciting climax, the Ashes in full swing and the Rugby World Cup set to be hosted in Britain in September, kids are being encouraged to take part in a free summer of sport.

Wannabe Writers Could get Published in New Tamworth Book 

10 Jul

Have you ever wanted to write a short story, novel or play but don’t know where to start? Here is your chance as people are being invited to learn from the best in a series of FREE workshops with Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate Mal ...

Tamworth’s MP Welcomes English Votes for English Laws 

10 Jul

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the proposals announced by the Government to give English MPs a veto over matters which only affect England, delivering on a Conservative Party election promise.

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epiclesis: a voyage of Epic proportions 

29 Jul

I have a feeling this will be a rather long blog entry worthy of liturgical anorak status, but I do think that this is an important issue - so here goes: Havingraised the issue of baptism in my 'church growth strategies' I have found myself engaged ...

Morning Prayer – 29 July 2015 

29 Jul

Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

Mid-summer Birding 

28 Jul

28th July 2015 Have visited nearly all my usual local haunts over the past week but very little to go on about.

Welcome Back @AvrilLavigne talks about her Lyme disease diagnosis 

28 Jul

The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary and usually affect more than one system.

Morning Prayer – 28 July 2015 

28 Jul

Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Why don’t you just belt up? 

27 Jul

I’m amazed by the number of people here who think wearing a seat belt is not a good idea, and that they think it’s ok to break the Law as well by not doing so In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a ...

Morning Prayer – 27 July 2015 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 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? When the wicked, even my enemies and my ...

Structo 14 

26 Jul

Excited to be involved with this… I can’t be in London for the readings this weekend sadly, but I’m delighted to be a part of Structo 14.

Church Growth strategies: ‘Make your services attractive : 1. Baptism!’ 

26 Jul

Starting, as always, with a word from Stanley Hauerwas: Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.

Can’t make it to church? 26th July 2015 

26 Jul

Another Sunday and some of us will not be inchurch and so here is an opportunity forChurch to come to you (and 'Thank You' to those who tell me how valuable youfind this).

Forgotten stones – Creswell Chapel 

25 Jul

East wall of Creswell chapel I’ve often driven past these ruins and wondered about them.

Morning Prayer – 25 July 2015 

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.

Where now is your God? 

24 Jul

I see so many speaking of triumph and yet living as thought the battle was done and the victory of Jesus, the Christ, is denied; whilst elsewhere believers, living in the lack of luxury and striving in the absence of the divine presence, struggle to ...

New Rachel Simpson Collection now in store! 

24 Jul

We are delighted to say that we have now received our new Rachel Simpson 2016 collection!! Now the issue is which ones to buy….

Morning Prayer – Friday, 24 July 2015 

24 Jul

Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

Unless it comes as an update you may never even notice 

23 Jul

Your looking down at your Internet device reading this ignoring the ‘real’ life around you What’s really important to you??? To many they prefer to have hands around a metal device rather than around flesh of their loved ones, look ...

Morning Prayer – 23 July 2015 

23 Jul

Psalm 14 The fool has said in his heart,‘There is no God.

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International sales provide some fizz for Britvic 

23 Jul

SOFT drinks group Britvic - which has operations in Solihull and Tamworth - has seen a rise in revenue, largely on the back of its performance internationally.

St. Modwen green-lighted for Centurion Park speculative developments 

21 Jul


Media Buzz: Rees Bradley Hepburn; WAA Chosen; National Sea Life Centre 

22 Jun

Drayton Manor fun for Rees Bradley Hepburn WARWICKSHIRES Rees Bradley Hepburn has been appointed to lead the creative development of radio, TV and VoD for Drayton Manor Theme Park.

M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.

M6 Toll owners appoint new chief executive 

15 Jun

The owners of the M6 Toll have appointed a new chief executive.

New start for former Baddesley pit as Jaguar Land Rover distribution hub 

1 Jun

The vehicle maker is seeking to relocate its National Distribution Centre at Gaydon more than 50 miles to the site of the former colliery near Tamworth...

Profits up 18% for nightclub operator Luminar 

19 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs across the West Midlands, has seen an 18% increase in full year profits.

Drayton Manor recruits Rees Bradley Hepburn for summer campaign 

19 May

Agency will lead creative campaigns for radio, TV and video on demand to target summer, Halloween and Christmas holiday periods...

M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.

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LocalGov »

Have your say on how council spends money 

31 Jul

If you want to have your say on how Tamworth Borough Council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation 2016/17.

Good news, gardeners – now there’s more time for you to enter Bloom competition 

31 Jul

Calling all Tamworth gardeners – there’s still time to enter this year’s Tamworth in Bloom garden competition.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme consultation 

31 Jul

Originally posted on benefit changes Tamworth : Tamworth Borough Council will decide on an amendment to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from April 1st 2016.

Sign up to get fit and have fun 

29 Jul

Tamworth residents of all ages and levels of fitness are being urged to sign up to an online programme which encourages people to get fit by teaming up and competing against other teams.

Last chance to enter In Bloom garden competition 

27 Jul

There are now just a few days left for green-fingered Tamworth residents to enter this year’s Tamworth in Bloom garden competition – where £100 worth of gardening vouchers is up for grabs for the winning entry.

Judges take a look at Tamworth in Bloom 

21 Jul

After a year of hard work, planning and planting, Tamworth was in the spotlight last Tuesday with the visit of the Heart of England In Bloom judges.

Support staff 

20 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to C Willis on 20 July 2015 .

ERP/Finance Systems 

20 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to katie green on 20 July 2015 .

Assembly Rooms regeneration gets £900k HLF boost 

17 Jul

Ambitious plans to restore and extend Tamworth Assembly Rooms can now go ahead following the awarding of £900,000 to the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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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...

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...

First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.

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