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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire 2018 entries open 

19 Sep

INDIVIDUAL entries to Staffordshire’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in 2018 are now officially open.


Work on new £1m library for Lichfield to started this week 

19 Sep

Work on a major £1.2m project to create a brand new library in Lichfield started this week.


Touring theatre continues at a community venue near you! 

19 Sep

THEATRE is continuing on tour in Tamworth, bringing a variety of professional productions to community venues across the borough.


Tamworth in Bloom strikes gold for the eighth year!  

19 Sep

TAMWORTH has gold fever following another successful year in the Heart of England in Bloom competition – striking GOLD for the eighth year in a row.


Firefighters take part in multi-agency terrorism exercise 

19 Sep

FIREFIGHTERS and staff have been involved in a multi-agency exercise to test emergency response and resilience plans for terrorism related incidents within Staffordshire.


Stay & Play morning to kick off Ankerside’s Macmillan fundraising 

19 Sep

THE town’s shopping centre will be showing support for Macmillan next week as Stay Play returns for free mug decorating.


Armed police spotted at Tamworth Railway Station 

19 Sep

Commuters and visitors to Tamworth Railway Station were left concerned after armed police officers were spotted in the area.


Police to continue with ‘visible presence’ after threat level downgraded 

18 Sep

FOLLOWING the Home Secretary’s announcement Yesterday, that the UK threat level has been downgraded from critical to severe, Staffordshire Police want to reassure residents that they will still be visible.


Tamworth businesses can get cyber savvy for free 

18 Sep

TAMWORTH businesses have a chance to get cyber savvy and stay one step ahead of online fraudsters at a free event hosted by the OPCC.


Live your childhood dream at Drayton Manor and become a Zoo Keeper for the day! 

18 Sep

RESEARCH suggests that being a Zoo Keeper is in the top five list of dream jobs for boys, girls and grown-ups in the UK* and now animal lovers have the chance to make that dream come true as Drayton Manor Park launches its brand new ‘Zoo Keeper for...


Free carbon monoxide detectors available for Gas Safety Week 

18 Sep

TAMWORTH Borough Council has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week 2016 (18 th – 24 th September) and has a number of carbon monoxide detectors to give away as part of the campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.


Crowds gather for annual Battle of Britain service 

18 Sep

VETERAN Airmen from the ‘Old Comrades Associations’ were joined by youth organisations, dignitaries and members of the public yesterday, Sunday 17 September, for the annual Battle of Britain service in Tamworth.


START-Mart Opens for Tamworth’s small businesses 

17 Sep

OPENED by Mayor Cllr John Chesworth Mayoress Mrs Tereasa the inaugural START-Mart or Small Tamworth ARea Traders market got off to a good start.


‘Keeping the communities safe and reassured’ 

16 Sep

FOLLOWING yesterday’s terrorist incident on the London Underground and the rise of the national security level to Critical, Staffordshire Police and Warwickshire Police have stated that they want to reassure communities that they are working hard ...


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Sport »

THE FA AND FOOTBALL FOUNDATION LAUNCH £300,000 FUTSAL FUND 

19 Sep

The Football Association and Football Foundation have today (Monday 18 September) launched a £300,000 fund aimed at developing the sport of Futsal in Staffordshire.


STAFFORDSHIRE FA TO HOST FA GIRLS’ FOOTBALL FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH CONTINENTAL TYRES 

18 Sep

Wednesday 20th September @ Northwood Stadium, 9:30am - 5:15pm.


Tamworth FC prepare for FA Youth Cup tie 

18 Sep

TAMWORTH FC's academy side are in action on Monday night as they host Leek in the FA Youth Cup at The Lamb.


Tamworth FC crash out of the FA Cup after Stafford stunner 

16 Sep

Stafford Rangers 1 (Reid 63)Tamworth 0 Izak Reid's second-half header earned Stafford Rangers a shock FA Cup win over Tamworth.


Non-league digest: The latest from Bolehall Swifts, Heather St… 

16 Sep

HEATHER St John's boss Simon Lyons has heaped praise on his attacking talent after a rollercoaster win in the FA Vase.


Non-league digest: Tamworth FC’s Morley is buzzing, Coleshill… 

14 Sep

STEPHAN Morley admitted Tamworth's players were buzzing after their 2-1 win over Kidderminster Harriers.


Tamworth FC: Jezeph is hoping to make the most of his chance in… 

14 Sep

DAN Jezeph says he is determined to make the most of his opportunity should he start in Saturday's FA Cup clash at Stafford Rangers.


Tamworth FC mourn loss of Cliff Wallbank 

13 Sep

TAMWORTH FC are mourning the loss of former player Cliff Wallbank, who passed away last week.


STOKE CITY EDUCATION EVENING 

13 Sep

On Thursday 21st September at 6:30-8:30PM, Stoke City Girls RTC are hosting an education evening at the Bet365 Stadium for all coaches of Female Grassroots football in Staffordshire to support player development and injury prevention.


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Comment »

New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office 

19 Sep

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England.


Appeal for Witnesses Following Serious Assault in Tamworth 

9 Sep

Detectives in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Sorrel, Tamworth late last night.


1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are 

5 Sep

Heart Age Test  is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke.


Organisations urged to access funding to develop skills base 

5 Sep

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull.


Goodbye Yellow Pages 

2 Sep

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly-fishing is set to go out of print.


New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads 

2 Sep

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.


Solar Power Deal will Lower Social Tenants’ Energy Bills 

2 Sep

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme.


Car Key Alert from Staffordshire Police 

2 Sep

Staffordshire Police are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following an increase in the number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the...


New Driving Test Coming This Way in December 

29 Aug

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.


One Pint of Beer Please, That Will Be £13.40! 

26 Aug

A pub in London has denied “gouging” customers by charging £13.40 for one pint of beer.


Carling Lager is Weaker than Advertised 

26 Aug

The alcohol content of Carling – one of the most popular lagers in the UK – is weaker than advertised, it has emerged.


House Building Soars to Highest Levels in Almost a Decade 

25 Aug

The number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008, as shown by figures released this week.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Saturday 16 September 2017 

16 Sep

Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts, c.432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882 Psalm 147 Alleluia.


The Tombs of warriors: Not merely made! 

14 Sep

The tombs of warriors are not 'merely' made of marble, nor only found inscribed in places of still remembrance, but in the deep waters, the silent moors, the stifled laugh, are they made real.


Autumn Wedding Inspiration 

14 Sep

Oooh, did you feel the chill in the air this morning? I know this summer hasn’t really delivered on it’s seasonal job (you know – sun, warmth, clear blue skies, not much to ask!) but it’s the first time since March I’ve had to wear my ...


Cicily Bridal Bridesmaids Event – Wednesday, 4th October 

12 Sep

Bridesmaid Event at Cicily Bridal The wedding season is slowly drawing to an end and whether you’ve attended weddings this year as a guest or as a bridesmaid, you’ve been able to secretly research what you like and what you don’t like for your ...


September volunteer work day 

10 Sep

There’s lots of jobs to get through on the reserve this time of year so many we could be working every weekend.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 9 September 2017V 

9 Sep

Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest, 1880 Psalm 120 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; I called to the Lord and he answered me.


Morning Prayer – Friday 8 September 

8 Sep

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 7 September 2017 

7 Sep

Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Seven months on Tameside 

6 Sep

Our volunteers have had an exciting year with phase two of our profiling work completed, the island in the river Tame created and lots of new planting done.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 6 September 2017 

6 Sep

Allen Gardiner, Missionary, Founder of the South American Mission Society, 1851 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


Fool’s Gold – a short story 

5 Sep

Not the brilliant Stone Roses’ track, but a short story… Tumbledown cottage Friday: ‘Any better suggestions?’ Carol said nothing.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 5 September 2017 

5 Sep

Psalm 106 Alleluia.


Morning Prayer – 4 September 2017 

4 Sep

Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 1 September 2017 

1 Sep

Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710 Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 31 August 2017 

31 Aug

Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


Late August 

29 Aug

The rest of August Apart from a fruitless twitch to Portland.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 29 August 2017 

29 Aug

The Beheading of John the Baptist Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


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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 »

Rubbish thrown into pond which is home to protected great crested newts, 24th August 

24 Aug

Pond was cleaned out some months ago and a new deck area established but now has become popular with layabouts with nothing to do except sit there , eat and drink and throw their rubbish in the pond Nearest road to the pin placed on the map...


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.


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999 »

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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    Looking out from Gravel Pit Bridge on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, in Fazeley, near Tamworth, Staffordshire

    The story of the Birmingham and Fazeley begins in 1770, when the Birmingham Canal Company


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