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Firefighters in safety plea to help vulnerable at risk in… 

25 Jan

FIREFIGHTERS in and around Tamworth have revealed some of the most shocking living conditions they have witnessed when attending incidents in the homes of older people.


Tamworth’s St George’s Day Extravaganza set to return in 2015 

24 Jan

EXCITING new events and the return of crowd-pleasing favourites are expected to attract more than 70,000 people to Tamworth during 2015.


Auditions for Tamworth Rotary’s Search for a Star begin tomorrow 

24 Jan

The stage is set for the people of Tamworth to strut their stuff in a bid to be crowned the 2015Search for a Star winner.


PCC Matthew Ellis to take part in live crime panel webcast 

24 Jan

Details about theStaffordshire Police and Crime Commisioner'sfive-year strategy for safer communities, which is setto impact Tamworth, will be revealed in a live webcast on Monday (January 26).


£1 ticket offer for children to watch Tamworth FC go for… 

24 Jan

Tamworth youngsters are being invited to watch The Lambs game this afternoon - for just 1!Tamworth FC is running a 'kids in for a quid' ticket offer for their match against Stalybridge Celtic today (January 24) for children under the age of 16 as ...


Drayton Manor boss pays tribute to much-loved Tamworth grandad 

24 Jan

A MUCH-LOVED great-grandad from Tamworth who died last week has been remembered by his family as 'calm, patient and caring'.


Married in 2014? Send us your photos for special free supplement 

24 Jan

Couples from Tamworth and North Warwickshire who tied the knot in 2014 are being invited to take part in our 'Married in 2014' picture feature just in time for Valentine's Day.


Tamworth singing star gearing up for national contest 

24 Jan

A Tamworth teenager is stepping into the spotlight today in the Open Mic UK grand final.


Work begins to bring BMW and Mini to Tamworth’s Ventura Park 

24 Jan

BMW and MINI are on their way to Tamworth's Ventura Park.


Award ceremony recognises charity-minded Tamworth people 

24 Jan

Dedicated members of the Tamworth Branch of Lifeboats were honoured with service awards at a fund-raising event held at Drayton Manor Theme Park this week.


Elderly couple rescued from brook after being stranded in water for FIVE hours 

24 Jan

Pensioners treated in hospital after freezing ordeal in Great Wyrley...


Elderly couple rescued from brook after being stranded in water for FIVE hours 

24 Jan

Pensioners treated in hospital after freezing ordeal in Great Wyrley...


Fire campaign to boost safety in homes of older Tamworth… 

24 Jan

Firefighters and trained technicians will be boosting safety in the homes of older people across Tamworth next week as part of a high profile campaign.


£8,000 road bike is among burglars’ haul in Tamworth 

24 Jan

A KEEN cyclist has had over 20,000-worth of items stolen from his Wilnecote home after burglars removed a patio door to gain access to the property.


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Sport »

Tamworth FC players delight in 12th straight league win 

24 Jan

Tamworth FC's players have been reacting on Twitter to the side's 4-1 win over Stalybridge Celtic.


Styche and Clarke at double as Tamworth FC win 12 in a row 

24 Jan

Tamworth FC 4 Stalybridge Celtic 1 Tamworth made it 12 league wins in a row with a dominant victory over Stalybridge.


£1 ticket offer for children to watch Tamworth FC go for… 

24 Jan

Tamworth youngsters are being invited to watch The Lambs game this afternoon - for just 1!Tamworth FC is running a 'kids in for a quid' ticket offer for their match against Stalybridge Celtic today (January 24) for children under the age of 16 as ...


Tamworth FC can cope despite Preston blow – Fowler 

24 Jan

Tamworth FC assistant Mike Fowler admits losing centre back Dan Preston will be a massive blow for the Lambs.


Tamworth FC’s Mettam hopes to return as a ‘new signing’ 

24 Jan

LEON Mettam is hoping to come back to Tamworth firing on all cylinders after joining King's Lynn on loan for a month, writes Matt Panter.


Coleshill Town will be refreshed for key period 

23 Jan

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey says an enforced break may have done his players a world of good.


Celtic tipped to bag Tamworth FC draw and halt winning run 

23 Jan

Another week, another victory for Tamworth, who have now racked up a remarkable eleven Conference North wins in a row.


Atherstone’s Astley prepares for Alvechurch challenge 

23 Jan

ATHERSTONE Town defender Anton Astley has left the club to test himself in the Midland Premier, writes Matt Panter.


Tom James admits he is thriving at Tamworth FC 

23 Jan

LAMBS left back Tom James believes he is playing some of the best football of his career and credits manager Andy Morrell with bringing the best out of him.


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Comment »

24th January 1965: Sir Winston Churchill Dies 

24 Jan

50 years ago today, Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside at his London home at Hyde Park Gate.


Pincher Hales JLR Success Story 

20 Jan

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, this week welcomed the announcement of 1300 more jobs at Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover Plant as "a vote of confidence in the Midlands".


Pincher responds to HEFT consultation 

20 Jan

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has responded to the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT) consultation on its "patient first" plans that will affect Good Hope hospital.


Pincher Welcomes Fall in Over-50s Unemployment in Tamworth 

20 Jan

Local MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the fall in the number of unemployed older people in Tamworth.


Landau Forte school needs to look at this 

15 Jan

I AGREE entirely with the letter you printed last week from Mr D Grant with regards Landau Forte students parking in nearby streets rather than on campus.


Dishing the dirt over silt in Tamworth lake 

15 Jan

AFTER several years' badgering, Tamworth Borough Council found money to clear the lake fronting on to Haltonlea in 2014.


Tamworth council doing what it can to bring town back from brink 

15 Jan

OF late, I have done several letters to your newspaper regarding the state of the town centre and the apparent blanket silence, even arrogance coming from the council offices.


Parking review needed urgently near Landau Forte Academy 

8 Jan

I HAVE read, with interest, letters from residents of Wigginton Road complaining about parking in the area close to Landau Forte Academy.


You all made Tamworth Christmas events fun-tastic 

8 Jan

FOLLOW the success of the parties we ran for Christmas at Corey's Sports Bar, I wondered if it would be possible to publish the following or similar to say thanks to all those who helped us out over the two days please?On behalf of all the Tamworth ...


Use empty shops in Tamworth for food bank stores 

8 Jan

I HAVE found a good use for all the empty shops in the town centre if the Conservatives win the general election this May and they do as they say and bring public spending down to the level of the 1930s.


World War One remembrance far from over 

8 Jan

THE church services are behind us, the ceramic poppies are being extracted and the surge of media attention given to all things World War One has faded to a trickle.


Base Jumper Near Tamworth Escapes Serious Injury 

4 Jan

A base jumper whose parachute failed to open has had a “fortunate escape” after plunging 300ft (90m) from a telecommunications mast near Tamworth.


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Features »

Can’t make it to church – 25 January 15 

25 Jan

Today we celebrate the conversion of Paul, a man who was a notorious 'Christian killer' and writer of the majority of the New Testament, and celebrate the last day of the eight days set aside for Christian unity (so we can get back to ignoring each ...


Silly Hat Day In aid of Maddie’s Butterfly’s Charity 

25 Jan

Every year 1,600 children in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, most of these children will suffer hair loss and hats become part of their everyday attire, show your support by wearing a silly hat to work, school, college or nursery...


Choosing a hair style for your dog 

25 Jan

In times gone by, there was one 'correct' or 'show ring' style for each breed, and you would be steered by your groomer into getting as close as possible to that perfect look .


Comment on Recent Sightings and A Wintery Webs 

24 Jan

Brilliant read look forward to plenty more...


Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Primary School Resource 

24 Jan

Holocaust memorial day 2015 (27th January) comes on the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp - with this year's theme being: As usual I have created some resources for use with my school assemblies and...


Booking a grooming appointment with us – using the online booking system. 

24 Jan

When you first start bringing your dog to us to be groomed, you may not be aware of our online booking system which is super easy to use.


Morning Prayer, 24 January 15 

24 Jan

Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher of the Faith, 1622 Seventh Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 122 I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.


What is a matted coat, and what is the big deal? 

24 Jan

"The owner is probably not going to be happy: 1) they wanted their fluffy dog back and you clipped him short! 2) There are sores on his skin that 'weren't there' before! 3) He has been sulking since he got home, he must have had a dreadful time at ...


Comment on Recent Sightings and A Wintery Webs 

23 Jan

Great first blog #KateT .


Lanzarote, Ilas Canarias 

23 Jan

Friday 23rd January 2015 Just back from a short break in Lanzarote for a bit of Winter sun.


Blog Post: Recent Sightings and A Wintery Webs 

23 Jan

It was a beautiful icy morning while we were out doing our monthly WeBS count on Monday.


Naomi Neoh – Lily 

23 Jan

Our beautiful Lily from Naomi Neoh Atelier  is up for sale!!!! The dress is a sample from our lovely boutique and is a size 12, she is in fabulous condition and up for grabs at the amazing price of £1500.00! If you are a smaller size than our ...


The Antibiotic Awareness Campaign 

23 Jan

Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals.


Morning Prayer, 23 January 15 

23 Jan

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 foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.


Grooming your dog at home 

23 Jan

As professional dog groomers, we are often asked about the most effective ways of brushing and caring for your dog's coat at home, in between visits to us at the salon.


Friends together. 

22 Jan

Well the canal has frozen overnight several times now, but melted away in the warmth of the sun during the daytime.


Valentine Masked Ball in aid of Rosie’s Rainbow Fund’s 

22 Jan

Rosie’s Rainbow Fund supports sick and disabled children in hospital, school and in the community.


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Business news »

Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council 

21 Jan

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services...


Lloyds concludes new banking deal with Staffordshire local authority 

20 Jan

LLOYDS Bank Commercial Banking has announced a new agreement with Tamworth Borough Council, which will see the provision of ongoing banking facilities across all of the local authoritys service...


Euro Car Parts signs up for mega-hub at Birch Coppice 

5 Nov

IM Properties seals latest letting at Tamworth industrial estate which has seen car parts company more than double its footprint there...


Almost a quarter of West Midlands workers earn below living wage 

3 Nov

New research says 'blackspots' such as Tamworth and Wyre Forest have even higher rates of people earning below the £7.65 per hour rate...


Lichfield workers help boy with inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams 

29 Oct

Staff at a Lichfield company have raised £1,500 to help a boy with an inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams.


Tamworth businesses become part of new OnePlastics Group 

23 Oct

TWO Tamworth manufacturing businesses have become part of a new plastics company which has launched with ambitious growth plans.


Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Cleanroom hands over £3m Tamworth facility for Midland Fertility 

1 Sep

A MIDLANDS-based design and construction company has handed over new laboratories and a clinical suite to Midland Fertility.


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LocalGov »

Software Licenses 

23 Jan

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Leo Wu on 23 January 2015 .


Calling all nature lovers – come and help out 

22 Jan

If you’re a nature lover and have a few hours to spare a month, then you could help look after Tamworth’s newest beauty spot.


Exciting outdoor events planned for 2015 

22 Jan

    There’s loads going on in Tamworth this year – and we’re expecting more than 70,000 people to come along to our outdoor events in 2015.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Transport | Commons debates 

22 Jan

I will meet the Minister of State, Department for Transport, my right hon.


Railway Improvements | Oral Answers to Questions – Transport | Commons debates 

22 Jan

I am grateful for that answer, but on the question of infrastructure, my constituents in Drayton Bassett are concerned by comments that have been made by the right hon.


Domestic abuse – It’s Never OK 

19 Jan

A powerful campaign to tackle domestic abuse has been launched across Tamworth – with the message that It’s Never OK.


Mayor’s donation to Foodbank following pie win 

19 Jan

The Mayor of Tamworth is set for a ‘pukka’ time after winning a month’s supply of pies in a national competition.


Locality Working 

19 Jan

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Ray Tomkinson on 19 January 2015 .


A bag of soiled rubbish, 19th January 

19 Jan

On the footpath at the top of Carlcroft there is a considerable amount of rubbish, including either used incontinence pads or large nappies, cigarette packet, a fresh juice container, potato peelings, dirty tissues etc.


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Businesses get the chance to see Staffordshire Police go glove to glove in charity boxing match 

22 Jan

Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.


Children’s online safety campaign welcomed 

15 Jan

An NSPCC public education campaign that aims to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to help their children has been endorsed by Staffordshire Police.


The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team thank you 

13 Jan

The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported them during months of training, the event of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (covering 900 miles in nine days) and donating money...


Investigation into suspicious death in Tamworth 

9 Jan

Detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Tamworth.


Protect yourself against courier fraud: 

9 Jan

We have received reports of two incidents of courier fraud in the Amington area of Tamworth this evening.


WITNESS APPEAL: Tamworth robbery 

31 Dec

APPEAL: Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bank in Tamworth.


Tamworth man recalled to prison 

31 Dec

We are appealing for the public to help us locate Paul Lee Turner - wanted for recall to prison.


Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


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