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Seeds from space to be planted by Tamworth schools 

30 Apr

SEEDS that have been in space are to be planted and grown by youngsters at two Tamworth schools to see what impact being blasted into orbit will have on how they develop.


Urgent recall of Mamas and Papas baby seats over safety fear 

30 Apr

ARGOS has issued an urgent recall for Mamas and Papas car seats, saying they may not protect children in a crash.


Tamworth in Bloom 2016 – Campaign teams up with Cubs to celebrate… 

30 Apr

THIS year's Tamworth in Bloom campaign has been launched as the borough teams up with the Cubs to help celebrate their 100th anniversary.


Concerns grow for Tamworth pensioner still missing 

30 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is re-appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing man.


Search to find ‘lost’ movie shot at Pooley Hall Colliery 

30 Apr

A MINING enthusiast is urging Tamworth residents to check their cupboards, lofts and garages to help track down a 1930s film made by a well-known movie producer.


Re-appeal as police grow increasingly concerned over missing… 

30 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is re-appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing man.


Call for Tamworth to celebrate Queen’s Official Birthday 

30 Apr

BUNTING, street parties and concerts are just some of the ways Tamworth will celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday making it a right Royal knees up.


Customers at Tamworth Co-op stores help fund community groups 

30 Apr

KIND-HEARTED customers at two Tamworth Co-op stores have helped raise much-needed cash for community groups.


Anti-islamic public assembly announced in Burton 

29 Apr

POLICE Officers in East Staffordshire are keen to reassure people concerned about a planned assembly and procession in Burton which is organised by a Tamworth woman.


Police urge caution over doorstep deals 

29 Apr

POLICE have today warned residents to be on their guard when arranging to meet people they do business with online.


Glascote Social Club handed over to members by Aldi in Tamworth 

29 Apr

ALDI has handed over the new home of the Glascote Social Club to excited club members.


Family’s anger after items stolen from baby’s grave in Tamworth 

29 Apr

SICK thieves are believed to have targeted the Tamworth grave of a baby boy before devastated relatives marked the anniversary of his death.


Massive Tamworth developments will bring 600 new homes to town 

29 Apr

TWO large-scale developments that will bring more than 600 new homes to Tamworth have been given the final seal of approval.


Did you witness serious collision? 

28 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a road traffic collision last week.


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Sport »

Brackley Town stay up as Lambs end season with defeat 

30 Apr

Brackley Town 1 Tamworth 0 Tamworth's season ended in defeat as Brackley secured their National North status on a dramatic final day.


Aston Villa line up move for former Tamworth FC youth star 

29 Apr

Former Tamworth youth sensation Kane Hemmings is reportedly a target for Championship-bound Aston Villa.


Kidsgrove Athletic – 1 v 4 – Rushall Olympic 

29 Apr

Wednesday 27th April 2016 saw the 124th Senior Challenge Cup Final take place when Rushall Olympic claimed their second title in three years as they saw off Kidsgrove Athletic in a 4 v 1 victory at Port Vale.


Haywood hails Hereford FC as they secure Premier crown 

29 Apr

COLESHILL Town coach Dave Haywood says Hereford are worthy Midland Premier champions but admitted he is gutted his side won't be heading to Edgar Street again next season.


Tamworth CC prepare to get their season underway 

29 Apr

BEN Maddox believes that his Tamworth CC side are looking stronger than last season but hasn't set any specific target for his side just yet, writes Scott Smith.


Statement: Walsall Senior Cup Final 

29 Apr

The Staffordshire FA can confirm that the Walsall Senior Cup Final between Lichfield City and Rushall Olympic will now take place at Chasetown FC on Monday 9th May 2016.


Tamworth FC secure defensive duo on fresh deals 

29 Apr

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell has been handed a double boost after tying Andy Burns and Steve Tomassen to new deals.


Tamworth RFC under-16s clinch Staffs Bowl crown 

29 Apr

TAMWORTH UNDER-16s 28 WILLENHALL 27TAMWORTH RFC under-16s rounded off a good season with a one-point victory over Willenhall in the Staffs Bowl final.


Tamworth FC’s motivation is still high for finale 

28 Apr

TAMWORTH'S play-off dream may be over but Andy Morrell is determined to end the campaign with a flourish even though he could relegate someone he respects.


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Beware of Bogus Ad Sellers 

27 Apr

Staffordshire Police are warning business owners across Staffordshire to be on their guard against bogus advertising sellers.


PHE Urges Parents to Vaccinate against Measles, Mumps and Rubella 

26 Apr

Public Health England (PHE) experts are calling for all parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the vaccine is offered, or for them to take it up now if they didn’t have it at the scheduled time.


Attempted Burglary in Castlehall, Tamworth 

26 Apr

Staffordshire Police are warning the residents of Glascote, Tamworth to be alert after unknown offenders tried the break into a secured detached garage in Castlehall.


Positively Puppets – The Show 

24 Apr

As our recent Positively Puppets course was so well received by the families involved, we decided that wed put on a show of all the stories that the children had developed.


Police Report Burglary in Fazeley 

22 Apr

Staffordshire Police have reported an incident overnight on 21/4 unknown offenders have approached a property in Reindeer Road, Fazeley and smashed the front door handle by unknown means to gain entry into the property.


Prostate Awareness Dangerously Low in British Men 

22 Apr

Prostate Cancer UK has said British men are dangerously ignorant of the prostate gland.


Warning to Residents to be Alert to Distraction Burglaries 

22 Apr

Police are warning residents to remain alert after an increase in reports of bogus official burglaries, which are also known as conmen or distraction burglaries.


New Powers to Tackle Boy Racers and Car Cruisers Approved 

22 Apr

Tough new measures to combat the minority of anti-social drivers who use Tamworth’s roads, car parks and open spaces as racetracks will come into force from May 1, after Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier Safer Scrutiny Committee approved them.


British Troops Wish The Queen a Happy 90th Birthday 

21 Apr

Not even a major military exercise could stop the Royal Navy, Army and the Royal Air Force from wishing The Queen a Happy 90th Birthday .


Celebrate St George’s Day at Tamworth’s Castle Grounds on Saturday 

21 Apr

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Excitement is growing for this year’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in Tamworth’s Castle Grounds complete with a medieval joust and an interactive dragon puppet.


England’s Councils to Get New Powers to Tear Down Pointless Road Signs 

17 Apr

New powers to tear down pointless road signs that are an eyesore and distract drivers will be given to councils from Friday 22 April 2016.


Tamworth to Host Events to Mark the first Staffordshire Day 

14 Apr

Tamworth will be doing its bit for the first-ever Staffordshire Day, with two side-splitting roadshows from the world’s funniest clown.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Saturday 30 April 2016 

30 Apr

Easter Season Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922 Psalm 146 Alleluia.


Mixing it up 

30 Apr

 It's been a week of messing about with different techniques to capture a few record shots of the local wildlife that I've been lucky enough to point a camera at.


Dog grooming transformations ! 

29 Apr

Teddy and Beans showing off their 'before and afters...


Morning Prayer – Friday 29 April 2016 

29 Apr

Easter Season Catherine of Siena, Teacher of the Faith, 1380 [Lesser Festival] Psalm 138 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise to you.


‘Trials’ is Editor’s Choice 

28 Apr

cross country My short story Trials, which concerns the daily life of a struggling games teacher Mr Hartshorne, is the Editor’s Choice on Platform for Prose.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 28 April 2016 

28 Apr

Easter Season Peter Chanel, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841 Psalm 57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; In the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until the storm of destruction has passed ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 27 April 2016 

27 Apr

Easter Season Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894 Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 26 April 2016 

26 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 19 The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.


Benjy the Beagle – Sandwich Stealer Extraordinaire! 

26 Apr

Benjy, a regular at Mutleys, looking glam this week...


Can’t make it to church – 24th April 2016 

25 Apr

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Morning Prayer – Monday 25 April 2016 

25 Apr

Easter Season Mark the Evangelist Psalm 37.23-41 When your steps are guided by the Lord and you delight in his way, though you stumble, you shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds you fast by the hand.


Eddie the Westie Groomed by Shauna 

25 Apr

Eddie is a totally charming Westie...


Birthday Boy! (dogs love parties too) 

24 Apr

Birthday Boy Kaiser greeting his Mum - ready to go and see all his brothers and sisters for a party! We made sure he had a 'Birthday Boy' collar bow to wear on his bandana...


Catching up with Migrant birds 

22 Apr

Friday 22nd April 2016 Walks round Mancetter and Caldecote have been a bit on the quiet side Yellow wagtail at Caldecote was the only new arrival seen locally.


It’s all in the Mix – New Bridesmaids dresses coming soon! 

22 Apr

Mix Match Bridesmaids Dresses from Watters coming soon to Cicily Bridal.


Puppy Grooming 

22 Apr

Puppy's very first pamper has to be fun! We like to start our babies from the age of about 12 weeks, as soon as they have had their complete puppy vaccination course they can come in and see us to say hello and book their baby pamper session.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 April 2016 

22 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 33 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, for it is good for the just to sing praises.


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Business news »

Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.


Drayton Manor Park creates 450 seasonal jobs 

13 Apr

DRAYTON Manor Park has appointed more than 450 jobs in its latest seasonal recruitment drive.


Drayton Manor Theme Park draws up plans for 40 new holiday lodges 

12 Apr

Plans have been drawn up for 40 new “holiday lodges” at Drayton Manor Theme Park.


Transport leaders hold talks with M6 Toll operator of the road’s emergency use 

23 Mar

TRANSPORT leaders have held talks with the operator of the M6 Toll over ways of making better use of the regions motorway network.


Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...


American manufacturer bolts on Tamworth company 

25 Feb

TAMWORTH welding firm Prospot has been bought by American manufacturing group Manufacturing Technology Inc (MTI).


VIDEO: M6 Toll driver clocked doing almost 150mph during police pursuit 

19 Feb

A DRIVER who tried to outrun police in a near 150mph chase along the M6 Toll has narrowly avoided jail.


M6 Toll must be integral part of the UK’s motorway network say business leaders 

12 Feb

THE M6 Toll must become an integral part of the UKs motorway network, business leaders in Greater Birmingham have said.


M6 Toll up for sale for £2 billion 

12 Feb

Pay-as-you-drive route has failed to attract enough drivers since 2003 opening...


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Get ready to have a laugh this weekend as part of Staffordshire Day celebrations 

27 Apr

Tamworth is doing its bit for the first-ever Staffordshire Day – with two side-splitting roadshows from the world’s funniest clown.


Cubs join in as Tamworth prepares to bloom 

25 Apr

Be Prepared to Bloom is the theme for this year’s Tamworth in Bloom campaign – as the borough joins up with the Cubs to help them celebrate their 100th anniversary.


New powers to tackle boy racers and car cruisers approved 

25 Apr

Tough new measures to combat the minority of anti-social drivers who use Tamworth’s roads, car parks and open spaces as racetracks will come into force from May 1, after they were approved by Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier & Safer...


Get set for biggest-ever St George’s Day event 

20 Apr

Excitement is building with just a few days to go until Tamworth’s St George’s Day extravaganza returns to the Castle Grounds for another jam-packed day of medieval-themed fun for the whole family.


Record numbers of rare flowers at beauty spot 

20 Apr

A series of hands-on wildlife events which gave nature lovers the opportunity to help to count the number of rare flowers growing at Tamworth’s ‘jewel in the crown’ Local Nature Reserve was a big success – with a record number of snake’s ...


Another chance to get your dog microchipped for £5 

18 Apr

A day-long event to give dog owners the chance to get their pets microchipped for just £5 was a huge success, with 90 dogs being chipped.


Saxon stones take pride of place on ancient Ladybridge 

15 Apr

The six hand-carved flagstones celebrating Tamworth’s rich Saxon heritage are now in place along the length of the historic Ladybridge.


Temporary Agency Staff 

15 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to R Daroch on 15 April 2016 .


Scanned AP Invoices 

12 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Mr.


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Safety Town returns to Tamworth 

27 Apr

Hundreds of Tamworth pupils will learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a joint initiative.


Air cadets mark anniversary with fire service visit 

8 Apr

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Air Cadets and the Tamworth squadron celebrated the occasion with a visit to Tamworth Community Fire Station on April 7.


E-cigarette explosion sparks fire service warning 

26 Feb

Firefighters are issuing a warning to e-cigarette users after a man from Tamworth was left with second and third degree burns when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.


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.


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