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Cannabis plants seized from Tamworth home in drugs raid 

27 Jul

POLICE seized cannabis plants from a home during a drugs raid in Tamworth.


A "bad dream" is how the family of Tamworth’s Charlie… 

27 Jul

EMPTY, sad and devastated is how a Tamworth family feel after their outstanding, friendly and lovely five-year-old son died tragically over the weekend.


Bolehall shed broken in to 

27 Jul

There has been a shed broken into at a property on Glascote Road in Bolehill.


Be on your guard after trio of weekend crimes in Wilnecote 

27 Jul

Three incidents of concern have been reported to police over the weekend in the Wilnecote area.


Over 300 knives surrendered to Staffordshire Police in Knife Amnesty 

27 Jul

SWORDS, machetes and cut-throughs razors – over 300 knives have been surrendered to Staffordshire police as part of their knife amnesty.


New child abuse campaign launched by Police 

27 Jul

‘Child abuse.


Summer of fun kicks off with free Games in the Park sessions 

27 Jul

A SUMMER of fun and games kicks off at the weekend with the first in a weekly series of free Games in the Park events taking place in Tamworth Castle Grounds during the school holidays.


BLAST OFF! Space launched this week! 

27 Jul

SPACE 2016 lifted off this week with hundreds of summer holiday activities on offer for youngsters across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.


Tamworth band to hold gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack… 

27 Jul

AN 80s Tamworth band will be holding their next gig in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim Sue Davey.


Football match in honour of the Teenage Cancer Trust 

26 Jul

THE family of a Tamworth man who has suffered with cancer twice in three years have organised a special football match in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.


Two arrested following spate of burglaries in Tamworth 

26 Jul

TWO people have been arrested in connection with burglaries in the Tamworth area over the past month.


Water park offers condolences to Tamworth’s Charlie Dunn 

26 Jul

STAFF at Bosworth Water Park have passed on their condolences to the family of a Tamworth five-year-old boy who drowned at the Leicestershire beauty spot over the weekend.


Staff at Oakhill Primary pay tribute to ‘cheeky Charlie’ after… 

25 Jul

THE headteacher and staff at Oakhill Primary School have paid tribute to a five-year-old pupil who tragically died at the weekend.


Police appeal after burglary at property in Stonydelph 

25 Jul

POLICE were called to Tamworth over the weekend after a property was burgled, with various valuables stolen.


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Sport »

Tigers storm clear at head of table as Shifnal slip up 

27 Jul

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (207-9) lost to TAMWORTH CC FIRST XI (210-7) by three wicketsTAMWORTH moved 21 points clear at the top of the table after their win over Stratford and Shifnal Cc's unexpected four-wicket defeat to Penkridge.


Former West Brom midfielder can make an impact with Lambs 

27 Jul

ANDY Morrell says under-21s midfielder Ryan Pace could make an impression with the first team this season.


Consistent Andy is on course for shot at Ryder Cup glory 

26 Jul

ANDY Sullivan maybe avoiding too much indulgent talk about the Ryder Cup but the golfing star's form is on course to send him to the biennial extravaganza.


Respect Sanctions and Disciplinary action on Clubs 

26 Jul

We would like to make Clubs and Teams aware of the RESPECT Sanctions and Disciplinary Action on clubs for Misconduct by their players which will continue throughout the 2016/17 season.


Referee Development Evening 

26 Jul

Monday 22nd August will see us host a Referee Development Evening at Brocton FC for any Staffordshire FA Registered Referee.


Aston Villa cancel pre-season friendly at Chasetown FC 

26 Jul

Aston Villa FC say their friendly with Chasetown FC has been cancelled.


Tamworth FC complete deal for former Wrexham AFC winger 

26 Jul

Tamworth FC have completed the signing of former Mansfield and Wrexham winger Louis Briscoe.


Frustration for Andy and co as Aston Villa clash is postponed 

25 Jul

Tamworth's pre-season clash with Aston Villa, due to take place on Wednesday night, has been postponed.


Newcastle Borough Council Sports Coaching Vacancies 

22 Jul

Newcastle Borough Council currently have a number of Sports Coaching vacancies available.


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Comment »

Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Brain Death 

27 Jul

A drug appears to slow the brain’s death and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows.


More Than 6,000 Reports of Hate Crime since Brexit Vote 

26 Jul

Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP Britain’s new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP,  has announced plans to tackle hate crime in England and Wales.


A5 Mile Oak Exit Slip Road to Close on Friday Night 

26 Jul

Highways England have announced the eastbound slip road of the A5 at Mile Oak will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Friday 29 July for barrier repairs.


Star Wars Producers Plead Guilty over Harrison Ford’s Broken Leg 

26 Jul

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Congratulations to Lakeside Primary 

24 Jul

Huge congratulations to all the staff at Lakeside Primary School , Glascote for gaining Enhanced Dyslexia Friendly Status in March of this year.


Business People Wanted for Safer Neighbourhood Panels 

23 Jul

Business people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being offered the chance to play a pivotal role in local policing in their community.


Wigginton Park hoping to take Gold in Regional in Bloom Competition 

23 Jul

One of Tamworth’s best-loved parks is hoping to claim gold in a brand-new Heart of England in Bloom category.


New Gorilla Glass helps Prevent Phone Smashes 

23 Jul

Dropping your smartphone when taking a selfie could soon be less risky, says specialist glass maker Corning.


A38(M) Aston Expressway and M6 Junction 6 Closed this Weekend 

23 Jul

Commuters and shoppers heading to central Birmingham this weekend may face delays, as the A38(M) Aston Expressway and M6 junction 6 are closed for repairs and will not reopen until 6am on Monday.


Be Sensible and Use Common Sense: Pokémon Go Advice from Staffordshire Police 

23 Jul

People in Staffordshire are being warned to stay safe and take steps to protect their personal data when playing Pokémon Go, the latest online gaming craze.


2016 Midland Media Awards launched 

18 Jul

HSBC will be headline sponsor for prestige honours.


UK Offered Brexit Free Trade Deal with Australia 

17 Jul

Australia has called for a free trade deal with Britain following its exit from the European Union.


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Features »

Introducing Florence Shoes 

27 Jul

Shoetopia (noun) – a higher place where we are all taken when we find the perfect pair of shoes! This afternoon on Cicily Life we wanted to immerse ourselves in our passion, some might call addiction to SHOES! It’s so easy to love shoes.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 27 July 2016 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 [Commemoration] Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 26 July 2016 

26 Jul

Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Lesser Festival] Psalm 48 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 25 July 2016 

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 – Saturday, 23 July 2016 

23 Jul

Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 Psalm 41 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.


Visits to Draycote Water and Brandon Marsh 

22 Jul

20th July 2016 It finally came together at Draycote Water this week.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 July 2016 

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.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 21 July 2016 

21 Jul

Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


Week’s round-up 

20 Jul

Wednesday 13th July 2016 A few images from the week's wanderings.


Cicily Inspo – Boho Brights 

20 Jul

Summer and festivals go hand-in-hand.


Middleton Lakes RSPB 

20 Jul

Wednesday 20th July 2016 A few images from a trip to Middleton Lakes RSPB yesterday.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 20 July 2016 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


A Perfect Day in the Country – Shropshire 

19 Jul

A piece I wrote about a perfect day in Shropshire View of Shropshire countryside from Hawkstone Park The sun sparkles on the Severn.


I Chose Cicily Bridal – Real Bride Laura 

19 Jul

Here’s another of our “I Chose Cicily” blog’s, with the lovely Laura sharing her real bride story.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 19 July 2016 

19 Jul

Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.394 and c.379 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


Review of Sitting Ducks 

18 Jul

Potteries author Lisa Blower My review of Lisa Blower’s Stoke-on-Trent-based novel Sitting Ducks has been published on Structo literary magazine’s website here.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 18 July 2016 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 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 ...


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Business news »

Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.


Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...


Care centre expands after new funding deal 

13 Jun

A STAFFORDSHIRE care centre specialising in support for elderly people has expanded following a new funding deal.


BREAKING NEWS: £80m motor dealership acquired in JLR-inspired deal 

9 Jun

AN £80m-turnover motor dealership in the West Midlands has been acquired in a major deal.


Tamworth town centre gateway scheme enters new phase 

6 Jun

PEOPLE in Tamworth are being asked for their views on plans to improve the gateway areas between the railway station and the town centre.


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood businesses to take part in free photoshoot 

26 May

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a free photoshoot to help boost trade across the region.


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.


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LocalGov »

Tamworth Voices wow the crowds in Castle Grounds 

27 Jul

Tamworth Voices choir drew a large crows at the weekend as they entertained audiences on a sunny afternoon in the Castle Grounds.


Wigginton Park goes for In Bloom gold 

25 Jul

One of Tamworth’s best-loved parks is hoping to claim gold in a brand-new Heart of England in Bloom category.


Popular pigs are here to stay 

22 Jul

Tamworth’s herd of replica pigs has been such a hit with residents and visitors that it has been decided to leave the perfect porkers in place until they reach the end of their natural life span.


Sign up now to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 

22 Jul

It’s time to sign up for a walk in which men and women of Tamworth are being encouraged to pull on high heels and walk a mile to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.


Two weeks left to enter In Bloom competitions 

18 Jul

If you’re planning to enter our Tamworth in Bloom competitions for green-fingered gardeners or pub landlords, there’s now just two weeks left before entries close.


Operation TARPA targets underage drinking 

18 Jul

A hard-hitting operation aimed at tackling underage drinking and helping young school leavers to enjoy themselves in safety is taking to the streets of Tamworth for the sixth year this summer.


On pavement at rear or 73 Carlcroft, 17th July 

17 Jul

The fridge/freezer has been left outside the rear of 73/74 Carcroft and has been there for at least a week.


Are you eligible for free energy measures? 

15 Jul

You could be eligible for a government scheme which offers full grants for central heating systems, new boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation.


Bullying in Tamworth Borough Council 

14 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Yabootoyou on 14 July 2016 .


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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.


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.


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    Looking from Tamworth Road Bridge down the Coventry Canal in Tamworth, Staffordshire.


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