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CCTV at Tamworth housing association will ‘cut down crime’ 

28 Aug

CCTV has been installed at a Tamworth housing association to cut down on crime.


New-look Tamworth Civic Society aims for strong voice on issues… 

28 Aug

TAMWORTH'S Civic Society is to be resurrected and is on the lookout for new members in a bid to provide a 'voice for the community' over future developments in both the town and surrounding villages.


Tamworth Library’s weekday opening hours could be reduced 

28 Aug

TAMWORTH Library's opening hours could be reduced as part of an ongoing consultation.


Burglar forces way into Tamworth home before snatching Xbox 360 

28 Aug

POLICE are warning Tamworth residents after a burglar forced their way into a home before snatching a games console.


Key stage 2 successes for Staffordshire pupils 

27 Aug

PRIMARY school children in Staffordshire have yet again made improvements at Key Stage 2, with initial results showing an increase in reading, writing and maths.


Take extra care on rural roads during harvest season 

27 Aug

The Safer Roads Partnership are warning motorists of the dangers that may be present at this time of year as farmers are using the roads more when harvesting and moving their produce.


Image released of wanted man from Nuneaton 

27 Aug

Warwickshire Police are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted on recall to prison, after breaching his licence conditions.


Haunton care home residents delighted with letter from The Queen 

27 Aug

A CARE home in a village near Tamworth received a pleasant letter through the post from Her Royal Majesty.


Ex-Coleshill salesman ordered to pay nearly £10,000 after… 

27 Aug

A SALESMAN cheated his North Warwickshire employers out of almost 10,000 by selling two forklift trucks and keeping most of the money for himself.


Memorial event for Tamworth man who lost battle with cancer days… 

27 Aug

FRIENDS and family of a popular Tamworth man who lost his battle with cancer just 10 days after his marriage will host a second charity fun day in his memory.


Determined Tamworth dad tackles his first IronMan trial 

27 Aug

THERE are only a handful of reasons why most people would drag themselves out of the comfort of their bed at 4am.


Brave Tamworth boy battles back to health after stair fall 

27 Aug

A BRAVE Tamworth boy is fighting back to health after suffering a bleed on the brain.


Police issue stern warning to Tamworth teens about ‘obscene’… 

27 Aug

TAMWORTH police have issued a stern warning to local teenagers about cyber-bullying after a host of obscene and defamatory statements were made through an anonymous Twitter account.


New exit on Tamworth retail park is opened early 

27 Aug

WORK to complete a third exit from Ventura Park has been completed ahead of schedule.


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Tamworth FC: Newton believes Lambs are yet to reach their very… 

28 Aug

DANNY Newton says he can't wait to sample the local rivalry as Tamworth face a massive derby with his former club Nuneaton on Saturday.


Tamworth’s Maddox is happy to be the underdog against Sutton CC 

28 Aug

BEN Maddox believes that his Tamworth team can go into this weekend's game with Sutton Coldfield with no fear, writes Scott Smith.


Casey’s Hereford FC heroes switch focus to FA Cup 

28 Aug

COLESHILL Town manager Paul Casey believes that his side have nothing to lose this weekend as they continue their FA Cup journey with a trip to Stafford Rangers.


Tamworth FC defender Dan is enjoying his unbeaten run and is… 

28 Aug

DAN Preston hasn't tasted defeat in a long while and the Tamworth central defender is determined that his unbeaten run won't end anytime soon.


Bookies have Tamworth FC as favourites for Nuneaton clash 

27 Aug

Unbeaten in their opening five fixtures, Tamworth have made an impressive start to the campaign but they face a huge test of their promotion mettle this weekend as they welcome second-placed Nuneaton to the Lamb.


One lucky fan can become a Tamworth FC player 

27 Aug

A LUCKY Tamworth FC fan will have the chance to line-up alongside their Lambs heroes thanks to an idea by manager Andy Morrell.


Tamworth FC’s Belshaw: ‘Let’s win derby showdown for our … 

27 Aug

KEEPER James Belshaw is determined for the Lambs to come out on top in the massive Tamworth v Nuneaton derby showdown on Saturday, saying: 'Let's win it for the fans'.


Lambs boss Morrell is ready for Nuneaton Town challenge 

27 Aug

LAMBS boss Andy Morrell says he can't wait for his side's massive derby clash with Nuneaton Town this weekend and believes both sides deserve credit for their current form.


Lambs Fowler wants players to win tight clashes 

27 Aug

MIKE Fowler says that Tamworth's point at Harrogate was a good one but he is still demanding more from the players.


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Haunton care home residents delighted with letter from The Queen 

27 Aug

A CARE home in a village near Tamworth received a pleasant letter through the post from Her Royal Majesty.


Attempted Burglary in Tamworth Foiled by Anti-Snap Locks 

17 Aug

An unknown offender has attempted to enter a property in Chapelon, Glascote, Tamworth via the rear door of the premises using an unidentified implement causing damage to the UPVC door.


Diabetes Up by 60% in Last Decade 

17 Aug

The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns.


Christopher Pincher Attends World War Two Weekend Commemorations 

17 Aug

Christopher Pincher MP lays a wreath of remembrance Tamworth Fazeley’s MP, Christopher Pincher, attended both the VJ Day Commemoration at Fazeley and the Colin Grazier memorial in Two Gates over the weekend.


Fazeley Remembers VJ Day 70 Years On 

17 Aug

Fazeley came together on Saturday to remember the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and pay tribute to those who fought and died in World War 2.


Prost! Enjoy Beer and Sausage German-style at Oktoberfest 

17 Aug

Beer, sausage and schnitzel will be available German-style when Oktoberfest returns to Tamworth Assembly Rooms this year as part of the annual Tamworth Beer Festival.


Diabetes Uses 10% of NHS Drugs Bill 

12 Aug

Diabetes now accounts for 10% of the NHS drugs bill in England, according to official figures.


Amington Recreation Ground Arson 

12 Aug

Amington Recreation Ground, the scene of the arson attack Two pieces of play equipment at Amington Recreation Ground were set on fire some time overnight on Tuesday August 11.


Tamworth’s MP Welcomes Latest Jobs News 

12 Aug

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, this week welcomed news that annual unemployment in Tamworth has fallen yet again.


Tamworth Partnership Pledges Zero Tolerance on Motorbike Nuisance 

11 Aug

Tough action is being taken to crack down on nuisance motorbikes throughout Tamworth; with the Community Safety Partnership promising that any bikes found being ridden illegally will be seized and crushed.


Dennis Waterman Pays Tribute to George Cole 

6 Aug

Dennis Waterman has paid tribute to his friend and Minder star George Cole, who died today aged 90.


Tamworth and Lichfield Politicians to Meet Local Businesses 

6 Aug

Drayton Manor hotel will host the event on 18th September 2015 A new event being hosted by Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council has been launched to help local businesses grow.


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Morning Prayer – 28 August 2015 

28 Aug

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430 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 – 27 August 2015 

27 Aug

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death … 

26 Aug

Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death.


Morning Prayer – 26 August 2015 

26 Aug

Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


… because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to #smile about 

25 Aug

This life is what you make it.


Blog Post: Welly weather!!?? 

24 Aug

It’s nice to see our nice new footpaths coming into their own with this wet weather; you actually don’t need wellies to get round to the Lookout.


I believe in the future, for I have seen yesterday, and I’m still alive 

24 Aug

I am clumsy, drop glasses and drink too much coffee on Monday afternoons.


Morning Prayer – 24 August 2015 

24 Aug

Bartholomew the Apostle Psalm 86 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and in misery.


Ashley Madison’s 40 million registered users – do they really deserve sympathy? 

24 Aug

An adulterer is a man who has sexual intercourse with a woman he is not married to, either a married woman or one who is engaged to be married.


UFO/Cloud, north Wales 

23 Aug

OK, I know (and its form is already changing) but this shows how clouds take on strange shapes and fire the imagination….


#charity @LauraWitjens friend Sam Lenselink #fundraising for @macmillancancer 

23 Aug

A week before his 17th birthday one of Laura Witjens son’s friends was diagnosed with an aggressive neuroendocrine cancer.


Can’t make it to church? 23 August 2015 

23 Aug

Here we are pounding our way through the year with a new term approaching and the Summer holidays already beginning, like the tan, to fade.


Queen Elizabeth @BritishMonarchy becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch after serving 63yrs 

23 Aug

After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other ageing European crowned heads have done, in favour of her son, Charles.


The hunt for a new walk about camera 

23 Aug

I have for the last few years used a Canon SX40 Bridge camera as my main walk about camera when out birding.


Tenzin the Tibetan Terrier, Groomed by Kelly 

23 Aug

I have left a review previously but I'd just like to reiterate what I said and let you know we are so happy with the service provided at Mutleys! Please let Kelly know she did a fantastic job with Tenzin.


Evangelism: It’s about more than instilling fear or false hope. 

22 Aug

Had a very strange conversation with someone today regarding what being a Christian is all about.


Men in uniform wanted for ‘Dames on the Run’ charity event 

22 Aug

Dames on the Run’ is the children hospice’s brand new flagship event for 2015, and the charity wants to recruit men from a wide range of backgrounds who are prepared to go all out by throwing off their inhibitions, (along with their trousers), ...


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Go-ahead for giant housing scheme on old golf course 

5 Aug

Green light for proposals for new homes on the 60-hectare former Tamworth golf course could help with a housing shortage in the region ...


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

DEVELOPER St.


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...


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LocalGov »

Put your bins out as normal on Bank Holiday Monday 

26 Aug

Bin collections will take place as normal on August Bank Holiday Monday.


Parking on newly landscaped Ladybridge,and adjoining road side, 22nd August 

22 Aug

On Bonehill road there has always been double yellow lines so no parking.


Fridge freezer dumped, 22nd August 

22 Aug

Fridge freezer dumped on pavement (from No 3 Durham Close) 19/8/15 danger to traffic and children.


Glorious garden scoops In Bloom title 

19 Aug

Judges in this year’s Tamworth in Bloom competition had a tough task on their hands, when a record number of gardeners entered the competition.


Parking On A Turning Point, 19th August 

19 Aug

Within our cul-de-sac there is a turning area.


Storytelling sessions at Tamworth Castle this Bank Holiday 

18 Aug

Youngsters will be transported back to the days old when knights were bold at a number of storytelling sessions being held at Tamworth Castle this Bank Holiday Monday.


Countdown to We Love Tamworth this weekend 

18 Aug

There are now just a few days to go until the We Love Tamworth extravaganza takes over the Castle Grounds on Saturday, with a day packed full of fun activities for the whole family.


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215 

17 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Peter C.


Old car tyre dumped, 16th August 

16 Aug

Old car tyre dumped in Madrona by wall next to 61 Madrona again!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Arterial, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...


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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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