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WW1 fundraising concert will feature new song for Tamworth  

28 Sep

CHOIRS, performers and a poet from the Tamworth area will be coming together to stage a special fundraising memorial concert in St Editha’s Church to mark the centenary of World War One.


Motorcyclist airlifted following Tamworth collision 

28 Sep

A COLLISION between a motorbike and a car left one man needing a flight in an air ambulance yesterday.


Second arrest after violent assault 

28 Sep

POLICE have stated that they have now made a second arrest in relation to a violent attack on a 13-year-old girl in Amington.


Chances to win as Macmillan Coffee Morning returns to Ankerside  

28 Sep

PEOPLE from across Tamworth are in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes whilst donating to charity, as Macmillan Coffee Morning returns to Ankerside Shopping Centre on 1 October, starting at 11am until 4pm.


Police arrest violent attacker from viral video 

28 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE police have confirmed that an arrest has been made in relation to an assault which occurred in Amington on Monday, 26 September.


Further arrest made in relation to brutal attack on Tamworth… 

28 Sep

POLICE have confirmed that another person has been arrested in relation to the sickening viral video of a Tamworth schoolgirl being attacked.


Jack-knifed lorry spills 100 litres of diesel on A5 near Tamworth 

28 Sep

MOTORISTS are being warned of delays after a lorry jack-knifed and spilled around 100 litres of diesel on the carriageway near Tamworth today (Wednesday, September 28).


Cash help for voluntary groups 

28 Sep

VOLUNTARY groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of £2,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.


Tamworth dad dies in tragic incident at car factory 

28 Sep

The victim of a tragic accident at a Jaguar Land Rover plant was a young father from Tamworth, it has been revealed.


Girl arrested after 13-year-old girl assaulted on video in… 

28 Sep

A 15-YEAR-OLD has been arrested in connection after 13-year-old girl was assaulted on Monday.


Tamworth schoolgirl arrested after Landau Forte Academy Amington… 

28 Sep

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the assault of a girl in Amington, Tamworth.


Motorcyclist airlifted after Wilnecote collision 

28 Sep

A COLLISION between a motorcycle and a car in Tamworth resulted in a man being airlifted to hospital.


Police investigating Amington assault video 

27 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have confirmed that officers from are investigating after a  13-year-old girl was assaulted in Amington, yesterday afternoon.


Police set to interview viral video suspect after Tamworth… 

27 Sep

OFFICERS have identified a suspect they wish to interview after footage of a Tamworth schoolgirl being brutally beaten went viral on social media.


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Sport »

Wigan Athletic striker can become a Premier League star, says… 

28 Sep

FORMER Lamb Kaiyne Woolery has all the attributes to make it as a Premier League player, claims the manager who bought him to Tamworth FC.


Coleshill Town: Casey hails keeper Hathaway as ‘one of the best… 

28 Sep

COLESHILL Town keeper Paul Hathaway has been described as one of the best in the league after a stunning save secured all three points for his side last weekend.


New 7 a Side Football League at Staffordshire University 

28 Sep

Tuesday 4th October will see the introduction of a NEW 7 a-side League at Staffordshire University.


Tamworth RFC’s new girls section play first-ever game 

28 Sep

RUGBY: The new girls section of Tamworth Rugby Club played their first-ever game against Worcester on Sunday.


Burntwood RUFC XV beaten by Tamworth 

27 Sep

An entertaining contest, which swung both ways, was finally decided in the final quarter when Tamworth pulled clear with three tries against Burntwood RUFC.


Watch England Under-21s at Walsall for just £1 a ticket 

27 Sep

Fans wanting to cheer on England’s Under-21s against Bosnia & Herzegovina next month can now do so for just £1.


Tamworth FC: Jones debut delight, Tomassen axed from side 

26 Sep

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell was pleased with the debut of former Shrewsbury Town defender Luke Jones as the Lambs drew 1-1 with FC United of Manchester.


Tamworth FC: Morrell takes positives from FC United of… 

26 Sep

ANDY Morrell says the Lambs must take the positives from their 1-1 home draw with FC United - even if he was disappointed to be pegged back from a winning position.


Grab discounted tickets to Stoke City’s game vs Sunderland 

26 Sep

Stoke City Football Club are working alongside Staffordshire FA to promote The FA's RESPECT Scheme at their upcoming Premier League game against Sunderland AFC.


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Comment »

Tamworth Sees Business Boom 

26 Sep

Christopher yesterday welcomed figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has risen by 184,000 since 2010.


I was a teenage freedom fighter – secret past of Tamworth… 

22 Sep

Gyorgy, at 14 years of age, was forced to flee his native Hungary after the failure of an uprising against its communist rulers.


New Castle Grounds Community Hub Open to All 

21 Sep

A new community hub offering fun activities for all ages, as well as helpful advice and support in a range of areas, has opened its doors in Tamworth’s Castle Grounds.


Staffordshire Leads the Way in Westminster Dog of the Year 

16 Sep

A Staffordshire bull terrier last week won the 'paw-blic' vote and was crowned pooch of the people at the Westminster Dog of the Year.


Chris Wears it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness 

15 Sep

Chris this week showed his support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging Tamworth constituents to take part in the United Kingdom's biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink , on Friday 21 October.


Green Party says argument behind Lichfield electoral boundary changes does not add up 

14 Sep

The Green Party say the argument for moving Whittington and Streethay into the Tamworth constituency does not stack up.


MP urges Lichfield residents to have their say on plans to move Streethay and Whittington into Tamworth constituency 

14 Sep

An MP has urged people in Lichfield to have their say if they disagree with plans to change costituency boundaries.


Chris Helps Raise Awareness for World Sepsis Day 

14 Sep

Chris yesterday attended a reception in Parliament to show his support for efforts to tackle the relatively unknown illness sepsis, which claims the lives of 44,000 people every year in the UK.


Lichfield MP criticises “nonsense” plan to switch Whittington and Streethay into Tamworth constituency 

13 Sep

Plans to move Streethay and Whittington into the Tamworth constituency have been branded “nonsense” by Lichfield’s MP.


Boundary commission proposals could see residents in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth MP 

13 Sep

Parts of Lichfield could be moved into the Tamworth constituency if plans to change boundaries get the go-ahead.


Chris Launches Shuttington Old Boys Charity Canoe 

13 Sep

Today Chris launched a hand-built canoe by the Shuttington Old Boys to raise money for three charities.


Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors Tomorrow 

9 Sep

Mercian wards three Borough Councillors.


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Features »

UK (lack of) health care 

28 Sep

Having been admitted to hospital for something potentially extremely serious the patient found themself discharged with a bottle of opioids and a letter to their GP saying that the patient needs an MRI scan but they (the hospital) can't afford to do ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 28 September 2016 

28 Sep

Ember Day Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.


Sandwich Tern at Draycote Water 

27 Sep

Tuesday 27th September 2016 Started the day at Brandon Marsh, which was very quiet with all the hides deserted.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 27 September 2016 

27 Sep

Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660 Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


Local walks 

25 Sep

Sunday 25th Sept.


Can’t make it to church – 25 September 2016 

25 Sep

I’m going to move away from my usual practice of bringing all three readings into the sermon and keep on the one major thread of money, God and us and as we begin with thew Gospel there’s a bit of stand up comedian routine that beckons us to grab...


Morning Prayer – Monday 26 September 2016 

25 Sep

Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.


Birding around Warwickshire 

24 Sep

Friday 23rd September 2016 A few images from today's birding at Draycote Water, Alvecote pools and a couple of local sites.


Wedding Metallics – To Shine Or Not To Shine 

23 Sep

I have recently decided to have a clear-out of my wardrobe.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 September 2016 

22 Sep

Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


What is ‘De-shedding’ all about? 

22 Sep

Huskies are particularly heavy moulters! A couple of people this week have asked me about the de-shedding treatment that we offer and what it involves.


Brandon Marsh and Draycote Water 

21 Sep

21st September 2016 First stop Brandon Marsh.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 September 2016 

21 Sep

Psalm 49 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all you that dwell in the world, You of low or high degree, both rich and poor together.


Visits to Draycote Water and Alvecote pools 

20 Sep

Monday 19th September 2016 A grey day and a grey bird.


Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 – And 10 dog portraits by Sue! 

20 Sep

I painted ten oil paintings for the Summer Exhibition this year and I decided to exhibit all dog portraits as I usually do.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 September 2016 

20 Sep

John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871 Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


Dog groomer portfolios have been added 

19 Sep

I have added a new page on our Mutley Makeovers website (Polesworth and Ashby de la Zouch).


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Business news »

Water treatment firm bought to increase UK pipeline 

27 Sep

TAMWORTH-BASED Trident Environmental Services has been bought by Merseyside water treatment company Brodex for an undisclosed sum.


Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.


Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...


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...


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LocalGov »

Playground budgets and closures 

27 Sep

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Julie Parmenter on 27 September 2016 .


Lucky seven as Tamworth takes Bloom gold yet again 

22 Sep

Tamworth is in seventh heaven after striking gold yet again in the Heart of England in Bloom competition – the seventh year in a row.


Social Media Policy 

22 Sep

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J White on 22 September 2016 .


Curiosities on show at Castle for this weekend only 

21 Sep

A weird and wonderful collection of items not usually on display to the public – including the medicine cabinet which once belonged to the infamous ‘Rugeley Poisoner’ – will be brought out of storage for a special one...


You’ll really DIG this chance to get in touch with history 

21 Sep

You’ve heard about our dig at Tamworth Assembly Rooms – now’s your chance to come along and take a look at it for yourselves.


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

19 Sep

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Luke Patrick on 19 September 2016 .


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

16 Sep

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Luke Patrick on 16 September 2016 .


Free carbon monoxide detectors available for Gas Safety Week 

16 Sep

Tamworth Borough Council has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week 2016 (19th – 25th September) and has a number of carbon monoxide detectors to give away as part of the campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.


Don’t forget your chance to explore Tamworth’s heritage and history – for free 

5 Sep

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, behind-the scenes looks at town buildings not always open to the public, guided walks and history talks are just some of things to enjoy at this year’s Heritage Open Day on Sunday September 11.


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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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