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Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner steps up action… 

27 Apr

RON Ball, Police and Crime Commissioner for both Atherstone and Coleshill, has pledged 1,500 towards tackling cross-border retail crime using innovative technology.


GALLERY: Atherstone Vintage Festival 2015 

27 Apr

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IN PICTURES: Merevale Estate 4k walk in aid of Breast Cancer… 

27 Apr

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Readers’ memories of Drayton Manor theme park 

27 Apr

Drayton Manor memories have come flooding in and we have selected our favourite ten, each of which wins a family day out at the theme park.


Over 400 homes and businesses without power 

27 Apr

OVER 400 homes and business are currently without power in Tamworth.


Power cut affects 1,600 homes and businesses in Tamworth 

27 Apr

A POWER cut has hit 1,600 homes and businesses in Tamworth - with supermarket Morrisons reported to be turning customers away after being plunged into darkness.


Appeal for witnesses after teenage driver dies 

27 Apr

POLICE investigating a fatal collision in north Warwickshire on Saturday, April 25, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Renewed appeal for witnesses after death of Tamworth teenager 

27 Apr

Police have issued a further witness appeal following the tragic death of a Tamworth teenager in a road accident at the weekend.


PICTURES: Crowds flock to St George’s Day in Tamworth 2015 

27 Apr

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Tamworth family’s delight as son survives Nepal earthquake 

27 Apr

An elated Tamworth dad described the moment he found out his son had survived the Nepal earthquake as like all my Christmasses had come at once.


Sixth form parking problems on the agenda at meeting 

27 Apr

A PUBLIC meeting was held this week offering Tamworth residents the opportunity to voice their concerns about sixth form students parking in residential areas.


Tamworth mum thanks charity football match organisers 

27 Apr

A TAMWORTH mum has spoken of her gratitude to the organisers of a charity football match aiming to raise funds for her son.


Polesworth restaurant owner fined for filthy kitchens 

26 Apr

THE owner of a restaurant in Polesworth has been fined £1,170 at Nuneaton Magistrates Court for a catalogue of food hygiene offences.


New homes plan for disused factory site in Tamworth 

26 Apr

A LOCAL house builder has announced that it plans to build new homes on a former factory site in Tamworth.


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Sport »

Tranmere to battle Wrexham for ex-Lambs hero? 

27 Apr

Former Tamworth FC boss Gary Mills is a manager in demand.


Stoke City FC Girls Centre of Excellence Trials 

27 Apr

Stoke City Girls Centre of Excellence are pleased to announce the trial dates for the new season.


Tamworth FC legend Belford hails his goalkeeping sons after… 

27 Apr

Lambs legend Dale Belford has spoken of his 'immense pride' after goalkeeping sons Tyrell and Cameron were named in Swindon Town's 16-man squad for the League One clash with Preston on Saturday.


GALLERY: Tamworth FC stage Junior League Day 

27 Apr

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Walsall Senior Cup 

27 Apr

Tonight (Monday 27 April 2015) sees Walsall FC take on Chasetown FC in the final of The Walsall Senior Cup, at the Banks's Stadium, Walsall.


Boss Marcus Law aiming to join Chasetown FC roll of honour 

27 Apr

Chasetown FC manager Marcus Law could add his name to the club’s roll of honour with a win at the Banks’ Stadium tonight.


The Colliers Arms FC – 6 v 2 – Bignall End FC (Reserves) 

27 Apr

4 goals from the competition’s top goal scorer, Scott Sandland, helped The Colliers Arms FC through to a comfortable win against Bignall End FC (Reserves) last Thursday evening at Eccleshall FC.


GALLERY: Tamworth FC 5 Hyde 0 plus end of season presentations 

27 Apr

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James Belshaw claims a hat-trick of Tamworth FC awards 

25 Apr

Goalkeeper James Belshaw was the big winner at Tamworth FC's end of season awards tonight.


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Comment »

Investment Fraud Alert – National Savings and Investments Clone 

24 Apr

Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings Investments and are contacting members of the public, cold calling them and offering them the chance to invest in 65+ Bonds (also known as Pensioner Bonds).


Parcel Delivery Scam – Blind Lady from Tamworth Conned 

20 Apr

Tamworth’s Neighbourhood Watch has issued the following alert after a blind lady was conned.


James Anderson Breaks Sir Ian Botham’s England Wicket Record 

17 Apr

James Anderson surpassed Sir Ian Botham as England’s highest Test wicket-taker in history with his 384th dismissal in his 100th match.


VE Day 70th Anniversary 

17 Apr

To mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has issued the following statement: “On VE Day 1945 millions of people across the UK shared an unprecedented moment of ...


3,750 Cars Behind Bars in Staffordshire 

17 Apr

Over 3,750 vehicles have been seized by Staffordshire Police officers in a landmark crackdown on car insurance dodgers.


Staffordshire Job Seekers Figure Falls Again 

17 Apr

The number of people across Staffordshire claiming job seekers allowance now stands at just one per cent of the county population, well below the national and regional figures.


Local MEP to Lead on Consumer Affairs 

17 Apr

Daniel Dalton MEP Daniel Dalton MEP has been named Conservative  in the European Parliament.


Clowning wins Natasha top media award 

17 Apr

Inaugural regional journalism student awards announced.


Vote Conservative to Keep Tamworth’s Free Outdoor Events 

15 Apr

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Only a vote for the Conservative Party in Tamworth on May 7th will guarantee the town’s free outdoor events will continue.


BE Tamworth Award 

14 Apr

Dig-iT is extremely proud to announce that we received a ' BE Tamworth ' award from Mayor Richard Kingstone on 8th April.


Conservative Controlled Council Gives Extra Support for 3 and 4 Year Olds 

14 Apr

Thanks to Conservative controlled Staffordshire County Council, thousands of Staffordshire’s three and four year olds are set to get extra help and support.


Positively Puppets! 

11 Apr

We still have places left on our puppet workshop on Saturday 18th April at the One Stop Community Centre, Kerria Road, Amington.


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Features »

Patricia Brent, Spinster 

27 Apr

Think Fairy Tales… And Love at First Sight… And Obstacles Overcome… And Rags to Riches… And Happy Ever After… Patricia Brent, Spinster , by Herbert George Jenkins , is all these, and is one of the most delightful books I’ve read this ...


Morning Prayer- 27 April 15 

27 Apr

Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894 Psalm 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name.


Can’t make it to church? 26th April 15 

26 Apr

As we come to the fourth Sunday of Easter wefind ourselves withprobably the most familiar Psalm there is, Psalm 23 (The Lord's my Shepherd) - thanks to the fact that it features in most funeral services.


Through the countryside. 

26 Apr

A few things were bought from Cropredy Stores then we went around to browse the Antiques that occupy one of the small units nearby, very interesting it was too.


Cocker Spaniel Makeover – Tess 

26 Apr

Tess, Groomed by Shauna at Mutley Makeovers Tess is a beautiful black English Cocker Spaniel.


You’ve got a friend in me 

25 Apr

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.


On to Cropredy. 

25 Apr

After spending a couple of superb days here we moved on past Fenny Compton Wharf where we saw the small, but beautiful boat ‘Poppy’.


Gallipoli – one hundred years on 

25 Apr

Today I am privileged to be taking part in an act of remembrance which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli - a battle which took some 131,000 lives.


Tamworth Hustings 5 days to go 

25 Apr

Everyone is telling me that this is destined to be one of the most closely fought elections there has ever been - and it is definitely the most closely fought election since the last one! - they are also telling me that there is a real difference in ...


Morning Prayer – 25 April 15 

25 Apr

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.


Dog Grooming Makeovers – Before and After! 

25 Apr

Eric - Cocker-Poo Puppy Eric-Before and After We specialize in stylish pet trims, tailored to the requirements of the individual dog.


If you were dying today, what would you want to leave as your legacy? 

24 Apr

I’m too old.


Tamworth Hustings – 5 days to go: Where’s the questions? 

24 Apr

Wellthe Lib Dems have apparently seen a rise of one point as their popularity rises and the leaders remain static.


Morning Prayer – 24 April 15 

24 Apr

Mellitus, Bishop of London, first Bishop at St Paul’s, 624 The Seven Martyrs of the Melanesian Brotherhood, Solomon Islands, 2003 Psalm 107 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, for his steadfast love endures for ever.


Tame valley Birding – mostly 

23 Apr

Thursday 23rd April 2015 A few snaps from the Tame valley over the past couple of days.


Tamworth Hustings – 6 Days to go: A two horse race? 

23 Apr

You might think it is a two horse race as the latest figures look like this: Conservatives 35% Labour 34% UKIP 13% Lib Dems 8% Green Party 5% But of course it isn't! Every player has the potential to influence the overall result ...


Morning Prayer – 23 April 15 

23 Apr

George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304 Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


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Business news »

M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.


Positive first post-IPO results for Epwin Group 

16 Apr

WINDOWS manufacturer Epwin Group has posted a positive set of annual results - its first since floating on AIM last year.


Peer to peer lender surpasses £100m in loans 

30 Mar

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has reported that it has broken the £100m lending barrier.


Equipment fire firm opens national distribution centre in Staffs 

9 Mar

SPEEDY, the tools, equipment and plant hire services company, has opened a national distribution centre (NDC) in Tamworth which is says will revolutionise the way it operates.


St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.


Top visitor attraction at Drayton Manor set for major expansion 

18 Feb

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park is set to expand one of its most popular visitor attractions as part of a £2.5m investment.


Peer to peer lender celebrates injection of investment cash 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has announced an underwriting deal with ESO Capital Group.


Property consultancy sells 162 acres of development land in Staffordshire 

9 Feb

BIRMINGHAM property consultancy GVA has completed the sale of 162 acres of land at Dunstall Lane, near Tamworth in Staffordshire.


New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...


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LocalGov »

Rubbish, 18th April 

18 Apr

Loads of litter around the waste bin next to footpath which goes from the Kerria area down past the end of Juniper Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Juniper, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...


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17 Apr

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List of Roads 

14 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to James Carter on 14 April 2015 .


List of Roads 

13 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by James Carter on 13 April 2015 .


Large graffiti, 12th April 

12 Apr

Reported to me by residents in Lyon Drive and Lindores Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tamworth Report on FixMyStreet...


Old chair dumped, 12th April 

12 Apr

A chair dumped near the footpath between Clematis and Abelia , Report on FixMyStreet...


Broad Meadow officially becomes borough’s sixth Local Nature Reserve 

10 Apr

A 61-acre site in Tamworth – which is only one of two areas in Staffordshire where a rare flower grows wild – is to officially become Tamworth’s sixth Local Nature Reserve.


Overgrown willowtree, 3rd April 

3 Apr

Very overgrown willow tree.


Litter, 2nd April 

2 Apr

Bucket loads of litter along the bypass.


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999 »

Did you witness RTC on A38 at Fradley? 

27 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A38 at Fradley this morning.


SCAM ALERT: Residents are urged to be on guard against parcel delivery scam 

24 Apr

We’re issuing a warning to residents after several incidents in the past month where a man posing as a parcel delivery driver has tricked residents into giving their card details.


Woman pulled to safety from canal 

22 Apr

Officers from Tamworth were called on to rescue a woman from the canal in Tamworth yesterday (Tuesday).


WARNING: Controlled drugs stolen from Tamworth pharmacy 

21 Apr

We’re issuing a warning after a large quantity of controlled drugs were stolen during a burglary at Siswick Pharmacy in Masefield Drive, Tamworth.


Can you help reunite Tamworth burglary victim with stolen property? 

21 Apr

We’re appealing for help to locate jewellery and a Dell lap top which were stolen during a burglary in Lichfield Road, Hopwas, near Tamworth.


Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire 

1 Apr

Partnerships Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS) is an innovative concept in the world of tackling business crime and is at the forefront of the fight against crime and disorder affecting businesses in Staffordshire across the...


West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.


Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.


Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.


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