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Heavy congestion on A5 in Tamworth 

21 Oct

AT least 30-minute delays are expected near Ventura Park in Tamworth this evening due to an overturned lorry on the A5.


Free car parking extended at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton… 

21 Oct

FREE parking at a hospital in Sutton Coldfield has been extended to ease the burden on patients and their families.


Surgeons save pregnant woman’s arm left ‘hanging by a thread’ in horrific dog attack 

21 Oct

Medical cadets praised for bravery after helping save woman savaged near by Whittington Barracks near Lichfield...


Unemployment in Tamworth falls to all-time low 

21 Oct

Unemployment is at an all-time low in Tamworth.


Coton Green’s Blake to get the garden of his dreams 

21 Oct

"IT will mean everything to him," are the words from Tamworth mum Sharon Shaw, whose son Blake, 4, is set to get the garden of his dreams.


Birmingham City fans back Lee Clark’s sacking 

20 Oct

Birmingham City fans at St Andrew's give their reaction to the news that Lee Clark has been sacked.


UPDATE: Man arrested for Atherstone throat-cutting incident 

20 Oct

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for cutting another man's throat in Long Street,Atherstone, on Thursday (October 16).


GALLERY: Leicester Tigers’ Beckett and Hargreaves host rugby… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Tamworth residents to have their say on Sir Robert Peel Hospital… 

20 Oct

PLANS to close day theatre at a hospital in Tamworth will be the subject of a special public meeting this week.


Exciting children’s running event launches in Tamworth 

20 Oct

An exciting new project offering Tamworth children the chance to take part in free weekly organised runs has been hailed a huge success.


Traffic roadworks on M6 and other delays from the Highways Agency 

20 Oct

These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius of Sutton Coldfield according to the Highways Agency.


Pregnant woman savaged by her dog while walking in Whittington… 

20 Oct

A pregnant woman almost had her arm ripped off in a savage attack by her own Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog while walking in Whittington Barracks, between Tamworth and Lichfield.


Pregnant woman savaged by her dog while walking in Whittington… 

20 Oct

A pregnant woman almost had her arm ripped off in a savage attack by her own Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog while walking in Whittington Barracks, between Tamworth and Lichfield.


Tamworth man who attacked teen with Stanley knife spared jail 

20 Oct

A Tamworth man who attacked a teenager with a Stanley knife was spared immediate custody.


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Sport »

FA Basic Referee Course taking place in November 

21 Oct

Staffordshire FA have a Basic Referee's Course taking place in November.


Staffordshire FA’s Commitment to Equality 

21 Oct

Staffordshire Football Association is showing their commitment to equality by working towards re-achieving the foundation level of The Equality Standard for Sport.


Tamworth FC defender eyes Southport upset 

21 Oct

Tamworth defender Dan Preston believes there is no reason why the Lambs cannot progress in the FA cup this weekend at the expense of Conference Premier side Southport.


GALLERY: Tamworth RFC 6 Shrewsbury 21 

21 Oct

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Power Chair Football with St Georges Knights 

21 Oct

Founded in 2012 St George's Knights Powerchair Football Team are looking to develop the club by increasing the number of players and also gaining sponsorship from the local area.


GALLERY: Leicester Tigers’ Beckett and Hargreaves host rugby… 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Staffordshire FA App 

20 Oct

Staffordshire FA have launched their new mobile app...


GALLERY: British Superbikes Action from Brands Hatch 

20 Oct

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Celebrate Christmas and Raise Money for your Club and Teams 

20 Oct

Fundrazor are once again working with the FA and selected GBGB Greyhound Tracks across the country to help support your fundraising and social activities.


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Comment »

Two Women Prosecuted for Separate Waste and Littering Offences 

21 Oct

Two women from Tamworth have been prosecuted by the courts for separate waste and littering offences.


Free Parking Scheme Extended at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals 

21 Oct

Free car parking has been extended to 30 minutes for motorists dropping off patients at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust’s Hospital sites.


Unlock the Potential of Empty Property and Help Someone Find a Home 

21 Oct

Owners of empty homes who do not have the funds to refurbish them are being encouraged to take advantage of help available to bring them back into use and help to increase the number of homes available for rent in Tamworth.


Landlord Fined Almost £25,000 for Failing his Tenants 

21 Oct

A landlord who rented out properties in Tamworth has been fined almost £25,000 for breaching regulations set out to protect tenants.


Do You Travel by Bus to Tamworth’s Train Station? 

21 Oct

Residents are being asked for their views on public transport in Tamworth, with special emphasis on the bus services between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough.


Jeremy Clarkson Caught Speeding 

19 Oct

BBC’s Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.


Owners of Dangerous Dogs Face £20,000 Fines 

18 Oct

Pet owners face fines of up to £20,000 if they fail to take steps preventing dog attacks, as new laws come into force from Monday.


Conservative EU Referendum Bill Clears First Hurdle 

17 Oct

The Conservatives’ second bid to enshrine an EU referendum into law has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle.


Countdown for Firework Spectacular 

17 Oct

Don’t forget to book Saturday November 1 in your diary, when thousands of people are expected to flock to the Castle Grounds for Tamworth’s firework spectacular.


Wanted: Your Views on Tamworth’s Night Time Economy 

16 Oct

Cllr Oates at Tamworth’s Christmas lights switch-on in 2011 Residents are being urged to put forward their views about what Tamworth has to offer in the evenings.


Apprenticeships Steer People to Rising Employment Opportunities 

15 Oct

Apprenticeships in Staffordshire are steering people to the career of their choice as employment opportunities continue to grow, the county’s skills leader said today.


Pensioner Group Enjoys Seaside Trip, Thanks to Small Grant 

15 Oct

A group of pensioners enjoyed a day trip to Weston-super-Mare, after being awarded £500 from Tamworth Borough Council’s Voluntary Community Grants scheme.


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Features »

File: Little mushroom hiding in the leaves 

21 Oct

Having a good close look in the leaf litter reveals surprises like this little mushroom...


Men Who Don’t – Sexism or ignorance? 

21 Oct

A friend of mine once played a game with her husband.


Just looking 

21 Oct

Monday 20th October 2014 Went out for a bit of Patch bashing in the morning.


Morning Prayer – October 21 

21 Oct

Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.


Towards Fradley. 

20 Oct

Quite a few boats moored around Rugeley when we left.


Actress Lynda Bellingham Dies aged 66 

20 Oct

Her death comes just 10 days after her memoir There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You was published.


Macmillan is in the running to become the Home Retail Group’s charity partner 

20 Oct

Macmillan is in the running to become the Home Retail Group’s charity partner.


You sit there, on the toilet, nowhere to go until you finish … 

20 Oct

I do not understand for the life of me, WHY people can’t change a toilet paper roll?! I mean you sit there, on the toilet, nowhere to go until you finish …...


‘No Child Taken’ 

20 Oct

This week sees a ' Cake Sale ' at Glascote Methodist Church to raise awareness, and money, for Tear Fund's 'No Child Taken' campaign.


Morning Prayer – October 20 

20 Oct

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.


Premium service at a discount-only on a Monday! 

20 Oct

We have been offering our Splash n Dash Monday bathing services for 3 years now and it has been super-popular...


Can’t make it to church? October 19 

19 Oct

Our first reading is rather interesting because everyone I've spoken to has apparently chosen to pass it, and the 1 Thessalonians reading, by and focus on the Gospel taking up the theme of 'rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and giving to ...


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has scooped a Government grant of more than £5million 

18 Oct

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has scooped a Government grant of more than £5million to fund two high-profile projects.


Look at me – I’m a BEing not a DOing! 

18 Oct

I've just listened to a sermon from some trendy worthy what's important and all-powerful (obviously not working in a UPA or Estate Church then!) regarding the fact that, as Christians, we are called to be human beings - the emphasis being on the 'BE...


North Norfolk Coast – Oct. 2014 

18 Oct

16th-17th October 2014 Had a very enjoyable couple of days mid-week in the company of Steve Haynes on the North Norfolk coast.


Morning Prayer – October 18 

18 Oct

Luke the Evangelist Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.


Boat painting. 

17 Oct

On my autumnalamble I came across this boat and photographed all along the side of it.


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Business news »

Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Cleanroom hands over £3m Tamworth facility for Midland Fertility 

1 Sep

A MIDLANDS-based design and construction company has handed over new laboratories and a clinical suite to Midland Fertility.


Tamworth hotel undergoes £50,000 refurbishment 

27 Aug

A TAMWORTH hotel has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment with upgrades to its rooms and dining facilities.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.


Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.


Success is in the bag for Tamworth tech firm DiskLabs 

9 Jul

AN innovative product for keeping mobile phones, tablets and laptops safe from cyber thieves is helping to secure the fortunes of a Tamworth technology business.


Logistics company opens 21,000 sq ft base in Tamworth 

23 Jun

FREIGHT carrier Redhead International has opened a new 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth.


HSBC helps firm to take a larger slice of the pizza market 

20 Jun

PIZZA franchise business PH Leicester has acquired four Pizza Hut Delivery outlets across the Midlands after securing a £775,000 funding package from HSBC.


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LocalGov »

How do you use public transport in Tamworth? 

21 Oct

Residents are being asked for their views on public transport in Tamworth – with special emphasis on the bus service between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough.


Huge project to give Tamworth people a taste of the arts 

17 Oct

A huge free arts project which aims to inspire, excite and give people across the borough the chance to have a taste of the arts is set to launch in January – giving Tamworth people a real year to remember.


Celebrations as Tamworth scoops silver gilt in Britain in Bloom awards 

17 Oct

Tamworth is celebrating after being awarded silver gilt in the national Britain in Bloom campaign – with the Castle Grounds and the newly-refurbished war memorial in Amington Cemetery being singled out for special praise.


Information 

16 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Paul Evans on 16 October 2014 .


Would you like a helping hand to own your own home? 

15 Oct

First-time buyers or homeowners hoping to take the next step on the property ladder are being offered a helping hand, thanks to a government equity loan scheme.


Two days to go until Britain in Bloom results announced 

14 Oct

The countdown is on – with just two days to do until we learn how we did in the national Britain in Bloom campaign, where Tamworth is representing the Heart of England region in the Small City category.


Wanted: Your views on Tamworth’s night time economy 

14 Oct

Residents are being urged to put forward their views about what Tamworth has to offer in the evenings.


Back in a blaze of glory – Castle By Candlelight returns 

10 Oct

The hugely-popular Castle By Candlelight is back by popular demand next month – five years after the last event.


Stepping out against domestic abuse 

9 Oct

Tamworth’s Mayor and Staffordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner joined members of the public in walking a mile through the centre of Tamworth on Saturday – all to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.


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Euro Forces Reunite Against Cross-Border Crime 

20 Oct

Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.


New Act Encourages Partnership Working on ASB 

17 Oct

New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.


County advocates join anti-cyberbullying campaign 

16 Oct

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


Gearing Up to Drive Down Car Key Burglary 

9 Oct

Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards 

9 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.


Staffordshire Police Chiefs hold online chats 

6 Oct

Staffordshire Police Local Policing Team (LPT) Commanders are set to provide residents with a chance to engage with them using the latest technology over the coming year.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards, Friday 10 October 

3 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place next week at the County Showground.


Aggravated burglary in Gillway Lane, Tamworth 

2 Oct

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an aggravated burglary in Gillway Lane, Tamworth.


Force Action Plan HMIC Domestic Abuse Inspection 

1 Oct

Following an inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) of how the police deal with Domestic Abuse, all forces have been required to produce a high level public facing action plan.


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