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Good news for Tamworth man stranded in Kathmandu after Nepal… 

28 Apr

A Tamworth family have finally received the news they had been waiting for - ever since finding out their son had survived the Nepal earthquake.


Tamworth firefighters team up with NHS Trust for visually… 

28 Apr

Firefighters in Tamworth have teamed up with the county's NHS Trust to offer greater support for the visually impaired.


Visitors flock to fritillaries at Broad Meadow Local Nature… 

28 Apr

A wildlife event held at Tamworth's newest nature reserve exceeded the expectations of organisers with more than 30 visitors going along to spot a rare flower.


Hustings to put questions to MP hopefuls in Tamworth 

28 Apr

TAMWORTH voters will have a chance to grill the town's five parliamentary candidates at a hustings event hosted by Tamworth Covenanting Churches this week.


Grand Theft Auto fanatic from Tamworth recreates original trailer 

28 Apr

A fan of the popular Grand Theft Auto V video game has recreated the original trailer using in-game footage and expert editing skills, from his home in Tamworth.


Bike stolen from Amington shed 

27 Apr

A READER has contacted Tamworth Informed this morning after having his bike stolen from his shed over the weekend.


Smart revolution will deliver more visible policing 

27 Apr

A revolution in mobile technology takes to the streets of the county today (27 April) and will get police out in their communities and more available to local people than ever before.


Did you witness collision on the A38 at Fradley? 

27 Apr

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


Residents are urged to be on guard against parcel delivery scam 

27 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE police have issued 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.


Rehearsals underway for breathtaking outdoor spectacle 

27 Apr

Rehearsals for one of the biggest and most ambitious outdoor performances of dance, acrobatics and music ever to be seen in Tamworth are now in full swing, including on location in the Castle Grounds.


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.


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Sport »

Tamworth FC boss is happy to end on a high 

28 Apr

Lambs boss Andy Morrell was delighted to end the Conference North season with a win.


Tamworth FC boss praises two-goal striker 

28 Apr

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell praised striker Leon Mettam after his double in the 5-0 win over Hyde.


County Youth U15’s Sunday Cup Final 

28 Apr

This evening will see the County Cup roadshow return to Brocton FC when Sporting Khalsa take on Eccleshall Eagles in the county Youth U15's Sunday Cup Final.


Walsall Senior Cup Final 

28 Apr

Last night saw Walsall FC recover from 3-1 behind at the Bank’s Stadium to claim their first Walsall Senior Cup victory since 1927.


GALLERY: Tamworth 5 Hyde 0 

27 Apr

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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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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 »

Keith Harris, the man who gave us Orville the Duck, dies of cancer aged 67 

28 Apr

The ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his green bird puppet companion Orville the Duck, has died of cancer, aged 67.


Onwards to Twyford Wharf. 

28 Apr

Hamish was put on bow hauling duties as we cruised off below Tom Rolt’s Bridge, then under the lift bridge for the use of the water tap.


Bumming around Banbury. 

28 Apr

Coming down our last lock as we drew near to Banbury we noticed that a HUGE warehouse had been erected since we passed here last time.


#Donate to #Nepal #earthquake and Mark Zuckerburg #Facebook will match your donation 

28 Apr

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu on 25 April.


Tamworth Hustings – 2 days to go 

28 Apr

Asusual, let's look at the polls: Conservatives 34% Labour 33% UKIP 13% Lib Dems 9% Green Party 5% A littlefluctuation but generally we have a rather static picture before us - all the more reason to come and ask questions and get ...


Misplaced Charity – What’s the right way to give? 

28 Apr

This morning I woke to find some conversations on the internet regarding aid and Nepal in particular.


Special Offer until end of May – order your Family Tree now! 

28 Apr

Are you looking for an unusual gift? or just want to know about your family history? Quote reference Free Index 101 and receive a free gift with any Family Tree Package.


Bread and Wine: Why do we do it so poorly at times? 

27 Apr

When it comes to the Eucharist I have to say that aside from the old joke which asks who in their right mind would go out to a place that takes over thirty minutes to stick bread and wine on the table it seems there is often little to laugh about.


Tamworth Hustings: THREE days to go and we have a signer! 

27 Apr

That's right - a signer (not a singer like the predictive text wants me to book apparently)! One of the important things in life is to be inclusive and this means that as we come to This Thursday's Hustings we are not only wheelchairaccessible (or '...


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.


MEGA ALERT: The HUDSONIAN GODWIT in Somerset 

25 Apr

HUDSONIAN GODWIT (adult summer) Shapwick Heath NNR, Somerset.


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’.


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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 »

Skip, 28th April 

28 Apr

Skip located in Madrona on garage forecourt.


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.


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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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