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​Tamworth kitchen fire sparks reminder to take care when cooking 

26 May

FIREFIGHTERS are reminding Tamworth residents to take extra care in the kitchen after a flat fire nearly ripped through the complex.

Firefighters tackle Tamworth shed blazes across THREE gardens 

26 May

FIRE crews have been called to Tamworth to tackle a blaze which has spread across three gardens.

Popular Tamworth heritage event promises to be far from ‘Tame’ 

26 May

A POPULAR heritage event in Tamworth will return this year for a day full of family fun.

Robbers hunted after Tamworth town centre shop raid 

26 May

OFFICERS are hunting two robbers after they raided a Tamworth town centre shop.

Man found dead on street in Fazeley 

26 May

EMERGENCY services were called to a street in Fazeley after a man was found dead in the street.

When not to call 999! 

25 May

WEST MIDLANDS Police is asking people to use the 999 service responsibly during the current heightened security state and only dial it for real emergencies.

Young people handed say on future of health services 

25 May

YOUNG people are being given the chance to improve health and social care services in Tamworth.

Changes made to Tamworth bus routes 

25 May

CHANGES have been made to bus services in Tamworth in a bid to improve services for residents across the town.

Staffordshire Youth Commission sign up for a second year 

25 May

AFTER an impressive first year the Staffordshire Youth Commission has been asked to continue its work for a second year and Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is now appealing to young people in Tamworth to come forward.

Armed police officers could patrol Tamworth after ‘critical’… 

25 May

ARMED and unarmed police officers could be hitting the streets of Tamworth over the next few weeks following the national security level being increased to critical.

Tamworth’s first Dementia Awareness Week a success 

25 May

TAMWORTH’S first official Dementia Awareness Week was a great success, with people across the borough uniting to raise vital awareness for those living with the condition.

New employment project for people with sight loss to launch in Lichfield after charity wins £144,000 of funding 

25 May

A project that helps those living with sight loss in Lichfield to find work will be launched after a charity was awarded £144,000.

Interest in Tamworth Shpock planters is growing and growing after… 

25 May

A TAMWORTH man has been left 'speechless' after his hand-made garden planters he made 'for a joke' from his garden shed took off online with hundreds wanting to purchase his product.

Tamworth Primary School ‘thrilled’ after Ofsted result revealed 

25 May

A HEADTEACHER at a Tamworth primary school says that their recent Ofsted inspection shows that they're 'continuing to move in the right direction'.

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Tamworth FC striker deal close, Morrell urges patience on… 

26 May

Tamworth boss Andy Morrell has urged fans to be patient this summer as he looks to rectify mistakes made last season.

Tamworth FC boss welcomes play-off extension plans 

26 May

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell has welcomed proposals for changes to the play-off system in National League.

Tamworth FC’s Styche aims to get back to his best 

25 May

REECE Styche feels stability at Tamworth can help him reproduce the best football of his career.

Coton Green FC look to make it third time lucky 

24 May

COTON Green boss Rob Masefield has urged his players to 'give it their all' as they aim to make it third time lucky in cup competitions.

Former Wrexham and Tamworth midfielder on the move 

24 May

Lambs: Released Tamworth midfielder Joe Clarke has signed for Leamington.

Coleshill Town’s Stuart feeling positive after a … 

24 May

CAMERON Stuart says his first week as manager of Coleshill Town has been 'hectic but positive'.

Tamworth FC’s Morrell won’t hang up his boots just yet 

24 May

ANDY Morrell has confirmed he will register as a player again next season although he doesn't expect to play.

Aston Villa will provide us with tough challenge, says Andy 

24 May

ASTON Villa's visit to Tamworth FC this summer will give the Lambs a much-needed defensive workout, Andy Morrell said this week.

York City boss Mills is emotional after Wembley win 

24 May

FORMER Tamworth manager Gary Mills led his York City side to FA Trophy glory last weekend.

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Work begins on M42 industrial site 

25 May

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.

Drayton Manor Theme Park Ride Closed in Major Incident 

9 May

A ride at Drayton Manor theme park has been closed following a major incident.

Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community 

4 May

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s ...

Smartphone Orders Body to Treat Diabetes 

1 May

Scientists have used a Smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal.

Help to Buy helping families onto the housing ladder in Tamworth 

29 Apr

Since the Government first launched Help to Buy in 2013, 89 households in Tamworth have taken up the Equity Loan scheme to gain their first rung on the housing ladder.

Government inspector to decide Arkall Farm fate 

28 Apr

The Government have 'called in' the application for land north of Ashby Road, otherwise known as Arkall Farm, following a request from local MP Christopher Pincher.

Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6% 

26 Apr

The ONS last week published statistics which showed the employment rate is at its joint record high of 74.6%, with 31.84 million people now in work.

Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year 

24 Apr

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts 

20 Apr

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to 150 if caught.

Learning a work: the recipe for success 

19 Apr

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing break over Easter, even if it was only the long weekend.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant praises Prime Minister Theresa May’s “bold” decision to call snap General Election 

18 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has hailed the Prime Minister’s “bold” decision to call a snap General Election.

Legal Street Racing just Around the Corner 

8 Apr

Birmingham Superprix held between 1986 and 1990 Could the next British Grand Prix be literally just around the corner from you? New laws come into force on Monday, 10 April 2017, that will allow motor racing events to take place on closed public ...

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Morning Prayer – Friday 26 May 2017 

26 May

Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605 John Calvin, Reformer, 1564 Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595 Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; send you help from...

Morning Prayer – Thursday 25 May 2017 

25 May

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

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 24 May 2017 

24 May

Easter Season John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788 Rogation Day Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; how he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not ...

A prayer for Manchester 

23 May

Loving and compassionate God on another day when horror and violence are seen this time on our own shores rather than far off take from us the desire to act in anger turn our hearts to compassion for the injured and bereaved turn our faces to justice...

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 23 May 2017 

23 May

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 124 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; If the Lord had not been on our side, when enemies rose up against us; Then would they have swallowed us alive when their anger burned against us; ...

Journal: up to scratch 

23 May

I've been feeling a bit ??? For a couple of days now and it seems people have been noticing this if the couple of emails relating to me looking 'tired' are anything to go by.

Rogation and Ember days 

22 May

I hadn't posted today's daily office more than five minutes before I got a message asking, "What on earth are 'Rogation' days?" Rogation Days (Latin rogare - 'to ask') are for many of us in the Church of England part of the old order of things, ...

Morning Prayer – Monday 22 May 2017 

22 May

Easter Season Rogation Day Psalm 65 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.

Journal: Whoosh! 

22 May

That's the only word I can use to describe today: whoosh!!! Started early with som pastoral stuff, found myself in church with a new verger having opened up and laid up - which was a bit of a surprise - apart from the confusionmade me smile too.

Can’t make it to church – 21st May 2017 

21 May

Not without good reason, as you'll hopefully soon come to understand, I love today's readings with a passion! The Acts reading relates to what we call Paul's second 'missionary journey' (50-52AD).

Journal: Walking in the footsteps 

21 May

The day now ended was a real buzz as we filled Lichfield Cathedral with music, ideas and people.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 20 May 2017 

20 May

Easter Season Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804 Psalm 146 Alleluia.

Journal: Ok, where did the day go? 

20 May

had it all planned but - a day off, but then there was a little website management followed by a lot of admin that needed to be done for the weekend followed by a couple of articles for people and some stuff surrounding the Tamworth Hustings on June ...

Morning Prayer – Friday 19 May 2017 

19 May

Easter Season Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988 Psalm 138 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise to you.

Journal: There’s always one! 

19 May

Actually - there is, in my experience, often more than one! It's amazing and sad in possibly unequal measure that the world contains some really sad people out there.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 18 May 2017 

18 May

Psalm 57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you; In the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until the storm of destruction has passed by.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 17 May 2017 

17 May

Easter Season Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.

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Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.

Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...

New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.

Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.

Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.

New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.

Crucial warehouse development reaches pivotal stage 

31 Jan

A new warehouse project on St.

New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...

Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.

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Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

10 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 10 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

8 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 8 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

4 May

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 4 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

4 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 4 May 2017 .

Missed mortgage repayments 

2 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Louise Claridge on 2 May 2017 .

Missed mortgage repayments 

30 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Louise Claridge on 30 April 2017 .

Non Traditional House Types 

28 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Lisa Wilson on 28 April 2017 .

Non Traditional House Types 

28 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Lisa Wilson on 28 April 2017 .

Fallen tree, 26th April 

26 Apr

A tree trunk has cracked with the canopy falling over but not quite hitting the ground.

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Incident at Drayton Manor 

9 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident at Drayton Manor.

Large Fire at Tamworth Business 

4 May

Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services are dealing with a large fire at an Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Tamworth.

Tamworth School Children Invited to Interactive Safety Event 

4 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to host a number of multi-agency events for school children.

Tamworth care home fire caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to take care when disposing of smoking materials.

Tamworth house fire sparks warning over smoking 

31 Mar

Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Tamworth which was caused by discarded smoking materials.

Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.

Sprinkler system installed at fire-damaged accommodation 

2 Nov

A sheltered housing scheme in Tamworth which was severely damaged by a blaze has now been renovated and fitted with a potentially life-saving sprinkler system.

Primary school takes part in ‘Kinder Cadets’ pilot project 

18 Oct

Pupils at a Tamworth primary school have been learning about fire safety as part of a six-week pilot project.

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.

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