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New family fun day already creating a buzz at the valley 

29 Jul

A MASSIVE charity fun day packed with activities and entertainment for the whole family is taking place at Drayton Bassett’s Buzzards Valley Vineyard this summer.


Walsall family open sixth store in expanding fashion chain 

29 Jul

A WALSALL family who started out trading on a market stall have opened the sixth store in their now thriving empire.


IN PICTURES: Tamworth stage school end summer term in style with… 

29 Jul

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Tamworth voluntary groups receive much-needed cash boost 

29 Jul

VOLUNTARY groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of more than 4,200 from Tamworth Borough Council.


Tamworth herdsman travels to his funeral in style, pulled by his… 

29 Jul

Newton Regis herdsman Dick Smith has died at the age of 92 and the well-known local character had the funeral he would have wished for travelling to his last resting-place on his farm trailer, pulled by his own tractor.


Charity music night to raise funds for flood-damaged Tamworth… 

29 Jul

A musical night of entertainment is set to raise the roof and vital funds for a flood-damaged cancer charity centre.


Funding boost for Tamworth Talking Newspaper 

29 Jul

THE Tamworth Talking Newspaper has been given a much-needed cash injection.


Ankerside heads back in time to celebrate Tamworth’s history 

29 Jul

SHOPPERS will be able to travel back in time to celebrate key moment in Tamworth’s history, thanks to Ankerside Shopping Centre.


Cannabis factory uncovered in garage of empty Tamworth house 

29 Jul

POLICE found a sophisticated cannabis factory in the garage of an empty house in Tamworth, a judge heard.


Cheapest homes for sale in and around Tamworth 

29 Jul

Here are some of the most cheapest properties available in and around the Tamworth Herald area.


Sign up to YOMP to get fit and have fun 

29 Jul

TAMWORTH residents of all ages and levels of fitness are being urged to sign up to an online programme which encourages people to get fit by teaming up and competing against other teams.


Plans announced to disregard child maintenance payments in… 

28 Jul

CHILD maintenance payments could be disregarded as income when calculating a working age claimant's council tax reduction entitlement in Tamworth.


Telephone scam warning from Tamworth council 

28 Jul

TAMWORTH residents are being warned of a new telephone scam operating in the area.


Latest Telephone Scam Warning 

28 Jul

Residents are being urged to be on their guard after Tamworth Borough Council was made aware of a potential telephone scam operating in the area.


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Sport »

Memorial match scheduled for former Atherstone Town player Aaron… 

29 Jul

THE life of a popular young footballer will be remembered in fitting fashion with a memorial game this weekend.


Tamworth are pegged back by Barwell 

28 Jul

Tamworth threw away a 2-0 lead as they settled for a draw against Barwell tonight.


Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish set to feature at Tamworth 

28 Jul

Jack Grealish is set to get a 45 minute work-out at Tamworth FC tomorrow night.


Tamworth FC Teambuilder receives a boost 

28 Jul

Tamworth FC's Teambuilder Fund received a further boost after the committee organised a bucket collection after the pre-season friendly with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.


GALLERY: Tamworth FC’s squad so far for the 2015-16 campaign 

27 Jul

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Lambs prepare for back-to-back friendlies with Barwell and… 

27 Jul

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell says he will use this week's two friendlies to help make a decision on the club's trialists.


Staffordshire FA Community Awards – Groundsman of the Year 

27 Jul

On Saturday 25th July Staffordshire FA hosted their annual awards event that aims to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers from across the county for their commitment and achievements during the 2014/15 Season and beyond...


Staffordshire FA Community Awards – RESPECT and Fair Play 

27 Jul

On Saturday 25th July Staffordshire FA hosted their annual awards event that aims to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers from across the county for their commitment and achievements during the 2014/15 Season and beyond...


Staffordshire FA Community Awards 2015 

27 Jul

On Saturday 25th July Staffordshire FA hosted their annual awards event that aims to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers from across the county for their commitment and achievements during the 2014/15 Season and beyond...


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Comment »

Telephone Scam Warning 

28 Jul

Residents are being urged to be on their guard after Tamworth Borough Council was made aware of a potential telephone scam operating in the area.


Tamworth’s MP Calls on Local Hospitals to Work Together More Closely 

22 Jul

Christopher Pincher, Tamworth’s MP, has again raised the importance of local health care provision in the House of Commons.


IF – One of My Favourite Poems 

14 Jul

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don...


grade II listed 

14 Jul

Tamworth’s Grade II listed Assembly Rooms are to be regenerated as part of plans to build a creative quarter in the town.


Local MP Welcomes Budget Plan for Working People in Tamworth 

12 Jul

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, h as welcomed the Summer Budget, endorsing the Chancellor’s plan to finish the job on the deficit, keep moving to a higher “living wage”, lower taxes for the many and careful welfare economy to put ...


England Thrash Australia in First Ashes Test 

11 Jul

England have taken a 1-0 lead in the Ashes after a superb bowling display on day four wrapped up a 169-run win against Australia in the first Test at Cardiff.


Library Chief Kicks off World Record Pledge 

10 Jul

Cllr Ben Adams County Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills has kicked off Staffordshire’s contribution to setting a new World Record.


Summer of Free Sporting Activities across Tamworth just Days Away 

10 Jul

With Wimbledon nearing its exciting climax, the Ashes in full swing and the Rugby World Cup set to be hosted in Britain in September, kids are being encouraged to take part in a free summer of sport.


Wannabe Writers Could get Published in New Tamworth Book 

10 Jul

Have you ever wanted to write a short story, novel or play but don’t know where to start? Here is your chance as people are being invited to learn from the best in a series of FREE workshops with Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate Mal ...


Tamworth’s MP Welcomes English Votes for English Laws 

10 Jul

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the proposals announced by the Government to give English MPs a veto over matters which only affect England, delivering on a Conservative Party election promise.


Meet The Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

8 Jul

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their latest ward surgery for all local residents on Saturday 11th July.


Learning from partners 

7 Jul

This week has been dominated by the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference in Harrogate.


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Features »

epiclesis: a voyage of Epic proportions 

29 Jul

I have a feeling this will be a rather long blog entry worthy of liturgical anorak status, but I do think that this is an important issue - so here goes: Havingraised the issue of baptism in my 'church growth strategies' I have found myself engaged ...


Morning Prayer – 29 July 2015 

29 Jul

Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


Mid-summer Birding 

28 Jul

28th July 2015 Have visited nearly all my usual local haunts over the past week but very little to go on about.


Welcome Back @AvrilLavigne talks about her Lyme disease diagnosis 

28 Jul

The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary and usually affect more than one system.


Morning Prayer – 28 July 2015 

28 Jul

Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


Why don’t you just belt up? 

27 Jul

I’m amazed by the number of people here who think wearing a seat belt is not a good idea, and that they think it’s ok to break the Law as well by not doing so In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a ...


Morning Prayer – 27 July 2015 

27 Jul

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and my ...


Structo 14 

26 Jul

Excited to be involved with this… I can’t be in London for the readings this weekend sadly, but I’m delighted to be a part of Structo 14.


Church Growth strategies: ‘Make your services attractive : 1. Baptism!’ 

26 Jul

Starting, as always, with a word from Stanley Hauerwas: Church growth strategies are the death rattle of a church that has lost its way.


Can’t make it to church? 26th July 2015 

26 Jul

Another Sunday and some of us will not be inchurch and so here is an opportunity forChurch to come to you (and 'Thank You' to those who tell me how valuable youfind this).


Forgotten stones – Creswell Chapel 

25 Jul

East wall of Creswell chapel I’ve often driven past these ruins and wondered about them.


Morning Prayer – 25 July 2015 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


Where now is your God? 

24 Jul

I see so many speaking of triumph and yet living as thought the battle was done and the victory of Jesus, the Christ, is denied; whilst elsewhere believers, living in the lack of luxury and striving in the absence of the divine presence, struggle to ...


New Rachel Simpson Collection now in store! 

24 Jul

We are delighted to say that we have now received our new Rachel Simpson 2016 collection!! Now the issue is which ones to buy….


Morning Prayer – Friday, 24 July 2015 

24 Jul

Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.


Unless it comes as an update you may never even notice 

23 Jul

Your looking down at your Internet device reading this ignoring the ‘real’ life around you What’s really important to you??? To many they prefer to have hands around a metal device rather than around flesh of their loved ones, look ...


Morning Prayer – 23 July 2015 

23 Jul

Psalm 14 The fool has said in his heart,‘There is no God.


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Business news »

International sales provide some fizz for Britvic 

23 Jul

SOFT drinks group Britvic - which has operations in Solihull and Tamworth - has seen a rise in revenue, largely on the back of its performance internationally.


St. Modwen green-lighted for Centurion Park speculative developments 

21 Jul

DEVELOPER St.


Media Buzz: Rees Bradley Hepburn; WAA Chosen; National Sea Life Centre 

22 Jun

Drayton Manor fun for Rees Bradley Hepburn WARWICKSHIRES Rees Bradley Hepburn has been appointed to lead the creative development of radio, TV and VoD for Drayton Manor Theme Park.


M6 Toll operator unveils new chief executive 

15 Jun

THE operator of the UKs only pay-as-you-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, has announced its new chief executive.


M6 Toll owners appoint new chief executive 

15 Jun

The owners of the M6 Toll have appointed a new chief executive.


New start for former Baddesley pit as Jaguar Land Rover distribution hub 

1 Jun

The vehicle maker is seeking to relocate its National Distribution Centre at Gaydon more than 50 miles to the site of the former colliery near Tamworth...


Profits up 18% for nightclub operator Luminar 

19 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs across the West Midlands, has seen an 18% increase in full year profits.


Drayton Manor recruits Rees Bradley Hepburn for summer campaign 

19 May

Agency will lead creative campaigns for radio, TV and video on demand to target summer, Halloween and Christmas holiday periods...


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.


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LocalGov »

Sign up to get fit and have fun 

29 Jul

Tamworth residents of all ages and levels of fitness are being urged to sign up to an online programme which encourages people to get fit by teaming up and competing against other teams.


Last chance to enter In Bloom garden competition 

27 Jul

There are now just a few days left for green-fingered Tamworth residents to enter this year’s Tamworth in Bloom garden competition – where £100 worth of gardening vouchers is up for grabs for the winning entry.


Judges take a look at Tamworth in Bloom 

21 Jul

After a year of hard work, planning and planting, Tamworth was in the spotlight last Tuesday with the visit of the Heart of England In Bloom judges.


Support staff 

20 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to C Willis on 20 July 2015 .


ERP/Finance Systems 

20 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to katie green on 20 July 2015 .


Assembly Rooms regeneration gets £900k HLF boost 

17 Jul

Ambitious plans to restore and extend Tamworth Assembly Rooms can now go ahead following the awarding of £900,000 to the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).


NHS Reform | Business of the House | Commons debates 

16 Jul

We in Staffordshire know better than most what the denial machine that the Secretary of State referred to meant to local people, so I congratulate him on his commitment to transparency and consistency.


Support staff 

16 Jul

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by C Willis on 16 July 2015 .


Insurance claims management arrangements 

15 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Sudhir Basquiat on 15 July 2015 .


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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.


Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.


Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...


A5/M42 fatal collision 

16 Jun

Officers have named the man who died in the RTC on the A5 in Tamworth on Sunday as 56 year-old Glyn Marshall of Cunningham Road, Walsall.


Attempted burglary at Tamworth Snowdome 

16 Jun

Officers are appealing for information relating to an attempted burglary at the Snowdome in Tamworth.


Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...


First conviction for drug driving in Staffordshire 

27 May

Staffordshire Police have secured the first conviction in the county for drug driving.


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