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Driver and passenger suffer severe injuries and broken bones in… 

23 Aug

TWO air ambulances were sent to the scene of a serious road crash this morning (August 23) which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.


Air ambulance at Tamworth crash scene 

23 Aug

Firefighters are using cutting equipment to free two people from two cars following an accident in Bonehill Road, Mile Oak.


Tamworth charity event cancelled after NO-ONE signs up 

23 Aug

An annual Tamworth charity event which raises cash for domestic abuse victims has been cancelled after NO-ONE signed up to take part.


Public warned to check tattooists are fully registered  

23 Aug

MEMBERS of the public planning on getting a tattoo are being urged to think before they ink – and ensure that the studio or artist is properly registered under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.


Police Cadet returns from life changing trip to south Africa after winning national competition 

23 Aug

A STAFFORDSHIRE Police Cadet has recently returned from South Africa after her dedication and work with the Staffordshire Police Cadets helped her triumph in a national competition.


Businesses in exciting ‘BID’ to unite Tamworth town centre and Ventura retail parks 

23 Aug

EXCITING plans have been revealed to create a new partnership of Tamworth businesses which could generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be spent on making the town a more vibrant and welcoming place to work, shop, stay and play.


British Olympic swimmer launches campaign for youngsters in… 

22 Aug

AN Olympic swimmer will be visiting Tamworth next month to promote her new campaign to get more children in the water.


Business Improvement District plans for Tamworth could generate… 

22 Aug

EXCITING plans have been revealed to create a new partnership of Tamworth businesses which could generate hundreds of thousands of pounds to be spent on making the town a more vibrant and welcoming place to work, shop, stay and play.


France’s highest honour for Legion stalwart Harry 

21 Aug

A SPECIAL medal has been presented to a former Tamworth soldier for his part in the liberation of France during the Second World War.


Waltzing round the dojo as we learn the best way to fall over 

21 Aug

YELLOW Belt Challenge take two started off as fast paced as before.


Royal birthday present for Tamworth mum-of-12 Violet 

21 Aug

A MUM-OF-12 from Tamworth has celebrated her 90th birthday in the same year as Her Royal Majesty.


Olympic stars to inspire Tamworth children into sport 

20 Aug

YOUNGSTERS across Tamworth are expected to get into sports on a huge scale as British athletes make history at this year's Olympic Games.


Tamworth musicians, dancers and actors to play Elford Garden… 

20 Aug

AN array of talented Tamworth performers will be rounding off the season of outdoor events at an end-of-summer garden party next month.


Team is the beating heart of campaign 

20 Aug

QUIETLY and tirelessly, a dedicated team is working behind the scenes to bring the Have A Heart campaign to a successful conclusion.


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Tamworth FC Academy v TNS 

23 Aug

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Book a place on our upcoming FA Skills Holiday Sessions 

23 Aug

The FA Skills programme have been working in Staffordshire since October 2008, and work with 5-11 year olds in school curriculum time, charter Standard clubs, after school skills centre sessions and other events across the county.


FA Affiliate Tutor Licenses 

22 Aug

Applications for the FA Emergency Aid and Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) Affiliate Tutor licence are now open.


FC Halifax 4 Tamworth 0 

22 Aug

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Former Fulham striker hits double as Lambs lose at Halifax 

22 Aug

FC Halifax 4 Tamworth 0Former Lambs and Fulham striker Richard Peniket scored a double as the Lambs slipped to a disappointing away defeat.


After Olympic success Club is hosting HockeyFest to encourage more people to play hockey 

21 Aug

TAMWORTH Hockey Club are hoping that the incredible success of Ladies Team GB at the Olympics will anyone inspired by the games to come and try their hand at hockey locally.


Coleshill Town try to set up Halesowen date 

18 Aug

COLESHILL Town bid to keep their FA Cup dreams going as they entertain Dudley Sports at Pack Meadow on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).


Tamworth FC’s stars of the future take on Welsh talent 

18 Aug

FUTURE footballers at Tamworth FC's academy have pit their wits against the best South Wales had to offer in a special tournament in the town.


Bolehall Swifts: Performances fail to bring a decent points haul… 

18 Aug

BOLEHALL Swifts joint-boss Joe Obi says his side can count themselves unfortunate to have claimed only one point from a possible six in the opening week of the Midland League One campaign.


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Become a Dementia Friend in Tamworth this Week 

23 Aug

Do you live in or near Tamworth and would like to learn more about living with dementia and become a dementia friend ? Community Together CIC will be hosting a free dementia friends information session on Thursday 25th August 2016, 6.30pm until 7.30pm ...


FREE Trampoline Fun for Youngsters in Tamworth 

23 Aug

Young people aged 11 to 17 are being given the chance to end their summer holidays with a bounce – with FREE sessions at Tamworth’s new Jump Xtreme trampoline centre.


Countdown is on to Popular We Love Tamworth Extravaganza 

23 Aug

The countdown is on to the popular We Love Tamworth event, which will bring wall-to-wall family fun to Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday September 3, marking the perfect end to the summer holidays.


Public Warned to Check Tattooists are Fully Registered 

23 Aug

Members of the public planning on getting a tattoo are being urged to think before they ink – and ensure that the studio or artist is properly registered under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.


UK Jobless Total Falls Again 

18 Aug

Total UK unemployment dropped between April and June, official figures indicate.


Beware of Travellers’ Cheques Scam 

18 Aug

Staffordshire Police are warning people to beware of employers offering payment via travellers’ cheques.


Courier Fraud Phone Scam 

16 Aug

Residents are being alerted to a courier fraud phone scam that is potentially circulating in the area.


Councillors to hear what students think about Burntwood as part of neighbourhood plan discussions 

16 Aug

Councillors in Burntwood will discuss proposals for a neighbourhood plan tonight.


Zombie Knives Banned in England and Wales 

16 Aug

The amendment to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 will ban the sale, manufacture, rental or importation of knives often referred to as ‘zombie knives’, ‘zombie killer knives’ and ‘zombie slayer knives’.


Cows to Graze on Broad Meadow to help the Habitat 

15 Aug

Some unusual partners are being drafted in to help look after Tamworth’s ‘jewel in the crown’ Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve, a herd of cattle! The 20 or so Hereford and Angus cattle are due to arrive on Broad Meadow on Monday August 22 and ...


6,600 Cars Behind Bars in Staffordshire 

13 Aug

Over 6,600 vehicles have been seized by Staffordshire Police officers in an ongoing crackdown on car insurance dodgers.


Local Catering Company Named and Shamed for Failing to Pay National Minimum Wage 

11 Aug

Catering Academy Ltd of Thorpe Constantine near Tamworth is among the list of companies named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage to one of its workers.


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File: Is this a spurrey? 

23 Aug

My field guides tell me this is likely to be Sea spurrrey, but I find that hard to believe in Middleton Lakes - could not be further from the sea! If anyone can please offer an accurate ID I'd be grateful.


Comment on Tree Bumble Bee? 

23 Aug

Thanks Katie, nice to get a second opin ion...


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 23 August 2016 

23 Aug

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 come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; I will not allow my eyes to ...


Blog Post: Recent sightings – hooching with life 

22 Aug

I love this time of year! There is the possibility of seeing something different everyday as birds move through on their autumn migration.


Comment on Spotted Redshank 

22 Aug

Ace photo! Really shows off it's spots...


Search for returning birds 

22 Aug

Monday 22nd August 2016 Interesting morning.


Can’t make it to church? 21 August 2016 

22 Aug

Our Old Testament passage is set in Jerusalem as the people struggle to start life again after having had their city destroyed and them exiled.


Morning Prayer – Monday 22 August 2016 

22 Aug

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.


In search of returning Migrants 

21 Aug

20th August 2016 A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.


File: Spotted Redshank 

20 Aug

Spotted Redshank as seen from the canal screen on the 20th August 2016...


Morning Prayer – Saturday 20 August 2016 

20 Aug

Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153 William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890 Psalm 120 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; I called to the Lord and he answered me.


Our Ear Plucking Policy 

19 Aug

An interesting article about the pros and cons of ear plucking.


Whinchats at Alvecote pools 

17 Aug

17 th August 2016 A few distant images of the Whinchats at Alvecote today.


Local stuff 

16 Aug

Tuesday 16th August 2016 Not a great deal to report.


Halfpenny Cool 

11 Aug

Halfpenny Cool! There are people in life who are just cool.


Lhasa Apso Dogs Groomed at Mutley Makeovers 

11 Aug

So many different lovely styles to choose from, here is a selection of Lhasa Apso groom styles from our salons it Tamworth and Ashby de la Zouch.


Timekeeping and Your Visit to the Dog Goomer 

10 Aug

To stick to your agreed appointment time is probably one of the things that is most appreciated by a dog groomer.


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Business news »

Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.


Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...


Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.


Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...


Care centre expands after new funding deal 

13 Jun

A STAFFORDSHIRE care centre specialising in support for elderly people has expanded following a new funding deal.


BREAKING NEWS: £80m motor dealership acquired in JLR-inspired deal 

9 Jun

AN £80m-turnover motor dealership in the West Midlands has been acquired in a major deal.


Tamworth town centre gateway scheme enters new phase 

6 Jun

PEOPLE in Tamworth are being asked for their views on plans to improve the gateway areas between the railway station and the town centre.


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood businesses to take part in free photoshoot 

26 May

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a free photoshoot to help boost trade across the region.


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LocalGov »

Jump into fun this summer! 

23 Aug

Young people aged 11 to 17 are being given the chance to end their summer holidays with a bounce – with FREE sessions at Tamworth’s new Jump Xtreme trampoline centre.


Walk a Mile event cancelled 

23 Aug

Unfortunately, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event planned for Saturday September 3 has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers.


Business Rates 

23 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gareth Elton on 23 August 2016 .


Business Rates 

22 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gareth Elton on 22 August 2016 .


Lorna’s the Blooming best! 

19 Aug

Lorna Epton has taken top prize in this year’s Tamworth in Bloom gardens competition for her stunning garden at her home in Amington.


Double celebration as sheltered schemes share honours 

19 Aug

Green-fingered residents of Cheatle Court in Dosthill and Ankermoor Court in Bolehall are celebrating after sharing top honours in a hotly-contested gardening competition.


They had the time of their lives! 

16 Aug

Tamworth’s fourth outdoor cinema event was a resounding success with sell-out crowds enjoying an evening of singing, dancing and entertainment under the stars in the Castle Grounds.


Assembly Rooms car park to close on September 5 

10 Aug

The car park between Tamworth Assembly Rooms, the Carnegie Centre and Tamworth Library is to close permanently on Monday September 5.


Get set for We Love Tamworth fun 

9 Aug

There are now just over three weeks to go until the popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza returns to the Castle Grounds, promising a jam-packed day of activities for the whole family.


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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.


Safety Town returns to Tamworth 

27 Apr

Hundreds of Tamworth pupils will learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a joint initiative.


Air cadets mark anniversary with fire service visit 

8 Apr

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Air Cadets and the Tamworth squadron celebrated the occasion with a visit to Tamworth Community Fire Station on April 7.


E-cigarette explosion sparks fire service warning 

26 Feb

Firefighters are issuing a warning to e-cigarette users after a man from Tamworth was left with second and third degree burns when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.


Overloaded plug socket sparks severe house fire 

22 Jan

Firefighters are warning residents not to overload plug sockets in the wake of a severe house fire in Tamworth.


Pilot project keeps Tamworth vulnerable warm 

18 Dec

Firefighters and Joint Operations Group in Tamworth have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help the most vulnerable members of the community cope with the approaching cold weather.


Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth 

9 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.


Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.


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.


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