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Road rage drivers grapple on the floor after row over giving way 

29 Nov

Grandad punched in the face by gym owner - so OAP retaliates by lashing out with a hammer...

IN COURT: Tamworth man steals £25 trainers from Sports… 

28 Nov

ONE of the most important duties of any newspaper in a democratic country is to show justice being done.

Beware – festive shopping is a magnet for criminals, say… 

28 Nov

MORE plain-clothed bobbies are being deployed on Tamworth's streets as police chiefs issue a stark warning in the run-up to Christmas.

Woman from Tamworth reduced to tears by duck with an arrow stuck… 

28 Nov

THIS shocking picture shows the injury inflicted on a duck by a crossbow arrow shot straight into its back.

IN PICTURES: Santa’s Christmas workshop unveiled at Tamworth’s… 

28 Nov

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Alfie’s Dream Day raises £7,000 for Tamworth boy Alfie… 

28 Nov

MORE than 7,000 was raised for poorly Tamworth lad Alfie Young last month as members of the community rallied to make it a night to remember.

Crowds flock to Tamworth Asda for Black Friday bargains 

28 Nov

HUNDREDS of bargain-hungry shoppers flocked to Tamworth's Ventura Park this morningas America's Black Friday sale extravaganza hit the UK.

Wife’s emotional tribute to Tamworth police officer after fatal… 

28 Nov

A MUCH-LOVED retired police officer from Tamworth killed himself while suffering a 'brief transient psychotic episode', an inquest has heard.

REVIEW: Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Tamworth SnowDome 

27 Nov

MUCH has been made of the Magical Christmas Journey at the nearby Belfry Golf Course venue.

Pub thugs who held Tamworth man at knifepoint are caught on… 

27 Nov

TWO heartless thugs who held a Tamworth man at knifepoint as they ransacked the pub he manages have been caught in the act on CCTV.

State of Tamworth Debate highlights issues set to be tackled by… 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH councillors put their political alliances aside last night (Wednesday) to discuss in detail the current state of the town and set out issues that need to be addressed.

Tamworth Cricket Club captain and fellow Aussie pays touching… 

27 Nov

TAMWORTH CC skipper Mike Talbot says he cannot begin to comprehend the pain Australian cricket is going through following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25.

IN PICTURES: The Magical Journey re-opens 

27 Nov

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Online scam warning to Tamworth shoppers ahead of Black Friday 

27 Nov

Tamworth shoppers hoping to bag an online bargain tomorrow (Friday)are being advised to protect themselves against scam websites.

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Tamworth FC’s Michael Townsend: ‘Things are on the up’ 

28 Nov

A week is definitely a long time in football.

Staffordshire School Games 2014 

28 Nov

On Wedneday 26th November 2014 schools from across Staffordshire took part in the level 3 School Games Football Competition at Rowley Park.

Tamworth FC are favourites to advance in FA Trophy 

28 Nov

Having picked up back-to-back victories in Conference North over the last week, Tamworth are probably a touch frustrated that they don't have the opportunity to continue that progress in the league given that they turn their attention to the...

Spaces Still Available on Level 1 in January 2015 

27 Nov

Staffordshire FA have a Level 1 Coaching Course taking place at Chesterton High School in January.

Tamworth FC’s Hibbert is happy to be in thick of action 

27 Nov

DAVE Hibbert admitted Tamworth have played much better but he certainly wasn't complaining after the Lambs made it back-to-back wins against Brackley on Tuesday.

Coaching Blind Footballers Course Taking Place In December 

27 Nov

Staffordshire FA have a FA Coaching Blind Footballers Course running on Saturday 20th December at St.

Wrexham FC glory has given Lambs boss Morrell a thirst for more 

27 Nov

ANDY Morrell has already tasted FA Trophy glory with Wrexham now he wants his Tamworth players to share the belief that they too can reach Wembley.

Tamworth potter Gilbert has world champion in his sights 

27 Nov

DAVE Gilbert hopes to end a 'disappointing' 2014 on a high by setting up a televised clash with world champion Mark Selby at the UK Championships.

IN PICTURES: Atherstone juniors V Pinley RFC 

27 Nov

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Out and about with the District Commissioning Leads 

27 Nov

“Over the past few weeks I have been getting out and about and seeing some of the good work we do on the ground.

Tamworth’s MP Welcomes News from Sir Robert Peel as Trust Delays Changes 

25 Nov

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the announcement from the Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that there will be no change to services at Sir Robert Peel hospital until at least the summer of 2015.

Don’t Forget – Free Car Parking in Tamworth’s Town Centre on Two Saturdays in Decembers 

25 Nov

Traders, shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being reminded that they can park for free on two Saturdays in December.

Beware of Parcel Deliveries from PDS They Could Cost You £315 

25 Nov

Christmas is fast approaching, Royal Mail The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam.

Last Chance to Have Your Say on Tamworth’s Public Transport 

23 Nov

There are just a few days to go to have your say on how you use public transport in Tamworth.

Mushroomy Things! 

23 Nov

This was on an old tree stump.

Decision on Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital Services Put on hold Until June 2015 

20 Nov

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced at tonight’s meeting of Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier Safer scrutiny committee it is recommending to its Board that the day case theatre at the Sir Robert Peel ...

Tamworth’s Council Tenants Reminded to Pay Their Rent on Time this Christmas 

16 Nov

Council tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.

Christopher Pincher Welcomes Latest Jobless Fall 

16 Nov

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth’s unemployment figures.

Affordable New Homes Transform Problem Garages Sites 

16 Nov

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy; Tony Goodwin, Chief Executive of Tamworth Borough Council; and Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations at Waterloo Housing Group The results of a £2.3 million housing project to ...

Questions for NHS Trust Over Changes at Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

16 Nov

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Tamworth Borough Council’ Healthier Safer scrutiny committee will be discussing the recently reported potential closure of the surgical ward at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital next week.

Nominate Someone to Receive a Christmas Hamper from Tamworth’s Mayor 

16 Nov

If you know an elderly or disabled Tamworth resident who would benefit from one of the Mayor’s Christmas hampers, there is still time to nominate them.

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Why do some people get dementia? 

28 Nov

Many people worry that they may be at risk of developing dementia – particularly if they have a close relative with the condition.


28 Nov

Seems that there are many more boats moored here now four abreast by the turning point and double breasted almost down to B66.

Black Friday deal 

28 Nov

We think rather than getting pushed around in the supermarket we should offer you a deal right in the comfort of your own home, desk at work, phone on the us on your way home or however else this finds you! Book a place on the cheese and ale evening...

Morning Prayer – 28 November 14 

28 Nov

Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Listen – stop – sit – recline 

27 Nov

If we were to look at Psalm one we would find the path to sin in that when it comes to engaging with the wicked: Firstyou LISTEN to those who are sinful and ACT on what they say Then you STOP and become part of the gathering of the sinful sitting ...

Morning Prayer – 27 November 2014 

27 Nov

Psalm 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

A quiet week 

26 Nov

Wednesday 26th November 2014 A somewhat subdued period birdingwise at the moment.

How To Claim Your Winter Fuel Payment 

26 Nov

You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 July 1952.

Church – not an island! 

26 Nov

For those who have mailed me asking where I vanished to, the answer is 'nowhere' I merely took some time to step back and reflect away from the blog as part of a bit of spiritual discipline.

Dog grooming gift vouchers available now, start dropping hints to your dearest ones :) 

26 Nov

I have had a lot of requests and so here is the link to buy our newly updated vouchers (featuring the smiling face of Pudsey, a recent visitor) www.

Morning Prayer – 26 November 14 

26 Nov

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

Break the silence end the violence #whiteribbonday 

25 Nov

Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner and more than a third of women will be sexually or physically abused in their lifetimes.

Enjoy the Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral‏ With @StaffsFire 

25 Nov

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 7.

Morning Prayer – 25 November 14 

25 Nov

Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748 Psalm 97 The Lord is king: let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Morning Prayer – 24 November 14 

24 Nov

Psalm 92 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to tell of your love early in the morning and of your faithfulness in the night-time, upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the harp, and to the ...

Cruising on. 

24 Nov

Some idyllic scenes we found along the way.

Winnie the Pooh has a “dubious sexuality” and is always half-naked, unsuitable role model for kids 

23 Nov

The world has now gone politically correct crazy.

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Euro Car Parts signs up for mega-hub at Birch Coppice 

5 Nov

IM Properties seals latest letting at Tamworth industrial estate which has seen car parts company more than double its footprint there...

Almost a quarter of West Midlands workers earn below living wage 

3 Nov

New research says 'blackspots' such as Tamworth and Wyre Forest have even higher rates of people earning below the £7.65 per hour rate...

Lichfield workers help boy with inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams 

29 Oct

Staff at a Lichfield company have raised £1,500 to help a boy with an inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams.

Tamworth businesses become part of new OnePlastics Group 

23 Oct

TWO Tamworth manufacturing businesses have become part of a new plastics company which has launched with ambitious growth plans.

Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.

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.

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Castle By Candlelight is blaze of glory 

28 Nov

Tamworth Castle looked beautiful, as the popular Castle By Candlelight event returned for the first time since 2009.

Business of the House | Commons debates 

27 Nov

May we have a debate on planning rules, particularly the rights of local residents living on the borders of local authorities? For example, there is a go-carting track in north Warwickshire that has a significant impact on my constituents over...

Cost of stray dogs 

26 Nov

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Carla Bloomfield on 26 November 2014 .

Thousands see Tamworth light up for Christmas 

25 Nov

A record 9,000 people came along to watch this year’s Tamworth Christmas lights switch-on – making the 2014 event the biggest and best yet! For the first time this year, the switch-on took place on a Sunday.

The State of Tamworth Debate takes place this week 

25 Nov

Tamworth goes under the spotlight tomorrow borough councillors from different political groups take part in the annual ‘State of Tamworth Debate’.

Armed Forces Covenant | Isil | Commons debates 

24 Nov

I represent many constituents who work and do great service at DMS Whittington.

Get set for big Christmas switch-on 

20 Nov

The countdown is on to Sunday’s Christmas lights switch-on – when the centre of Tamworth will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

Festive reminder to pay your rent at Christmas 

20 Nov

Council tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.

Children mark remembrance with Flags of Freedom 

20 Nov

Pupils from schools throughout Tamworth have created their own artistic tribute to those who died in the First World War by taking part in the innovative Flags of Freedom project, developed by Tamworth Borough Council and the Royal British...

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HMIC Report Acknowledges Force’s Performance 

27 Nov

Staffordshire Police has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ in tackling anti-social behaviour in a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which is being released to the public today.

Stop and Think – Stay safe this festive period 

25 Nov

Staffordshire Police have launched a crime prevention drive to keep you and your property safe this festive period.

Going beyond what is expected celebrated at ceremony 

25 Nov

Officers, police community support officers, police staff, special constables and members of the public will be recognised for their commitment, dedication and outstanding contributions to policing at a Staffordshire Police ceremony.

First custodial sentence for breach of Domestic Violence Protection Order 

21 Nov

A repeat domestic abuse offender, who breached court restrictions on contacting his partner three times, has been jailed for 21 days.

Pudsey visits Staffordshire Police 

20 Nov

Children in Need’s Pudsey visited Staffordshire Police HQ on Thursday 20 November to take receipt of a cheque for the money raised during the force’s fundraising efforts last week.

Staffordshire Police gun surrender collects nearly 300 items 

13 Nov

A firearms surrender in Staffordshire has netted nearly 300 items during a two week opportunity to hand them in without fear of prosecution for possession.

Recruits get sworn in 

13 Nov

Fourteen new recruits have been sworn in as Police Constables at a recent attestation ceremony at Police Headquarters.

Police warning about telephone scams in Lichfield 

12 Nov

Police are urging residents in the Lichfield area to be on their guard against telephone scammers.

Courier scams in Tamworth 

6 Nov

We're asking you to be on your guard against courier scams following several recent incidents in the Mile Oak area of Tamworth.

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