Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 20 January 2017
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Dosthill Primary School placed in to ‘Special Measures’ 

19 Jan

DOSTHILL Primary School which just under four years ago was graded as ‘Outstanding’ has now been ranked as ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection.

Man in Court after burglary at Pensioners home 

19 Jan

A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cannock Magistrates charged with two burglaries.

Unlicensed Tamworth handyman fined for unsafe asbestos removal 

19 Jan

AN unlicensed Tamworth handyman who potentially exposed workers to deadly asbestos particles has been fined more than 1,000.

Charlie Dunn death: inquest is adjourned again 

19 Jan

The inquest into the death of Charlie Dunn following an incident at Bosworth Water Park has been adjourned again.

​Suspected burglar in court after string of Tamworth break-ins 

19 Jan

A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cannock Magistrates charged with two burglaries in Tamworth.

Tamworth FC has zero tolerance for trouble at the Lamb 

19 Jan

A ZERO tolerance approach is being taken at Tamworth FC against people caught causing trouble inside and outside the ground after a series of incidents happened at the Lamb.

Drug dealers in suspected Northamptonshire stabbing incidents… 

19 Jan

TWO drug dealers suspected of three stabbing incidents in Northamptonshire have been tracked down and arrested in Tamworth.

County cash to fix potholes won’t even scratch the surface, say… 

19 Jan

A TAMWORTH campaign group has said that the dedicated pothole fund for the county is 'not enough'.

Dosthill Community Primary School vows to fight back after… 

19 Jan

THE headteacher of an 'inadequate' primary school in Tamworth has vowed that they are already starting to make improvements required.

Tamworth mother shares heartbreak after losing ‘beautiful’… 

19 Jan

I KEEP thinking day after day about what was going through her mind to do something like this I should not be burying my beautiful 21-year-old daughter.

Cars stolen in Lichfield after burglars break into houses to steal keys 

18 Jan

Cars have been stolen after two house burglaries in Lichfield.

Pub chain defends decision not to serve alcohol to visiting Sheffield United supporters in Lichfield 

18 Jan

A pub chain has explained a decision not to serve alcohol to football supporters last weekend.

Tamworth’s Drayton Manor set to scale new heights with new ride 

18 Jan

A BRAND new ride will take Drayton Manor guests to dizzy new heights as it sets sail this spring.

Grand Tudor mansion near Tamworth could be yours for £4mill… 

18 Jan

A REMARKABLE mansion near Tamworth, which boasts a unique place in the nation's history, could be yours for a cool four million pounds.

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Premier League Stoke City announce dates with Tamworth FC 

19 Jan

STOKE City's development sides are set to visit Tamworth FC next month.

Tamworth FC: Youngsters from Amington enjoy a memorable… 

19 Jan

Tamworth FC keeper James Belshaw met youngsters from Amington Juniors when they trained at The Lamb last week.

Tamworth FC has zero tolerance for trouble at the Lamb 

19 Jan

A ZERO tolerance approach is being taken at Tamworth FC against people caught causing trouble inside and outside the ground after a series of incidents happened at the Lamb.

Shop the Nike football shirts clearance collection 

19 Jan

With massive savings to be made, all Nike clearance shirts are now 50% off with Discount Football Kits, while stock lasts...

Job Vacancy: Burton Albion Community Trust 

19 Jan

Burton Albion Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to become their Football Development Coach/Co-ordinator.

Burns urges Tamworth FC to ‘wake up’ to defensive woes 

19 Jan

TAMWORTH defender Andy Burns says the Lambs must rectify their defensive problems now before it's too late.

Boxer Brad Foster is set for a busy year 

19 Jan

MANAGER PJ Rowson predicts 'a busy year' for flyweight Brad 'The Blade' Foster and it starts in Walsall next month.

Bolehall are urged to focus on the positives 

19 Jan

BOLEHALL Swifts joint-boss Craig Haywood says his side should take encouragement from their performance against title-chasing Leicester Road.

Aston Villa partnership is great boost for town, says Delves 

18 Jan

ASTON Villa Ladies' decision to play their games at Tamworth is a massive plus, according to Lambs general manager George Delves.

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Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

13 Jan

Happy New Year.

Chris welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to mental health 

12 Jan

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.

Mercian Ward Councillor’s First Residents Surgery of 2017 

11 Jan

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their first residents surgery of 2017 on Saturday 14th January.

Chris Meets NHS to Discuss Services in Staffordshire 

10 Jan

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential changes to the area's hospital services.

Children Warn of Smoking Risks in Hard Hitting Campaign 

30 Dec

A new PHE film shows children creating personal images and warnings about the damage smoking causes to convince smokers to stop.

Drayton Manor Park’s Chief Executive Receives OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List 

30 Dec

Drayton Manor Park’s Chief Executive Colin Bryan has received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Arise Sir Ken Dodd 

30 Dec

Comedy legend Ken Dodd has been knighted for services to entertainment and charity, at the age of 89.

A Water Coal Man! 

30 Dec

Today's walk was along the Coventry Canal, on one of my favourite routes, from The Glascote Road Bridge to the Fazeley Aqueduct, where you can stand by the canal and look down at the River Tame, which always intrigues me.

A Frosty Day! 

29 Dec

Well, it's an awfully long time since I've posted anything on this blog, but I thought I'd have a go at resurrecting it, since I'm currently full of post-Christmas enthusiasmfor eating more healthily, taking more exercise,attempting to keep the house...

Appeal to Locate Missing Tamworth Girl 

29 Dec

Hannah Mackenzie Staffordshire Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing Tamworth schoolgirl.

Heart of England Health Trust Raises £4.8m from Car Parking Charges and Fines 

28 Dec

The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Good Hope hospital, collected £4,841,108 from parking charges and fines last year.

Local MPs Discuss NHS Services in Staffordshire 

27 Dec

Helen Scott-South, Heather Wheeler MP, Michael Fabricant MP, CP and Andrew Griffiths MP at Burton Hospital on 23rd December Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, together with other local MPs met NHS leaders just before Christmas to discuss potential...

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Morning Prayer – Thursday 19 January 2017 

19 Jan

Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095 Second Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

Journal: Still working on Monday’s listrd 

19 Jan

Halfway through the week and still wondering about Monday's stuff! Been an amazing pastoral week thus far and today was something of a challenge for a number of reasons - but it highlights the diversity of the 'being in ministry' pastoral role; and ...

Glaucous Gull and Bearded Tits 

18 Jan

Wednesday 18th January 2017 A set off with the intention of looking for a Glaucous Gull on the Bubbenhall pools but I didnt quite make it.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 18 January 2017 

18 Jan

Epiphany Season Amy Carmichael, Founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, Spiritual Writer, 1951 First Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Psalm 81 Sing merrily to God our strength, shout for joy to the God of Jacob.

Journal:Where did that day go? 

18 Jan

Talk about the best ladies plans - today went exactly as it wasn't planned and before I knew it everything was everywhere and it was ranks as one of the hardest days I have doing this ministry thing! As priest and pastor we are called to watch over ...

Can’t make it to church – 15 January 2017 

17 Jan

The Magi have arrived and, having seen the word made flesh, God’s solution for the world, are on their way back home (avoiding Herod) and so here we are with Jesus having been baptised last Monday, reflecting upon that and perhaps wondering about ...

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 17 January 2017 

17 Jan

Epiphany Season Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356 Charles Gore, Bishop, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932 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 ...

Journal: Ankther manic Monday 

17 Jan

Today started well around 3am this morning and raced headlong into Tuesday before I had a chance to blink.

Morning Prayer – Monday 16 January 2017 

16 Jan

Epiphany Season Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.

The scores are in 

16 Jan

and seven days have been reflected on (and counted) and I think I can say it has been a week in which whilst not all of it was enjoyable, none of it was that bad.

A quieter day 

15 Jan

What a really nice day it was yesterday - there was some interesting challenge and some great blessing and space to relax and reflect and from that, to rejoice.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 14 January 2017 

14 Jan

Epiphany Season Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

It’s not like booking a holiday! 

14 Jan

Like many a Friday gone, the day started with things funereal and ended with Kid's Club with a funeral/pastoral filling for the sandwich which was a very mixed day indeed.

Morning Prayer – Friday 13 January 2017 

13 Jan

Epiphany Season Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith, 367 Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde and Cumbria, 603 George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers), 1691 Psalm 67 God be gracious to us and bless us ...

People not paper 

13 Jan

That's what matters most and today has been full of people and Communion.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 12 January 2017 

12 Jan

Epiphany Season Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167 Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689 Psalm 21 The king shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; how greatly shall he rejoice in your salvation! You have given him his heart’s ...

Up and at ’em 

12 Jan

Well there wasn't a fag packet of space between anything today - the best laid plans all went awry and there was just enough time to travel where it was needed such that I left home first thing and managed to be back with three minutes to spare ...

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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.

Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.

Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.

Jaguar Land Rover and Drayton Manor chiefs receive New Year’s Honours 

30 Dec

Les Ratcliffe and Colin Bryan among those West Midlands business figures to be recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours 2017...

Party’s over as wedding firm falls into administration 

22 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE wedding dress and suit hire business has fallen into administration with the loss of almost 40 jobs.

Volunteers help extend Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail 

14 Dec

Staff from Lichfield’s Police Mutual Assurance Society offices gave up their day to help extend the city canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail.

Crown secures police force tech deal 

9 Dec

TAMWORTH-based Crown Duty Management Systems has expanded its reach within the emergency services sector after being chosen as an integral part of an IT solution which will allow three police organisa...

Law firm contracts help boost IT firm’s turnover to £8m 

9 Dec

A HOST of contracts with law firms during the year have contributed to a 12% turnover rise for IT service provider Quiss Technology.

Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.

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Call HEAT to see if you can save on energy bills 

18 Jan

Do you know that you could save almost £200 a year just by switching your energy supplier? Our HEAT scheme (Home Energy Advice Tamworth), is now encouraging anyone living in Tamworth to ring the free number to see if you would be better off...

Another chance to submit your questions to town leaders 

17 Jan

There’s still time for you to submit your questions for next week’s Tamworth Listens Question Time event – as the deadline has been extended to Sunday.

If you’re the arty type, this is for you 

12 Jan

Singers, bands, artists and creative individuals of all genres are invited to be part of a brand new online arts service which is being designed to highlight the talent on offer in Tamworth.

Wildlife boost as three conservation groups get grants 

9 Jan

Three volunteers groups which look after some of Tamworth’s Local Nature Reserves have each been given grants of £500 towards their vital work.

Road cleaning on verges – lots of rubbish, 8th January 

8 Jan

Verges require cleaning of rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A5, Glascote Report on FixMyStreet...

Still time to submit your questions for Tamworth Listens 

6 Jan

There’s now less than a month to go until Tamworth’s fourth Question Time event puts the borough’s leaders under the spotlight – and there’s still time for you to submit your questions.

Dumped mattress at side of road, 21st December 

21 Dec

Dumped mattress at side of dual carriageway.

Take part in our teen pregnancy survey 

19 Dec

If you’ve been a teen parent, if your child has been a teen parent or if you have been affected in any way by teenage pregnancy, we’d love you to take part in a new survey.

Car lefy in private space, 13th December 

13 Dec

A car has been left in our carport for 3 days, the DVLA website states a SORN is in place.

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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.

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.

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