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Lock up properties at night, warn Tamworth Police 

30 Oct

Policeare urging Tamworth residents to make sure they secure their properties at night in the wake of a spate of home and shed break-ins across the town.


Firearms Surrender 

29 Oct

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.


Young mum has handbag snatched in broad daylight in Tamworth 

29 Oct

A 28-YEAR-OLD mother is appealing for thieves to return documents they stole when they snatched her handbag in broad daylight.


Tamworth Gate Gallop raises £6,500 for St Giles Hospice 

29 Oct

ORGANISERS of the annual Tamworth Gate Gallop want to thank everybody who helped make this year's event such a success, raising an impressive 6,500 for local charity St Giles Hospice.


Midlands Fertility Clinic in Tamworth hails its 6,000th baby 

29 Oct

TAMWORTH'S Midland Fertility Clinic has confirmed the birth and identity of its 6,000th baby.


Ankerside staff pink with success to raise funds for cancer charities 

29 Oct

Ankerside Shopping Centre turned pink for a day to help raise funds for two cancer charities.


Kind-hearted Tamworth residents take lonely elderly out to tea 

29 Oct

Kind-heartedHerald readers have been thanked for their generosity after an appeal for volunteer drivers to take elderly people for Sunday tea parties, received an overwhelming response.


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.


Hospital bodies reassure Tamworth residents that Sir Robert Peel… 

29 Oct

Following on from the public consultation meeting at The Castle Hotel last week (Thursday),a joint press statement has been released by Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Clinical Commissioning Group - the ...


Cats Protection League charity takes its message to Ankerside 

29 Oct

A TAMWORTH animal rescue charity is calling on people to neuter their pets after seeing a big increase in the numbers of unwanted kittens.


Community safety day aims to help residents stay safe 

29 Oct

A COMMUNITY safety day aimed at giving safety advice and information is being held in Ankerside next month – and Tamworth residents are invited to drop in during the day.


Pumpkin fun for Halloween at Community Cafe 

29 Oct

BELGRAVE’S Community Café members got into the Halloween spirit last week, when they carved Jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins, before using the insides to make pumpkin soup.


Latest roadworks and delays on Highways Agency likely to affect… 

29 Oct

These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius according to the Highways Agency.


Midland Fertility clinic celebrates the birth of 6,000th baby 

29 Oct

Tears of joy for Birmingham couple at Tamworth centre...


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Tamworth FC boss wants to build on FA Cup performances 

30 Oct

Tamworth FC boss Andy Morrell reflected on his side's heart-breaking FA Cup exit at Southport and said: We need to take positives from the tie.


BREAKING NEWS: Atherstone Town appoint Everitt as manager 

29 Oct

Atherstone Town have named Leigh Everitt as their new manager.


Bolehall Swifts target FC Vase glory 

29 Oct

RECORD-breakers Bolehall Swifts go in search of more glory in the FA Vase this weekend with boss Dave Haywood admitting: I couldn't wish for a better camp.


Green: ‘I gave my all but Atherstone Town fans deserve more’ 

29 Oct

IVOR Green this week reflected on his departure from Atherstone Town and admitted: 'I'd given everything I could'.


Tamworth FC aim to bolster squad 

29 Oct

Tamworth boss Andy Morrell says he is working hard to bring a new striker and winger to The Lamb.


Atherstone Town are closing in on new manager 

29 Oct

ATHERSTONE Town hope to appoint a new manager before the weekend's clash at Littleton.


Atherstone Town endure a difficult week 

29 Oct

ATHERSTONE TOWN 1 HINCKLEY AFC 2 Midland League Division One MANAGERLESS Atherstone were edged out of a closely-fought and somewhat controversial clash with Hinckley on Saturday.


Record-breaking Bolehall Swifts move top after hitting … 

29 Oct

PELSALL VILLA 0 BOLEHALL SWIFTS 10 Midland League Division One BOLEHALL Swifts stormed to the top of the division as they recorded the biggest win in their history against Pelsall.


North Warwickshire CC cricketers are honoured 

29 Oct

NORTH Warwickshire Cricket Club reflected on their summer in the presence of Warwickshire wicket-keeper Peter McKay last weekend.


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Community Safety Day Aims to Help Residents Stay Safe 

29 Oct

A community safety day aimed at giving safety advice and information is being held in Ankerside next month and Tamworth residents are invited to drop in during the day.


Countdown to Tamworth’s Question Time 

28 Oct

There is now less than a week to go until members of the public get the chance to hear their questions answered by a panel of leaders at this year’s Question Time event at Tamworth Assembly Rooms.


Tamworth’s MP Attends Good Hope Services Meeting 

28 Oct

Last Friday Heart of England Foundation Trust officials came to the Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth to talk to local people about proposed changes to services provided at Good Hope hospital.


Christopher Pincher Meets Health Secretary to Raise Peel Concerns 

28 Oct

Christopher Pincher and Jeremy Hunt in the Department of Health last week Last Wednesday Tamworth’s Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, secured a private meeting with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP at the Department of Health to highlight ...


Positively Different: FREE Variety Show Tickets! 

26 Oct

Tickets to our FREE ' Po  sitively Different ' variety show are available from: Wilnecote School/ Leisure Centre (reception) Tamworth Information Centre, Corporation St, B77 7DN Get them while they're still available! For more information on ...


I’ve Signed Christopher Pincher’s Hopwas Wood Petition, Have You Signed it Too? 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood In response to the announcement that LaFarge Tarmac want to quarry in Hopwas Wood, Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has set up an online petition asking if you are in favour or against the plan.


Christopher Pincher Stands Up for Hopwas Wood 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood Tamworth and Hopwas MP, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up on behalf of objectors to the proposals for a quarrying site in Hopwas Wood.


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Tamworth’s Mayor is looking for Nominations for Christmas Hampers 

24 Oct

Traditional Christmas hampers are once again being given out by the Mayor of Tamworth to spread some festive cheer.


UK Will Not Pay £1.7bn EU Bill Next Month 

24 Oct

David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay a £1.7bn bill demanded by the European Union by 1 December.


Tamworth’s Local Plan Events Set to Take Place 

24 Oct

Public events giving residents the chance to look at development plans for future housing and employment opportunities are set to take place across Tamworth.


Two Women Prosecuted for Separate Waste and Littering Offences 

21 Oct

Two women from Tamworth have been prosecuted by the courts for separate waste and littering offences.


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Staffordshire Police Dog ‘Alfie’ Hangs up His Harness 

30 Oct

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


Rupert Bear on the radio 

30 Oct

I've just turned on my radio - I do from time to time, A man was reading Christian verse, it really was a crime, The tone of voice 'twas dripping honey, so sincere, so blinking funny! Thought he was speaking holy writ like Olivier - nah, like a twit.


Morning Prayer – 30 October 

30 Oct

Psalm 113 Alleluia.


No Hallowe’en Poster 

30 Oct

A 'No Hallowe'en' poster for those who might like to put one in their window: There are some interesting comments regarding this ever-increasingly popular (especially if you're a retailer) event and the fact that it's becoming something very ...


One of those ‘deja vu’ moments: non-Christian friends 

29 Oct

Life, it seems, is |a funny circuitous old thing and this has been brought home to me as, oddly, I have had a 'repeat conversation' with someone along the same lines as one I had some twenty-five years ago - and, being brutally honest, it was all a ...


#WorldStrokeDay – Women have a higher stroke mortality rate than men 

29 Oct

Women have a higher stroke mortality rate than men.


Cup of cocoa could give the elderly the memory of a ‘typical 30 or 40-year-old 

29 Oct

“Cup of cocoa could give the elderly the memory of a ‘typical 30 or 40-year-old’,” The Independent reports.


Morning Prayer – 29 October, 

29 Oct

James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda, 1885 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.


A few thoughts 

28 Oct

It's been a while since I have written anything in the blog.


Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to increase funding for dementia research 

28 Oct

The Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged a new drive by the UK to discover new drugs and treatment that could slow down the onset of dementia or even deliver a cure by 2025.


Oh, you wanted me to do it! 

28 Oct

An intriguing conversation in progress at the moment where one person has taken on a role in the church and the expectations and assumptions of them, the dog collar and the members are all rather disconnected and the body that is Church is rather ...


Morning Prayer – 28 October 

28 Oct

Simon and Jude, Apostles Psalm 116 I love the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my supplication; because he inclined his ear to me on the day I called to him.


So this Vicar come up to me and says: Hip Hop 

27 Oct

This should have turned up on Friday - but some deep (and challenging) issues cropped up to get in the way - so instead it's a 'start the week' offering...


Morning Prayer – 27 October 

27 Oct

Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.


Poppy Avatars – Updates 

26 Oct

I've been asked for a few more poppies which will appear here as they are put together: Staffords...


First In the world to beat terminal brain cancer’ girl dies 

26 Oct

An eight-year-old girl who was dubbed the first in the world to be cured of terminal brain cancer has died.


Can’t make it to church – October 26 

26 Oct

Here we are at another Sunday and, as is often the case, the four readings hang together wonderfully - so much so that you'd think it was planned! For me, the texts speak of remembering what is important and living differently because of this.


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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.


Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.


Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.


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Business Rates 

29 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Katy Stone on 29 October 2014 .


A5 Trunk Road (M42/M69) | Commons debates 

28 Oct

I am obliged to my right hon.


A5 Trunk Road (M42/M69) | Commons debates 

28 Oct

I am obliged to my right hon.


Business Rates 

28 Oct

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Katy Stone on 28 October 2014 .


Nominate someone for Mayor’s Christmas hamper 

27 Oct

Do you know someone who would benefit from a traditional Christmas hamper? The Mayor of Tamworth has 250 to give away and is asking for nominations for worthy recipients.


Help To Buy drop-in was a big success 

27 Oct

A drop-in session to give Tamworth residents more information on a government equity loan scheme to help them to buy their own homes was a big success, with more than 30 people coming along.


Countdown to firework spectacular 

27 Oct

There are now just a few days to go until Tamworth’s free fireworks spectacular once again lights up the skies above the Castle Grounds.


How do you use public transport in Tamworth? 

21 Oct

Residents are being asked for their views on public transport in Tamworth – with special emphasis on the bus service between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough.


Huge project to give Tamworth people a taste of the arts 

17 Oct

A huge free arts project which aims to inspire, excite and give people across the borough the chance to have a taste of the arts is set to launch in January – giving Tamworth people a real year to remember.


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Firearms Surrender 

24 Oct

Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.


Sixth man jailed for child exploitation 

24 Oct

A sixth man was jailed today for his role in the sexual exploitation of a child in Staffordshire.


Police dog Alfie hangs up his harness 

24 Oct

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


Non-stop collision in Tamworth 

23 Oct

We are appealing for information following a non-stop road traffic collision in Tamworth.


Euro Forces Reunite Against Cross-Border Crime 

20 Oct

Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.


New Act Encourages Partnership Working on ASB 

17 Oct

New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.


County advocates join anti-cyberbullying campaign 

16 Oct

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


Gearing Up to Drive Down Car Key Burglary 

9 Oct

Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards 

9 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.


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