Staffordshire news and blogs Saturday 10 December 2016
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Warning – A5 between Nuneaton and Hinckley closed due to lorry… 

10 Dec

MOTORISTS are being warned of major traffic jams due to the part of the A5 between Nuneaton and Hinckley being closed following a lorry fire.

Police appeal after pallets go missing from Amington Industrial… 

9 Dec

POLICE are appealing to businesses in Tamworth after a number of pallets have been recovered from an industrial estate.

Tamworth’s biggest panto gets underway this December in the… 

9 Dec

TAMWORTH'S biggest ever pantomime comes to town next week oh yes it does!Jack and the Beanstalk will be performed for the first time in a giant Big Top in Tamworth Castle Grounds while the Assembly Rooms undergoes renovation as part of the 6.1 ...

Have a Heart campaign hits a six with sports club’s help 

9 Dec

THE WEATHER may have turned cold, but members of Tamworth's Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club have warm hearts as they are the sixth organisation to purchase a life-saving device and back our Have a Heart Campaign.

Tamworth couple slam Midland Heart housing over faulty houses in… 

9 Dec

A DISABLED couple have hit out at their housing association after being told that a simple repair will take 'weeks'.

Tamworth Herald tracks down ‘love lock’ couple from Hockley 

9 Dec

A ROMANTIC couple who left a 'love lock' attached to a Tamworth bridge have been tracked down.

Police appeal in hunt for wanted Tamworth teenager 

9 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are appealing to the public for information about the whereabouts of wanted Tamworth man.

Operation Safenet: Arrests across the region 

8 Dec

POLICE forces across the region are warning those who view sexually explicit images of children that they will be caught.

Can you help police find wanted Tamworth Man? 

8 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is appealing to the public for information about the whereabouts of wanted Tamworth man Tom Baker.

Police & Crime Commissioner welcomes HMIC report on legitimacy of Police  

8 Dec

HER Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have yesterday published a report how Staffordshire police legitimately keeps people safe and reduces crime and rated the Force as “Good”.

Tamworth prepares for biggest ever Pantomime 

8 Dec

TAMWORTH’s biggest ever pantomime comes to town next week – oh yes it does! Jack and the Beanstalk will be performed for the first time in a giant Big Top in Tamworth Castle Grounds as the local theatre is undergoing renovations.

Plans for green bin waste charges for Tamworth residents 

8 Dec

A GAP in funding could lead to charges for green waste collection being introduced in Tamworth.

No charges after death of Tamworth’s Charlie Dunn at Bosworth… 

8 Dec

A MAN and woman arrested in connection with the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn have had no charges brought against them and their bail conditions cancelled.

Heroic Robert Peel Hospital nurse praised after quick-thinking… 

8 Dec

AN HEROIC nurse has been praised by a Tamworth mum after her quick-thinking actions saved her baby son's life.

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Tamworth FC set for rest before festive spell 

10 Dec

ANDY Morrell will allow his players to refresh themselves this weekend ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Tamworth ABC’s Ryan Hatton is crowned national champion for the… 

9 Dec

Tamworth ABC heavyweight Ryan Hatton has won a national title for an incredible sixth time.

Ex-Mansfield Town winger can be a catalyst for Lambs 

9 Dec

LAMBS: Louis Briscoe has been urged to provide 'more moments of magic' and help Tamworth to promotion.

Tamworth FC: Defender Burns is relieved to draw line under … 

8 Dec

ANDY Burns admits it was vital that the Lambs claimed three points against Altrincham on Saturday in order to 'draw a line' under their FA Trophy horror show.

Tamworth FC sign up defender Luke Jones until end of 2017-18 

8 Dec

Tamworth FC have tied up defender Luke Jones until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Burton Albion midfielder Fox’s arrival makes it a family affair… 

8 Dec

BURTON Albion midfielder Ben Fox will see a familiar face during his time on loan at the Lamb as his cousin is also at the club.

Tamworth RFC: Smith targets a league upset as troops take… 

8 Dec

TAMWORTH RFC director of rugby Andy Smith says his players will be in it to win it as they host title-chasing Camp Hill in Midland Two West North on Saturday.

Tamworth FC’s Smith keen to play bigger role in Rushall … 

7 Dec

LAMBS midfielder Lee Smith has swapped one promotion battle for another and says he hopes to be a 'bigger cog in the wheel' at Rushall Olympic.

Tamworth FC’s Lee Evans impressed by goalkeeper talent 

7 Dec

LEE Evans believes the talent among the pool of goalkeepers at Tamworth FC is 'frightening'.

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Killer Drivers to Face Life Sentences 

4 Dec

Dangerous drivers who kill are set to face life sentences, under plans put forward by Government Ministers.

MP calls for action to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners 

2 Dec

A local Conservative MP has called for action to be taken to prevent discrimination against guide dog owners.

The Bid Needs You – Local MP Encourages Small Business to Get Involved 

1 Dec

Chris this week urges local businesses to get involved in the creation of Tamworth's Business Improvement District (BID).

Local MP lends support to biggest ever autism awareness campaign 

25 Nov

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has given his support to The National Autistic Society's Too Much Information campaign which seeks to improve public understanding of autism.

Don’t Forget the Town Centre Free Parking on Two Saturdays in December 

19 Nov

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

Public Consultation Starts to Help Shape Tamworth’s Historic Environment 

19 Nov

Members of the public are being asked for their views on Tamworth’s seven Conservation Areas, including the opportunity to suggest actions to help preserve and protect historic features.

Tenants Reminded to Pay Rent on Time this Christmas 

19 Nov

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

2016 on Course to be World’s Warmest Year 

14 Nov

2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data.

Dementia is the Leading Cause of Death in England and Wales 

14 Nov

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.

Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

10 Nov

Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their next residents surgery on Saturday 12th November.

High Court rules Parliament must have say on Article 50: My statement 

10 Nov

The Government is disappointed by the High Court's judgment last week.

Warning to Van Owners in The Tamworth Area After a Spate of Break-ins 

4 Nov

A high number of vehicles have been targeted in the Tamworth area and Staffordshire Police are warning vehicle owners are being alerted to increase vehicle security after receiving a lot of reports over the last few nights.

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Morning Prayer – Saturday 10 December 2016 

10 Dec

Advent Ember Day Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.

Never give up, never give in 

10 Dec

what a day - triumphs, reignited passion, people laid to rest; all this topped with an amazingly energetic and noisy Kid's Club.

WINTER SALE 7th January 2017 

9 Dec

Already dreading the thought of January then the Cicily Bridal WINTER SALE will give you something to look forward to.

Christmas – A few questions (Paper One) 

9 Dec

I've been having some interesting conversations relating to Christmas and it's interesting how the older generation have, almost in total, told me that there's no place in the church building for a Christmas tree until we reach Christmas Eve.

Morning Prayer – Friday 9 December 2016 

9 Dec

Advent Ember Day Psalm 85 Lord, you were gracious to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

The fool has said . . . 

9 Dec


Morning Prayer – Thursday 8 December 2016 

8 Dec

Advent The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 53 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.

“You’re good at so many things . . . 

8 Dec

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Cicily Style Pop Up Shop 

7 Dec


Dusky Thrush – Beeley, Derbys. 

7 Dec

Wednesday 7th December 2016 The lure of a Midlands tick and seeing another 'eastern' rarity was too strong.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7 December 2016 

7 Dec

Advent Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397 Ember Day Psalm 62 On God alone my soul in stillness waits; from him comes my salvation.

When they needed a neighbour 

7 Dec

Can we say I was there? Today has been a day of death with multiple visits to plan funerals, comfort the bereaved and to make real the desire that the last opportunity for someone to be in the same physical place (until the Lord's return) is as good ...

Can’t make it to church – 4 December 2016 

6 Dec

It's the Second Sunday of Advent and as we head to Jesus’ birth in a Bethlehem we look at the prophets and the promise of Messiah – very different as our society has changed and evolved over the years, and yet, the insight that Christ’s birth ...

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 6 December 2016 

6 Dec

Advent Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326 Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.

What was that! 

6 Dec

One of those days which promised so much on the diary and delivered something completely different when the doorbell rang! Expected travel and ended up staying at home - a day of encounter nonetheless but it was varied and yet somehow frustrating.

‘Masked Wagtail’ – South Wales 

5 Dec

Monday 5th December 2916 Travelled to South Wales today with Tony Shepard and Dave Abbott.

Morning Prayer – Monday 5 December 2016 

5 Dec

Advent Psalm 44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, all that you did in their days, in time of old; How with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in, and broke the power of peoples and set us free.

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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.

As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.

South African giant eats up catering company 

2 Nov

A CATERING company that has turned chips into contracts with blue chip organisations has been swallowed up by a South African giant.

Drayton Manor Park scoops top industry award for ninth year 

1 Nov

A local theme park has picked up a top industry award for the ninth consecutive year.

Bank backs £50m turnover auto firm to fulfil JLR contracts 

31 Oct

A STAFFORDSHIRE aluminium die casting manufacturer supplying to the automotive industry has installed new machinery to support contracts with Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley.

Drayton Manor celebrates after coming out on top in national awards scheme 

22 Oct

Bosses at Drayton Manor Park are celebrating after winning a national award.

Plan to convert Lichfield city centre shop into cafe 

14 Oct

Plans have been drawn up to convert a Lichfield city centre shop into a cafe.

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Question Time event returns 

9 Dec

Tamworth’s fourth Question Time event is set to take place in January – and we need you to get involved to make it a success.

Festive fun as Assembly Rooms goes ‘on tour’ 

7 Dec

There’s plenty of festive entertainment in store for audiences this December as Tamworth Assembly Rooms goes ‘on tour’ with popular events being taken out into the community while the theatre is closed for refurbishment.

Green Waste Funding Gap 

1 Dec

A funding gap created by Staffordshire County Council’s decision to reduce funding for recycling credits for the disposal of waste could lead to charges for green waste collection in the Borough.

Overgrown lampost on footpath, 30th November 

30 Nov

The light from this lamp cannot reach the footpath as it has been overgrown.

Abandoned ‘Road closed’ sign., 30th November 

30 Nov

This sign has been in the ditch for some time.

Castle staff take another top award 

24 Nov

Staff from Tamworth Castle have been officially presented with a prestigious national award for their outstanding education workshops for children – alongside world-renowned museums including Stonehenge and the Tower of London.

Thousands have fun at Christmas lights switch-on 

22 Nov

Tamworth’s festive season is now officially underway, following the switching on of the Christmas lights on Sunday.

Tamworth Castle’s the best in the county – and that’s official! 

18 Nov

Tamworth Castle is officially the Best Small Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire, after winning gold in the 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

Don’t forget to pay your rent this Christmas 

18 Nov

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

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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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