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Morrisons show support for Children in Need 

18 Nov

STAFF at the Morrisons store on Hilmore Way in Tamworth have shown their support for the BBC Children in Need campaign this year by dressing up and holding their very own ‘Rickshaw Challenge’ inspired cycle.


These are the 14 Birmingham city council nurseries under threat of closure 

18 Nov

GMB has revealed which council nurseries in Birmingham could be shut down...


How ‘Peaky Blinders’ haircut got this 12-year-old boy in trouble 

18 Nov

James was put in isolation and given detention, but mum claims haircut was caused by 'accident with clippers...


Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event 

18 Nov

Angus Milligan was convicted of abuse after Emily Drouet took her own life...


Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it’s been stolen 

18 Nov

Burglars took it in raid on an elderly blind woman's home...


‘Shame the low life scum’: Watch Police car smashed with hammer 

18 Nov

Shocking footage of a laughing masked vandal hammering a West Midlands Police has sparked outrage...


Victim of ‘sadistic’ PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times 

18 Nov

Mark Thomas urges abuse victims to speak out...


Drivers FIGHT at busy Tamworth roundabout 

17 Nov

Police appeal after fight near Beefeater and Premier Inn on Ventura Park...


Hunt to find raiders targeting Audi cars at Sutton Coldfield railway stations 

17 Nov

Two suspects on a motorbike smashed into an Audi S3 at Chester Road station...


Police slammed as HIV hairdresser continued to spread virus on BAIL 

17 Nov

Rowe, 27, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday of trying to deliberately infect 10 men with the virus...


Sylvester Stallone responds to reports of 1980s sex assault allegation 

17 Nov

The girl alleged the Rocky actor said he would beat her head in if she told anyone...


University staff threaten to STRIKE over pensions row 

17 Nov

Lectures, classes and exams at around 50 universities could be affected if the University and College Union (UCU) pushes ahead with walkouts...


Relief as Tamworth brain tumour battler out of intensive care 

17 Nov

Tilly Sweet is still fighting...


Heartbroken mum of children murdered by dad Endris Mohammed tells of ‘indescribable pain’ 

17 Nov

Penil Teklehaimanot found the lifeless bodies of eight-year-old Saros and his sister Leanor, six, at home...


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National pundits have their say on Tony Pulis – and make him sound like a member of the A-Team! 

18 Nov

West Brom boss Tony Pulis finds himself under increasing scrutiny following WBA's tumble down the Premier League table...


WATCH sensational goal from a former Birmingham City man hardly renowned for scoring 

18 Nov

Olly Lee produced this simply sublime long range finish for seven-goal Luton...


What Tony Xia will have learned, a telling stat and other Aston Villa highlights at QPR 

18 Nov

Gregg Evans outlines his finding after Loftus Road success...


‘Immense’ The word Steve Bruce used to describe Aston Villa star after win at QPR 

18 Nov

Bruce was speaking after AVFC secured a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road...


Cotterill, Adams, Kieftenbeld and more – The big Birmingham City talking points from Nottingham Forest win 

18 Nov

Birmingham City beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 - here's what stood out...


Wolves are unflappable – findings from another Nuno masterclass 

18 Nov

Alex Dicken takes a closer look at Wolves' victory at Reading...


Lee Carsley: Birmingham City are coming out of a ‘chaotic period’ 

18 Nov

BCFC assistant was speaking after the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest...


Tony Pulis bristles when asked this question after West Brom’s defeat to Chelsea 

18 Nov

There were chants of 'Pulis Out' after the latest setback at The Hawthorns...


Unbelievable scenes – moments you might’ve missed as Nuno’s Wolves beat Reading 

18 Nov

Wolves reclaimed top spot in the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Reading...


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Comment »

For the Fallen 

12 Nov

Solemn the drums thrill: Death August and Royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.


Fake Remembrance Merchandise Seized by Border Force 

12 Nov

Border Force officers have seized fake poppy branded jewellery, key rings and scarves estimated to be worth approximately £150,000.


Call for Women to Get Life-Saving Smear Test 

7 Nov

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published today show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested.


Conservative MP refers himself to police after newspaper’s allegations 

6 Nov

A Conservative MP has referred himself to the police after allegations were made against him.


Burton’s best, say media awards judges 

4 Nov

Recognition for region’s top media stars.


Views Sought on Reward and Return Schemes for Drinks Containers 

27 Oct

The Government today  invited views  on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by issuing a call for evidence.


Tyre Safety Blitz to Drive down Road Incidents 

27 Oct

Highways England is marking the end of Tyre Safety Month by revealing a series of initiatives it is developing or already delivering to help drive down the number of people killed and injured on the country’s motorways and major A roads.


Enterprise Partnership aims to boost local innovation 

26 Oct

Organisations encouraged to apply for more than £6 million of funding.


Fines to Double for Rubbish Thrown from Cars 

24 Oct

Litter louts will face on-the-spot fines of up to £150, almost double the current limit, the Government has announced.


Single-Sex English Classes Introduced at Southampton School 

20 Oct

A head teacher who introduced single-sex GCSE English classes in September in a bid to improve exam results has said he is “very impressed” with the way it has been working.


Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant “very disappointed” after latest voting boundary plans are unveiled 

17 Oct

Lichfield’s MP says he is “very disappointed” after plans to move parts of the constituency into the Tamworth voting area were not reversed.


New proposals for Parliamentary boundaries will still see people in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth’s MP 

17 Oct

Updated plans for new Parliamentary boundaries have been published – but some people in Lichfield could still end up having to vote for Tamworth’s MP instead.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Friday 17 November 2017 

17 Nov

Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 16 November 2017 

16 Nov

Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093 Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240 Psalm 26 Give judgement for me, O Lord, for I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord and have not ...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 15 November 2017 

15 Nov

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 14 November 2017 

14 Nov

Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796 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 desire and have not denied the request of his lips.


Morning Prayer – Monday 13 November 2017 

13 Nov

Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836 Psalm 19 The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.


Morning Prayer – Friday 10 November 2017 

10 Nov

Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461 Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my lord,all my good depends on you.


Be a Charlie Brear Bride 

8 Nov

Be a Charlie Brear bride at our designer event on Saturday, 16th December.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 8 November 2017 

8 Nov

The Saints and Martyrs of England Psalm 9 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all your marvellous works.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 7 November 2017 

7 Nov

Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739 Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


Morning Prayer – Monday 6 November 2017 

6 Nov

Leonard, Hermit, 6th century William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1944 Psalm 2 Why are the nations in tumult, and why do the peoples devise a vain plot? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together, ...


Can’t make it to church – Sunday 5 November 2017 

5 Nov

We, as Church, are now in the season we call ‘Remembrancetide’; a time when we remember the saints and all who have gone before.


Warwickshire on a roll. 

2 Nov

1st November 2017 As the events at Draycote became history, the new month began with something of a bang as far as Warwickshire Birders were concerned.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 2 November 2017 

2 Nov

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 1 November 2017 

1 Nov

All Saints Day Psalm 15 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? Who may rest upon your holy hill? Whoever leads an uncorrupt life and does the thing that is right; Who speaks the truth from the heart and bears no deceit on the tongue; Who does no ...


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 31 October 2017 

31 Oct

Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546 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...


Morning Prayer – Monday 30 October 2017 

30 Oct

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


Rare visitor to Draycote Water. 

29 Oct

Sunday 29th October 2017 October birding has been unusually local for me this year following the annual trip to the Shetland Isles.


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Business news »

Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.


Major cyber crime event is coming to Staffordshire 

30 Oct

Representatives from the business sector, law enforcement and local authorities are gearing up for a big event of the year, an Online Fraud Conference to tackle cyber crime.


Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.


Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.


Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


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LocalGov »

Helium canister dumped, 8th November 

8 Nov

This canister has been dumped behind a tree opposite on Fossdale Road the entrance to Haltonlea.


Mattress floating in the lake, 8th November 

8 Nov

Somebody has disposed of a bed mattress here.


S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – E previous no intent 

6 Nov

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 6 November 2017 .


S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – E previous no intent 

4 Nov

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 4 November 2017 .


Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to L.


Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by L.


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

31 Oct

Request to Tamworth Borough Council by Gwyn Worth .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

30 Oct

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Gwyn Worth on 30 October 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

30 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Gwyn Worth on 30 October 2017 .


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Tamworth firefighters commended for bravery 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have recognised eight Tamworth firefighters for their bravery at a serious incident.


Children assessed for smoke inhalation after Tamworth flat fire 

22 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents to check they have working smoke alarms after a fire in a Tamworth home.


Incident at Drayton Manor 

9 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident at Drayton Manor.


Large Fire at Tamworth Business 

4 May

Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services are dealing with a large fire at an Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Tamworth.


Tamworth School Children Invited to Interactive Safety Event 

4 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to host a number of multi-agency events for school children.


Tamworth care home fire caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to take care when disposing of smoking materials.


Tamworth house fire sparks warning over smoking 

31 Mar

Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Tamworth which was caused by discarded smoking materials.


Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.


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.


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