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North Korea is ‘open’ to talks with United States and Donald Trump 

25 Feb

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to improve ties with Washington and had ample intentions of holding talks...


Donald Trump says arming teachers in schools is ‘up to States’ 

25 Feb

Trump has promoted the idea of putting gun-adept teachers and staff in schools with concealed firearms to protect students...


Revealed after 75 years: The face of Bella in the Wych Elm 

25 Feb

Face of a woman whose ritualistic killing sparked one of Britains greatest murder mysteries...


32 driving offences you didn’t know were illegal – according to the RAC 

24 Feb

Drivers forget about the rules of the road all too easily once receiving that shiny pink licence...


Caught on Camera: Can you help police trace these people after number of violent incidents 

24 Feb

Do you recognise any of these people...


Exciting new season of events revealed for Tamworth 

24 Feb

WITH a ‘jam-packed’ season of events announced, Tamworth Informed are asking their readers to get 100% behind every event – and support local businesses as you do! We strongly feel that if the people of Tamworth can get behind the events, we ...


A man died following an incident on the M6 Toll yesterday morning 

24 Feb

POLICE and Ambulance crews were called to the M6 Toll, northbound between T7 and T8, at 8.30am yesterday (Friday) following the report of a collision involving a man and an HGV.


Nuneaton man in court charged with murder 

24 Feb

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with murder following an incident in Nuneaton.


Two charged over Coventry hit-and-run crash which killed brothers aged two and six 

24 Feb

Casper and Corey Platt-May died after being involved in a crash in MacDonald Road...


Lawyer who tried to murder his wife is struck off after losing battle to save career 

24 Feb

Farrimond viciously knifed and beat his wife Tina as she lay in bed in May 2016...


Birmingham woman conned John Lewis stores out of £32k in ‘returns’ fraud 

24 Feb

Depressed Mirela Cela, 48, has had her sentence reduced on appeal...


Leicester man sentenced to 12 years after stabbing friend 9 times 

23 Feb

A Leicester man has been jailed for 12 years for the manslaughter of his friend, following a trial at Stafford Crown Court today (February 23).


Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet 

23 Feb

GRITTERS in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks.


View from the House – 23rd February 2018 

23 Feb

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


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West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield: Team news, kick off time, TV details and more 

22 Feb

All the information you need to know ahead of the Baggies crunch Premier League clash...


Former Wolves defender is tipped for a bright future 

22 Feb

Regan Upton is on loan at Sutton from Tamworth...


Tamworth FC: Fowler refuses to ‘cry over spilt milk’ 

22 Feb

Lambs have endured a frustrating few weeks...


Fans divided in opinion as Jonny Evans is given West Brom captaincy back 

22 Feb

The Albion defender has been handed the armband again...


Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is wearing No.77 in the Europa League – this is why 

22 Feb

The Armenian usually wears No.7 vacated by Aleis Sanchez who joined Manchester United...


Explained: Why Lionel Messi will fancy Liverpool if Barcelona progress in the Champions League 

22 Feb

The Spanish side need to see off Chelsea first though...


This is your cup final – the statistic that proves Aston Villa are still a massive pull 

22 Feb

We've all heard the chant but here are the facts...


Alan Pardew on Jonny Evans’ West Brom captaincy and fining the ‘Cab Four’ 

22 Feb

The Baggies boss faced the press today before the visit of Huddersfield...


Aston Villa 1990s quiz: How many of these players can you remember? 

22 Feb

Test your claret and blue knowledge with a trip down memory lane...


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Food from Tamworth FC’s Postponed Match Donated to Homeless Shelter 

25 Feb

Big-hearted  Salford City FC  bosses made sure no food from the club’s postponed clash with Tamworth was wasted, by donating it all to a homeless shelter.


Taxi Driver used Costa Coffee Lid as Fuel Cap 

24 Feb

An “irresponsible” taxi driver who used the lid of a Costa coffee cup as a fuel cap has had their Hackney Carriage licence suspended.


Borough Council to Hold Public Briefing on Arkall Farm Application 

24 Feb

The public hearings for the appeal to the Planning Inspector have now finished, however the outcome of this inquiry will not be known for several months.


Heavy Snow to Hit Most of UK 

24 Feb

Heavy snow is expected to hit most of the UK next week as a cold blast of air known as “the Beast from the East” arrives from Russia.


Vehicle Nuisance Prosecution 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Vincent Turley of Brook Avenue, Wilnecote, for vehicle nuisance.


Borough Council to Debate and Vote on Annual Budget 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council’s elected members will meet on Tuesday evening to debate and vote on the Council’s budget for 2018/19.


Government Backs Clamp Down on Rogue Parking Firms 

28 Jan

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, today confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry.


Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After More Than 900 Years 

20 Jan

The unique 70-metre long tapestry that depicts the 1066 Norman Conquest of Britain will be put on public display in 2022.


HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area 

18 Jan

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money.


First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety 

18 Jan

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years.


Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England 

16 Jan

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases.


Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.


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Shug – a short story 

24 Feb

Caretaker He was spiking soggy leaves in the quadrangle, stalking them as they blew in spirals, stooped against the bitter wind.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 24 February 2018 

24 Feb

Lent Ember Day Psalm 59 Rescue me from my enemies, O my God; set me high above those that rise up against me.


Reservoir Birds. 

23 Feb

Monday 19th February 2018 Blogs are rather more irregular than I would like but I'll try to catch up with the more interesting bits but not necessarily in the right order.


Morning Prayer – Friday 23 February 2018 

23 Feb

Lent Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155 Ember Day Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but ...


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 February 2018 

22 Feb

Lent Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 February 2018 

21 Feb

Ember Day Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 February 2018 

20 Feb

Lent 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.


Can’t make it to church – Sunday 18 February 2018 

19 Feb

Ash Wednesday is past and we find ourselves in Lent and all that that means we are taken by Mark to the baptism of Jesus, the Christ which like the Transfiguration last week bring before us another ‘theophany’ (that’s God turning up).


Morning Prayer – Monday 19 February 2018 

19 Feb

Psalm 10 Why stand so far off, O Lord? Why hide yourself in time of trouble? The wicked in their pride persecute the poor; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.


Morning Prayer – Friday 16 February 2018 

16 Feb

Lent Psalm 3 Lord, how many are my adversaries; many are they who rise up against me.


Rembo Styling Designer Day 

15 Feb

Rembo Styling Designer Day 10th March We are hosting a Rembo Styling designer day on Saturday, 10th March.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 15 February 2018 

15 Feb

Lent Sigfrid, Bishop, Apostle of Sweden, 1045 Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG, 1730 Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 14 February 2018 

14 Feb

Lent: Ash Wednesday Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.


February on Tameside 

13 Feb

A belated welcome to 2018 from Tameside.


Morning Prayer – Monday 12 February 2018 

12 Feb

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.


Can’t make it to church – Sunday 11 February 2018 

12 Feb

In just three days time I will be making the sign of the cross on people’s head with Ash and Lent will be upon us and it is with this in mind that the readings of this week, and last, conspire to give us a confidence regarding who and what Jesus is.


Morning Prayer on Saturday – 10 February 2018 

10 Feb

Scholastica, sister of Benedict, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543 Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; Send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you out of Zion; Remember all your offerings ...


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Business news »

Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.


Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.


‘Better services needed’ in major Tamworth retail centre plans 

30 Jan

Many residents and area leaders have had their say on the 20-million pound project...


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...


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LocalGov »

Flytipping newspapers, 25th February 

25 Feb

These newspapers along with other rubbish have been left by a car parking area next to a path at the very top of Calder.


3 potholes in milburn stonydelph, 23rd February 

23 Feb

These potholes have been here for a few months a couple of the have been fixed 6-12 months ago but then re-appeared.


Tudy this place up please, 22nd February 

22 Feb

So much plastic and glass strewn by the side of the road.


Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

21 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to A R Shaw on 21 February 2018 .


Evictions and Out-of-Area Rehousing of Council Tenants affected by Welfare Reform 

21 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Amy Sutcliffe on 21 February 2018 .


Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

21 Feb

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by A R Shaw on 21 February 2018 .


Request Information regarding Council Vehicle Fleet and Maintenance of Vehicles 

12 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Andrew Jennings on 12 February 2018 .


Vehicle abandoned, 2nd February 

2 Feb

Vehicle not moved/ abandoned for 1 month reg: FD52KRK Silver Hyundai Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Grassholme, Wilnecote Report on FixMyStreet...


Temporary Accommodation – Nightly Rates 

30 Jan

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to neilesh on 30 January 2018 .


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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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