CHRISTMAS has come early for a group of under-privileged children after big-hearted Herald readers stepped in to make their festive party the biggest and best-ever.
WEST Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that one of the three helicopters operated by Midlands Air Ambulance and grounded by their operator Bond Air Services earlier today, is now clear for flight.
Tamworth Junior Football League is asking all teams within the league to hold one minute of silence this weekend to pay tribute to the victims of a devastating car crash.
Hospital bosses at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have apologised to Tamworth residents for the “disruption” caused by the introduction of a new parking system.
PARTNERS in a failed home hot-tub firm that went down with debts of 2.7million took more than a million pounds out of the business for themselves, fraud trial jurors heard.
DOZENS of primary schools in Tamworth have today had results published about the performance of children under a new tough standard in SATs examinations.
Tributes are continuing to pour in for three members of the same Tamworth family who were tragically killed in a car crash.
A TAMWORTH tattooist says she has had rows with local parents who have tried to persuade her to illegally tattoo their young teenagers some as young as 13.
It’s almost panto season in Tamworth – oh yes it is! This year’s production of Dick Whittington opens at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Wednesday, December 18, and runs until Monday 23 December and then from January 2 – 5.
A CHRISTMAS tree has been stolen from outside a church just hours after a festival opened.
As the deadline for parcels to help bring festive cheer to our brave servicemen and women in Afghanistan looms, Tamworth students have been busy collecting gifts galore.
A 23-year-old steward was taken to hospital after smoke grenades were set off during a Tamworth FC FA Cup game.
Flowers left at Kingsbury High
School, near Tamworth, in memory of technician, her son and his cousin…
School technician Maggie Stewart, her son Damien and nephew Dion Walker-Smith, were killed when their red Hyundai Getz was involved in the smash with a Scania lorry and two other cars on Friday night…
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If you are a County referee and you would like to be considered for promotion then you must apply by 31st January 2014 and also comply with the Regulations for the Registration of Control of Referees, which can be found on page 102 of the Association…
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BOLEHALL Swifts boss Dave Haywood has told his players to use their FA Vase disappointment as a springboard to success in the league.
ST ANDREWS 4 BOLEHALL SWIFTS 1BOLEHALL Swifts saw their FA Vase dream ended by higher league opponents St Andrews.
CYCLING: Lichfield Cycling Club stars produced some fine performances at the Midland Championships at Hardwick Hall in ChesterfieldIn the under-9s competition, Tia Carr was ninth and Charlie Coleston Shields finished 17th.
IN THE PICTURE: Football fans from across the world were fixed on The Lamb ground on Sunday afternoon as Tamworth FC took on League One Bristol City in the second round of the FA Cup.
ATHERSTONE Town FC are boosted by the return of star striker Lee Smith as they head to Blackwood in the Midland Combination Premier on Saturday.
TAMWORTH Bowls Club star Sue Davies was awarded Woman Bowler of the Year 2013 at the recent Ladies Bowls England Dinner held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
DALE Belford says his players have no better incentive to bounce back from their FA Cup heartbreak than the carrot of a trip to Wembley.
An initiative, which brings together private sector landlords and a housing trust to provide housing for 18 to 35-year olds, is being supported by Conservative controlled Tamworth Borough Council.
Following this week’s announcement that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) will be recommending that MPs salaries should be increased by 11%, Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher spoke out against the proposals.
In October, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced a new automatic number plate recognition system in hospital car parks.
Friday 6th December 2013 sadly took the lives of 15 year old Dion Walker-Smith and 16 year-old Damian Stewart.
Free help and advice on a wide range of issues, including debt, consumer problems and energy issues, is now available in Glascote, Stonydelph and Amington, following the launch of a new outreach partnership.
Nearly 650,000 workers call in sick each week, according to figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Members of the public planning on getting a tattoo are being urged to think before they ink, and ensure that the studio or artist is properly registered under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982.
Increases in business rates in England are to be capped at 2%, instead of being linked to inflation, the Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced.
Fuel duty has been frozen by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne until May 2015 in a widely expected move.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, passed away at 20:50 local time tonight, Thursday 5th December 2013.
Police operations run from Tamworth Borough Council’s CCTV centre, early intervention in domestic violence incidents and projects run by Tamworth’s Community Safety Partnership, are just some of the ways violence is being tackled across the …
Often it occurs that Bunyan’s ‘Christian’ is found morphing into Cervantes ‘Quixote’ as the cause of doing what is right is put aside to enable windmills to be tilted at and the Kingdom of God, and its unity, toppled as a result of the ensuing …
Our new solar powered Christmas lights were looking pretty out in the cratch this evening, We’ve hardly seen any boats on the move recently, has everyone gone into hibernation early? On todays cruise we encircled Wormleighton Hill, with the Radio …
As we approach the end of the year and begin to think about the centenary of the 1914-18 war, I thought that this might be a fitting card to reflect upon and to pause for a moment to think of all who have died in wars and for those who serve in …
Engagement is one of those ‘in’ words at the moment and like ‘impact’ it’s not only overused but wrongly used too! The problem is that they, and so many other buzzwords and trite statements means that many of the Christian in missional settings …
Psalm 53 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.
Wednesday 11th December 2013 A nice Midlands tick today in the form of a Hume’s Yellow browed warbler at Kelmarsh Hall in Northants.
Another early start today after I’d taken the recycling over and bought milk from the Spar, at Bridge Stores.
Bethlehem or 21st Century London the message is the same.
Ember Day Psalm 62 On God alone my soul in stillness waits; from him comes my salvation.
Tuesday 10th December 2013 The birding day started with a walk along hedges near Witherley to look for Tree Sparrows.
We pulled into the vacant 48 hr mooring just by the bridge, handy for the little shop and posting all my Christmas cards.
Graham Norton and his production company So Television have been reprimanded by the BBC after he wore a World Aids Day ribbon on air because he was “in breach of BBC guidelines”.
Human Rights day is celebrated on December 10th since 2007.
Ho, Ho, Holy cow – even the Daleks can get the Christmas spirit! Now, all we need to do is convert them and…
Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.
LEADING logistics body, the Freight Transport Association, has said the M6 Toll is not a realistic option for day-to-day freight businesses to use.
DRAYTON Manor Theme Park has brought in an experienced marketeer to promote its four star, on-site hotel.
Report revealed that since peaking in 2006/7, use of the road is steadily falling and has never come close to its forecast 75,000 vehicles a day…
AUTOMOTIVE parts distributor Euro Car Parts has leased a 258,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth from big sheds developer Prologis.
A STAFFORDSHIRE beauty salon and spa operator is expanding into Birmingham after securing a £700,000 finance package.
A NEW business networking group has been launched to help develop growth within Coleshill and its surrounding area.
Gordon Davies, Middleton House Farm Two Staffordshire brothers who face losing their 100-year-old family farm to HS2 , slammed the authorities for “lacking respect”.
EIGHTEEN new jobs are to be created a Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre with a store opening and the expansion of two…
A TEAM which supports small local businesses and helps them grow and develop is celebrating after winning the ‘Best All-Round Small Business Friendliness’ award at an event run by the Federation of Small Businesses Staffordshire and West Midlands…
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Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Stuart H Littlejohn on 12 December 2013.
Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Stuart H Littlejohn on 12 December 2013.
Internal review request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Stuart H Littlejohn on 11 December 2013.
Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Stuart H Littlejohn on 11 December 2013.
Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Ruth Hayhurst on 11 December 2013.
Given what Robert Peston has described as the “stupendous mismanagement” of the Co-operative bank, which has exposed creditors to huge losses, does the Financial Secretary agree that no bonuses should be paid at that bank, and that…
Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Ruth Hayhurst on 10 December 2013.
I congratulate my right hon.
As you will know more than many, Mr Speaker, over the past three years, the leadership of HS2 has shown a lamentable failure to provide clear and consistent information to residents and businesses affected by phase 1 of its proposals.
Staffordshire Police are recruiting eight Police Community Support Officers to join local policing teams across Staffordshire to help us maintain the numbers helping keep our communities safe and reassured.
Staffordshire Police is issuing a timely reminder to take simple crime prevention measures to keep handbag, purses, wallets and money safe as more people do their Christmas shopping.
Progress has been made by the multi-agency group reviewing cases of alleged neglect at Stafford Hospital which could have led to a patient’s death.
Long-serving police officers, staff and Specials will be rewarded for their continued hard work and commitment at a Staffordshire Police event tonight (3 Dec Tues).
A new scheme to free up police time and provide a joined-up response to people with mental health problems has been launched in North Staffordshire this week.
Staffordshire Police have sent 17 advisory letters to people across the county who have been identified as buying so-called legal highs off the Internet.
Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued cloce circuit televison (CCTV) images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Tamworth.
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Staffordshire Police are being highlighted by the world’s largest social networking site in the first-ever case study by the Facebook Politics & Government Programme in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.
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