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Tamworth mother wows X Factor judges with emotional performance 

29 Aug

THE stern face of Simon Cowell smiled as he placed a Tamworth mother into the next round of the X Factor after her emotionally-charged audition.

Roadmaster takes to the highways to help tackle Staffordshire potholes 

29 Aug

THREE new pothole “zapping” machines are being rolled out on Staffordshire roads as part of a package of measures to help speed up repairs on the county’s highway network.

Safer Neighbourhood Panel leaders meet for first time 

29 Aug

A NEW forum made up of the Safer Neighbourhood Panels leaders has met for the first time in Staffordshire.

Tamworth Drama School holds Anniversary open day 

29 Aug

DRAMA school Enact Academy is celebrating five years in Tamworth with a big open day this Saturday 3 September.

‘Infected’ Tamworth man smeared blood on former partner’s face 

29 Aug

A Tamworth man who deliberately cut his own arm before smearing his blood over his former partner's face, knowing he was infected with hepatitis C, has been jailed.

Merchant Navy flag to fly high at Tamworth Castle 

28 Aug

THE flag of the UK's Merchant Navy will be flown from the top of Tamworth Castle one of Tamworth's historical buildings as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness.

Knowing the signs is key when facing up dementia 

28 Aug

THE heart of Tamworth's David Woodward began to break as he placed his wife into a care home earlier this year due to her accelerating dementia.

Vehicles seized in police crackdown 

27 Aug

THIRTEEN vehicles have been seized by police officers in a crackdown on motorists flouting the law in Tamworth.

Fury as works compound for Tamworth ‘gateway’ blocks church 

27 Aug

FURIOUS members of a Tamworth church have hit out after a works compound was put up, completely obscuring their building.

Tamworth grandad was unable to escape fire, inquest hears 

27 Aug

A CARING, genuine and hardworking Tamworth grandfather died of carbon monoxide poisoning as he tried to escape a smouldering fire in his home.

Illegal anglers reeled in by police 

27 Aug

Anglers fishing illegally were reeled in by police last night as officers launched an operation targeting local poachers.

Hair for Hearts as pub-goers wax lyrical for our campaign 

27 Aug

WAXING their chests, beards, heads and legs was one way punters at a Tamworth pub have raised money towards a defibrillator.

Bomb disposal called as five arrested for terrorism offences 

26 Aug

FIVE men have been arrested by West Midlands Counter Terrorism detectives today, Friday 26 August, on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

MP Craig Tracey calls for public meeting over Arriva bus plans 

26 Aug

NORTH Warwickshire MP Craig Tracey has organised a public meeting regarding Arriva's plans to axe the 116 bus service from Tamworth to Birmingham.

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Tamworth FC’s Morrell: ‘Bradford was great response’ 

29 Aug

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell praised his players for their response to two heavy defeats as they dished out a thumping of their own on Saturday.

Tamworth FC 5 Bradford PA 1 

27 Aug

Tamworth FC 5 Bradford PA 1 Tamworth kept their 100 per cent home record going with an emphatic win over Bradford Park Avenue.

Lambs urged to use heavy defeat as a ‘wake-up call’ 

27 Aug

TAMWORTH FC's players have been urged to use their heavy defeat at FC Halifax as a 'wake-up call'.

Tamworth FC: Former Walsall FC keeper Dan could be man to… 

27 Aug

LAMBS keeper James Belshaw says new under-21s stopper Dan Jezeph can keep him on his toes.

Coleshill Town boss Casey is over the moon at goal-den week 

27 Aug

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey has waxed lyrical over his players after another dominant win on Tuesday night.

Tamworth FC’s Dyer: ‘Strikers will turn the corner’ 

27 Aug

ROSS Dyer this week told fans that Tamworth's strikers will 'turn a corner' soon.

Inclusion Advisory Group Information & Application 

26 Aug

Staffordshire FA were awarded the Foundation Level of the UK National Equality Standard for Sport in 2010.

Tamworth FC: Belshaw is not paying any attention to league… 

26 Aug

TAMWORTH FC keeper James Belshaw says he won't take any notice of the National League North table until at least ten games in.

Tamworth’s Baillie in great shape for Villa battle 

25 Aug

TAMWORTH pro boxer Josh Baillie is preparing for his next fight, insisting he is in the best shape of his life.

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Become a Dementia Friend in Tamworth this Week 

23 Aug

Do you live in or near Tamworth and would like to learn more about living with dementia and become a dementia friend ? Community Together CIC will be hosting a free dementia friends information session on Thursday 25th August 2016, 6.30pm until 7.30pm ...

FREE Trampoline Fun for Youngsters in Tamworth 

23 Aug

Young people aged 11 to 17 are being given the chance to end their summer holidays with a bounce – with FREE sessions at Tamworth’s new Jump Xtreme trampoline centre.

Countdown is on to Popular We Love Tamworth Extravaganza 

23 Aug

The countdown is on to the popular We Love Tamworth event, which will bring wall-to-wall family fun to Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday September 3, marking the perfect end to the summer holidays.

Public Warned to Check Tattooists are Fully Registered 

23 Aug

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.

UK Jobless Total Falls Again 

18 Aug

Total UK unemployment dropped between April and June, official figures indicate.

Beware of Travellers’ Cheques Scam 

18 Aug

Staffordshire Police are warning people to beware of employers offering payment via travellers’ cheques.

Courier Fraud Phone Scam 

16 Aug

Residents are being alerted to a courier fraud phone scam that is potentially circulating in the area.

Councillors to hear what students think about Burntwood as part of neighbourhood plan discussions 

16 Aug

Councillors in Burntwood will discuss proposals for a neighbourhood plan tonight.

Zombie Knives Banned in England and Wales 

16 Aug

The amendment to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 will ban the sale, manufacture, rental or importation of knives often referred to as ‘zombie knives’, ‘zombie killer knives’ and ‘zombie slayer knives’.

Cows to Graze on Broad Meadow to help the Habitat 

15 Aug

Some unusual partners are being drafted in to help look after Tamworth’s ‘jewel in the crown’ Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve, a herd of cattle! The 20 or so Hereford and Angus cattle are due to arrive on Broad Meadow on Monday August 22 and ...

6,600 Cars Behind Bars in Staffordshire 

13 Aug

Over 6,600 vehicles have been seized by Staffordshire Police officers in an ongoing crackdown on car insurance dodgers.

Local Catering Company Named and Shamed for Failing to Pay National Minimum Wage 

11 Aug

Catering Academy Ltd of Thorpe Constantine near Tamworth is among the list of companies named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage to one of its workers.

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Morning Prayer – Monday 29 August 2016 

29 Aug

The Beheading of John the Baptist Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 27 August 2016 

27 Aug

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 Psalm 147 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Friday 26 August 2016 

26 Aug

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

Real Bride Natalie in Jesus Peiro 

25 Aug

Cicily Bridal are delighted to be able to share this week’s “I Chose Cicily” real bride blog post.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 25 August 2016 

25 Aug

Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 24 August 2016 

24 Aug

Bartholomew the Apostle Psalm 86 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and in misery.

File: Is this a spurrey? 

23 Aug

My field guides tell me this is likely to be Sea spurrrey, but I find that hard to believe in Middleton Lakes - could not be further from the sea! If anyone can please offer an accurate ID I'd be grateful.

Comment on Tree Bumble Bee? 

23 Aug

Thanks Katie, nice to get a second opin ion...

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 23 August 2016 

23 Aug

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; I will not allow my eyes to ...

Blog Post: Recent sightings – hooching with life 

22 Aug

I love this time of year! There is the possibility of seeing something different everyday as birds move through on their autumn migration.

Comment on Spotted Redshank 

22 Aug

Ace photo! Really shows off it's spots...

Search for returning birds 

22 Aug

Monday 22nd August 2016 Interesting morning.

Can’t make it to church? 21 August 2016 

22 Aug

Our Old Testament passage is set in Jerusalem as the people struggle to start life again after having had their city destroyed and them exiled.

Morning Prayer – Monday 22 August 2016 

22 Aug

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

In search of returning Migrants 

21 Aug

20th August 2016 A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.

File: Spotted Redshank 

20 Aug

Spotted Redshank as seen from the canal screen on the 20th August 2016...

Morning Prayer – Saturday 20 August 2016 

20 Aug

Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153 William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890 Psalm 120 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; I called to the Lord and he answered me.

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Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.

Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...

Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.

Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...

Care centre expands after new funding deal 

13 Jun

A STAFFORDSHIRE care centre specialising in support for elderly people has expanded following a new funding deal.

BREAKING NEWS: £80m motor dealership acquired in JLR-inspired deal 

9 Jun

AN £80m-turnover motor dealership in the West Midlands has been acquired in a major deal.

Tamworth town centre gateway scheme enters new phase 

6 Jun

PEOPLE in Tamworth are being asked for their views on plans to improve the gateway areas between the railway station and the town centre.

Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...

Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood businesses to take part in free photoshoot 

26 May

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a free photoshoot to help boost trade across the region.

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Gate pub noise issues, 27th August 

27 Aug

The pub needs shutting down respect for neighbours what so ever nearly 12 pm and still blasting music out like its 1 in the afternoon called police on numerous accounts nothing's been done music goes quiet then straight back up again within...

Social Media Policy 

25 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J White on 25 August 2016 .

FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

25 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Jenny Pennington on 25 August 2016 .

Social Media Policy 

24 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by J White on 24 August 2016 .

FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

24 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Jenny Pennington on 24 August 2016 .

FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act 

24 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Jenny Pennington on 24 August 2016 .

Red Ensign to fly from Castle on Merchant Navy Day 

24 Aug

The flag of the UK Merchant Navy will be flown from the roof of Tamworth Castle as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

Jump into fun this summer! 

23 Aug

Young people aged 11 to 17 are being given the chance to end their summer holidays with a bounce – with FREE sessions at Tamworth’s new Jump Xtreme trampoline centre.

Walk a Mile event cancelled 

23 Aug

Unfortunately, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event planned for Saturday September 3 has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

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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.

Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.

Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

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