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Tamworth shop on a war footing for 1940s extravaganza 

25 Jul

Acorns charity store appealing for items to help mark outbreak of Second World War...


Jewellers break – 6 men wanted 

25 Jul

Staffordshire Police are hunting six men responsible for a break in at Goldsmiths Jewellers in Ankerside Shopping Centre during the early hours of today, Friday 25 July.


Six masked men raid jewellers in Tamworth 

25 Jul

Gang smashes windows at Goldsmiths jewellers before making off with goods from shop...


Urban Arts Festival – damp but not a wash out! 

25 Jul

New urban era hosted there Annual urban arts festival on the wettest day this summer, last weekend,  Saturday 19th July.


Appeal: Tamworth jewellers raided by six men in the early hours 

25 Jul

POLICE are appealing for anyone who has any information regarding a break-in at Ankerside Shopping Centre in the early hours of this morning (Friday, July 25).


Pink Floyd celebrated at Tamworth Assembly Rooms event 

25 Jul

TALENTED musicians will be shining on at Tamworth Assembly Rooms as they celebrate the music of one of the world's most iconic and successful bands, Pink Floyd.


Battle of the Bands finalists announced 

25 Jul

The acts for the final of Tamworths Battle of the Bands 2014 which takes place on August 1st have been announced and tickets have gone on sale.


COURT LISTS: Recent offenders from Tamworth and North Warks… 

25 Jul

Marc James Dobson, aged 27, of Gadsby Street, Nuneaton.


From today: Street art skills on offer for summer at Ankerside 

25 Jul

A street artist inspired by Banksy will be passing on his skills to Tamworth families at urban art workshops in the coming weeks, starting from Today.


Tamworth team completes Tough Mudder course in memory of… 

25 Jul

CHARITY-MINDED employees from a Tamworth business have completed the ultimate test of stamina and endurance.


Pictures of the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of? 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


Pictures from the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


IN PICTURES: Glascote Heath Primary School opens community farm 

24 Jul

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


Evicted: Tamworth’s most vulnerable people being kicked out of… 

24 Jul

THE 13 most vulnerable people in Tamworth are being kicked out of their homes.


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Sport »

National Level 1 and 2 CPD Event 

25 Jul

Please see details below for the next National Level 1 and 2 CPD event to be held at St.


Nuneaton sign Lambs keeper Wren 

25 Jul

Nuneaton Town sign goalkeeper James Wren on a free transfer from Tamworth on a one-year contract.


Rotherham United lie in wait for Tamworth FC 

25 Jul

TAMWORTH FC face their stiffest test of pre-season so far as they play host to Championship new boys Rotherham United on Saturday.


Teambuilder plays key role in Tamworth FC signing Thornton 

25 Jul

TAMWORTH fans are being urged to do their bit to help shape the destiny of the Lambs during the Conference North campaign, by helping bring more quality players to the club.


Brilliant Brody claims third at CLA Game Fair 

25 Jul

SHOOTING: Sharp-shooter Brody Woollard secured a bronze medal at a national tournament last week.


Pictures from the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


Pictures of the Past: Tamworth, a town to be proud of? 

24 Jul

THIS week's Pictures from the Past is dedicated to last week's article (page 26) concerning the new Tamworth Loyalty Card which has been launched to encourage people to use local businesses.


Southend United take a look at Lambs defender 

24 Jul

Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton played in a trial game for Southend United on Wednesday night.


Townsend injury not as bad as first feared for Tamworth FC 

24 Jul

Tamworth have been handed a pre-season boost by news that Michael Townsend's hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared.


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Why you must vote to have your say – Simon Peaple, leader of the… 

22 Jul

The disconnection between political parties and the electorate is a widely acknowledged issue and poses challenges to both the parties and voters.


North Warwickshire’s MP to Step Down at General Election 

20 Jul

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at next year’s General Election.


Millions of Staffordshire records go online 

18 Jul

A lot has been happening in the county with the launch of our Archives Service project to get 6 million records online and our Generate Conference at Drayton Manor Park looking at Commissioning.


Good business done at Amington fete 

17 Jul

AS Spoken Parents (Support for Parents of Kids with Extra Needs), we would like to thank to local traders of Tamworth for the kind donations we have received from them.


Lighting Fuse for top event in Lichfield 

17 Jul

I HAVE just returned from the Fuse Festival over in Lichfield and wanted to take the opportunity to thank the organisers and their band of cheerful volunteers for a wonderful couple of days of entertainment.


Singing praises of talented Tamworth trio 

17 Jul

PLEASE could I take this opportunity to thank Scott Anthony Storey, Vicki Gordon and Megan Yates for their fabulous evening of entertainment on Friday night.


How are we going to repay £21m? 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council's 21.5 million plans for redevelopment of Kerria and Tinkers Green areas is a deeply concerning, extraordinary waste of public money.


My pride in magical youth for musical performances 

17 Jul

I WAS, today, proud and privileged to be with Woodside Church of England Primary School children as one of the governors.


Bring back our Tamworth park swings 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council, bring back our swings, slides and roundabout on Moor Street park.


Local Growth Fund 

10 Jul

We have received a massive boost this week to support one of our key priority areas – job creation and economic growth.


Thank-you for the music at This is Tamworth show 

10 Jul

I JUST felt that I must write to the Herald regarding the show 'This is Tamworth' which took place at The Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Thursday evening.


So far, so great says Tamworth Mayor 

10 Jul

ALTHOUGH I have only been Mayor of Tamworth for a month it has already been a life-changing experience and one that continues to humble and amaze me every day.


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Features »

Prayers for the people of Mosul 

25 Jul

To highlight the worsening situation in Iraq where where Christians and Muslims are being killed by ISIS forces and to draw especially attention to the plight of Christians in Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, where families have been forced to flee...


Measured and balanced responses 

25 Jul

It seems to me, albeit hampered by my limited wit, that one of the perennial issues is that of responding to stuff we consider to be wrong with Church stuff and letting ourselves loose on a path that will: a.


River Severn. 

25 Jul

We cast off from the pontoon just after 8am, then on through Diglis River Lock going with the low about 5mls an hour.


Words Can Hurt as Much as Sticks and Stones 

25 Jul

Just as the digital age has ushered in new ways of enhancing human connection, it’s also opened up the scope and range of social rejection.


Morning Prayer – July 25 

25 Jul

James the Apostle Psalm 7 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me, lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces while there is no one to help me.


Night Heron, Seeswood Pool – revisited 

25 Jul

24th July 2014 A few more images of the Night Heron at Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron, Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron Night Heron...


Israel – Palestine: Proportionate and Legal? 

24 Jul

Once again the naughty UN have put themselves into the firing line after a shell has hit a UN-run school (being used as a shelter) in Gaza - killing some 15 people and wounded something in excess of 200 injured.


A most amazing image! 

24 Jul

One of those fantastic images that catch the eye and capture the imagination: Can't find out where it originated but my compliments and respect are surely theirs.


Tibberton to Worcester. 

24 Jul

Late Saturday afternoon the rain stopped and the sun popped out, so we cruised on down to Tibberton and tied Oakfield up on the end of the long line of boats there.


UKIP and Immigration: A conversation 

24 Jul

I happened across an image of the UK with the words I have added to my version below from UKIP which was accompanied by the words in the caption: NHS, schools overcrowded, 2.2million jobless, wages depressed, houses unaffordable CONTROL IMMIGRATION My...


Dogcollars – the saga ends 

24 Jul

Yes indeedy - after a journey of many months I have the last two bits of plastic safely in my possessions (well I assume I do, I haven't opened the envelope yet!).


Morning Prayer – July 24 

24 Jul

Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Book dog grooming – mobile number 

24 Jul

The salon phone line is down this morning, temporarily, so if you are trying to get in touch please dial direct to me on 01530 272947 they'll be sorted by coffee-time I expect.


Integrity amongst the nations 

23 Jul

Now, although some might think I'm totally against Israel I have to say that I am not at all pro-Palestinian (as some have suggested).


Punctuation – what is it good for? 

23 Jul

Absolutely everything! As this newsflash (apparently from AP) so clearly demonstrates: I have a sneaky feeling that this might benefit from a comma between the words crash and lands.


Hanbury Wharf. 

23 Jul

It was pretty noisy at the busy Queens Head pub as everyone was outside making the most of the evening sunshine.


Jesus – the Prince of peace? 

23 Jul

Met someone who spoke, perhaps a little glibly, of Jesus as the Prince of peace? as they did, behind them was a wall of newspapers with headlines proclaiming the news, those things of importance that sell newspapers.


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Business news »

Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.


Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.


Success is in the bag for Tamworth tech firm DiskLabs 

9 Jul

AN innovative product for keeping mobile phones, tablets and laptops safe from cyber thieves is helping to secure the fortunes of a Tamworth technology business.


Logistics company opens 21,000 sq ft base in Tamworth 

23 Jun

FREIGHT carrier Redhead International has opened a new 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth.


HSBC helps firm to take a larger slice of the pizza market 

20 Jun

PIZZA franchise business PH Leicester has acquired four Pizza Hut Delivery outlets across the Midlands after securing a £775,000 funding package from HSBC.


Nighclub operator Luminar announces 50% profits rise 

21 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs in Tamworth and Coventry, has announced a 50% increase in full year profits.


New advertising campaign hopes to lure more visitors to Lichfield 

2 May

A new advertising campaign is hoping to attract shoppers and visitors to Lichfield.


‘Model T’ of BSA guns reborn for modern era 

11 Apr

A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.


Drayton Manor recruits 200 staff for new season 

7 Apr

TAMWORTH-based Drayton Manor Theme Park has recruited more than 200 staff for its 2014 season.


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LocalGov »

Cash help for groups across borough 

22 Jul

We’ve handed out grants totalling almost £4,000 to voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

17 Jul

Will my right hon.


Filmmakers get their moment in the spotlight 

16 Jul

Budding young filmmakers, editors, writers and actors got the red carpet treatment when a hard-hitting film they have made to help tackle homelessness had its premiere at Tamworth Assembly Rooms.


Kerria regeneration project unveilled 

15 Jul

Kerria regeneration project unveilled Short video to explain potential regeneration options for Kerria, Tamworth.


Judging day for Tamworth In Bloom 

15 Jul

Judges from the Heart of England In Bloom campaign came to Tamworth on Tuesday.


Tamworth’s homelessness film premiere 

15 Jul

Tamworth's homelessness film premiere Photos from the premiere of Tamworth's Homelessness Education Programme (THEP) From: TamworthCouncil Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:49 More in People Blogs...


New Tamworth Homeless Education Programme film officially launched! 

15 Jul

New Tamworth Homeless Education Programme film officially launched! See photos from the official launch night of the THEP film.


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Home Secretary announces new Inspector of Constabulary 

25 Jul

The Home Secretary today announced that Mike Cunningham has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.


Snap to it and review your security 

24 Jul

Police are urging people to take simple crime prevention measures to thwart would-be thieves following an increase in burglaries in the Lichfield and Burntwood areas.


Protecting victims of domestic abuse 

18 Jul

Staffordshire Police has applied for eight Domestic Violence Protection Orders since they were introduced to protect victims of domestic abuse at the end of June.


Have you seen missing teenager Bethany? 

16 Jul

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has gone missing from Stoke-on-Trent.


Do you recognise these men? 

10 Jul

Police are appealing for help in identifying two men who can help them with their enquiries into an incident in Tamworth.


Gift tractor to aid successful rural crime effort 

10 Jul

Staffordshire Police is set to reinforce its dedication to fighting rural and wildlife crime, with the help of a new recruit, a four-ton tractor, kindly donated by a local firm.


Don’t let a burglar ruin your holiday 

1 Jul

Police are urging holidaymakers to check their home security and entrust a neighbour to keep an eye on their property when they are away to help stop would-be burglars breaking in.


Thousands get behind the badge at the Staffordshire Police Open Day! 

30 Jun

Over 7,500 people had a fantastic day out at the Staffordshire Police Open Day yesterday as the force opened the gates to its headquarters site.


Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 29 June 

23 Jun

This weekend Staffordshire Police are giving local people the chance to get ‘behind the badge’ and take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters by hosting an Open Day.


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