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Missing girl has links to Tamworth 

26 Sep

Police in Nottinghamshire are concerned for the safety of a missing teenage girl who has links to Tamworth.


Club show there is more to life than football as they help… 

26 Sep

WORLD class football manager Carlo Ancelotti once described football as the most important of the unimportant things in life, but when football can be used to save lives, it becomes far more than that.


Car stolen from driveway during burglary 

26 Sep

OFFICERS from Lichfield Local Policing Team are appealing for information following a burglary in Clifton Campville.


Tamworth launches 2016 Great British High Street bid 

26 Sep

TAMWORTH is going for gold in the search to find the best high streets in Britain after being voted a runner up in last year’s Great British High Street contest.


Burglars hunted after BMW M5 stolen in Main Street, Clifton… 

26 Sep

OFFICERS from Tamworth Local Policing Team are appealing for information following a burglary in Tamworth.


Big Top first for Tamworth Pantomime 

26 Sep

PANTOMIME in Tamworth will take place for the first time ever inside a giant Big Top this Christmas.


​Police appeal after violent threats made to pedestrian near… 

26 Sep

POLICE are appealing for information after a 21-year-old was threatened with a baseball bat during an unprovoked argument near Tamworth.


Have you seen dumped kittens in Tamworth? 

24 Sep

THE hunt to find two missing kittens has begun across Tamworth after a car was seen dumping them in the street.


Occupant woke to find burglars in Tamworth home 

24 Sep

BURGLARS who forced their way into a house in Fazeley Road, Tamworth, made off with cash and jewellery.


Occupant woke to find burglars in Tamworth home 

24 Sep

BURGLARS who forced their way into a house in Fazeley Road, Tamworth, made off with cash and jewellery.


Site ‘immaculate’ as residents roll up sleeves for big clean up 

23 Sep

COMMUNITY spirit shone through in Belgrave as residents have pulled together to clean up a notorious eyesore in their patch.


See Tamworth super-fan’s TATTOO of footballer Gazza’s signature 

23 Sep

A GAZZA super-fan from Tamworth had his 'idol' sign his body and then got it permanently TATTOOED.


See Tamworth super-fan’s TATTOO of footballer Gazza’s signature 

23 Sep

A GAZZA super-fan from Tamworth had his 'idol' sign his body and then got it permanently TATTOOED.


Landlord faces jail for fire safety offences after arson blaze… 

23 Sep

A MAN suffered life-threatening burns to 40 per cent of his body when he was trapped in his room in a multi-occupancy house after another resident had deliberately started a fire.


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Tamworth FC: Jones debut delight, Tomassen axed from side 

26 Sep

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell was pleased with the debut of former Shrewsbury Town defender Luke Jones as the Lambs drew 1-1 with FC United of Manchester.


Tamworth FC: Morrell takes positives from FC United of… 

26 Sep

ANDY Morrell says the Lambs must take the positives from their 1-1 home draw with FC United - even if he was disappointed to be pegged back from a winning position.


Grab discounted tickets to Stoke City’s game vs Sunderland 

26 Sep

Stoke City Football Club are working alongside Staffordshire FA to promote The FA's RESPECT Scheme at their upcoming Premier League game against Sunderland AFC.


VACANCY: Female Football Development Coordinator 

26 Sep

Port Vale FC Foundation is looking to appoint a full time female football development coordinator to join the developing foundation team throughout its community programmes.


Bolehall Swifts crash to late FA Vase defeat 

26 Sep

BOLEHALL SWIFTS 0 SHIFNAL TOWN 2.


In pictures: Burntwood RUFC XV v Tamworth XV 

25 Sep

Without a league game this weekend, a select Burntwood RUFC XV took on a Tamworth XV – and photograper Joanne Gough was on hand to capture the match action.


Tamworth 1 FC United of Manchester 1 

24 Sep

Tamworth 1 FC United of Manchester 1 Tamworth had to settle for a share of the spoils as FC United of Manchester grabbed a late leveller at the Lamb.


Former Blackburn Rovers man Jones joins Tamworth FC 

23 Sep

Central defender Luke Jones has joined Tamworth FC ahead of this weekend's home clash with FC United of Manchester.


Tamworth FC: Encouraging signs from the academy 

23 Sep

LAMBS boss Andy Morrell says the club's youth players are making big strides despite their exit from the FA Youth Cup.


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Comment »

Tamworth Sees Business Boom 

26 Sep

Christopher yesterday welcomed figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has risen by 184,000 since 2010.


I was a teenage freedom fighter – secret past of Tamworth… 

22 Sep

Gyorgy, at 14 years of age, was forced to flee his native Hungary after the failure of an uprising against its communist rulers.


New Castle Grounds Community Hub Open to All 

21 Sep

A new community hub offering fun activities for all ages, as well as helpful advice and support in a range of areas, has opened its doors in Tamworth’s Castle Grounds.


Staffordshire Leads the Way in Westminster Dog of the Year 

16 Sep

A Staffordshire bull terrier last week won the 'paw-blic' vote and was crowned pooch of the people at the Westminster Dog of the Year.


Chris Wears it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness 

15 Sep

Chris this week showed his support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging Tamworth constituents to take part in the United Kingdom's biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink , on Friday 21 October.


Green Party says argument behind Lichfield electoral boundary changes does not add up 

14 Sep

The Green Party say the argument for moving Whittington and Streethay into the Tamworth constituency does not stack up.


MP urges Lichfield residents to have their say on plans to move Streethay and Whittington into Tamworth constituency 

14 Sep

An MP has urged people in Lichfield to have their say if they disagree with plans to change costituency boundaries.


Chris Helps Raise Awareness for World Sepsis Day 

14 Sep

Chris yesterday attended a reception in Parliament to show his support for efforts to tackle the relatively unknown illness sepsis, which claims the lives of 44,000 people every year in the UK.


Lichfield MP criticises “nonsense” plan to switch Whittington and Streethay into Tamworth constituency 

13 Sep

Plans to move Streethay and Whittington into the Tamworth constituency have been branded “nonsense” by Lichfield’s MP.


Boundary commission proposals could see residents in parts of Lichfield voting for Tamworth MP 

13 Sep

Parts of Lichfield could be moved into the Tamworth constituency if plans to change boundaries get the go-ahead.


Chris Launches Shuttington Old Boys Charity Canoe 

13 Sep

Today Chris launched a hand-built canoe by the Shuttington Old Boys to raise money for three charities.


Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors Tomorrow 

9 Sep

Mercian wards three Borough Councillors.


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Features »

Local walks 

25 Sep

Sunday 25th Sept.


Can’t make it to church – 25 September 2016 

25 Sep

I’m going to move away from my usual practice of bringing all three readings into the sermon and keep on the one major thread of money, God and us and as we begin with thew Gospel there’s a bit of stand up comedian routine that beckons us to grab...


Morning Prayer – Monday 26 September 2016 

25 Sep

Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.


Birding around Warwickshire 

24 Sep

Friday 23rd September 2016 A few images from today's birding at Draycote Water, Alvecote pools and a couple of local sites.


Wedding Metallics – To Shine Or Not To Shine 

23 Sep

I have recently decided to have a clear-out of my wardrobe.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 September 2016 

22 Sep

Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.


What is ‘De-shedding’ all about? 

22 Sep

Huskies are particularly heavy moulters! A couple of people this week have asked me about the de-shedding treatment that we offer and what it involves.


Brandon Marsh and Draycote Water 

21 Sep

21st September 2016 First stop Brandon Marsh.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 September 2016 

21 Sep

Psalm 49 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all you that dwell in the world, You of low or high degree, both rich and poor together.


Visits to Draycote Water and Alvecote pools 

20 Sep

Monday 19th September 2016 A grey day and a grey bird.


Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 – And 10 dog portraits by Sue! 

20 Sep

I painted ten oil paintings for the Summer Exhibition this year and I decided to exhibit all dog portraits as I usually do.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 September 2016 

20 Sep

John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871 Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


Dog groomer portfolios have been added 

19 Sep

I have added a new page on our Mutley Makeovers website (Polesworth and Ashby de la Zouch).


Grooming Salon Re ‘Fur’ bishment in progress soon (Polesworth) 

18 Sep

As part of our plans for a new look premises over the Winter, we are installing a beautiful new bath and fittings into the bathroom next month.


Migration continues slowly – continued 

17 Sep

Saturday 16th Sept 2016 The rain did eventually stop, prompting an outing to the Mancetter Hills on Friday.


Autumn Accessory Evening 

17 Sep

Cicily Bridal Hosts Our Autumn Accessory Evening The art of the ‘perfect’ outfit is in the detail.


The BAIRD’S SANDPIPER in Worcestershire 

17 Sep

Baird's Sandpiper (juvenile) by Dave Hutton .


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Business news »

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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LocalGov »

Lucky seven as Tamworth takes Bloom gold yet again 

22 Sep

Tamworth is in seventh heaven after striking gold yet again in the Heart of England in Bloom competition – the seventh year in a row.


Social Media Policy 

22 Sep

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J White on 22 September 2016 .


Curiosities on show at Castle for this weekend only 

21 Sep

A weird and wonderful collection of items not usually on display to the public – including the medicine cabinet which once belonged to the infamous ‘Rugeley Poisoner’ – will be brought out of storage for a special one...


You’ll really DIG this chance to get in touch with history 

21 Sep

You’ve heard about our dig at Tamworth Assembly Rooms – now’s your chance to come along and take a look at it for yourselves.


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

19 Sep

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Luke Patrick on 19 September 2016 .


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

16 Sep

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Luke Patrick on 16 September 2016 .


Free carbon monoxide detectors available for Gas Safety Week 

16 Sep

Tamworth Borough Council has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week 2016 (19th – 25th September) and has a number of carbon monoxide detectors to give away as part of the campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.


Don’t forget your chance to explore Tamworth’s heritage and history – for free 

5 Sep

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, behind-the scenes looks at town buildings not always open to the public, guided walks and history talks are just some of things to enjoy at this year’s Heritage Open Day on Sunday September 11.


Tamworth Information Centre to move to council offices 

2 Sep

The popular and award-winning Tamworth Information Centre is to be temporarily relocated to Tamworth Borough Council’s Marmion House offices in Lichfield Street.


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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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