Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 27 June 2016
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Tamworth in Bloom competition sees £100 vouchers up for… 

26 Jun

LOCAL gardeners and pub landlords are being reminded that there's still time to enter this year's Tamworth in Bloom competition.

Staffordshire Nannies and Models warned about Employment Fraud  

26 Jun

Following information received from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Staffordshire Police is issuing an employment fraud warning to perspective nannies and models.

Concern for missing 14-year-old girl, Bianka Orsos 

26 Jun

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a girl who has gone missing from Burton-upon-Trent.

Project expanded to save vulnerable witnesses from court ordeal 

26 Jun

THE use of new technology across the criminal justice system will make the system more efficient and faster.

Tea dance to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday  

26 Jun

MORE than 50 Tamworth residents raised a glass in toast to Her Majesty the Queen at an afternoon tea dance to celebrate her 90 th birthday.

HERALD HISTORY: Insane slaughter on the Somme 

26 Jun

THE First World War Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

Murder of Mercian king will launch new Tamworth Lectures 

26 Jun

TAMWORTH'S rich history is to be explored in a series of annual lectures arranged by the town's civic society.

Pupils and staff celebrate after Tamworth school gets good Ofsted 

25 Jun

EFFECTIVE safeguarding and leadership were among many positives reported in a Tamworth school's Ofsted report.

Students get star treatment at film’s premiere at Tamworth… 

25 Jun

A TOUCH of Hollywood glamour came to Tamworth for a special showcase of a short film.

Tamworth actress gets pivotal role in Game of Thrones 

25 Jun

IT is a television series that has captivated millions of viewers across the world.

Predator who had sex with a 12-year-old North Warwickshire girl… 

25 Jun

A MAN who pressurised a 12-year-old girl into sending him indecent pictures of herself and to meet him for sex in a hotel room poses a serious risk to other young girls.

Witness appeal after arson attack which devastated Tamworth… 

25 Jun

A WITNESS appeal has been launched after an arson attack devastated a Tamworth business.

Did you witness Belgrave Burglary? 

24 Jun

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following an incident in Tamworth last week.

Tamworth takes another step towards dementia friendly status  

24 Jun

TAMWORTH has moved closer to becoming a dementia friendly community after the Borough Council’s Cabinet gave its approval to the in-depth action plan which will allow the borough to work towards achieving dementia friendly status.

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Staffordshire FA Youth Council Recruitment 2016/2017 

24 Jun

Staffordshire FA are now accepting applications to be part of the Staffordshire FA Youth Council for the 2016/ 2017 season.

Tamworth FC: Goal is clear for Joe after joining Lambs 

24 Jun

NEW Tamworth signing Joe Clarke is hoping to repay his manager's faith in him by becoming a regular goal scorer.

Inspirational FA Girls Football Festival hits St. George’s Park 

23 Jun

On Friday 10th June Staffordshire FA in partnership with The FA held The FA Girls Festival in Association with Continental Tyres.

‘Now or never’ for Tom as he sets sights on Olympics 

23 Jun

HURDLER Tom Burton admits it could be a case of 'now or never' this weekend for his Olympic dreams and plans to use his butterflies to propel him to Rio.

​Tamworth FC announce fourth summer signing Joe Clarke 

18 Jun

TAMWORTH FC have announced their fourth signing of the summer.

Kieren thrives thanks to roles at Tamworth and Aston Villa 

17 Jun

TAMWORTH FC may not have returned to pre-season training yet but for Lambs Sports Therapist Kieren Berry the work never stops.

Join us for a special grassroots coaching webinar 

17 Jun

On Tuesday 21 June at 6pm, FA Education will host a special webinar for L1-5 coaches focused on: How to equip your players and teams with the creative skills to break down compact defences.

Grassroots heroes recognised at County FA Awards 

16 Jun

Staffordshire FA's 2016 FA Community Awards has taken place with over 8 awards presented to deserving grassroots heroes.

Wonderful for Wheeler as runner lands golden double 

16 Jun

LUCY Wheeler bagged a brace of gold medals for Tamworth Athletics Club in the Warwickshire County Schools Athletics Championships.

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Citizens Advice Bureau Relocating to Marmion House 

23 Jun

The Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to Marmion House – with its new base opening on Monday July 4.

Healthwatch Survey for Patients with Neurological Condition 

21 Jun

Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch Stoke on Trent, in partnership with the Staffordshire Neurological Alliance, have been working together to explore the experience of neurology care pathways and identify current gaps in services across the ...

Tamworth takes another step towards Dementia Friendly Status 

20 Jun

Tamworth has moved closer to becoming a dementia friendly community after the Borough Council’s Cabinet gave its approval to the in-depth action plan, which will allow the borough to work towards achieving dementia friendly status.

Unregistered Gas Fitter Given Suspended Prison Sentence Following Work at House in Tamworth 

19 Jun

A gas fitter from Walsall has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register.

Could Spicy Curry Combat Dementia 

10 Jun

A new study from Australia has shown a shot of spicy curry might just keep us sharper in our old age.

Theft from Vehicle in Tamworth 

9 Jun

Staffordshire Police are reporting a vehicle has been broken into in Crossfell, Wilnecote sometime between 15:00 and 15:30 on 08/06/2016.

New Bowel Cancer Screening Test 

9 Jun

Public Health England has announced a new bowel cancer home testing kit that tests for hidden blood in stool samples, will be rolled out across England.

Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Jun

Mercian wards three Borough Councillors.

Community Together CIC Awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016 

7 Jun

Tamworth’s Community Together CIC is celebrating after their nomination was successful in achieving The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Work to Install Memorial Raft in Wigginton Cemetery 

6 Jun

Work to install a new memorial raft system in the new section of Wigginton Cemetery is due to start this week.

Muhammad Ali  

4 Jun

Today is a sad day.

Theft from Vehicle in Dunedin, Tamworth 

3 Jun

A van was broken into and items were stolen from the vehicle in Dunedin, Tamworth sometime overnight on 02/06/16.

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Morning Prayer – Monday, 27 June 2016 

27 Jun

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Can’t make it to church? 26th June 2016 

26 Jun

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26 Jun

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So it’s goodbye from us … 

25 Jun

And 'Good Riddance' from them? As we all know by know, the people of the United Kingdom have, albeit narrowly, voted to leave the European Union.

Morning Prayer – Saturday, 25 June 2016 

25 Jun

Ember Day Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 23 June 2016 

23 Jun

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

The fishing match ! 

22 Jun

22nd June 2016 A quick report on the annual Fishing competition organised by Mike Brookes and friends at the Square Lane pool N.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 22 June 2016 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Ember Day Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 21 June 2016 

21 Jun

Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Puppy Cavachon groomed at Mutleys Polesworth 

20 Jun

What an adorable puppy, having her first grooming session today...

Morning Prayer – Monday, 20 June 2016 

20 Jun

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.

Morning Prayer – Saturday, 18 June 2016 

18 Jun

Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona, Martyr, 1896 Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

The LONG-TAILED DUCK at Alvecote Pools, Warwickshire 

18 Jun

Long-tailed Duck (female) - Alvecote Pools by Adam Archer .

Long tailed Duck, Alvecote pools 

17 Jun

Friday 17th June 2016 Been a bit lazy since returning from N.

Sitting Ducks – the Potteries in fiction 

17 Jun

Potteries author Lisa Blower, photo credit – SOT Lit Fest Sitting Ducks is a great title and Potteries author Lisa Blower has form for using her home city’s phrases and landscape in her work.

The the United kingdom and the EU: Sovereignty 

17 Jun

Increasingly it seems that the majority of those supporting an exit from Europe are doing so from a thinly veiled position of xenophobic distrust and dislike of immigrants.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 17 June 2016 

17 Jun

Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 and 1936 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

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Business news »

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.

Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.

Drayton Manor Park creates 450 seasonal jobs 

13 Apr

DRAYTON Manor Park has appointed more than 450 jobs in its latest seasonal recruitment drive.

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LocalGov »

Bullying in Tamworth Borough Council 

26 Jun

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Yabootoyou on 26 June 2016 .

Citizens Advice Bureau moving to council offices 

24 Jun

The Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to Marmion House – with its new base opening on Monday July 4.

Swinging times ahead with bandstand concerts 

23 Jun

Two much-loved Tamworth groups will be performing some classic songs from the Castle Grounds Bandstand at the beginning of July as part of the summer programme of free concerts.

Toast to the Queen from Tamworth residents 

23 Jun

More than 50 Tamworth residents raised a glass in toast to Her Majesty the Queen at an afternoon tea dance to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Jungle Book roars into Castle Grounds 

21 Jun

Couples and families enjoyed a relaxing, sunny evening in the park watching an entertaining helping of outdoor theatre in Tamworth Castle Grounds last weekend.

Large amount of Graffiti painted own road., 17th June 

17 Jun

Large amount of abusive graffiti painted on the highway, making reference to ISIS.

Large amount of Graffiti painted own road., 17th June 

17 Jun

Large amount of abusive graffiti painted on the highway, making reference to ISIS.

Gardeners and publicans – enter our In Bloom competitions 

17 Jun

If you’re a green-fingered gardeners or pub landlord, there’s still time to enter our two great Tamworth in Bloom competitions.

Request for info on school cluster/federations 

13 Jun

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Fran Loretto on 13 June 2016 .

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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.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

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