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Tamworth midwife recognised for extra effort in helping new mum 

30 Aug

A community midwife from Tamworth has received a special award for going the extra mile to help a new mum.

Drayton Manor takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to new heights 

30 Aug

Courageous staff at Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth have taken on the ice buck challenge - while dangling 53 metres above the ground!The team completed the popular charity fundraising challenge by experiencing the icy chills from the top of ...

Herald History: Tamworth’s royal road was built for a Queen 

30 Aug

It is interesting to note that two of Tamworth's finest roads were no more than dirt tracks in the early nineteenth century.

Staffordshire PCC helping Tamworth businesses avoid becoming… 

30 Aug

Tamworth businesses are being offered a helping hand in avoiding becoming victims of crime by Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.

Tributes continue to top Birmingham athletics coach 

30 Aug

Birchfield Harriers' Trevor Marsay coached Olympic heptathlete Kelly Sotherton...

Tamworth drug dealer rugby tackled to the ground after running… 

30 Aug

A Tamworth drug dealer was chased by police along a canal towpath and rugby tackled to the ground, a judge heard.

Free TamJam music festival in Tamworth to support teens with… 

30 Aug

LIVE music, a theatre workshop and a whole host of stalls and sideshows are set to pull the crowds in to TamJam a music festival organised by 12 big-hearted Tamworth teenagers.

Garden delight as couple reap top Tamworth in Bloom prize 

30 Aug

A GREEN-FINGERED Tamworth couple have reaped the rewards of their hard work after picking up top prize in this year's Tamworth in Bloom competition.

Fun day to raise charity cash in memory of Tamworth man 

30 Aug

FRIENDS and family of a much-loved and respected Tamworth man will gather to remember him.

UK threat level raised from ‘Substantial’ to ‘Severe’ 

29 Aug

The UK international terror threat level has been raised to ‘severe’, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today.

Tamworth Mayor overwhelmed by response to badge honours 

29 Aug

AN ambitious campaign to restore pride in Tamworth got off to a phenomenal start this week with dozens of nominations flooding in.

Tamworth naturist brought before court with thousands of child… 

29 Aug

A NATURIST from Tamworth who downloaded thousands of indecent images of children from the internet has been ordered to undergo sex offender treatment.

Helping businesses beat crime in Tamworth 

28 Aug

A new strategy by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is making sure businesses in Tamworth get the best information to help them avoid becoming victims of crime.

New Tamworth super fertility clinic unveiled 

28 Aug

Midland Fertility, previously based in Aldridge, has moved to new £3m centre...

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What odds on a Tamworth FC win at Hyde? 

30 Aug

Tamworth's average start to the campaign continued as they carded back-to-back stalemates against Worcester and Boston.

Former Manchester City man joins Lambs 

29 Aug

Tamworth boss Dale Belford has completed the signing of former Manchester City youngster Javan Vidal.

Girls only Football Opportunities @ St Georges Park 

29 Aug

As part of Staffordshire FA’s commitment to developing girls football within Burton-upon-Trent and the surrounding areas, please see below of some opportunities created specifically for females through our partners the FA Skills Team and Burton...

Tamworth FC prepare to face bottom club Hyde 

29 Aug

TAMWORTH boss Dale Belford could be handed a triple boost as he takes his side to bottom club Hyde on Saturday.

Former Lambs ace reflects on Partick Thistle move 

28 Aug

FORMER Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton has been handed the chance to make his mark in the Scottish Premier League.

Can Paul Hanagan continue fine Ffos Las form? 

28 Aug

Paul Hanagan heads to Ffos Las for boss Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum seeking to build on his excellent strike-rate this term with three winners from four rides at the track this season.

Tamworth FC striker eyes more goals 

28 Aug

KAYDEN Jackson has set his sights on firing Tamworth up the Conference North table.

Tamworth boxer Williams heads to Europe to prepare for … 

28 Aug

CHARLIE Williams has jetted off to Italy to get ready for next month's big fight night in Tamworth.

Coleshill remain focused as Bromsgrove visit in the FA cup 

28 Aug

COLESHILL Town go in search of more cup glory this Saturday as they host Bromsgrove Sporting in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

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Fashion blogger Ruth Emmerson: ​Midlands Fashion Networking… 

27 Aug

This month I attended the Midlands Fashion (MFA) Networking Soiree at the gorgeous Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: True cost of Assembly… 

27 Aug

Last week, I outlined the dilemma facing councils regarding the money from development at a time when the general grant from central government to Tamworth Borough Council (TBC) is likely to fall by over 1m per annum.

Why won’t the council listen in Tamworth? 

21 Aug

I READ with dismay an article published in 'From The Herald Files' dated August 14, 1964 in which Labour councillor Tom Kennedy described Tamworth as a rather dingy down at heel place''.

Domestic abuse no excuse for shoplifting at Ventura store 

21 Aug

AFTER reading last week's article 'Mum tried to make a run for it after theft from Ventura store', I am left absolutely livid.

Give the people of Tamworth something to be proud of 

21 Aug

LITTLE Tim turned to stare at the ruins of the once proud town centre, its shops and stores long since decayed and crumbling in the August heat.

I cite a good reason to panic over traveller site in Grendon 

21 Aug

'DON'T panic' we are told by North Warwickshire MP over the proposed location for the traveller site.

Council Committee Calls for Better Bus Links in Tamworth 

3 Aug

Improving bus services to Tamworth Railway Station and gaining a better understanding of the needs of passengers are two suggestions put forward by Tamworth Borough Council’s Aspire Prosper Scrutiny committee.

Police ‘Owe’ Leeds United £800,000 

3 Aug

Leeds United have claimed West Yorkshire Police still owes the club £800,000 for overcharging policing at home games.

Tamworth to Commemorate Start of First World War with Guided Walk and Church Service 

3 Aug

Tamworth will mark tomorrow’s 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a guided tour of the town centre.

We Love Tamworth is Back for Second Year 

3 Aug

2013’s We Love Tamworth event A daylong summer extravaganza is set to attract thousands to Tamworth Castle Grounds later this month, after a hugely successful debut last year.

Tamworth Student Lands Media Job Following Experience Making Homeless Film 

3 Aug

Tamworth student James Wood has landed a coveted apprenticeship working for two media companies, thanks to his involvement in a film aimed at tackling homelessness.

Town Mayor to Lead Service of Remembrance for the Outbreak of WW1 

3 Aug

Fazeley’s Town Mayor, Cllr Debbie James, will lead a service of remembrance for the outbreak of World War 1 on Monday 4th August at the town’s war memorial.

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I’m confused Vic; they seem to think they’re Christian 

30 Aug

The title of this entry relates to something I've said regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses and the fact that I said I didn't think they were Christian, I received this challenging (and most excellent) comment: 'I'm confused Vic; they seem to think they...

Morning Prayer – August 30 

30 Aug

John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688 Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Removed From Aldi Shelves Because of One Word 

29 Aug

The Aldi supermarket chain has removed iconic Roald Dahl children’s book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves after complaints from customers about the use of the word “slut”.

From My Art Journal – Golden Gate Bridge 

29 Aug

A 30 minute painting of The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay from my ideas book.

A few images from the last week 

29 Aug

29th August 2014 Plenty of signs of migration locally with Redstarts in particular being found at a good number of sites but also Spotted Flycatchers starting to move.

Maintenance of true religion 

29 Aug

Many years back, in a lecture on what it was to be 'Church', those of us who were assembled were told how we were training to, "Become a modern day shaman for those in the community in which we were to serve.

Morning Prayer – August 29 

29 Aug

The Beheading of John the Baptist Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

La Sposa collection has arrived….. 

28 Aug

Our beautiful new collection from La Sposa has now arrived in the boutique.

Morning Prayer – August 28 

28 Aug

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith 430 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Arsenal through to Champion’s League 

27 Aug

What an absolutely great game Arsenal had against Besiktas who kept the pressure on and as time ran out the pressure just kept on rising - sad to see them lose but thankful that Arsenal are in the hat for another season of Champions League football (...

Made me smile: Before the ice bucket challenge 2 

27 Aug

Thought this was quite clever...

Made me smile: Before the ice bucket challenge 

27 Aug

Yes indeedy - it's true...

Belvide Birding WMBC 

27 Aug

I really don't know why I don't visit Belvide more often? On the occasions, like today that I do go there, i always wonder why I leave it so long between visits? A very enjoyable mornings birding and a spot of phonescoping.

[Wordless - Black and White] The Horse 

27 Aug

Midwest Horse – Tamara Peart Linked with Black and White Wednesday .

Should People Be Killed For Their Crimes ? 

27 Aug

How would you feel if your mum or dad was murdered or anyone in your family, the murderer spends time in jail doing what ever he/she wants to later to walk free.

Morning Prayer – August 27 

27 Aug

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

The Ice Bucket Craze Is Raising Millions For Charity – Have You Taken Part? 

26 Aug

The challenge first received increased media attention in the United States on June 30, 2014, when personalities of the program Morning Drive, which airs weekdays on Golf Channel, televised the social-media phenomenon, and performed a live, on-air ...

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More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.

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.

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Organisational structure and contact details 

29 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Natalie Jones on 29 August 2014 .

Organisational structure and contact details 

28 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Natalie Jones on 28 August 2014 .

Huge crowds flock to show that We Love Tamworth 

27 Aug

The day-long We Love Tamworth event was a huge draw this year – with 9,500 visitors flocking to the Castle Grounds.

Explore Tamworth’s heritage – for free 

26 Aug

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, a guided walk taking in sites of significance in the First World War, wartime stories of Tamworth families and a look at Saxon life are just some of the events at this year’s Heritage Open Day.

Tuck in to a Taste of Tamworth 

26 Aug

The two-day Taste of Tamworth food festival is coming back for a second year, after last year’s debut event proved to be such a success.

Ankermoor Court is a blooming winner 

26 Aug

Green fingered residents of Ankermoor Court sheltered housing scheme in Bolehall are celebrating after taking top honours in our hotly-contested gardening competition.

Blooming marvellous gardens give judges a tough job 

22 Aug

Three Tamworth gardeners have been awarded prizes in this year’s Tamworth In Bloom garden competition.

Flytipping, 19th August 

19 Aug

Dumped old Fridgefreezer, old mattress!!!! Rear of 62 Madrona Amington Again!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Quince, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...

We Love Tamworth just a few days away 

18 Aug

We’re now just a few days away from the We Love Tamworth summer extravaganza in the Castle Grounds.

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Chief Constable’s Jane Sawyers Ice Bucket Challenge 

27 Aug

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...

Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police? 

22 Aug

Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police...

Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...

Officers, Staff and members of the public honoured 

14 Aug

Officers and staff from the Southern Local Policing team, and members of the public will be honoured for meritorious response and professionalism, and public spirited actions.

Respect: It’s a two way street – Considerate and tolerant neighbours 

11 Aug

As part of the force’s summer campaign Respect: It’s a two way street, police are appealing for people to be considerate and tolerant to their neighbours.

Locals get police reassurancea ahead of V Festival 

8 Aug

Staffordshire Police is set to distribute leaflets in the streets local to this year’s V Festival, which takes place in Weston Park on 16th and 17th August.

Summer drink-drive campaign 

5 Aug

A campaign aimed at getting drink-drivers off Staffordshire’s roads led to 156 arrests.

Respect – It’s a two way street 

4 Aug

Parents are being urged to know where their children will be during the school summer holidays and what they will be doing.

Respect: It’s a two way street 

28 Jul

A force-wide summer anti-social behaviour campaign is underway in Staffordshire promoting the importance of all generations showing consideration and tolerance to each other.

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