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Dunnes store in Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre closes 

25 Oct

The Dunnes store in Tamworth's Ankerside Shopping Centre is closing today(October 25).


Tamworth people urged to surrender firearms as part of Staffordsh… 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Police are starting a two-week campaign urgingTamworthpeople to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition on Monday (October 27).


Loving homes in Tamworth needed for six adorable kittens 

25 Oct

A Tamworth animal rescue charity is looking for loving homes for six adorable kittens, who are lucky to be alive.


Tamworth man who assaulted woman admits he was “obviously… 

25 Oct

A TAMWORTH man who was handed a restraining order after assaulting a woman admitted to a courthis actions were 'obviously wrong'.


Tamworth mayor to spread Christmas cheer with festive hampers 

25 Oct

IT may not be the most wonderful time of the year yet but Tamworth mayor, Councillor Richard Kingstone is already gearing up to spread some festive cheer.


Tributes pour in for Tamworth’s self-made business giant Vince… 

25 Oct

A HUGELY popular and respected Tamworth businessman has died suddenly while out walking.


Tamworth man charged with burglary after spate of pub break-ins 

25 Oct

A Tamworth man has been charged with burglary following a spate of break-ins at pubs across the town.


Man left in Intensive Care after being hit by a vehicle 

25 Oct

POLICE have confirmed that a Tamworth man has been left seriously ill after being struck by a vehicle in Tamworth late last night.


Bizarre spate of tumble dryer blazes in Tamworth 

25 Oct

Firefighters have issued a warning about the dangers of tumble dryers after THREE fires in just five days.


Bizarre spate of tumble dryer blazes in Tamworth 

25 Oct

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning about the dangers of tumble dryers after THREE fires in just five days.


Pedestrian deliberately knocked down by driver in Tamworth 

25 Oct

A Tamworth man seriously injured after being hit by a car in Wilnecote was deliberately targeted, say police.


Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher leads the fight against Hopwas… 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher has issued a rallying call to the people of Tamworth and the message is clear: save Hopwas Woods!The endangered ancient woodland, which is subject of a 13-year quarry project, has caused outrage with members of the ...


Fine for woman who stole two oil canisters from Tamworth garage 

24 Oct

A woman who was captured on CCTV stealing two one-litre oil canisters from a Tamworth garage has been handed a fine.


Commissioner urges businesses to help Domestic Violence victims at work 

24 Oct

A NEW programme that throws a lifeline to workers who suffer abuse at home has reached a significant milestone – and businesses across Tamworth are being urged to sign up.


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Tamworth FC and Southport face FA Cup replay 

25 Oct

Tamworth 1 Southport 1 FA Cup Tamworth and Southport fought out a draw in their FA Cup clash at The Lamb today.


Liverpool FC experience gives Preston a taste for glory 

25 Oct

DAN Preston is hoping to create some FA Cup memories this weekend as the Lambs battle it out with Conference Premier side Southport for a place in the first round of the world-renowned competition.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw is happy to be back in England frame 

25 Oct

TAMWORTH FC keeper James Belshaw says he was thrilled to be placed on stand-by for an England C call last week and now he wants to make a return to the full squad.


Southport draw could be on cards for Tamworth FC 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH have shared the spoils in seven of their last ten outings in Conference North so it won't be surprising if punters back the stalemate in significant numbers as the Lambs turn their attention to the FA Cup and the visit of Conference...


Manchester United are not fancied at Old Trafford 

24 Oct

EVEN taking into account how poorly they performed for large swathes of last season, it's rare to see Manchester United chalked up as outsiders for a match at Old Trafford.


Tamworth FC Captain’s Corner with Michael Townsend 

24 Oct

Brackley are near the bottom of the Conference North, along with ourselves.


Atherstone Town begin the search for new boss 

24 Oct

Atherstone Town chairman Rob Weale was today beginning the search for new manager after the departure of Ivor Green.


Shrewsbury Town defender happy to extend Tamworth loan 

24 Oct

SHREWSBURY Town youngster Dominic Smith is revelling in his role in the centre of Tamworth's defence and his sound performances have seen his loan extended until the end of December.


Tamworth FC’s Purdie: ‘Southport clash can be the catalyst’ 

24 Oct

ROB Purdie believes a victory over Conference Premier side Southport at The Lamb on Saturday could act as a catalyst for the rest of the season.


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I’ve Signed Christopher Pincher’s Hopwas Wood Petition, Have You Signed it Too? 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood In response to the announcement that LaFarge Tarmac want to quarry in Hopwas Wood, Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has set up an online petition asking if you are in favour or against the plan.


Christopher Pincher Stands Up for Hopwas Wood 

25 Oct

Hopwas Wood Tamworth and Hopwas MP, Christopher Pincher, has spoken up on behalf of objectors to the proposals for a quarrying site in Hopwas Wood.


For Whom the Bell Tolls 

24 Oct

The site of the Old Tollgate Cottage, near Orgreave.


Tamworth’s Mayor is looking for Nominations for Christmas Hampers 

24 Oct

Traditional Christmas hampers are once again being given out by the Mayor of Tamworth to spread some festive cheer.


UK Will Not Pay £1.7bn EU Bill Next Month 

24 Oct

David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay a £1.7bn bill demanded by the European Union by 1 December.


Tamworth’s Local Plan Events Set to Take Place 

24 Oct

Public events giving residents the chance to look at development plans for future housing and employment opportunities are set to take place across Tamworth.


Two Women Prosecuted for Separate Waste and Littering Offences 

21 Oct

Two women from Tamworth have been prosecuted by the courts for separate waste and littering offences.


Free Parking Scheme Extended at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals 

21 Oct

Free car parking has been extended to 30 minutes for motorists dropping off patients at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust’s Hospital sites.


Unlock the Potential of Empty Property and Help Someone Find a Home 

21 Oct

Owners of empty homes who do not have the funds to refurbish them are being encouraged to take advantage of help available to bring them back into use and help to increase the number of homes available for rent in Tamworth.


Landlord Fined Almost £25,000 for Failing his Tenants 

21 Oct

A landlord who rented out properties in Tamworth has been fined almost £25,000 for breaching regulations set out to protect tenants.


Do You Travel by Bus to Tamworth’s Train Station? 

21 Oct

Residents are being asked for their views on public transport in Tamworth, with special emphasis on the bus services between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough.


Jeremy Clarkson Caught Speeding 

19 Oct

BBC’s Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.


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Novemeber 5th Spare a Thought To The PTSD Vets 

25 Oct

PTSD , or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or ...


Morning Prayer – 25 October 

25 Oct

Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287 Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.


Polesworth. 

24 Oct

The gales had ceased by morning and the sky looked promising so off we went to moor at Fazeley Junction overnight.


The Trussell Trust Christmas Bow Appeal 2014 

24 Oct

For more information click on The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund’s Website...


Morning Prayer – 24 October 

24 Oct

Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.


Four things all Black men should know about prostate cancer 

23 Oct

One in four Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives – double the one in eight risk faced by all men in the UK.


Rocking and rolling. 

23 Oct

As we passed Streethay Wharf the lovely Ethel was resting her’ But’ next to her towing boat.


Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 

23 Oct

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.


Quiet in the Tame valley. 

23 Oct

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 After the strong winds of the previous day it was good to get out and about.


Morning Prayer – 23 October 

23 Oct

Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.


Pompadour Couture Lingerie 

22 Oct

You know by now that when we do something we do it with style, inspired by fashion and lots and lots of hard work behind the scenes to make it look effortless! And, as always our unique Style Event on 21st – 23rd November promises to be nothing...


From T&M to Coventry Canal. 

22 Oct

The farmers came to harvest the Maize crop with a fearsome machine sporting four sharp rotary cutters on the front.


What Is a HUG ? 

22 Oct

A hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely.


Wearing a poppy with pride 

22 Oct

It's time for me to point people towards the (ever growing) collection of poppy images that can be used as avatars on Facebook, Twitter and so many other places.


Morning Prayer – 22 October, 

22 Oct

Psalm 119.105-128 Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.


File: Little mushroom hiding in the leaves 

21 Oct

Having a good close look in the leaf litter reveals surprises like this little mushroom...


‘It’s like you were born again! 

21 Oct

It's an odd reality that in life there are times when the only way to progress comes through finding the ability to stand still! So often we find ourselves talking about great advances made in some area or the other.


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Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Cleanroom hands over £3m Tamworth facility for Midland Fertility 

1 Sep

A MIDLANDS-based design and construction company has handed over new laboratories and a clinical suite to Midland Fertility.


Tamworth hotel undergoes £50,000 refurbishment 

27 Aug

A TAMWORTH hotel has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment with upgrades to its rooms and dining facilities.


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.


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LocalGov »

How do you use public transport in Tamworth? 

21 Oct

Residents are being asked for their views on public transport in Tamworth – with special emphasis on the bus service between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough.


Huge project to give Tamworth people a taste of the arts 

17 Oct

A huge free arts project which aims to inspire, excite and give people across the borough the chance to have a taste of the arts is set to launch in January – giving Tamworth people a real year to remember.


Celebrations as Tamworth scoops silver gilt in Britain in Bloom awards 

17 Oct

Tamworth is celebrating after being awarded silver gilt in the national Britain in Bloom campaign – with the Castle Grounds and the newly-refurbished war memorial in Amington Cemetery being singled out for special praise.


Information 

16 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Paul Evans on 16 October 2014 .


Would you like a helping hand to own your own home? 

15 Oct

First-time buyers or homeowners hoping to take the next step on the property ladder are being offered a helping hand, thanks to a government equity loan scheme.


Two days to go until Britain in Bloom results announced 

14 Oct

The countdown is on – with just two days to do until we learn how we did in the national Britain in Bloom campaign, where Tamworth is representing the Heart of England region in the Small City category.


Wanted: Your views on Tamworth’s night time economy 

14 Oct

Residents are being urged to put forward their views about what Tamworth has to offer in the evenings.


Back in a blaze of glory – Castle By Candlelight returns 

10 Oct

The hugely-popular Castle By Candlelight is back by popular demand next month – five years after the last event.


Stepping out against domestic abuse 

9 Oct

Tamworth’s Mayor and Staffordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner joined members of the public in walking a mile through the centre of Tamworth on Saturday – all to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.


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Firearms Surrender 

24 Oct

Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.


Sixth man jailed for child exploitation 

24 Oct

A sixth man was jailed today for his role in the sexual exploitation of a child in Staffordshire.


Police dog Alfie hangs up his harness 

24 Oct

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


Non-stop collision in Tamworth 

23 Oct

We are appealing for information following a non-stop road traffic collision in Tamworth.


Euro Forces Reunite Against Cross-Border Crime 

20 Oct

Staffordshire Police taking part in the third collaboration between UK and European forces in tackling international criminality on the UK road network.


New Act Encourages Partnership Working on ASB 

17 Oct

New legislation will give power to victims of anti-social behaviour to request a review of how their cases have been handled.


County advocates join anti-cyberbullying campaign 

16 Oct

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


Gearing Up to Drive Down Car Key Burglary 

9 Oct

Staffordshire Police is to roll out a series of high-tech devices to car owners who are at higher risk of having their houses broken into and the keys to luxury cars stolen.


Staffordshire Police Force Awards 

9 Oct

The Staffordshire Police Force Annual Awards take place tomorrow at the County Showground.


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