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Documentary about Stinson Hunter up for prestigious award 

26 Feb

A documentary about Tamworth'spaedophile hunter has been nominated for a prestigious Royal Television Society award.

20 hot cheap properties up for sale and auction around Tamworth 

26 Feb

Here are some of the most cheapest properties available in and around the Tamworth Herald area.

Golfer and Tamworth businessman looking for sponsors ahead of… 

26 Feb

Tamworthbusinesses are being urged to back a 'rowing challenge of a lifetime' in aid of a hospice which cares for life-limited children in Staffordshire.

Boy, 12, receives emergency treatment after road accident in… 

26 Feb

A 12-year-oldboyreceived emergency medical treatment following a road traffic collision in Tamworth last night.

Boy hit by car in Tamworth 

26 Feb

Youngster rushed to Birmingham Children's Hospital after collision in Glascote at 7.45pm last night...

Stoke-on-Trent second city for teenage pregnancies 

25 Feb

TEENAGE pregnancies in Stoke-on-Trent are running at the second highest rate in Britain - despite plunging from the previous year.

Drug drive legislation: am I fit to drive? 

25 Feb

NEW drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales.

Scarlet Fever on the rise in Midlands 

25 Feb

FIGURES released by Public Health England say that in the East Midlands, there have been more than double the number of cases of the illness in the first six weeks of 2015, compared to last year.

WI joins in with Tamworth in Bloom 2015 

25 Feb

TAMWORTH is teaming up with the Women’s Institute (WI) for the 2015 In Bloom campaign – as the borough goes for gold for the sixth year running.

Teenage pregnancies drop… but Tamworth tops the charts 

25 Feb

NATIONALLY the teenage pregnancy rates are at their lowest level for 40 years.

Colourful language in Tamworth council chamber as budget debate… 

25 Feb

ARGUMENTS erupted at the council's budget meeting last night (February 24) during which it was announced that counciltaxpayers are facing almost a two per cent hike in their bills over the next year.

‘Eerie’ ghost hunt planned at the Assembly Rooms in Tamworth 

25 Feb

AN already dead caretaker still doing the rounds, mysterious hands prodding you in the back and a strong smell of lavender coming from a female spirit Tamworth Assembly Rooms is haunted (apparently) and brave Tammies are being invited to take part ...

Stoke-on-Trent has second worst rate of teenage pregnancies in… 

25 Feb

STOKE-ON-TRENT has the second highest rate ofpregnancies in women under the age of18 across the country.

Tamworth smokers urged to kick the habit in for No Smoking Day… 

25 Feb

Smokersin Tamworth are being encouraged to kick the habit as part of the British Heart Foundation's No Smoking Day on March 11.

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Tamworth FC ace Thornton is hoping to make an impact during… 

26 Feb

KEVIN Thornton was delighted to be named man of the match during the clash with Oxford City on Saturday.

Astley is back at Atherstone Town and determined to enjoy his… 

26 Feb

ANTON Astley says he is delighted to be back with Atherstone Town after admitting his departure to Alvechurch had been the wrong move for him.

Atherstone RFC Junior Rugby: Action pictures 

26 Feb

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Tamworth FC’s Wilkins is thrilled after making full debut for… 

26 Feb

SEAN Wilkins says he hopes to have given boss Andy Morrell a headache after being handed his first start in a Lambs shirt.

Tamworth FC boss Morrell believes Fylde trip could prove to… 

26 Feb

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell says his side's trip to fellow promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde could prove to be another classic encounter.

Lambs captaincy role is a real ‘honour’ for custodian Belshaw 

25 Feb

CURRENT Lambs captain James Belshaw admits it is an honour to skipper the side.

Super Saints enjoy Tamworth FC thriller 

25 Feb

TAMWORTH FC's crowd for the game against Oxford City was boosted by a large contingency from one of the town's largest junior football clubs.

Tamworth FC match-winner Metts delights his manager 

25 Feb

MATCH-winner Leon Mettam earned praise from manager Andy Morrell on Saturday.

Tamworth FC’s Wilkins impresses boss Morrell 

25 Feb

Lambs boss Andy Morrell says he was delighted forSean Wilkins after the Tamworth-born player enjoyedhis first start in the 4-3 winover Oxford City.

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Tamworth Borough Council’s Chief Executive Pays Tribute to Former Councillor 

24 Feb

Alan “Chippy” Lees BEM Having known Councillor ‘Chippy’ Lees long before he was elected in May 2000, I know how big a void his passing will create.

Long Standing Resident and Former Borough Councillor Passes Away 

24 Feb

Alan “Chippy” Lees BEM Long standing Tamworth resident and former Borough councillor Alan “Chippy” Lees BEM passed away yesterday, Monday 23rd February 2015.

Quality of life being eroded by Tamworth housing plans 

19 Feb

I TOTALLY agree with the sentiments expressed in John Rogers' letter headed Time to fight this madness (Herald, February 12).

All change in Tamworth – but not for the better 

19 Feb

I AM becoming quite concerned about the proposed changes to Tamworth town centre and the extra housing which will be constructed in and around the town.1.

Local MP Congratulates Flaxhill Junior School Success 

14 Feb

Christopher Pincher outside Flaxhill Junior School Tamworth’s MP.

Working Together to Support People into Work across Staffordshire 

14 Feb

Voluntary and community organisations from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being invited to a series of free workshops to improve the way they work with each other to help support people into work.

Best Local Pub, Restaurant, Shop and Market Stall Campaign Launched 

14 Feb

Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher, has launched a competition to find the best and most popular traders in the Tamworth constituency.

Dosthill Primary School to be revamped under Government Scheme 

12 Feb

It has been announced that Dosthill Primary School in Tamworth is one of four schools in Staffordshire that will be refurbished under the government’s priority school building programme.

Growth Deal Boost Sees Almost £100M Invested In Staffordshire Economy 

12 Feb

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government, which will see an extra £15.4m invested in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area between 2016 and 2021.

Tamworth – The town with Soaring Wages and Shrinking Unemployment 

12 Feb

Where in the UK has unemployment fallen most – and where have average wages shot up by 16%? It is the town of Tamworth , just a few miles north-east of Birmingham.

Anti-Semitism Report Says Ban Racists from Social Media 

9 Feb

Social media users who spread racial hatred should be banned from sites such as Twitter and Facebook, MPs say.

Friend of Dig-iT Inspires New Chrome App 

7 Feb

Dig-iT has known Olivia Loder - Young Person's Ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association - and her family for a while now, so we were delighted to hear that Olivia is behind some of the inspiration for a new Chrome Browser extension called ' ...

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Sky Bears and Kissing Planets 

26 Feb

Just look what I’ve got… The Stargazers’ Almanac ! Isn’t it beautiful? It gives a month by month account of what can be seen in the night sky, with lovely clear maps looking north and south, so you won’t miss anything.

40 Acts – TICK TOCK 

26 Feb

"Be devoted to one another in love.

Morning Prayer – 26 February 15 

26 Feb

Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.

Sunday Best and the Belt 

25 Feb

It was a blisteringly hot July day and granddad had given his usual salute as Mum sped off with a parp of the horn.

Please, look after that body of yours. 

25 Feb

That mind of yours is, of course, pretty closely connected to your body.

40 Acts – Don’t let possessions possess you: HOLD IT LIGHTLY 

25 Feb

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Morning Prayer – 25 February 2015 

25 Feb

Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.

The Infamous Bridge 

24 Feb

The bridge has happened! I, and no doubt many others have been waiting for what seems an age for the promised bridge spanning the Tame and joining Dosthill and Middleton sides of the RSPB reserve together to be put in place.

Alloy tailshaft for the 2000e box 

24 Feb

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Morning Prayer – 24 February 2015 

24 Feb

Psalm 44 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, all that you did in their days, in time of old; How with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in, and broke the power of peoples and set us free.

40 Acts – THANK YOU 

24 Feb

"Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Shopping or Birding 

23 Feb

Monday 23rd February 2015 I don't mind taking my wife shopping in Tamworth, no I really don't.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service launched a brand new website 

23 Feb

Hereford Worcester Fire and Rescue Service launched a brand new website today, a project that is being delivered in partnership with the University of Worcester.

Spring Bulbs, Marmalade, Sulphur and Soup! 

23 Feb

I was brought up in Surrey, and I love gardening books, so Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden , by Mrs CW Earle , seemed tailor-made for me, and I succumbed to its delights as soon as I spotted it (in a box of Oxfam donations, of course).

Dementia will cost the UK £26 billion this year and affect 850,000 people 

23 Feb

Dementia will cost the UK £26 billion this year and affect 850,000 people, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Morning Prayer – 23 February 15 

23 Feb

Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155 Psalm 10 Why stand so far off, O Lord? Why hide yourself in time of trouble? The wicked in their pride persecute the poor; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.

40 Acts – FAIR TRADE 

23 Feb

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.

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St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.

Top visitor attraction at Drayton Manor set for major expansion 

18 Feb

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park is set to expand one of its most popular visitor attractions as part of a £2.5m investment.

Peer to peer lender celebrates injection of investment cash 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has announced an underwriting deal with ESO Capital Group.

Property consultancy sells 162 acres of development land in Staffordshire 

9 Feb

BIRMINGHAM property consultancy GVA has completed the sale of 162 acres of land at Dunstall Lane, near Tamworth in Staffordshire.

New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...

M&G Real Estate commits £81m to fund new warehouse for Euro Car Parts 

26 Jan

IM Properties seals deal with property investor to develop more commercial property at Tamworth logistics hub...

Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council 

21 Jan

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services...

Lloyds concludes new banking deal with Staffordshire local authority 

20 Jan

LLOYDS Bank Commercial Banking has announced a new agreement with Tamworth Borough Council, which will see the provision of ongoing banking facilities across all of the local authoritys service...

Euro Car Parts signs up for mega-hub at Birch Coppice 

5 Nov

IM Properties seals latest letting at Tamworth industrial estate which has seen car parts company more than double its footprint there...

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Volunteers give feathered friends a helping hand 

25 Feb

Nature-loving volunteers from the Wild About Tamworth project and town-based organisation Care First made sure that the birds of the borough were well-housed when they built and erected bird boxes in four nature reserves.

Next steps for Creative Quarter plans 

24 Feb

The next stages in the ambitious plans to regenerate Tamworth town centre through the development of a Creative Quarter have been outlined.

WI joins in as we launch Tamworth in Bloom 2015 

24 Feb

A First World War-inspired bake-off is one of the exciting new features in this year’s Tamworth in Bloom campaign, as the borough goes for gold for the sixth year running.

Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.

Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.

Defence Equipment Plan | Oral Answers to Questions – Defence | Commons debates 

23 Feb

Last October, the Government announced the largest Army order in 30 years for the latest set of armoured vehicles.

Tamworth to fly flag for Commonwealth Day 

18 Feb

Tamworth is set to join with more than 500 local authorities and community groups across the UK to fly the flag for Commonwealth Day on March 9th.

Garden rubbish on footpath, 17th February 

17 Feb

Garden rubbish (roof felt) thrown over back fence with some bits on the public footpath (Freasley Lane) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Merganser, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet...

Housing benefit delays 

12 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Phil Walker on 12 February 2015 .

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Midlands gang jailed for armed robberies 

17 Feb

Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...

Stoke-on-Trent man arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism 

17 Feb

A 29-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and supporting a proscribed organisation.

Serious RTC in Tutbury 

16 Feb

Shortly before 7am this morning (Sunday 15 February) a HGV and a mini bus were involved in a serious road traffic collision on Tutbury Road, Tutbury (A511).

Is Valentine’s just another day? 

6 Feb

Happy talk and romantic plans in the run-up to Valentine’s Day is but a wishful thought for some.

Safer Internet Day 

6 Feb

Staffordshire Police is supporting Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 10 February promoting the safer use of the internet.

Businesses get the chance to see Staffordshire Police go glove to glove in charity boxing match 

22 Jan

Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.

Children’s online safety campaign welcomed 

15 Jan

An NSPCC public education campaign that aims to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to help their children has been endorsed by Staffordshire Police.

The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team thank you 

13 Jan

The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported them during months of training, the event of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (covering 900 miles in nine days) and donating money...

Investigation into suspicious death in Tamworth 

9 Jan

Detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Tamworth.

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