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When and why do the clocks change? 

25 Mar

Just incase you’re not sure! Time in Tamworth: time_is_widget.

Digital art project to capture 24 hours in the life of Tamworth 

24 Mar

PEOPLE who live and work in Tamworth are being invited to contribute to a new film and photography project which is designed to capture a snapshot of a day in the life of the town.

Deputy PCC judges at Young Enterprise Finals 

24 Mar

SUE Arnold, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, is encouraging young people in Tamworth to do something positive and become young entrepreneurs.

The countdown is on for the launch of Drayton Manor’s brand new ride in Thomas Land! 

24 Mar

There’s not long to go until Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon in April 2017.

Tamworth dance troupe take home 97 trophies from national… 

24 Mar

A TAMWORTH dance group has blown away competition from across the country by winning a record-breaking 97 trophies at the UK Street Dance Challenge.

Threatened Minor Injury Units are performing well, say NHS… 

24 Mar

STAFF at Sir Robert Peel's threatened Minor Injuries Unit have been praised for their hard work and commitment as the trust's emergency department continues to perform well nationally against the NHS waiting time targets.

Tamworth’s link to the Brit Awards and Katy Perry 

24 Mar

A TAMWORTH workshop has revealed its links with Katy Perry and the Brit Awards after it was commissioned to rebuild and operate two large models for the superstar's performance at the event.

Polesworth man takes on epic journey across country for Herald… 

24 Mar

WHEN John O'Groats first landed in England from Norway, way back in the realms of history, little did he know that he would inspire someone to join our Have a Heart Campaign.

Pride as Tamworth campaigners help Royal Marine battle to reduce… 

24 Mar

A TAMWORTH Royal Marine and his comrades have expressed their delight at seeing Sergeant Alex Blackman's murder sentence reduced to manslaughter after running a longstanding campaign.

WATCH as Drayton Manor’s new Thomas the Tank Engine ride is built… 

23 Mar

VIDEO: Watch as Drayton Manor's new attraction is built in quick-time: JUST weeks remain until Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon.

Tamworth’s Tunisia terror attack victim to be honoured in new… 

23 Mar

TAMWORTH'S Sue Davey, who was killed by terrorists when she was on holiday in Tunisia in 2015, is to have her name on a memorial honouring victims of the attack.

A message from Chief Constable Jane Sawyers 

23 Mar

KEEPING communities safe and reassured is paramount at Staffordshire Police says Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in a statement issued today.

Don’t lose your right to vote on May 4th – make sure you are registered  

23 Mar

THE Staffordshire County Council Election is now less than two months away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Ex-Police Chief Constable becomes cadet trustee 

23 Mar

THE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Sue Arnold, has welcomed ex-Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, John Giffard, to the Board of Trustees for Staffordshire Police Cadets Mr Giffard, Staffordshire Police’s longest ...

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After Stockport County loss, Morrell admits: ‘We need some crazy… 

25 Mar

Tamworth went down to a gut-wrenching defeat away at fellow play-off chasers Stockport County.

Stockport County 2 Tamworth 1 : Former Lamb Lloyd haunts his old… 

25 Mar

Stockport County 2, Tamworth 1Tamworth succumbed to a second half double at Stockport County where they failed to build on Ross Dyer's opener.


24 Mar

Staffordshire FA, in partnership with Stoke City Football Club and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), are pleased to confirm details of our next pitch improvement workshop, which will take place on Thursday 6 April 2017, 6.30pm – 9.00pm...


24 Mar

The FA Disability Cup begins in earnest this Sunday with the opening round focusing on Cerebral Palsy football.

Grimsby Town boss Bignot on latest links to Lambs favourite 

24 Mar

Grimsby Town manager Marcus Bignot says Tamworth striker Danny Newton is not on his shortlist of potential signings.

Stockport County v Tamworth: Players and fans are urged to… 

24 Mar

TAMWORTH travel to Stockport County on Saturday with manager Andy Morrell urging his players and the supporters to 'keep believing'.

Lambs follow in footsteps of Crystal Palace and Stoke City with… 

23 Mar

Tamworth Football Club have announced a new partnership with Macron, who will become the Lambs new technical kit supplier.

Tamworth FC’s Newton reaches 20 goals and aims for more 

23 Mar

DANNY Newton hopes he can continue his rich vein of goalscoring into the final throes of the National North season and help the Lambs sneak into the play-offs.

Former Birmingham City youth ace could miss rest of campaign for… 

23 Mar

BOLEHALL Swifts have been rocked by more injury problems.

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New Name and New Services at Tamworth Advice Centre 

20 Mar

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services, but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.

Calling All Knitters – You Can Help People with Dementia 

12 Mar

The Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and Cllr Andrew James are inviting knitters in Tamworth to pick up their needles and use their craft skills and creativity to help people with dementia.

£20 Million for D-Day Landings Memorial 

5 Mar

The British servicemen and women who gave their lives in the D-Day landings and in the Normandy Campaign will be commemorated with a new memorial, supported by £20 million, the Prime Minister and Chancellor today announced.

FA to Fund Study to Examine Links between Playing Football and Dementia 

5 Mar

An independent university is to conduct a “six-figure” Football Association study into whether there is a link between playing football and dementia.

PMQs- it’s a joke and this is how it should change 

3 Mar

Prime Minister’s Questions is nothing more than cliche time in Parliament, says political commentator Will Mapplebeck ‘Would my right honorable friend agree with me…?’ There are fewer depressing phrases uttered in Parliament, a signal that...

Schools to Teach 21st Century Relationships and Sex Education 

2 Mar

The Government has tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE).

Lichfield District Council likely to reject request from Tamworth to create a new site for travellers 

2 Mar

Lichfield District Council says it is unlikely to build an additional site for travellers despite a request from a neighbouring local authority to do so.

Burntwood councillor says communities in Lichfield and Burntwood aren’t bound together by voting boundaries 

1 Mar

A Burntwood councillor says residents in Hammerwich and Wall will be well represented at Westminster, regardless of which constituency they end up in.

People in Lichfield and Burntwood could be charged extra to have their brown bins collected 

28 Feb

People in Lichfield and Burntwood could soon have to pay extra to have their garden waste collected.

Chair of Lichfield Green Party says plan to move Whittington voters into Tamworth is “mindless and insensitive” 

28 Feb

The chair of the Green Party in Lichfield has backed calls for the Boundary Commission to rethink plans to move Whittington and Streethay into the Tamworth constituency.

Warning community ties will be broken if Whittington and Streethay are moved out of Lichfield voting boundary 

28 Feb

Community ties in Lichfield risk being broken if voting boundaries are changed, the chairman of the local Conservative Association has warned.

MP urges people to make their voices heard on plans to move some Lichfield voters into Tamworth 

27 Feb

People living in parts of Lichfield have been urged to make their voices heard on plans to move some areas of the city into the Tamworth voting area.

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Journal: Did someone say ‘red feathers’? 

25 Mar

The exit music at a funeral today associated them with a hooly-hooly skirt - what a super track to leave by, does it get any better than that? Today has been more of the same, and there's been as many funerals for me this month that I usually get in ...

Morning Prayer – Friday 24 March 2017 

24 Mar

Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396 Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953 Lent Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from...

Tia surpassed herself! 

24 Mar

This little girl did very well indeed yesterday! What has happened is this: Tia and her mum came to see us a month or two ago, to ask if we could help.

Journal: A good send off 

24 Mar

what a stunning day! It was another long one but it totally rocked as we did a back-to-back services with Communion and then a funeral for one of our lovely ladies.

Migration Report 

23 Mar

Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I'd seen a few new birds for the year.

A prayer for London in a time of loss 

23 Mar

Lord, in a day where wicked hands have acted to take life, We look to you whose desire is to bring healing, peace, unity and concord to this world.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 23 March 2017 

23 Mar

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.

Journal: where did that day go to? 

23 Mar

I knew it was going to be busy but .

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 22 March 2017 

22 Mar

Lent Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.

Journal: A day off 

22 Mar

Well, a third of a day off anyway! Before the world starts the, "You have to take your day off," tirade, I had to square away some of the funerals in terms of getting the CDs burnt, the service paperwork done, a regimental flag found (ended up buying...

A gander at the Geese 

21 Mar

21st March 2017 Excellent couple of days Birding.

Augusta Jones Designer Trunk Show 

21 Mar

Cicily Bridal will be hosting an Augusta Jones Designer Trunk Show on Saturday, 15th April (Easter Saturday).

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 21 March 2017 

21 Mar

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr, 1556 Lent Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.

Journal: And Jesus said . . . 

21 Mar

"What you need is a meeting!" Well that's what so many who call themselves Church seem to think! In fact, it seems to me, on reading the Bible, that's exactly what He never said.

Morning Prayer – Monday 20 March 2017 

20 Mar

Joseph of Nazareth Lent Psalm 25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies triumph over me.

Journal: that ‘works one day’ arrives 

20 Mar

Three Communions and a couple of baptisms were on the calendar for today.

Migration begins 

19 Mar

Sunday 19th March 2017 The end of last week saw a definite movement of birds across the area.

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Business is booming for new upcycling shop in Lichfield 

23 Mar

A new upcycling shop has launched in Lichfield – and already has an eight-week waiting list for workshops.

Lichfield business cooks up a recipe for success to win award 

21 Mar

A Lichfield entrepreneur has found a recipe success after winning a business award.

New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.

Crucial warehouse development reaches pivotal stage 

31 Jan

A new warehouse project on St.

New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...

Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.

Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.

Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.

Jaguar Land Rover and Drayton Manor chiefs receive New Year’s Honours 

30 Dec

Les Ratcliffe and Colin Bryan among those West Midlands business figures to be recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours 2017...

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Make sure you’re registered to vote on May 4th 

24 Mar

The Staffordshire County Council Election is now less than two months away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Countdown to St George’s Day fun 

24 Mar

Tamworth’s popular St George’s Day extravaganza is back for 2017 and will take over the Castle Grounds with medieval-themed fun for the whole family on Saturday, April 22.

Get snapping to capture 24 hours in Tamworth life 

24 Mar

If you live and work in Tamworth, you have the chance to contribute to a new film and photography project which aims to capture a snapshot of a day in the life of the borough.

Wates appointed as new council housing contractor 

23 Mar

Tamworth Borough Council has appointed Wates as its new Council housing repairs and investment contractor, with the contract to start on March 31.

Pretty Woman sold out, only a few tickets left for The Goonies! 

22 Mar

Tickets for this year’s Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds have sold like hot cakes, with more than 1,000 people booking up within a week of the August event going on sale.

New look and new name for Tamworth Advice Centre 

22 Mar

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services – but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Packed programme of outdoor event for 2017 

17 Mar

Life-size dinosaurs, a dragon, medieval knights, a flash mob, The Goonies, fireworks and a lantern parade – these are just some of the highlights of the jam-packed programme of outdoor events that we’ve got in store for you this year...

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Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth? 

16 Feb

The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.

Sprinkler system installed at fire-damaged accommodation 

2 Nov

A sheltered housing scheme in Tamworth which was severely damaged by a blaze has now been renovated and fitted with a potentially life-saving sprinkler system.

Primary school takes part in ‘Kinder Cadets’ pilot project 

18 Oct

Pupils at a Tamworth primary school have been learning about fire safety as part of a six-week pilot project.

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.

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