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Tamworth sisters leap into fund-raising with charity skydive for… 

27 Apr

TWO Tamworth sisters are 'leaping' into the world of fund-raising for the first time in memory of Charlie Round.


Channel 5 documentary tells how Kayleigh Haywood was groomed… 

27 Apr

A TV DOCUMENTARY about the murdered Measham schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood is be televised this evening (Thursday) on Channel 5.


Residents from the SAME Tamworth street go on coach holiday… 

26 Apr

MEMBERS of a Tamworth street have gone on a 'jolly holiday' together as part of an initiative to bring the community together and to get to know their neighbours.


Secretary of State will have final say on Arkall farm plans 

25 Apr

THE battle stop 1,000 houses being built on Arkall Farm has been escalated to 'the highest level' as the Secretary of State will now have the final say on the proposals.


Shocking footage shows Tamworth teen defending himself from… 

24 Apr

HORRIFIC video footage shows the moment a Tamworth teen had to defend himself using Mixed Martial Arts after he was attacked by thuggish father who launched a torrent of abuse during a playground row.


St George’s Day extravaganza in Tamworth GALLERY 

24 Apr

THOUSANDS of visitors gathered in Tamworth to watch a popular annual event.


Tamworth bus driver named Arriva’s Bus Driver of the Year 

24 Apr

A WHEEL-Y talented Tamworth bus driver has been hailed Arriva's Bus Driver of the Year.


Three taken to hospital after collision near Tamworth 

24 Apr

THREE people were taken to hospital over the weekend after a collision near Tamworth.


Warning to not smoke whilst receiving oxygen therapy 

22 Apr

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning about the dangers of smoking while using oxygen therapy after a fire at a home near Tamworth.


50 things to do on Staffordshire Day and just over a week to go  

22 Apr

WITH just over a week to go until Staffordshire Day, attractions and community groups have joined forces to create a packed programme of activities.


Trailers and metal stolen from compound in north Warwickshire 

22 Apr

Warwickshire Police is investigating the theft of two trailers and a large quantity of stainless steel sheets which were stolen from a commercial compound in north Warwickshire over the Easter weekend.


​Tamworth sex tourist jailed for tax fraud 

21 Apr

A TAMWORTH fraudster who binged on prostitutes, drugs and gambling has been jailed for more than two years following an investigation by officers.


Dad’s cancer ordeal inspires Tamworth man to take on marathon 

21 Apr

EXCITED and scared is how a Tamworth man feels after signing up to run this year's London marathon in memory of his father who died of cancer.


Social media spreads Have a Heart campaign message 

21 Apr

DEFIBRILLATORS should be as readily available as fire extinguishers in every office building, every business and every place, this is what we would like to see in the future and in Tamworth.


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Sport »

NEWCASTLE TOWN 2 – V – 0 WOLVERHAMPTON CASUALS 

27 Apr

Marston Road was again the venue as Newcastle Town and Wolverhampton Casuals met in a re-peat of the 2013/2014 final which was won by the Stoke-on_Trent based side.


Burton Albion ace would recommend Lambs to his Brewers… 

27 Apr

BEN Fox feels he has learnt to cope with the physical demands of men's football and says he would recommend Tamworth to any of his young compatriots at Championship club Burton Albion.


Tamworth FC: Lane is hoping to build on partnership with… 

27 Apr

JACK Lane has expressed his desire to remain with Tamworth next season and continue his developing defensive partnership with Luke Jones.


Tamworth FC boss Morrell is relieved to see away curse come to… 

27 Apr

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell says it was vital the Lambs got the 'monkey off their back' after recording an emphatic 4-0 win at Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.


Burton Albion’s Fox will stay on Morrell’s wishlist 

26 Apr

Tamworth will have to play a waiting game over Ben Fox next season.


Lyons is proud as Coleshill Town secure runners-up position 

26 Apr

COLESHILL Town boss Simon Lyons has praised his side for a 'great season' after securing second spot in the Midland Premier.


Watford FC favourite makes it a special day for Juniors 

26 Apr

Tamworth FC welcomed youngsters from a club in Preston for their Easter clash with Alfreton.


AFC Fylde are worthy champions, admits Lambs manager 

26 Apr

ANDY Morrell says AFC Fylde are worthy winners of the National League North.


Coleshill Town hero Dean is on Tamworth FC radar 

26 Apr

COLESHILL Town's goalscoring midfielder Dean Rathbone could be set for a return to Tamworth FC this summer.


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Comment »

Chris Backs Friends of Tamworth Castle on Special Year 

24 Apr

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has thrown his support behind the Friends of Tamworth Castle who this year are celebrating their 50th anniversary.


Chris Welcomes Tougher Penalties for Litter Louts 

20 Apr

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher this week welcomed the Government's new litter strategy which means culprits of littering could be fined up to 150 if caught.


Learning a work: the recipe for success 

19 Apr

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing break over Easter, even if it was only the long weekend.


Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant praises Prime Minister Theresa May’s “bold” decision to call snap General Election 

18 Apr

Lichfield’s MP has hailed the Prime Minister’s “bold” decision to call a snap General Election.


Legal Street Racing just Around the Corner 

8 Apr

Birmingham Superprix held between 1986 and 1990 Could the next British Grand Prix be literally just around the corner from you? New laws come into force on Monday, 10 April 2017, that will allow motor racing events to take place on closed public ...


When I’m in the crowd 

7 Apr

Stephen Pennell watches Paul Weller, and isn’t totally impressed.


Chris Helps Autism Awareness Week 

7 Apr

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher took part in this year's Autism Awareness Week by helping to raise funds in Sainsbury's on Ventura Park.


New Rules to Prevent another Car Emission Scandal Approved 

5 Apr

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton won backing yesterday from the European Parliament for new measures that will ensure vehicles continue to meet emissions and safety standards once out of the showroom.


Plan to charge for brown bin collections in Lichfield and Burntwood could move a step closer 

30 Mar

Charges for brown bin collections could move a step closer next week as Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet discusses the proposals.


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.


MP Demands Arkall Farm Re-think 

20 Mar

Local MP Christopher Pincher has this week called on the Local Government Department to review the controversial decision to approve Arkall Farm and have it decided by an independent inspector.


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.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Thursday 27 April 2017 

27 Apr

Easter Season Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894 Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.


Journal: I’m different! 

27 Apr

I can't describe the feelings that the closing day has brought me.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 26 April 2017 

26 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; I have said to the Lord, ‘You are my lord, all my good depends on you.


Journal: living under this world’s yellow sun 

26 Apr

The day now past has been one of challenge, blessing and a little personal pain today; not bad for a day billed as "off'.


Journal: Trying not to look 

25 Apr

Many years back there was a fad surrounding a piece of writing which went by the name 'desiderata' a word which translates from the Latin into 'things we need, desire or want' - a poem by Max Erhmann.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 25 April 2017 

25 Apr

Easter Season Mark the Evangelist Psalm 37.23-41 When your steps are guided by the Lord and you delight in his way, Though you stumble, you shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds you fast by the hand.


Tame Valley Otter 

24 Apr

With my trail cameras, I have managed to capture pictures of many local badgers and foxes, a few muntjac, and even a polecat which I have captured on camera twice.


How will we pray this week? 

24 Apr

It seems to me that so often people regard prayer as an opportunity to tell God what they want! For many, prayer is the opportunity to return to the childhood days - when you wanted something, all we needed to do was .


Can’t make it to church – 23 April 2017 

24 Apr

So here we are, Easter Sunday has been and gone and soon the response to, "He is risen.


Morning Prayer – Monday 24 April 2017 

24 Apr

Easter Season George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304 Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.


Morning Prayer – Saturday 22 April 2017 

22 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 116 I love the Lord, for he has heard the voice of my supplication; because he inclined his ear to me on the day I called to him.


Morning Prayer – Friday 21 April 2017 

21 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 115 Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name give the glory, for the sake of your loving mercy and truth.


Morning Prayer – Thursday 20 April 2017 

20 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 114 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue, Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.


Migrant Fest 

19 Apr

Wednesday 19 th April 2017 Just a few of the birds at Middleton lakes RSPB today : Green Sandpiper, Fisher's Mill Green winged Teal Black tailed Godwit Avocet Grasshopper warbler Grasshopper warbler Green winged Teal...


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 19 April 2017 

19 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 113 Alleluia.


Migration report 

18 Apr

Tuesday 18th April 2017 The group of Fieldfares built up to 11, last seen at Mancetter on the 14th April.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 18 April 2017 

18 Apr

Easter Season Psalm 112 Alleluia.


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Business news »

Warwickshire CCC extends Drayton Manor deal 

7 Apr

Staffordshire theme park will continue its support of the family stand at Edgbaston stadium...


New care company agrees deal to provide care at Lichfield retirement complex 

4 Apr

A new care company will provide round the clock care for residents at a Lichfield retirement complex.


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.


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LocalGov »

Fallen tree, 26th April 

26 Apr

A tree trunk has cracked with the canopy falling over but not quite hitting the ground.


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

20 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 20 April 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

19 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 19 April 2017 .


Motorbike dumped in lake, 17th April 

17 Apr

A motorbike has been put into the lake.


Information 

31 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to angela on 31 March 2017 .


Dumped Sainsburys shopping trolley, 30th March 

30 Mar

Abandoned trolley very near the busy road.


2x For Sale boards attached to street sign, Bellingham, 29th March 

29 Mar

Beach of the estate agency act that forbids attaching a board to a street sign Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bellingham, Wilnecote Report on FixMyStreet...


Join the hunt and help Ruby the dragon find her eggs 

28 Mar

Families are being invited to take part in an egg-stra special Easter egg hunt around the great halls and corridors of Tamworth Castle this April.


Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

28 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Charlotte Bradley on 28 March 2017 .


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Tamworth care home fire caused by discarded cigarette 

18 Apr

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to take care when disposing of smoking materials.


Tamworth house fire sparks warning over smoking 

31 Mar

Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Tamworth which was caused by discarded smoking materials.


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.


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