Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 26 November 2015
Careimages website hosting sponsor

Tamworth news »

Police search for owners of three bikes found at Tamworth… 

26 Nov

POLICE officers in Tamworth are appealing for information to help track down the owners of three bikes discovered at a property.

‘Speak out’ urges Tamworth mum left for dead after savage knife… 

26 Nov

IT was a brutal attack that would change her life forever.

Motorcyclist killed in Tamworth collision named 

25 Nov

A MOTORCYCLIST who was killed in a collision on the A5 in Tamworth on Friday has been named.

Minor injuries unit at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Hospital to close overnight from April 2016 

25 Nov

Lichfield’s minor injuries unit will close overnight after plans were approved today.

Financial respite for Police says Commissioner 

25 Nov

DURING the Governments spending review today it was announced by George Osbourne that there will be no cuts to the policing budget accross the Country.

‘Mystery’ man causes chaos in Water Orton 

25 Nov

A mystery man in a poncho and cowboy hat wreaked havoc in Water Orton last week, according to police.

Motorcyclist who died in A5 collision in Tamworth named by police 

25 Nov

A MOTORCYCLIST who died after a collision on the A5 in Tamworth has been named by police.

Police launch appeal after fatal collision on A5 in Tamworth 

25 Nov

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have launched an appeal for information relating to the A5 collision in Tamworth where a motorcyclist died from fatal injuries.

Meeting today will decide fate of minor injuries unit at Sir… 

25 Nov

A MEETING is being held this afternoon (November 25) to decide the future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital's minor injuries unit.

Centurion Park extension begins 

24 Nov

HUNDREDS of jobs are to be created in Tamworth as work to extend Centurion Park has now begun.

Partners join together in Christmas Crackdown to beat crime  

24 Nov

WORKING together for a safer Christmas in Tamworth is the festive message from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, as it launches its Christmas Crackdown campaign for the second year.

Thousands enjoy festive cheer at Tamworth lights switch-on 

24 Nov

CHRISTMAS cheer came to Tamworth town centre on Sunday (November 22) when thousands of people enjoyed an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family.

Stop & Think: Stay safe during the Festive period 

24 Nov

IN the run up to Christmas with people out shopping for presents, police are urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of opportunist thieves and pickpockets.

Aladdin is Neil’s Alter Ego 

24 Nov

ALADDIN the pantomime is now under three weeks away – oh yes it is! However, the local man playing Aladdin can be found cutting hair in Tamworth when he is not on stage.

More Tamworth news

Sport »

Stoke City recall for teenage midfield prospect 

26 Nov

Stoke City have recalled midfielder Oli Roberts from his loan spell at Tamworth.

Staffordshire FA host a teacher’s Futsal CPD session 

26 Nov

Tuesday evening saw the introduction of Staffordshire FA's Futsal CPD workshop for teachers across the county.

Tamworth cue king Gilbert is looking to ‘kick on’ 

26 Nov

HIS big payday in China last month might have taken a weight off Dave Gilbert's shoulders when it comes to sorting the bills but he says he'll be feeling a different kind of pressure at the UK Championships.

Saints enjoy their moment at Tamworth FC 

26 Nov

St Johns Juniors provided ball boys for the game against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

Tamworth bowler Bob’s pride after captaining his country 

26 Nov

TAMWORTH Indoor Bowls Club star Bob Love has spoken of his great pride at captaining his country to an International Test Match victory over Scotland, writes Scott Smith.

‘FA Trophy run can give us further impetus’ says Tamworth… 

26 Nov

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell wants his side to enjoy a successful FA Trophy run in order to help ignite their league campaign.

North Warwickshire golfing duo head to Mexico to take on… 

26 Nov

NORTH Warwickshire golf stars Stephen Creed and Michael Halliwell are two of just four golfers representing Great Britain in the Audi Quattro Cup World Final in Mexico next week.

Tamworth FC fans boost Teambuilder Funds 

26 Nov

Tamworth FC's Teambuilder committee held a bucket collection at The Lamb following the game against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

Spital Bowls Club honour their stars of 2015 

26 Nov

BOWLS: More than 40 members of Spital Bowls Club enjoyed their annual luncheon and presentation at the Globe Inn last week.

More Sport

Comment »

Festive Story Fun with Tamworth LitFest 

24 Nov

Were really pleased and excited to be supporting our friends Tamworth LitFest at a Festive Story Fun day on Saturday 12th December 2015.

Council Urges Residents to Take up Free Flu Jab 

19 Nov

Residents in Staffordshire are being encouraged to look after themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu jab this winter.

Prime Minister Praises Tamworth and Supports Great British High Street Bid 

19 Nov

David Cameron and Christopher Pincher during a visit to Tamworth Tamworth’s bid to be crowned the best high street in Britain has received backing from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Tamworth’s TIC Named Best in the County Again 

18 Nov

TIC staff members Sue Beecham, Natalie Marson, Deb Lewis and Alison Dillon with their gold award Tamworth’s Tourist Information Centre is the best in Staffordshire, for the third year running.

BBC to Announce Red Button Closure 

18 Nov

The BBC is expected to announce that it is to close its Red Button services as part of £150m of cuts.

New Zealand Rugby Union Legend Jonah Lomu Dies Aged 40 

18 Nov

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40.

Politics of the Middle East Explained …… 

17 Nov

I came across this earlier and I thought it was worth sharing, as it’s a sort of simpleton’s guide to the Middle East.

Taking the Lead 

17 Nov

Midlands teacher wins prestigious national award.

6 Days to Tamworth’s Christmas Lights Switch-on Event 

16 Nov

There’s now only a week to go until the switch is thrown on Tamworth’s festive season with the town centre being turned into a winter wonderland to mark the start of the Christmas countdown.

Partnership and solidarity 

16 Nov

The challenges of Health have run through this week like lettering on a stick of seaside rock.

Smartphones, Tablets and E-Readers Need ‘Bed Mode’ to Protect Sleep 

15 Nov

Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic “bedtime mode” that stops them disrupting people’s sleep, says a leading doctor.

Success at Explore Export 

13 Nov

Nearly 300 companies receive advice and support at flagship event.

More Comment

Features »

Morning Prayer – 26 November 2015 

26 Nov

Psalm 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

Amber the Black Labrador has a pampering session at Mutleys 

26 Nov

Sweet Amber feeling great and ready for a snooze once she gets home.

Morning Prayer – 25 November 2015 

25 Nov

Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748 Psalm 110 Refrain: The Lord is king and has put on glorious apparel.

Red Footed Falcon Shot. 

24 Nov

It was sad news indeed today when I read that the rare and protected Red Footed Falcon that I and many other wildlife enthusiasts had visited and enjoyed was found dead in Cambridgeshire.

Say ‘Balls To Cancer’ Buy Your Ticket for @Ballstocancer Christmas Ball #charity 

24 Nov

Ballstocancer have already given money to many research projects and hospitals such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton Brunel Universities as well as funding special sensory equipment of The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Blessed are the poor: Urban poverty and the Church 

24 Nov

Recently I visited a parish on the very edge of a city centre and was treated to a tour of the features and facilities within its boundaries.

Morning Prayer – 24 November 2015 

24 Nov

Psalm 97 The Lord is king: let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Christmas Carols In aid of Children’s Hospital #Charity 

23 Nov

Tickets are on sale here: https://lnkd.

If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! 

23 Nov

A is for Adventure, and B is for Bravery.

Morning prayer – 23 November 2015 

23 Nov

Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 Psalm 92 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; To tell of your love early in the morning and of your faithfulness in the night-time, Upon the ten-stringed ...

Short eared Owls 

22 Nov

Sunday 22nd November 2015 Put in a few hours at various sites trying to see one of the Short eared Owls that have arrived in Warwickshire recently.

Original Cruisers Bike Club – Rally With A Chalet 2016 

22 Nov

Thursday 4th Feb 2016 – Sunday 7th Feb 2pm 2016 Chalet starts at £28 per person A perfect rally to start off your 2016 rally season Inc’ Plenty of Beer Good way to meet new friends with your old one’s too in a fabulous atmosphere Contact ...

Making Church ‘Relevant and attractive’ 

22 Nov

Sitting in the study this morning, the room temperature a balmy 12.4 degrees celsius, daily office said and prayers done I find myself reflecting upon the past week and some of the conversations Ithat occurred during it.

Badger Reclamation 

21 Nov

A couple of months ago one of the Badger setts I keep an eye on experienced some serious disturbance.

#charity A night with the stars at @cbukhelp 21st Anniversary Carol Concert 

21 Nov

Date: Thursday 10th December 2015 6.45pm to 8pm Venue: Holy Trinity Brompton, London, SW7 1JA by kind permission of The Reverend Nicky Gumbel Together with: The Archbishop of Canterbury , Mary Berry, Bear Grylls, Natasha Marsh, Helen McCrory, Sir Tom ...

Sexiest scrum you’ll ever see – @OURFCWomen #rugby union team strip off for #naked for #charity 

21 Nov

The women’s rugby union team have bared all for charity with the release of a naked calendar.

White Friday £500 sale event – 27th November 

21 Nov

Who needs Black Friday when you can have a ‘WHITE FRIDAY’? £500 SALE EVENT (yes, £500 woohoo) – Friday 27th November.

More Features

Business news »

Britvic confident despite dip in revenue 

25 Nov

SOFT drinks group Britvic - which has operations in Solihull and Tamworth - has seen a slight decline in its revenue.

Wakemans appointed on Tamworth industrial development 

23 Nov

PROPERTY and construction consultancy Wakemans has been appointed on a multi-million pound industrial development in Tamworth.

‘Make M6 Toll free’ plea from combined authority bosses 

19 Nov

New super council is attempting to get charges scrapped on motorway to relieve growing congestion on the M6 and around Birmingham...

Finance group Crystal on target for billion pound year 

2 Nov

A RECORD third quarter has left Crystal Specialist Finance on target for an unprecedented yearThe Tamworth-based firm has surpassed its entire issued terms figure for 2014, and plans to hit one billio...

Officebroker expands into new Tamworth premises 

22 Oct

TAMWORTH firm Officebroker has moved into new premises on Relay Point after securing £1.6m of financial backing from Royal Bank of Scotland and its asset finance arm Lombard.

Peer to peer market poised to swell following new ISA launch, says ThinCats 

20 Oct

RESEARCH from Tamworth-based peer to peer lender ThinCats suggests the market is likely to see significant growth.

Construction recruiter expands Midlands operation 

15 Oct

CONSTRUCTION recruiter Ionic has expanded its Midlands operation and moved to a new office base in Tamworth.

RAC appoints National Windscreens as sole glass provider 

8 Oct

TAMWORTH-based National Windscreens, the UKs largest independently owned windscreen replacement and repair specialist, has signed a two year supply contract with the RAC.

Politicians and companies from Lichfield and Tamworth gather for business summit 

3 Oct

Companies from across Lichfield and Tamworth have come together for a business summit.

More Business news

LocalGov »

Days to go to Great British High Street results 

26 Nov

There are now just days to go until we hear whether Tamworth has been successful in its bid to be crowned the best town centre in the country.

Christmas gift ideas galore at TIC 

25 Nov

If you’re looking for something a little bit different or unusual for friends and family this Christmas, then look no further than Tamworth’s Information Centre.

Cracking down on crime this Christmas 

25 Nov

Working together for a safer Christmas in Tamworth is the festive message from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, as it launches its Christmas Crackdown campaign for the second year.

Thousands flock to festive lights switch-on 

24 Nov

Pictures by David Easen Christmas cheer came to Tamworth town centre on Sunday when thousands of people enjoyed an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t forget to pay the rent this Christmas 

24 Nov

Council tenants in Tamworth are being reminded to make sure they pay their rent on time over the Christmas period.

New pay & display machines go live next month 

20 Nov

The new pay and display machines which have been installed in six of Tamworth’s car parks are due to be switched on and up and running by the start of next month.

New Friday market for Tamworth town centre 

20 Nov

Due to popular demand, there’s now a small market in the town centre every Friday up until Christmas.

PM praises Tamworth – and backs Great British High Street bid 

19 Nov

Tamworth’s bid to be crowned the best high street in Britain has received backing from Prime Minister David Cameron.

TIC is the best – for third year running! 

19 Nov

Tamworth’s Tourist Information Centre is the best in Staffordshire – for the third year running.

More LocalGov

999 »

Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth 

9 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.

Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.

Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.

Still time to have your say on Policing and crime in rural areas 

18 Jun

Staffordshire Police is encouraging residents to take part in the biggest ever poll on countryside crime before it closes next week.

Do any of these tools belong to you? 

18 Jun

We want to hear from you if you believe any of these items are yours...

A5/M42 fatal collision 

16 Jun

Officers have named the man who died in the RTC on the A5 in Tamworth on Sunday as 56 year-old Glyn Marshall of Cunningham Road, Walsall.

Attempted burglary at Tamworth Snowdome 

16 Jun

Officers are appealing for information relating to an attempted burglary at the Snowdome in Tamworth.

Warning against home security scam 

5 Jun

Police have issued a warning about companies offering to install burglar alarm systems, which come with a hidden £3,000 bill.

We support the biggest ever National Rural Crime Survey 

4 Jun

Staffordshire’s residents urged to make their voices heard by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey...

More 999

Yourweather Tamworth

South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map

Facebook Tamworth

Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in TheStaffie

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required