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Youngsters kick start summer with multi-sport action programme 

23 Jun

YOUNGSTERS are being invited to take part in a series of FREE football and multi-sport based sessions which are now taking place in community parks across Tamworth.

Two charged with murder and false imprisonment following woman’s death 

23 Jun

A 28-year-old man and 19-year-old woman have been charged following the death of a woman in Nuneaton over the weekend.

Shocking footage of Tamworth woman ‘forced’ to the ground by… 

23 Jun

THIS CCTV footage shows the shocking moment when a Tamworth mum sustained injuries from the actions of a dangerous biker on a small estate in Belgrave.

Sprinkler systems will be installed in Tamworth flats as lessons… 

23 Jun

THE high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Man taken to hospital after car becomes wedged under HGV on M6… 

23 Jun

THREE people had a very lucky escape after a car became wedged under a lorry on the M6 Toll.

Tamworth mum’s frustration as thieves steal baby clothes off… 

22 Jun

A TAMWORTH mum has been left shocked after thieves entered her garden and stole baby clothes from the washing line.

Tamworth pervert caught with disgusting images of young girls has… 

22 Jun

A TAMWORTH pervert caught with disgusting photos and videos of young girls has had his jail term slashed by top judges.

​Woman hospitalised after choking at KFC in Tamworth 

22 Jun

A WOMAN has been hospitalised after choking on food at a popular fast food restaurant in Tamworth.

Glastonbury founder hand-picks Tamworth duo to appear at festival 

22 Jun

AN up-and-coming band from Tamworth will brush shoulders with international stars after landing a spot at the UK's biggest music Festival.

Tamworth barber urges men to get tested after spotting cancer… 

22 Jun

A LIFE-SAVING barber who has spotted cancer in three men is urging her clients to not be afraid of getting a prostate check-up, with discounted haircuts for those that do.

Water park officials ‘saddened’ by vandalism 

22 Jun

Vandals have struck again at Kingsbury Water Park for the third time in as many weeks.

Beware of fines if offering ‘free’ fizz 

22 Jun

Beauty salons in Tamworth which offer customers a glass of bubbly with their treatment, could face huge fines, police have warned.

Two charged over death of Tamworth Tot 

21 Jun

OFFICERS investigating the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn from Tamworth have charged two people.

Tamworth family elated after stolen puppies found dumped in bush 

21 Jun

AN ELATED family have spoken of their joy after their pinched puppies were found trembling under a bush by a passing dog walker more than two miles away.

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Tamworth FC’s Morley turned down offers to stay 

25 Jun

STEPHAN Morley says he has a point to prove to Tamworth FC fans after signing a new deal this week.

EX-Wrexham AFC ace is looking to make a big impact at The Lamb 

25 Jun

CALLUM Powell says Tamworth boss Andy Morrell's efforts to make him feel wanted meant he chose the Lambs over other clubs.


23 Jun

FA Girls Football Week is over a three week period this summer to help celebrate the Women’s Euro 2017 and follow the Lionesses journey in the Netherlands.

Tamworth FC’s Louis is raring to go after his injury hell 

23 Jun

LOUIS Ezewele says he is fit and raring to go for pre-season after putting his injury woes behind him.

Tamworth FC: Time running out for early-bird offer 

23 Jun

TAMWORTH fans still have until tonight (Friday) to secure season tickets for the 2017-18 season at the discounted 'early bird' prices.

Burnley FC star Gray’s success is incentive for Stevenage new boy 

22 Jun

DANNY Newton used to play alongside Premier League striker Andre Gray.

Tamworth FC’s Morley has ‘more to offer’ says boss 

21 Jun

LEFT-back Stephan Morley has committed his future to Tamworth and manager Andy Morrell says there is 'more to come' from the ex-Leamington defender.

Wolverhampton Wanderers link is on the horizon for Morrell 

21 Jun

ANDY Morrell says Tamworth will look to utilise their relationships with clubs such as Wolves and Walsall next season.

Tamworth FC can remain a force in the league, says Morrell 

21 Jun

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell has issued a rally call to fans reeling from the departure of top scorer Danny Newton, insisting the Lambs can remain a force in the National League North.

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Jeremy Corbyn Posts Old Photo to Celebrate Armed Forces Day 

25 Jun

To celebrate Armed Forces Day yesterday, the Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn had a photo of him standing with UK ware veterans posted on his Facebook and Twitter page to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

A Record Armed Forces Day Celebrated Across the Country 

24 Jun

A record 300 plus events including parades, military displays and community fetes have taken place right across the country today to say thank you to the Armed Forces community for the outstanding work they do.

Sprinkler Systems will be installed in Tamworth High-Rise Flats 

24 Jun

The high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Tamworth in Bloom Judging Route Revealed 

24 Jun

Tamworth In Bloom – 2011 A year of hard work, planning and planting will soon reach its climax when the Heart of England in Bloom judges take a tour of the borough on Tuesday 18 th July.

Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Roads 

24 Jun

Staffordshire County Council are asking residents to have their say on Staffordshire’s road network and play their part in future improvements through a survey issued this week.

27 High-Rise Blocks in England have Failed Cladding Fire Safety Tests 

24 Jun

Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England have failed fire safety tests, the government says.

The Queen Reported to Police for Not Wearing Seat Belt 

24 Jun

The Queen has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.

UK to Observe Minute’s Silence for Victims of Grenfell Tower Fire 

18 Jun

The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.

UK to Observe Minute’s Silence on Tuesday 6 June 

4 Jun

The Government has announced the UK will observe a minute’s silence on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 11am in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others affected by the attacks in London on Saturday night.

Work begins on M42 industrial site 

25 May

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.

Drayton Manor Theme Park Ride Closed in Major Incident 

9 May

A ride at Drayton Manor theme park has been closed following a major incident.

Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community 

4 May

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s ...

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Can’t make it to church – 25 June 2017 

25 Jun

In a week where the news has been full on the failings of the Church of England through the actions of wicked people, and compounded by the actions of foolish people who perhaps, placing the public face and the approval of the public, deceived and ...

Morning Prayer – Friday 23 June 2017 

23 Jun

Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 June 2017 

22 Jun

Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250 Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 June 2017 

21 Jun

Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 June 2017 

20 Jun

Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Morning Prayer – Monday 19 June 2017 

19 Jun

Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my ...

Can’t make it to church – Sunday 18th June 2017 

18 Jun

Today, the first Sunday after Trinity.

Morning Prayer – Friday 16 June 2017 

16 Jun

Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253 Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 15 June 2017 

15 Jun

The Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941 Psalm 147 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 14 June 2017 

14 Jun

Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 13 June 2017 

13 Jun

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.

Can’t make it to church – Sunday 11th June 2017 

11 Jun

Today is 'Trinity Sunday.


10 Jun

Elegant Tern - Church Norton, West Sussex by Jan Charteris .

Morning Prayer – Thursday 8th June 2017 

8 Jun

Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711 Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7th June 2017 

7 Jun

Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.

Journal: Tamworth Hustings 

6 Jun

A tad over two years on and we were back in St Editha's church building hosting another Hustings event.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 6th June 2017 

6 Jun

Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945 Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, ...

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M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...

Long-serving employee bids farewell after half-a-century working at Drayton Manor Park 

8 May

An employee with more than 50 years of service has bid a fond farewell to Drayton Manor Park.

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.

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Large quantity of litter and broken glass, 20th June 

20 Jun

The litter here is too much for the usual volunteer litter pickers to clear.

Trees cut down and not removed, 20th June 

20 Jun

These trees have been cut down but the very large pieces have just been left on the bank.

Fallen tree possibly leaving rest of tree unsafe, 7th June 

7 Jun

A large section of a willow has blown down in the wind.

Non Traditional House Types 

7 Jun

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Lisa Wilson on 7 June 2017 .

Huge amounts of rubbish and what looks like inside of shop fittings over 3 separate spaces of gardens and waste lands, it has been reported before and is also damaging my fence boundary. Issue is also causing rat problems., 31st May 

31 May

Rubbish including wood, metal, concrete garden waste and electrical items in the 3 adjacent 'garden' spaces.

Rubbish and Mattress springs dumped in Madrona again!!!!, 30th May 

30 May

Another load of rubbish dumped in Madrona again!!!! Burned out mattress.

Non Traditional House Types 

30 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Lisa Wilson on 30 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

10 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 10 May 2017 .

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

8 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 8 May 2017 .

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Incident at Drayton Manor 

9 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident at Drayton Manor.

Large Fire at Tamworth Business 

4 May

Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services are dealing with a large fire at an Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Tamworth.

Tamworth School Children Invited to Interactive Safety Event 

4 May

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to host a number of multi-agency events for school children.

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.

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