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Volunteer appeal at Tamworth’s Sharon Fox cancer centre 

1 Aug

TAMWORTH people have been issued with a call to arms 'your cancer centre needs you'.

County Councillor admits Benefit Fraud 

1 Aug

A Labour County Councillor for  Staffordshire has been fined £725 after admitting benefit fraud.

Police search Tamworth river after Ankerside jewellery shop raid 

1 Aug

POLICE are still on the hunt for six men who smashed their way into a Tamworth jewellery shop in the early hours of last Friday morning (July 25).

Pizza Express Tamworth – 25 percent off voucher 

1 Aug

The new Pizza Express has opened in Tamworth and you candownload a 25 percent off voucher here.

Tamworth shop to turn back clock to 1940s 

1 Aug

A TAMWORTH shop is turning back the clock to commemorate a special WW2 anniversary and inviting you to help!The Acorns Children's Hospice store on Church Street are gearing up to host a 1940s-themed fortnight and staff are appealing for donations ...

WIN a month’s supply of superfruit juice drinks for your family 

1 Aug

THE Tamworth Herald has teamed up with The Simply Great Drinks Company to bring a fantasticcompetition where one lucky winner will win a whole month's supply of healthy fruit juice drinks.

Bus driver wins £10k payout after being sacked during sick leave 

1 Aug

Tamworth Coach Bus Ltd sacked driver off work suffering with arthritis and diabetes...

Volunteers dig in to harvest community garden produce 

31 Jul

Volunteers who have been lovingly tending the community garden next to the fire station in Belgrave have reaped their first big harvest.

Bidding window opens for People Power funding 

31 Jul

Groups in Tamworth are invited to bid for money to help make their communities safer when the latest round of Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Funding opens tomorrow (Friday, 1 August).

Tamworth church joins ‘lights out’ event to mark war’s 100th… 

31 Jul

Thousands of people are expected to fall silent next week to remember Tamworth's WW1 soldiers.

Gypsy mum’s plea over travellers site in Grendon near Tamworth 

31 Jul

A GYPSY living in Tamworth has slammed plans for a short-stay travellers site in Grendon, saying that it would 'encourage riff raff' but has called on the council to provide a permanent site in the borough instead.

New Tamworth Co-operative Society convenience store for Dosthill 

31 Jul

A new Co-operative convenience store is to be built in Dosthill and will bring 20 new jobs to the area.

Cinderella needs her Prince Charming 

31 Jul

The Tamworth Pantomime Company is on the hunt for their next Prince Charming to join Cinderella in a starring role.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber praises church in visit to Tamworth 

31 Jul

LORD Andrew Lloyd Webber has showered praise on a Tamworth church labelling it a wonderful building - but he slammed the town's six blocks of high-riseflats.

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Burnley FC set to make decision on Lambs striker 

1 Aug

The future of Tamworth striker Kaiyne Woolery is set to become clearer in the coming days.

Former West Bromwich Albion hero relishes clash with Lambs 

1 Aug

Ex-Tamworth coach Richard Sneekes is looking forward to pitting his wits against Lambs boss Dale Belford tomorrow (Saturday).

Tamworth CC column: The thoughts of Ben Maddox 

1 Aug

In the latest in a series of player columns from Tamworth CC, Ben Maddox gives his thoughts on life at the club ...

Former Leicester City keeper signs for Tamworth 

1 Aug

Tamworth have completed the signing of former Leicester City keeper Raj Gill.

Kidderminster Harriers rival Lambs for Simmonds 

1 Aug

Tamworth FC are facing late competition from Kidderminster Harriers in their bid to land former Coventry City striker Donovan Simmonds.

Portsmouth FC hand position to former Lambs ace 

31 Jul

Bevan role: Former Tamworth keeper Scott Bevan has been named goalkeeping coach at Portsmouth.

Atherstone Town can thrive in tougher league, says Smith 

31 Jul

ATHERSTONE Town skipper Lee Smith admits competition will be fierce in Midland Football League Division One, when it gets started this weekend.

Tamworth FC are aiming to close deal for striker… 

31 Jul

TAMWORTH FC boss Dale Belford hopes to complete the signing of former Coventry City youth striker Donovan Simmonds this week.

Former Watford FC man is ready for serious business of promotion… 

31 Jul

TOM James is already gaining a reputation as one of the funnier characters in the new-look Tamworth FC dressing room.

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Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: MPs pay should be cut 

30 Jul

As discussed last week, our political parties need to be revitalised and one of the issues is that they are seen as a vehicle for a political class.

Nothing leaked says boss of Good Hope Hospital 

24 Jul

I AM writing in response to the article published in last week's Herald in respect of proposals for change at Good Hope Hospital.

Not all are against the new Tamworth Aldi 

24 Jul

WITH regards to last week's 'New Aldi in pipeline despite traffic fears' story, I'd like to clear one thing up not all local residents are against the plans.

Stop dumping things on us in Grendon 

24 Jul

IT SEEMS that facilities can be easily removed viz.

‘Cracker’ the toy dog saved from tree in Tamworth Castle Grounds 

24 Jul

CAN we through your letters page, thank the two men, one who climbed the tree and lady who climbed the slide (and the children who were shouting their encouragement) and assisted in retrieving the lost soft toy dog ('Cracker') from the tree on the ...

In The Garden: Do your bit to help butterflies 

24 Jul

SINCE creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

Why you must vote to have your say – Simon Peaple, leader of the… 

22 Jul

The disconnection between political parties and the electorate is a widely acknowledged issue and poses challenges to both the parties and voters.

North Warwickshire’s MP to Step Down at General Election 

20 Jul

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at next year’s General Election.

Millions of Staffordshire records go online 

18 Jul

A lot has been happening in the county with the launch of our Archives Service project to get 6 million records online and our Generate Conference at Drayton Manor Park looking at Commissioning.

How are we going to repay £21m? 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council's 21.5 million plans for redevelopment of Kerria and Tinkers Green areas is a deeply concerning, extraordinary waste of public money.

My pride in magical youth for musical performances 

17 Jul

I WAS, today, proud and privileged to be with Woodside Church of England Primary School children as one of the governors.

Bring back our Tamworth park swings 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council, bring back our swings, slides and roundabout on Moor Street park.

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Police Appeal For Witnesses Following Serious Assault In Stourport on Severn 

1 Aug

Police officers in Worcestershire are appealing for witnesses following a report of a serious assault involving a 51-year-old woman in Stourport-on-Severn.

Local stuff 

1 Aug

1st August 2013 This weeks birding has been somewhat interrupted by visits, visits to hospitals, visits to garages and so on but I've managed to get in a few visits to local birding spots.

Morning Prayer – Aug 1 

1 Aug

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

Kenny Ireland: Benidorm Actor Dies Aged 68 After Battle With Cancer 

31 Jul

The Benidorm actor – who played swinger Donald Stewart in the ITV comedy – passed away today following a battle with cancer.

Keeping Up. 

31 Jul

Twas a lovely surprise when we saw nb Keeping Up gliding past our side hatch windows, so we called out to them.

Biker Paramedic Steve Harris Calls It a Day after 36 Years 

31 Jul

One of Birmingham’s much loved ‘Emergency Bikers’ is hanging up his leathers later today after more than 36 years’ service.

Bordesley Green WMP Apologise – Inappropriate Use of Social Media Account 

31 Jul

A police officer has been referred to the force’s Professional Standards Department after posting a “sexist cartoon” on an official Twitter account.

The darkness becomes more obvious 

31 Jul

The words of John 1.5: The light shines in the darkness - and the darkness .

Morning Prayer – July 31 

31 Jul

Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord,cand in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Koba’s Scotland To England Cycle In Aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity 

30 Jul

Koba Higgins is going to cycle from Scotland to Great Ormond Street Hospital in England on December 1st 2014 in order to raise £5000 for this amazing charity, in time for Christmas.

Sights in the City. 

30 Jul

As you can see there are some talented artists hereabouts! Also some unusual people too.

Could You Be The Next Face of ‘Ditch The Label’ ? 

30 Jul

‘Ditch the Label’, are looking for new people to join there faces of Ditch the Label in there next photo campaign There are currently looking for people to take part in a photo campaign and to become a face of the Ditch the Label charity.

The Great British Ball In aid of Help The Heroes 

30 Jul

Help for Heroes is a Charity which allows Soldiers that have been injured to be provided with everything they need, from putting up families nearby to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital where they are initially admitted to, receiving gifts for a morale ...

Made me Laugh: Tick Warning 

30 Jul

Speaks for itself - but it's fun...

Morning Prayer – July 30 

30 Jul

William Wilberforce - 1833 Olaudah Equiano - 1797 Thomas Clarkson - 1846 Anti-Slavery Campaigners Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.

Give it up 

29 Jul

This is Anam Caras' rendition of 'Hand it Over' Billed as the anthem for for those suffering from middle-aged angst it points us in the right direction: Hand it over - give it the Lord' You know that's the only way...

Blog Post: Volunteering intern opportunity 

29 Jul

Do you want to develop a career in conservation? Do you want to become part of a team at two of the Midlands most exciting reserves? Well if so, we have the opportunity for you! We are looking for a volunteer intern to join our small team at ...

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Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.

Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.

Success is in the bag for Tamworth tech firm DiskLabs 

9 Jul

AN innovative product for keeping mobile phones, tablets and laptops safe from cyber thieves is helping to secure the fortunes of a Tamworth technology business.

Logistics company opens 21,000 sq ft base in Tamworth 

23 Jun

FREIGHT carrier Redhead International has opened a new 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth.

HSBC helps firm to take a larger slice of the pizza market 

20 Jun

PIZZA franchise business PH Leicester has acquired four Pizza Hut Delivery outlets across the Midlands after securing a £775,000 funding package from HSBC.

Nighclub operator Luminar announces 50% profits rise 

21 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs in Tamworth and Coventry, has announced a 50% increase in full year profits.

New advertising campaign hopes to lure more visitors to Lichfield 

2 May

A new advertising campaign is hoping to attract shoppers and visitors to Lichfield.

‘Model T’ of BSA guns reborn for modern era 

11 Apr

A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.

Drayton Manor recruits 200 staff for new season 

7 Apr

TAMWORTH-based Drayton Manor Theme Park has recruited more than 200 staff for its 2014 season.

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Van leaking oil all over path and road, 31st July 

31 Jul

Red Ldv van parked on street leaking oil everywhere it parks (apart from outside their own house surprisingly) -reg X118UOE Report on FixMyStreet...

Light, camera, job action for James 

30 Jul

Tamworth student James Wood has landed a coveted apprenticeship working for two media companies – thanks to his involvement in a film aimed at tackling homelessness.

Another chance to show how much We Love Tamworth as popular event returns 

28 Jul

A day-long summer extravaganza is set to attract thousands to Tamworth Castle Grounds next month – after a hugely successful debut last year.

Cash help for groups across borough 

22 Jul

We’ve handed out grants totalling almost £4,000 to voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth.

Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.

Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Although President Poroshenko has announced a 40-km cordon around the MH17 crash site, reports from Donetsk over the weekend suggest that the fighting, far from diminishing, has increased.

Business of the House | Commons debates 

17 Jul

Will my right hon.

Filmmakers get their moment in the spotlight 

16 Jul

Budding young filmmakers, editors, writers and actors got the red carpet treatment when a hard-hitting film they have made to help tackle homelessness had its premiere at Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Kerria regeneration project unveilled 

15 Jul

Kerria regeneration project unveilled Short video to explain potential regeneration options for Kerria, Tamworth.

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Respect: It’s a two way street 

28 Jul

A force-wide summer anti-social behaviour campaign is underway in Staffordshire promoting the importance of all generations showing consideration and tolerance to each other.

Home Secretary announces new Inspector of Constabulary 

25 Jul

The Home Secretary today announced that Mike Cunningham has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.

Snap to it and review your security 

24 Jul

Police are urging people to take simple crime prevention measures to thwart would-be thieves following an increase in burglaries in the Lichfield and Burntwood areas.

Protecting victims of domestic abuse 

18 Jul

Staffordshire Police has applied for eight Domestic Violence Protection Orders since they were introduced to protect victims of domestic abuse at the end of June.

Have you seen missing teenager Bethany? 

16 Jul

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has gone missing from Stoke-on-Trent.

Do you recognise these men? 

10 Jul

Police are appealing for help in identifying two men who can help them with their enquiries into an incident in Tamworth.

Gift tractor to aid successful rural crime effort 

10 Jul

Staffordshire Police is set to reinforce its dedication to fighting rural and wildlife crime, with the help of a new recruit, a four-ton tractor, kindly donated by a local firm.

Don’t let a burglar ruin your holiday 

1 Jul

Police are urging holidaymakers to check their home security and entrust a neighbour to keep an eye on their property when they are away to help stop would-be burglars breaking in.

Thousands get behind the badge at the Staffordshire Police Open Day! 

30 Jun

Over 7,500 people had a fantastic day out at the Staffordshire Police Open Day yesterday as the force opened the gates to its headquarters site.

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     on flickr 19 Apr 13
    Looking down the River Tame towards Tamworth from the Tame Aqueduct which carries the Coventry Canal over the River, in Wilnecote, Staffordshire.

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