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Woman accused of fraud was ‘set up’ 

22 Jul

Linda Hoey is on trial for exaggerating about her physical problems to the Department of Work and Pensions allowing her to illegally dodge thousands of pounds worth of fees on the M6 Toll, which she used to get to work in Cannock.

Families pay tribute to North Warwickshire teenagers 

21 Jul

THE families of three teenagers from North Warwickshire who died after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree on Sunday (16 July) afternoon have paid tribute to their loved ones.

Knife Amnesty takes over 700 bladed items off the streets 

21 Jul

POLCIE say that following fantastic public support, there was over 700 knives handed in during last week’s Knife Amnesty.

Yours Clothing receives warm welcome from Tamworth shoppers 

21 Jul

A BRAND NEW store opened it’s doors for the first time in Ankerside Shopping Centre today as the plus size fashion retailer, Yours Clothing began trading.

Developer appointed in £21.5m project to build new council houses 

21 Jul

PLANS to build 152 new council-owned homes in a massive £21.5m regeneration project by Tamworth Borough Council have taken a major step forward with the appointment of a developer.

All systems go as Space launches another summer of fun 

21 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis is bringing back the popular Space programme for Summer 2017.

Potential train delays and cancellations after fire near tracks… 

21 Jul

TRAIN journeys near Tamworth and North Warwickshire could be 'delayed or cancelled' after a fire.

Come and join us says group which aims to put carnival spirit… 

21 Jul

TAMWORTH Carnival could be coming back with a bang after a new community association has been set up to bring the 'heart and soul' back into Tamworth.

Choir in Tamworth singing a new tune as women sign up to end… 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH men's choir has broken its 40-year tradition and welcomed women into its halls in a bid to secure its future in the town.

Tamworth club’s pride in raising funds to purchase life-saving… 

21 Jul

A GROUP of life-saving ladies are the latest people to back the Herald's Have a Heart Campaign as they have raised enough money over the last year to buy a defibrillator.

Tamworth staff ‘owed wages and kept in the dark’ over Store… 

21 Jul

A FORMER member of staff at a recently closed clothes chain store in Tamworth has spoken of the lack of support and information given to workers.

Multi-million pound Tamworth council housing plan is the ‘biggest… 

21 Jul

PLANS to build 152 new council-owned homes in a massive 21.5m regeneration project have taken a major step forward with the appointment of a developer.

Quacking idea to rescue duckling stuck down Tamworth drain 

21 Jul

AN RSPCA officer struggling to rescue a duckling from a drain in Amington had a quacking idea when she decided to tempt it out of the pipes by playing duck noises to it from her phone!RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cat Strawford was called to ...

Firefighters called to busy Tamworth traffic island to deal with… 

21 Jul

FIREFIGHTERS were called to one of Tamworth's busiest traffic islands after reports of a lorry catching fire.

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21 Jul

The LMS system and access to the online Safeguarding Committee Members Course continues to have limited access to Clubs and Club Members.

Tamworth FC: Morrell urges squad to up their game against… 

20 Jul

ANDY Morrell wants his Tamworth FC troops to crank things up this weekend as they play host to National Premier side Solihull Moors.

Coleshill Town bag two more as Stuart’s squad takes shape 

20 Jul

CAMERON Stuart has continued his squad building at Coleshill Town by completing a double signing.


20 Jul

To celebrate Girls Football Week, Discount Football Kits are giving a Women’s football team the fantastic opportunity to win 14 brand new Nike kits + 1 Nike GK kit.

Tamworth FC’s Jones is proving a major presence 

20 Jul

TAMWORTH assistant Mike Fowler has hinted defender Luke Jones could be given the captain's armband for the new season.

Tamworth FC: Sports therapist Chris lands his dream role with… 

20 Jul

A DREAM come true is how a lifelong Lambs fan has described becoming Tamworth FC's new assistant physio.

Coton Green snap up midfielder Harris 

20 Jul

COTON Green boss Rob Masefield believes his squad has a lot more 'experience and quality' as they prepare for the start of the Midland League Division Two season.

Coleshill Town’s Hathaway: ‘Midland Premier will be stronger… 

19 Jul

COLESHILL Town keeper Paul Hathaway says the Midland Premier League is wide open and stronger than ever as the new season nears.

Ex-Stoke City defender has ‘good attributes’ says Morrell 

19 Jul

ANDY Morrell will continue to run the rule over Tamworth's trialists until next week at least.

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Study Says Nine Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk 

20 Jul

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.

Flog Your Rubbish for Cash 

17 Jul

Are you sitting on a small fortune in household waste? Stop throwing out your old loo roll tubes, jam jars and wine corks – you might be flushing cash down the toilet.

NHS Ranked Number One Health System 

16 Jul

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.

Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks 

16 Jul

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks.

Sexual Grooming Arrest after Altercation in Tamworth 

15 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child following reports of an altercation, Staffordshire Police said.

Tamworth Aiming to Reach Dementia Friends Target of 3,000 

15 Jul

A staggering two million people across the UK have united against dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ – and Tamworth is now going all out to reach its own target of 3,000.

State of the Nation’s Health Revealed in Landmark Report from PHE 

13 Jul

The Health Profile for England  report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England.

Help Shape the Future of Policing in Tamworth 

12 Jul

Tamworth Police Station People aged 18 and over in Tamworth are being urged to step forward to join their local Safer Neighbourhood Panel (SNP) to help hold the Local Police Commander to account and look at wider criminal justice and community safety...

UK-US Trade Deal to Happen Quickly 

8 Jul

US President Donald Trump has said he expects a trade deal with the UK to be completed “very, very quickly”.

Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

6 Jul

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth Tamworth Borough Council’s Mercian ward councillors will be holding their next residents surgery on Saturday 8th July.

Parents Urged to Remind Teenagers to Get MenACWY Vaccine 

5 Jul

Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.

Councillors to Review Fire Safety in Tamworth 

5 Jul

A special meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee has been called to review the policies and procedures for fire safety within all council-owned blocks of flats in Tamworth.

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Sale Cabinet – Kate Halfpenny 

21 Jul

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to some of our wedding dresses to make room for the new girls in town.

The Changing Face Of Bridal Retail In The UK 

20 Jul

BORING! Yes, I know.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 20 July 2017 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 113 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 19 July 2017 

19 Jul

Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister, Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.394 and c.379 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Cornwall and Beyond 

18 Jul

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Not much to report on the local front but events further afield have been interesting to say the least.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 18 July 2017 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 106 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Monday 17 July 2017 

17 Jul

Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – 13 July 2017 

13 Jul

Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

Morning Prayer – 10 July 2017 

10 Jul

Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Can’t make it to church – 9 July 2017 

9 Jul

The Zechariah reading is for me (and hopefully others) a walk down memory lane as I find Jesus and Palm Sunday racing into my mind's eye and the words of Handel's Messiah echoing in my ears (yes, I know it's silent!).

Abuses of Trust and Power: whose problem is it? 

8 Jul

There are many who would provide me with the answer: 'The Church' .

Morning Prayer – 8 July 2017 

8 Jul

Psalm 76 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.

Morning Prayer – 7 July 2017 

7 Jul

Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Morning Prayer – 6 July 2017 

6 Jul

Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 Psalm 78.1-39 Hear my teaching, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Morning Prayer – 5 July 2017 

5 Jul

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

Morning Prayer – 4 July 2017 

4 Jul

Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Morning Prayer – 30 June 2017 

30 Jun

Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.

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Plans drawn up to build extension to Lichfield city centre pub 

21 Jul

Plans have been drawn up to extend a Lichfield city centre pub.

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.

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Large tree fallen over the footpath in the park, 20th July 

20 Jul

The is obstructing the path.

Matress left outside empty property, 16th July 

16 Jul

Mattress left outside empty property has been there several weeks Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly-tipping, 15th July 

15 Jul

Yet more general household rubbish dumped in a beauty spot Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tamworth Report on FixMyStreet...

Laurel hedge over grown in need of a cut back, 10th July 

10 Jul

Hedge is very over grown be coming a problem for people dumping rubbish in there.


5 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to R Malhotra on 5 July 2017 .


5 Jul

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by R Malhotra on 5 July 2017 .

Heavy Vehicles and Tyre Procurement 

29 Jun

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Andy James on 29 June 2017 .

Heavy Vehicles and Tyre Procurement 

28 Jun

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Andy James on 28 June 2017 .

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.

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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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    Walking over Tame Aqueduct which carries the Coventry Canal over the River Tame, in Wilnecote, Staffordshire.

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