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Tamworth couple take legal action over daughter’s death 

22 Nov

Family of tragic Donna Kirkland said: 'She had so much to give...


Appeal Following Collision Involving Police Vehicle In Kingsbury 

21 Nov

WARWICKSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a police dog unit vehicle was forced off the road, in Kingsbury.


I’m A Celebrity: Why do Brummies do so badly on reality TV shows? 

21 Nov

As Edwina Curry goes into the jungle for I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! we ask: Just why do Brummies do so badly on reality TV shows...


Staffordshire Police praised by HMIC for crime recording 

20 Nov

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) following the inspection of the force’s crime recording procedures.


The State of Tamworth Debate just a few days away 

19 Nov

TAMWORTH goes under the spotlight next week as borough councillors from different political groups take part in the annual ‘State of Tamworth Debate’.


Pay your rent on time this Christmas, tenants reminded 

19 Nov

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


It’s not too late to snap up tickets for Castle By Candlelight 

19 Nov

TICKETS are still available for this weekend’s Castle By Candlelight event – which is back by popular demand.


Tamworth nature conservation group gets helping hand at reserve 

19 Nov

WILDLIFE at a Tamworth Local Nature Reserve (LNR) got a helping hand as residents and helpers got their hands dirty at a special volunteering event.


Tamworth schools mark remembrance with Flags of Freedom 

19 Nov

Pupils from schools throughout Tamworth have created their own artistic tribute to those who died in the First World War by taking part in the innovative Flags of Freedom project, developed by Tamworth Borough Council and the Royal British Legion.


Volunteers go wild to help Tamworth nature reserve! 

19 Nov

WILDLIFE at a Tamworth Local Nature Reserve (LNR) got a helping hand as residents and helpers got their hands dirty at a special volunteering event.


Broken down vehicle on M6 and other delays likely to affect your… 

19 Nov

These are the latest reports of roadworks within a 25-mile radius according to the Highways Agency.


Green-fingered Belgrave residents dig in for bulb planting 

18 Nov

RESIDENTS and community groups in Belgrave turned out in force for two bulb planting sessions last week – with 3,500 bulbs being planted along the banks on Field Farm Road.


16 jobs created as Cargo and The Works open new stores at Ankerside 

18 Nov

NEW jobs are being created at Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre with the opening of new stores.


Design a dress for the Ugly Sisters 

18 Nov

THE Ugly Sisters need a dress for the ball – and they want your help.


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McDonalds Kit Scheme is a huge success 

21 Nov

4,230 football kits have been delivered to FA Charter Standard clubs across the country as part of the new McDonalds sponsorship programme supporting The FA as their official Community Partner.


Wyrley Juniors Benefit from Football Futures Volunteers 

21 Nov

Wyrley Juniors Football Club are reaping benefits from volunteers within the Football Futures programme.


Tamworth FC boss wants duo to stick around 

20 Nov

Tamworth FC gaffer Andy Morrell intends to keep on-loan Preston defender Josh Sampson around the place after he made his debut in the 3-2 defeat at Lowestoft.


Hednesford Town return is ‘just another game’ for Lambs striker 

20 Nov

REECE Styche says he will not feel any sense of emotion as he returns to first club Hednesford Town on Saturday.


Eggleton hails the revitalised Atherstone Town 

19 Nov

DARREN Eggleton says life at Atherstone Town is 'spot on' right now and he believes the squad are beginning to rediscover their form from last season, writes Matthew Panter.


Skipper Hathaway targets FA Vase run for Bolehall Swifts 

19 Nov

BOLEHALL skipper Paul Hathway is relishing his side's FA Vase tie against Dunkirk this weekend.


Tamworth FC’s Morrell: ‘We need to be quick starters’ 

19 Nov

ANDY Morrell has urged his players to pick up the tempo at the start of games.


Fulford’s happy to see home-grown Tamworth FC talent enter the… 

19 Nov

FORMER Tamworth FC youth boss Daren Fulford says it would be fantastic to see Sean Wilkins make a breakthrough at the Lamb.


Former Burton Albion keeper was difference – Casey 

19 Nov

COLESHILL Town boss Paul Casey was full of praise for his side despite their defeat to fellow high-flyers Basford United.


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Decision on Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital Services Put on hold Until June 2015 

20 Nov

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced at tonight’s meeting of Tamworth Borough Council’s Healthier Safer scrutiny committee it is recommending to its Board that the day case theatre at the Sir Robert Peel ...


Tamworth’s Council Tenants Reminded to Pay Their Rent on Time this Christmas 

16 Nov

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


Christopher Pincher Welcomes Latest Jobless Fall 

16 Nov

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth’s unemployment figures.


Affordable New Homes Transform Problem Garages Sites 

16 Nov

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy; Tony Goodwin, Chief Executive of Tamworth Borough Council; and Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations at Waterloo Housing Group The results of a £2.3 million housing project to ...


Questions for NHS Trust Over Changes at Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

16 Nov

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Tamworth Borough Council’ Healthier Safer scrutiny committee will be discussing the recently reported potential closure of the surgical ward at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital next week.


Nominate Someone to Receive a Christmas Hamper from Tamworth’s Mayor 

16 Nov

If you know an elderly or disabled Tamworth resident who would benefit from one of the Mayor’s Christmas hampers, there is still time to nominate them.


Festive Market and Sunday Date Set to Make Christmas Lights Switch-on Bigger and Better 

16 Nov

Christmas lights switch-on in 2011 A festive Christmas market is a new and welcome attraction at the Tamworth Christmas lights switch-on, which this year is taking place on a Sunday.


Poppies at the Tower 

15 Nov

This Saturday Snapshot is a little late, but it is still Saturday (just), so here goes.


Poppies and Gargoyles 

12 Nov

I was aiming to post something here more or less every other day, and schedule it so it pops up nice and early, but the plan has gone awry, and I’m a little later than I meant to be, but better late than never! I blame the fact that I’ve still ...


Pincher Welcomes Latest Jobless Fall 

12 Nov

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures.


City college elects school council to provide voice 

11 Nov

Students to play key role in decision making.


Tangled Wool! 

10 Nov

Good morning all! Are there any other crochet enthusiasts out there who battle with self-tangling wool? Or perhaps some mischievous elf or gnome has taken up residence in my home, like one of those brownies or hobgoblins you come across in old ...


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Internet trolls should be held accountable if wish to express ‘Freedom of Speech’. 

21 Nov

I personally think it is abundantly clear that we should be held accountable if wish to express ‘Freedom of Speech’..


40th anniversary of pub bombings that led to ‘one of the worst miscarriages of British justice’ 

21 Nov

Today is the 40-year anniversary of two pub bombings in 1974, which killed 21 people and injured 182, that led to the charges and unjust life sentences of the Birmingham Six .


Morning Prayer – 21 November 14 

21 Nov

Psalm 63 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; my soul is athirst for you.


#RoadSafetyWeek official single #LookOutForEachOther 

20 Nov

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated by the charity Brake, and involving thousands of schools, communities, emergency services and employers.


Check on your neighbours this winter 

20 Nov

Every winter Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) promotes its ‘Check on your neighbours’ campaign.


Morning Prayer – 20 November 14 

20 Nov

Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870 Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876 Psalm 61 1 Hear my crying, O God, and listen to my prayer.


Harriet Wilde’s beautiful collection 

19 Nov

                              “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world...


Brinklow. 

19 Nov

What a great time of year with mainly just us with other live-aboard boaters moored nearby.


Brinklow. 

19 Nov

What a great time of year with mainly just us with other live-aboard boaters moored nearby.


Draycote Water – Cause for concern ? 

18 Nov

Tuesday 18th November 2014 Popped into Draycote Water today on the off chance.


Childhood Is not a disease ! 

18 Nov

So what happens when you just assume your child is fine and he/she really has bipolar or depressed and then they kill themselves because it was ignored cause you thought hey it’s just hormones or he likes to be alone? not everyone is just ...


Female Indonesian police recruits forced to undergo Two-finger examination 

18 Nov

Indonesia’s national police have been urged to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country with Human Rights Watch saying the practice was harmful and humiliating.


The King’s Cross fire broke out on 18 November 1987 

18 Nov

The King’s Cross fire broke out on 18 November 1987 at approximately 19:30 at King’s Cross St.


Morning Prayer – 18 November 14 

18 Nov

Psalm 48 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.


Phonescoping favourites. 

17 Nov

Looking back over a few of this years phonescoped pictures, I can honestly say I'm very pleased with some of my results.


Christmas events & Activities 

17 Nov

We are filling our diary with lots of Christmas themed things to do: Cheese Ale tasting evening Kids Christmas plate decorating (various dates) Children’s Christmas cupcake decorating Adult Christmas cupcake decorating Festive afternoon tea ...


Morning Prayer – 17 November 14 

17 Nov

Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble; Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea; Though the waters rage and swell, and though the mountains quake...


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Euro Car Parts signs up for mega-hub at Birch Coppice 

5 Nov

IM Properties seals latest letting at Tamworth industrial estate which has seen car parts company more than double its footprint there...


Almost a quarter of West Midlands workers earn below living wage 

3 Nov

New research says 'blackspots' such as Tamworth and Wyre Forest have even higher rates of people earning below the £7.65 per hour rate...


Lichfield workers help boy with inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams 

29 Oct

Staff at a Lichfield company have raised £1,500 to help a boy with an inoperable tumour fulfil his dreams.


Tamworth businesses become part of new OnePlastics Group 

23 Oct

TWO Tamworth manufacturing businesses have become part of a new plastics company which has launched with ambitious growth plans.


Engineering skills boost for Staffordshire with opening of new £2m training centre 

23 Oct

FUTURE generations of engineers are set to get a skills boost following the opening of a new training centre in Staffordshire.


Traffic volumes rise along M6 Toll 

17 Oct

TRAFFIC volumes along the M6 Toll have seen an improvement as operators claim improved customer confidence in the route.


Cleanroom hands over £3m Tamworth facility for Midland Fertility 

1 Sep

A MIDLANDS-based design and construction company has handed over new laboratories and a clinical suite to Midland Fertility.


Tamworth hotel undergoes £50,000 refurbishment 

27 Aug

A TAMWORTH hotel has undergone a £50,000 refurbishment with upgrades to its rooms and dining facilities.


More traffic uses M6 Toll but operator still makes £32m loss 

13 Aug

LOSSES have declined for the operator of the UKs only pay-to-drive motorway, the M6 Toll, as more traffic headed through the toll plazas last year.


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Get set for big Christmas switch-on 

20 Nov

The countdown is on to Sunday’s Christmas lights switch-on – when the centre of Tamworth will be transformed into a winter wonderland.


Festive reminder to pay your rent at Christmas 

20 Nov

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


Children mark remembrance with Flags of Freedom 

20 Nov

Pupils from schools throughout Tamworth have created their own artistic tribute to those who died in the First World War by taking part in the innovative Flags of Freedom project, developed by Tamworth Borough Council and the Royal British...


Castle to light up with candles this weekend 

19 Nov

With just a few days to go, there are still a few tickets left for  this weekend’s Castle By Candlelight event – which is back by popular demand.


Cash boost to four voluntary groups 

13 Nov

Voluntary groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of almost £2,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.


Still time to nominate someone to receive a Christmas hamper from the Mayor 

13 Nov

If you know an elderly or disabled Tamworth resident who would benefit from one of the Mayor’s Christmas hampers, there’s still time to nominate them.


Former Leyfields garage sites are now affordable homes 

13 Nov

The results of a £2.3 million housing project to regenerate old garage sites in the Leyfields area of Tamworth have been revealed by Tamworth Borough Council and Waterloo Housing Group.


Countdown to Christmas switch-on 

13 Nov

 There’s now just over a week to go until Tamworth’s Christmas lights are switched on – with this year’s festive event expected to be the biggest and best yet.


Children in need 

12 Nov

Children in need Pudsey in tamworth.


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Pudsey visits Staffordshire Police 

20 Nov

Children in Need’s Pudsey visited Staffordshire Police HQ on Thursday 20 November to take receipt of a cheque for the money raised during the force’s fundraising efforts last week.


Staffordshire Police gun surrender collects nearly 300 items 

13 Nov

A firearms surrender in Staffordshire has netted nearly 300 items during a two week opportunity to hand them in without fear of prosecution for possession.


Recruits get sworn in 

13 Nov

Fourteen new recruits have been sworn in as Police Constables at a recent attestation ceremony at Police Headquarters.


Police warning about telephone scams in Lichfield 

12 Nov

Police are urging residents in the Lichfield area to be on their guard against telephone scammers.


Courier scams in Tamworth 

6 Nov

We're asking you to be on your guard against courier scams following several recent incidents in the Mile Oak area of Tamworth.


Be on your guard against courier scammers 

6 Nov

Elderly and vulnerable residents are today being warned against falling victim to courier fraud.


Firearms Surrender 

24 Oct

Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.


Sixth man jailed for child exploitation 

24 Oct

A sixth man was jailed today for his role in the sexual exploitation of a child in Staffordshire.


Police dog Alfie hangs up his harness 

24 Oct

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


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