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New signs planned to stop HGV issue on Hockley Road 

1 Feb

Staffordshire County Council have announced that new signage will be placed on Hockley Road to prevent heavy goods vehicles from entering.


New ‘family hubs’ to be developed as Tamworth children’s services… 

1 Feb

Children's centres in Tamworth are being reorganised as part of a major review of early years services.


Tamworth volunteers sought to check out police cells 

31 Jan

Volunteers from all walks of life are being sought to carry out checks on the conditions of police cells and the welfare of detainees.


Pothole bill makes £60,000 dent in Staffordshire’s finances 

31 Jan

COMPENSATION running into tens of thousands of pounds has been paid out to drivers for damage caused to their vehicles by potholes.


HEAT scheme offers help to Tamworth residents for keeping warm at… 

31 Jan

Tamworth residents are being offered help and advice on keeping warm in their homes over winter thanks to a scheme set up by the council.


Tamworth MP voices concerns over plan to move ops from Good Hope… 

31 Jan

'PATIENTS must come first' stressed Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher after he met with a health chief to discuss the proposed relocation of some hospital services away from Good Hope.


Overwhelming response to Tamworth Foodbank appeal 

31 Jan

HUNDREDS of tins of food were among the estimated 1,500 worth of items donated by the people of Tamworth during a street collection.


Fatal Collision in Alrewas 

30 Jan

A WOMAN has died following a road traffic collision in Alrewas this morning.


Hunt for missing man with Staffordshire connections 

30 Jan

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police are appealing for the public’s help to find Aron Melsom, 35, with links to Staffordshire and the West Midlands.


Help and advice is at hand from Valentine’s domestic abuse campaign 

30 Jan

 A POWEFUL campaign highlighting domestic abuse is running in Tamworth – with the message that It’s Never OK .


Hannah’s Happy Hangover is just the tonic for Tamworth boozers 

30 Jan

A TAMWORTH woman is expecting her new business venture to be no headache for she is about to help locals cure their hangovers!Hannah Dwyer (32) of Amington is launching 'The Happy Hangover' this weekend and promises to deliver painkillers, pop, ...


Remorseful Tamworth robber gives stolen cash back to victim 

30 Jan

A remorseful robber who broke down and handed back stolen cash to his victim was spared an immediate jail term today (January 30).


​The big 50 is up for Tamworth’s St John volunteer Roy Andrews 

30 Jan

A LIFE-SAVING Tamworth man who has dedicated more than 50 years of his free time to a good cause has been handed a long service award.


On your marks, get set, go as Great Midlands Fun Run opens for… 

30 Jan

HOPEFUL participants from Tamworth for this year's Great Midlands Fun Run are being encouraged to join the start line when registration opens this weekend.


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Former Aston Villa hero at double but Coleshill hit back 

31 Jan

Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie scored twice but Coleshill Town hit back to secure a 3-3 draw in a thrilling top-of-the-table clash in the Midland Premier.


Defeated but proud: Tamworth FC ace Tom James reacts to Oxford… 

31 Jan

Tamworth FC's 12 game winning streak may have ended but defender Tom James says the Lambs should be proud of their incredible run.


Former Leicester City and Tamworth striker ends Lambs run 

31 Jan

Tamworth's 12 game winning streak in the Conference North came to an end at Oxford City.


International call for Tamworth AC runner Ellis Cross 

31 Jan

TAMWORTH AC star Ellis Cross has earned an international call-up after a fine performance at the recent Midland Cross-Country Championships.


Coleshill Town’s Casey is aiming to open up title race 

31 Jan

COLESHILL Town face a crucial week in their season as they prepare for massive fixtures in both the league and cup.


Tamworth FC’s Fowler is primed for tough Oxford test 

31 Jan

Tamworth assistant Mike Fowler is anticipating a tricky afternoon as his side travel to Oxford today.


New Tamworth CC captain Maddox intends to build on … 

31 Jan

NEW Tamworth Cricket Club First XI captain Ben Maddox is hoping to continue the work undertook by predecessor Mike Talbot as he prepares to embark on his first season of captaincy at the club.


Bolehall Swifts aim to go on attack as they prepare for the… 

31 Jan

BOLEHALL Swifts boss Dave Haywood admitted he had hoped for a better performance from his side as they prepare for Saturday's clash with top-of-the-table Highgate United.


New coaching role for ex-Tottenham and Tamworth winger 

30 Jan

FormerTottenham Hotspur youngster and ex-Tamworth winger Andy Turner is the new head coach at Evo-Stik Division One South sideRomulus.


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Cadet Scheme Recruiting in Tamworth 

29 Jan

Youngsters in the Tamworth area can now apply to join the newest unit of Staffordshire Police Cadets.


Tamworth Awarded £2.95m Grant Funding for Creative Quarter Project 

29 Jan

Tamworth’s Assembly Rooms Ambitious plans to regenerate Tamworth town centre with the development of a new Creative Quarter have taken a giant leap forward, with the announcement that the project has been awarded £2.95 million in grant funding.


Created In Tamworth Has New Tenants 

27 Jan

Three new tenants have moved in to the Created In Tamworth shop in Market Street – and are looking forward to welcoming new customers and building up their creative businesses.


Local MP Discusses Hospital Changes with Health Chief 

27 Jan

Tamworth’s Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week met with the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT), Les Lawrence, to champion the concerns of local residents about potential healthcare ...


Broadmeadow Conservation Needs Volunteers 

25 Jan

A call has gone out for environmentally minded volunteers to join a new group to help conserve and maintain Tamworth’s newest Local Nature Reserve.


Christophr Pincher Calls for Clarity on HS2 Stock Maintenance Depot 

25 Jan

MP for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, last week sought clear confirmation from ministers that there are no plans to move the HS2 stock maintenance depot, planned for a site at Washwood Heath, to another location.


Popular Fitness Programme Saved from Closure 

25 Jan

A well-used fitness programme aimed at people who may never have used a gym before or who have been referred for exercise by their GP across Tamworth has been saved from closure after its funding ended.


Tamworth’s Outdoor Events Program for 2015 Announced 

25 Jan

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Exciting new events and the return of crowd-pleasing favourites are expected to attract more than 70,000 people to Tamworth during 2015.


24th January 1965: Sir Winston Churchill Dies 

24 Jan

50 years ago today, Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside at his London home at Hyde Park Gate.


Pincher Hales JLR Success Story 

20 Jan

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, this week welcomed the announcement of 1300 more jobs at Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover Plant as "a vote of confidence in the Midlands".


Pincher responds to HEFT consultation 

20 Jan

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has responded to the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT) consultation on its "patient first" plans that will affect Good Hope hospital.


Pincher Welcomes Fall in Over-50s Unemployment in Tamworth 

20 Jan

Local MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the fall in the number of unemployed older people in Tamworth.


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Features »

War hero releases book to support The Parachute Regiment Charity 

31 Jan

Reg Curtis, 94, from Chestfield, uses his vivid wartime memories and clear recollections of living through conflict to tell his story, titled The Memory Endures.


Mugged disabled pensioner appeal raises £56k 

31 Jan

Donations to a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his home have topped £140,000.


Arctic Blast 

31 Jan

It's Wednesday evening as I write these opening sentences.


Morning Prayer, 30 January 15 

31 Jan

John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.


Dog Grooming on a Sunday 

31 Jan

We are open for dog grooming services every Saturday and Sunday.


Blog Post: Recent January sightings. 

30 Jan

The weather has been so changeable this week with it feeling rather balmy and spring like on Tuesday to the snowy infused wind gusts of Thursday.


Calisto. 

30 Jan

I popped to the shop for a few essentials before it began to snow luckily.


Sharing the love this Valentines. 10% off accessories! 

30 Jan

Love is in the air for you brides-to-be and to share some of the love back, Cicily Bridal will be offering 10% off all accessories this Valentines day 14 th February 2015.


Where can i get my dog washed? 

30 Jan

If this is a question that you have been asking then look no further! Our premium dog washing and grooming service includes many little extra touches that will ensure that you get great value for money when you bring your dog to us for a bath.


Morning Prayer, 30 January 15 

30 Jan

Charles, King and Martyr, 1649 Psalm 61 Hear my crying, O God, and listen to my prayer.


There Will Be No New Books…. 

30 Jan

I am the first to admit that volunteering in an Oxfam Book Shop is not necessarily the best of activities for someone who has resolved that there will be No New Books.


Grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes! 

29 Jan

At Mutley Makeovers, we welcome dogs in for pampering whether they are large or small and whatever breed they are.


Toilet talk. 

29 Jan

We left our quiet countryside mooring near Willoughby Wharf under stormy looking skies.


Violators cannot live with the truth- Survivors cannot live without it. 

29 Jan

Betrayal is too kind a word to describe a situation in which a father says he loves his daughter but claims he must teach her about the horrors of the world in order to make her a stronger person, a situation in which he watches or participates in ...


Divers’ rock in Brela 

28 Jan

Brela stone This is a short piece I wrote and posted on Wanderlust .


Camiknickers and Evening Dresses… 

28 Jan

 Singing in the bath...


Hillmorton. 

28 Jan

All seemed fairly quiet at Grantham's Bridge as we passed by ascending all three locks easily as they were all in our favour.


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New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...


M&G Real Estate commits £81m to fund new warehouse for Euro Car Parts 

26 Jan

IM Properties seals deal with property investor to develop more commercial property at Tamworth logistics hub...


Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council 

21 Jan

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services...


Lloyds concludes new banking deal with Staffordshire local authority 

20 Jan

LLOYDS Bank Commercial Banking has announced a new agreement with Tamworth Borough Council, which will see the provision of ongoing banking facilities across all of the local authoritys service...


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.


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£2.95 million funding boost for Creative Quarter plan 

29 Jan

Ambitious plans to regenerate Tamworth town centre with the development of a new Creative Quarter have taken a giant leap forward, with the announcement that the project has been awarded £2.95 million in grant funding.


New trio at Created In Tamworth 

28 Jan

Three new tenants have moved in to the Created In Tamworth shop in Market Street – and are looking forward to welcoming new customers and building up their creative businesses.


Housing benefit delays 

28 Jan

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Phil Walker on 28 January 2015 .


Forests | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

28 Jan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to improve protection for ancient woodland in (a) England and (b) Staffordshire.


Housing benefit delays 

27 Jan

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Phil Walker on 27 January 2015 .


Get debt advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau 

27 Jan

As January is one of the worst times of year for money worries, Tamworth Citizen Advice Bureau will be taking general debt advice questions on this page between 4pm and 6pm today.


Forests | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

27 Jan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department is giving to Natural England for its work to update the Ancient Woodland Inventory in (a) England and (b) Staffordshire.


New Clause 15 – Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget | Infrastructure Bill [Lords] | Commons debates 

26 Jan

That is not a point of order.


New Clause 15 – Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget | Infrastructure Bill [Lords] | Commons debates 

26 Jan

That is not a point of order.


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Businesses get the chance to see Staffordshire Police go glove to glove in charity boxing match 

22 Jan

Please support Staffordshire Police Officers in our latest Fundraising event.


Children’s online safety campaign welcomed 

15 Jan

An NSPCC public education campaign that aims to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to help their children has been endorsed by Staffordshire Police.


The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team thank you 

13 Jan

The Bobbies on Bikes 4 Kids (BOB4K) team would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported them during months of training, the event of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (covering 900 miles in nine days) and donating money...


Investigation into suspicious death in Tamworth 

9 Jan

Detectives are investigating the death of a woman in Tamworth.


Protect yourself against courier fraud: 

9 Jan

We have received reports of two incidents of courier fraud in the Amington area of Tamworth this evening.


WITNESS APPEAL: Tamworth robbery 

31 Dec

APPEAL: Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a bank in Tamworth.


Tamworth man recalled to prison 

31 Dec

We are appealing for the public to help us locate Paul Lee Turner - wanted for recall to prison.


Stop and Think – Don’t accept domestic abuse 

16 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to highlight the issues that can cause domestic abuse to help keep people safe and reassured over the festive period.


Festive MASH bash 

12 Dec

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, got into the festive spirit last Friday (5 December) with their black tie charity ball at the Stone House Hotel.


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