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How many bigamists live in Stoke-on-Trent? 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Police has recorded three bigamy cases in Stoke-on-Trent in a little more than four years.

Police warning after Bogus Callers 

24 Oct

POLICE are warning the public to be on their guard after a report of a bogus caller in Bloomfield Way, Coton Green.

Cracking Christmas lights switch-on to launch festive season  

24 Oct

SAVE THE DATE – Tamworth’s festive season officially gets underway in a month’s time with another cracker of a Christmas lights switch-on event on Sunday November 20.

Keep your kids safe online, with specialist help 

24 Oct

Parents are being offered free advice on how to keep their children safe online with special one-to-one sessions with an expert.

Staffordshire Youth Commission is underway 

24 Oct

A NEW approach to engage with young people across Tamworth and get their views on policing, crime and the criminal justice system has started.

Pantomime’s Neil is alright Jack 

24 Oct

JACK and the Beanstalk comes to Tamworth Castle Grounds this Christmas, and we can now announce who will be playing Jack in this larger-than-life pantomime spectacular – oh yes we can! Neil Lucas has played the leading man in Tamworth for the last ...

Tell us who you think deserves a Christmas hamper 

24 Oct

COUNCILLORS are hoping to spread some festive cheer this year by giving out 200 Christmas hampers to vulnerable, disabled, housebound and elderly people living in Tamworth.

Get into the spirit of Halloween with local events 

24 Oct

It's time to get in the spirit of Halloween with venues across the area putting on ghostly-themed events for the family for the last of the half term holiday.

Woman suffers multiple injuries after two-car smash in Trinity… 

24 Oct

A PASSENGER of a taxi had to be cut free after a two-car crash on a notorious accident black-spot near Tamworth.

Man taken to hospital after motorbikes crash in Bitterscote… 

24 Oct

TWO motorbikes have collided in Tamworth, causing traffic delays across the town.

Homes left with no water 

23 Oct

DOZENS of homes on the North side of town have been left with no water this morning, Sunday 23 October.

Drayton Manor celebrates after coming out on top in national awards scheme 

22 Oct

Bosses at Drayton Manor Park are celebrating after winning a national award.

Police called after road traffic incident in Trinity Road, near… 

22 Oct

POLICE officers were called to a village near Tamworth yesterday evening (October 21) after a road traffic collision.

Tamworth Herald retains title of Midlands Newspaper of the Year 

21 Oct

The Tamworth Herald has retained its title of ‘Midlands Newspaper of the Year’ for the second year running.

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Sutton Coldfield Town boss Tooth hails Lambs loan man 

24 Oct

SUTTON Coldfield Town boss Neil Tooth says he is 'gutted' that midfielder Lee Smith had gone back to Tamworth after his loan spell came to an end.

Tamworth FC: ‘Unsung’ striker Ross Dyer receives praise from… 

24 Oct

ANDY Morrell has urged two-goal hero Ross Dyer to take confidence from his match-winning display at Salford City.

Salford City win sets us up nicely, says Lambs boss 

24 Oct

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell hopes his side's great win at Salford City can set them up perfectly for a crucial spell.

Salford City stunned by deadly Dyer as Tamworth take points 

22 Oct

Tamworth FC secured all three points at Salford City today thanks to a Ross Dyer double.

Salford City v Tamworth: Lambs must find defensive resolve,… 

22 Oct

TAMWORTH vice-captain James Belshaw stressed he and his teammates were hurting from their shock loss to Gainsborough Trinity especially with the league schedule taking a break this weekend.

Morrell’s Lambs look to upset Manchester United’s Class of… 

20 Oct

TAMWORTH FC head to high-profile Salford City this Saturday with manager Andy Morrell insisting his players will take a positive approach.

Tamworth RFC: Rugby men looking to battle back after cup… 

20 Oct

TAMWORTH RFC director of rugby Andy Smith wants the First XV to put Saturday's cup disappointment behind them as they look to continue their impressive league form.

Salford City v Tamworth: Goals predicted for tricky away … 

20 Oct

ALTHOUGH Tamworth and Salford City have never met in a competitive fixture, there seems every likelihood of the goals flowing when they do on Saturday.

SFA Coaching Roadshow Continues at SGP 

20 Oct

Staffordshire FA's Coaching Roadshow continues into the month of December as an Introduction to Futsal CPD course is to be held at the National Football Centre, St.

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Find Out How You Can Support Dementia Friendly Drive 

25 Oct

A free drop-in event for anyone who would like to learn more about helping make Tamworth dementia friendly is being held next month.

Cracking Christmas Lights Switch-on to Launch Tamworth’s Festive Season 

25 Oct

Save the date – Tamworth’s festive season officially gets underway in a month’s time with another cracker of a Christmas lights switch-on event on Sunday November 20.

Weekly which “never fails to impress” retains top award 

25 Oct

Top Midlands media names recognized.

Tamworth Borough Council to Stage Huge FREE Fireworks Event Again 

22 Oct

The countdown is on to the ever popular Tamworth Borough Council run FREE fireworks spectacular in the Castle Grounds on Bonfire Night on Saturday 5th November.

Work to Start on New Business Enterprise Centre 

22 Oct

The Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street is to be transformed into a Business Enterprise Centre Work to transform the Philip Dix Centre into a Business Enterprise Centre to provide 15 offices to rent to new and growing businesses, is due to start ...

Cardiac arrest charity promotes benefits of defibrillators in Tamworth 

21 Oct

Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.

240,000 pounds help start Tamworth businesses 

20 Oct

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the news published by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) that over 240,000 has been loaned to 40 individuals in Tamworth.

Chris Encourages Young People to Take Up Meningitis Vaccine 

14 Oct

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has backed calls by leading UK meningitischarity, Meningitis Now encouraging young people to protect themselves from a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis.

New business chief welcomes growth figures 

12 Oct

18,600 additional private sector jobs created in the region in 2015.

Local MP Praises Start Up Loans Company’s Impact on Tamworth 

11 Oct

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed the news published by the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) that over £240,000 has been loaned to 40 individuals in Tamworth.

Health and Safety at Wembley Stadium has Gone Mad 

9 Oct

I am all in favour of safety but after my first visit to the new Wembley Stadium yesterday to watch England play Malta, I can honestly say that health and safety at the stadium has gone mad.

Tamworth Gives its Backing to Social Saturday Initiative 

6 Oct

Tamworth Borough Council is getting behind Social Saturday , a nationwide campaign aimed at celebrating social enterprise.

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Morning Prayer – Tuesday 25 October 2016 

25 Oct

Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Morning Prayer – Monday 24 October 2016 

24 Oct

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 enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Autumn around and about 

22 Oct

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Seem to be spending half my time tidying up my garden and the rest of the day birding or the other way round.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 22 October 2016 

22 Oct

Psalm 20 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend you; Send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you out of Zion; Remember all your offerings and accept your burnt sacrifice; Grant you your heart’s ...

Winter coats and sweaters to keep them warm! 

22 Oct

We have a lot of choice of winter woolies, raincoats and smart jackets this month in our shop in Ashby de la Zouch (open Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun) .

Aberfan – 50 years on 

21 Oct

And the pain will not have subsided; not for those who lost children; not for those who lost family members; not for those who lost schoolmates and contemporaries and survived that day; not for those who feel the resonance for themselves in the loss ...

Morning Prayer – Friday 21 October 2016 

21 Oct

Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 20 October 2016 

20 Oct

Psalm 14 The fool has said in his heart,‘There is no God.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 19 October 2016 

19 Oct

Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 18 October 2016 

18 Oct

Luke the Evangelist Psalm 145 I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever.

Can’t make it to church – 16 October 2016, 

17 Oct

Last Sunday's readings provided us with some real challenges as we take a look at Jacob as he is to be found in the book of Genesis and perhaps, like me, you'll probably soon come to the conclusion that he's a bit dodgy; so dodgy that he's had to run...

Yellow browed Warbler in Warwickshire 

17 Oct

Saturday 15th October 2015 After the trip to the east coast and a local walk to a local hill in the morning I was feeling a bit weary.

Morning Prayer – Monday 17 October 2016 

17 Oct

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107107 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

The camaraderie of Birding 

16 Oct

Sunday 16th October 2016 Over the past two weeks I've been very fortunate to see some great birds.

One of those days 

15 Oct

Friday 14th October 2016 Much of my introduction to birding was at Spurn/Kilnsea.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 15 October 2016 

15 Oct

Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582 Psalm 147 Alleluia.


14 Oct

This is very much a long, drawn out saga folks but please bear with me.

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Drayton Manor celebrates after coming out on top in national awards scheme 

22 Oct

Bosses at Drayton Manor Park are celebrating after winning a national award.

Plan to convert Lichfield city centre shop into cafe 

14 Oct

Plans have been drawn up to convert a Lichfield city centre shop into a cafe.

Euro Car Parts buys major rival from administrators 

5 Oct

TAMWORTH-BASED Euro Car Parts has bought vehicle parts business Andrew Page from administrators in a deal that secures 2,000 jobs.

M6 Toll improves performance but losses still top £18m 

1 Oct

CONTINUING roadworks on the M6 have helped to improve the financial performance of the M6 Toll but the pay-to-drive motorway still racked up losses of more than £18m in its last financial year...

Water treatment firm bought to increase UK pipeline 

27 Sep

TAMWORTH-BASED Trident Environmental Services has been bought by Merseyside water treatment company Brodex for an undisclosed sum.

Tamworth bids for businesses to fund improvements 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH businesses are to be consulted on the creation of a business improvement district (BID) covering the retail areas of the town.

Major growth for West Midlands tourist attractions 

15 Aug

Region boasts joint highest football increase among English regions while Drayton Manor and MAC named among country's most visited...

Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.

Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...

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Countdown to Christmas switch-on 

25 Oct

There’s just a month to go until Tamworth’s festive season officially gets underway with another cracker of a Christmas lights switch-on event on Sunday November 20.

Tell us who deserves a Christmas hamper 

21 Oct

You or someone you know could get an extra special Christmas treat this year – a festive hamper.

Meet the new Aldermen and Alderwomen! 

20 Oct

Thirteen former councillors who have almost 200 years of service to Tamworth Borough Council between them have been awarded the title of Honourary Alderman and Alderwoman.

Remember, remember – FREE fireworks spectacular 

19 Oct

It’s nearly that time of the year again – when the FREE fireworks spectacular returns to the Castle Grounds.

Castle By Candlelight back for one night only 

17 Oct

The hugely-popular Castle By Candlelight event is making a welcome return this year – for just one special night.

Local legislation information for circus animals performing on council owned land 

17 Oct

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Aniel Paranjpe on 17 October 2016 .

Overgrown bushes., 16th October 

16 Oct

Overgrown pyracantha bushes nearly taking over the public pathway - starting after no 47 Petard Close Two Gates.

Local legislation information for circus animals performing on council owned land 

14 Oct

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Aniel Paranjpe on 14 October 2016 .

200 to perform in WW1 centenary concert 

14 Oct

Audiences will be given the unique opportunity to see Tamworth’s choirs performing together under one magnificent roof in a special concert of remembrance this November to mark the centenary of World War One.

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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.

Safety Town returns to Tamworth 

27 Apr

Hundreds of Tamworth pupils will learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a joint initiative.

Air cadets mark anniversary with fire service visit 

8 Apr

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Air Cadets and the Tamworth squadron celebrated the occasion with a visit to Tamworth Community Fire Station on April 7.

E-cigarette explosion sparks fire service warning 

26 Feb

Firefighters are issuing a warning to e-cigarette users after a man from Tamworth was left with second and third degree burns when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.

Overloaded plug socket sparks severe house fire 

22 Jan

Firefighters are warning residents not to overload plug sockets in the wake of a severe house fire in Tamworth.

Pilot project keeps Tamworth vulnerable warm 

18 Dec

Firefighters and Joint Operations Group in Tamworth have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help the most vulnerable members of the community cope with the approaching cold weather.

Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth 

9 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.

Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.

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