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Pedestrian injured in Glascote Road accident 

22 Dec

A pedestrian in his 60s was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car on Glascote Road at the weekend.

Man dies in Staffordshire after being shot with Taser 

22 Dec

A MAN caught burgling a house in North Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning has died after being shot with a taser.

Works to start on access to Tamworth’s newest Local Nature Reserve 

22 Dec

WORK is to start in the New Year to create an access road onto Broadmeadow – the 61-acre site off Lichfield Road which has become Tamworth’s sixth Local Nature Reserve.

Nature and arts groups get grant help 

22 Dec

TWO wildlife conservation groups, two young people’s arts organisations and a bereavement care group have benefited from a cash boost of £2,500 from Tamworth Borough Council.

Tamworth residents urged to sign up to Casserole Club this… 

22 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE community meal sharing project is encouraging the people of Tamworth to think about their older neighbours who might be spending Christmas alone.

Spirit of Tamworth people praised following Christmas with the… 

22 Dec

TAMWORTH town centre was packed on Saturday (December 20) as locals got into the festive spirit.

Appeal to Christmas revellers to limit festive drinking in… 

21 Dec

PARTY-GOERS in Tamworth who are celebrating this Christmas have been given advice on how to stay safe.

Obituary: Former manager of Tamworth Co-op funeral service John… 

21 Dec

TAMWORTH Co-operative Society will be carrying out the funeral of a much-loved and respected former senior manager on December 22.

New free support service to help crime-hit businesses in… 

21 Dec

BUSINESSES who are victims of crime in Tamworth are to get free expert support and guidance to help them back on their feet.

Pictures from the Past: Tamworth school nativities 

21 Dec

THE Herald will be covering lots of nativity and Christmas events over the next couple of weeks; spanning across schools in and around the Tamworth area in the build up to Christmas.

National lottery winner: Million pound jackpot did not change my life – but fate did 

20 Dec

Tamworth woman celebrated when she hit the jackpot, but death of her husband three months later left her heartbroken...

Tamworth and Lichfield people help give teddy bears a home in… 

20 Dec

BIG-hearted residents in Tamworth and Lichfieldhave helped to make thousands of pounds for Good Hope Hospital by giving cute teddy bears a home.

Herald aims to get Tamworth area working with new jobs website 

20 Dec

The Herald has this week launched a brand-new jobs website and we're giving readers the chance to win 1,000 to celebrate.

Tamworth Athletics Club supports campaign to get sprinter home in… 

20 Dec

Tamworth Athletics Club is supporting a campaign to get one of its sprinters home in time for Christmas.

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Christmas Opening Hours 

22 Dec

A warm and sincere ‘Merry Christmas’ and a successful and enjoyable ‘New Year’ is wished to all participants in our great game from all at the Staffordshire Football Association.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tamworth 3 Harrogate 0 

22 Dec

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...

Tamworth FC boss hails Harrogate goal heroes 

20 Dec

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell praised fellow goalscorers Paul Green and Connor Taylor after Tamworth's 3-0 win over Harrogate.

Tamworth FC boss reacts to Harrogate victory 

20 Dec

Lambs boss Andy Morrell was delighted as his side secured a 3-0 win against Harrogate today.

Tamworth FC stars react to Harrogate victory 

20 Dec

Defender Dan Preston hailed player manager Andy Morrell after Tamworth FC's 3-0 victory over Harrogate tonight.

Tamworth FC cruise to Harrogate win 

20 Dec

Tamworth 3 Harrogate Town 0 Conference North Tamworth's dramatic turnaround in form continued as they made it five league wins on the spin with a controlled performance against Harrogate.

Harrogate boss Weaver is ready for Tamworth FC return 

19 Dec

HARROGATE boss Simon Weaver heads back to former club Tamworth this weekend believing both sides are capable of making a surge up the table in the second half of the season.

Bethany Garwood saddles up for success 

19 Dec

EQUESTRIAN: Eight-year-old Bethany Garwood is making a real impression in showjumping.

Spaces are available on the Basic Referees Course Running in January 

19 Dec

Spaces are still currently available on the Basic Refereeing course that we have running at Erasmus Darwin Academy in January.

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ont lose your loos 

18 Dec

Last night Tuesday 16 December at around 6.15pm I presented a petition to Tamworth Borough Council which had been signed by around 1,400 people, over a 1,000 of which come from the Tamworth borough.

Student awards scheme backed by Midlands media 

11 Dec

Press Club winners will receive training opportunities.

Fly Tipper Prosecuted 

7 Dec

A company caught fly tipping in Comberford, just outside Tamworth, has been prosecuted in Stafford Magistrates’ Court.

Trust Confirms Extension of Sir Robert Peel Hospital Day Case Services Consultation to June 2015 

7 Dec

Sir Robert Peel Hospital Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Board has upheld the Trust’s proposal that the day case theatre at the Sir Robert Peel community hospital, Tamworth, should remain open for a further six months from December 2014 ...

Tamworth Gets Extra Town Centre Markets in Run-Up to Christmas 

7 Dec

Shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being given more choice about where to buy their Christmas presents and festive essentials this year, with extra markets being held in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas.

Hooky Happiness 

6 Dec

Ta dah! My first effort at designing a crochet blanket .

Christopher Pincher raises karting track issue in Parliament 

4 Dec

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, asked the Leader of the House of Commons, William Hague, for a debate highlight the issues of cross-border planning such as the go-Karting track in North Warwickshire which affects residents of ...

Christopher Pincher comments on David Cameron’s immigration plans 

4 Dec

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, has commented on the latest plans announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to curb the number of EU migrants who come to the Britain.

Reindeer and Candles 

3 Dec

Look what I saw yesterday – reindeer!!! At the local garden centre!!! I was so excited when I spotted them I felt as if Christmas had already arrived.

Welcome to Christmas – Mayor of Tamworth Style! 

2 Dec

As Christmas cheer takes hold in Tamworth, the Mayor of Tamworth is inviting people to join him for festive fun later this month.

Christopher Pincher welcomes investment in local road network. 

2 Dec

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed news from the Department for Transport that 1.4bn will be invested in the region's roads creating an estimated 900 new jobs.

My Week! 

1 Dec

Oh dear, I was going to be so good, and blog every other day, and it’s been over a week since I last wrote anything here, so I’m going to post some words and pictures about my week.

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No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted 

22 Dec

Remember, “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” Aesop “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.


22 Dec

Yesterday I met someone who told me about the 'brilliant' news that we had a woman bishop, so I asked them why it was brilliant, but they said they didn't know! Yesterday I met someone who told me that, 'They'd had it with Church because,' because we...

Morning Prayer – 22 December 14 

22 Dec

Psalm 124 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; If the Lord had not been on our side, when enemies rose up against us; Then would they have swallowed us alive when their anger burned against us; Then would the waters have ...

Short Story Sunday: The Devastating Boys 

21 Dec

Well, we’ve had our ‘Christmas’ already, last weekend, when the Darling Daughters and their Boyfriends came home, and we had a Christmas dinner, and crackers, and presents, and wine, and sang along to Christmas music, and played silly children...

Explore New Bird Art At Croome By The National Trust Talented Team 

21 Dec

Following this year’s New Art West Midlands exhibitions, the National Trust team at Croome commissioned Sharon Farrelly , James Birkin , Santhanha Nguyen and Lucy Hutchinson to decorated large fibreglass birds.

Can’t make it to church? 21st December 14 

21 Dec

Here we are at the end of our journey to Bethlehem and in case you've forgotten today is all about Mary - A young woman whose 'Yes!' Led to her being the mother of Jesus! the Christ, and becoming one of the heroes of the Christian faith.

A Bonus Day 

21 Dec

Extra hours put in at work resulted in a bonus day off on Friday 19th Dec.

Turning Grey into glorious colour 

20 Dec

The penultimate scene of 'Mr Magorium's Magic Emporium' show 'Mahoney' the character who has taken up the reigns from Magorium proclaiming their belief in a piece of wood (described as a 'Congereve Cube' and from this everything changes from shades ...

A Bonus Day 

20 Dec

Extra hours put in at work resulted in a bonus day off on Friday 19th Dec.


20 Dec

Family visit today and the boys brought their Christmas smiles with them too.

My Version How Christmas Really Started 

20 Dec

I understand a lot of you are not Christians and may be wondering what is going on and how it all started..


20 Dec

On 17th January 2014, Cicily Bridal will be holding our January Sale and saying goodbye to some stunning dresses from; Naomi Neoh, Charlie Brear, Alan Hannah, Lyn Ashworth, and Augusta Jones.

Morning Prayer, 20 December 1 

20 Dec

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...

sexercise can lower the risk of heart attacks and help people live longer 

19 Dec

Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – Reasearch suggests that almost two thirds of women who do own gym memberships said they were happier to carry out such activities as having sex and even doing the vacuuming ...

Kuwait – appendix 

19 Dec

Final few images from Kuwait including interesting image of Red whiskered Bulbul.

Dear Lord Green 

19 Dec

Thank you for your report which makes interesting reading indeed and get one thinking.

Morning Prayer – 20 December 14 

19 Dec

Psalm 144 Blessed be the Lord my rock, who teaches my hands for war and my fingers for battle; My steadfast help and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I trust, who subdues the peoples under me.

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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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Business of the House | Commons debates 

18 Dec

I, too, welcome my right hon.

Topical Questions | Energy and Climate Change | Commons debates 

18 Dec

Energy experts believe that by 2030 we will need an additional 25-30 GW of gas capacity to meet our needs.

Waste Disposal | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

18 Dec

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the projected total cost to local authorities in England and Wales of disposing municipal waste at energy from waste incineration facilities...

Devolution (Implications for England) | Oral Answers to Questions – Justice | Commons debates 

16 Dec

Does my right hon.

Doggy drop-in days for pet owners 

11 Dec

Dog owners and people thinking of taking on a pet are being encouraged to come along to a drop-in event in Tamworth Castle Grounds next week.

Rivers (Cleanliness) | Oral Answers to Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Commons debates 

11 Dec

I am enlightened by my hon.

Railways | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

10 Dec

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many new open access rail operations have been approved since May 2010; and how many such operations were approved between May 2005 and April 2010 under the previous administration.

Railways | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

9 Dec

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to the Office of Rail Regulation on supporting more competition between franchised rail operators and open access rail operators where capacity and appropriate...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords] | Oral Answers to Questions – Work and Pensions | Commons debates 

8 Dec

I commend the hon.

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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.

Stop and Think, Limit your alcohol, Limit the consequences 

10 Dec

Staffordshire Police is to increase officer patrols in selected areas to help keep night-time revellers and businesses safe and reassured during the festive period.

Staffordshire Police Chiefs hold online chats in Tamworth 

5 Dec

Tamworth residents are being given the opportunity to engage with their Local Policing Team (LPT) Commander during virtual online meetings.

Staffordshire Police launch hard hitting video to tackle drink driving 

1 Dec

Staffordshire Police have launched a hard-hitting video to tackle the problem of drink driving.

Staffordshire Police support National CT Awareness Week by targeting Staffordshire businesses 

28 Nov

Staffordshire Police have been involved in activities all through the course of this week in providing information to support businesses to help their understanding of potential terrorist threats and how best to take action to keep safe.

HMIC Report Acknowledges Force’s Performance 

27 Nov

Staffordshire Police has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ in tackling anti-social behaviour in a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which is being released to the public today.

Stop and Think – Stay safe this festive period 

25 Nov

Staffordshire Police have launched a crime prevention drive to keep you and your property safe this festive period.

Going beyond what is expected celebrated at ceremony 

25 Nov

Officers, police community support officers, police staff, special constables and members of the public will be recognised for their commitment, dedication and outstanding contributions to policing at a Staffordshire Police ceremony.

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