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Extra Funding To Protect Vulnerable Children in Staffordshire Agreed 

20 Jul

A FURTHER £1.1m is to be invested in recruiting more children’s social workers to help manage caseloads in the county.

Foundations laid for Tamworth Assembly Rooms’ extension 

20 Jul

Work has now started to extend Tamworth Assembly Rooms as part of a major £4.8m project to transform the historic theatre into a modern venue fit for 21 st century audiences.

View from the House – 20th July 2018 

20 Jul

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.

Additional 1,414 Tamworth Rented Homes Required by 2027 

20 Jul

WELCOME to my first column for Tamworth Informed, I am Lorraine from Hall Thompson Estate Agents.

Did Gordon Ramsay make a guest appearance at TrophyStore’s Annual Summer BBQ? 

20 Jul

TO celebrate another record-breaking year, Tamworth based TrophyStore.

Three Anchors sculpture hero honoured with green plaque 

20 Jul

ONE of the heroes commemorated in Tamworth’s Three Anchors sculpture who helped shorten WWII has been honoured with a green plaque at a house where he lived for nearly two years.

Police step up hunt for baby-snatch carjacking gang who ‘stopped at nothing’ 

20 Jul

During the tussle, the desperate mum pleaded with the attackers to get her baby out...

Police chief claims of plan to ‘silence and discredit’ him 

20 Jul

The government accused of trying to 'muzzlecriticism and descent...

Cocaine smuggling Birmingham barber and gang jailed for 37 years 

20 Jul

Barber Nigel Roberts and gang jailed for smuggling 1 million of cocaine into UK from Jamaica...

Close-knit community vital in snaring man who tried to rape 11-year-old girl at Solihull beauty spot 

20 Jul

Detectives says information from the community is vital following the attack on an 11-year-old schoolgirl at Babbs Mill Park, Solihull...

9 ideas for keeping the kids entertained this summer 

20 Jul

Six weeks to fill? Here are some bike-focused ideas to keep everyone busy...

Decision delayed over future of Police and Crime Commissioner role 

20 Jul

The responsibility of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) could be taken over by the West Midlands Mayor...

Carjacking mum: Criminals knew my baby was in car when they stole it 

20 Jul

Claire O'Neill revealed that she was run over by the crooks as she tried to stop her daughter Eliza being taken...

Watch: Biker films himself doing nearly 200 mph – now he’s in jail 

20 Jul

Adam Campion drove through red lights, wrong side road, doing wheelies and weaving through traffic...

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New section on website for the clubhouse and function room 

14 Jul

New section on website for the clubhouse and function room...

Watch England vs Croatia tonight at the rugby club, BBQ from 6pm 

11 Jul

Watch England vs Croatia tonight at the rugby club, BBQ from 6pm...

Watch England vs Sweden in the WC QF at the rugby club Saturday 7th July 15:00 

4 Jul

Watch England vs Sweden in the WC QF at the rugby club Saturday 7th July 15:00...

Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018 

11 Jun

Anyone fancy going to watch some Ladies International hockey at the Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018? Games will be played in London at Lee Valley Hockey Centre If anyone is interested, there are some tickets available for sale on the following...

Tamworth Hockey Club Leisure Kit 

10 Jun

We now have a new provider for our leisure kit! Leisure kit can now be ordered on line from Sportology at the following website:- http://www.

Runners to take on Lichfield 10k to help canal restoration trust’s £1million tunnel appeal 

10 Apr

Supporters of a canal restoration trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k.

Support the Under 15’s Girls in the National Area Final, vs Leek RUFC 

22 Mar

Support the Under 15's Girls in the National Area Final, vs Leek RUFC...

Joshua vs Parker fight live at TRUFC Saturday March 31st 

15 Mar

Joshua vs Parker fight live at TRUFC Saturday March 31st...

Tamworth Girls on Tour 

12 Mar

Tamworth Girls toured Scarborough & Whitby last weekend in the clubs first ever Girls section Rugby Tour.

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Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.

WMCA award grant to employment support pilot 

23 Jun

Scheme to help disadvantaged into work given the go-ahead.

Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.

Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically ...

Walking to Work Could Cut Risk of Dying from Heart Disease 

26 May

Leaving the car at home and walking to work could cut the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by almost a third, according to new research from Cambridge University.

Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay 

26 May

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council.

Break Through for FOBTs 

21 May

Problem gambling can devastate individuals' lives, families and communities, so I welcome the decisive action being taken to ensure a responsible gambling industry protects players appropriately.

Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.

New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.

Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up 

7 May

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth.

DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death 

2 May

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots.

Transport Secretary insists HS2 will create opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop at Lichfield Trent Valley 

21 Apr

Passengers have been reassured that HS2 will provide an opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop in Lichfield.

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Morning Prayer – Friday, 20 July 2018 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England , Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 119.1-32 Blessed are those whose way is pure, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 17 July 2018 

17 Jul

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.

Still very quiet 

16 Jul

Saturday 14th July 2018 Lethergy rules.

Morning Prayer – Monday, 16 July 2018 

16 Jul

Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 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.

Morning Prayer – Saturday, 14 July 2018 

14 Jul

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 Psalm 147 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 13 July 2018 

13 Jul

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 12 July 2018 

12 Jul

Psalm 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; answer me in your righteousness.

Is it really ‘Poor old Judas?” 

11 Jul

Let's ask Jesus Christ Superstar - for I think there are many influences to be found in it.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 11 July 2018 

11 Jul

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550 Psalm 119.153-end O consider my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 10 July 2018 

10 Jul

Psalm 132 Lord, remember for David all the hardships he endured; How he swore an oath to the Lord and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not come within the shelter of my house, nor climb up into my bed; ‘I will not allow my eyes to ...

Morning Prayer – Monday, 9 July 2018 

9 Jul

Psalm 123 To you I lift up my eyes, to you that are enthroned in the heavens.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 6 July 2018 

6 Jul

Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535 Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 5 July 2018 

5 Jul

Psalm 113 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 4 July 2018 

4 Jul

Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 3 July 2018 

3 Jul

Thomas the Apostle Psalm 92 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to tell of your love early in the morning and of your faithfulness in the night-time, upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the ...

Night of the Owls 

2 Jul

Saturday 30th June 2018 Extraordinary events this evening.

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Letter signed by the first man to walk on the moon to go under the hammer at Lichfield auction 

6 Jun

A letter signed by the first man to walk on the moon is to be auctioned in Lichfield.

Reports claim jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury 

20 Feb

A number of jobs could be at risk at the Lichfield Mercury newspaper.

Bromsgrove marketing agency celebrates another success 

15 Feb

A MARKETING agency from Bromsgrove is celebrating another success after winning the contract to manage the popular tourist attraction Drayton Manor Park.

‘Better services needed’ in major Tamworth retail centre plans 

30 Jan

Many residents and area leaders have had their say on the 20-million pound project...

Show offers Lichfield and Burntwood firms the chance to grow their businesses 

7 Nov

Businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to a networking show at Drayton Manor Park.

Major cyber crime event is coming to Staffordshire 

30 Oct

Representatives from the business sector, law enforcement and local authorities are gearing up for a big event of the year, an Online Fraud Conference to tackle cyber crime.

Owner of new funeral home keen to find out more about history of Lichfield city centre building 

28 Sep

The owner of a Lichfield business is keen to find out more about the history of her company’s new home.

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...

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Shop deliveries starting from 5.15am (Londis), 18th July 

18 Jul

Most mornings there are noisey deliveries starting from 5.15am - 7am.

Abandoned car, 14th July 

14 Jul

The Renault Megane has been there for approximately 4 weeks and hasn’t moved and we haven’t seen anyone go to it.

Erosion causing pit in front of goal, 12th July 

12 Jul

Over the course of many years, the ground in front of the goal in our local friend has been worn down forming a deep pit making it difficult for the kids to play football.

Residential Property 

5 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to S Evans on 5 July 2018 .

Residential Property 

5 Jul

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by S Evans on 5 July 2018 .

Road Information 

2 Jul

Follow up sent to Staffordshire County Council by David Harper on 2 July 2018 .

Litter, 2nd July 

2 Jul

The area leading up to the bridge and the bridge itself, is peppered with litter - can this be addressed please? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 80 Ludgate, Tamworth Report on FixMyStreet...

IT Infrastructure 

26 Jun

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Daniel Shaw on 26 June 2018 .

Nndr credits 

25 Jun

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to lacey marshall on 25 June 2018 .

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Tamworth firefighters commended for bravery 

25 Oct

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have recognised eight Tamworth firefighters for their bravery at a serious incident.

Children assessed for smoke inhalation after Tamworth flat fire 

22 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents to check they have working smoke alarms after a fire in a Tamworth home.

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.

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  • Weir at Tamworth

     on flickr 1 Mar 11
    Was hoping to submit an action shot from the Tamworth Snowdome as my photo of the day yesterday, but due to poor lighting, I was disappointed technically by the photos. However, it was still a great night

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