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Staffordshire PCC says no to ‘Super Police Forces’ 

29 Sep

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, says that calls to scrap local police forces and replace them with huge regional ‘super-forces’ would be the death knell for the most local policing in all but theory.

Schoolboy struck by vehicle on A5 at Belgrave 

29 Sep

A SCHOOLBOY has been struck by a vehicle on the A5 this afternoon, close to the area of Stonydelph Lane.

Car collides with young child on busy Tamworth road 

29 Sep

A young boy has sustained a severe leg fracture after colliding with a car on a busy Tamworth road.

Protest over golf course closure 

29 Sep

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to keep Tamworth Golf Course open have been staging a protest, just days before it is due to close for good.

Appeal: Did you witness robberies? 

29 Sep

POLICE in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses following two robberies and an assault in Hockley at the beginning of the month.

Police pursuit in Tamworth involving helicopter – four men… 

29 Sep

A POLICE helicopter and patrol cars were involved in a high speed pursuit which passed through Tamworth in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

It’s all at your Kingsbury Co-op… including life-saving heart… 

29 Sep

Tamworth Co-op and Kingsbury Parish Council have linked up in a bid to save lives in Kingsbury and Wood End.

Tamworth dad raises thousands of pounds from Land’s End to John… 

29 Sep

A TAMWORTH father has marked the birth of his son by raising thousands of pounds for a children's hospice.

Huge Kingsbury Oil Terminal leak could have exploded, court told 

28 Sep

British Pipeline Agency ordered to pay £88,000 after petrol spillage went unnoticed for nearly 90 minutes...

Pedestrian seriously injured by car in Atherstone 

27 Sep

A pedestrian has suffered multiple serious injuries, including a significant head injury, following a collision with a car in Atherstone this morning.

Pictures from the Past: X Factor and TV talent show stars from… 

27 Sep

IN last week's Herald we reported on Tamworth stage stars Scott Storey and Vicki Gordon's bid for X Factor fame.

MP spells out effects of HS2 to villages near Tamworth 

27 Sep

KEY decision makers behind the controversial high-speed rail project have been touring affected areas near Tamworth.

Pedestrian left with serious head injuries after crash in… 

27 Sep

A pedestrian was left unconscious in an Atherstone street after being hit by a car this morning (Saturday, September 27).

Tamworth police launch new drink-related crime campaign 

27 Sep

TAMWORTH police are to focus on reducing drink-related crime in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour, violence and disorder caused by those who drink excessively.

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Tamworth FC boss: ‘Rushall Olympic tie was all about the win’ 

29 Sep

Andy Morrell admitted Saturday's FA Cup tie with Rushall Olympic was all about the win and his side delivered just that.

Tamworth FC handed home draw in FA Cup 

29 Sep

Tamworth have been drawn at home to either Coalville Town or Lowestoft Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

FA Cup action: Tamworth FC 2 Rushall Olympic 1 

29 Sep

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Tamworth FC: Captain’s Corner with Michael Townsend 

29 Sep

Andy Morrell took up the vacant managerial post with us this week and he certainly delivered the result we needed in his first game in charge in front of the home fans at The Lamb.

Wolverhampton Wanderers head to The Lamb 

27 Sep

Fans can get a glimpse of the future as Aston Villa Under-15s take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at The Lamb on Wednesday night.

Shrewsbury Town youngster joins Lambs on loan 

27 Sep

Andy Morrell has made his first signing since arriving at Tamworth FC.

Former Aston Villa youth aims to be regular Lambs starter 

26 Sep

CONNOR Taylor hopes that a new manager means a clean slate as he aims to cement his place as a first-team regular at The Lamb.

The FA Licensed Coaches Club National Futsal Conference November 2014 

26 Sep

November 22nd-23rd 2014 will see an FA Licensed Coaches' Club National Futsal Conference take place at St.

Tamworth FC keeper: ‘New boss has good players to work with’ 

26 Sep

JAMES Belshaw says the quality within the Tamworth squad makes the manager's job an attractive proposition.

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Bring back the bus station to Tamworth town centre 

25 Sep

REFERENCE John Harper's article on the decline of the town centre last week.

Ashamed at my mistake over litter accusation 

25 Sep

IN response to Rick's letter dated September 18, rest assured that I fully retract my accusation re the dumping of litter in Kingsbury.

Heart-break of shrinking Tamworth town centre 

25 Sep

I HAVE been thinking and worrying about the shrinking town of Tamworth for some time and yesterday convinced me to put pen to paper.

Duke of Edinburgh award entrant left in limbo 

25 Sep

IN Year 10 my daughter worked hard to complete her bronze Duke of Edinburgh award through school, however due to staff changes the group was told to enrol for silver with Tamyouth.

Living Faith: All things bright and beautiful 

25 Sep

IN his letter to the Thessalonians Paul says Rejoice always, pray without ceasing; in all things give thanks.

Fashion blog by Ruth Emmerson: ​The transitional wardrobe 

24 Sep

As summer is coming to an end and autumn begins to peek its head around the corner, one thing to look out for is your transitional wardrobe.

Gratitude to Friends of Elford Walled Garden 

19 Sep

I DO know that I am guilty of wittering on about the tranquility and sheer beauty that I have experienced at Elford Walled Garden over the years.

Bin recycling in North Warwickshire leads to maggots 

18 Sep

I FOLLOW the recycling procedures to a T and I'm still finding that two of my bins are crawling with maggots.

Dispelling rumours over Tamworth toilet closures 

18 Sep

I WANT to dispel rumours that the Castle Grounds toilets are closing.

Road markings on A5 near M42 are dangerous 

18 Sep

TONY Reardon makes a valid point in his letter 'Traffic lights are causing queues'.

Laughable to ask for taxi journey tip back 

18 Sep

I PICKED up a group of young chaps and girls in the early hours from Fletchers in town.

The Atticus Column by Simon Peaple: Devolve power within… 

16 Sep

This week it is anticipated that 80 percentof registered voters will take part in the referendum in Scotland.

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Give Fire Safely To The Elderly 

30 Sep

Hereford Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is supporting the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) Ageing Safely Week which will run from 29 September to 5 October 2014.

Made me smile and then made me pray: Do you think they’re friendly? 

30 Sep

I have to be honest and say that this raised a smile this morning.

Morning Prayer – September 30 

30 Sep

Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Without Consent It’s Rape – Real Men DON’T Rape 

29 Sep

Good men don’t let women get raped.


29 Sep

On leaving our mooring at Autherley we negotiated the narrows through ‘Pendeford Rockin’ easily with no oncoming boats.

Clergy – what should we pay for? [2] 

29 Sep

Continuing with this thread there is a question that some have asked me as to whether we should be paying for them at all.

Morning Prayer – September 29 

29 Sep

Michael and All Angels Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

Can’t make it to Church? September 28 

28 Sep

This week's readings give us an interesting bag of things to look at and consider.

File: Little Egret seen Middleton Lake 2014 09 17 

27 Sep

seen in the west Scrape...

File: curlew sandpiper seen Middleton Lakes 2014 09 17 

27 Sep

seen from the East hide alongthe seasonal trail...

Clergy – What should we pay for? [1] 

27 Sep

The answer to the above questions, in my book, is 'Absolutely Everything!' Recent conversations with friends, colleagues, clergy and the bloke who stopped me and asked how long we got before the Bishop 'moved us' have all included (with varying ...

Local Catch-Up 

27 Sep

Plenty going on around the locality, but nothing new bird wise seen on the patch.

Morning Prayer – September 27 

27 Sep

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 ...

Featured Artist : Louise Collis 

26 Sep

Louise Collis is a Welsh landscape artist.

Christian New Media Awards – Most Inspiring Leadership Blog 

26 Sep

Yesterday I received an email which last year left me a little confused and a bit stunned as it told me that I have been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 'Most Inspiring Leadership Blog' category of the Christian New Media Awards .

Made me smile: Be careful little eyes what you see 

26 Sep

Seems someone has their head switched on when it comes to reading matter and what is required after reading some books.

Morning Prayer – September 26 

26 Sep

Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 Ember Day Psalm 17 Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

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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.

Tamworth company expands with leadership support 

21 Jul

A TAMWORTH firm of electricians is expanding after receiving support from an innovative leadership programme.

Vamps cut their teeth on Drayton Manor’s new Air Race 

9 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRES Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched its latest £1.2m thrill ride attraction with the help of the UKs hottest pop band, The Vamps.

Success is in the bag for Tamworth tech firm DiskLabs 

9 Jul

AN innovative product for keeping mobile phones, tablets and laptops safe from cyber thieves is helping to secure the fortunes of a Tamworth technology business.

Logistics company opens 21,000 sq ft base in Tamworth 

23 Jun

FREIGHT carrier Redhead International has opened a new 21,000 sq ft facility in Tamworth.

HSBC helps firm to take a larger slice of the pizza market 

20 Jun

PIZZA franchise business PH Leicester has acquired four Pizza Hut Delivery outlets across the Midlands after securing a £775,000 funding package from HSBC.

Nighclub operator Luminar announces 50% profits rise 

21 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs in Tamworth and Coventry, has announced a 50% increase in full year profits.

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Dog fouling on the cycle path, 26th September 

26 Sep

The cycle path going from Chiltern Road to Pennine Way is covered in dog poo...

Freezer (Dumped), 25th September 

25 Sep

Freezer dumped on grass verge rear of 68 Madrona by garages.

Assembly Rooms celebrating 125 year birthday! 

25 Sep

One of Tamworth’s most historic buildings is gearing up to celebrate its 125th birthday next month – and you are invited to come along to share the memories and a free slice of cake! On Saturday October 11th, Tamworth Assembly Rooms is inviting...

Work on car dealerships just a few weeks away 

23 Sep

Work on two prestigious car showrooms – which will be opening in Tamworth – is likely to start in less than eight weeks.

Taking no ‘Mercy’ at the Assembly Rooms this weekend 

17 Sep

The Mercy takes to the stage in Tamworth this weekend One of Tamworth’s most established and popular bands are set to take to Tamworth Assembly Room’s stage this Saturday in what promises to be an amazing night out (September 20th).

Tamworth strikes gold for fifth year running 

16 Sep

Tamworth is ‘blooming’ celebrating after once again winning gold at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition in the ‘Small City’ category.

Dog Fouling, 15th September 

15 Sep

Dog Fouling by irresponsible dog owners on a regular basis along Town Wall off Hockley Road despite a bin at either end.

Christopher Pincher calls on employers to register for latest Jobs Fair 

11 Sep

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, is holding his 3rd Annual Tamworth Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 13th September at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street between 10am and 1pm.

High Speed 2 Railway Line | Transport | Written Answers 

11 Sep

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to take up the alternative cash offer under the High Speed 2 compensation scheme.

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Witness Appeal: Robberies and assault, Tamworth 

23 Sep

Can you help us with an investigation into two robberies and an assault in Tamworth...

Tamworth man remanded in custody 

18 Sep

A Tamworth man has been remanded in custody after been charged with robbery following an incident earlier this year.

Police renew focus on alcohol harm 

17 Sep

Staffordshire Police is to address the drain on its resources caused by excessive drinking with a period of action as part of a nationwide drive.

Appeal for Witnesses: Road Traffic Collision, Tamworth 

17 Sep

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Tamworth yesterday (Tues 16 Sep).

Tamworth attempted theft 

5 Sep

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted theft in Tamworth.

Tamworth attempted theft 

5 Sep

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted theft in Tamworth.

Chief Constable’s Jane Sawyers Ice Bucket Challenge 

27 Aug

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Jane Sawyers today took on the ice...

Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police? 

22 Aug

Can you help us find these men wanted by colleagues from West Midlands Police...

Crime falls at V Festival Weston Park 

18 Aug

The organisers of V Festival, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire Services and West Midlands Ambulance Service are delighted to confirm that the festival at Weston Park, headlined by Justin Timberlake and The Killers this weekend, has...

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    Tamworth fans look on as their team beat Southport 4-1 at ‘The Lamb’ ground in the 2013/14 ‘Skrill’ Premier League (7.9.2013)

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