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Car flips over after two-vehicle crash in Tamworth 

21 Feb

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after a car flipped on its side following a two-vehicle smash.


Three-car Tamworth smash closes busy commuter road 

21 Feb

A BUSY commuter route has been closed after a three-car crash in Tamworth.


Tamworth Enterprise Centre on course for April opening 

21 Feb

WORK to transform the Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street into the new Tamworth Enterprise Centre is almost complete – with the TEC due to open in April.


Yummy Mummy Club returns for springtime fun at Ankerside 

21 Feb

PARENTS from across Tamworth are invited to Ankerside Shopping Centre this Thursday as the ever-popular Yummy Mummy Club returns to the centre.


Performance Academy to open in Kingsbury 

21 Feb

VINTAGE entertainment company Revival Live UK is launching its new vocal and performance academy, Riverside Studios, in Kingsbury mid-March.


Joint works to support new homes development set to begin next month 

21 Feb

CAREFUL coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Tamworth will mean a big reduction in the number of roadworks and less disruption for people and businesses.


Staffordshire man charged with terrorism offences 

21 Feb

A 39-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court Today, Tuesday 21 February.


Tamworth rugby stalwart remembered as a "gentleman" 

20 Feb

A GENTLEMAN who had rugby in his blood is how a Tamworth RUFC stalwart will be remembered by his friends and family after he died over the weekend.


Free blood pressure checks at Ankerside Shopping Centre this Saturday 

20 Feb

THE Rotary Club of Tamworth are offering free blood pressure checks in Tamworth this weekend to help combat stroke.


Roadworks get underway at major roundabout near Tamworth 

20 Feb

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays as two weeks of roadworks get underway at a major roundabout in near Tamworth.


Valentine’s domestic abuse campaign a huge success 

19 Feb

A POWERFUL campaign to tackle domestic abuse across Tamworth has been hailed as a big success, after more than 250 people came along to a drop-in awareness event.


Which films do you want to watch at 2017 Outdoor Cinema? 

17 Feb

MOVIE lovers are being invited to choose the films that are shown at this year’s Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds, after a hugely successful sell-out event in 2016.


Literary Festival coming to town! 

17 Feb

CELEBRATE the written word with authors, live comedy, theatre and more at Tamworth’s Literary Festival; this March! Tamworth Literary Festival comes to town between 3-11th Match to celebrate the written word.


Tamworth man’s capital day out to raise cash for Amy Barrett 

17 Feb

A TAMWORTH man is all set to run the gruelling London Marathon to raise money for a poorly little girl.


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Sport »

Tamworth Rugby Club Golf Day Friday 19th May 2017 

21 Feb

Tamworth Rugby Club Golf Day Friday 19th May 2017...


Local Disability Teams reach Regional Finals of The FA People’s Cup 

21 Feb

Sunday 19th February 2017 saw Staffordshire FA host the local disability heats of The FA People’s Cup which provided participants with the opportunity to later play at Wembley Stadium...


Ex-Aston Villa ace and South Shields stand in way of Wembley … 

20 Feb

COLESHILL Town chairman Paul Billing says anything his side go on to achieve in the FA Vase now will be a bonus.


The FA & McDonald’s looking for Community Football Day venues 

20 Feb

The FA is working with its Official Community Partner McDonald’s to celebrate grassroots football and create opportunities to play for all across England.


Coleshill Town set to face South Shields in FA Vase 

20 Feb

Coleshill Town will face South Shields in the semi-finals of the FA Vase.


Alan Bennett 

19 Feb

Alan Bennett...


Tamworth FC boss Morrell is desperate for consistency 

19 Feb

TAMWORTH boss Andy Morrell says the Lambs need some of the senior players to take games by the 'scruff of the neck' and inspire the rest of the side.


Coleshill Town boss Lyons reflects on FA Vase heroics 

19 Feb

BOSS Simon Lyons lauded the influence of returning defender Rob Evans as Coleshill Town relied on resolve to further their FA Vase dream.


Villa Park setback for Baillie 

19 Feb

TAMWORTH super-featherweight Josh Baillie says his new target is the English championship.


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Comment »

Joint Works to Support Hew Homes Development Set to Begin Next Month 

19 Feb

Careful coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Tamworth will mean a big reduction in the number of roadworks and less disruption for people and businesses.


Could You Produce a Visitor Guide for Tamworth? 

19 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council is looking for an organisation or individual to help us with producing our Visitor Guide, potentially over the next 3 years.


Could You Be The UK’s First Small Business Commissioner 

12 Feb

Applications are open to become the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner – a high profile role supporting small businesses in payment disputes with their larger customers.


Weekly Video Update: Article 50 Passes Through Commons 

12 Feb

Here is my weekly video update.


Voting against Brexit would be undemocratic and disrespectful says Tamworth MP 

10 Feb

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has criticised opposition MPs who seek to disrupt or prevent Brexit as 'undemocratic and disrespectful'.


New Bus Service from Tamworth to Hockley Starts on Saturday 

6 Feb

People Movers have announced a new bus service, the 9A, running between Tamworth and Hockley will start on Saturday 11th February.


New Industrial Strategy seeks to benefit business in Tamworth 

26 Jan

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the Government's plans for a new modern 'Industrial Strategy' which aims to support businesses in Tamworth and around the country to grow and create more highly paid and skilled jobs.


Optimistic About Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

22 Jan

Sir Robert Peel hospital Last Monday (16 Jan), I attended Staffordshire County Council’s Joint Health Scrutiny Accountability Session with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and I have to say that I was very surprised not to see any opposition ...


Local builder celebrated as one of Britain’s best by NHBC 

22 Jan

F rom over 16,000 sites across the UK, the high quality and organisation of Keepers Road in Little Aston by Geoff Hale from Firstpost Homes in Tamworth has been celebrated as part of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.


Jaguar Land Rover Fined £900,000 after Worker Loses Leg in Accident 

20 Jan

Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.


Weekly Video Update: Mental Health and Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

13 Jan

Happy New Year.


Chris welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to mental health 

12 Jan

Tamworth's MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health so more children and young people receive support and care.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 22 February 2017 

22 Feb

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday 21 February 2017 

21 Feb

Psalm 73 Truly, God is loving to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.


Journal: a joyous day 

21 Feb

Time off is upon me and I'm loving it.


New week – new birds 

20 Feb

Monday 20th February 2017 After a pretty inactive weekend I felt the need for a bit of a walk.


Saint’s Days: Fake News 

20 Feb

Once upon a time, in a land of volcanoes and dragons, lived a Viking Chief by the name of Trump the News Impaler.


Morning Prayer – Monday 20 February 2017 

20 Feb

Psalm 71 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.


Journal: Sunday 

20 Feb

Three different churches and three different service styles ranging from BCP (Book of Common Prayer - 1662) through to Common Worship with a bit of something that drew largely upon the ASB (Alternative Service Book).


Journal: a week in reflection 

19 Feb

The Christian life is about discipline and love, the latter being so very popular, for who among us likes discipline? But this has been a week where discipline has cropped up in so many forms and guises and there're have been blessings, curses, ...


Morning Prayer – Saturday 18 February 2017 

18 Feb

Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.


Journal: Friday Fun 

18 Feb

What a stonking day with four visits done before Lunch! I love getting to meet and have a conversation, reminisce, and get to have Communion with people where they are.


Morning Prayer – Friday 17 February 2017 

17 Feb

Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977 Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.


Journal: A bit of a fuzzy day 

16 Feb

Started well - got excited by the daily Office and even more so by the 09:30 Communion - then managed to sort a funeral a get a few home Communions under the belt before developing a bit of a strange headache/migraine which meant I moved a couple of ...


Morning Prayer – Thursday 16 February 2017 

16 Feb

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.


Journal: Theodicy and stuff 

16 Feb

The night ended with a couple of hours of great conversation on the subject of evil and God's part and out response.


‘ That was the week that was’ 

15 Feb

Wednesday 15th February 2017 A rather quiet period but there have been a few highlights over the last few days.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday 15 February 2017 

15 Feb

Sigfrid, Bishop, Apostle of Sweden, 1045 Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG, 1730 Psalm 119.57-80 You only are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to keep your words.


Journal: Down time 

15 Feb

Today was spent in the company of some really lovely people - so much so that the admin' was fun - amazing how being in the company of some people can raise a smile and make the day skip.


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Business news »

New blueprint outlines Tame Valley benefits to HS2 

9 Feb

A vision to revitalise the historic landscape between the Black Country, Birmingham and Tamworth to maximise the benefits of high speed rail has been unveiled.


Crucial warehouse development reaches pivotal stage 

31 Jan

A new warehouse project on St.


New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...


Theme park invests £250,000 in new attraction 

13 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor, is to invest £250,000 in a new attraction aimed at boosting visitor numbers for the forthcoming season.


Housebuilder pledges hundreds of new homes after £12m funding support 

10 Jan

A £12m funding package from the Homes and Communities Agency is set to see hundreds of new homes built across the Midlands.


Theme park begins 2017 season recruitment drive 

10 Jan

STAFFORDSHIRE theme park, Drayton Manor Park has begun its annual recruitment campaign.


Jaguar Land Rover and Drayton Manor chiefs receive New Year’s Honours 

30 Dec

Les Ratcliffe and Colin Bryan among those West Midlands business figures to be recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours 2017...


Party’s over as wedding firm falls into administration 

22 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE wedding dress and suit hire business has fallen into administration with the loss of almost 40 jobs.


Volunteers help extend Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail 

14 Dec

Staff from Lichfield’s Police Mutual Assurance Society offices gave up their day to help extend the city canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail.


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LocalGov »

Tell us the films we should show at Outdoor Cinema 2017 

20 Feb

We’re calling on movie lovers to choose the films shown at this year’s Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds.


Drop-in safety event attracts 250 visitors 

20 Feb

A drop-in event to give help and advice on domestic abuse and other personal safety issues was a huge success – with more than 250 people going along.


Council owned trees too close to property wall, 20th February 

20 Feb

Hello.


Organisational Structure Chart for All I.T Middle Management. 

20 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Stacy Edgeville on 20 February 2017 .


Come and watch as Saxon sculpture design comes to life! 

16 Feb

The final design of Tamworth’s iconic new roundabout sculpture will be revealed to the people of Tamworth next week during a live clay modelling session by award-winning artist, Luke Perry.


Saxon theme on the cards for new roundabout sculpture 

15 Feb

Consultations with more than 100 people about the design of a new landmark sculpture that will welcome people to Tamworth as they step off the train have revealed an overwhelming common theme – the town’s rich Saxon history.


HEAT can help you stay warm in your home 

14 Feb

If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills and having trouble staying warm in your home, help and advice is available from our free HEAT number.


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

7 Feb

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Jenny Pennington on 7 February 2017 .


Drop-in event to offer help and advice on domestic abuse and staying safe 

6 Feb

An information day is taking place in the town centre next Tuesday (February 14) to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the help which is available to both victims and perpetrators.


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999 »

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.


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.


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  • Tamworth Castle and a big gun.

     on flickr 14 Jan 07
    Another view of Tamworth Castle with just a few selected trees around it. (All the others having been chopped down). There are also four cannons in the Castle grounds, this being one of them.


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