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Have you seen missing Rugeley man? 

23 Apr

Staffordshire Police are appealing to the public to help them in the hunt for a missing Rugeley man.

Scooter rider suffers head injuries at Tamworth Skate Park 

23 Apr

A YOUNG boy received head injuries following a scooting accident at Tamworth Skate Park.

Signed Olly Murs painting by Tamworth artist Sue Verity bought by… 

23 Apr

IT was a night to remember for three tenants of Created in Tamworth when they mixed with the stars at a glittering celebrity charity night in London.

Appeal to trace jewellery stolen by thieves 

23 Apr

Police are appealing for help to trace thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen by sneak-in thieves from a house in Kingstanding.

Medallist Jenny Jones at Tamworth’s Snowdome 

23 Apr

OLYMPIC medallist Jenny Jones is guaranteed a warm welcome when she visits the chilly slopes of Tamworth Snowdome this weekend.

Cigarettes stolen in Grendon Newsagents Burglary 

22 Apr

Warwickshire are investigating a burglary at a shop in Grendon on Sunday night, April 20, during which thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes were stolen.

Timetable for Tamworth St Georges Day Spectacular 

22 Apr

With just a few days to go until Tamworth’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in the Castle and the Castle Grounds Tamworth Informed can now reveal the timetable for the day.

Heart of England NHS Trust appoint new Chairman 

22 Apr

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, the trust that looks after Good Hope Hospital, has appointed its new chairman, following an official meeting of the Trust’s governing body.

£10,000 worth of stock stolen from Grendon newsagents 

22 Apr

CIGARETTE and alcohol stock worth an estimated 10,000 has been stolen from a newsagents.

Local charity St Giles Hospice offering people an “unforgett… 

22 Apr

LEADING local charity St Giles Hospice are offering people in Tamworth the chance to tackle "a challenge they will never forget" by participating in an exciting trek around Vietnam.

Banksy or fake? Mystery surrounds Kettlebrook graffiti artwork 

22 Apr

MYSTERY surrounds the origin of a new piece of artwork that has appeared in Tamworth.

Tamworth theatre group storm through to All-England Festival… 

22 Apr

A TAMWORTH theatre group stormed into the All England semi-finals after winning a hat-trick of awards.

“I wish you would put your arms around me one more time – Girlfriend of Paddy Woodhall pays tribute 

22 Apr

Hairdresser Stacey Davies paid tribute to Jonathon Woodhall, known as Paddy, who died in hospital after a disturbance at The Deer’s Leap pub...

Tamworth villagers visit France to commemorate Great War 

21 Apr

VILLAGERS near Tamworth visited northern France in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I.

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Tamworth Tigers are ready to roar into action 

24 Apr

Tamworth CC begin their season this weekend.

Tamworth FC ace Woolery is happy to get his chance 

24 Apr

TAMWORTH FC boss Dale Belford has utilised the pace of Kaiyne Woolery in recent weeks since recalling the frontman from loan side Maidstone UnitedAnd the talented young striker this week admitted he is delighted to have got his chance to make...

Lambs are aiming to end poor season on a high 

24 Apr

TAMWORTH aim to end a miserable Skrill Premier campaign with a flourish as they host Woking at The Lamb on Saturday night.

Atherstone Town ready for business end of season 

23 Apr

IVOR Green has warned his squad that things are about to get serious.

Cameron is proud to take on Tamworth FC captaincy 

23 Apr

STAND-IN Lambs skipper Cameron Belford says it's been an honour to lead the side out in the last three games.

Coleshill bounce back with a crushing victory over Sphinx 

23 Apr

COVENTRY SPHINX 0 COLESHILL TOWN 6 Midland Alliance COLESHILL went from the ridiculous to the sublime as they recorded their biggest win of the season just 48 hours after a heavy defeat.

Hope for Phoenix as Adam’s brace sets up opening win 

23 Apr

LANCASHIRE WOLVERINES 0 TAMWORTH PHOENIX 36TAMWORTH Phoenix began their season with a fine away win in Lancashire.

Former QPR ace pleased to see Tamworth FC young guns… 

23 Apr

GAVIN Mahon says that back-to-back victories for the already-relegated Lambs shows how much the squad still want to play for the manager Dale Belford.

Paul Broadhurst secures a top three Belfry spot 

23 Apr

ATHERSTONE golf legend Paul Broadhurst tied for third place in the opening event of the HotelPlanner.

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Obesity Time-Bomb Weighs Heavy on Worker Health 

22 Apr

New research published by Nuffield Health shows that obesity can have a negative impact on worker health and wellbeing and can lead to depression and discrimination in the workplace.

Costa Coffee joins Nando’s & Pizza Express at Ventura Park! 

22 Apr

Costa Coffee is expected to join Nando’s and Pizza Express at Ventura Park.

Custody Cells Should Not Be Mental Health Places of Safety 

19 Apr

Responding to this week’s Care Quality Commission map of health based places of safety, Staffordshire’s PCC Matthew Ellis has said police custody cells are fundamentally the wrong place for people suffering mental health crisis.

Labour Controlled Council Spends Taxpayers Money on Florida Theme Park Trip 

19 Apr

Nine council bosses are flying to the US to research theme parks in Florida at the cost of £15,441 to local taxpayers.

Is There Any Lamb In Your Takeaway Lamb Curry or Lamb Kebab? 

18 Apr

Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.

Get Set for St George’s Day Extravaganza 

18 Apr

St George’s Day – Tamworth Castle Grounds Excitement is growing for this year’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in Tamworth Castle and the Castle Grounds, complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.

Adult School Disco Charity Night In aid of Balls To Cancer 

17 Apr

Bolehall Swifts Football Club are a football club based in Tamworth, Staffordshire...

Trust Announces Further Review of Day Care Services and Car Parking at Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

17 Apr

Sir Robert Peel Hospital At last Thursday’s Tamworth Borough Council meeting of the Healthier and Safer scrutiny committee, the Chief Executive of Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announced a further review of the day care theatre and surgical ...

Walking Challenge Set to Get Underway 

17 Apr

Businesses in Tamworth have already signed up to take part in a health challenge – and more are being urged to take the plunge and get involved.

Thanks to Tamworth B&Q for bouquet of flowers 

17 Apr

ON April 10, my wife and myself were in the BQ store in Tamworth when she was suddenly taken ill with a heart complaint.

Not present to raise concerns about Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

17 Apr

SO Staffordshire County Councillor Carol Dean was appalled to read about the planned closure of the surgical ward at Sir Robert Peel hospital.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms: If it ain’t broke… 

17 Apr

I VISITED the Assembly Rooms to earlier this month see Herman's Hermits.

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Forum Post: RE: Beware of that biting farm dog. 

23 Apr


A good day’s Birding in North Warwicks. 

23 Apr

23rd April 2014 Started the day at Middleton Lakes and was delighted to be met by a Glossy Ibis flying over Fishers Mill towards Middleton Hall.

Teenager With Terminal Cancer Raised £1m For Charity Posted a Final Message To His Followers 

23 Apr

Stephen Sutton, 19, from Burntwood, in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15 and started raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Forum Post: RE: Beware of that biting farm dog. 

23 Apr

I would like to visit with my children and I would be grateful if you could advise the area to avoid the dogs.

Make Friends at Middleton 

23 Apr

RSPB Middleton this morning, and another enjoyable visit.

BH Monday. 

23 Apr

Many of the big old boats were leaving Foxton including these two, Owl and Hampton.

Welsh Medics Awarded Freedom of Cardiff For Afghanistan Duty 

23 Apr

Medics who worked around the clock to help soldiers seriously injured in Afghanistan have been honoured with a freedom parade.

So many confused people out there 

23 Apr

How odd it is that the same people who tell me that this is not a Christian country are the same people who tell me that this will be an Islamic nation within ten years and they are happy with it and then in the same breath continue to say that they ...

Made me smile: Clergy Retreat 

23 Apr

This is one of those images that made me smile and nod in tacit agreement...

Morning Prayer – Apr 23 

23 Apr

Morning Prayer Wednesday of Easter Week Psalm 147.13-end Sing praise to the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion; For he has strengthened the bars of your gates and has blest your children within you.


23 Apr

Ladies and gentlemen, birders and twitchers, may I please draw your attention to the new campaign Chris Packham has helped start in order to publicise the illegal hunting of migrant birds on the island of Malta.

Its that time of the year 

22 Apr

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Had a quick look around the farm where the Black Redstart was found yesterday but no sign today.

6 RAF Pilots, 6 Metropolitan Police Officers Plus 3 – Cycle In aid of The Jon Egging Trust 

22 Apr

6 RAF Pilots, 6 Metropolitan Police Officers and 3 other good people are doing a bike ride from New Scotland Yard on Sunday the 1st of June.

Getting our minds right about immigration 

22 Apr

Many years ago I placed a poster on the staff noticeboard advertising a meeting for those who wanted to support a 'Britain for the British' group of which I, with my Dutch name, was the Chairman.

Morning Prayer – Apr 22 

22 Apr

Easter Season Tuesday of Easter Week Psalm 112 Alleluia.

I Didn’t Drink and Drive, So Why Am I The One To Die? 

21 Apr

Son’s Last Letter To His Mom I went to a party Mom, I remembered what you said.

One of those Days 

21 Apr

21st April 2014 The Plan : the plan was to have a quick look around the Mancetter Hills, principally to look for Ring Ouzel and then ease up to Middleton Lakes to look for Grasshopper warbler and then maybe pop in to Shustoke Res.

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‘Model T’ of BSA guns reborn for modern era 

11 Apr

A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.

Drayton Manor recruits 200 staff for new season 

7 Apr

TAMWORTH-based Drayton Manor Theme Park has recruited more than 200 staff for its 2014 season.

Baby boom prompts fertility clinic’s move to Tamworth 

4 Apr

BLUE Marble Properties has acquired a 15,000 sqft office building at Ventura Park, Tamworth, on behalf of Midland Fertility Services.

Salary sacrifice firm Fleet Evolution goes large after new client wins 

25 Feb

STAFFORDSHIRE-based salary sacrifice firm Fleet Evolution has relocated to new premises to support ongoing growth.

If Your Company Holds Commercial or Personal Data, it is Vulnerable to a Security Breach! 

24 Feb

Aspîre is supporting a FREE cyber security event taking place at the Techno Centre, Coventry University on the 13 th of March 2014.

Higgs & Sons advises Impreglon on coatings business deal 

19 Feb

The Higgs team, led by Nick Taylor and supported by Jamie Partington, worked closely with the UK directors of the Tamworth-based industrial coatings business Impreglon UK on its purchase of Optical Coating Technologies for an undisclosed sum...

Coatings firm Impreglon takes over Tamworth rival 

18 Feb

THE UK arm of industrial coatings business Impreglon has bought rival Optical Coating Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Firms praised after creating new jobs for people in Lichfield and Burntwood 

30 Jan

Businesses creating new jobs for people and Lichfield have been given the thumbs-up by the Prime Minister.

IM Properties’ speculative development gamble pays off following 169,000 sq ft let 

24 Jan

DEVELOPER IM Properties has completed the letting of its second speculatively developed industrial unit at Birch Coppice Business Park near Tamworth.

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22 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to M Hill on 22 April 2014.


19 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by M Hill on 19 April 2014.

Thousands expected for St George’s Day extravaganza 

17 Apr

There’s just over a week to go until Tamworth’s spectacular St George’s Day celebrations in the castle and the Castle Grounds – complete with a medieval joust, archery and sword swallower.

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the… Castle Grounds 

17 Apr

Tamworth’s Castle Grounds are set to be transformed into Sherwood Forest this summer, when the UK’s top touring open-air theatre brings its production of the classic tale of Robin Hood to the town.

CCTV Footage Woodhouse Lane/Tamworth Road 

17 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J Gregory on 17 April 2014.

Licenced Betting Offices in Tamworth 2007-13 

17 Apr


Licenced Betting Offices in Tamworth 2007-13 

17 Apr

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Richard Richardson on 17 April 2014.

Over payments at Parking Meters in Tamworth 

15 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tamworth Informed on 15 April 2014.

Fines by Street Wardens 

14 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tamworth Informed on 14 April 2014.

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Zipping the line for charity 

16 Apr

An officer and two members of staff from Victim Support will be zipping the line to raise money for charity.

Did you witness a serious collision in Tamworth? 

15 Apr

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Tamworth.

Did you witness an assault in Tamworth? 

13 Apr

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Tamworth.

Criminals pay back £1.3 million 

9 Apr

Confiscation orders to the tune of £1.3m have hit criminals in the pocket thanks to Staffordshire Police.

Special weekend 

3 Apr

Special Constables will be out in force across Staffordshire to mark National Specials Weekend.

Theft from car in Tamworth 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a car in Wilnecote, Tamworth.

Run to Remember – the last leg 

26 Mar

The father of a female officer shot and killed in the line of duty will be supporting Team Staffs in Lichfield on the last leg of the Run to Remember.

Warwickshire and Staffordshire Horse Watch Groups work together to tackle rug thefts 

25 Mar

Warwickshire Horse Watch and Staffordshire Horse Watch have teamed up to help horse owners protect their horse’s rugs against theft.

Update: 10 Arrested in operation 

10 Mar

Following Friday’s arrest operation by Staffordshire Police three men were charged with offences and put before magistrates on Saturday.

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    Adam Cunnington heads home his 2nd goal for Tamworth in the 42nd minute at the Castle End of The Lamb.
    Tamworth (in red) beat Forest Green Rovers 2-1 at Tamworth’s home ground ‘The Lamb’ in this Blue

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