Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 25 May 2015

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Tragedy as girl is ‘killed by contraceptive pill’ aged just 21 

24 May

Fallan Kurek's parents reveal their grief at the loss of the much-loved teaching assistant...

Sign up for football school fun with Tamworth FC 

24 May

TAMWORTH FC are to hold soccer schools this week.

Reports of accident on Glascote Road, Tamworth – police and… 

24 May

EMERGENCY services were in attendance at Glascote Road today (Sunday) following unconfirmed reports that a pedestrian had been in collision with a car.

Herald History: Crowd turns on a German-run Tamworth shop 

24 May

IT WAS May 1915 and repercussions from the horrors of World War One were reverberating in Tamworth.

22 adventure sports in Birmingham and beyond – try if you dare! 

24 May

There are plenty of adventure sports to try out in Birmingham and beyond this half term or even for a Father's Day treat...

Dying for cuppa and chat at Death Café in Tamworth 

24 May

SHOPPERS and students in Tamworth town centre dropped in to a street caf this week to talk about death.

M42 fire drama as van bursts into flames 

23 May

Callers alert emergency services after spotting the scene as they pass by...

‘Disbelief’ as county says no to replacing school lollipop lady 

23 May

A TAMWORTH parent has branded Staffordshire County Council's plans to not replace a soon-to-retire lollipop lady as 'negligent'.

Affordable healthy cooking explained on new courses 

23 May

TAMWORTH residents are set to benefit from another free healthy cooking event taking place in the town.

A5 entry slip to be closed until end of July 

23 May

DRIVERS wanting to get on to the A5 at Wilnecote are to face weeks of changes to their route due to roadworks.

New Chief Constable for Staffordshire Police 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis has announced Jane Sawyers as his preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police.

Phone fools the target of traffic police operation 

22 May

TRAFFIC cops will be out in force across the region next week as part of a national clampdown on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel.

Happy 100th birthday to Tamworth organist Ethel Foules 

22 May

AN Edingale woman will celebrate her 100th birthday this weekend.

PlayStation 4 incentive for youngsters to visit website 

22 May

Tamworth youngsters will be in with the chance of scooping a PlayStation 4 if they visit a hard-hitting 'microsite'.

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IN PICTURE: Tamworth Junior League Finals Day 

24 May

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...

Tamworth FC new boy Danny delighted to link up with Morrell 

24 May

DANNY Newton says the chance to work with Andy Morrell was too good to turn down.

Bolehall Swifts star striker Yonwin quits for Highgate 

23 May

Bolehall Swifts have been rocked by a second setback in a week after the departure of striker Dave Yonwin.

Tamworth FC boss Andy has been ‘a breath of fresh air’ -… 

23 May

LAMBS chairman Bob Andrews this week hailed the work done by manager Andy Morrell since taking over at the club, admitting: He's been a breath of fresh air.

Taylor commits future to Tamworth FC 

22 May

Connor Taylor has committed his future to Tamworth for the 2015-16 campaign.

Tamworth CC skipper takes the positives from defeat 

22 May

TAMWORTH CC First XI skipper Ben Maddox was left feeling pleased with what he witnessed from his team despite them slipping to a first defeat of the season on Saturday against Penkridge.

Tamworth AC stars turn on style to claim Banbury win 

21 May

TAMWORTH AC's under-17s and under-20s athletes finished top of the table in their second match in the YDL League at Banbury on Saturday.

Departing Lambs ace Vidal reflects on Wrexham AFC move 

21 May

Javan Vidal says he sought the advice of Lambs boss Andy Morrell before joining Wrexham.

Lambs keen on move for Elliott Durrell? 

21 May

Lambs news: Tamworth boss Andy Morrell has admitted he is interested in signing striker Elliott Durrell.

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New App Launches Making Council Services Available on the Move 

20 May

People looking to access council services whilst on the move can now do so on a brand new App.

Tamworth Police Appeal – Distraction Burglaries 

19 May

Through intelligence, it is predicted that in June 2015 there will be an increase in Distraction and Bogus Official Burglaries across Tamworth.

David Cameron Hits Out at 10% Pay Rise for MPs 

14 May

David Cameron has said he wants the body that sets MP’s pay to reconsider proposals for a more-than 10% pay rise later this year.

UK Unemployment Falls to Seven-Year Low 

13 May

Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and the number of people in work has continued to rise, according to the latest official figures.

Candidate admits Lib Dems must rebuild in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 May

The Liberal Democrats must rebuild themselves across Lichfield and Burntwood admits defeated parliamentary candidate Paul Ray.

Christopher Pincher Re-elected as Tamworth MP with Increased Majority 

9 May

Christopher Pincher speaking after the General Election result in Tamworth was declared Christopher Pincher has been re-elected as the Conservative member of Parliament for Tamworth  for with an increased majority of 11,302.

Vote Conservative in Tamworth 

4 May

Local Conservatives have three main priorities for Tamworth, economic growth, protecting our heritage and protecting the vulnerable residents of our borough and we will ensure the council’s finances are used to meet these priorities.

Public Health Meeting Discusses Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

1 May

Sir Robert Peel Hospital I attended Staffordshire County Council’s latest public health scrutiny meeting with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust earlier this week ( Monday 27th April ) and yet again heard a different story on Sir Robert Peel ...

Tourism continues to booms in Staffordshire 

30 Apr

This month we also had the 10th annual Destination Staffordshire Tourism Conference with more than 100 businesses from across the county getting together at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Investment Fraud Alert – National Savings and Investments Clone 

24 Apr

Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings Investments and are contacting members of the public, cold calling them and offering them the chance to invest in 65+ Bonds (also known as Pensioner Bonds).

Parcel Delivery Scam – Blind Lady from Tamworth Conned 

20 Apr

Tamworth’s Neighbourhood Watch has issued the following alert after a blind lady was conned.

James Anderson Breaks Sir Ian Botham’s England Wicket Record 

17 Apr

James Anderson surpassed Sir Ian Botham as England’s highest Test wicket-taker in history with his 384th dismissal in his 100th match.

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Can’t make it to Church (24 May 15)? ‘Business as unusual!’ 

24 May

So that's it then.

On to Devizes. 

24 May

The next day turned out fine and clear after a day of rain which made for beautiful clear cruising.

Hair-pulling #disorder watched over five million times on #Youtube 

24 May

A selfie project documenting a young woman’s battle with a hair-pulling disorder has been watched over five million times on YouTube.

Wordless – Geese and Goslings 

24 May

Geese and Goslings – TP Linked up with Silent Sunday...

Ifs, buts and maybes. 

24 May

Working through a weeks photos there are always the goodies you can't wait to publish, the majority of out of focus rejects and a couple that get you reaching for the reference books.

Dear person reading this … 

24 May

Dear person reading this, I hope your day has been going well, if not, I hope it gets better You are an amazing person who will inspire others to do great things so keep up the hard work.

Ireland The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote 

24 May

The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won’t be the last! What an incredible accomplishment Irish voters have decisively voted in favour of marriage equality, making Ireland the first country to do so through ...

Night Prayer (Compline) on the eve of Pentecost 

24 May

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

Local Surprises 

23 May

The first surprise, well not really a surprise as I knew the proposed date of this event, but the surprise was in the fact that this time the promised date delivered the goods ...

Called? Back from Conference (and it’s not ‘Yes’) 

23 May

One of the most consistent things to come out of my conversations regarding those who have been to a selection conference is: 'Please don't just ignore us!' I have encountered a few (well eight to be exact) people who felt that the message, 'Go away ...

Honey Street. 

23 May

The Heron was watching for fish and kept taking off to move along right in front of Oakfield enabling me to get these lovely action shots.

Morning Prayer – 23 May 15 

23 May

Psalm 42 As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.

Cyprus – 2015 

22 May

6th -20th May 2015 Report on birds encountered on holiday on Cyprus.

Church Growth: A growing area? 

22 May

One of the (many) challenges I have before me is to befound in the area of churchgrowth.

Morning Prayer – 22 May 15 

22 May

Psalm 28 To you I call, O Lord my rock; be not deaf to my cry, lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.

Just a perfick day. 

22 May

This was one of my favourite cottage views with that lovely ancient tree standing in the field.

Presentation – Introduction to Social Media Marketing 

21 May

We did a talk to WiRE Lichfield a few months ago, on an introduction to Social Media Marketing.

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Business news »

Profits up 18% for nightclub operator Luminar 

19 May

THE UKs largest nightclub operator, The Luminar Group, which has clubs across the West Midlands, has seen an 18% increase in full year profits.

Drayton Manor recruits Rees Bradley Hepburn for summer campaign 

19 May

Agency will lead creative campaigns for radio, TV and video on demand to target summer, Halloween and Christmas holiday periods...

M6 Toll donation boosts Lichfield school’s autism resources 

22 Apr

Work to help students with autism at a Lichfield school has been aided by a £500 donation.

Positive first post-IPO results for Epwin Group 

16 Apr

WINDOWS manufacturer Epwin Group has posted a positive set of annual results - its first since floating on AIM last year.

Peer to peer lender surpasses £100m in loans 

30 Mar

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has reported that it has broken the £100m lending barrier.

Equipment fire firm opens national distribution centre in Staffs 

9 Mar

SPEEDY, the tools, equipment and plant hire services company, has opened a national distribution centre (NDC) in Tamworth which is says will revolutionise the way it operates.

St Modwen puts in for planning to extend business park 

24 Feb

BIRMINGHAM developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to extend Centurion Park in Tamworth.

Top visitor attraction at Drayton Manor set for major expansion 

18 Feb

DRAYTON Manor Theme Park is set to expand one of its most popular visitor attractions as part of a £2.5m investment.

Peer to peer lender celebrates injection of investment cash 

13 Feb

TAMWORTH-based peer to peer lender ThinCats has announced an underwriting deal with ESO Capital Group.

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LocalGov »

Bin has not been emptied in days, 23rd May 

23 May

Bin near children's play area near reservoirs not been emptied recently.

Bin not been emptied in days., 23rd May 

23 May

The bin on the lamppost has not been emptied in days.

Red chair dumped in hedge, 23rd May 

23 May

A large chair has been dumped in the hedgerow alongside the footpath which is at the back of Clematis.

Large bales of padding or similar in black plastic bags, 23rd May 

23 May

There are some very large black bags containing what looks like padding or similar.

Wind damaged tree branch, 23rd May 

23 May

A branch of a tree has split from the main trunk , could be dangerous to small children if it falls.

Fly tipping, 23rd May 

23 May

An old carpet dumped at side of footpath at the back of Clematis Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Clematis, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...

Car with no tax (checked on parked on Belgrave Road, 21st May 

21 May

A blue Vauxhall Vectra, reg number DN04 SSJ parks on Belgrave Road (near garages at rear of 31-35).

List of Licensed HMO's 

21 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Dean Starr on 21 May 2015 .

List of Licensed HMO's 

20 May

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Dean Starr on 20 May 2015 .

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Staffordshire Police Open Day – Sunday 28 June 

15 May

Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s event, Staffordshire Police are once again hosting an Open Day to give local people the chance to take a look behind the scenes at Police Headquarters.

Did you see Jason or this car? 

8 May

We’re appealing for anyone who saw a blue Skoda Fabia, registration FE57RUA, in the Amington area of Tamworth from 11am on Saturday 2 May.

Have you seen teenager missing from Tamworth? 

7 May

Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing teenager.

Can you help us find these suspected fraudsters? 

7 May

We’ve issued this CCTV image as part of an investigation into a parcel delivery type scam in the Burton area.

Fatal collision in Tamworth 

5 May

Collision investigators are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at around 4:40 pm on Tuesday 5 May.

Man found in road with life threatening head injuries 

2 May

Just before 11.52am today (Saturday 2 May), a man was found lying in the road with life threatening head injuries outside The Yews Farm, Haunton, nr Tamworth.

Did you witness RTC on A38 at Fradley? 

27 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A38 at Fradley this morning.

SCAM ALERT: Residents are urged to be on guard against parcel delivery scam 

24 Apr

We’re issuing a warning to residents after several incidents in the past month where a man posing as a parcel delivery driver has tricked residents into giving their card details.

Woman pulled to safety from canal 

22 Apr

Officers from Tamworth were called on to rescue a woman from the canal in Tamworth yesterday (Tuesday).

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     on flickr 19 Apr 13
    Fazeley Junction the terminus of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (at the left of the shot) where it meets with the Coventry Canal.

    The Coventry Canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1768,

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