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Tamworth man’s memories of Three Lions’ greatest day shared in … 

23 Jul

A TAMWORTH man who witnessed one of England's greatest sporting moments has appeared in a special book of memories.


Cannabis factory discovered in St Georges Road cupboard in… 

23 Jul

A CANNABIS factory was discovered in a North Warwickshire cupboard following a tip-off from a a member of the public.


Summerwatch campaign to promote crime prevention in Tamworth 

23 Jul

INFORMATION and advice will be offered as part of a summer campaign to promote safety and crime prevention.


Norman shows he has a heart as he backs our campaign 

22 Jul

SUPPORT continues to increase for the Herald's Have a Heart Campaign as another kind person has pledged to get a life-saving defibrillator up in Tamworth.


Pokemon GO phenomenon unites the people of Tamworth 

22 Jul

They say Sunday is a day of rest, but last weekend Tamworth was alive with the sense of adventure, laughter and fun and it all had something to do with virtual pocket-sized monsters, SAM JONES reports IT was the phenomenon that set the world alight ...


Jump Xtreme Tamworth – Sneak peek at the new trampoline park 

22 Jul

HUNDREDS of people from across Tamworth will be bouncing off the walls this weekend when a brand new trampoline park opens in the town.


Operation Nemesis Success in Tamworth for a Second Day 

21 Jul

A SECOND DAY of success for Operation Nemesis in Tamworth as more drugs are stopped from hitting the streets and another lethal weapon is now out of circulation.


Stepping out for a fourth year against domestic violence 

21 Jul

Men and women of Tamworth are being encouraged to sign up to walk a mile in each other’s shoes – all to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.


Pigs have their bacon saved as Trotters Trail is here to stay 

21 Jul

TAMWORTH’S herd of replica pigs has been such a hit with residents and visitors that it has been decided to leave the perfect porkers in place until they reach the end of their natural life span.


PCC’s People Power Fund turning local ideas into reality 

21 Jul

LOCAL groups in Tamworth with bright ideas for community safety solutions will be able to apply for money from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Fund in less than a fortnight.


Find out about Summerwatch this weekend  

21 Jul

A CAMPAIGN to promote safety and crime prevention over the summer months is setting out its stall and encouraging people of all ages to come along and find out more at a free event in the Castle Grounds this Saturday.


Dosthill pensioner in limbo as sewage continues to fester outside… 

21 Jul

AN elderly woman in Tamworth has been left in limbo with sewage outside her home for two months after an ongoing argument between two water companies.


Horror as toddler burned on skate ramp in scorching sunshine 

21 Jul

A TODDLER needed burns treatment after touching a skate ramp that had reached a sizzling 51 degrees celsius in the sunshine.


SCHOOL PROMS 2016 – Hundreds of photos from schools in Tamworth… 

21 Jul

SCHOOLS across Tamworth and North Warwickshire have been holding their 2016 prom events - and here are hundreds of photos showing how they got on.


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Sport »

Newcastle Borough Council Sports Coaching Vacancies 

22 Jul

Newcastle Borough Council currently have a number of Sports Coaching vacancies available.


Burton Albion Community Trust Vacancies 

21 Jul

Burton Albion Community Trust are currently seeking to employ a Primary School Sport Manager and a Caretaker & Maintenance Supervisor.


Kieran looks forward to Aston Villa meeting 

21 Jul

SPORTS therapist Kieren Berry says he can't wait for the clash between his two teams as Aston Villa head to Tamworth next Wednesday (July 27).


Lambs step up bid for former Mansfield Town winger 

21 Jul

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell is set to step up his interest in winger Louis Briscoe as the Lambs prepare for the unveiling of their new 3G pitch next Wednesday.


Ex-Forest youth is on Morrell’s radar 

20 Jul

TAMWORTH FC boss Andy Morrell is considering a move for former Nottingham Forest youth ace Kieran Fenton.


Tamworth FC get set for ‘exciting new era’ with Aston Villa… 

20 Jul

TAMWORTH chairman Bob Andrews says the club is ready for an exciting new era and admits he can't wait for the new National North campaign to get started.


Tamworth FC: Andy focuses on ‘good aspects’ of games 

20 Jul

ANDY Morrell says he is pleased by his side's progress despite seeing them slip to their first defeat of pre-season in midweek.


Bolehall will learn from their tricky pre-season challenges 

20 Jul

BOLEHALL Swifts joint-boss Joe Obi says his side's pre-season defeat to Coleshill Town on Saturday will benefit them far more than if they had dished out a thrashing on a lower league side.


Former Lambs and Birmingham City winger joins the Scholars 

20 Jul

FORMER Tamworth, Birmingham City and Walsall midfielder Peter Till has made the move to Chasetown from local rivals Stafford Rangers.


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Business People Wanted for Safer Neighbourhood Panels 

23 Jul

Business people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being offered the chance to play a pivotal role in local policing in their community.


Wigginton Park hoping to take Gold in Regional in Bloom Competition 

23 Jul

One of Tamworth’s best-loved parks is hoping to claim gold in a brand-new Heart of England in Bloom category.


New Gorilla Glass helps Prevent Phone Smashes 

23 Jul

Dropping your smartphone when taking a selfie could soon be less risky, says specialist glass maker Corning.


A38(M) Aston Expressway and M6 Junction 6 Closed this Weekend 

23 Jul

Commuters and shoppers heading to central Birmingham this weekend may face delays, as the A38(M) Aston Expressway and M6 junction 6 are closed for repairs and will not reopen until 6am on Monday.


Be Sensible and Use Common Sense: Pokémon Go Advice from Staffordshire Police 

23 Jul

People in Staffordshire are being warned to stay safe and take steps to protect their personal data when playing Pokémon Go, the latest online gaming craze.


2016 Midland Media Awards launched 

18 Jul

HSBC will be headline sponsor for prestige honours.


UK Offered Brexit Free Trade Deal with Australia 

17 Jul

Australia has called for a free trade deal with Britain following its exit from the European Union.


No Article 50 Trigger until UK Wide Approach is Agreed 

15 Jul

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the Government will not trigger Article 50, the formal trigger of divorce talks with the European Union, until a “UK approach” has been agreed.


Tamworth People Invited to have say on Metro Mayor Plans 

15 Jul

Members of the public in Tamworth are being consulted on the functions and responsibilities of an elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).


Operation TARPA to Tackle Underage Drinking in Tamworth 

14 Jul

A hard-hitting operation aimed at tackling underage drinking and helping young school leavers to enjoy themselves in safety is taking to the streets of Tamworth for the sixth year this summer.


Theresa May to Succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister on Wednesday 

11 Jul

Graham Brady MP Chairman of the 1922 committee of Conservative MPs, which is overseeing the leadership contest, has declared Theresa May is the new Conservative Party Leader with immediate effect.


M42 Junction 10 to Junction 7 to Close for Carriageway Resurfacing from Tonight 

11 Jul

Highways England has announced the M42 southbound carriageway between junction 10 and junction 7 will be closed for carriageway resurfacing from between 9pm and 6am from tonight until next Monday 17th July.


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Features »

Morning Prayer – Saturday, 23 July 2016 

23 Jul

Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 Psalm 41 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.


Visits to Draycote Water and Brandon Marsh 

22 Jul

20th July 2016 It finally came together at Draycote Water this week.


Morning Prayer – Friday, 22 July 2016 

22 Jul

Mary Magdalene Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 21 July 2016 

21 Jul

Psalm 37 Fret not because of evildoers; be not jealous of those who do wrong.


Week’s round-up 

20 Jul

Wednesday 13th July 2016 A few images from the week's wanderings.


Cicily Inspo – Boho Brights 

20 Jul

Summer and festivals go hand-in-hand.


Middleton Lakes RSPB 

20 Jul

Wednesday 20th July 2016 A few images from a trip to Middleton Lakes RSPB yesterday.


Morning Prayer – Wednesday, 20 July 2016 

20 Jul

Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566 Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


A Perfect Day in the Country – Shropshire 

19 Jul

A piece I wrote about a perfect day in Shropshire View of Shropshire countryside from Hawkstone Park The sun sparkles on the Severn.


I Chose Cicily Bridal – Real Bride Laura 

19 Jul

Here’s another of our “I Chose Cicily” blog’s, with the lovely Laura sharing her real bride story.


Morning Prayer – Tuesday, 19 July 2016 

19 Jul

Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.394 and c.379 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.


Review of Sitting Ducks 

18 Jul

Potteries author Lisa Blower My review of Lisa Blower’s Stoke-on-Trent-based novel Sitting Ducks has been published on Structo literary magazine’s website here.


Morning Prayer – Monday, 18 July 2016 

18 Jul

Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When ...


Blog Post: It’s a small world 

15 Jul

Being out and about on the reserve doesn’t mean always having to look for birds.


File: Tree Bumble Bee? 

15 Jul

Saw this character at Middleton Hall yesterday.


Morning Prayer – Thursday, 14 July 2016, 

14 Jul

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866 Psalm 14 The fool has said in his heart,‘There is no God.


Win a Wedding Dress! 

12 Jul

Following on from our recent post about becoming the newest members of the Retail Bridalwear Association – Whoop Whoop! #happydance Cicily Bridal are excited to be included as one of the fantastic bridal retailers that are supporting the RBA’s ...


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Business news »

Retailer creates 40 jobs with new Staffordshire distribution hub 

22 Jun

NATIONAL furniture brand DFS has signed up to a major letting in Tamworth in a move that will create 40 jobs.


Manufacturer doubles space at Birch Coppice 

14 Jun

Bathroom firm HiB signs deal with IM Properties to pre-let 80,000 sq ft of space on business park near Tamworth...


Care centre expands after new funding deal 

13 Jun

A STAFFORDSHIRE care centre specialising in support for elderly people has expanded following a new funding deal.


BREAKING NEWS: £80m motor dealership acquired in JLR-inspired deal 

9 Jun

AN £80m-turnover motor dealership in the West Midlands has been acquired in a major deal.


Tamworth town centre gateway scheme enters new phase 

6 Jun

PEOPLE in Tamworth are being asked for their views on plans to improve the gateway areas between the railway station and the town centre.


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood businesses to take part in free photoshoot 

26 May

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a free photoshoot to help boost trade across the region.


Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.


Drayton Manor Park creates 450 seasonal jobs 

13 Apr

DRAYTON Manor Park has appointed more than 450 jobs in its latest seasonal recruitment drive.


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Popular pigs are here to stay 

22 Jul

Tamworth’s herd of replica pigs has been such a hit with residents and visitors that it has been decided to leave the perfect porkers in place until they reach the end of their natural life span.


Sign up now to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 

22 Jul

It’s time to sign up for a walk in which men and women of Tamworth are being encouraged to pull on high heels and walk a mile to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.


Two weeks left to enter In Bloom competitions 

18 Jul

If you’re planning to enter our Tamworth in Bloom competitions for green-fingered gardeners or pub landlords, there’s now just two weeks left before entries close.


Operation TARPA targets underage drinking 

18 Jul

A hard-hitting operation aimed at tackling underage drinking and helping young school leavers to enjoy themselves in safety is taking to the streets of Tamworth for the sixth year this summer.


On pavement at rear or 73 Carlcroft, 17th July 

17 Jul

The fridge/freezer has been left outside the rear of 73/74 Carcroft and has been there for at least a week.


Are you eligible for free energy measures? 

15 Jul

You could be eligible for a government scheme which offers full grants for central heating systems, new boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation.


Bullying in Tamworth Borough Council 

14 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Yabootoyou on 14 July 2016 .


Park Farm Lodge Care Home Park Farm Road, Kettlebrook, Tamworth B77 1DX 

14 Jul

Clarification sent to Staffordshire County Council by Anahita Behrooz on 14 July 2016 .


Rain didn’t spoil the In Bloom fun as judges visited 

13 Jul

The rain fell and the sky was grey, when two judges from Heart of England in Bloom came to Tamworth yesterday to cast their eyes over the borough’s formal glory.


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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.


Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth 

9 Nov

Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.


Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe 

25 Sep

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people.


Staffordshire Police Open Day Sunday 28 June 

23 Jun

With just days to go until the Open Day this Sunday, Staffordshire Police are busy making final preparations as they set to throw open their gates and host a behind the scenes day at Police Headquarters.


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