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Tamworth Breastfeeding Service farewell party marks ten years of… 

26 Mar

With funding for the formal co-ordination of the Tamworth Breastfeeding Service being cut in a matter of days, a huge group of mums came together at a farewell party this afternoon (Thursday) to mark its ten-year history.


Cash help for voluntary groups 

26 Mar

VOLUNTARY groups and organisations across Tamworth have received a cash boost of more than £5,000 from Tamworth Borough Council.


Do the ‘Tick Tock Test’ when the clocks go forward 

26 Mar

FIREFIGHTERS are urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarms when they change their clocks on Sunday, March 29.


Lichfield woman sentenced after unlawfully killing Partner 

26 Mar

A LICHFIELD woman has been handed a hospital order for the unlawful killing of her partner at her home.


Police WILL have base in Tamworth town centre despite station… 

26 Mar

POLICE have promised that they WILL continue to have a base in the town centre after plans were announced to demolish the existing police station in Tamworth - to make was for a new college campus.


Herald Opinion: Farewell to old Tamworth police station 

26 Mar

THERE are certain buildings that you expect to find in every town; a library, a town hall, a fire station perhaps a parish church.


Have your say on how the Police are funded 

26 Mar

PEOPLE in Tamworth are being urged to have their say on key issues such as online security and how the police are funded.


Sweet success as Helen’s cakes take double gold at Cake… 

26 Mar

AN award-winning cake decorator from Tamworth is setting her sights on further glory after winning gold at two prestigious events.


Tamworth people urged to speak out about key police issues 

26 Mar

People in Tamworth are being urged to have their say on key issues such as online security and how the police are funded.


​University student with POTS condition to take part in Morrisons… 

26 Mar

A university student from Tamworth has signed up for a lengthy marathon event to raise awareness of her rare medical condition.


‘Paedophile Hunter’ film nominated for BAFTA craft award 

26 Mar

YET another prestigious TV accolade could be awarded to the documentary about Tamworth's paedophile hunter Stinson Hunter.


Free home insulation offer is extended 

25 Mar

TAMWORTH residents are being given more time to get their lofts and cavity walls insulated completely free of charge – after the offer was extended until June.


Borough Council are making it easier for customers to get in touch 

25 Mar

TAMWORTH Borough Council is asking its customers how they get in touch with the authority, how their needs are changing and what can be done to make customer service even better.


Quiz: Can you identify eight Atherstone buildings? 

25 Mar

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald...


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Sport »

Chorley challenge looms as Lambs play-off bid goes on 

26 Mar

KEY games are coming thick and fast as Tamworth bid to cement their place in the Conference North play-offs and manager Andy Morrell says the Lambs should relish the big-match stage.


MATCH OFF – The Sam Kimberley Cup Final 

26 Mar

Tonight's Sam Kimberley Cup Final between Dr Johnson FC & GS Rockets FC has unfortunately been postponed by our hosts, Walsall Wood FC.


Last chance to nominate your grassroots hero 

26 Mar

Tomorrow is the final chance for you to nominate your grassroots hero for the 2015 FA Community Awards.


Tamworth FC keeper Belshaw hails ‘Mr Versatile’ Phil Trainer 

26 Mar

JAMES Belshaw hailed team-mate Phil Trainer's versatility as he stepped in at centre back to help Tamworth secure a vital three points against local rivals Hednesford.


Tamworth ABC star Ryan Hatton warned to avoid complacency 

26 Mar

TAMWORTH heavyweight Ryan Hatton goes into his big fight in the England Boxing Elite championships this weekend with a warning from his coach.


Tamworth FC boss Morrell reflects on Smith’s Wales call 

25 Mar

IT'S given him a headache but Lambs boss Andy Morrell says he is delighted for on-loan defender Dom Smith after he received his first call-up to the Welsh Under-21 squad for their upcoming game against Bulgaria.


Morrell is excited by potential of new Tamworth FC players 

25 Mar

Lambs boss Andy Morrell believes his two latest signings have potential.


Leicester Tigers challenge for Tamworth juniors 

25 Mar

YOUNGSTERS from Tamworth RFC under-12s will enjoy an opportunity of a lifetime this weekend as they take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.


Atherstone Town coach Chapman salutes Cadbury heroes 

25 Mar

ATHERSTONE Town coach Wayne Chapman says his side's 1-0 win at Cadbury on Saturday was arguably the best performance since his return to Sheepy Road.


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Are You One of Staffordshire’s Top Artists? 

26 Mar

Shire Hall Stafford Artists looking to see their works of art on a countywide stage are being encouraged to submit their artwork to the 2015 Staffordshire Open Art Exhibition.


Time to Put the Record Straight Over Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

26 Mar

Sir Robert Peel hospital I want to put the record straight over the Sir Robert Peel hospital and certain claims made in the local media.


Landmark for Birmingham bowlers 

25 Mar

Erdington Court Bowls Club 90th anniversary open day.


Tamworth Residents Urged to Taste Something New Before it’s Too Late 

24 Mar

There’s still time to try something new as part of a jam-packed programme of free arts taster sessions being held in community venues across Tamworth.


Scheme to Support Vulnerable People in Tamworth to be Extended 

24 Mar

A pilot project, which provides housing support to Tamworth residents being discharged from hospital, is to be extended.


Health and Wellbeing Projects across Tamworth get £500,000 Funding 

24 Mar

Healthy cooking on a budget, a mentoring scheme to help people get back into work and support for people with dementia and their families are just some of the projects, which have been awarded more than £500,000.


Conservative MEP’s Win Key Free Trade Vote in Brussels 

24 Mar

Daniel Dalton MEP West Midlands Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton, lead negotiator for the ECR Group on the Internal Market Committee (IMCO), has lauded Conservative victories in a key vote on the proposed free trade deal with the USA.


Christopher Pincher Announces “Best Tamworth” Competition Winners 

24 Mar

Chris Pincher MP with the overall winners Jenny Humphries and Kate Casey of The Kitchen café in Marmion Street Local MP, Christopher Pincher, has announced Tamworth’s best pub, restaurant, shop and market stall as votes for by the public.


Fun from Cauldwell Children 

24 Mar

Magical activity days in Tamworth and Cheslyn Hay will entertain and educate disabled children.


SPAN Information Day – Coton Centre 

23 Mar

Dig-iT is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in the Staffordshire Parent Action Network (SPAN) Information Day at the Coton Centre on Thursday 26th March between 10:00am and 2:00pm.


Keep ‘em Peeled – RIP Shaw Taylor of Police 5 

19 Mar

Shaw Taylor, the presenter of ITV’s Police 5, which ran for 30 years, has died.


TBC Submits Bid for £900K Creative Quarter Grant to Heritage Lottery Fund 

15 Mar

The bid for more than £900,000 in funding towards the restoration of Tamworth Assembly Rooms and the development of a Creative Quarter in the town centre has been submitted by Tamworth Borough Council to the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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Features »

So What do you Do all day? 

26 Mar

This is one of those 'funny' comments that grace my life every so often and I guess that, not being in any way unique (whilst being unique in every way!), others in the clergy are blessed with the same comments too! It's an odd thing but when this ...


Visitors. 

26 Mar

Narrow boat Millie M caught up with us, then Maffi and Molly came aboard for long ‘discussions’ over tea, evening meal and of course a couple of Guinness's! it’s always lovely to meet up with him to exchange views on just about everything.


Morning prayer – 26 March 15 

26 Mar

Passiontide Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist, 1883 Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.


Short story ‘Facing the Music’ published 

25 Mar

Homeless anthology My short story ‘Facing the Music’ has been published in the Homeless anthology by SASH.


There cannot be ‘one rule for one and one rule for another’ – #RIPTopGear @JeremyClarkson 

25 Mar

BBC director general Tony Hall said he took the decision to end Clarkson’s BBC career “with great regret”, 16 days after he was suspended following a “fracas” with a member of the Top Gear production team, but said the presenter had “...


40 Acts – In Courage 

25 Mar

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.


Morning Prayer – 25 March 15 

25 Mar

The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 111 Alleluia.


Braunston Bakes.. 

25 Mar

More delightful homemade goodies, a different selection this time too and most enjoyable.


40 Acts – Be First 

24 Mar

ACT #30: BE FIRST There are probably very few scenarios where we ought to push for ‘first’.


Morning Prayer – 24 March 15 

24 Mar

Passiontide Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396 Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953 Psalm 35 Contend, O Lord, with those that contend with me; fight against those ...


Acts 40 – Bless the Boss 

23 Mar

"Work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you're really serving God.


The things you see. 

23 Mar

It was siesta time for these handsome sheep with a bit of quiet contemplation and a lot of chewing, baaa! Any ideas of what make this unique looking motorbike is then? This poor little rusty-ish Ford Popular had a notice in it’s window saying ’...


Morning Prayer – 23 March 15 

23 Mar

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


Badger Watching 

21 Mar

I have of late been spending more time watching local Badgers.


First of the year – always a pleasure 

21 Mar

Tuesday 17th March 2015 Went to Ladywalk and had an eventful hour or so.


I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair, silent and starving 

21 Mar

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.


Solar Eclipse. 

21 Mar

I’m falling apart at the seems, another bit of tooth broke off, so an appointment was made with my dentist.


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Business news »

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.


Property consultancy sells 162 acres of development land in Staffordshire 

9 Feb

BIRMINGHAM property consultancy GVA has completed the sale of 162 acres of land at Dunstall Lane, near Tamworth in Staffordshire.


New faces at Gough Bailey Wright 

27 Jan

Worcestershire PR and marketing agency grows team to work on clients such as Drayton Manor and Bovis...


M&G Real Estate commits £81m to fund new warehouse for Euro Car Parts 

26 Jan

IM Properties seals deal with property investor to develop more commercial property at Tamworth logistics hub...


Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council 

21 Jan

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services...


Lloyds concludes new banking deal with Staffordshire local authority 

20 Jan

LLOYDS Bank Commercial Banking has announced a new agreement with Tamworth Borough Council, which will see the provision of ongoing banking facilities across all of the local authoritys service...


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LocalGov »

Litter, 24th March 

24 Mar

There is a load of litter at the side of the footpath which leads down from the Kerria area towards Sorrel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Juniper, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...


Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.


Amendment of the Law | Commons debates 

23 Mar

During most of her speech, the right hon.


Software Licenses 

19 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Leo Wu on 19 March 2015 .


Flytipping on Footpath at the side of 24 Calder B77 4BS, 18th March 

18 Mar

On Tuesday morning a broken upright vacuum cleaner was on the public footpath at the side of 24 Calder.


Software Licenses 

18 Mar

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Leo Wu on 18 March 2015 .


At the rear of 17 and 22 Calder B77 4BS, 16th March 

16 Mar

There has been a leather look three piece suite outside the rear of the above two houses for a period of about 5 weeks now.


£900k Creative Quarter bid submitted to HLF 

13 Mar

The bid for more than £900,000 in funding towards the restoration of Tamworth Assembly Rooms and the development of a Creative Quarter in the town centre has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Flytipping, 12th March 

12 Mar

A load of household waste thrown onto side of footpath which goes past the Kerria centre down towards Sorrel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Juniper, Amington Report on FixMyStreet...


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West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit 

19 Mar

The West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WM ROCU) is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to fight organised crime across the region.


Statement from Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers in response to the determination of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on Operation Kalmia 

18 Mar

Temporary Chief Constable Jane Sawyers: “I welcome the determination the Police and Crime Commissioner has reached and remain grateful for the support family, friends and colleagues have given me during the investigation.


Police launch next phase of Counter Terrorism campaign to prevent tragedies 

16 Mar

The National Police Counter Terrorism Network and partners have rolled out the next phase of an awareness raising campaign designed to reach out to families, to help prevent young people travelling to Syria.


SAFETY INFORMATION: large factory fire in Tamworth 

11 Mar

We’re currently helping colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue who are dealing with a large factory fire at a premises in Lichfield Road Industrial estate, Tamworth.


Can you help us trace missing girl from Lichfield? 

4 Mar

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 17 year-old girl from Burton.


Staffordshire equestrians urged to be vigilant 

4 Mar

Staffordshire horse owners and equestrian businesses are being urged to increase vigilance after increased reports of tack thefts around the county.


Did you witness suspicious behaviour in Drayton Bassett near Tamworth? 

3 Mar

We're appealing for the public's help after an aggravated burglary at a home near Tamworth.


Arrest in Tamworth courier fraud investigation 

27 Feb

Officers investigating two 'courier fraud' incidents in Tamworth in October and November 2014 have arrested a 40-year-old man, from the Aston area of Birmingham, with fraud.


Midlands gang jailed for armed robberies 

17 Feb

Three men and one woman from the West Midlands were today (Monday, 16th February) jailed for conspiring to commit a series of armed cash in transit robberies in the Telford, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and West Midlands areas...


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