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Wrench – a crime story 

24 Mar

They left messages Emma had begged and pleaded and left little sticky notes on the cooker hood and pinned to the cork board above the sink.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 24 March 2018 

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 23 The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 22 March 2018 

22 Mar

Passiontide Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

March in Ron’s words 

21 Mar

It look as though spring has been put on hold this year.

Taming of the Shrew 

21 Mar

21st March 2018 Quiet day today, the most exciting thing I did was taking my wellies off.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 21 March 2018 

21 Mar

Passiontide Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr, 1556 Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 20 March 2018 

20 Mar

Passiontide Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 Psalm 35 Contend, O Lord, with those that contend with me; fight against those that fight against me.

Morning Prayer – Monday 19 March 2018 

19 Mar

Passiontide Joseph of Nazareth Psalm 25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies triumph over me.

Woodlark in North Warwickshire 

18 Mar

Sunday 18th March 2018 When the weather is bad - get out there.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 17 March 2018 

17 Mar

Lent Patrick, Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Morning Prayer – Friday 16 March 2018 

16 Mar

Lent Psalm 102 O Lord, hear my prayer and let my crying come before you.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 15 March 2018 

15 Mar

Lent Psalm 53 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 14 March 2018 

14 Mar

Lent Psalm 63 O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you; my soul is athirst for you.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 13 March 2018 

13 Mar

Lent Psalm 54 Save me, O God, by your name and vindicate me by your power.

Morning Prayer – Monday 12 March 2018 

12 Mar

Psalm 70 O God, make speed to save me; O Lord, make haste to help me.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 10 March 2018 

10 Mar

Lent Psalm 31 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Friday 9 March 2018 

9 Mar

Lent Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, and are so far from my salvation, from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and by night also, but I find no rest.

Not much to report 

8 Mar

Thursday 8th March 2018 The on going search for local birds of interest continues.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7 March 2018 

7 Mar

Lent Perpetua, Felicity and their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203 Psalm 38 Rebuke me not, O Lord, in your anger, neither chasten me in your heavy displeasure.

Some you win…….. 

6 Mar

Tuesday 6th March 2018 After a few days of nothing much happening Warwickshire birding burst into life.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 6 March 2018 

6 Mar

Lent Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; neither chasten me in your fierce anger.

Morning Prayer – Monday 5 March 2018 

5 Mar

Psalm 5 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my lamentation.

Snow Patrol 

4 Mar

Sunday 4th March 2018 Couple of short local walks today starting with a stroll along the River Anker from Woodford Lane.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 3 March 2018 

3 Mar

Lent Psalm 3 Lord, how many are my adversaries; many are they who rise up against me.

Morning Prayer – Friday 2 March 2018 

2 Mar

Lent Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672 Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Birding in the snow 

1 Mar

Wednesday 28th February 2018 Walks in the 'white stuff' have not yet produced the sought after Nutcracker, in fact they have not produced many birds at all.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 1 March 2018 

1 Mar

Lent David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601 Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 28 February 2018 

28 Feb

Lent Psalm 35 Contend, O Lord, with those that contend with me; fight against those that fight against me.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 27 February 2018 

27 Feb

Lent George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633 Psalm 50 The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Morning Prayer – Monday 26 February 2018 

26 Feb

Lent Psalm 26 Give judgement for me, O Lord, for I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.

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Police Launch Investigation Following Suspicious Incident in Tamworth 

22 Mar

Staffordshire Police are investigating the report of a man stopping his van by a 12-year-old boy who was walking his dog and then attempting to grab the boy by his jumper.

PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Hear the State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday 

20 Mar

Tamworth goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday.

Gold Falls from the Sky 

17 Mar

Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.

Positive Steps For Employment 

14 Mar

​ In 2016-17 , Dig-iT Adults provided a dyslexic perspective to barriers to employment as part of a consultation with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Human Resources Department.

Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Mar

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon on Saturday.

Job Show beats the Beast from the East! 

6 Mar

Winter blast fails to stop employment show.

£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death 

4 Mar

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.

Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases 

3 Mar

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.

Councillors Vote for to Give another Year of Free Swimming to Tamworth’s Residents 

27 Feb

Free swimming in Tamworth will continue for another year following a majority vote of the town’s Borough councillors that were present at the budget Full Council meeting.

Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE 

26 Feb

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.

Food from Tamworth FC’s Postponed Match Donated to Homeless Shelter 

25 Feb

Big-hearted  Salford City FC  bosses made sure no food from the club’s postponed clash with Tamworth was wasted, by donating it all to a homeless shelter.

Taxi Driver used Costa Coffee Lid as Fuel Cap 

24 Feb

An “irresponsible” taxi driver who used the lid of a Costa coffee cup as a fuel cap has had their Hackney Carriage licence suspended.

Borough Council to Hold Public Briefing on Arkall Farm Application 

24 Feb

The public hearings for the appeal to the Planning Inspector have now finished, however the outcome of this inquiry will not be known for several months.

Heavy Snow to Hit Most of UK 

24 Feb

Heavy snow is expected to hit most of the UK next week as a cold blast of air known as “the Beast from the East” arrives from Russia.

Vehicle Nuisance Prosecution 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Vincent Turley of Brook Avenue, Wilnecote, for vehicle nuisance.

Borough Council to Debate and Vote on Annual Budget 

22 Feb

Tamworth Borough Council’s elected members will meet on Tuesday evening to debate and vote on the Council’s budget for 2018/19.

Government Backs Clamp Down on Rogue Parking Firms 

28 Jan

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, today confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry.

Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After More Than 900 Years 

20 Jan

The unique 70-metre long tapestry that depicts the 1066 Norman Conquest of Britain will be put on public display in 2022.

HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area 

18 Jan

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money.

First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety 

18 Jan

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years.

Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England 

16 Jan

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases.

Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.

Beware of Courier Fraud 

16 Jan

Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of courier fraud where offenders are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal and financial information.

Council Opens New Play Area in Tamworth 

16 Jan

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New Measures to Improve the Safety of Tenants 

14 Jan

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid today confirmed government support for new legislation that will help ensure rented homes are safe and give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties.

Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales 

7 Jan

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old.

Floods and Woods 

30 Dec

' Tis the end of another year and, as usual I am filled with enthusiasm for new starts for the new year, which involves taking more exercise, eating more sensibly, and being more organised.

Blue UK Passport to Return after EU Exit 

22 Dec

After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards.

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