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Morning Prayer – Saturday 16 September 2017 

16 Sep

Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts, c.432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882 Psalm 147 Alleluia.

The Tombs of warriors: Not merely made! 

14 Sep

The tombs of warriors are not 'merely' made of marble, nor only found inscribed in places of still remembrance, but in the deep waters, the silent moors, the stifled laugh, are they made real.

Autumn Wedding Inspiration 

14 Sep

Oooh, did you feel the chill in the air this morning? I know this summer hasn’t really delivered on it’s seasonal job (you know – sun, warmth, clear blue skies, not much to ask!) but it’s the first time since March I’ve had to wear my ...

Cicily Bridal Bridesmaids Event – Wednesday, 4th October 

12 Sep

Bridesmaid Event at Cicily Bridal The wedding season is slowly drawing to an end and whether you’ve attended weddings this year as a guest or as a bridesmaid, you’ve been able to secretly research what you like and what you don’t like for your ...

September volunteer work day 

10 Sep

There’s lots of jobs to get through on the reserve this time of year so many we could be working every weekend.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 9 September 2017V 

9 Sep

Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest, 1880 Psalm 120 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; I called to the Lord and he answered me.

Morning Prayer – Friday 8 September 

8 Sep

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 7 September 2017 

7 Sep

Psalm 113 Alleluia.

Seven months on Tameside 

6 Sep

Our volunteers have had an exciting year with phase two of our profiling work completed, the island in the river Tame created and lots of new planting done.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 6 September 2017 

6 Sep

Allen Gardiner, Missionary, Founder of the South American Mission Society, 1851 Psalm 110 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Fool’s Gold – a short story 

5 Sep

Not the brilliant Stone Roses’ track, but a short story… Tumbledown cottage Friday: ‘Any better suggestions?’ Carol said nothing.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 5 September 2017 

5 Sep

Psalm 106 Alleluia.

Morning Prayer – 4 September 2017 

4 Sep

Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650 Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 1 September 2017 

1 Sep

Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710 Psalm 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.

Morning Prayer – Thursday, 31 August 2017 

31 Aug

Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651 Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

Late August 

29 Aug

The rest of August Apart from a fruitless twitch to Portland.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 29 August 2017 

29 Aug

The Beheading of John the Baptist Psalm 87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Morning Prayer – Monday 28 August 2017 

28 Aug

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430 Psalm 80 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that led Joseph like a flock; Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Morning Prayer – Friday, 25 August 2017 

25 Aug

Psalm 55 Hear my prayer, O God; hide not yourself from my petition.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 24 August 2017 

24 Aug

St Bartholomew the Apostle Psalm 86 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and in misery.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 23 August 2017 

23 Aug

Psalm 77 I cry aloud to God; I cry aloud to God and he will hear me.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 15 August 2017 

15 Aug

The Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm 98 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things.

Morning Prayer – Saturday 12th August 2017 

12 Aug

Psalm 41 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

Morning Prayer – Friday 11th August 2017 

11 Aug

Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890 Psalm 31 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Morning Prayer – Thursday 10th August 2017 

10 Aug

Psalm 37 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9th August 2017 

9 Aug

Psalm 34 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 8 August 2017 

8 Aug

Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 Psalm 32 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

Morning Prayer – Monday 7 August 2017 

7 Aug

The Transfiguration of our Lord John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866 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? UIKEYINPUTUPARROW When the wicked...

Morning Prayer – Monday 31 July 2017 

31 Jul

Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 Psalm 1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

Morning Prayer – Friday 28 July 2017 

28 Jul

Psalm 142 I cry aloud to the Lord; to the Lord I make my supplication.

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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office 

19 Sep

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England.

Appeal for Witnesses Following Serious Assault in Tamworth 

9 Sep

Detectives in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Sorrel, Tamworth late last night.

1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are 

5 Sep

Heart Age Test  is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke.

Organisations urged to access funding to develop skills base 

5 Sep

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull.

Goodbye Yellow Pages 

2 Sep

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly-fishing is set to go out of print.

New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads 

2 Sep

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Solar Power Deal will Lower Social Tenants’ Energy Bills 

2 Sep

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme.

Car Key Alert from Staffordshire Police 

2 Sep

Staffordshire Police are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following an increase in the number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the...

New Driving Test Coming This Way in December 

29 Aug

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.

One Pint of Beer Please, That Will Be £13.40! 

26 Aug

A pub in London has denied “gouging” customers by charging £13.40 for one pint of beer.

Carling Lager is Weaker than Advertised 

26 Aug

The alcohol content of Carling – one of the most popular lagers in the UK – is weaker than advertised, it has emerged.

House Building Soars to Highest Levels in Almost a Decade 

25 Aug

The number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008, as shown by figures released this week.

Lithium in Tap Water May Cut Dementia 

25 Aug

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.

Walk faster if you’re Middle-Aged 

24 Aug

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.

Police Appeal for Information – Suspicious Activity in Castlehall Tamworth 

23 Aug

Castlehall, Tamworth Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following reports of suspicious activity in Castlehall during the early hours of Tuesday (22 August) morning.

Increase in Hate Crime Charges Brought by Staffordshire Police 

23 Aug

The number of charges brought by Staffordshire Police for hate crime offences has risen by 16% in the last year, in line with nationally reported increases.

Cross Party Support for Fire Safety Procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug

Policies and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth 

15 Aug

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Proposals to Better Protect Holidaymakers Launched by Government 

15 Aug

Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined by Consumer Minister Margot James.

Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way 

15 Aug

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.

New Mercedes Dealership Set for Tamworth 

15 Aug

Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.

Nuisance Motorbikes in Glascote 

13 Aug

Staffordshire Police are continuing to have reports of nuisance motorbikes in the Deltic fields area of Glascote in Tamworth.

Domestic Violence Protection Orders Protect Victims and Help Reduce Police Demand 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police has said the introduction of orders to protect people from domestic violence has resulted in a significant drop in the number of incidents reported after an order is issued.

“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth 

10 Aug

The asteroid is about 15-30m long.

Tamworth’s Rail Passengers to Get New Longer Trains with More Seats 

10 Aug

Tamworth’s rail passengers who travel on the West Coast line between London Euston and Crewe will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network.

Be Aware – Bogus Officials/Distraction Burglaries 

10 Aug

Staffordshire Police are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard as they continue to receive reports of bogus officials and distraction burglaries across the County.

Have Your Say on How Tamworth Council Spends its Money 

6 Aug

If you want to have your say on how the council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation.

Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

6 Aug

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

Number of UK Drivers Aged Over 90 Tops 100,000 

26 Jul

The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time.

UK-US Trade Deal Could be Big 

26 Jul

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK.

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    Looking out from Gravel Pit Bridge on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, in Fazeley, near Tamworth, Staffordshire

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