Staffordshire news and blogs Wednesday 23 August 2017
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor


Tamworth news »

Arsonist avoids jail after setting fire to Tamworth council house… 

23 Aug

A TAMWORTH woman who caused 75,000 worth of damage when she set fire to her council home on Christmas Day has avoided being sent to jail.


Man caught on camera ‘trying doors’ in Tamworth street – police… 

23 Aug

POLICE are appealing for information after CCTV footage captured a man trying doors in a Tamworth Street.


Road safety campaign catch hundreds of speeders in just three hours 

23 Aug

SAFETY camera vans have been out in force last week as part of Road Victims Awareness Month and have caught over 200 offenders in three different locations.


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.


Maria and her ‘Superhero’ son raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre 

23 Aug

A TAMWORTH mum and her disabled son have taken part in the Superhero Triathlon to raise money for Warwick Cancer Centre.


Drayton Manor Park launches end of Summer Half Price flash sale 

23 Aug

DRAYTON Manor Park has launched half-price tickets just in time for the weekend*, but you’ll need to act quickly if you want to bag a bank holiday bargain.


Bikers’ barbecue set to boost safety awareness 

22 Aug

YOUNG Staffordshire motorcyclists are being invited to a bikers’ barbecue tomorrow where they can pick up top tips on how to stay safe.


Hop aboard for autism this September at Drayton Manor Park 

22 Aug

POPULAR family attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is set to welcome the National Autistic Society (NAS) for its annual ‘All Aboard For Autism’ event, a Thomas Friends™ themed sponsored walk, on Saturday 23rd September.


‘We Love Tamworth’ 2017 

22 Aug

RESIDENTS and visitors to Tamworth will be able to sample what the town has to offer on Saturday 3 September when ‘ We Love Tamworth ’ brings the Castle Grounds to life with fairground rides, a dog show, assault course, stalls and much more.


Hogarths Gin Palace to open in Tamworth 

22 Aug

A NEW gin and cocktail bar will open in Tamworth town centre later this year.


​Cars marked in ‘Da Pinchi Codes’ in Tamworth – police… 

22 Aug

POLICE are stepping up patrols after high-performance cars were tagged by criminals using the 'Da Pinchi code' in Tamworth.


The big Tamworth stink – What is causing that awful smell for… 

22 Aug

TAMWORTH residents have complained about an awful smell which has recently been lurking around certain areas of the town.


Time may be up for Tamworth pub after planning application… 

21 Aug

A STRUGGLING Tamworth pub could soon be transformed into a block of flats.


Man arrested in connection with fatal M42 collision 

21 Aug

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M42 on Saturday night, 19 August.


Xbox One X: Further Details revealed 

21 Aug

GamesCom 2017 was the talking point for the newly anticipated Xbox One X this weekend.


Young entrepreneurs urged to enter awards 

21 Aug

YOUNG entrepreneurs have been urged to submit their ideas to win a £20,000 prize from one of the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firms.


Drayton Manor Park hosts ‘party in the park’ for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity 

21 Aug

FOLLOWING the success of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity smashing its £3.65M Star Appeal target, children and their families were invited for a ‘party in the park’ at Drayton Manor Park.


Final 24 images chosen in ‘Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth’ project 

21 Aug

FROM over 100 images and video clips, 24 photos have now been chosen for the Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth digital art project, highlighting the beauty, the unusual and the norm of everyday life in Tamworth.


​Man arrested after fatal motorway crash near Tamworth Services 

21 Aug

A 36-year-old man from has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the fatal crash on the M42 near Tamworth Services.


​One cut free and two taken to hospital after car ends up in… 

21 Aug

TWO passengers suffered multiple injuries with one needing to be cut free by fire crews after a car ended up in a ditch following a crash in Tamworth.


Man dies after motorway crash in Atherstone – police hunt hit… 

21 Aug

An 83-year-old man has died following a collision on the M42 on Saturday, August 19.


Man dies following M42 collision 

20 Aug

83-year-old man from Coventry has died following a collision on the M42 last night (Saturday 19 August).


Children with rare conditions enjoy a free day out at Drayton Manor Park 

20 Aug

Families of children affected by rare conditions have been treated to a fun day at Drayton Manor Park.


Knife-wielding raiders hunted after man stabbed in neck during… 

19 Aug

OFFICERS are appealing for information after three knife-wielding raiders burst their way into a Tamworth home and stabbed a man in his neck.


Singalong fun in the Ankerside garden 

18 Aug

CHILDREN from in and around Tamworth had a glorious time at the town’s shopping centre last week, as Ankerside in Bloom returned for another free day of garden-themed fun and games.


Moving story behind life-saving device 

18 Aug

THE names June and Frances Turland will be forever remembered after one of the Herald's defibrillators has been installed in their name.


Plans for third phase of former Tamworth golf course homes 

18 Aug

THE next phase of housing for Tamworth's former golf course site has been submitted to the borough council's planning department for consideration.


Tamworth Mother receives apology from MoD over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death 

18 Aug

TAMWORTH Mum, Sue Smith, whose son Private Phillip Hewett, was killed in 2005 has received an apology from the Ministry of Defence.


More Bandstand music this weekend! 

18 Aug

AN acoustic guitar-playing duo and a popular 11- piece brass and percussion ensemble can be seen this weekend in Tamworth Band Stand You will be able to relax and listen to Brindley Hunt on Saturday August 19 and Liquid Brass on Sunday August 20.


Watchdog calls for action to ensure Staffordshire care home residents are ‘Living not Existing’ 

18 Aug

CARE HOMES across Staffordshire must invest more time and money in supporting activity programmes to ensure residents are ‘Living not Existing’ a new report by Healthwatch Staffordshire has revealed.


More Tamworth news