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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire 2018 entries open 

19 Sep

INDIVIDUAL entries to Staffordshire’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in 2018 are now officially open.


Work on new £1m library for Lichfield to started this week 

19 Sep

Work on a major £1.2m project to create a brand new library in Lichfield started this week.


Touring theatre continues at a community venue near you! 

19 Sep

THEATRE is continuing on tour in Tamworth, bringing a variety of professional productions to community venues across the borough.


Tamworth in Bloom strikes gold for the eighth year!  

19 Sep

TAMWORTH has gold fever following another successful year in the Heart of England in Bloom competition – striking GOLD for the eighth year in a row.


Firefighters take part in multi-agency terrorism exercise 

19 Sep

FIREFIGHTERS and staff have been involved in a multi-agency exercise to test emergency response and resilience plans for terrorism related incidents within Staffordshire.


Stay & Play morning to kick off Ankerside’s Macmillan fundraising 

19 Sep

THE town’s shopping centre will be showing support for Macmillan next week as Stay Play returns for free mug decorating.


Armed police spotted at Tamworth Railway Station 

19 Sep

Commuters and visitors to Tamworth Railway Station were left concerned after armed police officers were spotted in the area.


Police to continue with ‘visible presence’ after threat level downgraded 

18 Sep

FOLLOWING the Home Secretary’s announcement Yesterday, that the UK threat level has been downgraded from critical to severe, Staffordshire Police want to reassure residents that they will still be visible.


Tamworth businesses can get cyber savvy for free 

18 Sep

TAMWORTH businesses have a chance to get cyber savvy and stay one step ahead of online fraudsters at a free event hosted by the OPCC.


Live your childhood dream at Drayton Manor and become a Zoo Keeper for the day! 

18 Sep

RESEARCH suggests that being a Zoo Keeper is in the top five list of dream jobs for boys, girls and grown-ups in the UK* and now animal lovers have the chance to make that dream come true as Drayton Manor Park launches its brand new ‘Zoo Keeper for...


Free carbon monoxide detectors available for Gas Safety Week 

18 Sep

TAMWORTH Borough Council has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week 2016 (18 th – 24 th September) and has a number of carbon monoxide detectors to give away as part of the campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.


Crowds gather for annual Battle of Britain service 

18 Sep

VETERAN Airmen from the ‘Old Comrades Associations’ were joined by youth organisations, dignitaries and members of the public yesterday, Sunday 17 September, for the annual Battle of Britain service in Tamworth.


START-Mart Opens for Tamworth’s small businesses 

17 Sep

OPENED by Mayor Cllr John Chesworth Mayoress Mrs Tereasa the inaugural START-Mart or Small Tamworth ARea Traders market got off to a good start.


‘Keeping the communities safe and reassured’ 

16 Sep

FOLLOWING yesterday’s terrorist incident on the London Underground and the rise of the national security level to Critical, Staffordshire Police and Warwickshire Police have stated that they want to reassure communities that they are working hard ...


Tributes paid to former Tamworth councillor and ‘true gentleman’… 

15 Sep

FAMILY, friends and colleagues of a well-known Tamworth councillor have paid tribute to a 'true gentleman and great servant to the people'.


Staff and pupils at Kingsbury school celebrate glowing Ofsted 

15 Sep

'AMBITIOUS leadership' was among the many positives highlighted in the latest Ofsted inspection for an improving Tamworth primary school.


Free parking alone won’t revive Tamworth town centre says council… 

15 Sep

THE leader of Tamworth Borough Council says that free parking is not the 'magic wand to all the issues' after a petition was launched by residents.


Tamworth family say second vandal attack threatens future of Josh… 

15 Sep

A DEVASTATED mum from Tamworth says that she is considering removing a memorial for her dead son after vandals have struck again.


Development could start in early 2018 on huge warehouse near… 

15 Sep

DETAILED plans for a huge industrial warehouse that will create more than 1,500 jobs in Tamworth have been submitted to council chiefs.


Tamworth’s Bibbledy Bob laughs off concerns over latest ‘It’… 

15 Sep

TAMWORTH'S famous clown Bibbledy Bob has thrown a bucket of cold water over concerns about Hollywood's latest scary movie.


Appeal for witnesses after collision follows pursuit with stolen vehicle 

14 Sep

OFFICERS from Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a three vehicle collision on Hinckley Road, Nuneaton, near to the Ford Garage.


Bolehall by-election set for October 12 

14 Sep

A by-election will be held in the Bolehall Ward next month to fill the vacant seat left following the recent resignation of Cllr Peter Seekings.


Air ambulance drama as cyclist falls off bike in Tamworth 

14 Sep

Medics scrambled to a cycle path in Tamworth after a biker fell off their bike.


Pet pooch mauled and owner hospitalised after savage dog attack… 

14 Sep

A dog walker has spoken of her terror after being savaged by a crazed canine as she desperately tried to protect her beloved pooch from being attacked in Tamworth.


Tamworth Assembly Rooms continue ‘on tour’ this season 

13 Sep

TAMWORTH Assembly Rooms will be back ‘on tour’ this season with a number of performances being taken out into the community to ensure audiences and theatre groups continue to benefit from live entertainment during the refurbishment of the ...


Striking underpass art depicts iconic people, places and history of Tamworth 

13 Sep

A MAJOR project to decorate two key Tamworth underpass routes with striking artwork depicting some of the town’s most iconic people, places and features, has now been completed.


Continued success for Staffordshire’s child protection services 

13 Sep

VULNERABLE children in Staffordshire are very well protected, according to the latest Ofsted inspection of children’s services.


Firefighters tackle car blaze in Tamworth 

13 Sep

Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called to Tamworth this morning (September 13) to deal with a car fire.


Air ambulance called after car rolls near Tamworth 

13 Sep

An air ambulance was dispatched to a village near Tamworth after a car rolled on its side.


Motorists urged to take extra care following severe weather warnings 

12 Sep

MOTORISTS are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent roads following two severe weather warnings from the MET Office.


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