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Dental Nurses Pulling Together to Take on a 24-mile Hike For Help For Heroes Charity 

25 Aug

Leanne Walker (28), who works for Earby Dental Surgery, and Kristina Bennett (29), who is an employee at the Colne practice, will be taking on the challenge on Saturday, August 30th.

Morning Prayer – August 25 

25 Aug

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

Subway Removes Ham & Bacon To Avoid Offending Muslims 

24 Aug

Fast food giant Subway has removed ham and bacon from almost 200 outlets, and switched to halal meat alternatives in an attempt to please its Muslim customers.

Can’t make it to church – August 24 

24 Aug

Our Gospel reading deals with a situation which many of those in Church are probably familiar with, the 'wannabe leader'.

Depression Is …. 

24 Aug

Contact details for help or advice – Stress – Anxiety – Depression...

Kemp Hospice River Severn Charity Walk 

23 Aug

The walk will follow the River Severn, through beautiful countryside and picturesque villages before finishing at Highley.

Comerstone Family Church Open Day 

23 Aug

Cornerstone Family Church is a local Assemblies of God house group church based in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England.

A flotilla of Lifeboats. 

Narrowboat Oakfield 23 Aug

They gathered in the sunshine, then took off to form part of the flotilla through the Saul waterways event.

Soham Christmas Street Fair 

23 Aug

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Morning Prayer – August 23 

23 Aug

Psalm 68 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered; let those that hate him flee before him.

Manure… An Interesting Fact 

22 Aug

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be Transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial Fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

Kingfisher Phonescoped. 

22 Aug

Sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you try and capture the moment.

UK Shoplifting (and need for Foodbanks) growing exponentially 

22 Aug

Shoplifting has gone up in the UK by 7% and the stuff being lifted is food.

The search for Migrants 

22 Aug

Friday 22nd August 2014 Over the past couple of days I've been checking up on local sites looking for Migrants.


22 Aug

A few images from a non birding break on the Somerset/Dorset border.

Daily Quiet Time or Prayer or . . . 

22 Aug

Office or study or .

Morning Prayer – August 22 

22 Aug

Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; according to the abundance of your compassion blot out my offences.

Made me smile: A game to try after the port’s been passed . . . 

21 Aug

Peter Ould posted his 'Steps to break through a liberal's theological nonsense'.

I Had a Random Dream About You … 

21 Aug

I had a dream about you.

Amnesty Internation and Gaza 

21 Aug

A challenging image and a testing question - especially for us as Christians as we seek to bless Israel and yet stand with the words of Micah, Leviticus and many other places calling upon us to live with humility seeking justice with mercy and loving...

Spare some change mate? 

21 Aug

Sitting on the pavement harvesting the change Changing the reality? Not, really! They sit clocking up the cash To pay for drink, or hash Or to feed some need that they don't need at all You give them Platitudes! You give them your change rather than ...

Morning Prayer – August 21 

21 Aug

Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.

Our life 365 Instagram 

20 Aug

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Iraqi Christians: Pray – Act – Give 

20 Aug

Says it all...

What is being ‘Christian’ all about? 

20 Aug

"Now that's a very good question," I thought to myself as I struggled to find a reasonable answer and, reasonable or not, I gave one anyway - and this is how it goes: "In my book Christians are people who, recognising the distance between them and ...

Mental illness Is Not Contagious. You Can’t Catch It By Being Kind 

20 Aug

Mental illness attracts less empathy and more distrust than other forms of illness.

Consultation Proposals To Strengthen UK Law on Domestic Abuse 

20 Aug

A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under government proposals aimed at better protecting victims and their families.


Narrowboat Oakfield 20 Aug

We have seen patches of wildflowers on quite a few waste bits of land and they really brighten the area up, but also attract insects, perfick.

On the Train. 

20 Aug

I read recently while researching nature reserves, that RSPB Leighton Moss reserve is only 500 yards from Silverdale Train station.

Hello world! 

20 Aug

Welcome to WordPress.

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Council Committee Calls for Better Bus Links in Tamworth 

3 Aug

Improving bus services to Tamworth Railway Station and gaining a better understanding of the needs of passengers are two suggestions put forward by Tamworth Borough Council’s Aspire Prosper Scrutiny committee.

Police ‘Owe’ Leeds United £800,000 

3 Aug

Leeds United have claimed West Yorkshire Police still owes the club £800,000 for overcharging policing at home games.

Tamworth to Commemorate Start of First World War with Guided Walk and Church Service 

3 Aug

Tamworth will mark tomorrow’s 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a guided tour of the town centre.

We Love Tamworth is Back for Second Year 

3 Aug

2013’s We Love Tamworth event A daylong summer extravaganza is set to attract thousands to Tamworth Castle Grounds later this month, after a hugely successful debut last year.

Tamworth Student Lands Media Job Following Experience Making Homeless Film 

3 Aug

Tamworth student James Wood has landed a coveted apprenticeship working for two media companies, thanks to his involvement in a film aimed at tackling homelessness.

Town Mayor to Lead Service of Remembrance for the Outbreak of WW1 

3 Aug

Fazeley’s Town Mayor, Cllr Debbie James, will lead a service of remembrance for the outbreak of World War 1 on Monday 4th August at the town’s war memorial.

Joint Council Project Will Continue Despite £3m External Funding Bid Refusal 

3 Aug

A bid for £3 million of external funding to help regenerate part of Tamworth town centre through a new Creative Quarter has been turned down, causing a delay to the project.

Adult Support Group – Coming Soon! 

3 Aug

Dig-  iT is pleased to announce that we're soon to launch an adult dyslexia support group in Tamworth! The adult group will start in Autumn 2014 (venue and start date to be confirmed soon).

Why we need West Coast line 

31 Jul

I AM writing in response to Cllr R Freer's letter in last week's Herald.

Time to shake up Tamworth town centre 

31 Jul

I AM writing to vent about our town centre.

Waiting game at Drayton Manor is no fun at all 

31 Jul

A PARTY of us consisting of three adults and four young children were left wilting in the harsh sun on a recent visit to Drayton Manor.

Untidy memorial garden is bad advert for Atherstone 

31 Jul

WE live on the canals and pass through Atherstone from time to time.

Tamworth Labour group leader Simon Peaple: MPs pay should be cut 

30 Jul

As discussed last week, our political parties need to be revitalised and one of the issues is that they are seen as a vehicle for a political class.

Nothing leaked says boss of Good Hope Hospital 

24 Jul

I AM writing in response to the article published in last week's Herald in respect of proposals for change at Good Hope Hospital.

Not all are against the new Tamworth Aldi 

24 Jul

WITH regards to last week's 'New Aldi in pipeline despite traffic fears' story, I'd like to clear one thing up not all local residents are against the plans.

Stop dumping things on us in Grendon 

24 Jul

IT SEEMS that facilities can be easily removed viz.

‘Cracker’ the toy dog saved from tree in Tamworth Castle Grounds 

24 Jul

CAN we through your letters page, thank the two men, one who climbed the tree and lady who climbed the slide (and the children who were shouting their encouragement) and assisted in retrieving the lost soft toy dog ('Cracker') from the tree on the ...

In The Garden: Do your bit to help butterflies 

24 Jul

SINCE creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

Why you must vote to have your say – Simon Peaple, leader of the… 

22 Jul

The disconnection between political parties and the electorate is a widely acknowledged issue and poses challenges to both the parties and voters.

North Warwickshire’s MP to Step Down at General Election 

20 Jul

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at next year’s General Election.

Millions of Staffordshire records go online 

18 Jul

A lot has been happening in the county with the launch of our Archives Service project to get 6 million records online and our Generate Conference at Drayton Manor Park looking at Commissioning.

Singing praises of talented Tamworth trio 

17 Jul

PLEASE could I take this opportunity to thank Scott Anthony Storey, Vicki Gordon and Megan Yates for their fabulous evening of entertainment on Friday night.

How are we going to repay £21m? 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council's 21.5 million plans for redevelopment of Kerria and Tinkers Green areas is a deeply concerning, extraordinary waste of public money.

My pride in magical youth for musical performances 

17 Jul

I WAS, today, proud and privileged to be with Woodside Church of England Primary School children as one of the governors.

Bring back our Tamworth park swings 

17 Jul

TAMWORTH council, bring back our swings, slides and roundabout on Moor Street park.

Good business done at Amington fete 

17 Jul

AS Spoken Parents (Support for Parents of Kids with Extra Needs), we would like to thank to local traders of Tamworth for the kind donations we have received from them.

Lighting Fuse for top event in Lichfield 

17 Jul

I HAVE just returned from the Fuse Festival over in Lichfield and wanted to take the opportunity to thank the organisers and their band of cheerful volunteers for a wonderful couple of days of entertainment.

Local Growth Fund 

10 Jul

We have received a massive boost this week to support one of our key priority areas – job creation and economic growth.

Thank-you for the music at This is Tamworth show 

10 Jul

I JUST felt that I must write to the Herald regarding the show 'This is Tamworth' which took place at The Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Thursday evening.

So far, so great says Tamworth Mayor 

10 Jul

ALTHOUGH I have only been Mayor of Tamworth for a month it has already been a life-changing experience and one that continues to humble and amaze me every day.

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