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IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon – enter from Tomorrow 

25 Aug

Online entries for the IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon, which will take place on 14th June 2015 at Shugborough Hall, open tomorrow.

VIDEO: Ice bucket challenge – Tamworth police sergeant Rich… 

25 Aug

A TAMWORTH police sergeant has taken part in the 'ice bucket challenge' and got a drenching to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Crowds flock to We Love Tamworth event at Castle Grounds 

25 Aug

THE We Love Tamworth event at the Castle Grounds at the weekendhas been hailed as a success as crowds flocked to the event - despite the downpours.

Witness appeal after car and caravan torched in Glascote 

24 Aug

Police are appealing for witnesses after arsonists set fire to a van and a caravan in Glascote - and made a failed attempt to set fire to a house.

Tamworth Ice cream firm opens £900,000 factory extension 

24 Aug

TAMWORTH-based wholesale ice cream manufacturer Suncream Dairies has officially opened its new 900,000 factory extension and re-development project creating 17 new jobs in the process.

Man dies after falling from Tamworth tower block roof 

24 Aug

Officers were called to Balfour Road at around 8.30am yesterday (Sat...

Volunteers sought to help clean up Tamworth nature reserve 

24 Aug

THE search is on to find kind-hearted Tammies able to spare some time to give a local beauty spot a sparkling makeover.

Flats plan and revamp for St George’s Indoor Market 

23 Aug

TAMWORTH'S longstanding indoor market is currently undergoing a makeover which include plans to turn its first floor into apartments.

Man found unconscious at Tamworth bus stop dies 

23 Aug

A MAN has died after being found unconscious at a bus stop in Tamworth.

Victory for campaigners as B5000 industry plans thrown out 

23 Aug

A TAMWORTH councillor has welcomed the dismissal of a highly-debated planning application.

Police confirmed man as died after falling from flats 

23 Aug

Staffordshire Police have confirmed that a man has sadly died this morning after falling from the roof of the high rise flats on Lichfield Street in the Town Centre.

Police and dog crime group back call for dogs to be kept on leads… 

23 Aug

THE debate on whether or not dogs should be kept on leads continues this week with Tamworth police and a canine crime group adding weight to the argument.

Police close off Tamworth town centre road 

23 Aug

EMERGENCY services have cordoned off a road in Tamworth town centre this morning.

Fantastic day of summer fun will show why We Love Tamworth 

23 Aug

IT'S back by popular demand! There are now just a matter of days until an activity-packed sensational summer event for all ages takes over the Castle Grounds.

Nandos announces opening! 

22 Aug

Tamworths newest restaurant has announced that it will soon be opening it’s doors… The much awaited Nandos Restaurant which is on the site of the former Allied Carpets at Ventura retail park has announced it’s opening date, and ...

Firefighters tackle early morning blaze on Lichfield Street 

22 Aug

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze for more than SEVEN HOURSat a shop in Fazeley in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Opening date for new Nando’s store in Tamworth announced 

22 Aug

The wait is over...

Taste of Tamworth is back for a second helping 

22 Aug

The two-day Taste of Tamworth food festival is returning to the town for the second year, after last year’s debut event proved to be such a success.

Enjoy Tamworth’s heritage and history – for free 

21 Aug

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, a guided walk taking in sites of significance in the First World War, wartime stories of Tamworth families and a look at Saxon life are just some of the events at this year’s Heritage Open Day.

Kids run free in Tamworth! 

21 Aug

On your marks for new weekly run for children in Tamworth – and the best part, it’s free! An exciting new project which gives children the chance to take part in weekly organised runs is launching in Tamworth this autumn – and it’s completely...

Tamworth Beer Festival 2014 – it’s ‘portoclock’ for the Mayor 

21 Aug

The countdown is on as Tamworth Beer Festival gears up to celebrate its 21 st birthday at the Assembly Rooms next month.

Mayor’s call for people to restore pride in town again 

21 Aug

A HEATED row over the state of our town left Tamworth's mayor so infuriated he has launched his own campaign to restore community pride.

Innocent dare leads to 50 years’ wedded bliss for Mr and Mrs… 

21 Aug

WHAT started out as an innocent dare turned into 50 golden years for this Tamworth couple.

Young People organise ‘Tam Jam’ music event 

20 Aug

A group of Tamworth teenagers have organised ‘Tam Jam’ a a music festival with one aim -  to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust The group of twelve 16 and 17-year-olds from Tamworth have organised a music ...

Bike Course Released for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 

20 Aug

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has released the bike course for the newest IRONMAN 70.3 event in the UK ahead of entries opening next week.

Memorial bench is lasting tribute to popular Tamworth man 

20 Aug

A much-loved Bolehall man will forever be part of the community following the unveiling of a memorial bench for him.

Competition: What’s the best spa in the West Midlands? 

20 Aug

With Good Spa Guide's annual Awards almost here, they're asking the Great British public to vote for their favourite spa.

Tamworth teenager to be remembered at BMX event 

20 Aug

A YOUNG BMX fanatic from Tamworth will be remembered at an event dedicated to celebrating teenage talent in the town.

New ASB laws will help empower communities 

20 Aug

New powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) are set to support and empower communities, target troublemakers and contribute towards devising long-term solutions.

Take a musical trip back in time at Tamworth Assembly Rooms 

19 Aug

One of the biggest nostalgia shows in the UK is coming to Tamworth next month, promising a stunning rollercoaster ride through musical memories.

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  • One hospitalised after 13 people found in lorry at Dartford Crossing
  • Ministers urged not to rush through heavy-handed anti-terror legislation
  • Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong
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  • Ukraine's president dissolves parliament
  • Syria could work with West against 'terror'
  • Iraq bombings target Shia areas
  • South Sudan rivals sign new ceasefire deal
  • Libya: On the brink of civil war?

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