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Butler is served up a chance to live the American dream

A TALENTED Tamworth teenager is hoping to become a professional footballer after netting himself a scholarship in the States. Former Baggies youngster Keegan Butler, 18, has been awarded a soccer scholarship to Coastal Bend College in Texas. The Bolehall

yesterday, 17:45 in Regional West
 

Tamworth FC: Veteran keeper Lee turns back clock against Moors

TAMWORTH goalkeeping coach Lee Evans joked he was close to knocking on the manager's door when he found out his 45-minute stint between the sticks was not continuing on Tuesday night. Evans, 35, was a second-half substitute when Dan Jezeph was injured ag

yesterday, 17:30 in Regional West
 

Coton Green boss 'chuffed' to add Boal and Abbott to ranks

AMBITIOUS Coton Green have added former Atherstone and Bolehall duo Dave Boal and Jamie Abbott to their ranks. The pair put pen to paper on deals this week and Coton boss Rob Masefield admitted to being 'well chuffed' with the signings. "It's a...

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional West
 

Aston Villa come to town with bumper crowd anticipated

TAMWORTH conclude their pre-season campaign as they play host to Aston Villa in a friendly at The Lamb tomorrow night (Friday). And the clash (7.30pm) could prove even more mouthwatering than usual with reports suggesting Steve Bruce will consider fieldi

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional West
 

G4S security van flips after Atherstone crash

A cash-in-transit van flipped on its side after leaving the road at a notorious accident black spot in Atherstone. The driver of the G4S security vehicle wasn't thought to be seriously injured after the smash in Old Holly Lane, close to the junction of S

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional West
 

Mystery surrounding 'offal' smell between Nuneaton and Tamworth solved

MOTORISTS wondering what the 'offal' smell was as they travelled along the A5 towards Nuneaton should note a lorry load of animal remains had spilled onto the road. Rush-hour commuters from Tamworth to Nuneaton last night (Monday, July 24) were hit by a

Tuesday, 09:48 in Regional West
 

Bringing summer inside your home

GOING away on holiday is lovely, but there's nothing nicer than enjoying sunny days at home. So why not turn your home into it's own super-summer destination by creating a desert-inspired setting, even an outdoor cinema, or a beautiful balcony? Here's ho

Tuesday, 09:48 in Regional West
 

Tamworth teens' campaign to help homeless as part of National Citizen Service

STUDENTS in Tamworth have teamed up to tackle homelessness in the local area. Teenagers who have recently finished school at the likes of Landau Forte QEMS have started campaigning for care packages to give to the homeless as part of the National Citizen

Monday, 17:34 in Regional West
 

Armed officers finish raid after gun drama in Water Orton

ARMED officers were unable to find a firearm after they sealed a Water Orton street following reports that a man had a gun. Earlier today (Monday, July 24), officers responded to a report raising concern that there was a man with a firearm at a flat on B

Monday, 15:55 in Regional West
 

Drivers who staged 134mph illegal street race from Tamworth avoid jail

THREE road menaces who met in Tamworth for an illegal street race and clocked speeds of more than 130mph on a Birmingham Road have narrowly avoided being jailed. Amar Paul, 27, was caught on camera hurtling along the road in his Golf while he tried to ke

Monday, 15:02 in Regional West
 

Deal for ex-Derby County full back looking unlikely for Lambs

Tamworth's pursuit of ex-Derby County youngster Rhys Sharpe appears to be fading. Trialist Sharpe elected to play for Gainsborough last weekend rather than join the Lambs for their clash with Solihull Moors. "We asked him to come on Saturday but...

Monday, 14:28 in Regional West
 

​Gun drama in Water Orton as road sealed by police

ARMED officers have sealed off a busy Water Orton street after reports that a man has a GUN. Officers from Warwickshire Police have swooped Birmingham Road at around 11am today (July 24) after concerns that a man has a firearm at a property. A spokespers

Monday, 12:06 in Regional West
 

​Two hospitalised and one cut free after four-car smash in Bassetts Pole

TWO people have been taken to hospital and another had to be cut free following a four-car smash near Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield. Emergency services swooped on Hill Lane, Bassetts Pole, after reports of a four-car crash next to the junction

Monday, 11:32 in Regional West
 

Family pay tribute to 'lovable rogue' biker who died in Tamworth collision

FAMILY of a motorcyclist killed in Tamworth have paid heartfelt tributes to their 'lovable rogue'. Joshua Reece Coppinger was riding a blue Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle when he was in collision with a white Citroen Relay van on the A4091, at the junction with

Monday, 09:53 in Regional West
 

Police appealing for witnesses after car stolen in Wilnecote

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a Black Vauxhall Corsa was been stolen in Wilnecote. Officers from Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after the car was stolen from an address in Brook Avenue. The offence is alleged to have happen

Monday, 09:05 in Regional West
 
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