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Tamworth singer releases Justin Bieber hit to help fight mental illness

A TAMWORTH singer songwriter has released a charity remix of one of pop sensations Justin Bieber's classic hits to raise money and awareness about mental health. Alistair Gilbert, of Amington, has created a new version of Bieber's Cold Water to raise mon

today, 14:02 in Regional West

Choir staying in tune thanks to £500 grant

A TAMWORTH choir, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, has been given a vital boost to keep it on song. Tamworth Male Voice Choir has been presented with funding for new equipment from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund which will allow i

today, 14:02 in Regional West

Service to remember Tamworth war hero Colin Grazier

A SERVICE to honour the heroic efforts of a Tamworth seaman is to be held in the town this weekend. Members of the town's community are being encouraged to turn out in their droves to pay their respects to the Second World War serviceman Colin Grazier, w

today, 13:49 in Regional West

Volunteers praised as new town centre base for Samaritans is opened in Tamworth

"VOLUNTEERS, volunteers, volunteers" that was the message from Tamworth Samaritans' director as he paid homage to their work at the opening of their new town centre base. Cakes, coffee and the cutting of a ribbon were the order of the day on...

today, 13:49 in Regional West

Going behind the scenes of the Spirit of Tamworth Community Awards

YOU will know them from their sleigh at Christmas when they bring Santa around to your street but what else do you know about Tamworth Round Table? What do they do for the other eleven months of the year and what are they all about? Since the Herald team

today, 13:49 in Regional West

Watch PRICELESS reaction of reporter as he eats "hottest" chilli pizza

STAFF were in fits of laughter as Herald reporter Nick Reid bravely attempted to eat Morrison's Hotter than Hell Halloween meat feast pizza. Brandished with spicy steak, spicy chicken, jalapeno peppers, chilli cheese crumbs and jalapenos, this is one of

today, 12:00 in Regional West

Christmas is coming as Tamworth gets ready for big switch-on

TAMWORTH'S festive season will officially kick off with the Christmas lights switch-on event next month. The countdown to Christmas will be launched in style with a jam-packed afternoon of festive fun for the whole family in Tamworth town centre, ahead o

today, 10:51 in Regional West

Put safety first say Tamworth's Spooks & Sparklers team

A CAMPAIGN to encourage responsible and safe behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period took its message out onto the streets this week, with a stall in St Editha's Square. The Spooks & Sparklers campaign was launched earlier this month...

today, 10:40 in Regional West

Trespassers in Atherstone cause delays to rail services between Tamworth and Nuneaton

RAIL services between Tamworth and Nuneaton could be delayed for over an hour due to trespassers on the tracks. A number of train companies have reported that their services are currently delayed due to trespassers on the tracks near Atherstone train sta

today, 10:13 in Regional West

​Murder arrest after body found in a North Warwickshire lane

POLICE investigating the death of David Lamont have arrested a 53-year-old man from Coventry on the suspicion of murder. A member of the public discovered the body of 50-year-old Mr Lamont from Coventry in Burrow Hill Lane, Corley, at 8.30am on Sunday, O

today, 10:13 in Regional West

Campaign hits halfway mark as the fifth defibrillator is installed

FIVE down, five to go. This is the message from the Tamworth Herald as our FIFTH defibrillator is installed in the town, ready to be called upon 24 hours, seven days a week, if required. Central England Co-operative funeral care has been credited with th

today, 09:40 in Regional West

Tamworth FC's Newton: 'Squad have nothing to fear from the leaders'

DANNY Newton says the Lambs should show 'no fear' as they prepare to host unbeaten National North leaders AFC Fylde. The Coasters have enjoyed a fantastic start to the campaign with 11 wins and four draws from their 15 games, scoring 44 times in the proc

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional West

Tributes paid to Tamworth Herald's 'Voice' of Warton

VILLAGE stalwart and respected magistrate, Alf Webber, has died, aged 82. Alf passed away on Wednesday, October 19 – following a short battle with pneumonia. He leaves behind four children, Sarah, Victoria, Jill and Keith. His daughter Sarah Collett (37)

yesterday, 17:36 in Regional West

North Warwickshire school hopes to turn wilderness into a woodland wonderland

A NATURE-loving school is hoping to transform an 'unloved wilderness' into a vibrant 'wonderland' as part of outdoor learning for its pupils. Newton Regis Primary School, in Austrey Lane, is hoping to create its woodland, which is based behind the school

yesterday, 16:05 in Regional West

Dordon man gains high placing at major bodybuilding championships

A TAMWORTH father has used all his muscle power to come fifth in the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (IBFA) World Championships. Dave Townsend (42) from Dordon took on some of the world's best at a special event in Rome on Saturday, Oc

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional West

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