Nominate the best small shops

The annual search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop, a competition managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), is underway giving independent retailers the chance to showcase all that is special about their business to their local community and beyond.

The future of the Friary Grange Leisure Centre

The future of the Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield will be discussed at a special Cabinet meeting at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Monday 7 October at 6pm.

At the meeting attendees will hear from local people and groups before the Council Cabinet debates the issue.

14 days into the defib a day campaign

Every day for the past couple of weeks I have been highlighting defibrillator access points in and around Tamworth.  Here's the past 7 days of defibs in our area!


August 8th - The White Lion, Harlaston

West Coast Mainline Partnership Changes

Today the Department for Transport announced that the award for the West Coast Partnership has gone to First Trenitalia.  This is the line which most people catch from Tamworth station at Platform 2 heading south to London (currently ran by Virgin).

Understanding Autism Session

The National Autistic Society has been working with MPs to not only improve legislation on issues which affect the lives of people with autism but also on the policies which matter.

180 Years of Tamworth Railway Station

Today Tamworth Railway Station turned 180 years old... Yep it really is a historical site.

The older building pictured below is very different to the site we have today which as built in the 60s, while it held much more character was unfortunately less practical as a railway station.

The Statfold Barn Festival

The Statfold Barn Festival went ahead, despite the poor weather and wild conditions the Statfold Barn Festival went ahead without a hitch.

A brilliant day, with great acts, loads to drink, eat and do!

Backing vital dementia research

Many of us know of somebody who has dementia, lots of us support charities who do ground breaking work to help people with dementia and their carers but it is rare we hear of people actively involved with the research.

Businesses - help schools fly a flag

Business are being invited to join forces with local schools and fly a flag for our town.

The Mayor of Tamworth is encouraging local businesses and groups to join together with Tamworth schools and ‘fly a flag’ for town and country!