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Shanahan lifts award

At the Tamworth Herald’s awards to honour the town’s unsung heroes, one winner was totally surprised when his name was called out. Deputy Herald editor Phil Shanahan was given a special recognition for his work on the Colin Grazier campaign.

Paul soars skyward on impromptu photo trip

Tamworth Herald readers have been treated to a bird’s-eye view of the town after photographer Paul Barber took to the air on an impromptu microlight flight. Paul was invited to join friend Barry Wright – who recently gained his microlight

Hero's story leads to royal meeting for deputy editor

Tamworth Herald deputy editor Phil Shanahan has presented the Duke of Kent with a memento of the newspaper’s award-winning Enigma campaign. The pair met at Bletchley Park for the launch of an exhibition which tells the story of Bletchley’s second

Annual tribute for hero honoured by the Herald

The community of Tamworth is set to pay tribute to war hero Colin Grazier with an annual ‘Grazier Day’. The plans for the tribute follow a five-year campaign by the Tamworth Herald to honour the unsung heroes. An official memorial

News in brief

A new memorial to World War II hero Colin Grazier has been erected in the Tamworth suburb of Two Gates – the final goal in the Tamworth Herald’s long-running campaign to honour the sailor who died during a mission to

News in brief

Press photographer Martin Elliott is asking for people and businesses to donate vital medical supplies for a baby unit in Africa.He plans to take a suitcase full of equipment when he visits the Gambia next month and is appealing for

Soaring demand for china

Orders have been pouring in for the Tamworth Herald’s special edition Colin Grazier commemorative plates – some from the other side of the Atlantic. Orders have been flooding into the offices of the weekly from as far afield as America

Thousands of pints of celebration ale are quaffed

The Tamworth Herald is celebrating further success in its campaign to get recognition for a local war hero. Visitors to at the Tamworth Beer Festival couldn’t get enough of the new range of Colin Grazier ales and drank more than

The biggest honour of my life

“The biggest honour of my life” is how Tamworth Herald deputy editor Phil Shanahan described collecting a posthumous award for three heroes whose bravery shortened the end of World War Two. The three were honoured by the Celebrities Guild of