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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.

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

Paper's fitness five 'bearing up' after first year

Almost a year has passed since a team from the Tamworth Herald & Leader took up a fitness challenge and the group of five are still maintaining their training regimes at a local gym. And despite the slight handicaps of

Herald's fitness five!

Five fitness guinea pigs from the Tamworth Herald are quickly coming to terms with their new-found life at the gym. They volunteered for a get-fit purge and are already feeling the benefit – and the strain – of a daily

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

Cheeky snap wins top prize

Holdthefrontpage’s favourite picture from 2001 wasn’t taken by a newspaper photographer. It was one sent in to the Tamworth Herald for its Hooked on Herald feature, where readers take their favorite weekly paper around the world and have their photo

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