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Sam Holliday

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Press gag for councillors planned

Newspapers in the Walsall area may soon be unable to speak to borough councillors without prior clearance from the local authority’s press office. Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council has drawn up the proposals, which would mean all statements made by its

Herald takes flack as gay sex storm rumbles on

An outspoken vicar’s opinion on whether a gay man could become bishop ignited fierce debate on the pages of the Tamworth Herald. The newspaper itself has also come under fire and has been accused of sensationalism, inaccurate reporting, and giving

Journalist refuses to reveal source: Council refuses to comment

A council is refusing to comment on a story about one of its officers being suspended, unless the weekly newspaper carrying the report reveals its sources. The Walsall Advertiser is refusing to tell Walsall Council where it got the information

Assistant editor celebrates 25 years' service

The Tamworth Herald’s John Harper has celebrated 25 years with the company. Assistant editor John joined the Herald as an apprentice compositor in November 1977 and moved to the editorial department in 1991 to become a reporter. To mark 25

Sports writer and editor dies aged 52

Former Tamworth Herald sports editor Bob Paterson has died suddenly at home. Bob, (52), was one of the best known faces on the local sports scene and covered many of Tamworth FC and the then Atherstone Town’s famous highs and

Seven pages devoted to murder horror

The murder of a 17-year-old girl in the Midlands shocked the local community – and as the killer was jailed for life, the Tamworth Herald devoted seven pages of news, features and pictures to tell the full story. Backgrounders including

Tension builds at the Herald

You could slice the tension at the Tamworth Herald with a knife. The paper published a four-page souvenir pull-out to mark the paper’s sponsorship of Tamworth Town against Rochdale in the first round of the FA Cup. But after securing

Tera boosts subbing skillsat CIN

Central Independent Newspapers has successfully converted editorial production to Tera’s GN3 page make-up system. The changes have been brought in at a time when the company has been producing some of the biggest papers in its history. Just four weeks

New look for the Herald

There’s a new look to the Tamworth Herald – put into place after months of research into what the readers want. The content remains top of the list of elements that make up the paper. But editor Sam Holliday said

Herald bid to stamp out street violence

The Tamworth Herald has launched a series of initiatives in a campaign to stamp out violent crimes after a 14 per cent rise in vicious assaults in the town. During the past year alone, the Herald has reported on a

Drug fighting van launched at Herald offices

The official launch of a new mobile drug education centre, which will provide information to children in Staffordshire, has been held at the offices of the Tamworth Herald. The mobile Life Education Centre – the second in Staffordshire – has