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War hero memorial gets go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted for a sculpture to be erected in Tamworth honouring war hero Colin Grazier. The move is the culmination of the Tamworth Herald’s long-running campaign to secure his place in history. The sculpture is to be

Moving tribute to a hero

A commemorative bench dedicated to Tamworth War hero Colin Grazier has been officially unveiled during a moving service at the National Arboretum, Alrewas – barely three years after he was a virtual unknown. The turnabout is down to a campaign

Home town honour for hero

War hero Colin Grazier could be celebrated with a sculpture in his home town of Tamworth. Such a move would be the culmination of the Tamworth herald’s long-running campaign to secure his place in history. Grazier was one of three

Location, location, location

A Tamworth Herald campaign to have the actions of war hero Colin Grazier commemorated has been rewarded with the promise of a “prominent and historical” position for a memorial in the town. Grazier died in the Second World War retrieving

Museum praises Herald's role in history

One of the world’s most famous museums has paid tribute to the Tamworth Herald for its vital role in securing recognition for three unsung British war heroes who helped shorten World War Two. The Herald has been campaigning for recognition

Memory of Tamworth war hero lives on in new hotel

A £1m hotel named after Tamworth’s greatest war hero has opened in the town following a campaign by the Herald. The Colin Grazier Hotel, in the town’s old police station, was officially launched with a champagne reception attended by leading

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

War hero is remembered thanks to the Herald

A £1m hotel is to be named after Tamworth’s greatest war hero following a campaign by the Herald. The Old Police Station, one of the Tamworth’s most important buildings, is to be turned into the Colin Grazier Hotel. War hero

Herald wins tribute towar heroes

A Tamworth war hero has become part of the town’s infrastructure – barely two years after he was a virtual unknown. The turnaround has happened because of a campaign by the Tamworth Herald and its deputy editor, Phil Shanahan, chairman

Popular collection handed over

Bound copies of the Tamworth Herald have been handed over to the town’s library by the newspaper. Fifteen volumes, covering 1996-2001, together with their corresponding microfilm versions, complete the library’s existing collection, which dates back more than 100 years. Information

A little Herald history

John Harper takes a look at a little of the history that has affected the staff of the Tamworth Herald over the years.This story first appeared in the pages of the Herald. The place that Tamworth Herald journalists call home

Herald gives readers 'lighter' paper they asked for

The Tamworth Herald has unveiled a new “lighter” look. This current edition of the Northcliffe-owned weekly boasts a new masthead, a cleaner design with more white space, and now comes in three sections, with property and classifieds separate to the

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Weekly newspapers of the year revealed

The wealth of talent amongst the weekly newspaper industry was recognised last night as the best of the best gathered for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004. Editors, executives, journalists and photographers from across the UK attended a glittering

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth