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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

Rob gets his running shoes on for charity

Tamworth Herald sports editor Rob Tanner joined over 360 runners for the Gate Gallop at Anker Valley. Rob took part in the seven-mile all-terrain course to raise money for the Road to Recovery fund, set up for Tamworth FC midfielder

It was more than Do-Re-Mi as Lindsey joined the chorus…

Reporter Lindsey Smith has told readers how she rediscovered the joys of singing with a renowned symphony orchestra. Lindsey, from the Tamworth Herald, was one of 1,200 people who went to a sing-along with the City of Birmingham Symphonic Orchestra

News in brief

The Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield continues to expand with the appointment of a new staff lecturer.David Holmes joins the university from BBC Radio Sheffield, where he has worked as a reporter, producer, news editor and

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

News in brief

Tamworth Herald staff have been shedding their inhibitions to pose naked for a charity calendar.Sadly, none of the editorial staff were brave enough to join in though – it is made up of snaps of the motors sales team, who

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

Death of sports writer with a "heart of gold"

Sports journalist Allan Bates has died aged 72. Tamworth-born Allan was one of the area’s most enthusiastic supporters of sport, and was a freelance reporter for the Tamworth Herald for almost 30 years. In his role he was the driving

Journalist's book hits the shelves

A Tamworth Herald journalist has written a new book which portrays 200 years of the town’s history. John Harper, the paper’s assistant editor, has compiled and written Tamworth: Past and Present based on his Picture from the Past history column

News in brief

More than £115,000 has been raised by the South Wales Evening Post and Port Talbot Courier’s Steel Blast Appeal following last year’s Corus explosion in Port Talbot.The appeal has already paid out £87,000 to the families and survivors and the

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

Linda gets hot under the collar

A Tamworth Herald reporter got hot under the collar to fulfil one of her lifetime ambitions. When Linda Ram was given the chance to learn the art of fire eating and flame throwing, she was eager to take up the

Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so

The land of the rising sun was not an option for Tamworth Herald scribe Mark Cocklin. But the World Cup connection with his Midlands home is tenuous, to say the least, so enterprising Mark brought Japan to Tamworth and filled

Midlands paper's baby boom

There’s been a baby boom at the Tamworth Herald with four new arrivals in the last few weeks. Photographer Paul Kyte, page planner Mandy Boyle, ledger clerk Faye Simpson and sales administrator Adele Hall all produced baby girls in the

Barry Fry signs for the Herald

The Tamworth Herald has managed to secure the services of football legendBarry Fry for a forthcoming awards presentation. The plans for this year’s Tamworth Sports Person of the Year awards arewell under way and are now on track – following