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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

Sister papers step in to prevent more tragedies

A week-long campaign by the Tamworth Herald which offered readers free smoke alarms has received more than 330 calls and e-mails. Staffordshire Fire Service recently began a policy of offering to fit free alarms in every private home in the

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

News in brief

The Echo is offering a £1,000 reward to help bring the man who attacked a Sunderland pensioner to justice.The 87-year-old was beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home and has been too ill to be interviewed by detectives. A

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

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

Former Herald reporter now delivers the paper

A former Tamworth Herald reporter who quit the paper more than 20 years ago has returned to his old patch – delivering the title as part of his paper round. After 30 years in journalism, Nick Hudson has embarked on

Long-serving Herald employee dies

One of the Tamworth Herald’s longest serving employees, Gilbert Brown, has died. He was 81. Gilbert worked at the Herald for 51 years, starting as a tea boy in 1933 when he was 14. He worked his way up to

Hooked on Herald special

Readers of the Tamworth Herald are well known for taking their favourite newspaper around the world. They send in a photo of themselves in front of a world-famous landmark or street scene overseas in a bid to win the paper’s

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

Tera sparks changes in the Midlands

Readers of the Lichfield Mercury are noticing changes to the design of their paper – as a result of Central Independent’s move into the world of Tera. The difference most obvious to readers will be a new typeface and a

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

Writers' websites take off

www.toowrite.com a website launched by the Derby Evening Telegraph in January 2000 has announced the £1,000 winner of its first non-fiction writing competition. More than 1,000 entries were received from people all over the UK and abroad writing about their

Video sales prompt sequel

The runaway success of a video that takes a close look at Tamworth has prompted a sequel. 2,000 Years of Tamworth, released earlier this year, used cine-film footage donated by Tamworth Herald readers with information from the Herald archives to