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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

Jobs to go at Central Independent Newspapers

Central Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Tamworth Herald, Lichfield Mercury, Sutton Coldfield Observer and Walsall Advertiser, is cutting jobs and some of its district offices are “likely” to close. The group, which was bought by Northcliffe Newspapers – the regional

Getting fit in front of the readers

A pair of scribes from the Tamworth Herald have signed up for a fitness regime at their local gym – and their progress will be eagerly followed by the paper’s readers. Katrina, Linda and instructor Karen Despite the fact that

BT winners

The regional BT-sponsored Press and Broadcast Awards were handed out in Birmingham with Sue Fisher, of the Tamworth Herald, named as runner-up in the category of Weekly News Journalist of the Year. Sue has more than 20 years’ experience as

Midlands awards shortlist revealed

Nominations for the awards are as follows: DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEARBirmingham Evening MailNottingham Evening PostSunday Mercury WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAREvesham JournalHinckley TimesLoughborough Echo NEWS / CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME OF THE YEARBBC Midlands Report, Ghost TrainBBC Radio Derby Breakfast

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

Ale and hearty in Tamworth

The much-heralded Colin Grazier Ale is finally being quaffed in the Tamworth area in celebration of one of the local heroes. The speciality brew was on offer at the town’s recent beer festival and was created as part of the

War hero recognised at last

A campaign to create a memorial to one of Tamworth’s unsung heroes has spawned a series of related ventures for the town. War hero Colin Grazier died trying to retrieve Enigma codes from a German submarine during the last war

Herald campaign prompts Hoon visit

The Tamworth Herald’s campaign against violence has prompted a visit to the town from cabinet minister Geoff Hoon. The defence secretary discussed local concerns over crime and anti-social behaviour in a direct response to the Herald’s initiative. And during his

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

Heroes' fund closes on a high

The Colin Grazier Memorial Fund, set up by the Tamworth Herald, has been officially wound up after raising an impressive £17,700.22. The fund was set up by the Herald five years ago to provide a lasting memorial to Tamworth war

Town centre monument marks campaign success

Personal messages from Tony Blair and the Duke of York were read out during a special service on Sunday to unveil the Colin Grazier Memorial. The event went ahead in Tamworth despite atrocious weather conditions and guests included relatives of

Readers targeted in small change cash plea

Readers of a West Midlands weekly returning from their summer holidays are being asked to donate their spare foreign currency in the name of charity. The Change For The Better initiative was launched by the Great Barr Observer six months