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Tamworth Journal August 2012

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Ghost Hunt at Middleton Hall, Tamworth Friday 28th September 2012, 8.30pm – 2.00am Join us as we go ghost hunting at Middleton Hall, a Grade II listed building dating back to medieval times. The De Frevilles held the Manor of Middleton until 1418, followed by the Willoughbys. In the mid 17th century the hall became home to Francis Willoughby, the famed mathematician, then in 1812 the estate was passed to Henry Willoughby. The Hall has an interesting architectural history with its earliest buildings dating from c.1300 and other buildings dating from the sixteenth century. With links to Sir Hugh Willoughby the Tudor explorer, Cassandra First Duchess of Chandos, Elizabeth I, Lady Jane Grey and Jane Austen this over night ghost hunt may throw some light on to the mysterious haunted happenings within the hall. Will you come face to face with the spirit of Francis Willoughby? Although he perished at sea some say his spirit has returned to walk the corridors. Throughout this paranormal investigation we will endeavour to raise the spirits through séances, table tipping and, if you dare, the spirit board. Join us as we try to establish if Middleton Hall is a most haunted venue or a peaceful resting place for past inhabitants. Strictly limited places so book early in order not to be disappointed, if you dare!!!

Selling fast, Book Your Place Now! £45.00 per person

The Moat House, Spooky Supper and Ghost Hunt Friday 5th October 2012, 8.00pm – 2.00am UK Ghost Nights invite you to join them for a ghostly night at The Moat House, a renowned haunted place. Paranormal activity was witnessed amongst other eerie happenings during our last visit to this most haunted house. We invite you to join like-minded ghost hunters at The Historical Moat House Public House in the heart of Tamworth! Built in 1572, the Moat House has played host to many a colourful character in its time, and no doubt recorded a few memories in the very fabric of its walls along the way! We won’t give too much away about the past of The Moat House - hopefully the more spiritually sensitive guests will pick up information for themselves as they explore the ancient rooms of this 400-year-old property. Suffice to say that there is a long and dramatic history of ghostly goings on and spooky shenanigans, not to mention reports of the occasional lady or gent wandering around the place! Come and join us for a night to remember, enjoy a home cooked meal followed by a guided tour with our Spiritualist Medium. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the building and surroundings grounds, (weather permitting) and carry out your own paranormal investigation!

Price Includes Buffet prior to the Ghost Hunt! Selling Fast, Book Your Place Now!!!! £40.00 per person

Book Online on www.ukghostnights.co.uk Call us on 01827 703017 Or Email Us On Our Website


Welcome to the

Tamworth

Journal August 2012

Editor’s Comment Welcome to our August Edition of the Tamworth Journal. We would like to thank all our readers for such a positive response

bored free until September when school begins again. In this August Edition of the Tamworth Journal we have the

we had from the first edition of the magazine. It was a great

‘Latest News’ in Tamworth, our ‘Editor Recommends’ Page

success, and we will continue to work hard to bring our

which features various companies who have caught our eye.

readers the best local companies in and around Tamworth.

Check them out and see what you think.

This August everyone will be watching the Olympics at

Why not try your luck and enter our competitions on

home, and some lucky people will be going down to London

our ‘Competitions Page’. You could win a MASSIVE £50 per

to watch the Olympic Games live. It’s a proud moment for

competition you enter. So fingers crossed! Who knows you

our country and the British Public, so support all our British

could be our lucky winner. Last month’s winners from our July

Olympians….let’s hope we do well!

Edition are on our Competitions Page….it could be your name

Now that the Summer Holidays have begun, all the children are off school and a lot of parents are probably wondering

announced in the next magazine. On that note, we hope you enjoy this edition of the

what they can do. Well don’t worry… Tamworth and North

Tamworth Journal. Now that the weather is finally picking

Warwickshire have a lot of different events and activities

up, and the Sunshine is out….enjoy your summer and don’t

going on over the Summer Holiday, so check out our ‘Diary

work to hard.

Dates’ page to see what’s on, and how to keep your children

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Until our September Edition… goodbye, and take care.

Inside This Issue 4&6 Editor Recommended Businesses 7-9 Motor Vehicles and Taxi Services 10-21 Home and Garden 22 Competitions Page 23-27 Lifestyle and Leisure 28-29 Food and Drink 31 Diary Dates

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Piano/Keyboard Lessons All Ages Welcome – So why not give it a go? FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL

Experienced and qualified Dosthill Teacher on 01827 250804 or 07970 012681

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EDITOR RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES

The Old Liberal House Woodhouse Lane, Amington Tamworth 01827 58546 HAPPY HOUR 12/7PM Sunday – Monday, All Day Thursday KARAOKE Sunday & Thursday Nights Live Entertainment Saturdays OPEN MIC NIGHT Last Friday of Every Month Monday Night Poker £5 Buy In - And £5 Re-Buy Free Function Room Available

Pam’s Pooch Parlour Parlour Pam’s Pooch • 25 Years Experience • Mon-Fri appointments • No Crates or Kennels Used • Price is for complete treatment

10% off with this advert Call Pam on 01827701391 or visit www.pamspoochparlour.co.uk 1 June Crescent, Amington, Tamworth, Staffs, B77 3BH

The Bike Shop On site MOT’s £26.00 Motorcycles Service Spares Repairs 10B Aldregate, Off St John Street, Tamworth, Staffs B79 7DL

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TAXIS FRiEndly, REliABlE 24 houR SERviCE • Saloon cars • Black cabs • Minibuses (8 seaters) • FREE ringback service • Airport transfers - distance no object • Computer aided dispatching • Wheelchair access

Tel: 01827 63333 Acorn Taxis, 306, Glascote Road, Glascote, Tamworth, B77 2AX


NEWS

Tamworth Journal

NEWS

Blue plaques to mark Tamworth’s Historic Buildings

Tamworth Heritage Trust has announced a new scheme where historic plaques will be placed on important old buildings in Tamworth to highlight their cultural significance in the town. Members of the trust have asked if members of the public will help decide where the plaques should go. Three plaques will be placed this year, with more to follow in the coming years. Trust chairman Richard Kingstone said the “blue plaques” could eventually be part of a heritage trail to take visitors across the town. “The trust was discussing how we could promote Tamworth as a heritage location,” he said. “It was agreed to make an immediate start by awarding three blue plaques to buildings within the town centre.” He added: “The problem is choosing which buildings to put the blue plaques on.” Tamworth has many Grade II listed historical buildings to choose from including the Assembly Rooms, Tamworth Castle, the Town Hall, and many other buildings throughout the town. So if you have any suggestions of where the blue plaques should be placed, please write or email Richard including the reasons behind your decision. An announcement will be made in September as to where the plaques will be mounted. Email your suggestions to Richard_ kingstone@hotmail.com or write to 3 Roman Way, Tamworth, B79 8NF.

Keep the Olympic Spirit Alive this Summer!

After everyone watching the Olympic torch pass through Tamworth, the council are encouraging the general public to sign up to become a Local Leader to continue to celebrate the Olympic Games on every street. Cllr Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “Similar to the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics is a great opportunity for local people to come together and celebrate Great Britain. “The Local Leaders website contains advice, support and downloads to help you plan Olympic themes events from BBQs to street parties. Tamworth Borough Council put in a lot of work to secure the torch visit to Tamworth and we want to keep the Olympic spirit going throughout the Olympic and Paralympic games.” With the help of other residents in your area, make the most of the Olympics and plan an event to cheer on our Great British Team and the other countries who are participating in the Olympics this year. Good Luck! Anyone wishing to register can visit http://www.london2012.com/localleaders to sign up. Send in your pictures to us, so we can feature some of the events held in Tamworth in our next edition.

Tamworth’s blooming campaign goes to the judges

Tamworth’s bid to become the Bloom capital of the Midlands for 2012 reached its climax in July with the visit of the Heart of England In Bloom judges Mike Garwood and Nicola Clarke. They were both taken on a tour through the Tamworth Borough and shown many of the magnificent floral displays and community projects which made up this year’s Tamworth In Bloom entry, on the theme Red, White & Bloom in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Last year Tamworth was awarded gold in the Small City category of the campaign in 2010 and 2011, as well as picking up a special award for horticultural excellence for the amazing Bandstand flower beds in the Castle Grounds. Now that the judging is over, Tamworth will have to wait until September to find out its result.

Fabrique-Originale

Dressmaking & Home Furnishings

Pilates

Clothing Alterations:

Repair, Revamp, Restyle or Re-energize your clothes Irena Blaszkiewicz Call: 01827711282 or 07792843475

e-mail: fabriqueoriginale@yahoo.co.uk

Classes and Private Lessons available locally For more information call 07790 349143 Or email core-stability@hotmail.co.uk www.tamworthjournal.co.uk

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EDITOR RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES

SPACE HOLISTIC THERAPIES

The Bee’s Kneez Gifts – Cards – Collectables

Come and View our Quality Cards and Gifts Candles & Jewellery handmade in Derbyshire. Gifts by Gisela Graham, East of India. Why not visit the Café and Children’s Animal Farm We look forward to seeing you soon Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm Beehive Farm, Lullington Road, Rosliston, DE12 8HZ 01283762960

Personal Tutoring Ruth Pickering Biology & Chemistry GCSE, Biology A Level Fully Qualified Teacher Tel: 07958 291952 Email: ruthsisley@talk21.com

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Life too busy at the moment?

Why not treat yourself to some time out: •Reiki •Emotrance •EFT •Indian Head Massage •Hot Stones Massage

Call JILLY on 01827 898571 or 07971 488690

Reiki Master and Teacher (Professional Membership, Fully Insured)

Palmistry, Angel Cards, Crystal Ball & Tarot Card Readings By Appointment Only. Call Kath 01827 703709 or 07798 933136 All Readings Private and Confidential Individual or Party Bookings


Motor Vehicles and Taxi Services

461 Watling St, Tamworth, B77 1EL (Next To The Dug Out Chippy) We Pride Ourselves On Selling Good Quality Family Cars At Very Reasonable Prices With Warranted Mileage All Cars Come With Our Own Personal Warranty Finance And Part Exchange Always Welcome We Also Offer Good Rates On Any Servicing And Mechanical Repairs Engine Diagnostics From £15 Mot's Arranged. Cars available from £500

Some of our current stock BJ53 GVC Renault Scenic 1.6 Expression, 3 Owners, 72,000 Miles, Service History, Full Panoramic Roof, Full Electrics, Air Con, Rear Picnic Tables, Auto Lights And Wipers £2295 LD06 HTY Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0 Exclusive, Auto, 81,000 Miles, Climate Control, Full Electrics, 1 Owner From New, Full Service History, Rear Picnic Tables, Alloys £2995 SG58 YJP Renault Megane 1.5 Dci Expression Estate, 56,000 Miles, 1 Owner From New, Full Service History, Alloys, Air Con, Electric Windows, Cheap Tax, £4995 RJ02 ZPG Honda Civic 1.4 S, 5 Door, 2 Owners From New, Service History, New Clutch, 69,000 Miles, Full Electrics, Air Con, Good Value Motoring, £1995

RL04 PNF Renault Scenic 1.4 Expression, 2 Owners, 57,000 Miles, Service History, Alloys, Air Con, Full Electrics, Rear Picnic Tables, Auto Lights And Wipers £2495 HJ56 JVT Renault Scenic 1.6 Dynamique Auto, 2 Owners, 42,000 Miles, Full Electrics, Alloys, Air Con, Rear Picnic Tables, Auto Lights And Wipers £3495 BN05 FEP Ford Fiesta 1.4 Flame 3 Door, 2 Owners 74,000 Miles, Electric Windows, Alloys, Ideal First Car, £2795 YM54 GKU MG ZR 1.4, 3 Door, 64,000 Miles, Electric Windows, Remote Alarm, Alloys, Ideal First Car, Service History £1895 YT51 NFP BMW 320Ci Convertible, 2 Owners, 68,000 Miles Full BMW History, Red Heated And Electric Leather, Uprated Stereo, 18" M6 Alloys, £6495

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Motor Vehicles and Taxi Services

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Mobile Car Valeting Fully Insured Fleets Caravans Upholstery Vinyl Graphics Removed

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HOME & GARDEN Before

After

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HOME & GARDEN Conservatories Edwardian / Victorian Includes: Brick built base, Insulated Floor, Dwarf Walls, Polycarbonate Roof, Electric Sockets, Internal Window Boards

Upgrade to a Self Cleaning Glass Roof

Garage Conversions & Extensions Convert Your Existing Garage To A Bedroom or Dining Room

Windows & Doors UPVC / Composite We Specialise In Replacing Your Worn Out Conservatory Roof

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Most of our work comes by way of personal recommendations from satisfied customers. We do not use ‘cold calling’ or ‘Hard Sell’ techniques. We are happy to provide you with a FREE, NO OBLIGATION estimate. No job to small.

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HOME & GARDEN

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MRF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Kitchen & Bathroom Refurb’s,

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We are not just your typical builder, we can build an extensive range of bathrooms from £2000* including sanitary ware

Need an extra room? Garage conversions from £2500* No hassle, just sit back and enjoy with confidence. Don’t take our word for it. Why not speak to our customers? — General Building – Extensions — Conservatories, Garage Conversions — Carpentry & Tiling, Plumbing — Kitchen & Bathroom Refits — UPVC Doors & Windows You can contact Gordon for a FREE no obligation quote

on 01827 287774 or 07973 377680

SJS Handyman Services FREE Quotes and EstimatesCRB Checked – Public Liability Insured •Garden Maintenance •Fence Panels •Shed Repairs •Clean and Hang Guttering •Jet Washing •Household Jobs PLUS MUCH MORE! Steve Sadler Mobile: 07787318774 Telephone: 01827 251 674 Big Van with a Man also available 12

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JP CLEANING CARPETS, UPHOLSTERY, CURTAINS & LEATHER SPECIAL ½ PRICE OFFERS Carpets 12ft x 15ft Carpets 12ft x 15ft Stairs and Landing 3 Piece Suites with 2 Seater Leather 3 Piece Suit with 2 Seater Curtains full length 6 foot wide

Normal Price £30 £34 £52 £70 £39

Special Price £15 £17 £26 £35 £19

Call John Your Local Cleaning Specialists J.P CLEANING SERVICES On 0800 511 8454 Mob 07932 766 162 Working hard to cut the cost of cleaning


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HOME & GARDEN PAINTING & DECORATING Free no obligation quotes

Call Steve On: Tel: 01827 899400 Mob: 07970064557

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“Phil the Gas” Phil Archer 40 Years Experience Gas Servicing of all Appliances also LPG Combination Boilers and Full Central Heating Systems Appliance Repairs and Installations Plumbing of Bathroom Suites Landlord Certificates Discounts for OAP 24 Hour Call Out No Call Out Fee Free Quotes ALL WORK GUARANTEED Tel: 01827892907 Mob: 07791792994

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HOME & GARDEN

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• Free No Obligation Quotation • Local Repair Specialist

TEL: 01827873693 | MOB: 07752774391 **Picture shown for illustrative purposes only**

B&M Flooring A Family Run Carpet and Flooring Business with over 15 years Experience

Best Value Flooring & Carpets in Town Various types of: Laminate Flooring • Designer Flooring Carpets • Domestic Vinyls • Safety Flooring Our Prices are unbeatable, So why not use our FREE Measuring, Estimate and Choose our Free Home Pattern Book Service. Call now for a FREE No Obligation Quote Brent: 07980715115 or 0182754455 (Call Anytime) 237 Glascote Road, Glascote, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2AZ

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HOME & GARDEN

BRADLEY SCOTT WINDOWS LTD SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF UPVC WINDOWS, DOORS & CONSERVATORIES

We are proud to present our new Palladio composite door. In our opinion, during our 15 years of trading this is by far the finest composite door on the market today. The composition of the door differs from all others in its MONOCOQUE structure, apart from the MONOCOQUE design there are a lot of other innovative features. Double Rebated Triple Glazed Warm Edge Spacer Bar for Lowest u Value Structure Gives Massive Strength to Weight Ratio Unique Hinge Detail See our page (Bradley Scott Windows Ltd) for video on security and full brochure or visit www.bradleyscottwindows.co.uk or our page

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HOME & GARDEN

The picture above shows conventional composite doors, comprised of two 2mm skins bonded to a foam core.

Here you see our superior MONOCOQUE strructure and the advantage it holds over its competitors.

To dispel any lingering doubt you may have we have carried out our own rudimentary test using a 4x4 vehicle.

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THE STUMPMAN

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HOME & GARDEN

Phoenix

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Phoenix blinds is a Birmingham based business covering all of the West Midlands, we supply all types of conversatory blinds, roof blinds, office blinds, real wood blinds, roller blinds, canopies, vertical blinds & venetian blinds using the slimline system.

French Polishing Fixed Seating Painted Effects Curtains, Blinds & Pelmets For a Friendly and Professional Service, Call Jane England on 01827 899866 or 07712 895694 Email: jeinteriors@btinternet.com

AERIAL, SATELLITE OR PHONE PROBLEMS SOLVED By a local family business We bring the showroom to you, choose from lots of different fabrics in the comfort of your own home

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Alan Passey Gardening Services All Garden Maintenance, including Grass Cutting, Hedges, Fencing, Lawn Scarifying and much more!

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R&D Cleaning

Repairs could cost as little as £20 Sky, Virgin, BT Vision Magic Eyes from £50

(watch them from another room and control from there)

EXTRA DIGITAL AERIAL or SATELLITE POINTS from £50 Plasma & LCD installs (cable hiding our speciality) from £70 DIGITAL AERIALS from £70 | Sky Installs & Upgrades Extra phone sockets from £70 | OAP DISCOUNTS We now supply & fix SECURITY CAMERAs from £95 Telephone: 01827830391 or 0797364478 (Ask Deb or Pete Stockton for a FREE quote incl. Sundays)

STOCKTON SATELLITE & AERIAL SERVICE

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ENTRIES FOR NEXT SALE NOW BEING ACCEPTED For further information or to order our annual Antiques, Victorian and General sales programme please call:

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COMPETITION

Wordsearch

Competitions Page Welcome to our Competition Page. This month we have our Wordsearch and Spot the Difference Quizzes.

Each competition is worth a

massive £50 Cash Prize to the lucky entry. Please cut out this page and send it to Tamworth Journal, Leonard House, 12-14 Silver Street, Tamworth, B79 7NH.

The winning entry will be pulled out of a box, on the 23rd July. So make sure you send your answers before, for

a chance to WIN!!!!! Please fill out your details below in the boxes so we can send your winning prize: Name Address

Good Luck!!! The winners will be announced in the September Edition. Last Months Winners were Mrs. Val Sayner from Perrycrofts, and also Mrs J Bowen from Dosthill.

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

Crafty Corner

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Air Rifle Packages

Air Pistols

Air bb guns

Browning, Beretta, Lincoln, Webley & Scott, Bertinsoli, Miroku, Hatsan, plus many more

Dog training dummies, whistles and much more

Wide range of Archery Bows & Crossbows available

Now stocking Fiocchi Cartridges Top One12G Cartridges, 28g – 7.5’s, 8’s 9’s £148 inc vat per 1000 (can be mixed) F-Blu 12G Cartridges 28g – 7.5’s Voted Best Pattern Cartridge in the Market

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Pigeon, crow and owl decoys

Giant Fun Games, Cards, Connect 4, Dominoes and Much More!

We also stock a large range of bird tables, baths and feeding stations

Feel free to visit our shop

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The Heart of the Country Shopping Village

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eart of the Country Shopping Village

Heart of the Country Village is a beautiful shopping village boasting boutiques, craft stores, independent retailers and award-winning restaurants. Family owned and managed, the Stubbs' ensure Heart of the Country retains its rural feel by cultivating trees, flower beds and hedgerows within and around the shopping village. Visitors can enjoy lunch in courtyards surrounded by flourishing fauna and gardens, take a relaxing stroll through woodland, and shop in peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.

Magical Story has a fabulous range of gifts at really fantastic prices. Come and see us in our wonderful barn that is stuffed full of gift ideas or why not just treat yourself or your home. With exciting new products from Jellycat, Gisela Graham, REX, Heaven Sends, Soul & Really Good there is something for everyone. Situated within Heart of the Country Shopping Village, there is ample free parking so pop in and take a look at the shop everyone is talking about.

Various workshops are held at Heart of the Country on a monthly basis. These are always changing and have involved cupcake decorating and felting in the past. Presently Ruby Rhino, a local vintage furniture company, are holding furniture up-cycling workshops, Emma Stubbs- Hunk will soon be hosting her "Painting Parlour" and Whimsey, a vintage boutique offering homewares, fashion, tarot and art is open every Saturday. Visit www.heartofthecountryvillage.com for more information.

Magical Story - at Heart of the Country Shopping Village Swinfen, near Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9QR

01543 484398

EXCLUSIVELY SEASALT AT HEART OF THE COUNTRY SHOPPING VILLAGE

faroe born

Popular and much loved Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt, is proving a success at Chadwick’s Boutique, Lichfield, Staffs. Located at The Heart of the Country shopping village, Swinfen, Chadwick’s Boutique offers a beautiful range of clothing and accessories available from Seasalt. A number of Seasalt favourites are available including the Seaside Mac made from Tin Cloth®, a weather resistant organic cotton fabric, along with other best-selling lines including a choice of linen jackets and trousers, stripey tops and cotton printed skirts. Seasalt is the perfect brand to feature exclusively in Chadwick’s Boutique, which is open from 10am to 5pm, six days a week, closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays. Sale Now On Our Exciting Autumn/Winter Collection Coming Very Soon

Faroese Knitwear & Gif ts

www.magicalstory.co.uk

Faroe Born is the UK’s first dedicated Faroese store selling a range of gorgeous Sirri knitwear, from warm, comfy, over-sized jumpers to accessories for men, women and children.

Wool does not get better than this. Native Faroese sheep are free to roam and are even shorn where they stand. It’s a truly wonderful life. And this is reflected in the luxuriant feel of our jumpers. We are also absolutely delighted to have formed a partnership with Arthur Price that allows us to give our customers access to their range of beautiful cutlery, crockery and giftware. Arthur Price is the UK’s most desired cutlery, tableware and gifts brand. Ian Bourne MD Faroe Born Limited Unit 3 Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Swinfen, Lichfield, Staffs WS14 9QR www.faroeborn.com 01543 480055 / 07920 015033

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

Patricia Qualified Holistic Therapist

I.I.H.H.T (M.I.C.H.T) Alternative treatments to trigger your body’s own natural healing abilities. Relief from Debilitating Ailments such as: Back Pain, P.M.S, Migraine, Arthritis, Stress / Anxiety Improves better hormonal balance, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, alleviates stress

Gift Vouchers Available

Full 1 Hour Therapeutic Treatment To Include: Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, De-Tox, Aromatherapy Acupressure, Lymphatic Drainage, Relaxation

Swimming Lessons Baby, toddler, pre-school, beginner to advanced Adult & antenatal lessons 1-2-1 lessons available on request Friday evening & Sunday morning @ Belgrave High School Call/text 07814547773 Email aetswimschool@yahoo.co.uk   www.aetswimschool.co.uk   AET  swim  school@aetswimschool   We  also  do  Save  A  Baby’s  Life  &  Family  First  Aid  courses,   2  hours  that  could  save  a  life.  

For Consultations Phone Tel: 01827 701889 Mobile: 07910 033756

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SUMMER CRASH COURSES 30th July to 3rd August / 13th August to 17th August , At Landau Forte QEMS/ 20th August to 24th Inclusive, At Belgrave Sports Centre Bookings Taken Now For Beginners & Improvers From 3 years upwards. All abilities catered for. Also places available after school lessons & Saturday @ Wilnecote, Belgrave & QEMS all abilities catered for Aqua Babies now at Wilnecote Sports Centre & QEMS Thursday 1 to 1.30pm ages from 3 Months, also Thursday evening 6.30 to 7pm Friday evening 6.30pm to 7.00 – wear them out for bed time Established 1994 – All staff CRB checked, very friendly atmosphere

For details contact: Sandra Stonehouse Tel: 01827 288759 Mobile: 07800757145

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE HAVE FUN, BUILD CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM

ACTING/DRAMA LESSONS For all abilities in warm, friendly home Private or Duo lessons available

Rachel’s Hair Design Mobile Hairdressing Available Professional, Friendly, Affordable Any Gender, Any Age Call or Text: 07791 972358 | 6 Days A Week

Age 4 upwards

Premier Nails by Elizabeth

A Service Just For You

£10 per half hour lesson

Call Olga 07957887838 LAMDA exams available

Josephs Hair team on Saturdays and Wednesdays Bridge Street, Polesworth Tamworth B78 1DR Tele 01827 895 570

www.premiernailsbyelizabeth163.vpweb.co.uk

Envious Hair and Beauty

Friendly and comfortable town salon We have Four Experience Stylists with at least 8 years experienced work in a salon We offer Calgel Nails on false and natural nails Wednesday/Friday 9-8 We use the Matrix Range which is better and kinder for the hair. If you book in with Laura the new manager on Wednesdays you will get 25% off any service. Why not come down and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and get yourself pampered…

Open Tuesday 9-5 Wednesday 9-8 Thursday 9-8 Friday 9-8 Saturdays 9-5

45 Lower Gungate, Tamworth, B79 7AS Call: 0182766990 www.tamworthjournal.co.uk

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FOOD & DRINK

Softleys

Peels Coffee Shop Opening Times Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am till 3pm (half day closing)

in the Square Market Bosworth

We are a family run business established for over 30 years.

We provide outside catering for all events, weddings christenings special birthdays and corporate functions. We source most of our ingredients from local producers. Our menus consist of home baked dishes such as Steak and Mushroom Pie, Cottage Pies, Chicken and Leek Pie, as well as the traditional favourites such as Gammon Steak, Homemade Lasagne with Fresh Salad. Our lunchtime snacks include Panini’s, Baguettes, Sandwiches with Fresh Bloomer Bread and Seasonal Salads. Come and try our delicious coffee which is blended and ground especially for Peels try one to take out! We offer a local take out service (within walking distance) so if you are having a busy day in the office we can bring lunch to you. We offer a warm and friendly service come in for a coffee and chat with the locals.

Peels Coffee Shop

Telephone: 01455 290464 All Menus available to view online or telephone us Accommodation available from £69.00 Tuesdays – ‘Dine with Wine’ & Thursdays – ‘Gourmet Evening’ A La Carte Menu & Specials Board also available Lunch & Dinner

12-13 Market Street, Tamworth, B79 7LU Contact Simon or Jayne on 01827 50170

Email: softleysrestaurant@tiscali.co.uk Website: www.softleys.com

Tasty Bites

57 LONG STREET, ATHERSTONE, CV9 1AZ

Email: tastybitesandmore@btinternet.com

HOME MADE FRESH FOOD

Tel: 01827 712 835

www.tastybitesandmore.co.uk

Outside catering for all events

All sizes catered for: Corporate, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals, Parties

Menu

All Day Breakfasts Sandwiches, Rolls, Baguettes, Paninis and Wraps with Homemade Fillings Cold Meal Deals ⏐ Hot Meal Deals Homemade cakes from 60p ⏐ Hot Pastry Savouries Jacket Potatoes ⏐ Salad Bar Homemade Takeaway Dinners

Open 7 Days Lunch 12.00 – 3pm ⏐ Dinner 6.00 – 11pm

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From romantic meals for two to whole family events, or even private dining to impress - the ambience is always unmistakably Italian, serving the freshest of ingredients and a selection of the finest Italian wines.

SUMMER SET SPECIAL 3 COURSE SET MENU WITH A SMALL GLASS OF HOUSE WINE

£17.95 pp Tues to Thurs from 5 pm to 6.30 pm FRIDAY NIGHT SET SPECIAL £22.95 pp with small glass of house wine

EARLY EVENING PRE THEATRE MENU £10.95 pp From 5 pm to 6.30 pm (Served at the Bar) 2 Maney House, Maney Corner, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QL Telephone: 0121 355 8851 Email: enquiries@lascalasutton.co.uk


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

ABCompany

Self employed accountant, offering a friendly service, with competitive rates No job too large or too small Bookkeeping | Payroll | VAT Self Assessments Submission of Accounts FREE Initial Consultation Please contact Jan on: 07951 969717 Or 01827 897437 Email: abcompany4@gmail.com

Atherstone Pharmacy Late Night PHARMACY Open for your convenience Trades until 9.00pm Monday-Saturday Sunday until 5.00pm LOCAL PHARMACY FOR LOCAL PEOPLE 87 Long Street, Atherstone Telephone 01827-712968

SMITH BROTHERS (Tamworth) Development Limited Industrial and Commercial Property Developers Due to refurbishment we have a shop becoming vacant and it will be available Spring 2013 Located at 81 Bolesbridge Street, Tamworth For further details please contact us on Tel: 01827 310475 chris@bat-survey.co.uk

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Tamworth DIARY DATES & Events Journal Find out what’s going on in Tamworth here August

28 – Cinderella Ballet (Assembly Rooms)

1 (7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22nd) – Summer Living History Programme – Tamworth Castle 3 – Battle of the Bands – final (Assembly Rooms) 20 – 24 – Junior Club Summer Camps (Snowdome)

29 – Jackie Generation (Assembly Rooms) 30 – Totally Tina (Assembly Rooms)

october

25 – Elo Experience (Assembly Rooms)

2- 6 – Birmingham Royal Ballet – Swan Lake (Birmingham Hippodrome)

september

2 – Paper Lace (Assembly Rooms)

1 – 2 – Tamworth Heritage Festival (FREE Entry) 6-8 – Beer Festival (Assembly Rooms) 15 – Let’s Hang On (Assembly Rooms) 15 – Stars and Stripes (Castle Grounds – FREE Entry) 16 – Gerry Cross The Mersey (Assembly Rooms) 20 – Rolling Back The Years (Assembly Rooms) 22 – Johnny Cash Tribute Roadshow (Assembly Rooms)

5 – For Those About to Rock (Assembly Rooms) 5 – The AC/DC Tribute Show (Assembly Rooms) 9 – 20 – Sister Act (Birmingham Hippodrome) 10-14 – Tamworth Arts Club presents Beauty and the Beast (Assembly Rooms) 14 – Tamworth 10k Race (Tamworth Castle) 15 – Tony Stockwell (Assembly Rooms) 18 – Peter Allis (Assembly Rooms) 19 – Queen Tribute Ga Ga (Assembly Rooms)

24 – Fluxx (Assembly Rooms) 25 – Return to Titanic (Assembly Rooms)

22 – 3 Nov – Blood Brothers (Birmingham Hippodrome)

26-29 – Birmingham Royal Ballet – Opposites Attract (Birmingham Hippodrome)

27 – Saturday Shred School (The Snowdome)

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