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Cllr Andrew James: Conservative - Mercian Ward

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Walking to Work Could Cut Risk of Dying from Heart Disease 

26 May 18

Leaving the car at home and walking to work could cut the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by almost a third, according to new research from Cambridge University.


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Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay 

26 May 18

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council.


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Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up 

7 May 18

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth.


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DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death 

2 May 18

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots.


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Currency Stolen from Tamworth Business 

27 Mar 18

Over £3,000 in British and foreign currency has been stolen from a scaffolding business in Tamworth.


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Police Launch Investigation Following Suspicious Incident in Tamworth 

22 Mar 18

Staffordshire Police are investigating the report of a man stopping his van by a 12-year-old boy who was walking his dog and then attempting to grab the boy by his jumper.


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PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar 18

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.


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Hear the State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday 

20 Mar 18

Tamworth goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday.


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Gold Falls from the Sky 

17 Mar 18

Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.


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Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Mar 18

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon on Saturday.


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£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death 

4 Mar 18

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.


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Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar 18

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.


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Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases 

3 Mar 18

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.


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Councillors Vote for to Give another Year of Free Swimming to Tamworth’s Residents 

27 Feb 18

Free swimming in Tamworth will continue for another year following a majority vote of the town’s Borough councillors that were present at the budget Full Council meeting.


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Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE 

26 Feb 18

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.


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Food from Tamworth FC’s Postponed Match Donated to Homeless Shelter 

25 Feb 18

Big-hearted  Salford City FC  bosses made sure no food from the club’s postponed clash with Tamworth was wasted, by donating it all to a homeless shelter.


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Taxi Driver used Costa Coffee Lid as Fuel Cap 

24 Feb 18

An “irresponsible” taxi driver who used the lid of a Costa coffee cup as a fuel cap has had their Hackney Carriage licence suspended.


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Borough Council to Hold Public Briefing on Arkall Farm Application 

24 Feb 18

The public hearings for the appeal to the Planning Inspector have now finished, however the outcome of this inquiry will not be known for several months.


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Heavy Snow to Hit Most of UK 

24 Feb 18

Heavy snow is expected to hit most of the UK next week as a cold blast of air known as “the Beast from the East” arrives from Russia.


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Vehicle Nuisance Prosecution 

22 Feb 18

Tamworth Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Vincent Turley of Brook Avenue, Wilnecote, for vehicle nuisance.


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Borough Council to Debate and Vote on Annual Budget 

22 Feb 18

Tamworth Borough Council’s elected members will meet on Tuesday evening to debate and vote on the Council’s budget for 2018/19.


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Government Backs Clamp Down on Rogue Parking Firms 

28 Jan 18

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, today confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry.


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Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After More Than 900 Years 

20 Jan 18

The unique 70-metre long tapestry that depicts the 1066 Norman Conquest of Britain will be put on public display in 2022.


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HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area 

18 Jan 18

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money.


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First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety 

18 Jan 18

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years.