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Tesco Fined after Employee Fractured Pelvis 

8 Aug 18

Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at a store in Thurrock was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell onto them as they were unloading it from a lorry.


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Jail Terms for Gross Negligence Manslaughter to Increase 

8 Aug 18

Employers or managers convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a workplace fatality are likely to face longer prison sentences under a new guideline published by the Sentencing Council.


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Thefts from Vehicles Warning in Tamworth 

8 Aug 18

Staffordshire Police is issuing a warning to remind vehicle owners to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden out of sight following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth.


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Scam Warning About Threatening Emails 

29 Jul 18

Staffordshire Police is warning computer users not to be fooled by cyber criminals who send threatening emails in an attempt to trick them into transferring cash.


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Big Seven Supermarkets Plastic Bag Sales Down 86% 

29 Jul 18

Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment.


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People with Hidden Disabilities to Benefit from Blue Badges 

29 Jul 18

People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel.


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Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun 18

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically …


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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.