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Cross Party Support for Fire Safety Procedures in Tamworth 

16 Aug 17

Policies and procedures for fire safety across all blocks of flats owned by Tamworth Borough Council have been successfully scrutinised by members of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


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Still Time to Sign up to Staffordshire Fire’s Cadets+ Scheme in Tamworth 

15 Aug 17

There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


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Proposals to Better Protect Holidaymakers Launched by Government 

15 Aug 17

Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined by Consumer Minister Margot James.


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Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way 

15 Aug 17

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.


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New Mercedes Dealership Set for Tamworth 

15 Aug 17

Tamworth has been chosen as the prime location for a brand new Mercedes-Benz dealership and regional test drive facility in a major multi-million pound investment, which has been described as a huge coup for the area.


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Nuisance Motorbikes in Glascote 

13 Aug 17

Staffordshire Police are continuing to have reports of nuisance motorbikes in the Deltic fields area of Glascote in Tamworth.


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Domestic Violence Protection Orders Protect Victims and Help Reduce Police Demand 

10 Aug 17

Staffordshire Police has said the introduction of orders to protect people from domestic violence has resulted in a significant drop in the number of incidents reported after an order is issued.


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“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth 

10 Aug 17

The asteroid is about 15-30m long.


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Tamworth’s Rail Passengers to Get New Longer Trains with More Seats 

10 Aug 17

Tamworth’s rail passengers who travel on the West Coast line between London Euston and Crewe will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network.


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Be Aware – Bogus Officials/Distraction Burglaries 

10 Aug 17

Staffordshire Police are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, to be on their guard as they continue to receive reports of bogus officials and distraction burglaries across the County.


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Have Your Say on How Tamworth Council Spends its Money 

6 Aug 17

If you want to have your say on how the council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation.


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Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday 

6 Aug 17

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


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Number of UK Drivers Aged Over 90 Tops 100,000 

26 Jul 17

The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time.


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UK-US Trade Deal Could be Big 

26 Jul 17

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK.


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No More New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles in UK from 2040 

26 Jul 17

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce.


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BMW to Build Electric Mini in UK 

26 Jul 17

BMW have said a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at their Cowley plant in Oxford.


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More People Can Give Blood Following Scientific Review 

23 Jul 17

The government has announced changes to blood donation rules following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).


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First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains 

22 Jul 17

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.


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Drones to be Registered and Users to Sit Safety Tests 

22 Jul 17

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use , the government announced today (22 July 2017).


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Study Says Nine Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk 

20 Jul 17

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet.


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Flog Your Rubbish for Cash 

17 Jul 17

Are you sitting on a small fortune in household waste? Stop throwing out your old loo roll tubes, jam jars and wine corks – you might be flushing cash down the toilet.


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NHS Ranked Number One Health System 

16 Jul 17

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.


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Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks 

16 Jul 17

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks.


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Sexual Grooming Arrest after Altercation in Tamworth 

15 Jul 17

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child following reports of an altercation, Staffordshire Police said.


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Tamworth Aiming to Reach Dementia Friends Target of 3,000 

15 Jul 17

A staggering two million people across the UK have united against dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ – and Tamworth is now going all out to reach its own target of 3,000.