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Jeremy Corbyn Posts Old Photo to Celebrate Armed Forces Day 

25 Jun 17

To celebrate Armed Forces Day yesterday, the Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn had a photo of him standing with UK ware veterans posted on his Facebook and Twitter page to celebrate Armed Forces Day.


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A Record Armed Forces Day Celebrated Across the Country 

24 Jun 17

A record 300 plus events including parades, military displays and community fetes have taken place right across the country today to say thank you to the Armed Forces community for the outstanding work they do.


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Sprinkler Systems will be installed in Tamworth High-Rise Flats 

24 Jun 17

The high-rise flats of Tamworth will now have sprinkler systems installed, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


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Tamworth in Bloom Judging Route Revealed 

24 Jun 17

Tamworth In Bloom – 2011 A year of hard work, planning and planting will soon reach its climax when the Heart of England in Bloom judges take a tour of the borough on Tuesday 18 th July.


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Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Roads 

24 Jun 17

Staffordshire County Council are asking residents to have their say on Staffordshire’s road network and play their part in future improvements through a survey issued this week.


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27 High-Rise Blocks in England have Failed Cladding Fire Safety Tests 

24 Jun 17

Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England have failed fire safety tests, the government says.


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The Queen Reported to Police for Not Wearing Seat Belt 

24 Jun 17

The Queen has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament.


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UK to Observe Minute’s Silence for Victims of Grenfell Tower Fire 

18 Jun 17

The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.


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UK to Observe Minute’s Silence on Tuesday 6 June 

4 Jun 17

The Government has announced the UK will observe a minute’s silence on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 11am in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others affected by the attacks in London on Saturday night.


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Drayton Manor Theme Park Ride Closed in Major Incident 

9 May 17

A ride at Drayton Manor theme park has been closed following a major incident.


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Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community 

4 May 17

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s …


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Smartphone Orders Body to Treat Diabetes 

1 May 17

Scientists have used a Smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal.


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Legal Street Racing just Around the Corner 

8 Apr 17

Birmingham Superprix held between 1986 and 1990 Could the next British Grand Prix be literally just around the corner from you? New laws come into force on Monday, 10 April 2017, that will allow motor racing events to take place on closed public …


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New Rules to Prevent another Car Emission Scandal Approved 

5 Apr 17

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton won backing yesterday from the European Parliament for new measures that will ensure vehicles continue to meet emissions and safety standards once out of the showroom.


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New Name and New Services at Tamworth Advice Centre 

20 Mar 17

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services, but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.


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Calling All Knitters – You Can Help People with Dementia 

12 Mar 17

The Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and Cllr Andrew James are inviting knitters in Tamworth to pick up their needles and use their craft skills and creativity to help people with dementia.


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£20 Million for D-Day Landings Memorial 

5 Mar 17

The British servicemen and women who gave their lives in the D-Day landings and in the Normandy Campaign will be commemorated with a new memorial, supported by £20 million, the Prime Minister and Chancellor today announced.


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FA to Fund Study to Examine Links between Playing Football and Dementia 

5 Mar 17

An independent university is to conduct a “six-figure” Football Association study into whether there is a link between playing football and dementia.


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Schools to Teach 21st Century Relationships and Sex Education 

2 Mar 17

The Government has tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE).


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Joint Works to Support Hew Homes Development Set to Begin Next Month 

19 Feb 17

Careful coordination of works to support a major new homes development in Tamworth will mean a big reduction in the number of roadworks and less disruption for people and businesses.


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Could You Produce a Visitor Guide for Tamworth? 

19 Feb 17

Tamworth Borough Council is looking for an organisation or individual to help us with producing our Visitor Guide, potentially over the next 3 years.


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Could You Be The UK’s First Small Business Commissioner 

12 Feb 17

Applications are open to become the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner – a high profile role supporting small businesses in payment disputes with their larger customers.


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New Bus Service from Tamworth to Hockley Starts on Saturday 

6 Feb 17

People Movers have announced a new bus service, the 9A, running between Tamworth and Hockley will start on Saturday 11th February.


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Optimistic About Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital 

22 Jan 17

Sir Robert Peel hospital Last Monday (16 Jan), I attended Staffordshire County Council’s Joint Health Scrutiny Accountability Session with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and I have to say that I was very surprised not to see any opposition …


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Jaguar Land Rover Fined £900,000 after Worker Loses Leg in Accident 

20 Jan 17

Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident.