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Life Sentences for Killer Drivers 

15 Oct 17

Killer drivers face life behind bars after plans to increase maximum sentences received resounding support from families and campaigners.


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Goodbye Round Pound – 7 Days Left to Spend Them 

9 Oct 17

As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books.


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Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Police Raids in Tamworth 

3 Oct 17

Staffordshire Police have seized drugs, weapons, stolen items and cash in a series of raids at addresses in Tamworth.


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Bags for Life Can Pose Food Poisoning Risk 

2 Oct 17

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning.


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Five Ways to Spot a Cyber Scam 

2 Oct 17

Here are five ways that you can clearly identify an online or cyber scam.


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Carrying the Shopping can Improve Strength in Over 65s 

29 Sep 17

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists.


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UK ‘Eliminates Measles’ for First Time 

29 Sep 17

The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says.


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Government backs Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid 

29 Sep 17

Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been officially backed by the Government.


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Could You be the Next Black Rod? 

22 Sep 17

Lieutenant General David Leakey, the current Black Rod Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring.


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New Funding for Victims of Sexual Abuse 

21 Sep 17

Grant funding of £600,000 has been awarded to four charities to help victims of child sexual abuse.


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Cycle Safety to be Reviewed 

21 Sep 17

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced an urgent review into cycle safety, following a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.


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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office 

19 Sep 17

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England.


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Appeal for Witnesses Following Serious Assault in Tamworth 

9 Sep 17

Detectives in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Sorrel, Tamworth late last night.


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1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are 

5 Sep 17

Heart Age Test  is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke.


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Goodbye Yellow Pages 

2 Sep 17

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly-fishing is set to go out of print.


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New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads 

2 Sep 17

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.


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Solar Power Deal will Lower Social Tenants’ Energy Bills 

2 Sep 17

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme.


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Car Key Alert from Staffordshire Police 

2 Sep 17

Staffordshire Police are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following an increase in the number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the…


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New Driving Test Coming This Way in December 

29 Aug 17

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.


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One Pint of Beer Please, That Will Be £13.40! 

26 Aug 17

A pub in London has denied “gouging” customers by charging £13.40 for one pint of beer.


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Carling Lager is Weaker than Advertised 

26 Aug 17

The alcohol content of Carling – one of the most popular lagers in the UK – is weaker than advertised, it has emerged.


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House Building Soars to Highest Levels in Almost a Decade 

25 Aug 17

The number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008, as shown by figures released this week.


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Lithium in Tap Water May Cut Dementia 

25 Aug 17

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.


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Walk faster if you’re Middle-Aged 

24 Aug 17

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.


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Police Appeal for Information – Suspicious Activity in Castlehall Tamworth 

23 Aug 17

Castlehall, Tamworth Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following reports of suspicious activity in Castlehall during the early hours of Tuesday (22 August) morning.