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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.


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Increase in Hate Crime Charges Brought by Staffordshire Police 

23 Aug 17

The number of charges brought by Staffordshire Police for hate crime offences has risen by 16% in the last year, in line with nationally reported increases.


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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.