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Exciting new season of events revealed for Tamworth 

24 Feb 18

WITH a ‘jam-packed’ season of events announced, Tamworth Informed are asking their readers to get 100% behind every event – and support local businesses as you do! We strongly feel that if the people of Tamworth can get behind the events, we …


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A man died following an incident on the M6 Toll yesterday morning 

24 Feb 18

POLICE and Ambulance crews were called to the M6 Toll, northbound between T7 and T8, at 8.30am yesterday (Friday) following the report of a collision involving a man and an HGV.


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Nuneaton man in court charged with murder 

24 Feb 18

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with murder following an incident in Nuneaton.


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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet 

23 Feb 18

GRITTERS in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks.


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View from the House – 23rd February 2018 

23 Feb 18

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


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Knitting groups are busy joining forces to support dementia and social isolation  

23 Feb 18

Knitters from groups Seniors United and Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance (TDAA), have joined forces and picked up their needles to help people with dementia by creating ‘Twiddle Muffs’ and blankets.


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Act now for funded childcare places 

23 Feb 18

CHILDREN celebrating their third birthday in the first part of 2018 should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare.


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Man sentenced after manslaughter of Tamworth man, Daniel Wyatt 

23 Feb 18

A LEICESTER man has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the manslaughter of his friend, following a trial at Stafford Crown Court.


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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption 

22 Feb 18

YOUNG adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21.


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Tamworth up for three awards in Midlands-wide art contest 

22 Feb 18

TAMWORTH Borough Council has been shortlisted for three top awards in a Midlands-wide competition recognising the best of the best in arts and entertainment – and your votes are now needed to bring the titles home.


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One week left to take part in online customer service survey 

22 Feb 18

TAMWORTH Borough Council is asking residents for their feedback on how they interact with the authority via a short online customer service survey which is open for another week.


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Grants for communities to influence local road safety 

21 Feb 18

COMMUNITIES are being invited to submit ideas for the chance to share in a funding pot to improve road safety in their neighbourhoods.


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Plight of local cannabis user for medical purposes raised in parliament 

21 Feb 18

LICHFIELD MP, Michael Fabricant, has raised the case of his Burntwood constituent Vicky Clarke who is suffering from advanced multiple sclerosis and needs cannabis to help relieve her acute and stabbing pain as no other treatment works.


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Murder investigation launched in Nuneaton 

20 Feb 18

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man has died after suffering a stab wound in an incident in Nuneaton.


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Library consultation continues 

20 Feb 18

HUNDREDS of people are having their say during a consultation on the best way to manage some of Staffordshire’s libraries.


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Come and see Twycross Zoo’s elephants before they pack up their trunks! 

20 Feb 18

TWYCROSS Zoo is calling all families to come and see its extra special and very cute trio of elephants, Minbu, Noorjahan and Esha, before they head off to Blackpool Zoo as part of an important breeding programme.


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Exciting new season of events revealed for Tamworth 

20 Feb 18

LIVE musical shows, performances of fire and puppetry, St George’s Day extravaganza, outdoor cinema and We Love Tamworth festival – these are just some of the highlights lined up in Tamworth’s exciting new season of events.


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Co-op staff celebrate the end of an era 

20 Feb 18

AFTER the Wilnecote Co-op store closed its doors back in January, the staff from the store celebrated the end of an era at the weekend; and they were joined by some of the original staff! The ex-employees, some who were there at the end, and even …


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Two die after car collides with lorry in Warwickshire 

19 Feb 18

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two people have died after a car was in collision with a lorry in Warwickshire.


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Plea for information after motocross bike stolen during burglary 

19 Feb 18

THE owner of a motocross bike which was stolen from a home in  Tamworth is making a plea to the public for information.


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Helping to keep children safe online at special half-term event 

19 Feb 18

EXPERTS from a variety of organisations will be on hand at a special awareness-raising event at Ankerside Shopping Centre tomorrow (Tuesday, February 20) to share advice and technical support on how parents can help keep their children safe online.


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‘Courier Fraud’ conmen jailed as 92-year-old victim lures them into police trap! 

19 Feb 18

AN elderly woman conned out of more than £60,000 turned the tables on her cruel tricksters by luring them back with the promise of more money – and led them right into a West Midlands Police trap! The 92-year-old was stung in a so-called ‘…


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Tamworth micro-brewery to ‘twin’ with German brewery! 

19 Feb 18

EXCITING news broke this weekend, when it was exclusively revealed to Tamworth Informed that plans are afoot for a Tamworth Micro Brewery to ‘twin’ and with a German counterpart.


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‘Pan’-European race was ‘flipping fun’ 

18 Feb 18

THE annual Pancake Race took place in the town centre on Saturday, 17 February, and this year entrants came from as far afield as Germany.


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Street racer jailed for flouting car cruising injunction 

17 Feb 18

A STREET racer has been handed a three-month prison sentence after admitting breaching a Car Cruising Injunction in Birmingham when he drove at speeds up to 70mph in a 30 zone.