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Bin collections suspended due to weather 

11 Dec 17

TAMWORTH Borough Council has announced that the bin collections today have been suspended due to the weather.


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Pantomime rolls into town – OH YES IT DOES 

11 Dec 17

CINDERELLA starts Thursday in a giant Big Top in Tamworth Castle Grounds – oh yes it does! Pantomime is an annual tradition in Tamworth, but since the closure of the Assembly Rooms it has taken place in a heated Big Top, and this year’s show is …


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Major gritting operation continues as hundreds of schools close due to the weather 

11 Dec 17

GRITTERS have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock …


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New-born baby threatened during Midlands burglary 

10 Dec 17

A NEWBORN baby was threatened by a gang of burglars, police revealed today, as officers appealed for the public’s help catching thieves behind a series of raids across the Midlands where victims have been attacked in their own homes.


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Check whether school is open on Monday 

10 Dec 17

Staffordshire parents can check if their child’s school is closed on Monday due to the weather by going to the county council’s website.


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Gritting crews work round the clock on Staffordshire’s roads 

10 Dec 17

GRITTERS have been working day and night throughout the weekend as the region experienced one of its heaviest snowfalls for some time.


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Appeal after bag theft at Lichfield City station 

9 Dec 17

OFFICERS from British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak with in connection to a bag snatch from an elderly woman at Lichfield City station.


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Beware of the HMRC / iTunes Voucher Fraud 

9 Dec 17

POLICE are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable to be wary of fraudsters cold calling residents with a view to them purchasing iTunes vouchers to settle a debt.


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New Festive Grants awarded to community groups during the Christmas period. 

9 Dec 17

COUNCILLORS have been spreading some festive cheer by giving out cash awards in each ward to support an event, scheme or special project that brings residents together or supports isolated residents during the Christmas period.


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Senior police officer fined after breaching Official Secrets Act 

8 Dec 17

A SENIOR West Midlands police officer today pleaded guilty to a charge under the Official Secrets Act.


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New campaign to reduce the number of uninsured drivers across Staffordshire 

8 Dec 17

WITH an estimated 99,000 uninsured vehicles in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, the two forces are working together to reduce this number in a constructive way.


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New equipment to intensify crackdown on drug abuse in Staffordshire 

8 Dec 17

THE crackdown against drug abuse in Staffordshire will be intensified following the introduction of new substance detection devices.


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Gritters out across the county as snow falls 

8 Dec 17

GRITTING teams were out in force across Staffordshire overnight and into this morning to combat the snow and ice.


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View from the House – 8th December 2017 

8 Dec 17

THEY say a week is a long time in politics.


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Local businessman hosts sold out music event broadcast globally 

7 Dec 17

LOCAL businessman Brina, Owner of Event and Creative Agency Xtra Humongous hosted a sold-out show at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham recently that was broadcast to a global audience of approximately 10 million people.


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Community groups awarded grants to make their local area a better place to live 

7 Dec 17

VEOLIA, working in Partnership with Staffordshire County Council presented funding totalling £7,000 at the latest EnviroGrant Awards.


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Find Cinderella’s slipper to win pantomime tickets 

7 Dec 17

PANTOMIME comes to Tamworth Castle Grounds next week, and you can win two tickets to the show if you find one of Cinderella’s slippers – oh yes you can! Eight pictures of the famous shoe are hidden right across Tamworth and if you find one you …


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Still time to donate to Ankerside’s Operation Christmas 

7 Dec 17

A SHOPPING centre’s Christmas gifting appeal is proving a huge success, as hundreds of generous shoppers kindly donate presents for three Staffordshire charities.


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Staffordshire Horse owner banned for three years 

6 Dec 17

A Horse owner from Staffordsdhire who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years.


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Elderly man attacked and robbed in his own home is still in a critcal condition 

5 Dec 17

DETECTIVES in Lichfield are appealing for the community’s help following a vicious attack on an elderly man, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.


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Tamworth Borough Council supporting Starfish Project to offer more winter night shelter 

5 Dec 17

CHURCHES in Tamworth are opening their doors to provide a winter night shelter for the homeless and rough sleepers for a three month period from December 1 through to February 28.


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Fire Service urges residents to take care on the roads this winter 

5 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to extra care on the roads as more wintery weather is forecast The reminder comes after the service saw four fatalities on the county’s roads in the last month and attended 56 road traffic …


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Guilty of Manslaughter after death of Tamworth tot 

5 Dec 17

A STEPFATHER has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after leaving five-year-old Charlie Dunn from Tamworth to drown at a water park last year.


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Stay well during cold weather 

4 Dec 17

PEOPLE in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather with low temperatures forecast until the weekend.


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New Fire Service Recruits take part in a week of Prevent and Protect training 

4 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service’s trainees have taken part in a full week of prevent and protect training.