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‘Courier Fraudsters’ strike again 

17 Oct 17

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are repeating a warning to elderly residents to be on their guard after two people in Lichfield were persuaded to hand over a total of £20,000 to fraudsters claiming to be police officers.


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Final consultation on review of parliamentary constituency boundaries opens 

17 Oct 17

IN 2016 the Boundary Commissions began a review of parliamentary constituency areas as part of a remit from Government to reduce the number of MPs across the UK from 650 to 600.


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Dark Web, identity theft and phishing highlighted at forthcoming Online Fraud Conference 

17 Oct 17

ORGANISERS of an Online Fraud Conference for Staffordshire businesses have confirmed the line-up of speakers which include a reformed hacker who began his career at the age of ten.


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Warning to residents as criminals target gardens 

16 Oct 17

WARWICKSHIRE police are warning residents to be on their guards after a number of incidents in which persons have been found in private gardens and sheds have been broken in to.


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Stay & Play returns for spooky fun at Ankerside  

16 Oct 17

THE hugely popular Stay Play will be back at Ankerside next Thursday for a morning of Halloween-themed fun and games.


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Get fit for FREE this half term 

16 Oct 17

ACTIVE Tamworth will be helping people to get ‘in shape’ this half term, when they take a visit to the outdoor gyms across the borough.


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Staffordshire Youth Commission looks forward to continuing success in 2018 

16 Oct 17

THE Staffordshire Youth Commission is toasting its first year of success – with the promise of more to come.


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Drayton Manor Park signs Armed Forces Covenant 

15 Oct 17

ONE of Britain’s most loved attractions, Drayton Manor Park, has officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant.


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Leading the red revolution 

15 Oct 17

A TAMWORTH mum is launching a unique and inspirational range of children’s clothing after struggling to find outfits which suited and celebrated her daughter’s rare look and unique spirit – and is looking for models to show off her new clothing…


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Tamworth set to honour heroic Sailors of both wars 

15 Oct 17

BIRMINGHAM author and naval historian Steve Dunn will pay tribute to the country’s heroic sailors, including Tamworth’s Colin Grazier, when he visits the town this month.


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Warning after dangerous counterfeit mobile phones seized in Staffordshire 

14 Oct 17

COUNTERFEIT mobile phones with potentially dangerous chargers have been seized in Staffordshire by county council trading standards officers.


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Dangerous driver who reversed on M6 jailed after fleeing police at 100mph 

13 Oct 17

A DANGEROUS driver who led police on a 100mph motorway chase has been jailed for nearly two years.


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Driving instructor sentenced for sexual offences 

13 Oct 17

A DRIVING instructor from Cannock has been sentenced today, 13 October, for historic sex offences involving two young women.


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Commissioner sees armed capabilities 

13 Oct 17

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner says Tamworth residents can be reassured by the standard of the Force’s firearms capability after spending half a day with the Armed Response Unit.


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Tamworth’s free fireworks event to return with a bang 

13 Oct 17

THE countdown is on to the biggest and most popular event in Tamworth’s calendar as the FREE fireworks spectacular returns with a breath-taking display to light up the skies above the Castle Grounds.


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Christopher Pincher – View from the House 

13 Oct 17

WE are very please to announce that we will be bringing you a weekly ‘View from the House’ – a round up of the goings on in Westminster.


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Bolehall By-Election; the results are in! 

13 Oct 17

RESIDENTS of the Bolehall Ward took to the polls yesterday, Thursday 12 October, in a Borough Council By-Election; the votes have been counted today and the results are in! Two candidates stood for the seat which is one of three for the ward and was …


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Record overseas visitors to UK means boost for Staffordshire 

12 Oct 17

AS the UK enjoys a record 40 million overseas visitors to the country this year, Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost.


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You could be at the centre of the action at Drayton Manor’s Fireworks Spectacular 

12 Oct 17

ONE lucky competition winner will start Drayton Manor Park’s science fiction themed fireworks display, Sky-Fi Fireworks Spectacular, A Galactic Gathering, on Friday 27 th October.


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County Council say that their investment to improve highways is paying off 

12 Oct 17

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council have said that a £5million investment into repairing Staffordshire’s roads is already having an effect on the county’s highway network.


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Fraudster ordered to pay back more than £130,000 

12 Oct 17

A WOMAN who stole from her employer and made fraudulent claims has been ordered to pay back £131,444 from her ill-gotten gains.


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‘Water Board Burglars’ strike again 

12 Oct 17

POLICE are reminding people to be wary when answering the door to unexpected callers, following a number of recent distraction burglaries involving bogus Water Board officials across Staffordshire.


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Drugs, Money and Machete found by police 

12 Oct 17

POLICE have recovered a quantity of drugs and an offensive weapon during a house raid this morning.


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Raw and runny eggs are now safe to eat! 

12 Oct 17

PREGNANT women no longer have to avoid raw or runny eggs as part of their diet due to new advice from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).


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Burglars smash way in to family home 

12 Oct 17

POLICE in Warwickshire are investigating after burglars smashed their way in to a family home in Polesworth, just before 11pm on Tuesday 10 October.