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Road safety campaign catch hundreds of speeders in just three hours 

23 Aug 17

SAFETY camera vans have been out in force last week as part of Road Victims Awareness Month and have caught over 200 offenders in three different locations.


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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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Maria and her ‘Superhero’ son raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre 

23 Aug 17

A TAMWORTH mum and her disabled son have taken part in the Superhero Triathlon to raise money for Warwick Cancer Centre.


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Drayton Manor Park launches end of Summer Half Price flash sale 

23 Aug 17

DRAYTON Manor Park has launched half-price tickets just in time for the weekend*, but you’ll need to act quickly if you want to bag a bank holiday bargain.


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Bikers’ barbecue set to boost safety awareness 

22 Aug 17

YOUNG Staffordshire motorcyclists are being invited to a bikers’ barbecue tomorrow where they can pick up top tips on how to stay safe.


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Hop aboard for autism this September at Drayton Manor Park 

22 Aug 17

POPULAR family attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is set to welcome the National Autistic Society (NAS) for its annual ‘All Aboard For Autism’ event, a Thomas Friends™ themed sponsored walk, on Saturday 23rd September.


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‘We Love Tamworth’ 2017 

22 Aug 17

RESIDENTS and visitors to Tamworth will be able to sample what the town has to offer on Saturday 3 September when ‘ We Love Tamworth ’ brings the Castle Grounds to life with fairground rides, a dog show, assault course, stalls and much more.


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Man arrested in connection with fatal M42 collision 

21 Aug 17

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M42 on Saturday night, 19 August.


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Xbox One X: Further Details revealed 

21 Aug 17

GamesCom 2017 was the talking point for the newly anticipated Xbox One X this weekend.


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Young entrepreneurs urged to enter awards 

21 Aug 17

YOUNG entrepreneurs have been urged to submit their ideas to win a £20,000 prize from one of the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firms.


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Drayton Manor Park hosts ‘party in the park’ for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity 

21 Aug 17

FOLLOWING the success of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity smashing its £3.65M Star Appeal target, children and their families were invited for a ‘party in the park’ at Drayton Manor Park.


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Final 24 images chosen in ‘Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth’ project 

21 Aug 17

FROM over 100 images and video clips, 24 photos have now been chosen for the Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth digital art project, highlighting the beauty, the unusual and the norm of everyday life in Tamworth.


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Man dies following M42 collision 

20 Aug 17

83-year-old man from Coventry has died following a collision on the M42 last night (Saturday 19 August).


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Singalong fun in the Ankerside garden 

18 Aug 17

CHILDREN from in and around Tamworth had a glorious time at the town’s shopping centre last week, as Ankerside in Bloom returned for another free day of garden-themed fun and games.


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Tamworth Mother receives apology from MoD over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death 

18 Aug 17

TAMWORTH Mum, Sue Smith, whose son Private Phillip Hewett, was killed in 2005 has received an apology from the Ministry of Defence.


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More Bandstand music this weekend! 

18 Aug 17

AN acoustic guitar-playing duo and a popular 11- piece brass and percussion ensemble can be seen this weekend in Tamworth Band Stand You will be able to relax and listen to Brindley Hunt on Saturday August 19 and Liquid Brass on Sunday August 20.


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Watchdog calls for action to ensure Staffordshire care home residents are ‘Living not Existing’ 

18 Aug 17

CARE HOMES across Staffordshire must invest more time and money in supporting activity programmes to ensure residents are ‘Living not Existing’ a new report by Healthwatch Staffordshire has revealed.


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Man injured after being struck by train at Tamworth Train Station 

18 Aug 17

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a train at Tamworth train station on Thursday.


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M6 closed following collision 

18 Aug 17

The M6 motorway has been fully closed in both direction near Birmingham this morning after a serious crash.


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Stars of Service to be recognised at Awards 

17 Aug 17

RESIDENTS across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being asked to cast their vote in the hunt for the Fire Service Champion of 2017.


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Suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Callum Lees 

16 Aug 17

Crimestoppers reward available in urgent appeal for murder suspect James Atherley.


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Former Tamworth PCSO sentenced for two counts of fraud 

16 Aug 17

A FORMER PCSO has been sentenced for two counts of fraud after Staffordshire Police brought charges against him for false timekeeping and claims for expenses.


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Appeal for caution as out of control garden fire spreads to house 

16 Aug 17

FIREFIGHTERS are warning residents to take care when burning garden waste after a garden fire in Stafford almost set a house on fire.


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DPPC highlights the human cost of hidden crime in rural areas 

16 Aug 17

STAFFORDSHIRE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Arnold wants a spotlight shone on so-called ‘hidden’ crimes in rural communities.


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Actors wanted for Tamworth Pantomime 

16 Aug 17

THE Tamworth Pantomime are looking for the next Prince Charming and leading lady for this Christmas.