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New approach to reduce hospital admissions due to falls 

18 Jul 18

THE number of frail older people needing to attend hospital in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to reduce, thanks to a new approach developed to identify people at risk of falling.


Rugby
Cashpoint crooks steal £1k from Barclays customer in ‘distraction theft’ in Northfield 

16 Jul 18

The pensioner was targeted by criminals outside Barclays Bank in Northfield…


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Warning over scam artist pretending to be a police officer in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jul 18

An OAP who is ‘nearly 90’ has warned fellow pensioners and the vulnerable to be aware of bogus police calls…


News
Murder victim found dead in Walsall flat named as father-of-one Edwin Bradley 

11 Jul 18

Police release first image of the 65-year-old pensioner who suffered a fatal head injury…


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Rubbish dumped all the time on plot of land opposite Off-Licence, 7th July 

7 Jul 18

Opposite the off-licence next to the residential property and the A-Plant courtyard there is a plot of land which is constantly used as a dumping ground.


Rugby
Pensioner barred from new Birmingham Legoland – because she had no kids with her 

5 Jul 18

Yvonne Radcliff, 74, planned day out at new city centre attraction – only to be turned away…


News
Police issue courier fraud warning after suspected cases in Yardley and Meriden 

5 Jul 18

POLICE have issued a warning against criminals who trick pensioners into giving them money with suspected cases occurring recently in Yardley, Coventry and Meriden.


News
Feeling the heat? Here, Local GP Dr Sonia Ashraf passes on essential advice for keeping your cool during this prolonged spell of hot weather. 

3 Jul 18

With temperatures soaring again this week, the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is urging local people to take care when in the sun.


Events
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 

26 Jun 18

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission has gone wrong.


Blog feature
I Never Stop Learning 

26 Jun 18

No-one knows everything about dementia.


Blog feature
Do We Care? 

15 Jun 18

It’s a simple, four letter word.


Blog feature
Unique personalised online resource for carers of older people launched 

14 Jun 18

A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.


News
Pensioner David Felton who sexually assaulted young girl is jailed for 11 years 

12 Jun 18

David Felton, 65, preyed on the vulnerable 11-year-old victim in south Staffordshire for a year, until she broke down and told a relative…


News
CCTV released after wallet is stolen from Lichfield pub 

12 Jun 18

Police have released CCTV after a wallet was stolen from a Lichfield pub.


Events
Mary Shelley 

10 Jun 18

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley 18 year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley creating the classic novel ‘Frankenstein’.


Events
Thomas, Big World! Big Adventures! 

10 Jun 18

Thomas leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world.


Events
The Bookshop 

9 Jun 18

Set in a small English town in 1959, a story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a book shop – a decision which becomes a political minefield.


Events
In The Fade 

9 Jun 18

Katjas’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack.


Events
Let The Sunshine In 

9 Jun 18

Adapted from ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes.


News
Man arrested after elderly woman attacked in Yardley 

8 Jun 18

Veronica Eustace remains in a stable condition after the burglary on Tuesday morning.


News
Man wanted after an elderly woman was left seriously injured in her South Yardley home.  

6 Jun 18

West Midlands Police CID has issued an appeal for a man they want to speak to after a woman, aged 86, was seriously assaulted in her own home in South Yardley on Tuesday (05/06).


News
Man sought after elderly woman attacked in Yardley 

6 Jun 18

The 86-year-old suffered broken bones in her neck and back after the attempted burglary.


News
Pensioner taken to hospital 

4 Jun 18

Firefighters rushed to the scene in Penkridge after reports of the fire in Orchard Crescent just after 5…


Blog comment
Elderly man dies after flooding incident in Rushall 

28 May 18

Dreadful news from Walsall overnight, where a man believed to be in his 80s died after a car reportedly entered floodwater, following remarkably heavy storms in the preceding hours.


Blog feature
Little Things Mean a Lot 

25 May 18

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age.