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News
Pensioner who ‘became a monster’ jailed for 1983 Tamworth rape 

20 Apr 18

A 68-year-old man from north Wales has been sentenced to 13 years for raping a girl in Staffordshire in the 1980s.


Rugby
Evil couple smothered pensioner with plastic sheeting in doorstep robbery 

19 Apr 18

Joshua Grant, 27, and Olga Davidova, 20, jailed after attack in Selly Oak…


FixMyStreet
Broken & Uneven pavements, 15th April 

15 Apr 18

Paving slabs are broken and uneven.


Blog comment
Emma celebrates 10 years of the free pensioner bus pass and campaigns for better investment in bus services 

13 Apr 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting the TUC’s campaign to protect the free buss pass.


Rugby
This is the prison officer who had relationship with inmate Mark Rhodes who was jailed for scamming Birmingham pensioners 

13 Apr 18

Mark Rhodes, who was serving a lengthy jail term for burglary, struck up a relationship with Abigail Matthews – and her co-worker tried to cover it up…


Rugby
Inmate Mark Rhodes has relationship with prison officer – after being jailed for scamming Birmingham pensioners 

12 Apr 18

Mark Rhodes, who was serving a lengthy jail term for burglary, struck up a relationship with Abigail Matthews…


News
Pensioner, 78, quizzed on suspicion of murder over burglar stabbing death 

4 Apr 18

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally wounding the intruder during a suspected burglary…


News
Pensioner, 78, arrested after suspected burglar stabbed at his home 

4 Apr 18

Two men entered the property in Further Green Road in Hither Green, south-east London, early on Wednesday morning…


Events
Duck Duck Goose 

3 Apr 18

A family film for half term featuring Zendaya and Stephen Fry.


Events
Edie 

3 Apr 18

An inspiring and truly moving performance from Sheila Hancock.


Events
Avengers: Infinity War 

3 Apr 18

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.


Events
That Good Night 

3 Apr 18

Ralph, a once famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill.


Rugby
Police hunt driver after elderly man injured and dog killed in Northfield horror crash 

29 Mar 18

The pensioner is in hospital after being struck at a pedestrian crossing outside the Black Horse pub…


Local news
Driver sought after serious collision in Northfield leaves elderly man in hospital and kills dog 

29 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are seeking a driver who left the scene of a serious collision in Northfield yesterday evening (Wednesday 28th March).


News
Police re-appeal for information after 84-year-old pensioner assaulted 

28 Mar 18

POLICE in Tamworth are again appealing for information to find the man responsible for a heartless, cruel and unprovoked attack on a frail senior citizen in Tamworth on 30 January.


Council
Bogus builder warning as cruel thieves con man (89) out of savings 

22 Mar 18

Police and Trading Standards in Coventry are urging people to help protect elderly relatives and neighbours against fraudsters after thieves posing as roofers conned a frail pensioner out of £2,000.


Local news
Tea Dance brings Generations Together 

21 Mar 18

Tea dance brings generations together On Monday 19 March 2018, primary schoolchildren from St Peter’s Catholic Academy, Cobridge, joined older people for an afternoon of intergenerational singing and dancing.


News
Elderly woman killed in ‘severe’ Solihull house fire 

21 Mar 18

A passer-by raised the alarm after seeing smoke at the house during the early hours.


News
Cleaner facing jail for stealing from OAP with Alzheimer’s 

17 Mar 18

Teresa Dejesus was caught red-handed on hidden camera…


News
‘We fear benefit changes could lose our disabled sister her home’ 

12 Mar 18

Pensioners and disabled people fear losing homes ahead of housing costs support changes, it is claimed.


Blog feature
Happy Mothering Sunday 

11 Mar 18

In my thoughts today, as every day.


Rugby
Angry Tamworth pensioner claims Arriva tried to ‘kill’ him 

9 Mar 18

The bus company could not complete the 68 bus service from Birmingham to Fazeley due to the weather conditions last week…


Blog comment
Bus Pass – on tour 

5 Mar 18

Celebrate the Bus – Help Keep the Bus Pass April 2018 sees the tenth anniversary of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, a long-fought–for benefit that brings financial, health and social benefits to older people and disabled people, …


Events
Peter Rabbit 

5 Mar 18

The much anticipated feature version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.


Blog feature
Getting Better 

2 Mar 18

This blog has never been about me.