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First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety 

18 Jan 18

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years.


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Mess Left By Travellers 

17 Jan 18

Went with a resident to look at a site this morning where mess left by travellers last summer is still present.


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Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England 

16 Jan 18

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases.


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Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan 18

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.


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Beware of Courier Fraud 

16 Jan 18

Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of courier fraud where offenders are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal and financial information.


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Council Opens New Play Area in Tamworth 

16 Jan 18

Young children and families can no…


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West Midlands Police and Crime Panel 

14 Jan 18

The next meeting of the panel is being held tomorrow at Wolverhampton Civic Centre.


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New Measures to Improve the Safety of Tenants 

14 Jan 18

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid today confirmed government support for new legislation that will help ensure rented homes are safe and give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties.


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HILLFIELD PARK – Woodland Management 

13 Jan 18

Work will be undertaken to manage the woodland in Hillfield Park beginning 22 January and likely to finish by 5 February.


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Labour’s effective opposition in 2017 

12 Jan 18

Steve Walker blogs: In spite of Labour’s General Election surge and its continued polling strength – not to mention more than  thirty  u-turns Labour under Corbyn had already forced from the Conservatives before the election – the line …


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Royal Town’s MP supports charity working to get more Sutton Coldfield children reading 

8 Jan 18

Andrew Mitchell MP for Royal Sutton Coldfield, met with BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity on Friday 8th of December.


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Cllr Alex Insley 

8 Jan 18

Alex has been a great ward and council colleague and he has made a big contribution to Blythe ward in the time he has served as Councillor.


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Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales 

7 Jan 18

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old.


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Georgia Toffolo Cannot Be The Face of The Tories 

7 Jan 18

Comment Writer Helena Shaw discusses the implications of Toff’s celebrity status and language on her credibility as the voice of young Conservatives The post Georgia Toffolo Cannot Be The Face of The Tories appeared first on Redbrick .


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New Yellow Lines 

6 Jan 18

Checking out the new yellow lines installed in Carpenter Rd and Pakenham Rd just before Christmas – after a very long wait and a concerted effort by residents and Councillors to get them put in.


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CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE 

4 Jan 18

We can all do our own bit to help make ourselves safer, less vulnerable to becoming a victim, and making us feel a lot safer.


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Templefield Square 

3 Jan 18

Overflowing litter bin is not a nice welcome to Templefield Square.


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Tory Budget Black Hole – £50billion lost means residents will be £687 a year worse off 

1 Jan 18

New studies show that the UK economy has stalled under the Conservatives.


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Rubbish Collection Details For Jan 1st 

31 Dec 17

Monday is Edgbaston’s bin day.


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Blue UK Passport to Return after EU Exit 

22 Dec 17

After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards.


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The Budget: It’s Time Hammond Took His Own Advice 

21 Dec 17

Comment Writer Rahim Mohamed argues that the 2017 Autumn Budget has done nothing to alleviate the stereotype attached to the Conservative party The post The Budget: It’s Time Hammond Took His Own Advice appeared first on Redbrick .


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Presented in Birmingham: plan to give undemocratic powers to the Conservative hierarchy 

21 Dec 17

On November 25 the Conservative Party held a convention in Birmingham attended by 100 invited people, which rewrote sections of the party’s constitution.


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Andrew Mitchell MP probes Universal Credit rollout in Royal Town 

20 Dec 17

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with Lorraine Beech and Laurie Wilkins who are managing the Universal Credit rollout in Royal Sutton Coldfield.


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How spending on West Midlands children’s centres has been slashed under the Tories 

20 Dec 17

Council budgets have been cut by more than a quarter…


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Andrew Mitchell MP invites Lottery funders to see Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall 

19 Dec 17

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with the West Midlands Head of the Big Lottery Fund, Matthew Poole, to appeal for support in realising ambitious proposals for renovations, developments and improvements to the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.