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Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul 18

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.


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WMCA award grant to employment support pilot 

23 Jun 18

Scheme to help disadvantaged into work given the go-ahead.


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Birmingham to host future stars final 

19 Jun 18

SoundWaves Music Competition this Saturday.


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Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check 

16 Jun 18

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically …


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Walking to Work Could Cut Risk of Dying from Heart Disease 

26 May 18

Leaving the car at home and walking to work could cut the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by almost a third, according to new research from Cambridge University.


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Tesco Fined £1.6m After Pedestrian Crushed Against Loading Bay 

26 May 18

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council.


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Break Through for FOBTs 

21 May 18

Problem gambling can devastate individuals’ lives, families and communities, so I welcome the decisive action being taken to ensure a responsible gambling industry protects players appropriately.


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Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May 18

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.


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New chairman and vice chairman sworn in at Lichfield District Council 

16 May 18

The new chairman and vice chairman of Lichfield District Council.


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Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up 

7 May 18

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth.


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DHL Fined £2m Over Worker’s Death 

2 May 18

Logistics company DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at one of its depots.


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Transport Secretary insists HS2 will create opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop at Lichfield Trent Valley 

21 Apr 18

Passengers have been reassured that HS2 will provide an opportunity for more West Coast Main Line services to stop in Lichfield.


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Currency Stolen from Tamworth Business 

27 Mar 18

Over £3,000 in British and foreign currency has been stolen from a scaffolding business in Tamworth.


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Police Launch Investigation Following Suspicious Incident in Tamworth 

22 Mar 18

Staffordshire Police are investigating the report of a man stopping his van by a 12-year-old boy who was walking his dog and then attempting to grab the boy by his jumper.


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PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe 

22 Mar 18

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.


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Hear the State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday 

20 Mar 18

Tamworth goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate on Thursday.


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Gold Falls from the Sky 

17 Mar 18

Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.


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Positive Steps For Employment 

14 Mar 18

​ In 2016-17 , Dig-iT Adults provided a dyslexic perspective to barriers to employment as part of a consultation with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Human Resources Department.


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Meet Your Mercian Ward Councillors This Saturday 

8 Mar 18

Tamworth Rugby Club, Wigginton Park, Tamworth The monthly surgery will take place at Tamworth Rugby Club in Wigginton Park from 11am until noon on Saturday.


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Job Show beats the Beast from the East! 

6 Mar 18

Winter blast fails to stop employment show.


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£1.1 Million Fine for Company following Red Arrows Pilot’s Death 

4 Mar 18

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced and fined £1.1 million following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011.


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Drug Drivers Caught 25,000 Times within Three Years 

3 Mar 18

Almost 25,000 motorists in England and Wales tested positive for drug-driving within three years, figures have revealed.


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Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases 

3 Mar 18

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.


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Councillors Vote for to Give another Year of Free Swimming to Tamworth’s Residents 

27 Feb 18

Free swimming in Tamworth will continue for another year following a majority vote of the town’s Borough councillors that were present at the budget Full Council meeting.


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Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE 

26 Feb 18

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care.