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Extra Funding To Protect Vulnerable Children in Staffordshire Agreed 

20 Jul

A FURTHER £1.1m is to be invested in recruiting more children’s social workers to help manage caseloads in the county.


Foundations laid for Tamworth Assembly Rooms’ extension 

20 Jul

Work has now started to extend Tamworth Assembly Rooms as part of a major £4.8m project to transform the historic theatre into a modern venue fit for 21 st century audiences.


View from the House – 20th July 2018 

20 Jul

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.


Additional 1,414 Tamworth Rented Homes Required by 2027 

20 Jul

WELCOME to my first column for Tamworth Informed, I am Lorraine from Hall Thompson Estate Agents.


Did Gordon Ramsay make a guest appearance at TrophyStore’s Annual Summer BBQ? 

20 Jul

TO celebrate another record-breaking year, Tamworth based TrophyStore.


Three Anchors sculpture hero honoured with green plaque 

20 Jul

ONE of the heroes commemorated in Tamworth’s Three Anchors sculpture who helped shorten WWII has been honoured with a green plaque at a house where he lived for nearly two years.


Police step up hunt for baby-snatch carjacking gang who ‘stopped at nothing’ 

20 Jul

During the tussle, the desperate mum pleaded with the attackers to get her baby out...


Police chief claims of plan to ‘silence and discredit’ him 

20 Jul

The government accused of trying to 'muzzlecriticism and descent...


Cocaine smuggling Birmingham barber and gang jailed for 37 years 

20 Jul

Barber Nigel Roberts and gang jailed for smuggling 1 million of cocaine into UK from Jamaica...


Close-knit community vital in snaring man who tried to rape 11-year-old girl at Solihull beauty spot 

20 Jul

Detectives says information from the community is vital following the attack on an 11-year-old schoolgirl at Babbs Mill Park, Solihull...


9 ideas for keeping the kids entertained this summer 

20 Jul

Six weeks to fill? Here are some bike-focused ideas to keep everyone busy...


Decision delayed over future of Police and Crime Commissioner role 

20 Jul

The responsibility of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) could be taken over by the West Midlands Mayor...


Carjacking mum: Criminals knew my baby was in car when they stole it 

20 Jul

Claire O'Neill revealed that she was run over by the crooks as she tried to stop her daughter Eliza being taken...


Watch: Biker films himself doing nearly 200 mph – now he’s in jail 

20 Jul

Adam Campion drove through red lights, wrong side road, doing wheelies and weaving through traffic...


The poor state of council-run children’s services in Birmingham revealed 

20 Jul

Statistics released by Ofsted today show that Birmingham, Dudley, and Sandwell councils all received the lowest possible overall rating...


Honorary doctorate for NHS trust chief 

20 Jul

Sarah-Jane Marsh has been recognised for creating the first NHS trust of its kind after landmark merger in 2017...


CCTV appeal after woman sexually assaulted after being followed home on number 55 bus 

19 Jul

The woman was followed by two men on her route home from Birmingham city centre to Kingshurst...


Birmingham school suspensions soar with teacher attacks and racist abuse rife 

19 Jul

A teaching body expressed concerns that the rise in exclusions...


All the restaurant chains that offer student discounts in the UK 

19 Jul

The likes of ASK Italian, McDonalds, Subway and Pizza Hut all offer discounts if you wave an NUS Extra card at them...


Gang which shipped production line of cocaine and heroin from Birmingham in ‘county lines’ operation locked up 

19 Jul

The four gang members were jailed for a total of almost 28 years after setting up a 'production line' in a flat in Birmingham...


Government spent more than £500,000 of taxpayer money moving these four West Midlands academies 

19 Jul

Two were in Birmingham: the Ark Academy Victoria, previously known as Perry Beeches V, and Arena Academy...


University student’s harrowing injuries after brutal park attack 

19 Jul

The engineering student is currently studying at Coventry University...


Schoolboy jailed after stabbing friend in heart during horror machete street attack 

19 Jul

The 15-year-old and masked gang pounced on victim in Staple Lodge Road, Northfield...


Knife crime at highest level in West Midlands for almost a decade 

19 Jul

West Midlands recorded 2,850 serious crimes involving knives during the last financial year, the latest crime data published today shows...


The number of West Midlands Police officers has fallen yet again 

19 Jul

Thats a drop of 175...


West Midlands Police deal with seven knife crimes every day 

19 Jul

There were 2,850 knife crimes in the area served by West Midlands Police over 12 months - and that's up by a fifth since the year before...


Crime rose in West Midlands again last year – here’s how common they are 

19 Jul

There were 233,393 crimes recorded by West Midlands Police in the 12 months to March 2018, or one every two minutes...


Tamworth lifesavers get biggest grant of the year from shoppers’ community cash chest 

19 Jul

TAMWORTH’S emergency first responder team has received a significant injection of cash after food shoppers in the town gave up their loyalty rewards to support the life-saving service.


Man arrested on suspicion of harassment at Birmingham Airport after ‘Stourbridge woman stalked’ 

19 Jul

The man landed at Birmingham Airport shortly after 11pm on Tuesday night where he was met by airport police officers...


Police appeal to trace Nathaniel Ming ‘wanted in connection with serious assault’ 

18 Jul

Officers are searching for Nathaniel Ming who is wanted in connection with a serious assault which took place in January...


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