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Kingsbury road to be closed to vehicles 

22 Sep 18

WARWICKSHIRE County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing Coventry Road, Kingsbury from a point either side of the railway bridge, to vehicular traffic.


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Tamworth’s most popular baby names revealed 

21 Sep 18

NEW statistics released today, Friday 21 September have revealed the most popular baby names registered in Tamworth for 2017.


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Kick It Out to celebrate Non League Day for seventh year running 

21 Sep 18

KICK IT OUT will partner Non League Day for the seventh year running on Saturday 13 October as the organisation gears up for its biggest ever involvement in the initiative.


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Trees to tell an interesting tale at Wigginton Park 

21 Sep 18

A COMMUNITY project that has developed a ‘tree trail’ of fantasy stories and characters will be launched at an exciting live event in Wigginton Park on Saturday, October 13.


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Save the date – Tamworth’s free fireworks returns for the 10th year! 

20 Sep 18

THE countdown is on to the biggest and most popular event in Tamworth’s calendar as the FREE fireworks spectacular returns with a breath-taking display to light up the skies above the Castle Grounds for its 10 th anniversary year.


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Motorists urged to take care as Storm Bronagh expected to hit the county overnight 

20 Sep 18

PEOPLE travelling on the roads across Staffordshire this evening (Thursday 20 September) and overnight are being warned about high winds and rain which could make driving conditions difficult.


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Cause of A38 lorry fire revealed 

20 Sep 18

FIRE crews rushed to the A38 yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19) as a lorry carrying gas canisters caught fire.


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Drayton Manor to host Wedding Fayre this Sunday 

19 Sep 18

DRAYTON Manor will be hosting their Autumn Wedding Fayre at the 4 Star Drayton Manor Hotel on Sunday 23rd September.


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A38 Sliproad closed as lorry catches fire 

19 Sep 18

FIRE crews rushed to the A38 earlier this afternoon (Wednesday) as a lorry, said to be carrying gas canisters caught fire.


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Brave Dr Nerium’s Spooktacular Scaremaze at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this Halloween 

18 Sep 18

TAMWORTH based company, Xtra Humongous and Birmingham Botanical Gardens are delighted to invite you to the most spooktacular event of the year.


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FREE Art Attack craft activities to make a return 

18 Sep 18

TAMWORTH town centre will be awash with colour and creativity on Saturday, October 6, with a series of interesting and unusual arts activities for people of all ages to take part in FREE of charge.


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Plans revealed to tackle anti-social behaviour in two ‘hotspot’ areas of Tamworth 

18 Sep 18

TOUGH new measures are being proposed to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour in two areas of Tamworth following several reports to police in recent months.


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Birmingham gets ready to host Conservative Party Conference 

17 Sep 18

WEST MIDLANDS Police is preparing for one of the largest security operations of its kind in the region as Birmingham gets ready to host the Conservative Party Conference 2018.


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More FREE sporting sessions planned for National Fitness Day 

17 Sep 18

PEOPLE looking for a new fitness challenge are invited to try free taster sessions on National Fitness Day at the end of this month.


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Demolition starts as Kerria Centre makes way for modern new council homes 

17 Sep 18

DEMOLITION work has now started to remove unsuitable homes and retail units in the Kerria Centre, ahead of plans to build a brand new estate of modern council homes, fit for 21 st century living, along with a new retail facility.


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Trading Standards crackdown on alcohol sales 

17 Sep 18

OFFICERS from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team have been cracking down on the mis-selling of alcohol in the county.


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Tamworth man charged after missing teenager found 

14 Sep 18

A TAMWORTH man has been charged with a number of offences after he was found with a teenager who had been missing for a number of weeks.


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View from the House – 14th September 2018 

14 Sep 18

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


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Planning permission sought for brand new Primary Academy in Tamworth 

13 Sep 18

A PLANNING application has been submitted to Tamworth Borough Council for a new Primary Acadamy to be built within the Borough.


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Youth ASB down in Tamworth due to success of Space 2018, Commissioner says 

13 Sep 18

THE Space scheme has been hailed a huge success by the Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime after the number of youth anti-social behaviour incidents in Tamworth dropped by 40 per cent.


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Borough Council meeting recorded for the first time! 

13 Sep 18

A MEETING of Tamworth Borough Council was recorded for the first time last night, Tuesday 11 September.


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County council sets out plan to deliver services on budget 

13 Sep 18

PLANS to bridge a £35m funding shortfall and deliver a legally balanced budget have been set out by Staffordshire County Council.


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Uniform and Uni – Police Officer recruitment is open in Staffordshire 

13 Sep 18

THE way you become a Police Officer is changing and Staffordshire Police is one of the first to recruit student officers to study for a degree while they serve.


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Reporting ‘street issues’ in Tamworth now even easier thanks to new mobile app feature 

13 Sep 18

TAMWORTH residents spotting street issues such as litter, flytipping, graffiti or dog fouling can now report it directly from the palm of their hands via a mobile app.


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Summer of free activities helped to get Tamworth fit and sporty 

13 Sep 18

THOUSANDS of children aged two and over have been busy enjoying another exciting programme of free sports and activities during the summer.


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Bearded Theory Festival to return in 2019 for 12th consecutive year close to Tamworth 

13 Sep 18

THE Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire’s award-winning family-friendly festival, is delighted to announce that they will return in 2019 for the 12th successive year.


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Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Day Ticket is back by popular demand 

13 Sep 18

THE award-winning Drayton Manor Park is once again offering an Adult and Toddler Day Ticket* for the amazing price of £22, Monday – Friday on days the park is open** until Friday 19th October 2018.


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People urged to explore county’s heritage during Staffordshire History Festival 

12 Sep 18

FAMILIES from across Staffordshire are being invited to join in a two-month celebration of the county’s past.


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Nursery help for low-income families is just the ticket 

12 Sep 18

ELIGIBLE parents of two-year-old children will be receiving their Golden Ticket soon offering their ‘prize’ of 15 hours funded childcare.


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Exciting new season of events revealed for Tamworth! 

12 Sep 18

FIREWORKS, Christmas lights, a special visit from Peter Rabbit, Remembrance parades, an attack of art and music concerts are among the highlights of Tamworth Borough Council’s exciting new season of events.


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Tamworth shop owner sentenced over counterfeit tobacco 

10 Sep 18

THE owner of a Tamworth shop has today been sentenced after over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized in just 12 months.


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Local pub raises nearly £14,000 for Cancer Research UK 

10 Sep 18

A PUB in Warton has again raised an amazing amount of money for Cancer Research UK through a fun run and otherfundraising events.


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Tamworth constituency could grow as number of MPs slashed 

10 Sep 18

FINAL recommendations for new parliamentary boundaries that could see the number of MPs cut from 650 to 600 have been published today (Monday).


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Last chance to take part in this year’s Borough Council Budget Consultation 

10 Sep 18

THE annual Budget Consultation, which asks people for their views on council spending and how it should be prioritised, closes this Friday (September 14 th ).


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Police issue warning after reports of children being approached by men in van 

10 Sep 18

POLICE in Tamworth have issued a warning to children and their parents after reports of children being approached by males in a van.


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Men charged with driving and drugs offences following Tamworth vehicle pursuit 

7 Sep 18

Two men have been charged with a number of driving and drugs offences after a car collided with parked cars in Tamworth yesterday (6 September).


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New apprenticeship opportunities to join award-winning team 

7 Sep 18

GREEN-FINGERED enthusiasts looking for a new career in horticulture and grounds maintenance are being invited to join an award-winning team at Tamworth Borough Council.


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Youngsters enjoy free theatre show at Tamworth Library 

7 Sep 18

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a free theatre performance at Tamworth Library to celebrate the end of a summer reading challenge and as part of a Tamworth Borough Council initiative to bring professional productions to community venues across the town.


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View from the House – 7 September 2018 

7 Sep 18

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


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Tamworth Firefighter set to take part in International competition 

6 Sep 18

A FIREFIGHTER from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is set to take on an international challenge to be crowned the Toughest Firefighter Alive.


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Foster families urge people to try short break fostering 

6 Sep 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S foster families are taking to the road in a new campaign to encourage more people to try short break fostering The latest campaign from the county’s fostering service wants to find people who could foster a child for one weekend a…


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Tamworth vehicle pursuit ends in two arrests 

6 Sep 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have said that two men from Birmingham have been arrested during an intelligence-led drugs operation which involved a vehicle pursuit in Tamworth today (6 September).


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Applicants sought for independent scrutiny panel 

6 Sep 18

WOULD you like to help scrutinise and examine policing and the fire service in Staffordshire? Now’s your chance! The Ethics, Transparency and Audit Panel (ETAP) was launched by Matthew Ellis, the Staffordshire Commissioner Police, Fire and Rescue …


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Fire Service welcomes residents for Family Day 

6 Sep 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is welcoming everyone to its bi-yearly Family Day.


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Councillor says – ‘Let’s work together to make town centre the best it can be’ 

6 Sep 18

THE future of Tamworth town centre – and all town centres across the country – is a much-debated topic as they strive to adapt to changing times and changing consumer habits.


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Thousands enjoy entertainment at 2018 We Love Tamworth 

6 Sep 18

THE sun shone as thousands of families enjoyed a great day of entertainment and activities as part of the 2018 We Love Tamworth event in the Castle Grounds.


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Tamworth Property Market – Summer 2018 Update 

6 Sep 18

I WAS recently reading a report by Rightmove that a North South Divide has started to appear in the UK property market – so I wanted to see if Tamworth was falling in line with those thoughts.


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Five arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and held in Midlands 

5 Sep 18

FIVE people have been arrested today (Wednesday 5 September) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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New service will end postcode lottery for victims of Domestic Abuse 

5 Sep 18

INDIVIDUALS, who are the victims of domestic abuse, will no longer face a postcode lottery when they need specialist support to help them.


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Libraries celebrate as over 10,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge 

5 Sep 18

OVER 10,000 children from across the county have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.