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Car found burnt out near Atherstone 

13 Aug 18

POLICE in Warwickshire are appealing for information after a car was found burnt out close to Atherstone.


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Freida thrills Ankerside shoppers with the launch of new store 

13 Aug 18

A NEW independent retailer at Ankerside Shopping Centre is positively thriving as stylish shoppers flock to fashion store, Freida, which recently arrived at the Tamworth retail destination.


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Four men from Tamworth and Birmingham sentenced for thefts of high performance vehicles 

13 Aug 18

FOUR men from Tamworth and Birmingham have been given a combined sentenced of 28 years after stealing high performance vehicles and attaching false number plates to avoid police detection.


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Three people charged in relation to Tamworth vehicle crimes 

10 Aug 18

THREE people have been charged in connection with a number of vehicle crimes in the Tamworth area, Staffordshire Police have said.


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Can you help identify man in connection to sexual assault in Nuneaton? 

10 Aug 18

POLICE have released an image of a man who might have information regarding the alleged sexual assault of a woman that took place in a car park on Newdegate Place, Nuneaton, in the early hours of Thursday 12 July.


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£174,101 – The typical profit each Tamworth landlord could make in the next 25 years 

10 Aug 18

I AM of the opinion that buy to let investment in Tamworth, in the long-term, will bring substantial returns for landlords, irrespective of latest regulation and tax changes.


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New Weight Management Referral Scheme in Tamworth! 

10 Aug 18

EVERYONE Health, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, are currently offering FREE health checks to members of the community aged between 50 and 74.


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Commissioner says former Police HQ sale will support policing across the County 

10 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis, today confirmed the 16-acre former Staffordshire Police headquarters site in Stafford has been officially sold.


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People urged to Staycation and explore Staffordshire’s magnificent canal network 

10 Aug 18

WITH the summer holidays in full swing, families are being encouraged to explore Staffordshire’s extensive canal network and miles of towpaths.


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Men commended for bravery after car fire rescue on the A5 

10 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has recognised two members of the public for their bravery at a serious incident.


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Service recruiting on-call firefighters in Tamworth 

10 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting on-call firefighters for Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station.


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Polesworth Co-op shoppers stump up ‘divi’ money for scout tents 

10 Aug 18

POLESWORTH scouts will be packing a new set of tents when they set off for summer camp, thanks to the generosity of customers at their local convenience store.


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Light aircraft crashes in field near Atherstone 

8 Aug 18

A light aircraft has come down in a field in Baxterley near Atherstone.


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We Love Tamworth returns and celebrates Tamworth’s proud heritage 

8 Aug 18

THE popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza returns to the Castle Grounds in less than one month, bringing with it a jam-packed day of activities for the whole family and celebrates some of Tamworth’s rich heritage.


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Don’t miss out on Drayton Manor’s Money-Saving Offer! 

8 Aug 18

TAMWORTH’S local Drayton Manor Park has cost-conscious family days out covered with its time-limited offer of four park entry tickets for just £80 this summer – a saving of 57% when compared with the on the gate price! Compared to other theme …


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Clowning around at drama school with Bibbledy Bob 

8 Aug 18

TAMWORTH’s favourite entertainer will teach young people circus skills at Bolehall Manor Club.


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Public urged to take care in the Countryside 

8 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging the public to take care when out enjoying the countryside after a disposable barbeque caused a large grass fire.


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The story behind the Moor Street island World War 1 tribute 

7 Aug 18

IN celebrating this year’s Tamworth in Bloom theme of ‘ Homecoming 2018’ – Moor Street traffic island at the end of Lichfield Street was planted with a stunning World War 1 tribute with more than just flower beds – an interpretation …


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Free Zumba Strong success kicks off a new summer programme 

7 Aug 18

PEOPLE looking for a new fitness challenge have enjoyed the first session of an exciting new programme of FREE Zumba at Tamworth Tennis Courts.


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Blow Torch used for gardening leads to serious fire 

7 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to think twice before burning off weeds or waste in the garden during the hot weather following a fire in Burntwood which left one man injured.


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Wigginton Park hoping to take gold in regional In Bloom competition 

7 Aug 18

ONE of Tamworth’s best-loved parks is hoping to claim gold, in a Heart of England in Bloom category.


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Over 4,000 children sign up for Summer Reading Challenge 

7 Aug 18

OVER 4,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first three weeks.


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Families urged to explore Staffordshire over the summer 

6 Aug 18

Families urged to explore Staffordshire over the summer.


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Tamworth golfer finishes third at American Golf UK Long Drive Championships 

6 Aug 18

TAMWORTH golfer Jordan Brooks has finished third in the American Golf U.


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M42 CLOSED due to vehicle fire 

6 Aug 18

TRAFFIC on the M42 close to Tamworth has come to a standstill this evening due to a vehicle fire.


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M6toll support RAF Cadets with trip to World War One battlefields 

6 Aug 18

STAFF from Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) visited 1200 Polesworth RAF Cadets, after responding to a plea from Squadron Instructor and MEL staff member, Racheal Cooper for funds to support the cadets on a trip back in time.


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‘Sustainable Summer’ continues at Ankerside 

6 Aug 18

THE free ‘Sustainable Summer’ event at Ankerside Shopping Centre launched a couple of weeks ago and has been a huge success, with shoppers taking part in a workshop where they made floral arrangements out of plastic bags, pipe cleaners, bottles, …


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Three artists, walking 250 miles along the canal network are about to hit Tamworth! 

6 Aug 18

On Tuesday 7 August, a group of artists will be walking from The Sale to Tamworth and would love to hear from you.


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Man charged with murder of Staffordshire Midwife 

5 Aug 18

DETECTIVES investigating the death of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood have tonight (Sunday) charged a man with her murder.


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Van driver sentenced for causing the death of a motorcyclist at Drayton Bassett 

5 Aug 18

A MAN from South Staffordshire has been given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years for causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving near Tamworth in 2017.


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More landlords to be licensed under ‘HMO’ changes  

5 Aug 18

MORE landlords who let properties to two or more households with shared facilities will have to apply for a license from the council as a result of new legislation which takes effect this autumn.


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Over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of tobacco were seized from the Bolebridge Street premises 

5 Aug 18

TWO men have been sentenced after over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized from a Tamworth shop in just 12 months.


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Tamworth charity gets a helping hand from Amazon 

3 Aug 18

A CHARITY which provides support to people affected by cancer and chronic illnesses has received a donation of £5,000 from the Amazon team in Rugeley.


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Police warn after spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth 

2 Aug 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is warning motorists to make sure their vehicles are locked when unattended, following a recent series of thefts in the Tamworth area.


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More than eighteen babies born for every new home built in the past five years in Tamworth 

2 Aug 18

MORE than 18 babies have been born for every new home that has been built in Tamworth since 2012, deepening the Tamworth housing shortage.


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Offering a warm welcome thanks to £3,500 grant 

2 Aug 18

AN initiative that offers a warm welcome in local communities is set to grow in Tamworth thanks to a £3,500 funding boost.


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New centre manager joins the team at Ankerside 

2 Aug 18

ANKERSIDE Shopping Centre has welcomed a new centre manager who plans to take the Tamworth retail hotspot to the next level, with an all-new customer experience, a programme of community-focused events and some surprises, too.


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Fish Dead in the Water 

2 Aug 18

LOCAL MP, Michael Fabricant, has praised the Environment Agency who have taken immediate action to save fish in the Tame and the Anker rivers.


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Police investigation for missing Samantha Eastwood continues 

1 Aug 18

OFFICERS investigating the disappearance of Staffordshire woman Samantha Eastwood say they are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.


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Drayton Manor Park raises £17,000 for charity 

1 Aug 18

VISITORS to Drayton Manor Park have raised an incredible £17,000 for the Drayton Manor Park Foundation since launching in 2016 to help those from a disadvantaged background in the local community.


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New governance for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service starts today 

1 Aug 18

FOUR months ago the Home Office confirmed Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner would take responsibility for governance of fire and rescue and the new arrangements go live today (Wednesday).


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Man arrested in hunt for missing Staffordshire Midwife 

31 Jul 18

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Staffordshire midwife.


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Warton Music Festival releases 2019 Early Bird tickets 

31 Jul 18

WARTON Music Festival 2018 was a hugely successful event which saw over 2000 visitors flocking to the fields of Bentley Farm, close to Tamworth.


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More summer entertainment this weekend in the Castle Grounds 

31 Jul 18

TAMWORTH Borough Council’s hot programme of summer entertainment continues for a packed weekend of music and movies in Tamworth Castle Grounds.


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Tamworth searches for a Dick Whittington! 

31 Jul 18

DICK Whittington comes to Tamworth this December, and the search is now on for the leading man.


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Book now for a stall at this year’s ‘We love Tamworth’ event. 

31 Jul 18

THE popular We Love Tamworth extravaganza returns to the Castle Grounds in September and is looking for any groups, organisations, charities or businesses that are interested in booking a stall at the event – all in the name of charity.


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Police continue hunt for missing Staffordshire midwife 

30 Jul 18

OFFICERS from Staffordshire Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of 28-year-old Midwife, Samantha Eastwood from Stoke-on-Trent.


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Man attacked during robbery in Glascote 

30 Jul 18

OFFICERS from Staffordshire Police are today continuing to investigate a robbery that took place in Tamworth yesterday (29 July).


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Plumbers ordered to pay back thousands to their victims 

30 Jul 18

TWO plumbers who were jailed in 2016 for fraud have been ordered to pay back a total of £77,000 to their victims.


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Met Police Commissioner visits Middleton Hall 

29 Jul 18

THE Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has visited Middleton Hall close to Tamworth for a private viewing of t he Peel Collection and Police Museum.


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Appeal for information after boy forced to drink unknown liquid 

28 Jul 18

POLICE are appealing for information after a boy reported he was forced to drink an unknown liquid during an incident in Coleshill.


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Award winning Summer School comes to Tamworth 

28 Jul 18

AWARD-WINING drama school Enact Academy are hosting an August summer school here in Tamworth.


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Staffordshire celebrates 15 years of Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 

28 Jul 18

VOLUNTARY and community groups from across Staffordshire are celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


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New development levy to help improve town’s infrastructure 

27 Jul 18

DEVELOPERS looking to build in Tamworth will be asked to contribute towards projects which benefit the whole town, as part of a new infrastructure levy adopted by Tamworth Borough Council.


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View from the House – 27th July 2018 

27 Jul 18

HELLO and welcome to my last View from the House now that Parliament has broken up for the summer.


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Widow of popular Tamworth Co-op funeral director pours his favourite tipple over memorial bench 

27 Jul 18

THE widow of a well-known Tamworth Co-op funeral director who died last year poured a tot of his favourite whisky over a bench unveiled in his memory.


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Centuries of life on Cannock Chase Retold in new exhibition 

26 Jul 18

PEOPLE interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition set to tour the county’s libraries.


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Plea to farmers after several crop fires 

26 Jul 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging farmers to take steps to help protect their crops from fire.


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Further witness appeal after fatal collision on Mancetter Road, Atherstone 

25 Jul 18

Officers from Warwickshire Police are issuing a renewed appeal for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision near St Peter’s Church on Mancetter Road in Atherstone on Thursday, 5 July.


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Man and woman charged with murder of their two-month-old baby son 

25 Jul 18

A MOTHER and Father have been charged with the murder of their baby son in 2014.