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Tamworth officers urge motorists to remain vigilant following spate of thefts

TAMWORTH Police are urging motorists to be on their guard after 17 vans and cars were broken into in the town in the last two weeks. The thefts are said to have happened at various locations across the town, but no further details are available on any in

yesterday, 17:31 in Regional West
 

Arsonists hunted after two cars set alight in Tamworth street

OFFICERS from Tamworth Local Policing Team are appealing for information after two cars were set alight in the same street. The first incident occurred at around 10.50pm on Sunday, October 16 when offenders set fire to a white Peugeot RCZ, which was park

yesterday, 16:09 in Regional West
 

How to get the spare room to shine at Christmas

POOR old spare room. It spends most of the year as an understudy to other 'headlining' living areas, and never seems to get the chance to take centre stage – waiting in the wings, hankering to be filled with something more exciting than household junk. B

yesterday, 12:52 in Regional West
 

Video: Rambler claims he has spotted a big cat dubbed the ‘Beast of Tamworth’

IS THIS the most compelling evidence yet of a big cat stalking the countryside around Tamworth? A dog walker has captured footage of what he claims is a 'jet black' big cat skulking through a field near Tamworth. The striking video, taken in Piccadilly,

yesterday, 11:39 in Regional West
 

Area leaders vow to fight against the possible closure of vital services at George Eliot Hospital

NORTH Warwickshire's MP Craig Tracey has pledged his support to the fight to keep vital hospital services at the George Eliot after leaked plans could maternity, A and E and children's services axed. The Conservative MP has concerns with the proposals to

yesterday, 07:50 in Regional West
 

Burton Albion midfielder will prove a 'valuable addition' says Morrell

Tamworth have completed the signing of Burton Albion midfield player Ben Fox on an initial one month loan,. The 18-year-old has progressed through the Burton Albion Academy, and is highly rated by Brewers Boss Nigel Clough, who handed the youngster his d

Thursday, 17:03 in Regional West
 

Shoppers queue for hours outside new Aldi

HUNDREDS of shoppers braved freezing temperatures this morning to get a glimpse of Tamworth's new Aldi store. The new supermarket in Glascote Road opened at 8am - but some shoppers were there extra early - with the first customer arriving at 2am! The kee

Thursday, 15:21 in Regional West
 

​Man arrested after policeman seriously injured on A5 – detectives hunt second suspect

DETECTIVES have arrested a man after a police officer was seriously injured on the A5. The 30-year-old man, from Leicester, was arrested this morning (Thursday, December 1) in connection with the incident and remains in custody for questioning. At around

Thursday, 14:08 in Regional West
 

Woman cut free after A5 crash in Tamworth

A WOMAN had to be cut free following a two-car smash in Tamworth today (December 1). The incident, which happened at around 11pm on the A5 eastbound, caused serve traffic delays – with reported queues of up to 45 minutes. A spokesperson for Staffordshire

Thursday, 13:09 in Regional West
 

Secret plans could see maternity, A and E and children's units closed at George Eliot Hospital

MUMS-to-be across North Warwickshire could be forced to travel an extra 30 minutes to have their baby under shocking secret plans to close the maternity unit at the George Eliot Hospital. In a leaked document, known as the Coventry and Warwickshire 'Sust

Thursday, 10:58 in Regional West
 

'Sadistic' nursery boss guilty of child cruelty

A sadistic Dordon nursery owner has pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty, mistreating some of the youngsters in her care, with behaviour a judge said 'went out in the Dark Ages.' But despite her conduct towards children as young as one, Christi

Thursday, 10:31 in Regional West
 

The scoreline DIDN'T flatter them' says Bolehall boss after 7-3 loss to Hinckley

"THE worst performance of the season" was how Bolehall Swifts boss Joe Obi assessed his side's galling defeat to Hinckley AFC. Despite only one point separating hosts Bolehall and their Leicestershire visitors on Saturday afternoon, Hinckley...

Thursday, 10:31 in Regional West
 

Big league and cup tests ahead for Tamworth RFC

RESURGENT Tamworth RFC face back-to-back fierce challenges as they aim to follow up their fantastic away win at Veseyans. Firstly, the Wigginton Road side travel to Silhillians, in the fourth round of the Midlands Intermediate Cup on Saturday. Hosts Sill

Thursday, 10:25 in Regional West
 

Photos released in manhunt after policeman hurt in chase drama

PHOTOS have been issued following a horrific drama where a policeman was seriously hurt after he stopped a stolen lorry - and the offender carjacked an unsuspecting driver. The incident happened at 6.15pm on Tuesday (November 29) when the police officer

Thursday, 10:18 in Regional West
 

'Biggest achievement' yet for Ellis Cross as he makes Great Britain team

TAMWORTH athlete Ellis Cross hopes even bigger things are to come after landing the biggest achievement of his career so far. The 20-year-old finished just one second ahead of the chasing pack to gain the fourth and final automatic spot on the Great Brit

Thursday, 09:53 in Regional West
 
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