Monthly Archives: April 2014

Staffordshire Regiment’s Mascot and Handler Honoured with Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth

  Watchman V, the popular former mascot of the Staffordshire Regiment, has been honoured with the Freedom of the Borough of Tamworth. Staffordshire bull terrier Corporal Watchman V and his handler, WO2 Greg Hedges, had the award conferred on them … Continue reading

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The Force is Once Again with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill

Original Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will feature in Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest film in the franchise. Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will also return as C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 respectively … Continue reading

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Theft of Bicyles on the Increase in Tamworth

A spate of bike thefts has begun in Tamworth. Bikes have been reported stolen from gardens and outside shops and fish bars and there has also been some stolen from inside sheds. Chains and cables have been cut and the bikes … Continue reading

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Happy St George’s Day

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Obesity Time-Bomb Weighs Heavy on Worker Health

New research published by Nuffield Health shows that obesity can have a negative impact on worker health and wellbeing and can lead to depression and discrimination in the workplace. Around six million people could be putting themselves at risk of … Continue reading

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Custody Cells Should Not Be Mental Health Places of Safety

Responding to this week’s Care Quality Commission map of health based places of safety, Staffordshire’s PCC Matthew Ellis has said police custody cells are fundamentally the wrong place for people suffering mental health crisis. The CQC map shows that over … Continue reading

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Labour Controlled Council Spends Taxpayers Money on Florida Theme Park Trip

Nine council bosses are flying to the US to research theme parks in Florida at the cost of £15,441 to local taxpayers. The team from Labour controlled Gravesham District Council said the trip would help the authority prepare for a … Continue reading

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