Monthly Archives: January 2016

Schools across England to Take Part in International Literacy Study

Schools across England are set to take part in an international literacy study to help measure progress in reading. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) measures the reading ability of 10-year-olds, which can then be compared with other … Continue reading

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2016 Invictus Games Launched

Marking 100 days before the 2016 event, trials for the Invictus Games began in Bath last Friday. Wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans are competing across 10 sports for one of the 100 places available on the UK … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Roles Available in Staffordshire’s Libraries

People are being given the opportunity to try volunteering in their local library as part of a new campaign. The new roles are available in all Staffordshire libraries and are designed to help people explore their own interests whilst making … Continue reading

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Calling All Young Poets in Staffordshire

Budding young poets from across the county are being invited to put pen to paper for a new poetry competition. But they need to get their skates on as the closing date is Wednesday 10 February. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Young … Continue reading

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RIP Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan has died of cancer at the age of 77, his family have confirmed. The veteran broadcaster, renowned for his work on Radio 2’s breakfast show and Children In Need, had a short illness. A family statement, issued … Continue reading

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Tamworth Assembly Rooms All Set for Major Transformation

Next month marks the start of an exciting chapter in the 127-year history of Tamworth’s landmark Assembly Rooms as the venue is set for its most dramatic transformation to date. After entertaining generations of Tamworth people, as well as many … Continue reading

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New boilers, Central Heating and Insulation Available FREE through HEAT Scheme

An exciting new scheme which offers full grants for central heating systems, new boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation is making funds available to residents in parts of Tamworth. Tamworth Borough Council’s Home Energy Advice Tamworth (HEAT) scheme is working … Continue reading

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