Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands

CEO and Executive Principal of Ninestiles Academy Trust, Christine Quinn, has been appointed as Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands. Christine Quinn will be responsible for overseeing the growth of academies in the region and will monitor their performance … Continue reading

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iTunes Bogus Phone Calls Scam Warning

Action Fraud is warning people of a new trend that has hit the UK where offenders contact victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) or a PPI Claims company and using deception, con them into paying bogus … Continue reading

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Extra Disabled Spaces to be created in Aldergate Car Park

A number of extra disabled spaces are to be created in the Aldergate car park, after Blue Badge holders said they wanted to see more disabled parking in the town centre. A further two permanent disabled spaces are being added … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Petition Hijacked by Bots

An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures. Posts on the 4chan message board indicated that some users had scripted programs to automatically sign the petition. Thousands of signatures appeared … Continue reading

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Microsoft Payouts $10,000 for Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has agreed to pay a Californian woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update left her computer unusable. Teri Goldstein said her Windows 7 computer had automatically tried to update itself to Windows 10 without her permission.  She … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice Bureau Relocating to Marmion House

The Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to Marmion House – with its new base opening on Monday July 4. The organisation – which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone who needs it – is currently based … Continue reading

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