Author Archives: AndrewJames

HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money. This is a Scam and unfortunately, local residents … Continue reading

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First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years. The move comes after a Department for Transport consultation last year to consider changing the wait before the … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, Surrey … Continue reading

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Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. Tax-Free Childcare is now … Continue reading

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Beware of Courier Fraud

Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of courier fraud where offenders are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal and financial information. In recent weeks, a number of victims have received … Continue reading

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Council Opens New Play Area in Tamworth

Young children and families can now enjoy a new and modern play area, which has been officially opened in Belgrave this month. Tamworth Borough Council is pleased to announce the playground, which replaces the original playgrounds that were removed from … Continue reading

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New Measures to Improve the Safety of Tenants

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid today confirmed government support for new legislation that will help ensure rented homes are safe and give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties. The government has … Continue reading

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