Author Archives: AndrewJames

Could You be the Next Black Rod?

Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the House of Commons … Continue reading

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New Funding for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Grant funding of £600,000 has been awarded to four charities to help victims of child sexual abuse. The funding, awarded to the National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), Barnardo’s, Rape Crisis England & Wales, and Safeline Warwick, will … Continue reading

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Cycle Safety to be Reviewed

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced an urgent review into cycle safety, following a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists. The review will look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should … Continue reading

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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England. Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen … Continue reading

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Appeal for Witnesses Following Serious Assault in Tamworth

Detectives in Tamworth are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Sorrel, Tamworth late last night. An ambulance was called to the area at around 11pm on Friday 8 September to attend to a man who had … Continue reading

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Meet the Mercian Ward Councillors on Saturday

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1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are

Heart Age Test is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher our heart age, the higher our risk. Analysis of … Continue reading

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