Category Archives: Community

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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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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Goodbye Yellow Pages

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly-fishing is set to go out of print. The Yellow Pages will no longer be published on paper from next year onwards, more than five decades after it … Continue reading

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New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The proposals would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour to carry out works … Continue reading

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Solar Power Deal will Lower Social Tenants’ Energy Bills

Solar panels are to be installed in 800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales over the next five years, as part of a new government scheme. The Dutch firm, Maas Capital is investing £160m in the project. The panels are … Continue reading

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