Category Archives: Science

“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth

A house-sized asteroid due to pass Earth in October is currently “damn close”, the European Space Agency says. The asteroid is forecast to speed inside the moon’s orbit at 27,300 miles (43,935km) – an eighth of the distance between the … Continue reading

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Can You Find a Name for UK Astronaut’s Next Mission?

The European Space Agency is asking people to choose a name for British astronaut Tim Peake’s next mission. Citizens and residents of all the Agency’s member nations are eligible to enter the competition.  The winning entry needs to be short … Continue reading

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£30 Tablet Goes on Sale in UK

A tablet costing £30 has gone on sale in the UK. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is the commercial version of the Aakash 2 tablet, which was originally launched in India.  There, the tablet is mainly used … Continue reading

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Christopher Pincher Calls for More Investigation into Fracking

Yesterday in the House of Commons, Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, called for more investigation into Fracking during the latest debate on Energy and Climate Change. Mr Pincher said, “The British Geological Survey suggests that there could be 10 trillion … Continue reading

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Superfast Broadband One Step Closer in Staffordshire

As 2013 dawns, Tamworth’s surrounding villages in Lichfield District are on track to get the superfast broadband it needs to help deliver jobs and boost growth after the EU gave the roll out of high-speed broadband across rural areas the … Continue reading

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Felix Baumgartner’s Historic 128,097ft Jump

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Wind Mast Planning Application Refused

At last nights meeting of Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee the application to site a 50-metre wind mast at Tamworth Motorway Service Area was rejected by the members. Following the submission of the application in July 2012, 605 objections, including a petition … Continue reading

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