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Micro-artist Willard Wigan’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ moment as he receives honorary University of Warwick degree 

17 Jan 18

Nimble-fingered sculptor told he would amount to nothing at school lands honorary degree…


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School sorry for sending personal details of pupils to other parents in Tamworth 

17 Jan 18

Rawlett School sent out home addresses and phone numbers of its year nine pupils…


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How Ofsted rated this Great Barr school after UNEXPECTED visit 

17 Jan 18

The inspection took place without any notice to Great Barr Academy…


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Stabbing of teenager outside Perry Bar Greyhound Stadium was ‘targeted attack’ 

17 Jan 18

Police want to trace occupants of black Audi A3 following incident…


Sport
Former West Bromwich Albion youth could thrive at Lamb 

17 Jan 18

Striker Joel Ambalu is on trial at Tamworth FC…


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Tamworth School governor retires after THREE DECADES of service 

17 Jan 18

Gordon Hollyoake was described as the ‘heart and soul of Polesworth…


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Jay Rodriguez and Gaetan Bong allegations: The latest on the dispute 

17 Jan 18

Controversial scenes at The Hawthorns as West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez is reported to the FA…


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Residents vow to ‘keep fighting’ against major 150 homes plan near Tamworth 

17 Jan 18

The application for houses has met fierce opposition from local residents and will be discussed in the near future…


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Stranger Things star David Harbour promises to conduct wedding – in return for retweets 

17 Jan 18

The 42-year-old actor said he would get ordained and conduct the ceremony…


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How to QUIT smoking in 2018 – and what happens to your body when you do 

16 Jan 18

Without question, giving up smoking is the best thing any smoker can do for their health…


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What happened to Rhys Jones killer Sean Mercer and his Croxteth Crew? 

16 Jan 18

Viewers were left sobbing and heartbroken after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones…


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Best deals on vitamins, detox, prenatal and bodybuilding muscle gain supplements 

16 Jan 18

Holland Barrett discounts in the Penny Sale and deals on health products from Nature’s Best…


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When are the February half term school holiday dates in 2018 

16 Jan 18

Here are the February half term dates for Birmingham, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Redditch, Dudley and Warwickshire…


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Outdoor cinema returns to Tamworth Castle Grounds 

16 Jan 18

From Back to the Future to Top Gun, voting is open soon…


Sport
Paul Lambert set for a GIANT bonus if he keeps Stoke City up 

16 Jan 18

His two-and-a-half year contract is a significant bonus if he can keep the Potters in the top flight…


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Ex-Aston Villa midfielder leaves Lambs for Telford 

16 Jan 18

Ellis Deeney was youth team skipper at Villa…


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The latest with the plans for a Three Degrees statue 

16 Jan 18

The Celebration was meant to be unveiled in the summer of 2014…


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Jay Rodriguez and Gaetan Bong allegations: The latest on the dispute 

16 Jan 18

Controversial scenes at The Hawthorns as West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez is reported to the FA…


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Appeal launched to reunite toy dinosaur found on M1 with owner 

16 Jan 18

It was found on a Midlands stretch of the motorway on Sunday…


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Appeal launched to reunite toy dinosaur found on M1 with owner 

16 Jan 18

It was found on a Midlands stretch of the motorway on Sunday…


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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku on how Cyrille Regis inspired him at West Bromwich Albion 

16 Jan 18

Regis has died aged 59 after a sudden heart attack on Sunday evening…


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Rezwan Ali, 19, named as Walsall house party murder victim 

16 Jan 18

The student died in a knife attack at a house in Willows Road, Chuckery, in the early hours of Sunday morning…


Sport
Statements on Gaeten Bong’s allegation against Jay Rodriguez from West Brom and Brighton 

15 Jan 18

Brighton defender has requested the FA fully investigate verbal abuse claims…


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Watch live stream of Southampton U23s v Aston Villa U23s; Andre Green and Callum O’Hare involved 

15 Jan 18

Andre Green, Callum OHare and James Bree are involved for AVFC…


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Teacher banned after inspectors find ‘terror’ leaflet by banned ‘extremist’ 

15 Jan 18

Naveed Hussain ran Bordesley Independent School…


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Teacher banned after inspectors find ‘terror’ leaflet by banned ‘extremist’ 

15 Jan 18

Naveed Hussain ran Bordesley Independent School…


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‘Delight’ at jump in standards at once failing Erdington school 

15 Jan 18

Ofsted now rates Stockland Green School good in all areas…


Sport
Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher is Tamworth driver Martin Plowman’s new racing partner 

15 Jan 18

Kelvin Fletcher played Andy Sugden for 20 years in ITV soap…


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Long delays expected across Tamworth due to roadworks 

15 Jan 18

South Staffs Water are carrying out much-needed work to the area…


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Tragedy as man dies in Tamworth street 

15 Jan 18

Man suffers cardiac arrest in Maitland, Glascote Heath…


Sport
Transfer rumour: Rangers ‘close’ to signing West Brom hotshot in cut-price deal 

15 Jan 18

West Brom transfer news includes the latest on Tyler Roberts’ future…


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England cricketer Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside nightclub in Bristol 

15 Jan 18

Ben Stokes missed the Ashes series after England and Wales Cricket Board awaited an update…


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What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan 18

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector…


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What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan 18

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector…


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Police CCTV appeal after vandals ‘jump’ on FIVE cars in Tamworth 

15 Jan 18

Cops say the individuals pictured could hold vital information…


Sport
Anthony Joshua to fight Joseph Parker in Cardiff this March 

15 Jan 18

The announcement brings an end to months of fractious negotiations with Parker…


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Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan 18

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned…


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Creepy behaviour as ‘people in MASKS’ follow residents in Tamworth 

15 Jan 18

Police are hunting for four people after reports of suspicious behaviour in Tamworth…


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Car smashes into bridge near Tamworth 

15 Jan 18

This image shows the extent of the damage caused to the car…


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Traffic chaos swamps Tamworth after two-car smash 

15 Jan 18

Police were called to the scene off the A5 near Mancetter…


Sport
West Brom legend Cyrille Regis looking back at his career – from our archives 

15 Jan 18

Gregg Evans catches up with the former striker to reminisce about his Baggies past and discuss the present…


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These are the best primary schools in Sandwell for 2018 

15 Jan 18

One school earned a maximum five stars in the categories of attendance, progress, attainment for all and attainment…


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These are the best primary schools in Walsall for 2018 

15 Jan 18

The Real Schools Guide 2018, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables…


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These are the best primary schools in Sandwell for 2018 

15 Jan 18

One school earned a maximum five stars in the categories of attendance, progress, attainment for all and attainment…


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These are the best primary schools in Walsall for 2018 

15 Jan 18

The Real Schools Guide 2018, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data unit, aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables…


Sport
Tributes pour in for Cyrille Regis after his death aged 59 

15 Jan 18

News of his death broke on Monday morning…


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These are the best primary schools in Solihull 

15 Jan 18

The top school was awarded a five-star rating in The Primary Real Schools Guide 2017…


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These are the best primary schools in Solihull 

15 Jan 18

The top school was awarded a five-star rating in The Primary Real Schools Guide 2017…


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These are the best primary schools in Wolverhampton for 2018 

15 Jan 18

The school earned a maximum five stars in the categories of attendance, progress, attainment for all and attainment…


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These are the best primary schools in Wolverhampton for 2018 

15 Jan 18

The school earned a maximum five stars in the categories of attendance, progress, attainment for all and attainment…





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