Latest West Midlands Stories

2008-09-18 18:00:27

KNOWING your way around a computer can make a huge difference to your professional as well as personal life. Understanding how computers work can also lead you towards an illustrious career in IT.

2008-09-17 16:51:22

By JOHN SLIM'S AMATEUR THEATRE It is good to see the spirit of optimism is alive and well at Birmingham's Crescent Theatre. Although audiences last season were often by no means as large as could have been hoped, the city's leading amateur theatre has boldly extended its box office opening hours.

2008-09-09 18:00:32

HEALTH bosses have flown to the West Midlands from Brazil to learn how to manage emergency calls. West Midlands Ambulance Service has some of the best results in the UK for treating patients quickly.

2008-09-04 03:00:25

THREE women were taken to hospital following a fivevehicle crash on the M6 in Warwickshire. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 near Fillongley shortly after 6pm on Tuesday.

2008-09-03 18:00:21

YOUNGSTERS made the most of the last days of their summer holidays at Dudley Zoo where a new indoor activity centre kept them busy between showers. Dinosaur Dig is situated in the Tecton Tropical Birdhouse, on the zoo's upper level.

2008-08-30 12:00:41

By Sian Powell and Warren Manger HEART attack victims across north Warwickshire will have their chances of survival dramatically boosted by the latest life-saving treatment.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

FAMILIES will get to have their say on where they want a new neighbourhood health centre to be built.

2008-08-28 18:00:22

STAFF and students were celebrating excellent results in the GCSE re-sit programme at Sutton Coldfield College with many Grade A* and Grade As being awarded among the results. Ann-Toni Jones was delighted with her Grade A in chemistry, which will now allow her to take AS-level chemistry next year.

2008-08-21 09:01:14

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with major facial injuries following an incident in Coventry yesterday. The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found under a bridge at Phoenix Way, near the Ricoh Arena at 12.45pm. She was taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital, Walsgrave.

2008-08-15 03:00:33

By dave blackhurst Dental experts are reviving their efforts to add fluoride to North Staffordshire's drinking water. They have commissioned a feasibility study from Severn Trent to see if the chemical can be added and how much it will cost.

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Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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  • To play, gamble.
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  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.