Latest West Midlands Stories

2008-08-11 18:00:47

A FILM has been produced to keep Sandwell parents and pupils updated on plans to rebuild or improve schools.

2008-08-06 12:00:22

USERS of the popular video posting site YouTube can now view police pursuing dangerous drivers through the streets of the West Midlands after the region's force joined the website.

2008-07-29 18:00:44

YOUNGSTERS at West Bromwich schools are learning how to reduce fuel poverty with the help of Sandwell's Warm Zone team.

2008-07-25 18:00:33

FIRE crews have been making waves as they use vital new equipment for floods and water rescues. Tamworth firefighters are busy at the West Midlands Water Ski Centre, getting to grips with a new powerboat.

2008-07-11 06:00:43

A TEENAGE girl was taken to hospital after an accident involving a minibus in Coventry. It happened in London Road, in Whitley, shortly before 8.15am yesterday.

2008-07-02 18:00:26

By Steve Johnson FORMER pupils of a school are being urged to get back behind their desks to help celebrate its 70th anniversary. The school bell at Olive Hill Primary School in Halesowen is set to chime again for exclassmates in a bid to find stories and pictures from its past.

2008-07-01 18:00:21

By Steve Pain Technology Editor Telmar Network Technology, an Americanowned telecommunications company, is expanding its repair and refurbishing operation at the heart of the West Midlands after a surge in demand for its services.

2008-06-29 21:02:39

By JEANETTE OLDHAM A MIDLAND hospital trust treating Britain's war-wounded soldiers has the country's worst record for C.diff infections among the young and the old.

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By Alison Dayani CONTROVERSIAL changes to downgrade a Birmingham A&E by removing the main emergency surgery team will get underway in November, health chiefs revealed today.

2004-11-29 06:00:07

The West Midlands population is expected to increase by more than six per cent over the next 25 years, according to latest Government statistics. The region's numbers are expected to swell by 6.6 per cent to 5.7 million by 2028, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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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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