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There are delays of up to one hour on London Midland trains between Tamworth and Nuneaton due to a trespasser at Atherstone.

It is also affecting Virgin West Coast trains.


Tributes left for man who died after collision at Jaguar Land Rover

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The victim of a tragic accident at Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant has been named locally as 23 year-old Kieren Rowe from Tamworth.

The father of a three year old girl, died on Monday afternoon after colliding with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road within the factory complex.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them urgently following the accident in Damson Lane at around 4.40pm.

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The mother of his daughter, Stacey Gilbert, said on Facebook: “Today my little girl lost her daddy. “He was the best person I could have asked for as a dad. “We grew up together and he was my best friend..."

The Birmingham City University Criminology student, added: “He was a pain in the arse but one of the most caring people I’d ever met.

“His life will live on in her. Kieren Rowe. Love you always and I will look after your baby.”

Kieren was pronounced dead at the scene after an ambulance and Midlands Air Ambulance were despatched.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it was ‘aware of the incident’ and assisting the police with their investigation.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision

Man taken to hospital following motorbike and car collision Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 26 year-old man was taken to hospital by air ambulance yesterday (28 September) evening following a collision between a motorbike and a car.

The incident happened outside Stonydelph Lane in Wilnecote, Tamworth at around 5.15pm.

Two ambulances, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill were sent to the scene.

The motorcyclist sustained serious leg injuries and pelvic pain in the collision. The driver of the car, a 25-year-old woman was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Good Hope Hospital.

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Weekend Picks: Food Gusto Festival

Food Gusto Festival: Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept (Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth)

Food Gusto Tamworth Festival Credit: Food Gusto Tamworth Festival

The annual Food Gusto Tamworth Festival will take place across two days this weekend. Visitors can enjoy live music, cookery demonstrations and a range of local produce from the area.

There will also be locally brewed beers and local English wines in the beer tent.

For times, prices and more information visit:

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