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Man dies after Tamworth flat fire

Emergency services were called to the fire in Tamworth at 7.50pm on Wednesday. Credit: PA

A man has died after a fire at his home in Tamworth.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in the first floor flat in Edale, Stonydelph at 7.50pm on Wednesday.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the man was taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield where he later died.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Concern over 17-year-old missing for eight days

Sinead has been missing for eight days Credit: Staffordshire Police

Officers are increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has not been seen for eight days.

Sinead McCluskey, from the Bolehall area of Tamworth, was last seen at around midday on Sunday January 31.

She said she was going to stay with a friend but never arrived.

Sinead is described as a white, 5ft 1 inches tall with brown shoulder length hair that she sometimes wears in a ponytail.

She was last seen wearing a green parker-style coat with a hood, blue jeans and white trainers and has links to various areas of Tamworth and Warwickshire.


There are delays of up to one hour on CrossCountry trains between Birmingham New Street and Sheffield due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Tamworth.

Tickets being accepted on East Midlands Trains and London Midland services.


Inquest into woman's death after taking contraceptive pill

21-year-old Fallan Kurek, died in hospital in May last year Credit: BPM Media

An inquest is being held into the death of a teaching assistant who suffered a blood clot on her lung after taking the contraceptive pill.

21-year-old Fallan Kurek, died in hospital in May last year after being found collapsed at her home in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Miss Kurek, who doctors said had suffered a pulmonary embolism, is reported to have been taking the pill for just 25 days to regulate her periods.

Her father Brian, speaking to the media shortly after his daughter's death, said she had been looking forward to the rest of her life and described her as "confident, cheeky and bubbly".

The inquest will be heard at South Staffordshire Coroner's Court in Cannock.

Fallan was described by her father as "confident, cheeky and bubbly" Credit: BPM Media
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