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Backing for rural economy and communities showcased at leading agricultural event

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Support for Staffordshire’s rural economy and communities will be the focus for the county council at the area’s leading agricultural event this week. Teams from the county council will be at the County Show explaining how they work with a range of organisations to help increase opportunities across Staffordshire. In addition the county council leader Philip Atkins and its economy ...

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Reshaped health and wellbeing service to be scrutinised at committee

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A reshaped family health and wellbeing service will see support given to the families that need it the most, according to plans revealed today. A cross-party scrutiny committee will consider the approach to commissioning the new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and parental support through children’s centres. Staffordshire County Council inherited responsibility for ...

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Trading Standards continue work to stamp out ‘legal highs’

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Trading Standards officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will continue to monitor premises selling so-called legal highs in light of new legislation. New laws banning the production, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPSs) have come into force. It is now illegal to supply any so-called “legal highs” for human consumption, which includes selling them or giving them away for ...

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Jobs’ joy from inward investment

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Millions of pounds’ worth of inward investment in Staffordshire last year created or protected 1,770 jobs in the county. Figures, released to coincide with a quarterly business investment update from the Office of National Statistics, showed companies from Turkey, the United States, India, Australia and Spain invested in Staffordshire during 2015/16, as well as from other parts of the UK. ...

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Clock Ticking on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2016

IRONMAN swimming

Plans to host the second IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire are gathering pace – with just weeks to go before more than 2,000 competitors arrive in the county. First under starter’s orders will be the scores of children taking part in IRONKIDS at the Shugborough Estate on Saturday June 11, followed the next day by the competitors taking part in the main ...

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Welcome to Staffordshire County Council’s Online News Room

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Staffordshire County Council’s new dedicated newsroom is currently under construction, and will be availalable later in June.  In  the meantime, for the latest news from Staffordshire County Council visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/news Ut wisi luctus ullamcorper. Et ullamcorper sollicitudin elit odio consequat mauris, wisi velit tortor semper vel feugiat dui, ultricies lacus. Congue mattis luctus, quam orci mi semper ligula eu dui, ...

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Foster carer Leon Says ‘don’t rule yourself out’

Leon by fostering bus

  ‘You need to be a certain age’, ‘be in a relationship’, or ‘own your own home’–are just some of the misconceptions that prevent people from considering fostering according to findings by Staffordshire County Council. But one young foster carer from Staffordshire is now proving that fostering can be for everyone. Leon Hudson is 27 years old, is single and ...

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New chapter in libraries’ history welcomed

Staffordshire’s first community libraries are up and running, with the promise of more to follow. Werrington Community Voluntary Group is celebrating taking control of the management and day-to-day running of the village library with an event on May 14th. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member responsible for libraries, will be attending the celebration. He said: The first wave of ...

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