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Staffordshire gears up for ‘Cycle to Work Day’

man on bike

Commuters in Staffordshire are being encouraged to leave the car at home and get in the saddle as part of national ‘Cycle to Work Day.’ The annual push on Wednesday 14 September is the national campaign that aims to promote the benefits of cycling to and from work. Staffordshire County Council’s mobile bike workshop is supporting the campaign and will ...

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Free childcare scheme begins this week

Hundreds of parents will benefit this week as the new 30 hours’ free childcare scheme begins in Staffordshire. The county council has 415 places of 30 hours’ free childcare for three and four-year-olds to allocate after the authority successfully bid earlier this year to host one of eight national trial schemes. Key to the bid’s success was the council’s approach ...

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Gestamp expansion marks major investor confidence in UK and Staffordshire

Gestamp site

The decision by Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp to expand on a new site in Staffordshire demonstrates strong investor confidence in the county and the UK, the county council leader and LEP chairman said today. Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to a 550,000 sq ft site at the 52 acre Bericote Four Ashes site in South Staffordshire. ...

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Staffordshire libraries get Great War puppy book exclusive

Harlequin Great Dane

Staffordshire Libraries are telling the tale of “Freda – The Anzac Puppy” this September and October as part of the Staffordshire History Festival. ‘Freda – The Anzac Puppy’ by author Peter Millett is the story of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade’s mascot, an adopted Harlequin Great Dane, who trained with the unit on Cannock Chase during WW1. Now, following a ...

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Campaign reminds drivers that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

Drivers across Staffordshire are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a high profile road safety campaign to keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools take part in the scheme, which ...

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Competitors Under Starter’s Orders for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2017

Ironman crowds at finish line

The race to get a place in IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire has started as registration for the event is now open. In the first two years the event has proved a sell-out success and organisers say people will  need to be quick off their marks to be part of the line-up for the event on Sunday, June 18. Once again, the event will ...

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Second round of community library transfers announced

Staffordshire County Council has named the applicants set to take over the management and delivery of its community libraries. Eight contracts have been offered to community bodies, schools and a business enterprise group in the second phase of transfers, bringing the total number of libraries transferred, or in the process of transferring, to 19. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet ...

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Still time to join in Staffordshire’s Summer Reading Challenge

Gill Heath with medal

Staffordshire’s young people still have time to join in and finish their local library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Big Friendly Read is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and young people are invited to join their local libraries in celebrating 100 years of the world’s favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl. More than 10,000 children and young people have already signed up to ...

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Staffordshire commemorates Battle of the Somme

battlefield

Staffordshire will be commemorating the historic Battle of the Somme with a free screening of the film made in its honour. The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford will be showing ‘The Battle of the Somme’ to mark the day of one of the Great War’s most decisive and bloody battles. The film was seen by 20 million people in Britain ...

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