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Staffordshire backs Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

People from across Staffordshire are being reminded to get behind Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Voting opens by phone or online during the show, which will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday December 18 from 6.20pm to 9pm. Adam Peaty faces stiff competition from 15 fellow nominees for the prestigious accolade, including ...

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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Key stage 2

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, ...

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Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol

People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol. Staffordshire County Council has been carrying out an ongoing operation to stamp out counterfeit alcohol sales using Government funding awarded through the Proceeds of Crime Act in recognition of its work. There have been a number of prosecutions and licence reviews and the largest ...

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Teenagers debate their big issues at county buildings

Young people from across Staffordshire have been given the chance to talk about what matters the most to them at a special debate at the County Council chamber. Teenagers got the chance to voice their opinions on a range of topics affecting young people in front of local decision makers, including the need for mental health within education, lowering the ...

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Council services available over Christmas and New Year holidays

christmas tree bauble

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the festive holidays to ensure that people can access the services and the support they need. The Council will be open for business as usual during most of the Christmas and New Year holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.  Most services will ...

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Pioneering dementia project in search for volunteers

Social Care

A pioneering new pilot helping to improve the lives of people with dementia though physical activity is looking for volunteers. The Thinking Active project will combine exercise with social stimulation, which evidence suggests could help slow the onset of dementia. The project has been developed by Staffordshire County Council and will be delivered by four groups of specially trained community ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Local Charities Day

group on stairs

People are being invited to celebrate the work of the county’s charities and the difference they make in their local communities. Local Charities Day is on Friday 16 December and will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them demonstrate the great work they do in their areas Staffordshire has thousands of charities, voluntary organisations and ...

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Staffordshire counterfeit goods seizure prompts sales warning

Counterfeit goods

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods following a seizure of thousands of items at a Staffordshire property. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team seized the haul of counterfeit items – including electrical goods and cosmetics – from a rented room in Burntwood. Other items included fake branded clothes, alcohol and cigarettes. A small quantity ...

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Innovative company starts operations at new Staffordshire base

The latest addition to a Staffordshire business park has started operations at its new base as the county continues to see near full employment. HellermannTyton has relocated to Cannock’s Kingswood Lakeside – a site created by Staffordshire County Council from an old open cast mine. The company is a leading cable management manufacturer of products for fastening, fixing and protecting ...

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Record spending on care planned as county council sets out Budget challenges

Ian Parry

A record amount of funding is to be ploughed into the care of the elderly, the disabled and children in care by Staffordshire County Council – despite facing the most challenging budget to date. The council says it has earmarked around £300m to help meet the increasing need to care and support a growing, ageing population. While it is reported ...

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