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Staffordshire joins national crackdown on rogue traders

Gill Heath

Rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers in Staffordshire and across the UK were targeted during a national day of action this week. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team was joined by police officers to target known unscrupulous traders known to be operating in the area. It was the twelfth annual Rogue Trader Operation. A day of action on Wednesday was ...

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‘I Love Staffordshire’ poetry competition winners announced

Staffordshire Day Poetry Competition

Two young budding Staffordshire poets have won prizes for themselves and for their school classes in the first ‘I Love Staffordshire’ poetry competition. The contest, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent library services, was part of this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on 1 May 2017. Rebecca Lockwood, aged 16 from Cannock won the 11-16 years category with ...

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New Deputy Lieutenants appointed for Staffordshire

A former MP, Chairman of a football club and college principal  are amongst Ten new Deputy Lieutenants appointed this week by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian James Dudson CBE KStJ PHOTOS: Individual photos of the new Deputy Lord-Lieutenants can be found here Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in the County and made the presentations at the ...

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Foster carers gather for premier of new fostering film

Foster carers from across Staffordshire gathered for the screening of a new short film highlighting the urgent need for more foster families. VIDEO of the film ‘Giants’ ‘Giants’ is a three-minute film telling the story of Jack and Ellie, a brother and sister who want to stay together when they find themselves in foster care. Staffordshire’s foster carers along with ...

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Businesses reminded of tobacco plain packaging law implementation this month

Staffordshire traders are being reminded that all tobacco products must be sold in plain packaging from May 20. The reminder has been issued by Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team, which has been working with businesses advising them on the new legislation since it was introduced in May last year. From May 2016, new tobacco products had to be plain ...

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Statement on Drayton Manor Park Tragedy

Breaking News

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It is absolutely sad and shocking news to hear how a day of adventure has ended in such tragedy for this young girl and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends this evening. Drayton Manor Theme Park was opened as a family business back in 1949 and I know ...

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Conservatives retain control of Staffordshire County Council

The Conservatives retained overall control of Staffordshire County Council today after securing 51 seats – an increase of 17 on the 2013 results. All 62 seats were contested in yesterday’s local elections. After the overnight count in Tamworth, counting took place in the remaining district and borough council areas today. The final results were: Conservative 51, Labour  10 and Other ...

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The Final Countdown in the County Council Elections

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Counting of votes in the county council election is now underway with an overall result expected to be declared mid-afternoon. Tamworth Borough Council was the only area to count overnight with the Conservatives winning all six seats. The remaining districts and boroughs will start verifying and counting votes from 9.30am John Henderson, Staffordshire County Council’s Chief Executive and County Returning ...

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Staffordshire foster carers hit the road for Foster Care Fortnight

Staffordshire’s foster carers are taking centre-stage for this year’s Foster Care Fortnight celebrations. Video link: Staffordshire carers tell the world why they’re so proud to foster Photos of foster carers can be downloaded here Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from Monday 8 to Sunday 21 May, is the annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and highlight the urgent ...

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