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Staffordshire attractions win prestigious national awards

The National Memorial Arboretum has been named the UK’s best large visitor attraction at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony. The arboretum near Lichfield, the UK’s national Centre for Remembrance, fought off competition from Blenheim Palace and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest to win the Gold award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category. And in ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire


Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for ...

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Tolkien exhibition to visit Eccleshall Library

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Staffordshire residents to join in Royal Wedding celebrations at Windsor Castle

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Twelve Staffordshire residents will be visiting the grounds of Windsor Castle on 19th May to share in part of the Wedding Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The lucky invitees have been nominated by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson in recognition of their voluntary and charitable contributions to local communities. Each of them will be taking ...

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Staffordshire companies honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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Five Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise The companies have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in areas including innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. The awards were made to: Addmaster Ltd (Stafford) Busy Bee Nurseries (Shenstone) Cobra Biologics (Keele) Swift-Cut Automation Ltd (Tatenhill) ...

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People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week

Generic food

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled food ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. This year, the national campaign focuses on Travelling with Allergy and how to prepare for holidays, both in the UK and abroad. The county council’s trading standards team wants to ensure people remember to check food ingredients while UK ...

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County council to champion the cause of Staffordshire on HS2 in Parliament today


Staffordshire County Council will continue to champion the cause of the county and its communities on HS2  in Parliament today. (Monday) Philip Atkins, Leader of the council, will be presenting the case for mitigating the impact of Phase 2a of the high speed rail project running from Fradley to Crewe – highlighting the need for a crucial extension of an ...

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Vast majority of Burton shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Gill Heath

Burton traders are demonstrating community responsibility by carrying out necessary checks when selling knives, a county council test purchase operation has found. County council communities leader Gill Heath said responsible knife sales are vital for community safety in Staffordshire. The operation in Burton on April 17 saw underage volunteers working with the county council’s trading standards team. They were only ...

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Junction improvements set to ease access to business park

Work to improve a main road junction to ease access to a business park near Eccleshall begins today (Monday April 23). The £650,000 scheme will see the A519 Newcastle Road junction with Sturbridge Lane improved to ease turning and improve safety for traffic accessing Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate. Work is being paid for by the estate owner. While work is ...

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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

With just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. Staffordshire County Council’s Dignity in Care Awards, now in their sixth year recognises care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect. Alan White, Deputy Leader at ...

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