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Staffordshire residents recognised in New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts. Residents have been honoured with an OBE, MBEs and a BEM for their services to patient safety, further education, grassroots football and the community. Recipients include Debra Hazeldine MBE, who spoke at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference about her ...

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Call blocking scheme continues to help vulnerable people in fight against nuisance calls

Two people on the phone

People who receive regular nuisance sales calls continue to benefit from call blocking devices fitted to their telephones as part of a national scheme. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is coordinating the project locally, and is urging more people with elderly and vulnerable family members to consider the system. The devices block recorded telephone messages, silent calls and numbers ...

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the Christmas and New Year holidays to ensure people get the information and the support they need. The council will be open for business as usual during most of the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Most council services will be open on 24, ...

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Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

Trading Standards

A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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Shop workers handed fines for counterfeit tobacco sales

Illicit tobacco

Two shop workers have been ordered to pay over £500 each in fines and costs for selling counterfeit cigarettes with no health warnings at a premise in Rugeley. The shop owner pleaded guilty to five charges of selling counterfeit tobacco under the Trade Marks Act and five under tobacco regulations for selling products without health warnings. Horas Abdul Rahman will ...

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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. The largest fine ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the festive getaway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Christmas or New Year with busy roads expected and some rail engineering work scheduled. Thursday and Friday are expected to be the busiest days for travel with many people making the final commute before Christmas at the same time as people travel away for the holiday period. Motorists ...

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Unique collection of photos paints picture of Staffordshire’s role in WWI

Two people holding old photographs

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the First World War can now view a unique collection of photos and images brought together online for the first time. The Jake Whitehouse Collection at http://www.jakewhitehouse.org.uk features over 1,600 postcards, photographs and objects relating to the county’s role in the war. The training camps on Cannock Chase and the stories of the thousands of ...

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Presents bringing Christmas cheer for Staffordshire care leavers

Three people with Xmas tree

Staffordshire’s young people leaving care are set for a rosier Christmas this year after receiving hundreds of presents. The appeal saw hundreds of gifts donated by County Council Staff, friends and family of staff as well as local stores in the lead-up to Christmas. The gifts were collected from Staffordshire Place by Sophie Howarth and Becci Foster from the county’s ...

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Charities recognised in national celebration

Lots of people standing

People are being invited to join in and celebrate the work of the county’s many charities and the difference they make in their local communities. Local Charities Day, taking place today (14 December) Recognises the great work that voluntary groups do in their communities. Staffordshire has thousands of charities and community groups making a real difference every day. Supporting these ...

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