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Staffordshire to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week

People from across Staffordshire are getting ready to celebrate those individuals making a real difference in local communities. The celebrations are part of National Volunteers’ Week, which starts on Saturday 1 June and is a chance to recognise and say thanks to the county’s army of volunteers. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers making a real difference every day and with ...

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Chance for Staffordshire carers to have their say

Carers in Staffordshire are being given the chance to shape a county-wide strategy. Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Stafford have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out how they want to work with them in future, and what their priorities for working with them are. Now, carers of all ages have the ...

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Community inspired art showcased in a new exhibition

People in Tamworth are invited to Glascote library to view a new exhibition and children’s theatre performance created during three arts residencies in 3 different libraries. In the autumn, local communities took part in a series of creative activities that inspired professional artists to produce a piece of work which will be shown for the first time on Monday 3 ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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New memorial to remember New Zealand soldiers on Cannock Chase

Rifleman Samuel Frickleton was one of only 11 New Zealand soldiers awarded the VC during the Great War when he attacked two machine gun posts at the Battle of Messines. An action that no doubt saved lives and earned him the Victoria Cross. The 26-year-old visited Brocton camp on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the Great War where hundreds of ...

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County council fund making a difference in local communities

Hundreds of local community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. First Aid awareness training, a charity providing days out for adults with learning difficulties, IT equipment for a support centre and help for a plastic recycling shop are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Over the ...

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Race in revamped tourism awards now on

Staffordshire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are set for a boost with the launch of the 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards. The awards are now open, with three brand new categories and an online platform making it easier to apply. In all, there are 19 prestigious accolades, including B&B and Guest House of the Year, Small Hotel of ...

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Bans for livestock keeping family following animal welfare convictions

A family of livestock keepers operating in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been banned from keeping animals and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs after pleading guilty to a string of animal welfare cases. Douglas Bailey, 76, of Dial Lane, Congleton and Elizabeth Bailey, 77, of the same address, were sentenced on Friday 17 May at North Staffordshire Justice ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

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People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Whitsun bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway

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People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Friday as both the bank holiday weekend and Whitsun week begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel ...

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