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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Acclaimed children’s poet and author to visit Audley library

Families will get the chance to meet children’s poet and author Joseph Coelho when he visits Audley library as part of his ‘library joining marathon’. Joseph has set himself the challenge of joining a library in every local Authority in the UK in a quest to celebrate the inclusive, vital role libraries play in people’s lives. With his trusted campervan, ...

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Council scheme helps legal eagle Dolapo land dream job

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a work experience programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. Dolapo Kunle-Ajayi from Stafford is the latest person to benefit from the scheme having landed her dream job in the council’s legal department. Dolapo did a series of twelve-week Open Door work placements before securing her position as ...

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Staffordshire Farmer sentenced for breaking cattle identification and TB rules

A Staffordshire livestock keeper from Great Wyrley has been sentenced to a 27-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to a string of animal health charges at Stafford Crown Court. John Sadler, 53, of Cannock Road, Great Wyrley was sentenced today after pleading guilty to offences relating to the failure to dispose of animal carcases, and failing ...

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Broadband speeds ‘blooming’ for Staffordshire garden designer

A Staffordshire garden designer is praising work to make faster broadband available as a county council partnership programme marks its five-year anniversary. More than 75,000 homes and businesses, including Trevor Stewart’s garden design business, can now benefit from faster speeds thanks to the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach and the government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) programme. ...

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£1m highways improvements for Burton underway and moving at pace

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to two highway improvement schemes now underway. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the improvements at Borough Road, near the railway station and on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The improvement work underway at Shobnall Road which started on 4 August is expected to be completed by the end of the ...

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Artistic makeover helps to spread happiness at Tamworth Station

Artwork and photographs with positive messages of wellbeing have gone on display at Tamworth Railway station to help create a brighter more welcoming space for passengers. The pieces of art have been put up along platforms, in waiting areas and on bus shelters to help people feel happier when they’re travelling through the station. The artwork has been designed and ...

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Highways improvements planned for Leek

Motorists in Leek can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements being carried out near the Nicholson War Memorial. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out the work to replace the existing cobble stones with new ones. The work is now scheduled to start on Monday 19 August and is expected to take around three weeks to ...

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£650,000 highways investment for Burton

Motorists in Burton will soon benefit from smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project due to start on Sunday 4 August. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The investment will include the replacement of damaged kerb stones and ironworks, improved drains and the resurfacing of ...

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Over 3,000 children sign up for Summer Reading Challenge

Over 3,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first week. Activities have been running in the county’s libraries with this year’s theme ‘Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are teaming up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they ...

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