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Staycation in Staffordshire and enjoy a spooktacular Halloween half term

Families looking for something spooktacular to do this Halloween half term are being encouraged to check out some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over Halloween and the half term holidays. With thrilling rollercoasters, terrifying scare mazes and spooktacular family entertainment, the 2018 ...

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Adoption campaign launches to find loving homes for county’s sibling groups

Bedtime stories, singing and dancing together and outdoor adventures are high on the wish list for a brother and sister duo looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged two and three are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a bid to recruit more people willing to adopt sibling ...

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Life on the home front explored as part of centenary commemorations

Families survival on the home front, Farmers staying behind to support the war effort and the work of thousands of women in munitions factories are just some of the stories being told in a multi-media exhibition. With just over a month to go until the centenary of the Armistice, the ‘14’ exhibition continues to tell the story of Staffordshire’s home ...

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Children get a taste of life on the home front in new exhibition

Children in South Staffordshire will get the chance to learn more about life on the home front during the Great War in a project touring the county’s libraries. The ‘Kitchen Goes to War’ exhibition is part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War.  Now at Perton library, the project will explore why ...

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Website relaunch to help families and friends keep new drivers safe

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) has relaunched a one stop website for people supporting  new drivers in a bid to help them stay safe on the road. The website, Mentoring New Drivers, combines a wealth of information for individuals navigating their way through all the decisions involved in this stage of their loved one’s life, such as selecting a driving ...

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Staffordshire Poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in a project to create their own poppy to be part of a display at Staffordshire Place, in Stafford. The ‘Staffordshire Remembers’ project is all part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War. Staffordshire County Council’s libraries and arts service is behind ...

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History centre project misses out on HLF funding

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Plans for a new history centre for Staffordshire are to be re-considered following an unsuccessful bid for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The new Staffordshire History Centre would have been located on Eastgate Street in Stafford and would have held the county’s historical records and collections. A bid for £3.9m towards the cost of the project was submitted ...

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Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Families in Stafford are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition. Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and whip and tops are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the eyes of a child’ exhibition. Now at the Ancient High House in Stafford until 24 October, The touring ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate World Tourism Day

People are being reminded about the wealth of attractions just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for World Tourism Day. With a booming tourism economy worth £1.7bn and over 25 million visitors each year, Staffordshire continues to be a great place to visit and holiday. The county is home to two of  the UK’s ...

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People reminded to be ‘scams aware’ in latest campaign

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims themselves. The latest push from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team is reminding people to be aware of the risk of scams whether online, on the phone, through the post or on the doorstep. The campaign is ...

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