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British Empire Medal for Nello

Mr Neil Baldwin, or to many, Nello,  has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for his Services to the Communities of Newcastle under Lyme. Nello was made famous in the film Marvellous, which is about his life including his time as Stoke City Football Club’s kit-man. Nello’s award was announced in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours, and at a ...

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People urged to share their mug shot on Staffordshire Day

Back again for this year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza on Wednesday 1 May, is the ‘Share your mug shot’ campaign to celebrate the county’s industrial heritage Organisers Destination Staffordshire want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag. Last year hundreds of people joined in sharing their photos, creating a real ...

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Families urged to staycation in Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ this Easter and explore the county’s many attractions. Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully ...

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Latest short film highlights the rewards and challenges of fostering

A new short film focusing on the urgent need for foster carers in Staffordshire and the difference they make to children’s lives has been released. ‘truth be told’, will promote foster care across the region and looks at the true stories of two sets of children and their foster carers and captures the highs and lows of daily life. The ...

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Libraries gear up for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With just less than a month to go until Staffordshire Day on 1 May, people are being reminded to drop into their local library for this year’s celebrations. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are amongst the events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate English Tourism Week

People are being reminded about the many attractions and locations just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for English Tourism Week. Taking place from 30 March to 5 April, the annual campaign aims to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. Tourism in Staffordshire is ...

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£50 cash boost to help young bikers stay safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young people aged 15 to 21 are being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course which allows them to ride on the roads. To receive the voucher, they must attend a ...

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Still time to nominate for Dignity in Care Awards

With just a month to go, people are being reminded there’s still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. There are seven awards up for grabs, ...

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Schools gear up for Big Pedal campaign

Children, teachers and parents are being encouraged to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter as part of a national campaign. Organised by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans and backed by Staffordshire County Council, the Big Pedal starts today (25 March) and will run up to Friday 5 April.  During the 10 days, participating schools will compete with ...

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Public urged to suggest tracks for Made in Staffordshire playlist

Great Staffordshire musicians past and present are to be lauded as part of the 2019 Staffordshire Day programme, through a new online playlist. Tying in with the theme of this year’s celebrations, the Made in Staffordshire playlist has been set up on music streaming site Spotify by Destination Staffordshire, and features world-famous rockers Motorhead and Deep Purple, and pop star ...

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