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Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Staffordshire’s libraries

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the county’s Summer Reading Challenge. The scheme asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer holidays. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which ...

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Calls for new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Young people from Staffordshire with an interest in poetry are being invited to put themselves forward for the role of Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate. The role is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position.  Applicants must either live or study in Staffordshire, share a love of poetry and a desire to promote it.  The ...

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Private foster carers urged to find out about the support available

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand in a new campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 9 to 16 July and will highlight the importance of notifying the council about private fostering arrangements. Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 years old (under 18 if they have ...

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Highways improvements for Staffordshire village

A highways scheme to improve road safety in a Staffordshire village is being planned for this financial year. The initial phase of the scheme at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle has seen the installation of temporary traffic lights on all four approaches to the junction. Following consultation with the local community, further work planned for later in the year will see ...

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Countryside visitors urged to take care during hot spell

People visiting Staffordshire’s countryside are being reminded to follow advice to help prevent the risk of fires, following a number of incidents across the county. After weeks of hot weather and little rain, grass and undergrowth are extremely dry and with the hot spell set to continue, the risk of fires is particularly high. Countryside rangers are now urging people ...

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Foster carers recognised at Long Service Awards

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Staffordshire’s foster families were thanked during a special celebration day for their invaluable contributions in providing loving homes for the county’s looked after children. Over 100 foster carers and staff gathered to celebrate the Long Service Awards, organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service. The celebration day was held in County Buildings in Stafford yesterday (Sunday 24 June). Mark Sutton, ...

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People Urged To observe road closures As Crews continue to Tackle Grass Fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Motorists are being reminded about several road closures between Thorncliffe and Shawfields, near to the former Mermaid pub as crews continue to tackle a large grass fire. Staffordshire County Council has been working closely with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service throughout the weekend to ensure everyone remains safe and well until the grassland fire is put out. Both Wardlows and ...

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Planning permission for Staffordshire History Centre given green light

Planning approval for a new history centre for the county has been given the go ahead. The new £2.8m Staffordshire History centre to be located in the heart of Stafford, will hold the county’s historical records and collections going back 1,000 years. The centre, located between Eastgate Street and North Walls in the town, will incorporate the existing Records Office ...

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Area’s investment potential showcased to top UK executives

Business leaders from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have hailed the UK Corporate Games as a real success, showcasing the area as a leading place for investment. This was the second time the area was chosen to hold the national event, which is Europe’s biggest multisport games for business. During the weekend over 4,000 competitors from over 60 companies battled it ...

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