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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

Five Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their invaluable contributions to their local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 30 November 2017. Medals were presented to the winners by ...

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Staffordshire backs Adam Peaty in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

People from across Staffordshire are being urged to vote for record-breaking Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Boasting the 10 fastest times in history in the 100m breaststroke, the Staffordshire swimmer beat his own 50m world record once in the world heats and again in the semi-final – clocking 25.95 seconds to become ...

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New £50k fund launches to support Staffordshire families

Groups and organisations working with vulnerable families are set for a funding boost from a new Children and Families Fund. The Staffordshire County Council fund has been launched today (28 November) as part of #GivingTuesday, an international day encouraging people to get involved in charities and their communities. Extra funding could be available to organisations, charities, or community groups if they ...

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People invited to help shape future of county’s libraries service

Gill Heath Stafford Library

People from across Staffordshire are being given the chance to help shape the future of their local libraries service. A series of drop-in events are being held across the county throughout December to give people the opportunity to get involved in early discussions about the county’s libraries. Feedback from the informal drop-in events will help develop the proposals that will ...

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Exhibition celebrates Tolkien’s link with Staffordshire

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People from Leek will get the chance to see a new exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 160,000 visitors since it launched in March 2016. ...

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Tamworth residents to benefit from highways improvements

Residents from Chartwell in Tamworth are to benefit from around £250,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths on the estate. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out resurfacing work on footpaths in Chartwell, Godolphin, Glyndebourne, Kentwell, Lorton and Gawsworth.  The work is expected to start on 20 November 2017 and take around 19 weeks to complete. Helen Fisher, Cabinet ...

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Staffordshire to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

People are being invited to take a moment on Saturday 11 November for Armistice Day and on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who lost their lives during the nation’s wars. Leading the nation’s commemorations are services at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, which includes the famous Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in 2007 which honours members of the Armed Forces ...

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Prestigious ceremony to crown best tourism businesses

Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses are to be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony next week. The 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards will see more than 40 attractions, activities, hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and holiday parks compete in 16 categories. The winners will be crowned at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Wednesday 15th November (12pm-4pm), with awards including Large Visitor Attraction of the Year ...

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Gritters roll out for first time as cold weather bites

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Staffordshire’s gritting fleet were out on the roads before dawn this morning for the first time this winter. After following the overnight weather forecasts crews across the county stood to at 4am, before heading out to treat the main routes. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs are ready to roll once the temperature drops, and ...

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