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New healthy living app needs volunteers


People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living App. The My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by technology company Sentimoto with help from Staffordshire County Council. The App helps people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and organisations. People will ...

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Make a Career out of Care

Carer campaign

Care companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, have today (Thursday) launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire ...

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Newcastle primary school set for expansion


A primary school in Newcastle could be expanded to offer more places to children in the area. Baldwin’s Gate Primary School in Baldwin’s Gate, Newcastle, could be expanded by 35 places—5 places per year group—to 140 places, allowing it to cope with increased demand for places in the area. The measures are being put before Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet, after ...

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Cabinet to consider moving to new funding formula for schools

Schools in Staffordshire could move to the Government’s new National Funding Formula, after measures are considered by the county council’s Cabinet next week. With an extra £9.5million going to Staffordshire schools, the county council will decide whether to move to the Government’s new funding formula, which will determine how the money is distributed. This follows on from a Government announcement ...

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Deadline for primary applications looms

School boy

Time is running out for parents to get their primary school applications in before the 15 January 2018 deadline. Last year, the county council offered nine out of 10 parents their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places.  A total of 98 per cent were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. ...

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Earliest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain saved

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. Four exquisite artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs can now go on permanent display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign to raise the £325,000 needed to buy ...

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IRONMAN Announces New 70.3 Staffordshire Course


The new course for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has been officially announced. The brand new run course takes athletes into the heart of Stafford Town Centre, with the swim course remaining at Chasewater and the bike course being altered slightly to accommodate the move to Stafford. The 13.1 mile run course around Stafford will mean even more people will get to ...

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Horse owner banned for three years

Trading Standards

An owner who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years. Kyla Martin, 27 of Burslem, pleaded guilty on Monday 4 December under s4 and s9 Animal Welfare Act 2006 to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse housed in a field in Talke. The 22 year-old horse, Delta, died after ...

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Health watchdog to be revamped

Social care stock

A service that champions people’s health rights is being revamped to ensure it makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Following a consultation earlier this year on Healthwatch Staffordshire, the county council is looking to reshape the contract for the service and focus on what people have said is important to them. The revamped service is ...

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Service will meet the needs of modern-day families

A new service tailored to meet the needs for modern-day families in Staffordshire has taken an important step forward. Staffordshire’s new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing programme, for those aged 0-19, will see the current school nursing and children’s centre services brought together with health visiting. The service will offer the right balance of self-support, support from professionals ...

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