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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Chasewater

Staffordshire County Council is renewing calls for people not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as temperatures are set to reach the high twenties in some parts of the county over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge ...

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More opportunities than ever for GCSE Pupils

Students in Staffordshire who are nervously awaiting their GCSE results are being told there are now more opportunities than ever to achieve a fulfilling career. Staffordshire County Councillor Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability has said there are now lots of different options available to students post-GCSE, including A-Levels and apprenticeships. Philip said: “For many young people, today ...

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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed

HS2

News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Staffordshire care leavers get helping hand to university and college

School exam - older children

As young people in the county are celebrating their A-Level results, 12 teenagers leaving care in Staffordshire will get an extra boost on their way to university and college. Europe’s largest independent IT group SCC, who is contracted by Staffordshire County Council, has generously donated 12 laptops which will be given to young people leaving care who have worked hard ...

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County Council declares a climate change emergency

Staffordshire County Council has declared a ‘climate emergency’ on a day that saw record-breaking high temperatures across the UK. In a meeting of the County Council today (Thursday), councillors vowed to refresh the Council’s climate change strategy, continue their support to local councils in tackling climate change, and committed to providing a strong, unified voice on behalf of councils when ...

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Last Chance for Tamworth homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

Social care stock

Eligible households in Tamworth have just two weeks to apply to a scheme that could help them out of fuel poverty. Households that currently aren’t connected to gas, and meet certain eligibility criteria, could get a brand new fully funded central heating system in their home thanks to the Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative. The initiative has been ongoing in Tamworth ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Staffordshire County Council is renewing calls for people not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as temperatures are set to reach 30C in some parts of the county this week. The call follows the tragic death of Carl Storer who died trying to rescue a young girl who got into difficulties in Chasewater earlier in the ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Staffordshire is set to sizzle in the sun this weekend, and residents are being advised to ‘beat the heat’ and take care during the hot weather. According to the Met Office, there is a 60% chance that there will be hot conditions between 6am on today (Thursday) until 6pm on Saturday. This means temperatures could reach 28C in some parts ...

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Changes to Free Bus Pass Travel from July 1

Older people are being reminded that changes to free bus pass travel (the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) come into force from next Monday, July 1. Passengers will still be able to use their passes to travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm and at any time at the weekend or on bank holidays – but will need to pay ...

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