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Crowds brave weather to cheer on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

IRONMAN 2016

Wet weather didn’t dampen spirits as hundreds of spectators cheered on competitors in Staffordshire’s second ever IRONMAN competition.   Communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw over 2000 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The day started off at Chasewater, where ...

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County council to focus funding on its key care responsibilities to residents

Staffordshire County Council is to prioritise spending on its key care responsibilities – as part of contingency plans to manage a potential community care funding shortfall. The council is reviewing its discretionary spending while it finalises the funding arrangements with the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund, a national scheme aimed at encouraging the NHS and councils to ...

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Backing for rural economy and communities showcased at leading agricultural event

County show

Support for Staffordshire’s rural economy and communities will be the focus for the county council at the area’s leading agricultural event this week. Teams from the county council will be at the County Show explaining how they work with a range of organisations to help increase opportunities across Staffordshire. In addition the county council leader Philip Atkins and its economy ...

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Reshaped health and wellbeing service to be scrutinised at committee

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A reshaped family health and wellbeing service will see support given to the families that need it the most, according to plans revealed today. A cross-party scrutiny committee will consider the approach to commissioning the new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and parental support through children’s centres. Staffordshire County Council inherited responsibility for ...

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Trading Standards continue work to stamp out ‘legal highs’

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Trading Standards officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will continue to monitor premises selling so-called legal highs in light of new legislation. New laws banning the production, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPSs) have come into force. It is now illegal to supply any so-called “legal highs” for human consumption, which includes selling them or giving them away for ...

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Clock Ticking on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2016

IRONMAN swimming

Plans to host the second IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire are gathering pace – with just weeks to go before more than 2,000 competitors arrive in the county. First under starter’s orders will be the scores of children taking part in IRONKIDS at the Shugborough Estate on Saturday June 11, followed the next day by the competitors taking part in the main ...

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