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Warning after dangerous counterfeit mobile phones seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit Nokia phones

Counterfeit mobile phones with potentially dangerous chargers have been seized in Staffordshire by county council trading standards officers. Hundreds of fake Nokia 3310 phones were seized from an industrial unit in East Staffordshire and a property in Newcastle following a tip off to trading standards officers. The Nokia 3310 is a reissue and updated model from 2000 and retails legitimately ...

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New poet laureate chosen for Staffordshire

Emily Rose Galvin from Lichfield has been chosen as the new Staffordshire poet laureate. Emily is the first female laureate and forth person to hold the prestigious role and will hold the post until 2019. Emily’s appointment was announced during the launch of the Staffordshire Poetry Collection as part of National Poetry Day on 28 September.  She now joins the ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate National Libraries week

Gill Heath Stafford Library

People are being urged to visit their local library and join the celebrations as part of National Libraries Week. The annual campaign, from 9 to 14 October, is a chance for people to discover the huge range of creative, innovative and diverse things they can do at their local library.  This year’s theme and message is simply ‘discover something new ...

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New Crowdfund Staffordshire project launches to unlock funding for local communities

People interested in raising money to help their local community are being invited to use a brand new fundraising platform. Housed on Crowdfunder.co.uk, ‘Crowdfund Staffordshire’ will give people in the county a way to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online. Any local charity, business, social enterprise or individual can use Crowdfund ...

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Stronger links with banks set to boost fight against doorstep crime

Trading Standards

Strengthened links between banks, trading standards and police announced this week will boost Staffordshire’s fight against doorstep crime. The Banking Protocol is a scheme that all banks and building societies have now signed up. It will streamline the process of reporting doorstep crime where victims request large cash withdrawals. Nationally the scheme is being run by Financial Fraud Action UK ...

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Staffordshire biker gives the thumbs up for fostering in latest campaign

Whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people that there’s no such thing as a typical foster carer. Staffordshire biker ...

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Foster carers thanked at special celebration day

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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 300 Children and Foster Carers gathered for the annual celebration barbecue organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service. The celebration was held at Marquis Drive Visitors Centre, Cannock Chase on Thursday 3 August with families ...

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Meet one of Staffordshire Libraries’ youngest volunteers

12-year-old Korben Butterworth wants to be a teacher and says volunteering at his local library will help him achieve his dream. Korben is one of Staffordshire Libraries Services’ youngest volunteers and teaches children computer programming at Code Club in Stafford library. Now Korben is reminding people about the range of exciting activities available in libraries and the many opportunities to ...

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National awareness campaign urges over 70s to beat scams

Trading Standards

People across Staffordshire are being advised how to spot the signs of scams and report them during the final week of a national awareness month. Every week throughout July, the Scams Awareness Month 2017 campaign has focused on different age groups and the types of scams they’re more likely to fall victim to. This final week, it focuses on people ...

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Meet the families helping young people in care live independently

People interested in helping young people in care move into independent living are invited to a special information evening. The event, on Thursday 20th July, from 6pm to 8pm at Staffordshire Place 1 in Stafford, will give people the chance to find out more about becoming a supported lodgings host. Supported Lodgings is an alternative to foster care and offers ...

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