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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

Gill Heath

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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Council campaign asks ‘Got time to foster?’

‘Got time to foster?’ is the latest campaign from Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service to help find families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The rallying call comes alongside Foster Care Fortnight from 14 to 27 May; the national campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers. A short film highlighting the need for foster carers ...

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Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event

Floods Happen campaign

People in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week. Tamworth’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm next Thursday May 17, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the ...

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Funding available to support Staffordshire’s communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local communities. A new round of the £10m annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund is now open until the end of 2018. This funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help bring together Armed Forces and civilian ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real ...

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Staffordshire celebrates arrival of Prince Louis

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As the nation celebrates the arrival of the latest royal baby, Staffordshire’s Registrars  offer their own special welcome. Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on Monday morning to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and weighed in at a healthy 8lb, 7oz.  the baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge and is fifth in ...

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Staffordshire residents to join in Royal Wedding celebrations at Windsor Castle

Royal celebration

Twelve Staffordshire residents will be visiting the grounds of Windsor Castle on 19th May to share in part of the Wedding Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The lucky invitees have been nominated by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson in recognition of their voluntary and charitable contributions to local communities. Each of them will be taking ...

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People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week

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People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled food ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. This year, the national campaign focuses on Travelling with Allergy and how to prepare for holidays, both in the UK and abroad. The county council’s trading standards team wants to ensure people remember to check food ingredients while UK ...

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Vast majority of Burton shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Gill Heath

Burton traders are demonstrating community responsibility by carrying out necessary checks when selling knives, a county council test purchase operation has found. County council communities leader Gill Heath said responsible knife sales are vital for community safety in Staffordshire. The operation in Burton on April 17 saw underage volunteers working with the county council’s trading standards team. They were only ...

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District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Mark Winnington with electricity boxes

Cannock Chase district now has near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme – with most of Staffordshire also able to connect. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to enable 99.3 per cent of Cannock Chase district to connect to speeds of 24mbps and above ...

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