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Staffordshire communities are the heart of our county and we want to make sure they are safe prosperous places to live and work.

We work with our partners across the county, including the police, fire authority, district and borough councils to get to the heart of what matters to local people

Community inspired art showcased in a new exhibition

People in Tamworth are invited to Glascote library to view a new exhibition and children’s theatre performance created during three arts residencies in 3 different libraries. In the autumn, local communities took part in a series of creative activities that inspired professional artists to produce a piece of work which will be shown for the first time on Monday 3 ...

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New memorial to remember New Zealand soldiers on Cannock Chase

Rifleman Samuel Frickleton was one of only 11 New Zealand soldiers awarded the VC during the Great War when he attacked two machine gun posts at the Battle of Messines. An action that no doubt saved lives and earned him the Victoria Cross. The 26-year-old visited Brocton camp on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the Great War where hundreds of ...

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County council fund making a difference in local communities

Hundreds of local community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. First Aid awareness training, a charity providing days out for adults with learning difficulties, IT equipment for a support centre and help for a plastic recycling shop are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Over the ...

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Bans for livestock keeping family following animal welfare convictions

A family of livestock keepers operating in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been banned from keeping animals and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs after pleading guilty to a string of animal welfare cases. Douglas Bailey, 76, of Dial Lane, Congleton and Elizabeth Bailey, 77, of the same address, were sentenced on Friday 17 May at North Staffordshire Justice ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

Real Deal Staffordshire

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Whitsun 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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New funding bid for history centre to be submitted

People will be able to get up-close with Staffordshire’s extensive archives collections in a single, modern centre, if a revised bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. Revised plans for the Staffordshire History Centre project would see a new extension to Staffordshire Record Office on Eastgate Street in Stafford bringing together three separate collections and ...

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Meet Staffordshire’s foster families helping to ‘Change a future’

‘Change a future’ 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, the national campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers which starts on Monday 13 May. Staffordshire foster carers will officially launch their campaign live ...

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New Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire appointed

With HM The Queen’s approval, Mr James Thomas Leavesley DL has been appointed as the new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire. Mr Leavesley takes up his new role from today (Monday 29 April) and will support Mr Ian Dudson the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties. He will also stand-in for him when he is absent or otherwise unable to act. Mr Leavesley was ...

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Prison sentence for unlicensed puppy seller

A woman who sold puppies without a licence and used false details to avoid regulations has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Esther Titterton, 26 from Milwich, Stafford, had previously pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrate Court & Stafford Crown Court to charges involving fraudulent trading of puppies. Ms Titterton was also charged with the breeding of dogs without a licence, ...

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Staffordshire firms honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Six Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Awards were won in categories including International trade and innovation and were made to: Allett Ltd, Hixon in Stafford. Synetics Solutions Limited, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Semantics 21 Ltd, Dunston, Stafford. Warwick Music Limited, Tamworth. Aviation News Ltd,Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent. Implementra Ltd Trading, Rugeley. The ...

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