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Competitors gearing up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Competitors are gearing up for the 5th IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, which is less than a month away. Under starter’s orders on 9 June will be more than 2400 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for the first time ever, will take ...

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Songs of praise for revitalising former church

A landmark restoration project which delivered a new library and arts and culture hub has won a major architectural award. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) selected the St Mary’s project in the heart of Lichfield as the best building conservation in the West Midlands for 2019. Staffordshire County Council worked with the Trustees of St Mary’s and invested ...

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Potential uses for Shire Hall identified

Plans to develop a Staffordshire landmark as a multi-use venue serving different parts of the community have been put forward by architectural regeneration specialists. The proposals for the Grade II* listed Shire Hall in the centre of Stafford would see: the Assembly Hall used as a high-quality flexible event and exhibition space; the former library used for a small business ...

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#staffordshireday celebrations a huge success

Thousands of people from across Staffordshire joined in the fun for the county’s fourth Staffordshire Day celebrations today (Wednesday 1 May). Over 60 events will mark the day with attractions, businesses and organisations coming together to show their pride in the county. The celebrations also saw #staffordshireday trending nationally on Twitter throughout the day This year’s theme was ‘Made in Staffordshire’, ...

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People urged to share their mug shot on Staffordshire Day

Back again for this year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza on Wednesday 1 May, is the ‘Share your mug shot’ campaign to celebrate the county’s industrial heritage Organisers Destination Staffordshire want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag. Last year hundreds of people joined in sharing their photos, creating a real ...

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Families urged to staycation in Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ this Easter and explore the county’s many attractions. Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully ...

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Libraries gear up for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With just less than a month to go until Staffordshire Day on 1 May, people are being reminded to drop into their local library for this year’s celebrations. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are amongst the events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate English Tourism Week

People are being reminded about the many attractions and locations just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for English Tourism Week. Taking place from 30 March to 5 April, the annual campaign aims to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. Tourism in Staffordshire is ...

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Public urged to suggest tracks for Made in Staffordshire playlist

Great Staffordshire musicians past and present are to be lauded as part of the 2019 Staffordshire Day programme, through a new online playlist. Tying in with the theme of this year’s celebrations, the Made in Staffordshire playlist has been set up on music streaming site Spotify by Destination Staffordshire, and features world-famous rockers Motorhead and Deep Purple, and pop star ...

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Thousands expected in Staffordshire for Midlands Grand National

As Staffordshire prepares to host The Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National over the weekend, people are being reminded to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. This Saturday (16 March) will see thousands of visitors descend on the county for the 50th Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse. With the roads and traffic expected to be busier ...

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