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Call for budding Staffordshire poets to celebrate where they live

Bert Flitcroft and Matilda Houston-Brown

Bert Flitcroft, Staffordshire’s Poet Laureate, is inviting the county’s residents to create a ‘picture in words’ about their own locality. Bert is planning to tour the county with a series of workshops, entitled ‘So this is where we live…’ aimed at creating a collection of new poems, written by local people, about their own special part of Staffordshire. The Staffordshire ...

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New £4m History Centre set for Staffordshire

Staffordshire History Centre

Plans for a new multi-million pound modern history centre in Staffordshire have been given the green light after securing initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The proposed new centre has received earmarked funding of nearly £4million from HLF to create a two-storey link between the Staffordshire Record Office and the William Salt Library in Stafford. Initial funding of ...

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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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New chapter in libraries’ history welcomed

Staffordshire’s first community libraries are up and running, with the promise of more to follow. Werrington Community Voluntary Group is celebrating taking control of the management and day-to-day running of the village library with an event on May 14th. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member responsible for libraries, will be attending the celebration. He said: The first wave of ...

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Community library programme reaches second chapter

Bidding to take over the running of Staffordshire’s remaining community libraries begins today. With 11 libraries already in the process of transferring to the community, applications for the remaining dozen can be made until July 29th. Successful applicants will be supported by the county council to take over the day-to-day running and management of the library. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County ...

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