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Share your mugshot on Staffordshire Day


There’s an easy, brand new way to get involved with Staffordshire Day (Tuesday 1st May) this year – the Staffordshire Day Mugshot! Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag. The Staffordshire Day Mugshot could feature an iconic ...

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IRONMAN drop in event for businesses

Ironman swimming

Local businesses are being invited to a drop-in event in Stafford, to see how they can benefit from this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event. On Sunday 10 June, the run course and finish line will be in the heart of Stafford town centre for the first time in the event’s history. Organisers will be on hand to answer questions on ...

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£1.7 billion tourism boom continues to draw visitors to Staffordshire

Recent figures on Staffordshire’s tourism economy prove that the county remains a popular destination amongst visitors. 2017 saw the county’s busiest year, with more than 25 million people from home and abroad, enjoying a day out or an overnight trip to Staffordshire. This helped generate almost £1.3 billion in direct spend on accommodation, entertainment, travel, shopping and food and drink. In ...

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Libraries to join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

People are invited to join Staffordshire libraries for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on Tuesday 1 May. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are some of the library events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries Chief said: “Our first two Staffordshire Days were a huge ...

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People urged to explore Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ over 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 consultation nears end

Time is running out to have your say on Staffordshire’s libraries consultation. More than 1,400 responses have already been received in advance of the April 1 deadline. A series of public events have been held at libraries and mobile and travelling library stops throughout the 12 week consultation. Discussions have included potentially using technology to maintain and extend opening hours ...

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New Staffordshire Day oatcake celebrations to boost local charities

Local charities an groups are being encouraged to join the county’s biggest oatcake morning for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations. With the help of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, Enjoy Staffordshire is coordinating the World’s Biggest Oatcake Morning, with events expected to take place across the county on Tuesday 1st May. Taking inspiration from Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee ...

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Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events

Library staff

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries are set to experience more arts and performances as part of a new project to bring cultural activities to local communities. The new national Culture Offer developed by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and Arts Council England will help libraries offer more people the chance to experience performance, arts, exhibitions, music and film. People will ...

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Tolkien exhibition to visit Chasewater Country Park

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 220,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Library consultation continues

Hundreds of people are having their say during a consultation on the best way to manage some of Staffordshire’s libraries. With consultation continuing until April 1, almost 700 responses have already been received by Staffordshire County Council. A series of public events at libraries and mobile and travelling library stops is continuing throughout the 12 week consultation to reach as ...

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