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Fake football kits given the red card

Fake football kits

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, plans to sell thousands of fake and potentially dangerous replica football shirts have been red-carded. Scores of boxes of fake shirts for teams, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Porto, Benfica and Paris Saint Germain, were among a haul of counterfeit goods with a retail value of more than £1 million found ...

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New Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council Announced

Alan White

  A  new Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced. Alan  White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role. Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said: “During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to ...

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Eligible parents urged to sign up for 30 hours’ childcare

A working mum who’s already benefited enormously from 30 hours-a-week funded childcare for three and four-year-olds is urging other parents to sign up for the scheme. Mother-of-one Sarah Gibbons signed up after Staffordshire was chosen last year to take part in one of eight trial schemes across the country. The Government’s 30 hours’ free childcare scheme is now being rolled ...

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Hat-trick of lets completes full house

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Agreements have been reached to let three retail units on the ground floor of Staffordshire County Council’s main office buildings. The University of Wolverhampton, The Loungers café bar chain and Sweet Café have all signed on the dotted line to occupy space on the ground floors of the Staffordshire Place 1 and Staffordshire Place 2 buildings on Tipping Street in ...

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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

Staffordshire Place

The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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Statement regarding Manchester attack

Staffordshire Place

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Following the shocking events in Manchester, I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims. “I understand the Government is working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. ...

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Statement on Drayton Manor Park Tragedy

Breaking News

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It is absolutely sad and shocking news to hear how a day of adventure has ended in such tragedy for this young girl and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends this evening. Drayton Manor Theme Park was opened as a family business back in 1949 and I know ...

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Conservatives retain control of Staffordshire County Council

The Conservatives retained overall control of Staffordshire County Council today after securing 51 seats – an increase of 17 on the 2013 results. All 62 seats were contested in yesterday’s local elections. After the overnight count in Tamworth, counting took place in the remaining district and borough council areas today. The final results were: Conservative 51, Labour  10 and Other ...

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The Final Countdown in the County Council Elections

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Counting of votes in the county council election is now underway with an overall result expected to be declared mid-afternoon. Tamworth Borough Council was the only area to count overnight with the Conservatives winning all six seats. The remaining districts and boroughs will start verifying and counting votes from 9.30am John Henderson, Staffordshire County Council’s Chief Executive and County Returning ...

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Staffordshire Goes to the Polls

Residents across Staffordshire will have the chance to have their say in the county council elections tomorrow (May 4). Polling stations open across the county at 7am and close at 10pm the same day to allow people to vote for the 62 councillors who will make up the county council. Counts take place in the district and borough councils, but ...

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