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Private foster carers urged to find out about the support available

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand in a new campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 9 to 16 July and will highlight the importance of notifying the council about private fostering arrangements. Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 years old (under 18 if they have ...

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Staffordshire backs England for semi-final success

Staffordshire’s leader is backing England for semi-final success tomorrow as the side take on Croatia in Moscow. County council leader Philip Atkins said the England team have had the best preparation for the tournament using the state-of-the-art training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. Philip added: England have every chance of reaching the final and then going all the ...

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Countryside visitors urged to take care during hot spell

People visiting Staffordshire’s countryside are being reminded to follow advice to help prevent the risk of fires, following a number of incidents across the county. After weeks of hot weather and little rain, grass and undergrowth are extremely dry and with the hot spell set to continue, the risk of fires is particularly high. Countryside rangers are now urging people ...

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Foster carers recognised at Long Service Awards

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Staffordshire’s foster families were thanked during a special celebration day for their invaluable contributions in providing loving homes for the county’s looked after children. Over 100 foster carers and staff gathered to celebrate the Long Service Awards, organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service. The celebration day was held in County Buildings in Stafford yesterday (Sunday 24 June). Mark Sutton, ...

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People Urged To observe road closures As Crews continue to Tackle Grass Fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Motorists are being reminded about several road closures between Thorncliffe and Shawfields, near to the former Mermaid pub as crews continue to tackle a large grass fire. Staffordshire County Council has been working closely with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service throughout the weekend to ensure everyone remains safe and well until the grassland fire is put out. Both Wardlows and ...

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Planning permission for Staffordshire History Centre given green light

Planning approval for a new history centre for the county has been given the go ahead. The new £2.8m Staffordshire History centre to be located in the heart of Stafford, will hold the county’s historical records and collections going back 1,000 years. The centre, located between Eastgate Street and North Walls in the town, will incorporate the existing Records Office ...

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Staffordshire to lead nation’s tributes for Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June. Once again, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a special remembrance parade and service on the day and a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the ...

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New support service for veterans launches

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local Armed Forces charity SSAFA (Soldiers, ...

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County’s teens to celebrate top reads for Young Teen Fiction Awards

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Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather in force for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford will once again play host to Staffordshire’s Young Teen Fiction Award Celebration Day on Tuesday 3 July. The scheme, now in its thirteenth year, is designed to encourage the county’s young people to enjoy reading books ...

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