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Partners reveal new vision for borough’s growth

A new vision for future cultural and economic development in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been unveiled. The ‘Vision for Growth’ is a joint initiative between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council that aims to reflect the continued and enhanced commitment of the two councils to working together in order to deliver on a number of objectives for the area over the ...

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Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent. With nearly 13,000 homes across the county changing hands during the last 12 months[1], faster broadband connectivity for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. Across Staffordshire, ...

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Staffordshire celebrates International Volunteer Day

Gill & Libby

People from across the county are being invited to find out more about the hundreds of volunteering opportunities helping to make a difference in local communities. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life, giving up their time and energy helping to make Staffordshire a great place to live. International Volunteer Day today (5 December) is the ...

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Know your consumer rights when Christmas and New Year shopping

Gill Heath

People doing their Christmas and New Year shopping are being urged to get to know their consumer rights and avoid scams. Consumer laws were updated in 2015 and aim to give people greater clarity when they shop in store or online. The Consumer Rights Act clarifies consumer law and includes legislation to allow people to obtain a full refund on ...

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New park and stride scheme gets pupils active

Helen with parents and pupils

Almost 100 pupils at Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are putting their best foot forward in a new ‘park and stride’ scheme to get to school. A park and stride scheme is where parents park up in an agreed safe place not far from the school and with the pupils all walk in together.  The scheme helps keep children ...

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Foster carers for teenagers sought in new campaign

Mark Sutton

With record numbers of children being placed in care, Staffordshire County Council has launched a new campaign to target a particular shortage of foster carers for teenagers. The campaign is looking for so-called “resilience foster carers’. These are people with experience in dealing with teenagers with emotional and behavioural difficulties and could include residential care workers, ex-police, prison officers or ...

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Awards set to crown Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses

Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2017 winners

Some of the best tourism businesses in Staffordshire are set to discover whether they have won prestigious awards at a glittering ceremony. More than 40 attractions, activities, and accommodation businesses have applied for the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, and will find out if they have been successful at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 22nd November (12noon-4.30pm). In the ...

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Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Gill Heath

People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is advising people to get familiar with their consumer rights before they shop, particularly online. This year National Consumer Week follows Black Friday and the ...

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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Helen, Martin & Matt

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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