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Warning after dangerous counterfeit mobile phones seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit Nokia phones

Counterfeit mobile phones with potentially dangerous chargers have been seized in Staffordshire by county council trading standards officers. Hundreds of fake Nokia 3310 phones were seized from an industrial unit in East Staffordshire and a property in Newcastle following a tip off to trading standards officers. The Nokia 3310 is a reissue and updated model from 2000 and retails legitimately ...

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New poet laureate chosen for Staffordshire

Emily Rose Galvin from Lichfield has been chosen as the new Staffordshire poet laureate. Emily is the first female laureate and forth person to hold the prestigious role and will hold the post until 2019. Emily’s appointment was announced during the launch of the Staffordshire Poetry Collection as part of National Poetry Day on 28 September.  She now joins the ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate National Libraries week

Gill Heath Stafford Library

People are being urged to visit their local library and join the celebrations as part of National Libraries Week. The annual campaign, from 9 to 14 October, is a chance for people to discover the huge range of creative, innovative and diverse things they can do at their local library.  This year’s theme and message is simply ‘discover something new ...

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New Crowdfund Staffordshire project launches to unlock funding for local communities

People interested in raising money to help their local community are being invited to use a brand new fundraising platform. Housed on Crowdfunder.co.uk, ‘Crowdfund Staffordshire’ will give people in the county a way to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online. Any local charity, business, social enterprise or individual can use Crowdfund ...

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Celebrating launch of county’s first poetry collection

Poetry fans from across Staffordshire gathered for a celebration event for the launch of the county’s first poetry collection The Staffordshire Poetry Collection includes 50 unique poems written by local people and was officially launched at Stafford library as part of National Poetry Day on 28 September. During the evening people got to hear readings of the poems, welcome the ...

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Stronger links with banks set to boost fight against doorstep crime

Trading Standards

Strengthened links between banks, trading standards and police announced this week will boost Staffordshire’s fight against doorstep crime. The Banking Protocol is a scheme that all banks and building societies have now signed up. It will streamline the process of reporting doorstep crime where victims request large cash withdrawals. Nationally the scheme is being run by Financial Fraud Action UK ...

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Staffordshire libraries to celebrate Get Online Week

People are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online for the first time at their local library. National Get Online Week starts on 2 October and this year’s campaign  is asking people to use the internet to do just one thing they would normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even ...

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Opportunity to attend launch of Staffordshire poetry collection

Bert Flitcroft in library

People are being invited to the launch of the county’s first poetry collection as part of celebrations for National Poetry Day. The event, on Thursday 28 September at Stafford library in Staffordshire Place, will showcase the best of modern and contemporary Staffordshire poetry, including readings of some of the poems.  During the evening people will also get to welcome the ...

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New young poet laureate crowned for Staffordshire

Rebecca Lockwood, aged 17 from Cannock has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire. Rebecca is the fifth person to hold the prestigious role which promotes a love of poetry and showcases the creative writing skills of young people across the county.  She performed her powerful poems alongside her fellow shortlisted poets, impressing the judges at a ...

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Work on new £1m library for Lichfield to start next week

Work on a major £1.2m project to create a brand new library in Lichfield is to start next week (Monday, 18 September). The project will see the opening up of the ground floor at St. Mary’s Church in Market Square to accommodate the library and tourist information service.  The first floor will include a permanent museum, exhibition and performance space, ...

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