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Staffordshire to celebrate Local Charities Day

Charity day

People are being invited to join in and celebrate the work of the county’s charities and the difference they make in their local communities. Local Charities Day is on Friday 15 December and will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them demonstrate the great work they do in their communities. Staffordshire has thousands of charities ...

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Horse owner banned for three years

Trading Standards

An owner who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years. Kyla Martin, 27 of Burslem, pleaded guilty on Monday 4 December under s4 and s9 Animal Welfare Act 2006 to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse housed in a field in Talke. The 22 year-old horse, Delta, died after ...

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Staffordshire backs campaign to give consumers greater clarity on subscription rights

Trading Standards

Staffordshire people and businesses should take advantage of guidance issued this week to make them more aware of laws on subscriptions, the county’s communities leader has said. As part of National Consumer Week, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued the guidance on subscription issues. An estimated two million people across the UK still experience issues cancelling recurring payments ...

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People invited to help shape future of county’s libraries service

Gill Heath Stafford Library

People from across Staffordshire are being given the chance to help shape the future of their local libraries service. A series of drop-in events are being held across the county throughout December to give people the opportunity to get involved in early discussions about the county’s libraries. Feedback from the informal drop-in events will help develop the proposals that will ...

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Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Trading Standards

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. 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 ...

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More Staffordshire market organisers on board to ensure goods are the Real Deal

Real Deal Staffordshire

Five popular Staffordshire markets and two car boot sale events have now joined a national campaign to ensure goods sold at their events are legitimate and that visitors aren’t ripped off. In the run-up to Christmas Staffordshire County council’s trading standards team, which coordinates the Real Deal campaign locally, is urging more to get on board and give customers peace ...

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Exhibition celebrates Tolkien’s link with Staffordshire

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People from Leek will get the chance to see a new exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire. 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 160,000 visitors since it launched in March 2016. ...

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Help offered to Syrian refugees

Syria map

Staffordshire is to welcome Syrian refugee families to the county as part of the UK Government’s commitment to help the troubled country. Staffordshire County Council is working with district and borough councils to prepare for the arrival of 50 Syrians, all in family groups, in 2018. The agreement follows the successful resettlement of 51 Syrians in Staffordshire in 2016/17. Gill ...

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Talks planned over countryside estate management

Talks on the best way to manage Staffordshire County Council’s countryside estate are planned to continue after a strong response from public and private groups. Initial consultation identified two groups willing to take on management of a nature park and a picnic area in the immediate future, while many others wanted further discussions about different management options. Gill Heath, Staffordshire ...

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