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Life on the home front explored as part of centenary commemorations

Families survival on the home front, Farmers staying behind to support the war effort and the work of thousands of women in munitions factories are just some of the stories being told in a multi-media exhibition. With just over a month to go until the centenary of the Armistice, the ‘14’ exhibition continues to tell the story of Staffordshire’s home ...

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Children get a taste of life on the home front in new exhibition

Children in South Staffordshire will get the chance to learn more about life on the home front during the Great War in a project touring the county’s libraries. The ‘Kitchen Goes to War’ exhibition is part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War.  Now at Perton library, the project will explore why ...

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Staffordshire Poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in a project to create their own poppy to be part of a display at Staffordshire Place, in Stafford. The ‘Staffordshire Remembers’ project is all part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War. Staffordshire County Council’s libraries and arts service is behind ...

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History centre project misses out on HLF funding

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Plans for a new history centre for Staffordshire are to be re-considered following an unsuccessful bid for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The new Staffordshire History Centre would have been located on Eastgate Street in Stafford and would have held the county’s historical records and collections. A bid for £3.9m towards the cost of the project was submitted ...

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EnviroGrant Scheme set to make a difference to local community groups

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The latest round of a grants scheme for projects which can improve the environment and quality of life in local communities has been launched. Resource management firm Veolia has opened this year’s Staffordshire EnviroGrant Scheme. It offers amounts of funding (up to £1,000) to local groups as part of the company’s partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The EnviroGrant Scheme is ...

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Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Families in Stafford are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition. Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and whip and tops are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the eyes of a child’ exhibition. Now at the Ancient High House in Stafford until 24 October, The touring ...

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People reminded to be ‘scams aware’ in latest campaign

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims themselves. The latest push from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team is reminding people to be aware of the risk of scams whether online, on the phone, through the post or on the doorstep. The campaign is ...

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New young poet laureate appointed for Staffordshire

Lily Massey, aged 15 from Baddeley Green has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire. Lily performed her poems ‘The Power of Words’ and ‘Another Way’ at a special poetry event at Church Lane Evangelical Church, in Stafford on Saturday 8 September. The initiative is run by Staffordshire County Council’s libraries service to promote a love of ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

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Every one of 28 shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation in Newcastle and Stafford, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales when they tried to buy knives. Seventeen shops were visited in Stafford and 11 in Newcastle. The team ...

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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War conference

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference, entitled ‘Changing Times’ will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including the role of women, community remembrance, the Weeping Window of poppies, and the latest research on Cannock Chase. The day will bring together ...

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