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History of Cannock Chase revealed in new exhibition

Display at Cannock Chase

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s history including its role during the Great War can now do so in an exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological ...

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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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Tolkien exhibition moves to Shenstone Community Library

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. 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 250,000 visitors since it launched back in ...

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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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Recipe for success for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With less than a week to go until Staffordshire Day on Tuesday 1 May, the county has been bracing itself for a week of celebrations. Dozens of events including a celebration of the mighty Staffordshire oatcake are running throughout the week in what has become an annual fixture in the county’s tourism calendar. Music and food festivals are also in ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire


Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for ...

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New Staffordshire Day oatcake celebrations to boost local charities

Local charities an groups are being encouraged to join the county’s biggest oatcake morning for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations. With the help of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, Enjoy Staffordshire is coordinating the World’s Biggest Oatcake Morning, with events expected to take place across the county on Tuesday 1st May. Taking inspiration from Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee ...

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People’s Business Award recognises Burton’s best customer service

People's Business Award

Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is being launched today in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is being run in conjunction with Burton Small Business – a consortium of local ...

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Chasewater visitors advised on blue-green algae


Visitors to Chasewater are being advised not to take a dip or let their pets go in the water as a purely precautionary measure. A small amount of blue-green algae blooms have again appeared on the lake, and ecologists are asking people to follow advice on posters at the site. Blue-green algae is a common form of bacteria that occurs ...

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On your marks for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire June 18 2017


IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place in Staffordshire on Sunday 18th June 2017 Over 2,000 triathletes will embark on a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run across Staffordshire. Also the day before, hundreds of children will be taking part in IRONKIDS on Saturday June 17 2017 How to get involved and enjoy IRONMAN IRONMAN 70.3 ...

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