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People urged to share their mug shot on Staffordshire Day

Back again for this year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza on Wednesday 1 May, is the ‘Share your mug shot’ campaign to celebrate the county’s industrial heritage Organisers Destination Staffordshire want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag. Last year hundreds of people joined in sharing their photos, creating a real ...

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Families urged to staycation in Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ this Easter and explore the county’s many attractions. Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully ...

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Libraries gear up for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With just less than a month to go until Staffordshire Day on 1 May, people are being reminded to drop into their local library for this year’s celebrations. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are amongst the events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate English Tourism Week

People are being reminded about the many attractions and locations just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for English Tourism Week. Taking place from 30 March to 5 April, the annual campaign aims to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. Tourism in Staffordshire is ...

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Staffordshire Day to focus on county’s proud manufacturing heritage

Staffordshire’s industrial heritage will be celebrated with a packed programme of events, activities, special offers and competitions on the fourth Staffordshire Day on Wednesday 1st May. This year’s event, coordinated by Destination Staffordshire, is being supported by Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities. The theme is Made in Staffordshire and will celebrate the county’s brewing and ceramic heritage, as ...

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Bestselling author to cut ribbon at new Library

Author Salley Vickers

Bestseller and award-winning author Salley Vickers will be cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the new £1.4m Lichfield library and St Mary’s first floor space for performing and visual arts. Salley will join guests and customers in the library on Thursday 7 March for the grand opening at 4.00pm followed by speeches and a private reception. People will ...

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Staffordshire’s WWI legacy explored at Great War conference

Old photograph of Cannock Chase field bakery

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

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Families urged to Staycation in Staffordshire for half term

Families visiting attractions in Staffordshire

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get out and explore their local attractions during the February half term holiday. Whether it’s thrilling theme parks, pirate treasure hunts, visits to fun farms or captivating countryside walks there will be something for all the family this holiday. At Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, Thomas Land reopens for half term week. There’s ...

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Latest figures show Staffordshire tourism worth £1.8 billion a year

Sunset over The Roaches

Staffordshire tourism is continuing to boom. According to the latest figures, there were more than 26.2 million visits to the county in 2017, made up of 24.6 million day trips and 1.6 million overnight stays – an increase of 1.9% on 2016. A study commissioned by Destination Staffordshire has revealed the total annual value of the tourism sector has surpassed ...

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Chase Through Time exhibition now at Eccleshall Library

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up 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 sites, many of which ...

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