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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including life on the home front, stories of conscientious objectors, the use of war memorials and the meaning of remembrance. The day will bring together professionals and ...

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Families urged to ‘Staycation’ in Staffordshire over half term

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to staycation during the February half term holiday and take advantage of the county’s wealth of attractions. Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member who oversees tourism at Staffordshire County Council explained that the county was a fantastic place to explore with lots on offer. Mark said: “We really are a fabulous county and the half term ...

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Staffordshire Day celebrations extended for 2018

This year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza is set to take place over a week to give as many people as possible chance to get involved. As the official Staffordshire Day (1st May) will fall on a Tuesday, coordinators Destination Staffordshire, who work with Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities on the programme, have extended the celebrations. They will now begin ...

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Exhibition celebrates Tolkien’s link with Staffordshire

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People from Cannock 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 200,000 visitors since it launched in March 2016. ...

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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 set to benefit Midlands and Staffordshire

The whole of the Midlands including Staffordshire will benefit from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the county council leader said today. Staffordshire could host one of the events, with Cannock Chase being lined up to potentially stage the mountain biking competition if it is selected as one of the optional sports. Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: It is great ...

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Volunteers helping to make Cannock Chase parkrun a real success

Catherynne Henderson and Angela Pritchard are part of the army of volunteers helping to make Cannock Chase parkrun a huge success. The duo are part of a 350 strong team of volunteers who take turns, giving up their time each week, wind, rain or shine to ensure that the event runs smoothly. The event which started in November 2016 now ...

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Staffordshire backs Adam Peaty in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

People from across Staffordshire are being urged to vote for record-breaking Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Boasting the 10 fastest times in history in the 100m breaststroke, the Staffordshire swimmer beat his own 50m world record once in the world heats and again in the semi-final – clocking 25.95 seconds to become ...

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Get Vocal About Local for Burton’s Black Friday bargains

Get Vocal About Local

Shoppers in and around Burton are being urged to make the most of local deals this Black Friday, share the news and help boost town businesses. The Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign was launched by the county council last week to promote all that’s great about the town and encourage people to shop, eat and spend leisure time there. ...

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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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Families urged to explore Staffordshire over half term

Families looking for something to do over the half term and Halloween break are being encouraged to take a ‘staycation’ and explore what the county has to offer. Staffordshire has hundreds of great attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. For adrenalin seekers and families the county has two world-class theme ...

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