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Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Staffordshire’s libraries

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the county’s Summer Reading Challenge. The scheme asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer holidays. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which ...

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Calls for new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Young people from Staffordshire with an interest in poetry are being invited to put themselves forward for the role of Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate. The role is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position.  Applicants must either live or study in Staffordshire, share a love of poetry and a desire to promote it.  The ...

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Fuse Festival raises £4,200 with help from Crowdfund Staffordshire

A successful fundraising campaign for a popular Staffordshire music festival means that everything planned for the event will go ahead. The £4,200 for the Fuse Festival, in Lichfield, now in its seventeenth year, was raised through the Crowdfund Staffordshire platform.  The fundraising success will also help to reduce the financial risk faced by its parent organisation the charity Lichfield Arts. ...

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Tolkien exhibition now at Norton Canes Community Library

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

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 in March ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire during May half term

Families looking for something to do during the May half term holiday are being encouraged to explore some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. Animal lovers will enjoy Love Your Zoo Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd ...

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England Kick Off World Cup Training in Staffordshire

Staffordshire today welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month. The players began arriving this morning with the first full training session expected to kick off at the East Staffordshire ground tomorrow (Tuesday). Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is ...

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Thousands join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

Thousands of people from across the county joined in the celebrations for Staffordshire Day today (Tuesday 1 May). Over 50 events across the county marked the day.  As the sun shone, attractions, businesses and groups came together to share their pride and show what great things the county has to offer. Highlights included a celebration of the Staffordshire oatcake with ...

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This Way Up Exhibition at Staffordshire Place

People in Stafford are being invited to the exhibition This Way Up, an exhibition of art created by Limewood residents at the specialist dementia care centre in the town. The exhibition shows artwork created in collaboration with professional artists during a creative wellbeing project led by Creative Health.  Workshops were developed specifically for Limewood residents which gave them the opportunity ...

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Evidence of a nation preparing for war revealed on Cannock Chase

They may not have contained the terrible mud and ever-present rats that were the twin torments of a Tommy’s life in the trenches, but otherwise a remarkably exact First World War training facility has been revealed decades after it disappeared. The mocked up front line even had hand-dug shell holes in the pretend no-man’s land between the ‘friendly’ and ‘enemy’ ...

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Staffordshire attractions win prestigious national awards

The National Memorial Arboretum has been named the UK’s best large visitor attraction at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony. The arboretum near Lichfield, the UK’s national Centre for Remembrance, fought off competition from Blenheim Palace and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest to win the Gold award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category. And in ...

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