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Have your say on Staffordshire roads and support future improvements

People can have their say on Staffordshire’s road network and play their part in future improvements through a survey issued this week. A sample of 3,300 Staffordshire residents is being issued with the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. The survey results will help councils to share expertise, look at opportunities to work together and get the best value ...

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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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Stay cool in hot weather

With the heatwave expected to continue over the next few days, residents are being advised to enjoy the sun safely. Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: When very hot weather arrives, everyone wants to make the most of it, but all need to make sure we enjoy it safely and keep an extra ...

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Staffordshire sizzles for third IRONMAN 70.3 competition

Giulio Molinari

Staffordshire sizzled as athletes took part in the county’s third IRONMAN 70.3 competition. Hundreds of spectators took advantage of the sun as they came out to cheer on competitors along the route, which saw over 2000 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. And, scores of volunteers were on ...

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King Edward VI High School pupils crowned West Midlands Best Company at Young Enterprise Regional Final

Students from King Edward VI High School in Stafford have been crowned Best Overall Company at West Midlands Young Enterprise Regional Final. The final, held at the University of Wolverhampton on 15th June, celebrated students who have set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. Six teams from ...

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Carter leads the way as hundreds of children run in the sun at Ironkids Staffordshire


Hundreds of children raced through the grounds of Shugborough Hall in today’s sunshine as part of the third Ironkids Staffordshire event. On the day before the main IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event, a series of races saw children between the ages of three and 14 cover distances from 500 metres to 2.5km. The fun started at 3pm. Competitors included five-year-old Carter ...

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Staffordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire have both offered their congratulations to Staffordshire residents who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Recipients have been honoured for their services to business and enterprise, education and work with local communities with the award of OBEs, MBEs and BEMs. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire ...

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Call for new Poets Laureate for Staffordshire

Staffordshire poets are invited to put themselves forward for the roles of Staffordshire Poet Laureate and Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate. The Staffordshire Poet Laureate is a two year position open to adults aged 18 plus, while the Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position. Staffordshire County Council Libraries and ...

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Fake golf equipment with retail value of thousands seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit golf equipment

Counterfeit golf equipment with an estimated retail value of £35,000 if legitimate has been seized from a property in north Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team seized over 600 golf club covers, over 150 polo shirts, hand grips and belts yesterday. The items were taken from a property in Kidsgrove, with police, brand holders and trading standards officers from ...

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Sites Protected To Commemorate New Zealand Lives Lost In the Battle of Messines

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines, two sites have been protected as a scheduled monument by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. The Terrain Model of Messines in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire which survives as archaeological remains has been granted protection. It was an accurate scale model of the battlefield ...

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