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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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County’s teens to celebrate their top reads

Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather at RAF Cosford museum for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Young Teen Fiction Award, now in its thirteenth year is designed to encourage the county’s teenagers to enjoy reading books and share their enthusiasm with others. Hundreds of 11-14 year olds, who either live or go to school in ...

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On your bike as county gears up for National Bike Week

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People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike as the biggest nationwide cycling campaign in the UK gets underway. National Bike Week, starting on Saturday 10 June, aims to promote cycling and health bosses at Staffordshire County Council want to see more people on their bikes in a bid to promote a more active Staffordshire. The ...

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A50 roadworks completed early

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Tonight’s scheduled overnight closure of the A50 westbound at Uttoxeter is cancelled as the work has been completed ahead of schedule. The westbound carriage was closed overnight from Monday to Thursday this week to take delivery of six steel beams, each 47 metres long, which will form part of a new bridge across the A50. The A50 westbound was scheduled to ...

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Still time to volunteer for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Ironman crowds at finish line

There’s still time to volunteer for Staffordshire’s biggest Triathlon, and there’s no better time to sign up. IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is still on the lookout for volunteers and volunteer groups to help out at athlete registration, helping athletes switch from one leg of the race to another, and handing out medals and t-shirts at the finish line. Groups of volunteers ...

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Opportunities to volunteer in Staffordshire’s Children’s Centres

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People are being given the opportunity to try volunteering in their local Children’s Centre as part of Volunteers’ Week. Volunteers’ Week, 1 to 7 June, is the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council are offering a range of volunteering roles in their Children’s Centres designed to help ...

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Find out more about fostering at information evening

People from Cannock interested in becoming a foster carer are being invited to an information evening where they can find out more.  Video: Your first step to becoming a foster carer       The information session will be held at the Roman Way Hotel in Cannock on Wednesday 7 June, starting at 7pm. The evenings are informal and open to anyone and ...

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Staffordshire to commemorate Battle of Messines 100 years on

On 7 June 1917 Allied troops were fighting their way into the village of Messines, near Ypres in Belgium, in one of the most successful offensives of the Great War. Video: Commemorating Staffordshire’s role in the Great War and the Battle of Messines Photos available to download here Now, 100 years on, Staffordshire is set to commemorate the battle and ...

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Staffordshire groups recognised in Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service

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Ten Staffordshire volunteer groups have been honoured with Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The announcement coincides with national Volunteers’ Week from 1 to 7 June, to celebrate the great work that thousands of volunteers do every day. The organisations Have all received awards for their outstanding contributions to their local communities and include: Borderland Voices, Leek C.R.E.S.T. ...

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A50 improvement work continues

Preparations are continuing for overnight road closures on the A50 westbound to allow installation of a new bridge across the dual carriageway. Six steel beams, each 47 metres long, are being delivered to the construction site near Uttoxeter. The new bridge forms part of an upgraded junction with the A522 being delivered by Staffordshire County Council, on behalf of Highways ...

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