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Statement on Four Seasons Health Care Group

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Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our priority is to ensure those in need of care continue to receive this and we have been working closely with both the Care Quality Commission and the Four Seasons Health Care group to ensure this is the case. “The company has confirmed that ...

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New Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire appointed

With HM The Queen’s approval, Mr James Thomas Leavesley DL has been appointed as the new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire. Mr Leavesley takes up his new role from today (Monday 29 April) and will support Mr Ian Dudson the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties. He will also stand-in for him when he is absent or otherwise unable to act. Mr Leavesley was ...

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Prison sentence for unlicensed puppy seller

A woman who sold puppies without a licence and used false details to avoid regulations has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Esther Titterton, 26 from Milwich, Stafford, had previously pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrate Court & Stafford Crown Court to charges involving fraudulent trading of puppies. Ms Titterton was also charged with the breeding of dogs without a licence, ...

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Staffordshire firms honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Six Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Awards were won in categories including International trade and innovation and were made to: Allett Ltd, Hixon in Stafford. Synetics Solutions Limited, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Semantics 21 Ltd, Dunston, Stafford. Warwick Music Limited, Tamworth. Aviation News Ltd,Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent. Implementra Ltd Trading, Rugeley. The ...

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New approach to help vulnerable children

Proposals to join forces with other local authorities to increase the chances of looked after children finding permanent, loving homes have been backed by senior politicians. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet today supported working with Shropshire Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council to develop the North Midlands Regional Adoption & Permanency Partnership. The unique partnership will have the ...

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Ninety-nine percent of parents offered top choice primary school

Ninety-nine percent of parents in Staffordshire will find out today (April 16) that they have been allocated one of their top three choices of primary school. And 94% of parents who applied for a primary school place will discover they have been offered their first-choice school, as a result of millions of pounds of investment into schools in the county. ...

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County starts new financial year on near full employment

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Staffordshire has started the new financial year on near full employment, statistics published today show. Just 1.6 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (3.3 per cent) and national (2.6 per cent) averages. County council leader Philip Atkins said major new developments this year would further boost employment opportunities. He added: ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this Easter bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Easter bank holiday markets or car boot sales. The first bank holiday weekend of the year also marks the beginning of the car boot sale and markets season. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, ...

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British Empire Medal for Nello

Mr Neil Baldwin, or to many, Nello,  has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for his Services to the Communities of Newcastle under Lyme. Nello was made famous in the film Marvellous, which is about his life including his time as Stoke City Football Club’s kit-man. Nello’s award was announced in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours, and at a ...

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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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