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Deadline for primary applications looms

School boy

Time is running out for parents to get their primary school applications in before the 15 January 2018 deadline. Last year, the county council offered nine out of 10 parents their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places.  A total of 98 per cent were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. ...

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Earliest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain saved

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. Four exquisite artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs can now go on permanent display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign to raise the £325,000 needed to buy ...

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IRONMAN Announces New 70.3 Staffordshire Course


The new course for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has been officially announced. The brand new run course takes athletes into the heart of Stafford Town Centre, with the swim course remaining at Chasewater and the bike course being altered slightly to accommodate the move to Stafford. The 13.1 mile run course around Stafford will mean even more people will get to ...

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Horse owner banned for three years

Trading Standards

An owner who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years. Kyla Martin, 27 of Burslem, pleaded guilty on Monday 4 December under s4 and s9 Animal Welfare Act 2006 to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse housed in a field in Talke. The 22 year-old horse, Delta, died after ...

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Health watchdog to be revamped

Social care stock

A service that champions people’s health rights is being revamped to ensure it makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Following a consultation earlier this year on Healthwatch Staffordshire, the county council is looking to reshape the contract for the service and focus on what people have said is important to them. The revamped service is ...

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Service will meet the needs of modern-day families

A new service tailored to meet the needs for modern-day families in Staffordshire has taken an important step forward. Staffordshire’s new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing programme, for those aged 0-19, will see the current school nursing and children’s centre services brought together with health visiting. The service will offer the right balance of self-support, support from professionals ...

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Army of Gritters Ready to Roll as Winter Officially Gets Under Way

Gritter gritting

Staffordshire’s army of gritters are ready for action – as winter is officially now under way in Staffordshire. As we head into November the county council’s fleet is now ready to roll when needed to help keep the county safely on the move. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs will be ready to roll if ...

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Tributes Paid Following Death of Staffordshire County Councillor

Robbie Marshall

Philip Atkins, the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has led the tributes following the death of county councillor Robbie Marshall. Robbie, who was first elected to the county council in 1997 and represented the Codsall division, passed away last night (Wednesday November 1) after suffering a heart attack recently. Philip, said: “We are all hugely saddened to hear today about the passing ...

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‘Stoptober’ operations aim to prevent the sale of counterfeit tobacco

cigarette, haul, bag, counterfeit

Operations aimed at preventing and disrupting the sale of counterfeit tobacco are taking place throughout October in Staffordshire. As well as encouraging people to quit smoking during ‘Stoptober’, Staffordshire County Council will be cracking down on fake fags and reminding retailers of their duties when selling legitimate cigarettes. Trading Standards officers will be carrying out test purchases in an effort ...

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County to sign up to Mental Health Challenge

Mental health

Work to support positive mental health and reduce inequalities caused by mental health issues could be taking an important step forward in Staffordshire. On world Mental Health Day (October 10), Staffordshire County Council has announced it is looking to sign up to the Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge, which ensures councils support positive mental health in their communities and work ...

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