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Staffordshire County Council starts flu vaccination drive in schools

Flu child

As part of a national programme children in Staffordshire will have their annual flu vaccinations in preparation for winter, as the county council reminds parents of the importance of protecting their kids from flu. Pupils in years one, two and new for this year, three in primary schools across the county will be given their annual flu vaccination. This is ...

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Provisional GCSE results show Staffordshire ahead nationally

Staffordshire pupils are achieving good GCSE results, setting them on the path to a successful career. Provisional results released today show 54.3 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C GCSES including English and Mathematics, above the national average of 52.8 per cent. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “These achievements show pupils ...

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Work progressing well at Flash Ley school site

Flash Ley

Sports pitches at Flash Ley School in Stafford are back in use as repair works continue on the school building. Contractors are carrying out repairs to the floors in most areas of the school, with redecoration set to take place as soon as this is completed. Outside, a shelter area has been made available that gives pupils waiting for transport ...

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Sexual health services to encourage more people to get help

Sexual Health Clinic

Reshaped sexual health services in Staffordshire are encouraging more people to get the help they need. The redesigned services, including a new sexual health clinic in Stafford town centre, will make sexual health advice and support more accessible, as well as speeding up how quickly people get help and treatment. The county currently has six dedicated sexual health clinics which ...

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Stoptober returns to help Staffordshire smokers give quitting a go

stoptober

Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county. Out of the 2.5 million smokers who made ...

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Changes to home care will reduce the need to long term care

Social Care

Over 2,500,000 hours of home care is provided to 5,500 elderly and disabled people in Staffordshire each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council wants to change the way this care is sourced so it focusses more on a person’s own personal goals, and reduces the need for longer term care. The proposals, which will go to the county council’s cabinet on ...

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Gestamp expansion marks major investor confidence in UK and Staffordshire

Gestamp site

The decision by Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp to expand on a new site in Staffordshire demonstrates strong investor confidence in the county and the UK, the county council leader and LEP chairman said today. Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to a 550,000 sq ft site at the 52 acre Bericote Four Ashes site in South Staffordshire. ...

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Competitors Under Starter’s Orders for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2017

Ironman crowds at finish line

The race to get a place in IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire has started as registration for the event is now open. In the first two years the event has proved a sell-out success and organisers say people will  need to be quick off their marks to be part of the line-up for the event on Sunday, June 18. Once again, the event will ...

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Roadmaster Takes to the Highways to Help Tackle Staffordshire Potholes

Roadmaster

Three new pothole “zapping” machines are being rolled out on Staffordshire roads as part of a package of measures to help speed up repairs on the county’s highway network. Earlier this year, Staffordshire County Council was awarded just over £1 million from the Department for Transport to help manage the challenge of repairing potholes and defects in the roads. As ...

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