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Staffordshire communities are the heart of our county and we want to make sure they are safe prosperous places to live and work.

We work with our partners across the county, including the police, fire authority, district and borough councils to get to the heart of what matters to local people

New funding bid for history centre to be submitted

People will be able to get up-close with Staffordshire’s extensive archives collections in a single, modern centre, if a revised bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. Revised plans for the Staffordshire History Centre project would see a new extension to Staffordshire Record Office on Eastgate Street in Stafford bringing together three separate collections and ...

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Meet Staffordshire’s foster families helping to ‘Change a future’

‘Change a future’ is the latest campaign from Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service to help find families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The rallying call comes alongside Foster Care Fortnight, the national campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers which starts on Monday 13 May. Staffordshire foster carers will officially launch their campaign live ...

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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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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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Latest short film highlights the rewards and challenges of fostering

A new short film focusing on the urgent need for foster carers in Staffordshire and the difference they make to children’s lives has been released. ‘truth be told’, will promote foster care across the region and looks at the true stories of two sets of children and their foster carers and captures the highs and lows of daily life. The ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

Gill Heath

Nearly all shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales in all but one shop when they tried to buy knives. Twenty-four shops were visited in Newcastle, Stafford and Tamworth, with just one failure ...

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£200k community funding to improve road safety

Helen Fisher

A £200,000 cashpot aimed at improving road safety in communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to open for a final round of applications. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has so far benefited 60 schemes with a share of £150,000 since it was launched in 2017. Now groups can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 when the scheme ...

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