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Council could step in and provide nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire

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Up to 200 people who need nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire could be accommodated in two brand new homes. In plans being put before the county council’s cabinet on 18th September, the authority is proposing to build two new nursing homes in the areas where the council experiences the most difficulties in sourcing placements. If agreed, the homes ...

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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Helen, Martin & Matt

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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Still time to be part of Staffordshire poppy project

People from across Staffordshire still have time to take part in a project to create their own poppy to be part of a display at Staffordshire Place, in Stafford. The ‘Staffordshire Remembers’ project is all part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War. Poppies should be hand-made from different materials, including photos ...

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Motorists urged to check their tyres and car ahead of winter

Staffordshire’s motorists are being encouraged to check their tyres this October as part of national Tyre Safety Month and ahead of winter driving. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is supporting Tyre Safe’s campaign to highlight the importance of driving with properly inflated tyres with the right tread depth. The campaign is also asking drivers to make sure their cars are ...

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Staycation in Staffordshire and enjoy a spooktacular Halloween half term

Families looking for something spooktacular to do this Halloween half term are being encouraged to check out some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over Halloween and the half term holidays. With thrilling rollercoasters, terrifying scare mazes and spooktacular family entertainment, the 2018 ...

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Life on the home front explored as part of centenary commemorations

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Families survival on the home front, Farmers staying behind to support the war effort and the work of thousands of women in munitions factories are just some of the stories being told in a multi-media exhibition. With just over a month to go until the centenary of the Armistice, the ‘14’ exhibition continues to tell the story of Staffordshire’s home ...

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Children get a taste of life on the home front in new exhibition

Children in South Staffordshire will get the chance to learn more about life on the home front during the Great War in a project touring the county’s libraries. The ‘Kitchen Goes to War’ exhibition is part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War.  Now at Perton library, the project will explore why ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

Three Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their contributions to local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Wednesday 16th May 2018.  Medals were presented to winners by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr ...

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Cyclists and runners urged to be seen at night as clocks set to go back

three people one bike

As the UK’s households prepare to put their clocks back this weekend, cyclists and runners are being reminded to make sure they can be seen when they’re out during the darker evenings. This Sunday the clocks will go back one hour which means sunset on Sunday will be at 4:38pm. With the evenings drawing in and cyclists, runners and walkers ...

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