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Broadband speeds ‘blooming’ for Staffordshire garden designer

A Staffordshire garden designer is praising work to make faster broadband available as a county council partnership programme marks its five-year anniversary. More than 75,000 homes and businesses, including Trevor Stewart’s garden design business, can now benefit from faster speeds thanks to the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach and the government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) programme. ...

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Over 3,000 children sign up for Summer Reading Challenge

Over 3,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first week. Activities have been running in the county’s libraries with this year’s theme ‘Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are teaming up with futuristic family The Rockets for an exciting space mission as they ...

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Young people unite to tend to German war graves for the 57th year

Teenagers from across Staffordshire and Germany have teamed up to tend to the war graves at the German Military Cemetery on Cannock Chase. 24 young people, along with representatives from the Royal British Legion and Staffordshire Regiment Association spent time cleaning and tidying the graves ahead of a special wreath laying ceremony held on Wednesday 24 July. The annual exchange ...

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Fight against Tobacco crime continues

Sniffer dog Yo-Yo

More than 6 million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized last year by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region despite ingenious efforts to hide them. Sophisticated concealments using electronic magnets controlled by a switch, hydraulic compartments in floors and cavity wall compartments were all used by traders acting illegally in an effort ...

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From community pub to community hub

People in Horninglow are set to benefit from a new community hub with funding from a new local county council scheme. The project being organised by the Red Lion House Charity will see former pub, the Red Lion, converted into a new community and church centre for the local area. Once open, the new community hub will provide access to ...

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Staffordshire events to celebrate Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June. As like previous years, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the day will also take place in most towns ...

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People Power Celebrated in Staffordshire with Launch of New Fund

Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people. The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the ...

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Staffordshire joins national campaign in fight against scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness campaign. Scams Awareness 2019, which starts today (10 June) and runs for two weeks aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week

People from across Staffordshire are getting ready to celebrate those individuals making a real difference in local communities. The celebrations are part of National Volunteers’ Week, which starts on Saturday 1 June and is a chance to recognise and say thanks to the county’s army of volunteers. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers making a real difference every day and with ...

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Community inspired art showcased in a new exhibition

People in Tamworth are invited to Glascote library to view a new exhibition and children’s theatre performance created during three arts residencies in 3 different libraries. In the autumn, local communities took part in a series of creative activities that inspired professional artists to produce a piece of work which will be shown for the first time on Monday 3 ...

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