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Acclaimed children’s poet and author to visit Audley library

Families will get the chance to meet children’s poet and author Joseph Coelho when he visits Audley library as part of his ‘library joining marathon’. Joseph has set himself the challenge of joining a library in every local Authority in the UK in a quest to celebrate the inclusive, vital role libraries play in people’s lives. With his trusted campervan, ...

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Competitors gearing up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Competitors are gearing up for the 5th IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, which is less than a month away. Under starter’s orders on 9 June will be more than 2400 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for the first time ever, will take ...

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#staffordshireday celebrations a huge success

Thousands of people from across Staffordshire joined in the fun for the county’s fourth Staffordshire Day celebrations today (Wednesday 1 May). Over 60 events will mark the day with attractions, businesses and organisations coming together to show their pride in the county. The celebrations also saw #staffordshireday trending nationally on Twitter throughout the day This year’s theme was ‘Made in Staffordshire’, ...

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Public urged to suggest tracks for Made in Staffordshire playlist

Great Staffordshire musicians past and present are to be lauded as part of the 2019 Staffordshire Day programme, through a new online playlist. Tying in with the theme of this year’s celebrations, the Made in Staffordshire playlist has been set up on music streaming site Spotify by Destination Staffordshire, and features world-famous rockers Motorhead and Deep Purple, and pop star ...

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Thousands expected in Staffordshire for Midlands Grand National

As Staffordshire prepares to host The Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National over the weekend, people are being reminded to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. This Saturday (16 March) will see thousands of visitors descend on the county for the 50th Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse. With the roads and traffic expected to be busier ...

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Stafford Castle becomes part of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course


IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is back for 2019, with a whole new run course to challenge competitors. Now in its fifth year, the new IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course will consist of two loops of Stafford, and sees runners take in the picturesque Stafford Castle on their route. The full event consists of a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed ...

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Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Gill Heath at the exhibition

Families in Leek are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition. Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and dressing up are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ exhibition. Now at the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery in Leek until Saturday 27 April, ...

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History of Cannock Chase revealed in new exhibition

Display at Cannock Chase

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s history including its role during the Great War can now do so in an exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological ...

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History centre project misses out on HLF funding

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Plans for a new history centre for Staffordshire are to be re-considered following an unsuccessful bid for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The new Staffordshire History Centre would have been located on Eastgate Street in Stafford and would have held the county’s historical records and collections. A bid for £3.9m towards the cost of the project was submitted ...

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Tolkien exhibition moves to Shenstone Community Library

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched back in ...

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