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Staffordshire Poets Laureate appointed

Two budding writers have been appointed as Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate for the county. 39-year-old Mel Wardle Woodend from Stafford is the new Staffordshire Poet Laureate while Ollie Hulme aged 17 from Weston Coyney takes up the role of Young Poet Laureate. The duo were appointed at a special event in Stafford library as part of National Poetry ...

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Staffordshire’s best tourism and food businesses to be crowned

Winners of tourism awards

Staffordshire’s tourism businesses are preparing to battle it out in the annual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards taking place on 24 October. Almost 50 businesses from across the county have been shortlisted, from more than 80 applications, and will find out if they were successful at the glittering black-tie event, which takes place at Aston Marina in Stone. ...

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Round two National Lottery funding bid for history centre to be submitted

Staffordshire could be home to a brand new £3.9m modern history centre, if a new round two bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. The project has been given initial support and has been awarded £36,000 development funding to develop the project plans and apply for a full National Lottery grant of £3,964,000 at a ...

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Libraries celebrate as more than 10,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge

More than 10,000 children from across Staffordshire have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and there’s still time to join. As part of the scheme, youngsters are borrowing and reading six library books to earn their stickers and certificates. This year’s theme is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings. Children are teaming ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Chasewater

Staffordshire County Council is renewing calls for people not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as temperatures are set to reach the high twenties in some parts of the county over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge ...

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County prepares to celebrate Staffordshire history festival

Families from across Staffordshire are being invited to join two months of celebrations of the county’s fascinating past. The 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII are amongst the stories being explored as part of this year’s Staffordshire History Festival. Taking place throughout September and October, more than 100 ...

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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Memories rediscovered in new exhibition

People in Cannock are being invited to explore the area’s rich history in a new touring exhibition at the town’s library. Using objects, documents and photographs from Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service collections, the ‘On Your Doorstep’ exhibition will help shine a light on local stories and memories from the past. Amongst the objects on display is a camera used ...

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Ten great reasons to staycation in Staffordshire this summer

Families are being urged to get out and about and explore the county’s many attractions over the summer school holidays. Whether it’s thrilling rollercoasters, an arts festival, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a virtual trip to the moon, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. At Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth there’s a Summer ...

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