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Two Hednesford men named as firework factory fire victims 

2 Nov 14

Two men who died in the Stafford fireworks factory blaze have been named by detectives investigating the fire.


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1000 Staffordshire families helped by County scheme 

29 Oct 14

The lives of nearly 1000 families in Staffordshire have been turned around thanks to a county-wide programme.


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Firework lovers warned over the dangers of Chinese Lanterns to animals 

29 Oct 14

With Halloween night soon upon us and Bonfire night approaching many people are considering buying Chinese lanterns for their celebrations.


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Midlands Air Ambulance welcomes new crew 

29 Oct 14

For six members of staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service, their jobs are really set to take off for the next three years.


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Pumpkin patrol returns for Halloween 2014 

29 Oct 14

Cannock Chase Council’s ‘THINK – be aware who you scare’ campaign has launched to raise awareness this Halloween and Bonfire night.


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Rugeley Market art project reaches completion 

29 Oct 14

Over the summer, young people from Rugeley have helped to brighten up their town’s indoor market by getting involved in a community art project.


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Cannock IT firm receives funding from Council Business Support Scheme 

29 Oct 14

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New waste and recycling calendars on the way 

29 Oct 14

Time to clear some space on your fridge, as the Cannock Chase District’s new waste and recycling calendars are on the way.


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Concerns grow over missing Stoke on Trent woman 

29 Oct 14

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who knows the whereabouts of a missing 28-year-old woman to contact them.


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Staffs Police Dog Alfie hangs up his harness ready for retirement 

29 Oct 14

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.


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Council leader vows to get Staffordshire the ‘best deal’ for HS2′ 

29 Oct 14

The leader of Staffordshire County Council has vowed to get the best deal for the whole of Staffordshire, as a new report on proposals for Phase Two of HS2 is unveiled.


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Safety warnings issued as FBU announces strikes during Bonfire Night celebrations 

29 Oct 14

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to celebrate safely during the Bonfire Night festivities.


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Littering/Smoking offenders landed with over £1000 fines 

28 Oct 14

Stafford Magistrates Court has imposed penalties exceeding £1000 following successful prosecutions for littering and smoking in a smoke-free place.


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‘Firearms surrender’ campaign to begin 27th October for two weeks 

28 Oct 14

Staffordshire Police will be holding a two-week opportunity for people to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition starting 27 October to 9 November 2014.


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Shugborough Yew shortlisted in ‘Tree of the Year’ competition 

28 Oct 14

A Staffordshire tree purported to be the widest in Europe has been shortlisted for a national award.


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Cabbies and bus drivers receive free ‘health MOT’ 

20 Oct 14

Cabbies in the District got a free ‘MOT’ health check in Cannock and Rugeley at a recent event.


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7-18 yr olds invited to half term theatre workshop with X-factor coach 

20 Oct 14

On Tuesday 28th October, 7 – 18 year olds can come along and spend the day taking part in drama and music based workshops, supported by Adam Seager of Ambient Night Productions.


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Residents urged to get free Flu jab 

20 Oct 14

Residents living in Cannock Chase District are being advised to have the seasonal flu vaccination as part of Public Health England’s ‘Flu Kills’ campaign.


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Did you witness an assault in Stafford? 

16 Oct 14

Officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team (LPT) are issuing an appeal following an assault in Stafford.


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Police cyber-bullying campaign joined by Women’s Aid and Victim Support 

16 Oct 14

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county.


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Penkridge fire station installs new life saving defibrillator 

14 Oct 14

A potentially life-saving machine that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a heart attack has been installed in Penkridge.


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Halloween is coming! Events and Activities 

12 Oct 14

It’s fast approaching the night of evil and wicked goings on, so here is a list of some local Halloween/bonfire night events.


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Labour leader Janos Toth hands in Cannock Minor Injuries Unit petition 

12 Oct 14

Janos Toth, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cannock Chase has presented a 828 signature petition for Cannock Minor Injuries Unit to the Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


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County Council saves 1.9m after ‘good financial management’ 

12 Oct 14

Borrowing less and using cash reserves instead continues to give Staffordshire’s tax payers better value for money.


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Huntington Kitchen fire sparks neighbourhood Home safety check campaign 

9 Oct 14

Crews are visiting homes in Huntington to offer potentially life-saving Home Fire Risk Checks following a kitchen fire in the area.