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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards 

19 Apr 18

WITH just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award.


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Council agrees £2.4million expansion to Fradley primary school 

19 Apr 18

A £2.4million expansion is set to take place at a Fradley school.


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Congratulations to our Commonwealth medal winners 

16 Apr 18

I hope people got the chance to enjoy some of the Commonwealth Games over the last couple of weeks and in particular cheer on some of our very own Staffordshire sporting stars.


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Learning at Work Week 

16 Apr 18

We have Learning at Work Week coming up from 14 – 18 May.


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9 out of 10 children allocated their first choice for Primary School 

16 Apr 18

NINE out of 10 children in Staffordshire have been allocated their first choice primary school, thanks to millions of pounds of investment into schools in Staffordshire.


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Council says nine out of ten children in Staffordshire will go to first choice primary school in September 

16 Apr 18

Councillors say work to deal with rising school numbers has helped give parents their primary school of choice in Lichfield and Burntwood.


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More Syrian refugees arrive in Staffordshire 

12 Apr 18

More Syrian refugees have arrived in Staffordshire, as part of a pledge by the county council to accommodate families under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme (VPS).


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Councillor hopes Syrian refugees will “find peace and happiness” in Lichfield 

11 Apr 18

A councillor says he hopes Syrian refugees will “find peace and happiness” in Lichfield.


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Councillor says pothole-littered roads across Lichfield and Burntwood are a “disgrace” 

10 Apr 18

A councillor has branded pothole-littered roads across Lichfield and Burntwood a “disgrace”.


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Our Strategy, and good news for Staffordshire families 

9 Apr 18

I wanted to make sure that you had all had a chance to familiarise yourselves with the Plan on a Page , the short version of the council’s Strategy.


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Extra funding to help vulnerable families 

4 Apr 18

Over the last few years we have been at the forefront of working jointly with other organisations to help families with complex needs and to help them avoid reaching crisis point.


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County council says introduction of charges at recycling centres in Lichfield and Burntwood has not led to increase in fly-tipping 

4 Apr 18

A new report has revealed that the introduction of charges for some items at recycling centres in Lichfield and Burntwood has not led to increases in fly-tipping.


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More changes to Lichfield and Burntwood services after bus subsidies are cut 

28 Mar 18

Another bus company has confirmed that services to and from Lichfield and Burntwood will be changed after cuts to subsidies.


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Residents in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to help pinpoint potholes as Government confirms extra £2.2million of funding 

28 Mar 18

People in Lichfield and Burntwood have been urged to play their part in helping to ensure a £2.2million boost to pothole repairs is well spent.


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Everyone needs a little help from their friends… 

27 Mar 18

Here’s a good one for younger folk looking for experience of work as a park ranger, or maybe retired or older folk looking for something where they can meet the public – this year Staffordshire County Council are looking for volunteers to join the …


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Lichfield and Burntwood roads to benefit as Government adds extra £2.2million to pothole fund in Staffordshire 

26 Mar 18

An extra £2.2million will be used to tackle the problem of potholes on local roads, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.


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The importance of talking openly and honestly about death 

26 Mar 18

I’m attending a friend’s funeral tomorrow, and, as well as reflecting on his life and the people he leaves behind, I couldn’t help but make the connection with the Dying Matters Staffordshire discussion that we’ve started on talking openly …


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Details of proposed M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone 

25 Mar 18

Request sent to Staffordshire County Council by Richard Hancher on 25 March 2018 .


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Staffordshire Day oatcake celebrations to boost local charities 

23 Mar 18

LOCAL charities an groups are being encouraged to join the county’s biggest oatcake morning for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations.


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Countdown on until Staffordshire Day 

23 Mar 18

With just over a month to go to Staffordshire Day on 1 May, and more activities being added every day, the excitement is really starting to build.


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Still time to volunteer at this year’s UK Corporate Games 

21 Mar 18

If you love your sports and would like to join in the action at Europe’s biggest sports event for business then now’s your chance.


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Council vows Burntwood grit bins will be restocked “when resources are available” 

20 Mar 18

Staffordshire County Council says grit bins in Burntwood will be restocked “when resources are available”.


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The importance of diverse teams 

19 Mar 18

I’ve been reflecting on decision making and diversity this week, and would value any feedback from readers.


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Gritting crews out overnight as snow hits county 

18 Mar 18

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council have said that their gritting crews have been out through out the night as the mini Beast from the East delivered sleet and snow across parts of the county, including Tamworth.


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Authorities join up to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation 

16 Mar 18

ORGANISATIONS IN Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent with a duty to protect children will be raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) this weekend as part of national CSE Awareness Day (March 18).