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Dam freeloaders? 

19 Jan 18

It seems all is not rosy between Staffordshire County Council, owners of Chasewater, and the Canal and River Trust, the people who actually use the water it supplies to top up the canal network in Birmingham and the Black Country.


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Staffordshire day celebrations extended for 2018 

18 Jan 18

THIS year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza is set to take place over a week to give as many people as possible the chance to get involved.


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New heathy living app needs volunteers 

17 Jan 18

PEOPLE in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living app.


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Highlighting the difference fostering can make 

12 Jan 18

Finding loving homes for our children in care is something that is close to my heart and I hope yours, and remains a priority for the county council.


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Make a Career out of Care 

12 Jan 18

CARE companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes.


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School Agency Spend 

12 Jan 18

Response by South Staffordshire District Council to Francesca Sandiford on 12 January 2018 .


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Remembering those who lost their lives at the Minnie Pit Disaster 100 years on 

11 Jan 18

On Friday we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Minnie Pit mining disaster at Halmerend in Newcastle.


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Consultation begins over plans to introduce automated service at libraries in Lichfield and Burntwood 

8 Jan 18

A three month consultation over the future operation of libraries in Lichfield and Burntwood has begun.


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The importance of cyber security 

8 Jan 18

In the coming weeks, all staff will be required to do some mandatory cyber security training.


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Friary School parents delighted by proposed parking restrictions on Eastern Avenue 

5 Jan 18

Staffordshire County Council proposals to set up of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time Restriction’ on Eastern Avenue between Monday-Friday outside The Friary School has been welcomed by many parents.


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Future plans building on past successes 

3 Jan 18

Look around Staffordshire today and you’ll see new business premises and enterprise parks occupied by global companies, inventors, entrepreneurs and local creative companies.


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Drivers reminded that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools 

2 Jan 18

WITH children heading back to school after the Christmas break, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe.


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Happy New Year 

2 Jan 18

Firstly, I would like to wish you, your families and friends a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2018.


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County council leader keen to help residents “live the lives they want” in 2018 

30 Dec 17

The leader of Staffordshire County Council says helping residents in Lichfield and Burntwood to “have money in their pocket to lead the lives they want” will be the authority’s key focus in 2018.


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Midlands to benefit from Commonwealth Games 

21 Dec 17

THE whole of the Midlands including Staffordshire will benefit from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the county council leader said today.


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Staffordshire’s War, a window into the home front in Staffordshire 

20 Dec 17

A number of years ago our Archives Service rediscovered some very interesting WWI Military Appeal Tribunal Papers  which should have been destroyed after the war but weren’t.


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Thousands of illicit cigarettes and haul of tobacco seized in Staffordshire raids 

19 Dec 17

THOUSANDS of illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand rolling tobacco have been seized from Staffordshire shops during a December operation.


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County Council agree to explore development of new voluntary & community hub in Tamworth 

18 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council has given outline approval for the former Moorgate School on The Leys in Tamworth, to be developed as a Voluntary and Community Hub.


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Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol 

18 Dec 17

PEOPLE are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol.


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County councillors vow to keep up fight to get best deal on HS2 for Lichfield residents 

18 Dec 17

Councillors have reiterated their vow to fight for the best deal for the region on HS2.


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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 

18 Dec 17

It almost feels too early to be wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, but Christmas Day is only a week away.


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County Council to Petition on Next Phase of HS2 in Staffordshire 

14 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament.


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Setting out our budget 

14 Dec 17

This week we set out our budget plans for the next five years which will see a record spending of £310 million on care for the elderly, more support for children in care and further work to grow our economy.


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Lichfield school criticises Staffordshire County Council’s decision not to grit “treacherous” road 

13 Dec 17

The principal of a school in Lichfield has criticised councillors for refusing to grit a local road during the recent winter weather.


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Burntwood councillor accuses Conservatives of using spin as Staffordshire County Council unveils “challenging” five-year budget plan 

12 Dec 17

Staffordshire County Council says it is committed to supporting care services and growth, despite unveiling what it admitted was a “challenging” five-year budget plan – but opposition councillors have accused the controlling Conservative group …