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Stay safe this Halloween, says communities leader

Young people, together with their parents and guardians can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween by following a few simple tips, the county’s communities leader has said. They include ensuring costumes are safe and flame resistant, making sure adults accompany younger children when out and about and being careful if using candles. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and ...

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New deal to deliver integrated care in Staffordshire

Integrated Care

People are being encouraged to find out more and have their say on a new agreement to deliver health and social care side by side across Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have agreed a new contract to run from 2017 to 2020 and a public consultation on the proposals is now open. Alan White, ...

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Wildlife Trust partners up with John Lewis for enchanting Christmas ad

Buster John Lewis

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is one of the 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK to have been chosen as John Lewis’ Christmas Charity partner.  This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert which launched recently, celebrates the joy of encountering wildlife in a neighbourhood  garden using a cast of wild creatures including a fox, badger, squirrel and hedgehog, aided by just a festive ...

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Jump for Pudsey at the Flip Out Bounceathon!

Flip Out Jessica Owen

Staff and visitors at Flip Out in Stone will be taking part in a 12 hour bounceathon to raise money for Children in Need. The challenge starts at 8am on Children in Need day (this Friday, 18th November) and will see Flip Out Stoke staff and willing members of the public team up to bounce non-stop for 12 hours, completing ...

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Eco-friendly borough in the spotlight

Eco-friendly community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations have picked up awards for their work to boost the environment and make Stafford Borough more sustainable. Stafford Borough Council’s 2016 Green Awards ceremony took place at the Gatehouse Theatre on 1st November. And a record number of entries – 39 – in the competition’s 20th year meant some tough decisions for ...

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Stone Dominoes match report

Stone Dominoes

Walsall Phoenix 1 Stone Dominoes 5 On Saturday 5th November, Stone Dominoes produced a superb second half performance to record an emphatic victory over their Premier Division opponents to progress into the next round of the SCSL Leek Cup. Shane Lindop’s strike had been cancelled out by Ben Harrison in the first half but a Jules Paterson hat-trick and an ...

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Christmas shopping at Aston Marina

Aston Marina Market

Shoppers seeking gifts a little more unique than those you’ll find on the High Street are in for a treat later this month, as Stone’s Aston Marina plays host to a two-day Christmas shopping event in its new Boat House venue. Taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, the event is being hosted in conjunction with Consider it ...

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Council leader adds name to world record attempt

Staffordshire County Council’s Leader and Chief Executive have joined in to say a potentially record-breaking ‘Thank you’ to the armed forces.  Leader Philip Atkins and Chief Executive John Henderson have signed a giant card from the National Memorial Arboretum, who are trying to break the world record for most signatures on a Christmas card. After stopping at Staffordshire Place, the ...

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