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Trust Wins Opportunity to Help Thousands Encounter Peregrine Falcons

Thousands of people will now have the chance to experience an encounter with the fastest animal on the planet after a Staffordshire Wildlife Trust project was awarded almost £10,000 in a national competition. Thousands of votes were received from members of the public after the Trust submitted a project to be entered into The Aviva Community Fund, which supports and recognises ...

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“Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?”

For anyone who has ever needed to dial 999, the words are familiar; “Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?” The phrase is said thousands of times a day, but it never becomes routine.For the control room call assessors, it’s the most important phrase of all. With a recruitment drive for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Stafford underway, 2017 could ...

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Police Appeal for Help with Barlaston Robbery

Police are appealing for help to find four men who were involved in an incident in Barlaston on Sunday. At around 8:30pm a 23 year old man got out of his car & was entering his house on Hall Gardens when four unknown male offenders approached him and forced their way into the house. One of the men was armed with a bladed ...

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Council Warning After Dog Fouling Fines

Two women in Stafford Borough have been fined for not cleaning up after their dogs close to schools. When challenged by an officer, neither women had bags to remove their dog’s mess. The Council in Fulford has been running a campaign to reduce dog fouling, the first incident saw a woman get out of her car with 4 dogs, one ...

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Trust Hosts “An Audience with Mike Dilger” at Alton Towers Resort

  Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has announced it is to host ‘An Audience with Mike Dilger’ at the Alton Towers Resort in April. Best known for his television appearances on BBC’s The One Show, the Stafford-born naturalist will provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife presenter during the event, on Friday April 28. Mike, who ...

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2017 Dates for Stone Craft & Collectables Market

stone weekend

Stone’s popular Craft & Collectables Market is back for 2017 with dates starting in February. Starting on Saturday 18th February, and then every third Saturday of the month with the last date for the year being Saturday 16th December. Full dates are listed below. There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am – ...

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Trust Launches “Wildlings” Play Sessions in March

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is expanding its provision for outdoor play for babies and toddlers through a new programme of activities. “Wildlings” play sessions at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, near Rugeley, will start in March and run from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Friday of each month. The sessions will be aimed at children from six months to five years, and ...

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Foster Carers Take Centre Stage in New Year Campaign

The latest campaign to help find families for the county’s vulnerable children is putting Staffordshire foster carers in the spotlight. There is an urgent need to find more foster carers, with at least 60 families needing to be found in Staffordshire over the next year. Carers from across Staffordshire are now coming out in force and putting themselves in front ...

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Get Creative & Improve Mental Wellbeing at Art Workshops

A special programme of art activities will be taking place at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford every Thursday.   Organised by Creative Health CIC in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council’s Arts team, “This Way Up” will promote good mental wellbeing using the arts.The workshops will be encouraging people to take some creative time out for themselves, and will be running ...

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