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All Work & No Play in the Sun for Ambulance Staff

The sun came out in the Midlands over the August Bank Holiday, but while the barbecues came out for some of us, hundreds of ambulance staff provided essential care and saved lives. West Midlands Ambulance Service received 11,639 calls over the four day period, 5% more than the same period last year, with the biggest increases coming in Staffordshire (+8%), ...

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County Hospital Suspends Children’s A & E Services

Due to a temporary suspension of walk in treatment, Staffordshire families are being advised not to take their children to the emergency centre. While adult Accident & Emergency is unaffected and will continue with its normal 8am – 10pm opening hours, staffing issues have forced services for under 18’s to be suspended with immediate effect. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire ...

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St Dominic’s Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate!

Results day was 2016 was a resounding success for St Dominic’s staff and pupils, with a fantastic 100% pass rate! 90% of students achieved more than 5 subjects at grades A*-C, and 64% of  all subject entries were at Grade A*-B. One student to be celebrating in particular was  Bethany Barrett who achieved A*/A grades in 11 subjects (6A*s and 5A’s). All ...

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Top Marks for Alleynes Students!

Alleyne's Academy

GCSE students hit the high notes at Alleynes, with 2016 being among some of the best results years in the Academy’s history! A whopping 73% of the 16 year olds achieved a grade A*-C including English & Maths, and  enjoyed their highest progress percentages ever, with 88% making expected progress in English, and 76% in Maths. 36 students obtained 5 ...

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Wolseley Centre Offers a Brush Up for Artists

Wolseley Centre

A watercolour painting course at Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts headquarters is offering aspiring artists the chance to brush up their skills. Both beginners and intermediates will be catered for on the 6 week course at the Trust’s Wolseley base, near Rugeley. Local artist Sue Chatterton will lead the course, and the theme will include learning to paint the perfect sky.   ...

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Team GB Set to Inspire Staffordshire Cyclists

Gold! Multiple medals for the Team GB Cyclists are expected to spur on Staffordshire cyclists. Jason Kenny, Laura Trott have brought home 5 Gold medals between them, with Mark Cavendish adding to the 11 medal cycling haul with a Silver, and our success in Rio is likely to bring on a renewed love of pedal power back home. Staffordshire riders ...

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Free Childcare Scheme Gains Popularity

Staffordshire Employers are trialling a scheme offering 30 hours free childcare for some families, a year earlier than the rest of the country. After Staffordshire successfully bid to be one of the eight countrywide pilot schemes, there are 415 places to be allocated to local families, each receiving 30 hours free for 3 and 4 year old children. They are ...

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New development in Stone launched

Seddon Homes Development

Saturday 6th August saw Seddon Homes launch their newest development “Meadowside”, on Trent Road, Stone, and the race was on to reserve. The stream of potential house hunters kept its pace all day, and the presence of a husband and wife sporting duo was met with plenty of interested parties. Former 800m world record breaker Ann Brightwell (Packer) MBE and ...

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Toddler and Teen classes come to Flip Out

flip out classes

Stone favourite, Flip Out Trampoline arena, has exciting news for toddlers through to teens. From the 15th August Little Ninja classes will run every Monday & Wednesday, with them moving in term time to 4pm to 5pm, and 5pm to 6pm. All abilities will be catered for, with classes being split into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. An experienced instructor ...

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New! Image of the Month Competition

image competition

Calling All Photographers! Think you can take a classy shot? Then the ALBOS Image of the Month Competition is for you! Whether you’re a tech whiz or a phone snapper, capture the theme of the month and enter our competition!  At the moment this a is a “just for fun” competition but if any of our readers would like to ...

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