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New Poets Laureate Positions Available

The roles of Staffordshire Poet Laureate and Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate are open, and local poets are being invited to apply. A two year position, Staffordshire Poet Laureate is open to adults aged 18 plus, while the Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position. The initiative, which aims to ...

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Trust’s HQ Hosts Fascinating World of Bats

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has teamed up with Staffordshire Bat Group, and is inviting nature lovers who want to find out more about one of Britain’s most fascinating nocturnal mammals to join a series of moonlit walks at the wildlife charity’s headquarters. The Trust’s Wolseley Centre base, near Rugeley will host a series of bat walks on Friday 16th June and Saturday ...

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“Great Exhibition” at Middleport Pottery

An exhibition currently scheduled to run until July 2, which went on show in Stoke-on-Trent over the late May Bank Holiday, features a host of very familiar ceramic creations. Nam’s Japanese bowls, Clover’s Russian dolls and winner, Ryan’s hand-built turtle toilet are just some of the items that have helped to ‘dress’ a very special room never previously open to ...

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George comes to slay the dragon

George and Dragon

Experienced publican and restaurateur George Gannon comes roaring back to slay the dragon! Having had tenures at the Crown Hotel, The Star and most recently The Blue Rooms, George and his wife Gill will soon be taking on the George and Dragon at Meaford. George said about his return “We are both looking forward to meeting old, present and new customers and ...

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National Drink Drug Drive Campaign for June

Staffordshire Police need your help to catch people that are irresponsible and drive whilst over the alcohol limit or on drugs. A national Drink Drug Drive campaign throughout June will see officers proactively targeting those people who choose to drive under the influence, and they need your help to catch people in the act. If you know someone who regularly ...

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Stall holders wanted for late night shopping event

Late Night Shopping in Stone

Would you like to be part of Stone’s Late Night Shopping Extravaganzas? Stone Town Council are organising two exciting evening events to be held on the 20th July and 17th August, 2017. Taking advantage of the longer summer evenings, these 2 events focus attention on the High Street and will see a range of market stalls and Stone retailers stay ...

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Critical Stories Annual Conference for Association for Medical Humanities

The Association for Medical Humanities will hold its annual conference Critical Stories from 28-30 June at Keele University. The conference aims to promote better understanding of health issues through encouraging those working in medicine, healthcare and the arts and humanities to share their views and experiences. A morning of information and entertainment is open to the public at the New Vic ...

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Intu Potteries Invites Applications for Project Based Donation

Intu Potteries team has invited local registered charities from Staffordshire and South Cheshire to apply for a project-based donation. The Intu locations are an integral part of communities, providing a place to meet, eat, drink, socialise and be entertained and like to engage with local charity and community organisations. They are committed to making a difference in the community. Their 2017 community engagement ...

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Man charged following hospital arson incident

Royal Stoke Hospital Fire

Staffordshire Police have charged a 39-year-old man with arson following deliberately started fires at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Staffordshire University on the evening of Wednesday 7th June 2017. The charged man has been named as Thomas Ashcroft, of Musgrave Crescent, Sheffield, and he has been charged with two counts of committing arson with intent to endanger life. As ...

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Bill Cash re-elected as MP for Stone

Bill Cash

Bill Cash has retained his Stone constituency seat for the Conservative Party Despite a hung parliament being declared, Stone’s incumbent MP, Sir Bill Cash, increased his majority from 16,250 to 17,495 with 63.2% of the vote, up from 54.7%. Labour candidate Sam Hale built on his 2015 support and gained an additional 4,636 votes (14,119 in 2017 vs 9,483 in ...

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