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County university tops student satisfaction poll


A university in Staffordshire has topped a student satisfaction poll, proving Staffordshire is the place to study with huge career prospects. Congratulating Keele University on topping the poll in Student Satisfaction amongst Universities in the UK, Staffordshire County Council’s Education Chief Ben Adams said that this was further proof that Staffordshire is a great place to study and live with ...

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Freedom for Joe Clarke

joe clarke freedom of borough

Stafford Borough Council leader Patrick Farrington proposes a Freedom of the Borough honour in recognition of Joe Clarke’s Olympic efforts. The Civic Centre sported the Union Flag as a mark of recognition of the gold medal that Joe secured in the K1 slalom kayak final in Rio on Wednesday evening. Patrick Farrington said:  “This was an unbelievable achievement. Like the ...

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Local retailers selling e-cigarettes to under-18s


An investigation by Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team has found that some retailers are selling electronic cigarettes and vaping products to people under the age of 18. As part of a countywide investigation, over 17 visits were made by young people under 18 to retail outlets with four visits resulting in a successful purchase.  Business owners in Staffordshire Moorlands, ...

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Joe Clarke wins GOLD for Stone!

Joe Clarke Gold

The 23 year old from the Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, based in Stone, takes a sensational gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics At 23 years of age Joe Clarke has just completed what every sportsman dreams of, he took part in his first ever Olympic Games and comes home with top honours….GOLD! Having navigated his way through to ...

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Stone Community First Responders Appeal


The dedicated team at Stone Community first responders are currently running a crowd funding campaign to purchase a defibrillator to be installed in their response car. As a local group they work alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service to get to people in our local community as quickly as possible.  This rapid response ensures that patients start to receive treatment as ...

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Stone Master Marathoners donation boost to Community Hub

Stone Master Marathoners' John Haine presents the cheque for £500 to Karen Wardell, Stone Community Hub Manager

Stone Master Marathoners has gifted £500 to the Stone Community Hub, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of local people in times of need. Generated from their April trio of races, Spring Treble, the running club’s kind donation will be used for providing Hub’s financial assistance service for 6 months. Stone Master Marathoners has a real passion for supporting ...

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Have you got what it takes to become a Police Officer in Staffordshire?

Police officer

“Few jobs are more rewarding and challenging than that of a police officer. From day one you’ll be helping to fight crime and protect the public.” – Chief Constable Jane Sawyers. Whilst the exact number of posts available will constantly be reviewed, this recruitment process will  be one of the largest in Staffordshire for many years. There are two routes ...

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An appeal on behalf of Lucas’ Legacy


Phil Cape contacted us recently to tell us about a very special young boy, Lucas Williams. Here’s his story,…   Most of us will have a cancer experience – personal, amongst family and friends or within the workplace. In my case, it took my father when he was 36 years old, my grandfather, a lot of my wife’s extended family; ...

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Loraine picks up RMP Care award

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Local care company, RMP Care Ltd recently had four finalists in the National Learning Disability awards, given for excellence in care, dedication and commitment to improving the standards in care. Loraine Atherton was shortlisted and won the award for registered managers after nominations by people who the service has helped and their families. The finalists included Kerry Nairn for the ...

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